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Does 2020 have you filled to the brim with fears, emotions, and pain?  Our life coach columnist shares a helpful releasing technique.

Hello? Is this thing on? Have you ever seen someone go up to the mic and that is the first thing that they do? Or speaking into the cell phone asking, “can you hear me now”? Perhaps this is how you are feeling about 2020. Hello!?

Isn’t it interesting to think just a year ago your life appears so different? Over the past several months, you have truly been bombarded with the ongoing emotions of 2020. You definitely didn’t have this on your vision board, and now you are tapping into mic speaking to the Universe saying hello is this thing on? Are you out there?

What if the tapping I’m referring to could be a way for you to release your own fears, emotions, and pain? Would you be interested?

Think outside of the box for a moment.  There is a tool/practice that is highly effective in shifting energy and moving through the uncomfortableness of negative emotions. This practice is called EFT (emotional freedom technique) and is an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress. Also referred to as tapping.

The practice uses the meridian points (much like acupuncture and acupressure) for moving energy in the body so it does not get stuck. Stuck energy can often lead to not only uncomfortableness but illness. Tapping is support for the body by creating a balance in your energy system and can be done at anytime and anywhere.

Today I encourage you to step outside of the box and start working with yourself in the manner that you can shift stuck energy and find balance in your system. Here is a video to get you started.  Jessica Ortner explains the practice in more detail and walks you through the tapping points of EFT.

I hope you find value in this practice. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.  

Sending love and lots of light,

Melissa 

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

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

Bee Haven: Check out how amazing @beehavenhoney products are! They are passionate about bringing you products with the natural benefits from bees! From CBD honey, to lip balms, and so much more they have it all!

Head over to their website to see how you can get your hands on these goodies today!

Smoothie Cafe’ 513: “A smoothie shop that cares about your health!” @smoothiecafe513 is dedicated to brining you not only the best tasting smoothies, but ones that will make you feel your best as well! Whether in a bowl or a cup, their smoothies are packed with nutrients and protein! PLUS: stop in this week and make sure to pick up a vitality shot to help boost your immune system and energy!

Open:
Monday-Saturday 8am-4pm

Hello Sunshine Yoga: Strengthen not only your body, but your mind as well! @hello_sunshine_yoga is “a place to move and be moved!” They’re inclusive to people of all backgrounds and levels of practice!

Click the link in their bio to sign up for classes today! They offer not only yoga but barre and aerial as well!

Unwind Wine Bar: It’s our favorite day of the week…Wine Wednesday! Celebrate and get your wine on tonight with @unwindwinebar !! They offer not only a delicious selection of wine, but food too! Enjoy the beautiful weather out on their patio and unwind with a glass of wine!

Sunshine Acres Lavender Farm: Anyone else obsessed with not only the smell but the taste of lavender? 🙋‍♀️ At @sunshineacreslavender you can not only stick up on goodies, but pick your own lavender as well! Head over THIS SUNDAY to enjoy their beautiful lavender and more like their honey or coffee!

Down to Mars Vintage: How cool looking are these newspaper face masks! 🤩 @downtomarsvintage has created these to keep you stylish while doing your part in keeping you and others safe! Their shop is for all my vintage lovers out there! Click the link in their bio to book your appointment or start shopping online today!

Open:
Wednesday-Saturday 12-6

Sugar: My mouth is WATERING just looking at these goodies!😍 @sugar.513 creates delicious sweets for you and the whole family! And the best part? They’re delivered right to your door!

Their next menu goes live August 10th for preorder to be delivered on the 13th-15th! Make sure to mark your calendars so you can get your hands on these amazing creations!

Haven Cafe: NOW OPEN! @havencafecov is opening this weekend! Today and tomorrow from 9-5 stop in and enjoy coffee and pastries to help them celebrate opening! Make sure to grab your mask and head on over!

Camargo Trading: From home decor, to jewelry, to bath products, and so much more @camargotrading has everything for you! Since 1999 owner Meggan has been brining the latest trends and necessities for customers!

Stop by to get your shop on today! If you wish to not come in, call the store and they will help you in your selection!

The Fix Coffeehouse & Bar: Happy Saturday everyone! Get all you need to both start and end the day with @thefixcoffeebar!! Stop by this morning for a delicious coffee and pastry to kickstart your day! Then grab a cocktail, beer, and some food tonight!

Open:
Monday-Tuesday: 6:30-6pm
Wednesday-Friday: 6:30-10pm
Saturday: 8-10pm
Sunday: 8-3pm

Title Boxing Club Cincinnati: This puppy is definitely my mood every time I have to workout 😂 however, @titleboxingdowntowncinci will keep you motivated and wanting to come back for more! Strengthen your body from head to toe with their boxing classes!

Click the link in their bio or head over to the MINDBODY app to sign up today! PLUS: your first class is FREE!

The Fairfield: Happy Sunday! Get your brunch on today with @thefairfieldbellevue !! They offer coffee, cocktails, and more to kickstart your Sunday! PLUS: enjoy a nice cocktail from the comfort of your home with their boozy bags😍

Open:
Monday: 8-3
Tuesday-Thursday: 8-11
Friday-Saturday: 8-1am
Sunday: 8-9

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Using the homeschool option this year? A local nonprofit organization is offering a way to help keep kids clean, safe, and supported this school year.

Cincy Chic: What is the Remote Learning Center of Anderson?
Mary Beth Knight, RCL Administrator: It is exactly what it sounds like, the answer to so many working parents’ dilemma; How are we going to manage remote learning for our children while working from home, or from the office? The RLC of Anderson is a clean, safe, supportive environment in which children from 1st-8th grade can participate in their school  or districts’ online learning program with academic assistance from certified teachers and safe (socially distant) interaction with a limited number of students.

Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it? 
Knight: We are parents and teachers, and we struggled with trying to juggle helping our children with their  online learning while  we were working/teaching from home. We just couldn’t shake the feeling that there had to be a better way. It was devastating to watch our own children cooped up in their rooms, with no interaction, and, at times,  asking them to wait for us to finish our lesson or zoom before we could assist them with their work.   Needless to say it was a less than ideal situation for children and their parents. 

We know that many parents,  including ourselves, need a plan. There  are just too many “what ifs” and while we understand the need for flexibility in an ever changing scenario due to  Covid 19, we know that families need the peace of mind that having a solidified, safe plan can bring. 

Cincy Chic: Who’s behind it? 
Knight: The RLC of Anderson will be managed by MyWhy, a 501 c 3 who’s mission is to provide healthy food and athletic/movement based activities to grade school children in Cincinnati living in poverty.  The RLC of Anderson hopes to offer a number of “scholarships” for area families in need, and we will base that on the number of paying students that we serve. 

Cincy Chic: How can parents utilize the Remote Learning Center of Anderson if they’ve chosen to homeschool their kids this year?
Knight: We offer a 2 day, 3 day or 5 day a week option, and parents can choose to drop off at 8, or 9 am and pick up at 3pm or 4pm. 

We offer flexible scheduling, as we know some districts schedules will be rotating between 2, and 3 days per week.

We have space for up to 40 children, but will most likely limit our numbers to 30 in case districts switch to an all remote plan so that we can then serve our students all five days.

Cincy Chic: What makes the Remote Learning Center unique? 
Knight: With such a small number of students we will have a 1 teacher to 10 student ratio. We will disinfect the facility daily, and the bathrooms after each use, offering our families the peace of mind they are looking for.

The center will also offer indoor and outdoor PE, fitness, yoga and art, as well as active brain breaks between subjects in small groups of 4-6 students, all 6 feet apart. 

Students will be able to enjoy time with their peers, instead of being secluded at home while learning.  Parents are welcome to come and enjoy lunch with their children, or even take them out to lunch then return the student to finish the days’ academic work.

Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon? 
Knight: If need be we will open a second location in Anderson to accomodate another 30 students.

Cincy Chic: Where is the Remote Learning Center located? 
Knight: The Patriot Center – Clough Pike, Cincinnati Oh 45244

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?
Knight: Readers can learn more at the Remote Learning Center of Anderson’s Facebook page. To contact us or find out more, please send an email to remotelearningcenterofanderson@gmail.com, we will set up a time to call potential students’ families. Registration will close August 20, 2020!

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Our life coach columnist discusses the difference between burning and crossing various bridges on your journey, and which moves you toward a higher level of fulfillment.

Growing up you may have heard the expression “don’t burn a bridge” meaning not to end a relationship (personal or professional) in such a way you make it impossible to return if you need to go back that way. And although there is validation to this statement, what if instead of not burning the bridge you simply just cross the bridge? This thought came about when I read an affirmation from the Louise Hay calendar saying, “Every bridge I cross brings me to a higher level of fulfillment.”

Nothing in that statement implies to burn the bridge but it does indicate forward progress. And if you think about it long enough you will discover crossing the bridge to higher level keeps you in forward motion and not looking back. Therefore, a burned bridge isn’t the issue, it’s the staying connected to the past that limits you in moving toward a higher level of fulfillment.

In this moment, I encourage you to pause and think about the bridges that you cross (and perhaps burned) that are keeping you from moving forward and continually to look back. What’s “back there” that you haven’t resolved or come to an understanding from the experience? How are you allowing it to keep you in story that doesn’t serve you today? And, when will you be ready to let it go and move forward out of the past? 

Crossing those bridges that didn’t serve will often bring on the same pattern moving forward if you haven’t fully released the energy around the experience.  

Here’s what I suggest moving forward from the past: Set a clear intention that you will no longer allow that moment in time to hold you back. From there, you can visualize walking across the bridge in confidence that you no longer have the time or energy to hold onto that story and are free to let it go. Now be open to find new bridges to cross that brings you to a higher level of fulfilling.

Sending you love and light,

Melissa

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

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

Anna’s Gourmet Popcorn: Calling all my popcorn lovers! @annasgourmetpopcorn is a must have if you’re anything like me and are obsessed with popcorn! They create gourmet popcorn with a twist! Try out their fun flavors like strawberry vanilla, birthday cake, cheddar, and so many more!
🍿 They are currently offering curbside pickup and online delivery! Click the link in their bio to head over to their website and get your order started!🍿

The Bloom Hive Pressed Florals: Check out how beautiful these creations from @thebloomhive are😍! They are passionate about showcasing the beauty of presses flowers and plants through their homemade glass and copper hangers! All pieces are made with unique real plants and flowers to bring some beautiful color to your home! Click the link in their bio to check out all their amazing products on their website and get your order started today!

Mainstream Boutique Cincinnati: Quarantine has definitely made it hard to not become a huge homebody lately! Vamp up your wardrobe this week with @mainstreamboutiquecincinnati !! They are on a mission to “empower, strengthen, and celebrate women through fashion!” Check out their page to see all their amazing clothes and more!

1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab: Looking for some #winewednesday plans? Check out @1215winecoffee 🤩 They are open for carry out and delivery to bring your wine night right to your home! PLUS: make sure to grab a coffee while picking up your wine! Open: Tuesday-Saturday 9am-3pm Order online, call ahead, to walk up to their front door!

Daisy Jane’s Flower Truck: Flowers on wheels? Doesn’t get much better than that! Since 2018, @daisyjanesflowertruck has been cruising around bringing Cincinnati beautiful flowers! TODAY: they are at @fernshopcincinnati so make sure to stop buy and check them out! Bring home a beautiful bouquet made just for you! PLUS: know of anyone looking for a fun way to celebrate a wedding or other big event? Click the link in their bio to book their truck!

Cincy Steak and Lemonade: A nice refreshing lemonade is always the best way to end a summer day🤩 @cincysteakandlemonade is open from 10-10 everyday serving up their delicious lemonades and food creations for you! Try out one of their Philly cheesesteaks paired perfectly with a blue raspberry lemonade!

HomeMakers Bar: Happy Friday! Looking for a fun way to celebrate your last #happyhour of July? @homemakersbar is here for you! Enjoy their delicious food and cocktails at home with their online ordering or stop by and sip with friends and family! PLUS: looking for something fun to do? Check out their private cocktail classes! Learn how to make your favorite cocktail made to perfection! Head over to their website for more details and how to sign up!

Agricola Creative: Quarantine and 2020 in general have definitely been a time of taking life “one day at a time!” @agricolacreative creates beautiful lettering just like this one for you and your home! Click the link in their bio to see all of her amazing creations and get your order started today! PLUS: looking for something custom? DM or email for all your custom needs!

Streetside Brewery: Saturday morning coffee anyone? @streetsidebreweryCarmel cream coffee and vanilla blonde ale is back! Check out their page to see all their amazing beers and more! Order online for curbside pickup and enjoy a nice Saturday night drink from the comfort of your home!

Drunken Popcorn: Alcohol and popcorn? Two of my favorite things! @cincy_drunkenpopcorn creates the perfect popcorn with a fun twist…alcohol! Try out their blueberry dancer made with vodka! Not a vodka fan? Try their brown sugar baby made with Cognac! There’s so many flavors and alcohols to choose from! Head over to their page to see all they have to offer and send a DM to purchase this yummy creation today!

Cedar Scratch Kitchen: Looking for a nice Sunday morning brunch? @cedarmainstrasse is here for you! Sip on a yummy mimosa, Bloody Mary, and other specialty drinks while enjoying their delicious food!

Open:
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30-2
Friday: 8:30-3
Saturday-Sunday: 9-3

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This team of mortgage gurus make the home buying process easier, more affordable, and offer newly expanded services from their new digs in Hyde Park and Fort Mitchell.

With the world’s first digital mortgage, Guaranteed Rate is dedicated to helping aspiring homeowners get a low rate on the best mortgage, as efficiently as possible.

“Purchasing a home is a big deal,” says Tammy Peko, Operations Assistant at Guaranteed Rate’s Cincinnati branch. “That’s why we built a mortgage company that places you and your needs at the center of everything we do.”

The team at Guaranteed Rate uses cutting-edge technology to simplify the mortgage process. The new technology that is unique to Guaranteed Rate allows clients to choose what type of loan they want, receive free credit scores, securely upload and digitally sign their loan and finally, receive approval — all online. 

Peko says Guaranteed Rate was created by real estate and mortgage professionals who are dedicated to putting the customer first in every aspect of the process. “This meant that they had to simplify the process and bring the lowest rates, the highest level of transparency, and even higher level of service to homebuyers and those looking to refinance,” she adds. 

What makes Guaranteed Rate unique, Peko says, is the fact that Erdmann is able to work with more than 20 different lenders to find his clients the most aggressive rates. “We have unique options for financing including but not limited to renovation loans, new construction loans, home addition loans, and first-time home buyer grants,” she explains. 

Thanks to all-time record low interest rates on mortgages, business at Guaranteed Rate is up 250 percent this year. “We have hired 10 new employees in just the last month to keep up with the great customer service experience we provide our clients,” says Peko.

The team at Guaranteed Rate is finding clients more than just mortgages, they also offer refinancing along with construction, VA, and USDA loans, in addition to debt consolidation. 

Peko says that Erdmann’s offices strive to be a one-stop-shop from loan intake to processing all the way to closing within their two locations. “We also have two of the nations top 100 loan officers in the country working from our Hyde Park location: Ron Erdmann Jr. and Drew Stacey,” she adds. 

 Peko says that Guaranteed Rate will soon be expanding into the northern region of Southern Ohio including Dayton, Mason, and Springboro. 

Guaranteed Rate recently opened new offices in Hyde Park and Fort Mitchell. The Hyde Park office is located at 2101 Grandin Road, Suite B, while the Fort Mitchell office for the Northern Kentucky area is located at 2131 Chamber Center Drive in Lakeside Park, Kentucky. 

To learn more, about Guaranteed Rate, visit their website here. You can also follow along with housing news and Guaranteed Rate updates on Facebook and Instagram

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Thinking of putting your home on the market? This locally based business wants to be a one-stop-shop to help prepare your home to sell.

Cincy Chic: What is HOMEstretch?
Derek Shewmon, Co-Founder of HOMEstretch: HOMEstretch is a “one-stop” service that helps families prepare their homes for sale. We specialize in home clearouts, interior and exterior painting, landscape clean-up, and deep cleaning. Our goal is to make the home preparation process as simple and streamlined as possible by providing one point of contact and an exceptional and trusted service offering.

Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it?
Shewmon: My business partner, Nick, and I worked together at Everything But The House. We were inspired by EBTH’s mission of helping homeowners deal with difficult situations such as the death of a loved one or downsizing of a home. Additionally, we witnessed how stressful the process of moving can be on families. EBTH does a great job helping families monetize valuable items on its marketplace, but Nick and I noticed that homeowners had bigger needs with the necessary “home prep” services such as removing unneeded items, painting, and cleaning. We felt that the home service industry was very fragmented and had a bad reputation in terms of customer service, communication, and punctuality. We created HOMEstretch to fill that need of a “one-stop”, premium service that could help any homeowner going through a life transition.

Cincy Chic: Who’s behind it?
Shewmon: Nick Lobert and Derek Shewmon are the founders. Nick’s family has been in real estate for decades, and he has a true love and knowledge for the space. Nick has a sales background and spent a portion of his career helping real estate and technology companies grow. Derek has an entrepreneurial background, having founded and sold a software company and is an adjunct professor at UC teaching entrepreneurship to undergraduate and graduate students.  Derek and Nick went to grade school together at Sycamore and rekindled their friendship when their careers crossed paths at EBTH.

Cincy Chic: What services do you offer clients?
Shewmon: Most essential cosmetic improvements on a home. We specialize in clearing-out unneeded items of a home for individuals who are downsizing or dealing with the loss of a loved one. In addition to home clear-outs, we offer interior and exterior painting, carpet installation, landscape clean-up, pressure washing, window cleaning, and deep cleaning.

Cincy Chic: What makes HOMEstretch unique?
Shewmon: Our value proposition is that we are a “one-stop” service to get a home ready to list. Instead of having to call, schedule, and deal with 4 or 5 vendors, you make one call to HOMEstretch. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service and communication to all of our clients. We understand that moving is  stressful, and it’s our goal to minimize the stress for our clients as much as possible.

Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon?
Shewmon: HOMEstretch has been in business for 1.5 years. Our focus has been on delivering a quality and consistent service experience to all of our customers.  Our next phase in the upcoming year is continuing to get our brand and service out to new homeowners and real estate partners in Cincinnati with the potential to expand into new cities.

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?
Shewmon: Readers are more than welcome to visit our website www.home-stretch.com or  see us on  Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and NextDoor. If you’d like to give us a call, you can reach us at 513-518-5919.

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Being grounded at home takes on a whole new meaning as an adult. Our life coach explains how to use this extra homebound time for growth and realignment.

One thing I know for sure that being in quarantine you sure get to spend an extra amount of time in your home. Discovering things that you no longer like in your home, or finding the cobwebs that you’ve overlooked for some time, all you can do is just embrace the life of being within your home.

What does it look like when you find yourself stuck at home? The freedom to not go out, to not be engaging with others like you once did, and even having to work from home?

Although it feels like a big struggle with the transition, because change is always difficult especially when you don’t expect it, I often find the balance comes when you can really embrace what is.

When I think about coming home, or being at home, I think about grounding myself inside of my body.

This was something I learned a long time ago not realizing how out of my body I lived my life. When I learned to calm my thoughts and be still I could bring back all those pieces that were “out there” and move them into a safe space that is within my heart. 

Your mind runs the show so often and you follow it without resistance. But when you begin to realize that your heart is the one that really has all the answers, and knows what’s best, it will allow your mind to quiet so that that feeling inside of yourself allows you to make those better decisions, feel good about yourself, and just live in the happiness, most joyful way that is available for you.

Don’t ever limit yourself to what you can achieve in your lifetime. Knowing that everything is working out to your highest good and that all things happen in divine timing will lead the way. 

So get grounded. Allow yourself to be still to quiet the mind and go within your heart space and see what you find. As it was said in the Wizard of Oz by Dorothy “there’s no place like home!”

Sending Love & Light,

Melissa

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

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

Doodleshine Design: Our doggies deserve to get dressed up too! How adorable are these accessories from @doodleshinedesign made just for your furry friends! 🤩 They are able to be customized too! Head over to their website to get your order started today or DM for special request!

Kalu Lifestyle Co: Whose ready to help save our oceans and turtles!! 🙋‍♀️ @kalu__reusablestraws has created these adorable 100% food-grade silicon reusable straws! PLUS: they are BPA free, reef friendly, and vegan! They are perfect for both hot and cold drinks AND they have created a wider diameter straw perfect for frozen drinks!
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Head over to their website and get your order started to help “be the solution not the pollution” today!
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The T Squash Academy: Looking to get out of the house and try something new? Or love the game of squash and looking for a place to play? Check out @thetsquashacademy!! They offer squash for people of all ages and skill levels! Check out their website to see all they have to offer such as a men’s Thursday night league, private lessons, or even the junior mentoring program!

Mom ‘n ’em Coffee: Happy Wine Wednesday everyone! @momnemcoffee offers not only wine, but coffee, pastries, sandwiches, and more! Head over to their website to see all they have to offer and get your order started! PLUS: make sure to check out their amazing merch and accessories for making coffee right at home!

The Budding Florist: “My goal is to create floral arrangements that bring beauty to your home, to others, or your special day!” Ellie, owner of @thebuddingfloristcincy has had a love for flowers since a young age and is here to share her love with you! Whether a small bouquet for someone special, a house arrangement, or a wedding, she’s here to help! Head over to their website to order online or stop in the shop!

Libby’s Southern Comfort: In need of a little southern comfort this rainy day? @libbys_southern_comfort has you covered! They are open to serve you both indoors, outdoors, or for carry out! Load up on their delicious apps, sandwiches, and entrees today and don’t forget to grab a drink! Head to their website for more details and a full menu and let them “put a little south in your mouth!”

Beck + Call: Couldn’t agree more with this statement🤩 @beckandcalldayton is a female-owned business brining you the latest and greatest on clothing, accessories, and home goods! They are currently temporarily closed due to Covid, but head over to their website to get your order orders in! Click the link in their bio to shop and help them promote/support women!

Juice Bar Anderson: Kickstart you weekend on a healthy foot with @juicebaranderson today! They create juices, smoothies, and food packed with fresh ingredients and nutrients! Plus they have shots to help boost your immunity, energy, and more! Text 859-307-2006 for pre-order and home delivery, order online, or stop in!
Open:
Monday-Saturday 9-4
Sunday 10-4

La Ofrenda: It’s Friday! It’s also national tequila day! @laofrendatequila is having some amazing specials to help you celebrate tonight! Join them on their patio for $3 El Jimador shots, $5 Ranch water cocktails, and $8 frozen house margs! What an amazing happy hour 🤩

Open:
Wednesday-Friday 5-10
Saturday 12-10
Sunday 12-6

Villa Mocha: Happy Saturday everyone! Get your Saturday morning caffeine from @villamocha today! Whether hot or cold, they have the coffee for you! Plus: make sure to try out one of their delicious bakery items like pies, quiches, and more!

Village Pantry Catering: Have a big event coming up? @villagepantrycatering is here for all your food needs! From parties, to weddings, and so much more they cater for it all! They even offer the ability to customize their menus to fit your exact want and needs! Click the link in their bio to head to their website and see all their services offered!

Curious Concoctions: @curiousconcoctions5 is dedicated to creating clean and non-toxic skincare products made just for you! All products are handmade with local ingredients! From soaps, to body lotion, to even room sprays, they have it all! Head to their website to see all their amazing products and get your order started today! PLUS: they offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders $25 and over!

Marigold & Co: Happy Monday everyone! Add some greenery into your life this week with @cincyscrazyplantlady 🤩 from small pots to hanging plants to even standing trees, she has it all!
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Check out their page for the latest being sold and fill your home with some new plant babies!
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A local fitness studio wants to bring you safe, socially distanced classes - for free! Click here to read more.

It’s difficult trying to stay healthy during a pandemic. Many gyms and fitness studios are in search of ways to connect with their clients without sacrificing their health and well-being. 

To help the community stay fit while staying healthy, Pure Barre Cincinnati-oakley has teamed up with 3CDC to offer complimentary classes at Washington Park. 

“Many people are looking for a way to get fit right now while staying safe and maintaining social distance in light of COVID-19,” says Kendra Northgard, Co-Owner of Pure Barre Cincinnati-Oakley. “We created these classes to enable anyone and everyone to participate in our workouts safely, outside in a convenient and beautiful environment. Plus, it’s completely free! If you’ve ever been interested in trying Pure Barre, this is a great way to do it.”

To put on the classes, Pure Barre Cincinnati-Oakley worked with its long-standing partner 3CDC. Together, they wanted to bring these classes to more people to show them that these classes are for everyone. “Anyone can get fit with Pure Barre regardless of your shape, age, gender, or fitness level,” says Northgard. “All are welcome, and no special skills are required.”  

The classes are held every Wednesday at 7:00 pm now through August 26 at Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine. 

You can learn more and register for an upcoming free class at purebarre.com/oh-cincinnati. Northgard says to plan to arrive early as space is limited and spots are filled on a first come first serve basis to ensure safe social distancing. “Wear comfortable workout attire and bring your own yoga mat, towel, and water,” she adds. “Mask wearing is encouraged.” 

You can also visit the studio and try out a class if you’re unable to get to the free classes at Washington Park. Pure Barre Cincinnati-Oakley is located at 3083 Madison Road in Cincinnati. You can sign up for a class at purebarre.com/oh-cincinnati or by calling 513-321-5800. 

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