***GLAMSHOP***

You asked for it. We delivered. Now, choose from TWO workshop packages!

September 25th

10am-3pm

200 Putnam St. Suite 300, Marietta Ohio

The Glam Bam, Thank You Ma’am – $99 plus tax
  • Hot Tomato Studio tour
  • Full instructional demonstration in the art of glam hair and makeup styling
  • Lunch and cocktails in The Parlor
  • Access to the coveted Hot Tomato Lending Wardrobe for dress-up (as cocktails allow!) Ever try on a steel-boned corset? Let The Madame show you how!
  • Behind the scenes peek of a session in progress
The GLAM SLAM – $399 plus tax
  • Private wardrobe consultation and session planning
  • Hot Tomato Studio Tour
  • Full instructional demonstration in the art of glam hair and makeup styling
  • Personal one on one hair and makeup styling with two of our professional team members
  • Lunch and cocktails in The Parlor
  • One outfit, high glam photo session on our custom set
  • Private proofing session to view your images
  • Free 8 x 10 canvas of your favorite image
  • New title for your sassy resume of #GDHT ;)

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

We’re looking forward to seeing you there! Grooowl wink ;)

 

 

Photographers, Andi Roberts and Jocelyn Adelsperger
Concierge, Jessica Kufel
Makeup Artists, Lauren Elaine and Tonya Winebrenner
Hairstylists, Veronica Fields and Chelsea Holtz
 Mistress of Ceremony- Jesse Hyde

 

September 2016 HOT LIST

First off, you might be saying to yourself “Where the heck was the August Hot List?”

That’s a totally legitimate question. The answer is this: I was in Aruba.

Now, the idea was proposed that I do an Aruba Hot List while I was down there but I was much to busy on the PIRATE SHIP, at THE SPA, dining at MY FAVORITE FIVE STAR RESTAURANT , lounging on my private dock at THE BEST PLACE TO STAY ON THE ISLAND, hiking to the NATURAL POOL and jumping out of a PERFECTLY GOOD AIRPLANE!!

Yeah, do all those things.

OK! Onto September! The mornings are cool, the sun is golden, the kids are in school…Let’s see what’s HOT!

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A Cheers of sorts, it just doesn’t get more “everybody knows your name” than the Sixpence Pub & Eatery! From organizing cruise-ins and poker runs benefiting the community to offering a great line-up of local music, this place is always filled with good vibes!

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Meet Becky Goings! She’s the featured artist at the Sixpence on September 28th

With a full bar, traditional pub food and a happy and attentive staff, you can bet on seeing Hot Tomatoes there on the regular…ESPECIALLY on Wednesday night! Open Mic with Woody Hupp never disappoints! He regularly features some of my very favorite musicians like Chris Hogsett and Nick Hunter, Becky Goings, Smokestack Betty, Lydia Hyde and so many more.

We look forward to seeing you there!!

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July’s HOT HOT HOT List!!

Part of my “job” description is to go out and enjoy this Ohio Valley and experience all the wonderful people and businesses it has to offer! Hot Tomatoes have high standards and only the HOTTEST ones make the list! Check out the July selections!!

EATS

The NET! A go to place when you want to have an amazing meal, a great selection of craft beer and a really good chance of running into friends! Located at  3500 Emerson Ave in Parkersburg, WV, this place is legendary LITERALLY! Established in 1899, this place has the pub atmosphere down to a home-spun science! Along with the standard NET burgers and dogs, they also have a great veggie burger and always pull in local and home-grown crops to make a seasonal side like potato and pasta salads to pair with a smorgasbord of great pub food!

The only thing that’s better than the food and brews at the NET is the crew! This group remembers every face that comes through the door! They will great you with a smile and be ready with your favorite beverage before you’ve settled onto your stool!

Hot Tomatoes grace their doorway on the regular. It just doesn’t get better than the NET!

Eats. Drinks. Friends.

visit their website

ENTERTAINMENT

This amazing place got so much hotter this year! Why? Hot Tomato poolside meetings, of course! Bikinis, lipstick, red toes and big hats! Okay, let’s get down to why this place is super awesome. Two words: Lazy. River. There is seriously no better place to conduct female empowering business that bobbing along in an inner tube under the hot sun..lazily.

Kids? Oh, the KIDS! Of course. Children of all ages adore the Marietta Aquatic Center. The slides, the fountains, and the PIRATE SHIP! I mean, come on. Who doesn’t love a pirate ship? The lifeguards are amazing, the price is reasonable, the snacks are delicious and there’s plenty of room to spread out. Bring a big beach blanket and lay in the grass or get there early and snag some lounge chairs and an umbrella.

Visit the website for directions, rentals, passes and more! This place is definitely Hot Tomato APPROVED!

STYLE

The Hot Tomato crew is beyond excited to have such a groovy new building mate! Not only is Chelsea a Hot Tomato but she’s a Parlor Maid! She has the sweetest spirit and she’s an amazingly talented stylist. Do you want a rockin’ style with a bonus free good vibe energy boost? She’s your gal!

Here’s what Hot Tomato Concierge has to say! “I have lived in this area for seven years & tried many stylists to find the perfect fit. I have finally found the groove I have been looking for! Chelsea gives you a style that is a perfect fit for your life at the moment whether it’s professional, creative or just cool and easy! I have never loved my hair more & even during this awkward process of growing my hair out, she make it look amazing during each phase!”

Come on in and give this sweet little place a try for yourself and, while you’re in the neighborhood, come visit us on the 3rd floor for a Parlor refreshment to celebrate your new do!

Check out the facebook page for more information and book with Chelsea today!

 

WELLNESS

“The MOV is so very fortunate to have Full Circle Yoga hosting weekly classes at the lovely Point Park settled perfectly on the Ohio River. It truly is a unique experience to practice yoga outside, especially alongside the river. The sunshine is high at 6pm when classes begin, and the breeze comes off of the Ohio, providing a perfectly zen environment to practice yoga. The instructors gently encourage fun, giggles, and no self judgment during the classes. Yoga is truly for everyone. The beauty of this practice is that you come as you are and do what you can, and that is enough.” Hot Tomato, Chelsea Holtz (The Hair Hippie herself!! )

Full Circle Yoga and Point Park Marketplace has come together to bring Yoga to the Downtown Parkersburg!
Join us for the Yoga at the Point. We will be focusing on the ‘flow’ of breath and strengthening the body.
Each Class is $5.00 ( cash only please )
Please bring your own Yoga Mat or Towel.
Teachers provided by Full Circle Yoga & Full Circle Yoga Teacher Training.
This will be every Wednesday at The Point Park unless it rains, then it will be inside Point Park Marketplace.

I haven’t been to one yet but it’s right at the tip top of my to do list! Thank you for all you’re doing to make the MOV more flexible!!

June 2016 HOT List!

!! Hot Tomato APPROVED !!

We asked and you delivered! Turns out, Hot Tomatoes LOVE to shop and dine on the regular in our beautiful valley! Here’s what you had to say!

 

EATS

Emanuel’s Bakery & Diner

Located on 286 Front St. Marietta Ohio, Emanuel’s is bringing the best street food from around the world, celebrations and joy to the people!

One of our sassiest VIP’s, Meryl Walker says! “Tucked away along the Ohio and Muskingum River lies Emanuel’s Bakery 286 Front St in Marietta, OH. A unique and ethnic street food style café/ bakery. With street food from all over the world – everything from hummus and falafel to baba ganoush to NY style fluffy bagels and pastries. Throw in some Israeli breakfast, UK flare with fish and chips and the down home Mid-Ohio Valley traditional pepperoni roll. Oh, and there’s sushi, too! There’s a taste for EVERY palate. Service was a little slow at times but almost always friendly and worth the wait. Enjoy the atmosphere and music while waiting. Hot Tomato Seal of Approval”

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Parkersburg City Park will be hosting the 21st Annual Mid Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival

June 17th thru 19th Join us for “The Coolest Thing That Happens in Parkersburg” as we enjoy 3 days filled with entertainment, food and vendors. Come to the City Park and take a trip around the world! Free admission!!!

To stay in the loop about all the great happenings that weekend, be sure to join the Facebook Event!

 

WELLNESS

SWAGG Studio offers the Mid-Ohio Valley’s most unique blend of classes and workshops! Join Cat for a relaxing session of soft yoga or amp it up with a kettlebell class. SWAGG Studio can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

Hot Tomato VIP and all around #GDHT cohort, Jocelyn Adelsperger has this to say! “If you are looking for a place to shake your groove thing, groove on a new vibe or generally get your groove back…SWAGG Studio is the place to be! Cat Bigley and her merry Tribe have the perfect moves to shake your soul and have your feeling your best. SWAGG Studio is the heartbeat of Downtown Marietta! From yoga to burlesque to kickboxing to personal training all the way to adventures in slacklining and acroyoga and so much more. You simply MUST come vibe with this amazing Tribe! Hot Tomato APPROVED!”

 

 

Hot Tomato APPROVED!

Hot Tomato Pin-up Academy logo, Hot Tomato Portrait Studio & Parlor, 200 Putnam St. Ste. 300, Marietta, OH 45750

A note to area businesses: There are HUNDREDS of Hot Tomatoes in this sweet Valley of ours! These women know what they want and they don’t mind indulging! As a business owner, I know that no matter who your target demographic is, this is a desirable quality.

SO with the help of the amazing Hot Tomato community, I will be offering a monthly HT APPROVED article featuring our very favorite local places for eats, entertainment, wellness, and style!

CONTRIBUTOR QUALIFICATIONS

  • You must be a verified Hot Tomato.
  • Please limit to actual places of business in the MOV (No Direct Sales)
  • Never be afraid to ask for exactly what you want or need. Good business owners and staff are always willing to go the extra mile for a customer.
  • Be generous and kind to the establishment staff. (Hot Tomatoes are always excellent tippers!!)
  • Have fun! This is an adventure to compile a list of the BEST places in town!
  • Submit a brief review including your name, the business name and what you LOVED about your experience.
  • Send your review to hottomatopinupacademy@gmail.com or shoot it to us on fb!

We can’t wait to hear from you!!