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Details2Decor 7th Birthday Party Aug. 27!

According to Marilyn Monroe, seven years is when you start to get the itch. That must be why my gal pals over at Details2Decor, are itching to have a FABULOUS night out to celebrate their seven years in business together! 🙂 I’m sooooo excited for them!

Me with the owners of Details2Decor, Starr Rivers and Ethel Bonner
Me with the owners of Details2Decor, Starr Rivers and Ethel Bonner

They have an amazing event planned (what else would you expect from a couple of event planners, right?!) on Aug. 27 complete with a courtyard, cocktails, InstaGlam Fashion Cam, swag brag bag, sweet and spicy treats, door prizes, and more!

After the event, the fun continues on Fountain Square for a fun night of Salsa Dancing. (If you’ve never been to a salsa night on Fountain Square, you MUST!) It’s always really well attended and so much fun! I love that the Details2Decor incorporated that into their event!

It’s free to attend their chic celebration, but if you wish, you can opt to donate $7 to a cause that’s near and dear to them: the Penny-Manning Dare to Live Memorial Scholarship Fund. Click here to learn more about the event, the cause and RSVP!


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! 😉


Women’s Health Expo Sneak Peek

This week is our “Health” issue of Cincy Chic where we feature lots of new local health-related services, products and experts.

I’m love love loving the new Victor Athletics line we wrote about that’s getting started by the Noble Denim folks, thanks to their local love and successful Kickstarter campaign. I also enjoyed reading our feature story about the founder of Game On Fitness and how she – a single mother of two – was inspired to help people get fit after her mother was diagnosed with cancer. Lots of great health-related goodies, and a few extras – like my weekly “Letters to Lola” note to my daughter – you can enjoy! Make sure you’re subscribed (it’s free!) to be the first to know when we have new event and editorial to share with you!

Speaking of events (and health-related goodness), we have our annual Women’s Health Expo coming up on May 16 and I’m REALLY excited about it! We just announced our speaker series, and I’m also booking a bunch of hands-on demo experts, like a self-defense gal, healthy cooking expert, and more! We’ll be posting details about all that soon, but click here to RSVP today (it’s ALSO free!) 🙂 Details are below — hope to see you there!


Cincy Chic’s 2015 Women’s Health Expo
When: Saturday, May 16, 10am-2pm
Where: The Phoenix, 812 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
$2 parking in the adjacent Garfield Garage on 9th Street
RSVP at http://www.2015WHE.eventbrite.com
A free, fun and informative event! Enjoy complimentary health-enhancing seminars with local physicians, swag bags, healthy treats, health screenings, shopping at various pop-up boutiques, and learning about local health experts and services! One lucky attendee will win a $500 spa and jewelry prize pack!
Supporting Sponsors: PNC Bank, Cors & Bassett Attorneys at Law LLC, St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Booth Sponsors: Rodan + Fields Dermatologists with Rebecca Noss, Thirty-One Gifts with Beth Merritt, Ideal Image Laser Hair Removal, It Works! by Shrink Wrap Me Skinny, Mary Kay by Amber Nichols, Team MB Fitness & Nutrition Coaching, Champion Windows, Allusions,Vein Clinics of America, Maui Whitening – West Chester, Cherish Jessup Damsel in Defense Independent ProMassage of West Chester, Sebastian Rey, University of Cincinnati – Lindner college of Business and College of Engineering & Applied Science, Sia Spa, Victory Weight Loss and Wellness, Wholly HealingGo Beyond Medicine, Advocare with Tara Montgomery,Associates in Women’s Health, Kind Snacks, The Diet Doc – IndependenceScentsy with Amanda Johnson, CoreStrong, Younique by Sheena Roustai, Going Pain Free, Chloe + Isabel with Lindsay Meeker
Brought to you by Cincy Chic, the only online publication for women in Greater Cincinnati.

Cincy Chic Womens Health Expo

Interested in being a vendor? Contact info@cincychic.com

Koop Diamond Cutters’ Grab-A-Gem Event!


I think this is such a great event idea! It’s the Grab-A-Gem event at Koop Diamond Cutters downtown. The concept is simple: you pay $25 to “grab a gem” (limit of 4 per person) and you could be the lucky winner of diamonds, sapphires, or one of their many other gems.

The great news is that EVERYONE is a winner! You could win their grand prize (a diamond valued at $6,400), but even if you don’t, you still leave with a fab gem that you can create a custom piece around!

Check out a few examples below of things people have made with their “grab a gem” winnings! Click here to find out more about the upcoming event taking place May 8 & 9, which is Mother’s Day weekend! What a great way to create a memory with mom! See you there! 🙂

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Eco-Chic Fashion Show Details Released!

We just published details about our March event! I’m really pumped about it because it’s going to be hosted at one of my favorite venues in town, ADC, the “gallery in the sky.” On the walls of the gallery (special just for our event!) the owner, Litsa Spanos, is going to feature local artists who use eco-conscious, repurposed materials in their pieces. Also, we’re doing a different spin for the fashion show — it’s going to be an hair/makeup show by the stylists at Alba Organic Beauty Studio (they use all organic and non-toxic products!). It’s also going to be a fundraiser and drive for clothing/jewelry donations. See below for all the details — hope to see you there!!


Eco-Chic Fashion Show

When: March 26 6-9pm

Where: ADC. 310 Culvert St., 5th Floor Cincinnati OH 45202

What: View eco-chic hair/makeup fashion show and eco-conscious art by area artists. shop local businesses, enjoy refreshments, and a swag bag valued at $250. Tickets are $10/pp, and all proceeds benefit St. Vincent dePaul. Plus, receive a raffle ticket for each gently used item brought for donation (click here to see list of requested items). From jewelry and boutique gift certificates to spa and salon packages, more than $3,000 in fab prizes are up for grabs!

Learn more and RSVP: http://ecfs.eventbrite.com

Hosted by: Cincy Chic, the only online publication for women in Greater Cincinnati

Supporting Sponsors: PNC Bank, Cors & Bassett Attorneys at Law LLC, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Fashion Show Sponsor: Alba Organic Beauty Studios and Cincy Organic Stylebar

Booth Sponsors: Mary Kay with Emily Stalf, Thirty-One Gifts with Beth Merritt, Ideal Image Laser Hair Removal, Champion Windows, Allusions, Maui Whitening – West Chester

Eco-Chic Fashion Show

Three “Go Red” Dresses at Macy’s!

Macy's Go Red Calvin Klein $79.99
Macy’s Go Red Calvin Klein $79.99

Next Friday is our big Lady in Red event at Macy’s downtown! It’s one of my favorite Cincy Chic events of the year because the entire store is 20% off for our attendees and we have food, drinks, fun, and a fashion show — all to benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign! Click here to RSVP and learn more!

Now…. wondering what to wear to Lady in Red? Macy’s has three very special dresses to help answer that question for you!

From February 4th – 16th 10% of the purchase price of three exclusive red dresses by Kensie, Thalia and Calvin Klein as well as exclusive Go Red Ideology active wear available in select stores and online at Macys.com will go to benefit Go Red For Women®! 

The dresses and Ideology line are available in the Cincinnati area as follows:

Macy's Go Red Thalia $89.50
Macy’s Go Red Thalia $89.50
  • Thalia & Kensie dresses – Kenwood and Tri County stores
  • Calvin Klein – Kenwood and Fountain Place stores
  • Ideology – Kenwood only
  • All are available on macys.com

Something you might notice is that one of the dresses that benefits Go Red is a new line by Thalia Sodi launching on February 2. This collection is launching with apparel, accessories and shoes and was designed with the curvy woman in mind. (I’m told that it fits completely different than most other lines you’ll find out there in the market…. I ordered one to wear at the show, so we shall see! I’m excited to try it out!) In the Cincinnati market it will be offered at Macy’s Kenwood and Tri County stores – that’s 2 stores out of a total of 6 in the entire state of Ohio to carry the line! It also is available on macys.comClick here to see what the collection looks like.

Macy's Go Red Kensie $99
Macy’s Go Red Kensie $99

Additionally, at ALL Macy’s locations, you can support the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement by shopping at Macy’s during the Wear Red Sale (February 4-9, 2015). Customers who wear red receive 20% off storewide and 15% off fine and fashion jewelry, sale and clearance watches and select home items. Customers may also show their support by purchasing a newly designed 2015 Red Dress pin for $2 (February 4-16, 2015) to receive the same offer. Macy’s will donate 100% of all Red Dress pin sales to Go Red For Women®.

Check out the video below from last year’s Lady in Red event! Hope to see you and your little red dress at the event next Friday!


Buy Something Beautiful…for Your Sister Fundraising Event!

In January this year, we wrote a story in Cincy Chic about The Sister Accord (click here to read it) and the local jewelry designer, Lisa Robin Jewelry, who was inspired to launch a new line of jewelry for it! Ever since then, I’ve been keeping up with The Sister Accord and wanting to get involved!

In a nutshell, The Sister Accord works with girls and young women to build healthy relationships to eradicate bullying and violence. As a new mom to a little girl, I couldn’t be more proud of what they’re doing for the community and our little ladies in particular.

So, when Sonia, the founder of The Sister Accord, needed our help to get the word out about her upcoming “Buy Something Beautiful…for Your Sister”  Fundraising Event, I jumped at the chance! It’s on Nov. 9 at Macy’s downtown and there are LOTS of perks for attendees (including a 25% store-wide discount!!!). Plus it’s for a really great cause. You can click here to RSVP for the event and go to www.thesisteraccord.com to learn more about this AMAZING organization doing such great things for our next generation! TheSisterAccord

up2tempo Launch Party Nov. 8

You don’t typically expect to learn about anything on the fashion front from your accountant, but I did the other day.

My accountant connected me with another one of his clients, Deanna. She’s a local woman who graduated from DAAP and has since launched a new business called up2tempo. The concept is great: fashionable, affordable clothes sold through trunk shows and home parties.

I love the concept so much that I’m going to help Deanna launch with a bang! I’m helping her to plan her launch party on Nov. 8 at Obscura downtown and I hope you can join us! It’s going to be a great night where you can see her new line work the runway in a fashion show, shop in her pop-up boutique, all over a yummy craft cocktail in a super chic setting! Hope to see you there! Details below! Click here to RSVP!


You’re invited…
Exclusive Launch Party & Fashion Show
Saturday, Nov. 8, 7-10pm
Fashion Show at 8pm
Obscura 645 Walnut St. Cincinnati OH 45202

Enjoy a fun night out with your fellow fashionistas, grab a craft cocktail, and view a fashion show that launches up2tempo, a new fashion line featuring affordable and comfortable pieces brought to you through trunk shows and your own personal stylist. Learn more at www.up2tempo.com