CityBeat’s annual Love List introduces you to seven passionate Cincinnatians who have turned what they love into their lifestyles. These are portraits of people striving to celebrate life by pursuing a path that rejoices in kindness, creativity and, in some cases, the drive to make some really good wine. By focusing on why they love what they do, why they love Cincinnati and why they love their lives in general, we explore how passion can change our community and the world at large.
— Maija Zummo, Project Editor
Love List Contents
- Yuliya Bui, owner of flower shop Gia and the Blooms
- Dan Korman (pictured), founder and owner of longtime green general store Park + Vine
- Sky White, founder of Wendigo Tea Co. and member of on-hiatus Rock band Foxy Shazam
- Matt Distel, exhibition director at The Carnegie and co-owner of The Littlefield and Second Place bars
- Kate MacDonald, owner and vintner at Skeleton Root urban winery
- Phillip Eugene Smith aka Eugenius, rapper and musician
- Melissa Lieb, owner of upscale lingerie boutique Swoon OTR
PHOTO: HAILEY BOLLINGER
The Enquirer is back with fourth StoryTellers Oct. 22 at The Phoenix, 812 Race St., and Danny Korman of Park + Vine is one of the storytellers. Join us for a night of storytelling that will move you, inspire you, make you laugh and introduce you to more neighbors. For this Oct. 22 event, Enquirer is focusing on Downtown Dreamers. Who are the people who have been behind the resurgence of the Downtown Cincinnati area? Enquirer picked this topic as national TV has put the spotlight on the Cincinnati skyline — from Serena Williams “Beats by Dre” commercial to the 86th annual All-Star Game to the “Lachey’s Bar” reality show on A&E.
Happy hour in The Presidents Room with drink specials and food runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Storytelling begins promptly at 7 p.m.
- Renae Banks, program director at Future Leaders Over-the-Rhine
- Regina Carswell Russo, Chief of Communications at the Contemporary Arts Center
- Greg Hardman, brewer and owner of Christian Moerlein Lagers & Ales
- Nyah Higgins, president of JameriSol, a Jamaican inspired food and beverage company
- Danny Korman, proprietor of Park + Vine
- Jeff Ruby, owner and founder of Jeff Ruby’s
- Jim Tarbell, former Vice-Mayor and “Mr. Cincinnati”
- Margy Waller, founder and Serendipity Director for Art on the Streets
You don’t need a ticket to enter, and there is no cost to attend. There are drinks and food for sale by The Phoenix. If you’re an Enquirer subscriber, login to Xtras program and reserve a seat. First 100 drinks are on Enquirer, too.
Join the conversation via #CincyStoryTellers. See what the last one was like.
Join us for Easter Brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 5. Enjoy biscuits and gravy, rosemary potatoes, goetta, pancakes, N’eggs Benedict, O Pie O apple rosemary pie, and coffee and tea with family and friends in a relaxed environment. In addition to brunch, we have many tasty and cute Easter-minded vegan treats from Lagusta’s Luscious (cream and peanut butter eggs, peanut caramel bars, Maple Honeycombs), Chocolats Latour (chocolate bunnies), and Sour Beans (vegan jelly beans). Shop is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Since December 2012, we’ve run a bring-your-own-bag offer. Effective Thursday, March 26, we’ve removed credit cards and kept it to cash and check purchases:
Take 10% off purchase of $25 or more with cash or check when you bring your own reusable bag
Save on everything from canning jars and groceries to cleaning supplies and reusable bottles. Baby carriers, beer and wine, bumGenius cloth diapers, lunch and brunch purchases, and Inspired By Finn Baltic amber jewelry are excluded.
This applies to purchases made with reusable bags only. Purses or walking out with everything in your hands doesn’t count, as much as we love when folks do this. If you forget your reusable bag, add one from our selection to your purchase and there you go.
Our bulk foods station reopens during National Bulk Foods Week Oct. 12-18. We would appreciate your feedback on a handful of questions before we start refilling bins.
Canning classes return to Park + Vine beginning July 17. Jennifer Evan of Ohio State University Extension, Hamilton County, leads the way with four separate classes July 17 (6 p.m.), Aug. 2 (10 a.m.), Aug. 21 (6 p.m.), and Aug. 23 (10 a.m.) Each class is $10 and comes with educational materials, handouts, and recipes. Take 10 percent off all in-stock canning supplies after class. Since kitchen facilities are limited, this is not a hands-on class.
July 17 – Water Bath Canning, 6 p.m.
Learn the basics of preserving food through canning. This class is for the beginner and covers low acid vs. high acid foods, recommended recipes, and the latest research on food safety from USDA. If you’ve never canned before or want to refresh what you already know, then this class is for you.
Aug. 2 – Pressure Canning, 10 a.m.
Kick up the heat with pressure canning at this class, second in our series. Topics include low-acid foods and why they need to be pressure canned, recommended equipment and procedures. Class includes research information from USDA.
Aug. 21 – Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products, 6 p.m.
Enjoy nature’s bounty year-round by canning tomatoes, sauces, and tomato products. Learn the latest recommendations, including when to use a pressure canner vs. a water bath canner, and how to can tomatoes safely.
Aug. 23 – Canning Pickles and Fermented Products, 10 a.m.
Join us at this class to discover how to safely can pickled and fermented products. We’ll review the different kinds of pickles and how to process sauerkraut.
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Kimbereley McAninch offers 15-minute intuitive card readings for $20 every Final Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. here at the shop, unless noted below. An intuitive reading is like a session with a coach or a mentor. There is a lot of processing, releasing and transforming of mental, emotional and physical energy blocks. Kimbereley has done intuitive card readings since she was 11-years-old and works in areas of flower essences, Reike and crystal healing.
The spirit of independent businesses is collaboration. Park + Vine is heading up the hill to East Walnut Hills for Walk on Woodburn 6 to 9 p.m. July 11. We’ll have a selection of store favorites in front of Kitchen 452, 2714 Woodburn Ave., where you can sit down or stand up while enjoying something to eat. Stroll up and down Woodburn Ave. and take in some art, shopping, and dining, in East Walnut Hills’ historic business district.
Jen Lile, one half of Kitchen 452
These Bike Furniture Design Bar Stools have been with the shop since day one. Constructed of chromed-steel bicycle rims, each swivel-top stool is upholstered with commercial-grade black, padded vinyl. Top of one needs welding. Original retail price was $1,200 for set. Clearance price for both is $200. All sales final. Inquire at shop or e-mail info @ parkandvine . com
James Billiter loves the outdoors, and is often inspired by what he sees. Join James for the opening of his nature-inspired artwork noon to 3 p.m. April 26 at Park + Vine. Enjoy his landscapes and playful animal prints, while having lunch at Park + Vine lunch counter and some refreshing home-brewed beer. Exhibit runs through May 25.
Naturally Cincy opening April 26