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Check out a recap of the small and local businesses we've featured this week on our new sister page Spend With Cincinnati.

Cincy Chic recently launched a new sister account called Spend With Cincinnati. The goal of Spend With Cincinnati is to share how the public can still support small and local businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Below is a recap of what we’ve featured this week:

Findlay Market: With the weather finally starting to brighten up, what better way to get outside than visiting the famous @findlaymarket 🤩 They have been working hard to keep the market clean and safe! Click the link in their bio to donate towards being able to continue a clean environment and help out this favorite market!
Open:
Monday’s: see merchants
Tuesday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 8am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm

Urbana Cafe: After that nice long holiday weekend there’s one thing I need a little extra of…coffee ☕️ @urbanacafe has grown from starting with their Vespa Ape, to a staple favorite of Cincinnati! You can order your coffee to brew at home with free local delivery or stop in their shop!

Soho Hyde Park: Simple staples is what can truly make or break a wardrobe! Stop buy and pick up these perfect summer staples from @sohohydepark !! Open: Tuesday-Friday 11-4!
You can also: – Private in store appointments – Virtual appointments – Curbside pickup or home delivery

Check out their page and website to see all the amazing, trendy pieces they have to offer and happy shopping!

Awesome Blossom Bakery: Calling all my keto lovers! @awesomeblossombakerywas started by owner Celine after going keto and gluten free with her family to help her son in dealing with dietary restrictions! She has created delicious baked goods that are keto, gluten free, and vegan friendly!
Order online through the link in her bio and discovery how dietary restrictions doesn’t have to mean you still can’t have yummy food!

Alba Beauty Studio: After being stuck inside for so long, it’s finally time to have that treat yourself day you deserve! @albabeautystudio has opened their doors back up just for you! They are an all organic and non toxic spa offering services like hair, nails, lashes, and more!
Call or visit their website to book your appointment today!
Open:
Monday 12-9
Tuesday-Thursday 9-9
Friday 9-7
Saturday 8-6

&Sundries: How amazing looking are these soap bars😍 (plus they smell even better than they look!) @andsundries offers all handmade and good-for-you ingredient products!
Stop in the shop, order online, order for curbside pickup, or choose their new delivery (within five miles) option! They have amazing soaps, sanitizers, and more!

Parlor on 7th: Happy Friday! Kickstart your weekend with a delicious happy hour at @parloron7th !! They are NOW OPEN taking reservations Wednesday-Sunday from 2:30-9:30! Offering amazing meals and cocktails to celebrate the end to the week and they start to the weekend!

Hello Honey: Kickstart a beautiful weekend with some delicious ice cream! @hellohoneyicecream is open for dine-in and carry-out for you to enjoy! They have every delicious flavor you could imagine and make the perfect afternoon treat!
Head over to their website to order and pay ahead online!

Marx Hot Bagels: The perfect Saturday breakfast🤩 @marxhotbagels is open from 6am-6pm! They offer delicious bagels and more of all your favorite flavors!

Studio 713: Rosé all day😍 @studio7thirteen_boutique rosé scented candle smells AMAZING but they sell out fast so make sure to get yours today! Make sure to head over to their store to see all thei amazing goodies they have to offer!
Open:
Tuesday: 12-5
Wednesday: 12-7
Thursday-Friday: 12-5
Saturday: 10-3

Cincinnati Enquirer: It’s breaks my heart seeing all the damage done to our businesses. I have struggled with processing how damage like this could be necessary. But to those silenced and ignored, this is how we are finally heard. •
Below I have a link to a list of all those damaged due to the riots via @enquirer(updated as of Saturday night) •
Please do what you can to keep yourself and those you love safe. Many businesses have already boarded up. If you see one who hasn’t yet, ask if there’s anything you can do to help. •
Keep supporting local. Many businesses were planning on re-opening due to quarantine today, but now cannot. We need to do our part to bring justice to our country and help those effected in our community.

Stay safe Cincinnati❤️ https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2020/06/01/cincinnati-city-council-briefed-looting-damage-during-protests/5304969002/

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As we enter a new month, and new normal, our life coach columnist offers tips to start living life with more purpose.

Hello and Welcome Monday, June 1, 2020. This year has certainly brought some new ways of living in the world. As you continue to navigate your life, today be encouraged to step back, and take a closer look at the first five months of 2020. How have you introduced new ways of living your life by design, and on purpose, with what you are experiencing now?

What have you discovered in this time of quarantine and stillness?

Are you looking at things in a positive way? Can you find the goodness?

Although it wasn’t intended to have a global pandemic, this time of social distancing has offered all of us a time to pause and really get clear on what’s new in how you manage your time, your choices, your priorities, and your life moving forward out of quarantine.

Allow me to offer a tool for you to consider as you being to create from this moment forward. The act of learning and understanding a practice of holding a positive energetic vibration, where focusing on joy and happiness, allowsyour spirit to trust that everything is working out for your highest and best good.  

If that feels like a struggle, then I encourage you to use the mantra “out of this situation only good will come” and believe it is so.  

When I learned how to hold a positive energetic vibration over a decade ago, it was a life-changing experience for me. I could pause and look for the goodness inside of any situation that was uncomfortable, felt bad, or just made me feel sad, I would seek out the answer to what it was I needed to know in that moment that would serve me moving forward with happiness, raising the energetic vibration.

In this moment, as a starting point for you, realizing just how precious life is and how the excuse you are too busy can be shifted fully into engaging in the moment.

Start there and find all the good things, not only about yourself but the others that you live with, family members, the people that you work with, and the world in general. Once you learn to shift into the positive vibration, no matter how small, it will bring light into your life to where you can navigate any obstacle with flow and ease from a place of joy!

Sending love and light,

Melissa

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With a passion for fashion and helping other women feel and look their best, a local mompreneur launched a new boutique. Read on for more.

Aleasha Smith has a passion for fashion and the confidence it gives.

Originally from the Westside of Cincinnati, Smith now calls Waynesville home.  “I started my women’s clothing boutique because I adore fashion, and I enjoy bringing confidence and happiness to women through clothing,” she says. “My boutique allows me to be home with my family and to also follow my passion, which I am truly grateful for.”

Smith was staying home with her son full-time when she took on a position with a store that allowed her to work once a week, and get out of the house and follow something she was passionate about. 

“Fashion has always been so much fun to me,” she explains. “It can literally change the way you feel, and give you confidence.”

While at work, Smith was seeing the impact that shopping and fashion had on customers, and the relationships she was able to build with them through her skills with styling. 

Aleasha Smith, Founder of Boutique Bellini

“I would get to know my customers and their stories would touch my heart,” she says. “There were familiar stories that would hti home, such as the new mom who had just given birth to a new baby. She didn’t have any clothes that fit her anymore and was shopping for new pieces. By listening to her I would get a sense of her lifestyle and what her fashion needs were. It made me feel grateful to see how amazing she felt walking out of the store. This was only one of many stories.”

To Smith, fashion can heal. “It can make an impact on the person trying on clothes as well as the person styling them,” she says. 

And with those years of experience in retail management, styling, merchandising, and connecting with her clientele, the launch of a new boutique was the next logical step. She launched Boutique Bellini back in 2018 with the goal of providing both a superior customer service and an individualized experience. 

You can purchase tops, dresses, jumpsuits, rompers, and accessories from Boutique Bellini. Prices range from about $20 to more than $100, ensuring that there is something for everyone. 

Smith says that she hopes to launch her fashion truck soon, as the economy begins to reopen. “I can’t wait to go mobile and serve customers in an entirely different way,” she adds. 

To learn more about Boutique Bellini, visit https://boutiquebellini.com

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A local photographer and author launched a photography book project back to help the city’s vulnerable pets. Read on for all the tail-wagging details.

Photo: Tails of Cincinnati

Cincy Chic: What is Tails of Cincinnati?

Susannah Maynard, Owner of Pet Love Photography and Author of Tails of Cincinnati: Tails of Cincinnati is a fundraising pet photography book project from Pet Love Photography to benefit the SPCA Cincinnati. It is going to be a hardcover, coffee table book featuring the pets of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky photographed around the wonderful locations our region has to offer. For just $95 your pet is guaranteed to have a 2-page spread in the book.

 

Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it? 

Maynard: The inspiration behind it is my dog Lola, who was adopted from the SPCA in October 2018. She is an adorable little chug (chihuahua/pug) that has been a great addition to the family. Additionally, as a pet lover and pet photographer, part of my mission is to give back to the local pet community and this project is the perfect way to do that.

 

Cincy Chic: Who’s behind it?
Maynard: Me! I’m the owner of pet photography studio Pet Love Photography and founder and publisher of CincyPet Magazine, Greater Cincinnati’s only dedicated pet magazine.  Susannah is a Cincinnati native and lifelong animal lover. My previously published works are “Rescue Dogs: Portraits and Stories,” “Rescue Cats: Portraits and Stories,” and “Rescue Rabbits: Portraits & Stories of Bunnies Finding Happy Homes.”

 

Cincy Chic: Where or how can readers purchase?
Maynard: Right now you can pre-order the book on our website TailsofCincinnati.com. The book is being featured at a special pre-order price of $79.95. It will be a full-color, hardcover, coffee table book with a minimum of 128 pages (the more pets we photograph, the more pages!) 

 

Cincy Chic: What makes this project unique?
Maynard: Tails of Cincinnati is a fun and unique way to get your pet photographed by a professional photographer and featured in a book with their own 2-page spread. It’s also a great way to give back at the same time by supporting area homeless pets.

 

Cincy Chic: How will the SPCA Cincinnati benefit from this project?
Maynard: Half of the Official Tails of Cincinnati Session booking fee will be donated to the SPCA, as well as a portion of the book sales. The more pets we photograph and the more books we sell, the more money we will raise for the SPCA!

 

Cincy Chic: Is there any additional info about the project you’d like to share?
Maynard: Sessions for Tails of Cincinnati will take place from June 1 through October 31 of this year and the book is scheduled for publication in early 2021. Sessions are only $95 for one pet (additional pets can be added for $25 each) and clients can even add on a guaranteed session extension if they want to be in pictures with their pets ($150). It’s a great time to include family portraits with your pet’s session. We’ve already started booking sessions, so book now to guarantee a spot for your pet in the book!

 

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more?
Maynard: They can learn more by visiting our dedicated website TailsofCincinnati.com or they can give me a call at 513-288-1650.

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As we ease into life with the new normal, our life coach columnist shares three tips to begin your next chapter.

Today we pause for the American holiday Memorial Day a time for remembering and honoring the men and women who died while serving in U.S. military. Many Americans visit cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades on this day. And, unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

How symbolic that we are emerging and blossoming out of quarantine at the same time we celebrate the opening of summer. However, the excitement we once felt around this time may have you still concerned about the virus. COVID 19 came in like a wrecking ball and turned the world upside down without any notice for preparation. 

Summer is the time of year you enjoy the outdoors and sunshine, but since quarantine, fear has taken root because of all things unknown or understood. 

Many will go with gloves and mask for protection and begin the journey to finding ways to navigate this new way of living in the world while others will wait and watch.

And although we don’t have clear evidence it’s safe, allow this message to help find some peace to being enjoying without the fear.

First, avoid all the thoughts and ideas you are concocting in your mind that are the doom and gloom. I know it is not easy, and it is what has served you in the past. If you really think about all the things you worried about over time only a small percentage actually happens, and not in the way you had manifested in your mind’s eye to begin with.

Next, celebrate in a way that lifts the vibration and energy around being a “good finder” (always striving to find the good), believing there are things to be learned and new ways of living your life. Move forward enthusiastically by shifting out of the fear and into “out of this situation only good will come; I am safe.”

And, be in nature as much as possible.  Soak up the sun by swimming, boating, glamping, and golfing, or take up gardening or hiking with family and friends.  

Lastly, set the intention to start with new summer trends and include those traditional ones of backyard barbeques and family gatherings where the memories are being made and traditions start. Think about a world beyond the scarcity. What do you want the story to be and how will it light you up? Meditate on that and it shall become. 

Sending Love and Light,

Melissa

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Wanderlust boiling over? Our travel columnist has 11 helpful tips for taking advantage of recent discounts and planning your next trip for when it’s safe again.

Sometimes you see travel photos of people going to exotic places, off the beaten path, really getting to experience the culture and activities of the area they are visiting, going beyond the tourist highlights. To me, this is what travel is all about! Of course, it is amazing to see famous landmarks with your own eyes and learn all about what makes them so iconic. Immersion and experience are super important, too. This is where you lose yourself for a while and gain a new understanding of our world. What if you had a local expert guide to show you around? This way you could experience things off the beaten path, but not completely on your own. 

This is how small group travel works. 

When many people think of group travel, they think of a coach bus driving for days. They think of 50-100 of your “closest friends” in tight quarters and shuffling from place to place. However, I’m here to tell you that does not have to define group travel experience!

Here are some great reasons a small group may be the perfect fit for your next adventure!

1. It is easy to travel solo, but not alone. Small groups are great for those wishing to get out there and explore the world, but do not have anyone they know willing or able to join them. There are opportunities to get out and explore safely by yourself and meet fellow adventurers along the way.
 
2. You can also turn it into a private group. Do you have an interest group or just an adventurous group of friends? You can make the tour your own with your personal guide to make your adventure the absolute best!
 
3. Small group travel gives you the opportunity to meet new people from all around the world. You may have people in your group from the United States, but chances are, you could very well have travelers in your group that live in many places throughout the world. Even if everyone is from the same area, you still get the chance to make connections in the destination you are visiting.
 
4. You get to see what you came to see. You know ahead of time what is on the agenda. You know that everything is arranged, so there is nothing sold out once you arrive. If there is something in the area not on the schedule, there may be an optional add-on. 
 
5. The experience is not like what you’d have on your own. You are with an expert local guide. They know the land, the culture, and the people. With them, you get the inside scoop. Even during your down time, they can give you amazing recommendations for things such as amazing local eateries, the best view of the city, or hidden gems only a local would know.
 
6. The accommodations and activity levels vary. There are many ways to do adventure travel. For some, this means camping, hiking, extreme sports, etc. There are groups for that. One amazing group is a hiking and camping tour that goes to Machu Picchu. For others, adventure travel means staying somewhere nice, but really immersing in the culture and experiencing things outside the normal tourist areas. There are groups for that, too. Of course there is a lot in between. With activity levels ranging from light walking to hiking mountains and accommodations ranging from camping to 5-star hotels, there are groups to fit your style.
 
7. You can experience small groups by land or by sea all around the world. With this kind of travel, you have the opportunity to experience all 7 continents. This includes immersive tours of Italy, sailing to the Galapagos Islands, getting to step foot in Antarctica, or even road trip to highlight the United States in a new light. There is very little out of reach once get started!
 
8. Festivals and celebrations get new meaning. How would you like to spend Halloween dancing the night away in Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania? Or maybe you’d like to experience Carnival in Rio de Janeiro or take an iconic trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? You can experience these holidays in unique ways!
 
9. Giving back to the local communities. When you travel with a few of my favorite travel suppliers, a lot of the money you spend stays in the local community. Between the lodging and local experiences, this money goes to help the communities you visit and support the families there instead of going to a corporate office far away. In this way, you are able to truly able to give to the areas you visit.
 
10. Small groups often cap out at 15-18 people. With this size, you are able to get into places that would not necessarily be accessible to larger groups. Also, there are many tours that go regardless of number of travelers. This means if you are going alone and you are the only one signed up, the tour still goes and you have a private guide! 
 
11. You will come back with a lot of amazing memories, a new sense of self, and probably a few new friends.

What are you waiting for? Your adventure is out there! If you have ever thought about trying small group travel or if this article has you considering taking your next adventure, please reach out. I would love to help you find your perfect group experience…once it is safe to travel again, of course! You can even plan ahead for the next year or two and get some great rates!

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Check out a recap of the small and local businesses we've featured this week on our new sister page Spend With Cincinnati.

Cincy Chic recently launched a new sister account called Spend With Cincinnati. The goal of Spend With Cincinnati is to share how the public can still support small and local businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Below is a recap of what we’ve featured this week:

Coda Co: NOW OPEN! Kelti, owner of @coda.co has been working all throughout quarantine to revamp her shop for you guys and now it’s finally time to enjoy it!
#repost:
At laaaaaaaaaaaaaaast

Cue Etta James. The shop can finally re-open tomorrow!! We cannot wait to feel slightly more normal again! We have LOTS of new things to share with you. .

We plan to open Tues-Sat 11-5pm for the time being & extend hours as we go. We will be sanitizing between customers. We ask that everyone does their best to keep their distance as well as try to limit product touching if it’s not something they are considering purchasing. We can’t wait to see your smiling faces -even if it’s through a mask! .

For those if you who are not comfortable coming in to shop yet, we feel you & respect that! The shop is always open online & curbside pickups are going to continue to be a thing. We will be adding lots more new treasures to the site this week so keep an eye out & select local pickup at checkout.

Happy Chicks Bakery: Happy almost memorial weekend! Celebrate with an amazing cake from @happychicksbakery 😍 check out their website to order your custom cake and check out their delicious to-go menu!

Idlewild Woman: Celebrate memorial weekend with @idlewildwoman having a sale on everything! Yes…EVERYTHING! This weekend starting today until Monday use code “HAPPY25” to get 25% off your entire order!

Mochiko: Get ready for some delicious Sunday sweets with @mochikocincy 😍 order opens TODAY at 2pm for delivery and curbside pickup! Head to their website to start your order and enjoy some delicious Asian-inspired sweets this weekend!

Sleepy Bee Cafe: Who could use some pancakes in their life right now 🙋‍♀️ @sleepybeecafe is having a PANCAKE POP-UP! They are offering their delicious pancakes like their apple cakes, nutty bee cakes, blueberry pancakes, and more! (Plus they have a new addition flavor I cannot wait to get my hands on)
Open For take out:
Monday-Saturday 8AM-6PM
Sunday 8AM-3PM

Bello’s Bike Pops: Get out and enjoy the sunshine (while it lasts) today with @bellosbikepops
They serve delicious handmade and all natural ice pops of all sorts of yummy flavors! Plus if you order ahead on their Joe App it will be ready for you right when you arrive!

Awakenings Coffee Roasters: Happy Sunday everyone! Enjoy your Sunday coffee today outside with this BEAUTIFUL weather! @awakeningscoffeeroastershas opened their outdoor seating for you! Grab a yummy coffee and get some sunshine.

Faith Love and Leather: How adorable are these earrings😍 @faithloveandleatheris all handmade leather jewelry made right here in Cincinnati! Click the link in their bio to get your order started! Plus make sure to check out their most recent post for details on a GIVEAWAY!

West Side Brewing: Happy Memorial Day everyone! It’s another beautiful day to get outside and enjoy some good sun, good company, and good beer! @westsidebrewing is here to bring you delicious drinks to enjoy pool side! Check out their website to see how you can start your delivery order or purchase and E-giftcard!

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Learn how to cook from the comfort of your own home with virtual cooking classes. Click here to read more.

If you’ve ever been interested in taking your cooking skills up a notch, there’s no better time than now to do just that. The Learning Kitchen in West Chester wants to help you create high-quality meals with help from the pros. 

“The Learning Kitchen is Greater Cincinnati’s premier cooking class destination,” says Owner David Metz. “Our take on cooking is simple: It should be easy, fun, and delicious.”

This hands-on cooking experience (when we aren’t on lockdown), uses locally grown foods to give you the freshest ingredients to prepare your meal.

But, since we’re still practicing social distancing for the time being, The Learning Kitchen is now offering virtual classes. 

“Virtual classes are for work groups, friends, and families,” says Metz. “We send you the recipes, grocery list, and setup instructions. Each person gathers their ingredients. Then we have a live Zoom video call. Our chef leads you through prepping, cooking, and plating the entire meal while everyone follows along at home. Viewers can ask questions and interact with the chef.” 

As Ohio slowly begins to reopen, The Learning Kitchen is offering classes again, but with reduced capacity. 

Regular classes restarted on May 12 with a maximum of 7 guests or 6 couples to maintain the required 6-feet for social distancing. “We provide hand sanitizer and gloves when needed and we have eliminated any need to pass items,” says Metz. 

Also available now are private daytime classes, which are ideal for couples, families, or groups who share a living space. Metz says this is a great way to get out of the house and do something fun. The classes are run like regular classes except the building is occupied by just the private cooking class. After a date is booked, the team from The Learning Kitchen will contact you to coordinate the menu, confirm the number of guests, and go over safety precautions with you.

Find out more information about The Learning Kitchen at https://www.thelearningkitchen.com. You can also like them on Facebook to stay up to date with new announcements regarding classes and safety precautions. 

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A local boutique bakery that started from scratch is now offering cookie kits to make their signature sweets at home.

Cincy Chic: What is Delicious Designs Cookies?
Arin Singer-Bonk, Founder of Delicious Designs Cookies: Delicious Designs Cookies is a small boutique bakery specializing in custom cut-out cookies for special events and occasions. Everything is created for your exact specifications.We love doing cookies for graduations, weddings, baby and bridal showers and any special event that merits a special cookie.  In addition to cookies, we also have an extensive after school cookie decorating program, primarily in Lakota Schools and the Cincinnati Public Library System. The after school program is six week of cookie decorating, meeting once per week, where each week is a new theme. We meet for one hour and have an absolute blast.

Cincy Chic: What inspired you to launch the bakery?
Singer-Bonk: Delicious Designs Cookies was started, from scratch, in 2006. My family moved to Cincinnati that year and it seemed like a great time to launch a new business and follow dreams of creating delicious things for people.

Cincy Chic: Who’s behind the business?
Singer-Bonk: Me! My name is Arin and I own the company. While I am the creative and driving force behind it, I can’t do it without the support of my family and my assistant Tricia. I’ve also been fortunate enough to use the Lakota Local Schools Internship program to develop high school interns to help me with the after school program. They have really helped me maximize the amount of schools and children I can serve in the course of a week.

Cincy Chic: What makes Delicious Designs Cookies unique?
Singer-Bonk: I am convinced that you won’t get better customer service anywhere. I love meeting with people and getting to know them to learn how I can best serve their needs. My company has become immersed in the community and we have a reputation to uphold. I rely a lot on referrals and I want to always make sure that people can trust me to take care of those they have referred to me. In addition to cookies and classes, we also offer birthday parties and summer “Camp Cookie” that has been entertaining kids since 2011.

Cincy Chic: Tell us more about the new cookie kits you’re offering!
Singer-Bonk: When the coronavirus came to the forefront of our lives in early March things quickly changed for my business. It began with canceled after school classes and followed with canceled orders. All in just a couple of days the  stay at home orders were put into place and large scale gatherings were against protocol. For a day or two I panicked because the orders I had were for baby showers, bridal showers and parties. I brainstormed and thought of the families trapped at home, sorting things out and looking for entertainment. I thought about the cookie kits I had made at Christmas and thought that might be a good idea, especially if they were offered in different themes. And, what if they were delivered to all those that were homebound? I made a Facebook post with a few theme ideas and was completely surprised and overwhelmed with their popularity. For the past eight weeks I have offered kits that get delivered, primarily to West Chester and Liberty Township and beyond. Each kit has 12 cookies and everything needed to decorate them…utensils, base coat icing, piping bags, sprinkles and accents. After a week or so people started ordering for birthdays as well. So, I started offering balloons as an add-on. As it turns out, those were a big hit, too, because quarantine birthdays need extra cheer! I have since employed two people to help with deliveries. I have made a lot of new amazing customers through the process, which is amazing!

Cincy Chic: How can readers place an order with Delicious Cookie Designs?
Singer-Bonk: To order, people primarily message on Facebook or instagram and I take their information and they are either invoiced or transfer money through Venmo.

Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for Delicious Cookie Designs?
Singer-Bonk: I am looking to develop my summer program into an online platform where a kit is purchased (either one time or through a subscription) and online instruction is provided through a video platform. With summer camps being so up in the air right now, this might be a viable option to keep kids entertained this summer. And we are always looking to further develop the things that have always been working for Delicious Designs Cookies. Even if our in-person camps are able to happen, this might be a fun way to reach more people outside of my community.

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?
Singer-Bonk: Delicious Designs Cookies is on Facebook and Instagram, or you can check out our website here. To contact us, call 513-490-7221 or send an email to deliciousdesignscookies@yahoo.com.

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Check out a recap of the small and local businesses we've featured this week on our new sister page Spend With Cincinnati.

Cincy Chic recently launched a new sister account called Spend With Cincinnati. The goal of Spend With Cincinnati is to share how the public can still support small and local businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Below is a recap of what we’ve featured this week:

Pure Beauty Skin Bar: Find yourself struggling with acne or insecurities about your skin? @purebeautyskinbaris here to help! They are a holistic specialist right here in Cincinnati!
They are offering virtual consultations to get to know your lifestyle, skincare, and help you find the right path to new skin! Plus when you order their amazing products, they have pickup offered available only 24 hours after your order so no long waiting period!

The Wardrobe Cincinnati: NOW OPEN! Today @thewardrobecincinnati opened their doors for you! Head in to find beautiful clothing pieces and accessories to vamp up your summer wardrobe!
Read their latest post for details, but the store and employees is taking extreme caution following all guidelines to ensure a safe shopping experience! AND if you aren’t comfortable being in-store yet, they are still offering FREE local delivery, shipping, and curbside pickup!

The Cone: Happy Treat-yourself-Tuesday! (Even if that isn’t a thing go along with it, it’s an excuse to eat ice cream 😂) Indulge today in a well deserved ice cream! @theconewcis a local ice cream shop offering your favorite regular and DAIRY FREE soft serves! Open Tuesday-Friday 2-9pm and Weekends noon-12pm for drive thru or pickup!

Ripple Wine Bar: Happy Wednesday! You’ve made it halfway through the week which means…wine-Wednesday! Celebrate tonight with some delicious takeout from @ripplewinebar 🤩 Head to their website to see their delicious menu and have a yummy meal right at home!

Garden of Eten: @gardenofetenwas started by owner Rachel to bring you a holistic and natural way to better your health! Her products are packed with nutrients from herbs and more! Click the link in their bio to start your order! AND if you’re looking to know more about holistic health, DM and she is happy to teach you!

Pleasantry OTR: Happy Thursday everyone! Healthcare workers have been working tirelessly to help keep our community safe so it is important to show our appreciation for them! @pleasantryotr has now given over 10 THOUSAND meals to healthcare workers thanks to you guys! Through the link in their bio you can donate a meal for only $10 and show your support! Plus make sure to feed yourself too! @pleasantryotr offers delicious carry-out meals for you! Swipe to see this weeks menu! Open till Saturday from 4-8pm!

Indigenous Gallery: How beautiful are these pieces 😍 @indigenousgallery is here to bring you a beautiful collection of homemade products made by over 150 local & regional artists in Cincinnati! They are now OPEN today and tomorrow from 10am-6pm! Then starting May 19th, they will be open from Tuesday-Saturday 10-6! If you are not ready to be inside stores yet, pickup, free delivery, and free shipping are offered!

Bow Tie Cafe: Happy Friday everyone! @bowtiecafe patio is NOW OPEN! Enjoy delicious coffee and yummy food during the day, and amazing cocktails and wine at night! If you aren’t quite ready for company yet, enjoy all your favorites to go! Call ahead or order through @doordash or @ubereats P.S. this café has some of my favorite views of Mt. Adams and Cincy🤩

Sotto: Time for some delicious Friday night carry-out 😍 @sottocincy is open for same day pickup of their delicious food and drinks! Click the link in their bio to place your order! Open today from 4-8:30!

Aglamesis Bro’s: It’s officially the weekend…which definitely calls for ice cream! @aglamesisbros is now open for pickup/carry-out service! They offer delicious ice cream, chocolate, and more! Call ahead to place your order and pay over the phone to avoid contact!

Grainwell: Something about this pandemic has made small sayings like this one extra special to my heart 🥺
@grainwell is a local handmade wood shop started by 3 sisters! They are beautiful pieces made custom just for you! From signs to cutting boards to coasters, they have anything you could ever need! Plus check out their story for adorable new teacher gifts! With the end of the school year coming up teachers deserve a little something to say thank you!

The Bagelry OTR: The best breakfast/brunch a Sunday could ask for😍 @thebagelryotr is here to bring delicious bagels and sandwiches this Sunday! They are available for pickup or through DoorDash and Uber Eats!

Oasis Face Bar: The time has to come to finally tame those brows and give some love to your skin🤩 @oasisfacebarcincy is NOW OPEN to offer a variety of skin treatments, waxing, and tinting! Click the link in their bio to book your appointment today and make sure to check out their amazing products offered on the site! Plus they are HIRING! If you are an esthetician looking to join their team, email your resume to otr@oasisfacebar.com!