I’m so sad! For years, I have loved shopping for my nieces and nephews in the Little Lords & Ladies Boutique in Montgomery, and looked forward to the day when I had a little one I could shop for in there! Well, unfortunately, I just got an email saying the owner has decided to close up shop and liquidate merchandise with a big sale starting immediately. So, if you have a little one who didn’t get spoiled enough by Santa this year, or if you want to stock up on some things that Santa will get them NEXT year (or if you have a baby shower, kid’s birthday party, etc in your future) now is the time to do it. They have the CUTEST clothes, accessories and gift items for little girls and boys.
Maria Versluis, the owner of women’s fashion boutique Pink Tulip Club (with two stores – one in Hyde Park and the other in Montgomery), is opening a children’s clothing store. Maria says that the boutique, located at 7819 Cooper Rd., will carry casual apparel, party dresses, designer denim, jewelry, accessories and gifts for girls ages 4 to 14. Click here to like their Facebook and you can attend their grand opening event on Dec. 20 to get the first glimpse of the new store! Details below!
Before you head out to date night or your holiday parties this Friday, stop by and see us at Philip Bortz Jewelers (Harper’s Point area). We’ll have complimentary champagne, a swag bag for all attendees, a chance to win a $400 piece of jewelry AND Tuscany Salon Spa will have three of their stylists on-site at our event to provide complimentary glam-ups to all attendees. So, start your weekend off right with a little sipping, shopping, and lookin’ snazzy! All the details are below — hope to see you there!
Glitz & Glamour
Join Cincy Chic for a night of daydreaming over diamonds as you make a holiday wish list, and sip on champagne as stylists from Tuscany Spa Salon provide complimentary hair/makeup glam-ups for your Friday night festivities! Attendees will also receive a swag bag and a chance to win a beautiful piece of Philip Bortz jewelry, valued at $400!
When: Friday, December 12, 5-8pm
Where: Philip Bortz Jewelers 11330 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, Oh 45249
One of my favorite local jewelry stores, Jewels by Jules, is having a “Christmas in July” Sale from July 15th – 26th!
The owner, Julie, told me that it’s going to be a HUGE store-wide sale. For example… 50% off in stock Debbie Brooks…60% off in stock Charles Krypell…Clearance pieces 20% up to 60% off. Kameleon buy 2 Jewel Pops receive 1 free… Everything (excluding Kameleon and Alex and Ani) at a minimum 10% off. They’ll also have an extended selection of engagement rings and fancy diamond jewelry.
She’s also offering a layaway program so you can start putting away great gifts for Christmas! So, it really can be Christmas in July! It is such a great place for gifts — I went shopping there for my staff two years ago and I found something for everyone that truly fit each of their styles and personalities (and gender! I have one lucky guy on staff and I found the COOLEST watch for him there!) Plus, I found a couple cute things I kept for myself! haha! 🙂
If you haven’t been, definitely check them out! Julie is usually there, so make sure you say hi to her when you go. She’s very helpful and knowledgable about diamonds in particular. They’re located at 9977 Montgomery Rd., right next to The Original Pancake House (ever since I got pregnant, all directions are given with food-related landmarks! haha!)
Krombholz Jewelers, one of my favorite local jewelers, is having a big sale beginning Thursday, March 13th through Saturday, March 15th.
As the last of the winter weather makes it way out of the Tri-State (hopefully!) and spring prepares for her arrival, Krombholz’s 2014 Irresistible Sale is one you won’t want to miss!
They’ve pulled out their best selection of close-out merchandise from supplier parters as well as a selection of vintage and antique pieces. Thousands of pieces of jewelry will be marked 25% to 75% off regular prices. Krombholz Jewelers will be open March 13th and 14th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and March 15th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. so be sure to stop by!
The Pink Tulip Club will be holding its semi-annual sale until the end of July! Everything in the store is 30-50% off!
More than half of the store is marked down to 50% off at both locations! There are also a variety of styles and sizes still left in stock.
Visit either of the Pink Tulip Club’s locations at 9395 Montgomery Rd or 2651 Observatory Ave, both in Cincinnati.
There’s also Bastille Day on July 20 hosted by the City of Montgomery! The event will include food, live music and activities for kids beginning at 10 a.m. Headlining the music is “Off the Hook,” who will be performing from 7-11 p.m.
In honor of the festivities, the Pink Tulip Club will be open late, serve refreshments and offer special discounts so guests can sip, shop and enjoy a night out! I actually just did some shopping at the Hyde Park Pink Tulip Club location, and will be blogging about my beautiful buys very soon!
My favorite spa in Cincinnati is HANDS DOWN Woodhouse Day Spa in Montgomery. I love its location (lots of cute shops and restaurants nearby), its products (many are organic), and that it’s not a salon and spa. It’s solely a spa, so you’re not straining to relax to the sound of hairdryers and smell of hairspray. You can truly relax.
So, of course, I was super excited when I read about the new Kingsgate Mariott Woodhouse location in Cincy Chic a few months ago. This location is really convenient for me because I’m always running from meeting to meeting downtown. So, I made an appointment for a facial and manicure to look fresh and fabulous for the New Kids on the Block concert on Tuesday (which was an AWESOME concert, by the way!).
The Kingsgate Mariott, which is basically on the UC campus, was easy to find. Woodhouse took over the previous spa’s space, so once you get into the Mariott look for “spa” signage (not “Woodhouse” like I did… blonde moment! haha!), and it’s located on the 3rd floor. Once you step inside, it’s like a mini version of the Montgomery Woodhouse location. It smells the same, has the same cozy white robes, and same great spa experience.
They do have a limited menu there, but have all the basic nail, massage, esthetic services. I usually get shellac if I get my nails done, and they don’t offer that at this location, so I got a regular french mani. She did one of the best French manis I’ve ever had (they’re so easy to screw up!) so I was really happy with it.
What I REALLY loved though was my facial. They used an organic cherry scrub that smelled like sweet, summery heaven. It was also pretty much a whole upper body massage too — she worked my shoulders, arms, hands and neck — which is where I hold all my tension anyway. After the facial, I felt super relaxed and my skin was glowing!
So, I definitely recommend checking it out, especially if you work downtown or are near the UC campus. It’s a great way to get the all the fabulous Woodhouse basics at a more convenient location!
The new Woodhouse Day Spa is located inside the Kingsgate Mariott at 151 Goodman Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45219. All guests get complimentary parking, so make sure you get a ticket before you leave to use when you’re exiting the lot!
I just went to a screening of The Great Gatsby earlier this week and LOVED it. Today, I saw the below press release come through from one of our jewelry designer clients, Krombholz Jewelers, and thought it had lots of great info about fashion trends emerging from the movie! DEFINITELY go check out the flick! The fashions are fab!!!
Great Gatsby Film Inspires Cincinnati-based Jewelry Designer
Krombholz Jewelers showcases designs, new and vintage, inspired by the Gatsby era
The new “Great Gatsby” film is inspiring more than just movie ticket sales. Fashions inspired by the Roaring 20s era are rushing to racks across the nation.
Cincinnati-based Krombholz Jewelers is no exception. According to owner and lead designer, Lee Krombholz, this art deco era is one that’s always inspired him and been featured in-store. Now, because of the film, designs from the 20s and 30s are being showcased at Krombholz Jewelers more than ever.
“Krombholz Jewelers is very excited for the release of the new Great Gatsby movie which is directed by Baz Luhrmann,” says Krombholz. “In fact, the movie and jewelry store even have some parallels. While the movie maintains its classical appearance in clothing and décor, the soundtrack has taken on a modern spin including artists like Jay-Z, The XX, Florence + the Machine, Lana del Rey and many more. While Krombholz Jewelers sells and creates modern jewelry, over half of our cases are filled with antique and vintage jewelry. A shopper might also notice a current alternative rock soundtrack being played in store.”
Krombholz says you can look for the following jewelry trends in the movie:
The story takes place in 1922 which was known as the prime of the “Roaring Twenties.” As women gained the right to vote in 1920, they felt that they had more freedom. Dresses were shorter, make-up became more prominent, hair was cropped into a “bob,” and the look of the flapper was created.
Art Deco style was everywhere, in both architecture and jewelry. Popular stones embellished in these art deco settings were emerald, ruby, marcasite, pearl and ivory.
Jewelry was used to pull the whole look together, to compliment the dress and to soften the look of the short hair. Dangling earrings became immensely popular as well as long strands of beads and stacks of bracelets. It was all about glamour so crystals and rhinestones became trendy.
Accent pieces were added to dresses to make them flashier. In Krombholz’s store there several examples of this:
– Filigree buckle, that is Edwardian and ornate with detailing you would see beginning in the 1910s and continuing through the 20s and 30s.
– A dress clip, originally a pair, these clips would have been symmetrically placed on a dress. Both baguette and marquise diamonds were used in design to give the piece an art deco feel. The absolute flashiness of the piece reflects a time of opulence and glamour, which the movie portrays.
– A jade and diamond broach. About a decade earlier, Asian influences became very popular in jewelry. This carried over to the 1920s and this piece displays ornately carved jade with platinum deco embellishments.
“Recently we began to carry a new line of jewelry that reflects a modern vintage look. The designer is Cristina Sabatini,” explains Krombholz, noting that the earrings pictured are made using rose gold plated sterling silver with colored resin and CZ’s. “Fashion magazines like Vogue have already picked up many of the trends from Gatsby so this look may become more common with the release of the movie. Come by Krombholz Jewelers to see even more featured pieces in our very own Gatsby collection.”
The Great Gatsby film, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, will be in theaters on May 10. Krombholz Jewelers is located at 9399 Shelly Ln Cincinnati, OH 45242. More information available at www.krombholzjewelers.com.
If you need help shopping for your honey, make sure you clear your cal for this Thursday. We’re having a fun event at Blaines in Montgomery from 6-9pm where you can shop, get pampered with free salon and spa services, watch a fab menswear fashion show (hello, eye candy!), eat, drink and be merry! Oh, and the best part, you can win BIG! We have a $50 gift certificate to La Silhouette Lingerie up for grabs and – get this – a Date Night Package valued at $500! It includes dinner at LaPoste and a gift certificate for a jewelry makeover at Paolo Jewelers ($500 value!). Click here to learn more and RSVP for the event and I hope to see you there!
On Jan. 15, 2007 I launched Cincy Chic. That means the publication turned 6 on Tuesday… and the Chic staff and I celebrated in style! It was all a surprise to them, so it was fun to plan and treat them to a great night out together! We started the night at Cincy Style Bar/Alba Beauty Studio in Hyde Park. They treated us to blow outs, makeup and nails, as well as champagne, light bites, and even chocolate cake for us! How sweet!! Then, Jill with AVE photography came by to get photos of our glammed up team before we headed out to Cumin for dinner. While enjoying dindin, (which was DELICIOUS by the way – highly recommend Cumin for a date night or special occasion!) I gave them some special gifts from Jewels by Jules in Montgomery.
I got the gals some gold/gemstone bangle bracelets and coordinating teardrop earrings (all in colors I thought matched their personality/style), and I got the lucky guy of the group a Marines watch. The watch was one of those chunky watches, with a over-sized face, and thick leather band – very cool. Plus, a portion of each purchase benefits the USMC! Ah, I digress (I could talk about shopping all day)…
We had a fabulous time getting pampered, wining, and dining. Check out the video below of our pamper party transformation! And thanks for your readership support throughout the past six years – here’s to many more Chic years in the future!