The newly formed Glow Collective — four artists with very different (but strongly synergistic) aesthetics — recently celebrated its launch into the art world with a pair of opening events. The dual evenings allowed the public to meet the artists and take a look at the stunning & stimulating art being created in Greater Cincy. If you're looking to expand (or start) your art collection, give these folks a call. Your walls will thank you.
True. Bloomington, Indiana might not be the first destination you'd think of for a girls’ weekend. But after reading about this resoundingly refreshing experience, that just might have to change. If you love wine, hiking, and hot tubs (not necessarily in that order), read on!
The saying goes: "A tired dog is a happy dog." And it's oh so true. As a dog owner myself, and one with two terriers, the boundless energy can be exhausting. Recently, however, I found the perfect fix. It's a doggie obstacle course at Pet Nation Lodge in Loveland.
You know the dream... loving family, lovely house, and maybe even a bit of land. This is kinda like that. But with maybe an extra bit of happy mixed in there. (And a pond.) Much like the industrious and creative couple that brought the property to its current level of amazingness, this house is the total package. Welcome to the Sayre’s.
The third annual Cincinnati Street Food Festival rolled into Walnut Hills this weekend. With 15 of the Queen City's favorite food trucks (not to mention a happy army of volunteers manning the tables, booths, and games) the event brought some flavorful, family-friendly fun to a two-block stretch of E. McMillan St. Nicely done, Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation!
Even the most tried and true form of communication sometimes needs a refresher. It’s the art of reinventing art. Channeling that spirit of rejuvenation into its in-house restaurant, the Cincinnati Art Museum has renovated Terrace Cafe. Pull up a seat for our tour through the artistic new dining experience.
It's like a block party on steroids. All. Weekend. Long. The annual MidPoint Music Festival, featuring indie rock artists from around the country, took place this past weekend in downtown and Over the Rhine.
Tucked in a particularly beautiful nook of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville has a well-deserved reputation for being spellbinding on a number of levels. Culture, food, history, nature… You name it, Asheville’s got it. Take a peek at these highlights and head on down!
SERVED: The series that takes you into the kitchens (and minds) of the chefs, cooks, and food-enthusiasts that make Cincinnati's culinary life so uniquely robust, diverse, and (of course) delicious. This month's destination: Sleepy Bee Café in Oakley.
The MidPoint Music Festival kicked off on Thursday night with electronic pop duo Chromeo headlining the Washington Park Main Stage. The festival continues on Friday & Saturday throughout downtown and Over the Rhine.
Cincinnati is a foodie town. This we know. What we might need a bit of help with is matching our high culinary standards with our time-strapped lifestyles. Enter Sea Cuisine! Catch the mobile Taco Bar as it sets up shop in the Queen City this weekend, and you'll see that there is hope. Wonderful, tasty, (and sustainable) hope.
Sure, summer is officially over (sigh), but it’s always the season for tequila! Preaching that very gospel, the Patrón Tequila Express — aka "Roca on the Rails" — is taking its love for that most buzzy of spirits on a whistle-stop tour around the nation. Check the pics from this one-of-a-kind (one-night-only) dining experience.
Cool. Crisp. Chic. D. Burham's, one of Cincinnati's newest restaurants, is located inside the newly opened Renaissance Hotel. Channeling the building's banking heritage, the establishment makes a statement without being overly flashy. Make a reservation now.
It’s just one of those wonderful, universally understood truths that needs no explanation: Things are different on the weekend. Breakfast, for example, magically morphs into its more daring and substantial alter-ego... BRUNCH. Here are our favorite spots that prove this weekend meal is entirely worth the new name.
On the Menu: our monthly exploration of the top eat- or drink-related things you just gotta sink your teeth into. This month we talk about the best stomping grounds near Paul Brown Stadium to enjoy each Sunday. It's football season, baby.
Hello world! Grateful Grahams, the little vegan bakery that could, is stepping out onto the national stage. Started in a home kitchen in 2010, the company is one of the 1,000 finalists in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards. Go Grateful Grahams!
Friday Jam: Our weekly pick for the theme song of the day, selected because the track effectively captures the vibe of the weekend-to-come (… Or because it's taken our playlists by storm and we just can't help but share.) You can thank us later. For now, enjoy an entirely radical song — and video — by OK Go!
Our weekly, curated list of must-check-out activities, neatly packaged in a few digestible sentences. This weekend's big focus is the MidPoint Music Festival, but even if you plan on skipping that, there's still plenty to keep you rocking in the Queen City.
"Who’s your favorite Cincinnati band?" ... That's a tricky one. (So hard to choose!) But recently, the answer’s getting a bit easier. Meet The Yugos. See why this group of young guns should defitinely be in the running for your fave hometown rockers.
The iconic '80s movie "Dirty Dancing" has finally hit the traveling Broadway Stage. And if you thought this rendition would have a better chance of putting Baby in that corner, well, you'd be wrong. The musical is performing at the Aronoff now through Oct. 5.
Lace up your boots, kids... Midpoint Music Festival (MPMF) is upon us! The thirteenth year of the fest presents Queen City music lovers with yet another smorgasbord of awesome acts. Check out our list of #SoRefined picks and rock/ dance your way through three nights of magical musical madness.
Hands down, one of the best parties of the year, the 2014 Zoofari did not disappoint. This year's theme was "Flight of Fancy," so the ladies donned their best feathery frock while the gents showed up in penguin suits. Head to the photo gallery to relive the action.
The remarkable success that Cincinnati has seen in the revitalization of Over the Rhine is a multi-faceted story, but much of it stems from a community taking ownership of its history. So let me introduce you to two such people. Ryan Messer and Jimmy Musuraca rehabbed a house on the north end of Washington Park, and they can't imagine living anywhere else.
In the midst of the NFL's image crisis, there is one story that'll make you still believe there's hope in humanity. It's the story of Devon Still and his 4-year-old baby girl Leah, who is battling pediatric cancer. A local business, Cincy Shirts, has joined the fight by selling custom shirts to raise money for the cause.
All-American trendsetter, regional business manager, and single working mother, Alycia Brock is an inspirational “Miss Independent.” We recently sat down with this East Side resident to discuss all things style, fashion, and image. (We even talk personal transformation.) Her secret: Confidently make changes to achieve what you wish to become. ... Amen.
It’s tempting to say that FRCH Design Worldwide is a top-notch, world-class architecture firm. But that doesn’t do the multi-dimensional organization justice. Not by a long shot. We check in with this Cincinnati-based, globetrotting creative force to see how they do what they do.
The Bengals held its home opener on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. And amid beautiful blue skies and 70 degree temps, they did not disappoint. Here are some of our favorite pics spotted on Instagram from folks soaking up the orange and black spirit. Whodey!
When moving into your very first place, the idea of decorating and shopping for new pieces can be overwhelming. Take a look at these tips to get prepared for your exciting new journey!
Charming boutiques, delectable eats, delightful drinks, an adorable movie house, AND a Graeter's... What more do you need? Join us for a stroll through the winsome "one-stop-shop" that is Mariemont, Ohio.
Sure, the open road and far-away destinations are enticing, but what about the wonders right in your own backyard? WIth fun, creative, and entertaining activities galore, Columbus, Ohio (aka "The Biggest Small Town in America") is an adventure totally worth diving into.
Exploring Big Sur is like stepping into a storybook. The majesty of this central California wonderland may sound too good to be true, but it is (thankfully) very real. Whether you're looking to become one with nature or just relax in its beauty, Big Sur is a dream come to life.
Swinging onto that wondefully wide OMNIMAX screen, the latest film to visit Cincinnati Museum Center takes us into the wilds of Africa. Get ready for a rivetting, educational, and an awe-(/ "aww")-inspiring advenure. It's time for "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar."
Lexington, Kentucky (aka, “Horse Capital of the World”) has all of the prerequisites necessary for an unforgettable weekend vacation— especially one spent with your best buds. If you're searching for that perfect blend of rustic, relaxing, refined, and exciting, look no further. You might've just found your spot.
Sure, lots of folks don’t feel comfortable traveling solo. It can, however, be an exhilarating, enlightening, and empowering experience. Here are 10 reasons to get out your atlas and start planning a one-person journey now.