Bliss – Cedar+Stone, Urban Table (Bloomington | MN)

Being able to spend time together with family has become more important over the past few years as we've spread out into different locations. When we're able to get together, it's usually only for special occasions which is a bit unfortunate but life keeps everyone busy and that's generally good! On Easter, I was fortunate … Continue reading Bliss – Cedar+Stone, Urban Table (Bloomington | MN)

Convivial – Sun Street Breads (Minneapolis | MN)

For many people, growing older means seeing your family less as one becomes busier with adult responsibilities. When you are able to see each other, meetings often feel more significant than spending time together used to. Limited time transforms the dynamic because everyone realizes at a certain point, you'll part ways. I'm fortunate that my mother and I are able … Continue reading Convivial – Sun Street Breads (Minneapolis | MN)

따뜻함 (Warmth) – Gogi Bros. (Eden Prairie | MN)

I wish I lived in a place where Korean restaurants were more ubiquitous but do realize that I am fortunate to have a few options scattered throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Currently operating in Eden Prairie, Gogi Bros. originally began as a food truck but relocated to a permanent site in the latter part of … Continue reading 따뜻함 (Warmth) – Gogi Bros. (Eden Prairie | MN)


When experiencing periods of uncertainty, making lists helps ground myself. Having a visual representation of what you are grateful for can make all of the difference during hardship. Last year, I purchased a planner that I used strictly for keeping notes on what I was grateful for each day. (Although I also kept notes of restaurants I … Continue reading Ambivalence