Attention all aspiring designers, artisans, and crafters out there! Fountain Square is encouraging you to participate in the 2013 Indie Craft Market featuring handmade, unique, Etsy-style art & crafts!
Friday, August 16th, from 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 pm. the Square will be filled with creative vendors and artists from some of our favorite Indie Bands! This is a perfect opportunity to showcase and support local, independent artists and designers and small, local businesses around the Cincinnati area.
The deadline to sign up for a chance to showcase your unique items is right around the corner! All applications are due by TODAY at 5:00 p.m.!
If you are interesting in applying to the 2013 Indie Craft Market, CLICK HERE for an application. And for more information about the exciting, upcoming events at Fountain Square, visit their website @ www.myfountainsquare.com!
This is one of the best times to be a chic and savvy shopper in Cincinnati. Why? Because the Cincinnati Boutique Sale was just last weekend, and the participating boutiques need to liquidate the merchandise that didn’t sell there to make room for all their new arrivals! So, keep your eyes peeled and wallet ready for all the huge sales at local boutiques because it’s your chance to get in on the goods!
My recommendation is to drop everything now and head to sara benajmin’s in Mariemont. They’re offering an ADDITIONAL 20% SALE MERCHANDISE! This means that those beloved designer brands such as Paige, AG, Joie, and Halston Heritage are now 50-80% OFF! You rarely see that kind of mark-down, so don’t delay!
Click here for store hours and contact information!
Have a sweet tooth? Cure it with some delicious desserts, and celebrate a local lady’s dream come true in the process! It’s Cupcake Crazy’s 1st birthday this Saturday, July 20th! This tasty celebration will take place at their retail shop on Montgomery Road from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.!
This has been an exciting year for Cupcake Crazy and owner, Lisa Ebbert said in a recent press release:“We just want to share that excitement by throwing a party for our friends and customers.”
In honor of this birthday celebration attendees will enjoy FREE cupcakes and tastings …and door prizes! Um, cupcakes and freebies? Sign me up! Also, a Cincinnati food truck favorite, Café de Wheels will be parked outside serving their yummy menu! Plus, to keep the kids occupied and entertained (as if cupcakes weren’t enough) balloon animals will be made for kids of all ages!
Last but not least… one lucky attendee will be awarded CUPCAKES FOR A YEAR! Yes, that’s right, one dozen cupcakes of your choice each month for the next year! To enter for a chance to win this or another amazing prize (including a private room with a photographer to capture the amazing memories and cupcake decorating), apply at the Cupcake Crazy store during your next visit!
We hope to see you and your sweet tooth on Saturday!
Curate Boutique, the newest Hyde Park women’s fashion boutique, is home to a variety of style “Collections” …hence, Curate… get it? :). And for a limited time, customers can purchase these amazing collection pieces at what the owner Courtney is calling “epic” discounted prices! Almost everything in the store will be marked 30-70% off! From July 18 until August 1st, you can get these chic steals, and start building a new collection in your own closet!
Want the chance to shop designer looks at irresistible prices all in one location for THREE whole days? This is no joke, ladies! The Cincinnati Boutique semi-annual sale starts this weekend in one convenient location in the Hyde Park Plaza!
Starting tomorrow, Friday, July 12th, our favorite Tri-State boutiques from Cincinnati’s premier shopping circle, Hyde Park, will come together for a weekend filled with fun and fashion with fabulous friends! The sale begins at 10:00 a.m tomorrow and will continue through Sunday, July 14th! (Exact times are listed below!)
This is a chance to get gorgeous clothes at amazing prices, while also giving back to a local non-profit organization. The SPCA of Cincinnati will benefit from this weekend sale with a small $5 suggested admission donations at the door. Come celebrate great deals and a great cause!
The participating boutiques include:
Morrison & Me
Three French Hens
The Sale Schedule is as follows:
Friday, July 12th- 10: 00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 13th-10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 14th-11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
To find out more information and for directions, Click here!
Thanks to my intern, Shannon Mahoney for helping me put this blog together.
Everyone will be ‘fleeing’ (pun intended!) to Washington Park this Saturday, July 13th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. to join in the contagious energy that springs from Cincinnati’s original curated, urban flea market. The City Flea is hosting its monthly market celebration this weekend and is inviting anyone and everyone!
This project began June 4th, 2011 and immediately left people wanting more! Their first summer season was declared a success due to the 70 + vendors sold, and since then, in the third season of operation, the Flea is home to about 170 creative, unique vendors.
There is no admission free, but they do ask that you bring a smile 🙂
Expect everything from food to ceramics to clothing and MUCH more! Spend your Saturday exploring the unique and talented vendors at Washington Park!
The City Flea site encourages people all around town, to “bring your friends, bring a few bucks, and most importantly, just bring it.”
Thanks to my intern, Shannon Mahoney for helping me put together this blog!
Michaels is making it easier than ever to complete all those DIY projects you found on Pinterest! They’re re-opening the one on Colerain Ave., which is the one I would always go to when I lived near there during high school and college! I can’t wait to see how they have transformed the space! Now I can start and finish some Pinterest projects and take a trip down memory lane at the same time! haha!
On July 21st, there will be an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:45 a.m. followed by the Grand Opening at 10:00 a.m.! At that time, doors will be open and the festivities will begin! This will be unlike any Grand Opening; Michaels will be having a week-long celebration with prizes galore for all of the shoppers!
It will be tempting to stay all morning and afternoon that day because Michaels will be giving away more than $1,000 in gift cards and prizes hourly!! In addition, customers can win items for the whole family from the prize wheel, which includes jewelry, art supplies, stickers, colorful Duck tape and more. Gift basket giveaways will take place each evening throughout the week, and kids can explore their creativity with $2 kids crafting events on Saturdays.
In a press release about the grand re-opening Store Manager Julie Rocchio says, “Our new store features thousands of products that will inspire every crafter at any level from beginner to expert, plus classes for our customers to learn new skills in painting, cake decorating, knitting, scrapbooking and more!”
Michaels New Store Location: 9657 Colerain Ave. in Northgate Mall
Thanks to my intern, Shannon Mahoney for helping me put this blog together!
Ok, ladies… we’ve all been there before… lots of clothes but nothing to wear? Here’s my secret for eliminating the stress of getting out the door on time, look fresh and fabulous, and support a local charity in the process! First, make Three Piles: donate, alter, and eBay!
Without a doubt my “donate” pile will be going to Dress for Success Cincinnati, to help empower women and give them the confidence they need to succeed. Gently used business attire can ultimately help women thrive in work and in life. Donations are always welcomed and encouraged!Click here to find out where you can drop off your donations! Remember, donating is tax deductible, good for the earth and makes room for a replenished wardrobe!
For more information about Dress for Success, visit there website at www.dfscincy.org.
Thanks to my intern, Shannon Mahoney, for helping me put this blog together!
Carrie Bradshaw always had a penchant for pretty pumps on Sex and the City. Well, the style icon star, Sarah Jessica Parker (who grew up in the Cincinnati area might I just add!), can’t escape her character’s love of shoes any more! SJP is teaming up with Manolo Blahnik’s CEO George Malkemus, to create a runway-worthy array of flats, boots, pumps, and sandals. The new “SJP” line will be featured in Nordstrom Stores and Norstrom.com by January 2014!
Bradshaw once said, “Do you know what these are? Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes! I thought these were an urban shoe myth!’ But this new shoe line is no myth! Parker tells vogue.com “In a silly way, I think it’s what people have expected of me most because of Carrie Bradshaw.” Carrie has certainly inspired the star to design shoes at attainable price-points between $200-$400. Expect nothing less than top-notch Italian craftsmanship with luxe material in unexpected color combinations!
It is never too early to start thinking about the right way to bring in the New Year. Start with marking your calendars for a much needed trip to Nordstrom so you can be the trend-setting style icon like Carrie!
Thanks to my intern, Shannon Mahoney for helping me put this blog together!