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Shop, Sip’n Stroll in Hyde Park Square THIS Thursday!

My birthday necklace from Cockerill (click to enlarge)

My faaaaavorite shopping district in Cincinnati is Hyde Park Square, and they’re hosting a special shopping event this Thursday called “Shop, Sip’n Stroll.”  It sounds like such a fun event, and the perfect excuse to shop local for all those dads and grads you need to still get gifts for! (Oh, ok, and maybe pick up a few things for yourself! haha!) Plus, they’ll have live music provided by DJ Toad as well as drinks and treats in all the cute shops.

The merchants of Hyde Park will have extended store hours, and many of the stores will have limited sales for this event only. The discounts will be pretty impressive from what I hear (just wrote this blog about the Alligator Purse 40% off sale), Kate Boutique just got in a ton of new arrivals (click here to see pics of their new GLAM, C. Luce and Joes Jeans merchandise!), and click here to see some of the great gift ideas for dad at Nest on Michigan Ave.

Ooooh, and I just got a necklace  (made by an artist in Paris, Sandrine Giraud) for my birthday on Monday from Cockerill, which is also on Hyde Park Square. I saw it weeks ago while out shopping with my husband. He remembered it, went back and got it for my birthday! I love it! They still have several other pieces by this artist, so I encourage you to check them out for yourself! They’re so unique!

The event is this Thursday, June 13, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.! See you there!

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Pantene Beautiful Lengths Hair Donation Event June 10!


Procter & Gamble is hosting its 2nd annual Pantene Beautiful Lengths (PBL) Hair Donation Event June 10 (my birthday!!!) from 1-4p.m.

The event will be held at P&G General Officers at Tower Gardens in Cincinnati.

More than 75 P&G employees, friends, family and members of the community will be there to donate their hair to help create free, real-hair wigs for women with cancer!

There will be a number of special guests at the event including Channel 9’s “Good Morning Tri-State” anchor Katherine Nero (who will also be sharing her personal story), PBL wig recipient McKenzie Hicks and P&G Executive Walter Geiger.

Since Pantene Beautiful Lengths was created in 2006, the program has collected almost 500,000 ponytails and has helped distribute more than 30,000 free, real-hair wigs through American Cancer Society wig banks across the country. Click here to read a story we recently wrote about PBL on Cincy Chic!

A Bride’s Mafia Moves to Convenient New Home in O’Bryonville!

photo 1A Bride’s Mafia just moved to a brand new space in O’Bryonville – a more convenient location for people who are coming in from Northern Kentucky, downtown or the Eastside! And they’re all about convenience because A Bride’s Mafia is a one stop shop for you to meet all of the best wedding vendors in the city all at once!

If you or someone you know has a wedding coming up, call or stop in to schedule your complimentary consultation! By joining the “Mafia” you get these consultations, access to exclusive vendors, and invites to their amazing events!

Cincy Chic also covered them a couple of months ago to give you even more info on A Bride’s Mafia. Click here to check out those stories and click here to learn about their fun “Battle of the Wedding Bands” event coming up in August!

Their new address is 1985 Madison Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45208 so make sure you stop by and visit! Owner Nidhi Bedi let me sneak inside and get a peek! So, I snapped some great pictures (using my phone’s cool new panoramic setting!!!) of the shop so you can see how amazing it looks!

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Head Across the River to Bellevue, Kentucky!

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Jody Robinson, who oversees Bellevue marketing, and I having coffee!

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.

Pet Fashion Shows!

943730_10151634325041635_1548925903_n 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!


Two New Columnists on Cincy Chic!

It’s an exciting day at Cincy Chic! We have two new columnists starting in this week’s issue, which is now live on! 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!


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.