All posts by Amy Scalia

Dillard’s, Vionic Host Spring Footwear Event

Special thanks to guest blogger Kate Byrd for writing this!

Dillard’s in Kenwood mall is kicking off Spring in their shoe department with an event through a partnership with Vionic, a footwear company. This event is going on at Dillard’s March 31 from 1 to 4 pm.

Vionic is a brand of footwear that cares about the comfort and style using innovated technology for their consumers. Their motto being, “Style, it doesn’t have to hurt.”

On their website,, they explain more of what the innovative technology is and feature the on-trend styles. “Vionic shoes provide essential stability and addictive support. With a contour seamlessly engineered into each shoe, sandal and slipper, Vionic helps support natural alignment from the ground up.”

Dillard’s is a partner with Vionic and through the event at Kenwood, Vionic will bring Dillard’s consumers tips on how to wear Spring trends with their different styles of footwear and also bring a day full of transformation into Spring.

“We are partnering with Dillard’s to show women how to get their full look for Spring with styles and trends starting with the right choice of shoes that take you in style and comfort into the new season,” says Amy Cunha who does Public Relations for Vionic. “With the Spring/Summer season is upon us, everyone is looking for a fresh look and attendees will pick up tips and be able to ask questions of style experts as we’ll be hosting a fashion presentation and Q&A with our style experts showing how to style Vionic footwear with the key trends for the season.”

There are many different things going on at the event including: a braid bar, makeup bar, 5-look fashion presentation, bites and refreshments, goodie bags and giveaways. Attendees can also try on the shoes and meet Today Show guest style host Jene Luciani. “You can walk out with your feel good shoes, your new head to toe look and fresh spring makeup for a refreshed look ready for Spring,” says Cunha.

If interested in attending this event go to: There will be an option for different events: go to Cincinnati, OH and click RSVP, it’ll redirect you to a new page where you can go register. To learn more about Vionic shoes, go to:

Emma Schmidt & Associates 

Emma Schmidt & Associates is all about restoring relationships for people wanting a stronger bond with their partner; it’s a positive and uplifting environment as they help you work through whatever relationship issues you’re facing.

Emma has been in practice since 2011 but has had this particular group practice for the past year and a half.

The team consists of a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselors, Pastoral Counselor and Integrative Health and Wellness Sex and Relationship Coach, who work together to help guide individuals, couples and families through sexual and relationship difficulties to experience the best versions of themselves.

This is actually the only group sex therapy practice in the tri-state area with 5 clinicians on the team and an office manager who schedules clients and connects them with the best clinician for them. One of the clinicians is actually a male sex therapist, which is only the second one in the area! They also have a sex and relationship coach who works online, which is a great option for clients who travel or for people who need a session after their kids go to bed.

Through guided conversation and exercises, your time together will help you develop a stronger relationship and a renewed connection with your partner.

They see clients with a wide range of  concerns. Therapy may focus on sexual disorders, sexual performance anxiety, desire discrepancy, affairs, addictions, conflicts over sex, and sexual pain, to just simply wanting a stronger connection with your partner.

They also offer free seminars and Q&As to the community, in-house and also partnering with local organizations like Crossroads Community Church.

They have two locations, this new one in Hyde Park and one in Ft Thomas Ky. They also keep an active Facebook Page, Instagram, YouTube Channel and blog where they provide really interesting and helpful info.

The new Hyde Park office is located at 3665 Erie Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45208.They’re also hosting an open house at the Hyde Park location to give you a chance to check out the practice and learn more about what they do. To learn more, visit

Punch & Prettification THIS THURSDAY!

Clear your cals this Thursday because Cincy Chic is hosting a SUPER fun event — Punch & Prettification at Myrtle’s Punch House with Molly Wellmann and EVER Skincare with Andie, Independent Founding Specialist! Join us for a night of tasty cocktails and good-for-you beauty products! RSVP at

And in case you didn’t see it before, I have two different reviews on EVER Skincare — I tried out their facial skincare regimen to clear up some problem skin I was having (helloooo pregnancy hormones!) and then also their LAVISH cream to help clear up my stretch marks. You won’t believe the before and afters! Check them out below!



Review: Zeel On-Demand Massage App

I read the recent story we did in Cincy Chic about Zeel, an on-demand massage service now available in Cincinnati through a free app, so I decided to check it out for myself.

Here’s a little excerpt from the article that sums it up well: “Zeel is the leading and largest on-demand massage provider with over 10,000 licensed massage therapists serving over 80 US cities, explains Public Relations Director Jillian Sanders. “With best-in-class security protocols, Zeel offers on-demand, at-home massage in as little as an hour, 365 days a year, with start times as early as 8 am and as late at 10:30 pm.”

At 9 months pregnant, everything hurts right now, so a massage sounds amazing. But with two kids and a husband with a weird schedule (he has to be at work really early so he goes to bed at 6pm and gets up at 1am), getting out of the house for a massage at a spa is getting increasingly more difficult.

Knowing I was going to have a long day at work the other day, I decided to download the Zeel app and see if I could get a massage therapist to come on my lunch break. It was super easy — you just put in some basic info about yourself, and then select the day, time, location (office, home, friend’s house, etc), type of massage (deep tissue, prenatal, couples, etc) and gender preference for your massage therapist and then you confirm it. It took about 15 minutes and then I got a notification that a massage therapist had been booked, gave me her name, and some details to prepare my space for the massage. Easy peasy.

A few minutes later, I got a text from my massage therapist introducing herself and giving me her contact info in case I needed to reach her for anything prior to the massage, and also letting me know when she’d be there to start setting up the room for my massage.

Come lunchtime, my therapist arrived, I got an amazing massage and felt like a new woman for the rest of the day. It was seriously awesome. Plus, I really liked that the tip and everything is included in the original booking price that you pay through the app, so there’s no trying to awkwardly find cash at the end of your massage.

I actually just ordered another Zeel massage a couple nights ago to my house — after the hubby went to sleep and I got the girls down for bed, my massage therapist arrived and I got another amazing massage. I feel like I’ve cracked some mom code where I figured out how to get my beloved (and much-needed) spa days back! haha!

Highly recommended! To learn more about Zeel Massage, visit or you can download the app in your phone’s App Store. You can also use code CINCINNATI for $20 off your first massage.

Review: Family Swim at Goldfish Swim School West Chester

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary to do as a family, check out Family Swim at Goldfish Swim School West Chester. It’s a great way for families to spend time together in their shiver-free 90-degree pool.

What is Family Swim? It’s a time to bring everyone to the pool for swimming and water fun! There’s no structure, so you’re free to do as you wish. If your little one is struggling with lessons, it’s a relaxing way to get used to being in the water. And, for the kids who are enjoying themselves during their weekly swim lessons, they can show off all cool stuff they’re learning with you, the proud parents, there to celebrate!

The normal lane dividers are gone, but the swimming platforms (which are easy to move around) are still set up for the kids to show off their skills. Plus, all those cool swim toys you’re not allowed to bring to the community pool? You can play with them all! Oh, and there are life jackets, too, so you don’t have to feel like you have to constantly hold the little one who hasn’t mastered the big swimming skills yet. Splash around, swim or even float — as long as you’re all having fun together!

Don’t have a kid in swim lessons at Goldfish? No problem. Families who aren’t currently enrolled in Goldfish Swim School lessons are more than welcome during the Family Swim times. Just call ahead to make sure to reserve a spot, bring your suit and towel and jump in!

Every square inch of this super cool and unique facility is designed to enhance the learning, fun and safety for every child and parent who walks in. Some of my favorite things about it include:
– Did I mention it’s 90 degrees year-round?
– They have a state-of-the-art water purification system to keep the pools clean and sanitary
– There’s an air conditioned viewing gallery for parents to relax, work, read, socialize and watch their kids swim while they’re in class
– Modern training equipment and tools that support their proprietary curriculum
– Individual family changing huts
– Fun blow dry station
– Private space for parties and events to accommodate groups up to 50 attendees
– An experienced staff of trained and certified swim instructors
– Intimate class sizes
– Year-round swim instruction for kids 4 months to 12 years

Plus, Goldfish Swim School West Chester offers these lessons at times that are convenient for every family’s schedule. Check out their site to contact them with any questions and see how you can enroll your kiddo in a FREE TRIAL class! Weekday and weekend Family Swim hours are also listed on their site! Learn more at

Review: Cincinnati Marriott North

Cincy Chic is going to be hosting our annual Women’s Health Expo May 12 at the Marriott North in West Chester this year, so we wanted to give you a little sneak peek of this amazing space and its recent facelift!

This property just recently completed a $10 MILLION renovation in August 2017. The renovation included all 302 guest rooms, featuring new carpeting, wall vinyl, all new guest baths, refrigerators and safes. All the public spaces have been renovated, too, featuring a stunning redesign of their lobby and outside of their expo rooms. There’s a brand new M Club Lounge – which is a premium concierge lounge for their Gold and Platinum Marriott Rewards Members. Here, they can enjoy 24/7 access to a private and exclusive space with free high speed Wi-Fi… It’s a nice private and quiet space to prep for their day over complimentary breakfast, work and recharge with snacks throughout the day, or relax over a drink and hors d’ouevres in the evening.

Oh! And there’s also a brand new restaurant and lounge, Butler’s Bar & Kitchen, featuring hand-crafted cocktails, and small plates made with locally-sourced ingredients. It’s going to be SO nice having this on site for our events coming up here so people can enjoy a drink or something to eat before or after their event, or if they need to recharge in the middle of it!

To learn more, visit

Your Stylist LLC Looking for Interns!

Love fashion and want to get experience in the field? (Or know someone who does?) Our friend in fashion, Jackie Neville, the founder of Your Stylist LLC is currently hiring interns to help her keep up with clients, style seminars, events and fashion shows. If you are a #girlboss in the making, are dedicated and willing to work at a moment’s notice, love talking to people and truly getting to know them… this could be just the opportunity for you! You’ll be working with Jackie in her studio, out with clients, in stores shopping, helping with events and fashion shows. If interested, email with a cover letter and resume.

Review: Natural Nail “Shellac” at Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound

A little over a month ago I went to Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound to get a manicure and pedi before an event. I’ve been going for years and they have always had their pregnancy-safe polishes, but they never offered any type of “shellac” or gel nails because there weren’t any out there that were pregnancy safe… until now!

They now offer Dazzle Dry, which is like a shellac or gel nail polish that is SUPER long lasting (my finger nails lasted two weeks and toe nail polish is still going strong after 5 weeks), without all the chemicals that traditional shellac/gel products have — good for you, pregnant or not. It dries after just a few minutes so you can put your shoes or boots right back on and not have to worry about smudges!

Here’s a little more from a site I follow about Dazzle Dry and why it’s awesome! And here’s a post Becoming Mom did a couple weeks ago announcing that they’re now offering this service (and offering $5 off if you comment on the post)

Check it out for yourself at Becoming Mom! They’re in the Deerfield Towne Center in Mason, and there’s a new location opening soon in NKY! So exciting!