Cincy Chic loves working with and supporting JDRF, especially when fun drinks and fashion are involved! That’s why we were so excited to have a table at this year’s Bourbon & BowTie Bash this past weekend! Check out the fun details of their new fundraising records below!
On Saturday, October 19, JDRF hosted its 6th annual Bourbon & BowTie Bash, billed as the hottest party in Cincinnati, and set a new fundraising record of $350,000 raised for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. With nearly 2,000 guests, the sold out event featured 10 bourbon tastings and food and cocktails from over 25 of the area’s best-loved bars and restaurants. Local 12’s Bob Herzog served as emcee and auctioneer, and the evening’s Fund a Cure programming featured the story of Caroline (Callie) Boyce-Jones, who was diagnosed with T1D four years ago at the age of 25. Contrary to what many people think, T1D is not just a disease that impacts children, and it can strike anyone at any age and at any time. T1D is an autoimmune disease that has no association with dietary or lifestyle choices.
At the event, guests voted on their favorites, and the winning bar and restaurant partners were: Best Sweets, Tres Belle Cakes; Best Restaurant, Taglio; Best Up-and-Comer, Soleil Kitchen; and Best Cocktail, made by Jacob Trevino with Lonely Pine. Celebrity judge Molly Wellmann helped select and announce the 2019 Best Bartender recipient, which was Catherine Manabat with HomeMakers Bar. Also recognized at the event were the 17 young professionals who served as 2019 BowTie Barons & Baronesses, each of whom helped personally raise corporate contributions for JDRF. Also instrumental to the event’s success are the JDRF Emerging Leaders Council, which is a group of young professionals who helped with event planning in partnership with JDRF Senior Development Coordinator Jackie Oney.
“The Bourbon & BowTie Bash is one of our favorite events of the year,” said JDRF Southwest Ohio Executive Director Melissa Newman. “It’s exciting to host a fundraiser that has such a reputation as being such a fun party, but what’s most important is that it also serves the purpose of raising money for a critical need. We’re incredibly grateful to the community for rallying around the Bourbon & BowTie Bash and making a difference for everyone impacted by type 1 diabetes.”
Our first-ever Women in Business Expo this past Saturday was a HUGE success! We wanted to give a big thanks to our photographer, Twin Spire Photography, for doing such a great job with all the headshots for attendees throughout the day!
Below are a few sneak peeks of what’s to come! We love working with Twin Spire Photography – he always does a great job! He’s definitely the guy to contact if you’re looking to have anything from headshots to a special event captured to perfection!
In fact, Owner Missy DeGroot is be relaunching her brand with LOTS of new designs at the show! The event will be held at The Spot on West Fifth with sips, light bites, swag, mingling, and so much more! Plus, a portion of proceeds from the night will be donated to Sew Valley!
Did you know that at our July 12 Cincinnati Fashion Night at The Spot on West Fifth you’ll actually be able to shop designer This One Dress? How COOL! The dress can be customized (watch the video!) to fit you and your body – so that you feel super fabulous all night (or day) long!
Check out the photos from JlaJ Photography – she was at an event with our sister publication, Cbus Chic!
Below are details on our Cincinnati Fashion Night event – tell your friends!
2019 Cincinnati Fashion Night
When: July 12, 6-9pm
Where: Spot on West 5th | 337 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Sips, light bites, swag bags, mingling, and shopping with a variety of local businesses and designers. Plus, enjoy an exciting fashion show series featuring the innovative collections of four emerging designers with Cincinnati roots. A portion of proceeds donated to Sew Valley.
Cincy Chic’s Photographer Twin Spire Photography got a sneak peek of the new exhibit at Cincinnati Art Museum that opens this Friday! Check out his experience below!
“If you thought Cincinnati Art Museum didn’t have something exciting to follow the success that No Spectators has been well… you can check out Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style when it opens on Friday for Art After Dark: Kimono My House and bite your tongue…”