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I LOVE cooking from recipes, and making up meals, I LOVE spending time with my boys (all three) and entertaining my family and friends, I LOVE bargain shopping (vintage stores included), I LOVE flipping through fashion and design mags, I LOVE the smell of libraries and how often I could get lost there, I LOVE scanning realty websites, I LOVE Trader Joes and LUSH, I LOVE fresh flowers and all four seasons, I LOVE Cincinnati and am always ready to travel, I LOVE stationary and stamps, I LOVE diamonds and pearls, tulle and lace, I LOVE smelling coffee and drinking tea, I love marshmallows and chocolate, I LOVE cozy sheets and morning sunshine, I LOVE me and I love GOD!

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

{Iconic Cincinnati Tour}

What do you get a man who has everything? A tour of the city he adores.....
Thanks to the fine folks at American Legacy Tours for such a fun and very different Father's Day gift!

Cincinnati is the lucky host of the 2012 World Choir Games which we are really excited to be a part of and know it will boost the economy here in The Queen City. There is a huge counter on the Square that serves as the countdown tracker.

Genius of Water

The tour started on Fountain Square where we were given a history lesson of the fountain, when and how it was purchased...a bit scandalous if you ask me.  

A view of Carew Tower from The Square where we will end our tour.

A poem for the city...

The P&G Towers also known as "Dolly Parton Towers" A marketing mecca and the birthplace of IVORY soap aka "the soap that floats."

One of Scott's favorite parts of the tour was getting a chance to go into the Cincinnati Masonic Center. What a beautiful building and as we were informed, no one can put a price on it. Everything was built by the Masons by hand and boy the details of this place are spectacular. What a historical site. Everytime we would pass it Scott would always be in awe, saying, "I want to go in there one day."

One of fifteen life masks of Abraham Lincoln


View from the skywalk...A city within a city


Below are views from the 49th floor of the Carew Tower

Paul Brown Stadium home of The Cincinnati Bengals

John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge the prototype of the famous Brooklyn Bridge.
City Hall

Fun Fact: The Great American Tower is the tallest building in Cincy at 660 feet. What makes it the tallest is the large crown that was placed on top as a ode to Princess Diana just fitting for The Queen City. 

Union Terminal

Music Hall

School of Creative and Performing Arts

Scott truly enjoyed himself. We had an amazing tour and can't wait to try another one. 
I heard the Underground Tour is amazing.

We LOVE Cincinnati!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

{Korean in Kentucky...small place BIG flavor}

After the fashion show Scott and I grabbed a bite at Riverside, a Korean restuarant in Covington, KY.
I purchased a Groupon online and thought it wouuld be a perfect way to end our night. I didn't know what to expect other than reading the reviews on Yelp and Urbanspoon but...boy were we in for a surprise.

The first two photos were taken by other Yelpers but the rest are mine.


We were seated on the floor in traditional style dining and went shoeless (Scott....)

What's left of our tempura veggies and shrimp appetizer.

Everything was so fresh and flavorful.

My Spicy Chicken

Scott's Dolsot Bibim Ba beef, rice and veggies in a stone bowl. When the waitress brings this out she stirs the egg in right at the table. The hot stone bowl cooks the egg.  

Our sides which included an assortment of pickled foods like kim chi, radish, squid, black beans, spinach leaves, portabella mushrooms.

It was all very delicious and the wait staff did an amazing job explaining the menu and assisting with our questions. I can't wait to go back for another date night...maybe with friends.



Monday, June 25, 2012

{Cincy Chic's 2012 Red, Pink and Blue Fashion Show }

 Saturday, Cincy Chic put on their annual Red, Pink and Blue Fashion Show benefiting 3 amazing organizations, the American Heart Association, Pink Ribbon Girls and the Diabetes Association. The show began with a welcome from Amy Scalia and a great ceremony honoring 3 local survivors.

We supported the BLUE because it hits so close to home.

The weather was warm and breezy and the music was just right.

Fashion at it's finest...

Me and the hubby at the show!

What a fun show.

If you are in the Cincy area check out Cincy Chic for more events around town.