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Editor & Director of Strategic Communications - Sara is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a bachelor's degree in English literature. Sara started as an editorial intern before working her way up to assistant editor and then editor. She also serves as the Director of Strategic Communications, running Cincy Chic's social media sites. When she's not working for Cincy Chic, Sara is a mom to her toddler, Audrey. To contact Sara, send her an email at selliott@cincychic.com.

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These are the survivors of the fashion world. Learn how one local lady is turning antiques and gemstones into stylish accessories.

 

Spoons and Such, run by Hannah Thees, uses antique flatware to create unique jewelry.

Spoons & Such is a jewelry company run by one Hannah Thees. By using antique flatware, sterling silver, and precious gemstones including turquoise, jasper, moonstone, and opal, Thees is able to create her one-of-a-kind pieces. She believes her work is a fresh, timeless take on the traditional spoon jewelry.

Thees says the name Spoons & Such comes from the fact that when she first started making jewelry, she was working primarily with antique silverware such as spoons, forks, and knifes.

“The first piece I made was a spoon ring for my mom (and she still wears it!). I wanted to create a name that fit with the materials I was using but also gave me room to grow and expand, hence the ‘& Such,’” she explains. “I am very thankful now for that ‘& Such’ because my work has grown from just a simple spoon ring to much more.”

But how did she originally start working with jewelry? Believe it or not, Thees actually attended Columbus College of Art and Design for illustration. It wasn’t until her final semester of her final year that she discovered her true passion when she took a jewelry class.

“From the moment I sat down that first day of class I knew jewelry was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. It was the first class ever, where stayed late to work on projects, and it was the first class where I pulled an all-nighter to work on piece,” Thees recalls. “It was the first class that made me excited about what I was doing and I didn’t ever want to stop creating.”

Fast forward a few years later and she is still living her dream. Thees is creating and selling pieces she loves, and that are constantly changing. Spoons & Such doesn’t necessarily have “collections” but always has new pieces coming out which is why Thees believes her customers keep coming back for more: her ever-changing style. Inspiration is everywhere, but Thees specifically recalls last year when she embarked on a trip to Tucson, Arizona, which ended up inspiring a lot of her pieces.

“I would have to say that my trip to Tucson, Arizona in 2016 had a huge influence on style,” she says. “I just fell in love with the southwest and all the designs and colors that are used in Native American jewelry. I really wanted to bring that feeling into my work while still using antique flatware and recycled materials.”

Hannah Thees, Creator behind Spoons and Such

Spoons & Such can be found a variety of ways including Etsy, Instagram, and Thees’ personal favorite: art shows. Thees says it’s really important for her to be able to travel, not only to get inspiration, but also because she loves meeting her customers face-to-face and talking, as it makes her personal experience that much more special and fulfilling.

“Spoons & Such is unique because it’s not something you find everywhere. It’s spoon jewelry re-invented, it’s gemstone jewelry but with an added twist, and it’s not just what’s on trend now, it’s quality jewelry that is timeless,” Thees says. “If you’re looking for something you won’t find anywhere else, something that your friends and family will compliment on, and something that makes you feel and look good, then check us out! You won’t regret it.”

To shop and find more information on Spoons & Such, check out her Esty shop and Facebook page.

 

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A group of local creative entrepreneurs is breathing life into Cincinnati’s music, arts, and culture scene. Read on for the breath-taking details.

 

Cincy Chic: What is INHAILER?
Ray Ball, Director of Marketing and PR: INHAILER is a collective of creative entrepreneurs working together to build a community broadcast platform designed for social activation.

Cincy Chic: What inspired INHAILER?
Ball: Coran, the founder, wanted to fill a void with WNKU leaving and wanted to ensure that the community was still able to have access to a broadcast channel that is community operated and funded.

Cincy Chic: Who’s behind it?
Ball: The man with the plan is Coran Stetter (he’s also the frontman of the band MultiMagic). The INHAILER team is small but mighty. Followed by Taylor Fox the Broadcast Manager, Steph Ress the Creative Director, and Ray Ball as the Director of Marketing and PR. We produce several shows that air throughout the day and a great technical team.

Cincy Chic: When did INHAILER launch?
Ball: We soft launched May 25 when we opened our doors to the public for a fun filled party with live music (Aziza Love, Psycho, and pizza from Goodfellas). We officially launched our website on June 12, which features our monthly featured artists, write-ups about recent events, and the crown jewel, our 24/7 broadcast station!

Cincy Chic: What do you enjoy the most about INHAILER?
Ball: INHAILER is here to save the culture. Our secondary tagline is people, purpose, passion, and that’s exactly what we aim to do. INHAILER is a saving grace that came about during one of Coran’s toughest times in his life. Out of chaos comes change. We’ve enjoyed all the love, acceptance, and willingness to help that we’ve received from the community.

Cincy Chic: What makes INHAILER unique?
Ball: It’s home grown. INHAILER won’t be covering a ton of “big names,” we’ll be focusing on the DIY music scene, whether it’s rock bands, indie music, hip hop, or street art. The goal is to support the local artisans and community that supports us!

Cincy Chic: What’s on the horizon for INHAILER in 2017?
Ball: We have several projects in the works:

  1. Final Friday events (either in-house at HQ or local venues)
  2. Launching our street team (folks who love supporting the culture and want to be a part of a team)
  3. Low-cost ad spots on INHAILER radio to tie local businesses to a new, yet supportive audience

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more about INHAILER and follow along?
Ball: They can sign up to be a member on our website and follow us for updates on our shows or events on our Facebook page. Lastly, continue to help us breathe new life into Cincinnati’s music, arts, and culture scene! #BeINHAILER

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Two Ohio moms launched an app that helps you search, find, and review sitters and nannies all on your phone. Keep reading for more!

 

The founders of the babysitting and pet sitting app Juggle.

Cincy Chic: What is Juggle?
Emily Music, CMO of Juggle: Juggle is a mobile app created to provide parents peace of mind and convenience when hiring people to take care of their children and pets. Juggle has created a platform that connects interviewed and mom-approved college students and recent grads with busy families trying hard everyday to live their best lives. For the families, it provides transparency in that they can see who their friends have used and reviewed. They can look, book, and pay, all within the app, and avoid those last-minute trips to the ATM. For the students, it provides the freedom and flexibility they need while trying to balance school with wanting to make money. They can also see who their friends have worked for, and read reviews of the families before accepting a job.

Cincy Chic: What inspired Juggle?
Music: Juggle was inspired by the real pain our founder, Amber Nolan, was experiencing when she had gone back to work after having twins, and found herself with no nanny and a husband traveling. She found herself running in desperation to co-founder, Annie Arthur, who had recruited her own nanny from the Ohio State University. She borrowed Annie’s nanny to bridge the gap until she found a permanent solution. She did so, without having ever met Annie’s nanny, on the premise that if her good friend trust this girl, then she should too. It dawned on her that we could take this logistical experience of sharing nannies and sitters, and put it into the app to help other desperate parents.

Cincy Chic: Who’s behind the app?
Music: The app was created by four moms, sisters, and best friends who grew up together in small-town Findlay, Ohio. They were busy raising their children together in Central Ohio when the idea for Juggle was born. They left behind careers in pharmaceutical sales and law to turn their idea into a business that is now growing and thriving. Juggle is having a moment!

Cincy Chic: When did you launch Juggle?
Music: Juggle launched in the App Store in October 2016. It will launch on the Android platform before the end of the summer.

Cincy Chic: What types of services can users find on the Juggle app?
Music: At this time, Juggle offers babysitting, pet sitting, party assistance, including weddings and events, and summer nannies. In the near future, we will be integrating tutoring and private sports instructions into our services.

Cincy Chic: Is there a cost to use the app?
Music: There is no cost to download or to use the Juggle app. When a family is ready to book a sitter, there is a $3.99 booking fee. For our power users, we suggest paying our monthly membership fee of $9.99 for unlimited bookings during the month.

Cincy Chic: What makes Juggle unique?
Music: There are many features that Juggle has that set it apart from other care options people are used to. First of all, it’s an app. We live in a society where people are used to getting things on demand – takeout, transportation, groceries. We thought why not apply that concept to finding a sitter, but adding in the additional security that comes with having interviewed each sitter, having available reviews and letting users see who their connections are hiring.  

Another way Juggle is different is that each sitter is interviewed and mom-approved. We are not a site where anyone can go on and create a profile. We have limited our recruiting efforts to college students because they have flexible schedules with more availability, and they are energetic, experienced and educated.  

There are no mandatory membership fees to use Juggle. Many other services charge expensive monthly fees just to see who they have available, then charge high hourly rates on top of that.  We wanted everyone to be able to use Juggle, not just the top 1%. We research each region that we launch in to see what people are used to paying, and come up with a rate we feel is reasonable.  And our rates are standard across the board, you don’t have to spend your time searching profiles for a sitter who fits your family’s needs AND has rates that fit your budget.  

Speaking of money, payment is through the app. When a family creates a profile, they connect a credit card to their account so that at the end of a sit, all they have to do is approve the hours as confirmed on the app by their sitter. No awkward moments of having to calculate hours in your head while the sitter stands there waiting for you to fumble in your junk drawer for your checkbook, or scrounge around for cash. For the sitter, they just see the money show up in their bank account through direct deposit. It really couldn’t be simpler.  

We really pride ourselves on our customer service. A sitter had to cancel once at the last minute, and one of our founders went to fill in. Granted, that was at the beginning when we didn’t have the number of users we have now, but we step in and do whatever we can to ensure every experience is a positive one. One way we’re doing that which we’re really excited about is having mom-bosses in each new market outside of Central Ohio, where we are. In Cincinnati, we have Mandy Hauer, a friend since college, and a total mom with hustle. She is fully committed to bringing Juggle to all corners of Cincinnati and continuing to deliver on our promise of helping busy families live their best lives.  

Finally, and we feel our most important feature, is that users can see who their friends have used and reviewed.  We use existing social media connections and filter sitters in the app based upon those. If you’re connected to your neighbor down the street, you can do a search for a sitter and see that your neighbor hired her two weeks ago and raved about her. You have the thumbs up from the people you trust.  

Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for Juggle in 2017?
Music: Juggle has lots of exciting things happening this year! We’re expanding to at least 7 other markets by the fall. Our developers are working on Version 2 of the app, which will have bolder notifications, the added ability to post a job for when you’re in a pickle and need someone quickly, in-app messaging, and the option to add in overnight sits. It will make for a more vivid and user-friendly experience. We put these changes in motion based upon user feedback, which we truly value. And getting our app on the Android platform is another priority that we’re working hard on, because we know a lot of users are waiting.

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to download and join Juggle?
Music: Readers can download the app by clicking here. The link is located on our website, www.whyjuggle.com, and on our Facebook page.  We encourage readers to follow along on our Facebook page where we announce news, have contests, and run promotions. We’re adding a blog to our website to make it a more up-to-date experience. Exciting things are happening, we don’t want our users to miss a thing!

 

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    He likes his design bold, coffee black and bourbon neat. After honing his skills at some of the leading agencies in town, this local designer launched a business that crafts work for clients, highlights its own creative expression, and gives you a super sleek place to shop.

     

    Austin Dunbar, Founder of Durham Brand & Co.

    For some people, the typical 9-5 job just doesn’t quite cute it. Whether it’s because you’re passionate about something else, the hours just aren’t flexible enough, or you need to express your creativity in another way, the standard job we always thought we’d have growing up isn’t always enough.

    That’s how it was for Austin Dunbar. The husband and father has always been passionate about design and creativity, but his 9-5 didn’t quite quench the thirst.

    Durham Brand & Co. creates brands from the ground up for a variety of companies and businesses.

    “I’d work the normal hours, come home, play husband and father, and would start my third shift job freelancing for other agencies around the globe or work on my own personal design work,” he says.

    His freelancing lasted for two years and took him on quite a bit of travel working for other agencies, but it didn’t offer the stability and security he was looking for in a career. That’s when he decided to take the idea of a design business a bit more seriously and open a brick and mortar location.

    And he did just that. He launched Durham Brand & Co. (DB&Co.) based in downtown Covington, in 2014. Today, it’s a brand-building design studio, coupled with a retail shop, located in downtown Covington. “The studio builds brands from the ground up for profit and non-profits, local to national, and large and small clients,” says Dunbar.

    “Since then, some people have referred to the studio as having this ‘hardworking, blue collar’ aesthetic to the work, which I can appreciate, but I mostly equate that to the catalogue of work I’ve been fortunate enough to partner on and create with great clients,” he explains.

    Dunbar runs DB&Co., but he gets help from his wife Ashley, who helps with the day-to-day, back-of-the-house work.

    Durham Brand & Co.’s brick and mortar location is in downtown Covington.

    Dunbar strives to make his work at DB&Co. unique in every aspect. He doesn’t have a lot of quick, flash in the pan clients, he says. “Most of the clients of the studio, if new, become long term partnerships for well over a year,” he explains. “That’s something I’ve been proud of. From a look, tone, feel perspective, I think the clients the studio has partnered with, whether corporate, independent, pretty, or gritty, all have a sense of boldness and bravado to the work.”

    Dunbar says that he’ll never let a client leave without a brand that doesn’t give its business long enough legs to stand on.

    In addition to creating branding for other businesses, the studio creates its own line of branded apparel and lifestyle products to sell. This, Dunbar says, allows the studio to treat itself as its own client and provides an excuse to stay sharp on its design ideas.

    Dunbar says there are a lot of big projects coming up for DB&Co. in 2017, which he’s looking forward to seeing the roll-outs of toward the end of the year and into 2018.

    To learn more about DB&Co., visit durhambrandco.com. You can also follow along on Instagram or reach out to Dunbar himself at info@durhambrandco.com.

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      See how one woman turned the trials and tribulations of her teen pregnancy into a non-profit organization and mentorship program for young women to build the self-esteem and confidence they need to make their dreams blossom.

       

      Teresa Washington, Founder of Pure Orchids

      For Teresa Washington, “beauty always blossoms from within.” That’s the motto that she lives by. It’s also what inspired her soon-to-launch nonprofit organization, Pure Orchids.

      “Growing up isn’t always the most fun or easiest experience, and building a young woman’s self-esteem can be one of the hardest part of growing up,” says Washington. “I experienced teen pregnancy and struggled with self-esteem as a teen, and I want to help young women find it easier than I did.”

      Washington began her professional journey in the fashion world as the owner of Paris J. Boutique, based in Cincinnati. Today, she’s the successful fashion designer and owner of Chicago-based Style Room 326.

      To help instill self-esteem in young ladies, regardless of the cards life dealt them, Washington will soon launch Pure Orchids in 2018. “Pure Orchids is a nonprofit organization inspiring young ladies ages 10-16 from all walks of life to uncover their extraordinary inner and outer beauty and embrace their differences while expressing joy, optimism, and gratitude through their words, thoughts, and actions,” says Washington.

      “The goal of Pure Orchids is to offer experience-based lessons through positive mentorship with a 3-week Free Summer Day Camp program that improves self-awareness and build self-confidence while realizing that when they love themselves they will find more joy and love in their lives,” she adds.

      Like many, Washington believes that girls are the future. The media has such a huge impact and influence on young women, that it isn’t difficult to see where the obstacles lie in trying to help the teens and youth of today find a way to love themselves, and that’s what Washington hopes to change.

      “It’s extremely important that our girls have positive role models in their lives as well as organizations such as Pure Orchids that will inspire them while discovering their strength and self-esteem, empowering them to feel confident, whole, and capable to accomplish anything,” she says.

      What makes Pure Orchids unique is its overall mission to reach young girls nationwide, according to Washington. It’s also for young ladies from all walks of life, as Washington says she believes that we can all learn something from one another regardless of our race, background, cultures, or religions.

      “That’s the only way we grow, is learning to accept others’ differences,” says Washington. “We’re all flowers in a garden, we share a common root, the garden is beautiful because it has different colors in it, and those colors represent different traditions and backgrounds.”

      Washington isn’t the only one hoping the change the world one young lady at a time. She has a team of dedicated, positive women who are willing to volunteer their time and services to help make a difference in the lives of each young lady. These women include: Kimberly Sullivan, Stephanie Straughn, Amelia Orr, Dwan Tarrance, and Washington herself – and they are always searching for more volunteers.

      While the beginnings of Pure Orchids dates back to June 2011, the last stretch of finalizing paperwork and becoming a 501(c)3-approved non-profit means the group will officially launch in summer 2018.

      Washington says that she will host several open houses for volunteer opportunities as well as for parents and teens to learn more about Pure Orchids and enrollment for summer 2018, which will accept only 30 teens.

      To learn more about Pure Orchids, visit www.pureorchids.org. You can also follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or send an email to info@pureorchids.org.

       

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      A Hamilton-based creative arts center is building the community through the arts and culture. Learn more about their summer workshops, free galleries, and arts classes.

       

      The Hamilton-based Fitton Center for Creative Arts aims to build community excellence through the arts and culture.

      With a mission to “build community excellence through the arts and culture,” The Fitton Center for Creative Arts wanted to bring the city of Hamilton an art center that could be a place to feature art education classes, art galleries, live performances, and spaces for rent.

      This non-profit arts organization was first brought to life back in 1990, when the community decided it needed an arts facility that should have a strong arts education factor. “The Hamilton Bicentennial was happening around this time so they decided that an art facility would be their main legacy,” explains Fitton Center Marketing Specialist Rebecca Gonya.

      The Fitton Center for Creative Arts hosts workshops and classes for all ages.

      The Fitton Center has something for everyone. “There are classes for all ages, several exhibitions throughout the year that has a wide variety of artwork, and a mix of live performances for children, adults, and everyone inbetween,” she says.

      Completed in 1993, today the Fitton Center offers classes, workshops, and summer camps for all ages, and its galleries are open to the public year round.

      The 2017-2018 Season Launch event will be held on Friday, August 18. “This free event will kick-off the new season and let the community know about all the great events, exhibitions, and classes happening at the Fitton Center,” says Gonya.

      You can order tickets for performances and register for classes by visiting fittoncenter.org, by checking out the Center’s Facebook page, or by calling 513-863-8873. Galleries are free to view and some events are free to the public as well.

      The Fitton Center for Creative Arts offers kids classes and workshops throughout the year.

      Gonya says that tickets events range from $5 to $40 and workshops, which are about six weeks in length, are from $25 to $130. “If you are a member of the Fitton Center, you will receive discounts on event tickets as well as classes and workshops,” adds Gonya.

      To learn more about the Fitton Center, visit www.fittoncenter.org. You can also follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or sign up for the e-newsletter here.

       

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      In an age of weight loss gimmicks, one local author published a helpful guide to help you hit your happy size and STAY there! Read on to get the skinny on her book.

       

      Cincy Chic: Tell us more about your new book, Diets Are Fattening!
      Meg Meranus, Author of Diets Are Fattening: My first book explains in common sense terms, why dieting leads to being more and more overweight over time. I review the diet industry from an “insider’s point of view,” (I managed a Nutrisystem Store back when Nutrisystem had retail outlets, and I taught in the fitness industry as a trainer and a fitness class teacher for 20 years). My follow-up book takes people through the first 12 weeks of ditching their diet mentality in favor of a healthy thin mentality, which leads to permanent, harmonious, and non-traumatic weight loss.

      Cincy Chic: What inspired you to write this book?
      Meranus: There were two things. First, my own journey away from a diet mentality to a joyful, healthy thin mentality and the life-altering benefits of this 180-degree perspective shift. Second, my desire to help others understand that the diet, exercise, and nutrition industries are overwhelmingly motivated by money to make new programs, gadgets, and promises in order to keep you coming back for more.

      Cincy Chic: What makes Diets Are Fattening unique?
      Meranus: Other authors may hold similar views of the diet industry, but frequently they advise people to just accept being overweight. While I would never fat shame anyone, and I fully believe that beauty comes in all sizes, I know that they are many people – including me – who would only stop dieting if a valid alternative that would keep them at their happy weight existed.

      Cincy Chic: Why should readers pick up your book?
      Meranus: People should read my book and do the exercises in my workbook to transition away from the torment of food rules, yo-yo weight loss, and a preoccupation with eating toward a life where food is a joy, and your body is at your happy size.

      Cincy Chic: What’s your favorite part of the book?
      Meranus: The dozens of Health Thin Mentality Mantras at the back of my workbook are my favorite part, because very brief sentences sum up the beauty, wisdom, and joy of reconnecting hunger with eating, which is the essence of a Healthy Thin Mentality (HTM).

      Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to purchase your book?
      Meranus: The book is available at dietsarefattening.com and on Amazon Kindle.

      Cincy Chic: Are there any other projects on the horizon for you this year?
      Meranus: I am ramping up my YouTube channel – I have a large Facebook presence (44k followers) and I am trying to get my message out on YouTube as well. I’m also on Instagram and recently began a private Facebook group so people can have private discussions.

      Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more about you and your books?
      Meranus: Visit dietsarefattening.com where there are over 200 blogs. These blogs will give you a feel for what my message is and how it could help you, along with a little more info regarding me.

       

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        Trends come and go, but style - especially your own personal style - is forever. That's the idea behind one locally-based fashionista who launched an app to help you cut back on clutter in your closet and create outfits you'll actually wear. Read on for all the details.

         

         

        Inspired by a desire to do more with less, a local group of stylists, storytellers, and developers set out to make your wardrobe go digital. Together, this team launched Cladwell, a personal styling app that helps you get the most out of your closet.

        “Our app helps you get dressed everyday, cut the clutter, and shop more intentionally,” says Cladwell CMO Erin Flynn.

        Select clothes similar to what you own and get curated outfits.

        “If you’re like anyone on our team, you’ve looked into your closet and said those dreaded words, ‘I have too many clothes and nothing to wear,’” says Flynn. “So why do we assume going shopping and buying more clothes will help?”

        According to Flynn, the average American owned approximately 36 items of clothing back in 1930. However, in today’s world of over consumption, the average American owns more than 100 items and is always under pressure to buy more.

        That pressure to keep buying when you don’t really need it inspired the team at Cladwell to develop their idea for the app.

        “The inspiration for the idea was based on a simple concept: Small wardrobe. Bigger life,” says Flynn. “It sounds lofts, but we believe that when you cut clutter you make room for more important things. Things that don’t take up space in your dresser drawers. Things that really matter.”

        While developing the app, Flynn and the team at Cladwell wanted you to help get your closet to the point that you love, and actually wear, every item in your wardrobe.

        Cladwell gives you outfit ideas using items you already own, or what you should own to make the most of your closet.

        “Over time our app will help you streamline your closet and make the most out of what you have,” she adds.

        While a closet you love doesn’t exactly happen all at once, Cladwell will provide you with simple, daily steps necessary in order to help you get to that lifestyle of simplicity and intentionality. “It’s a journey, and you’ll learn a lot about yourself and your style along the way,” adds Flynn.

        The team behind Cladwell knows all too well what it’s like to look into your closet and see nothing but a chaotic mess. “We mix the best of styling and technology, and created an algorithm that delivers hand-curated outfits everyday directly from your closet,” says Flynn. “Regardless of your style, we help you see all the potential your closet has to offer and help you make the most of it. It’s a new way of thinking.”

        This thinking, on your end and the app’s end, is created through teamwork. To help subscribers find these outfits in their wardrobe, there are a few steps to take:

        Erin Flynn, CMO of Cladwell
        • Show off your closet. With a few minutes, you can select clothes that are similar to the ones you own from the app’s massive database, and there’s no need to take photos.
        • Get personally styled every day. The app suggests three new outfit recommendations based on the day’s weather. Or, you can choose from all the outfit possibilities in your closet.
        • Discover what you love. You have the ability to log what you wear, and with each day you can gain more insight into what you love and what you don’t.
        • Remove the rest. After you discover what you don’t love you have the opportunity to cut the clutter to make room for items you do love.
        • Shop smarter. Before you buy an item you can use the app to see how many new outfits it would add to your closet. Give yourself the option of trading impulse buys for items you will wear again and again.

        According to Flynn, and the team at Cladwell, the result of using the app is a streamlined closet that you’re going to love.

        A monthly membership for the Cladwell is $5 and is currently only available on iOS devices, however Flynn says they are working on an Android app next.

        To learn more about Cladwell or join, visit cladwell.com. You can also follow along on Instagram.

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        If you’re thinking about a new car, our auto aficionado explains why now is the time to get the best deal.

         

         

        Located in the Kings Auto Mall off Fields Ertel Road, Borcherding Buick GMC is gearing up for its summer sales.

        “Borcherding is a great place to purchase a car, truck, or SUV,” says Jane Scott, sales rep at Borcherding (who, by the way, also holds the title of the #1 Buick Sales Consultant for the Cincinnati region). “We personalize your purchase, and it’s not only the great savings you get but also what we do after you purchase your car.”

        Vehicles bought from Borcherding come with lifetime car washes, loaner cars when you need them, pick-up and drop-off service, and 1-year lost key service. “We also give clients a contact to stay in touch with to assure them that the team is just a phone call away,” she adds.

        Scott herself has been with Borcherding for four years, and it’s something that she says she’s lucky to have.

        “I love that we are a family, we work together as a team and our owner, Kim, is hands on as well, making sure she is in the dealership a few times a week,” says Scott. “She also takes into account that we have families, so we close at 8 pm during the week and are closed three Sundays out of every month.”

        Aside from the family-like atmosphere the team shares at Borcherding, they’re also here to give you savings on vehicles.

        Currently, there is a Select Model Sale going on through the month of May that, Scott says, includes lots of savings.

        You can purchase a 2017 Buick Enclave and save $6,948, save $6,420 off a 2017 GMC Acadia SLT, get $4,881 off a 2017 GMC Terrain Denali, save $6,500 on a 2017 Buick Envision, and get $6,849 off a 2016 Buick Encore.

        Plus, Scott says, there are many more savings available when you visit the dealership.

        To learn more about Borcherding, visit http://www.borcherding.com/, call 513-239-2022, or stop by the dealership at 9737 Kings Auto Mall Rod in Cincinnati.

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        A local nonprofit is hosting a fun ladies night out to help families caring for children with life-threatening illnesses. Learn more about the event and cause.

         

        The Aubrey Rose Foundation will host its annual City Chicks for Charity event on June 21.

        Mark your calendars for June 21, when the Aubrey Rose Foundation hosts its annual City Chicks for Charity event.

        “City Chicks for Charity is our ladies night out event where we have Q102’s Holly Morgan as our emcee for the evening,” says Aubrey Rose Foundation Executive Director Nancy Hollenkamp. “We have wonderful food provided by Jeannette’s Delicacies, desserts by A Catered Affair, we have drinks, a silent auction, and a raffle, plus fashion shows.”

        The event will be held from 6-9 pm at Switch Lighting and Design at 312 W 4th Street in downtown Cincinnati.

        There are a couple of new things for this year’s event, including a different venue, which is something that the team at the Aubrey Rose Foundation is thrilled about.

        “We’re very excited to have this year’s City Chicks for Charity at Switch because they have all kinds of furniture and lighting displays that we are welcome to use in order to make this event bigger and brighter,” says Hollenkamp. “Also, we have a partnership with Adopt-a-Book, and if our guests bring a children’s book to this event they have an opportunity to win a trip to Gatlinburg.”

        “Aside from these new and exciting things for the 2017 event, there will also be a Thelma & Louise Package that will be given away, and has a value of over $1,700 including a trip to Nashville, a car rental for the weekend, purses, scarves, and a whole bunch of other stuff,” she adds.

        When asked what inspired City Chicks for Charity, Hollenkamp says it’s the Aubrey Rose Foundation, which inspires everything they do. “The work that is done with the Aubrey Rose Foundation inspires all of us in everything we do,” she says. “We also love to get together, enjoy each other’s company, and encourage getting involved and giving back because, as we all know, life can change in the blink of an eye.”

        Tickets for the event are $35 when you purchase no later than June 7. After that date, the price goes up to $40. “Most importantly is that all the funds raised from this event will help our many families in need who have children with life-threatening medical conditions,” says Hollenkamp.

        To learn more about City Chicks for Charity, click here<http://aubreyrose.org/news-events/city-chicks-for-charity/>.

         

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