Seller Story: Patty Brisben, Cincinnati, OH


“I live in The Ascent building in Kentucky, overlooking the Ohio River and the Cincinnati skyline. When I decided I wanted to remodel my place, I realized very little would fit with the new look, so I chose EBTH. Going through the process really showed me how my personality has changed; how I’ve changed over the years. It reminded me of when I first moved to this condo from the suburbs. I’m an empty nester now, and I really wasn’t sure about how I was going to feel about moving to a condo, but I wouldn’t go back to a house, that’s for sure.

I’m the founder and chairwoman of Pure Romance, an in-home party company that offers an exclusive line of relationship enhancement products. When I work with nearly 35,000 consultants around the country, I want them to know, when I come into their town or take the stage in a meeting, that they can be proud of who I am. So I own nice clothes. My style is very classic, although I like stepping out of my box. I always tell my consultants: Change every now and again, it’s important to see yourself in many different ways. If you don’t, you become stagnant and you won’t always like what reflects back in the mirror.

So when I decided to purge and make these changes, bringing in an outside team was really helpful — going through and saying “Ok, I’m ready.” It’s a difficult decision because these are the things that you’ve worked hard for, the things that you’ve looked at every day when you come home, and sometimes they’re a reminder of people who have been here and now are gone and played a part in your home. But you know what? I made the decision to let these things go and let them find their way to somebody who is going to love them as much or even more than I did."

Seller Story: Patty Brisben, Cincinnati, OH
Seller Story: Patty Brisben, Cincinnati, OH
Art Glass Clam Shell

Art Glass Clam Shell

Final Bid:
$50
Aidan Mattox Embellished Dress from the First White Party

Aidan Mattox Embellished Dress from the First White Party

Final Bid:
$130
Ceramic Ram Horn and Face Accent Vase

Ceramic Ram Horn and Face Accent Vase

Final Bid:
$65
Pair of Tellus Furniture Chairs

Pair of Tellus Furniture Chairs

Final Bid:
$36
St. John Leather Trimmed Dress

St. John Leather Trimmed Dress

Final Bid:
$111
Kate Spade Sally Newbury Lane Crossbody Bag

Kate Spade Sally Newbury Lane Crossbody Bag

Final Bid:
$175
Pauw Amsterdam Printed Silk Jacket

Pauw Amsterdam Printed Silk Jacket

Final Bid:
$49
Daniel Swarovski Women's Sunglasses

Daniel Swarovski Women's Sunglasses

Final Bid:
$60
Artmax Metal Sculpture

Artmax Metal Sculpture

Final Bid:
$160
Valentino Garavani Red Satin Bow Clutch

Valentino Garavani Red Satin Bow Clutch

Final Bid:
$210
Elie Tahari Embellished Sequined Top and Escada Pants

Elie Tahari Embellished Sequined Top and Escada Pants

Final Bid:
$60
Carson's Furniture Contemporary Loveseat

Carson's Furniture Contemporary Loveseat

Final Bid:
$192
Valentino Garavani Patent Leather Handbag

Valentino Garavani Patent Leather Handbag

Final Bid:
$250
Chrome Plated Ceiling Light Fixture

Chrome Plated Ceiling Light Fixture

Final Bid:
$100
Haute Couture Obsessions Red Beaded Dress with Bolero

Haute Couture Obsessions Red Beaded Dress with Bolero

Final Bid:
$190
Alexis Bitar Designer Hinged Bangle Bracelet

Alexis Bitar Designer Hinged Bangle Bracelet

Final Bid:
$120
Two Mary Rose Young Signed Pottery Plates

Two Mary Rose Young Signed Pottery Plates

Final Bid:
$100
Peggy Jennings Embellished Evening Dress

Peggy Jennings Embellished Evening Dress

Final Bid:
$52
Louis Vuitton Amarante Vernis Alma PM

Louis Vuitton Amarante Vernis Alma PM

Final Bid:
$950
Fusion Z Amber Art Glass Knot Paperweight

Fusion Z Amber Art Glass Knot Paperweight

Final Bid:
$170
Elie Tahari Dress with Sequin Lace Trimmed Hem

Elie Tahari Dress with Sequin Lace Trimmed Hem

Final Bid:
$85
Illuminated Female Face Sculpture

Illuminated Female Face Sculpture

Final Bid:
$160
Pair of Contemporary Candle Holders

Pair of Contemporary Candle Holders

Final Bid:
$35
Hard-sided Storage Trunk

Hard-sided Storage Trunk

Final Bid:
$150
Amethyst Blown Glass

Amethyst Blown Glass

Final Bid:
$35
Versace Collection Printed Dress

Versace Collection Printed Dress

Final Bid:
$120
Pair Contemporary Prints

Pair Contemporary Prints

Final Bid:
$71
Jimmy Choo Candy Mac Clutch

Jimmy Choo Candy Mac Clutch

Final Bid:
$230
Versace Collection Metallic Jacquard Shift Dress

Versace Collection Metallic Jacquard Shift Dress

Final Bid:
$123
Lion Sculpture

Lion Sculpture

Final Bid:
$85
Escada Patterned Shift Dress

Escada Patterned Shift Dress

Final Bid:
$85
Metal Globe Abstract Sculpture

Metal Globe Abstract Sculpture

Final Bid:
$110
Contemporary Glass Top Coffee Table

Contemporary Glass Top Coffee Table

Final Bid:
$525
M Missoni Knit Sweater Dress

M Missoni Knit Sweater Dress

Final Bid:
$160
Trio of Acrylic and Beaded Pinths

Trio of Acrylic and Beaded Pinths

Final Bid:
$140
Embellished Silver Tone Bracelet and Matching Ring from "Dancing for the Stars"

Embellished Silver Tone Bracelet and Matching Ring from "Dancing for the Stars"

Final Bid:
$55
Louis Vuitton Amarante Vernis Brea MM

Louis Vuitton Amarante Vernis Brea MM

Final Bid:
$1,875
Herringbone Tweed Barrel Back Arm Chairs

Herringbone Tweed Barrel Back Arm Chairs

Final Bid:
$360
Elie Tahari Black Leather Dress

Elie Tahari Black Leather Dress

Final Bid:
$131
Contemporary Glass Top Coffee Table

Contemporary Glass Top Coffee Table

Final Bid:
$90
Carter Furniture Two Piece Sofa

Carter Furniture Two Piece Sofa

Final Bid:
$501
Jimmy Choo Eve Black Nappa Leather Bucket Bag

Jimmy Choo Eve Black Nappa Leather Bucket Bag

Final Bid:
$460
Vintage Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Collar Necklace

Vintage Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Collar Necklace

Final Bid:
$202
Escada Beaded Cocktail Dress

Escada Beaded Cocktail Dress

Final Bid:
$77
Milo Baughman Style Designer Chaise Lounge

Milo Baughman Style Designer Chaise Lounge

Final Bid:
$328
Ivory Silk Dupioni Three-Piece Ensemble

Ivory Silk Dupioni Three-Piece Ensemble

Final Bid:
$50
Henri Bendel Miss Bendel Sequin Box Clutch

Henri Bendel Miss Bendel Sequin Box Clutch

Final Bid:
$112
Bourbon and Boweties Bangle Bracelet

Bourbon and Boweties Bangle Bracelet

Final Bid:
$50
Henri Bendel Fold-Over Sequin Clutch

Henri Bendel Fold-Over Sequin Clutch

Final Bid:
$130
Pair Decorative Floor Vases

Pair Decorative Floor Vases

Final Bid:
$80
Robin Bruce Modern Loveseat

Robin Bruce Modern Loveseat

Final Bid:
$243
Contemporary Modern Coffee Table

Contemporary Modern Coffee Table

Final Bid:
$150
Large Hand Blown Italian Art Glass Ceiling Light Fixture

Large Hand Blown Italian Art Glass Ceiling Light Fixture

Final Bid:
$2,550
Cream Embellished Evening Gown with Jacket

Cream Embellished Evening Gown with Jacket

Final Bid:
$60
Large Art Glass Vase

Large Art Glass Vase

Final Bid:
$421
Jimmy Choo Metallic Glitter Handbag

Jimmy Choo Metallic Glitter Handbag

Final Bid:
$162
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Seller Story: Patty Brisben, Cincinnati, OH

Tell us about founding your business

The business is about empowering women to take control in the bedroom, to understand bodies better and communicate more effectively with their significant other. We provide an environment for women to do that, and we also answer questions and clear about sexual help. I want women to push the envelope and say: I want these answers. Starting this business in Cincinnati wasn’t easy in the beginning, but I’m always up for a good challenge. I just thought women deserved this and because I stuck to what I believed in and didn’t make this so much about a sale of a product as I did about educating women, Cincinnati now thoroughly embraces Pure Romance and we give so much back to our community. We just moved our offices back into this area three years ago. We’re proud to be here.

What a fun St. John leopard shift dress!

I wore that to the launch of my very first perfume and everybody went crazy! It was such an appropriate dress for my first perfume launch and I think of it fondly. I didn’t know if I wanted to part with it but I hope someone else finds as much pleasure in that dress as I did.

With so much travel, what is important to you about your home environment?

I stay in a lot of really beautiful hotels, and some not-so beautiful hotels, and when I come back to my condo, there’s really nothing like home to me. I like knowing that these are my things, that the style in my home is what I prefer. At nighttime I love looking at all the lights. The chrome plated chandelier hung over my kitchen area, and since my place was all glass, you could see the reflection in those bulbs. We have a beautiful skyline, there’s just so much life in downtown Cincinnati.