At the end of August, as we were wrapping up our personal time off and gearing up for our very busy season coming up, we headed to Wisconsin! My cousin was getting married so it was the perfect opportunity to share the city where my parents grew up & met in, with Matt. Matt had never been, so naturally, I had a checklist of where I wanted to take him; shops, hotels, museums, wineries… it was a very long list. But surprisingly, we got a lot of the hot spots checked off the list.
Our first night, we stayed at the BEAUTIFUL Journeyman Hotel in the Third Ward district of Milwaukee. This hotel is incredible!! Not only is their entire aesthetic top notch, but the staff is unbelievable. From the moment you walk into the building, you feel very comfortable and welcomed. Depending on your definition, a journeyman is a traveler, a wanderer, an apprentice — always seeking to learn and do more. We knew that this hotel was built on a brand that we related to. We checked in much later than we had anticipated, so when we walked into our room we were so happy to kick our shoes off and lay down on the comfiest bed. We didn’t lay down too long, as we heard that the rooftop bar, The Outsider, was definitely worth a visit. So, we freshened up and made our way to the roof. The view of this city from The Journeyman’s rooftop bar is unreal. The breeze and temperatures were perfect for us Arizonians. They offer events in a couple different locations. You could book a private section of the rooftop bar for a rehearsal dinner, or, have your entire wedding in their stylish halls or meeting rooms. The best part? You can have your event catered from the on-site restaurant Tre Rivali, with cuisine from Chef Heather Terhune. We had dinner at Tre Rivali on our last night. We ordered a couple of different pasta dishes and about died and went to pasta heaven!
The next day, we put on our walking shoes and headed out to explore the city. We went to Kickapoo Coffee, the Milwaukee Art Museum and got to experience the Rashid Johnson exhibit, which was so beautiful. We ate our weight in yummy local cheeses, explored the Milwaukee Public Museum, stopped in a couple of cute boutiques stores and bought some goodies to bring home from Broadway Paper. Something that is so fun about downtown Milwaukee is all the shops and exploring. Phoenix is great, but their downtown isn’t necessarily as walk able as most downtown cities are. So, we took advantage of it.
If we are being honest, we love to travel, but want to be able to share our personal insight when it comes to weddings or events. That’s why we love to learn how the places we travel and visit, hopefully will benefit someone planning an event. Whether that be in Wisconsin, Arizona or anywhere else. If our insight helps you plan your dream destination event, we’ve done our job. We hope that you enjoy our travel entries and we hope, that if you’re looking for a place for your next dinner party, wedding, bridal shower or birthday party, you consider taking a peek at a place that isn’t in your own backyard. You may be surprised by what you find and how everyone can enjoy a trip, like we did in Wisconsin, to somewhere that is truly enticing for you and your guests!