Summer is in full swing, and Cincinnati is overflowing with outdoor activities to fill the long July days. This month’s issue of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle is packed with ideas for how to get more enjoyment out of your summer.

Over the past three years we’ve had a lot of amazing and memorable photo shoots, but this month’s cover story was by far the most fun we’ve had working on a story. Our team spent a day behind the scenes at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, getting up close and personal with Fiona and her friends. Inside we’ll share some of our favorite stories and photos from this amazing local attraction.

If you enjoy al fresco dining or having a cocktail while watching the sunset, flip to page 42. We’ve scoured the area to compile some of our favorite local bars and restaurants with outdoor patios.

If a backyard barbeque is more your style, we’re showcasing three local outdoor living spaces to inspire you to create a unique backyard area. We’ve also provided ideas for creating your own summer treats and lawn games to spice up your next summer get-together.

This month’s charitable spotlight is on a unique local non-profit that combines three great organizations into one: Caring Like Angels and Heroes.

We hope this issue inspires you to try something new this summer. Find a cool and breezy spot to enjoy our annual summer issue of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle.

Michelle Moody, Publisher



Cincinnati celebrity and Zoo favorite Fiona graces the cover of this summer issue. Photography Len Kaltman-West Chester Corporate Photography.