I had an incredible – and incredibly busy – Friday taking in some of the best parts of summertime in Milwaukee. After getting off work in the morning, I went on a tour of the 2nd annual edition of Sculpture Milwaukee, which showcases more than 20 international artists right on Wisconsin Avenue – all for free. I started in front of Robert Indiana’s famous LOVE sculpture overlooking Lake Michigan, ending the tour roughly a mile later with a look at Ana Prvački’s painted shadow of Michelangelo’s famous sculpture of David. If you live in Southeastern Wisconsin and haven’t gotten a chance to walk along Wisconsin Avenue, it’s a must! The sculpture gallery will remain on display through October 21st, so set aside an hour or so while the weather is still beautiful here.
After a small break to run errands later in the afternoon, I was back on the move, lacing up my sneakers for a nearly two mile walk from dinner to Summerfest. My boyfriend and I made it to Maier Festival Park just in time to catch the final half hour of Judah and the Lion’s set at the Miller Lite Oasis stage. I was a little worried that we’d missed my favorite song of theirs, “Take It All Back,” so I was incredibly excited when I heard the opening chords to the song at the very end of their show.
Then, we were back on the move, running over to the new U.S. Cellular Connection stage after making a game-time decision to watch Echosmith. That band was awesome! I didn’t know all of their songs, but it was so easy to get into the beat, especially when I finally did hear songs I know like “Bright” and “Cool Kids.” Oh, and they did an awesome cover of The Killers’ hit “When You Were Young.”
Well, after a fun night at Summerfest, it was time to make the return walk all the way back. I’ll admit that by the end of the walk, I was starting to get pretty jealous of all the bikers whizzing past us on the sidewalk. But, we made pretty good time, and I had rice krispie treats waiting at home – desserts are always a good form of motivation – along with a DVRed new episode of Girl Meets Farm (I am LOVING that show).
After a jam-packed day like that, all I wanted was a lazy Saturday morning, with an easy and hearty breakfast I could eat curled up on my couch. So that’s exactly what I made for myself!
I made smashed avocado toast with a sprinkle of red pepper chili flakes and grated Parmesan on top. Then, I threw together a yogurt with strawberries and granola. While I’ve got a healthy homemade granola recipe that you should absolutely try, I ended up going with a fantastic bag of granola from Colectivo Coffee… lazy day, remember? Finally, I knew I’d need a little boost of energy to power through the rest of the day, so I made Sweet Phi’s five-ingredient iced salted honey latte. It took less than five minutes to make and I am OBSESSED with it. And the best part is, after a full day of Milwaukee-themed activities, I love that I got to kick off the very next day with a recipe from a great Milwaukee-based blog.
Seriously. That latte is fantastic. Go make it!
Homemade Iced Salted Honey Latte
Quick and easy iced latte recipe.
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup coffee room temperature or chilled
- pinch sugar optional
- 1 tbs honey
- 1 tsp sea salt
Pour milk into mason jar and cover. Shake milk for a minute until foam begins to appear. Remove lid and microwave for 15 seconds.
Fill two glasses with ice and pour coffee into each glass. Add sugar (optional).
Hold back the foam in the jar of milk with a spoon, and pour the liquid into the two coffee glasses. Spoon the remaining foam on top of each glass, then drizzle honey and sea salt on top.
Source: Sweet Phi