Best Of 2019

If you fail to stock up on booze before you fly, Cork N’ Bottle has set up a nice little 200-square-foot kiosk inside Terminal A at CVG offering various sizes of alcohol bottles to taste and buy. This satellite store sells between 200 and 300 different spirits, 85 percent of which are bourbon and whiskey, with a smattering of vodka for good measure. Serving as a start of sorts for the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, the bourbon-barrel-lined outpost offers fliers a chance to sip both new and antique bourbon brands — everything from Maker’s Mark to Blanton’s, Weller and Elmer T. Lee — at their tasting station before buying something to bring home or slip inside their carry-on. They even have some old dusties for sale, like a $12,000 bottle of Old Hermitage from 1889 or a $1,500 bottle of Seagram’s “83” from 1929. It’s a quick sip of Kentucky hospitality for visitors and a taste of home before takeoff for locals. CVG, 3087 Terminal Drive, Hebron,

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2. TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion

3. Tiny Needle Community Acupuncture

2. Wooden Nickel Antiques

3. Wild Things Antiques

Lynne & Lucille artist Kelli Fisher has been “making almost nothings into pretty somethings” since 2013. A transplant from Columbus, Ohio, Fisher specializes in jewelry crafted from the retired gear of local musicians. “I’ve always been a huge fan of music but have never been able to grasp the concept of actually playing it,” she says, “so making jewelry from recycled (and) unusable music materials and instruments is the way I have found to make my own version of music.” Check out her Etsy shop for necklaces and earrings made from shaped guitar strings and polished cymbal segments. She also utilizes hand-tooled leather and, occasionally, remains of the natural world: dig her popular rattlesnake vertebrae hoop earrings and African porcupine quill bar necklace. Lynne & Lucille,

2. Cincinnati Art Museum

3. Silk Road Textiles

2. Michaels

3. Indigo Hippo

The fact that Continuum has held its own on Vine Street in OTR since 2015 is a prime example of the fact that Cincinnati is home to many humans who are interested in innovative, experimental and individual fashion. Shop owner Ericka Leighton is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning with a passion for embracing creativity and creating a space for others to explore their own, whether they’re makers or shoppers. Recently name-checked in Vogue, the shop’s entire vibe — from the neon pink logo to hanging plants and Vaporwave meets Art Nouveau eclecticism — meets the modern woman at the intersection of aspirational and attainable in style, silhouette and price point. Brands range from Paloma Wool and No 6 to Black Crane and Cold Picnic and run the gamut from boxy tops and 1980s jeans to cult mother apparel. Continuum also carries textiles, candles, jewelry, fragrances and artful publications to round out its lifestyle offerings. Continuum, 1407 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine,

2. Joseph Toyota of Cincinnati

3. Kings Toyota

2. Courtesy Automotive

3. Joseph Toyota of Cincinnati

2. Donovan’s Auto & Tire Center

3. AAA | Bob Sumerel Tire & Service