Disney World is much more than an assortment of rides—each section (or "land") of the theme parks is intended to transport you somewhere magical, whether that's a Parisian streetscape or a galaxy far, far away. The theming also carries over to the decor and menus of Disney World's restaurants.
Disney's Art of Animation Resort is like stepping into a Disney or Pixar animated movie—obviously, it's a great base for your Disney World vacation if you're a kid. However, Mike and I discovered that the Art of Animation is an excellent resort for grownups, too.
Housed in a historic brick building in the heart of Minneapolis' Marcy-Holmes neighborhood, Alma is a lot of things. There's a fine dining restaurant on one side, and a more casual cafe on the other. Upstairs, you'll find a boutique hotel. There's even a retail aspect to the business, offering hand-crafted bath and body products, gourmet ingredients, and home goods. It seems like an odd mashup, but on a recent staycation...
Occasionally, I get invited to media previews and influencer events, like a party Wicked Foods hosted to celebrate their U.S. launch. I wasn't able to attend, but they kindly sent me a box of samples so that I could try their plant-based products at home. I've spent the past few months cooking my way through Wicked Foods' breakfasts, meal pots, meal kits, and condiments, so I wanted to share an honest review.
'Tis the season for holiday gift guides—from bloggers, from magazines, from online publications. I like buying locally made products, and I've found some neat stuff over the years that I wanted to share. This made in Minnesota gift guide reflects my personal tastes: my love for earrings, my sweet tooth, my penchant for craft cocktails.