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. 

Follow us for more adventures – we promise we won’t disappoint 😍

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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 πŸ’ƒπŸ½


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

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 πŸ˜‰ 

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 πŸ₯‚

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Starting the Week Off with a Bang

Jordan surpised me with an impromptu trip to Bills Gun Range in Circle Pines and I had such a fun time! I haven’t shot a gun in quite some time nor have I shot guns like these before! The range and equipment rental (yes, you can rent all sizes of guns here) were minimal! However, for a first date, perhaps go to dinner first to talk a bit because talking is very difficult with loud bangs and ear protection at the range. For date night, boys night or even a ladies night (girls, seriously, go check it out – such great deals), you can’t go wrong with Bill’s.

After hitting some bullseyes, Jord and I went to Bamboo Betty’s for some apps. It is definitely more of a bar then a restaurant but the food is delicious, making the loud music worth it on a Sunday night. 

Happy shooting πŸ™‚ 


Our Theory on Dating

The goal of this blog is to help couples go on better dates. However, we realize that not all couples are at the same dating stage. Thus, we have determined that there are two main types of dates: first dates and not first dates. (No brainer, huh?) 

In our eyes, first dates need to be more affordable, low-pressure, offer the opportunity to converse with one another, and most importantly have an “escape route” for the dates that go sour.

For those couples who have made it past date one, we theorize that the best of dates have three parts: a beginning, middle, and end, if you will. Typically the beginning is some type of activity. Upon completing said activity, hunger inevitably strikes, so the middle portion of the date involves food. Following a meal, a “nightcap” to the date is optional. This stage is reserved for veterans of the dating game and may even insure a goodnight kiss… or morning kiss for that matter.

We hope you enjoy all of our adventures and hopefully they inspire you with yours πŸ™‚ 

Finger Lickin’ Good

At Q Fanatic in Champlin, no chicken, pig or cow is safe. With amazing tasting sauces and prices out of this world, cheap, you’ll be back time and time again. Jordan and I love this place because it is so “simple” if you will; you feel very at home and can eat until your hearts content! We usually get the meal deal for two which is more then enough for even us, the food hoarders, insane eaters, and endless Bellies. Whenever we’re running errands in the area, we always end up here.. It’s addicting! 


Dolled up to Dine Out

Any day of the week can be “date night”, even a Wednesday. With Fall transitioning into Winter and both of our schedules packed to the brim, we felt it necessary to spend some quality time together feasting on salmon and rib roast at Kincaids in St.Paul. The food was delicious and our view… Wow. It was a gorgeous view of the streets of St.Paul; the only thing that would make it better would be a light snowfall (after all, I’m Minnesotan). That being said, once Winter is fully here, we will be back! And with helpful staff and a quiet setting, it was a wonderful evening out. Don’t even fret about parking, they will validate your card if you park in the ramp!

Desserts highly recommended* πŸ˜‰   


History in The Baking.

Over in the quaint town of Anoka, you will immediately be comforted by warm carbohydrates because let’s face it, that’s the best kind. Hans Bakery is well known for its unusually large donuts but who’s complaining. Following dinner, Jordan and I indulged in some spooky treats; he enjoyed a buzz-worthy treat called the beehive and I enjoyed a mummy cookie. Check them out! 





Apple Extravaganza

Apple cider, Apple butter, Apple brats, Apple-everything! At Aamodt’s Apple Orchard, no apple is safe.. And it’s wonderful. They have several types of apples; you can pick them fresh from the tree or buy a bag of your favorites at their store. Make sure to check out their petting farm; the goats are especially friendly if you have an offering.

Dogs are welcome too! Jordan and I had to let Stella enjoy the day with us at this orchard and she loved it. She even got to indulge in some apple donuts and brats. For the lovebirds or just the winos, the St. Croix Winery is located on the grounds amidst all the action. Wine isn’t overpriced and is nice to sip on as you pick your apples; don’t forget your IDs! 

Fall season is upon us; enjoy πŸπŸŽπŸπŸ‚