Charming boutiques, delectable eats, delightful drinks, an adorable movie house, AND a Greater's... What more do you need? Join us for a stroll through the winsome "one-stop-shop" that is Mariemont, Ohio.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Get your BEER here! That's been the rallying cry all weekend long for Cincy Beerfest on Fountain Square. The two day event featured over 200 craft brews, live music, and the best of Cincinnati's food truck scene to keep your belly happy. Now, to the pics!
The inaugural Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic kicked off last night at Washington Park. The two day event strives to celebrate the Queen City as a culinary destination. Chef Jackson Rouse from The Rookwood took home the Boss Hog Award during Friday's Pork Chopped competition.
“Put a Fork in It” dives into Cincinnat’s ever-expanding foodie scene and gives those standout dishes (you know, the ones that keep you coming back and ordering the same thing time after time) the love they so richly deserve. This month, we're headed to Ruth’s Parkside Café in Northside for the delectable Creole Catfish. Dig in!
Pieology, the latest eatery to open up at U Square in Clifton, is satisfying hungry folks with their fast-casual, build-your-own pizza. We set out to test the experience and see how it measures up against its many Cincinnati competitors. Check out the review and find out if the pie rose to the challenge.
In this week's edition of Dance Party Friday on Local 12's "Good Morning Cincinnati," Bob Herzog and company parody the '80s hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart." It's a full on Texas Turnaround, folks.
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!
WEEKEND GUIDE: Our weekly, curated list of must-check-out activities, neatly packaged in a digestible sentence or less. ... Okay, three sentences or less. (Maybe four.) The World's Largest Chicken Dance, the Cincinnati Ballet, and a comic expo. See what the Queen City's got in store for the weekend!
A theatrical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby," widely considered to be one of the core “Great American Novels,” has arrived at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Let the drama (and glitz) commence!
Hats off to the folks at OTR Improv for not only hosting, but selling out all four shows of their inaugural Improv Festival. The two-day event took place at the Know Theatre and included popular names in the improv scene, like Susan Messing and Cincinnati native Kevin Crowley.
Six pieces. Four world premieres. But there's only one Cincinnati Ballet. The company, which celebrated its 50th anniversary season last year kicks off the 2014-15 season with the annual New Works series. The program runs through Sept. 21 in the Jarson Kaplan Theater at the Aronoff Center.
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!
Street Style — "Humans of Cincinnati" Edition: the series that takes to the Queen City streets, strikes up an impromptu conversation with a passerby, and highlights the vibrant color and depth of the people who call Cincinnati home. We could meet anyone from a politician to an artist to a bucket drummer. This week, we meet Rick. Say hello.
And then the most magical thing happened… We went walking in Wallace Woods. If your socks aren’t charmed off by this architecturally varied historic district, you’re probably wearing sandals. It’s one of the most downright neighborly ‘hoods we’ve ambled through in a while. Join us for a photo stroll, won’t you?
It's that time of the month again. BEST DRESSED time! While the summer always brings about a different fashion set, we feel confident our gallery highlights the best looking ladies and lads who we spied in August.
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.
Along the winding roads off of I-70, an unusual surprise awaits. Located in the backcountry of West Virginia, a destination known as Palace of Gold (aka, "America's Taj Mahal") will transport you to a different world. It's an experience well worth the twisting, turning pilgrimage.
If you're not tied to the school calendar, break away for one last bit of summer. And you wanna know the perfect place to go? Hocking Hills State Park. Just a short drive from Cincinnati, you'll be transferred to an oasis for your mind, body, and soul.
When most people think of an Illinois getaway, Chicago is the first (and sometimes only) destination that comes to mind. If, however, you're in the mood for a little less "hustle bustle" and a little more "heartland," head for the charming hamlet of Union. It's a straight shot to a simpler time, so hop aboard and enjoy the "good ol' days."