Category Archives: Reviews

Review: Gigi’s Cupcakes – Holiday Treats

Gigi’s Cupcakes in Kenwood is all geared up for Halloween and Thanksgiving right now! 
Last year, I brought home a “Boo Box” and the kids LOVED it, so I had to get them again now that they’re back.
It’s a box full of Halloween-themed mini cupcakes! You get 3 of each: Wedding Cake, Midnight Magic, Scarlett’s Red Velvet, and Confetti fun — all decorated super cute like ghosts, Frankenstein and candy corn. 

While I was there picking up my “Boo Box” I saw they have Halloween cookie decorating kits you can get too! Such a fun activity idea to do with the kids! 
And for Turkey Day, they have a Thanksgiving themed mini cupcake box you can pre-order. Perfect if you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year or want to bring a fun hostess gift to someone who is.  
Speaking of holidays, I know Gigi’s does a fabulous job with catering desserts for holiday parties and special events or even business gift ideas!
And they don’t just do cupcakes either! They can do holiday themed cakes, special occasion cakes, custom order cakes and even write any message you’d like on it!
You can check out their website for a full menu including their every day flavors, allergy friendly options, and seasonal favorites — you can order online too if you’d like. And also be sure to like them on Facebook for all the latest on new flavors, specials and more! 

Recap: Women in Business Expo

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!

Chic Review: Zoe Grace Salon

When you walk in Zoe Grace Salon, it feels sophisticated and modern, but also friendly, open and airy. Every appointment begins with a warm welcome and an invite to experience their Exclusive Consultation Area, where you receive a complimentary beauty audit by their professionally trained stylist. This in-depth assessment helps determine the most flattering styles and color shades for the guest based on face shape, skin tone, hair texture, and more.
Prior to opening and owning Zoe Grace, the owner Ella King was a national hair color specialist, trainer and educator. She still trains other stylists around the world, including her favorite creative styling team at Zoe Grace, so you’ll find a team here that’s constantly being trained on the best techniques and trends, above and beyond what they’re required to do for their license.
And because one of Ella’s passions has always been hair color, that actually went into the design of the space. The salon features a unique free standing color bar where guests can witness the art and science of color mixing.
Ella said she went to great lengths to ensure that the guest experience was perfected in every detail of Zoe Grace because she believes that the little things matter. I could tell too.
Even little things like the neck and head rest pillows on the shampoo bowls so you can enjoy every amazing minute of their Signature Zoe Grace Shampoo and Scalp Massage — this is something they’re known for, the special technique and extended time they spend shampooing and massaging your scalp. I’m turning to mush just thinking about how incredible that was.
Then, as your color processes, the seating area is complete with massage chairs, phone and laptop charging stations, free wi-fi, and a full snack and beverage bar with complimentary refreshments so you can relax, rejuvenate, or even get some work in if you need to!
Some other things that make them unique is that they have a private room for guests, where they do their Botox, fillers, and lash extensions. They’re amazing at natural beaded row (or NBR) hair extensions, and lots of other unique services that make them a great one-stop-shop for everything you need to look and feel beautiful.
And that’s definitely how I felt after spending a nice afternoon there getting a hair smoothing treatment. Absolutely a first class experience and I’ll definitely be back.
Zoe Grace Salon is located at 287 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 in the new Buttermilk Square Development (next to Graeter’s). To book an appointment or RSVP, call/text (859)250-6827, email Book@ZoeGraceSalon.com, or visit www.ZoeGraceSalon.com.

Chic Review: Fit Mama in 30

Being a mom of three now (how is that even possible?) I’ve really struggled over the past few years to find the time, patience and know-how to take care of ME.

Some mom friends of mine told me about Fit Mama in 30 — said it was life-changing and that I had to check it out. And now I’m one of those people telling my friends and you the same thing!

The thing I love most about Fit Mama in 30 is that the two women behind it really know their stuff. Cari is a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutritionist; Bailey is a registered dietitian and personal trainer. They’re both moms who understand how difficult it is to fit in diet and exercise – and just basic self-care – when you have little ones, so they created a membership-based community and fool-proof guide that makes it VERY easy to fit a mom’s wellness into a her busy life.

Over the past few years, I’ve tried almost every kind of diet, spent hours meal-planning every week, plus hours on the treadmill, counting calories and macros, and I was always disappointed in the results and it got kind of defeating. Fit Mama in 30 is truly different — it makes it easy to get in the best meals and workouts with your limited time, and it takes out all the guesswork wondering if you’re doing the right things. They give you a really easy to follow guide, show you how to track your success and that just fuels you to stick with it because you see results!

Like for example, they have these dietitian designed meals you can make in under 30 minutes and they give you these organized grocery lists so you can quickly shop for what you need. It even gives you a guide to split up your plate to eyeball portioning so you don’t waste so much time weighing and counting every last calorie or macro.

I love the recipes too – they change weekly and they’re family friendly so no one ever gets get bored!

Then their 30 minute daily workouts you do whenever it works for you that day, in your own space with just some basic equipment like hand weights. I love that their kids appear in some of the videos – it’s very real life and encourages me to get my kids involved in my workouts too!

That community aspect is huge, too. When you become a member, you get access to the private FB group filled with Mamas just like you! Plus, you have nutritionist and trainer access at any time!

After the first month, not only am I seeing a difference in inches lost, but I feel like I have more energy, balance, and happiness than ever. It really gave me the guide I needed to quickly carve out a little time each day to fill my cup, and get the energy I need to live my best mom life!

HIGHLY recommended. So if this is something you’ve struggled with too, definitely check it out. Learn more about it at www.fitmamain30.com.

Review: The At Home Chef

The At Home Chef recently did a dinner party I helped host for a friend’s engagement celebration. I love planning events and hosting parties, but I always end up exhausted afterwards from all the work it takes to put them on, and never feel like I spend enough time enjoying my friends/family because I’m busy cooking, serving and cleaning up the whole time!

With The At Home Chef, all I had to do was give a few ideas I had and he ran with it, came up with a menu, researched all the wine pairings, then did all the shopping, prepping, cooking and cleaning at the party…it was the easiest, most enjoyable, and memorable dinner party because I was able to actually spend time and celebrate with everyone! I’ll never host a dinner party without Chef Ken now!