Cincy Chic Spotlights Sunday Salons

February 21st, 2011  |  Published in News

Women Helping Women
One unique fundraiser series lets you explore the town in both the architectural and topical sense. Find out where you and your buds can learn everything from cupcake wars to wine making.

Cincinnati definitely has a knack for philanthropic events, but Women Helping Women takes a different approach than the typical gala or walk for their fundraising events.

The Women Helping Women Sunday Salonsaim to brighten up wintry weekends with expert-led discussions on topics ranging from crafting cocktails to going behind the scenes of the Cincinnati Ballet.

Most of the Sunday Salon events take place at breath-taking homes around town, so while you’re learning something new about the topic at hand, you can explore Cincinnati’s architectural treasures. Water Tower Fine Wines Owners Jan and David Lazarus will welcome wine expert Katie O’Neil Schoeny and Sunday Salon guests into their home from 2 to 4 p.m. March 6. The former hunting lodge was originally built for the Gamble family in 1937.

And if wine’s not your thing, you might enjoy hearing Sugar Cupcakery Owner Krista Tevar talk about her experience on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” and tasting some of her delicious organic treats from 1 to 3 p.m. March 6. The taste won’t be the only thing that amazes you, as Gretchen and Robert Dinerman play host to the event at their Riverside Drive condo with a gorgeous view.

While most of the Sunday Salon ticket prices are $65, tonight (Feb. 21) from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Roxy’s Restaurant and Lounge will host craft cocktail expert Molly Wellmann for just $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Wellmann will stir up some classic and craft cocktails for sampling as she fills you in on the history behind the drinks.

Other topics include professional writing, green gardening, creating and sustaining a major ballet company and reading auras. For a full listing of the Sunday Salons and the event details, head to

No matter which Sunday Salon you and your girlfriends attend, though, you can help support all of your girlfriends in the community by helping support the efforts behind Women Helping Women. This organization provides victims of sexual assault, domestic abuse and stalking with a 24-hour crisis line, 24-hour hospital accompaniment, one-on-one crisis intervention and law enforcement advocacy. Beyond these free services, Women Helping Women also works in the community to increase prevention and awareness about these topics.

“Hamilton County has the highest rate of rape in the state, and it’s actually higher than both the state and the national average, so sexual assault is extremely prevalent in our community,” Women Helping Women Development Director Ashley Rouster says. “And Women Helping Women is the only rape crisis program in Hamilton County.”

For more information about Women Helping Women, go In the case of a crisis, you can call the 24-hour crisis line at (513) 381-5610.

Photographer: Neysa Ruhl
Model: Ashley Rouster
Location: BOOST…for meeting’s sake

Linda Palacios
Linda Palacios is the editor of Cincy Chic. Send her an e-mail

Cincy Chic spotlighted Women Helping Women’s Sunday Salon series in their newest Girlfriend’s edition! You can check out the article here or read below.

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