Spring means it's time to bring your feet out of winter boot hibernation. Wake up in a pair of sassy sandals. The Shoe Haus offers a fashion-forward selection of the best European styles without compromising comfort. Shoe Haus, 441 Vine St., Cincinnati. (513) 929-4900 or
Could there be anything more adorable than children dressed to the nines for spring? Castle House has been specializing in fine apparel for the youngest fashionistas for more than 50 years. Stop in and play dress up until you find that perfect Easter outfit for the little one in your life. Castle House, 3435 Edwards Road, Cincinnati. (513) 871-2458 or


So, you've been taking spinning classes, are feeling fit and ready to head outdoors. Enjoy the spring sunshine on the peppy Jamis Allegro 1 bike from BioWheels. At $495, it's the perfect bike to ride through the city or a park "” fast, light and easy. BioWheels, 6810 Miami Ave., Madeira. (513) 861-BIKE or
Flowers in the spring "” hand in glove. Bright yellow mini daffodil bulb plants nestled in the moss in a wooden container are available to brighten your home. The plants can be planted outside once spring has fully arrived. For color to rock your world, bring home vase of purple spring tulips. Jones the Florist, 511 Walnut St., Cincinnati. (513) 961-6622 or
The convertible season in Cincinnati is a long one "” especially for those with a fierce case of spring fever. Heated seats are especially useful in April. Check out the Lexus IS 250 C starting at $40,390 with a six-speed manual transmission, 0-60 mph in 8.4 seconds. It doesn't have to be the Matador Red Mica, but that is the color that caught our eye and almost caused us to drive off the bridge and onto the sales lot. Lexus Rivercenter, 633 W. Third St., Covington. (888) 229-5135 or