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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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      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.

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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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          Who has time and patience for restrictive, time-consuming diets? That's why these local ladies launched a resource full of 30-minute workouts, quick meals and recipes, and grocery lists that make healthy living actually attainable.

          Fit Mama In 30 is a program of 30-minute workouts, quick meals and recipes, and grocery lists to help you achieve your goals.

          There never seem to be enough hours in the day – no matter how much coffee we drink. Between work, volunteering, having a social life, and being a parent, it can be difficult to keep up with your health.

          That’s where Fit Mama In 30 comes in. It’s a program of 30-minute workouts, quick meals and recipes, and grocery lists to help you achieve your goals.

          “By following this program, you will see it is possible to live a healthy lifestyle while still having the time and energy for your children, family, and friends,” says Cari Oschman, Co-Founder of Fit Mama In 30. “Fit Mama In 30 is realistic, affordable, and time-friendly to fit your needs. No counting calories, weighing food, or cutting out specific food groups – just balanced and simple recipes to follow.”

          The inspiration came from founders Cari Oschman and Bailey Oschman experiencing their fair share of unhealthy diets, restrictive eating habits, and countless hours of cardio.

          “We quickly realized how difficult it was to fit our typical hour-plus sessions in the gym every day, and also find the time to cook nutritious meals for our families – and it’s what we do for a living,” says Oschman. “We know that if we were struggling, it’s no wonder why moms out there were also having a tough time meeting their goals, so we set out to develop a program that moms can easily follow and experience amazing results.”

          Both Cari and Bailey are personal trainers. Cari works as a nutritionist and Bailey is a registered dietician. The sisters-in-law believe in a science-based, balanced diet that doesn’t require a lot of time in the kitchen.

          Not only are they passionate about fitness, but their careers have made them passionate about your food and wellness journey as well. “We are here to guide you on your wellness journey and are very passionate about building a community of women and moms who inspire and cheer each other on along the way,” says Oschman.

          While there are many wellness programs out there, what makes Fit Mama In 30 stand out is that it doesn’t require you to count calories, weigh food, or cut out specific food groups – only follow balanced and simple recipes.

          “Everyone thinks you have to restrict yourself to see results or follow a complicated plan and it’s just not true,” says Oschman. “Also, all of the workouts are only 30 minutes long and can be broken up into 10-minute segments. Different workouts are posted every month to keep things exciting. We personally have following this program for the last 4 years and admit we are in better shape now than ever before!

          According to Oschman, one of the most invaluable features of joining Fit Mama In 30 is gaining access to their community Facebook group, which was recently made open for all to join regardless of whether or not you are in the program.

          Joining the group gives you access to motivation and support from other moms who are doing the exact same workout as you are that day, and are going through similar #momlife circumstances that you are.

          The Facebook group also gives you coaching by Cari and Bailey themselves. They address topics that come up during conversations while also confronting difficult subject matters head-on by posting personal videos.

          “We broach issues like how to improve your relationship with food, what to do when you hit a plateau, how to stay on track with your goals while eating how, and whether or not you should add supplements to you diet,” adds Oschman.

          There are two different membership options when it comes to Fit Mama In 30 – and you get the choice to decide which one works best for you.

          Both memberships include:

          • Daily 30-minute workout videos (at home)
          • Monthly workout calendars
          • Printable workout sheets
          • Detailed nutrition program
          • 30-day meal plan with recipes, grocery lists, and snack list
          • Weekly recipe updates
          • Bonus on-the-go/travel workouts
          • Access to the closed Community of Mamas that includes daily support, motivation, live discussions, and more

          Now that they have their monthly programs down, Fit Mama In 30 will soon launch a 14-day program. It will be an ideal way for others to get a jumpstart on their wellness journey, giving them access to all community features while having a little fun along the way.

          The program is $14 and participants will be able to use that $14 to put toward an annual or monthly membership program if they choose to continue after 14 days. The program, Oschman says, will start on January 7. She also encourages you to sign up for their newsletter to be the first to know when enrollment opens.

          To learn more about Fit Mama In 30, visit https://www.fitmamain30.com/. You can also see a variety of recipes on their blog and workouts on Instagram.

          Fit Mama In 30 also offers a free 7-day program for others to try out. Simply enter your email address on their homepage. Additionally, there is a closed Facebook community available for others to join!

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            A Mason-based organization is helping the world see, one eye exam and pair of glasses at a time. For our annual Thanksgiving issue, we take an eye-opening look into how they’re helping others gain access to eye care at home and abroad.

            OneSight is an organization dedicated to giving people access to eye care.

            Mason-based OneSight has one goal: To create a world where lack of access to vision care is no longer a barrier to human achievement.

            Today, there are 1.1 billion people in the world who have no access to eye care, whether it be an eye exam or glasses. And OneSight aims to change that as the leading global nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing access to eye care.

            “We have a proven model that provides permanent access to vision care and glasses, and we are pioneering new ways to deliver quality vision care to the most remote communities,” says K-T Overbey, President and Executive Director at OneSight. “We believe one’s location and circumstances should not stand in the way of one’s potential.”

            And through that, OneSight helps adults find, commute to, and perform better at their jobs, helping them to be as much as 35 percent more product and earn up to 20 percent more each year.

            “This cause is more than just a pair of glasses,” says OneSight. “Clear sight helps students learn two times as much and reduces dropout rates by 44 percent.”

            OneSight is an independent nonprofit that is aided by thousands of donors, volunteers, partners, and sponsors from around the world. According to OneSight, more than 1,300 volunteers from 48 countries help over 60,000 people around the globe.

            In the Cincinnati area, OneSight works closely with the community to provide vision care and glasses to those in need. Whether they’re students or refugees, OneSight has provided access to eye care for thousands of people annually here in the Tri-State.

            OneSight offers clinics and school-based vision centers to help those in Cincinnati.

            In fact, OneSight says that this fall alone the organization has provided vision screenings to 23,000 students at 79 schools in the Greater Cincinnati area school districts; it’s opened two new school-based vision centers – Primary Health in Middletown and the Schiff Wellness Center at the Academy of World Languages (AWL); and to-date has opened 15 school-based vision centers, 8 of which are in the Greater Cincinnati area, and plans to open an additional four by the beginning of 2019, providing access to over 500,000 students and community members.

            These school-based vision centers allow kids to not have to leave school to get the care they need.

            The team at OneSight is comprised of a global team of experts, including local partners, who are working together to solve the problem of access to vision care through two main solutions based on an individual’s needs of every community:

            • Charitable Clinics provide free eye exams and glasses to thousands of adults and children where the needs is greatest.
            • Self-Sustaining Centers provide permanent access to whole communities through local partnerships including schools across the United States.

            One of those Charitable Clinics is here for OneSight. Going on now through November 17 OneSight will be hosting a Charitable Clinic with Xavier University. “Throughout the rest of the United States, we have three additional clinics taking place in December in Sells, Arizona, Chicago, Detroit, as well as our school-based vision centers that run throughout the year,” says Laura Lewis, Director, Global Integrated Marketing at OneSight. “Globally, we are gearing up for our 2019 clinics, which include 100 charitable clinics and the opening of over 20 self-sustaining vision centers.”

            OneSight plans to continue its mission of providing access to vision care and glasses around the world, including to the more than 200,000 displaced people living along the Thai-Burma border by 2020.

            “We will do this by building capacity and empowering local communities to provide self-sustaining care as well as conducting charitable clinics for people who can’t afford a pair of glasses,” says Lewis. “Just this past month, the OneSight team and volunteers traveled to Thailand to provide free vision care to over 2,000 migrants, refugees, and children along the Thai-Burma border with 1,752 patients receiving glasses.”

            To learn more about OneSight, visit https://onesight.org/. You can also follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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              A passion for fashion, an eye for stylish shoes -- especially in extended sizes -- and a love for OTR led this local lady to open a new shoe store on Vine St. Kick your heels up and keep reading for all the fashionable details.

              Heads up, footwear-lovin’ fashionistas. There’s a new boutique in town and it’s all about the stylish shoes.

              Located in Over-the-Rhine, Own Lane Shoetique is a new women’s shoe store carrying a variety of styles in sizes 6-12. “Own Lane’s mission is to offer quality, name-brand shoes, and accessories in an assortment of sizes and styles to accommodate the chic in every woman who stays in her own lane,” explains Chanel Scales, Owner of Own Lane Shoetique. “We want to be the shoe destination for Cincinnati and the Midwest area.”

              Scales says there are three keys to success for Own Lane Shoetique: establish a high-quality, high-value relationship with vendors and customers; ensure reliable and timely delivery of products; and to offer reliable administration within the organization.

              Chanel Scales, Owner of Own Lane Shoetique.

              Scales was inspired to launch her own shoe boutique after working for a top shoe retailer for five years. “I grew to love shoes and became passionate about helping women that wore extended sizes, especially my sister who would struggle to buy cute and trendy shoes in her size,” says Scales. “There were times when I would say to myself, ‘One day I’ll own a shoe store, and I’ll be able to assist women like my sister.’”

              That day finally came for Scales. Now, Own Lane Shoetique offers shoes for a woman who wears a size 12, including the same fashionable options you can find in a size 6.

              Scales says she’s had a passion for fashion since she was a young child. She recalls flipping through the pages of her grandmother Evelyn’s Vogue and Bazaar magazines. “Going to grandma’s house meant no television,” she says. “However, I enjoyed flipping the pages of magazines to see different models and their outfits.”

              She says the most fascinating pages in the magazines were the ones that said “Chanel.” And as she got older, Scales was able to develop a modeling career and even gain spotlight in a magazine. “This path landed me jobs in major retail stores, allowing me to explore creatively,” she explains.

              Own Lane Shoetique is a newly opened shoe boutique in Over-the-Rhine featuring a variety of styles

              Ultimately, it was her eye for shoes and fashion that caught the attention of her customers. “They would come in and express that they loved how the mannequin in the window was dressed and wanted the exact outfit, and for me to help them find it,” she says.

              When it comes to the store’s location, Scales says she chose Over-the-Rhine because there aren’t any shoe stores on Vine Street. And, more importantly, there aren’t any black-owned retailers in the neighborhood. “I grew up walking those streets as a child with my friends,” she says. “So I feel it’s only right to have a shop in an area I grew up in.”

              Currently in the store, you can find shoe brands such as Cape Robbin, Qupid, Steve Madden, Yoki, and Chinese Laundry. Scales says she hopes to add other brands including Nine West, Jessica Simpson, and Nike.

              In addition to the shoes carried in-store, you’ll also be able to shop Shingo clothing brand, which Scales designs. You can also plan on seeing more in-store events coming up, Scales adds.

              Own Lane Shoetique is located at 1323 Vine Street in Cincinnati. To learn more about Own Lane Shoetique, visit http://www.weareownlane.com. You can also follow along on Instagram.

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                Learn more about the super chic holiday shopping event coming up where you can shop locally for everyone on your list, sip on a mimosa with friends, hand-make ornaments and even have the kiddos meet princesses -- all while supporting a great cause!

                Cincy Chic’s annual Seasonably Chic Showcase will be November 17 at The Phoenix in downtown Cincinnati.

                Enjoy a mimosa as you shop with lots of local vendors and businesses and get a head start on your holiday shopping! Brings the kiddos along to meet Belle and Cinderella, see a fashion show by Designer Items & More, enjoy gift wrapping, and snag a swag bag full of goodies!

                Our annual Seasonably Chic Showcase is coming up November 17 at The Phoenix in downtown Cincinnati from 10 am to 2 pm, and you’re invited! It all benefits a great cause, too, as you get in free with a canned good for the Freestore Foodbank.

                Designer Items & More
                Fashion Show sponsor Designer Items & More will be showcasing some of fall’s biggest trends on the runway at our Seasonably Chic Showcase. Some of those trends include animal print, bows, fringe, and shoulder pads. 

                Felisa Insignares, the owner of Designer Items & More, says that when it comes to dressing others in her boutique, it’s about learning about each woman.

                “I try to learn what each woman’s roles are and what kind of message they’re trying to convey, and what investment pieces are already in her closet,” says Insignares. “After I have that information, I pull together wardrobe pieces and when she comes in I have canapés and pink champagne waiting for her. She gets a chance to try on the pieces I pulled out for her and we get to kind of learn together on the journey.”

                You can visit Designer Items & More at 8919 Brookside Avenue in Olde West Chester, or “like” them on Facebook

                Miss Em’s
                Emily Smith started her business, Miss Em’s, after a business class at The Ohio State University. Today, Miss Em’s is a booming business that attends events like the Seasonably Chic Showcase and hosts shopping events for customers online and in their homes.

                What makes Miss Em’s a unique boutique, says Smith, is the price points of her products.

                “It’s really my price point that sets Miss Em’s apart,” she says. “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.”

                Pretty Please Boutique
                Pretty Please Boutique aims to provide women with fashionable clothes that are not only stylish but also affordable. Owned by Angela Walker, Pretty Please Boutique is a Cincinnati-based women’s clothing boutique that’s all online. 

                Walker says she was inspired to launch her own clothing boutique because of her love for clothes as well as her desire to offer women of all different sizes and body styles a unique way to shop.

                “I wanted to be able to offer these women a more unique way to shop and maybe step out of their comfort zone and into a fashion zone,” she says. “I also had a desire to own my own business and possibly have something to leave to my kids or grandkids.”

                Prices from Pretty Please Boutique range from $30 to $50, and Walker runs specials and giveaways on her Facebook group.

                When it comes to her most popular items – and the ones you can find at our Seasonably Chic Showcase – it’s jeans.

                “Right now the hottest items are my jeans,” she says. “They are so figure flattering and comfortable. I also have some very trendy tops with open shoulder, tie knots, and twist details.”

                You can learn more about Pretty Please Boutique on Facebook where you can also join her Facebook group. 

                Down to Mars Vintage
                Marcie Hon has always been complimented on her unique style. Working at a high end costume shop as a costume designer has given her an eye for curating one of a kind looks. Hon is constantly surrounded by ornate gowns, costumes, and a selection of vintage pieces which has inspired her to create her own business selling high-end vintage clothing, Down To Mars.

                Hon has always had a quirky, vintage style and in the fall of 2016, she launched her Etsy shop. She loves searching for gems and hand chooses each of the garments that are sold, setting her apart from other vintage shopping options. Not only are her pieces high style, but high quality is guaranteed. Her experience in the costume store has made her familiar with vintage cuts and sizes, which greatly differ from those of today. She has an eye for visualizing what a piece on the hanger will look like and knows how to personally style her clients.

                The brand name Down to Mars happened in one of those epiphany moments while driving. She has been called “Mars” by most of her peers growing up, short for Marcie. “The thought of people referring to a potential store like, ‘Hey, let’s go down to Mar’s’ or ‘I got this down at Mar’s’ was something I always liked,” says Hon. “On a deeper level of meaning, I have always been connected to astrology and my zodiac sign, Aries. Planet Mars is the Aries ruler. It all seemed to fit and so in literal terms I really am a down to mars girl.”

                Currently, her curated collection is for sale on Etsy and you can follow Down to Mars on Instagram. She also attends pop up shops and other fashion events, including Cincy Chic’s Seasonably Chic Showcase.

                Victory Wellness & Medspa
                Victory Wellness & Medspa offers several services and programs for weight loss and hormone replacement, as well as skin services for anti-aging treatments for men and women.

                Kerschner says that when her patients leave Victory Wellness & Medspa, she wants them to leave feeling better about themselves.

                “We are unique because we care for the external as well as internal well-being of people,” she says.

                Caring for the overall well being of her patients leads to positive responses, which Kerschner says makes her job all the more worthwhile. “I had a patient who told me that for the first time she feels alive and enjoys living life to the fullest,” she adds. “I define success as a grateful smile on my patient’s face.”

                Party Princess Productions
                This year, Party Princess Productions Cincinnati will be at Cincy Chic’s Seasonably Chic Showcase, and they’ll be bringing along Belle and Cinderella.

                “Party Princess Productions provides high-end birthday party character entertainment specializing in princess parties, superhero parties and many other character themed events,” says Ellie Kohl, owner of Party Princess Productions. “Our custom, handcrafted costumes and wigs, along with our quality cast, ensure the most authentic performance for every special occasion.”

                Belle and Cinderella will be at the Seasonably Chic Showcase from 11am-12pm, taking pictures with your little ones and hanging out with the crowd!

                You can learn more about Party Princess Productions on their website and on Facebook.

                To learn more about Victory Wellness & Medspa or to schedule an appointment, visit victorywellness.com or call 513-936-3065.

                Click here to RSVP and check out a preview below of some of the special vendors we’ll have at this event to help you shop for everyone — from your mother-in-law to your baby nephew — on your holiday gift list!

                In addition to these businesses, there will also be several others participating in this year’s Seasonably Chic Showcase. They include:

                LuLaRoe with Jessica, Styling with Amy, BubbaRub LLC, Ever Skin Care with Leslie Young, Fenno Fashion, Young Living Essential Oils with Mandy Lucas, Chloe+Isabel, Mary Kay with Tiffany Phillips, Tobey 1 Originals, Beautycounter with Susan Claus, Champion Windows, Walton Creek Boutique, Lipsense with Suzanne Goodpaster, Up2Tempo, Victory Wellness & Medspa, doTERRA with Savanna Holmberg, SLATE + VINE, Figure Weight Loss, Pure Romance with Amy Emerson, Miss Em’s, Foodie Cincy, Diamonds and Dimples Boutique, Party Princess Productions Cincinnati, The Wraperie, Pretty Please Boutique

                Cincy Chic’s Seasonably Chic Showcase is free when you bring a canned good for the Freestore Foodbank. To learn more or RSVP, visit http://2018scs.eventbrite.com/.

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                  Wine lovers rejoice! A local lady is launching a new kind of wine subscription service, and also the chance to pick up canned wines at your local Kroger. Read on to drink in all the details.

                  WineSociety offers premium wine in a subscription box.

                  Angela Allison — the founder of WineSociety, a premium wine subscription company — is on a mission to change the way Americans purchase and consume wine.

                  Aiming to modernize delivery for busy lifestyles, WineSociety delivers wine straight to your doorstep in its trademark 500mL cans that are ready to take along on any adventure.

                  WineSociety offers single flavor and variety pack subscriptions, helping to simplifying the process in making premium wine accessible, convenient, and affordable to everyone.

                  The inspiration for WineSociety came about when Allison and her husband Austin began traveling between Cincinnati and San Francisco. “We were traveling back and forth for work and noticed how differently wine is approached and consumed in the Midwest in comparison to California,” explains Allison. “Due to location, there is an ingrained wine culture and familiarity in California, common with local residents and frequent visitors, to where wine is more second nature rather than intimidating.” 

                  WineSociety cans are now available at select Kroger locations.

                  That’s not always the case across the country, especially the Midwest Allison says, where according to research, wine is viewed as complex, overwhelming, and expensive. “We really wanted to change that conversation and give people across the U.S. access to the quality grapes they were drinking in California and the effortless experience that should come with it,” Allison explains. “Great wine should simply be enjoyed.”

                  Determined to make WineSociety a household name, Allison’s love for vino came about as her husband’s company opened a second office on the West Coast. As the couple frequently went between Ohio and California, Allison took on a unique perspective on wine consumption combined with her frequent travel schedule, which sparked the idea for a wine delivery company that merges quality taste, simplicity, and convenience.

                  To make their wine even more accessible, Allison recently teamed up with Kroger stores to sell their flagship collection of premium wines in stores, starting in select cities in Ohio and Kentucky just six months after the online launch of the company.

                  Available starting this month, customers can choose between white blend Fate, rosé blend Chance, or red blend Tempt. And to make the deal even sweeter, a single can of WineSociety is the same as 4 glasses of wine, for just $3 per serving.

                  When asked what inspired her to team up with Kroger, Allison says that she grew up shopping in Kroger stores. “So when we decided to expand into the retail world, we knew that Kroger would be a perfect fit,” says Allison. “The WineSociety consumer shops at Kroger and there is no other product like them available on shelves. We offer the best value for premium wine offered in the most practical size and vessel – 500mL cans.”

                  According to Allison, WineSociety will soon be available at another retail chain on the West Coast. “In addition, they recently launched their 3-pack, available online only and have limited edition blends coming in 2019,” she says. “The 3-pack, Little Black Box, is especially exciting as its both perfect for trial and a gift during the holiday season at a $49 price point.”

                  To learn more about WineSociety, visit winesociety.com. You can also follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

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                    There’s a new experience on the horizon for women and girls around the globe - starting right here in Cincinnati. Read on to learn more about this global network that’s working to empower women in all walks of life and career.

                    US Women International focuses on empowering women and girls around the globe.

                    The vision behind US Women International is this: To create the largest global network of women and girls who intentionally choose to speak, empower, and support one another on their journey toward living and leading unapologetically.

                    Founded by Jamie Dinwiddie and Elisha Hill, US Women International wants to utilize the lived experiences of women around the world. “We want to build a global leadership pipeline of coaches and mentors who uplift and cultivate the next generation of women leaders,” says Dinwiddie. “We endeavor to not only discuss issues that concern women, but to be women of action who advocate for the underserved in areas such as healthcare and education.”

                    The duo says they were inspired to launch US Women International through passion-filled conversations about women, global leadership, their daughters’ futures, and equity.

                    “We knew that by sharing our lived experiences, we could inspire other women and girls to find their voice and make an impact,” says Hill. “US Women International and our podcast Unapologetically Speaking are simply byproducts of the calling we feel is on our lives to prepare globally-minded women leaders for the world and vice versa.”

                    Dinwiddie’s experience comes from being in talent management and leadership development, with a background in learning and development, global diversity, inclusion, and organizational effectiveness.

                    “We as women innately have so much to offer that we often give of ourselves unknowingly. When we are not consciously aware of how much we are giving, we become depleted and emotionally bankrupt,” says Dinwiddie. “To survive and live our best life unapologetically we must maintain a deliberate awareness to never let ourselves go empty.”

                    Hill is an energetic visionary who has served as a leadership coach, consultant, and facilitator in the corporate arena. She enjoys helping others through transformative experiences and empowering women.

                    “As women, we must live a life of purpose, unapologetically,” says Hill. “When we embrace our authentic selves and begin leveraging our unique gifts, power, and voice in the way we’re meant to, this world will have no choice but to give us the respect, love, equal opportunity, and excellence that we deserve.”

                    With US Women International, their professional experiences, and a passion for helping empower and prepare women around the world, Hill and Dinwiddie offer a host of customizable lifestyle and professional workshops, seminars, and coaching opportunities for women in various chapters of their lives and careers.

                    “We have a global online community called the G.L.O.W. Up™ Community, which is an acronym for Graciously. Lifting. Other. Women. Up,” explains Dinwiddie. “The G.L.O.W. Up™ Community is made up of women making bold, unapologetic moves and who want to encourage other women to do the same. They are intentional about how they choose to impact the world and are gracious in sharing the limelight with other women. They are generous and creative with their resources and believe that there’s enough ‘success’ to go around.”

                    Members of this community have access to a variety of US Women International experiences including leadership development workshops and programs, networking events, conferences, book clubs, coaching and mentoring opportunities, and G.L.O.W. Up™ Girl Trips.

                    There are two programs available for women and girls: Unapologetic Leadership: A Woman’s Code to Living Boldly and A Voice Becoming (inspired by the book A Voice Becoming by Beth Bruno).

                    Unapologetic Leadership encourages women to lead by example. A Voice Becoming is a 12-month program available for girls ages 10-16. It’s designed to introduce adolescent girls to opportunities that teach them how to create, lead, sacrifice, fight, and love like purpose-driven young women through lives experiences and mentorship.

                    In addition to US Women International, Hill and Dinwiddie also host a podcast called Unapologetically Speaking. “On the podcast we speak on some of the most pressing issues concerning women,” says Hill. “We invite influential women to share their unapologetic experiences and how they’ve journeyed through defining moments.”

                    The podcast can be found on Spotify by searching for “Unapologetically Speaking.” Some of the latest topics featured on the show include Defining Moments: The Wake-Up Call; Humble Women Win; Showing Up on Purpose; Raising Unapologetic Girls; The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe; Self-Love is the Best Love; and Accessing Your Power.

                    To learn more about US Women International and Unapologetically Speaking, visit www.uaspodcast.com. You can also follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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                      St. Vincent de Paul is hosting its annual RetroFittings on Oct. 18. Click to read more about this year’s event, everything that’s new this year (including a fab new location) and how you get in on all the fashionable fun — like seeing Elton John this February!

                      RetroFittings, a one-of-a-kind fashion show and fundraising event that benefits St. Vincent de Paul, is back for another year on Oct. 18. Organizers say this one is poised to be their best one yet.

                      “[For this event,] St. Vincent de Paul teams up with the University of Cincinnati’s Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) program to showcase the original fashions of students from UC’s top-ranked fashion program,” explains Society of St. Vincent de Paul Stewardship & Events Manager, Renee Berlon. “Students from DAAP shop in any of the seven St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores with a budget of $15 each, turning items they find in the stores into runway fashion.”

                      In addition to the fashion show, the event also features an on-site boutique with hand selected, curated and designer items from St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores. They will also have a silent auction and a live auction with all proceeds from the event benefiting many of the programs of St. Vincent de Paul. 

                      Some of the live auction items at RetroFittings 2018 include a week’s stay in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and tickets to see Elton John at U.S. Bank Arena in February.

                       

                      New to this year’s event is the location as it heads back to the recently-renovated Music Hall. “Additionally, in a place of a theme for the fashion lines, the students were encouraged to base their creations through their own creative expressions,” says Berlon. “This lack of structure has allowed the students to truly explore their talents without being confined by a certain genre of style.”

                      Retrofittings features an on-site boutique with hand selected, curated and designer items from St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores.

                      This year’s event will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6pm. General admission tickets for the event are $60 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and two drink tickets. VIP admission tickets are $100 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert, three drink tickets, and priority seating.

                      Berlon says that she hopes guests who attend the event have a memorable and enjoyable evening and leave feeling inspired and hopeful. “[We hope attendees are] inspired by the creativity of the DAAP and Paul Mitchell students and hopeful that together we’re creating a community filled with compassion while helping our neighbors in need,” she says. “Whether it is a family struggling to put food on the table or a grandfather whose lost job means he can’t pay his utility bill, St. Vincent de Paul’s programs benefit thousands of neighbors in need.”

                      In fact, last year, St. Vincent de Paul fed more than 100,000 people through food pantries and kept 5,300 families in their homes through a homelessness prevention program.

                      “We hope that people leave RetroFittings feeling inspired to continue supporting this great work, whether it’s by shopping in our thrift stores, volunteering at the outreach center or with one of the parish-based conferences, or donating funds,” adds Berlon.

                      To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets, visit www.retrofittings.org.