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urbanbeekeepers beekeepers providing WeWeareareurban providinglocal localhoney, honey, beeswax candles and gifts from the beeswax candles and gifts from thehive. hive. Visit us weekends at Findlay Market.

Visit us weekends at Findlay Market.


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B es t R eso u rce F or E t hica l K n i t t ers Silk Road Textiles in College Hill is the area’s premier stop for ethically sourced fibers from fine fabrics to yarn. With an emphasis on eclectic, exotic and globally sourced textiles, their expert staff can recommend materials for almost any knitting, quilting, felting, crocheting, dyeing or sewing project. In store you’ll find better-than-craftstore brands like Leilani Arts, a natural yarn produced by women’s collectives, or Tibetan Reywa Fibers yak-down yarn, both of which you can use with Lantern Moon handcrafted knitting needles. When you’re taking the time to knit a gift for yourself or someone else, the option to go ethical and ethnic adds a new dimension to your art. And if you don’t want to knit alone? Head to one of Silk Road’s stitching social events, like the last Tuesday of the month Sip & Stitch, where you can bring your favorite beverage and any type of stitching project to work on with friends. Silk Road Textiles, 6106 Hamilton Ave., College Hill, 513-541-3700,

royal natural markings. Is the relief a scepter? Or a budding tree branch? Either way, it recalls a golden design era in America and the Japanese influence of classic Rookwood. Rookwood Pottery retail store, 1209 Jackson St., Over-theRhine, 513-579-1209,

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Venture past Covington and into Latonia, Ky. where you will find a record store by the name of Phil’s Music & Memories, a no-frills musical paradise selling records, CDs (someone please remind us what those are again), artwork and more. In the heyday of the ’90s before streaming, Tidal and artists dropping albums two weeks in a row, Phil’s Music & Memories operated in six different locations around the Kentucky area. Despite setbacks, owner Phil Breen has remained a steadfast and firm believer in operating a business where “people can hold and touch records.” Breen, in

his 37 years of business, brags that he still carries more CDs than Wal-Mart and Target put together. Only 15 minutes from downtown, take a break from the usual suspects and explore Phil’s. On the way there or back, you can make an additional musical pit stop at Sugarcube Records in Covington (422 W. Sixth St.,, which has new and old releases on vinyl and cassette tape. Yes, tape. What a time to be alive. Phil’s Music & Memories, 3914 Winston Ave., Latonia, Ky.,

B e s t Us e O f A W h i ms ic a l Y e l l o w Doo r A bright yellow door with a high-five handprint marks the opening to Handzy Shop + Studio, a purveyor of cheerful cards, art prints and calendars in Covington. Helmed by best friends who met at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, the colorful shop offers a wide assortment of watercolor invites and cards for

2017 Best of Cincinnati  
2017 Best of Cincinnati