Brady Bunch stars Christopher Knight (front row right), Susan Olsen (front row left) and Barry Williams (second row right) enjoy a ride on the Racer roller coaster at Kings Island on Sunday. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the “Cincinnati Kids” episode filmed at the 364-acre amusement and waterpark in 1973, the trio returned to Kings Island and entertained park guests during four live shows of singing, dancing and Brady Bunch anecdotes.
New On DVD
Cloud Atlas — Tom Hanks, Halle Berry
Join Jeff, Jenn, and Fritsch at Coney Island on Saturday, May 18th, for “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” Fun-filled, family friendly event and is the single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead to the needed answers. Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Registration is at 8am and the walk begins at 10am.
Maifest at Mainstasse Village
Friday, Saturday & Sunday. The 34th edition of this German festival celebrates the arrival of spring with entertainment, fabulous food, arts and crafts, and music!
Jazz, Arts and Wine Festival
Friday & Saturday at Newport On The Levee.
Florence Freedom Baseball Returns!
Friday & Saturday vs. River City Rascals.
Beach Waterpark Re-opening This Weekend!
49 water rides and attractions, including the Kahuna Beach and Volcanic Panic!
Bengal Ticket Packs Available Saturday
Sale 10 a.m. for 2013 Bengals home season. Ticket packs offer reduced pricing compared to single-game tickets. Two-game and four-game packs available starting at around $40 per ticket per game.
See more Shark Rays on display than anywhere else in the world! Extremely rare Shark Rays “Sweet Pea, Scooter, Sunshine and Spike.”
“Shipwrecked! An Entertainment”
Starts Saturday-runs through June 16th at The Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park.
Jon Jon at Mynt Martini
Fountain Square Friday nights. Fun night out with great music.
If you are like me, you love to get out but dread the task of packing your suitcase. I feel like if I’m not rushed or stressed then I I’m forgetting something or about to leave something.
Ease the stress of packing for your next trip by following these 5 tips:
Don’t wait until the night before to pack. It only creates more stress than you need and predictably, some forgotten items. I always pack a few days ahead but then write out a list of the items that have to be packed last minute. That way, something important doesn’t get left behind.
Roll it all up!
I used to look at my husband as if he were crazy when he rolled all his clothes when packing. But now I do the same thing. Rolling your clothing allows you to save some space and lessens wrinkles in your clothing.
Bag up those shoes.
Having a heel catch on one of your favorite tee’s and tear it is a likely possibility if you don’t pack your heels carefully. Prevent this from happening by wrapping your heels in a rag or small towel, then put them in a grocery bag. It will spare you from getting dirt on your other packed items as well. Inexpensive shower caps can work wonderfully too and you can often get them for free from hotels.
Be careful with the cosmetics.
There is nothing worse than discovering your shampoo or even worse, nail polish remover leak in your suitcase upon arrival to your destination. I actually had nail polish remover spill all over clothing I designed for a Project Runway casting call. I was so embarrassed and the clothing was stained and reeked of polish remover. To this day I take no chances and bag up everything individually in zippered sandwich bags then put them in a cosmetic bag. I have prevented a few nightmares since using this method.
Check the weight.
When you are flying be sure to check the weight of your suitcase before heading out the door to the airport. It will save you the embarrassment of digging through your suitcase at the airport trying to figure out what can be left behind or even worse paying those steep fees for going over the weight limit.
Join the conversation! What are your favorite packing tips?
Candice is the winner of “American Idol.” In case you missed the finale here are the highlights…
The Killers kick of the inaugural season of Horseshoe Casino’s outdoor concerts at The Shoe. It’s a rain or shine show; there isn’t a shelter or tent in case of rain. Re-entry will be permitted but please hold on to your ticket.
4 p.m.: Will-call opens at 4 p.m. at the box office, located outside the main entrance of the casino.
5 p.m.: Lines can begin forming.
6:30 p.m.: Doors open.
7 p.m.: Show starts; The Virgins are the opening act.
8:30 p.m.: The Killers will take the stage.
11 p.m. (approximately): Show ends.
The Killers play a sold out show tonight at Horseshoe Casino. Gates open at 6:30p opening act on stage at 7:30 p.m. — at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati.
We’ve all gone through some sort of scenario where you’re scrambling to find something to wear, but just can’t seem to settle with anything that you already own. Sounds to me like you are in a wardrobe rut.
Here’s a few tricks I’ve used to help see my existing clothes in a new light, pair different things together and get out of the “I have nothing to wear” slump.
Find inspiration online.
There are so many sites and online that can be used as great sources of inspiration. I’m a huge fan of Pinterest and have my virtual pin boards for “Spring & Summer Fashion” and “Fall & Winter Fashion“.
Polyvore is another good site to check out. You can create your own style boards to use as inspiration, look at others ideas and best of all, it’s completely free!
There are also hundreds of style blogs on the web and finding someone who posts their outfits that share similar tastes as you might become your new favorite read.
Wear it in an unexpected way.
There are no rules saying you can’t wear an article of clothing in an unexpected way. I’ve worn tube tops as skirts with leggings underneath and dresses as tunics. I’ve even worn long shirts as dresses paired with a blazer, stockings and boots. I had an outpouring of compliments that day asking where I purchased my “dress”. Anyway, you get the idea. Take some time one day to try different combos in your closet and the ones you think are worth wearing out, take note so you don’t forget…which brings me to my next point.
Write it all down.
This sounds so cheesy but in high school, I used to write down what I wore everyday so I didn’t wear the same thing twice within a two week period. I know, right? A little silly, but I can see where I was coming from. If you have a stellar clothing combo you just came across in your closet, write it down so you don’t forget about it. There are even apps for this now, such as Stylebook.
Repair and Mend.
Do you have a stack of clothing that either has a hole, needs to be hemmed or has a missing button? I’ll be honest, I have a HUGE stack of clothing that needs some sort of loving care, sitting right next to my sewing machine. I try to at least make two new articles of clothing wearable each week. This sounds excessive, but I can’t buy a pair of pants without hemming them because I’m vertically challenged. A lot of my stack is made up of pants that need to be shortened mixed with the occasional cardigan or top that’s missing a button.
Try EVERYTHING on.
What a crazy idea, right? But don’t you think it’s better to have a partially-filled closet full of clothes that fit you perfectly and make you feel attractive then a closet stuffed with articles of clothing that fit poorly and of items you plan on never wearing? I’d say so.
Here are a few others tips I’ve suggested to help you declutter and spruce up your closet, making it really easy to take inventory of what you own. This way, trying everything on might not seem so daunting after all.