Monday, April 30, 2012

Final Friday

I have grown to love Cincinnati a lot in the past two years. There's so much to do outside of campus, especially in the summer. Working downtown at Landor last summer gave me an opportunity to explore Findlay Market, Sawyer Point, and Fountain Square which are now some of my favorite places. But even if it isn't warm, I can always count on Final Friday for something to do once a month. Final Friday is an event held on Main and Vine Streets in Over-the-Rhine (just north of downtown). Shops, galleries, restaurants, and bars stay open extra late to bring in end-of-the-month business. Most places have free drinks or snacks to encourage shopping.

Allie came over last night so we could do some bachelorette party research. Since she had never been to a Final Friday I thought it would be a great time to show her around. My apartment is just around the corner from OTR so we actually walked down. We picked up some vintage jewelry at a few shops and even scored beauty gift bags for making a purchase at Couture Couture Boutique. We also ran into Billy & Julie and my good friend Nate. Allie's fashion friends Olivia and Lindsey also met up with us after we checked out Japp's annex. Our final stop was at everyone's favorite outdoor bar, Neon's. It wasn't as warm as we would have liked, but the chill, dog-friendly atmosphere makes this a hot spot for hipsters and young creatives all over Cincinnati. One day I will play their jumbo Jenga and knock the log-sized pieces over on some innocent bystander's feet...

neon letterpressed card at Primary's
/ free cotton candy cupcakes

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