Navy shirt: Ann Taylor, This shirt is only $6 and comes in a ton of colors! If you prefer a v-neck shirt, I love this one. // Tie waist shorts: LOFT, These are available in limited sizes, but this black and white pair is in stock in all sizes. // Flats: Macy's, This pair is similiar and under $17. // Scarf: No longer available at Coach, but I love this Tory Burch scarf // Cross body purse: This mini saddle bag and this mini one with tassels are so fun and are both under $50! // Umbrella: Kate Spade, How cute is the clear multicolor striped umbrella?!
Cold shoulder top: Willow & Clay, It also comes in a darling romper! // Jeans: LOFT // Cross body purse: Similar purse without a tassel and with a tassel, but both are under $50! // Pearl earrings: Lord & Taylor, but this pair is a great more budget friendly option. // Lip color: Fresh Beauty in "Rose"
I’ll admit that when it comes to travel, most of the places on my list are either international destinations or places like Maine, Portland and Vermont. But traveling this summer has taught me not to judge places before I check them out for myself. Pockets of Columbus have just as much charm as the quaint towns I love visiting in the Northeast. There's actually a surprising number of things to do, both indoors and out. So if you ever find yourself in Columbus, Ohio for the weekend, here are the 9 things you need to check out.
Like most of the weather in the US this summer, it wasn’t exactly a typical summer weekend. It was a little on the chilly side with lots of rain, so it did prove to be a little challenging. (Fortunately I brought my umbrella, but I wish would have packed my Hunter boots and my rain coat.) It rained out our outdoor plans, but luckily my tour guide had prepared some back up options.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should always include a trip to Katalina’s. Known for their pancake balls filled with Nutella, this little place is full of charm and delicious eats but you need to get there early to snag a seat. If you want something a bit more nutritious, opt for the avocado toast or the breakfast tacos.
Next head to Grandview Avenue for a little local shopping. This area is full of fun little cafes, darling boutiques and wine bars you’ll definitely want to check out. If you’re looking for a winery instead of a wine bar, head to Wyandotte Winery for some local Columbus wines. Or head to Koko’s Tea Salon for an afternoon treat and a custom cup of tea. End the day with dinner and some window shopping at one of the restaurants in Easton Town Center.
Spend the morning enjoying the Franklin Park Conservatory and then take a short drive to the Cookie Dough Creamery. Here you can get your fill of 4 different cookie dough options topped with ice cream and your favorite toppings. Head over to the Middle West Distillery to sample some locally produced liquors and end your day with dinner at Cap City Fine Diner and Bar. Be sure to try the pork chop or the meat loaf, which are the restaurant’s specialty. Finish off your trip on a sweet note with a trip to Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. Be sure to try one of their "adult" flavors like the refreshing pear and reisling or a twist on the classic with the salted peanut butter with chocolate.
So whether there’s rain or shine, there are plenty of things to do in Columbus. Be sure to check out this weekend guide for more ideas of what to do when your in Ohio. And be sure to pack a little bit of everything when you go. You’ll need jeans, this fun off the shoulder top and a light sweater, along with a pair of tie waist shorts, a classic navy tshirt and this pair of flats. These pieces easily fit in a carry on and can be mixed and matched to create a simple and stylish weekend wardrobe.
Have you been to Columbus? What are your recommendations on the best things to do?