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Love the Cov – 2016 Calendar Series

I started the @LoveTheCov Instagram account a few years ago as a means of sharing my photography and passion for the city of Covington, where I live. With nearly 200 photos and more than 1,000 followers, I never thought this little account would have a devoted following (at last check there were 6,364 photos tagged with #LoveTheCov).

For a while, I’ve wanted to make something that would allow people to share and enjoy their love of this town- without further ado, I present the 2016 Love the Cov Calendar Series.

Available in Poster or Desk/Wall versions.
Available in Poster or Desk/Wall versions.

First up is the 2016 Calendar Poster, which lets you get a quick 12-month view; it’s printed on premium matte paper and available in 13″x19″ and 9.5″x13″ sizes.

Second is the one I’m most excited about- desk or wall calendars created using premium materials. The first version consists of 1/4″ dark-stained oak bonded to chocolate brown genuine leather. Both the oak and leather will age beautifully throughout the year, and beyond. The metal bulldog clip will keep the months in order. Bonus- after the year is over, you have a pretty awesome rustic photo frame.

The second version of the desk/wall calendar was built using beechwood remnants from a tobacco barn in nearby Aurora, Indiana. I’ve chosen to leave this wood unfinished and keep the markings intact- just as there is a story in our photos, there is a story in this wood.

I’m even more excited to announce that 10% of every purchase will go towards supporting projects listed by Covington schools on DonorsChoose.org as of December 1, 2015. This is a great way to give back to the youth of our community.

Visit the Calendar Shop now to make your purchase and support Covington students!

Midnight Brunch at Blend

Blend is a cool little spot on 5th Street, tucked between a gentlemen’s club and a biker bar. Bobby and his wife, Stephanie, are both very active and engaged in Covington, which is exactly the kind of the energy this town needs. Since opening Blend, they’ve done a variety of special events. Midnight Brunch (aka Drunk Brunch) may be Bobby’s finest idea yet.

Working in the restaurant industry is a tough gig: long hours, ungrateful customers, and a level of stress unparalleled by most careers. When restaurant employees finish their shifts on an empty stomach at 1 or 2 in the morning, they often have to settle for crappy fast food. As someone who was an executive chef in a past life, Bobby recognized this. Starting Midnight Brunch was his way of giving back to the people who work tirelessly to ensure diners have a good experience.

Midnight Brunch #2 was a lot of fun- definitely easy to tell that Bobby was having a good time with all of it. Unique events like these are exactly what Covington needs to separate itself from the herd/hoard of people going to OTR, not to mention the added benefit of drawing more folks to Madison Avenue.

Blend is located at 14 E. 5th Street in Covington, KY. Aside from late-night meals, they’re also a coffee bar and great spot for brunch/lunch. Check their Facebook page for more info.