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!