Cozy Up to Fall

Les Feuilles Mortes (Fallen Leaves) – Yves Montand

We are off to the great state of Wisconsin again.  This time, we are expecting a more laid-back vacation along Lake Michigan as The Dane is here for business as well as pleasure.

Figuring out the weather in Wisconsin is a bit tricky.  It’s sort of like Forest Gump says, “You never know what you are gonna get.”  As this trip was a bit spur of the moment, I started my packing, thinking about that “once upon a time” when we went and it was frigid cold.  Of course, that was late December/early January, so once I got a hold of myself, I realized that the big puffy sweater I’d packed probably wasn’t going to get much wear.  What it would do is take up most of my packing room, so out it went and in went layers just to be on the safe side.

I checked and double checked the weather forecast on WeatherBug.  It looked like it was going to be around mid-eighties in the hottest part of the day.  I figured I’d do jeans and tees with some jackets thrown in for good measure.  After I was all packed, I threw in a pair of shorts.  I wouldn’t have, but The Dane thought it might be a good idea.

It was a nice pleasant day as we were heading out of SC.  Good breeze and just chilly enough in the morning for a jacket (which was also a good choice for the plane as it was COLD on there).  Our travel went off without a hitch and just as we were about to descend into MKE, the pilot came on and said, “Folks, looks like it’s going to be a hot one in Milwaukee.  It will be 90 degrees when we hit the tarmac.”  Wait!  What?!

It boggled my mind.  That was not supposed to happen.  We were going to Milwaukee for a little break from the heat!  It was supposed to be Fall, dammit!

Turns out, we just took it with us.  Sigh.

It was a strange kind of heat in Milwaukee.  Sweltering, yet breezy.  It was just enough to be able to keep pants on, but every bit as hot as it gets in SC.

On the upside, we did have a very pleasant night stay at The Sheridan’s Boutique Hotel and Cafe.  When we originally booked it, I thought it was going to be a room upstairs in a somewhat historical building.  Turns out that our room was in the courtyard.  Everything about this stay was terrific, but I especially loved the massage showers!  If you get a chance to go to Cudahy (just outside of Milwaukee), I do recommend a stay at the Sheridan.

Luckily, there was just enough day left for us, after we landed, to do a little scouting around.  We found this bluff overlooking the lake.  Further back was a nice walking/riding trail that meandered along the lake line to a spectacular view of the city.  I probably would’ve done a whole lot more walking, but the heat had decided to stick around for a bit and I was beyond pooped!

Next up will be more from our trip to Wisconsin and a new addition to the blog.  I am excited about this next new venture, as I’ll be adding blogs from a new guest blogger, Katherine Johnson.

Katherine Johnson is a Fashion stylist and consultant. Katherine is known for her superior classic feelings and the iconic images she created in collaboration with some of the world’s most well-known artists. Her inborn sense of style and production knowledge along with her renowned career is now attracted her to the next level as a style visionary and fashion influencer.

I am pleased to have Katherine join our blog.  Look for her post tomorrow!

~PJ

Jacket – Old Navy; Shirt & Pants – Cato; Shoes – Rocket Dog; Handbag – Steve Madden

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