The only online publication for women in Greater Cincinnati
Authors Posts by Amy Scalia

Amy Scalia

Amy Scalia
Publisher & CEO - Amy Scalia, a Cincinnati native, is the editor in chief and publisher of Cincy Chic. Send her an e-mail at From growing up in the cornfields of Harrison and getting a Mass Communications B.A. degree in the bubble of Oxford, to living on the NKY side of the river in Newport and then Ft. Thomas, Amy Scalia has embraced Cincinnati with her presence. Her major life accomplishments include: being a mom of two girls and a boy, a 2010 "40 Under 40" recipient from the Cincinnati Business Courier, winning the "Best New Product/Service of the Year" Award from the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and a national Web-writing award from ASHPE in 2007, a national feature writing award from ASBPE in 2006, and running three Flying Pig Marathons.

by -

With its gorgeous gourmet kitchen, vaulted ceiling and guest suite, this custom-built home in Mariemont is a must-see! Keep reading for a sneak peek inside this Listing of the Week!

Absolutely exquisite! This 2009 custom built home is one of a kind! 1st floor master, gorgeous gourmet kitchen open to family room w/ vaulted ceiling & informal dining, 4 spacious bedrooms + office, high end fixtures & craftsmanship throughout, beautiful hardwood floors, finished LL w/ guest suite & additional bedroom, private fenced patio.

This listing is sponsored by Ron Erdmann at Guaranteed Rate, the official mortgage professional of Cincy Chic.

by -

Check out a recap of the small and local businesses we've featured this week on our new sister page Spend With Cincinnati.

Cincy Chic recently launched a new sister account called Spend With Cincinnati. The goal of Spend With Cincinnati is to share how the public can still support small and local businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Below is a recap of what we’ve featured this week:

Share Cheesebar: Have you jumped on the trend of cheese boards yet? I can personally say I am slightly addicted to them! @sharecheesebar is Cincinnati’s first cheese bar located in pleasant ridge! They create both beautiful and delicious cheese boards, grilled cheese, and more!
They will be closed July 1st-8th BUT opening back up on the 9th! Make sure to head to their website and get your order in!

Colonial Cottage: Breakfast for dinner? Sounds delicious to me! @colonial.cottage.1933 offers omelets all day! PLUS they also have their delicious fried chicken, cookies, pies, and so much more!
Order ahead to take your food to go or stop in to enjoy! PLUS click the link in their bio to vote for them for us weekly!

Full Body Fitness & Yoga: Happy #treatyourself Tuesday today! Rather than treating yourself to something unhealthy, treat yourself with the gift of endorphins! Every time you workout, your body releases endorphins giving you energy, strength, and happiness!

@fullbodyfitnessandyoga is back open to help you find those endorphins and reach your fitness goals! They have created a safe and healthy space for you to workout by taping off personal sections in their studio to ensure social distancing! PLUS: they are having HUGE deals right now! Click the link in their bio to see how you can receive 50% off as a new member, and other great discounts!

Pangaea Trading Company: NEW ARRIVALS! @pangaeatradingco just put their new arrivals put just in time to spruce up your July wardrobe! Head into their shop or shop online to discover adorable clothes, skincare, stickers, and more!

PLUS: when you visit their website, click on their first 2 tabs to see how you can continue to help the BLM movement!

Sunday: 12-6
Tuesday-Thursday: 12-6
Friday-Saturday: 11-8

Honey Child: Happy July first!! You know what that means…it’s almost the Fourth of July! Celebrate this holiday weekend with @honeychildpops delicious red, white, and blueberry pops!
All pops are made plant based with no cane sugar or dairy! This makes for a great healthy and natural sweet treat guaranteed to put a smile on peoples faces!
Order online to have these delivered right to your doorstep or find them at Clifton Market!

Ampersand Home & Gallery: Looking to add some uniqueness to your home? @ampersandhomeandgallery is here for you! When you step into their shop you can find a unique collection of handpicked housewares, furniture, and more! They also have a collection of repurposed pieces!
Located in Bellevue, stop in or shop online to find your perfect new house piece unique to your style!

Revolution Rotisserie & Bar: Come get your chicken fix with @revolutionrotisseriedelicious chicken! Not in the mood for chicken? Try their loaded hash browns or try their Mac and cheese! Plus don’t forget to top it off with a delicious beer or mimosa!

Stop in for bottomless tots during happy hour, a boozy brunch, lunch, or dinner!
They are now open for dine-in, carry-out, or delivery!

The Living Room: Working from home can be a very stressful and daunting task! That’s why @hellolivingroom has created a space for you, your team, and other hard workers to get creative, collaborate, and work in!
PLUS right now they are having a HUGE deal of buy one meeting, get one free! From now until October 1st, with a purchase of meeting space, you’ll receive another meeting free!
They also have just opened up their rooftop deck for a fun and safe event next Wednesday! Bring your family, friends, coworkers, and more to enjoy free food and games!
Check out their page for more details on how to get in on this amazing space and how to rsvp for next Wednesday!

16-Bit Bar + Arcade: How fun does this Hulk Hogan bomb pop cocktail look for the 4th tomorrow 😍 @16bitbar is back open for you to come over for some delicious cocktails and fun games!
They are taking all safety precautions to keep you and staff safe! Face masks are highly recommended for you to wear when not sipping on one of their famous cocktails! Their staff will be wearing masks and cleaning off the arcade machines and the bar after usage!
Wednesday-Thursday: 4-11
Friday: 4-12
Saturday: 2-12
Sunday: 2-11

Kentucky Botanical Co: The 4th can be a very stressful holiday for both us and our furry friends with all the loud noises going on! Help relax and relieve stress with a little help from CBD oil! @kybotanicalco creates CBD infused products from oils to cleaning products to help bring calm and peace!
plus right now for the 4th they are having a SALE! Use code “JULY4” at checkout to receive 20% off your whole order now until the 6th!
Click the link in their bio to get your order started and check out their page to learn more about all the benefits of using CBD!

Milkman Ice Cream & Doughnuts: Happy Sunday everyone! Keep the holiday celebrations coming by treating yourself to @milkmancincy 😍 They offer delicious ice cream, shakes, and doughnuts! Plus did I mention they have BOOZY SHAKES! That’s right…boozy milkshakes!

They just reopened today so go show them some love!
Sunday’s: 9am for doughnuts
Saturday-Sunday: 10:30-10

Alba Organic Beauty Studio: It’s officially waxing season and @albabeautystudiohas a special you definitely do not want to miss out on! For all of July they are offering $10 brow wax and 20% off bikini waxes! How could you say no to such a good deal🤩
Call today to schedule your appointment: (513) 631 2522! Their studio is dedicated to providing organic, natural, and non-toxic services and products!

by -

It's a beautiful home with all the upgrades, nestled in a magical setting with breathtaking city views! Click for a sneak peek inside this week's Listing of the Week!

Condo alternative*Rare 1-floor/no-steps/flat-lot Ranch*2BR/3BA*Great Rm, Study & Fam Rm*Carl Strauss design recently/entirely/superbly remodeled by DIGS*Summer poolside Shangri-La*Winter city views+dazzling sunsets*Magical private lane of multimillion-$ estates w/river views & prevalent breezes*Nothing to do but move in & pinch yourself*Agent owner

by -

We chat with the founder of a local pediatric therapy network to learn what sets them apart and how they get results for children with special needs. 

Children progress faster through play. That’s the idea behind ABC Pediatric Therapy.  
“We work with a range of children — those who just need a little extra help to medically fragile children, all diagnosis or no known diagnoses,” says CEO and founder, Diane L Crecelius, PT. “ I created ABC because I believe our special children are typical children stuck inside bodies that have not yet learned how to work. I believe every child has a voice. We must figure out how to hear it. I believe all our special children can be mobile, and we are challenged to give them wings. I believe every child can be confidently independent. We have to believe enough in them to let them have successes and failures.” 
Crecelius says there are four main features that make ABC Pediatric Therapy unique:
1. Multidisciplinary approach – all therapists work coherently to accomplish the greatest level of achievement for each child. Whether the child is receiving one discipline or all disciplines, our experience across therapies will promote overall improvements in the gross motor, fine motor, and communication areas. 
2. Home programming – therapists assist parents/care-givers in developing successful strategies and exercises that are useful and meaningful in each child’s everyday environment to encourage greater independence and participation in all areas of functioning. 
3. Innovative treatment approach – therapists integrate positive components of traditional therapeutic methods with innovative and creative treatment techniques and equipment. 
4. Five convenient locations: 
West Chester
7591 Tylers Place Blvd
West Chester, OH 45069
Phone: (513) 755-6600
Fax: (513) 755-3762
Red Bank Road
4325 Red Bank Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45227
Phone: (513) 271-2419
Fax: (513) 271-2425
Western Hills
2039 Anderson Ferry Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45238
Phone: (513) 922-5437
Fax: (513) 922-1530
3449 Newmark Drive 
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Phone: (937) 281-1286
Fax: (937) 281-1298
3817 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Beavercreek, OH 45431
Phone: (937) 427-9200
Fax: (937) 427-9203
For a free interactive screening tool to track and identify areas of improvement early in your child, click here to access ABC Pediatric Therapy’s online checklist: To learn more about ABC Pediatric Therapy, visit 

by -

From amazing new listings, design ideas and neighborhood spotlights, check out this recap of what's new on our Cincy Home Chic Home site!

Here’s a recap of what you can find on our new site, Cincy Home Chic Home, this month!:

Life Milestones
Introducing Real Estate Podcasts from Build Collective

Building in Madeira? Trust the Experts!

Building a Custom Home in Cincinnati

Listing of the Week
9822 Orchard Trail Drive

Party Hosting

Yard Art Girls


Favorite Home Exterior – Vote For Your Favorite!

Paint the Ceiling?

An Entertaining Dining Room

Stylish Ways to Add Storage, Seating

Four Ways Light Makes a Room

by -

Check out a recap of the small and local businesses we've featured this week on our new sister page Spend With Cincinnati.

Cincy Chic recently launched a new sister account called Spend With Cincinnati. The goal of Spend With Cincinnati is to share how the public can still support small and local businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Below is a recap of what we’ve featured this week:

Coffee Cup Overflowing: Happy Monday everyone! Kick off your week with a delicious caffeine pick me up from @coffeecupoverflowing today! Treat yourself to one of their delicious bakery items and grab your favorite coffee! Open: Monday-Friday 6:30-6:30 Saturday 7:30-4:30

Fleurs Events: How beautiful are these flowers😍 whether for a wedding, house arrangements, or just some simple greenery… @fleurseventsky can do it all! Check out the link in their bio to head over to their website and see all they have to offer! You can also stop in their shop! Open: Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm Saturday 8am-1pm

OTR Bagel Bar: Calling all my bagel fans! @otrbagelbar is back delivering their delicious bagels right to your doorstep! Swipe all the way or check out their page for order instructions! Delivery open: Wednesday: 12-3 Friday: 9-12 Storefront open: Tuesday-Sunday (carryout): 7-3

Shred415 Red Bank: Looking to get active this summer? @shred415redbank is here to help! They are currently running the most amazing special for you! A 30 day guarantee! That’s how confident they are in their workouts! If you decide it isn’t for you after 5 workouts during the first 30 days of opening, you’ll receive 100% REFUND of your initial payment! With an offer like that what’s stopping you from signing up? Shoot them an email or DM to sign up today and join them at their grand opening July 11th!

Kidd Coffee Co: The 4th of July is approaching quickly! Get a delicious taste of this holiday with @thekiddcoffeeco new drink special! To help celebrate the 4th, they have created this amazing drink consisting of the perfect mix of cherry, blueberry, and vanilla! 🇺🇸 Stop in to enjoy this fun new drink or grab some of your favorite coffee today! 🇺🇸

Toko Baru on Ludlow: How amazing are these quirky little air plants🤩 @tokobaruonludlow offers crystals, essential oils, plants, candles, and so much more to fill your home! Head over to their shop located on Ludlow to discover all the amazing products they have to offer! Open: Tuesday-Thursday: 12-6 Friday-Saturday: 11-8 Sunday: 12-6

Rollin’ Bowls: An all vegan food truck? Yes please! @rollinbowlstruck is the first truck rollin in plant-based meals to cincy and northern Kentucky! They create mouth watering creations that are COMPLETELY plant-based and will change your perception of healthy! Click the link in their bio to see where you can find them next!

Bold Friend Co: In need of a new planner, wallet, tote? @boldfriendco has it all and is here to help! They create beautiful leather goods ALL hand stitched! Head over to their website to start your order on these beautiful and quality leather goods today!

Velocity Bike & Bean: Happy Friday everyone! Enjoy a delicious coffee from @velocity_bikeandbean this morning to kickstart your weekend! PLUS for everyone wearing a mask, you’ll receive 10% off your coffee this week! Discounted coffee and protecting ours and others health? Sounds good to me! Stop in to grab one of their delicious coffees and more to receive your discount!

Artichoke: Started by husband Brad and wife Karen, @artichokeotr has become the cookware store for everybody! Whether an experienced chef or just starting out in the kitchen, they offer the tools for you! They also have a demo kitchen in their shop to prove the quality and effectiveness of their products! They also offer a number of special services for their customers like cooking demos, knife sharpening, gift registries, and more! Vamp up your kitchen tools and your kitchen skills this weekend by stopping by their shop!

Mile 42 Coffee: Happy Saturday everyone! Kickstart your weekend with a refreshing drink or coffee from @mile42coffee this weekend! Make sure to try one of their summer flavors like coconut vanilla cold brew or iced pomegranate green tea 😍 Stop in to enjoy their indoor patio seating or grab a drink to go!

Mariemont Farmers Market: Anyone else always down for a little Sunday farmers market🙋‍♀️ @mariemontfarmersmarketis open every Sunday until October to bring you fresh produce, baked goods, and more! Stop by from 10am-1pm to stock up on all their goodies! Open: Every Sunday 10-1pm until October 11, 2020

Trendy Tags Boutique: NEW ARRIVALS! @trendytagsboutique has just stocked up on adorable new arrivals just in time for summer! They are dedicated to “empowering women/moms to look & feel their best self in effortless, everyday styles!” Shop by: – Tapping their on their Instagram post! – Join their Facebook group to get free shipping! – Visit their website in bio!

Ink & Co Made in Ohio: Support your local homies! @inkandco_madeinohiocreates shirts, wall art, coasters, and more! Check out their page to see all their amazing sayings and products! Click the link in their bio to get your order started and support local❤️

by -

You don't want to miss this breathtaking, historic home with beautiful city and river views. Click for a sneak peek inside.

This Victorian, French, 2nd Empire Style home offers magnificent City and River views. The large park-like parcel with a barn provides seclusion and privacy. The home has been meticulously maintained, restored, and renovated. This historic manor proudly continues its architectural heritage and detailing while artfully incorporating today’s modern conveniences. The 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom home is listed at $1.75 million. 

This listing is sponsored by Ron Erdmann at Guaranteed Rate, the official mortgage professional of Cincy Chic.


by -

Check out a recap of the small and local businesses we've featured this week on our new sister page Spend With Cincinnati.

Cincy Chic recently launched a new sister account called Spend With Cincinnati. The goal of Spend With Cincinnati is to share how the public can still support small and local businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Below is a recap of what we’ve featured this week:

Purpose Pilates: NOW OPEN! @purpose_pilates2020 is a new Pilates studio to help you achieve that healthy lifestyle of not only your body, but your mind as well! Plus for the month of June all group classes are FREE and all private sessions are HALF OFF! Head to their website to sign up today and get your Pilates on!

Carabello Coffee Company: Father’s Day is coming up fast! Haven’t grabbed the perfect gift yet? @carabellocoffee has you covered! They are now offering the amazing box with different options to choose from! (Ranges from $20-$40) Place your order today and pick them up Thursday-Saturday! Make sure to check out their page/website to see all the details and what goodies you have to choose from! Plus they have opened their doors to cafe seating today! Stop in and enjoy a delicious coffee or meal! Open 9am-5pm or open for walk-up 7am-8pm

Mesa Loca Hyde Park: My mouth is WATERING just looking at pictures of @mesaloca_cincy delicious food! Enjoy an amazing #tacotuesday meal filled with tacos, salsa, drinks, and more! Their dinning rooms and patio is open for you and your loved ones to enjoy! Carry-out is also still available to take your meal to-go and enjoy at home! Call to book or reservation or place your order today!

The BonBonerie: @bonboneriecincy has officially opened their doors back up! Whether for birthdays, Father’s Day, or just looking for a yummy treat, they have it all! Open: Monday-Saturday 10-4 Call to make your cafe reservation!

Lemons + Limes Boutique: If only Alexa could become a personal bar tender in real life 😂 Shop adorable dish towels like this one and more at @shoplemonsandlimes ! PLUS: this week they are having a HUGE clearance both in store and online! Open: Tuesday-Saturday 11-6 Sunday 12-5

The Kidd Coffee Co: Being a dad is a very hard and tiring job so they deserve a nice cup of coffee! Gift dad with a delicious and high quality coffee bag from @thekiddcoffeeco 🤩 Plus their 1lb bags are 10% off for you! Available in-stores or delivered nationwide! PLUS: on June 29th all 5 of their cafe spots will be open and in full swing to serve you! Make sure to head over to their cafe to enjoy a delicious coffee and more!

Meem’s Sweet Treats: How delicious do these treats look🤩 @meems_sweet_treats creates not only beautiful, but delicious macarons, cake pops, and more! PLUS keto options are available! Check out their page to see all the amazing treats offered! Also if you want some delicious Father’s Day treats, DM for some macaroons but hurry because there’s only a limited amount!

Aladdin’s Eatery + Lounge OTR: FREE HUMMUS? Yes please! @aladdinseaterylounge is sending free hummus with any purchase through their Facebook messenger! PLUS: you’ll be enrolled in their VIP club and be the first to get monthly promos and more! (Click the link in their bio to be directed to messenger to place your order today!) ALSO: in honor of Juneteenth today, they are having a celebration from 4-7 tonight! Come together to check out local Cincinnati black owned businesses, artist, organizations, and more! Check out their page for more details!

Sundry and Vice: Grab your friends&family and enjoy a refreshing cocktail from @sundryandvice for happy hour tonight! Plus you’ll get to enjoy your drink in their new amazing outdoor space!

Kon-Tiki on the Levee: “Slip away to our oasis on the river, and indulge in tropical and classic tiki cocktails, with panoramic views!” @kontikiontheleveeis now open to bring you the perfect tropical experience! Head on over, opening at 12pm to enjoy this beautiful Saturday with friends, family, and good drinks!

Lemonwood Soap Co: How beautiful are these soaps🤩 @lemonwoodsoapcohand makes bath and body products that are phthalate free, sulfate free, paraben free, dye free, and palm free! PLUS did I mention they use recycled packaging? PLUS they are women owned! What’s not to love? Visit their website to find where you can get your hands on these amazing products or to start your online order!

by -

This Hyde Park home is full of architecture and amenities for today's luxe lifestyle. Read on for a sneak peek inside this week's Listing of the Week.

This signature residence offers the best of Hyde Park living. It’s the perfect combination of architecture and today’s lifestyle. There is a cook’s kitchen, 20×18 family room, a gracious 24×21 family room, a 23×15 dining room, and a study. The master suite features his and hers baths and dressing rooms. The flexible floor plan also features a screen porched, gardens, 3-car garage, 5 bathrooms, and 5 bedrooms. The home in this vibrant neighborhood is listed at $1.29 million.

This listing is sponsored by Ron Erdmann at Guaranteed Rate, the official mortgage professional of Cincy Chic.  

by -

Check out a recap of the small and local businesses we've featured this week on our new sister page Spend With Cincinnati.

Cincy Chic recently launched a new sister account called Spend With Cincinnati. The goal of Spend With Cincinnati is to share how the public can still support small and local businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Below is a recap of what we’ve featured this week:

BlaCkOWned™️ Outerwear: “We launched our ‘not just in February’ campaign back in February 2016 to remind black people that we have to celebrate each other all year round… &in the same spirit, we can not afford to wait for the worst to happen to force change” We must recognize and celebrate those oppressed year round, not just only 1 month out of year. @imblackowned has created this campaign to do just so! They also offer products like face masks, sweatshirts, and kids clothing! Check out their page to see all they offer and help support a great campaign and a proud black owned business!

The Sweet Place Bakery: Happy #treatyourself Tuesday! Treat yourself today with a delicious food from @thesweetplacebakery 😍 they offer AMAZING treats from ice cream, cupcakes, and more! PLUS they also offer vegan sweets and mixes you can take home! Open: Tuesday-Sunday 4:30pm-midnight!

Maize: Happy Wednesday! Enjoy your #winewednesday today with a side of delicious food! @maize_otr creates amazing authentic Latin American cuisine for you and your taste buds to enjoy! Open: Wednesday-Saturday 4pm-8pm

Body Revamped: Looking to revamp your body and kickstart the summer healthy? @bodyrevampedllc is here to help! They offer personal training, boot camps, bridal boot camps, and more! Plus it’s not just about the workout, meal plans, grocery list, and support is given! Head to their page to sign up today and achieve that healthy lifestyle!

Haungs Calligraphy: Love this doormat🥺 especially as we continue to celebrate pride month! @haungs_calligraphy creates amazing custom doormats and more to add the perfect touch to your home!
Click the link in her bio to check out all she has to offer and place your order today!

O Pie O: The perfect Summer pie😍 get your hands on @opieobakery delicious pies and more today! Head to their website to place your order before they run out! PLUS: for the month of June 5% of online proceeds will go towards the BET-United Way COVID-19 relief fund and the Cincinnati relief fund!

Tower Garden: Did you know you can grow all your fresh produce right at home? @towergardenofficial allows you to grow all your produce without the hassle of and commitment of gardening! The offer planters for indoors or outdoors to fit your preference! Check out @sheryltischer page for more information and contact her if you are interested in the benefits! You can also visit the website:

New Riff Distilling: It’s almost our favorite time of the week…happy hour! Stop by @newriff tasting bar which is now open! Enjoy samples and flights of their amazing flagship spirits and and single barrel offerings! PLUS they offer cocktails to-go! Grab a cocktail to take home and enjoy after hitting up the tasting bar for the perfect end to the week and start to the weekend!

The Little Spoon Bakery & Cafe: Happy Saturday everyone! Get outside and enjoy this nice morning with a delicious coffee and treat! @littlespoonnewport is serving adorable little sugar cookies, coffee, tea and more for you! Find them at Newport on the Levee! Open: M-T: 8-1 F: 8-6 Saturday-Sunday: 10-6

Sage Yoga Co: Sunday morning outdoor yoga? Yes please! Tomorrow at 11:15 @sageyogaco is teaching an outdoor class for free and open to all levels of practice! You must register through their website or on the MINDBODY app! Plus make sure to check out all the amazing classes they have to offer in not only yoga but HITT as well!

Lemon Lee: The perfect addition to your summer wardrobe😍 @lemon_lee_handmade created beautiful handmade earrings to brighten up your day! Head to their website to check out the amazing new collabs, collections, and place your order today!

The Bold Face Dairy Bar: The best Sunday treat there is…ice cream! @boldfacedairybar is here to fill your tastebuds with their delicious ice cream! Open: Monday-Thursday: 2:30-8:30pm Friday-Sunday: 2:30-10pm

Cream+Sugar Coffeehouse: Happy Monday! Get your Monday morning caffeine pick-me-up this morning with @creamandsugarcoffeehouse They offer delicious coffee, smoothies, and more! They also offer breakfast and lunch meals and provide plant based options for all my vegans! Open: Monday-Saturday 8am-2pm