Saturday, January 22, 2011
After spending all day in bed on Friday, I had to get out of the house. On the way to Gigi's Cafe for coffee, I took a pitstop to take photos of motel signs that have always caught my attention. Gigi's was nice but I am sad to say that it is no longer my favorite cafe in Minneapolis. Something just seems different and lacking lately.
After getting adequately caffeinated we headed downtown to walk the skyways since we were both longing for our urban hikes. The skyways are the closest thing we can do since neither of us wanted to be in the zero degree outdoors. We made the best choice of the day when we walked to the Minneapolis Convention Center. America's Got Talent auditions were underway and groups of wannabe stars were rehearsing in all of the hallways. Knowing that many of them would have their dreams broken was too much for this softie to bear so we made our way to Ivy Spa to make appointments.
We had time to kill beforehand so we went to Key's Bar & Grill for brunch. Scott had a farmer's omelette and I had tomato bisque soup and a dinner salad.
Ivy Spa was a great getaway in the middle of our day- Scott enjoyed a massage and I had a manicure and pedicure. We were both happy with our services and would like to go back again.
Pracna on Main was calling Scott's name with their "Surly Saturday" special which of course turned from one free drink to three for Scott and one fancy drink for me plus an appetizer of smoked salmon quesadilla.
After his three craft beers, Scott suggested going to Black Swan next door at St. Anthony Main Theatre. It was intense from the start and I can now genuinely root for Natalie on the night of the Academy Awards. Today was a great start to my Birthday Princess weekend!
I attempted my first 365 photo project in 2011. I made it to Day 246.
The Nivens Family