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Style // I Beat the Trend!

I know it’s still summer, but every year around this time I start missing my boots and sweaters like they’re old friends I haven’t seen in a while. While browsing for a little cool-weather inspiration on style.com, I came across the ultimate fashion validation: Fall fashion trends that fall right in line with my personal style. Don’t you love when that happens? I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: gray is the perfect non-color.

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Work // Magazines in the Wild!

What seemed like a neverending merry-go-round of scouting and photo shoots has borne fruit! The latest issues of Baby Guide, Cincinnati HOME, and Cincinnati Wedding magazines are out in the wild, which means you should absolutely check them out on newsstands and online. I wrote several pieces for the front-of-book pages of Cincinnati HOME in addition to producing and styling shoots, so take a look and let me know what you think. Speaking of Cincinnati Wedding magazine,

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Shop Around // Atelier by AdornUSA

I’ve known about Atelier by AdornUSA for a while, but I’ve known the company’s founder, Arlene Aranzamendez, even longer. We initially met when she did some graphic design work for a company I used to work for, and have managed to keep in touch via seemingly random encounters over the years. A few years ago, Arlene opened an online-only jewelry shop, then expanded to a small boutique in Madeira, and now has a cool spot in

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Meanwhile, On the Other Side of the Camera

A few months ago, Dayton-based photographer Tiernae Salley contacted me about doing some lifestyle photography to build her portfolio. I’m not a model by any means, but I’m always happy to help out fellow creatives (and self-photography is so time consuming), so we made plans for an hour-long session at New Riff Distillery. It was so fun! I did my best Vogue imitation and preened and posed in the beautiful bar and patio area while Tiernae

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Current Obsession // Podcast Madness

Ever since Serial blew up, there’s been a lot of talk about the explosion of the podcast. Not to sound all hipster-braggy, but I’ve been listening to podcasts since 2008, and while I still have some oldies-but-goodies (Pop Culture Happy Hour, Marketing Over Coffee, Star Talk Radio) in rotation, lately I’ve been exploring the world of entrepreneurship and lifestyle podcasts. Here are a few I’m currently obsessed with: Being Boss This is my favorite podcast right now,

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Thread All-Star Guide: Over-the-Rhine

In case you haven't heard (where have you been? can I come?), the 2015 MLB All Star Game is right here in Cincinnati on July 14th! The fine ladies of Thread Cincinnati decided to create a guide to our favorite neighborhoods to make sure locals and out of towners alike have all the fun there is to have around these parts. I got lucky: my ‘hood happens to have some of the best places to

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Shop It Like It’s Hot Part 3 // Elm & Iron

After wrapping up a fun tour of the Artworks murals in OTR and scarfing down a (delicious) smoked chicken wing or five at Taft’s Ale House with my tour group, I made my way over to Elm & Iron, another Columbus-based retailer specializing in industrial-cool home decor at the corner of 14th and Vine. One step inside and it’s clear that this store is a photographer’s dream: the light filled space is packed to the brim

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Shop It Like It’s Hot Part 2 // Continuum

Even a cursory glance inside new Vine Street boutique Continuum reveals a range of highly Instagram-able vignettes, from the palm-print wallpaper to the meticulously arranged accessories. Don’t just look at it from outside, though--step in and take a look around, if only to find out where that strange pink glow is coming from. I popped in one extremely nosy Saturday, and wound up chatting with Continuum owner Ericka Leighton-Spradlin. Predictably, she studied fine arts at DAAP

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