My Tour Diary- Day One

By | 2018-11-30T20:44:45+00:00 November 29th, 2018|9 Comments

Day One- Love Your Melon

Minneapolis, Minnesota – November 28th, 2018

Good morning, Minneapolis! I woke up early (I’m on LA time don’t forget) because, my boyfriend, Jesse is doing a live stream for Love Your Melon. We had to be in their retail space by 9:30am so Jesse and his guitar player, Dory Lobel, could soundcheck for the performance. Anyways, this was a rare occasion where not only was Jesse ready and dressed before me, he had time to spare. I was still bundling up in our hotel room (I now know to factor in more time for scarf, hat, gloves, coat, and a prayer that I don’t freeze). So, my very sweet boyfriend went to the lobby to get us both coffee and brought it back to the room. While applying my new favorite Kylie lipgloss on my way out the door, I left the coffee on the counter. LEFT IT! We walked to the LYM retail space which was right next door to our hotel, the Hewing Hotel in North Loop.  Jess and I were with LYM back in February for the super bowl, and it’s always a joy to be around this organization. Side note- I bought my House of CB coat for the Super  Bowl in February 2018 (which was also in Minneapolis, MN), so I’ve officially only worn this coat in Minneapolis.

After Jesse’s fun acoustic performance of Beautiful Soul and Wasted accompanied by Dory, we headed upstairs to tour the LYM office space (which is gorgeous) and have some breakfast with the LYM team. And yes, I got a cup of coffee!

We walked back over to our hotel where we packed up our suitcases, which had been barely unpacked considering we have only been in Minneapolis for about 15 hours. Luckily, we had some time to spare before leaving and were invited to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. Dory decided to come with us and it was really special that he did. Dory played his guitar, Jesse sang, and I teared up in the corner! It was so emotional and very sweet. The kids were in such great spirits and so personable. We met a future pediatrician, a future chef, and one young girl that told us she has a naughty little sister!

We said our goodbyes to LYM and the children and off to the airport we went. Less than 24 hours in Minneapolis, I’m really doing this. Green Bay, Wisconsin here we come.

My coat, that I refer to as bathrobe chic, has officially crossed into a new state! Dory, Jesse, and I checked into our hotel, the Hyatt, dropped off our stuff, chilled for a minute and then headed out for a bite to eat. We walked to downtown Green Bay, yes walked in 20 degree weather, to The Cannery, a farm to table restaurant. The food was great, definitely recommend the brussel sprouts!

After dinner we walked back to the hotel where Dory turned Jesse and I on to a comedian, Jay Pharoah, by playing his interview with Steve Harvey on his iPhone. This made the walk pass by faster back to our hotel. Don’t get comfy, because the day isn’t over yet. Jesse has an audition that has to be put on tape and we have traveled with our own ring light to tape it, maybe the most LA thing I’ve ever done, travel with my own light on a tripod. Jesse has two scenes to learn so I take this time to FaceTime my parents. My dad proceeds to laugh so hard at his own story, that is only funny to him, but because it’s so funny to him my mom and I are now both laughing hysterically as well. We discuss our Christmas plans a little until Jesse is ready to tape his audition. Lights, iPhone, Action! I’ve now switched from girlfriend mode to scene partner and videographer. In one of the scenes we had to yell at each other, my character screams “GO AWAY!” and I for sure thought hotel security was going to come knock on our door at any moment. Jesse crushed both scenes, they’re on tape (aka my iPhone) and off to LA. It’s midnight now and I’ve decided that days like this are too cool and too rare not to document. So, I’m documenting it! I’m feeling very blessed as I get comfy under the covers and reflect on this amazing day. I’m off to bed. Sweet Dreams!


the Rebel Blonde


  1. Britta November 29, 2018 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    So glad you are having fun!
    Wished you would have been able to come to SIU a few weeks back! Totally gave you, the blog AND Wrenn a shout out on the shirt I had on!😂 (YouTube: Jesse McCartney reads my wife’s shirt SIU) My husband, who is NOT the teacher that is talked about in the video by the way, started filming when he read about you. Just said I adored you, and Wrenn was my damn spirit guide! Dory took a picture of the other one I had too. I was supposed to wear it the night before to Vandy, but they decided to change policy last minute and not allow the public to attend. :/
    Hopefully, I will catch you soon. Until then, I will keep reading and sharing #therebelblonde

    • Katie December 2, 2018 at 3:27 am - Reply

      This is amazing, and I showed Wrenn. haha. Thanks for your support!

  2. Rachael November 29, 2018 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Omg this is so cute!! 😍 I loved reading this 💕you two are seriously my favorite couple besides Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn ! Lol had to say that 😂
    What u all did yesterday was so sweet and touching! That totally made my day💕the smiles /joy on those kids faces, hearing Jesse’s voice of an angel sing to them , was all just so beautiful. God bless y’all for that act of love. We need more of that in this world. 😇🙏
    Sending love to y’all today and wishing all the best!

    • Katie December 2, 2018 at 3:28 am - Reply

      T Swift is pretty awesome. Thanks for your kind words.

  3. Tami November 29, 2018 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Sounds like so much fun! I used to live in Minnesota until I was 10. It gets very cold there in the winter and lots of snow. I don’t miss it at all. But I can’t wait to read the next one. Loving your blog!

    • Katie December 2, 2018 at 3:29 am - Reply

      Thank you!

  4. Shawna Chalker November 30, 2018 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    I am big fan of yours and Jesse’s. You two seem so down to earth and sweet. I love how you support one another in life and your careers. This Tour Diary you have started is very cool. It gives us fans a very intimate viewpoint into your lives. I look forward to reading more. Keep up the great work here on your therebelblonde site. You and Jesse both Rock!

    • Katie December 2, 2018 at 3:29 am - Reply

      I’m so glad you like it!! It means so much to me 🙂

  5. Britta December 5, 2018 at 2:46 am - Reply

    Thank you. Obviously, I had been waiting a long time. My son loves watching the video of him reading the shirt because my “favorite rockstar that plays Theodore talked about me, Momma. Like, I am famous.”
    I can send you a picture of the full shirt? Lol hard AF to read, but💁

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