XO-LP
XO-LP // Laura Palmer

A Love Letter History.

Dear 27,



















  1. Host a dinner party.
  2. Take a roll of film photos.
  3. Visit my sisters for a weekend.
  4. Give a masterful tour of the Pappajohn Sculpture Park.
  5. Enter a contest.
  6. Go to a movie alone and watch 7 classics.
    1. An Affair to Remember
    2. The Seven Year Itch
    3. Funny Girl
    4. Dr. Strangelove
    5. Rear Window
    6. Charade
    7. Casablanca
    1. Stay at the Pearl Hotel.
    2. Raise over $750,000.
    3. Go to Denver (hi Becca).
    4. Make 27 dinners.
      1. Learn to embroider or quilt or both. (ish)
      2. Visit 27 new spots in DSM.
        1. Tamales Industry
        2. Mullets
        3. Irina's
        4. Red
        5. Bandit Burrito
        6. The Ridgemont
        7. Kee's Pole Camp 
        8. El Chisme
        9. Bagni di Lucca
        10. Carl's
        11. Blues on Grand
        12. Baru 66
        13. Tally's
        14. Sully's
        15. Happy Apple Orchard
        16. Baby Boomers
        17. Wakonda Club
        18. Skip's
        19. The Brass Armadillo
        20. The Varsity
        21. Bucs Arena
        22. Topped Doughnuts
        23. All in the Family
        24. Francie's
        25. ZZZ Records
        26. Flying Mango
        27. Sbrocco
      3. Ride a rollercoaster.
      4. Sell 100 postcards. (thank you Ephemera!)
      5. Buy a new car.
      6. Make a manhattan. A good tasting one.
      7. See 17 live shows (and the Swell Season).
        1. She & Him 6/10
        2. Passion Pit 6/10
        3. Spoon 7/10
        4. The Heavy 7/10
        5. The Walkmen 7/10
        6. The Black Keys 8/10
        7. Phoenix 8/10
        8. Tennis 8/10
        9. William Fitzsimmons 8/10
        10. The Bob Pace Band 8/10
        11. Pink Martini + Guests 9/10
        12. Wolf Parade 11/10
        13. Fitz and the Tantrums 02/11
        14. Best Coast 02/11
      8. Visit NYC.
      9. Give blood.
      10. Take an art class.
      11. Read 27 books.
        1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
        2. The Road
        3. Nothing to Declare
        4. The Stranger
        5. Animal Farm
        6. Talking to Girls About Duran Duran
        7. DRIVE
        8. A Long Way Gone
        9. A Whole New Mind
        10. High Fidelity
        11. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
        12. Orbiting the Giant Hairball
      12. Tie Dye.
      13. Browse a flea market.
      14. Take a random weekend road trip.
      15. Finally kick-off the 30 things challenge.
      16. Visit art museums.
        1. The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
        2. Milwaukee Art Museum
        3. MoMA
        4. Palm Springs Art Museum
        5. San Diego Art Museum
        6. Muscatine Art Center
        7. Des Moines Art Center
        • Celebrate 28 in a big way.
        LAURAComment