Aug 3, 2022 - Things to Do

Best Day Ever: Kimberly McConville of the Ohio Beverage Association

A headshot of Kimberly McConville, the executive director of the Ohio Beverage Association.

Photo courtesy of Kimberly McConville

Kimberly McConville is one of the foremost experts on Ohio drinks — the non-alcoholic kind, that is.

McConville, a Westerville native, shared her perfect day in Ohio's capital city:

🫐 Breakfast: Carb-load in style with gorgeous blueberry galette and Earl Grey tea at Fox in the Snow, then congratulate myself for including healthy blueberries in my breakfast.

💧 Morning activity: Slather on the sunscreen and head to Big Darby Creek for kayaking on scenic national river courtesy of Trapper John's Canoe Livery.

  • I remind myself not to race other kayaks and just enjoy a leisurely paddle, but do it anyway.

🍕 Lunch: Hit the North Market for a slice of veggie pizza at Sarefino's and snag more Chesapeake Bay Blend at North Market Spices — my tuna salad's secret ingredient.

👖 Afternoon activity: Walk off lunch in the Short North, hitting up Artisan de Luxe to splurge on some Moussey Vintage jeans, then browse cute sweaters at Ladybird.

  • I scour Big Fun toy store for the elusive Mod Ken doll from my childhood, which came with a variety of flocked whiskers including rad sideburns.

🥂 Dinner: Enjoy an early dinner at Barcelona. My order: Paella de Mariscos and flutes of Prosecco.

ğŸŽ¸ Evening activity: Ride into a perfect summer night at Kemba Live with the Dropkick Murphys performing.

  • I appreciate dancing with kilted men but ultimately talk myself out of stepping onto the mosh pit "for old time's sake."

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