Bubbles: Tea & Juice Company was established back in 2005 by a man named Eric Ling.  The first store was located in the historic North Market, but in 2015 they expanded to Easton Mall.  Then came Polaris and this fall they are opening up in two more locations!  One inside Mesh Fitness (Dublin), and one inside SnapFitness (Old Worthington).  So, they're definitely making a name for themselves around town. | Juice Cleanses | Smoothies | Bubbles teas | Protein Bars | Wheatgrass Shots | Lots of people tend to be curious about the "bubbles" inside these teas.  The bubbles, or tapioca pearls, are actually flavorless gelatin--"they are purely...

Danielle Wenger opened up the doors to her own nail salon Pouncing Paws, in Worthington, only 14 days ago.  Can you believe it?  Her dream of being out on her own finally came to fruition.  Honestly, after talking with Danielle and learning about her dedication to detail---it comes as no surprise that this young lady would achieve her goal.  And, any other goal she sets for that matter. Everything she does is all natural.  She uses regular nail polish and Gel polish.  So, sorry ladies, that means no acrylic nails here! But, she doesn't need to offer acrylics, because she has her own unique edge.  Danielle uses essential oil hot towels that...

As children, our imaginations were the key to our childhood. We were able to be anything we wanted to be--pirates, teachers, astronauts, a tree, anything we could think of, really. As adults, we tend to lose that imagination, and we are faced with reality--bills, raising our own children, addiction, marriage, jobs, the list is never ending. But, not Courtney. This {young}  adult, 20 years old to be exact, is keeping a bit of her childhood alive each day and sweeping adulthood under the rug. How? I have to know. Well, she gets to be a princess whenever her heart desires, or whenever a child's heart desires.   Courtney's business, Not Just Make...

Jodi Attar is passionate about food, "my philosophy is--eat good things that taste good."  She's even more passionate about her Gotta Eat Muffins. She grew up in Akron, but moved to Columbus for a pharmaceutical sales job.  Her first masters degree was in Health Administration, but as Jodi said it best, "it just didn't feel right, like Goldilocks and the Three bears, trying all the porridge."  Her husband is a Cardiologist at OSU, so she had the opportunity to stay home for a period of time with her first-born son, Ashton. "After a year, I felt under-stimulated and needed something to do." She got back into the job force working at...

Intentional. That's the word that resonates with me after our visit to Sacred Earth Wellness Spa. You can look at it a few ways. The setting surrounding the spa--intentional in the fact that you become connected to the natural world around you with the wooded ravine, calming fountain, and bridge that leads you to the woods. The massage--well, this was intentional at it's best. Every touch, rub, and part of the body massaged was chosen for a specific reason. And, that's part of Autumn's story. There's a reason behind her intentional work. And, it's pretty amazing. Who is Autumn, by the way? She is the owner of Sacred Earth Wellness Spa. The spa...

Meza Wine Shop is a quaint little "mama n' pop" shop, which is just slang for saying, it's a small business independently owned and run.  And, that hard working owner is Tatjana Brown. She grew up with her father homemaking all kinds of wines, on the east side of Cleveland.  Her parents actually immigrated here from Serbia,  so she speaks fluent Serbian. I mean, her families traditions date back generations and generations. "The culture and lifestyle is embedded in me and the store, because it's important." A central component to Serbian culture is food and wine.  "Meza" actually means "pre-meal," like cheeses and small bites to eat. The shop was established back in...

There is really only one question to ask yourself—are you a foodie?   People tend to know this about themselves. It’s a simple yes or no, because there is nothing in between. And even if you say, “no” that’s fine—continue reading anyways, because this story is still for you.  Columbus Food Adventures is for you. Have you heard of Bethia Woolf yet?   This woman has blown me out of the water. I spent at least an hour preparing for my interview with her, researching and reading articles---and I’m tellin’ you---there’s not a whole lot she hasn’t done! She’s kind of a legend here in Columbus. Well, she...

We've all experienced that moment. The moment when you are on Pinterest, looking for the perfect DIY (fill in the blank) present. For Steph, it was a Mother's Day present for her mom. I should first tell you that she used to be an art teacher, so mess doesn't scare her, and neither does paint, or trying anything new. And, she's obviously very creative. Okay, back to the project. Well, it was a complete fail. I mean, an art teacher mom failed a Pinterest project? Good luck to the rest of us! In a scramble to find another present, she thought, I can make a portrait of her instead. We're not talking about just...

The Center for Wholeness was the very first yoga center in Columbus. Did you know that? I’m serious. The very first one. And it’s all thanks to a small group of passionate individuals who were dedicated to empowering the community.  And see, now Columbus is bustling with yoga studios at every turn.   But, The Center for Wholeness remains the heart of the scene—because it’s home for where many yogi’s started their journey.  It's actually the only non-profit organization designed for outreach programs in this type of wellness. So yes, they are also a non-profit organization.    Janice was one of those keen founders. She has been...

Deluxe Door Systems is more than a garage door company. I mean, of course it's a company that fixes garage doors, but it's also a story of an owner, Jeff. Jeff's a good guy, and one that has built this business from the ground up, and has built a solid team to join the ride. If your garage door is broken, he'll fix it. Believe me--they came out to our house a few weeks ago. If you don't like your garage door, he'll help you get a new one up in no time. He still has his hand in fixing the doors-- you can even find him working on Saturdays....