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New Dayton/Centerville “Wynstone” Community by M/I Homes!


If you or a friend are looking for a new home north of Cincinnati near Centerville, listen up! M/I Homes is building a brand new community called “Wynstone and it’s going to be BEAUTIFUL! Not only that, but it’s in a great location, with a great school district, and near some fabulous shopping! We just did a few stories recently on some awesome new Dayton/Centerville based shops popping up, so you’re definitely going to find some great stores to enjoy while living in this community!

You know what they say about shopping for a new home, location, location, location. This gorgeous new community features new homes in Montgomery County in the Centerville City School District. If you’re not familiar with this school district, it’s one of the only 7 districts to have received the Ohio Education Departments’ highest rating of Excellence each year since the schools rating inception in 2000. It was also awarded the United States Department of Education’s highest honor by becoming a Blue Ribbon School. I know that when looking for a new home that school districts are a big deal, as well as the general location of the community. This community is in a super convenient location with easy access to 75N, 1-675, 48 and 42, allowing you to get to both Dayton and Cincinnati quite easily! And another perk is its located close to the largest super regional mall in Dayton – Dayton Mall!

Wynstone_0002_Exterior.160413After learning more about the new homes they are building in this community, I can’t wait to see their model home at their grand opening opening event next week. They have such a great variety of homes ranging from ranch or single story homes to 2-story single family homes, with a variety of options to make the home really yours without the expense of building a custom home.   I fell in love with the Ainsley floorplan, with the option to have a 2-story family room or even an optional in-law suite built on the first floor! I can’t wait to walk through this floorplan now that the community is open!

Wynstone_0002_GreatRoom.160413With this new community just opening, they are hosting a Grand Opening of their stunning model home on Thursday, April 21st from 5-8pm. This event is going to be quite the celebration with the grand opening of a brand new professionally decorated model home called the Monroe. At the event you’ll get to see how Mary Cook Associates decorated and designed this gorgeous model home to utilize every inch of space. They will also be serving hors d’oeuvres and some delicious sweet treats, and will have raffle drawings and plenty of giveaways. If that’s not enough to get you there, they are also having live entertainment! I know I want to attend and hope to see you there – RSVP Today!

Check out all of the details about this community regarding the location, information on the homes, as well as more about the builder, M/I Homes on their website. They even have an aerial tour for you to get an idea of the where the community is!

For more information, contact:

Laura Kornaker
(513) 268-8460

Two Upcoming Bridal Events!

I cannot believe that Pete and I are coming up on our SEVENTH wedding anniversary soon! It seriously seems like yesterday, but in reality I know it wasn’t. Especially when I hear my younger friends (ack, that makes me sound old!) talk about using Pinterest to find all kinds of great ideas, and going to fun bridal shows to find the local vendors who will make their big day dreams come true.

Back in the day (yup, definitely old), there was no Pinterest and the bridal expos — the one or two a year that existed — were boring and held at the convention center downtown. So, all you ladies with wedding bells in your future, soak it in because this is a great time to be engaged! GO to these fun expos! GO with all your Pinterest boards created. Meet, greet and enjoy planning that super special day! Here are two expos coming up (one for all you gals up north closer to Dayton, and another one is downtown at the casino… yes, you can plan your wedding while visiting the casino… hey, win big and it’ll pay for it! haha!)

Enjoy… Ya young whippersnappers! 😉


Dayton Hosting One-of-a-Kind Fabric Fest March 29!


Designers, mark your calendars because Dayton is playing host to the 2014 Fabric Fest, the first of its kind in the region. This festival travels across the country and gives independent fashion designers and others education, networking and fabric sourcing opportunities from experts in the industry.

Chicago’s Anna Livermore is the founder of Fabric Fest and will be traveling to Dayton on March 29. Anna founded her company, V. Mora, in 2008 out of her passion for helping new and emerging designers and artists.

Her one-woman operation is now a fully staffed company. She has offices in Chicago and New York as well as consultants in San Francisco. Her clients are from all over the world and her co-founder Jay Arbetman travels with Anna to the Fabric Fest.

Anna and her team can help designers save thousands of designers on fabric, education and networking. There are hundreds of fabrics in thousands of colors available at reasonable prices.

Dayton is becoming a vibrant fashion immunity and will also host the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator on May 11.

Check out Fabric Fest Dayton from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at De’Lish Cafe on March 29. Admission is free and you can learn more by contacting Ed Dixon at 937-313-7886 or edixon@theindustryevents.com. You can also visit the Fabric Fest Dayton Facebook page for more information!

Tom Ford Trunk Show Tomorrow at Gamine

What do Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston have in common… other than Brad Pitt? Tom Ford Sunglasses of course!

They’ve both been spotted trotting around Tinseltown in these spectacular specs. Lots of other stars love this brand, too…  Gwenyth. Rihanna, Demi, and Kim Kardashian just to name a few.

Me in my Tom Fords... this picture makes me laugh every time. A friend snapped it while I was test driving a super fun SmartCar convertible!

Well, here’s your chance to share shades with the stars. I just found out about a Tom Ford sunglass trunk show going on tomorrow at Gamine, an adorable store in Dayton (promise it’s worth the drive). On Dec. 16 from 1-5pm, their Tom Ford rep will be at the store that day with all the latest styles for women and men.

They’re giving 15% off all Tom Ford Sunglasses purchases that day. Plus, if you bring in an unwrapped toy for them to donate, they’ll give you an additional 5% off your Tom Ford purchase! The price tag for this brand averages around $300-$400, so a 20% discount can save you a big chunk of change.

Here’s where you can find Gamine (formerly The Pink Daisy):
2504 Far Hills Ave.
Dayton, OH 45419

Like I said, it’s a drive, but I promise it’s worth it! They carry lines by Velvet, Milly, Nanette Lepore, Michael Stars, Tory Burch, J Brand, Susanna Monaco, Chan Luu, Kendra Scott, Big Buddha, Joie, Paige Denim, Diane von Furstenburg and Theory. Gamine is like Cincy’s north star of fashion!

12 Days of Seasonably Chic Showcase: Day 12

We’re less than two weeks away from the most fashionable holiday shopping event of the year! The Seasonably Chic Showcase will be on Nov. 6 at The Phoenix downtown from 10am-3pm. This event brings 40 of the Tri-state’s best boutiques and vendors – for women, men, children and pets – all under one roof for one day of spectacular shopping! The best thing about it? It’s free to get in! Just bring in a canned good for the Freestore Foodbank! Click here to RSVP!

To gear up for the big event, I’m doing a “12 Days of Seasonably Chic Showcase” blog series to feature all the vendors who will be involved, and some of my favorite items they’ll have at the event. Today I’m featuring the following vendors:

Votre Vu Duette (click to enlarge)

Votre Vu by Julena Bingaman
Pure Romance with Leslie Hoop
Peek of Chic
JennaClaire Handbag Studio

And here are my favorite items that they’ll have at the show…

Votre Vu: If you don’t know about this new French skincare line, you need to. I met Julena, a Votre Vu rep, about a year ago and she got me hooked. They have everything from tonics, masques and scrubs to some anti-aging frozen serum, but what I love best are their lotions. They’re not watery, oily, heavy or greasy.

New Pure Romance "Bliss" Clothing (click to enlarge)

My favorite lotion is their Duette – it’s lotion, lip balm and a mirror all in one! It’s really convenient to throw in my purse and have everything I need together. My husband’s favorite (on me, of course) is the “TARTE D’AMANDE Soufflé” … his reasoning? “Because it smells like birthday cake!” haha! I guess it’s true, the way to their heart is through their stomach! : )

Pure Romance: While most of their products are made for what goes on between the sheets, Pure Romance actually just launched a new line of products to use when you’re out of bed. Their new Bliss Clothing line launched last year, featuring tank tops, short sleeve tees, long sleeve tees, a robe, hipster panties, hoodies and track pants and two totes. These clothes are very cute and made out of super comfy materials.

Sparkling Flower Collar at Peek of Chic
Sparkling Flower Collar at Peek of Chic

Peek of Chic: This is an awesome local company I recently found out about. They have gorrrrrrgeous jewelry, and a fancy new website too! I love that they have a huge range of jewelry and prices so you can either make an impulse purchase or save up for something a little more substantial. So, in light of that range, I found two things I love, one on each end of the spectrum. On the cheap chic end, I found these $40 tassel earrings (they’ll match the tassels on my sassy new purse!). On the high-end, I found this $505 “Sparkling Flower Collar” which is absolutely stunning. But I have to say, when I first read the name, I thought of cauliflower…. get it…. collar … flower… haha! Oh I crack myself up.

JennaClaire Handbag Studio: We traveled up north to find this boutique for you. They’re located up at The Greene Towne Center in Dayton. My favorite item at their store is their “It’s a Cinch” bag.

"It's a Cinch" bag from JennaClaire Handbag Studio
"It's a Cinch" bag from JennaClaire Handbag Studio

You can get the bag in a variety of patterns and then switch out the cinch belt around it to match your outfit, shoes or accessories. Also, another thing I love about these bags is the interior. Lots of pockets to keep everything organized, in its place and easy to find. The price is $115, but you get to customize every little thing about it. You get to:

* Choose your Main Exterior fabric
* Choose your Belt fabric
* Choose your Shoulder Strap fabric
* Choose your Bag Lining fabric
* Choose your Inner Zip Pocket Lining fabric
* Choose your Inner Patch Pocket fabric

Oh, and the last time I looked at these bags, I discovered a bonus benefit: you can wear the handbag cinch belt as a belt on you! Unfortunately, I tried the belt on and it’s a smidge too small on me. But if you are a size 0-4, the belt would fit perfectly and you’d be able to get even more wear out of your cinch belt! That’s what I like to call winning at life.

Here’s another way to win at life: Cincy Chic and Locals on Living, an affiliate of the Cincinnati.Com network, have teamed up to give away a prize pack of items from all the Seasonably Chic Showcase vendors that’s valued at $2,500! Click here to learn how you can win it!

Althea Harper Trunk Show at Envy Saturday

Althea Harper
Althea Harper

Althea Harper (blonde bombshell fashion designer from Season 6 of Project Runway) is a DAAP grad and comes back to the area often.

I just got word that she’s coming back to the area this weekend. She’s coming in to do a trunk show at a store in Dayton (technically, Beavercreek). There is a boutique in Hyde Park called “Envy” so don’t get this Envy confused with that Envy. I wonder if one envied the other’s name so much they just took it! : )

Here are the deets:

Althea Harper Trunk Show at Envy Saturday

Project Runway alum Althea Harper will be holding a trunk show on Saturday May 15 at Envy at the Greene from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Call to get your name on the list!

73 Chestnut Street
Beavercreek, OH 45440
(937) 426-1200

And don’t worry, it won’t conflict with this Saturday’s Savings Summit event (get your tickets today – only 60 tickets left!). You can go to the Savings Summit, grab some dinner and head north on 75 a bit to check out Envy and Althea’s fab fashions. Althea will be there, too, so you’ll get to meet her if you go.

Click here to read more about Althea on Cincy Chic.

I Love Joey Eric

joey ericI am in love. His name? Joey Eric.

Don’t worry, my hubby still has my heart. But Joey Eric has my wardrobe.

I just discovered this fabulous boutique on Facebook. They’re up in Dayton, but well worth the drive. If you’re familiar with the area, they’re at the Greene (it’s kind of like Rookwood, but even cooler because there are loft condos there too… yes, you can now live in the middle of an open-air mall. Hello, heaven.)

What caught my attention on FB was a picture someone posted of a cute vintage “Cincy” t-shirt. A local artist designed it and the other Ohio-related tees they sell at Joey Eric. I don’t wear t-shirts often, but I would buy one of these! They’re only $25-28 and they ship for free, so you don’t even need to make the drive if you don’t want to!

They also sell super cute “designer inspired” handbags, sunglasses, jewelry, denim and clothing.