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Broadway in Cincinnati Presents: Mean Girls

Broadway in Cincinnati Presents: Mean Girls

Broadway in Cincinnati’s latest show to hit the stage at the Aronoff Center for the Arts is Mean Girls and it is fantastic!  Ella and I had a perfect mother-daughter evening with dinner and a show.  We both agreed that we like Mean Girls even better on the stage.  The Broadway production of Mean Girls...
Truck Stop Chili

Truck Stop Chili

If you are looking for a tried and true chili recipe, may I present to you the ever-delicious and hearty Truck Stop Chili recipe.  This has been our go to recipe for over a decade and it has even won us some prizes in chili cook-offs!  The Truck Stop Chili recipe was handed down to...
Cirque du Soleil Returns to Cincinnati with AXEL

Cirque du Soleil Returns to Cincinnati with AXEL

Cirque du Soleil is skating back to Cincinnati in January with their newest show, AXEL.  If AXEL is like any of it’s Cirque sibling shows it will be a stunning spectacle to behold.  I have yet to see the show but I have read some rave reviews and I am on the edge of my...
Lucious Q

Lucious Q

Have a hankering for some off the charts BBQ?  Head to Lucious Q in Pendleton and you will not be disappointed.  You will go for the BBQ but stay for the sides, slushes, live music and the ultra chill vibes.  Lucious Q is just a seriously cool place to hang out with some awesome food....
Founders Brewing Company Taproom

Founders Brewing Company Taproom

Founders Brewing Company has a Taproom in Grand Rapids, Michigan that is worth a visit if you are in the area, or even just driving through.  We went a little out of our way on our way home from a vacation in Michigan just to stop for lunch at the Founders Brewing Company Taproom and...
The Art of Burning Man at the Cincinnati Museum Center

The Art of Burning Man at the Cincinnati Museum Center

Recently we went to see Burning Man at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  This exhibit, entitled “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” was an eye opening, hands on experience for the whole family.  I will readily admit that I knew just a little bit about this unique desert experience before this exhibit.  One of my...
Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

The Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is a beautiful oasis in the midst of a bustling city.  We visited Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus for the first time recently and were astounded at all the conservatory and gardens had to offer! We planned our visit because I really wanted to see the Chihuly collection...
Buona Vita Pizzeria

Buona Vita Pizzeria

When you are in the mood for a filling and delicious Italian feast set your course for Buona Vita Pizzeria in Crescent Springs.  They have a great selection of homemade Italian dishes, something to please everyone’s appetite in your family. Buona Vita Pizzeria has been family owned for years, operating for a long time in...
GIVEAWAY:  Park Hills MKT & Garden Tour Tickets

GIVEAWAY: Park Hills MKT & Garden Tour Tickets

The Park Hills MKT & Garden Tour is back for it’s second year to give people a peek into the gorgeous gardens of Park Hills while learning more about nature and gardens at mini-workshops set up around town.  This one of a kind event offers something for everyone throughout the town all weekend long. It...
CUBA: Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean at the OMNIMAX

CUBA: Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean at the OMNIMAX

The OMNIMAX at the Cincinnati Museum Center has a new show opening this week and you are not going to want to miss it.  CUBA: Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean fits an amazing amount of information into just forty minutes of footage and stories that will captivate you from the opening scenes to...
The Cincinnati Preservation Association's One Great House Tour 2019

The Cincinnati Preservation Association’s One Great House Tour 2019

I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to the One Great House Tour sponsored by the Cincinnati Preservation Association.  Each spring this is one of my favorite traditions.  I love to witness the beauty and unique features of architecture of homes in our region.  Each year a different neighborhood is spotlighted for...
3rd Turn Oldham Gardens & Backside Grill

3rd Turn Oldham Gardens & Backside Grill

Recently we visited 3rd Turn Oldham Gardens just outside of Louisville, Kentucky and immediately loved the place and their brews!   We spent a few hours there tasting their craft brews, dining at the Backside Grill and playing board games with the kids. 3rd Turn Oldham Gardens How we arrived at this off the beaten path...