I've said it before and I'll say it again: Toledo and the surrounding area is truly an up-and-coming piece of art. Every time I come home from school there's another chain fast food place that has opened down the street or a local business that has expanded to a new location. This Winter break, I heard … Continue reading 12 Days of Toledo: Local Roots Juice Co.
The atmosphere is inspired by activism and the conversation inspired by cappuccinos. Black Kite Coffee is singlehandedly one of the coziest spots in Toledo, especially in the negative degree weather. The mission of the coffeehouse is to revitalize a popular neighborhood meeting spot for friends and neighbors to get together and enjoy savory food and … Continue reading 12 Days of Toledo: Black Kite Coffee
When I was about to try sushi for the first time in 2012, all I could think was, "Wow. This is the moment you've been waiting for!" At this point in my life, I had heard all about the trendiness of sushi. It was a superb delicacy that was flaunted on television shows and sang … Continue reading 12 Days of Toledo: Don’t Eat Sushi
There's a special genre of magic in the event of choosing an alternative to shopping where everyone else does. Have you ever felt it? This kind of magic glimmers into your soul in the quiet moments of sifting through pieces of clothing at a thrift shop or sauntering through the summery aisles of a farmer's … Continue reading 12 Days of Toledo: The Magic of Shopping Local
On the second day in Toledo, my aunt invited me... baking cookies and singing terribly off key! I've been looking forward to baking homemade cookies since Thanksgiving. I automatically jumped at the chance to bake one of my grandma's favorite Christmas cookie recipes with my aunt. Follow the instructions to have a happy tummy! THE ORIGINAL … Continue reading 12 Days of Toledo: Grandma’s Recipes
Upon arriving back home for the holidays, I made a somewhat ironic list of things that needed to be accomplished before leaving again. The list is comprised of emails to write, internships to apply for, and shelves to stock--shoutout to Bath and Body Works! My state of pure bliss, caused by the recently finished semester, … Continue reading 12 Days of Toledo: It’s a Wonderful Life
“We can take bikes,” one of my classmates trailed off, as we sat in a Thai rolled ice cream shop in Chicago's Chinatown on Friday night. My eyes darted around the table, attempting to read the minds of the people who I would soon (confidently) call my travel companions. It seemed as though I was … Continue reading Shut Up and Ride