In the Name of Love

Every time someone asks me where I am from, I always enjoy the response I get when I say Loveland. If I’m traveling outside of the Cincinnati area, I get a lot of “Oh, what a cute name for a town” or “I bet that’s a quaint little place.” It’s true: Loveland sounds as charming as it actually is. That’s why I am excited that this issue focuses on love. Love in Loveland—and let me tell you, there’s a lot of it.

For those about to get engaged or maybe just purchasing an additional bit of sparkle, we turned to Dale Robertson of Dale Robertson Jewelry. Not only did he update us on the latest engagement ring trends, he also upped our knowledge on what the shape of your rock says about you.

In this issue, we also feature a very special couple—Dustin and Amy Hepburn, owners of BIGGBY Coffee in Loveland. This husband and wife duo took a giant leap of faith, opening their first business together just over a year ago. It’s paid off in spades … because now they are on their way with a second location in Eastgate later this year.

What about Valentine’s Day? It isn’t just for couples—it’s also a great time to celebrate friendships. That’s why we wanted to highlight Lemons & Limes Boutique and their charming, BFF-worthy Galentine’s Boxes. These custom gift boxes are packed full of accessories—all hand-selected for the perfect gift for one gal pal to send to another. Truth: I’d be overjoyed to receive one of these this February 14th!

Last but by no means least, our “Giving Back” feature is a true testament to the power of love.Ohio Valley Voices is a remarkable school for deaf children, a place where they are learning to find their voice, literally—and founder Maria Sentelik cares for each child as if he or she were her own. These children are learning to find their voice, literally—and founder Maria Sentelik cares for each child as if he or she were her own. This is one story you have to read. Maybe even out loud.

When it’s all about love, I hope you love this issue as much as we loved putting it together. Enjoy!