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    A local fashionista is on a mission to not only help you look great but feel great starting from the inside out. Read on to learn more about the personal struggles that got her to where she is today and how she’s on a mission to show her children what a strong, independent mother looks like.


    Paige Parker grew up in the deep South, so for her, being well-dressed has always been seen as a form of politeness.

    “I was always taught that ‘good manners and great style go hand-in-hand,” she explains. “I remember from a young age watching in awe as my grandmother teased her platinum blonde hair (the higher the hair, the closer to God), piled on so much jewelry that I was sure her neck would be sore, and never left the house without her lipstick.”

    Parker learned much of what she knows about styling and fashion from her grandmother and mother. “I’ve learned that style and strength start from within,” she says. “A few years after college I opened a women’s clothing boutique in my home state of Mississippi and it was there, in that little storefront, I realized there was nothing I enjoyed more than helping someone improve their confidence by transforming their appearance.”

    This passion for fashion and looking good, inspired by Parker’s grandmother, inspired her to launch Paige Parker Styling, a wardrobe styling firm based out of Hyde Park.

    There are two motivations for Parker when it comes to running her business. First, and foremost, her children.

    “I want them to always see a strong, determined mother who finds great joy in helping others,” she explains. “I want them to know that with a little imagination and a whole lot of hustle they can do anything they set their minds to. But ultimately, I’m motivated to be the person that I hope they become one day.”

    Another motivation for Parker is her personal experience. She went from having 3 children in five years and then going through a divorce to essentially losing herself in the personal struggles.

    “I was engrossed in motherhood, a failed marriage, I had this body I didn’t recognize and when I looked in the mirror I wasn’t myself,” she says. “It was when I made an effort to rediscover my style and the image that I was portraying to the world that I found my happiness again. Looking at my reflection brought me joy again, rather than misery. So, I want to bring that joy back to others, I want to fill them up with not only a great wardrobe but with confidence from within.”

    There are a variety of services available from Paige Parker Styling, including services for both men and women in order to fit the needs of all clients.

    Parker’s most popular service, and where she recommends starting, is the Closet Edit/Cleanout.

    “I, along with the client, go through their entire closet, purge, create new outfits, and organize so that getting dressed is stress free,” she explains. “I give them a book of photos of each outfit we created from what they already owned – usually 15-20 outfits.”

    From there, she says, most clients add on Personal Shopping in order to fill in the blanks in their wardrobe. Once the 3-4 hour shopping trip is done, Parker will head back to the client’s home for a personalized fitting.

    Next, is Parker’s personal favorite service: the Special Event Styling. “Whether it’s a red carpet, class reunion, or charity gala, I love to help people get dressed to the nines,” she shares.

    In addition to these services, Paige Parker Styling also offers travel packing and styling for business or vacation, wedding styling, photo shoot styling, editorial styling, and much more.

    Parker says that she wants to help her clients build a wardrobe that showcases who they are and makes them feel put together – even through all that life throws at us.

    “I firmly believe that, even as busy mothers and/or working professionals, we can have a style unique to ourselves and a way to feel put together without having to try so hard,” she says. “Building a well-balanced, versatile wardrobe takes time and thought – and that’s where I come in.”

    She references Diane Von Furstenburg in saying “Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it,” she adds, “I don’t just give my clients style, I help them discover their style.”

    Although Paige Parker Styling currently only accepts clients in the Greater Cincinnati area, soon location will not be a problem.

    “In just a few short weeks you’ll be able to work with Paige Parker Styling no matter your location,” she says. “I’m set to launch the addition of ‘virtual styling’ in February.”

    Aside from her new service launching next month, Parker says that she’s also working on a few collaborations that you can keep an eye out for in the coming year.

    To learn more about Parker and Paige Parker Styling, visit https://www.paige-parker.com/. You can also “like” Paige Parker Styling on Facebook or follow along on Instagram.

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      Fatigue, weight gain, and hot flashes? Read on as we chat with a local expert on natural hormone replacement who just released an exciting new book!

       

      Weight gain, hot flashes, low libido, decreased energy, and skin that’s lost its sparkle are all associated with getting older. But one local expert says they don’t have to be.

      Dr. Magdalena Kerschner, a board certified anesthesiologist, interventional pain expert and the Owner of Montgomery-based Victory Wellness & Medspa, is now the author of “Get Your Mojo Back,” a book she released last week.

      “Get Your Mojo Back refers to getting your spunk, your joy de vivre, your zest of living back,” she explains. “As we get older our bodies and hormonal balance changes and we actually become hormone depleted, which often results in fatigue, weight gain, sleeplessness, sexlessness, and loss of enthusiasm and energy to do what we once enjoyed.”

      Kerschner says that her inspiration to write her book came from her patients and friends who are always asking her for information and stories on lost mojo.

      “I feel that through the written word I can deliver hope to many more people that there is a solution to our problems of advancing age and we can continue to thrive and live stimulating and productive lives well into advancing age,” says Kerschner.

      In the book, Kerschner gives readers the opportunity to identify with her own stories and the stories of other women who are middle-aged and their challenges to know that they’re not alone in their struggles.

      “Most importantly,” she says, “I want them to know that there is an effective solution to these problems that has worked for myself and many others.”

      The book provides basic, evidence-based information about bioidentical hormones and how they function in our body while also offering a list of the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy as well as the difference between natural and synthetic hormones.

      What separates Kerschner’s book from others written about hormones is that she herself has experienced the symptoms explained.

      “I am someone who experienced symptoms of middle-age such as loss of hormone balance and successfully treated those symptoms to enjoy my life to the fullest,” says Kerschner. “I am also a physician in clinical practice actively engaged in helping people be their best.”

      To purchase “Get Your Mojo Back,” click here. You can learn more about Kerschner, her book, and her practice at https://victorywellness.com/ or by calling 513-936-3065.

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        Rooted in empowering female entrepreneurs, a Columbus-based movement is spreading its roots to the Queen City. Read in for all the inner-diva-inspiring details.

        The Diva Movement strives to empower other female entrepreneurs and leaders.

        Behind every successful woman is a group of women who are cheering her on. In an effort to provide women with a supportive and inspiring community of fellow leaders and entrepreneurs, The Diva Movement was created.

        “The Diva Movement is a community of women leaders and entrepreneurs where we provide support, tools, and resources to help women grow as they are growing their business,” explains CEO and Founder Noni Banks. “We offer online personal and business development resources, networking, events, entrepreneur workshops, and opportunities for women to connect in our private Facebook group.”

        Banks says that she was inspired to launch The Diva Movement off a quote by W.E.B. Dubois: “There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.”

        “I was at a place in my life where I was tired of waking up every day and not being fulfilled,” explains Banks. “I was going through a divorce and I realized that I consistently placed my hopes and dreams on the back burner, while I pushed and [helped] build someone else’s dream.”

        In an effort to help build the dreams of the women around her, Banks launched The Diva Movement, which in 2018 served more than 600 women at 13 Diva Movement events. The organization also trained 50 female entrepreneurs in the workshop series for small business owners, mentored 75 female entrepreneurs, reached 18,000 followers in 16 countries on social media, and served 63 girls in the leadership session.

        “What started as a book club with 15 people has now grown into an organization with more than 300 members,” adds Banks.

        Every week there are women who join The Diva Movement and are sharing their stories of how they’ve reached the same point in their lives that Banks did – they want to pursue their own dreams and build on their own passions.

        “They are tired of playing small, tired of their voices not being heard, tired of not having a seat at the table, and tired of not believing that their vision for their lives matters,” says Banks.

        The main mission behind The Diva Movement was to create an organization that understands the challenges of women who were running a business, raising a family, and working a full-time job.

        “I wanted to create a space where these women could thrive,” says Banks. “We designed the memberships, services, and events to support these women by helping them grow as they are growing their businesses.”

        Noni Banks, Founder of The Diva Movement

        There are three levels of membership available with The Diva Movement. Membership is available for individuals and entrepreneurs as well as small business group memberships for companies and organizations.

        Member highlights with The Diva Movement include:

        • Membership pricing to select events
        • Access to member only events
        • Share your expertise as a guest blogger
        • Business mentoring sessions
        • Special vendor advertising rates
        • Opportunity to promote products or services on Facebook group
        • Personal and entrepreneurial downloads and resources
        • Access to connect with a supportive online community of women in a private Facebook group
        • Diva deals and discounts

        According to Banks, the uniqueness behind The Diva Movement is its design to meet the needs of women who are working a full-time job and running a business.

        “Our networking events are known for creating a dynamic, inspirational, and fun atmosphere where women can connect in meaningful and authentic ways,” says Banks. “Guests connect with other like-minded women and learn from our featured speakers of women leaders and entrepreneurs while having fun.”

        To give women a glimpse into what The Diva Movement can do for them, the organization is hosting The 2019 Women’s Wealth and Wellness Expo on Saturday, January 26, at The Ohio Deaf Alumni Association Center in Westerville.

        “The Expo provides resources, education, and tools to help improve the financial health and overall wellness for women,” explains Banks. “The Expo is a community event that brings together hundreds of women for a day of education, inspiration and fun. Guests will enjoy fitness demos, financial professionals, business resources, and beauty and wellness experts.”

        The history of The Expo goes back to 2014 when Banks was coming out of her divorce. She found herself as the single mom of four boys and needed to rebuild herself – emotionally, physically, and financially.

        “I thought it would be great to host an event where women can be equipped with the education, strategies, and tools to rebuild their lives,” says Banks. “In my mind, I only expected maybe 50 women to be interested. Unbelievably, over 200 women attended, and the rest is history. We have hosted over 2,000 women and we are expecting a wonderful turnout this year.”

        Banks says that new chapters of The Diva Movement are opening in both Dayton and Cincinnati this year.

        “We are working with women in a handful of countries to collaborate on some Diva Movement workshops, initiatives, and events,” adds Banks.

        To learn more about The Diva Movement, visit www.thedivamovement.org. You can also check them out on Facebook and Instagram.

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          ‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions to get fit and lose weight. Read on as we chat with the owner of a West Side-based woman-owned fitness boutique who says customization is the secret to success when it comes to wellness programs. Read on for all the inspiring details.

          West Side Pilates and Fitness customizes each class to the individual needs of its clients.

          The New Year means lots of resolutions to get in shape, lose weight, and become a better you. To help you get on that path is West Side Pilates and Fitness, a fitness boutique that offers a variety of wellness programs ranging from group and private classic pilates reformer sessions to Ballet Barre, spinning classes, and more.

          “West Side Pilates and Fitness is an ongoing small community of support for the myriad of clients where strong bonds and connections have been formed while achieving and maintaining personal health and fitness goals in a more private, yet structured environment,” explains West Side Pilates and Fitness Owner Kimberly Eckstein.

          Eckstein says she was inspired to launch West Side Pilates and Fitness when she saw that there was a serious need for structured, uniquely personalized classes for anyone and everyone requiring a formal program that was not only effective but capable of meeting the needs of those with special health concerns.

          “West Side Pilates and Fitness is for anyone who has special concerns from plantar fasciitis to pre- and post-partum needs to hip replacement and supplemental training for the weekend warrior,” she says. “Pilates can address anatomical imbalances as well as weakness, atrophy, and even inflexibility to name a few. We specifically take note in helping clients meet their goals, while being disciplined as they continue healthy, happy lifestyles on their fitness journeys.”

          Eckstein is a certified personal trainer, spinning, pilates, and group exercise instructor and has an interest in addressing special populations and analyzing movement with correction. Her background goes back to when she was 10 years old teaching tumbling classes.

          “My vision behind West Side Pilates and Fitness was to offer small group and private sessions to the public with a focus on specific, goal-driven programming and to create a non-threatening, non-judgemental private zen wellness environment,” she says.

          Classes offered at West Side Pilates and Fitness include:

          • Pilates reformer
          • Pilates mat
          • Spinning
          • Resistance training
          • Personal and small group training
          • Barre
          • Jump board
          • Stretching and relaxation
          • Yoga-lates
          • Basic Nutrition
          • Pilates for golf

          West Side Pilates and Fitness also offers Pilates for Pink, a class that focuses on and addresses the needs of clients who are post breast cancer treatment.

          “Classes and sessions are adjusted to address and focus on the needs of each client individually, regardless of physical conditions and goals,” she adds.

          When clients attend West Side Pilates and Fitness, they’ll find that the studio focuses on the individual needs of the clients.

          “Programs are tailored to each client, including goal setting and any special considerations,” says Eckstein. “We continue to thrive on private to small group training, and clients benefit greatly from small ratio based training programs.”

          Additionally, West Side Pilates and Fitness is a woman-owned, local business that Eckstein says is often referred to as one of Cincinnati’s best kept secrets.

          Throughout the year, and in the future, West Side Pilates and Fitness will continue to grow and evolve in order to suit the needs of clients. “We often offer new programming while still continuing to deliver the tried and true basics,” says Eckstein. “Our goal this year is to expand, thus offering an even wider variety of programming and services, while maintaining our small, private boutique fitness appeal.

          To learn more about West Side Pilates & Fitness, visit https://westsidepilates.org, call them at 513-885-4911, or send an email to pilateswestside@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow along on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/WestSidePilatesFitness/>.

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            Rooted in faith and a desire to make the world a little brighter, one local lady decided to take the leap into her own apparel business. Read on to hear more about the positivity she’s weaving into the community one trendy thread at a time. 

            At a time when it seems like the world is becoming more negative by the day, Whitley wanted to take her faith and spread it – one T-shirt at a time – through her business Blessed Attire.

            “Blessed Attire is a faith-based apparel and specialty items company featuring trendy men’s, women’s, and kid’s apparel as well as jewelry, signs, hats, and other items with more being added,” explains Whitley.

            The goal of the items sold by Blessed Attire is to spread positive messages to those who buy and see them while also starting the conversation of faith.

            “The world we live in is becoming more and more negative and chaotic as time passes,” says Whitley. “News stories, social media, etc. all report on the terrible things happening in our society but only rarely talk about the amazing things happening. This is where we come in. Blessed Attire is about spreading positive messages.”

            Andrea Whitley is a lifelong Cincinnatian. She also has deep roots in her faith and what she believes in.

            Whitley wants to change the narrative on seeing negative stories everywhere. “If we can start a conversation and change someone’s day then I am doing something right,” she says. “If someone buys a shirt that say ‘Be still know’ and it makes someone ask ‘what does that mean’ – just think of the impact.”

            Blessed Attire is owned by Andrea Whitley, alongside her husband and daughter. Blessed Attire offers faith-based apparel, jewelry, and accessories.

            Blessed Attire offers shirts and necklaces that say things like ‘just breathe’ and it helps someone breathe and calm a little – Whitley says that’s the kind of thing that keeps her going.

            All of the designs offered from Blessed Attire – from “blessed” to “love” – means something. “You are blessed and loved,” says Whitley. “You are ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’ and if you ‘just breathe,’ you can handle anything.”

            All in all, Whitley says that the inspiration behind Blessed Attire is to let others know they are blessed and loved while also spreading positivity and faith to help make a difference in the world.

            When you shop Blessed Attire you will find men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles.

            “We offer everything from T-shirts and hoodies to boutique styles,” says Whitley. “We also offer a wide range of sizes including plus sizes and we do not up-charge for plus/curvy sizes.”

            According to Whitley, some of the top selling pieces available from Blessed Attire include the hats and the women’s boutique styles. Because the store offers so many different items and designs, it can help customers to feel comfortable in what they select.

            Blessed Attire tries to keep prices fair and affordable for every size wallet. Most of the apparel items range from $22 to $40, hats run from $20 to $22 depending on the style, and the jewelry averages around $20.

            Aside from its passion for offering faith-based apparel, Blessed Attire also stands out in other ways.

            “When Blessed Attire was first opened, one of the goals was to give back to the community,” says Whitley. “We do that through our Church Partner Program. It is a 5 percent giveback program for organizations and churches to assist with mission trips, education programs, and more.”

            Additionally, the majority of items from Blessed Attire are original designs. Whitley says she creates a large majority of the designs and loves getting new ideas from customers. “I’m usually able to add a new design to the website within 48 hours,” she adds.

            You’ll be seeing a lot more of Blessed Attire in 2019, and Whitley says she couldn’t be more excited.

            You can find products for men, women, and children at Blessed Attire.

            Come January, Blessed Attire will be moving to a larger space within the Monarch Market Shoppes to Inspire, allowing the store to add new items and expand its line.

            Whitley will also be adding new athletic items in 2019 and plans on releasing new designs for all online apparel in February.

            A new blog and marketing plans are also in the works as Blessed Attire aims to have its products in 8 retail stores in the coming year.

            To learn more about Blessed Attire, visit www.blessedattire.com. You can also follow along on Facebook and Instagram, or check out the products in person at the Monarch Market Shoppes to Inspire inside the Dayton Mall.

            To get in contact with Whitley, you can call her at 513-532-1494 or send her an email at awhitley@blessedattire.com.

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              After two life tragedies, this local cancer survivor and widow just released a memoir about her lessons learned through the process. Keep reading for her moving story and how it can inspire your greatness.

              Kimberly Johnson has endured the unthinkable. She battled and beat breast cancer only to suddenly and unexpectedly lose her husband Devan Johnson in a motorcycle accident two years later.

              That 2016 loss inspired her to launch a memoir chronicling what it looks like to keep going after taking such a blow and how she has chosen to show up, taking readers through a range of emotions. That book, which was launched on October 4, 2016, is called “Walking Without My Cane.”

              “Everyone has a cane,” she says. “My husband was my cane and now I am Walking Without My Cane.”

              The story of Johnson, and her husband, dates back to 2004, when the duo established and launched Incredible Creations Beauty & Barber Salon.

              “It was Cincinnati’s first black owned and operated husband-and-wife team business in Over-the-Rhine,” she explains. “I have since taken the role of salon owner to another level as a platform artist, educator, and mentor. Devan and I worked together each day as one. We were best friends and neither of us had any idea in regards to what we were about to face.”

              Then, 2014 came along and Johnson fought and won her fight with breast cancer, with her husband by her side every step of the way. “He never left me to do it alone and I never thought that I would lose him so suddenly just 2 years later in September 2016.”

              Now, just over 2 years after losing her husband, Johnson is still the owner of the barber shop in Over-the-Rhine, which she considers to be part of her husband’s legacy. She’s also become an author with “Walking Without My Cane” and a motivational speaker – sharing her story of triumph and strength – and life enrichment coach through her business Unleashing The Power of Greatness.

              “I share, motivate, and inspire others to believe that a happy, fulfilling life is possible after facing heartache,” she says. “Life can, and will, go on and it will be amazing despite what the past looks like. I emphasize with my audiences that your past does not have to dictate your future. I strive to role model how to be authentic, walk in truth, live in the movement, and to just be.”

              Kimberly Johnson lost her husband in 2016 in a motorcycle accident

              Johnson’s offerings as a life enrichment coach are all about helping others to see beyond where they are and how they view where they are by changing the lens they’re looking through.

              Johnson says that her belief in God is what motivates her to continue moving forward despite all that he’s thrown her way.

              “My husband’s transition completely rocked my world and I would’ve never imagine this to be my life,” she says. “I was the one who went through all of the things that, according to ‘the world,’ would take you out. Yet, I am healed and my husband is no longer here in the world. My husband was a master of many thing sand riding his motorcycle was one, so again, for him to be gone pushes me to keep going. I understand that I have a created purpose and I have people waiting for me to show up, which motivates me. Because I realize that everything I have been through and everyone I have been assigned to is for others so they can walk in their purpose as well. So god, Devan, and my family motivates me to keep going because it’s so much bigger than me.”

              Johnson is planning her next book for 2019, which she says will be called “Walking Unscripted.” this book helps to wrap up her first book, “Walking Without My Cane.”

              Johnson also offers a podcast called “Unleashing The Power of Greatness” on iTunes, Google Play, and Soundcloud. “Listeners can expect to hear very candid, authentic, intimate conversations,” she says. “Imagine having company over and the setting is wine, cheese, snacks, and good conversation about a plethora of things.

              Additionally, Johnson will add speaking engagements and clients to a growing schedule of life enrichment coaching and starting a book tour.

              Johnson says that she is offering 20% off to anyone who would like to book sessions with her who mentions Cincy Chic. Learn more about her, her business, and her book at www.kimberlynicolejohnson.com. You can also follow along on Instagram.

               

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                A local lady recently developed a retreat to bring conversation and companionship to female creative business owners. See how her inspiring idea can help you make 2019 your best year yet.

                Amanda Donaho wanted to find a way that brought together female creative business owners. As a photographer and business owner herself, she’s been attending events and creative workshops for years. But these gatherings were always full of people sitting in boardrooms and taking notes. 

                Illuminare Retreats are hosted in a private mansion just outside Louisville KY

                “I found myself craving something more intimate,” she says. “About five years ago, I attended a retreat that was on a much smaller scale and that struck a chord with me. I know the power that comes from a group of women having conversations late into the night and sharing ideas over meals. I wanted to pull all of those pieces together in a way that would give creative business owners the opportunity to dig deep for a weekend, and create new friendships as well.”

                That concept became Illuminare Retreat, an intimate, 3 day/2 night conversation with female creative business owners. Italian for “to light up,” Illuminare is designed to help attendees move past fears or mental roadblocks, and navigate to high places both personally and professionally. 

                “The retreat focuses not just on strengthening each woman’s business, but her heart, too,” says Donaho. 

                Amanda Donaho, Founder of Illuminare Retreat

                Guests to the event are pampered with an in-house cook preparing meals while also being treated to massages and yoga instruction. “Women walk away inspired, hearts and bellies full, and with a house full of new friends,” adds Donaho.

                Donaho recently hosted the first Illuminare Retreat that was completely sold out. “We sold out every spot rather quickly,” she says. 

                Donaho says that because it was the first Illuminare Retreat, she wasn’t quite sure what to fully expect. 

                “I knew that for it to go as I had hoped, the attendees would have to be willing to be vulnerable with each other and really open up about their own journey as a creative entrepreneur,” she says. “Thankfully, the group was incredible and the weekend was everything I had hoped for plus some. Some new (big!) dreams were laid out over that weekend, really beautiful friendships were made – there were lots of tears and laughs. It was pretty perfect.”

                In addition to food and pampering, guests at Illuminare Retreat also receive swag bags and feel taken care of the entire weekend. 

                The retreat features private in-house cook and pastry chef, Olivia Tew

                “We will dive deep into conversations over a glass of wine about fears, goals, and mindsets,” says Donaho. “We’ll tackle topics that every small business owner faces, like social media and branding. We will hear from a financial advisor on how to be healthy financially, and learn how to take care of our bodies through a nutrition demo and yoga instruction. We really strive to cover the mind, body, and business.”

                The goal of the Illuminare Retreat is to focus on intimacy and the whole person. 

                “When we’re talking about creative business owners, we’re often discussing individuals who work alone frequently,” she explains. “It can be a lonely path to walk, and the beauty found in finding others to ‘get’ you is so important. Alsoo, as a creative entrepreneur retreat, we’re bringing together women from various industries who can give a different perspective, which is incredibly helpful – versus photographers just meeting other photographers, for instance. Doing all of that under one roof in an intimate setting really accelerates those friendships and the amount of personal growth. Finally, we use the line of ‘mind-body-business’ to explain our take on the importance of having a healthy mind and body – not just a functional business. All three working together will create the best, not just for you as a person, but for your brand.”

                The next Illuminare Retreat will be held at the Retreat House in Louisville August 9-11, 2019.

                To learn more about Illuminaire Retreat, visit www.illuminareretreat.com. There you can register for the next Retreat and take advantage of Early Bird pricing. You can also follow along on Instagram

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                  From running a business out of a spare bedroom to a fashion empire with stores in Wilmington and a second store now open in Hyde Park, a local lady is out to give shoppers trendy options without breaking the bank. Read on to learn more.

                  Everyday Chic Boutique is a women’s clothing store with locations in Wilmington and Hyde Park.

                  Since its opening in May 2014, Everyday Chic Boutique has seen nothing but growth.

                  Karli Harris, the boss lady behind the business, first launched the business from a spare room in her house.

                  After she graduated from college, Harris was working for Wright-Patt Credit Union in Dayton. While at work, she found that she wanted to feel trendy in her clothing option, but didn’t want to break the bank either.

                  That’s when she came up with the idea for Everyday Chic Boutique, and now she’s opened a second location in Hyde Park Square at 2643 Erie Avenue.

                  Harris says that she chose a spot in Hyde Park because she wanted to open another location of Everyday Chic Boutique closer to the city, but while still maintaining the store’s “small town feel.”

                  “I avoided strips or malls when pursuing a new area, so when I found the Square I instantly fell in love with its charm and history, and I knew this was the right spot for Everyday Chic Boutique,” she says.

                  The new location opened its doors on November 17, with hours 7 days a week, Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm.

                  Although they’re already open, Harris says she’s planning on a big celebration with a Grand Opening event in January.

                  At Everyday Chic Boutique, you’ll find brands like Free People, Bed|Stu, and 7 For All Mankind among a wide selection of privately-labeled pieces.

                  “We have apparel, denim, shoes, accessories, and gifts,” says Harris. “We also make it a priority to purchase lines available that focus on giving back to the community and environment such as Love Your Melon, Cecelia Jewelry, and Noah & Co Candles.”

                  Harris says that what makes Everyday Chic Boutique different from other boutiques is that it aims to change the way women shop while also offering a personalized experience that she says she wasn’t getting at big box stores.

                  “Fast forward 6 years and we’ve expanded our original store into a 2,500-square-foot location and are opening new storefronts,” she says.

                  Harris personally selects every piece that hits the floor to ensure that customers are given a unique and high-quality selection to choose from when they shop at Everyday Chic Boutique.

                  “Our inventory is constantly changing to guarantee you will always find new, exciting items,” she adds. “It is our mission at Everyday Chic Boutique to provide every guest with a tailored, empowering customer experience. We believe shopping should be easy, and that the process should be painless. We strive to create a friendly and fun experience for everyone that steps in the door.”

                  Price points for items at Everyday Chic Boutique range from $25 to $150 depending on the brand and season. The private labeled options are the bulk of the inventory, according to Harris, and range from $25 to $75.

                  The store carries a wide selection of inventory, so there’s something for everyone.

                  At Everyday Chic Boutique, the focus is on quality, fashionable options at an affordable price point.

                  “We want you to be able to ‘guilt-free’ purchase an entire outfit when visiting our boutiques, an outfit that will last you multiple seasons,” adds Harris.

                  Harris says that when you mention this article while shopping at any of the boutiques, you’ll get 15% off your first purchase through the end of the year. There’s also a VIP Text Club, which you can join by texting “ecbhydepark” to 51660 for deals throughout the year.

                  To learn more about Everyday Chic Boutique, visit https://www.everydaychicboutique.com/. You can also check them out on Instagram and Facebook to learn more, see new arrivals, and check out specials and promotions.

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                    Need a little getaway that's not too far from home to melt away the stress? We took a trip up north for a peek inside one of the top-rated B&Bs in the country that's tucked away in the hills of Granville -- complete with pool, hot tub, hiking, wrap-around porch, wine and gourmet delights -- created by two retired road warriors who know a thing or two about what makes an excellent excursion.

                    Imagine a getaway to an idyllic bed and breakfast that offers breathtaking views of the rolling hills and countryside. Sound like a dream come true? It can be when you visit Welsh Hills Inn, an award-winning bed and breakfast inn located in historic Granville, Ohio.

                    Jeff and Bobbi Noe is the couple behind the Inn, a place that many people have called “The” place to stay in Central Ohio.

                    “There are over 5,600-square-feet of accommodation with wide plank, heart-of-pine floors, large guest rooms and suites, luxurious bedding, and spacious bathrooms,” says Bobbi. “antiques, oriental rugs, and an extensive collection of eclectic, original artwork adorn the Inn and guest rooms. Since opening the doors of The Inn in September 2010, we’ve been privileged to host guests from all 50 states and 27 countries around the globe.”

                    According to Jeff, the best time to visit the Inn is from May through early fall, when guests can relax and enjoy the outdoor heated pool and courtyard garden.

                    “Kick back in the Adirondacks and enjoy a roaring fire in the outdoor stone fireplace nestled next to the woods,” says Jeff. “Explore the wooded hiking trails, stocked fishing pond, lighted clay bocce ball court, target range, and clays shooting.”

                    Also on site are professional massage services offering aromatherapy, tension relieving hot river stone therapy, Swedish relaxation, deep tissue massage, and reflexology in the Inn’s Trem Pell Studio Spa.

                    Welsh Hills Inn is a bed and breakfast in Granville, Ohio.

                    The Noes say they were inspired to open the Welsh Hills Inn after they caught the “bug” of staying in small bed and breakfasts and inns while traveling throughout New England, more specifically Martha’s Vineyard and Maine.

                    “In the back of our minds we always though ‘maybe someday,'” says Bobbi. “Well, when we were looking for a home in Granville back in 2007, an 18-month adventure to find just the right place, we were looking for a property where ‘someday’ we could open up a small inn. That someday came a little over 3 years later, in September 2010, when The Welsh Hills Inn opened its doors to our first guests.”

                    There are many amenities available for guests at The Inn, including the following:

                    • Celebration Package
                    • Romance & Roses Package
                    • Elopement Add-On Package
                    • “Just Married” Honeymoon Package
                    • Proposal/Engagement Package
                    • Professional Photography Session at The Inn Add-On Package
                    • “Live Like a Local” Basket
                    • Private, Candlelight Dinner
                    • Al Fresco Fireside Dining Experience
                    • Romantic Picnic for Two on The Inn’s Grounds
                    • Massage Therapy
                    • Bicycle Rental
                    • Fresh Flower Arrangement for Your Room
                    • Handmade, Local Chocolates & Toffee
                    • Target Shooting
                    • Clay Target Shooting
                    • Fishing Rod & Reel Rental
                    • Outdoor Fire Beneath the Maple Tree Canopy

                    Keep an eye out for special Winter Getaway Packages as well as upcoming Murder Mystery events.

                    They’ll also introduce a new Professional Photography Package. “This is a great way to capture those special moments with your loved ones in a beautiful, natural setting while you’re here as our guests,” says Bobbi.

                    The photos are available for special events such as weddings, graduations, reunions, and other celebrations, and are taking by one of The Inn’s professional photographers in a variety of settings of your choosing. Each session will last for approximately an hour and will results in 75+ quality images that are delivered electronically.

                    The Welsh Hills Inn is located at 2133 Cambria Mill Road in Granville, Ohio. It’s approximately 30 minutes from downtown Columbus, Ohio State, and the John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

                    To learn more about The Welsh Hills Inn or to book your stay, visit http://www.welshhillsinn.com/. You can also follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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                      Learn more about a life-changing experience that’s helping women who feel stuck get back to their striving and thriving selves!

                      Heidi Day, founder of Beyond Couch Therapy

                      While there’s a growing awareness around mental health and seeking therapy, it’s not always easy to fit into a demanding schedule.

                      Heidi Day is out to change that. She founded Beyond Couch Therapy, a business that aims to help high-achieving business women who have hit a plateau and want to thrive in their everyday life.

                      “Beyond Couch Therapy is an experience designed for you, the high-achieving business woman who has fueled your success trying to outperform your pain,” says Day. “Hard and soft science comes together to create an informative and heart-awakening voyage to the place that your soul has been longing for.”

                      The professionals that work with Beyond Couch Therapy include: Dr. Tyna Moore, Dr. Brad Bootstaylor, Dr. Laara Van Bryce, Tracy Nicole, Andromeda Raheem, Kathleen Adams, Beatrice Dixon, Sean Smith, Aprille Franks, Nicole Montez, Talya Lutzker, Malaine Schmid, Isabelle Mercier-Turcotte, Laya Raznick, Kelly Blaser, Jay Fiset, Jess Geist, Brigit Viksnins, Eva Charlotte, Josie NaiKoi, and Jackie Kotei.

                      Each of these doctors offer alternative healing therapies to different life situations. Whether it’s chronic health conditions, mental illness, fertility, depression, anxiety, or many other health issues, the Beyond Couch Therapy experts offer advice through the free online series, which you access on her site.

                      “During these segments, you will learn how to address your imposter syndrome that has emerged from your wounded little girl, so that you can finally feel as good as you look,” says Day.

                      Day says that while “fake it ‘til you make it” is a common phrase, it doesn’t always work. “Walking through the gutter with stilettos and a smile won’t change anything, but really addressing your problems is possible, and you don’t have to do it alone,” she says. “This is so much more than an event, it’s a movement to take back our lives, get unstuck, and thrive. Healing will give you much greater success.”

                      To learn more about Beyond Couch Therapy, visit https://www.beyondcouchtherapy.com. You can also join the Facebook group.

                      “The Facebook group is the hangout spot for burnt out business women that are ready to heal and thrive,” adds Day. “Check in with us every day for juicy tidbits and tools that will support small changes with maximum impact in your life and business.”