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Check out this luxurious ranch home in Hyde Park that didn't skimp on the amenities (can you say gourmet kitchen, two walk-in closets and spa-inspired master bathroom?). Click here for the Listing of the Week.

Imagine yourself in this Hyde Park ranch home with 4 bedrooms and a den. There are high-end finishes throughout including a gourmet kitchen with a La Cornue stove, an island with double slab granite, a convection oven, and a Viking fridge. The master bedroom features 2 walk-in closets and a spa-inspired master bathroom with a marble shower and double vanity. The lower lever has a walkout with a family room, kitchenette, bedroom, and full bathroom. Enjoy a fenced in backyard with a patio in the spring and summer and stay warm in the heated, 3-car garage during the winter months.

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

 

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After living in Hawaii, a Cincinnati native couple moved back to open the doors of a re-imagined convenience store, offering healthy, locally grown products. Read on for more.

Harvest Market sells fresh, local products at its location in Milford.

From the Aloha State to the Queen City, Ben and Maureen Redman are inspired by their travels and their time living and farming in Hawaii.

As Cincinnati natives, they’re familiar with the needs of the city, but have grown since they helped farm a 5-acre organic farm on the island of Kauai. Today, they’re the owners of Harvest Market, a re-imagined convenience store with a focus on health convenience and local goods, similar to what you’d find at a farmer’s market.

“We say re-imagined because today most convenience stores you go into offer the same national brand products they’ve offered for the last 30-plus years, that offer little in terms of nutrition,” explains Maureen Redman.

At Harvest Market, you’ll find a focus on selling healthy convenience items such as snack items with non-gmo ingredients, free from additives, preservatives, dyes, and refined sugars, as well as grab-n-go foods that are made in-house like sandwiches, dips, salads, soups, and healthy hot lunch specials.

Additionally, items like organic smoothies, a coffee bar with coffee from local roaster La Terza, craft beer and wine, and local items such as candles, honey, granola, locally raised meat and eggs, and more.

“We personally curate all the goods sold in the store and have a variety of locally made food and gifts from over 50 local vendors,” says Redman.

In addition to their time in Hawaii, the Redmans have a past in healthy living. Maureen worked as a personal chef with a focus on farm-to-table meals and her husband Ben taught yoga and did Thai yoga therapy on Kauai.

“We modeled Harvest Market after many of the little bodegas and independently owned markets we have experienced,” says Redman. “We also fest the Midwest was in need of a place where people would stop quickly and get healthy products instead of having to run to Whole Foods, Trader Joes, or Jungle Jims, as well as offering products found at a farmer’s market – made available 7 days a week through our market.”

The store gets fresh farm deliveries every Tuesday and Friday, so, with the help of Local Food Connection, Harvest Market has been able to source from more than 30 different farms since opening its doors. Fresh bread deliveries from Blue Oven also come in every Tuesday and Saturday.

Like other convenience stores, Harvest Market allows customers to stop in and find something quickly – but what makes them stand out is the items you’ll find to grab on the go are going to fuel your body.

“We pride ourselves on focusing on genuinely friendly customer care, making Harvest Market a place where everyone is welcome,” says Redman.

Redman says that Harvest Market wants to keep growing its offering of local products and local collaboration – this includes more local bakery “takeovers” where Harvest Market features local baked goods and well as doing more food truck pop-ups.

Harvest Market is located at 308 Main Street in Milford. “We feel blessed to be a part of a thriving small business community in downtown, historic Milford,” says Redman.

The store is also close to Milford’s trailhead to the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail, and when the season allows, they are able to cater to trail riders.

To learn more about Harvest Market, check them out on Facebook and Instagram.

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Learn about a local fashionista who’s opening a personalized styling business that not only helps women in Cincinnati but other women around the world.

Storyteller Stylist, LLC shares your story through fashion. Photos: Leah Brady Photography Makeup: Cinci Makeup

When it comes to fashion, your personal style is your own story. To help you tell that story is Carrie Hagee, the owner of Storyteller Stylist, LLC.

“Storyteller Stylist, LLC is a personal styling service for women, local to Cincinnati, but also offering virtual styling services for women across the globe,” she says. “I work with women struggling with their day-to-day style, trying to make sense of what looks best on them but on their own, just can’t seem to find it.”

Hagee believes that Storyteller Stylist allows her to be the teacher that tells the story of an individual’s style..

“A storyteller is a teacher, someone who provides direction, the narrator,” says Hagee. “How does this relate to women’s style? I believe we all have an authentic style, meaning no two styles are alike. What works for one woman may not work for another. Yet finding our authentic style can be much more challenging than we expected it to be. We see something we like online or in the store because it looks great on the model or the rack, only to try it on and find it doesn’t make us feel wonderful.”

Instead, we often end up feeling “blah” when we look at ourselves in the mirror while trying on clothes. When this happens, according to Hagee, we often overspend on clothes, end up frustrated, give up, and go back to the few outfits that we’re OK with.

“But, your style should tell your story, the uniqueness of you,” she says. “It should demonstrate the beauty of who you are because you deserve to be the best version of you.”

Hagee’s history with fashion goes back to her college years, when she worked in fashion retail. “It was so much fun styling women when they would come into the store,” she explains. “Showing them the latest styles, what looked best on them, and helping them find the best version of themselves.”

Hagee would research the latest fashions to help her in styling her friends, family, and referrals from friends and family. She’d even make her own mood boards with cutouts from her fashion magazines to help her feel inspired. “I feel personal styling with something I have always had a natural talent for, I know it is something I am just meant to do,” she says.

In terms of credentials, Hagee is a certified personal stylist. She attended the Fashion Stylist Institute where she was mentored by Gillian Armour, a well-known icon in the fashion industry who’s worked on projects in Hollywood, Paris, Amsterdam, and London with celebrity clients and luxury brands. Hagee is also a member of the Association of Image Consultants International and holds other certifications in professional wardrobe/closet edits, principles and elements of clothing design and coordination, color analysis testing, skin undertone analysis, photo shoot styling, wardrobe styling, line rack organization, jewelry and accessory styling and consultation, fashion blogging techniques, and marketing strategies.

At Storyteller Stylist, you’ll find three different styling packages available to fit your needs.

“For my virtual styling packages, we first need to chat so I can learn about what is ailing you about your style, your current wardrobe, what you want to change, and how we can find your authentic style, the style that tells your story,” says Hagee. “I will put together a mood board based on our 1 hour conversation and provide some suggestions for pieces you might be missing. I will also teach you how to put together outfits in your current wardrobe and have a second call with you to discuss styling your new pieces. As part of my packages, I provide a 30 day on-call styling service where you can text me or email me questions you have and provide additional support. I think this is really helpful because during this time, people start to become confident and comfortable with what I have taught them. And once they find their authentic style, it becomes much easier.”

Those who are local to Cincinnati and choose the closet overhaul package will find Hagee visiting their home and doing a 2.5 hour overhaul of your closet with you. “This is in addition to the initial call and mood board creation, follow up call, and 30-day on-call styling service,” she adds.

Later in the 2019, Hagee says that she will offer an additional, unique styling service that she encourages customers to keep an eye out for.

Hagee’s plan has always been to launch a styling business. But first, she wanted to make sure that she had the most experience as she could gain before launching rather than just relying on her personal styling experience.

“It’s important to me that my clients feel they are getting the best service and support for their money,” she says. “I value what they are putting into hiring me as their personal stylist as much as they do. I want them to walk away with the feeling of success and that the experience was totally worth it.”

Storyteller Stylist officially launching on Friday, January 18.

To learn more about Storyteller Stylist, visit www.storytellerstylist.com. You can also follow along on Instagram and Facebook.

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From projects for the Cincinnati Museum Center to a statewide campaign on mental health and addiction launching in spring, this Cincinnati-based creative hub for problem solving is making big waves. Keep reading for more.

Michelle and Leo D’Cruz, Owners of Reverb Art + Design

As a business owner, communicating who you are and your message to your audience isn’t always easy. That’s where Reverb Art + Design comes in.

“Reverb is a team of designers, developers, researchers, writers, artists, and makers who have decided to combine our technical experiences to make an impact on the world around us,” explains Reverb Co-Founder Michelle D’Cruz.

Rather than the typical agency structure seen in the working world today, Reverb considers itself to be more of a creative hub for problem solvers.

“We work largely with non-profits and cultural institutions on the one hand, and public entities on the other,” she adds.

The goal at Reverb is to help organizations reimagine how they communication who they are to the world.

“At times that’s a light touch, such as a logo refresh or rearticulated brand promise,” says C’Cruz. “Other items, that’s planning and executing a ground up, full service campaign that envisions not only what an organization is but accounts, too, for their founders’ dreams and the aspirations of their stakeholders.”

In fact, Reverb recently did a full-scale and immersive environment redesign of Holiday Junction at the newly reopened Cincinnati Museum Center.

“We had to account for everything from typographic signage, to way-finding, as well as 50-foot murals and a 2,000 pound floating cityspace that floated in symphony over the historical Duke Energy Trains,” says D’Cruz. “This is a space that has influenced folks in our region across many generations. Our goal was to both honor that history and implement a contemporary perspective that permeates all our work.”

D’Cruz, who runs the business alongside her husband, Leo, conceptualized the idea for Reverb Art + Design in 2014. The duo has a background in contemporary art, working as designers, communications, and policy advocacy.

Reverb prides itself on the commitment it gives to its clients. “Our work is incredibly personal to us,” says D’Cruz. “Every member of our team was raised with the idea that our work is a mark of our integrity, so we’re committed to the project at hand. But we don’t say yes to every project that comes our way. We find ourselves saying ‘no’ with frequency, and so we only work on projects in which we truly and wholeheartedly believe.”

Additionally, Reverb adds value to its services in the collective and creative inspiration that comes from the firm’s globally lived experience and diversity.

“Our team includes children of immigrants, folks who grew up in both urban and rural settings, we’re a woman-led organization, LGBTQ+ team members are key decision makers here,” says D’Cruz. “We could just keep extending this list. The point is that this is one key factor in how we get the creative we do, and why people trust us to come up with solutions nobody else can.”

There’s always something new on the horizon at Reverb Art + Design. They’re poised to launch a statewide campaign this spring where the goal is to connect young people throughout Ohio with the mental health and substance use disorder treatment resources they may need.

“We’ve spent much of the past year building to this point, conduction a nationwide audit, working with state experts, clinical psychologists and social workers, and young people across the state of Ohio to gather insights on what will make the biggest impact,” explains D’Cruz. “This is a collaborative effort that is unique nationally, with only a few states attempting to implement something similar. That’s actually the challenge: there aren’t many models. The opportunity then is that we design and build the model.”

There are communities throughout the Greater Cincinnati area that have been hit particularly hard both economically and culturally over the past decades. “And we all know the impact we’ve felt here in Ohio from the opioid epidemic – ranked 2nd in the country, only to West Virginia for overdose deaths,” she says. “This situation is completely intolerable. So we’re moving forward in partnership with the State of Ohio through Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services to do the hard work to make a tremendous impact on the lives of people here in our state. And, along the way, we’re designing a dynamic, publicly accessible model to build upon elsewhere.”

To learn more about Reverb Art + Design, visit www.reverbartdesign.com. You can also check them out on Instagram and Facebook. D’Cruz says they often host gatherings at the studio located downtown at 130 West Court Street.

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One local businesswoman is inspiring her sales team with a simple strategy for success. Read on to learn more.

Lisa Thal is the founder and owner of Three Word Meetings.

To help you get out of the routine of boring meetings, Lisa Thal created a way to make meetings and presentations fun and engaging – Three Word Meetings.

“With Three Word Meetings, you can create fun, engaging, and exciting topics to get your team motivated and inspired,” she explains. “You have access to 52 Three Word topics that can be discussed with an actionable plan for improving the much-maligned gatherings.”

Thal says she was inspired to launch Three Word Meetings after her own experiences in sales and management, and how keeping messages simple and engaging can create a bigger impression on those you lead.

“We are overwhelmed with too many messages, and people tend to remember three words: Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ and McDonald’s ‘I’m Lovin’ It,’” she says.

Currently, Thal is a life coach and leads the sales teams at Q102 and Mix 94.9. There, she implements the Three Word strategy with her team each week, while also using it for presentations to help connect the marketing vision we have when working with local businesses.

To help spread the message of her “Three Words,” Thal offers one-on-one coaching and speaking engagements for companies, to help them with the simple strategy of engaging and inspiring the use of Three Words.

In addition to her strategy, Thal is also the author of a book: Three Word Meetings. “The future of your organization and the performance of your team can hinge on a sales meeting,” she explains. “It’s a simple theory: The people we engage, inspire, and empower can determine our success. What I have come to know over my 30-year career is that leaders want to engage and empower others. They want to be able to navigate the various personalities in the room and lead them with one common goal in mind – inspire them! The content and words we choose are critical to capturing our team’s attention. I wrote Three Word Meetings to help thought leaders become more productive, effective, and consistent using three words.”

Thal will be furthering her offers by launching a Three Words podcast in late February.

To learn more about Three Word Meetings and the strategy offered by Thal, visit www.threewordmeetings.com.

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“Girl, I love you … But you’re kind of killing my left shoulder right now …” Fonny (Stephan James) contemplates his next move while Tish (KiKi Layne) ponders their future in a scene from IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK. Credit: Tatum Mangus / Annapurna Pictures. © 2018 Annapurna Releasing, LLC. All rights reserved.

 

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KEY CAST MEMBERS: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Beach, Teyonah Parris, Finn Wittrock, Dave Franco, Emily Rios, Ed Skrein and Aujanue Ellis

DIRECTOR(S): Barry Jenkins

THE BACK STORY: Based on the novel of the same name by James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk stars newcomer KiKi Layne as Tish, a 19 year-old New York resident (the opening title card explains why a movie set in NYC takes its title from a famous New Orleans locale) who is in love with Alfonso (Stephan James) – Fonny for short. The young lovers embrace each other completely having known each other for years, producing the sort of romance that young people have dreamed of for centuries.

But their relationship is not without its problems for certain.

There’s Fonny’s sisters (Ebony Obisidian and Dominique Thorne)  and mother (Aujanue Ellis) who doesn’t exactly approve of Tish or the situation she’s gotten Fonny into …. But if you think Tish’s mother (Regina King) or sister (Teyonah Parris) is going to just let them run down their family, however, you, like them, have another thing coming. At least Fonny’s dad (Michael Beach) and Tish’s father (Colman Domingo) get along. Fonny’s friend Daniel (Brian Tyree Henry) is having a rough go of things, too, following his release from prison.

But none of those problems are anything compared to what lies ahead when Fonny is accused of raping a woman (Emily Rios) by a police officer who may or may not have an axe to grind …

THE REVIEW: It’s romantic. It’s majestic. It’s infuriating. It’s depressing. It’s soulful. It’s upbeat. It’s melancholy. It’s heartbreaking. It’s artistic. It’s creative.  It’s hopeful. It’s frustrating. It’s raw and it’s unapologetic. In short, If Beale Street Could Talk is the African-American experience captured in two hours for the world to see.

Certain movies strike cords with certain audiences more than others. For as many people loved Black Panther, the film showed the economic power that African-Americans have in catapulting what could have been just another superhero movie into an Academy Award contender. I mention this because while the critical acclaim for If Beale Street Could Talk is widespread (just Google it – ok, I did the work for you), it’s inherently bound to resonate with African-American audiences just a little bit more than others because of how dynamically it nails down various parts of what being black in America is like today as much as it did when its source material was first published in 1974.

There’s the fragile look of heartbreak and envy Henry gives as his character watches the interplay between Tish and Fonny and knowing he will likely never enjoy it … There’s the #metoo creepiness of watching Tish be subtly sexually assaulted by a white male customer under the guise of shopping … Beale Street delivers more nuanced facets of the struggles many African-Americans face in a country where they are often reminded they are and that there will always be some that view them second-class citizens. The police scenes are why I made the “infuriating” comment above, especially in lieu of the continued incidents like this and this and this and this and … Thus, anyone still wanting to have a conversation to determine their level of “woke” may find Beale Street to be either the perfect conversation starter … or ender.

On a positive note, there are the happy moments that prove the human experience, however has no color and can be enjoyed by everyone. This includes watching Dave Franco’s character bond with Fonny over a potential living space, Domingo and King’s coming to Tish’s aid and the love and chemistry between James and Layne as Fonny and Tish. Forget the earlier commentary made about how the film will strike an extra accord with African-Americans; the way in which screenwriter/director Barry Jenkins (the guy who made 2017’s Academy Awards Best Picture winner Moonlight) shoots their scenes will possibly inspire plenty of Match.com/eHarmony accounts in hopes of finding a love like theirs. Layne and James are the heart of the movie, its driving force and its beacon of hope not only for each other, but also the audience watching it.

If Beale Street Can Talk has plenty to say – which is why the words “must see” are the only two you really need in regards to whether or not you should.

 

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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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    This open concept new-build has all the modern touches and takes luxury to a new level. See for yourself in this week's Listing of the Week.

    Woodland Vistas is up-and-coming and its D Model is listed at $770,500. The 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home offers a spacious open floor plan that’s perfect for entertaining. Luxury finishes are available in the model including a chefs kitchen, cathedral ceilings, powder room, and spacious master suite on the first floor. There is also a design for an optional elevator if you choose. The ranches have spacious attic space as a standards and incredible views are available from both levels of this home. Options and upgrades are limitless. The square footage in this home is 3,818 square feet. 

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

     

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    Learn about a local hair guru who specializes in customized NBR extensions that give the look of natural extra volume without the fuss.

    Michele Halbeisen is the founder behind Salon Mosaic, a small salon located in Salon Lofts in the Madeira/Kenwood area.

    Michele Halbeisen always wanted to be her own boss. So, when the opportunity arose for her to be just that, she took a leap of faith and ran with it. Today, she is the owner of Salon Mosaic, located in Salon Lofts in the Madeira/Kenwood area.

    Running her own small salon on her own terms allows Halbeisen to create her own prices, hours, and services as she sees fit. In doing this, she is able to give her clients a personal, private feel when they step inside her salon, something that is unique in comparison to other salons.

    According to Halbeisen, Salon Mosaic that you can’t get just anywhere: Natural Beaded Row (NBR) extensions.

    “NBR is the concept created by Danielle White, and it incorporates hand tied wefts of human hair into your own hair, attached to minimal points on the head in rows, which are placed in the hair by creating a ‘track’ with an exclusive bead and string technique,” she explains.

    There are multiple benefits to NBR extensions, Halbeisen explains, including a significantly reduced risk of damage to your hair.

    Salon Mosaic offers NBR extensions – unique extensions that look and feel natural.

    “The way the extensions are place on the head to complement the natural shape of hair growth allows for a natural, effortless look,” says Halbeisen. “There are other popular methods that do not blend into the natural hair as well and can look unblended and bulky.”

    Not only are these extensions uniquely placed on the head, Halbeisen also takes the time to customize the extension colors for each client who walks through her door.

    “A huge part of the seamlessness of the final look is the customized blending of the extension hair color to my clients’ color,” she says. “The layering of custom colored wefts gives an unbelievably natural look, when the wind blows, you won’t have anything to fear!”

    Halbeisen says that she chose to train in NBR extensions and offer them at Salon Mosaic so that she could stand out as a specialty salon that offers a service not currently available in this area.

    Prices for NBR extensions range from $800-$1,200. The range in price reflects a differences in length, thickness, and color that’s needed to achieve a desired look.

    Halbeisen says that customers looking to add a bit of fullness but aren’t envisioning mermaid hair then the prices are on the lower end. The ultra, full, long, dreamy Victoria’s Secret model hair is on the higher end.

    “Either way, I will do what is necessary to customize the layout and color just for you,” she says.

    Halbeisen says that she practices and trains nearly everyday with the NBR method and is looking forward to traveling again in the next year for more on-site, in-depth training in Laguna Beach at DKW Styling.

    To learn more about Salon Mosaic, visit https://www.cincysalonmosaic.com and watch our Editor-in-Chic’s exclusive review video below.

     

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    Two buds are teaming up to raise public awareness about women’s health, empowerment, and healing. Learn more about their upcoming educational series.

    Erica Caldwell and Whitney Pelfrey are the two behind Peach City, an organization dedicated to empower women.

    Whitney Pelfrey and Erica Caldwell are the dynamic duo behind Peach City, an organization that focuses on the empowerment of women, the importance of mental, physical and sexual awareness, as well as hemp’s healing powers.

    “After surviving our own battles, we became passionate about supporting women any way we can,” says Pelfrey. “After launching Tupelo House, Cincinnati’s first female-focused events space and co-working space, we knew we wanted to do more.”

    That’s when Pelfrey and Caldwell set out on a mission to help spread information to women in regards to empowerment, wellness, and weed.

    “We knew the right professionals who wanted to help, and we knew the women who needed to heal,” says Pelfrey. “So we created Peach City to bridge the gap between those hurting women and the knowledge of medical professionals – a conduit for responsible and intentional healthcare to Cincinnati women.”

    Pelfrey herself says that her passion for healing goes back to her own traumatic experiences. She is a sexual assault survivor battling PTSD and wants to help others health through medical cannabis. “I’m also a huge advocate for breaking the incorrect stigma behind marijuana, and I believe it’s time we embrace the facts about cannabis and its medical miracles,” she says.

    Caldwell also has a background with traumatic experience of her own – which is what made her a good partner to work alongside Pelfrey in the work they want to do together.

    “Erica came from a physically, emotionally, and verbally traumatic childhood,” says Pelfrey. “Though times were happy she still battles her inner childhood trauma. As a healing adult she’s become passionate about the healing powers of CBD oil and cannabis while speaking candidly on the importance of sexual education and sexual wellness.”

    Pelfrey and Caldwell want to help women and men to feel comfortable coming out of the cannabis closet, they say.

    What makes Peach City stand out, aside from its already unique mission, is that they don’t hold back. “We will not tiptoe around difficult subjects,” says Pelfrey. “We are here for the women and men who need a support system they can trust to give correct information regarding empowerment, wellness, and weed. We have done, and will continue to do, extensive research, medical mentorships, educational courses, and bookings of medical professionals to bring empowerment, wellness, and healing to the Cincinnati community.”

    There is a lot on the horizon for Peach City in 2019. In January, Dr. Roland of Lotus Health LLC will take over Tupelo House to host an educational series regarding medical marijuana. The educational series includes:

    • January 5 – Cannabis Truth & Lies
    • January 11 – Cannabis and Pain Management
    • January 18 – Cannabis and Sexual Health
    • January 25 – Cannabis Communications – coming out of the cannabis closet and how open use of cannabis can greatly benefit our families’ development, workplace environment, and society.

    To learn more about the series, and to reserve your spot, visit https://www.tupelohouse.com/eventspace/.

    Additionally, Pelfrey and Caldwell will be launching a Potcast called Peach & Chong.

    “We we’ll bring in guests such as medical professionals, educators, therapists, and even friends and family to talk about the good, bag, ugly, and pretty of this life,” says Pelfrey. “I will lead topics regarding strains of marijuana and their benefits as Erica leads in topics regarding sexual wellness.”

    To learn more about Peach City, check them out on Instagram. You can also learn more about Peach City with a visit to its headquarters, Tupelo House.

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