By: hannahhannahan
Elements Conference Event Centre
Working with the Elements for my wedding was the very best choice I made. Nidhi was helpful from day one. She was EXTREMELY accommodating, recommended almost every one of my vendors (All of whom were wonderful) and went above and beyond every single one of my expectations. Every time I called or emailed she was immediately available. The venue itself was gorgeous and set up perfectly. Joel and Jay were there the day of the wedding and were popping in and out of the bridal suite to make sure we had everything we needed and suggesting things we didn't even know we needed. The wedding was overseen by Joel and if there were any problems, I didn't know about them. It was beautiful and having Joel was like having my own personal wedding planner. The bridal suite was amazing as well with full length mirrors to do hair and make up and air conditioning for when we danced too hard! I was so against going with a "boring reception hall" but the Elements was anything but boring. They were on top of everything and knew what I was going to ask and what I was going to need before I knew. I cannot gush enough about everyone there. I will recommend the Elements to anyone who needs an event center for absolutely anything. Thank you so much Nidhi, Joel, and Jay!
By: Amy F.
Montgomery Inn-Ribs King
Dine on Cincinnati's famous Montgomery Inn ribs with a view overlooking the Ohio River. This place attracts a lot of Cincy celebs and pro athletes and is a great location for bigger groups and special occasions. I always get a half-slab of ribs and the Saratoga chips (which are like thick-cut potato chips). If ribs aren't your thing, I hear the chicken is good, too. Though it's a more upscale environment, don't be embarrassed when your server offers you a bib to wear with your meal. There's no shame in accepting, and many people do to avoid getting covered in that tasty bbq sauce!
By: Lee M.
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
Olive Garden isn't what it used to be. It's not this location's fault but their latest menu doesn't have many of the traditional Italian dishes that appeal to my husband and me. No manicotti, chicken marsala, or parmesan tilapia. Mostly they have fattrning cream-laden type pastas and heavy desserts. Our server was not attentive, took about 15 minutes to bring us water and take our order and got the bill mixed up. He argued with my husband about wine - he didn't know that zinfandel can also be red, which my husband tried to order. He said there is only white zinfandel.
By: Phyllis H.
Tags Cafe
Small restaurant in a strip mall serves homemade soups, salads, wraps, along with some tasty breakfast offerings. I especially like the chicken pot pie soup and the homemade brownies. They also make their own herb rolls and croissants. Wednesday they are open for dinner serving their meatloaf. I wish they were open every night, but for now it's breakfast and lunch only. They have a small seating capacity which I would like to see expanded. It's a nice choice for "ladies who lunch".
By: Phyllis H.
Skyline Chili
Cincinnati chili is really a recipe from a Greek immigrant. It's an "acquired" taste according to newcomers, but if you were born here you love it. Multiple locations in the city. My favorite menu item is the three way which consists of a plate of spaghetti covered with the chili and topped with a mound of shredded cheddar cheese and served with oyster crackers. Other combos including beans and/or onions are also popular.
By: Tara F.
Verde Salad & More
I've been to Verde 2 times. Once when it first opened which no one was in line but it took 30 minutes for 3 people to order salads. We decided to wait a, while & go a couple months later & it was still pretty much the same. Along with they had to ask 3 different employees just what the soup of the day was. I feel like this place has a great concept but the employees just really are not trained properly to do their jobs.
By: Cheryl R.
A Touch of Elegance
I have been doing business with A Touch of Elegance for fourteen years now. They are family owned and operated, and treat their customers as they would their own family. The food, service, staff and facility are EXCELLENT ! The personal one on one service for each event is just wonderful. They believe the customer comes first, and the customers satisfaction is top priority. You just don't find that anywhere else.
By: Phyllis H.
Silverton Cafe
Popular neighborhood location in the heart of Silverton. Parking in the back lot can be a problem on the weekends. We've had to park several blocks away at times. The standard bar options for the most part. Live music on the weekends. They will accommodate larger groups of people with a heads up phone call to reserve tables. Darts, pool, and a good amount of tv's are available to keep you occupied.
By: H T.
A Tavola
Food is delicious. Ate their chicken meatballs and also some sort of artichoke/goat cheese pizza. But the waiter was so rude that I was afraid of him. I was with a large group, and he was equally rude to everyone. Not sure if he is still there... this was months ago. But, again, the food was good. We just have not been back due to the waiter... who may not even be there anymore.
By: Phyllis H.
Tom & Chee
Gourmet grilled cheese and tomato soup is a winning combination. Choose your bread and type of cheese. Tomato soup (classic or basil) is a daily offering with additional soups on the menu daily . Be adventurous and try some of the unique grilled cheese selections--grilled cheese on a glazed doughnut anyone? Not your mom's grilled cheese, that's for sure!
Tips & Advices
Interior designers can generally work on every type of room, but one should not assume that all of them can work on every type of space. More complicated projects--for example those in buildings with historic preservation strictures, or those that are going for sustainability certifications--will be suited to interior designers with specific expertise. Also, interior designers that have experience in a certain type of project may not want to take on projects that are outside their expertise. For example, an interior designer who has only worked on commercial projects may not want to do a small private home.
Every interior designer has their own style, but some designers are more versatile than others. Some really do specialize in functionality and code compliance, whereas others are more focused on aesthetics. Interior decorators are completely focused on visual impact, and therefore should be reviewed and selected based on how well their style is a match for the client’s tastes.
Full-service interior design starts with an assessment of a site and the client’s long-term needs for that space. It encompasses concept design, floor plans and lighting plans, providing project specifications to contractors, supervising  contractor negotiations and installations, applying for permits, and shopping for all the materials and pieces for the project. On top of this, there are the “decorator” deliverables, i.e. creating the aesthetic of the space, selecting wall colors/covers and furniture pieces, purchasing products and installing them.
An interior designer may come into a development project very early on, working with the developer and architect from the pre-construction phase. They may be the one to design floor plans, decide where to place interior walls, and supervise contractors that are installing elements of the build. They often work on commercial projects, although many of them work on residential projects. Interior designers can “switch hats” and do interior decoration, which means they are only focused on the aesthetic elements and visual components of a residence.
An interior designer or interior decorator should ask a potential client what the scope of the project is, what the projected budget is, what payment structure the client wants, and what the timeline for the project is. Also, they should be asking whether the client has any samples of other projects they like, and would like to use as a guideline. They could also ask what the client’s budget for furniture/accessories/art is, since that in many cases is a separate amount from the budget for the designer’s labor. If an interior designer is being interviewed early into a new build or a renovation project, they might ask questions to determine whether they can collaborate with architects and contractors from early on, to execute their vision for the space. If that is not in line with a client’s wishes, the client can then say that the project scope is for interior design only.

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