Looking for somewhere to take that special someone to show them just how much you love them? Or maybe you and your #girlgang just need a day of carefree fun. Whatever the occasion, Grandview, Ohio is the perfect small strip of shops and restaurants great for a date with a loved one.  

Start your day with a lovely breakfast and coffee from Stauff’s. The breakfast is absolutely fantastic and the coffee is even better. I ordered my usual almond milk latte and a potato and egg breakfast hash. The hash was very filling and super delicious! I highly recommend getting to Stauff’s before the kitchen closes at 3 p.m. to try out their breakfast!

After coffee, take a stroll down the street and be sure to stop at The Candle Lab! The Candle Lab is such a cute first date idea, especially the one in Grandview. It isn’t super busy all the time compared to some of their other locations and it’s a fun way to get to know the person you are with. It’s also a great place for birthday celebrations or bachelorette parties! You will be given a clipboard and will leisurely sniff your way down a wall of candles, making sure to take note of your favorite scents. I went for an outdoorsy-scent theme so I picked scents like campfire, eucalyptus and pine. After you’ve picked your list of scents, you go to the bar and an employee will help you match what scents would pair best together. For mine, I found that campfire, balsam fir and mahogany would create the smell I was going for. Once you’ve decided, you are given the three scent oils and you slowly combined them until you’ve reached your desired smell. You then mix your oil with the wax and wait 1 to 2 hours for the wax to harden.

During the few hours I waited for my candle, I walked around and enjoyed the small shops along the street like State of Devotion and Tread. After, I just had to stop and grab a couple scoops of  Jeni’s ice cream. My favorite way to get Jeni’s is to get the trio and try out three different flavors. Jeni’s always has new and interesting flavor choices, so it’s hard to pick just one. Some of my favorites are darkest chocolate, gooey butter cake and coffee with cream and sugar.

Grandview is a super cute location with a lot to offer. I have loved growing up with it being just a short drive from my house! I highly encourage anyone who lives in Columbus or is visiting to stop by Grandview!

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