MONDAY MOOD BOARD

We had a beautiful weekend, and I took advantage of the weather to get started on my garden containers.  I still have a bit to do, but I’m happy with the plants I found.  Half the fun of gardening is searching the many nurseries around town for new and different plants from years past.   Hedera and…

CLASSICS REFRESH: THE TRENCH COAT

The trench coat was named for the waterproof garment worn by British officers fighting in the trenches of World War I.  Formerly made of wool, the overcoats became heavy when wet.  With Thomas Burberry’s invention of gabardine, the military was able to have lightweight waterproof coats for their military officers, who had to buy their own clothing.…

BELLISSIMA!

One thing I like to do when shopping in Cincinnati is to discover small local businesses, particularly female-owned.   While at a bridal show this past winter, I met Amy Girardot who owns Bellissima Veils & Headpieces in West Chester.  This trendy unique boutique is one of a kind in the bridal industry.  Amy creates a vision…

FIND OF THE WEEK: NEW AMERICAN LEGACY TOUR “1919 THE YEAR THAT CHANGED BASEBALL”

Cincinnati’s American Legacy Tours  is known for their historic walking tours in Cincinnati, Covington,  and Newport, brewery tours, and Christmas themed events.  Their newest walking tour, “1919 The Year That Changed Baseball”, explores Cincinnati’s prominent role in baseball history and the infamous World Series with the Chicago White Sox (known as the “Black Sox” after…

CLASSICS REFRESH: DENIM JACKET

The denim jacket is found in almost every woman’s closet.  Evolving from the original working man’s garment created by Levi Strauss around 1880, it has transitioned through several identities, including the jacket of choice for the rebellious, hipster and nonconformist youth of the 1950’s into a favorite garment for the antiestablishment in the decades immediately following. Now considered a classic, the Levi’s trucker jacket…

FIND OF THE WEEK: BAUBLEBAR AT TARGET

SUGARFIX by BaubleBar is Target’s latest fashion collaboration.  BaubleBar, known for fun and trendy jewelry, is typically found online or at Nordstrom and Bloomingdales.  There are over 100 items in this  limited edition collection of earrings, bracelets, rings, chokers, and necklaces for Target, priced between $9.99 and $29.99. I bought these earrings at my local Target:  …