When Carl Strauss designed his masterpiece at 3 Melville Lane, the home was celebrated for its elegance, relationship to its surroundings, and livability – qualities that became trademarks of the Cincinnati architect’s designs. Sixty-six years later, the home is enjoying renewed acclaim, following a renovation that stripped it to its exterior studs and painstakingly put it back together. Every room, material and detail has been meticulously renovated to ensure the survival of Strauss’s local brand of modernism.
When it comes to jewelry services, few jewelers are as equipped to satisfy your needs as the team at James Free Jewelers. With a comprehensive staff of designers, jewelers, gemologists and consultants whose life passion is the creation of fine jewelry, you can shop with the confidence that your precious possessions are in good hands. Since its founding in 1940, James Free has been trusted by tens of thousands of satisfied customers. James Free has raised the bar for excellence in customer service and no-pressure sales.
Coldwell Banker's Julia Wesselkamper Presents The Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre, Unveiled in the 2019-2020 Season
Julia Wesselkamper’s love of live theatre set the stage for her ongoing passionate pursuit of diversity, community and charitable outreach to ensure all people not only have access to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, but are represented in every way possible through the work of the Board of Trustees and the Playhouse’s Diversity Committee.
Ol’ Blue Eyes probably wasn’t singing about diet, exercise and other elements of a heart-healthy lifestyle with his whimsical take on a youthful disposition. But the Greater Cincinnati American Heart Association (AHA) figured the “Young at Heart” concept works just fine as its theme for this year’s 26th annual Greater Cincinnati Heart Ball.
For Victoria Morgan, there’s no place like the ballet studio. But it took more than clicking her heels to realize her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer.
These were phrases that were once uttered with great frequency in homes that contained high-quality furnishings. But no more, thanks to Sunbrella®, which has revolutionized the way we think about and use upholstery performance fabrics. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has partnered with Sunbrella to offer several collections, all of which offer durable, stain- and fade-resistant fabrics in multiple styles and colors. This means that families – including children and pets – relax on sofas and chairs without fear of ruining them with a careless spill, dirty footprint, or muddy pawprint.
Founded in 1996, Miami Valley Christian Academy (MVCA), began as a small private school. Today, MVCA serves over 465 students residing throughout the greater Cincinnati area. While the school has existed for over 20 years, MVCA now has a new face and culture that is reaching beyond the campus borders by 45 miles. With an unprecedented level of growth in recent years, MVCA has rapidly adapted to offer high-quality Christian education and raise the bar for the overall experience. They are more passionate than ever about exceeding the expectations of the students and parents they serve.
The most rewarding facial rejuvenation journey often includes a combination of surgical and non-surgical procedures, says Donna Krummen, M.D., FACS.
Mary Barr Rhodes’ artistic journey began in her childhood years in West Virginia. The artist who first dabbled in art with her older brother’s art supplies draws her inspiration from nature and is well-known for her signature emotion-evoking abstract painting style. “As an artist, I believe that it is my job to bear evidence to the world in which we live.” Rhodes shares. “And, because our society is in turmoil at this time, I hold on to my romantic roots that art should make a person stand still, to view the art in a state of mindfulness. So, I invite the viewer to feel my art. My work is like jazz – it is to be felt, not defined.”
As one of about two dozen sophomores participating in Cincinnati Public Schools’ first year of its Cyber Academy at Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School, Lariya Guess is learning and honing highly marketable skills that she can one day craft into a lucrative, challenging career.
Many heroes often go unsung, but 4C for Children is working to make sure the spotlight shines on two of theirs.
When it comes to health and beauty, Dr. Suresh Gupta, medical director of Pure M.D. Med Spa, wants his clients to look their best so that they can experience the physical and mental transformation that inevitably follows.
"Future of the Arts" Gala Presents Performance of Cincinnati Arts Organization in Collaboration with SCPA Students
According to Charity Navigator’s 2017 study of Cincinnati, the 56 largest charities in the Queen City consistently rank higher than comparable charities around the country in assets, contributions and revenue. Further, 23.2 percent this funding is put toward the arts, culture and humanities. It’s been proven that Cincinnati is a generous city, especially when it comes to the arts. Organizations like the Cincinnati Ballet, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Opera, the Cincinnati Pops and the May Festival Chorus are living examples of this generosity.
Stafford Jewelers is sporting a new brand, and their Kenwood location has a more approachable, personal look and feel. But their time-tested, family-strong business philosophy hasn’t wavered, says Amy Stafford. This second-generation community-centered company remains dedicated to providing the best customer service, at the best price, for the best quality.
True or False: You have to be an attorney or well-versed in financial and tax matters in order to serve as the executor of a loved one’s estate. True or False: The best place to keep a will or trust is in a safe deposit box at your bank. True or False: Your responsibilities as the executor of a loved one’s estate begin after he or she dies.
Reaching the decision to undergo elective surgery is never easy, but at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, the entire staff has a goal to make every procedure one their patients will actually love. “It may sound unusual,” says Dr. Jon E. Mendelsohn, “but we really feel our patients are going to enjoy this experience.”
If you’re searching for a reason to kick back, relax and enjoy a few hours of quality entertainment this spring, look no further – Broadway in Cincinnati has options for you.
The food business is nothing new to Chuck McHale. His grandfather was a grocer and his father was a butcher. Chuck stepped into the catering side of the business. From 1990 till 1998 their business was catering corporate lunches, other offsite events, and some weddings.
While many Americans will rightfully focus their new year resolutions on physical wellness, we believe you should also focus on your financial wellness. This is especially true as we wrap up a year of significant volatility within the markets and some uncertainty heading into 2019. While focusing on your investment portfolio is critical, it’s also a great time to think through other areas of your financial lives.
St. Elizabeth Heart & Vascular Institute Awarded American Heart Association Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Accreditation
In the four years since St. Elizabeth Healthcare established its Heart & Vascular Institute, hospital officials knew they were well on their way to fostering a high-quality cardiac care system.
Spending a Night at the Cincinnati Museum Center - Venue Magazine 2019 Winter Issue
Underserved Middletown students and the community at large can now access primary care services at the new Deaconess Health Check at 601 N. Breiel Blvd. in Middletown. Primary Health Solutions in Hamilton, Ohio, will operate and staff the Deaconess Health Check.
Ashley and Brennan Croy had settled on a local wedding reception venue, but when curiosity led them to take a quick peek at Burnham Hall, one of Renaissance Cincinnati’s ballroom facilities, they immediately made the switch. “The space is so elegant and classic,” Ashley explains. The couple fell in love with the gold, dome-shaped ceiling, which added a touch of drama and glamour.
Vice Chairman of U.S. Bank Discusses Anticipating the Financial Needs of an Increasingly Diverse Population
Gunjan Kedia is transforming the face of wealth management at U.S. Bank by working to make wealth management delightful for all, regardless of their current income level.
Nothing lasts forever, but we are fortunate to have methods to help maintain how we look and feel. As we live healthier and longer lives, we want to keep our outside appearance a reflection of how we feel inside. Therefore, people often undergo periodic procedures to boost appearance and, by extension, self-esteem. The great news is that these days, it’s not always necessary to go under the knife, as there are a multitude of non-surgical, minimally invasive treatments available. For instance, Dr. Shalini Gupta, owner of The Dermatology Laser & Vein Center, says that two of the most requested procedures these days are EMSCULPT (used for body contouring) and Thread Lifts (used for skin tightening).
One of Shirley Davies’ final wishes was to enhance and enrich residents’ quality of life at Twin Lakes Senior Living Community in Montgomery where she had enjoyed life so immensely. She generously bequeathed a donation of $500,000, and with the help of subsequent generous gifts, a new multi-purpose community center bearing her name now serves as a warm, inviting gathering place for residents, their families and friends to celebrate, learn and entertain.
When Charles Lee established Marjorie P. Lee (MPL) in 1963, he fulfilled his wife’s dying wish: to create a home-like environment where older adults would receive quality care and live with freedom, choice and purpose. Every decade or so, Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) substantially renovates the community that bears Mrs. Lee’s name with this mission – and current or future market demands – in mind.
Though it can be intimidating to see a surgeon, Dr. Michael Planalp and his skilled colleagues at Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine help ease their patients into treatment. They find a diagnosis and then outline possible options, from least to most invasive to prepare patients for wherever they are on the spectrum.
The Sheridan at Mason, offering assisted living and memory care, fosters a vibrant senior community with amenities and activities that help seniors stay active and engaged with life.
Since the early 1960s, Kinsella Kitchens has crafted thousands of kitchens, baths and other rooms around Cincinnati. Today, the second and third generation of the Kinsella family continue the tradition of quality, service and excellence.
One day Grace Jones, lead interior designer and owner of Dwellings on Madison, was chatting with her friend and fellow designer Kent Shaw, owner of his own firm and member of Bello Design Group, about their passion for giving back to the Cincinnati community. Shaw mentioned that he felt drawn to help New Life Furniture Bank (NLFB), the only nationally registered furniture bank in southwest Ohio serving those who are struggling with homelessness and poverty. When Shaw filled Jones in on NLFB’s mission, she, too, was compelled to get involved.
A Leaky Bladder is Nothing to Sneeze At
Has your bladder betrayed you since giving birth to your children? Does urinary incontinence regularly ruin your day? Do you get the feeling your pelvic floor is no longer your friend?
The school district has expanded its partnerships with business leaders, industries and organizations driving economic development in the area, ensuring students who choose to enter the workforce immediately after high school are prepared not only academically but technically, and are ready to tackle the jobs that are in demand now and in the future.
Over the past 154 years, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati has evolved to meet the needs of the community in thoughtful and impactful ways. The Children’s Home has developed a culture that is built around a continuum of care that includes providing health counseling in more than 170 local schools, expanded early childhood programming, a comprehensive autism program, a health clinic which features an open access policy for mental health and medical management services, and workforce development opportunities that prepare young people grappling with emotional and behavioral challenges for life after high school.
A very special event will take place this fall in the Grand Ballroom at Cincinnati’s historic Music Hall. DesignBuildCincy, a unique show, features fine craftsmanship and design for consumers and professionals interested in architecture, remodeling and renovation. The show will take place Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28 in the heart of Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine, where visitors can walk to the area’s many attractions: Washington Park, local bars, restaurants and Findlay Market, or use the Connector to arrive at the steps of Music Hall.
Amy Holt, founder and owner of Designs on Madison, hears it all the time: what’s it like to build a Homearama home without a homeowner onsite to select floorplans and fixtures and everything in between?
When it was announced in November 2014 that SS&G, Inc., one of the largest accounting practices in Greater Cincinnati at the time, was merging with BDO – then the country’s seventh largest – there were, as might be expected when discussing accounting, a lot of numbers reported as news of the two financial firms’ fusion spread.
John Mongelluzzo, Stepping Stones Board of Trustees president, was recognized as Volunteer of the Year by the Cincinnati chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The award was presented at the AFP’s National Philanthropy Day celebration in November.
Stepping Stones will hold its 11th Annual Open Your Heart fundraising dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Eddie Merlot’s in Montgomery.
For more than 50 years, Lang Financial Group consultants have helped thousands of companies and individuals determine the right mix of benefits to meet their needs and their budgets. But the firm’s compassion stretches beyond its clients to positively impact the greater good.
Fall 2018 Collection
This season, we invite you to create comfort in your surroundings with our richly layered Fall 2018 Collection. Visit our Cincinnati Signature Store, where you’ll find inspiration to make your space a warm and relaxing haven, for those you love and those you love to entertain.
The Port launched "Purpose + Progress. "Purpose + Progress" explores why and how The Port strategically invests in blighted and unproductive real estate and supports development; and, captures the progress we've made in our efforts to be truly transformative for Hamilton County.
After years of consideration, Beth and Dave Schirmer took the plunge and decided to get an in-ground pool. “We enjoy being at our home and property and wanted to find a way to enhance it,” says Dave. “And the pool has certainly done that. We’ve spent more time in our yard this last summer than we have in the last 15 years.”
Partners Put Cincinnati's Future to Work
From the moment the first Cristo Rey high school opened in Chicago 22 years ago, there was an instantaneous relationship between the private college preparatory school and area businesses, a connection embodied in an innovative Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). The school’s dual-focus education model caught on immediately, and today DePaul Cristo Rey High School in Cincinnati, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity, is one of 35 Catholic high schools in the Cristo Rey Network currently serving 11,500 students nationwide.
Lindner Center of HOPE, a distinguished leader in offering comprehensive, patient- and family-centered care for people suffering with mental illness and substance use disorders, continues to blaze trails with its state-of-the-science treatment programs and progressive, compelling, clinical research.
Nice Family, warm hearts.
“Nice family, warm hearts.” That’s how Stav Barkai, an Israeli 19-year-old in Cincinnati for a year of service, described the Klings, who live in Montgomery, Ohio and are members at Adath Israel Congregation.
Walking into Cincinnati artist Dawna Boehmer’s home is like walking straight into a gallery of color and imagination. Sitting in the entryway is a large painting of a young girl sitting in her room surrounded by a soccer ball and guitar, ballet slippers, a spaceship – all things that represent a child’s dreams, says Boehmer. After all, what child doesn’t want to be a famous athlete, musician, dancer or astronaut?
A sumptuous brunch with the freshest of ingredients sourced from area farms and fields is what Kyle Goebel, the Executive Chef at The Summit, A Dolce Hotel, has in store for you and your guests at Cincinnati’s sophisticated new destination hotel.
Tawnia Justice has a favorite kind of client. To be more precise, she has many favorite clients, but one favorite kind. What they share is that they’ve decided to forget what was and what is and, deep down, make a change.
In October of 2018, Venue Magazine honored Jon Mitchell, President & CEO of Illumination Works, Mary Miller, CEO of JANCOA Janitorial Services and Mike Sipple Jr., President of Centennial Inc.
Buildings, like people, need a little rejuvenation now and then. A nip here. A tuck there. A bit of brightening, perhaps, to accentuate the outward positives.