Our 2018 Women’s Health Expo is coming up May 12 and you won’t want to miss it! It all takes place this year at the Cincinnati Marriott North in West Chester! Enjoy complimentary swag bags, healthy treats, interactive demonstrations, shop local vendors, and watch a fab fashion show! Plus, this year we’re bringing you on-site childcare through Juggle so all the mamas attending can enjoy the event, knowing their kiddos are well-entertained and cared for! (click here to see my review of using Juggle with my kiddos — spoiler alert — LOVED IT!) To learn more about the event and sign up for your childcare reservation, click here: https://2018whe.eventbrite.com.
Watch as I walk you through my latest Clothes Mentor experience! If you’re a long-time reader of the blog, you’ll know that I love to shop and sell with Clothes Mentor. But now that I’m preggo, I get to shop their maternity clothes for the first time (they sell all seasons of 0-26 sizes and maternity!) They have four Cincinnati locations — Hyde Park, Anderson, Fields Ertel and West Chester — so there’s probably one near you! As you’ll see in the video, they also offer free styling services so call ahead to take advantage of that! Get more info at clothesmentor.com.
I like coffee and red wine, so let’s suffice it to say Crest White Strips and I have been friends for years. They worked great for me – I have pretty straight teeth, though, and that’s apparently who they work best for (they don’t apply as evenly when teeth aren’t completely even across).
But then two years ago, I fell and cracked my tooth. Instead of getting veneers, they did the less invasive approach and applied bonding to it. When they did that, they told me that I’d need to get my teeth professionally whitened from then on out (a professional has to make sure that the teeth aren’t getting whiter than the bonding, and vice versa)
Oh, grrrrrreat. Now I get to drop hundreds/thousands with a dentist every time I need to whiten instead of the $40 White Strips in my PJs. That’s what I thought until I read the Cincy Chic story we just published about Maui Whitening. They claimed to get the professional whitening results without the dentist price tag.
Ok, sold. I’ll try it. So, I did and the results are in… I lovvvvvved it!
I will say, it is more of a time commitment than the White Strips. You’re sitting in a dentist-esque chair for up to 90 minutes, depending on how much whitening you need and you have a special light shining on your teeth that you need protective eyewear for (so you can’t even be checking your phone to pass the time).
But you wouldn’t be able to do that at the dentist either. So, this is a GREAT option if you don’t want to pay the big pricetag at the dentist, and the White Strips don’t work for you! Samantha the owner did my whitening (before and afters below!) and she did a great job! She really knows her stuff!
Bites and Bids: A Benefit for Autism will be held Sunday, June 8, at 5:30 p.m. at Jag’s Steak and Seafood in West Chester with a special VIP reception at 4:30 p.m. Guests will get to experience dinner by the “bite” that will be prepared by Executive Chef and one of the top chefs in America, Michelle Brown. Fine wines and craft beers will also be served.
Bids will include several one-of-a-kind items and the atmosphere will be complemented with jazz entertainment.
Tickets are $75 per person. A table for 8 guests is $1,000 and includes reserved priority seating and 8 VIP tickets. VIP tickets are $100 per person. Bites will be offered exclusively to VIP attendees.
To purchase tickets or make a donation, click here <http://www.autismcincy.org/events/bites-and-bids-a-benefit-for-autism/>. You can also call 513-561-2300 or send a check to ASGC P.O. Box 58385 Cincinnati, Ohio, 45258.
Mother Nature has finally decided to let up a bit and the sun is actually SHINING today!! Woohoo! I have an idea! Let’s celebrate with some new designer shades! 😎
Seriously though, what better way to welcome in the new weather with some chic new sunglasses? My gals at Cincy Chic are partnering up with the nice folks on the Cincinnati EyeCare Team to host a Designer Eyewear Trunk Show on March 10 to do just that! There, you’ll be able to browse more than 500 of the newest frames, and get designer brand eyewear at a fraction of the cost (print out the invite below and bring it to the event for 25% off!). But it’s for one day only! Click here to get all the details about the event!
I hope to see you there! And then I hope to see lots more sunshine in our future! 🙂
Two friends of mine just launched a new online boutique with FABULOUS clothes and accessories called Harlow & Liv. As part of their launch, they’re partnering up with a few local businesses to do a fundraiser to help support a local family in need!
The event is to support Tasha Muhleisen, a 31-year-old wife and mother of two who is battling Stage 4 breast cancer, and her family. The event is called “Evening of the Giving Hearts.” It will be held Friday, November 15 from 7:30-10p.m. at Baker Chiropractic in West Chester. You can RSVP to KMESSER27@yahoo.com
For each attendee, Baker Chiropractic and Karaman Jewelers will donate $1 to the family. Harlow & Liv will donate 10% of all proceeds from the evening while basket and food donations will be provided by Busom Buds and other local businesses.
The evening will include complimentary food and wine and a health talk by Dr. Patrick Baker on cancer prevention.
This sounds like an amazing event to benefit a great family! I hope you can attend!
There will be $800 in giveaways, including a $500 shopping spree, with drawings every 20 minutes. Special discounts will also be offered at stores. Light refreshments will be on hand and Trinity will provide live entertainment.
To learn more about the stores and restaurants at the Streets of West Chester, visit www.streetsofwestchester.com.
Did you ever look at your shower curtain or linen sheets and imagine a beautiful evening gown or a printed summer dress? Well, that’s just a day in the life of sophomore students at University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP).
That’s why IKEA recently supported a project that encouraged aspiring designers of the UC DAAP program. Their task: to create fashionable pieces inspired by elements within the store. Students found the home textile department to be truly inspirational, as they adventured through hundreds of fun, bold, eccentric fabrics to be the muse of their designs. UC staff and IKEA co-workers agreed when presented the final looks, that these young designers created truly one-of-a-kind pieces.
“We hope this project will open many more opportunities to showcase IKEA’s iconic looks designed by talented DAAP students,” says IKEA store manager Heather Spatz in a recent press release.
This was an amazing opportunity for both IKEA and the DAAP students to design and showcase such great prints from your every day home items! If you are looking for some inspiration of your own, check out the pictures below of some of their creative designs!
This Thursday we have an exciting event in West Chester where we’re featuring the best boutiques from the Heart of Centerville! We went on Fox19 this morning to do a sneak peek of the fashion show (check it out below!), and if you put in the code WIN you can get FREE tickets in! Tickets include a swag bag, drink ticket and a fabulous shopping experience! Hope to see you there! I’ll be the emcee, so stop by and say hi!! Click here to RSVP!
Sips & Shops
Fashion show and shopping event featuring boutiques from the Heart of Centerville
Thursday, April 25, 6-9pm at The Wise Owl 6206 Muhlhauser Rd. West Chester, OH
$10 per person, includes swag bag, light apps and one drink ticket
6pm registration, 6:45pm fashion show 7:30pm registration, 8:15pm fashion show RSVP at www.sipsshops.eventbrite.com
Participating vendors include:
Pieces of Style Boutique
Unique Celebrations Tea Room and Gift Shop
Happy Hormone Cottage
Lisa Robin Jewelry
Amy Reinhold Photography
Rodan + Fields skin care