TOURIST STYLE: Cincinnati Food Finds

Today is the day that David and I officially move from Cincinnati to Dallas for good! Of course I will miss my huge family that lives in Cincinnati, but I think second to them I will miss all the wonderful food Cincinnati has to offer! Of course we will miss the usual, Skyline and Montgomery Inn, but these are some of our favorite food finds of Cincinnati. If you have not been to these place you must check them out!

MARX’S BAGELS

This has been a favorite of mine since childhood and I have dragged David there twice in one week before! I always get a tuna melt, on a bialy, with swiss! This place is an amazing place, with amazing food, and an owner who is as crazy and hilarious as ever. Trust me, you get lunch and a show.

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BREW RIVER

This is a great little place David and I stumbled upon one little date night. Its this small little place with a great little patio. They give you amazing beer flights and the food is INCREDIBLE. We also hear they have an amazing brunch, so we will be back soon to try it!

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STRONG’S PIZZA

This has been our pizza staple for the past four months! Its a small joint in Newport, KY that has amazing pizza and salads. Our favorite is The Hot Drunk Hawaiian: vodka sauce, prosciutto, jalapeños, and pineapple!

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Their original pizza is The Margherita. One of the best I have ever had!

Their original pizza is The Margherita. One of the best I have ever had!

 

BLUE ASH CHILI 

I know I said I wouldn’t mention Cincinnati classics, but you can’t escape four months in Cincinnati without some Cincinnati style chili. We love skyline, but this place is also one of our favorites! Plus we love anything that is Diner, Drive-Ins, and Dives approved! If you ever go there, you really need to consider getting their amazing 6-way (topped with deep friend jalapeño bottle caps!)

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We will miss you Cincinnati! But we will be back soon and we’ll be hungry!

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TOURIST STYLE: 1215 Wine Bar

After my post on Cooper’s Hawk I realize I really needed to post about another one of our favorite wine spots in Cincinnati, 1215 Wine Bar. Its this small gem in OTR that has an amazing selection of wines, a great small plates menu, and live music. The best thing about this place is that they have a whole wall of wines sold at the rock bottom price that you can buy and take home or buy and have them serve it to you there!

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The best thing to try at 1215 is their WINE FLIGHTS!   You get a selection of three wines, and if you ask the bartender he will number them and give you a list of flavors and aromas found in each glass of wine and you have to guess which glass is which description! Its my favorite thing to do! And of course it helps that I always beat David!

The best thing to try at 1215 is their WINE FLIGHTS! You get a selection of three wines, and if you ask the bartender he will number them and give you a list of flavors and aromas found in each glass of wine and you have to guess which glass is which description! Its my favorite thing to do! And of course it helps that I always beat David!

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Their plates are small, but the quality is amazing! And that honey almond crunch they serve with their cheese plates is AMAZING with blue cheese!

Their plates are small, but the quality is amazing! And that honey almond crunch they serve with their cheese plates is AMAZING with blue cheese!

If you are ever in Cincinnati, and are a wine lover you need to check out 1215 Wine Bar!

REINCARNATION: Metal Shelving

Of course the more time I spend in Cincinnati the more I day dream about projects for our house in Plano. Right now my focus is on our kitchen because we need more storage and space! I love the idea of adding metal shelving to display our dishes, wine glasses, and maybe even have a bar shelf. Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images for metal shelving and a few amazing shelves I have my eye on!

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Here are some of my favorite metal shelves for your own space in need of storage…

This amazing shelf is the Whitewashed Wood and Metal Shelving unit from West Elm for $899

This amazing shelf is the Whitewashed Wood and Metal Shelving unit from West Elm for $899

 

This is the Gridley Caged Storage Cabinet from Pottery Barn for $1,399

This is the Gridley Caged Storage Cabinet from Pottery Barn for $1,399

For a less raw and rustic look here is the Hamilton Baker's Rack from Pottery Barn, on sale right now for $1,099

For a less raw and rustic look here is the Hamilton Baker’s Rack from Pottery Barn, on sale right now for $1,099

This amazing wood and metal combo is the Beckett Shelving System from Crate & Barrel for only $1,499. Love Love Love!

This amazing wood and metal combo is the Beckett Shelving System from Crate & Barrel for only $1,499. Love Love Love!

 

 

HOME-SPIRATION: Hanging Photos

Happy New Years Eve everyone!! David and I just got back from an AMAZING trip to Puerto Rico and we are going to be quietly ringing in the new year while packing for our last move back to Cincinnati. Of course there will be many more travel posts to come all about our recent trip! But first I wanted to share some amazing ideas and inspirations on displaying photos. After all the photos we took I am so looking forward to displaying our most recent adventures in our home. Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images for hanging and displaying photos.

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I love this quiet breakfast nook FULL of amazing inspiration photos!

I love this quiet breakfast nook FULL of amazing inspiration photos!

 

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I love these black and white photos with brightly colored tape! Perfect for a space where you might not be able to hang photos or make permanent marks!

I love these black and white photos with brightly colored tape! Perfect for a space where you might not be able to hang photos or make permanent marks!

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