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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Girls Weekend Recap - Minneapolis Addition

Wow, Happy Thursday! 
I am not sure where the week has gone, it seems to have gotten away from me! 

I believe I owe you a recap from my girls weekend! 
We had a fabulous time!  Let's start with Friday!

Friday my mom, sister and Derek headed to Loring Kitchen and Bar! 

Loring Kitchen and Bar is a lovely 5 minute walk from my apartment! 
Since we we walked right by the beautiful Loring Park my sister and I decided it was time for an impromptu photo shoot! 

(The Berger Fountain reminds me of a puffy dandelion!)

Once at the restaurant we enjoyed some indoor/outdoor seating and great food! 
Our meal started off with a few drinks and Maui Maui fish tacos that were out of this world! 

For dinner we had a sampling of a little bit of everything!  Grilled Salmon and Tabbouleh for my sister, a pesto chicken sandwich for my mom, Grilled Arctic Char for me, and a huge pork chop for derek! 
The food was amazing, but what I loved the most was the laid back bistro like atmosphere! 

Since my sorority sisters were coming in late Friday night we sat around in our PJ's talking, gearing up for a busy yet fun filled day Saturday! 

Saturday started off lazy, with coffee in our PJs. 
But as soon as we were ready it was off to the Edina Grill for brunch! 
Remember that place?  It is where Derek had the out of this world french toast! 

I ordered a Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito this time, and it was delicious but huge! 
After brunch came shopping.  

We went from shop to shop on 50th and France before we finally decided it was time for a glass of wine at a little wine bistro,  Bijou! 

Great wine, and fabulous company. 
After the wine it was off for more shopping, and Mall of America was on the list of places to hit! 
We wrapped up our shopping just in time to get ready and head out for sushi at one of my favorite places in Minneapolis; Origami! 

(Located in the warehouse district of minneapolis on the corner of 1st Ave and 1st St)

We were seated instantly, and had a waiter that was more then "OK" with us taking our time with the menu while we caught up, and even gave wonderful food recommendations! 

(Yes, Saki Bombs were involved)
We laughed, had drinks and ate some amazing sushi!  We were having such an amazing time that we didn't even realize the restaurant was about to close! 

We ended our night out on the town! 
Here are a few cute pictures! 

(Derek even made an appearance to meet the girls!!)

All in all it was a wonderful weekend, and I am so glad I got to spend some time catching up with old friends! 

So tell me what do you like to do when you go to a new city for the first time?
Do you and your college girl friends ever do girls weekends?