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Pink Tulip Club – Grand Reopening Party!

I just visited Pink Tulip Club in Montgomery (a SUPER cute women’s fashion boutique with a location in Montgomery and another in Hyde Park). The Montgomery location just got a big remodel and it looks amazing!

They’re actually having a fashionable fete to celebrate their new digs! Below are all the details! I’ll be there, along with a few of my favorite local fashion bloggers! Hope to see you!

Review: Out Of Thyme Kitchen Studio

Good news for foodies {especially busy ones}! I just visited Out Of Thyme Kitchen Studio to check out their new space on Montgomery Rd., which Chef Jaime Carmody (who we recently featured here in Cincy Chic) just opened!

By the age of 14, Jaime developed two passions: A love of food and a desire to help people. In high school, she started working in commercial kitchens, she eventually graduating from culinary school with honors and laded herself in some pretty impressive Executive Chef positions across the nation.

But she wanted to help people more. She knew she could make a difference for people who wanted to eat well, but didn’t necessarily have the time or skills to cook regularly. So in 2005, she launched her Out Of Thyme Personal Chef Services right here in Cincinnati, specializing in preparing in-home meals for busy people, private catering, dinner parties and cooking classes.

Then, she took her successful personal chef business a step further with the 2016 opening of Out Of Thyme Kitchen Studio, a full-service, commercial kitchen and event space located on Montgomery Rd. in Symmes Twp. The studio offers freshly made take-home meals, call-ahead ordering, baked goods, personal chef services, monthly cooking classes and private culinary events.

I attended one of her cooking classes and it was SO fun and informative. In just two hours, I learned everything from basic knife skills and mincing like they do in the cooking shows, to more advanced things like blanching/shocking, searing, and making homemade whipped cream/mousse. There were people there by themselves, couples, best friends and a mother/son — all different levels, but everyone learned something and then ate together at the end! And there were LOTS of leftovers to take home to the family.

I also grabbed some extra meals to take home from their a la carte fridge. You can actually stop by any time when they’re open Monday thru Friday to grab freshly made take-out meals… breakfast, lunch, sides, dinners, appetizers… or you can call 24-48 hrs ahead with any custom order. Meals are individually packaged but can be packaged for a family. Ready to heat & eat, also most are freezable — so they’re great for people like me who will need an easy meal to grab from the freezer for a while. Their website homepage always have an updated list of what’s in the fridge, which is helpful.

My husband has a food allergy, so I asked about that and I was happy to learn that their kitchen is safe for a wide variety of allergies. They offer customized menus for chef services; Menus for any diet, regardless of restrictions or allergies.

The commercial kitchen can also be used as an event space for parties, private classes, and sit down dinners. It’s perfect for hands-on or demo style team building events for businesses

Make sure you check their Facebook page for news, events, special offers and updates on all the fun — and YUMMY – things Jamie and her team are up to. And of course, lots of info on their website too. Check it out at www.outofthymechef.com.

Review: Barre3


Now that I’m expecting, I can’t do my usual runs (especially not in this heat!) so I’m trying to find other effective ways that I can keep in shape.

I’ve heard a lot of great things about Barre3 classes — from some of my friends who I used to cheer with, and also a friend who has no dance experience at all. The concept is rooted in three fitness disciplines—ballet barre, pilates and yoga–and it’s designed to lift, lengthen, and tone your entire body.

I checked it out and it’s not only an AMAZING workout, it’s fun too! Because you’re incorporating so many different types of exercise, you’re always doing something different, challenging your body in a new way, and somehow calming your mind too. Definitely recommend it. Below is a little info I grabbed from their site, which you can check out for yourself here (even better — visit them at their location on Montgomery Rd.!)

Finding balance is at the core of everything we do at barre3. It starts with our workouts: Every barre3 class works strategically to build strength and flexibility for optimal body balance and improved posture.*

Exercise is just one part of the equation. Exercise, nourish, connect: these are the 3 pillars of the barre3 approach. It’s not just about how hard you work out or the numbers on the scale. It’s about nourishing your body and making connections in order to lead a balanced and happier life. By focusing on whole-body health, we empower you to feel your best from the inside out.

Sadie and Chris Lincoln are on a mission. After 20+ years in the corporate fitness industry, they decided to seek more balance in their lives and help others do the same. They quit their jobs, sold their house, and moved to Portland, Oregon, with two small kids in tow. Together with their mentor, Mark Mastrov, founder of 24-Hour Fitness Worldwide, they pooled their experience and resources to found barre3—a new brand of fitness melding exercise, nutrition, and community.

They opened their flagship studio in Portland, Oregon in 2008, creating an innovative studio workout and a culture of whole-body health. Today, the barre3 community reaches across the country with nearly 100 studios, led by passionate studio owners and instructors who share the barre3 vision, and to an online community that extends around the world.
Barre3’s mission is to make the world a happier, healthier place. As hands-on leaders, Sadie and Chris work every day to grow their company, spread their passion, and help others get fit, feel good, and lead happy, healthy, balanced lives.

We empower people to find careers they love at barre3. Our commitment to a standout studio experience starts with hand selecting franchise owners who are passionate about barre3 and embrace our philosophies. At every barre3 studio, not only will you get an incredible workout, but you’ll also witness firsthand the power of the barre3 community.


Cars, Cigars & Style – Save the Date

As you probably know by now, arthritis is something that hit our family hard over the past few years (click here for more about that). Ever since my husband Pete was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis a decade ago, he’s been using the Arthritis Foundation resources to connect with others, access information and find new physicians. We’ve gotten more and more involved over the years, to the point where Pete and his dad are on chapter boards, and his mom, sister and I are on event planning boards.

This year, I decided that it’s time to do a Cincy Chic and Cincinnati Profile (the male version of Cincy Chic that I help run) event to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation. So, I got together with one of Pete’s favorite menswear shop – Blaine’s in Montgomery – and put together this event concept (see all the details below) of “Cars, Cigars & Style”. I hope to see you there!


Cars, Cigars & Style

When: Saturday, November 14, 6-9pm

Where: Blaine’s Fine Men’s Apparel 9407 Montgomery Rd Cincinnati OH 45242

RSVP: http://2015ccs.eventbrite.com

Enjoy: swag bag, wine and bourbon tastings, light bites and a premium cigar selection. Also, view classic cars and shop for a cause, as 10% of all sales will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation!

Brought to you by: Cincy Chic and Cincinnati Profile

Cars, Cigars & Style Blaines

Cutest Couple Contest at Jewels by Jules

c4ce0bc8-8ce7-40f6-bb97-58c8720a848bI got an email from Jewels by Jules (a cute high-end jewelry store in Montgomery) yesterday with this fun contest, so I thought I’d share! You just enter here on Facebook, submit your photo and a little about your story, and hit submit! The couple with the most votes wins a diamond heart pendant! Looks like the contest ends on Valentine’s Day, so make sure you enter (and get votes) before then!