I usually don’t stray too far from writing strictly about DC related events, stores and topics but occasionally travel tales just have to be included. Here’s a brief ‘Instagram’ recap from my weekend in the Northern Kentucky area with a few recommendations for places to try when it’s your turn to visit!
The drive from Washington DC to Cincinnati is a tried, tested and true 9 hour drive. Stopping for these two highlights on the road can make the drive more fun:
- Check out the Fallingwater Home by Frank Lloyd Wright
- Stop and admire the Palace of Gold, ‘America’s Taj Mahal’
Friday night we enjoyed an amazing rehearsal dinner at Otto’s in MainStrasse Village (Covington, Kentucky). The ‘village’ is made up of cute shops and restaurants in a historic district where the German heritage of the city has carefully been preserved. Post-dinner drinks took us across the street to ‘The Wiseguys Lounge’- the new speakeasy-style bourbon bar on top of Goodfellas Pizzeria. What could be better than grabbing a fresh slice of ‘za on your way out after having a Kentucky bourbon drink?
On Saturday we crossed the river into Cincinnati and found our way into yet another historic district called Over-The-Rhine. True gems in terms of shops and restaurants have opened over the last few years with more being added all the time as the neighborhood is being restored. For brunch with the girls we picked Taste of Belgium Belgian Bistro– mainly because mimosas were on the menu. Can you blame us?
The wedding festivities were held at The Madison in an area widely known as the ‘Wedding Village’ by the locals. While It’s easy to overdose on wedding inspiration especially since Pinterest came along, I give major kudos to the bride and the groom for deciding on a fun, fresh and new twist on wedding favors. They made for great pictures and great memories to take back to Washington DC.