Category Archives: Cincinnati

A Bitter Rivalry Led to Sweet Success in Cincinnati

Looking at this pair of teacups and saucers, you’d never guess that they brewed up a long, bitter rivalry between two talented artists. Following the advice of tastemakers like John Ruskin, William Morris and Charles Eastlake, ladies of the late … Continue reading

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What High-Style Dress Would You Wear To The Hofburg Silvesterball?

As 2015 gets washed, cut and styled out of my hair on New Year’s Eve, I’ll be thinking about what would transform this holiday from dreaded to dreamy. Someday, I’d like to attend the Hofburg Silvesterball, the New Year’s Eve ball … Continue reading

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Have You Been To The Art Palace of the West?

Look at this circa-1975 photo of my mother and me and you’ll see three of my favorite things: a handmade Holly Hobbie doll; a wrap skirt that had seagulls painted on it; and a beautiful fountain that symbolizes Cincinnati. Around … Continue reading

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At Cincinnati’s Mercantile Library, “You May Be Whatever You Resolve To Be”

Years ago, I read The Clerk’s Tale: Young Men and Moral Life in Nineteenth-Century America, Thomas Augst’s account of how industrious young businessmen of the 19th century earnestly worked to improve themselves in their free time. Practicing penmanship, keeping diaries, … Continue reading

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Antique Christmas Returns To The Taft Museum

The halls of the Taft Museum in Cincinnati might not be decked with boughs of holly, but they’re certainly garlanded with lush evergreens and filled with Christmas trees decorated with charming vintage ornaments. Whether you’re regular Taft Museum-goers or a first-time … Continue reading

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Five Days Left to See the Taft Museum’s Antique Christmas!

Find plenty of inspiration for next year’s holiday decorating in Antique Christmas, the Taft Museum of Art’s seasonal display of antique ornaments, toys and decorations from private collections. Even before you see the first tree, you’ll be captivated by a … Continue reading

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Johnny Appleseed and John Uri Lloyd Stopped by the Ohio Governor’s Residence to Dedicate a Special Garden

Yesterday afternoon, a fedora-wearing pharmacist and a barefooted pioneer who needed a shave mingled with over 100 people at the Ohio Governor’s Residence for the dedication of the Lloyd Medicinal and Johnny Appleseed Memorial Garden. The newest feature of the … Continue reading

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