School’s Back, Moms Relax is THIS FRIDAY!

Woohoo! This Friday is the day! The day YOU get after a long summer of taking kids to and from… well, everywhere! This is a night you get to enjoy with your friends, shop, eat, drink, be pampered, enjoy a fashion show and live music… oh, and did we mention that this event is FREE!? Yup! Just RSVP here, tell your friends about it, and we’ll see you on Friday! Below are just a few sneak peeks of some fun aspects of the event we’ll have for you….

The band… Snidely Whiplash (the singer is my husband!) :)

The pampering… Becoming Mom Spa will be pampering all you mamas and mamas-to-be with their pregnancy-safe and eco-friendly products while doing complimentary mini spa services…


Not only will the drinks be yummy (some on special, too!) but you can also order a WIDE range of food from their new celebrity-inspired menu! Click here to read more about it…


Watch below as Styling with Amy has some styling tips and some sneak peeks into Friday’s fashion show! To learn more about Styling with Amy and Ava Gray Direct NY, contact Amy Elberfeld at 513-260-2696, or you can visit her website at

All the hair/makeup in the show will be done by Alba Beauty Studio…. which is also pregnancy/kiddo friendly because they have all organic/non-toxic products/processes!


A super fun photobooth!


We’ll have 20+ vendors there for you to shop with! Some with cute kids clothes like these (Matilda Jane)…


Clothes for you (Style Lust Shop)…


And everything else in between! Check out all our sponsors below and click here to RSVP!


2016 School’s Back, Moms Relax!
When: Aug. 19, 6-9pm
Where: Mt. Adams Pavilion 949 Pavilion St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

The kids are back to school, so grab your momtourage for a free evening of fun! Enjoy complimentary pampering services, swag bag, and fashion show (no mom jeans here!), as well as shopping, drink specials and a celebrity chef-inspired food menu. Live music withSnidely Whiplash begins at 8pm.


Special thanks to our sponsors…

Presenting Sponsor: Babysitease
Exclusive Healthcare Sponsor: St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Fashion Show Sponsor: Styling with Amy/Amy Elberfeld Independent Founding Fashion Stylist, Ava Gray Direct NY
Hair/Makeup Sponsor: ALBA Beauty Studio
Models: Loft Talent
Swag Bag Sponsor: Ideal Image
Booth Sponsors: It Works! by Shrink Wrap Me Skinny, Advocare with Tara Montgomery, Ideal Image Laser Hair Removal, Jamberry with Sarah & Nicole Nelson, Tobey 1 Originals with Tami Seurkamp, Compass Self Storage LLC, Pure Romance by Amy Emerson, California Closets,Style Lust, Mary Kay with Amber Nichols,, Blue Clover, Matilda Jane Clothing with Trunk Keeper Michelle Perito, Somi Javaid and Associates, Happy Family BrandsBecoming Mom Spa & Ultrasound, BODYARMOR Sports Drink
Photobooth Sponsor: Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Photographer: Glossy Pixels
Floral Sponsorship: Wimberg Landscaping, Inc

Philanthropy: Parental Hope, Inc.
Hosted by: Cincy Chic, the only online publication for women in Greater Cincinnati

2016 School’s Back, Moms Relax!



Fashionistas: Wendy’s Bridal is Looking for You!

Attention fashionistas! Exciting news from our friends at Wendy’s Bridal in the Reading Bridal District: They’re looking for a new addition to their sales team!

This isn’t your entry level retail job that any teenager could fill, though. Those in this position make a career out of it, so this is a rare opportunity when one opens up! That’s why they’re looking for a special person to fill it… Super friendly (you’re working with people who are planning their big day so they want someone who will make it perfect!) with a passion for fashion, with a mature yet enthusiastic personality.

You have to be a self-starter too because you’ll be a part of a motivated sales team who celebrates both individual and group goals. You’ll make an excellent hourly rate with commission on every sale.

Responsibilities include assisting brides and bridesmaids in selecting and trying on gowns, coordinating matching accessories and determining proper sizing.

So, if you have a love for fashion and helping people, just click here to submit your resume and info, or call Mardi at 513-984-0796 with any questions.

Review: Dr. Bartlett at Somi Javaid & Assoc.

Call me high-maintenance, but there are two things I love: saving time and feeling special.

That’s probably why I LOVE Dr. Bartlett at Somi Javaid MD & Assoc. so much.

I found out about this place a little over a year ago. First for their aesthetic services – they carry my favorite makeup line Jane Iredale there, plus they do facials, microderms, Botox, fillers, etc. Then on the other side of the business, they have all their gyno services. Earlier this year, they brought on Dr. Sarah Bartlett to take these services to the next level and supply the demand (I mean, how great that you can get all these things done under one roof, at a place that feels like a spa and not a hospital… saving time AND feeling special!)

Dr. Bartlett actually told me she spends about twice as much time with her patients here versus her previous places of practice. I know I’ve felt just like a number before, being shuffled in and out like cattle. As much as I love saving time, time talking with my doctor isn’t a place I want to cut corners. So, this is a nice change of pace where you walk in, everyone knows your name (cue the Cheers jingle), the doctors take time to truly listen, plus, because everything’s connected (for example, if you’re like me and have a hormone imbalance that not only affects reproductivity, but also your skin) everything can be handled at one place! It’s really a great concept.

Dr. Bartlett provides the full spectrum of gynecologic services (covered by insurance!!) including annual exams, adolescent care, menopausal care hormone therapy, infertility evaluation and treatment, as well as all forms of birth control. She provides ultrasounds, on-site lab services, and minor surgeries in the comfort of the office, as well as major gynecologic surgeries at several area hospitals. Because of the unique focus and setting of the practice, she is able to offer additional services including sexual health issues and weight management. Plus, there’s all the aesthetic on the other side of the business, which I told you about and LOVE!

Named one of Cincinnati’s “Top Docs” by Cincinnati Magazine, Dr. Bartlett provides state-of-the-art gynecologic care with a comfortable and welcoming touch. She also offers evening hours to accommodate the lives of busy women. Learn more about her and Somi Javaid MD & Assoc. at and check out the virtual tour I made of the place below!

Review: Babysitease

It’s officially August. Yes, you read that right. Somehow, summer dwindled down to its final days and we’re entering the month that kids go back to school.

With all the things that have to be done before they re-enter those school doors, plus all the normal mommy stuff you handle on a daily basis, it’s overwhelming to say the least. So, if you’re now wishing you could clone yourself, there’s a less-sciencey option… BabysitEase!

Peggy Murriner, BabysitEase President
Peggy Murriner, BabysitEase President

My friend Peggy (click here to learn more about her) owns BabysitEase, Cincinnati’s go-to for household help that’s easing the burden of busy family schedules could use help with. It’s seriously BRILLIANT because you can use their database of awesome BabysitEase’ers not just for babysitting but just ANYTHING you might need help with… from after school childcare, driving kids to activities, pet sitting, tutoring, household help, regular weekly sits, watching the kiddos during your date nights, and even last minute emergencies.

Their team of fabulous babysitters have several years of childcare experience, have been personally interviewed, background checked and are all over 18. BabysitEase is SUCH a life-saver for thousands of families in Cincinnati!

Learn more about them at

Review: Jennifer Blades Personal Stylist

Lots of clothes but nothing to wear? I got a closet consultation by Jennifer Blades Personal Stylist, LOVED it, and documented the process for you! Check it out, share with your friends and attend her FREE lunch n learn Aug. 4! RSVP at You can also “like” her on Facebook for lots of great fashion tips and tricks!

Cincinnati Fashion Night Sneak Peek: Walton Creek Boutique

Next up in my Cincinnati Fashion Night Sneak Peek series (last week, I featured GKM Design, and the week before that, I featured Style Room 326) is Walton Creek Boutique who will rock the runway July 22!

The other two shows in the series will be designers featuring the designers’ respective newest collections. Then, the Walton Creek Boutique’s show will be featuring the variety of local designers they sell in-store.

My right hand woman at Cincy Chic, Stephanie Simon, and I visited Cincinnati’s newest shop — Walton Creek Boutique “stuff for people, pets and home” — in Anderson. We absolutely LOVED it! Check out our virtual tour of the shop and all the fab finds we got there! Learn more at

From the Publisher of Cincy Chic