October 2017 Lifestyle Letter

As it grows colder outside, our homes suddenly feel so much 
 cozier. Autumn is a season in which people thrive on coziness, so in celebration of warmth and family we've brought our magazine a little bit closer to home. From cover to cover, you will discover who's who in the world of interior design, and you'll learn hear some…

September 2017 Lifestyle Letter

Now that autumn is upon us, it's finally time to don cozier apparel. As the Medina County landscape transitions into a world of golden hues and pumpkin flavored everything, our wardrobe seems to transition into a collection filled with longer sleeves and rich colors. Area fashion experts aren't scared off by the cooler months that have descended upon our region...…

August 2017 Lifestyle Letter

As we enter late summer, it becomes evident that, sometimes, you just gotta kick back and enjoy a beer. After all, the days are getting shorter, and fall begins next month. While it is still warm and the scents of flowers still perfume the air, you might as well take advantage of a citrusy pale ale that tastes just like…

Endless opportunity 
for adventure

Now that we seem to have escaped the tumultuous weather leading up to summer, it's time to kick back, relax, and have fun! Fortunately, there are endless opportunities for adventure right here in our own backyard. From local golf courses to an epic scavenger hunt for kids and adults alike, you will never be bored. The best part is, with…

A Month of Celebration

It's June, and a lot of exciting things are happening this month. Spring is in the air now, but pretty soon we will be celebrating the longest day of the year on the first day of summer. The first week of June is Fishing Week, and, interestingly, it is also National Gardening Week. Best Friends Day is June 8, and…

The Wedding Issue

We've all heard the saying "April showers bring May flowers." What most people don't know, however, is that this phrase is actually referring to bridal showers and wedding bouquets. Okay, so maybe I made that up. But summer is indubitably a popular season for weddings. With sunshine and an abundance of natural flora and fauna, it is understandable that Ohio…

Home sweet home

Just a handful of months ago, I found myself in a new living space. I remember sitting by the fireplace, surrounded by boxes and plain white walls. I could not help but drink in the blandness of my surroundings with excitement, because I knew that within the following weeks the space would undergo a metamorphosis. Soon, the space would have…

Spring Has Sprung!

It is finally March, and the first day of Spring is right around the corner. I think after this particularly unpredictable winter, we definitely deserve the warm days and flowers that are getting closer and closer. I do not know about you, but as the earth awakens from its winter dormancy, my creative juices seem to kick into overdrive. All…

Girl Power!

It's February, and love is in the air! While you may be conjuring up visions of Valentine's Day, it is just as easy to think of the love you have for the people around you. And nobody understands love like mothers, the unsung heroes of Midwestern small-town culture.

Welcome 2017!

Happy New Year! 2017 is going to be a year full of great things—opportunities, memories, and, hopefully, a healthier me. I have made a resolution this year to avoid buying junk food and to take advantage of my gym membership everyday. Though I try to keep healthy on a regular basis, now is a great time to drop the "try"…

December 2016 Lifestyle Letter

Since Christmas is always a chilly time of year, it is the perfect time to read some news that makes you feel warm and fuzzy. This month, I had the opportunity to hunt down some warm stories to fill this issue with festive content. From cops and kids to Christmas coffees, we found a variety of local news to help…

From the farm 
to your fork.

As a lifelong Medina County resident, I have always assumed that agriculture was important to our local economy. However, I had no idea that it was our number one industry. I learned a lot about the processes and hardworking people that take our foodstuffs from the farm to your fork, and I think you will enjoy learning about this evolving…

Is the glass half-empty or half-full?

We all have people in our life who are blindingly optimistic, and we all have people that see their glass as half-empty. I learned while assembling this issue of Medina County Lifestyle that it does not matter how you see your glass because, either way, there is room for more wine.

Arts and Culture in Medina County

Congratulations to Brian Williams, who won our first July giveaway prize -- a lesson at Appex Shooting and Tactical! And Congratulations to Amy Carter, who won our second giveaway prize -- an auto detailing with Roger's Pearl Oil Change & Auto Detailing!

Pets in the Community

Working on this month's magazine was an amazing experience for me as the newbie on the Medina County Lifestyle team. When I formerly worked as a reporter, one of my favorite things to do was to provide a voice for those in our county who could not speak, and it was a lot of fun to continue spending my time…

Support local businesses, grow the community



I love Medina County. It's such a lively place, with so many activities, I can never get to them all. Our county library, recreation centers and beautiful parks offer exciting programs daily. There are charity balls, progressive dinners, fundraisers and volunteerism happening throughout the county. Artists perform on Medina's gazebo, at the restaurant down the street, and on a neighbor's…

Test Driving The 
Hot Wheels Issue

I don't know much about cars. Putting together this month's magazine was a bit of a challenge for me; that is, until I started interviewing some of our county's savviest car experts. Now I know a lot more about cars, although you won't find me test driving a race car any time soon.

All you need is love

Weddings are a personal reflection of the couple who plan them. Whether it's an elegant affair at an exclusive country club or a rustic party in a country barn, you and your guests are there to celebrate your love. And although every bridal couple positively shines on their wedding day, there are hundreds of duties and details they've slogged through…

Welcome Spring

I love spring…I am not referring to moving or jumping suddenly or rapidly upward or forward; nor am I referring to a resilient device, typically a helical metal coil…not even a place where water or oil wells up from an underground source.

The Interior Design Issue

Wood, metal, earth. That's how I describe the kitchen I renovated many years ago. The cabinets were a rich cherry, the hardware a burnished stainless steel and the flooring -- ouch -- an earthy, but unforgiving, slate that wreaked havoc on my lower back whenever I stood in the kitchen for any length of time – which was often.

A jug of wine, a loaf of bread — and thou.

Persian poet Omar Khayyam penned this sentiment in the 11th century and it still rings true today. Good food, good wine and romance all come together in February, the month of love. And speaking of love, we hope you'll love our February issue. We celebrate Valentine's Day with a look at fine dining, fabulous wine and beautiful diamonds. Plus we…

Inspired by Community

The day I drove past Coquette Boutique, I had to take a minute, turn around and pop in to meet boutique owner Carolyn and check out her beautiful store, where you can find all the latest fashion trends and styles. There’s no need for that shopping trip to New York when Coquette Boutique is just minutes from Medina! Carolyn quickly…