Last Sunday, I picked up my mom and we headed to Grand Avenue in St. Paul on a very sunny but slightly windy and chilly (54 degrees) day. Part of her birthday present from earlier in the month was to take her out to lunch and do a little shopping on Grand. We started off for an early lunch at The Tavern. I had taken my parents there once before but she loved it and wanted to go back for their walleye. So she had the shore lunch and I had some pasta salad and some stuffed mushrooms.
We walked a couple blocks down the road to a place called Lillians where with a little bit of coaxing from my mom, I purchased a necklace and earrings set. I wanted it but was reluctant to spend money but she said I would be thinking about it after we left and she would have been right. The picture does not show how vibrant and sparkly it is in person.
We then went across the street and visited Pottery Barn and Quince and then finally settled at our last destination of Golden Fig. I had purchased two vouchers from Eversave for $20 worth of specialty products. After we perused the store for quite some time and picked out some goodies, we were told at the counter that our voucher was only good on Golden Fig specialty products, which doesn't really leave much to purchase in the store other than some spices, drink mixes, herbs, etc. so we put all the stuff back and had to start over. The Eversave deal was very deceiving and difficult to understand that the voucher was only for their homemade products, which was further validated by the woman at the counter that said this happens ALL.THE.TIME. I love the store and have purchased things from there many times but boo to Golden Fig for not making this deal at little more easy to understand. I felt very disappointed about it especially since the one voucher was a gift to my mom. We ended up leaving with 3 bottles of spices each, which we paid $1 out of pocket for each. Not a very exciting birthday present for my mom in my opinion.
|I settled with these|
Overall, we had a fun time together. I dropped her back off at my parents house and hung out with them for a couple of hours before going home. I'm bummed I forgot to take a picture of my mom and me though!