If you’re looking for a cute shopping district, head across the river to Bellevue. There you’ll find cafes, restaurants, boutiques and adorable little shops. I met with Bellevue’s Marketing Director Jody Robinson for coffee this morning to learn about all the fun and fab events they have coming up!
For more info on businesses that are moving in or expanding to new spaces or to see what’s new in the area, check out their website.
They’ve also got a ton of great events going on this summer!
The first Friday in June will be an 80s themed ladies night following by a city-wide yard sale on Saturday.
In July you’ll get to check out Christmas in July and join the scavenger hunt to find the Santa.
Then in August head venture across the river for a Taste of Bellevue. The third Saturday in August will be Dog Days, where adoption organizations, rescue groups and pet accessories will be on site and many of the shops in Bellevue are very pet-friendly with bowls and treats.
The third Saturday in September will include Art in the Park at Bellevue Beach Park. The event will be September 14 from 11 a.m.5 p.m. and at 7 they’re hosting a concert featuring local musicians.
Last weekend, Cincy Chic put together two fun fashion shows for the Petopolis expo. The human models wore new Spring styles from Three French Hens and our fab four-legged friends featured in the show were outfitted by Pet Passions and Fashions!
I loved working with Pet Passions and Fashions because no matter what animal we were working with, I found something they looked absolutely adorable in! On Saturday’s show, Cincy Chic readers’ pets were nominated and selected to get in the show, so we had some super cute little pups that day. Then, on Sunday, we used cats and dogs from the SPCA.
So, not only was it nice that Pet Passions and Fashions had accessories for all shapes and sizes of pets, but it was important that we had outfits that didn’t make the animals uncomfortable or upset. We found great collars, bandanas, leashes and other accessories that both the animals and parents loved!
Thanks to Pet Passions and Fashions, Three French Hens, MTM Cincinnati (who provided models) and all my interns who helped make our Petopolis fashion shows a big success! Our next pet fashion show is THIS Saturday at WagsPark! Click here to learn more about it! Hope you can make it!
Amy Kirchen, who I just adore personally and professionally, is celebrating a big milestone! Her store is turning two this week, and she wants to cheers to many more years on Saturday! See the invite below! I hope to see you there!
It’s an exciting day at Cincy Chic! We have two new columnists starting in this week’s issue, which is now live on cincychic.com! We have Heather Kane, who is doing a “High Heels and High Finance” column. A friend of mine introduced me to her, and I liked her because she’s different. Instead of the “save save save…and save some more” mantra of most financial experts I’ve met, she teaches you how to save on what you need so you can afford the things you want. To me, life is too short to not splurge occasionally, but I know I do need to save for the future, so I’m really looking forward to learning from Heather!
Then, our second columnist is Jennifer Annenburg who will be writing an “Everyday Inspiration” column to give you a brighter outlook on life and the tools you need to stay inspired to do the things you love. Jennifer is a dear friend of mine now. She and I met through a mutual friend, and then she modeled for our 2012 Red, Pink and Blue fashion show and then she approached me about the new project she’s been working on.
Watch the “Revolutionizing The Art of Happiness” sizzler reel she put together as a sneak peek of her project. I was honored to be included! Hope you enjoy the reel and the fabulous columns from these two ladies in future issues of Cincy Chic!
What do you get when you mix fab fashions, local love for artists, a great cause and a dash of complimentary champagne? Art at Fifth!
It’s a new series that Cincinnati’s Saks Fifth Avenue is launching this Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Local guest artist, Donna Talerico will be showcasing 15 pieces of her work throughout the store, paired with this season’s trends inspired by her collection. If this event is successful, they hope to make this a regular series that gives limelight to our local artists. So, come grab a glass of champagne, shop til you drop, enjoy the art, and support this new exhibit!
Want to RSVP? Check out the graphic below for more information and contact numbers!
Thanks to my intern Shannon Mahoney for helping me put this blog post together.
Last month in our wedding issue feature on Cincy Chic, we gave you some insider information about the “Battle of the Wedding Bands” event going on Aug. 11. Well, my gal Nidhi Bedi who’s in charge of it all just told me that the line-up has been posted to their website.
I just love this concept… with all the newly-engaged couples, this is such a fun way to go to a great concert series, check out a variety of bands, and see which one would be perfect for your big day!
Bridal Show + Battle of the Bands + Meet “A Bride’s Mafia” + Mafia Galleries (over 20 different reception table set ups) + Taste of the Mafia (including 6 restaurants and 6 dessert shops) + Admission to Coney Island = One amazing day out!
Oh… and enter in the code CINCYCHIC for 50% off the ticket price! Click here to learn all about it! See you there!
Steve Wilson, co-founder and CEO of 21c Museum Hotels, announced that the 8,000 square foot contemporary art museum, 156-room boutique hotel and Metropole restaurant is one of 154 properties from around the world made the list of Best New Hotels of 2013.
21c Museum Hotel was one of only 16 in the United States to make the list. The Hot List is published in the May 2013 issue of Condé Nast Traveler.
The hotel was designed by architect Deborah Berke who was also recognized as an industry tastemaker in the issue. Berke created the historic and contemporary space all while respecting the character of the once grand hotel. The hotel is also a space to show off the work of living artists.
Berke teamed up with executive architect Alan Weiskpf of Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel, a firm known for its historic preservation projects.
There are also 21c Museum Hotels in Louisville which opened in 2006 and Bentonville, Arkansas, which opened in February of this year.
To view the entire 2013 Hot List, visit the CN Traveler website.
The event will take place from 6-8:30 at the Tuscany Spa Salon at 11355 Montgomery Road in Cincinnati!
To participate in the event, a $20 deposit is required but all donates will be donated to Kenzie’s Closet.
As a guest, you’ll be able to choose from three styling bars including, sleep ponytail, beach wave or a blow dry.
12 professional stylists will be on hand to give you individualized attention and during the event you can register for prizes like styling tools and products- all while you guzzle on the most delicious of refreshments!
You’ll also be able to view and purchase Pearlz by Alison as well as styling tools and products for your styling needs!
Make sure you make your reservation by calling 513-489-8872 to support this great cause!