Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday Glam Fashion Show

The Cincy Chic Holiday Glam Fashion Show is this Friday (Dec. 7) at Lexus RiverCenter and there are only a few tickets left so make sure you RSVP! The event features complimentary drinks and fare, shopping, festive photobooth, and fashion show featuring “holiday glam” looks. Bring a gently used coat for St. Vincent de Paul and get a free swag bag! In that swag bag, we'll have lots of goodies, product samples, and gift certificates. One of them that I'm super excited about is this Jeffrey Bartlett certificate. Jeffrey makes custom menswear (click here to check out a fashion show he did for Cincinnati Profile recently). The certificate is for 2 custom shirts for the price of one (I believe shirts range in price from $150 - $595). He said I could post the certificate for my blog readers in case some of you aren't able to come to the event! So, here you go! What a great holiday gift idea for that well-dressed man in your life!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Texting While Driving

Five seconds. That's the minimal amount of time your attention is taken away from the road when you're texting and driving. If you're traveling at 55mph, that’s the equivalent of driving the length of a football field without looking at the road.

According to a study conducted at the University of Utah “drivers who text are six times more likely to crash than people giving their full attention to the road.” Today, 10 states (plus D.C.) prohibit all drivers from using handheld cell phones; 32 states (plus D.C.) prohibit novice drivers from cell phone use; and 39 states (plus D.C.) prohibit all drivers from text messaging.

Phone companies are also taking measures to tamper texting.  For example, AT&T has created a campaign called the “No Text on Board/Take the Pledge” where representatives speak to people about the dangers of texting while driving.  At the end of the presentation the representatives urge people to take the pledge to not text while driving.  So far, more than 1 million people have taken the pledge, and the number is growing.  AT&T also created a new app that disables the ability to text while a person is driving a car. The app even sends a reply to all incoming text messages to let the sender know that the recipient is driving and is unavailable.

I personally use Vlingo, a talk-to-text app, to send texts and emails while I’m driving. My husband uses Siri on his iPhone and he highly recommends it (I can’t wait to upgrade my phone to get Siri!).

Speaking of upgrades, my favorite addition to the 2012 Lexus models I've tested this year is the new Lexus Enform suite of connected services. Enform connects you and your vehicle like never before. It's the convenience of live, 24-hour navigation assistance; the peace of mind of knowing emergency services can be requested at the press of a button or even automatically; and, for owners of 2013 and newer Lexus models, it's the efficiency and ease of using your favorite mobile applications, on the fly... like being able to switch songs on Pandora with a touch of a button on your steering wheel. No more fumbling with the phone! It has me seriously thinking about upgrading to a new IS in 2013 (yes, I just found out that Lexus is revamping the IS next year! Can’t wait to see it!)

I just thought I'd share some of these stats, tips and new apps in hopes that it helps you practice "safe texts!" :)

Thanks to my intern, Eric Ankney, for helping me put this blog post together. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Fashionable Air Fresheners for Your Car!

Photo courtesy of www.naturallife.com

I was browsing through the Kenwood mall one day and stopped in a store I'd never heard of, Francesca's. I love little boutiques and this particular store looked exceptionally adorable, so I stopped in. They had the cutest dresses and accessories, but what really caught my eye were these air fresheners for your car. 

We're so used to just buying those ugly tree air fresheners that have the typical "new car" scent. So when I saw these I just had to buy them. 

Not only did they have an "ocean" scent but they had one of my favorite quotes and were in the shape of my latest obsession, owls. Click here to see which air freshener I chose.

I did a little research and found a website to order air fresheners from in case you can't make it to Kenwood to pick up a pack (they're only sold in stores). I wish I had known about this website, Natural Life, earlier because they have such a range of designs and styles, and they make perfect gifts! 

I'm so glad I found the this website, Natural Life, because they have such a range of design and styles and with the holidays coming up they make the perfect gift or stocking stuffer!

Thanks to my intern Sara Elliott for helping put this blog post together!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Winter Car Care Tips!

Winter is fast approaching so here are some tips for taking care of your car through the season from Justin Lynman, the service manager at Lexus Rivercenter:

First and foremost, BATTERIES! Always have your battery checked when it starts to get cold. It is a lot harder for a vehicle to start in the cold and with as many electronics modern vehicles have in them, today batteries have their job cut out for themselves! Most batteries have a life of 4 years or so (some earlier, some later).

Second, tires! Many people find out they need tires when they really need a tire (i.e.; flat, blow out, slick roads, etc.). It's a quick check that will save you grief later. If your luck is like mine, you'll get that flat tire in the middle of no where with no cell service and pouring rain!

Third, check your fluid levels! A happy car is one with plenty of fluids. 

Last, winter weather will usually beat up on your wiper blades. Make sure you have new blades on before those big storms hit. No one likes a half clean windshield!

Monday, October 1, 2012

2013 Lexus ES Premiere Event

I recently helped Lexus RiverCenter and Performance Lexus plan and host a "2013 Lexus ES Premiere" event. We held it at Kenwood Country Club and I suggested a fall theme... calling it "The Event of the Season: 2013 Lexus ES Premiere."

The day of the event ended up being a beautiful, crisp fall day and we had a tremendous turn-out. We had a string quartet, yummy drinks and fare, a fall-themed photo booth, swag bags for everyone, gourmet cookies from Queen City Cookies I customized with a Lexus logo on it, amazing door prizes (spa packages, flights to Mexico, and a stay at a luxury resort in Atlanta just to name a few!), and a grand prize of a 2013 Lexus ES one year lease!

The event was spectacular! See below to check out a few pics, and click here to see the full album!

Lexus vehicles on display outside the Kenwood Country Club

Lexus LFA on display outside the Kenwood Country Club

Customized gourmet cookies from Queen City Cookies

Attendees enjoying the event inside

Lexus ice sculpture

Attendees mingling alongside two 2013 Lexus ES models

String quartet

Lisa Bernstein the GM at Lexus RiverCenter and me

Mr. Dever (who owns both Tri-State dealerships) with Bernard, the 2013 Lexus ES one-year lease grand prize winner!

Bernard giving the thumbs up to his winnings with Michael (sales rep at Lexus RiverCenter), Lisa and Dan Kommeth (GM at Performance Lexus) 
Me having fun in the photobooth! :)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sneak Peek of Tomorrow's Posh Pup Fashion Show

pet fashion show
 Our Posh Pup Fashion Show is almost here! Tomorrow, we'll have 20 posh pups (who were nominated and voted in by our readers!) strutting their stuff on the catwalk at Performance Lexus.

The event is a fundraiser for the Humanitarian League of Greater Cincinnati, and will feature valet "barking," shopping, pet treat tasting, nail trimming (for a donation), a silent auction, and a fun photobooth where you can get a pic with your pup in a life-size dog house! Click here to learn more and RSVP!

We were on Fox19 this morning doing a sneak peek of the fashion show. Check out the segment below! All the fashions on the ladies are by The Stash in Bridgewater Falls and the pup fashions are by Pet Passions and Fashions! See you tomorrow!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pet Fashion Show Voting Going on Now!

We have our Posh Pet Fashion Show coming up on Sept. 21 at Performance Lexus and you get to decide which four-legged fashionistas get to be in the show! Click here to learn more and submit your vote!
Posh Pup Fashion Show