The quadruplet of photographers behind the lens at Considering Lilies Photography includes the well-traveled Kim Koluch, her daughter-in-law, Jamie, and her son-in-law, Aaron. The strong family bonds that bind these shutterbugs are evident in their choice of photographic subjects: couples in love. The quadruplet travels to weddings—some held across the world—to capture everything from the groom awaiting the ceremony to the first dance to the bride throwing her cake. The photographers' clientele include families and children whose life moment's they have been capturing since their parent's engagement. As the senior photographer, Kim uses her romantic, creative, and unobtrusive style to ensure she captures every memorable detail and emotion that tell the personal story of each couple's big day.
At Babycakes2go, the baker tends to tiny cakes in dozens of flavors, including chocolate-covered pretzel, chocolate-covered bacon, or chai-latte concoctions topped with a swirl of nutmeg whipped frosting. In addition to ready-to-go treats, a cakeologists can also layer their signature cakes, fillings, and frostings in deliciously down-home Babycakes2go jars, a quaint mason jar brimming with a sundae-like amalgamation meant to be enjoyed via spoons or old-fashioned country chopsticks. Orders are placed by phone and can be picked up at O-Deer Diner and Ice Cream Shop, or can be delivered.
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Hero's the Party Experience makes kids' birthdays a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience with carnival games, obstacle courses, and organized games. A professional Party Hero chaperone young ones through fun painting classes or keep kids safe during adrenaline-fueled bouts of laser tag.
The Wolcott House Museum Complex guided tours whisk 21st century whippersnappers back to the 1800s to discover Maumee Valley pioneer life. The complex consists of seven historical buildings anchored around the Wolcott House, home of local businessman James Wolcott. Outside the Gilbert-Flanigan house, lessons about early farm life and architecture slip endlessly off the sloping roof of this “Ohio saltbox” style home. The Monclova Country Church, built at the turn of the century, was once filled with the sermons of Milton Wright, the father of Orville and Wilbur of flying fame. The Clover Leaf Depot served the Toledo and Grand Rapids Railroad and includes a telegraph room that connected residents to the rest of the world before Alexander Graham Bell invented the steam-powered Internet. Get schooled inside a pre–Civil War schoolhouse that is still complete with a period teacher’s desk, chalkboard, and some metal-ruler snap bracelets.
At Dégagé Express, Head Chef Joseph Jacobsen uses techniques learned beside Jacques Pépin and Bobby Flay to transform locally sourced meats and produce—most cultivated within 30 miles of the restaurant—into elegant sandwiches and desserts. These ingredients fill the menu, composing seasonal dishes such as the Missy's Fix sandwich, made with housemade corned beef, apple slaw, thousand-island dressing, and local sauerkraut. Sous Chef Skyler Stanton, meanwhile, cooks soups such as the Train Wreck Chili. A testament to the culinary staff's creativity, croutons flavored with bacon fat and cheese top the restaurant's caesar salad, and housemade hot chocolate and locally baked pies from Schmucker's lend a sweet note, like a banker who underwrites loans with chocolate coins.
Dégagé Express calls the historic Commercial Building home. It is rumored that none other than Abraham Lincoln stayed at the building when it doubled as an inn way back in the early 19th century. Today, Dégagé uses the winsome building to host another cornerstone of the American experience: live jazz music.