Champions for Change

 Heather Russell  Occupation: Hamilton County Judge  Cause: CHANGE Court

Shop Girls

When Janel Thompson, Debby Walker and Ann Marie Toney opened Alley Boutique on June 9, they were the first of the downtown Loveland businesses to re-emerge after the 2017 fire. Debby and Janel were the original owners of mobile boutique Cincy Fashion Wheels; Ann Marie joined the business ahead of the re-opening. 

Door Prize

Cincinnati EntryPoint, a Mason custom-contracting favorite, can transform your entire entryway and pump up your curb appeal. Owner Bruce Carden shares three trends that add big impact and can ultimately increase the value of your home.

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

May 2019 Around Town

Come on, Vogue Need fashion-forward wardrobe staples or a perfect gift for Mother’s Day? Turn to Alley Boutique. Co-owned by longtime friends Janel Thompson, Debby Walker and Ann Marie Toney, the trio recently shopped New York’s exclusive COTERIE retail convention. The takeaway: Don’t wait for fall to sport faux fur. Match a knockout necklace with a strappy midi-dress. Pair the perfect cami with daring snakeskin shoes. These … Continued

Cooking Class at Out of Thyme Kitchen Studio

Out of Thyme Kitchen Studio cooked up a St. Patrick’s Day feast on March 5. The menu: Guinness stew, corned beef and sauerkraut bake, shepherd’s pie and a sticky toffee pudding. If you’ve dreamed of being a master chef in your own kitchen, check out one of their monthly classes and earn your chops! 

By the Numbers

You know from the moment you walk through the glass doors of Bob Johnson’s Mathnasium learning center that you’ll walk out having learned something. From the math-related illustrations on the walls to the quotes from students and mathematicians, anywhere you look, you can’t help but feel the love for learning.  

Blessed Are the Sandwich Makers

Cathy Degois and her husband, Laurent, quietly opened their French bistro, Chez Renee, in 2017. Having owned a catering company in Western France before relocating to Ohio, the duo Degois are no strangers to solid comfort food executed with élan. They play to their strengths in the kitchen—French standards like chocolate mousse, Croque Monsieur and Scallops a la Bretonne are decadent additions to the dining…

Mosaic Gym Grand Opening

March 15 was epic for local rock-climbing enthusiasts—Mosaic Climbing opened its mammoth (dare we say mountainous?) gym. Regardless of skill level, this mega-center has something for everyone—an oversized bouldering area and towering rope-climbing space, plus yoga and fitness rooms. Owners Nicole Brown and Chris Shortwell welcomed more than 100 climbers for the debut event—with plenty of room to spare.

Wonder Women

“Most people in the community still don’t know what we do up here. They don’t know who we are … what our mission is.”