A glowing date night review

If you're looking for a romantic, unique date night this winter, I give my highest recommendation to the Bruce Munro: Light experience at Franklin Park Conservatory through February 8, 2014. These glowing images were taken there, but please know that photos and even video cannot do this installation justice. It truly has to be experienced in person for all its enchanting, magical splendor. "You need a medium to find yourself and to explain things to other people, and light happens to be mine." … [Read more...]

What’s November for, anyway?

Early fall in Ohio is such a beautiful time - color-changing leaves, sunny days, pumpkin patches and fun on the farm. There almost are not enough weekends to fit in all the family fun that is fall in Columbus! Over the past few weeks, we've visited Pigeon Roost Farm (not once but twice), Leeds Farm, Boo at the Zoo and more. But things are quieting down now. It's deep fall - we're into November. The fall family fun farms (say that five times fast) have closed up shop. I'm not ready to start … [Read more...]

Franklin Park Conservatory is a Columbus oasis

You know how so many places for kids can be loud, overwhelming and exhausting - overrun with other people's screaming, grubby monsters? (Not your kids or Zoe. Ours are perfect angels.) Think Chuck E. Cheese. Or even COSI for example - I love the place and Zoe does too, and it's the number one kids science center in the country for a reason, but I can only handle it in small doses. I find myself very depleted and in need of a nap after spending more than a couple of hours there. (Fortunately, … [Read more...]