The locally owned Embassy Boardshop launches skate safaris with clothing, shoes, and accessories from renowned brands such as Vans, DC Shoes, Adidas, and Analog. Customers can kick-flip their way into a pair of DC shoes ($49.99) to protect feet during cutthroat games of hopscotch. Nestle into the folds of an Alien Workshop hoodie ($44.99) or hoist a Neff beanie ($16.99) high aloft heads while street surfing on a Globe longboard ($159.99). Eric, the owner of Embassy Boardshop, swims in a sea of all things skateboard, doing backstrokes through ball bearings and grip tape after donning a bathing suit of skater magazines, all to pair customers with the perfect skateboard and gear, or challenge them to the most daunting pool party of all time.
Next’s cultivated selection of men’s and women’s contemporary clothing and shoes is a snapshot of today’s hottest urban wear. Patrons can waltz in and spoil their style-starved soul sacks with designer fashions such as G Star denim, Diesel, Nike, PF Flyers, and Jeffrey Campbell, and they can slip on a pair of men’s canvas Vans ($45) or women’s Michael Antonio suede pumps ($48) before gleefully spinning away on street-side light posts. Prevent the itchy leg rashes that result from running through the neighbor’s garden with a pair of durable designer Nudie Denim jeans ($189–$299), or make a grand entrance with a women’s G Star tank dress ($65). A friendly and fashion-forward staff will happily assist you in piecing together a stylish ensemble or string quartet.
Jones the Florist first bloomed back in 1865, under a different pseudonym, and has been flourishing in the Cincinnati area ever since. Green thumb your way through the botany business's online catalogue to find thoughtful bouquets for just about every occasion, whether you're celebrating a birth, birthday, or just want to announce an imminent military invasion with the traditional bouquet of roses. Otherwise, dress your digs appropriately for the warm months with a vibrant bouquet featuring summer sunflowers ($34.95–$54.95), or send off a bundle of the season's best ($44.95–$64.95) blooms to your best buddy, significant other, or allergy-ridden enemy.
From her station within The Salon, stylist and massage therapist Shamika Winters spends her time making people feel good, whether it’s from a stylish new ‘do or a relaxing massage. She specializes in the art of Swedish massage, which incorporates gentle pressure and a variety of strokes to relieve bodies of tension and forge inner peace. Her massages can also improve range of motion and help purge the lymphatic system of toxins and catchy theme songs from middle-school biology videos. When she isn’t pampering muscles, Shamika applies her talents to crafting flattering haircuts, lengthening weaves, and performing transformative color services.
Their business might be up-to-the-minute news, but the roots of Cox Media Group go back more than a century. In 1898, media mogul James M. Cox purchased the Dayton Evening News, which later became the Dayton Daily News, launching what would become a regional media empire. Today, the group's reach extends beyond the wall of fire that surrounds Dayton. In northern Cincinnati, readers can flip through the Journal-News, and in Springfield, the Springfield News-Sun fills in citizens on the local goings-on.
In the last 10 years, Picture It On Canvas's founder and CEO Bob McKeon has applied more than three decades of software-sales-management experience to create six Internet-based companies. With Picture It On Canvas now his primary focus, McKeon strives to appease all clients with approachable customer service and a no-questions-asked return policy. Picture It On Canvas takes customer-uploaded photographs and prints them on archival-quality material such as canvas, metal, and hand-chiseled slate, forging a durable keepsake for customers to hang on their walls or dangle from the grills of their automobiles. Buyers can also blend several images into a collage or divide one photograph into four color schemes with a kaleidoscopic piece of pop art.