Buffalo Wing Festival

Every time I go home is a treat, but my time spent in Buffalo is even better when I’m enjoying the tastes of home. Think Tim Hortons, Mighty Taco, Duff’s and more.

So when my parents suggested going to the National Buffalo Wing Festival, I was all in!

Buffalo Wing Festival | Closet Full of Cocktails

Buffalo Wing Festival | Closet Full of Cocktails

First, we did some walking around the city. For not having lived there for about 5 years now, a lot has changed… so I love a good exploration to catch up on what I’ve missed.

Buffalo Wing Festival | Closet Full of Cocktails

Buffalo Wing Festival | Closet Full of Cocktails

Buffalo Wing Festival | Closet Full of Cocktails

Then off to the main event. We dined on some of the most delicious wings from all across the country, and Buffalonians know wings.

And just when we thought there would only be locals in attendance, look how many people came from out of town!

Buffalo Wing Festival | Closet Full of Cocktails

All together, we tried 10 different flavors: Cajun Dry Rub and Buffalo Medium from Brew Brothers Grille, Goslings Black Rum BBQ and Garlic Parmesan from BrickHouse Tavern & Tap, Carribean Jerk and Asian BBQ from Curly’s, Dr. Pepper BBQ from Duff’s and Honey Sriracha Rub, Maple Bacon and Loaded Baked Potato from Boneheads Wing Bar.

Is your mouth watering yet?

Buffalo Wing Festival | Closet Full of Cocktails

So if you’re ever looking to make a trip to Buffalo (maybe to explore the breathtaking Niagara Falls) you should go to Buffalo Wing Fest… you won’t regret it. But maybe pack some heartburn medicine 😉

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts

If you’re a Parks and Recreation fan like me, you’ll know the meaning of these 3 words: treat. yo. self. And that’s exactly what me and some of the Thread ladies did at Sia Spa.

This past Tuesday, we partnered with the local Kenwood medical spa + salon to put together a fabulous night of pampering: Bloggers, Bubbles and Blowouts. Because who doesn’t love to break up a stressful work week with champagne and a blowout?

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

As part of the event, Sia Spa offered some amazing deals on their variety of services, including $15 manicures, $25 blowouts, $45 Dermaplane and even some complimentary ones, too! I treated myself to a manicure (definitely buying this color) plus an eyebrow threading (#BrowsOnFleek).

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

Everyone at Sia was friendly, welcoming and willing to answer any questions we had about their plethora of services. As a girl who doesn’t often treat herself, I will definitely be back for a facial, massage or even a blowout soon!

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

Cincinnati Fashion Night

Two weeks ago, a few of the Thread ladies and I were treated to a night of fabulous food, fashion and networking. And boy, was it a blast!

Cincinnati Fashion Night by Cincy Chic | Closet Full of Cocktails

Dress: T.J. Maxx/Tommy Hilfiger (similar) || Shoes: Nine West Outlet (almost identical!)

We started out at one of my favorite new-ish places in Covington, Frida 602. Everything about this place was right up my alley: the decor, the food and especially the margs. Even the bathroom was cute! I felt kinda weird taking a picture of it, but who could resist with a design as cute as this?

Frida 602 in Covington, KY | Closet Full of Cocktails

Frida 602 in Covington, KY | Closet Full of Cocktails

Frida 602 in Covington, KY | Closet Full of Cocktails

After our delicious dinner and drinks, we were off to the main event: Cincy Chic‘s annual Fashion Night! As VIPs, we were given swag bags with exclusive offers, seats along the runway and so much more. There was a three-part fashion show, featuring Walton Creek Boutique, GKM Design and Style Room 326.

Even though I didn’t get too many pictures, all three showings were filled with impressive, cutting edge looks that I can’t wait to recreate myself!

Cincinnati Fashion Night by Cincy Chic | Closet Full of Cocktails

Cincinnati Fashion Night by Cincy Chic | Closet Full of Cocktails

Cincinnati Fashion Night by Cincy Chic | Closet Full of Cocktails

Cincinnati Fashion Night by Cincy Chic | Closet Full of Cocktails

Carrington, Laura, Annie and I had so much fun, and can’t wait for next year’s show!

Topgolf + GIVEAWAY!

Fun Fact: When I was younger, I used to play golf with my grandma and brother. Let’s just say I was no Jordan Spieth… Fast forward a few years and I’m still *attempting* to golf, but far far away from an 18-hole course.

Enter Topgolf. This is the place for golfers and non-golfers alike. There’s seriously something for everyone, making it the perfect spot for some weekend fun!

Topgolf Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

A few of the Thread ladies and I were invited by fellow Threader Annie to Topgolf Cincinnati’s Media Taste & Tour. This location in West Chester is the 27th in the country and the first in Ohio. Topgolf Cincy will open to the public this Friday, so we’re giving away a $100 gift card to celebrate! Don’t forget to enter below for your chance to win 🙂

To say we were spoiled the whole night would be an understatement. The staff was so welcoming and accommodating, the food was beyond spectacular and the atmosphere was one of a kind. I can’t wait to go back!

Topgolf Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

A few important things to note:

  1. You don’t have to go to Topgolf to golf! There’s a rooftop terrace with a full bar, Bear Pong, cornhole and even live music. There’s also a downstairs lounge, complete with shuffleboard, pool tables and XBOX Kinect.
  2. All Topgolf locations are open year-round. Even when the ice and snow hit Cincinnati, the West Chester location will stay open! The targets and hitting bays are completely heated, so no need to bundle up.
  3. The food is top-of-the-line. Topgolf prides itself on its “chef-driven menu,” meaning the culinary team contributes their own recipes, including ones passed down from family and friends. Also, they do a brunch on Saturday and Sunday, so you know I’ll be back!

Topgolf West Chester will open to the public starting this Friday, July 29. To celebrate, Thread is giving away a $100 gift card to one lucky winner! All you have to do is follow the instructions below and voila, you’re entered. We’ll be announcing the winner on our Facebook page this Friday. Good luck!

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Topgolf Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

Topgolf Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

Topgolf Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

Topgolf Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

Topgolf Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

Topgolf Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

Ohio Wine Month at Henke Winery

Summer is my favorite season: the weather, the clothes, the food and adventures. But now, there’s even more reason to love the month of June: it’s Wine Month in Ohio! To celebrate in true wino style, I ventured to Henke Winery on a rainy Thursday afternoon and treated myself to a personal wine tasting.

As soon as I walked in, I was greeted with a smile by owner Joe Henke. I was seated in the dining room, where I enjoyed a relaxing acoustic performance by Tom Roll. Joe personally walked me through the entire tasting, and I learned so much!

Henke Winery is an urban winery, meaning the entire wine-making process takes place at their Westwood location instead of a traditional rural vineyard. Since opening in 1996, Henke has received several awards, including being rated #6 of all urban wineries in the country by Wine Enthusiast magazine! Needless to say, you have to check this place out.

Ohio Wine Month at Henke Winery | Closet Full of Cocktails
Image Credit: Google Maps

The wine tasting included seven wines as well as a souvenir wine glass, all for only $10. After describing my wine preferences, Joe hand-selected the ones for my tasting. He made some amazing selections, switching between wines in and out of my comfort zone to spice up the palette. By the end of my tasting, I felt like a wine connoisseur. I even found myself swirling and sniffing the wines, but trust me, I’ll never be that type of wino. 🙂

The wines I ended up tasting were Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Vendange A Trois, Riesling, Vidal, Cellar Blush and Cin Zin. By far, my favorite was the award-winning Cellar Blush, which is described as “a white zinfandel, but much better.” And the description didn’t lie, it was amazing! So I took a bottle home for only $11.

Ohio Wine Month at Henke Winery | Closet Full of Cocktails

When I finished my tasting, Joe gave me a tour of the winery’s basement where all of the wines are handmade. The basement was filled with barrels, vats and all sorts of other contraptions involved in the wine-making process. Overall, I had an amazing experience and will definitely be back!

Ohio Wine Month at Henke Winery | Closet Full of Cocktails

Ohio Wine Month at Henke Winery | Closet Full of Cocktails

Ohio Wine Month at Henke Winery | Closet Full of Cocktails

Ohio Wine Month at Henke Winery | Closet Full of Cocktails

If you live in Ohio or passing through this month, you should definitely check out a local winery and celebrate Ohio Wine Month, too! There are over 240 to choose from, so one shouldn’t be too hard to find. In honor of this special month, the Ohio Grape Industries Committee (OGIC) is hosting a contest throughout the month. To enter, simply share a picture on social media at an Ohio winery or enjoying an Ohio wine from one of the many participating retailers, tag it with both #OhioWine and #30cheersOH between June 1 and June 30. Each day the committee will randomly select a winner using those hashtags and give away something wine-related, including gift certificates, wares and souvenirs each day via participating wineries and retailers. At the end of the month, all 30 winners will automatically be entered into a grand prize drawing for an overnight stay at Gervasi Vineyard in Canton.

So what are you waiting for? Cheers, winos!

Compensation for this post was provided by Hello. Thank you!

Dress for Success with L’eggs & Thread Cincy

Last week, the Thread ladies and I got together to support Dress for Success Cincinnati. In conjunction with L’eggs, we hosted a clothing drive and happy hour at The Frock in Covington, a pretty little space on Pike Street, which is home to Honey Events, Linger Flowers and Lyell Photography.

Dress for Success + L'eggs Clothing Drive | Closet Full of Cocktails

Everyone was encouraged to bring donations of clothing, jewelry, makeup and more to go towards our local DFS chapter. With the mission of passing on style (#StylePassItOn) to others, each of us wrote a special note on our garments, sharing a funny or sentimental memory from a time we wore that particular item.

Dress for Success + L'eggs Clothing Drive | Closet Full of Cocktails

Dress for Success + L'eggs Clothing Drive | Closet Full of Cocktails

I’m so thankful to be part of the Queen City blogging community and come together to support an amazing cause. We had a blast, and can’t wait to support another great cause soon!

Dress for Success + L'eggs Clothing Drive | Closet Full of Cocktails

Dress for Success + L'eggs Clothing Drive | Closet Full of Cocktails

And now, it’s your turn! Thread Cincinnati is encouraging you to host your own little soiree to support your local Dress for Success chapter. So grab your gals and get planning! To find a DFS chapter near you, click HERE.

Dress for Success + L'eggs Clothing Drive | Closet Full of Cocktails

Dress for Success + L'eggs Clothing Drive | Closet Full of Cocktails

Dress for Success + L'eggs Clothing Drive | Closet Full of Cocktails

Dress for Success + L'eggs Clothing Drive | Closet Full of Cocktails

Dress for Success + L'eggs Clothing Drive | Closet Full of Cocktails