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Editor & Director of Strategic Communications - Sara is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a bachelor's degree in English literature. Sara started as an editorial intern before working her way up to assistant editor and then editor. She also serves as the Director of Strategic Communications, running Cincy Chic's social media sites. When she's not working for Cincy Chic, Sara is a mom to her toddler, Audrey. To contact Sara, send her an email at selliott@cincychic.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    A men’s designer launched a new women’s line inspired by the fabulous fashionistas in his own life. Read on for all the stylish details.

    Jonathan Mezibov released a new women’s shirt line.

    A bonafide expert in menswear design, Jonathan Mezibov is launching a new women’s line.

    “My new women’s line was inspired by the wonderful women in my life and by my love of reinterpreting menswear – in this case, shirts – for women,” he explains.

    The capsule collection from Mezibov’s line features denim, stretch poplin, and silk shirts in several styles, including a western and military-style shirt.

    Launched in November 2018, the line is available at https://jonathanmezibov.com.

    When asked what makes this new women’s shirt line unique, Mezibov says that it’s the luxurious materials, singular design features, and expert Italian craftsmanship.

    “In addition, it is informed by a melding of influences,” he adds. “A little bit town and a little bit country, the line adheres to a countrypolitan design sensibility and blends American heritage with Continental refinement – the Denim Western Shirt being a prime example of these disparate influences. It is an iconic American sport shirt but made in Italy from premium, soft denim and featuring a wide-spread collar and my signature tab cuffs. Similar unique details are found throughout the line.”

    Prices for the women’s line runs from $228 to $278, with complimentary shipping and returns.

    To learn more about Mezibov’s store and new women’s line, visit https://jonathanmezibov.com/. You can also follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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    A new event and venue space recently opened its doors in the Central Business District. Learn more about how they’re changing the event game with no hidden surprises.

    The Spot on West Fifth is a new event space in Cincinnati’s Central Business District.

    Eight longtime friends got together and decided they would share their vision and launch an event and venue space. Collectively, they opened The Spot on West Fifth.

    “Our space is gallery-like with exposed brick, hardwood floors, natural light, and space, lots of space,” says Co-Owner Christy Johnson.

    Johnson says that she lives nearby the building and happened to walk by the space and see that it was for sale.

    “We had just moved back in town and were looking for some new opportunities,” she says. “We saw this space and fell in love with it.”

    It was at that place, their little spot on West Fifth, that they knew they wanted to create something that people loved to be in at a price that was affordable.

    “Our idea was simple, it’s like renting the church basement only it’s way cooler than a church basement,” she says. “We wanted a place that felt good, and offered an easy-going approach where you could get exactly what you need and nothing you don’t.”

    They didn’t set out to build the Taj Mahal, Johnson says, but rather something that is warm, beautiful, clean, and affordable.

    Events at The Spot on West Fifth include corporate events, weddings, rehearsal dinners, and social events. In fact, The Spot on West Fifth recently hosted an off-the-chart private birthday party with Janet Hill Events that featured a celebrity DJ from Los Angeles. She adds that they’ve also been asked about possible being the location for a music video shoot.

    “I’m excited about all the possibilities,” adds Johnson.

    When you host an event at The Spot on West Fifth, there are multiple benefits that go along with it, but most importantly, it’s your event your way.

    “This means yes, you can bring your own alcohol and bring the caterer you want,” says Johnson. “Oh, and no surcharges, no kidding. We don’t take on any additional percentages to vendors’ fees. We’ll have great people to recommend who may even offer you a discount but in the end it’s up to you. So what you see is what you get, no surprises.”

    Johnson says that when most people think of a space downtown, the envision a dark, narrow shotgun sort of a spot.

    “Not us,” she says. “Honestly, I wish I would have taken a video of people’s reactions as they enter the space. Their eyes sort of open wide and they say oh my god I had no idea how big this is.”

    The front of the building is all windows and Johnson says it’s fun being inside and seeing the busy street outside.

    The Spot on West Fifth is located downtown in the Central Business District at 337 West Fifth Street between Central and Plum, directly across the street from the Duke Energy Convention Center. That’s right off the Fifth Street Exit and less than two blocks from the Hyatt, Netherland Hilton, and the Millennium hotels, and just 3 blocks from Fountain Square.

    Johnson says that although everything is new for The Spot on West Fifth, watch out because they’re on a roll.

    To learn more about The Spot on West Fifth, visit spotonwestfifth.com. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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    A local lady went for a hike that eventually inspired a business idea. Read on for her inspiring story!

    Little Hiker Bird sells button pins, magnets, and stickers.

    Cincy Chic: What is Little Hiker Bird?
    Carol Patton, Owner of Little Hiker Bird: Little Hiker Bird is my brand of products, which includes stickers, button pins and magnets. The name comes from the combination of my two favorite things, hiking and birds! After moving to Ohio a few years ago, I loved exploring all of the state parks with my dog, Molly. We went out hiking several times and Little Hiker Bird just popped into my head one day! It has since turned into our biggest adventure yet!

    Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it?
    Patton: The main inspiration behind my work will always be rooted in outdoor adventures. Many of my ideas come to me while I’m out in nature or just enjoying a walk with my dog, so you’ll find most designs reflect that in some way. I find inspiration from my love of birds, nature, and the beauty in everyday objects. For example, my collection of camera designs was inspired by my friend’s vintage camera! I’m also a vegetarian, which inspired my “Yay Veggies!” and “I Eat Plants” designs. Most of my illustrations are done on a computer. This works out great, because it allows me the flexibility to quickly try new things and compare ideas. My best work comes from this process of taking one idea and making something by trial and error, even if it’s nothing like what I originally planned.

    Carol Patton, Founder of Little Hiker Bird.

    Cincy Chic: Who’s behind it?
    Patton: Carol Patton, That’s me! I graduated from Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, Florida and moved to Ohio shortly after. I’m the owner, illustrator, button presser, shipper, and everything Little Hiker Bird! My border collie, Molly, runs office security and also oversees daily operations to make sure everything runs smoothly. Ever since I was a kid, I knew I wanted to have my own business. I posted a few pin designs online last year and to my surprise, people started buying them and things just grew from there. Eventually, my line expanded and I started working with gift shops around the country!

    Cincy Chic: What types of products do you sell?
    Patton: I currently offer button pins, magnets, and stickers in a wide variety of themes, such as: camping, food, puns, dogs, cats, and birds. Button pins are often worn on hats or pinned on backpacks and handbags. On the other hand, stickers being weather resistant and dishwasher safe, can be put pretty much anywhere. Students really love them on their laptops, and some people have told me they even put them on their car!

    Cincy Chic: Can you give us price points for items?
    Patton: My items run from $2 to $6.50, which makes them great stocking stuffers or small gifts for the holidays. Since there are so many designs to choose from, you can usually find something for everyone on your list!

    Cincy Chic: What makes Little Hiker Bird unique?
    Patton: All of my products feature my original illustrations. They also have a variety of themes, which makes each one very different. Everyone from small children to adults, enjoys going through all of the designs and picking out their favorites for themselves or as gifts. I love selling at shows, because of the smiles and laughs my work brings to people. Quite often, my customers will walk away wearing their new pin and it just makes my day! It’s great that they can be used immediately as they get them. Selling my work on small items allows everyone to take a piece of art home with them, which is just wonderful!

    Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for Little Hiker Bird?
    Patton: There’s always something new at Little Hiker Bird! My die-cut stickers have been popular, so I’m working on creating sticker sheets for planners and journals. Greeting cards are also on the way. One of my long-term projects includes a coloring book, which I’m hoping to release in 2019. I will be posting more about everything in the coming weeks.

    Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?
    Patton: Everything is available for purchase on my website at www.LittleHikerBird.com where you can also subscribe to my email newsletter. I’m constantly creating new designs and posting updates, so the best place to follow me is on Instagram or Facebook. I’ve been posting more process work, so you can see my designs come to life from start to finish. I also just launched a Patreon page<https://www.patreon.com/littlehikerbird> where you can get a goodie bag of unique items delivered to you each month, mini coloring page printables, and other exclusive content. The pledges I receive on Patreon will directly help fund the development of new products and projects!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Learn more about Welsh Hills Inn below:

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      A new concept skincare bar is opening soon in Over-the-Rhine. Keep reading for all the fresh-faced details!

      Oasis Face Bar will offer quick and effective treatments with non-invasive equipment, similar to a blowout bar.

      Molly Bower has been in the skincare industry for 6 years. In that time, she’s opened three businesses – Columbus-based Skin Oasis in 2012, Columbus-based Oasis Face Bar in 2018, and now Oasis Face Bar in Over-the-Rhine coming in 2019.

      “Oasis Face Bar is a new open concept skincare bar that focuses on quick and effective facials without all the ‘fluff’ typically associated with a spa experience,” explains Bower. “We’ve pared down the services to deliver only the most important aspects of a facial using cutting edge technology and our very own naturally derived skin care products.”

      Bower says that she was inspired to open Oasis Face Bar from her own personal life and lack of time. As the mother of a 2-year-old and the owner of a growing business, she was often finding it difficult to schedule in self care sessions.

      “Oasis Face Bar was my answer to that problem – it’s affordable and effective skincare services in a fraction of the time – each service is only 30 minutes,” she says.

      The shortened down version of the facials available at Oasis Face Bar mean that you can head out to treat yourself on a lunch break, make it an afternoon with the girls, or take some time for yourself when you have a chance.

      “With this concept you can kill two birds with one stone – a day out with your friends while still being able to talk to one another and get a facial at the same time – much like you would if you were getting your nails done,” says Bower.

      When asked why she decided to bring Oasis Face Bar to Over-the-Rhine and Cincinnati, Bower said that it was her passion to focus on up-and-coming, urban settings.

      “Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati was a no-brainer,” she says. “It is a similar ‘feel’ to our current location in Columbus and seems to cater to a very similar demographic. It was the perfect opportunity to get into a rapidly expanding area and offer a one-of-a-kind skincare experience.”

      There will be six “core” facials available at Oasis Face Bar, each priced at just $49. These facials include Sculpt, which includes a facelift massage and electric current known as microcurrent to lift and tone skin. There’s also Smooth, it’s a facial that includes dermaplaning using a surgical blade to remove the dead skin and peach fuzz. Other services include Enlighten for “evening out” skin, Clear for acne-prone skin, Gent for men, and Sooth, which Bower says she’s excited to offer.

      At Oasis Face Bar, the facial bar uses Columbus-based Cannuka products, which are derived from Cannabis and Manuka Honey.

      “We are one of the first and only skin care spas to use and retail CBD products,” says Bower.

      Add-ons can also be thrown in with any service at Oasis Face Bar. “All of our facials can be customized with add-ons, each for only $10,” she says. “Those include dermaplane, chemical peel, the facelift massage, LED Light Therapy, cannabis products, and so on.”

      Bonus services available at Oasis Face Bar include brow waxing, lash and brow tinting, and lash lift to curl the lashes for up to 6 weeks.  

      Bower says that what makes Oasis Face Bar stand out from other spas in the city is its open concept. “Most spas take you into a small treatment room with sleepy spa music,” she says. “You’ll find Oasis to be a bit more upbeat with more lively music and atmosphere.”

      Oasis Face Bar also serves cold pressed juices, wine, and sometimes even a little bourbon.

      Oasis Face Bar prides itself on the fact that it offers cutting edge services at a fraction of the cost. “We do this to make healthy skin care habits accessible to everyone,” adds Bower.

      With a planned opening for the first or second week of January 2019, Bower says Oasis Face Bar Over-the-Rhine will be located at 1345 Walnut Street, one street east of Vine Street and one street west of Main Street.

      Aside from the excitement of an expansion of her business, Bower says that she’s excited to become part of a community of all locally owned businesses. “We love the diver businesses and strong community support and entrepreneurship in Over-the-Rhine,” she says. “We are also excited to be the first to offer the ‘open-concept’ facial bar in Cincinnati!”

      Keep your eyes open for the launch of the new location, and when they do open, use code “cincychic” for 50% off your first service at Oasis Face Bar.

      Learn more about Oasis Face Bar at www.oasisfacebar.com, and follow along on Facebook and Instagram. Watch below for a peek inside their downtown Columbus location: 

       

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      Grab the kids and head to Coney Island for this rockin’ holiday light show of lights that you can enjoy from the comfort of your car. Keep reading to see what's new and exciting this year!

      Coney Island is hosting Christmas Nights of Lights through January 6.

      Cincy Chic: What is Christmas Nights of Lights?
      Shawn Maus, Marketing and Communications Manager at Coney Island: It’s a drive through, dazzling holiday light show synchronized to both traditional and rocking holiday music through your car radio.

      Cincy Chic: Who’s behind the show and when can readers check it out?
      Maus: The show is produced by Titan Light Shows. It’s running now through January 6.

      Cincy Chic: How long has Coney Island been doing Christmas Nights of Lights?
      Maus: This is our third year.

      Cincy Chic: What’s new at this year’s event?
      Maus: This year we have an 80-foot drive through lighted tunnel, seven new 32-foot vertical chasing light poles, a new holiday soundtrack and a 25-foot Singing Santa.

      Cincy Chic: What can guests expect at Christmas Nights of Lights?
      Maus: Visitors of all ages will be awed by the larger than life trees, glowing snowflakes, dancing candy canes and fantastic tunnels of lights! Experience the magic of the season, in the warmth of their own car, as their family sings along to the sounds of the season synchronized to each holiday display. Christmas Nights of Lights, the largest light show in the tri- state area, welcomes carloads of families and friends to enjoy this holiday tradition with two and a half miles to drive through to see displays and light shows made of over a million lights controlled by more than forty thousand computer channels.

      Cincy Chic: What makes this show unique?
      Maus: It’s a joy to see parents and kids sharing in the wonder of the season as they gaze at the lights while holiday tunes fill the family car.

      Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?
      Maus: Visit https://coneyislandpark.com/event/christmas-light-show/ to learn more and purchase tickets.

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

        Heidi Day, founder of Beyond Couch Therapy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The holidays are here and that means Santa-themed productions from The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati! Read on to learn more about their upcoming events, musicals, and a new podcast!

        Enjoy the holidays with the little ones at one of the country’s oldest children’s theaters – The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.

        The history of The Children’s Theatre dates by to 1924, when the Junior League of Cincinnati wanted to create a way to introduce children in Cincinnati to the magic of live theatre. They took the idea and ran with it – opened the Junior League Players, now known as The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. It was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1949 and has since evolved into a professional theater company.

        There is a variety of programming at The Children’s Theatre, according to Creative and Marketing Director Krista Katona Pille.

        TCT MainStage at the Taft Theatre is performed in downtown Cincinnati and includes daytime performances for school audiences and weekend performances for the public. “Four production runs are held each year, with individual shows formatted into one-hour family friendly events,” says Katona Pille. “For each production, we present seven performances for public audiences and 10 performances for school students, reaching almost 103,000 families, children, and students annually.”

        There’s also TCT on Tour, which brings the magic of live theatre directly to those who would otherwise be unable to attend. For this, there are five productions toured each season, serving children of all ages from kindergarten through high school, with titles taken from classic literature, fairy tales, history, and other works that are studied in school curricula.

        According to Katona Pille, this program reaches an additional 83,000 students annually.

        “The acting troupe travels with innovative sets, which are designed to be both portable and visually enticing,” she adds. “TCT on Tour prides itself on products that are educational and entertaining, as well as affordable for schools and other venues across the broad geographic spectrum of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and beyond.”

        Children can go behind the scenes of theatre with TCT Academy. This program offers arts training to children in a variety of disciplines. “TCT Academy includes fifteen-week, one hour/week class sessions; one-week themed summer camps for introductory arts makers; our audition-based, two-week STAR Camp Red Bank program; and our one-month, audition-based STAR Intensive NKU summer program for children with demonstrated talent and interest in the performing arts,” says Katona Pille. “In addition to learning the arts, a primary objective for these classes is to provide students with the necessary tools to become successful adults. Whether the students continue in an arts field or choose a different career path, the skills they develop in these programs can be leveraged and will last a lifetime.”

        The Children’s Theatre is also dedicated to providing children who wouldn’t necessarily be able to attend theater performances the chance to experience it. According to Katona Pille, during the 2017-2018 season, The Children’s Theatre provided more than $228,000 in ticket subsidies to children who would not have been able to attend one of their performances thanks to the School Underwriting Program.

        “Our School Underwriting Program meets this need and aims to accomplish two key objectives: To secure funding for schools in financial need to attend a performance by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati and to keep admission prices as low as possible for all other schools, between $6 and $8, to ensure that as many schools as possible can attend,” she says.

        Currently, there are several shows around the corner for The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.

        Bah Humbug! A One-Man Christmas Carol will be held on December 1 at TCT’s Ralph & Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage on Red Bank Road. The show is ideal for kids and adults of any age and is a play on Charles Dickens’ famous holiday classic – with a twist. Adapted by Damian Gillen, Chris Logan Carter plays every role – from Scrooge to Tiny Tim.

        “Audiences will be mesmerized by this imaginative and magical re-telling of the powerful holiday tale of hope and compassion,” The Children’s Theatre says.

        Tickets for the show are $13 and are available exclusively through www.ticketmasters.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

        TCT On Tour is also bringing the production around to schools and venues throughout the Tri-State from November 26 to Decemer 22. Contact Violet Rae Webster at 513-569-8080 x20 or by emailing violet.webster@tctcincinnati.com.

        The Children’s Theatre is also hosting a Cookies with Santa event on December 2 from 1-5 pm. “Bring your camera and get a special holiday photo with The Man in Red, create crafts, enjoy a cookie from the BonBonerie, and make holiday memories to last a lifetime,” The Children’s Theatre said.

        There will also be a special performance of Reindeer Games on the Ralph and Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage at 2 and 4 pm.

        Tickets are $35 per person.

        Santa Claus: The Musical will run from December 8-17 at the Taft Theatre. The musical is packed full of fun, energetic, and original Christmas music. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased by clicking here.

        Showtimes include:

        • Saturday, December 8 at 2 PM* (this performance is signed for the hearing impaired)
        • Saturday, December 8 at 5 PM (this is a designated Sensory-Friendly performance)
        • Sunday, December 9 at 2 PM and 5 PM
        • Friday, December 14 at 7:30 PM
        • Saturday, December 15 at 2 PM and 5 PM
        • Sunday, December 16 at 2 PM and 5 PM

        School performances of the musical will be held December 11-14 and 17 during daytime hours. There’s also a downloadable social narrative that is made available on The Children’s Theatre website one week before the performance.

        Also during the show, Q102 and The Children’s Theatre are collecting items for the St. Joseph Orphanage at all performances. “Children and adults are encouraged to bring any new or unwrapped item to the show and we’ll collect them in the Taft Theatre lobby,” says Katona Pille. “In addition, TCT will collect gifts at our Red Bank Road location. Patrons can drop off items in the lobby of our building during business hours.”

        The Children’s Theatre also has a new podcast called Audio Footlights. “This podcast is designed to look at the shows we produce, and to ignite, impact and inspire all of our young listeners to have a lifelong love of theatre,” says Katona Pille. “Flex your imagination and join us!”

        The TCT Podcast is about 8 minuets in length and will soon be available on iTunes as well as Stitcher, SoundCloud, GooglePlay, TuneIn, and Spotify.

        To learn more about The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, visit https://www.thechildrenstheatre.com/.

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        A new premium kids clothing store is opening up at Kenwood Towne Center. Read on for the stylishly super cute details!

        Hutch Baby is a new upscale kids clothing boutique at Kenwood Towne Center.

        Help your little ones stay fashionable chic with Hutch Baby, an upscale children’s boutique.

        “We carry premium baby items that are made from, but aren’t limited to, 100 percent organic cotton and bamboo,” says Assistant Manager Alexis Wilson.

        Hutch Baby was inspired by Owner Alexus Hight’s newborn daughter Navi.

        “Alexus was expecting Navi, shopping like many expecting mothers do, and found herself limited tos tyles and quality of baby clothing and items here in Cincinnati,” says Wilson. “She decided she was going to open a store of her own. She wanted others moms to be able to walk into a store and get exclusive styles, premium clothing, and environmentally-friendly items for those green moms.”

        The store is located at Kenwood Towne Center, next to Louis Vuitton and Tiffany + Co. In the store, you’ll find items and brands including: Miles baby, L’oved baby, Oliver & Rain, Sweet Bamboo, Hux Baby, Mini rodini, Kissy kissy (spring), Little me (spring), Noona, Dock a Tot, Petunia Pickle Bottom, Sophie la Girafe, Angel Dear, Kickee Pants.

        Price points for items at Hutch Baby range from $17 to $280.

        According to Wilson, what makes Hutch Baby unique is that there’s no other store like it in the city. “There’s nowhere else where you can walk in and find the brands or items we carry in-store,” she says. “We also pride ourselves in carrying gender neutral, and unisex clothing, which is hard to find period, let along in stores and at a premium quality.”

        Hutch Baby carries unique baby items with an ever-evolving inventory.

        Hutch Baby is also all about providing high quality customer service to its clients. “Customer service is very important to us at Hutch,” says Wilson. “You will always feel welcome, important, and have a personal, custom shopping experience at Hutch. You can even have one of our employees as your personal shopper or stylist for your little one if you desire.”

        Wilson says that there will always be something new on the horizon at Hutch Baby. “Once we sell out we will replenish with new styles and designers from our exclusive, premium designers that we carry here at Hutch,” she says.

        Each shipment the store receives will be new, which encourages customers to keep their eyes out on an ever-evolving inventory. “Plus, we will be welcoming new designers and items at any time,” she adds. “Any suggestions? Let us know!”

        To learn more about Hutch Baby, keep an eye out for their soon-to-launch website at www.hutchbaby.com. You can also follow along on Facebook and Instagram, where you can find information about their Grand Opening event.

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