Photo Challenge: Freeze frame! We challenged our contributors to take and share photos that show off the Cincinnati USA region while representing five different words: Water, Happy, Colorful, Energy and History.
Day 1 – Water
I get more compliments on this necklace than anything else. People always say, "Is that the Ohio river? Oh wait! That's Cincinnati!" This happens wherever I travel. The Cincinnati necklace is available at Mica 12v in Over-the-Rhine and is produced by aminimal. $35.
Day 2 – Happy
I don't think anything can make you happier than a cupcake (or a puppy, I guess, but cupcakes do a good job). Lala's cupcakes, out of a tiny storefront on Main Street, are available in both full size or a tiny size and are the perfect dose of happy in your day. The orange one in particular will brighten anybody's day.
Day 3 – Colorful
La Poste is one of the most colorful restaurants around - not because it's brightly painted, but because of the local art and beautiful food. Pictured is a delicious bruleed grapefruit from one of the best brunches in town.
Day 4 – Energy
When I get a mid-day slump, I head over to 1215 Coffee and Wine Lab for a maple latte, almond milk, please. They always have the most beautiful latte art!
Day 5 – History
One of my favorite places in Cincinnati is Union Terminal. Not only does it host the Cincinnati History Museum (with a really cool miniature Cincinnati!), but it's historic itself. The building is still a working train station but was a huge hub and is a national historic landmark. And it was the inspiration for the Hall of Justice (for all of you comic fans out there).