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How It Started, How's It Going: A Sit Down with Lana Wright

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Meet Lana Wright, the female half of the dynamic powerhouse, Queen City Hospitality, a brand best-known for its restaurants: Senate OTR, Senate Blue Ash, Abigail Street and Pontiac BBQ. I sat down with Lana at one of their restaurants, Pontiac, to hear their story, to share advice for other females looking to go break out on their own and to hear what’s next for Queen City Hospitality. How about we do a little "how it started, how it’s going," shall we? HOW IT STARTED: Picture the hustle of the Chicago restaurant scene. Lana was the manager, handling all things “front...

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Three Simple Tips From Local Wellness Expert to Kick Anxiety To The Curb

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Three Simple Tips From Local Wellness Expert to Kick Anxiety To The Curb APRIL 23, 2021 by  BETSY LEONIDAS FROM ELIZABETH IN KIND April is Stress Awareness Month, but really haven’t we spent the last 365+ days acutely aware of our anxiety, amidst this global pandemic? Wouldn’t we all love some tips and tools outside of a glass of wine or along run to unclench our jaws and take the tightness out of our chest? I know I would! Meet Meriden, from Meriden Mental Wellbeing. Before we get into what she does, let’s take a step back and learn about how...

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What Do You Get When The Anniversary of the Global Pandemic & International Women's Day Crosses The Road?

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  Dear Ladies, We know we can do hard things. We’ve been told this since birth. We are expected to power through, quietly like a lady.  Some of us have battle illness, some have overcome loss, some are praying for a family, some have overcome circumstances we were born into, some fight for equality and respect at work, some have worked tirelessly to change the world. Women’s history tells many stories, but one underlying theme that is clear to me is that women are tough. Then the world shut down and here we find ourselves fighting again…fighting for our families'...

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How to Style Your Thanksgiving Table

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How to Style Your Thanksgiving Table  Hosting Thanksgiving, (especially this year during the Covid craziness) can be rewarding and daunting at the same time. The good news is, there couldn't be a better year to take the time to acknowledge and be thankful for the good moments too! Take that, #2020. Hosting is a whole process... the menu, the shopping (or takeout!), the cooking, the decorating the house and the table and more. Truth be told, I LOVE to host but hate to cook. In my opinion, spend your effort on what's fun for you.  Love to cook but hate to decorate...do you!  But I'm the kind...

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Sip and Shop Girl Power Menu

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