Stars of the Showroom

Furniture shopping isn’t easy. Luckily, we have one of the nation’s best indoor and outdoor furnishing retailers right here in town—and it just got better. Watson’s recently won the most prestigious award in the world of outdoor furnishing: The Apollo Award. Presented by the International Casual Furnishings Association, it recognizes “an exceptional dealer in their trading area and a model for others within the industry.” Watson’s was founded 50 years ago in Cincinnati—their flagship location now remodeled and open on Sharon Road—and boasts 20-plus retail locations across the Midwest. Watsons.com

Fantasy Team

An astronaut, a football star and a mermaid walk into a photo studio. … no joke! Matthew J Capps Image Services is now open in downtown Loveland, and it’s more than your average photo studio. Pick from three photography collections and hit the dressing room. Snap some traditional shots, embody your fantasy character with the help of a wondrous wardrobe and an in-house stylist, or model your way around town with provided transportation and an assistant. The studio will also house an art gallery and space for photography classes. MatthewJCapps.com

Flow With It

Downward-facing dog, cat-cow, cobra, pigeon. It’s no menagerie—simply a few of the yoga poses you’re sure to encounter at Honor Yoga Harper’s Point. Opening mid-December, the studio will offer all levels of classes and focus on accessibility and eco-friendly standards. They’ll also feature meditation sessions, as well as barre and aerial yoga classes (try suspension by silk!). Bringing Cincinnati its first Honor Yoga location, owners John and Carey Curran share a passion for physical and emotional health—and a desire to encourage community. All levels of ability are welcome! HonorYoga.com/HarpersPoint

Will Brake for Coffee

There’s nothing better than meeting a good friend over a great cup of joe. Mile 42 Coffee is Loveland’s new neighborhood coffee shop—and it might just be our new favorite place to caffeinate. Parked at the 42nd mile marker of the Little Miami Bike Trail (right next door to Loveland Hardware), they’re serving up locally roasted beans from the Coffee Emporium—and a whole lot of good times. It’s also owned and operated by the Butler family, longtime Loveland residents who are looking to create a community through coffee.