This Weekend: December 20–23

Winter solstice is upon us! December 21 marks the shortest period of daylight before days get longer again. (Yes!) From excellent [last-minute] shopping small ideas** to “Santa Paws” events, a Local Gift Guide to shopping local, New Year’s Eve events, and things to do through the holidays, check out what is going on around Cincinnati This Weekend….

Celebrating Mother’s Day

Unique ideas how to spend Mother’s Day with the special women in your life—things that don’t have to require fighting the crowds and making a reservation.

Recap: This Week in Awesome

From a couple of really great concerts to double dates, matchday futsal, some quality time with Franklin, and lunch at Hidden Valley Lake (for inquiring minds: no, this is not a lake filled with ranch), this past week was wonderful. Busy, but really great. I got to do and see so many wonderful places, people, and…

This Week in Really Awesome

The holidays were invented to deplete your wallet and expand your waistline, right? Right. As such, this week in extra awesome included so many great things, including a lot of eating, drinking, and shopping local. Every holiday season I try my best to shop small. It is great for the economy and it ensures ensures that…

Favorite Five: Shopping Local

Avoid parking lots and shopping malls for Black Friday and beyond. Instead, preserve your mental and physical health by shopping small and contributing to your local economy for the holidays this year! In addition to improving your overall health, shopping locally ensures that nearly 70 cents on every dollar remains in the local economy. When you shop small,…

Shop Local This Holiday Season

When you shop local, you help to build a better local economy, reduce environmental impact, put your taxes to good use, create jobs, get better service, keep the community unique, and you encourage local prosperity. “For every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $73 remains in the local economy.” I am a huge proponent for shopping…

Weekly+ Recap

The past week and a half has proved to be quite eventful in the realm of all things Cincinnati. It was 10 days of gluttony, which — while it lasted — was pretty awesome, but now I must get back to my regimen of not totally letting myself go. The Thanksgiving holiday started with our…

Enjoy this year — and your surroundings

I got an idea from a friend for 2014: document everything good that happens to me throughout the year and read through them when the new year comes around. That’s twelve months of compliments, experiencing new places, enjoying the people I spend my time with, and things I generally found out of the ordinary—or maybe…