Allyson Clifton is a practicing music therapist who currently provides services to the Cincinnati and southeastern Indiana areas with a private practice called Keys for Success. There, she works with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, helping them to set and accomplish goals and improve their quality of life through the art of music. (Read More)
Iris Book Cafe was the perfect spot to spend a cold and rainy Sunday morning, surrounded by books and the comfortable crowd while sipping coffee, listening to Julie Fay’s story, and looking at pictures of her past projects in Over-the-Rhine and her current project: the Imperial Theater in Mohawk. She told us the stories of her childhood, her bold career moves, and more, as if we were old friends. We laughed together often. We chatted about her current passions and projects: a love of OTR, her desire to rehabilitate the area, the Iris Book Cafe itself, and her decision to rehabilitate the Imperial Theater. (Read More)
Aspiring plant-based takeout kitchen concept ESSEN hosted a soft launch event promoting their upcoming Indiegogo campaign. Founders Patricia Bittner and Lida Bilokur, along with head chef Yasel López and 80+ attendees, enjoyed conversations with Matty Colston (sommelier and natural wine expert), Jessica Hemmer (fashion and product designer, owner of Hemmer Design), and Cody Gunningham (fine artist and designer). Everyone knows the best spot at a party is the kitchen, so we gathered around NOLI Modern Italian Kitchens’ three showrooms to chat about art, food, wine, and the delicious intersection of all three.