All posts by Amy Scalia

Style Sneak Peek: Unbound

SATURDAY STYLE SNEAK PEEK: Swoonin’ over these super chic designs from @unbound___ one of the four locally-based emerging designers who will be featured at this year’s Cincinnati Fashion Night on July 27 at the Backstage Event Center! Join us for a night of sips, light bites, swag bags, shopping, and an exciting fashion show series featuring local designers! A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to @sewvalley. RSVP: Front Row VIP ($30); Second Row VIP ($20); and General Admission tickets ($10) available at 2018CFN.eventbrite.com.

Rappel for a Reason: Aleena

Happy #MotivationMonday, Chic’ers! Today, we’re inspired by Aleena. Aleena who was born a month too soon and suffered from a Hypoxic Brain Injury at birth which lead to Cerebral Palsy. She suffers with moderate to severe Global Developmental Delays, has a history of Epilepsy, is non-verbal and non-mobile but working very hard to learn to walk and to survive physically and mentally. Aleena’s Mom is struggling to get the treatment needed to help her. REGISTER to Rappel for a Reason TODAY to become her sponsor and give her family some much needed financial relief. #R4aR http://ow.ly/WTOf30hOHVY www.rappelforareason.com/register. To learn more about Rappel for a Reason on July 14, visit http://www.rappelforareason.com/.

Mother of All Baby Showers June 15!

The Mother of All Baby Showers is coming to Cincinnati on June 15! As a mom of three now, I’m taking less and less time out for myself, so I’ve been craving some MAJOR “me” time – and this is the perfect event to do it at! Now I have the perfect excuse to get out of the house and have all of my favorite things under one roof!

Visit the event’s Facebook page to learn more and get your tickets!

Rappel for a Reason: Valentina’s Story

Happy #MotivationMonday, Chic’ers! Today, we’re inspired by Valentina, a 7 year old girl who just recently received an allogeneic transplant & was discharged from the hospital but needs to be seen in clinic 3 times a week. She lives with her Mom, Dad & sisters. The family is struggling to pay all of her co-pays, medications & medical bills. REGISTER NOW to Rappel for a Reason & help raise money for Valentina! Can’t rappel? Make a donation! #R4aR #OTE http://ow.ly/tZFf30hPbam Aubrey Rose Foundation Over The Edge

Rappel for a Reason: Mia’s Story

Happy #MotivationMonday, Chic’ers! Today, we’re inspired by Mia Ventre, who signed up to do Rappel for a Reason in honor of Amanda, a beautiful, spunky 8YO girl who was born with #DownSyndrome which also causes heart issues. Amanda’s family was stunned when hospital staff told them Amanda has Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Amanda went through treatment that wreaked havoc on her little body. DONATE NOW to give her family the gifts of hope & financial relief and help Mia reach her $1,000 goal to go Over The Edge for theAubrey Rose Foundation Non-Profit Organization http://ow.ly/DfGk30igqdF #R4aR #OTE To learn more about Rappel for a Reason on July 14, visit http://www.rappelforareason.com/.

Sneak Peek: Red River Rust

This past week we featured Vintage Market Days of Metro Dayton’s upcoming “Life’s a Garden” event on Cincy Chic. With so many great vendors attending the event, I wanted to chat with a few of them to learn more about what they’re bringing to the show!

Red River Rust has been around for a little more than 20 years, getting their start in early 1998. According to Owner Gina, Red River Rust participates in Vintage Market Days event exclusively.

“We love the crowds,” she says. “The events are ran with something for everyone. We like them so much that we bought one 2.5 years ago, and our 5th event is June 22 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.”

When you shop Red River Rust at Vintage Market Days, you’ll find custom crafted tables, a large collection of vintage and antique cameras, and lots of vintage and home decor in addition to large initials.

Gina says the best seller for Red River Rust is the upcycled sugar molds and accessories, which you’ll be able to check out at Vintage Market Days!

There’s still time to get your tickets for Vintage Market Days of Metro Day! Purchase tickets here and follow along on Instagram and Facebook.

Sneak Peek: Lolly’s Chalk

This past week we featured Vintage Market Days of Metro Dayton’s upcoming “Life’s a Garden” event on Cincy Chic. With so many great vendors attending the event, I wanted to chat with a few of them to learn more about what they’re bringing to the show!

At Sheri Hamilton’s Lolly’s Chalk, you’ll learn how to make professional “smudge-proof” chalked decor in just minutes! And, if your artistic skills aren’t quite at the “professional” level, no worried, because there is no skill required to learn!

Lolly’s Chalk is an independent designer for Chalk Couture products, and they’ll show you how easy it is to create high-quality chalked decor using reusable silk screen transfers, removable chalk paste, and permanent inks to reveal your inner artist.

“The silk screens allow for a level of detail that you cannot get with traditional one-use stencils,” says Hamilton. “The chalk paste does not smudge, but washes off of chalkboard surfaces with water. You can use our products on other surfaces like wood, metal, glass, plastic, porcelain, etc.”

Hamilton says it’s easy to take pieces from drab to fab in a flash when you use Lolly’s Chalk.

Hamilton is eager to attend this year’s Vintage Market Days event and says she’ll be bringing along best sellers for customers to purchase.

Best sellers for Lolly’s Chalk are white paste for chalkboards as well as a variety of paste colors for other surfaces. With nearly 100 designers to choose from, customers can mix-and-match and customize their own look with font sets.

“At Vintage Market Days, I’ve found our most popular transfers are Vintage Truck, Enjoy the Journey, Happy Camper, Farmhouse, and fonts,” she says. “We’re so excited to bring Chalk Couture products to the Dayton/Cincinnati area to share the chalky fun.”

Learn more about Lolly’s Chalk here. You can also follow along on Instagram and Facebook.

There’s still time to get your tickets for Vintage Market Days of Metro Day! Purchase tickets here and follow along on Instagram and Facebook.