My Top Five 419 Follows


Like most of you, I enjoy social media and I like to follow different people and businesses. Here are my top 5 in the 419! We are so lucky to have wonderful shops, restaurants, and more in Northwest Ohio!


Inside the Five (@insidethefivebrewing)

This local brewery/restaurant has two locations; Perrysburg and Sylvania. With many unique beers to try you’re sure to find something to like. Any foodies totally need to check out their chicken and waffles. OMG! It was fantastic. My husband and I agreed that this was our favorite chicken and waffles we’ve ever had.  Their Bavarian Pretzel is also a must-get. It’s as big as your face and comes with beer cheese (yum!) and whole grain mustard. 


Fiddlestix (@Fiddlestixboutique)

This little boutique has the cutest gifts for friends, moms, sisters, coworkers, etc. I know when I pick a gift from Fiddlestix it’ll always be a hit. They carry lines such as Vera Bradley, Nora Fleming, and my personal favorite Mud Pie. They can also personalize different serving trays, ornaments, and more which always adds a fun unique touch. With locations in Perrysburg and Sylvania, it makes it accessible all around NW Ohio. 


Jess Wagner (@theweekenderfashion)

I’ve known Jess for years. We used to be in the same book club and she’s so kind, funny, and stylish. Her feed is filled with all things pink, vintage, and rosé. Jess regularly posts about her super-stylish doggo Sir Marty McFly. She’s a mama to two kiddos who totally keeps it real on her Insta.  Another cool thing….her husband Rob (@manoverboardimages) shoots her amazing photos. The two of them are THE coolest. #couplegoals for sure! 


Jax & Kate Art Studio (

I’m a new follower of Jax & Kate. Their feed is filled with beautiful pictures of houses, pets, families, and more. I love that she creates art from local houses and buildings. It adds so much more charm than a plain photo. I can’t wait to order some art from her! 


Maddie & Bella Coffee Roasters (@maddieandbella)

I’m in LOVE with Maddie & Bella. The Honeybee latte made with local honey is my favorite drink although I’m never disappointed. My son is a big fan of their smoothies (yay for extra servings of fruit!). The pretzel croissant definitely shouldn’t be skipped. The overall selection of treats makes Maddie and Bella a place I take friends to when they’re in town. 


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Julia Whalen
Julia resides in Perrysburg with her husband, their three children (Ari (6), Annie (3), and Jonah (9 months)), and two cats (Godric and Cali). Her children are the most amazing, funny, lovable, and crazy little humans she’s ever met. Julia moved here from the Cleveland area right after college. Some of her favorite things about living in NW Ohio are being able to do legal U-Turns and going over 25 mph on a main road. When she is not fulfilling her Ravenclaw dreams of working as a STEM teacher or moming, Julia is most likely rewatching The Office or rereading Harry Potter for the billionth time. Her favorite places are Target, Starbucks, and Disney World. Feel free to follow on Instagram @jwhalen1


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