All posts by Amy Scalia

Happy Mother’s Day from Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound!

#MomLife is a GREAT life but it’s also a life that earns you a little bit of R&R every now and again. Check out these fun photos from fans of Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound to remind you that you’re not alone in this journey we call Motherhood!

And when you’re looking for a little break this weekend – turn to Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound! From massages and manis to gift certificates and ultrasounds, they’ve got you covered every step of the way! Learn more at becomingmomspa.com.

And don’t forget to check out our Mother’s Day Spa Night this Thursday at the Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound Northern Kentucky location! Learn more and RSVP at BMNKYspanight.eventbrite.com.

Review: COO-On-Call

I’ve been working with Jane Schulte for YEARS on time management training – it’s seriously life changing! And I was SO excited when I heard she is launching a new business called COO-On-Call!

We recently featured her on Cincy Chic and learned more about her inspiration behind launching the brand and how she plans to help other business owners in the region!

Check out the video to hear more about her new venture!

Behind the Scenes: New Radio Show, The Style Edition

Jackie Neville has always been a go-getter. As the founder of Your Stylist, LLC she helps women feel and look great with her personal styling services. But she’s not stopping there. Neville is also the mind behind the iHeartRadio/55KRC Cincinnati show The Style Edition.

The Style Edition is a 30-minute radio show that airs on Sunday mornings at 8:00 am and touches on not just outside style, but on other aspects of our lives such as our own motivations and how we can become even better than we were yesterday. And since she’s all about meeting with, talking to, and showcasing inspirational women, Neville will host guests to talk about topics including self-improvement and developing, handling life challenges, how to be the best version of yourself, and ways to overcome roadblocks that keep you from becoming your best self, as well as other elements in life that affect our style and wardrobe choices.

Neville says that she landed her own show after appearing on another show produced by Joe Strecker, who found the subject matter she was speaking on to be super interesting.

“[I was speaking on] the topic of style not being only about what’s on the outside, but how style is actually a part of internal things happening in our lives, too,” she says. “So he mentioned I should have my own show, to which I laughed a little and said ‘yeah really!’”

Except Strecker wasn’t joking. Neville says that’s when she knew it was time to get serious about it.

Neville creates the content for her show and she has control over how each episode is done.

“It’s funny because I graduated from broadcasting school of 20 years ago and it’s all come full circle,” she says. “I love being on the microphone and engaging people, helping people, and sharing stories of inspiration.”

Neville has worked hard to make The Style Edition and extension of her business Your Stylist LLC, featuring some of her own clients, but also her sponsors, on the show including Aviatra Accelerators, HIME Wellness, and Vintage Market Days of Cincinnati-Dayton.

Your Stylist, LLC is an award-winning business that focuses on personal styling throughout the Tri-State. Neville works exclusively with women to help transform their lives through their wardrobes.

“Your Stylist is a full-service styling company where I offer style consultations and assessments, closet audits, personal shopping, and wardrobe consulting,” she says.

Neville also offers style seminars for groups of women and participates in a lot of women’s events and public speaking engagements.

“On the philanthropy side, I’m partnered with Dress for Success by donating clothes from my clients’ closets to help disadvantaged women – a cause very close to my heart for personal reasons,” she adds.

Neville says that working with women on style and offering personal styling services allows her to hear the stories of women around her and help them through big transformation processes.

“I hear their stories and so many of them have career moves, all the way from a new title to retirement, or marital status change, or they took a turn in their health, or for some, the aging process prompted them to make a change, or there’s a weight change, maybe some just recently had children while others have grandkids, others are simply realizing their style has evolved,” says Neville.

And through it all, she’s there to help.

The work she does through Your Stylist, LLC and The Style Edition will work together to offer style advice for women while also touching on topics surrounding self-image.

“The show has a theme of how to be the best version of yourself through your wardrobe and beyond – talking about common challenges and mistakes, and many solutions will be discussed,” she adds. “It will include real stories of transformations from my own clients, so listeners can relate and know that stylists are not just for celebrities. I work with real women who have careers, responsibilities, families, and just super busy lives.”

In addition to sponsors and clients of her own, Neville will also feature local business owners that work on helping to improve the lives of others including health coaches, wellness centers, career coaches, public speakers, dermatology and cosmetic clinics, spa and salon owners, and other organizations that aim to empower others.

Not a morning person but don’t want to miss the show? No worries! The Style Edition is available through the Your Stylist LLC website, www.yourstylistjackie.com, and other listening platforms like Spotify, iTunes and Amazon.

You can also listen to her most recent show here.

2019 Women’s Health Expo

Mark your cals and grab your gals for our annual Women’s Health Expo on May 18 at The Phoenix!

We’ll be there from 10am-2pm for a free, fun, and informative event that’s all about helping you live your best life!

Enjoy complimentary swag bags, healthy treats, interactive demos and workouts, screenings, fun photobooth, and 40+ pop-up shops, local health experts and services!

Save your spot and RSVP at www.cincy.live/events/2019WHE.

Sponsors for the event include: Twin Spire PhotographyGuaranteed Rate with Ron ErdmannPerformance Lexus RiverCenter, Vein Clinics of AmericaPure Barre Cincinnati WestBecoming Mom Spa + UltrasoundCurious Concoctions, BeneYou Katie Kramer, Ever Skincare with Leslie YoungHempWorx Becky WagersPink Ribbon GirlsRenewal by Andersen, Stella & Dot with Alice, Pure Romance with Nikki, Mary Kay with Leslie Raise and Amber Nichols, Slate & VineLipsense Suzanne GoodpasterBeautycounter with Kate FlaigPaparazzi by Anna Forte, Juice Plus with Jaime Hatley, Champion WindowsBeacon Orthopaedics & Sports MedicineOvarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, Peaceful Bodies and BelliesTrilogy Fitness SystemsBurn Boot CampApex ChiropracticThe Beauty BoostChelsea’s Choice StylingJazzercise Norwood, It Works with Sam Platt, The Wellness LoungeStaunton Primary CareHIME WellnessAllergy & Asthma NetworkPersist FitnessBirthFit Cincinnati EastElevate MD, XYNGULAR with Susan Giebler, Rebecca Dean, Absolute Kinetics Physical Therapy, Bright Health​ + many more!

Happy Taco Tuesday from Bubba Rub!

Happy Taco Tuesday! We’re all about tacos and believe it or not this recipe from Bubba Rub is AMAZING!

Check out my favorite taco recipe – the whole family loves it!

BubbaRub Tacos (Beef/Pork/Chicken):

1 lb Beef/Chicken/Pork/Turkey/Etc.
BubbaRub Dry Rubs to taste
Crunchy Taco Shells
Oriental Slaw
BubbaRub Sauce
Shredded cheese (white cheese)

Make pulled pork/chicken per the recipe, or ground beef/turkey with BubbaRub Dry Rub. Starting with the crunchy taco shell, layer meat, slaw, cheese and drizzle BubbaRub Sauce of your choice on top. Simple, creative, and absolutely delicious!

I would normally think of a dry rub for a taco recipe but this rub just makes everything taste better – from veggies, seeds, salmon, and chicken to ribs, roasts, and burgers.

There are TONS more recipes on the website!

And now that grilling season is FINALLY here, I thought I’d reshare this video because this is a MUST-have around the house – especially for everything grilled!

Review: An Epic Staycation at 21c

As parents of three, we needed a little getaway but I didn’t want to go far. I decided to surprise Pete with a weekend stay at Cincinnati’s 21c Museum Hotel, right in the heart of downtown!

It’s the 100-year-old Historic Metropole Hotel, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, reimagined as a multi-venue contemporary art museum, an award-winning 156-room boutique hotel with a seasonal rooftop Cocktail Terrace, and home of Metropole Restaurant.

We stayed in the Corner Suite, which has tons of room to spread out, a huge bathroom with a shower and soaking tub — and lots of fun little artistic touches.

We started our stay at Metropole’s bar and lounge area! They had tons of craft beers on tap, house-made cocktails, Bourbons and a great selection of wines. We HAD to have their infamous Burnt Carrot Salad, and a couple other little small plates to share. So yummy. I loved sitting at the bar and watching them make some of the drinks and food!

I had a Cincy Chic fashion show event that night a block away, so we walked there. On our way back, we enjoyed exploring a few downtown hotspots. 21c is so close to everything – we actually never had to drive to get anywhere the entire weekend!

That next morning, we slept in – I haven’t slept that well in AGES – and then ordered the most delicious Room Service breakfast EVER.

To burn it all off, we decided to go out for a stroll. 21c is on the Streetcar line, so we hopped on the next one to come by. We got a great tour all over downtown and stopped off in Over the Rhine to check out all the awesome new shops that’ve popped up there, grab coffee and meet up with friends.

That night, we got all dressed up for our reservations at Metropole Restaurant. Pete and I are still talking about that dinner — It was so delicious and so fun! Metropole’s menu is a modern spin on old world ingredients and preparations — like fireplace cooking. And you’re surrounded by tons of fabulous art and their signature yellow penguins that will pop up for a visit. The always-changing menu features local farmers and producers, hearth roasted meats, fish and vegetables; grains; and housemade charcuterie. We enjoyed their cauliflower soup, monkfish, pork chop, Jerusalem Artichokes, delicious wine pairings, and topped it all off with the Metropole Candy Bar for dessert.

Afterwards, we walked around the museum at 21c that’s open 24/7/365. It was such a fun night – and we never left the building!

In the morning, I went for a run and took in some great scenery of the city, then a bubble bath back at the condo – that definitely never happens at home with three kids! Then we got a couples massage at the in-house spa at 21c. It was the most amazing couples massage room, complete with steam shower and soaking tub where you can do a lavender soak with your partner after your couples massage.

We finished off our fabulous weekend with brunch at Metropole, which they’re known for. We had their homemade pop tarts, fresh fruit, breakfast burritos, and delicious drip coffees. It was the perfect way to end a perfect weekend – we’ll definitely be back!

To learn more, or book a visit for yourself, visit http://21cmuseumhotels.com.