City Love

Hello loves! 

Sometimes I have to remind myself how blessed I am to get to live in such a beautiful city. I love being in Minneapolis and constantly am discovering new little corners filled with their own kinds of magic. Since this shoot was centered around the city and had such an emphasis on an urban feel, I wanted to take the chance to share the parts of my city that I love most. 

Top 5 Favorite Restaurants

1. Bar La Grassa (best Italian in the city if you ask me)

2. Copper Hen (cutest & coziest space around - try the Skillet Cookie if your looking for the best sweet treat you'll ever find)

3. Wise Acre (two words. Sunday breakfast) 

4. Union Rooftop (I can't decide if I like it more in the summer or the winter... basically just the best all the time)

5. Annie's (the best peanut butter chocolate shake you've ever tasted.)

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Cup O' Joe a day keeps the doctor away?

Coffee shops are my happy place. Meets with friends, makeshift offices for the day, or just a place to pop in and out of quick for coffee and a croissant.

I love each Spyhouse location for different reasons. All 4 have different things about them that I love, and the atmospheres in each are so different.

Urban Bean is great because one of their 2 locations happens to be walking distance from my apartment, making it a weekly stop.

Empire Coffee & Pastry is also one of my favorites. It's not as popular as UB & Spyhouse, making it a sort of hidden gem if you ask me.

My final favorite would have to be the new Bachelor Farmer Cafe. In it's quaint neighborhood smack dab in the North Loop, the cafe is not only so cute, but the coffee is to die for. Most definitely the smoothest latte I've ever had. 

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I'm a sucker for cute shops and boutiques. You better believe that I've hunted out all the gems in Minneapolis. 

If you're looking for a new place to call your favorite wander-to spot, you won't regret trying one of these.

1. Parc Boutique
2. The Foundry Home Goods
3. The Golden Rule
4. Mille
5. Greater Goods
6. Wilson & Willy's

Outfit Details //

Pants - Zara
Black Sweater - Nordstrom
Leather Jacket - Urban Outfitters
Hat - Free People
Booties - Topshop

Turtleneck - Madewell
Green Jacket - Forever21
Heels - Nordstrom

Photos by Brandon Eckroth

If your local, make sure to try these recommendations! Happy exploring babes!

XO,

Mon 

LifestyleMonica Friese