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Come to Columbus and see for yourself why Columbus is emerging as a fashion hub. With all of the options for exploring, you’re sure to have a good time.

Day One

Morning | Start your day at Easton for the “What’s in Fashion” experience. Enjoy a full, hot breakfast at the Café Bistro where Nordstrom experts share the latest looks for men and women in apparel, accessories and shoes, and then you’re free to shop on your own. Group members receive a gift card to shop and free alterations on same-day purchases at Nordstrom. 

Lunch | A variety of dining options await such as Northstar Cafe or Cooper’s Hawk Winery.

Afternoon | The Columbus Museum of Art welcomes you on a guided, customized tour. Pair it with a special workshop that’ll have everyone taking home a handmade work of art.

Evening | Take a lesson in how essential oils are blended to create custom scents at Glenn Avenue Soap Company. Then weigh, blend and pour the ingredients for your own beer soap crafted with local brew. Pick from dozens of scents and, with help from the experts, hand-pour a Penn & Beech Candle Co. candle. The candle needs just over an hour to set, just enough time to dine at several options in Grandview, such as The Avenue Steak Tavern or Hofbrauhaus Columbus.

Day Two

Morning | Get close to exotic plant life at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. If you’d like, couple your visit with a workshop in gardening, cooking, art or wellness.

Lunch | Sweet and savory smells abound at the North Market, home to 35 merchants and farmers sharing cuisine from around the globe. Nibble your way around this historic Columbus institution.

Afternoon | Hop to Mukha Spa to shop for skin-care products that are 100 percent mineral-based and free of oil, alcohol, fragrance and talc. Or, pamper yourself at the first-class and affordable Blowout Bar.

Evening | Relax in the “art and soul” of Columbus — the Short North Arts District. Start with craft cocktails at Soul at the Joseph. Not too far away, Lincoln Social Rooftop offers delicious pizza, sushi and shareables with a view overlooking the city. 

Day Three

Morning | Start the day with brunch at Forno. Afterward, the district’s local artisans will delight with galleries and boutiques filled with one-of-a-kind finds and special treasures.