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HBO Premiere of Ballers and Insecure

Thanks to my intern Kelly for this AMAZING blog post!

Cincy Chic was red carpet ready when we attended the premier of the hit HBO shows Ballers and Insecure last week!

Third from the left: Donovan Carter, Yvonne Orji, Jazmyn Simon

The event was hosted by HBO and Trap Karaoke at Bogarts to debut the first episodes of the new seasons for the shows Ballers and Insecure which air July 23.

We had the incredible opportunity to chat with a few stars from the shows and get some insight on the upcoming seasons (and what it was like to work with The Rock!).

Yvonne Orji, Donovan Carter, Jazmyn Simon

Yvonne Orji, who plays Molly from Insecure, reveals we will see a lot of her character trying not to repeat the same mistakes she made and bounce back from season 1.

Of season 2 she says, “It is hella funny, hella dope, hella deep, and it gets hella real. You should just watch!” Behind the scenes on set, the whole cast gets along creating a family environment and are super cool- even carpooling to work!

To her fans, Orji has a strong piece of advice: “Keep going, never let your dreams die.”

No spoilers here, but we will say that season 2 of Insecure will not disappoint. Its raw humor, authentic portrayal of life and realness continues to make it one of the most relatable “dramedies” (drama + comedy) on television.

Jazmyn Simon, who plays Julie from Ballers, says that this season fans will see her character’s strength. Previously, her character’s career as an orthopedist took a backseat to supporting her husband’s career, but this season we will see her return to work!

“When Stephen Levinson wrote this role, he wrote her strong. I think when you hear ‘football player’s wife’ you automatically have a stereotype in your mind,” she says. “When I received the material, I knew that is not who she was going to be. Just because someone is with an athlete, doesn’t mean they are a stereotypical ‘WAG’- she’s a doctor!”

Donovan Carter, who plays Vernon Littlefield from Ballers, is looking forward to fans seeing the show and all of the hard work that went into creating season 3. His character has made some mistakes the past couple of seasons but is persevering and looking to grow from those experiences.

“I can relate to Vernon because I am laid back and like to play around but I don’t depend on too many people the way he does, I step for myself. But he is learning to stand on his own two feet,” says Carter. He also adds that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is an inspiration- no matter what level you are, stay humble and true to yourself.

No spoilers, but the Ballers’ world is expanding and we will see where this season takes them next. The entire first episode is filled with witty humor and a shocking reveal at the end!

Donovan Carter’s photo of them presenting the custom created artwork to the Ronald McDonald House

After the press line, the event continued with a VIP reception and pre-viewing party complete with catered food and cocktails, custom printed tees (ours says HELLA CHIC), and custom created artwork by local artist Mark Thesken that was later donated to the Ronald McDonald House.

Following the screening of Ballers then Insecure was an insane after party put on by Trap Karaoke. Guests were invited to the stage to perform their best rap for the crowd!

The premier for the hit HBO shows Ballers and Insecure was a success! With promo lines like “If you build it, they will come” (Ballers) and “Hella Out There” (Insecure), we expected nothing less.

Don’t miss HBO’s hit shows, season 3 of Ballers at 10 and season 2 of Insecure at 10:30 on Sunday July 23!

2017 Cincinnati Fashion Night – Details Announced!

If you like to shop and support local, and see what kind of creative talent we have right here in the Tri-State, you won’t want to miss our annual Cincinnati Fashion Night event!

This year, we’re featuring three local designers — ranging from luxury jewelry, functional and fashionable eyewear, to athleisure — as well as a huge pop-up shop area where you can shop with lots of local businesses, and then we’ll have food and drinks there too! We’ll even have the always-lovely and fun Molly Wellmann there serving up cocktails and doing demonstrations! SO FUN! We hope you’ll join us! All the details and RSVP info is below!

Cincinnati Fashion Night

WHEN: Friday, July 28, 6-9pm
WHERE: Krohn Conservatory 1501 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202
ENJOY: Three-part fashion show series of local designers, cocktail demos by Molly Wellmann, drinks & light bites, and shopping with a variety of local businesses & pop-ups.
RSVP: www.cfn2017.eventbrite.com
TICKETS:
$20 general admission ticket includes: swag bag, refreshments, and standing room for fashion show.
$30 VIP ticket includes: swag bag, refreshments, fashion show seat, and chance to win 2 Ultimate Air Shuttle tickets.
All event fundraising proceeds benefit The Friends of Krohn

SPONSORS INCLUDE:
Fashion Show Sponsors: FREEWHEELER, Frameri, Paolo Jewelers
Supporting Sponsors: St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Ultimate Air Shuttle
Photobooth Sponsor: Victory Wellness & Medspa
Swag Bag Sponsor: Ideal Image
Booth Sponsors: LuLaRoe with Kellie Gomia, Jamberry with Sarah Nelson & Gina Parsley, Blue Clover, Rebekah Dunning – AdvoCare Independent Distributor, NYR Organic, NOVE Home + Body Decor, BubbaRub LLC, Sparkle for Good, Stella & Dot with Audrey, Your Stylist LLC – Jackie Neville, Tiffany Brennan – Rodan + Fields, Champion Windows, Beautycounter with Kate Cunningham, Tobey 1 Originals with Tami Seurkamp,
Photographer: Twin Spire Photography
DJ: Big Daddy Walker Productions
Models Provided by: Heyman Talent
Co-hosted by: Cincy Chic, Date Night Cincinnati, Wellmann Brands

2017 Cincinnati Fashion Night

Review: Cincinnati Bell’s Connect Cincinnati Fioptic Free Wifi

Designed by Cincinnati Bell, the Connect Cincinnati app is the first city-wide, free mobile app that connects consumers, businesses and the community. It has has TONS of information about things to do, discounts on fun stuff all over town, PLUS it has a amazing additional feature: it tells you where all the fioptic free wifi is all over town!

And these hotspots are in the most popular and vibrant locations of the Greater Cincinnati area like Fountain Square, Riverbend, Washington Park, US Bank Arena, Findlay Market, and Newport Aquarium- just to name a few.

This app and its hotspots are a dream come true. Whether you need to hop on to do some work between meetings, share some video at a concert, or look up recipes at Findlay Market, you’ll have the speed of the incredibly fast fioptics internet at your fingertips.

Download the free app now to check it out for yourself and learn more about it at cincinnatibell.com

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Review: Lindale Golf Course

So I recently visited the Lindale Golf Course and it was AMAZING!

The course is a beautiful 18-hole course that offers much more than just golf. It’s open to the public year-round and is also an ideal place to host an event, have fun with friends, and do some  golfing — even if it’s for the first time!

Actually, Lindale Lounge is an AWESOME place to grab food and drinks with friends any time of year. With both indoor and outdoor spaces, you can cozy up to the fireplace on a cold day or enjoy the views on a pretty day. You can do food and drinks with just a couple friends or you can rent it  out for graduations, birthdays, retirements, business events, and more! They recently added a bunch of  new menu items like  pizza, quesadillas, and wings (yum!). They even have live music throughout the summer! So fun!

The Par-Tee room is another great available space at Lindale, and can hold up to 75 people! This newly remodeled space has a beautiful view overlooking the golf course, and it opens up to an outdoor space too. But the Par-Tee room isn’t just another space at the course, it frequently plays host to a number of activities including yoga, painting classes, and bridal showers to name a few.

Whether you’re here to golf or host an event, Lindale has something for everyone. Golf workshops and lessons are available and they really cater to us  women, so don’t be shy ladies! The course is open 7 days a week year-round, weather permitting. Learn more at www.lindalegolf.com.

Check out our review of Lindale Golf below!

The Importance of Adventure

Thank you to my intern, Alexis, for writing this blog post! 

As necessary as things like stability and thinking before you act are, there is always one thing I will go to my grave saying is more important, and that is the adventure.

You’re only given one life, and the way you live it is up to you, but what is a life with no spontaneity? What are you doing if you never do anything just for the pure joy and excitement of it? Now that doesn’t mean I’m recommending you jet off to Australia and blow your life savings in a week, but I am suggesting that you get up, move around, don’t be scared. If you have nothing to do, and passes to Kings Island are only $20, even if it’s 6pm already, just go.

If you’re not the slightest bit hungry or think it’s in your budget to eat out but all your friends are going to the awesome new restaurant downtown, just go. Just think about the stories you’ll have to tell, the lessons you’ll be able to give from first-hand experience. You can’t learn from a life that’s not being lived.

Connect Cincinnati App

 

Like being in the know about cool places and events in town? Like saving money? Well, then you need to know about the Connect Cincinnati app! It’s seriously AWESOME! Cincy Chic posts ALL its events there, and a little insider tip, we ALWAYS offer a discount code when you find our events through the Connect Cincinnati app!

We’re just one of TONS of other local businesses doing the same — posting about what’s new and exciting, and offering exclusive discounts and offers to check it out that you can ONLY get through the Connect Cincinnati app!

So, here’s what it is. The Connect Cincinnati app is a free mobile app developed by Cincinnati Bell to connect Greater Cincinnati residents with local businesses, community events, and exclusive offers, deals
and sweepstakes. The Connect Cincinnati app also provides users with access to our network of Fioptics Free Wi-Fi hotspots, which can be found at some of the most popular gathering spaces and major attractions around town, such as Riverbend, Fountain Square, Washington Park, Smale Park, US Bank Arena, and many more. Be sure to download the app from Google Play or the Apple App Store. Learn more here.

FYI: This post is sponsored by Cincinnati Bell, but content and opinions expressed are my own!

Cincinnati Fashion Night Details Announced!

Three epic fashion shows. Three local designers. TONS of local businesses with pop-up shops. All in a lush, perfect-for-summertime location. All for a great cause.

That’s what you’ll get at this year’s Cincinnati Fashion Night! Details, RSVP info and sponsors are all listed below. Hope you can make it, and I’ll see you there dressed to impress! 🙂

Cincinnati Fashion Night

WHEN: Friday, July 28, 6-9pm
WHERE: Krohn Conservatory 1501 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202
ENJOY: Three-part fashion show series of local designers, cocktail demos by Molly Wellmann, drinks & light bites, and shopping with a variety of local businesses & pop-ups.
RSVP: www.cfn2017.eventbrite.com
TICKETS:
$20 general admission ticket includes: swag bag, refreshments, and standing room for fashion show.
$30 VIP ticket includes: swag bag, refreshments, fashion show seat, and chance to win 2 Ultimate Air Shuttle tickets.
All event fundraising proceeds benefit The Friends of Krohn

SPONSORS INCLUDE:
Fashion Show Sponsors: FREEWHEELER, Frameri, Paolo Jewelers
Supporting Sponsors: St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Ultimate Air Shuttle
Photobooth Sponsor: Victory Wellness & Medspa
Swag Bag Sponsor: Ideal Image
Booth Sponsors: LuLaRoe with Kellie Gomia, Jamberry with Sarah Nelson & Gina Parsley, Blue Clover, Rebekah Dunning – AdvoCare Independent Distributor, NYR Organic, NOVE Home + Body Decor, BubbaRub LLC, Sparkle for Good, Stella & Dot with Audrey, Your Stylist LLC – Jackie Neville, Tiffany Brennan – Rodan + Fields, Champion Windows, Beautycounter with Kate Cunningham, Tobey 1 Originals with Tami Seurkamp,
Photographer: Twin Spire Photography
DJ: Big Daddy Walker Productions
Models Provided by: Heyman Talent
Co-hosted by: Cincy Chic, Date Night Cincinnati, Wellmann Brands

2017 Cincinnati Fashion Night