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Our friends at Krombholz Jewelers share the top 12 trends of sparkly styles to wear and give this holiday season.

 

Want to wear and give the most stylish trends this year? Our friends at Krombholz Jewelers have the top 12 trends you’ll want to know about. See these beauties in person at their store at 9399 Shelly Ln, Montgomery, OH 45242 or visit www.krombholzjewelers.com to learn more!

 

  1. Stacking necklaces – Diamond station necklaces make the perfect stacking staple. (Ranges from $950-$1875) Whimsical, geometric, and vintage layering pieces can as simple as $80.

 

  1. Stacking bands – Add them to your wedding band set, or dazzle a digit other than your ring finger. Great ongoing gift to add to the stack (pictured: $150+)

 

  1. Earring classics – To add some sparkle to your ear, there’s always the classic staple of simple diamond studs, or even pearl studs. To elevate that look, consider adding a jacket to add lots of drama and even more sparkle. Hoops are the next go-to, and a great everyday alternative. (Studs $400+) (Jackets $995+) (Hoops $1000+)

 

  1. Holiday Sparkle – Opt for the real deal to wow at your holiday party. Textured, filigree in style and vintage inspired are all on trend. These are some of the most dramatic, head-turning earrings you’ll find in store. (Ranges from $3100-6620; filigree diamond drops, custom created by Lee Krombholz)

 

  1. Vintage Holiday – Shop the vintage wonderland at Krombholz. Everything from the original social climbers to bold costume pieces to brighten up your holiday look. And don’t forget to bring in the holiday colors. (Vintage floral climber $2200) (costume rhinestone snowflake earrings $25) (vintage bohemian garnet floral ring $800)

 

  1. Cincinnati Charms – A thoughtful gift is always in style. Give one individually to wear on a necklace or start a charm bracelet. Comes in silver and gold. Also comes in cufflinks and you can mix and match them, like with a coney and a stadium. (Charms starting at $58.75)

 

  1. New Year travel jewelry – Opt for easy travel jewelry that takes you from day to night. Comes in all three metal colors – rose, yellow and white tone but with them being sterling, Swarovski crystals, and CZs, you get the glamor but with the comfort and ease of being able to travel with them. (Range from $100-300)

 

  1. Not your grandma’s pearls – It’s the perfect combination of nature’s treasures. From diamonds embedded into a statement pearl to a seed pearl yellow gold and diamond ring, or diamond rondelles and diamond clasp. There’s also a 32in sterling Tahitian movable station necklace and matching earrings.

 

  1. Blush – This is the trending color of the year and you can achieve it through rose gold, pink pearls, morganite, and lotus garnet. ($2000+)

 

  1. Tassels – Trendy and fun fashion statement of the year. Necklaces are sterling, so that puts it at an affordable price point. (range from $50+)  

 

  1. Stacking bracelets – For this classic trend, you can always add to what you already have for a bold look, or start a new arm party. (sterling plated $85; diamond stretch $2500, hinged bangle $1995, custom starting at $865)

 

  1. Vibrant color – These rare variations of color are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Pink-orange spinel, rose gold, rubilite pink tourmaline, and sapphire with diamonds custom designed and made by Lee Krombholz. ($3975-11,495)

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Feel like you've tried every diet trick in the book without success? We chat with Dr. Kerschner to see why her testing and customized weight loss plans are working for clients when nothing else does.

Struggling with weight issues? Victory Wellness & Medpsa offers weight loss programs to help you get rid of pesky pounds that aren’t going away with dieting. 

As 43% of Americans are battling obesity, Victory Wellness & Mespa works to get to the root of the issue and get their clients on a path of a sustained, healthy weight and lifestyle.

When you visit the office, you’ll find that Dr. Kerschner and the team at Victory Wellness & Mespa will run a metabolic test to determine if there are any underlying issues that have led to your unsuccessful weight loss in the past, such as thyroid problems, non-alcohol-related fatty liver disease, or other imbalances.

Once these labs come back, Dr. Kerschner reviews the results, talks with you about any issues your body may be having, discusses options for treating them, and then custom-creates a weight loss program designed specifically for you that she monitors along the way.

Weight loss is not a one-size-fits-all solution, Dr. Kerschner says, and that’s why they take this personalized approach to analyzing each client and creating a custom weight loss plan that is optimized to work best for them.

Learn more at victorywellness.com or call 513-936-3065. 

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We hear from the pain specialists at St. Elizabeth Healthcare to learn about the most innovative and progressive treatments now available locally.

Dr. Jonathan Grainger, anesthesiology and pain management specialist at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Spine Center, performs a radiofrequency ablation on a patient.

When thinking about back and neck issues, some of the most common diagnoses that typically come to mind are scoliosis, slipped discs and whiplash – to name a few.

Patients in the U.S. spend more than $80 billion each year trying to treat back and neck pain and undergo about 1.2 million spinal surgeries as a result. While acute injuries lead to a significant amount of treatments, the majority of spine-related issues are revealed over an extended period of time.

One example: Osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D.

The St. Elizabeth Healthcare Spine Center offers a variety of innovative and progressive treatments

Here are some signs and symptoms that may stem from lingering back and neck issues:

  • Severe pain in the back, legs, arms or head
  • Muscle spasms, stiffness
  • Chronic joint pain (shoulders, hips, knees)
  • Numbness and tingling of thehands, fingers, feet and toes

“Chronic back and neck pain can be debilitating,” said Dr. Jonathan Grainger, anesthesiology and pain management specialist at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Spine Center. “Our goal at the Spine Center is to increase patients’ everyday functionality through a comprehensive approach to pain management and rehabilitation.”

Patients have innovative and progressive treatments available at the Spine Center, including acupuncture, epidural injections, platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections, spinal cord simulators, radio frequency ablations, kyphoplasty and more.

The Spine Center utilizes state- of-the-art imaging and diagnostics, physical therapy, interventional pain management and surgical therapy. It treats the following acute and chronic spine issues:

  • Cervical radiculopathy: pain and/or neurological symptoms resulting from any type of condition that irritates a nerve in the cervical spine (neck).
  • Compression fractures: a vertebral bone in the spine that has decreased at least 15 to 20 per- cent in height due to fracture.
  • Degenerative disc disease: condition in which a damaged vertebral disc causes chronic pain – either low back pain (and/ or leg pain, sciatica) in the lumbar spine or neck pain (and/or arm pain) in the cervical spine.
  • Spinal stenosis: an abnormal narrowing (stenosis) of the spinal canal that may occur in any of the regions of the spine
  • Sprains and strains
  • And more

“We see a majority of our patients between the ages of 40 and 65,” Grainger said. “However, modern lifestyles and an increase in physically demanding activities with patients of all ages is starting to shift treatment needs.” For more information about the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Spine Center, visit stelizabeth.com

Editor’s Note: This is a special advertising supplement, paid for by St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Looking for something unique to get the littles on your list this year? Read on as our Editor in Chic shares her secret to Santa-esque success.

One of the reasons I love shopping with Miss Em’s (other than the fact that she’s locally based and a rockstar #GirlBoss) is that she not only has great jewelry and accessories for ME, but also fun gift items for the kiddos on my list. It’s stuff you don’t see picked over at all the department stores, or worry if they’ll have four duplicates of it under the tree. Here are a few of my favorite unique gift items for kids on missems.com!

“How you Doin’?” bib

($13) And there are a TON of other bibs with funny sayings like “Taco Tuesday,” “I’m so fancy,” and a mermaid-themed “Call me on my SHELL phone.”

 

 

Santa Sack

($18) This is an oversized canvas holiday drawstring gift sack that features printed holiday graphics and a chalkboard banner so you can personalize it with the kiddo’s name. You can wrap up a bigger item with this, or put several smaller items in it. Helloooo, easy gift wrapping!

 

 

Santa Evidence Kit

($20) This is a 6-piece set that includes a reindeer bell, Santa glove, button, glasses and footprint stencil kit with glitter. There’s also a poem on the box explains the discovery magic! So fun!

 

 

Countdown Blocks

($20) Make counting down the time until the big day fun AND educational. Plus, it’ll help remind you of how much time you have left to buy all those last minute gifts and get it all wrapped, haha! 

 

 

Tickle Monster Book

($35) I bought this for my daughter last year at the Miss Em’s Holiday Open House, and it’s seriously been one of my best purchases EVER for her. It’s easily her most-requested book at night time — unlike any of her other books and it always induces the best belly laughs — and I just love the bonding time we get from it. 

 

Buckeye Piggy Bank
($22) Ok, if you have a kiddo on your list who’s first letters were O-H… I-O, then this is the gift for them. And hey, tell them to start saving their pennies for OSU tuition, or at least season tickets for lots of OSU games in the future!

 

 

Elf Door

($15) You can’t have an Elf on the Shelf in your house without a door for them to come in, right? This is such a fun idea for your Elf on the Shelf lovin’ littles to spark their vivid imaginations, or if you just want to add something unique to your holiday decor.

 

Sparkly Time of the Year Onesie

($20, 0-6months) I love getting the little holiday-themed onesies that make the littles look extra super cute for the season. There are lots of cute onesies, socks, and adorable accessories like a bowtie and suspenders set on her site, so check them out, too!

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Miss Em’s, one of our favorite locally-based online retailers, just unveiled a ton of new arrivals! Keep reading for eight great frugal fashionista finds!

I always love doing these Look for Less blogs using Miss Em’s pieces! It always reaffirms why I love shopping with Miss Em’s so much! You can really update your wardrobe with SO many items for the price of just one or two of the designer versions!

Miss Em’s JUST got in some new pieces so I wanted to do another Look for Less post using a few of them! Enjoy (and click here to start shopping!) 🙂

Amber Flower Necklace
Miss Em’s – $24
Designer (Bozena) – $560

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Turquoise Silver Wrap Bracelet
Miss Em’s – $14
Designer (Chan Luu) – $240

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Silver Chunky Swirls Necklace
Miss Em’s – $24
Designer (Terapeak) – $179

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Plaid Scarf
Miss Em’s – $24
Designer (Madewell) – $58

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Blue/Gold Dangle Earrings
Miss Em’s
Designer (Gemco) – $4,220

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Beach Charm Bracelet
Miss Em’s
Designer (SPG) $106

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Anchor/Pearl Earrings
Miss Em’s
Designer (HSN) $79.90

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Hammered Silver Multi-Strand Necklace
Miss Em’s
Designer (Lizardi) $119

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Last night, I hosted a virtual party with Miss Em’s  and it was AWESOME! I decided to make it a fundraiser for my friend Lindsay who’s trying to generate enough funds to do IVF and start a family (Miss Em’s will donate 15% of your sales to a charity!). So, a ton of my friends and Lindsay’s friends joined in to shop for a cause! It was really fun AND easy! 🙂

In a few days, I’ll do a follow up blog with a video that I took last night, to show you how the party worked and also recap how much we raised for Lindsay! But seeing so many of my friends buy different items at the party last night, and knowing their personal style/how they would style them, inspired me to put together this post!

My friend Lindsay is very sporty… a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal. My friend Candy is very classic and corporate… a suit or LBD everyday kind of gal. And then my friend Jessica is in between as a teacher… a business casual kind of gal. So I picked out five Miss Em’s pieces and styled them how each of my three friends would wear them to give you an idea of the versatility!

  1. The Gold Bar Cluster Necklace and Earring Set ($20) — I added the Natural Fabric & Leatherette Bracelet ($14) for the “teacher” look

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2. Neon Multi-Color Necklace & Earring Set ($20)

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3. Coral Seed Bead Necklace & Earring Set ($22) — I added the Natural Fabric & Leatherette Bracelet ($14) for the “teacher” look

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4. Long Matte Necklace & Earring Set ($18) — I added the “Be Brave” Cuff Bracelet ($13) to the “teacher” look

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5. Silver Flower Necklace & Earring Set ($22)

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Check out MissEms.com to see these and LOTS more “look for less” pieces. Click here to contact them to set up a virtual party to earn credits to shop on her site for free (or give 15% of your sales to a charity like I did). Or, if you prefer to shop in person, Miss Em’s is having a Holiday Bazaar event Nov. 5-6 at the Anderson Senior Center.

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Mariachi Band, taco bar and margaritas... ole! Check out this sneak peek of the fiesta-themed event at a new community in Butler County you won't want to miss!

They say variety is the spice of life, and that’s exactly what you’ll get at the Turnbridge Grand Opening event!

It’s M/I Homes’ new homesite, Located in Liberty Township, and the grand opening festivities will have a fun Fiesta theme! So, mark your calendar for Thursday, June 2 from 5-8pm. Enjoy Mariachi Band, taco bar and margaritas. Plus, we’ll have an exciting ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:45 with the Chamber of Commerce. Its going to be SUCH a good time! Click here to learn more and RSVP!

The location of this gorgeous community offers you the feeling of being tucked away in a Butler County country setting, but still gives you quick and easy access to everyday amenities. It’s minutes from I-747, I-129 and I-75 — easy to get to Cincinnati or Dayton. Plus, it’s minutes from Kings Island, The Beach Waterpark and the new Liberty Center Mall (my new favorite place to shop!) Turnbridge is in the Lakota East School District, which received the state’s highest rating of “Excellent with Distinction.”

The community itself features a picturesque setting of winding roads, a backdrop of mature trees and beautiful park settings. In fact, there are 48 acres of green space designated for residents, walking trails, a large stocked pond with a large fountain and an awesome playground! Click here to learn more about the community!

The model that you’ll get to view at the Grand Opening event is the Keating floor plan. This 3,932 square foot, four-bedroom home is designed with luxury and function in mind. Everything from the magnificent two story foyer area with cascading staircase to the soaring two story great room with stunning windows… this model says “WOW!” The kitchen is the perfect blend of function and fashion with its open design concept. The first floor also offers a study and a den, perfect for the busy family who needs extra space. Enter the beautiful master retreat through double doors and enjoy the luxury spa-like master bath. With a huge walk-in shower and double vanities, this is the bathroom of your dreams! The master retreat also features a huge walk-in closet (no more storing half your clothes in the guest bedroom and basement!). The second floor laundry is conveniently located just outside the master retreat. Plus with three other bedrooms and two more bathrooms on the second floor, you have all the space you need… and then some! This home is beautifully decorated by Mary Cook & Associates and is a MUST see! Click here to learn more about the model!

I can’t wait to check out this gorgeous model home at the grand opening event…. and maaaaybe one of those yummy margaritas!

If you’re interested in talking with someone at M/I Homes, call Laura at (513) 268-8460 or email her at salescinci@mihomes.com.

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Learn about a brand new community coming to the Dayton Centerville area and the grand opening event this week where you can check it out for yourself.

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If you or a friend are looking for a new home north of Cincinnati near Centerville, listen up! M/I Homes is building a brand new community called “Wynstone” and it’s going to be BEAUTIFUL! Not only that, but it’s in a great location, with a great school district, and near some fabulous shopping! We just did a few stories recently on some awesome new Dayton/Centerville based shops popping up, so you’re definitely going to find some great stores to enjoy while living in this community!

You know what they say about shopping for a new home, location, location, location. This gorgeous new community features new homes in Montgomery County in the Centerville City School District. If you’re not familiar with this school district, it’s one of the only 7 districts to have received the Ohio Education Departments’ highest rating of Excellence each year since the schools rating inception in 2000. It was also awarded the United States Department of Education’s highest honor by becoming a Blue Ribbon School. I know that when looking for a new home that school districts are a big deal, as well as the general location of the community. This community is in a super convenient location with easy access to 75N, 1-675, 48 and 42, allowing you to get to both Dayton and Cincinnati quite easily! And another perk is its located close to the largest super regional mall in Dayton – Dayton Mall!

After learning more about the new homes they are building in this community, I can’t wait to see their model home at their grand opening opening event next week. They have such a great variety of homes ranging from ranch or single story homes to 2-story single family homes, with a variety of options to make the home really yours without the expense of building a custom home.   I fell in love with the Ainsley floorplan, with the option to have a 2-story family room or even an optional in-law suite built on the first floor! I can’t wait to walk through this floorplan now that the community is open!

With this new community just opening, they are hosting a Grand Opening of their stunning model home on Thursday, April 21st from 5-8pm. This event is going to be quite the celebration with the grand opening of a brand new professionally decorated model home called the Monroe. At the event you’ll get to see how Mary Cook Associates decorated and designed this gorgeous model home to utilize every inch of space. They will also be serving hors d’oeuvres and some delicious sweet treats, and will have raffle drawings and plenty of giveaways. If that’s not enough to get you there, they are also having live entertainment! I know I want to attend and hope to see you there – RSVP Today!

Check out all of the details about this community regarding the location, information on the homes, as well as more about the builder, M/I Homes on their website. They even have an aerial tour for you to get an idea of the where the community is!

For more information, contact:

Laura Kornaker
(513) 268-8460
SalesCinci@mihomes.com
 

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091613ADVERTORIAL

Shane M Pergrem, True Artists Studio Executive Producer


Get a taste of Tinseltown right here in the Tri-State, thanks to the videography savvy experts at True Artists Studio.

 

With a degree in video production, more than 12 years of experience and numerous awards, Shane M Pergrem is a filmmaker who’s passionate about storytelling. Stories right here in Cincinnati.

 

“Everyone has a story to tell. Whether it’s a small business profile, wedding film or non profit video, we focus on the foundation of what makes a video really special and that’s telling a story instead of just spewing out lots of information in a video format,” explains Pergrem. “We connect with an audience in a movie format. The filmmakers in my studio and I truly are artists – hence, The True Artists Studio – and our medium is film.”

 

The True Artists Studio specializes in a variety of productions. “Just about anything,” laughs Pergrem, “the sky’s the limit.” But the demand for one type of production in particular is quickly increasing: social media engagement videos.

 

“On social networking, video is extremely accessible and is a driving force for sales,” Pergrem explains. “We work with small business owners to create films that help them promote their business online as well as on television.”

 

Pergrem’s wedding video production business is also booming. “We absolutely love creating wedding films for our couples,” he says. “Our storytelling style is so unique to this town, people are really addicted to it and they can share it so easily.”

 

The True Artists Studio also produces documentary films. “We got into documentary films through the non profit films we produce for local organizations,” Pergrem says. “Now, we produce docs that we sell through online streaming distribution as well as the DVD market. It amazing to see our work being sold.”

 

Pergrem also finds time to produce several passion projects each year, such as The Almond Tree. “The film is a documentary that tells the story of a married couple who face some trying times in their marriage when they find out they cannot have children on their own,” Pergrem says. “My wife Emily helped me on the film and my old bandmate Ricky Terrell provided the soundtrack to the film.”

 

Interested in telling your story? Whether a business, bride or noble mission, call True Artists Studio at 859.305.1547, email at video@trueartistsstudio.com or visit online at trueartistsstudio.com.

 

“Between running my own business, telling amazing stories through film and spending time with my wife and two kids, I am truly amazed at the blessings in my life,” says Pergrem. “God is good!”

 

Watch the webcast below to learn more about True Artists Studio.

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Emily Madden came up with idea for Miss Em’s after a business class at The Ohio State University

Cincy Chic: Tell us the story behind Miss Em’s and what inspired you to open?
Emily Madden, owner of Miss Em’s: I started Miss Em’s based off of a project that I had to do while attending The Ohio State University. I was studying Fashion Merchandising and Marketing and they had wanted us to create a business plan for a company we would be interested in doing. I created the business plan and showed it to my parents. The plan was to create a jewelry/consignment store. My parents both were very proud of my plan and asked me why I didn’t start something like this while I was in college. From there, I started purchasing my first items, applied for my business license and started hosting parties with family and friends. Now I have a great company that people in the Cincinnati, Columbus and Chillicothe areas are really starting to recognize! I also started doing home parties, craft shows, fundraisers and large events in Cincinnati.

 

Cincy Chic: When did Miss Em’s open?
Madden:
I opened Miss Em’s in June 2008.

 

Cincy Chic: What makes you unique from other businesses?
Madden:
It’s really my price point that sets Miss Em’s apart. There are definitely a lot of other jewelry businesses that do home parties, but they charge you an arm and a leg. I remember going to a jewelry party in college and feeling guilty that I didn’t buy something at a friends party, but I couldn’t afford it while in school. The items were gorgeous, but not really in my budget.

I make it my goal to provide everyone with something they can purchase! Items start at $5.00 and are just as nice as things that you’d find in a boutique, large department store or with any other in-home party company. I really want to be able to make people feel good on the inside while looking great on the outside but without breaking the bank! I also typically only get one of each item, so that way people are leaving a party or fundraiser knowing that there won’t be 20 others walking around wearing the same thing. Not only are they getting one-of-a-kind jewelry but they also get to take it home with them once they purchase it. I have women who are always looking for me at events now because they know they can purchase multiple items for the same price as one somewhere else.

 

Cincy Chic: What kind of successes have you seen with Miss Em’s since opening?
Madden:
I went from having one or two home parties a year at my parents home to now having multiple parties a month and with new clients all the tim. My client list has grown significantly because so many customers tell their friends about Miss Em’s who then pass along information about different open houses. It’s been absolutely amazing to hear how many women come back to an event with Miss Em’s and tell me how many compliments they received when wearing one of my pieces. This past year, I was able to open up an online store. i’ve even seen an increase in sales from other states, all because of friends telling their friends about Miss Em’s. Everyone can appreciate having items for great prices, so it’s been really amazing to have so many women spreading the word.

In terms of parties – I’ve had more and more people interested in hosting parties at their homes. It’s a lot of fun and enjoy listening to what customers really need and hopefully offer items that will work for their needs, which makes parties really fun and allows everyone to enjoy shopping with food, drinks and great company.
Since I started, I also have a group of ladies – my loyal ladies – who continue to purchase jewelry from me party after party. These women attended my very first party and remain Miss Em’s biggest advocates. My loyal lady list is continuing to grow.

 

Cincy Chic: Where can we find Miss Em’s?
Madden:
I do everything out of my home, so I don’t have a store front. But I’m always traveling for parties, fundraisers, events, craft shows, etc., so it’s pretty easy to find me. I also have an online store at MissEms.com, where you can purchase jewelry and accessories.

 

Cincy Chic: Is there anything new for the future?
Madden:
For the future, I’m looking into adding another line of either purses, bridal or luxury items. Iv’ve had so many people reach to me regarding their wedding jewelry or gifts for bridesmaids that having bridal options will likely be the next step. Brides are already spending enough on the wedding, so shopping with Miss Em’s has been a great way for brides to find jewelry that they love without the expensive price tag. Plus, they look just as good as if they were to buy high-priced items. I am looking into adding another line of either purses, bridal or luxury items. I have had so many people reaching out to me regarding their wedding jewelry or gifts for their bridesmaids, that having bridal options will most likely be the next step.

 

Cincy Chic: Can you tell us more about your Jewelry Open House?
Madden:
Every year I do a huge Jewelry Open House at the Anderson Senior Center on Beechmont Avenue. This event allows all of my clients the opportunity to stop in and shop until they drop for the upcoming holiday season. We have so many clients come to start their holiday shopping off right. We put out everything that have in stock to make sure we have something for everyone. At this event, all of our jewelry is $20 or less. It’s a really fun way to get people started on their holiday shopping and allows them to cross multiple gifts off their list for a great price. This year the event is Sunday, November 2 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Anderson Senior Center in Anderson, Ohio. We’ll have hundreds of pieces including necklaces, earrings, scarves and bracelets. The event is open to the public, so anyone can feel free to attend! Keep in mind, however, the event is credit or credit only, no checks.

 

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more?
Madden:
Readers can visit MissEms.com to learn more about our company and even look at some of the pieces we have listed online. Just remember that we have hundreds of other pieces that we bring to home parties, fundraisers and open houses – what you see online is just a small sampling of what we sell. Readers can also visit our Facebook Page to check out what we’re putting up and to see our newest items. We also tend to do specials based on our customers’ requests on Facebook.

 

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