Milwaukee musings

by Jourdan Fairchild in


Where has the past week gone?! It was delusional of me to think I'd have time to post over the past few days. It's been a whirlwind of boxes and paint, but by the time it's all done, I'll have several cool projects to share! In the meantime, I wanted to share some photos I took on our anniversary...in Milwaukee. Why Milwaukee, you say? It may seem random, but here was our thought process: 1) We could go to a fancy dinner in Chicago and spend all of our money OR we could use that money for an entire day of meals and fun activities. 2) It boasts a fantastic art museum and loads of breweries. 2) It's an hour and a half north of Chicago. And let me tell you, it was one of the most perfect days from start to finish. We kicked things off with a delicious brunch at Blue's Egg.DSC_0589A major highlight of the trip was our visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum. We were inspired by so many paintings and sculptures, as well as the building itself designed by by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

DSC_0602DSC_0597DSC_0598 DSC_0599But our favorite exhibit, titled 20 Americans, featured the work of famous, often controversial African-American artists such as Kehinde Wiley, Kara Walker, and more. It was thought-provoking to say the least.DSC_0600Like Chicago, Milwaukee sits on the edge of Lake Michigan, but unlike Chicago, its beaches are far less crowded. We strolled along the beach, pausing to watch sand soccer games and sand castle competitions. DSC_0606 DSC_0603We spent the late afternoon at the city's Bastille Day Festival, which featured French food, local beers (and wine) and a mini Eiffel Tower.DSC_0620We finished the day off by listening to live music on the patio at the The Iron Horse Hotel, while drinking beers and noshing on delicious appetizers. Oh, and we exchanged cards that were almost identical. Pretty serendipitous, right?DSC_0614

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