5 things to do in Bayfield, WI in the Fall.

Jordan and I just celebrated our anniversary and chose to do so in Bayfield (one of the cutest towns on the shores of Lake Superior). Now unfortunately our anniversary is in the Fall which meant temps were chilly so we didn’t get to explore the Apostle Islands by kayak; que next summers adventure. 

However, we had loads of fun in the fall weather both in Bayfield and Madeline Island. Here are five musts when visiting.. 

1) Bayfield Winery 

On your way in, check out this cute winery.. where you get six tastings of Apple inspired vino AND a cute wine glass to take home, all for $5! 

 My favorite: Cherry Farm House Cider

Jordan’s favorite: Queen’s Red

2) The Fat Radish

This cute shoppe is both a coffee Cafe and a restaurant in the evenings. They have a brillant Mexican Mocha and Blackberry scone that will change your life. After, take a short (few block) walk to the shore and take in the views, which are very dog friendly.


3) Madeline Island. 

Hop aboard the ferry and head over but be sure to dress accordingly; it gets chilly on the ride in. There are no cabs on the island but you can rent mopeds or in our case rent a tandem bike! 

Our ferry views (up) and our sweet ride (below) 

4) Tom’s Burned Down Cafe

Once on the island, you need to check this place out which is quite literally a Cafe that burned down in the past and is remade with miscellaneous items.. it’s a “see-to-believe” kind of place. However, they have a great drinks and a sketch artist. Also, is extremely dog friendly as well as very friendly people! We had such a fun time. 


And finally… 


5)  The Ritten House Masion/B&B 

We celebrated our anniversary in style. We had quite an amazing dinner. It was a gorgeous home, great service and the fish is spectacular. Doesn’t get fresher than this. A must when visiting Bayfield. 


Seeing this town in the Fall was absolutely wonderful with so many things to do! 

As far as a place to stay, we can’t recommend Ole and Lenas place enough. We got our own suite, which was great for the dogs. It was tucked in the woods and the coffee they made us was wonderful. They are an amazing couple with great stories.. and amazing views. 


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What I learned in the BWCA while camping with my husband 

Ladies get ready for this..

  1. Bare it all….                                                                                                                                          You’ll experience your husband in his entirety as he will you. Get ready to bare it all. And while doing so that being said .. pack some extra essentials, ie. TP. However,  it’s not all that bad. You get to spend time cooking, cleaning, bathing and using the lou (which you will get insanely good at squatting). Don’t forget a toothbrush, deodorant, and conditioner depending on your hair type ( I forgot this and wish I hadn’t. My hair was in knots due to its thickness)-everything else you can manage without 👍🏽


2. Hunting.

Fishing is awesome in the BWCA and depending on your food packing skills, it may be crucial in having a good meal.  For us, it was mostly for fun but we did enjoy a few filets with dinner. I’m still a bit newer to the fishing game and may or may not have broken a pole and lets just say.. he may shed a tear if you lose his favorite lure. Make up for it by helping catch dinner… use these > > > (your goal just got a whole lot easier)

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3. Gathering.

You’ll be paddling and fishing all day so you’ll be pretty hungry. I suggest prepping a few meals for the evenings (in the unfortunate event you don’t catch fish) and having sandwich items for lunch.  Trail mix is always a favorite! I made mine from nuts, dried cranberrys and mini Reese’s I bought from Trader Joe’s.

4.  Shelter.

Set up camp early. I’m usually on tent duty so I bought a really easy one to get up. I got mine from Amazon and it worked perfectly! I was able to set it up with minimal effort and took me about 5 minutes – get it here. “https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004J2GUP4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B004J2GUP4&linkCode=am2&tag=pamperedpitti-20&linkId=3503e023dc586971c1f8fffacf2f8cc7”>

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5.  ENJOY it all.

With how crazy and chaotic life can be – its nice to step away from the technology world and go off the grid with your best friend. ☀️


Enjoy the BCWA.. I know I sure did… enough to make this an annual trip!

Dancing Fever

Jordan and I have always loved to dance! We finally decided to take lesson, especially with our wedding on the horizon! We absolutely fell in love – and now you can too!

 

For $60 you alone OR you and a partner can take TWO 40 minute private lessons and ONE group dance! But if you mention “Beauty and The Beard” when you call to schedule, you get it for 50% off – it’s a deal that’s hard to pass up!

Call Fred Astire today and start dancing 💃🏽

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Not your typical “Netflix and Chill” kind of night.. 

We’re back!! Yes, we took a short break from our blog but have had quite the summer. Not only did we spend the Summer and Fall continuing to explore, finding wonderful dates along the way but Jordan asked me to marry him and I happily accepted. 

We’ve spent time in the Boundary Waters to as far as Craig, Colorado but we will share those adventures with you later 😉 

Now don’t get us wrong, the whole “Netflix and chill” is great and all but sometimes you just need to get gussied up and head 27 floors up! Jordan took me to the Foshay’s prohibition bar to enjoy cocktails and appetizers on a Thursday night and it was better than expected. Although it was quite busy, we found a cozy place to cuddle up and take in the room -literally, think prohibition era. 


Plan to pay for parking and this bar is a little spendy but definitely worth the trouble. Not to mention, ladies beware it is quite a walk but once you get there, a cozy chair or sofa be waiting. 

With these delicious drinks, you won’t find many teetotalers at this blind pig 🥂
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It Doesn’t Get Sweeter Than This… 

When in Vegas, all rules are out the door. Meaning if I want to eat my weight in dessert, well darn it, I’m going to. That’s precisely what happened at Sweets Raku! Although this place isn’t on the strip, it’s about an hour walk (15 min Uber) and well worth it. It’s located in a strip mall; the big line out the door will give you an idea of where to go. Jordan and I waited and waited before finally getting sat; there are about 21 seats in this bad boy so be prepared to fight for a stop or at least dedicate a few hours to waiting. We ordered lunch and desserts and everything was perfect and very inventive. I recommend sitting at the bar so you can watch their renowned pastry chef making all the wonderful desserts! If you are in Vegas, definitely take a look off the beaten path and check this place out. You won’t be disappointed.

The amazing wine flight and cheese plate with lobster bisque soup and Caesar salads before our main course.

Mango sherbet and coffee gelly before the main desserts. 

Potato Slinging Fun!

Over the weekend, Jordan and I realized our days are limited to get some pumpkins to display for Halloween. That being said, we hopped in the car and headed to Otsego to the 101 Market where pumpkins are merely a piece of what they do. From a corn maze to petting zoo that actually sells some of their animals, this place will make you look forward to the season of brisk air. And yes, we even got to “sling” potatoes and corn at an old school bus! The food is enough to tide you over but you may want to consider some of the local restaurants for something more filling! You’ll definitely need your energy for this fun, activity-filled pumpkin patch 🎃

  

What a Beautiful Life

Jordan and I have been having trouble finding new and exciting places in the metro… Clearly a lack of trying on our part, but we found one!

Betty Dangers in NorthEast Minneapolis definitely lives up to the hype. With a fun, inventive menu and an actual mini-golf course and Ferris wheel, this is the perfect date night. 

Prices are even reasonable! Enjoy lovers and friends  😉