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New “Art at Fifth” Series Kicks off at Saks this Thursday!

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!

Art at FifthThanks to my intern Shannon Mahoney for helping me put this blog post together.


Battle of the Wedding Bands!

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!

21c Museum Hotel Makes 2013 Hot List!

21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati is the newest white hot location in the Tri-State. So hot, in fact, they were named to the Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Hot List!

That must mean Cincy Chic is pretty hot, too, because we selected this location for our May 3 Night in White event (click here to RSVP!) and we are featuring their new spa in this week’s issue (click here to read about Cincinnati’s first hotel spa!!).

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.

Tuscany Spa Salon Bar Hop this Thursday!


Don’t forget… Tuscany Spa Salon will be hosting a Spring Bar Hop to benefit Kenzie’s Closet this Thursday!

From 6-8:30 p.m. you’ll have the choice of 3 styling bars – sleek pony, beachy wave or blow dry!

There are a few tickets left for this event so make sure you reserve your ticket to benefit this special cause!

Because it’s almost prom season, Kenzie’s Closet needs the most support when they’re outfitting all the underprivileged girls who need a dress for an upcoming special dance!

Call Tuscany at 513-489-8872 to reserve your spot!

Saks event this Thursday!

Get out and support Dress for Success this Thursday, April 11! From 6-8 p.m. you can hang out at Saks Fifth Avenue with Saks General Manager Kevin Shibely.

He’ll be toasting to Horseshoe Casino Senior Vice President and General Manager Kevin Kline during a cocktail reception.

At the event, you can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, live music, show girls and even some casino games – all coming to a night full of fun at Saks!

10% of the sales from the event will be donated to Dress for Success and the casino will match the Saks donation to the charity too!

For more information on the event or to RSVP, call Michelle Columbus at 513-421-6800 ext. 205 or email!

Join the Tuscany Spring Bar Hop!

KenzieHome_logoJoin the Tuscany Spring Bar Hop on April 18 to benefit Kenzie’s Closet!

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!

Junk in the Trunk July 21!

_MG_8562b 2Mark your calendars for the July 21st Junk in the Trunk event by 915 Monmouth!

As spring cleaning comes on full-force, set aside some of your stuff to sell at Junk in the Trunk! It’s amazing what you can find in the back of your closet or hidden away in storage.

If you’re interested in buying items at the event, email with the items you want to add to your wedding and they’ll get the hunt started for you!

If you plan on selling some of your things, look for the drop off date announcement in May with drop off dates beginning in late June! Items will have a small, flat entry fee that is paid when you drop off your items so you don’t have anything to worry about the day of the event!

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Items can be priced as a single item or as a group of items sold together. Each item will be need to be marked with your initials, item number and price. You can check the website for more information on the pricing process.

You can also download an inventory sheet if you’re planning to sell any items. All you need to do is fill it out as a PDF and email it to 915 Monmouth or print it and drop it off with your contract!

This is definitely something you don’t want to miss!

If you want to learn more, check out the 915 Monmouth website or sign up to receive their newsletter for the latest updates!


HOT Night April 13!

102Get ready for one hot night, ladies! If you love firemen as much as the ladies at Paint by the Glass, then this is one night you don’t want to miss! (wondering what Paint by the Glass is? Click here to read a story we just wrote about them on Cincy Chic!)

“HOT Night at the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati” will be held April 13 from 6-11 p.m. You can enjoy shopping with vendors and artists of handcrafted jewelry, accessories, cosmetics, candles, home decor and more.

Special guests Rise and Rise Against Foundation and Higher Branches will be there when the doors open at 6 sharp!

Artsy admission is $40 and includes wine glass painting with two large glasses, all materials, instruction from a professional artist plus two drink tickets and appetizers!

If you don’t want to paint but still want in on the fun you can get a general admission ticket for $10 which includes two drink tickets and appetizers.

Female firefighters and the wives of firefighters will get a special swag bag!

Click here to register!

Saks Makeup Event March 22!

image001My friend Chelsea is a makeup artist at Saks and she told me about this amazing event on March 22!

“Beauty 101: Secrets Revealed” will help you with all of your beauty questions during Saks special Artist Series!

I love the “three B’s” concept! Your makeup bag, brushes and entire beauty regimen! Chelsea and Colleen McCorry, Trish McEvoy’s special visiting artist, will give you fantastic tips to transform your life.

Three different sessions will be held March 22 so guests have the option of 10-11:30, 2-2:30 or 3:30-5!

Plus, Trish McEvoy will donate 5% of the event’s sales to benefit TriHealth Cancer Institute.

Call my gal Chelsea at 513-421-6800 ext. 352 to reserve your seat!

This sounds like a bunch of good fun, info and a great cause! Hope to see you there!

Eco-Fab Fashion Show Sneak Peek, lur apparel Sustainable Leader Awards

S1SxUXSzinBSyatIa3J8rvo4T8OnGvmsDP_nlur apparel just launched a cool campaign to find and recognize sustainable leaders working to benefit people and the planet through their 2013 Sustainable Leader Award.

The award includes more than $1,000 in prizes including a cash grant for the cause of the winner’s choice! Nominations for the award will be accepted until March 15. Click here to learn more about the campaign.

lur apparel is actually  the fashion show sponsor for our Eco Fab Fashion Show on March 15. The event, hosted by my team at Cincy Chic, will feature eco-friendly hair, makeup, styling, fashion show, several pop-up boutiques to shop at and fundraisers for the Civic Garden Center. We’ll even have a workshop area where you can learn how to make these super awesome “no-sew infinity scarves” pictured below! Tickets to the event are free and you can RSVP by clicking here.