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Amy Scalia

Amy Scalia
Publisher & CEO - Amy Scalia, a Cincinnati native, is the editor in chief and publisher of Cincy Chic. Send her an e-mail at From growing up in the cornfields of Harrison and getting a Mass Communications B.A. degree in the bubble of Oxford, to living on the NKY side of the river in Newport and then Ft. Thomas, Amy Scalia has embraced Cincinnati with her presence. Her major life accomplishments include: being a mom of two girls and another little one on the way, a 2010 "40 Under 40" recipient from the Cincinnati Business Courier, winning the "Best New Product/Service of the Year" Award from the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and a national Web-writing award from ASHPE in 2007, a national feature writing award from ASBPE in 2006, and running three Flying Pig Marathons.

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From a pool and wine cellar, to views, private drive and convenience of Hyde Park living, this dreamy ranch is this week’s Listing of the Week. Click for a peek inside.

Live your best life in this Hyde Park home on a private drive, where the sense of neighborhood is strong, the atmosphere is tranquil, and the views are lush. This charming, ranch home provides the simplicity of hardwood floors throughout and updated features including an outdoor entertaining deck and gunite pool. The home is walkable to Hyde Park Square and there’s an option to add a second level to the already 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home.

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



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A home theater, three-car garage and panoramic views of Kentucky's rolling hills -- all just minutes away from downtown Cincinnati. Click for a sneak peek inside this week's Listing of the Week!

This listing is sponsored by Ron Erdmann at Guaranteed Rate, the official mortgage professional of Cincy Chic.
It’s all about location in this week’s Listing of the Week! This home sits on one acre and overlooks the rolling hills of Kentucky. The Anderson Township home was built by Christopher Robin Homes and is close to downtown and shopping. There is a first floor master bedroom, office, and family room, three bedrooms upstairs and two full baths. The lower level has another family room, theater, exercise room, and bedroom/bathroom. 


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It's a marriage of Victorian charm with high-end updates and conveniences, nestled in the heart of Mt. Lookout! Click for a sneak peek inside this Listing of the Week!

This Victorian home is completely remodeled but hasn’t lost its charm. It’s an open-concept home with an eat-in, walk-out kitchen, a formal living room, and dining rooms. The 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom home has hardwood floors, all-new plumbing, 95%+ new electrical, has been structurally improved, has a new roof, and two new HVAC units.

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

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It is probably hard to believe that your precious babies are now tweens and teens. Those little preschoolers who didn’t want you to leave them in class are now loving spending time with friends — and not with their beloved mom — at the mall and the movies.

While your kiddos had some alone time at home every now and then over the years (like when you had to take a package over to a neighbor, for instance) you are now ready to leave them home solo for longer periods of time. To keep them as safe as possible, you want to invest in a home security system. But after reading about the many features that are currently available, you found yourself feeling a tad overwhelmed and unsure of which security camera systems are best.

Let’s break down each feature individually, so they are easier to grasp and understand why they are needed in a security camera system.

Long-range night vision

Traditionally, home security camera systems have done a good job of capturing footage in daylight. But at night, all bets were usually off, with video tapes showing hard-to-make-out people and blurry cars. Now, thanks to a line of nocturnal cameras from Lorex Technology, you can rest assured that if some criminal is casing your home in the evening, the camera will capture crisp footage that you can show the police. Long-range night vision is one of the latest features in security technology, allowing the camera to see farther into the dark than ever before. The nocturnal security camera includes strong infrared lighting that floods the scene in front of each camera in infrared light. While you cannot see this light, the camera can and it will allow it to capture clear images that are up to 350 feet away. If your kids reported hearing some odd noises while you were making an evening run to the supermarket, you can review the footage to see who or what was making the noises. The long-range night vision also delivers color footage that will allow you to see what people were wearing, what color cars they were driving and other important clues.

Long life batteries and wireless technology

If you have hesitated to purchase a home security camera system because you were unsure of who you would hire to do all of the wiring, the new wireless technology can help to put your mind at ease. Because they are battery operated and do not require any cables to work, you can install these cameras on your own, where you want them. As a plus, although the cameras do run on batteries, they are designed to work for a long time before you have to replace them; this can help set your mind at ease as a mom, knowing that the security camera system you have purchased is ready and able to protect your home and kids at all times.

4K and large image sensors explained

If you prefer a wired-in security camera, some home security systems feature a number of cool bells and whistles like listen-in audio and 4K technology with a large image sensor. The sensor uses back-illuminated pixel tech to get great footage, even in low light. It will also pass the signal through an analog noise reduction program to get rid of annoying feedback noise. The result is 4K video quality — like the 4K technology found in the latest television sets — that is easy to see and make out, even when the footage was taken at night.

Your kids are growing up, but you can help them stay safe

While your brain tells you your tweens and teens are growing up, your heart remembers them as sweet young kiddos. Fortunately, with the help of some sophisticated home technology, you can keep your children as safe as possible when you are away. Now that you are more familiar with some of the technical terms, you can choose the security camera system that will serve your home and family the best.

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We’re living the English countryside life in this week’s Listing of the Week!

Live the European country life in this Stunning Italian Renaissance National Register masterpiece. It features luxurious carved millwork, English Wedgwood hardware, and a priceless Rookwood solarium. A dreamy Loggia overlooks cascading fountains and gorgeous park-like grounds. There’s a chauffeur’s apt converted to an exercise studio, a kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and a zoned HVAC.

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

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Perched atop the city with a view and rooftop terrace, gourmet kitchen, and luxury master suite with a lavish marble bath -- this is a must-see Listing of the Week!

This stunning Mt. Adams home features a beautiful river view. Inside, there are gorgeous hardwoods throughout. The home was built to entertain with a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Plus, there’s a balcony off the kitchen! The luxury master suite has a cedar closet/dressing room and a lavish marble bath with a double vanity and a balcony! The loft family room features built-ins, wetbar, and walkout to a large patio and private, gated courtyard. The home is 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and is listed at $1,349,900.


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From six bedrooms and seven bathrooms to a wine cellar and three car garage, this week's Listing of the Week has lots of room and even more charm. Read on to see inside.

There’s certainly no lack of character in this beautiful home located in Walnut Hills Historic District. Rooms are large and their unique architecture feature endless character. Every room is gorgeous, including the 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. Listed at $985,000, this Walnut Hills home has a fenced in lot with a fountain in the backyard for entertaining. There’s also a 3-car garage. Location is also ideal as it’s near everything in Cincinnati.

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

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From sipping on some wine, enjoying a fireside dinner and decadent dessert to Sunday brunch with the girls -- however you want to celebrate Valentine's Day, see why Parker's is the place.

From sipping on some wine, enjoying fireside dinner and decadent dessert to Sunday brunch with the girls — however you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Parker’s is the place.

At Parkers, they specialize in All-American Fare with an amazing selection of beef, seafood and specialty entrée salads. They even a wine list honored with the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

They offer as much variety of dishes as they do dining experiences, too. Stay cool in the summer dining on the newly remodeled Tap Room patio and warm in the winter as you cozy up to one of their wood burning fireplaces. It’s the perfect place to meet friends for a drink, do a business lunch, grab a meal to go, kindle romance or celebrate special moments.

They have a newly remodeled main dining room and also private dining rooms – seating 12 to 60 or cocktail up to 100 – so your event can have the perfect setting for things like rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, anniversary parties and business functions.

The Tap Room hosts Happy Hour six days a week (Monday through Saturday) from 3:00pm-6:30pm. Happy Hour includes half off all 17 drafts and 25% off all liquor, wine and bottled beer! We also have a special bar menu where guests can find small bites for snacking to our delicious half pound cheeseburger.

They host live music regularly. Then, on Sunday, they have their famous brunch that people drive from all over to enjoy! It’s from 10am-2:00pm which includes a complimentary Mimosa, Bloody Mary, screw driver or a glass of champagne.

Parker’s is located at 4200 Cooper Road Cincinnati, OH 45242. If you haven’t been, or haven’t been lately, come check it out for yourself! Like them on Facebook to stay updated and learn more about them at

Photos: Twin Spire Photography

This is a special advertising supplement, paid for by Parker’s Blue Ash.