A few weekends ago, we were visited by our good friend Jada. After looking for a fun low-key thing to do we decided to take her to Findlay market in OTR (Over the Rhine). Mara had been there before, and while I had always wanted to go I somehow never made it. Now that Mara and I live closer to the city, everything is a quick trip. We jump on the highway and two exits later we’ve reached our destination. Its refreshing, especially since we had grown accustomed to having to plan an entire day trip if we wanted to go anywhere out of our town. So, now that we live in Cincinnati we are making it our goal to really take advantage of all the city has to offer.
Back to our morning adventure to Findlay. For those of you who haven’t been, you can check it out here http://www.findlaymarket.org. And if your planning on going, don’t forget to invite us! Its the only market left in Cincinnati, there were originally nine, and it has tons of history. I love that. I wish all grocery shopping was at markets and specialty shops, there is something so charming about going to a specific vendor to find what you are looking for.
Here are a few shots of the market. Aren’t those flower boxes picturesque?
Jada bought some really unique plants from this little vendor. The man who grew these plants was so helpful and knowledgeable. In the bottom left hand corner of the picture you can see the beautiful purple hanging basket that I wanted. I didn’t want to carry it around so I planned on coming back to grab it, sadly it was gone when we returned.
Our favorite purchase is this little beauty below. Its a mosquito plant! After many nights on our lovely porch, swatting at bugs while trying to enjoy the evening air we realized we needed to buy a few citronella candles. But then we ran into this plant and its been true love ever since. It smells like citronella and you can even rub the oils from the plant onto your skin for extra protection.
Thus concludes our trip to Findlay. Happy Lovely Living!