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LBDs at Cheers to Art!

Everyone knows a little black dress is a wardrobe staple. But could LBDs now be an interior design staple, too? I think so!

My girlfriends and I visited a cute new place in Madeira called Cheers to Art! I found out about them because they’re a Cincy Chic client! It’s a painting studio with a bar… so I thought how PERFECT for one of our weekly Champagne Tuesday outings! We’re all very creative gals, so it was fun to see us show our personalities through our painting!

We got there and they had a few big tables set up with canvases and brushes at each seat. At the front of the room was the inspiration painting that the owners of Cheers to Art! (a super cute married couple) picked out. You can go on the calendar on their site and see what they’ll be painting that night, or you can book the place out for a private party if you have a big crowd. It was me and three of the CT girls, and then there were two other big groups of fun gals.

We painted a little black dress at our night while enjoying a couple bottles of Poema sparkling wine. Jill, one of the owners, helped us learn how to paint the dress, but encouraged us all to take creative license, which we did… especially after a few sips of the bubbly! 🙂

At the end of the night we went around the room to look at everyone’s paintings and it was so fun to see how different everyone’s turned out. Just even within our group, we had Aymie’s who’s was full of fun and flair, Monika put a cute belt on hers, I put some tulle on the bottom of mine (a painting technique I figured out accidentally but ended up teaching another girl across the room) and Lauren painted a gold dress (gold *is* very trendy right now… you go Lauren, such a trend setter)!

The CT girls and I had SUCH a great time! Check out the video below to share in our fun that we had at Cheers to Art!


Personalized Champagne

At Saturday's "CT Saturday Holiday Celebration"

Each Tuesday, I get together with three (some times four) of my best friends and we try a different type of champagne at a different local restaurant or bar. We’ve been doing this for the past three years. It started as a way to make sure we got together once a week. Then, as the recession really dug in its heels, it evolved as a way to give business to local establishments.

Usually the venue we visit is pretty empty on a Tuesday, which we like because it’s quiet and we can catch up. But two years ago, we decided to get together once on a Saturday instead of Tuesday. We did it during the holidays so we could exchange gifts, get dressed up and stay downtown.

The CT Saturday bottle I made on MyMoet.com

This past Saturday was when we did this year’s “CT Saturday Holiday Celebration.” It was so much fun! We went to Bistro, FB’s and then Knock Back Nats. (yes, the night got progressively less classy) : )

Part of my gift to the girls was this special bottle of Moet which I got personalized at MyMoet.com. It was so cool I had to share. You just go to the site, choose your size of bottle, type in your message and then you can preview it and buy it if you want!

Thought I’d tell you about it, with New Year’s Eve coming up (how cool would it be to bring a personalized bottle as a host gift!) or maybe you have a little champagne group of your own!