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Publisher & CEO - Amy Scalia, a Cincinnati native, is the editor in chief and publisher of Cincy Chic. Send her an e-mail at ascalia@cincychic.com. 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.

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You don't want to miss this 1889 National Register Queen Anne Victorian masterpiece for this week's Listing of the Week! Click for a sneak peek inside.

A truly magnificent restoration unlike any other home in the region. Expert craftsmanship and the utmost attention to detail in this 1889 National Register Queen Anne Victorian masterpiece. Chef’s kitchen with professional appliances, stone counters, custom casework and lighting. Historic integrity preserved at every turn with modern conveniences blended seamlessly, including second floor laundry, third floor kitchenette, guest suite, recreation room, two-car garage. All in a prime location in the very walkable East Row Historic District. This 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom home is listed at $1.25 million.

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

 

 

 

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Learn about a local woman who helps children and the homeless through her career, and fosters animals in her spare time.

Elizabeth Crable-Means and her son.

Elizabeth Crable-Means works for the Cincinnati Health Department and works as a Public Health Nurse in the School and Adolescent Health division. 

“We support the Cincinnati Public School system by managing the health care needs of the students throughout the school day. This includes: helping set up appointments, manage chronic health conditions, daily medications, minor injuries, etc.,” Crable-Means explains. “Since COVID 19, we have been repurposed to help serve the city better and I am now working with the homeless population. I also work for UC Hospital, PRN in Psychiatry.” She has been working in school systems for nine years.

When Crable-Means first heard about the COVID 19 virus, “I was concerned simply because we did not have enough knowledge about the virus, so anything new can be concerning, but I felt confident we could take necessary precautions to help manage whatever was thrown at us,” she says. 

The most difficult part of being a Public Health Nurse during this time has been the unknown. “We have to be very flexible at this time. Policy and protocol changes quickly, so we have to be ready for whatever comes next,” she says. “I worry about all the untreated illnesses due to the shutdown and for the rise in other issues like abuse and domestic violence and naturally the stability of the economy.”

Her experience in the medical field has helped her to handle the pandemic more effectively. “Being a nurse is an amazing career, I love helping people and being there for them, often when they are most vulnerable,” Crable-Means says. “Compassion is key in nursing, skills are of course necessary, but compassion and being able to ease your patients’ worries is the priority.”

Crable-Means’ compassion and kindness towards her patients has inspired Theresa Gerhardstein who nominated Crable-Means for this feature as a way to honor her for making a difference during the COVID 19 pandemic.  “I met Liz because she is the aunt of my son’s best friend. I really got to know her when she took her nephew in during a rough period in his life,” Gerhardstein says. “She provided the stability that he needed at that time. I really got to see the type of person that she is during that time and it made me want to do more for others, too.”

Gerhardstein sees Crable-Means as a hero. “She is a hero to me because she stands up for what she believes in and she is a voice for many who don’t have a voice. She fosters dogs for the SAAP and she has so much patience and empathy for these animals who have often suffered abuse and neglect,” she says. “She also makes sure all the people that she loves are cared for and I really think that is what makes her such an amazing nurse.”

Editor’s Note: This feature is part of a special “Hearts to Heroes” issue dedicated to individuals across the Tri-State working on the front lines to provide for our community. Readers nominated and our editorial board selected those included in this week’s issue. Everyone featured is also receiving a heart-filled care package of self-care products, yummy treats, and gift cards to several local shops and restaurants. Many thanks to AT&T and Leslie Young, Vice President, EVER Skincare, Stella & Dot Family of Brands for making this effort possible.

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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:

Allez Bakery: Happy Monday everyone and cheers to another week of supporting local! @allezbakery is open for pick-up of their delicious breads, soups, sweets, and more!
PLUS click the link in their bio and find out how you can donate a meal to a healthcare worker for just $10!

Skinny Dip: NEW DROP! Tonight at 6pm @skinny.dip.jewelry is launching this new collection on their website! Check it out for the perfect gift or a little something for yourself🤩

Delwood Cincy: Happy Cinco De Mayo! Celebrate with a delicious marg to go from @delwoodcincy today! Doors open at 2pm so you can let the celebrations begin early 🥳

3 Sweet Girls Cakery: Continuing with the celebrations! How adorable are these Cinco De Mayo sweets from @3sweetgirlscakery? Call to place your delivery or curbside pickup order today!

Pet Wants Cincy: Happy Wednesday! All pets deserve some love and to feel good too! @petwantscincyis an all-natural pet food store here to make sure you pet gets the nutrition they deserve!
Plus they offer FREE shipping and NEXT DAY delivery!

Bailey Family Catering: Mother’s Day is SO SOON! Skip the stress of cooking with @baileyfamilycatering 🤩 swipe to see their Mother’s Day menu and how to order!

Fleurish Grounds: What better time to care for a new plant baby than in quarantine! Find your new pony today with @fleurishgrounds 🌿 local delivery or pickup available!

Co-Op on Camargo: Tie Dye is definitely the new black😍 Get the biggest trend of the summer with @co_op_on_camargo !! DM to order and check out their Paige for other pieces you NEED in your closet this summer!

Lost & Found OTR: Another week of quarantine down and time to celebrate! @lostandfoundotr is here to bring you your favorite drinks for happy hour! Click the link in their bio to place your delivery or pickup order! And be sure to check out their awesome new merch!

Funky’s Catering Events: Mother’s Day is THIS WEEKEND! Treat your favorite mom in your life to a delicious, customizable meal! @funkyscatering is offering curbside pickup meals for brunch or dinner!

Boombox Buns: Buns Buns Buns! Get your Saturday lunch on with @boomboxbuns 😍 They have perfected the bun to bring you a delicious meal right at home! They are now open from 12-8pm for pickup so place your order now!

Rivertown Inkery & Apparel: Show that Cincy pride! @rivertowninkery has thousands of designs dedicated to cincy for you to choose from! Head to their website to find shirts and stickers made right here in the Queen City!

Wyoming Community Coffee: Happy Monday everyone! Grab your Monday pick-me-up today with @wyoming.community.coffee !! They offer delicious coffee and other treats to-go for you!
Plus starting after 2pm, they are offering delicious cocktails for you! Click the link in their bio to place your order!

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This Anderson Township home has all the amenities you need to entertain family and friends! Click here to see the Listing of the Week!

This beautiful Anderson Township home has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and is listed at $850,000. It’s a custom transitional home. The kitchen has been updated with custom white cabinets. The home also boasts tall ceilings, upscale amenities, a first floor master bedroom, a finish lower level with media room, family room, bedroom, bathroom, theater room, and walk-out. This home is situated on a private lot in a desirable neighborhood. It’s perfect for family and entertaining.

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

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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:

Brat Printing: Happy Monday! Start your week doing good by saving your favorite local business! When your order a #hereforgoodcincy shirt from @bratprinting $10 will be donated to the business of your choosing!

NEAT Method Cincinnati: Being stuck at home is the perfect time to get organized! @cincinnatineat is offering virtual organization services to help you clean up that space you always say you need to organize but never do (we all have one😂) #repost
There’s been a lot of focus on home organization as everyone spends more time indoors. If you’re feeling stuck or don’t know where to start…let us help!! Our NEAT It Now virtual organizing service allows you to connect with us to help walk you through every step of the process. All you need is a tablet, phone or laptop and a space that isn’t so NEAT!
Fill out the form at the link in my bio and select “online services” or DM us for more information. *Currently offering all NEAT It Now services at 10% off.

3 Sweet Girls Cakery: Time to quarantine and chill! And by that I mean alone on the couch in sweats eating sweets all day😍 check out @3sweetgirlscakery for all the delicious sweets you’re craving for curbside pickup or local delivery!

Revel OTR Urban Winery: Happy Wednesday! Or even better… happy #winewednesday! Check out @revelotrwebsite for pickup or FREE local delivery and enjoy a relaxing night in!

Skyline Chili: This is definitely a mood for when we finally get our hands on some skyline😍 @officialskylinechili is giving away a $5 gift certificate to everyone who purchases $30 in gift cards (ends tomorrow!) Plus they are still open for drive through!

Lucca Laser Workshop: Been in the market for a bar cart? Well your search is over! @luccaworkshop is having a bid auction for this bar cart to raise money for hospital worker mask relief bands! Click the link their bio for the LIVE auction!

Sadie Blossoms: Happy Thursday! Tomorrow is the first day of May which means it’s MAY DAY! Celebrate May Day with @sadieblossoms virtual baskets! Also make sure to check out their page for beautiful flowers you can now order for Mother’s Day!
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may day is this friday 5/1 ~ traditionally people would surprise their neighbors and loved ones with may baskets of flowers on their front doors. you can surprise your neighbors & family with may day e-flowers! pick out a bouquet on our website and we will send it via email with your message. 100% of proceeds go to @feedingamerica@freestorefb and 2 local food pantries. win-win for everyone!
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may day is a celebration of the half way mark between spring equinox and summer solstice. it was the celebration of Flora – the Roman goddess of flowers. and many celebrations have flower crowns and dancing around a maypole.

EMMA: Happy May 1st! Also happy Friday! ALSO happy (almost) happy hour! Test out some new wines or your favorites with a take home wine tasting! Check out @emmawinebar website to order yours today!

Cincy Shirts: Have yourself a #feelgoodfriday this Friday with @cincyshirts shirts! Each purchase of a “hugs will resume shortly” shirt will donate a portion of the proceeds to the @the_dragonfly_foundation ❤️ The Dragonfly Foundation is an amazing organization that helps pediatric cancer patients and their families!
Plus check out their new Cincinnati inspired face masks! And only $5!

Northern Row: Happy Saturday! Beautiful weather like this should be celebrated outside with a cold beer! How amazing are @northernrowbrewery new insulated growlers😍
Plus while supplies last, every purchase of a growler comes with a FREE hand sanitizer to keep you and your family healthy!
Head to their website and fill these growlers up with your favorite draft and make sure to add some delicious food to your order!

Taste on Elm: Get your groceries this weekend with @tasteonelm !! They offer local and gourmet items brought right to you with local delivery, curbside pickups, or head inside! Just call ahead to place your custom order!

Spruce Nail Shop: Happy Sunday! Mother’s Day is ONE WEEK away! Still looking for the perfect gift? We got you covered! @sprucenailshop teamed up with their favorite local shops @shopthenativeone @highfivesalonand @shopthewolfpack to put together the perfect gift!
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Spruce up your #MothersDay💛
〰️ We partnered with three of our favorite local shops to bring you these amazing gift sets for mom ✨

Set includes:
– Spruce Travel Kit (glass file, cuticle serum, and travel lotion) 💅
– Native One planter + plant 🍃
– Native One card 💌
– Wolfpack candle 🕯
– High Five sample size shampoo + conditioner 💇‍♀️
– High Five hair ties (teleties) 💆‍♀️

Available for PICK UP ONLY, on Saturday, May 9th, from 10am – 2pm at Spruce Nail Shop 〰️ 20 available, get one while you can! ❣️

Del Gardo’s: Looking for a fun way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo #quarantine style? What better way than with a marg in hand! @delgardoscannoli is offering take-home margs and key lime cannolis!
Place your pre order by TOMORROW 5/4! And make sure to check out their other delicious cannolis offered!

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This custom-built LEED Gold home located between Hyde Park and Mt. Lookout has all the upgrades and chic decor of your dreams. Read on for a sneak peek inside this week's Listing of the Week!

This custom-built LEED Gold home is located between Hyde Park and Mt. Lookout. It has a 15-year tax abatement through 2034. It is open and spacious, ideal for entertaining. It has a gourmet kitchen and great room open to a screened porch with solar screens and a rear deck. There is a first floor study and family room. There are 4 bedrooms and a reading nook n the second floor, a lower level recreation room, full bathroom, and a fifth bedroom on the lower level. The garage leads to a convenient mud room with cubbies and storage. Ault Park, Hyde Park, and Mt. Lookout Square, coffee, and restaurants are minutes away. Purchase offers on the home must reflect HomeServices Relocation as seller. The home is listed at $1.347 million.

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

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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:

Deeper Roots Coffee: Needing some special Monday morning caffeine? @deeperrootsdrc is still open and here for you! Check out their delicious coffee or retails bags to practice those barista skills right at home! Bonus: FREE shipping on all orders over $26 or 2 bags!

The Most Beautiful Thing In The World Is: Still looking for a mask and good cause to donate too? @tmbtitwi has paired up with the American mask project to bring you this huddle of face masks and other goodies! buy good, do good | we’re working with #americanmaskproject who are making masks to keep otherwise out-of-work factory employees, employed. we are offering a bundle of black masks (that cover nose to chin as per CDC guidelines) @wandpdesign craft cocktail mixes, @boy__smells kush candles and @life.elements 200 mg CBD bath bombs. all products are in stock and shipping asap. 20% of proceeds will go back to American Mask Project😃link in bio. buy one for yourself 😃 or buy one for a friend ♥️ who needs a pick-me-up ♥️ free shipping 💌

Joellas Hot Chicken: Time to step outside and enjoy a yummy family picnic! @joellashotchicken now has these delicious picnic boxes! Check out their website for delivery or carry-out!

Castle House: Time to get a summer wardrobe for the little ones? @castlehousecincy is having 25% off shorts this week! Just use code “SHORTS” at checkout! PLUS they are selling masks in kids sizes to keep the kiddos safe!

Green Bee: Happy Earth day AND happy 1 year anniversary to @greenbeeohio 🌎💚 check out their amazing, earth-friendly products! Plus join their Facebook group and follow them on Instagram for earth day inspo! Plus they’re having a GIVEAWAY! To anyone who joins their V.I.bees Facebook group today will be automatically entered to win a hydroelectric acid serum and a Swedish dishcloth!

Davis Cookie Collection: Woke up craving something sweet? @daviscookiecollection is here to save the day! Order on their website for delicious cookies delivered right to your doorstep! PLUS they offer keto friendly cookies!

The Rhined: On Thursdays we drink pink! Grab your favorite bottle of rosé from @therhined and make sure to tune into their Instagram live TONIGHT at 7pm! They along with special guest will be sharing everything rosé and the perfect pairings!

Karrikin Spirits Co: Well, we made it through another week…time to celebrate! Order for delivery or pickup from @karrikinspiritsco this Friday and enjoy a Friday happy hour right at home!

The Native One: Bring some beautiful greenery into your home this weekend! @shopthenativeone is now offering plants on their website! PLUS if you do a local delivery or pick up, they will plant for you!

Narrow Path Brewing: Drink good and do good for the community this Saturday! When you grab an All Together New England IPA from @narrowpathbrewing a portion of the proceeds go back to the service industry workers affected by this pandemic! Call or visit their website to place your carry-out or curbside pickup order!

The Shadow Lands Witchery: Add some yummy scents into your home with @theshadowlandswitchery candles! They are currently having a 15% off sale and FREE shipping! Be sure to use code “SHIPFREE” and checkout!

Spruce Nail Shop: Happy self-care Sunday! Give your nails some love today with these new kits from @sprucenailshop 🤩 click the link in their bio to order and enjoy a relaxing mani-pedi right at home!

La Grassa: Self-care Sunday means eating a whole pint of gelato is allowed right? Pick up your favorite gelato or sorbet from @lagrassacincy and heal those #quarantine blues! Plus they also have coffee and tea to kick start your day!

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From a pool and hot spa to an expansive kitchen, media room and exercise room -- they call it a "lifestyle ranch" for a reason! Click for a peek inside this week's Listing of the Week!

You don’t want to miss this gorgeous lifestyle ranch. It’s a beautifully finished open concept home with large, picturesque views to the impeccable landscape. It boasts a huge, flat yard with a fabulous pool and fountains plus a hot spa and stone fireplace with a covered veranda and full access to the interior lower level walk-out. The lower level walk-out has a media room, exercise room, and full bar. The 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom home is listed at $1.125. 

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

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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:

Alba Beauty Studio: Looking to do some #quarantine self care? @albabeautystudio is an organic, non-toxic, and amazing salon that is offering their products online! Plus FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $70!

Queen City Vignette: Looking for a fun new activity? Tap into your inner artist with @queencityvignette printable coloring books! Just click the link in their bio and color away!

Urban Stead Cheese: Happy Wine Wednesday! @urbansteadcheese is here to give you the perfect wine and cheese pairings with same-day pickup! Head to their website to place your order and enjoy a delicious #winenight🍷

Salt Your Greens: Looking for groceries delivered right to your door? Check out @saltyourgreens website to sign up and eliminate the stress of grocery shopping!

Geo Supply Co: Looking to spread some love to someone? @geosupplyco now has these amazing care boxes!
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Ah! I’m so excited for this! I’ve been scheming and planning for quite some time. Introducing the Geo Supply Co. Care Boxes! You purchase the box filled with goods by local makers and have it shipped directly to a friend. We all know someone right now who could use a pick me up. Or someone who is rocking it and needs cheered on!
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What’s included: two pairs of GSC studs (stripes and abstract), one 4 oz. candle by @rosmarinocandles one bath bomb by @nanasbubblesandsuds and one mini art print by @piedpapergoodsYou get to pick the bath bomb scent and mini print!.
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The care box is $25, shipping included. All of the contents retail for $52. This is meant as a gesture of goodwill so please don’t take advantage. All of the details and directions are listed on www.geosupplyco.com. .
PS The upgraded Care Box includes a free pair of earrings for YOU, shipped separately. Check out my stories for more details. ♥️

Fat Ben’s Bakery: Hit that quarantine sweet tooth with @fatbensbakery quarantine boxes! Or check out some of his amazing cakes and other pastries! Just email your order to the email in their bio!

Kim Harper Salon and Spa: GIVEAWAY TIME! @kimharpersalonandspa is having a giveaway for these amazing hydration hair products and an eco-friendly water bottle!
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Giveaway time!! For a chance to win a Kevin.Murphy Hydrate.Me Wash and Rinse set and an adorable eco-friendly water bottle:

1) Follow us ⬆️
2) Drop a 🙌🏼 3) Tag a friend!
Good luck and have a great day!

Giveaway ends at 11:49 PM EST Monday 4/20/20. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced Tuesday 4/21/20. Instagram is in no way sponsoring or affiliated with this giveaway.

Mixicles: Never to early too start Happy Hour right? @mixicles is a fun way to add the perfect flavor to your cocktails with these adorable cubes! Order for delivery on their website or pick some up at Findlay Market!

Redtree Gallery & Coffee Shop: Nothing goes better with a Saturday morning than a little pick-me-up coffee! @redtreegallery is offering delivery or carry-out on your favorite coffee and more!

The Confetti Room: Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? @confetti.room.cincy has you covered! They are now offering box floral arrangements! Just head to their website and place your order for delivery!

Queen City Alchemy: Happy self care Sunday! Take some time to treat yourself with @queencityalchemyamazing products! Plus FREE shipping! Just use code “SHIPFREE”

The Chocolate Bee: Looking for something sweet? @thechocolatebee is offering curbside pickup on all your favorite chocolates, honey, and more!

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Whether it’s in healthcare, your favorite small business or at the grocery store, do you know of someone working on the front lines to provide for our community? Submit your nomination to help us show some love to these heroes!

Whether it’s in healthcare, your favorite small business or at the grocery store, do you know of someone working on the front lines to provide for our community? Help us show some love to these heroes! Click here to submit your nomination by midnight on April 30, and our editorial board will select seven individuals to be featured in our upcoming Frontline Hero issue of Cincy Chic on May 11. They’ll also receive a heart-filled care package of self-care products, yummy treats, and gift cards to several local shops and restaurants. Many thanks to AT&T and Leslie Young, Vice President, EVER Skincare, Stella & Dot Family of Brands for making this effort possible.

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