Sequins and Sea Breezes: Weekending in Cincinnati

Weekending in Cincinnati

8/21/2017


Oh Monday. Did you really have to show up so quickly? I was rather enjoying the weekend and I'm not quite ready to be back at work yet. Just as fair warning, this post is going to be very light on words and heavy on pictures since I spent the end of last week and the start of the weekend in my former hometown, Cincinnati and I took just under a million pictures. Ok not literally, but I did take quite a few as this was my first time back in a few years and I got to do some exploring around town by myself for the first time... ever so I really got to appreciate things a bit differently. And I'm not going to lie, I crammed a LOT into the less than 3 days I was there. Writing a blog post isn't the easiest on my phone so while this isn't exactly in chronological order, at least you don't have to read a ton, right?  Let's just jump right in, shall we? 

No trip to Cincinnati is complete without making a trip to Skyline Chili to get some Cincinnati chili. It's not your typical chili so if you've never had it before and want to try it, just let go over your normal chili expectations. I promise you it's amazing and you can ONLY get it in Ohio/Northern Kentucky. 


After satisfying my chili urge, I headed over to Carew Tower to walk around the observation deck and take in the 360 degree views from the 49th story. I also got to spy watch some of the Bengals closed practice from the tower. 


After walking around downtown and admiring the art deco architecture Cincinnati is known for  (in case you didn't know, I'm actually a huge art and architecture fan... random I know) it was time for an adult beverage on a rooftop of course! Bruce Willis happened to also be in town filming a new movie called Reprisal that we were able to watch from the rooftop deck. 


Of course I had to make a stop at Newport Aquarium with my uncle to play with the penguins. Another random but possibly already known fact about me, I LOVE penguins! Yes, I know... am I 30 or 10? Does it really matter as long as I'm having fun? Exactly. 


That night I met up with one of my oldest friends. Nicole and I have known each other for 23 years and no matter how many years we go without seeing each other, we're always able to pick right up where we left off and it's like no time has passed at all. It's amazing having a forever friend in this girl.


Before I headed out I had brunch at the cutest little place. They had some amazing things on the menu like avocado toast, breakfast sandwiches on cibatta but I had to go with another Cincinnati only favorite, goetta, since I can only get it there!


For the first time since I was a kid, we also headed up to Columbus which of course required a stop at The Ohio State University. I'm not going to lie, I was a little unimpressed with the stadium from the outside since I'm used to the brick structures in the south that just make it look a bit fancier but the stadium is HUGE and hopefully one day I'll get to see a game there. 


Saturday it was time to head back to Florida. In true fashion blogger form, I think I changed outfits more times than I was actually there. That's not even an exaggeration, I changed at least twice a day while I was there but in my defense, it was really hot it's not like it wasn't necessarily needed. 


Until next time Cincy! 


*Linking up with Biana*

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29 comments

  1. I did some exploring on my own this weekend too and it's kind of nice just exploring on your own!! Love that you were able to pack so much in & the penguins would have been the highlight of the trip for me! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

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  2. Looks like such a neat city to visit! And so much delicious food too!

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  3. What a fun trip home!! I had no idea there was so much to see & do in Cincinnati! :) welcome back to Fl !

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  4. Ok you had me at chili and that you got to pet a penguin! What a fun trip!
    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  5. You packed it in this weekend! It's always so nice to go home and do all of the things. I love that you got to see so many fun things on rooftops, that's the best way to spy!

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  6. Such a fun weekend! All the food looks great! I love a rooftop bar and so fun you got to watch the movie being filmed!

    Zelle | Southern Style

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  7. that's a whole lot of fun you had! cant wait to catch up soon. now this post makes me hungry haha. too early for chili? never

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  8. Glad you had a great time! I love Cinci - it really is a beautiful city.

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  9. What a great trip exploring the city! I absolutely love penguins too! I mean they're just so darn cute!

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  10. What a fun trip!! Those penguins are sooo cute!!

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  11. Such a fabulous whirlwind trip! I love that you got to spend some time with your uncle and an old friend which is always good for the soul. Yay for spying on the Bengals practice and a Bruce Willis movie! Cheers to a great week <3
    Green Fashionista

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  12. Skyline is the best! I grew up in Northeast Ohio, but whenever we were in Cincinnati for tennis tournaments, we would stop. It's like no other! Cincinnati is really a fun city! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  13. What a fun little getaway! I also adore penguins and most recently have fallen in love with goats -- it's kind of an obsession. LOL!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  14. Such a fun weekend! I am so jealous that you got to play with penguins, lol - that's a bucket list item for me!

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  15. Looks like you had a great time ! All the food looks great !
    Hope you're having a great start to your week babe ! 
    Much love ! 
    Nina
    xox
    www.thecrispylipstick.com

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  16. Hooray for a fun trip back to Cincinnati! You were really able to get so much done in the small amount of time that you were there. And don't worry, Chris totally loves penguins too, and he was super jealous that you got to hang out with some over the weekend!

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  17. Such a lovely post!Love this city:-)

    http://www.lostindaydreams.com/

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  18. Looks like you had a blast and so many good eats!

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  19. Looks like a busy fun filled couple of days! Glad you were able to go "home" and do some exploring!

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  20. I'm headed to Cincy this weekend with my husband - I'm taking him to the Reds game (& Avett Brothers concert) for his birthday.
    What rooftop bar did you go to? I'm looking for fun pre-game places for when we get into town & need suggestions!!

    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole

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  21. You got to do so much! I think that the last time I was in OH, I was maybe 7...clearly I'm missing out on a LOT of goodness!

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  22. You crammed a good bit in! I have family there and love going to visit them. I neglected to get my skyline fix last year when I went, it is so different than chili for sure!

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  23. It looks so awesome there. I love the little penguins, they are so adorable!!
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  24. So fun you got to make it back to Cincinnati to explore and meet up with friends and family. Those penguins are the cutest and getting to reconnect with a longtime friend is always good for the soul! xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  25. You packed so much into your weekend! Never been to Cincinnati but it looks like a fun place to visit. Those penguins ommmggg SO CUTE!

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  26. Cincinnati looks like a lot of fun! Any city with rooftop bars works for me!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  27. Ahh such a great weekend! Hope you have the best week.

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  28. All your insta stories from the weekend looked so fun!

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