Category Archives: Health

Free Women’s Health Expo This Saturday!

Everything is coming together for our Women’s Health Expo this Saturday! I’m so excited! This will be our biggest event yet! We have about 800 RSVPs (my goal is 1,000 so bring your family and friends… hey, make it an early Mother’s Day activity! haha!), vitaminwater will be mixing up “skinny-tinis”, lululemon fashion show at 11:30 and 1:30, tons of health-focused vendors, speaker seminars and health screenings. Below are all the details. Hope to see you there! Click here to RSVP!


Women’s Health Expo

Date: May 12, 10am-3pm

Where: The Phoenix, 812 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
$2 parking in the adjacent Garfield Garage on 9th Street

A free, fun and informative Women’s Health Expo! Enjoy health-enhancing seminars with local physicians, healthy treats and drinks (with take-home recipes), health screenings, shopping and learning about local health experts and services! Also, don’t miss the “Function in Fashion” show featuring the latest styles by lululemon athletica. Plus, several lucky attendees will be randomly selected to win lululemon athletica shopping sprees and even round-trip Ultimate Air Shuttle tickets to New York City! First 400 to RSVP will receive a reusable tote bag filled with swag!


Presenting Sponsors: Lexus RivercenterPerformance Lexus

Supporting Sponsors: PNC BankThe Plastic Surgery Group

Healthcare Sponsor: St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Fashion Show Sponsors: Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spalululemon athletica

Childcare Sponsor: Your Event Sitters, LLC – Click HERE to schedule your on-site childcare at the event!

Booth Sponsors: Bella Forza FitnessAdvanced WellnessPeak PerformanceMiche Bags by Dale GoldmanVotre Vu by Julena BingamanMary Kay by Britt BornPure Romance by Stephanie Muth,Frostconnection.comLisa Robin JewelryDawn Yunker – Shaklee Independent Distributor,JuicePlusCardioDancePartyThoma & Sutton Eye-CareUpper Cervical Health Centers of Blue AshHRCMedicalKrumme Clinic of ChiropracticNorwood ChiropracticCity Dermatology and LaserHealthier Choice Weight Care Program for Women, Good Life. Good Earth., Organo Gold CoffeeLoving with PurposeOhio Drug CardvitaminwaterDr Amy Brenner and AssociatesPeriod PanteezAny Lab Test NowWhole Step WellnessYelp, and more!

Lululemon Kenwood Grand Opening Sneak Peek

New Lululemon store at Kenwood Towne Centre (click to enlarge)

Lots going on at Kenwood Towne Centre this weekend! We have our Indie Collectionevent going on (basically several local designers selling their wares in a pop-up shop in front of Starbucks in the common area) and the Lululemon store just opened!

The Lululemon ladies and I have been working together a ton lately (they’re doing the “Function in Fashion” show at our free Women’s Health Expo next Saturday) so they’ve been telling me about it for months now and I was so pumped to see the final product.

I checked it out, snapped a bunch of pics for the blog (yes, that’s a real person doing yoga in the window!) and took the below video of it so you can virtually check it out here! But… I must say, definitely check it out in person!

The clothes are amazing, the people are super friendly, and their free fitness classes are always so fun (and did I mention free?)!



Christine Moore Trunk Show at Soho Next Weekend

Now THAT, my friends, is a HAT! And not just any hat… a Christine Moore hat.

They’re bold, they’re bright and they’re coming to Cincinnati next weekend. Soho Boutique in Hyde Park is hosting a trunk show April 6 and 7, and it’s your chance to snag one of these haute couture hats. See below for more information about the event that I copy/pasted from Soho’s event listing on Facebook!

Christine Moore Trunk Show
Soho Boutique in Hyde Park, 2757 Observatory Ave.
If you’re look for a hat for Derby, Oaks, a Tea or a Fundraiser this Spring, then this is the event for you!!!

Christine A. Moore hats appear to be everywhere these days!! The New York City-based milliner’s hats were worn by Jennifer Lopez in a photo spread in September’s Vanity Fair. Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have also worn Moore’s creations in recent issues of fashion magazines. Elegance, unique design and comfort are what Christine A. Moore Millinery is about. She is known for her finishing work and attention to detail. All embellishments are handmade and unique to her design. Each hat is individually made with great care.

We will be having the trunk show during regular store hours, which are Friday 11-6 and Saturday 11-5!!

The Cara Group- A Ladies Night Out!

Nest is hosting a Ladies Night out this Thursday from 5-9pm at Hyde Park Square where they will be donating 10% of all sales! Happy hour starts at 5pm at Cock & Bull, Poco A Poco, and Head Over Heels.

All proceeds benefit the CARA Group, a non-profit organization where community partners work together to raise awareness and funds to enrich the lives of people with disabilities in Hamilton County.

There will be fashion shows at Posh Boutique from 6:30-6:45pm, Jamshid Antique Oriental Rug Gallery from 7:30-8:00pm, and a Raffle Drawing at Head Over Heels at 8:30pm. The Grand Prize for the drawing is a $1,000 Head Over Heels Shopping Spree! Raffle tickets are on sale now for $5 each or 6 for $25!

Also, get to sample Raspberry Lipstick Margaritas from Foxy Gourmet! Yum!

So gather your girlfriends and head to Hyde Park Square this Thursday for a Ladies Night Out, Happy Hour, Fashion Shows, and a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree while also supporting a great cause! See you there!

Thanks to my intern Sara Elliott for helping put this blog post together!

Help Me Help Cure Cystic Fibrosis!

I was recently selected as one of the honorees for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, “Cincinnati’s Finest” awards this year.

Cincinnati’s Finest awards will be on March 1 at 6:30 pm at the Bell Event Center. Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door the night of the event.

As an honoree, I committed to raise $2500 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

This is an awesome cause and it would really mean a lot to me to have the support of my amazing readers!

If you would like to help me help  cure Cystic Fibrosis, you can donate here! I would really appreciate your help!

Thank you and see you on March 1!

Thanks to my intern Sara Elliott for helping me put this blog post together!

Shop to Stop Cancer!

Here’s a great event to help stop cancer! The Relay for Life race is coming up in April and there are lots of fun ways you can support the Cause without ever walking or running in the race!

And for that, we’ve got this event! Shop to Stop Cancer is being held this Saturday, February 25th from 2pm-8pm at the Weller Haus Bed & Breakfast in Bellevue! At this event you can come, shop, get beautified and voila, you’ve enjoyed a good time for a great cause!

Shop ’til you drop with a vendor showcase of all your favorite products! Each of the vendors have graciously volunteered to donate a portion of their proceeds to the Relay for Life cause.

Be sure to tell all your friends and family so that we can all help others while helping ourselves! Even if you can’t make it to the event, vendors will be taking orders over the phone and online so that you can still contribute!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jackie Klein here for more info and we’ll see you there!

Thanks to my intern Sara Elliott for helping put this blog post together!

Kindervelt Winter Formal

The Ladies of Kindervelt 55 Triple Crown have announced their upcoming event “Black Ties and Black Jack At the Syndicate” to benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center-Division of Asthma Research!

The event is being held at Newport Syndicate in Newport, Kentucky on February 11, 2012 at 6:30 pm.

There’s plenty to enjoy at the event from great food to great music! There are also some notable particulars to really get you excited about going to this amazing event! Everyone who attends gets two complimentary drink tickets, gaming chips will be available at $10 for every $10,000 in “play money” awarded to the nights biggest gaming winners, Paolo will be there with custom jewelry designed exclusively for this event, cigars and Valentine’s treats will be sold throughout the evening when you roam Vintage Cigarette Girls, Fabulous Furs will be doing a fashion show featuring various items that will be available for purchase, professional PhotoJenn-ic Photography will be there doing keepsake photos, and valet parking will be available.

The black tie is optional but it’s always fun to get dressed up and enjoy a night on the town with a group supporting a great cause! Admission is $75 per person and make sure you RSVP by February 4, 2012. Questions? Call Autumn 859513-678-8628 or Jolee 859-866-5080

Please send RSVP with Checks or Cash to:
Black Ties and Black Jack
Attn: Jolee Gust
10705 War Admiral Drive
Union, KY 41091

Thanks to my intern Sara Elliott for helping me put this blog post together!

Primping for a Cause!

Prepare for New Year’s Eve by getting glammed-up and supporting an AMAZING cause! BRIDEface is hosting an event to benefit Rock Pink 4 Ali to help support cancer awareness and to remember Ali Nunery’s brave battle.

Come out to support this great cause with a facial for $65 (including airbrush & lashes), blowouts for $30, and updos for $60 by Liz Carter, as a portion of the benefits are going to Rock Pink 4 Ali.

When: Saturday, December 31st from 11:00am-5:00pm

Where: The Brial Studio

610 Mainstrasse, Covington

These are being done appointment only by emailing Nancy at

Thanks to my intern Sara Elliott for helping put this blog post together!

Reading with a Hometown Hero!

Joules Evans

Get ready for tears, joy, and cocktails! Join The ADC Gallery on Sunday, December 11th from 6-9pm for a book signing and cocktails with local hometown hero and writer Joules Evans!

Here are the deets:

What:  A book signing for Shaken Not Stirred…a Chemo Cocktail by author Joules Evans

When: Sunday Dec. 11th 6-9 pm  Cocktails at 6:00, reading by the author at 7:00

Where: ADC, Art Design Consultants Gallery, 310 Culvert St.  5th floor, Cincinnati OH  45202

Joules battled her way through breast cancer and wants to share the “comedy behind her tragedy!” Cocktails start at 6 and the reading begins at 7! Also joining in the festivities is “Kicked in the Fence” who will be performing live!

This is a great opportunity to get out of the house, dress up, and hear the truly amazing story of an extremely strong woman! Free Parking is available and there will be an opportunity to purchase her book at the signing. Be sure to join us for what is promised to be a night you won’t soon forget! See you there!

Thanks to my intern Sara Elliott for helping to put this blog post together!

Service Review: Massages at Mitchells Salon & Day Spa

So, I’ve been doing a lot of heavy lifting lately. In the course of one month, my hubby & I moved into a new house, I moved our Cincy Chic office (we have a TV studio now! WOOHOO improved video quality!!) and we had Bras with Flair last Thursday, which involved erecting a 40-ft display onto Fountain Square covered in bedazzled bras.

Needless to say, it took a toll on my body. I had aches and pains in parts of my body I didn’t even know I had. So, after each big heavy lifting event, I scheduled a different kind of massage with my friends at Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa to nurse my poor body back to health.

Before getting these different kinds of massages, I would have said a massage is a massage is a massage. But I now know that’s not true. Each massage was so different, and helped me in different ways, so I thought I’d write a review on them so you know which one is best for what you need.

The first massage I got was a hot stone massage. I’m glad I started with this one because this was right after the first big move. So, I had just used muscles I hadn’t used in a very long time. They were stretched, pulled and all knotted up. The heat from the stones helped my muscles relax, which allowed my massage therapist to manipulate my deep tissues more effectively. My therapist said overly tense muscles can hinder the massage procedure. So, the heated stones provide the extra relaxation you need for the massage to be beneficial in releasing tension and easing sore muscles. Also, my therapist said the stones are placed on key points of your body to help increase circulation to quicken the healing process. Translation: get this if you have a pull or strain you need to recover quickly from.

The second massage I got was a bamboo massage. This was the one I was afraid of. I had heard of them before, but hadn’t ever ventured out of my comfort zone to get one. But I booked it with my FAVORITE massage therapist EVER (Elana J at the Kenwood Mitchell’s Salon & Spa location). She had helped me last year when I had a bad case of lock jaw. I was apparently grinding my teeth in my sleep, and she helped to loosen my jaw muscles so I could function again (if you know how talkative I am, you know that me having lock jaw was a nightmare!).

So, like I said, I felt comfortable with Elana J, and knew she would take care of me. I had some serious knots after the office move and hadn’t been drinking much water. So, my muscles were what she called “crunchy.” I know that sounds gross, but that’s apparently what happens when we don’t eat/drink properly AND we put stress on our muscles.

Having the bamboo rods gave Elana J leverage to work through the crunchy knots (again, gross, I know). The bamboo helped to flush out the muscles, too. Elana J said the bamboo is used to put pressure on trigger points that cleanse and flush out your lymphatic system. That promotes fresh blood flow, which is full of nutrients and oxygen, to help repair and rejuvenate your muscles. This one, I have to say was my favorite. I felt like the bamboo worked through those big knots, and felt the effects of the “flushing” immediately.

My third and final massage was an aromatherapy massage. This one was more mental for me because it not only calmed my flaring muscles, but it also calmed my mind after the stressful month. The therapist let me choose my aroma. It was between spearmint, peppermint, lavender, and another one that was more of a light earthy scent. I picked lavender because I have a soft spot for it (I grow it in my garden each year and have a pouch of it under my pillow to help me sleep).

She mixed lavender oil in the unscented massage oil she used for my massage. It was heavenly. This therapist didn’t do as much deep tissue work as the other two had. She did a lot of calming, gentle motions. Oh, and she also massaged my scalp for an eternity… I think I drooled a little bit it felt so good. : )

I have to tell you, I’ve never felt more mentally relaxed than I did after this massage. Even though I had just experienced one of the most insane months of my entire life, I just had this sense of calm and peace as I sat “coming to” in the relaxation room after my massage. Granted, the craziness of life eventually set back in later that day, but to have that moment of clarity and peacefulness was SO nice.

I did get a chance to talk with the therapist about how exactly aromatherapy works. She said that the nostrils are attached to a part of the brain called the limbic system, which controls emotions and influences the nervous system and hormones. Apparently, when you inhale essential oil molecules, messages are transmitted to the limbic system and affect heart rate, stress level, blood pressure, breathing, memory, digestion, and the immune system.

So, there you go. Three very different massages. All beneficial for very different reasons. And speaking of benefits of massages, I just noticed that the “Find out Friday” on Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa Facebook page today is about the benefits of massage. So, below is the video from that! Enjoy!