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Co-Op & Friends End of Season Sale!

So fellow Cincinnista’s,  I last wrote about what trending for 2018,  but let’s face it,  it’s cold out there baby and it’s time for some great deals on winter clothing, shoes and accessories!

My favorite sale in Cincinnati is always put on by the Co-Op & Friends, conveniently located on Camargo Road in Madiera.  Cincinnista is excited to be an official promoter of this event, so here are the details of this end of season sale!

The sale begins on Thursday, February 1st (5-8pm) and continues through Saturday February 3rd.  There will be dramatic reductions on “fashion forward” merchandise from clothing,  to shoes, jewelry, and accessories. In addition, esthetician Shawna Renay will be offering brow waxing and lash services on Thursday evening and Friday afternoon.  My favorite part of the sale is the Opening Thursday night consisting of  wine tasting and yummy lite bites to enjoy while shopping with my favorite Cincinnista’s!

To top it off, a $5 donation at the door as well as a percentage of sales, will go to the always charitable Karen Wellington Foundation.

Check out the attached flyer and see you there!

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Happy New Year! What’s in for 2018

So fellow Cincinnista’s, I’ve blogged and and even been featured on TV about what’s hot in Interior Design for 2018, but now let’s talk about personal style and fashion.  It’s always true that what is trending in interior design and overall design transcends itself in to fashion and visa versa.

 

After much research here are my top 7 trends for 2018!

 

-Shine and gloss:  From metallics to now actual yes,  vinyl, glossy pants and tops, anything shimmery (well almost) is in.  Just make sure to not let your entire outfit be a reflective sign and mix and match the wow pieces with the  more subdued.

-Mixed prints.  Again,  we want to be careful of not becoming a fashion “mine field” , but the juxtaposition of different prints is very current. Don’t be afraid to mix those plaid jeans with an embroidered top for example if the colors work together.

-Fringe:  While I’m a bit of a bohemian haute couture dresser myself on my casual days,  fringe is still in!  From sweaters to handbags, the 70’s are still with us. Just a little moderation ladies!

-Nineties Influences:  Ugh sorry ladies,  I’m not advocating Alexa Carrington’s oversized should pads, but the windbreaker and “bomber style” jackets have come back but in a with more sophisticated and interesting materials.

-Haute Demin: While demin will never go out of style,  it’s time to leave your Levi’s and get more creative.  Many of us older Cincinnistas aren’t into the distressed, holely look but what about zippers and contrasting panels of focus?  Sounds kind of fun to me!

-Utilitarian and Camo style clothing.  While I still treasure the army green and lace Veronica Beard jacket I got on big time sale this summer,  this look isn’t going away.  Camo themed sweaters to pants with utilitarian outside military pockets are all over the run ways for the spring.

 

So cheers and Happy New Year and check out some of these looks!

 

These glossy polyertherline pants by RtA will the make the simplist outfit poop.

 

I’ve been fighting polka dots for years, but this mixed print polka dot versa dress for DVF is a wow statement.
Not cheap at retail, but the Balmain all wool sweater on sale is both chic and Bohemian!
Always love how Rag and Bone takes a creative trend on fashion. This  bomber style jacket has mix or satin and woven cotton/poly arm sleeves.
Balmain again. Love the mix or zippers and more detailed paneled leg areas!
Rich, saturated colors are shown through this edgy, metallic and animal print dress by Veronica Beard.
Did I say camo was in!? Love this fun, yet comfy pants but Kendall and Kylie.

 

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Tour of Kitchens: Join Us!

Well, what better way for a Cincinnista to spend a Saturday afternoon than a walking tour in OTR of top kitchens and culinary delights in Cincinnati!? Tomorrow, Saturday, November 4th, from 11-3 the Junior League of Cincinnati will be hosting it’s annual Tour of Kitchens.  Over a dozen kitchens will be featured on a self guided tour with great food at each stop by top chefs in the area. We are proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Tour, not to mention, as an OTR business, we have designed 2 of the kitchens on the tour.  In addition, Amy Youngblood Interiors will be a stopping point on the our where we will be serving mimosa’s, wine and gourmet lies bites.  We hope to celebrate with you tomorrow!

 

 

 

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Creativity and Cocktails: A fun and great cause at Amy Youngblood Interiors!

While most of you Cincinnista’s have probably heard,  we are hosting an amazing event this Friday, October 6th at 6:30!  We are partnering with a local OTR charity called Indigo Hippo to raise money and/or collect gently used art and craft supplies.    Indigo Hippo is an art thrift store located on Main Street, which sells gently used art and craft supplies to those who could not normally afford it, supporting creativity in Cincinnati.  The store is filled with an amazing array of affordable finds:  from colored pencils,  to vintage finials, to pine cones.  Nothing is off limits in this creative haven!

For the event on Friday night we ask that you bring any type of art, office or craft supply. Be creative!  Not feeling creative?  A $5 donation is suggested.

In addition we will be serving wine from the Wine Merchant as well as other  beverages and yummy lite bites from Che, also located in OTR.

So please join us for an evening for a great cause and fun!

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Wine Country: The perfect Cincinnista Get-Away!

So this Cincinnista is finally back after a fabulous 1st Anniversary trip with my husband, Tom.  As Tom’s never actually been to wine country, I thought it was the perfect place for us that he’d appreciate.

 

Everything from the hotel to the food to the topography, and of course the wine was perfect.  A referral from a friend, we stayed in Sonoma at the Fairmont Mission Inn and Spa, a place of beauty yet with tons of history and character.  Despite, the long flight to San Francisco,  we were ready for two days of wineries in both Sonoma then Napa.  We selected only those wineries with good reputations and of course hired a driver!  It’s hard to say which was our favorite, but we did love the energy at Wellington, the amazing cabernet at Etude and the incredible view at Stag’s Leap. Not to mention, everyone working at the wineries was incredible nice and passionate about their jobs.  We also lunched at the famous Auberge du Soleil hotel.

 

After the wine tours,  it was time to change gears.  Tom went golfing at the scenic Sonoma Country Club  while I spent and afternoon at the Fairmont’s amazing spa.  The service was impeccable and the interior beautiful. (and we all know how much I care about that!:)  After my services, I sipped sparking wine by the private outdoor pool basking in relaxation.

 

Finally on our last day,  we hung at the lovely pool for a bit then ventured in to the actual town of Sonoma for dinner.  We stopped at an authentic Mexican Restaurant for a yummy, hand made margarita,  then off to the Girl and the Fig for an amazing main course.

 

Overall,  it was hard to leave and I can’t wait to go back.  Thank goodness this Cincinnista stocked up on some good wine that we are still drinking!  Cheers!

Downtown Sonoma. Tons of character. Notice Tom on his phone…I thought this was vacation?
On our way to downtown Sonoma in front of our hotel.
The “quiet” pool outside the spa.
I couldn’t help but photograph this water sculpture inside the spa.
At Stag’s Leap Winery in Napa. A breathtaking view not to mention amazing wine.
The view from the Auberge Du Soleil restaurant. Fabuous.
Lunch and wine tasting at the famous Auberge du Soleil.
Waiting for our driver outside the hotel.
An front view of our hotel, the Fairmont Mission Inn and Spa.
A view of the enchanted grounds from our hotel room.
Tom getting to know wine. Not easy for a beer drinker!

 

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Happy Fourth of July! Here are some of my Fav’s…

While it’s big time sales in summer fashion,  on this special day one question I ask is: “What do I wear?’  As this Cincinnista has a party to attend,  I want to be at least a little festive.  Even if it’s not red, white AND blue.   I plan to wear a ruffle silk top with white shorts…..sorry no blue sandals in my closet.  Wait,  I need to start the hunt for those!?

Well,  forget my hunt for blue sandals,  but here are some of my favorite red, white and blue fashions:

 

Love the color forward direction of these Christian Louboutin sandals.
This jersey dress with ruffles by Gucci is a classic black with red, white and blue ruffle detailing.
These high waisted trousers by Johanna Ortiz are so festive. Just wear with a simple white top!
Again, Gucci leads the pack with these comfy yet fun sneakers.

 

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The Countdown is On: VIP Trunk Show at Amy Youngblood Interiors!

The countdown is on Cincinnista’s!  Join us this evening from 4-8 at Amy Youngblood Interiors, as we host The Wardrobe’s beautiful and fashion forward apparel, jewelry and footwear.  I personally visited The Wardrobe last week, and was not just impressed, but excited for Lesley Herm to bring some of her fabulous wares to our offices.  Not to mention, shop with a glass of champagne or wine and enjoy 20% off your entire purchase.  Also,  register to win a $300 Design Consultation with yours truly.  I hope to see you tonight!  Cheers!

 

 

 

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Amy Youngblood Interiors and The Wardrobe invite you for a night of spring shopping!

So mark your calendars, Cincinnista’s!  On Wednesday, April 26th, from 4-8pm, Amy Youngblood Interiors will be hosting and Evening of Shopping at our hip, newly renovated studio in OTR.  We couldn’t ask for a better partner,  The Wardrobe Cincinnati.  Lesley Hern and her team will be bringing in her latest and best spring and summer fashions, shoes,and accessories.  Shop The Wardrobe’s beautiful, sophicated collections, while sipping wine and enjoying lite bites.  In addition,  The Wardrobe will be offering a 20% discount on your entire purchase that evening!  Amy Youngblood Interiors will also be be raffling off an interior design consultation with Amy worth $300.  So join us for an evening of fun and beautiful things!

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