Life, Travel

Winter Instagram Roundup

Location: Wayzata, Minnesota

Winter in Minnesota can be long and dreary, but I try to get outside as much as possible despite the colder temperatures. This winter has been fairly mild and I’ve been very thankful for that. I’m not a winter person by any means and I spend most of it counting down the days until Spring. One of the best parts of living in the suburb that I do (Wayzata) in the Twin Cities is that I am two blocks from a large lake. Wayzata is such an adorable little lake town full of cute shops, amazing restaurants, and lovely views of Lake Minnetonka. For today’s post I want to share a few winter time photos from my Instagram page that never made it to the blog. These photos span a few months (back to the beginning of winter when the lake wasn’t frozen over yet) and show the beauty of the area that I live in. Today is a balmy 40 degrees and sunny in Minneapolis so I’m feeling optimistic and hoping that Spring really is just around the corner! Maybe I will even get to put on shorts soon! (Ok that might be total wishful thinking)


The docks of Wayzata Bay are so peaceful to wander onto and spend a few moments reflecting on life.

So, this may be the cutest Dunn Brothers Coffee shop EVER! It is a converted historic farm house in Eden Prairie that is even more adorable inside.

I love getting outside but some days I can only tolerate the cold for a short period of time. Winter is a great season to try new coffee shops and restaurants in Minneapolis. Spyhouse Coffee in the North Loop of Minneapolis is not only an instagrammer’s dream but a beautiful location to warm up.

Zorbaz is an institution in the lakes country of Minnesota and I stopped there for some amazing pizza and Mexican food last weekend when I was up north. Even in the winter, it is crowded with people – last week there was a Polar plunge nearby- and the laid back atmosphere is one of my favorites.

Sigh. I love a beautiful sunset.

Remember this beauty from a few weeks ago?

I hope you all have an amazing week! I’ve been fighting a bit of the “February slump” but hoping that this warmer weather will brighten my mood up! I actually went for long walks this weekend and wasn’t cold! SO amazing! Be sure to check in on my Instagram page to see more photos of my day-to-day wanderings around Minneapolis. I’d love to hear about your winter routine and what you do for fun in the months!

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  • Such cute instagram theme, love it!

    • Thank you! What a great compliment 🙂

    • Thanks Beata! What a great compliment!

  • Mary Kate

    I love this! My boyfriend is from Orono, so we go to Wayzeta all the time, it’s gorgeous!

    Mary Kate

    • Mary Kate- that’s so cool! It is such a pretty area around there. How fun that you know the area!

  • I love your photos, Maggie!! Each and every one! Must follow you on insta! Glad i found your blog!

    Xox Dana Ivy //

    • Dana, that is the sweetest comment! 🙂 Thanks girl!

  • Mademoiselle Coconath

    Great photos!


    Mademoiselle Coconath

    • Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed them!

  • Clarissa

    Gorgeous pictures! I can totally relate to being bummed out over the winter — I moved from Florida to Colorado 2 years ago and I swear the winters never really get easier when it comes to my mood. Thankful for the same mild winter here this year though!

    • Clarissa- I totally relate! I’ve lived in cold climates my whole life and yet I still dread this time of year! Ugh. Florida sounds pretty nice right about now! 🙂

  • Gorgeous photos! WOW your insta is so pretty. I love the evening twinkling lights at night!

    XO Chelsea

    • Thank you Chelsea! That is so sweet of you to say!

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