I’ve been looking forward to this week for a while. Today I started a one week creative entrepreneurial boot camp at the Columbus College of Art and Design (also called CCAD). Or we started yesterday, but that was more like an introduction.
The week is scheduled with your chosen classes and other non obligatory activities. If you want to attend everything you can fill your days from 7 am until 9.30 pm. And that’s exactly what I did today.
I started the day with Yoga in the art gallery followed by breakfast. Then on to my chosen class, web design, then lunch. The afternoon we had a class about budgeting, very hands on and useful. After class we got a little tour to the fab lab where they showed us their 3D and laser printers. After that it was time for dinner and some exercising again. This time tai chi, never tried that before so that was pretty fun. Then we ended the day with some drawings from life, meaning painting of a naked man. Never done that either but it was actually kind of fun but extremely challenging with the proportions!
Now I’m totally exhausted and ready for bed 😴 but very excited for day 2 🤗
Evening walk in German village and Schillers Park.
June 14, America celebrates flag day. Many people honour this day by displaying the American flag at homes and at public buildings. Like this flower arrangement outside the State house.
A lot of chill time by the pool. 😎
Last week a new restaurant opened up in the short north district, its called Harvey & Ed’s. We went there Friday night to try it out and it was 👌
Happy pride! 🌈 It’s pride week in Columbus. Concerts, food trucks and a lot of love.
This weekend the Arts festival took place downtown Columbus.
The festival began in 1962 and have become one of the best art festivals in the nation, attracting hundreds of highly acclaimed artist.
Unfortunately the weekend have been filled with some thunderstorms so our plan was to spend the whole Friday evening there. But we ended up at Short North for some dinner and bar hopping. Not a bad substitute 🍻
Last night I met up with a friend in Schillers park in German village.
From memorial weekend until the end of the summer they will have free theatre shows in the park. Starting with Macbeth.
Note to self –> buy a chair 😂
There are a lot of great coffee shops in Columbus. And because I’m such a cappuccino lover I listed my favourite ones:
1. The Roosevelt coffeehouse
2. Stauf’s Coffee
3. Mission Coffee Co.
4. Fox in the snow
5. The Goat
They are all in walking distance from our apartment and great places to spend a couple of hours of working or studying. The only one of these who don’t have wifi is Fox in the snow which is a minus, but you can always plan to do some offline work or actually talk to someone if you go there.
I picked these five because they all make great cappuccinos and they all have an atmosphere that makes me wanna stay for a couple of hours.
This day is usually spent in a sunny garden with my family and relatives eating lots of bakery’s.
The tradition is that every family bring some kind of bakery to the celebration. And it always ends up being SO much you have to try 😋
This year I’m celebrating in another way by making snaps and listening to Kanye West’s new album on repeat (again). I’m trying out the recipe with blackberries and mints mixed with vodka. We are having a pre-midsummer celebration next week so we will try it out then!
But like every day I started with a workout and breakfast at the balcony. Love this morning routine…
Who have I become? I actually went to see the first team play against Toronto on Saturday without Andreas!? And that’s the second time that have happened since we moved here.
And another thing – I’ve become very invested in basketball. Since we went to Cleveland and watched the Cavs I watched more than a handful of their games.
They truly love their sports here so it’s hard to not get pulled in to it ⚽️🏀🏈⚾️
So except a great brunch at the Italian Market, hanging out by the pool and a cozy Sunday cookout this was the schedule;
Thursday ➡️ Cavs vs Golden State Warriors
Saturday ➡️ The Crew vs Toronto
Sunday ➡️ Cavs vs Golden States warriors
The funniest viral video from the weekend must be LeBron’s reaction (and his outfit) at the press conference after the first game! Only a true superstar can pull off a shorts suit and a response like that 😂
Walking more then 15 minutes for lunch these days makes you long for that air conditioned restaurant. But that’s what we did the other day when we tried Tasi café.
At least it was worth the walk. They made delicious sandwishes 👌
Tasi café | 680 N. Pearl Street
And we are back to the routines again! Yesterday Erika left after a great weekend. I’m so happy she took the time to come visit us. The schedule was not hectic at all, a lot of chilling by the pool, mimosa brunch, a visit to the farmers market and the shopping mall and late night dinners.
The temperature has been crazy hot. I don’t know how we would manage without a pool?! It’s so nice to be able to go down and jump in the water to cool off. On Monday people were off work because it was Memorial Day. It’s a federal holiday for remembering those who died serving in the country’s armed forces. So it was a lot of activities in the park outside our apartment building. And a lot of people hanging out by the pool which is fun. It’s mostly people in our age so it’s a good atmosphere!
One thing I thought off while having visitors is that it’s kind of nice that there is no “must see-landmarks” in Columbus. I mean there are plenty of things to see and do but it’s not like New York where (if it’s your first time) you should see the statue of liberty, go to a museum, visit Empire State building and spend at least a day in Central Park.
Vacation in Columbus means no to-do-list just more time to enjoy another Margarita in the sun 🙂
Our week started with a visit from Andreas friend (also named Andreas).
He’s been sailing for almost a year. Starting in Stockholm going down to Portugal, then over the Atlantic to Brasilia and up to Maryland. He had a couple of days off before going back home (by flight) so he decided to come here. So much fun listening to his journey. Feeling like a kid asking all kind of questions like; for how long did you go without seeing land? How much food do you bring? Were there any pirates? How does it work with the customs? What kind of Visa do you get? Which place had the best wow-factor? ….He patiently answered every question 😆 What an adventure!
The sun have been shining almost every day this week so we have been able to hang out by the pool and enjoy late nights out.
Today my friend Erika is coming to town. So the vacation mood will be on for another couple of days! So much fun having people over 🤗