THE FRENCH SAILOR TOP: A FRESH TAKE ON AN ICONIC LOOK

The french sailor shirt is a classic garment that actually dates back to the late 1800’s.  The French Navy seamen wore what became known as the Breton Stripe, a sweater that was made in cotton and wool by Tricots St. James.  The stripes were meant to help find the sailors more easily in the water should they…

CINCINNATI PRIDE PARADE

I had a blast at the 2016 Cincinnati Pride Parade on Saturday.  My friend Shawn Baker, co-President of Cincinnati Pride along with co-President Brooklyn Steele-Tate and their amazing committee, did an outstanding job organizing this year’s Pride Week. I claimed a viewing spot just past Fountain Square, but when I greeted my friends walking with City Councilman Chris Seelbach, they asked…

UPDATE YOUR DENIM

Bored with your blue jeans?  It’s time to rethink denim.  Frayed, cropped, cut-outs, fringe, patchwork…here are some updated versions of denim to add to your wardrobe.                                                          …

LE DINER EN BLANC

We participated in our first Diner en Blanc, the pop-up dinner party that is in its fifth year in Cincinnati.  This year’s event was held at Union Terminal.   Guests are required to dress in white, and originality is encouraged.     The first Diner en Blanc took place in Paris in 1988 when a group of friends…

FOR SUMMER: 5 UNDER $50

Cincinnati Recreation Commission City-Wide Pool Pass.  Youth 17 and younger $20, Adults 18-49 $35, Seniors 50 and older $20.   Pool memberships can be purchased at your neighborhood CRC pool.     Field Trip Ohio iPhone 6 Case, $24 at Trend Boutique, 2946 Markbreit (in Oakley Square)     JENGA National Parks Edition, $19.95 at REI, 2643 Edmondson Road (Rookwood…

ATTRACT BUTTERFLIES TO YOUR GARDEN

I visited the Butterflies of the Caribbean exhibit at Krohn Conservatory last weekend.  The butterflies were amazing, and I decided that I wanted to increase the number and frequency of butterfly visitors to my own urban garden.     Here are some steps you can take to make your garden more attractive to butterflies: A Butterfly House (or Butterfly Box) is actually a…