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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:

Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams Spring Launch Event

We’re hosting our annual Eco Chic Fashion Show at Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams (their beautiful high-end furniture is all sustainably made!) so I wanted to give you a sneak peek of the space, and got a little bonus surprise to find out they just got in LOTS of exciting new arrivals for their Spring Launch Event.

With it, they’re introducing classic modern and new traditional silhouettes, boldly punctuated by a vivid and uplifting mix of colors, textures, patterns, and prints.   I got a chance to chat with Mitchell before the Spring Launch and he said inspiration for all of this came from their travels… so you’ll find unconventional forms and sculptural shapes, as well as familiar designs updated for today’s living.

This season, they also bring you more ways to take their signature style and make it your own.  While most of their upholstery is available in 300+ fabrics and leathers, enhanced custom options for their beloved classic icons now include pieces without welt to emphasize clean lines, and bench seat cushions for an even sleeker aesthetic and continuous comfortable sit.

They also have a Comfort Club customer loyalty program that gives you 20% savings every day, with exclusive access to special offers and services, including complimentary in-home design.  It’s free and easy to join!

Click here to learn more about our Eco Chic Fashion Show we’re hosting at MGBW: and learn more about them at

Like Wine? 2018 Cincinnati International Wine Festival Coming March 8-10!

The Cincinnati International Wine Festival is celebrating its 28th year of giving back to local charities with wine tastings, gourmet dining, education sessions, silent auctions and more. The festival, set for March 8-10, has options for every palate, style and preference. One of the largest of its kind in the country, the festival is recognized as a premier destination in the Midwest. The popular festival features more than 700 domestic and international wines from more than 200 wineries. Thousands of people attend each year. 
The festival kicks off with winery dinners the evening of March 8, where guests will simultaneously experience the best of fine wines and fine dining at 18 of Cincinnati’s most prestigious restaurants. One price covers each multi-course dining experience with exclusive wine pairings presented by winery representatives. The festival continues March 9 and 10 with a variety of wine tasting and educational opportunities where guests will sample new and fascinating wines from around the world, paired with delectable bites. A charity luncheon and auction will feature limited-release and rare wines coaxed from the cellars of notable Cincinnatians, chef’s table dining opportunities at exclusive Cincinnati homes, fantastic trips, wine cellar tours and more. 
This year’s honorary festival chair is Darioush Khaledi of Darioush in Southern Napa Valley, California.  Courage, commitment, and an entrepreneurial spirit best describe Darioush, who left behind a successful engineering career in his native Iran and emigrated to the United States seeking opportunity, freedom and personal liberty. Together with his wife Shahpar, he founded his namesake winery in 1997. Darioush is the realization of his American dream.
Win this wine basket with a giveaway on the Cincy Chic Facebook page!
“I have a lifelong love and passion for producing wines that celebrate individualism and craftsmanship,” Darioush said. “And the Cincinnati International Wine Festival is a fantastic showcase of the finest wineries in our industry. I feel privileged to be representing the wine industry here in Cincinnati as the festival’s chair this year, and I am proud to be part of an international event that gives back locally.”
Each wine festival ticket purchased directly benefits 36 local charities with programs dedicated to the arts, education, health and human services. The festival has given more than $5 million to local charities since its inception in 1991 thanks to the support and patronage of the Greater Cincinnati community.
“Our goal at the wine festival is to keep giving back locally, one glass at a time,” said Cincinnati International Wine Festival Executive Director, Debbie Dent. “There truly is something for everyone here, at nearly every price point. Whether you’re looking to enjoy an exclusive dinner at one of Cincinnati’s finest restaurants, or you want to just taste wines and learn about their origin, you are invited to join us March 8-10. Come explore and sample our vast array of wines, all for a great cause. Not only will you have an incredible time, you will be helping us support the charitable needs of our community.”
The Cincinnati International Wine Festival is a Cincinnati-based, charitable, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to raise funds for local charities through the celebration of the wine industry. This year’s festival features 700 wines from more than 200 wineries across the globe. Kroger is the presenting sponsor. Festival proceeds benefit 36 Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky arts, education, and health and human services charities, distributing more than $350,000 in grants in 2017. The festival has donated more than $5 million to local charities since its inception in 1991. The patronage and support of the Greater Cincinnati community enables the festival to continue giving back locally, one glass at a time. Learn more and purchase tickets at
Watch my exclusive interview with the Executive Director Debbie Dent as she explains how to prepare for the Festival to get the best experience and also offers some helpful tips for how to properly taste the wine when you’re there. Oh, and check out our Cincy Chic Facebook page — — for a chance to win a FABULOUS wine lover’s gift basket valued at $200!

Upcoming Event: A Marriage of Art and Lace February 15

This is a guest blog from Lace Bridal Couture’s Kelly Hill!

What better way to spend the day after the most romantic day of the year than to enjoy a much needed girls night out and work on your wedding plans at the same time? Join us on February 15th from 6pm-9pm at 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Cincinnati for “A Marriage of Art and Lace!”

Wedding planning is filled with so much excitement, joy, and sometimes stress! You’ve already made the most important decision of your life. The rest should be easy, right? We would hope so, too. Conquer your wedding planning woes with premiere wedding vendors by your side. We’ve partnered with some of our favorite vendors in Cincinnati, OH, to bring you a fun filled evening of art, food and fashion. These rock-star vendors will make your wedding planning easy and fun!

Lace Bridal Couture

Your big day revolves around you and your fiancee . . . and your Wedding Dress!! Kelly and Allen Hill have been helping brides make their wedding dreams come true for almost 7 years in their stylish and modern bridal boutique, Lace Bridal Couture. As soon as you step foot into their beautiful, airy and bright boutique, you will feel as though you are the most important person in the world. The customer service you receive is personal and professional. You will have your own private dressing room and your guests will have their own private viewing area so that it makes your dress buying experience intimate and special. Not to mention the amazing bridal designers that you have to choose from for your wedding gown. Located in the heart of the Reading Bridal District, you will certainly want to make your first bridal appointment at Lace.

Dana Renae Designs

The master planner and excellent floral designer, Dana Renae Propes and her expert team work closely with you to create a stress-free (and fun!) planning process that culminates in making your wedding day dreams come to life. Dana is a creative genius and planner. When it comes to the nitty gritty of hiring this dynamic planner, she will create a personalized full-service wedding planning package to fit every need and budget.

True Artists Studio

Storytelling is a passion of Shane Peregram and his team of nationally and internationally award winning videographers. With a love of capturing some of the most intimate, beautiful moments of life, the team works to create a truly unique and authentic perspective of your wedding day, both from an editorial and documentary perspective. Plus, they have the flexibility to capture weddings of all sizes with individual photographers or the full production team.

Ben Elsass Photography

For Ben, it is vital for him to get to know you in the weeks and months leading up to the photo shoot. When taking pictures, regardless of whether it’s an engagement session or wedding day, his goal is always to capture a natural and true representation of you two, as the couple you are. Before snapping a single picture, he tells every couple: Be yourselves and show each other the love and affection that brought you to this point today, and I promise the images will turn out beautiful.” Some couples are very romantic and serious in front of the camera, while others are super goofy and light-hearted, because every couple is different. Ben will ensure that he will capture your special day exactly the way you had envisioned.

Creative Invites and Events

A true love of fine design and exceptional paper is hard to come by these days. Creative Invites and Events is nestled in the vibrant and largest bridal district in North America, right in Reading, OH. The charming Stationary and wedding boutique provides personalized bridal and design consultation to help determine what you need to share the news of your big day (and the thank you’s after). Creative Invites and Events also house premiere wedding vendors, from photographers to florists, to make your wedding planning a one stop shop.

Richter and Phillips

For a life-time marriage, you’ll need a life-time jeweler. With over 100 years of experience, Richter and Phillips features top designers such as Gabriel, Tacori, & Simon G. Along with custom designs,Richter and Phillips will ensure that every piece of jewelry, from the engagement ring, to the wedding band, to the anniversary diamond, sparkles as much as you do!

Party Pleasers DJ and Entertainment

Fun. Energetic. Interactive. And we’re not just talking about your rockin’ reception. Party Pleasers is a lively group of DJs who go above and beyond in creating the ultimate experience at your wedding and reception. Jeff and his awesome team will ensure that your reception will go off without a hitch!

Paper Blooms N More

PaperBlooms N More create beautiful paper floral arrangements. Christy Kerly has created over 1000 wedding paper bouquets for brides each made to their liking and needs, from placing parts of their history in it to creating photo blooms to go in the bouquets to carry their loved ones with them.  When you place your order for flowers, Christy will ask a few questions to get to know you so that your flowers are exactly what you had envisioned. Every bloom is made by Christy and her amazing team.

Your First Dance with Bud Walters

Your first dance as a married couple is one of the true highlights of the reception. Your guests love to watch the two of you gaze into each other’s eyes as you are swaying to your favorite song. It is truly a memorable experience. Then why not have a professional dance instructor help you make this very important dance go as smoothly as possible? Bud is an energetic and incredibly fun guy who will show you the ropes of dancing your first dance. You definitely do not want to do it without him!

We knew you would love them!

Wish you could meet them all at once, alongside learning more about 21c Weddings? Join us at “A Marriage of Art and Lace” on February 15, 2018.

Now that’s what we call wedding planning made easy.

2018 Eco Chic Fashion Show March 23!

2018 Eco Chic Fashion Show

When: Friday, March 23, 6-9pm

Where: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams (The Kenwood Collection) 5901 E Galbraith Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236


Celebrate Mother Earth in style while sipping, shopping, mingling, and enjoying an eco chic fashion show. Proceeds benefit Dress for Success Cincinnati.

Tickets: $10/person or bring a gently used suit, handbag or accessory to donate to Dress for Success Cincinnati. Entry includes two drink tickets, light bites, swag bag, and chance to win a $500 Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams shopping spree!

Thanks to our sponsors:
Healthcare Sponsor: St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Supporting Sponsor: The Plastic Surgery Group
Booth Sponsors: LuLaRoe with JessicaEver Skin Care with Leslie YoungYoung Living Essential Oils with Mandy LucasSparkle for GoodMary Kay with Tiffany PhillipsTobey 1 Originals with Tami SeurkampShop Stevie with Kara ConkeyBeautycounter with Susan ClausChampion WindowsPortaluca
Models Provided by: Heyman Talent
Photographer: Twin Spire Photography
DJ: DJ Blayde
Hosted by: Cincy Chic, the only online publication for women in Greater Cincinnati

Lady in Red: New Location!

NEW LOCATION! Due to the downtown Macy’s store announcing its closure, our Feb. 2 2018 Lady in Red will now be at Macy’s Kenwood Towne Center! Same store-wide 20% discount, swag, fashion show, fundraising for the Cincinnati American Heart Association, and LOTS of fun! (plus, now you’ll get free parking!)  Hope to see you there in your ravishing red! Get your tickets at HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! Share this post for a chance to win a pair of VIP tickets! Winner will be selected on Jan. 14!

Save $10 to New Year, New You with Special Code!

Start the new year in style… with us! Mark your calendars for our Jan. 19 2018 New Year, New You event and enjoy sipping, shopping, mingling {with fine folks like some of last year’s attendees pictured here!}, plus a fab fashion show and fun fundraising activities for the Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund! Use the code FB for $10 off any ticket type …and, yes, that makes the General Admission ticket FREE! Woohoo! Share with your friends and we hope to see you soon! RSVP: 

Punch & Prettification March 15 at Myrtle’s Punch House!

We’re teaming up with Myrtle’s Punch House and EVER Skin Care with Andie Wafzig to bring you Punch & Prettification on March 15! I’m so excited to be working with two of my good friends, Andie and Molly, on this super fun event.

Both of these amazing ladies believe in using the best, natural, and good-for-you ingredients. Actually, many people don’t know this but Molly hand-makes a lot of her own syrups and mixers for her cocktails to keep them as fresh and preservative free as possible. And my gal Andie is all about “results come naturally” natural but SUPER effective, good-for-you skincare.

And if you don’t believe that natural skincare can do the job, just check out these before and after results on my stretch marks! A video on my facial products is coming soon and it’s just as wowing. Seriously, you’ll want to check this stuff out for yourself, and you can in-person, with a fun cocktail in hand, at this awesome event!

Designer Items and More Gift Cards + Black Friday Exclusive!

The ultimate gift for the ultimate woman has arrived at Designer Items & More! Located in Olde West Chester, Designer Items & More offers a boutique shopping experience that is personalized just for YOU!

Designer Items & More carries clothes and accessories from the world’s top couture houses including Chanel, Akris, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Moschino, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, and more!

With the holidays just around the corner, there are TONS of ways for you check out Designer Items & More and what this amazing store has to offer!

First, check out their beautifully wrapped gift cards, free shipping, and complimentary ornament!

Next, you definitely don’t want to miss their Holiday Open House hours on Dec. 3, 10, 15, 16, and 17!

And, lastly, as a Cincy Chic reader, you get an exclusive offer to book a shopping party with your fashionista friends, but it’s only if you call by Dec. 1, 2017. The organizer will receive a $200 gift card for a party of five or more total event attendees. Includes complimentary champagne, canapés, and a store-wide 10% discount. To schedule, email or call 513-349-2080.

Learn more about all the amazing things you can find at Designer Items & More in our Cincy Chic review and virtual tour! And stop by and check out the boutique yourself at 8919 Brookeside Avenue, Suite 101, in Olde West Chester, visit, or call 513-349-2080.