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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!

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  https://www.designeritemsandmore.com, or call 513-349-2080, and see an exclusive offer when you email info@designeritemsandmore.com.

Black Friday Savings at Miss Em’s!

Get your Black Friday shopping started a little early with Miss Em’s! The savings are starting early when you get 40% off missems.com from Tuesday, November 21 for Sunday, November 26 using coupon code “WhiteChristmas” at checkout.

Check out some of these best selling pieces from Miss Em’s to give you a little sneak peek of what to expect in her Black Friday Sale!

 

 

Last year I hosted a virtual party with Miss Em’s. My guests and I were able to shop her selection of jewelry and accessories online without leaving the house! Similar to how other Facebook parties go (think LulaRoe), albums were loaded online and we could take a look at all of it and choose what we wanted!

Below are some of my favorite items from the virtual party I hosted last year:

I’m hosting another virtual party on November 26 at 8 pm. Be sure to join us for a great cause, and don’t forget to invite your friends! From now until the day of the party, you can see photos of Miss Em’s jewelry to get you excited!

Once the clock strikes 8 pm you’ll be able to see pieces that are available to purchase! See something you want that evening? Don’t wait – we may only have ONE of each piece! All you have to do it put “Sold” in the comments. At the end of the party everyone will need to complete our registration form so we can send invoices to you! You’ll have 48 hours to complete your invoice and your new jewelry will be mailed out to you!

Learn more about my virtual party here. And check out Miss Em’s Black Friday Sale at www.missems.com.

Child Auditions for WAITRESS Musical!

The Tony-nominated musical WAITRESS is coming to Cincinnati January 9-21 and they’re looking to add a little girl to its lineup of actors!

The show is searching for “Lulu” for its Cincinnati performances. Check out this description of Lulu:

The character of “Lulu” is a sweet and carefree 4 to 5-year-old who appears in the production’s finale scene. Qualified young girls should be shorter than 4’2”, weigh less than 35 lbs and be no older than 5 years and 3 months. Individual applicants are welcome, as are sets of twins or siblings. Space is limited to the first 40 applicants to sign up at Lulu Audition Sign-up.

Auditions will be held Tuesday, November 28 from 10am to 2:30 pm! The search for Lulu will be held at the Aronoff Center. Only children who are signed up and confirmed in advance will be seen, there are no walk-in applicants who can audition. Those trying out for the part will need to recite two lines from the show. Parents are encouraged to bring a head shot and resume for each child, though a headshot, resume, and prior acting experience are not required!

Children who are selected will need to be available for all performances from January 9-21, and available to be at the theatre until as late as 10 pm on weekdays and 10:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

About WAITRESS:

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (“I Am Sam”) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland, Pippin, Hair).

Inspired by Adrienne Shelley’s beloved film WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

“It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune. “WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly and “a monumental contribution to Broadway!” according to Marie Claire. Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Get your tickets at https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/.

Recap: Miss Em’s Holiday Open House – Cincinnati

Cincy Chic’s Editor-in-Chic brought her two daughters to the Miss Em’s Holiday Open House at the Anderson Senior Center on Nov. 5.

This past Sunday (Nov. 5) was the Miss Em’s Cincinnati Holiday Open House at the Anderson Senior Center, and let me tell you, it was AMAZING! I took my daughters along with me and they had SO much fun.

I love shopping all the jewelry, accessories, and gift items from Miss Em’s, and then also all of the other vendors that were there too!

Lola got a REALLY cool book from Usborne Books where you shine a flashlight behind each page, which then reveals somtehing hidden behind each image. She is OBSESSED!

I’m so glad we stopped by – because not only did I get to spend the day with my girls and check out all of the great items that were at the Open House, but I also got to get a little holiday shopping done for family and friends, all while supporting a local business! PLUS – the event benefitted Cincinnati Children’s where shoppers got a discount if they brought in a toy to donate. I was there at the beginning of the event – when the bin was just starting to be filled, but Miss Em’s Owner Emily says it was completely full by the end of the day, which warms my heart!

There’s another Open House coming up in Columbus at the Worthington Community Center on November 19 from 1-4 pm – so mark your calendars now if you’ll be in the Columbus area! If you can’t make it to the next open house, you can always shop Miss Em’s online or host a Facebook party so you an earn while your friends shop with you!

 

 

WAITRESS Pie Recipe Contest

With the arrival of Broadway in Cincinnati’s “Waitress” musical, the organization is also hosting a  pie recipe contest!

Pie is a key ingredient to the storytelling of the show, and so Broadway in Cincinnati and Local 12 WKRC are requesting creative pie recipes that mimic the show’s whimsical pies like the “Almost Makes You Believe Again Pie” or the “Key (lime) to Happiness Pie.”

To enter, bakers, professional and amateur alike, must send their creative recipes to waitresspiecincy@gmail.com. Entries will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, November 10 with three finalists announced on-air Monday, November 13, by the Local 12 Morning Team. The three chosen finalists will appear with their pies on the Local 12 Morning Show during the week of November 13-16 with a winner chosen live on the air Friday, November 17.

The selected baker/bakery will be honored as the official pie of Waitress in Cincinnati, which includes:

  • Winner will receive 4 opening night tickets and a copy of The Waitress Pie Book. The winning recipe will also be posted on the WKRC and Broadway in Cincinnati’s social media sites, and on-air.
  •  Two runner-up winners will receive a pair of tickets to opening night on January 9, 2018.
  • Winning recipe featured as an insert in the official Waitress cookbook available for sale to audiences during each performance.

Contest rules/Requirements of the baker/bakery:

  1. Submissions must be received by 5 pm on Friday, November 10
  2. Recipes must be something you can actually bake
  3. Bakers must be available the week of November 13 to appear on the WKRC Morning News

And don’t forget to mark your calendars when Waitress heads ot the Aronoff Center for a limited two week showing from January 9-21, 2018 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati 2017-2018 season presented by TriHealth.

Tickets are on sale now and are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org, or by phone at 513-621-ARTS.

Spotlight: The Paisley Elephant at Nov. 4 Holiday Shopping Event

CHIC SPOTLIGHT! The Paisley Elephant Boutique will be one of 40+ local boutiques/vendors at our Nov. 4 2017 Seasonably Chic Showcase! This online boutique has hand-picked items from small to 3XL! Also at this FREE holiday shopping expo, you’ll also get free swag bags and gift wrapping, plus a fashion show, ornament decorating for kids and so much more! More event details below — RSVP at: www.2017scs.eventbrite.com


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, Paisley Elephant, 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, Lularoe with Dana, Good Earth Good Eating, Scentsy with Shonda Million, Direct Cellars with Katie Jo Beahr, Foodie Cincy, Leeta Ruth Boutique, Younique with Lorrie Nelson, EcoEden LLC, Chuck Aardema, Author – In My World, Queen City Massage Therapy

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

$5 Canvas Painting Brunch ‘n’ Learns at Nov. 4 Holiday Showcase!

Join us for our 2017 Seasonably Chic Showcase Nov. 4 at The Phoenix where we’re hosting $5 (yes, only FIVE dollars) Brunch ‘n’ Learns with Painting with a Twist! These include breakfast, canvas and art supplies, so you can enjoy a yummy brunch and leave with a custom creation on canvas! Plus, shop with 40+ local boutiques/vendors, enjoy refreshments, an interactive ornament decorating area for kids, and a freeze modeling fashion show! Oh, and we’re giving away more than $3,000 in prizes throughout the day to attendees! Bring a canned good for the Freestore Foodbank to get FREE entry, swag bag and gift wrapping! RSVP: www.2017scs.eventbrite.com

Holiday Shopping Event at LouLou’s Boutique

Cincinnati’s Westside has one women’s fashion boutique that I know of… as a native westsider myself, I was excited to see it open many years ago, and how it’s grown. They have an active Facebook page, where they post about new arrivals and upcoming events. They posted recently about a “Jump Start the Holidays at LouLou’s” event that they’re hosting, and it sounds like fun, so I thought I’d share!

It’s on November 4 from 10 am to 3 pm at their boutique (6145 Bridgetown Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45248). They’ll have 20% off the entire store (including their “Happy Everything” line which is pretty exclusive and only goes on sale like this two times a year. The owner Nancy said she’s getting in a TON of new clothes and accessories, so you’ll have a lot to choose from. Plus, you’ll be able to get holiday ornaments personalized for free at the event! So fun!

Attached is the event invite — hope to see you there!

Sneak Peek: Miss Em’s Holiday Open House Nov. 5

Man, oh man! My favorite online accessory/gift item site, missems.com, is having their annual Holiday Open House Sunday Nov. 5 11am-5pm at the Anderson Senior Center in Anderson Township!

Not only is this an awesome opportunity to see all the HUNDREDS of pieces you can typically only find online — including bracelets, necklaces, earrings, purses, scarves, baby clothes, children’s gifts, holiday decor, and more — but there will also be other fabulous vendors there, too! She has LuLaRoe, Mary Kay, Usborne Books, Scentsy, Lipsense, and Thirty One currently scheduled to be there, and there could be more!


All of the jewelry is $25 or less, so it’s all VERY affordable. But get there early for the best selection. Most of the pieces she carries, she only has one of, so if you get there early, you’ll get the pick of the litter! 🙂

It’s for a good cause too! Bring a new, unused children’s toy worth $10 or more to donate to Children’s Hospital and receive 10% off your entire order from Miss Em’s. This is new! They haven’t done this in years past when I’ve come before, so that’s exciting! Even though the maximum discount you can get is 10% off (so you don’t get multiple discounts for bringing multiple toys) although I’m sure they’d LOVE It if you brought in more than one toy! Hey, it’s a great opportunity to offload the stuff your kiddos aren’t using to make room for all the goodies Santa will be bringing!

Here’s an event recap blog I did after going to one of Miss Em’s Holiday Open House events so you can see some examples of things I found. I included a few pics below of happy Miss Em’s customers wearing their fab finds, and also a sneak peek of some items on her site I’m excited to see in person at this year’s event!

Click here to learn more about the Nov. 5 event and I hope to see you there!

“Miss Em’s” (Emily Smith – second to left) herself, with her family and friends as support at a previous Holiday Open House