One of the most wonderful things about living in Uptown is the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Ever since I was a little girl, my school field trips would include a guided tour around the museum. Now as an adult, I still enjoy walking into a world filled with beautiful art and visual education. They have many fun events throughout the year, and I try to attend as many as I can. This past week they kicked off their annual "Art in Bloom" show with a special reception called "Flowers after Hours: Haute-House Garden." This featured local fashion designers who created pieces inspired by floral arrangements around the museum, and displayed their work in a runway show. The event was a great success, attracting many different types of stylists, designers, and art lovers alike. It was interesting to mingle with such creative people and discuss their ideas and inspirations. As always, I find myself motivated to continue my creative passions and perhaps pick up an extra bouquet of flowers next time I'm at the store.