With two young boys, my husband I rarely get a break and often find ourselves near the breaking point. Last month we asked my parents to babysit for one night, so we could take a little break. We took our night off as an opportunity to do something fun. We booked a room at the Foshay Tower in Minneapolis, which was converted into the W Minneapolis.
After dinner on Nicollet Mall at Masa, my husband said the Blue Man Group was playing near by and we might be able to get tickets. We walked over a few blocks to the Orpheum and were able to get box seats for the show. With a glass of wine in hand we enjoyed the show. It was the perfect show for a carefree, fun night in the city. Any show that ends with giant glowing beach balls floating around the theater and TPing the Orpheum is a good time in my book. We were sort of shocked they let them do it in this historic theater with this grand chandelier, but the chandelier was unscathed.
After the show we retired to our hotel room and ordered dessert from room service (jumbo chocolate cake and ice-cream from Manny’s Steakhouse, if your curious). The room had a fun modern vibe. My favorite part was this flashy pink bar and the skyline view from our room.
In the morning we tried to sleep in, but our bodies are trained to wake to the boys. So, we down to Keys Cafe for breakfast and then made sure to head up to the observation deck on top of the Foshay. We soaked in some cool views of the city. I also spotted this awesome reflection of the Foshay in a neighboring building.
It was nice to have a break from the boys. It was fun to act like tourists in our own city. We will definitely be scheduling more escapes in the future.