Live Columbus Takeover

Live Columbus Takeover
I finally got around to doing a Live Columbus Instagram takeover! This account (@livecolumbus) gives anyone who wants it a chance to show how they “live Columbus,” taking followers around town and giving a glimpse into their ideal day in the capital city.  If you aren’t familiar with Andrea Archibald, the originator of the account, check out her personal feed at @andrealivescbus. She’s the owner of the Simply Vague stores at Polaris and Tuttle malls, and lends her support to many local vendors.

Doing an Instagram takeover is also a great way to get new eyes on your business, as the account has over 20,000 followers, so people who might not have discovered your brand can find you. It is interesting to see the different perspectives on Columbus living. I’ve seen restaurants do a behind-the-scenes look at their kitchens, yoga studios show you crazy poses at iconic locations, moms take followers on a tour of kid-friendly spots, or charities, photographers, and even a flower farm take the helm to put their spin on the account.

For my takeover, I had to highlight my favorite Cbus spots to eat and drink, naturally. If you didn’t follow along, I’ve included some shots from the day below:

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I kicked off the morning with a cup of Sticky Toffee Caramel coffee from Crimson Cup Coffee and uploading a blog post about my favorite bacon dishes in Columbus.

Kittie's Cakes for Live Columbus Takeover

The first stop on my tour brought me to Kittie’s Cakes to pick up some desserts for later. Read all about Kittie’s in this blog post.

Third and Hollywood for Live Columbus

After picking up some dessert treats, I headed to one of my favorite neighborhoods Grandview Heights and ate these delicious pimento cheese and garlic butter biscuits from Third and Hollywood. Click here to read all about brunch at Third and Hollywood.

Daily Growler for Live Columbus Takeover

For a quick lunch I enjoyed two of my favorites: a beer flight from The Daily Growler + the spicy scallop King Kong roll at Hudson 29.

Crest Gastropub for Live Columbus Takeover

Clintonville is another great dining destination, and one item I can’t get enough of is the honey goat cheese balls from Crest Gastropub. Served up with Brother’s Drake Apple Pie mead, I couldn’t think of a better Sunday happy hour treat!

Rockmill Brewery for Live Columbus Takeover

I started winding down the day with a stop at Rockmill Brewery. It’s a perfect spot for a Sunday Funday picnic with beautiful views and wonderful brews. You can read all about Rockmill Brewery by going here.

Muffins for Live Columbus Takeover

I love dining out, but my first love is baking. I made it home in time to make some blueberry streusel muffins! For some of my original recipes, head here on the blog.

Mikeys Late Night Slice for Live Columbus Takeover

I had to close with the ideal late night snack: Mikey’s Late Night Slice pizza! Love mixing the garlic and the sauce-that-shall-not-be-named together for dipping, and I can’t wait to try the Mikey’s + Hot Chicken Takeover pizza.

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