The W Hotel Minneapolis

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A lot of times, the best gems are right in your own backyard. It’s easy to think so much of the endless options that we forget to appreciate what’s right in front of us. The ground beneath our feet. The view from the very center of our own city. I love traveling and my heart is being drawn to all corners of the world. I hope to do a lot of exploring and adventuring in my life. But I’m also compelled to have roots. Nothing living can truly thrive without them. A huge part of that, that sense of establishment, for me is just enjoying where I’m at. Being a tourist in my own town. Taking more than just enough moments to relax, unwind, and let my hair down.

My Minneapolis staycation was just what I needed after a pretty busy couple of weeks. I spent an evening at The W Hotel Minneapolis in the Extreme Wow Suite. The room couldn’t have been more perfectly named! Not sure my jaw came up off the ground the entire time… I felt like a little urban princess. The views from every room were inspiring and made me smile whenever I’d catch sight of them. Sipping Veuve at midnight and looking out over the brightly lit city was one of the highlights from my stay. Though it’s difficult to choose just one because everything was incredible. Brunch at Manny’s in the morning was everything peaceful & pleasant. The orange juice was fresh & the eggs benedict tasted amazing. As a bit of a benedict snob, you gotta know I mean it. Truly from the moment I pulled up to the moment I got my keys back from the valet, every representative from The W was warm, friendly, and went the extra mile. I can’t wait for my next visit.

Photos by Lindsey Kusterman

Shop my outfit:
lace romper via stephanie’s shop || coach scalloped heels || rose gold kendra scott tassel necklace || tory burch kira blush pink crossbody bag

Hello Seattle

occidental park stroll

London Plane


Stumptown Cold Brew

The London Plane pastries


Seattle Alley

live free

Downtown Seattle

Taking the Ferry

Seattle Skyline

Pacific Ferry

Bainbridge Sailboat

Seattle Ferry

Last weekend I visited one of my best friends, Chelsea in her hometown of Seattle. SunCountry flew me out to enjoy a little staycation with her over there and explore this iconic western coastal town. The Sheraton put us up in a gorgeous downtown hotel. We were on the 31st floor and had a panoramic view of the skyline with mountains to the left and ocean to the right. DREAMY.

What struck me within my first hour was a) omg how I’ve missed my girl Truelane, b) wait, it’s not raining? and c) this is nothing like I expected… I was thinking Seattle was going to be too cool for me to be able to hang. With mega-hipster vibes and grungy alleys and no one wearing bras ever. But I found so many little homes right away. Today I’ll tell you about a few.

1) London Plane. An airy cafe with a rotating menu of farm-to-table, organic, healthy foods. I discovered Stumptown Cold Brew here and will never be the same.
2) Occidental Park Square. You can play bean bags, ping pong, lawn bowling, all for free! I hate to admit it, but Truelane schooled me in bags.
3) Bainbridge Ferry. The view leaving the mainland was breathtaking. With the sun beaming on the windows of the skyscrapers and sailboats floating across the Pacific, I could hardly take my eyes away. A half an hour or so later you’re on the other side and greeted by an emerald coastline. Tall evergreens and rocky shores had me captivated immediately. Plus, if you go at the right times of year and day, you can keep an eye out for seals and whales. We weren’t so lucky but fingers crossed for next time!

Travelfully yours,


My travel outfit:
jean jacket via jcrew || loose, comfy navy pants || leather sliders via Parc Boutique || tan crossbody bag || tortoiseshell sunglasses via Cliche Boutique || grey crop madewell tank


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