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Stress Free Holidays

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Is your holiday calendar filling up already?  Even though fall has just begun, now is the time to plan ahead!  Dates fill up quickly.  Company parties and outings are in stiff competition with family dinners, Christmas shopping trips, children’s pageants, holiday concerts, and not to…

Guide To Cincinnati Downtown Neighborhoods

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Cincinnati, also known as “The Queen City” founded in 1788, was on the western frontier.  European German immigrants crossed the oceans in waves beginning in the 1830’s to live the American dream.  Being situated on the Ohio River led to early manufacturing and commercial success. After years of decline from the 1970’s to the 90’s,…

Cincinnati’s Best Guided Tours

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~ Find Your Perfect Tour ~ I’m visiting Cincinnati soon and there are so many tours to choose from.  Which one is right for me?  Cincinnati draws over a half million visitors a week!  There are multiple tours to choose from.  Before we list your options, what are you looking for? See the top sites…

The Cincinnati Streetcar – A User Friendly Guide

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I’m going out on a limb to proclaim I love the Cincinnati Bell Connector (aka the Cincinnati Streetcar). Yes, it has suffered from growing pains, but come on; it’s still in its infancy. Why do I love the Cincinnati Streetcar? Let me count the ways: 1. The Cincinnati Streetcar is a cheap mode of transportation….

The Best Team Building Activities for Cincinnati

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Are you the party planner in the workplace?  Are you looking for something fun for your team to do?  If you’re tired of the same old happy hours, ball games and picnics, here are some new ideas to get the creative juices flowing. a person on the machine

How To Choose The Perfect Valentine Gift

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Nothing is more stressful than shopping for the perfect gift. How do you pick the right gift for the woman in your life? You play detective. Clothing ~ Please choose the right size or this gift will backfire. Clue: Look at the statements each month. Where does she shop? You’ll see the same stores over…

The Perfect Christmas Gift for a Foodie

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The 12 Dates of Christmas trend is becoming increasingly popular in gift giving.  Haven’t heard of it?  Here’s how it goes – one gifts their significant other with 12 pre-planned dates that they can use together throughout the year, (usually to be scheduled monthly), to create a gift that truly keeps on giving. We decided…

Free Cincy Christmas Events

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  By Laura Noyes, Owner of Riverside Food Tours, November 2017 MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  Even Scrooge would enjoy these FREE Cincy Christmas events!   Macy’s Light up the Square Fri. Nov. 24 6 – 11pm    http://cincinnatiusa.com/events/macys-light-square Tree-lighting ceremony at 7:25 p.m. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Local band Naked Karate Girls to perform.   Holiday…

Piper’s Cafe ~ Top 10 Facts

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Piper’s Café, owned by partners Charles Killian and Chip Adkins have been a feature stop on our original Mainstrasse Village Food Tour since March 2016. At the conclusion of every Mainstrasse Village Food Tour, I poll our guests, “What was your favorite tasting on the food tour?” Piper’s Cafe is always a favorite! “I really…

Crafts and Vines ~ an extension of your living room

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By Laura Noyes, Owner of Riverside Food Tours, July 23, 2017 Crafts and Vines, is owned by Vic and Lesley Hugo who are on a mission to educate people and take the snobbery out of wine. This charming little wine and tap room is on the…