Category Archives: Event

Broadway in Cincinnati’s Wicked is Here!

Wicked is here!!! I went to the Aronoff Center last night to check out the debut show!

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.  WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

The show will run for five weeks, and there are still plenty of great seats available! Wondering which night may be the best to go? You’ll find the best prices on weeknights! You can even buy tickets in person at the Aronoff Center Ticket Office to avoid most fees.

Keep in mind: Shows like this often bring out the worst tickets scams.  Don’t get scammed – be sure you are buying at CincinnatiArts.org, the official Aronoff Center Ticketing Site, not a 3rd party ticket seller that may come up in a Google search.

Ten Thousand Villages Rug Event

This huge rug event is happening this week and next at the two different local Ten Thousand Villages locations — Harper’s Point and O’Bryonville — where they bring in close to 400 rugs. And these aren’t just any rugs. They are high-quality, fair trade, artisan made, hand-knotted rugs. These rugs truly make a difference for the artisans who make them so you can feel good knowing your purchase is empowering women, building schools and supporting village development.

These rugs are made from Dumba sheep – their wool is high in lanolin content, natural scotchguard

And the designs come in several different categories – Contemporary, traditional, tribal. You’ll find natural dyes, synthetic dyes, hand spun wool, and some machine spun. Whatever your style, you’ll find something you love here at this amazing rug event. But these special pieces are only here for a short time, so make sure you stop by soon!

Harper’s Point: Sept. 14-17

O’Bryonville: Sept. 20-24

Clermont Chamber of Commerce “Women’s Day” Oct. 4

Want to make some new connections with other local business women? There’s an event coming up Oct. 4 at the Holiday Inn & Suites with the Clermont Chamber of Commerce called “Women’s Day.” There will be breakfast, exhibitors, networking, “Speed Mentoring”, and a dynamic panel discussion with several local who’s who on Cincinnati’s business women scene, such as:
  • Kim Patton, CEO, HealthSource Ohio
  • Letitia Fulkerson, Owner, State Farm Agency
  • Jackie McNary, Senior Program Director, YMCA
  • Panel Moderator, Jane Sojka, Professor, University of Cincinnati
It’s also for a great cause, as they’ll be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for Inter Parish Ministry. Love that.
Tickets can be purchased here for $50, but you have to get your ticket by Sept. 25! There are also vendor booth opportunities. If you’d like to learn more, or if you have any questions, contact Sherri Bowling at Sherri.Bowling@jfs.ohio.gov.

Big Daddy Walker Productions – New, More Affordable, Packages for Small Weddings

We’ve been using Big Daddy Walker Productions for our DJ services for all our events this year and I’ve been LOVING them! They’re always on-time, always prepared, and always keep the energy up with our crowds!

We’ve had nightmares before with other DJ services… mic feedback so bad people left, batteries dying mid-presentation with NO backup batteries, speakers dying with no back-up, you name it! So, I of course was nervous about going with someone new this year, but they’ve honestly been AMAZING! Haven’t had one issue all year, and that’s saying a LOT with how complicated our events can be! For example, our most recent event, at the Cincinnati Art Museum, last year attendees said they couldn’t hear me emceeing because of all the echoes in the big marble room we were in. The DJ with BDWP came in this year and tweaked for hours prior to the event to make sure the levels were just right to avoid echos. We didn’t have ANY complaints this year about not being able to hear — I’m SO thankful!

At the event on Friday, I got to talking with the DJ about what’s new with biz and he said that they’re now offering a new, more affordable, package for smaller weddings who just need the basics. I know a lot of my millennial friends (geesh that makes me sound old) are having very intimate weddings now, and are more budget conscious than ever, so I know this is right up their alley! I figured I’d do a blog about it in case any one else out there is planning a small event or wedding where this would be a good fit for them! Here are more details about the package:

For smaller weddings/events of 100 guests or less. $695 BASIC MUSIC SERVICE:

  • DJ only
  • Pre-event telephone communication
  • 4 Hours of Music
  • Top Quality DJ equipment
  • 5 Special Dances
  • Online forms filled out by client
  • Phone consultation
  • Online planning tools for clients use

To learn more, or to contact them, visit http://bigdaddywalkerproductions.com

Cincy Chic’s “Cocktails & Couture” event at the Cincinnati Art Museum

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Sneak Peek: Load-In Day for Broadway in Cincinnati’s “Wicked”

Mark your calendars because Broadway in Cincinnati is bringing the play Wicked to town starting tomorrow!

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.  WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

The show will run for five weeks, and there are still plenty of great seats available! Wondering which night may be the best to go? You’ll find the best prices on weeknights! You can even buy tickets in person at the Aronoff Center Ticket Office to avoid most fees.

Keep in mind: Shows like this often bring out the worst tickets scams.  Don’t get scammed – be sure you are buying at CincinnatiArts.org, the official Aronoff Center Ticketing Site, not a 3rd party ticket seller that may come up in a Google search.

2017 Seasonably Chic Showcase Details Announced!

Our biggest shopping event of the year, the Seasonably Chic Showcase, is coming up on Nov. 4 just in time for the holidays! This is always my favorite event because I get to get all my Christmas shopping done for everyone on my list — men, women, children, pets, grandparents, you name it! — while shopping local, or even hand-making items like ornaments or mini canvases! Plus, you can do it all with a mimosa in hand, get a mini massage, AND free gift wrapping! It’s all for a great cause, too! Just bring a canned good for the Freestore Foodbank, and you get in to the event for FREE and that includes a swag bag filled with goodies! Hope you can make it! All the event details and RSVP info is below!

2017 Seasonably Chic Showcase
Sat., Nov. 4, 10am-2pm

The Phoenix – 812 Race St. Cincinnati OH 45202

RSVP at: www.2017scs.eventbrite.com

Shop for everyone on your nice list with the best local boutiques and vendors – all under one roof! Bring a canned good for the FreeStore FoodBank to get free entry, a swag bag, and complimentary gift wrapping! Also enjoy refreshments, free 10-minute back massages, an interactive ornament decorating area for kids, and a freeze modeling fashion show showcasing the latest winter trends! Plus, more than $3,000 in prizes randomly awarded to attendees! Convenient $2 parking available at Garfield Garage located next door on 9th Street.

Healthcare Sponsor:
St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Brunch N Learn Sponsor:
Painting with a Twist (Mason and West)

Photobooth Sponsor:
Victory Wellness & Medspa

Swag Bag Sponsor:
Ideal Image

Fashion Show Sponsor
Up2Tempo

Booth Sponsors:
Tobey 1 Originals with Tami Seurkamp, Lularoe with Danielle, Jamberry with Sarah Nelson & Gina Parsley, Pure Romance by Amy Emerson, Tiffany Brennan – Rodan + Fields, Champion Windows, LeiMarie Limited, FREEWHEELER, BubbaRub LLC, Stella & Dot with Audrey Meade, Rebekah Dunning – AdvoCare Independent Distributor, Sparkle for Good, Senegence (Lipsense) with Krystie Berberich, DoTerra with Rhonda, Beautycounter with Kate Cunningham, Miss Em’s, Walton Creek Boutique, Urban Design Gallery, Ever Skin Care with Leslie Young, Fly Ground Clothing, The Plastic Surgery Group

Philanthropy:
Freestore Foodbank

Photographer:
Twin Spire Photography

Fashion Show Stylist:
Jennifer Blades Personal Stylist

Fashion Show Models:
Heyman Talent Agency

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact our event planner, Stephanie Simon, at ssimon@cincychic.com.

2017 Seasonably Chic Showcase

Girls Night Out with Painting With a Twist!

I’m SO excited to let you know that we’re teaming up Painting with a Twist to bring you Girls Night Out!

Mark your calendars for September 25 when we venture out to two Cincinnati locations for a fun night of sipping wine, painting with the girls, and swag bags!

$25 per person gets you all of your painting supplies plus wine! YAY!

We’ll be at Painting with a Twist in Mason as well as their West location, so be sure to check them out and RSVP to save your spot!

Back to School at a Girls’ World

I love Girls World. Such a hidden gem. It’s located right in the heart of Old Montgomery and it’s a boutique just for girls! They have everything from formal and casual wear, for newborn girls size 14, plus TONS of fun accessories, decor and gift items.

I love following them on social media because they do all their own photoshoots with local girls, so you can see all the latest and greatest that just arrived, plus you might see a familiar face too!

This is a sneak peek of their Back to School photoshoot that they’re doing to showcase all the new stuff they have in stock to make your girls look too cool for school this year.

And actually, they’re having a “Back to School Party” on Aug. 12 from 11 am to 2 pm and it sounds SO fun! It’s a kid-friendly event where you can enjoy an afternoon of shopping, snacks, crafts, and fun pics together, plus a fashion show at noon!

Learn more about the event here.

Sparkle & Sun July 9!


Ladies, get ready because Sparkle and Sun is coming July 9th to the Oasis Conference Center in Loveland, which is actually a quick 25 minutes from downtown. And trust me, this is an event you won’t want to miss out on. Co-hosted by Cincy Chic and Sparkle for Good, this shopping event is going to pamper you from head to toe and fill your wardrobe with lots of fabulous finds!

If you’re in need of a relaxing day with your girlfriends, Sparkle and Sun is the place to be. Enjoy pampering services and LOTS of shopping with local businesses, makers and artisans with one-of-a-kind offerings all under one roof!

Personal services will be a huge part of the event, too. These services are for women by women and are here to help make your life easier, add a touch of elegance, and help you feel your absolute best. Some of these services include photographers, interior designers, florists, life coaches, and personal stylists- just to name a few.

Different speakers will also be there to hold mini-workshops on topics like nutrition, fitness, and tips for returning to a career if you’ve taken time away – and the fun doesn’t stop there. Raffle tickets for prizes will be plentiful and proceeds go to Dress for Success Cincinnati.

Stop by Sparkle and Sun on July 9th from 12-3 pm at the Oasis in Loveland for the perfect escape! Admission is $5, which includes your raffle ticket. The event will be sure to give you an oasis of chic fun while getting you energized — looking and feeling good — for the busy season ahead!

Click here to see the Facebook event listing and share with your friends!

Red, Pink & Blue Coming Up June 23!

One of Cincy Chic’s most unique events of the year is coming up in just a couple weeks! I can’t wait! Basically, it’s a big party and fashion show on the Purple People Bridge. We have drinks, shopping, music and fun, then as the sun starts to set over the city, we have a fabulous fashion show with the runway lining the bridge! It’s pretty cool! Hope you can make it! All the details are below!

2017 Red, Pink and Blue

A fab party and fashion show on the Purple People Bridge with shopping, raffles, cash bar, DJ and impeccable views — all to benefit heart, breast and diabetes health! $10 per person, ticket includes access into event, seat along the runway, and swag bag!

When: Friday June 23 7-10pm
Where: Purple People Bridge
RSVP: www.2017rpb.eventbrite.com

Sponsors Include…
Healthcare Sponsor: St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Fashion Show Sponsor: Frameri

Salon Sponsor: Jim Brofft Salon Central

Swag Bag Sponsor: Ideal Image

Photobooth Sponsor: Victory Wellness & Medspa

Booth Sponsors: Tobey 1 Originals with Tami Seurkamp, LuLaRoe with Jessica, Jamberry with Sarah Nelson & Gina Parsley, Tiffany Brennan – Rodan + Fields, Ideal Image, Champion Windows, BubbaRub LLC, Earthganic Elements, BubbaRub LLC, Beautycounter with Kate Cunningham, Senegence (Lipsense) with Krystie Berberich, Rebekah Dunning – AdvoCare Independent Distributor, Mary Kay with Tiffany Phillips, DoTerra with Rhonda, Pure Romance with Arin, Stella & Dot with Peggy Sullivan

DJ: Big Daddy Walker Productions

Photographer: Twin Spire Photography

Stylist: Jennifer Blades Personal Stylist

Models Provided by: Heyman Talent

Beneficiaries: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Heart Association & Pink Ribbon Girls

2017 Red, Pink and Blue