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Sparkle for Good “Be Your Own Valentine” Event Feb. 10-12

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so if you need to shop for a loved one (or want to show some love to yourself!), you’ll DEFINITELY want to check out the Sparkle for Good “Be Your Own Valentine” event Feb. 10-12 at The Brick in OTR! Watch to see why as I get an exclusive sneak peek of the event! Learn more at http://facebook.com/sparkleforgood

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!


Nest Gifts hosting Guy’s Night Out this Thursday!

Nest_Logo_from_FacebookLadies, if your significant other is significantly clueless when it comes to shopping for you — listen up!

Nest in Hyde Park will be hosting a guy’s night out this Thursday! From 5-7, take some time to shop for your sweetheart and find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift!

Refreshments will be served and new designer jewelry collections will be featured.

Check out authentic vintage Chanel Button Jewelry, SORRELLI, Designs by Boe and BARONI!

Learn more at www.nestgifts.com or visit the store’s Facebook page!

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

Countdown to V-day: Hair and Body Works Deals

On Tuesday, I posted about Valentine’s Day specials at Mitchell’s, as part of my “Countdown to V-day” series of daily blogs to give you gift ideas. I just found out some more V-day salon/spa specials going on over at Hair & Body Works! (Click here and here to read stories we’ve published about H&BW on Cincy Chic)

When I posted on the Cincy Chic Facebook page that I was looking for specials, the PR guy for Hair & Body Works sent me the below info:

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and since the special day of love fest falls on a Monday this year, what better way to celebrate than the whole week.

The Hair & Body Works team has crafted some packages that can fit into everyone’s liking. Also, be sure to print out the $10 off coupon that can be used for all of these packages or for an a la carte service. Click here to get the coupon: http://cincystyleworks.com/2011/02/10-off-coupon/

Valentine Delight
Just the two of us
Enjoy a couple’s massage in our private room for two. A romantic setting
with candle light, heated tables, and relaxing music. Complimentary dessert
and our choice of hot cocoa or a glass of wine will be served after your
session.  $144.84

Just for Her
Make the woman in your life feel like a “Queen for the day.” Pamper her with
a skin renewal facial, hot stone pedicure, manicure, and shampoo style.

Just for Him
Crown him “King”
Let us relax, renew, and revive his sore muscles. Start off with an
aromatherapy steam shower, then a one-hour massage, and finishing with a hot
stone pedicure.  $136.32

Labor of Love
Add to her “glow” with a package especially designed for the expecting mom.
One-hour pregnancy massage, manicure, pedicure and shampoo style.  $181.97

His or Hers
Shed those winter blues and bring moisture and softness back into your skin.
Both men and women can experience our signature sea salt exfoliation
treatment. Package also includes a one-hour massage, an express facial, and
an express pedicure.  $194.90

All packages can be upgraded or specially designed for your Valentine.
Ohio state tax of 6.5% is included in package pricing.

Countdown to V-day: Portrait Package Discount

lifestyle portrait of Candace Klein by Ann Van Epps

Valentine’s Day is two tiny days away. No gift yet? No problem. I’m doing a “Countdown to V-day” series of daily blogs to give you gift ideas.

Leave him speechless with a gift that’s worth a thousand words. A local photographer, Ann Van Epps, is running a special on lifestyle portraits for V-Day. $89/hr. session (regular price: $275)

In a time where we have more blurry phone pics of ourselves and family than anything else, it’s important to capture quality, professional pics of you and your special someone to have and cherish forever.

And, just a side note, I’m not sure if Ann does this or not, but Boudoir photos are super popular to get done and give your significant other. So, if you want to take the photo gift idea to the next level, there’s one boudoir photographer I’d recommend: Little Black Book Photography. Cincy Chic has written about them here and here.

Photos – regular or risque – are always a great gift. They capture so much and last forever!

Countdown to V-day: Beautify for your Beau

I posted to our Cincy Chic Facebook page asking for specials/deals going on for this “Countdown to V-day” series of daily gift ideas blogs.

I actually got a TON of great responses. Lots from spas, salons and companies in the beauty biz… I guess it is the perfect time to beautify for your beau. Here are some of the beauty-related responses I got.

Amanda Arias says when you spend $50 get $10 free in gift certificates at Bella Rey Salon (we just wrote about Bella Rey here in Cincy Chic).

Robin Feltner, CEO and founder of Supernatural Botanicals

Also, Saturday Feb 12th they have Lyndsay Yaeger, owner of glossa makeup in the salon doing makeup touchups and mini lessons for only $10. Sounds like a great opportunity to get primped on a penny pinching budget!

Michelle Marx with Marxey Makeup (I went to high school with her by the way! She’s awesome!) says she’s offering 20% off blushing bridal package when you book on V-day. So, give her a call if your special someone pops the question and asks you to be his Valentine for the rest of his life! : )

Robin Ramey Feltner says Supernatural Botanicals is offering free shipping at Supernatural Botanicals on all US orders. Simply use the code freebie in the coupon/discount code on checkout. (ask her about her “alternative” use for lip gloss… it’s pretty funny, and let’s say “innovative.”)

We’ve written about Robin and her super awesome Supernatural Botanicals here and here. And I’ve personally used several SB products and LOVE them. Highly recommended.

Countdown to V-day: SugarPlums CupCakery

Gourmet Hand Painted Cookie Tin

Valentine’s Day is three itty bitty days away. Have your gift yet? No worries! I’m doing a “Countdown to V-day” series of daily blogs to give you gift ideas.

Today’s feature is on SugarPlums CupCakery. Get 10% Off and be registered to win an intimate Valentine’s Day “Dinner for Two” at MJs on Main in Milford if ordered by the end of the day today (Friday, Feb. 11)!

Here are some other good deals that SugarPlums cooked up for the big day:

1. Gourmet Hand Painted Cookie Tin $24.95

2. Chocolate Lover’s Cupcakes $15.00 6 of their chocolate varieties for the chocolate lover in your life!

Chocolate Lover’s Cupcakes

3. One Dozen Valentine Decorated Cupcakes $32.00 Gift Boxed

4. Love~ly Gourmet Assortment $45.00
This includes a wonderful assortment of their gourmet cookies and hand decorated cookies, along with 6 Chocolate Lover’s Cupcakes, and 1 doz of our Glorious Cake Truffles!

5. One Dozen Cake Truffles $23.95
You choose from: White Chocolate Raspberry, Cherry Cordial, or Triple Chocolate ! A dangerously delish combo…cake and candy in one…decorated for Valentine’s Day!

You know what they say… the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.  I think there’s a special trap door to get to his heart faster through his sweet tooth! : )

Countdown to V-day: Mi Salon/Pompilio’s Package

I’m doing a “Countdown to V-day” series of daily blogs to give you gift ideas. This idea comes from our friends south of the border.

Mi Salon Spa in Florence, Ky. has a fab Valentine’s Day promotion. With every $150 gift card purchase at Mi Salon, you receive a gift card to Pompilio’sRestaurant. What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than with pampering and pasta? (I’m married to an Italian, so I might be a little biased here!) : )

Click here to check out an article we recently wrote about Mi Salon Spa in Cincy Chic.

Countdown to V-day: yogahOMe Yoga Studios

Valentine’s Day is four short days away. If you’re like me, you wait until the last minute to purchase the perfect gift. So, I’m doing a “Countdown to V-day” series of daily blogs to give you gift ideas.

Today’s feature is on yogahOMe yoga studios, where you earn a free class to use at any yogahOMe studio any time you bring a friend to class with you! This is good all Valentine’s Week! They have a few different locations too, which is nice: Oakley, Mariemont, Bellevue, and Symmes. Click here to learn all the deets about the special.

I found out about this special by asking on our Cincy Chic facebook page if any local businesses were having V-day specials and someone from yogahOMe responded. It’s funny because Julie over at Wine Me Dine Me and I were just talking about yogahOMe. She goes there and loves it!

My husband and I recently re-upped our YMCA gym membership and have been going together a lot lately. Even though it sounds like the least romantic thing you could ever do with your special someone, it’s actually a great bonding/flirting experience. He’ll be lifting weights and flex his muscles at me. I’ll be running on the treadmill and give him a wink as he walks by. Then you’re all hyped up on endorphins after the work-out, which gives you lots of energy for other “more romantic” activities! : ) haha!

Check out the great “About Us” video below that yogahOMe just posted to their site! I think it does a good job of giving you a sneak peek into their studios, clients and instructors.


Countdown to V-Day: Give a (Pete) Rose

This week I’m doing a “Countdown to V-day” series of daily blogs to give you gift ideas for Valentine’s Day.

If your someone special is a sports fan (especially a Reds fan), you’re in luck. The movie “4192: The Crowning of the Hit King,” a heart-warming documentary about Pete Rose, was just released on DVD ($14.99; signature edition $69.99) and I think it’s a great idea to give as a V-day gift.

This gift idea is close to my heart because my good friend Aymie Majerski produced this movie. And a whole slew of other friends helped film it, edit it, do the animation for it, promote it. So, basically a ton of people I love and care about put their hearts and souls into making this movie. And it shows. I’m not a sports fan, and the movie had me on the edge of my seat and even in tears at the end. It’s an amazing movie. I got my dad the limited edition signature edition and he was like a kid in a candy store. I was SO excited. This is definitely a homerun gift!

Watch the “4192: The Crowning of the Hit King” trailer here: