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."
Honora Freshwater Cultured Black Pearl Linked Bracelet with Sterling Silver Clasp
Hilary Floyd Royal Blue Embellished Dress and Matching Shawl from "Dancing for the Stars"
Chanel Women's Quilted Aviator Sunglasses
Rowe Furniture Two-Piece Curved Modular Sofa
Gold Tone Metal and Rhinestone Hinged Bangle
Contemporary Entry Table
Elie Tahari Jacquard Patterned Dress
Jimmy Choo Cayla Metallic Clutch
St. John Leopard Print Knit Shift Dress from "Truly Sexy" Launch Party
Innovative Furniture Cabinet
Pair of Upholstered Amchairs
Mary Frances Embellished Shoulder Bag
Hand-blown Amber Murano Glass Ceiling Light
Women's Chanel Sunglasses with Swarovski Crystals
Terani Couture Beaded Gown with Ostrich Feathers
Alexis Bitar Embellished Bangle Bracelet
Art Glass Clam Shell
Aidan Mattox Embellished Dress from the First White Party
Ceramic Ram Horn and Face Accent Vase
Pair of Tellus Furniture Chairs
St. John Leather Trimmed Dress
Kate Spade Sally Newbury Lane Crossbody Bag
Pauw Amsterdam Printed Silk Jacket
Daniel Swarovski Women's Sunglasses
Artmax Metal Sculpture
Valentino Garavani Red Satin Bow Clutch
Elie Tahari Embellished Sequined Top and Escada Pants
Carson's Furniture Contemporary Loveseat
Valentino Garavani Patent Leather Handbag
Chrome Plated Ceiling Light Fixture
Haute Couture Obsessions Red Beaded Dress with Bolero
Alexis Bitar Designer Hinged Bangle Bracelet
Two Mary Rose Young Signed Pottery Plates
Peggy Jennings Embellished Evening Dress
Louis Vuitton Amarante Vernis Alma PM
Fusion Z Amber Art Glass Knot Paperweight
Elie Tahari Dress with Sequin Lace Trimmed Hem
Illuminated Female Face Sculpture
Pair of Contemporary Candle Holders
Hard-sided Storage Trunk
Amethyst Blown Glass
Versace Collection Printed Dress
Pair Contemporary Prints
Jimmy Choo Candy Mac Clutch
Versace Collection Metallic Jacquard Shift Dress
Escada Patterned Shift Dress
Metal Globe Abstract Sculpture
Contemporary Glass Top Coffee Table
M Missoni Knit Sweater Dress
Trio of Acrylic and Beaded Pinths
Embellished Silver Tone Bracelet and Matching Ring from "Dancing for the Stars"
Louis Vuitton Amarante Vernis Brea MM
Herringbone Tweed Barrel Back Arm Chairs
Elie Tahari Black Leather Dress
Contemporary Glass Top Coffee Table
Carter Furniture Two Piece Sofa
Jimmy Choo Eve Black Nappa Leather Bucket Bag
Vintage Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Collar Necklace
Escada Beaded Cocktail Dress
Milo Baughman Style Designer Chaise Lounge
Ivory Silk Dupioni Three-Piece Ensemble
Henri Bendel Miss Bendel Sequin Box Clutch
Bourbon and Boweties Bangle Bracelet
Henri Bendel Fold-Over Sequin Clutch
Pair Decorative Floor Vases
Robin Bruce Modern Loveseat
Contemporary Modern Coffee Table
Large Hand Blown Italian Art Glass Ceiling Light Fixture
Cream Embellished Evening Gown with Jacket
Large Art Glass Vase
Jimmy Choo Metallic Glitter Handbag
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.