We are packing up our most fabulous jewels for our first trunk show in St. Louis Park, Minnesota and we couldn’t be more excited! The Twin Cities is a new destination for us so we asked our friend Ellen at Max’s to fill us in on the best kept secrets Minneapolis has to offer. Whether you love to explore the outdoors, see some funky art, or fabulous shopping this fabulous city has something for you. Keep reading to discover why Minneapolis is the ideal choice for your next vacation destination and don’t forget to join us this weekend for our Trunk Show!

We can’t wait to see you there!

SS: Best place to stay?

MAX’S:We haven’t stayed there yet, but keep hearing that Hotel Alma is absolutely fabulous. How can it not be when it’s connected to Restaurant Alma!  Please take us with you when you go there to stay!

HOTEL ALMA  | 528 University Ave SE. Minneapolis, MN 55414 

SS: Favorite shopping destination and why?

MAXS: Excelsior & Grand because that’s where Max’s is!  Ok, if we have to leave our “comfort zone”, we’d head over to the 50th & France area where there’s a great combo of restaurants, boutiques, and national chains.  We also are big fans of the Linden Hills area for shopping and eating.

MAX’S | 3826 Grand Way St Louis Park, MN 55416

FIFTH AND FRANCE 

SS: Favorite restaurant and what’s the best thing on the menu?

MAX’S: The Bachelor Farmer (any of the Toasts), Bar La Grassa (soft egg and lobster bruchetta), Mill Valley (Sea Bass), and the new Martina (Argentinian) 

THE BACHELOR FARMER | 50 N 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401

SS: Favorite local dessert spot?

MAX’S: Patisserie 46, Rose Street Patisserie, Yum! Kitchen and Bakery, Honey & Rye (which, conveniently, just happens to be across the street from Max’s!)

HONEY AND RYE | 4501 Excelsior Boulevard, St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416

SS: Must see destinations while you are visiting?

MAX’S: Paisley Park (Prince’s mythical creative sanctuary), the Landscape Arboretum, the Lake of the Isles and the chain of lakes in Minneapolis.

PAISLEY PARK | 7801 Audubon Rd, Chanhassen, MN 55317

LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM | 3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN 55318

SS: Best way to spend “Family Day”?

MAX’S: Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center, Minnesota Zoo

SCULPTURE GARDEN | 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403

SS: Best kept MN secret (that you’re willing to share)

MAX’S: I can’t tell you!

Comment below if you have been to the twin cities and have some recommendations of places we need to check out, we would love to hear from you!