Hello Columbus Socialites!
Are you ready for CMH Fashion Week? If not, it's time to get ready too. This annual event is only three weeks away and today I am happy to introduce you to Akili Jahi Cooper. If you haven't seen the line-up yet, you're in for a special treat. Jahi along with other local designers just got back from New York Fashion Week and they're excited to show you their new collections right here in Columbus, OH.
Akili Jahi (meaning wisdom and dignity in Swahili) is a 21-year old Fashion Designer who was born and raised in Columbus, OH. His brand, Jahi Designs highlights confidence, sex appeal, style, and glamour. As to date, he attends Columbus State Community College (CSCC) and plans to transfer into the Fashion Merchandising program at Kent State University next year in 2015.
On Sunday, my friend Ryann and I went hiking at Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, OH. I was born, raised, and educated in Ohio and when I tell you I wish I would have discovered or visited this beautiful site sooner, I'm going to tell you now don't make the same mistake as I.
Hocking Hills State Park is absolutely beautiful. For so many years I had been telling myself, oh I'll visit someday, but never did. This past weekend, it was my two best friends' birthdays and I was scared I'd suffer from a mild hangover and not be able to hike on Sunday. My friend Ryann sent me an early morning text at 9 a.m. saying she was ready to go and I replied at 9:31 a.m. thinking "Oh s%*t, I'm not hungover. I'll be ready to go in 30 minutes."
I grabbed a Gatorade and was out the door. We drove down US-33 and were on our way to one of Ohio's most beautiful state parks.
It's time to pack your bags and the load the car because we're going to Chicago! Are you ready to take on "The Windy City"? If you said yes, I've created the perfect guide to help you and your friends explore this beautiful city in three nights and four days. If you ever plan on going to Chicago, the perfect time to go is in the summer or on Labor Day Weekend. I love Columbus, but it's always refreshing to get away for awhile and explore a new city.
This past weekend, I traveled with two friends and drove five hours to the "Windy City" where we walked, biked, explored, and tasted all that we could of Chicago. Traveling to Chicago has been on my bucket list for quite some time and I'm so happy I was able to experience this breathtaking beauty on such a gorgeous holiday weekend.
HOW TO EXPLORE CHICAGO:
4. Kayak or Paddle Board
My name is Morgan Pelt, founder and lifestyle blogger behind Columbus Living – a blog dedicated to sharing stories about local businesses, events and entrepreneurs. I grew up in Columbus and as a creative outlet; I like to share my adventures and experiences through writing, photography and social media. It's time to discover new places, try new food, and meet new people. Let's go!