Do you Derby?

” There is something about the outside of the horse that is good for the inside of a man. “- Winston Churchill

Kentucky Derby that is.

Who wants to celebrate? Milwaukee has some great parties if you’re looking to get down and “Derby.”  All events have prizes for best Derby attire, so grab your best bow-tie or your over-sized giant flower/bow hat and sit your butt on a bar stool Saturday, May 2nd.  The first race starts at 5:24pm, but from what I’ve seen this could be an all day event!  I couldn’t choose one so I have complied some of my favorites in no particular order:

Iron Horse Hotel

The Iron Horse is hosting their annual Derby party “Talk Derby to Me”.

Time: 3:00pm

$35.00 all you can drink Mint Juleps from 3:00-6:30 pm

Photo op with a horse and live music

Matty’s Bar and Grill

Time: 3:00pm

Bourbon Flights and Mint Juleps

Derby style food such as Crab cakes, Hot Brown, and Burgoo Stew

Maxie’s

8th Annual Derby Day Party

Entry: $15 and doors open at 1:00pm

Derby “bets” raffle, photo booth, Derby style food, and a Jazz Orchestra

The Wicked Hop

Time: 3:00pm

$5.00 Mint Juleps

Complimentary crawfish boil at 4:00pm

Woodford Reserve Samples from 5:00-6:00pm


If these events don’t get you excited for the weekend…

Here is a couple of others you need to check out!

The Maker’s Market

Sunday, May 3rd from 10am to 4:00pm at  Collectivo in Bayview

South Milwaukee Food Truck Festival

Sunday, May 3rd from 12:00-4:00pm on 11th and Milwaukee


Are you planning on going to any of these events? Did I miss your event? Leave a comment and let me know!

Beauty in Bloom & Chez Jacques

“I know what I bring to the table… so trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.”-unknown

Do I like to eat alone? Sure why not. Living in Saint Paul and Minneapolis on my own taught me a great deal about how to be comfortable with my own company.  This is truly something I recommend every twenty something girl who’s trying to find themselves gives a try. No seriously. Put your phone away, talk to the bartender, and maybe make a new friend with the kid in a suit from Montana.

Life advice moment over. On to the weekend!

This weekend was Beauty in Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

http://mam.org/

IMG_20150328_113546 IMG_20150329_171848 This exhibit featured local floral designers who were challenged with the task of inspiration from a couture outfit from previous covers of Ebony Magazine. (http://www.ebony.com/) The pieces were beautiful and just what I needed to keep believing that spring is on it’s way! They also featured local vendors such as Hometown (http://hometownestablished.com/) and La Tulipe (http://www.latulipedesign.com/) who gave away bouquets with a renewal of a previous membership or a new membership. My mom renewed her’s so we selected a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers! (seen below) I highly recommend this event. It’s a joy to go with family or  grab a few girlfriends!

La Tulip

So what did I do Sunday?

I am so glad you asked. I got a meet a fellow foodie and blogger! I met the author of MKE What’s Up…Dani.  Check her out —> (http://mkewhatsup.com/)We had a lovely brunch at Chez Jacques. Chez Jacques is located in Walker’s Point, as they put it “in the shadow of Milwaukee’s most notable landmarks-the Allen Bradley clock tower.”  If you can’t find it with that hint well… you’ve probably never visited MKE. We both decided on Mimosas. I had the Spinach & Roquefort Croissant sandwich and Dani had the Veggie and Feta omelet.

Chez Jacque

http://chezjacques.com

I will definitely be stopping back for dinner. It was so great to meet another local blogger and make a new friend. I see some MKE What’s Up and How She Sees MKE collabs in the future. I mean at least some more brunch, lunches, dinners, bloodys, or wine!