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Travel: Día de los Muertos in Oaxaca, Mexico

Randi Walle Randi Walle Travel: Día de los Muertos in Oaxaca, Mexico

Last month, I had the chance to experience the culture around the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in one of the most well-known regions for the holiday: Oaxaca. We spent most of the trip in the city of Oaxaca de Juárez, within the state of Oaxaca. Below is an explanation […]

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Shop Talk: Local Apparel Brand Offers Gender Equal Clothing

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Local Apparel Brand Offers Gender Equal Clothing

Passionate about filling a perceived hole in the market, clothing company Olly Awake offers gender equal clothing. Founder Kevin Terry Smith and designer Celeste Malvar-Stewart teamed up to create the brand, and together they are making and selling articles of clothing that redefine fashion gender types, while also asking consumers to rethink their own preconceived […]

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Shop Talk: Rose & Remington Opens First Columbus Boutique at Polaris

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Rose & Remington Opens First Columbus Boutique at Polaris

In Mid-November, Ohio-based boutique Rose & Remington opened their first Columbus location inside Polaris Fashion Place. It’s the company’s first store inside of a shopping mall. Mother and daughter team Dee Alexander and Kristen Ponchot launched Rose & Remington in November 2013. The pair already owned a modern-day general store, Green Country Market in Lebanon, […]

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Shop Talk: New Gym in Lewis Center Combines Cardio and Strength Training

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: New Gym in Lewis Center Combines Cardio and Strength Training

The fitness scene in Columbus continues to grow with the addition of a new gym in Lewis Center at 6297 Pullman Drive. Chicago-based Shred415 follows a unique model that allows everyone to have a complete and personalized workout. Shred415 Lewis Center Owner Dustin Speaks opened the gym earlier this year after taking a class at […]

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Shop Talk: Thurn’s Specialty Meats Serving Columbus for Over 120 Years

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Thurn’s Specialty Meats Serving Columbus for Over 120 Years

Thurn’s Specialty Meats has been a staple in the Columbus area for over 120 years. Thurn’s has been a family-run business since its founding, and is currently in the hands of the founder’s great-grandson, Albert. Located at 530 Greenlawn Ave., the market offers a variety of wursts, sliced meats, smoked meats, and fresh pork items. […]

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Local Nonprofit Offers Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Randi Walle Randi Walle Local Nonprofit Offers Therapeutic Horseback Riding

In 2002, local law student Jennifer Hanson had a desire to reach inner city youth in a unique way. That same year, she fulfilled her dream when she bought a horse and began taking her into the inner city to visit with youth. The duo received a warm welcome and soon her horse became so […]

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Shop Talk: 3 Businesses Collaborate in Shared Space in Powell

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: 3 Businesses Collaborate in Shared Space in Powell

Earlier this year, the owners and business partners at B/Rose Beauty Bar in Powell revamped their space and opened their doors to two new businesses. Birch Boutique opened in the spring and Oasis Face Bar opened last month. The three businesses share a storefront and have cultivated a fluid atmosphere where guests can enjoy services […]

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The 6th Annual Columbus Dessert Festival Returns!

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