I lived in Vandalia for 20 years, and in that time we never had anything cool. I mean nothing. Tim Horton’s was the coolest thing we had. REALLY. So imagine my delight and, I’ll be honest, jealousy, that Bloom – an incredibly cute and stylish boutique – opened and is taking Vandalia [...]
My friend Tina reads my blog and one day when we were making lunch plans, she said “You’re always going to all of these adventurous places! I want to be adventurous, too!” So I said “How adventurous?” to which she replied “Whad’ya got?” And I explained that every night I pass Johnny’s Tortas and I’m [...]
I have passed Eclipse probably 100 times and always thought to myself “I should go there sometime!” Well, I finally made it inside and I have no idea what I was waiting for. This place is great!
First of all, I love the way it looks. The design is perfect [...]
**As of March 7, 2013, World Cafe is closed, however read on to learn about what a great place it was and how it brought something unique to Vandalia**
If you’re looking for great, fresh food in Vandalia, Ohio you are probably lost on a roadtrip and stopped in Vandalia to refuel [...]
Do you want to know a secret? There’s this wine shop and deli on Peter’s Pike called the Little Store and they make the best sandwiches in the entire world. And you’ve probably never been there. Tucked in a residential neighborhood a little ways from Miller Lane in Butler Township sits the [...]
Last Sunday, my sister (Sad Robots) and I ventured to Ghostlight Coffee to discuss our strategy for the Dayton in Focus photography contest. I think with Beth’s iPhone camera skills, this should be a cake walk since she’ll be using an actual camera for the [...]
Do you have someone in your life who has been with you through all the ups and downs, helped you when you needed and hand, and cheered you up when it all seemed too much? What if I told you that that person in my life isn’t a person at all, but rather [...]
Dayton Coffee Shop Series
When I reached my 200th post, I asked my readers for some feedback. Among the responses, it was suggested I talk about more coffee shops in the Dayton area. I love this idea so I thought I would start this [...]
When I have no idea what to get someone, I go to Preen Apothecary – the birth place of all my best gift ideas. The friendly staff are more than willing to offer suggestions – not to mention, gift wrap your final selection for your event.
In this picture, I have the [...]
I’ve been reading up on Dayton Fashion Week (DFW) lately, and I was bowled over when I found out that one of their charitable partners is Hospice of Dayton! I am so impressed that this event will be benefiting such an amazing local charity.
I would love to join in the fun [...]
Welcome!I love Dayton, I've lived here for all of my 26 years and don't plan on settling anywhere else. I started this blog as a way to showcase the best of Dayton (as seen through my perspective) and also to share some of the things that occupy space in my mind, namely beauty, home decor, quotes, and various aspects of my life.