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It’s Hip to Help December 6!

Head to the York Street Cafe in Newport on December 6 for It’s Hip to Help! This special fundraiser is being hosted by Dan and Jessica Brill and will debut a photography exhibit for Dan.

It includes a showcase of Dan’s images he captured while on the Transitions Global 2013 Spring Engagement Trip. The event also includes a presentation by guest speaker James Pond, founder and CEO of Transitions Global.

There will be live music, food from York Street Cafe, a cash bar and raffle prizes.

Transitions Global is a non-profit organization that works to rescue young girls in sex trafficking and bring them home.

The photography exhibit, guest speaker and raffles will be held on the 3rd floor gallery from 6-9 p.m. and the jam-rock bank grand Oversoul Reunion Show will take place on the 2nd floor stage from 10:30-1:30 a.m. Tickets for the music at $10.

The gallery exhibit and guest speaker presentation from 6-9 is open to all and donations toward the cause are appreciated!

York Street Cafe is located at 738 York Street in Newport.

Kindervelt Winter Formal

The Ladies of Kindervelt 55 Triple Crown have announced their upcoming event “Black Ties and Black Jack At the Syndicate” to benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center-Division of Asthma Research!

The event is being held at Newport Syndicate in Newport, Kentucky on February 11, 2012 at 6:30 pm.

There’s plenty to enjoy at the event from great food to great music! There are also some notable particulars to really get you excited about going to this amazing event! Everyone who attends gets two complimentary drink tickets, gaming chips will be available at $10 for every $10,000 in “play money” awarded to the nights biggest gaming winners, Paolo will be there with custom jewelry designed exclusively for this event, cigars and Valentine’s treats will be sold throughout the evening when you roam Vintage Cigarette Girls, Fabulous Furs will be doing a fashion show featuring various items that will be available for purchase, professional PhotoJenn-ic Photography will be there doing keepsake photos, and valet parking will be available.

The black tie is optional but it’s always fun to get dressed up and enjoy a night on the town with a group supporting a great cause! Admission is $75 per person and make sure you RSVP by February 4, 2012. Questions? Call Autumn 859513-678-8628 or Jolee 859-866-5080

Please send RSVP with Checks or Cash to:
Black Ties and Black Jack
Attn: Jolee Gust
10705 War Admiral Drive
Union, KY 41091

Thanks to my intern Sara Elliott for helping me put this blog post together!

Star Lanes: The Chicest Bowling in Town!

Monika Roberts, Katy Crossen, Joe Busam, and me at Star Lanes!

When I lived in Philadelphia, my favorite pastime was bowling. Normally, “bowling” conjures up images of ugly shoes, smoky air and cheap beer. But at my bowling hotspot in Philly, it was quite the contrary.

The place was called Lucky Strikes Lanes, and it had upscale bowling alleys with lane-side food service and lounges. They had the best sushi and the yummiest cocktail concoctions.
When I moved back to Cincinnati, I began to miss my Lucky Strikes terribly. I even told my husband that I’d love to open something similar here in Cincinnati. (Yeah, with all that spare time I have)

star lanesLow and behold, three years later, I get an invite for a sneak peek of Star Lanes, the newest “boutique bowling center,” in Newport KY. After a little digging, I discovered that Star Lanes is owned by Lucky Strike Entertainment, who also owns Lucky Strike Lanes in Philly. Ah, my posh pin prayers were answered. There is a Gutter Ball God!

So, last night I went to the pre-opening party and man was it packed. All 24,000 square feet. They kicked star lanesthings off in style. They served up free food and drinks, as well as free bowling for several hours. Granted, they didn’t have nearly enough bar staff to handle a huge crowd who wanted to take advantage of the complimentary cocktails. But that’s honestly my only complaint. The food was amazing and the lanes were lush. Can’t say anything about the cocktails because I never actually got one despite waiting patiently and batting my lashes.

The place is HUGE. It basically took over the space of three (if not more) restaurant/bars: Cafe Istanbul, The Reserve and the art gallery space. I snapped a couple pics and took the below video so you can get an idea of what it’s like. Definitely worth checking out!