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    A local hair stylist turned blogger turned jewelry and fashion designer recently launched her own line. Read on to learn more about this dynamo and her flattering designs.

    Kandace Walters wears many hats — all with style. She co-owns a salon with her mother-in-law, is a blogger, a jewelry designer, wife, and mother.

    She’s taken her love of all things glamorous and her passion for fashion to create something that will help others feel just as fabulous as she does.

    “I recently teamed up with Robin James Jewelers and launched my own jewelry and fashion accessory line in March 2020 called Gingham and Glam,” she says. 

    “Gingham and Glam started because I wanted to take my passion for fashion and jewelry and curate a collection for my growing following on social media,” says Walters. “Fashion is my life and I naturally found myself working with local businesses to help promote their fabulous products. One business, in particular, Robin James Jewelers fell in love with my passion for fashion and partnered with me to bring my dream of having my own fashion line to fruition.”

    The Gingham and Glam line offers a variety of necklaces, earrings, rings, and even anklets, to help you amplify the glam in your wardrobe.

    Price points for items in the Gingham and Glam jewelry line range from $15 to $550. Some of the items can be customized, but many of the products found in the line are named and inspired by people in Walters’ life. 

    Walters, who considers herself an optimist, says that she’s positive about just about everything, and this jewelry line is something that makes her feel both positive and proud. 

    The line, which launched in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, is something that Walters says she can’t help but have a positive outlook on, even during trying times.

    “I’m a firm believer in having a positive outlook on life,” she says. “Life is a balance and I enjoy balancing this act called life. I’m just out here trying to spread kindness like glitter, one day at a time.”

    Since the launch of her jewelry line, Walters has taken another leap of faith and launched an apparel line through Robin James Jewelers. 

    The line, which launched this summer, includes tops, sweaters, dresses, and bottoms. Regular and plus sizes are available through the Gingham and Glam apparel line and prices range from $10.50 to $75.

    “Gingham and Glam apparel is here,” says Walters. “There are so many great options, from off the shoulder tops, bodysuit blouses, sleeveless turtlenecks, to high waisted pencil pants, with so much more to come.” 

    “I have something for everyone and every size,” she adds. “Passion is my fashion.” 

    To learn about Gingham and Glam, click here. You can also check out updates on Facebook and Instagram

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      HOMEARAMA is doing something different this year for its 57th annual show. Learn more about a brand new development in the heart of historic Cincinnati, and everything new to expect at this year‘s event.

      The Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati is marking the 57th year of its HOMEARAMA show. 
      This single-site new home showcase attracts thousands of Cincinnatians as they see newly built, fully decorated and landscaped homes in a variety of styles ranging in price from $800,000-$1 million. The event, which typically pulls locals out into the suburbs, is being held in the City of Cincinnati for the first time ever.
      The “Bella Vista” by Sterling Homes at HOMEARAMA 2020
      “Walworth Junction is an urban infill development containing 39 single family lots located in the City of Cincinnati’s Historic East End neighborhood,” says the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati’s Executive Director Dan Dressman. 
      Walworth Junction was developed by East End Development, LLC and is located just north of the intersection of Riverside Drive and Delta Avenue, adjacent to The Precinct Restaurant.
      “The site was formerly the Pennsylvania Rail Road’s Pendleton Yard and contained a Round House, a Turntable, and multiple other structures related to railroad operations,” says Dressman.
      This newly established neighborhood in Cincinnati is a walkable community that offers sidewalks throughout, connecting it to the business districts of Columbia Tusculum and East End’s Riverside Drive.
      “Riverside Drive connects directly to downtown Cincinnati and has dedicated lanes for bicycle enthusiasts,” says Dressman. “There is a public pedestrian tunnel at the eastern edge of the property, which provides connection from Walworth Avenue to Riverside Drive, directly across from the High Mark Bar, Emma’s Wine Bar, and just down the street from Eli’s Barbeque.” 
      Inside the “Bella Vista” by Sterling Homes at HOMEARAMA 2020

      Homes at Walworth Junction are within the Cincinnati Public School District. Dressman says school options close by include St. Ursula Villa, The Summit Country Day School, and St. Ursula Academy. 

      Aside from the ability to tour the homes in the development, HOMEARAMA also offers opportunities for professionals and aspiring professionals in the home and construction industry. 
      This year, HOMEARAMA will offer a Careers in Construction event on two different dates: October 14 and 18. 
      These free events are ideal for someone who’s interested in one of the fastest-growing industries in the region. 
      “The Cincinnati region was ranked recently by the U.S. Census Bureau as one of the best- paying markets for construction careers,” says Dressman. “According to the agency, the region’s median adjusted salary in construction is $55,701, compared to $47,430 nationally.”
      Inside the “Bella Vista” by Sterling Homes at HOMEARAMA 2020

      Dressman says the events include an overview of the most-sought positions, education requirements, and personal opportunities to meet potential employers. Complimentary registration can be made with Mel Meyer at

      In addition, Cincy Chic and HOMEARAMA are teaming up to bring Blanca & Bling to the festivities. This event will be held October 15 from 5:30-8:30pm. 
      Attendees will be able to sip, shop, and savor their way through the HOMEARAMA homes. They’ll enjoy sips from Streetside Brewery, light bites, and the chance to shop a variety of local businesses with pop-up shops. Plus, guests who wear a “Blanca & Bling” inspired outfit will be entered to win a staycation at Hotel Covington and custom jewelry designed by Paolo Jewelers — a package valued at $3,000! Tickets for Blanca & Bling can be purchased at
      Here’s a calendar of events for the remainder of HOMEARAMA 2020:
      October 12
      5:30pm: Puppies & Pints with Gamble N Fin & League for Animal Welfare
      October 13
      9:00am: Reflections Jazz Duo
      9:00am & 12:00pm: Realtor Day (Realtors Only)
      4:00pm: Show Opens to Public
      October 14
      1:00-3:00pm: Careers in Construction
      3:00-5:00pm: OVDC Meeting
      October 15
      5:00pm: Chapter 3 – Band 
      5:30-8:30pm: Cincy Chic Blanca & Bling to Benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati
      October 16
      12:00pm: 3 East Business Alliance Neighborhood Day
      October 17
      12:00pm: Octoberfest
      12:00pm: Beers, Brats & B105 Remote
      4:00-7:00pm: Bourbon Road Band
      October 18
      9:00-11:00am: Careers in Construction
      12:00pm: City of Cincinnati Employees’ Day
      12:00pm: City of Cincinnati Residents’ Day
      October 21
      11:30am: HBA Lunch & Learn
      4:00pm: Green Energy Ohio: Grow with GEO Day
      October 22
      4:00pm: Give for Good Day
      5:00-9:00pm: HBA Happy Hour
      6:00pm: Acoustic Blue – Band
      October 23
      6:00pm: Q102 Date Night with Tim & Toria
      6:00-9:00pm: 3 Piece Revival
      October 24
      12:00pm: Cincinnati Animal Care Day
      4:30-7:30pm: The Brody Bunch
      You can purchase tickets for HOMEARAMA 2020 at Discount tickets are available at area Kroger stores for $17 and a special two-day ticket will be available for $29 at the gate only. Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult.

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        This local lifestyle blogger is sharing her struggles, story and style in a tiny (actually, not-so-tiny) corner of the internet. Read on to see how her family, and her blog, will soon expand in some very exciting ways.

        The inspiration behind Shelbie Todd‘s blog, Ddotts, started as a secret outlet following her epilepsy diagnosis. 

        “It was a wonderful form of therapy for me to just log on and write about my new life with epilepsy,” she says. “Once I shared it with friends and family, it was incredible to see how my story helped others in similar situations. Over time it slowly turned into what it is today.”

        Today, it’s a popular Cincinnati-based blog with international reach, covering a variety of lifestyle topics. “Ddotts is my lifestyle blog where I share everything from motherhood, travel, fashion, favorite things, life in Cincy, recipes, inspiration, and so much more,” says Todd.

        Todd is the one-woman show who founded Ddotts, but she talks about her family a lot and her husband even contributes to content you’ll find on the site. Her two littles, ages 9 and 7, enjoy helping out mom behind-the-scenes and in front of the camera. 

        The fun shared on Ddotts covers a variety of topics, and just about everything that falls under the lifestyle umbrella. “I share what’s going on in my life in hopes of helping others along the way,” she adds. 

        When it comes to running the blog, Todd says that there are so many things she loves about the entire process. She says she enjoys the freedom, the creativity, and working with brands and businesses she loves. 

        “Most importantly, I love creating this digital scrapbook of our family for my children to look back on,” she says. “I hope to inspire my children to lean into a career that makes them happy and brings them joy over anything.” 

        In the time since Todd launched Ddotts, she says that some of her most favorite posts have been the travel guides she’s written for readers and followers. 

        “We have gone to some pretty amazing places here in Cincinnati and surrounding,” she says. “If it’s falling in love with our city all over again – or finding love somewhere new – it’s so amazing to share places we love with our followers and see them enjoy it as well.”

        The uniqueness in Ddotts can be found in the way Todd showcases the highlights and lowlights about her life. “I show up just me – flaws and all,” she says. “I just want to be a source of inspiration for everyone to find joy in their daily lives by showing up exactly who we are – not a Pinterest perfect version – not rehearsed. Social media has a lot of effects on all of us – so much pressure. I want to be a light and feel like a friend or a big sister – someone you can easily reach out to for advice or information.” 

        Todd will soon be able to showcase something new on the blog as she prepares to give birth to her third boy. “We are so excited to expand our family and meet this little light who has shined so bright for us during this wild year,” she says. “I am very excited for what the future holds for the Ddotts blog and our family.” 

        To learn more about the blog, visit You can also follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

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          Obstacles, entrepreneurship, mom life, human. These elements of one local businesswoman and author inspired a movement to help you see beauty from the inside out. Read on to see how she’s sharing the stories that helped her get to where she is today.

          Enjoli Gibbs, founder of Chic Life and “Triggered” author

          Life isn’t always an easy ride. There are trials, tribulations, and plenty of obstacles that we must overcome along the way. 

          To share the story of her life journey, Enjoli Gibbs of Chic Life wrote the book “Triggered.” 

          “‘Triggered’ is a self-help diary,” she explains. “It shares vignettes of my life’s experiences, how I overcame them; and gives readers journal space to allow them to overcome along with her.”

          Gibbs says she was inspired to write “Triggered” in part because she wanted to share pieces of herself as she also grows her brand as an entrepreneur. “I’m also hoping that my experiences will help someone else, too,” she says.

          Life itself is what has led Gibbs on the journey to writing “Triggered.” 

          “I experienced a few things in my single mom-young-clueless-adult life years,” says Gibbs. “I don’t believe God brought me through these experiences to be selfish with the info. The lessons I’ve learned along the way can help someone else who may find themselves in a position similar to what I went through.”

          The journey of writing “Triggered” was a process Gibbs says she thoroughly enjoyed. She says her favorite part was naming the different phases of her life, including names such as “Bitter Betty” and “Worthless “Wendy.”

          Gibbs says that when others read her book she hopes that they’ll take away at least a few nuggets of information and inspiration that will help them become the best versions of themselves. “The affirmations are and should be a part of how we speak to ourselves and others everyday,” she says.

          And while “Triggered” was just a snippet of a few experiences that Gibbs has encountered throughout her life, she’s already in the process of writing another book. “I have a lot more to share with all of you,” she adds.

          Currently, you can purchase her book on Amazon or on her website at “If you go to my website, you can purchase a special edition Triggered Affirmation Box,” she says. “It comes with a book, liquid lipstick color of your choice, and a compact mirror.” 

          To learn more about Gibbs, Chic Life, and “Triggered,” visit You can also visit the Chic Life Facebook Page or the Enjoli Gibbs Facebook page. On Instagram, you can follow Chic Life or Joli Renee, or see videos from Gibbs on Chic Life TV.

          You can also connect with Gibbs live with a free virtual webinar on Oct. 28 at 10am. “Attendees will learn practical steps for turning mental blocks into stepping stones and overcoming fear with courage that will empower dreams into reality,” she says. Learn more at

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            A writer turned fur mom is sharing the heartfelt story of the pup she adopted — emotional baggage and all — with an important lesson about kindness and empathy. Keep reading for all the tail-wagging details.

            Danise DeStasi

            Danise DiStasi has been a professional writer and involved in leadership development and coaching for more than 20 years. However, that came to a head in 2013 when she adopted a dog named Louie. 

            “I soon discovered that Louie brought a lot of emotional baggage to the relationship,” she explains. “He demonstrated behaviors that deeply concerned me, and I was not sure I wanted to keep him. I quickly realized Louie needed acceptance, consistency, discipline, and – above all – unconditional love. Louie was a struggle but I made the choice to keep him. I also had to intentionally choose to love him despite his baggage.”

            It’s Louie who inspired her to launch Unleash Love, an organization whose mission is to eradicate bullying from the classroom to the board room. “We offer a compendium of material all based on our rescue pup, Louie,” she says. “All three books, Lead Like Louie, Love Like Louie, and Louie’s Little Legs, share the same messages.” 

            Those messages are to be a loving person by being kind, patient, etc,; to not see others as objects; and to understand there’s always something unknown in other people’s lives.

            Unleashing Love started when DiStasi started sharing with friends and clients the crazy stories about her dog. “They were not your typical dog stories, they were leadership lessons wrapped up in funny and heartwarming stories about the transformation of this little dog and his crazy owner,” she says. “That;s when I started blogging and eventually put the blogs into a leadership book, Lead Like Louie.”

            From there, the story evolved into her writing a book for kids her granddaughter’s age and then another book for younger children. 

            “Louie continues to provide material on a regular basis,” she adds. “He loves visiting schools and nursing homes and is a walking testimony of the transformative power of love.” 

            Part of the message behind Unleashing Love is the mission to eradicate bullying. “We hope this book creates a-ha moments for children and the parents who read the book with them,” explained DiStasi. “In the grander scheme of things, if we could all take a moment and realize that everyone has some struggle going on before we jump to conclusions, we might make an impact in our world. Before judging anyone, be kind, don’t make assumptions, and take time to understand others. It is an age-old lesson but one that is desperately lost in the noise of our world today. Perhaps a lost rescue pup with little legs and behavior issues could change the world.”

            DiStasi says that she and her granddaughter Evi are working on Love! Laugh! Lead? For High Schoolers. “The Louie Crew also has two more books in the works for the Louie’s Little Legs series of 12 books: The Magic of Patience and The Magic of Perseverance.

            To learn more about Unleash Love, visit The hardback of Louie’s Little Legs is available there, as well as Love Like Louie and Lead Like Louie.

            On Amazon, the paperback version of Louie’s Little Legs is available as well as Love Like Louie and Lead Like Louie.

            You can also follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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              A local non-profit organization wants to recognize and highlight women in the film industry. Click here to read more and hear about an upcoming, outdoor, socially-distanced event.

              Women in Film is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women achieve their highest potential with the global entertainment, communications, and media industries. In what has always been considered a male-dominated industry, women have had their turn at making an impact in the media world.

              Aymie Majerski

              To bring local women the opportunity to advance themselves in the industry, Women in Film established its own Cincinnati chapter in 2016.

              “WIF Cincinnati is a community of creatives dedicated to celebrating and advancing the creative and professional development of women in the region working in film, television, and digital media,” says Aymie Majerski, Executive Producer at Barking Fish. 

              The mission behind Women in Film Cincinnati is to create networking and professional development opportunities, screen members’ work and highlight member achievements, appreciate the art of film and educate the community, develop and access funding for member projects, and to promote equality for women in the industry. 

              The inspiration behind Women in Film mainly comes from the funding of creative projects, as it most often serves as one of the most difficult aspects. “We want to provide local filmmakers with resource options when looking to fund a project,” says Majerski. 

              To help continue to support filmmakers and creatives in the industry, Women in Film Cincinnati is hosting the Better Cities Film Festival on Sept. 26 and again on Oct. 3.

              “We’ll be screening 20 short films over two nights, all of which have been featured in the Better Cities Film Festival,” says Majerski. “WIF Cincinnati selected these 20 for their relevance to urban issues we face here – making Cincinnati more bike and pedestrian friendly, increasing affordable housing, minority entrepreneurship, racial equity, and building sustainably.” 

              On Sept. 26, films by women make up the entire first half of the program and the second night of screenings also features women in half of the films shown. “We want to highlight women working in the industry, as it’s an important part of WIF Cincinnati’s mission,” says Majerski. 

              Tickets for the event at $10 and you can bring your own blanket and chair. The event, being held at Hollywood Drive-In, only accommodates about 40 vehicles, so buy your $25 ticket before they’re gone.

              To learn more or buy your tickets, visit You can also keep up with Women in Film Cincinnati on Facebook and Instagram.

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                This Labor Day, we’re featuring local go-getters who are putting in the work to make big things happen for our community and beyond. In this feature, learn about a local restaurateur who is taking on the reigns of her father’s legacy - amid a global pandemic - and making an impactful legacy of her own.

                Photo: David Kalonick | Courier

                Britney Ruby Miller is here to continue her father’s legacy, even if that means adapting in unprecedented times during COVID-19. 

                When the coronavirus outbreak first began, restaurants across the state shut down. “When the Jeff Ruby family of restaurants were focused to close due to restrictions back in March, it was the saddest day in my father’s life,” says Britney Ruby Miller, CEO of Jeff Ruby’s. “He started this company four decades ago and now that I am leading the organizations, I knew it was my duty to make sure our restaurants, and the restaurant industry, survived this so they could be around for the next four decades and beyond.”

                Ruby Miller feels that supporting the restaurant industry and ensuring its survival is not just carrying on the legacy of her father, but she’s also here to serve a duty to the employees who have helped grow the company to what it is today.

                When the COVID-19 pandemic was in its earliest stages, the survival of the industry was all Ruby Miller could think about. “Since mid-March, I have connected and worked extensively with other restaurateurs, the Ohio Restaurant Association, and built relationships with elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels,” she says.

                Her local impact may be much more evident than we think. In fact, Ruby Miller served on Governor DeWine’s Restaurant Re-Opening Task force. 

                “Our work provided the reopening blueprint and protocols for the industry in Ohio and also served as the basis for other states’ plans as well,” she adds. 

                While the future is unclear, and 2020 has proven that, Ruby Miller says that she knows the determination of the restaurant industry can power them through these troubling times. 

                “What I can say is the restaurant industry has grit and fervor and where there is a will, there is a way,” she says. “Our hope is that our elected officials continue to use facts and date to drive the decisions that affect so many people affiliated with our industry. “We strongly believe that by masking up, following the safety protocols already in place, and being vigilant, we can continue to make progress. Ultimately, we can’t do anything without the support of our loyal guests and we can’t begin to say just how much we appreciate their gracious support over this period.”

                Most recently, Ruby Miller was named to the board of the Ohio Restaurant Association. “Britney represents a family business that has grown into a multi-state fine dining group,” says ORA president John Barker. “She also serves on Governor DeWine’s Restaurant Advisory Group and is very active with the ORA, advocating with elected officials in D.C., our state capital and Cincinnati.”

                In the times since the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak, Jeff Ruby’s has reopened all of its restaurants 7 days a week, with the exception of Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse Columbus, which is open Tuesday through Sunday. 

                To learn more about Jeff Ruby’s, visit

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                  We chat with the local woman behind a new business that’s a “Beautique” and glam party on wheels bringing shopping, makeovers and empowerment to your front door.


                  Wonderfully Made Beautique & Glam Parties Owner Kim Taylor (photo: Twin Spire Photography)


                  Ready for a night that’s all about you? Looking for just the right outfit or skincare routine to boost your self-esteem? That’s what Wonderfully Made Beautique and Glam Parties is here for.

                  Wonderfully Made Beautique and Glam Parties is a pop-up shop boutique that offers personal beauty concierge services and glam party packages. 

                  “Our services include personal styling sessions and makeover/skincare applications and lessons,” explains Owner Kim Taylor. “We also offer an online boutique where you can shop and book your appointments.”

                  All of the glam parties offered consist of shopping, makeovers, and even princess parties for kids, and are provided in the convenience of clients’ preferred locations. 

                  Taylor says her idea for Wonderfully Made Beautique and Glam Parties came from her lifelong passion for fashion and self-care. She’s also been the go-to for her friends when it comes to her sense of style and her beauty regimens. 

                  “This alone inspired me to want to uplift, empower, and educate women by sharing knowledge and helping them build their self confidence in finding their own taste of style, beauty, and fashion,” she says. 

                  Years of working in retail educated her on working with women to help them build up their self-esteem. She also noticed the lack of knowledge when it came to selecting the right self-care regimens for their personal needs. “By observing these needs, this created an opportunity for me to structure a business with purpose,” she says. “Wonderfully Made Beautique and Glam Parties thrives on building personal relationships as well as serving others.”

                  This platform, she says, is rare in the retail industry. Rather than focusing on sales like many big box stores, Taylor is able to help her clients look and feel good physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. 

                  “This is what I enjoy the most, on top of personally selecting unique pieces,” she says. “In all, my main focus is to not only deliver excellent products and services, but to create a memorable, life-changing experience.”

                  In addition to private pop-up glam parties, Wonderfully Made Beautique and Glam Parties also attends other events such as festivals, corporate events, concerts, girls night out parties, church events, conferences, and more. 

                  Currently, Taylor is working on finding funding, sponsors, and investors to help her in expanding her business.

                  You can stay connected with Wonderfully Made Beautique and Glam Parties on Instagram, Facebook, and by visiting

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                    As we navigate a new normal with COVID-19, we're finding new ways to get back to things and people we love. Read on as we chat with a local entrepreneur who recently launched a socially-distanced dining experience to safely celebrate life's important moments with small groups in a big way.

                    The world is a much different place than it was at the beginning of the year, and the ability to gather like we once did is no longer an option. As we remain focused on keeping each other healthy and stopping the spread of coronavirus, we’ve suffered in other ways. 

                    For some, dining out with friends and family is a beloved pastime that we’re unsure of when, or if, we’ll be able to do again. To help soften the harshness of not being able to go out and enjoy large dinners, Lindsey Huttenbauer of The Lindsey Baer Company launched L-EAT (pronounced ‘elite’), an elevated and socially-distanced dining experience for your inner circle of family and friends.

                    “We promote intimate bespoke dinners for small gatherings with your nearest and dearest, with contactless service right to your doorstep,” she says. 

                    The inspiration for L-EAT came from our sudden shift in socializing and the limitations that were put on something we once took for granted. 

                    “Entertaining may have changed in recent times, but we all still want to be surrounded by those we love, now more than ever,” says Huttenbauer. “’How do we do that?’ is a question that we are often asked so we wanted to provide a new offering to allow our clients to enjoy one another in small groups while keeping social distancing in mind. Suggested seating options and other helpful hints are emailed following a purchase. We will also include social distancing signage along with a few other safety guidelines and tips in each meal kit. All staff, from the chefs and designers to delivery teams, will be following the recommended CDC safety guidelines while preparing each element of your experience. This includes wearing face masks and gloves, frequent hand washing, and social distancing from one another.”

                    Huttenbauer teamed up with other experts from the entertainment industry including Renee Schuler from Eat Well Celebrations and Feasts, Maya LaLonde from Olive Street Creative, Kristen Folzenlogen from Poeme, and Kristen Sekowski from Yellow Canary Floral Design.

                    The concept behind an L-EAT dinner is not just dinner but an experience. Dinners are $1,200 for groups of 8. The package includes place settings, custom dinner napkins and individual potted herbs – both favors for your guests, a festive playlist, personalized paper accents including menu and placecards, hang tags, custom cocktail napkins, social distancing signage, and more in addition to a delicious summer menu with hors d’oeuvres, salad, main course, and dessert.

                    “We also include the option for additional florals and wine pairings from our Drink Spotlight Hart & Cru,” adds Hattenbauer. “The idea is to provide the host with all the needed elements to produce a lovely evening with little effort.” 

                    Orders can be placed at and are available for hands-free delivery Friday, September 4, or Saturday, September 5 only. Orders must be placed no later than Wednesday, August 26, so that the team has time to personalize each bespoke package. “Delivery is complimentary and only available within a 30-mile radius of downtown Cincinnati,” adds Hattenbauer. 

                    You can learn more about L-EAT here. You can book a dinner by sending an email to

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                      One of the biggest markets is back for its first in-person event of the year. We chat with the founders to learn what’s new this year and how they’re keeping everyone safe. Read on for a peek inside this event that features unique, vintage, handmade and repurposed furniture, home decor, gifts, and more in a picturesque, open-air farm setting.

                      Amy Doyle and Jayme Kuenkel, co-founders of Charm at the Farm (Photo: Alicia + Will Photography)

                      Charm at the Farm aims to be more than just a market, they want to offer an experience for customers and vendors alike. Located on a formerly award-winning 56-acre Clydesdale horse farm, Charm at the Farm is a vintage market that will be hosting its first in-person event August 21-23. 

                      Jayme Kuenkel, co-owner of Charm at the Farm says the event features unique, vintage, handmade and repurposed furniture, home decor, gifts, and more in a picturesque, open-air farm setting.

                      Charm at the Farm is typically held three weekends per year in June, August, and October, however, the June event was held online due to COVID-19. 

                      “We are so excited to open the farm gates for August,” says Kuenkel. “We have been working closely with the Warren County Health Department and are implementing several new health and safety guidelines in alignment with the state’s recent mask-wearing mandate for Ohioians.”

                      Kuenkel says this event, presented by Blume and Fleurish, features vintage pieces, clothing, furniture, and home decor from more than 115 talented artisans and shops, and 25 of those are attending Charm at the Farm for the first time.

                      This Augusts’ Charm at the Farm event is offering a few firsts for guests, including an “early bird” admission ticket option for Saturday morning only. This gives guests the chance to shop early and also encourages staggered entry for social distancing. 

                      “There will only be a limited number of both Saturday early bird and Friday night VIP tickets available, so snatch them up quickly if you want them,” adds Kuenkel. 

                      VIP and early bird tickets include complimentary re-entry for the entire weekend. 

                      Other new things coming to this market include an expanded variety of food trucks serving everything from coffee, tacos, BBQ, pizza, kettle corn, and more.

                      All tickets for Charm at the Farm must be purchased online in advance only for this year’s markets as the team works to maintain social distancing and other health and safety guidelines. 

                      Friday night VIP tickets for Charm at the FArm are $15, Saturday early bird tickets are $10, and general admission tickets are $5. Parking at the market is free. 

                      Charm at the Farm is located at 4953 Bunnell Hill Road in Lebanon. You can view vendors, find answers to frequently asked questions, and purchase tickets at Health and safety guidelines for COVID-19 can be found here<>. You can also find market updates on Facebook and Instagram.