Category Archives: Event

Pinnacle at Columbia Plaza July 20!

My good friend Kelly, who used to be a Cincy Chic intern, now runs marketing for Columbia Plaza downtown! She’s putting together this FAB fashion show that is a MUST ATTEND event for all fashionistas in town! Check out the details below!

PINNACLE AT COLUMBIA PLAZA
July 20, 7-10pm
RSVP: https://pinnaclecp.eventbrite.com
Columbia Plaza – 250 E 5th St. Cincinnati OH 45202

Join us for an exclusive red carpet fashion experience at Columbia Plaza complete with custom cocktails crafted by Cincy Bartiste, elegant musical stylings of a harp and flute duo by Silver Strings, selfie-approved Urban Blooms pop-up living wall and funky beats by Self Diploma’s DJ Drowsy!

Soak in panoramic views from the top of one of Cincinnati’s tallest buildings as you experience the Pinnacle Fashion Show with seven local Cincinnati designers — join us for a 360° fashion experience.

PINNACLE PROGRAM
7 PM: Registration + Cocktails | Main Lobby
8 PM: Elevators Open to Take Guests to 29th Floor
9 PM: Pinnacle Fashion Show | 29th Floor
10 PM: Pinnacle Concludes

FEATURED DESIGNERS:
CALLE EVANS
FWHLR
GRIND AND GLAZE
JONATHAN MEZIBOV
LONER
LIVLOCAL
PHILIPPE HAAS

TICKETS FOR PINNACLE AT COLUMBIA PLAZA
INCLUDE EVENT ADMISSION AND THREE DRINK TICKETS.
$45 FRONT ROW $40 SECOND ROW

SPECIAL THANKS TO
DJ
Self Diploma DJ Drowsy

FOOD SPONSOR
Wild Eggs

VIP LOUNGE SPONSOR
Value City Furniture styled by NOVE home&body decor llc

Rappel for a Reason: Bronson Arroyo’s Story

Happy #MotivationMonday, Chic’ers! Bronson Arroyo of the Cincinnati Reds supports Rappel for a Reason! Find out how you can too! REGISTER to #Rappel down 325 feet of the Neyer Properties building on July 14 in #DowntownCincinnati to benefit the Aubrey Rose Foundation & raise money for critically ill kids. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Can’t rappel? Make a donation! http://ow.ly/8CNv30iCzSh To learn more about Rappel for a Reason on July 14, visit http://www.rappelforareason.com/.

Rappel for a Reason: Larissa’s Story

Happy #MotivationMonday, Chic’ers! Thank you Larissa Craddock for #Rappelling for Gabriel! 5YO Gabriel, diagnosed with Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) causing his body to attack his platelets, (used for clotting) restricting Gabriel’s activities for fear of bleeding, extreme bruising & internal injuries. DONATE NOW to help Larissa raise $1,000 for Gabriel! http://ow.ly/Ieoa30iFZJk #R4aR #ARF #OTE To learn more about Rappel for a Reason on July 14, visit http://www.rappelforareason.com/.

Support THREE Health Causes at Red, Pink & Blue THIS FRIDAY!

I can’t wait to see all the FAB fashions from fashion show sponsor LouLou’s Boutique at our Red, Pink & Blue event that benefits heart, breast, and diabetes health! Owner Nancy, left, is a breast cancer survivor herself!💕 It all takes place Friday June 29 from 7-10 on the Purple People Bridge! Shop, drink, enjoy a runway show, DJ, and impeccable views while supporting the American Heart Association, Pink Ribbon Girls, and JDRF! Learn more & RSVP: 2018rpb.eventbrite.com

Rappel for a Reason: Margie’s Story

Happy #MotivationMonday, Chic’ers! THANK YOU Margie Ventre for registering to #Rappel for YOUR “Reason,” Arabella, a little girl who is full of hope, laughter, and love. She endures Mitochondria Disease & al Ehlers-danlos Syndrome, causing her to struggle with chronic infections, hypoglycemia, epilepsy, migraines & more. DONATE NOW to help Margie reach her goal for Arabella and the Aubrey Rose Foundation so she can go #OverTheEdge! http://ow.ly/Y4F630ix8Ek #R4aR To learn more about Rappel for a Reason on July 14, visit http://www.rappelforareason.com/.

Rappel for a Reason: Alexander C.

Happy #MotivationMonday, Chic’ers! Today, we’re inspired by Alexander C. Alexander suffers with Acardi-Goutierex Syndrome Type 2. This is a life-threatening illness that causes Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Michcephaly, global delays, Gerd and many more issues in those it plagues. His family is in need of a very specialized and custom stroller that would allow him to be and participate in outdoor activities, something sweet Alexander can’t do now. REGISTER to Rappel TODAY to become his sponsor and give his family some much needed financial relief. #R4aR http://ow.ly/TaGr30hOUJP. To learn more about Rappel for a Reason on July 14, visit http://www.rappelforareason.com/.

Father’s Day Cocktails

As a busy mom of three (not to mention #newbornlife), I didn’t have a ton of time to get out of the house to shop, or the mental bandwidth to come up with something creative for my husband this Father’s Day. But, I do know my husband loves his bourbon, so I got him a bottle of his FAVORITE – Angel’s Envy – and dressed it up in one of Nico’s shirts and a bow tie. It looks like I actually put time and thought into it! Haha! I got the idea from this Pinterest post about wrapping a bottle with a shirt sleeve and old tie (but again, #newbornlife so I didn’t have time to make anything).

To help you whip up something tasty and easy this Father’s Day, here are some fun recipes that’ll please any papa’s palate. Enjoy! And Happy Father’s Day to all you fathers and father figures out there!

Man-Fashioned by Becca Pesce, NYC Whiskey Guardian – by Becca Pesce, NYC Whiskey Guardian 
This particular cocktail was inspired by the idea of combining the flavors of a Manhattan and an Old Fashioned into a hybrid—because of my Dad’s preferences. The Old Fashioned is his favorite way to enjoy Angel’s Envy, but he still always asks me to ‘finish’ his drink with an extra cherry or two.

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels
  • ½ part Grand Marnier
  • ½ part Amaro Montenegró
  • 1 tsp brandied cherry juice (or Bada Bing cherry juice)
  • 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a yarai. Stir thoroughly, and strain over a large cube. Garnish with an orange peel and a brandied (or Bada Bing) cherry—or a couple of extra cherries, based on Dad’s preference.

Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree – by Andy Borbely, New Orleans Lead Whiskey Guardian
My Father’s Day cocktail was inspired by three generations of my family: my grandfather, my father and me. When my grandfather served in World War II, he and his fellow soldiers were part of the liberation of southern France. During their march through the region, American soldiers were often met by overjoyed Frenchmen who would pass them glasses of water for their long march. Sometimes, though, these celebratory souls would hand over glasses of calvados apple brandy instead, and soldiers would knock back an entire glass “not knowing” what they had been given. My cocktail is rinsed with the essence of this apple spirit to impart just a hint of my grandfather’s lasting influence. The Angel’s Envy is, of course, a product of a father and son collaboration, but so is the green apple shrub I use in this cocktail. My childhood home had an apple tree out front that I could climb as a kid, so I wanted to mingle the roots of my childhood with the city I chose as an adult. By combining the apple and the Louisiana sugarcane in my shrub, I intended to link the deep roots my father established for me back home to the city of New Orleans, where I reside today with great love.

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Whiskey Finished in Port Barrels
  • 1 part Tattersall Pommeau
  • 1 part Green Apple Shrub*
  • 2 dashes Fee Bros Old Fashioned Bitters Calvados Rinsed Glass Long Lemon Peel garnish

*Green Apple Shrub: 2 cups chopped green apples combined with one cup unrefined Louisiana sugar, left sealed in the refrigerator for three days, strained, build to 1 to .75 ratio sugar syrup to apple cider vinegar

Instructions: In a mixing glass, build fresh ice, Angel’s Envy, Tattersall Pommeau, green apple shrub, and bitters. Stir until well incorporated, approximately ten seconds or twenty rotations. Place approximately 1/4 parts calvados into an empty double rocks glass and swirl to coat. Add fresh ice to calvados-lined glass and strain cocktail over fresh ice. Garnish with expressed lemon peel.

Without Faculty – by Tony Burke, Virginia Whiskey Guardian
My father isn’t a very big drinker. As a matter of fact, his first sip of alcohol that I’m aware of is when I got married. I named this cocktail “Without Faculty” because every time I would ask him why he doesn’t drink (I was just poking the bear, of course I knew the answer) he would respond by saying ” I don’t want to lose control of my faculties”. My friends and I still laugh to this day every time he gives us this answer. My Father loves, and I mean LOVES desserts, and one of his favorites is a Bananas Foster. Couple that with his undying love for all things ginger and I came up with this cocktail. All I have to do next is get him to try this drink and I know he’ll be hooked.

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Whiskey Finished in Port Barrels
  • ½ part Ginger Syrup
  • ½ part Giffard banana liqueur (Banane Du Bresil)
  • ¾ part Lemon Juice
  • Bittermens Tiki Bitters

Instructions: Add all ingredients (except bitters) into a shaker tin. Add Ice and shake. Double strain into a double rocks glass over one large ice cube and garnish with 3 drops of Tiki bitters and a banana slice.

Trapline Old Fashioned – by George Engelstad, Seattle Whiskey Guardian
My father is a bit of a renaissance man. While we were living in the middle of nowhere Wisconsin, he did everything imaginable in the outdoors: he hunted, trapped, fished, farmed, and learned everything he could about nature. Then he passed on as much as he could to me and my two brothers. One really cool thing he taught us was how to tap maple trees and make fresh maple syrup and maple sugar. With this cocktail, I tried to pay tribute to all of the time we spent outdoors. It’s rich, smoky, sweet and could almost be a liquid Smores—a drinkable version of what you’d make on a campfire. I think dad would approve.

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Whiskey Finished in Port Barrels
  • ¼ part Laphroaig 10yr Scotch
  • ¼ part Gifford Creme de Cacao
  • ¼ part maple syrup

Instructions: Stir all ingredients into a shaker tin. Strain over a large ice cube finish with spritz of Angel’s Envy Rye, if you happen to have it.

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.