Nicole is a born and bred Cincinnatian, raised by two University of Cincinnati bearcats in the suburbs of the Queen City. Her first real people food was Skyline Chili, her first boyfriend asked her out on King Island's famous Racer (yes... on the actual roller coaster), and her first parties were aboard boats cruising up and down the Ohio River. She spread her wings (ever so slightly) and went off to college at Miami University where she studied English Education and Creative Writing, with unofficial minors in theme parties, cozy coffee shops, and late-night bagel eating.
Since graduating, Nicole has once again called Cincinnati (Mount Lookout, to be exact) home and couldn't imagine "adulting" anywhere else. She stays busy chasing local startup dreams, finding the latest and greatest restaurants to try around the city, visiting her favorite poodle (Lucille) in the suburbs, and drinking wine while pinning projects and recipes she rarely makes time to complete.