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 … Continued

An Apple a Day

When I was selecting photos for this issue’s cover, the runner-up was a photo of apples stacked neatly on a large produce stand—shiny Red Delicious beauties blending into the neighboring Granny Smiths … begging you to select one and take a bite. What instantly came to mind? “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Obviously I didn’t ultimately select that one … Continued

It’s That Time Again

I can’t believe Christmas is almost here again. Last year, to be honest, the holiday season wiped me out—I’m not just talking financially, I’m talking wrapping-presents-at-3:30-a.m.-Christmas-Eve-staring-into-my-pantry-wondering-if-an-unopened-jar-of-cinnamon-could-work-as-a-stocking-stuffer kind of wiped out. This year, I’m determined to stay on top of things—that’s why I was very excited to feature Haven Grey in our gift guide. This boutique nestled in downtown Loveland … Continued

Thank You, Loveland

It’s very fitting that our “Thankful” issue happens to coincide with our one-year anniversary. What a year it’s been! I was already in love with my hometown, but over the past 12 months publishing this magazine, I have come to grasp how amazing this place really is. Each issue, we worked to uncover stories of people who took chances and followed their passion. People who helped better their community. Those who inspired and taught others. … Continued

Food, Glorious Food

I can’t lie … I’ve been looking forward to this issue for a long while. Dining out, whipping up a feast in the kitchen or sipping an IPA with friends, nothing brings us together like food and libations—and this issue is chock-full with ways to ignite your taste buds, fill your belly and wet your whistle. … Continued

Fashionably Late to the Style Game

When I was 15, I’d run to mailbox every month anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Seventeen magazine. What shoes were in for fall? Does red lipstick go with my skin tone? How do I properly pluck my eyebrows? The answers to these important questions were all found in the glossy pages at my fingertips. As I grew older, … Continued

You’ll Always Be My Fur Baby

Before my daughter, there was my fur baby, Charlie. Neither my husband nor I grew up with dogs, so this was a new venture for both of us. We weren’t entirely prepared for midnight wake-ups, accidents and her love of chewing all things plastic. But love trumped gnawed power cords, earbuds and flip-flops (yup, every pair … Continued

Soaking Up the Summer

I love Loveland in the summer. This town comes alive with the warm weather and rays of sunshine. Biking, hiking, canoeing, swimming holes, festivals, concerts, dining alfresco, fireworks—the list goes on and on. Loveland is in its prime in the summertime, and there are so many new things to be excited about this season. One word … … Continued

Now It’s the Guys’ Turn

I bet some of you guessed after our women’s issue hit your mailbox in May that the gentlemen’s turn was right around the corner. Yes, guys, we couldn’t forget about you. In fact, gentlemen, we’ve jam-packed this issue with quite a few of your favorite things, so we’re confident it’ll be impossible not to find something (or five things) you love. When it comes … Continued

Ladies Who Rock

When I sat down to write this letter, I found myself stuck. How could I narrow down the infinite awesome that is “woman?” I couldn’t corral my thoughts and capture what I needed to say. I needed guidance. I needed inspiration. I needed … music. I browsed countless songs and artists to create my “ultimate ladies’ playlist.” I had the bosses—Beyoncé’s “Run … Continued