Sometimes, you stumble upon a Dayton Gem and can't believe you never knew it was there. And sometimes, you trek through a way too cool old building to find a sunny little space full of awesome. Armed with a bottle of Pinot Grigio and some fancy schmancy plastic cups, I recently did just that. Tucked away in the up and coming Davis-Linden building, you'll find the just-barely-revealed-to-the-public Goodness and Grace Photography Studio. As my velvet heels made their way up the stairs to this new space, I couldn't help but ooh and ahh over the industrial charm of the sprawling building. Once … [Read more...] about Oh my Goodness…and Grace!
Let your love light shine with a special Valentines Day photo shoot! Knack Creative is illuminating your love with the help of Event Lites. From February 12 through February 14, you can make an appointment to stop by Knack Creative's newly-opened studio space for a mini shoot with your mini humans or your special someone. Event Lites are providing their brand new life sized marquee lights that spell out L-O-V-E for the perfect backdrop. All the details: - sessions available the 12th, 13th and 14th - $85 for a 20-minute portait session - at least 6 final, edited digital files … [Read more...] about Love In Lights
Sometimes you get a scoop that you are really not interested in hearing. Such is the case with a bummer of a tidbit we heard earlier this month We had heard that Beavercreek's Brunings Wine Cellar would be closing it's doors in the near future. A call to the store confirmed that this evening, though an exact date has not been released. oOwner Mike Yegerlehner announced this morning that this weekend will be the last for the wine store. They'll be hosting their final round of drop in wine tastings tonight from 5-8pm and then Friday 4-8pm and the final one will be Saturday from 2-6pm. … [Read more...] about Oh No! Less WINE?!
What do you get when you cross a history-filled but empty, old school bank with a vision for the future with a nod to the hey day of the jazz age? The Blue Note Bistro and Lounge at 23 E. Ccntral Ave. in Downtown Miamisburg. Owner Julie Delph, who you may know as the owner of Miami Valley Sports Bar, wasn't content to just remodel that south suburb staple. She took on the task of creating a new business in historic downtown Miamisburg. Armed with an amazing shell of a building and a lot of ideas, Blue Note was born. With a focus on live music and a jazzy ambiance, Julie + crew took … [Read more...] about Old Bank Becomes A Jazzy Joint in Miamisburg
So, I’ve done some research and I should probably share it with you. Look, I know it may be shocking, but hear me out. As it turns out, binge-watching Flipping Out With Jeff Lewis, HGTV, and Rehab Addict does not make one a real estate expert. No matter how much you love those sassy Joshes from Million Dollar Listing, they may not be the best teachers of success in the real estate market, though I sure do like their parties. Tarek & Christina, Jonathan & Drew, et. al are probably not the ones to consult about real estate in the Dayton Ohio market. There is no amount of Shark Tank … [Read more...] about What Does It Mean To Invest In Community?
Started at Talawanda now we here Gary Owen, local-ish comedian, is about to take over the world. Ok, he's not super local, but he grew up in the Cincy area and now calls Cincinnati home, so that counts, right? Just say yes, and let's keep it moving. When he's not yelling "Who Dey!", Gary is making people laugh. Hysterically. A lot of people, actually, and they've been laughing for over a decade. You may know him as Mr. Broccoli from Daddy Day Care, Zach the barber from House of Payne, or any number of his scene stealing movie roles. Don't act like you weren't hoping your boyfriend … [Read more...] about Gary Owen’s Reality at the Funny Bone
If you love music, if you like music, if you heard music one random Tuesday and didn't hate it, you should make your way to the Schuster Center between now and January 24. Run, skip, interpretive dance your way there, just do it. The Victoria Theatre Association has brought to Dayton a story of love and music and the way they intertwine in the complicated lives of a Guy and a Girl. Eight time Tony winner, Once The Musical, stormed into town on Tuesday (barely - due to travel delays!) an kept the audience in the Schuster Center captivated from the first note to the last. On our way to our … [Read more...] about Once – For The First Time
So, the best/worst thing just happened to my life. First, OMG, Cake Hope & Love DELIVERS NOW! Second, oh no, Cake Hope & Love delivers now. Cupcakes on demand! I have been a very vocal supporter of my favorite little bakery ever since they started in their home kitchen. I ordered a cake a few years ago that needed to be "a little sparkly, with maybe some green, and some zebra stripes" and Shannon whipped up the most fabulous birthday cake that any lil 10-year-old has ever seen. From that day on, my obsession with Cake Hope & Love has been unshakeable. CH&L owners, … [Read more...] about Bring All The Cupcakes!
A hearty laugh If you know me, you know that I'm quick with the jokes. It has taken me a couple months to get to the point that I can have this conversation without laughing. What's so funny? The ridiculousness of the fact that I could have a "cardiac event" before the age of 40. I mean really...me? No way, that's just silly. Well on June 22, 2015, I found out first hand just how un-funny heart issues can be. I woke up and was getting ready for work like any other morning. I ignored the weird pressure in my chest, a heaviness I was unfamiliar with. It was only when I had a head full of … [Read more...] about I Heart You…But I’m Not Even 40
365 Things To Do In Dayton "Dayton's dead" "There's nothing to do here" "I'm bored" Those three phrases will likely garner some scowls followed by a long list of why you're wrong if you were to say them in front of the many people passionate about Dayton. Here at MostMetro, we heart Dayton so darn much that we created this. This entire website with a wealth of community events, centrally located for your convenience. And this couldn't exist without a cadre of people equally passionate about this area and everything it has to offer. People like the guys at Lion + Panda, an agency … [Read more...] about One Full Year of Dayton Activities