Blog Entries - 2017

Woman of the Year

Posted on: September 15, 2017
It was a perfect Autumn Sunday. I still get great pleasure from unwinding my Sunday papers from their plastic wrappers after they have been thrown onto my driveway. It’s as if they were presents. Yesterday I sat under the turquoise umbrella in my read more …


Posted on: September 4, 2017

In observation of Labor Day we will be closed on September 4th, 2017.

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The Wonder of being out front

Posted on: August 22, 2017
There are times when I have gone on vacation and when I return home I can see my house with a unique clarity for about twenty minutes. Then I get used to the visual disarray and I just live with all the flaws intact. I have tried to use that same specific read more …

Animal Crackers

Posted on: July 27, 2017
Travel shakes up imaginations. I had the serendipitous luck to eat at inspirationally tiny restaurant this spring having arrived too early to get into our hotel room that was around the corner. My husband and I were looking for breakfast after a redeye flight read more …

Cafe after dark

Posted on: June 20, 2017
Cafe after Dark………………Evening Poetry Party   Dos Madres Press is an independent publishing company whose raison d”etre is to publish new work by primarily local poets. Robert Murphy, a poet himself and his read more …

Closed Memorial Day

Posted on: May 24, 2017

We will be closed Monday May 29th in observation of Memorial Day! Enjoy the time with your family and friends.

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Fiona Fundraiser

Posted on: May 16, 2017

By Popular request!! Fiona cookies will be available beginning Monday May 15th. We will be donating $.25 from each cookie sale to the zoo. We will make as many as we can, but we may sell out each day. So, I would place an order to be sure you have what you want!

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Tea Lunch

Posted on: May 2, 2017

 When you don’t have time for afternoon tea you can enjoy a personal version with this one, which includes assorted finger sandwiches including a veggie cream cheese, cucumber, date nut, two sweets and choice of fruit cup or soup. Just ask for the Tea Lunch in our cafe!

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Easter Cutout Designs

Posted on: April 3, 2017

This years Easter cutout designs!

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Best of the City Awards

Posted on: March 30, 2017
I received a wonderful message by email a few weeks ago. A requirement of having read it then, was that I had to keep its’ content a secret for almost a month. But it is finally safe to share it with my staff and with all of you. Citybeat Readers have read more …

Where does the time go?

Posted on: February 21, 2017
Tags: Monthly News, Events, Cincinnati, tradition, Weddings
As far as looking at the past goes, I have no sense of time and not the best memory. Carol Lanner, one of our treasured staff members is retiring at the end of February after having worked here for 26 years. That actually seems impossible to me. I remember read more …

French Pastry Love

Posted on: February 6, 2017
While we were closed after Christmas, I conspired with a talented carpenter named Beau Stacy to create new shelving behind the counter in the bakery inspired by pastry shops I had seen in Paris.  I so love and admire how much the French have contributed read more …

My Birthday

Posted on: January 10, 2017
I almost always have a miniature nervous breakdown the day of my birthday .It is January 2nd. All of you late December and early January birthday people may know what I mean. On New Years Day people start asking me what I want to do for my birthday? I know read more …