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May 23, 2024

Downtown Mom’s Day Out

Shake up your boring, routine night out with gal pals and a more unique experience. Here are three luxurious ladies’ excursions to check out:

Cherbourg Cyprus

Window shopping and walking from here to there on your day downtown is sure to work up your appetite. There is a great new gluten- and nut-free bakery in OTR called Cherbourg Cyprus. The sweet treats — including s’mores bars, donuts, muffins and cakes — are all decadent and delicious. Cherbourg Cyprus is located at 1804 Race St., Cincinnati. Call 513-827-9767 or visit

The Candle Lab

Located in OTR, The Candle Lab allows you to create a signature scented candle and actually pour it yourself. After you test out smells and create your scent, it’s time to pour. Bring in a mug or glass keepsake of your own to hold your candle for a more memorable experience.

With fall right around the corner, The Candle Lab is breaking out autumnal aromas like Autumn Leaves, Pumpkin Spice and Mulled Cider. You can buy all of those scents and a custom scent at a great discount because The Candle Lab is running a “buy three, get one free” deal. The Candle Lab is located at 1325 Vine St., Cincinnati. Call 513-222-2256 or visit

Spruce Nail

A visit to Spruce Nail Shop allows you to get an eco-friendly mani/pedi while feeling as though you’ve visited an art gallery. Sure the shop itself is well-decorated and lovely, but the real art is being painted on tinier canvases — fingernails!

See inspired works by premier nail artists on the nails of other spagoers. New at Spruce — add a Gua Sha style facial to your salon day. The techniques used in this facial help improve circulation, hence the nickname “Eastern Botox.” Spruce Nail is located at 1235 Vine St., Cincinnati. Call 513-818-8749 or visit

About the Author

Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).