My favorite part of running Cincinnati Housewives in the City is discovering amazing new places in the tri-state. This area has so much to offer and I love that there are so many different small businesses to choose from. Clothing boutiques, spas, bakeries, jewelry stores and more all owned by local men and women that truly care about their customers!
Small Business Saturday is right around the corner, November 25th. Let’s show some love and support this holiday season to all of these hard working people who turned their dreams into reality and #ShopSmall this weekend!!
*There's still time to showcase your small business.
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Are you looking for the perfect center piece for your holiday table? Or maybe you need an adorable chalkboard sign welcoming guests for your entry way! Whatever you need to decorate your home, you are bound to find it at Blume.
Blume is an eclectic home decor boutique located in historic downtown Lebanon. They focus on a mix of vintage-inspired and handmade goods. Blume carries a variety of home decor pieces including rustic and repurposed furniture as well as antiques. In addition, they offer a variety of women's clothing and accessories.
Vintage & Handmade Home
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513-934-7629 | 9 S. Broadway Lebanon, OH 45036
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As a sister company to Stella & Dot, KEEP Collective creates MEANINGFUL jewelry to help you tell your UNIQUE STORY. I would love to help personalize KEEPSAKES for you! We share a deep belief that living a happy life comes from always keeping in mind what truly matters: LOVE, FAITH, FAMILY, FRIENDSHIP & ADVENTURE. Each of our KEEPSAKES is a wearable touchstone, an instant reminder of the little things, the big things, and all things that make you unique.
Halloween is officially over, Christmas music is playing on the radio, and I know a few of us are chomping at the bit to bust out our decorations! I am currently tearing walls out in my house so until the remodel is finished my beautiful faux douglas fir will have to wait. Lucky for me (and all of you happy little elves) in just a few short weeks our city will be covered in twinkling lights, gingerbread houses, and holiday cheer. Here are a few different things going on in the area this holiday season!
Fountain Square has already kicked off the festivities with O'Keefe's ice skating rink sponsored by Fifth Third. The rink is open daily until February 19th! Admission is $6 and if you don't own your own ice skates you can rent a pair for $4. Santa will be on the ice every weekend in December. You can check out myfountainsquare.com for operating hours and to see who will be making special guest appearances.
November 4th, the Macy's tree will be making its arrival in Fountain Square. Head down for the tree trimming party from 10am-noon to make your very own ornament! It is free with admission to the skating rink.
They light up Macy's massive tree on November 24th. Santa will make an appearance at 6pm. Head back on November 25th, December 2nd, & 9th to watch Santa and his elves rappel down a 20 story building landing on the Macy's rooftop!
The Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo is always a must for the Holidays. The lights come on November 18th and you have until January 1st to get in on the fun. New for 2017, they have added a light wall outside of the 4D theater. Clips from classic holiday movies will be playing every night. There will also be life sized animal shaped Chinese lanterns throughout the zoo. You can pick up discounted tickets at any local Kroger.
Back for the first time since 2005 is King's Island's Winterfest! Select nights from November 24th - December 30th the theme park will be transformed into a winter wonderland. You can skate on the fountain below a eiffel tower that has been transformed into a giant Christmas tree.
Something I definitely plan to check out this year is the Christmas Ranch in Morrow. It has been featured on HGTV, Good Morning America, and many more. The Ranch displays over 350,000 lights throughout 5 acres. They have shops, a bakery, train rides, and of course Santa! It runs from November 17th - December 23rd. They will be closed for Thanksgiving to spend time with family.
For some FREE fun, check out these holiday happenings!
As a gift to the community, Niederman Family Farm sets up a walk through Christmas display nightly from November 24th - December 30th. *Donations are accepted
Light up Middletown is a drive through option located at Smith Park. Beginning Thanksgiving - New years Eve.
Hamilton will light up their tree downtown by the courthouse on November 18th at 5pm
December 3rd Historic Lebanon hosts their famous Horse Drawn Carriage Parade.
Washington Park turns into Santa's workshop every Saturday from November 25th - December 23rd.
If you are looking to get some Christmas shopping done and celebrate Cincinnati's prevalent German heritage, stop by Germania Park November 17th-19th for Cristkindlmarkt.
Hopefully these local events can hold you over until the big day!! Do you have a favorite holiday adventure that isn't on this list? I would love to hear about it!
I’m very excited to be bringing Cincinnati Housewives in the city back!
I will be hosting monthly girl’s night out events across the tri-state area, sharing delicious recipes, teaching you all of my tricks on saving money and introducing you to my favorite travel spots. We will get together at a different venue each month to hang out and have a great time!