Monday, April 29, 2013

Café Calatrava

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I know I did!
I had a long weekend because I went up to Appleton (I'll tell you more about that later this week.) 
My weekend wasn't good just because it was long, but because I spent it with my favorite person in the entire world: my sissy pants. Teehee!

Renée, Ben (Renée's husband), and I finished up the weekend by getting brunch yesterday at Café Calatrava at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Cute menu sign.

There she is!

Three of a kind with our coffees, waters, and mimosas.
I've really been feeling the mimosas lately. ;)

Renée's vegan banana pancakes with agave nectar.
It was amazing.

Ben's dirty, dirty monte cristo. 

My egg's benedict with cheesy hash browns in tow.
Ben has put these at the top of his eggs benedict list.
They're that good.

After brunch we headed up stairs to take some photos with the amazing background.
Both wearing wedges.
Our mom says "wedgies." Heehee!


Aren't they an adorable couple?

And then the close-ups. 
Look at those baby-blues!

While we were taking all of these photos we were saying how it is amazing how your eye sees all of the details of an object or a person, but it is impossible to totally capture what your eye sees.
There is SO much technology nowadays trying to copy how you see things with the bare-eye, retina display and what have you, but I really believe that it will never happen. The way the Lord created the eye is magnificent, it's impossible to imitate it.

Sissy is beautiful, but unfortunately for you, you will never truly see her the way I do. ;)

After our photo sesh we headed into Color Rush to take a gander at this season's exhibit. If you are in the area and interested in photography, I suggest that you go! 

It was the perfect sunday spent with good food and good people. 

How was your weekend?

Friday, April 26, 2013


After Meta and I went to the Harley Davidson Museum we were pretty famished what with all the racing on bikes and what not.

We decided to go to one of my favorite restaurants in downtown MKE: Cubanitas.

It is hard to miss on Milwaukee Street because of the fittingly bright orange and green.

On slow days you take a gander at the menu, go right up to the bar, order, and pay before you sit.

We sat right at the windows to overlook the busy-not-so-busy street.

Meta treated us to mimosas to celebrate.
I might or might not have accepted a position for a new job last week.
I couldn't be happier!

We both ordered the Saturday special: the egg sandwich with onions and chorizo on cuban bread.

We shared a plate of platanos y guacamole (plantains and guacamole.)
If you go, I highly suggest that you get this.

Meta ordered croquetas de jamón (ham croquettes.)

And I ordered a empanada de espinaca y manchego (spinach and cheese empanada.)

The decore is bright and very...well...Cuban. ;)
I don't know how else to describe it.

If you're ever looking for a new place for brunch, dinner, or just a drink head over to Cubanitas.

728 N Milwaukee St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Harley Davidson Museum VROOM!

After years of living in Milwaukee there are so many things that I haven't done that you just need to while you are in this city.

Liiiikkeee The Miller Brewery...Milwaukee is known for Miller and I've never been there...I'm so ashamed.

On Saturday, however, I got to cross one of those things off my list. My popp gave me two tickets to The Harley Davidson Museum, so Meta and I threw on our leather jackets (obvs) and shimmied down to the museum.

 Many would think of Harley as an unappealing and cringe at the sound of bubbling motors.
Honestly, it doesn't bother me that much.
I love Harleys and it's not just because I'm obsessed with Sons of Anarchy.
I like the noise of the roaring motors. It reminds me of summer.
I also love it because it reminds me that it's Milwaukee's own. Born and ridden. ;)
Did you see what I did there??

The museum itself is beautiful. It is a healthy blend of modern and industrial.
It's even one of the main wedding venues in Milwaukee for the interesting mix.

The exhibit starts by going through all of the motorcycles and how they have changed through out the years.

They show how people used the bikes through out the years whether it be for police, military, or post.

The first Harley ever.
It even has a #1 stamped on the inside.

They displayed all of the different engines and how they changed with new technology throughout the years.



This is a Harley that was bike-wrecked (?) after the devastating tsunami struck Japan in 2011. It drifted over 4,000 miles in a storage container all the way to British Columbia. The owner wanted it to be displayed at the Museum as a memorial to the tragedy.

This Harley is displayed for the 100th year anniversary back in 2003. They disassembled the motorcycle and sent the parts to all of the different locations around the world and had every employee sign the parts.

Every employee from every location.

Getting a little awkward...

The evolution of the logo.

At the end of the tour you may pick your very own motorcycle for a photo op.
I picked the Army one with the sidecar.
Unfortunately the sidecar was closed up so M couldn't be in the pick with me.
Sad day.

I'm a natural!
Going so fast the picture is blurry!

A cafe for the warmer of days.

Once I move out this summer I'll be bopping buy again to get some of the awesome posters and canvases.

I can't believe I had never been here before. The museum is really interesting and you learn so much about a company that was founded in Milwaukee.

If you live in MKE and have never been please go. If you are visiting MKE this should for sure be one of your destinations.

Believe me, it is interesting for everyone even if you don't have a motorcycle...or watch Sons of Anarchy.