Some fall Friday ramblings!!!


Can we get a huge round of cheer “HOORAY” for our Cleveland Indians!!! Way to go guys, we are so proud of you. Thank you for another awesome reason to celebrate living in CLEVELAND. World Series here we come!!!

Last night we took Ninja Toddler to the Ringling Brothers Circus at the Q. It was seriously so, so cool. While they may have retired the elephants, there was plenty of other exciting action to keep us all super entertained and at the edge of our seat the whole show. The opening act of all the acrobats walking on the moon was so visually incredible, it was perfect for kids and us older kids. :) The circus is in town until the 23rd. Get your tickets and don’t miss out.

Can we even just talk about Barrio Tacos and pumpkin spice lattes? Last week we took a lunch outing over to the Barrio Lakewood and I can’t stop thinking about it. Their chips, salsa, margaritas and my made-to-order taco was so yummy. If you haven’t been to one of their locations, seriously run don’t walk…unless you feel like running by a coffee shop and sipping a sweet, spicy pumpkin spice latte instead? Either way tacos or latte’s, this fall has been filled with so many awesome indian summer patio days, I am super thankful.

Have you heard about all of the fun that the team over at GroundSwell & Harness Cycle have been whipping up? Their pop up rides and yoga-about-town have been making waves all over the city…big, beautiful, inspiring waves! If you are interested in trying out one of their pop up rides or yoga classes; visit their site and reserve your spot! Just yesterday they hosted a few rides at the House of Blues…next up, the Rock Hall! See you in the saddle friends.

Thinking about your holiday shopping yet? I am planning on picking up a few of my gifts at this years Poinsettia Place presented by the Junior League of Cleveland at The Glidden House, Saturday November 19th. Support local small makers and entrepreneurs as they kick off holiday shopping season with special offerings all while enjoying brunch and a few mimosas with your friends. For more information visit their site to grab your tickets while there are a still few available.

Speaking of holiday shopping…I also just recently got the date of the Cleveland Institute of Art, holiday student sale!!! It kicks off Friday, December 2nd and runs through the weekend. I have been to this sale before and it literally always has great, affordable work for everyone. For location and time details visit their page here.

So, while this wasn’t a typical post from me I just thought I would ramble on a bit and touch base and say “hi!” Have a great weekend. Stay warm…time to bust out the warm sweaters & scarves. Happy Friday, Happy weekend everyone!

  BizConCle : October 13-14


Hey fellow small business owners, creative dreamers, makers, artists and any entrepreneur out there…this is the week! The week of the exciting, empowering and educational BizConCle!

Join the Greater Cleveland Partnership and COSE for BizConCLE 2016 at the Cleveland Public Auditorium and Conference Center on October 13th and 14th, 2016. As the premier event for small and middle-market companies, the convention consists of one-and-a-half days of programming designed to provide the over 1,000 attendees with business insights, knowledge and growth opportunities for success.

I have actually attended this 2-day event for the past few years and I gotta say I always leave with brighter, a bit lighter, inspired and engaged and always with a few new connections and opportunities…it’s well worth your time and investment.

A couple of highlights to this years conference…

• Three nationally known, innovative business leaders. Mel Robbins, the award- winning CNN Commentator and Legal Analyst; Gary Schoeniger, well-known author and entrepreneur; and Casey Gerald, Co-founder and CEO of MBAs Across America, will be narrating their journey to business success.

• 30 educational workshops. Attendees have access to workshops taught by leading business experts that cover several topics, including business growth and financials, leadership, marketing and sales, information technology and talent recruitment.

• Business-To-Business Tradeshow. Small and middle-market businesses across the Midwest have the opportunity to share their products and services to all attendees. It’s always a great time to walk the show and meet a few new faces.

Anyhow, you do not want to miss out on this year’s BizConCLE! so check out the event details and get registered on their site today. I look forward to seeing you there.

SPONSORED POST : I was invited to attend BizConCLE post as part of their social community outreach. Thanks for supporting this events while allowing me to create special content like this for iheartcleveland!

  CLE Urban Winery


Hey friends! Hope you had a great weekend and that your Monday went off without a hitch! Are you enjoying fall? I think the weather has been super incredible as of late…chilly in the mornings and evenings, warm and cozy during the day…the perfect weather for layering on sweaters and scarves as we enter fall.

The other evening I had the pleasure of visiting the rather new CLE Urban Winery nestled in Cleveland Heights. Just like your wineries out of town, this vino-destination offers an assortment of blends from sweet to dry to something for every pallette. The staff was super helpful in explaining the various wines and the snacking options; they offer the usual cheese & crackers but you are also welcome to bring your own snacks in.


I enjoyed learning about how the wines are made, all while “taste testing” a few of their reds..really enjoyed the Pinot Noir.  I also loved the fact that you can host events at the winery free of charge as long as you partake in drinking their wines. While we were visiting the Cleveland Big Brother, Big Sisters was hosting a happy hour…seems to be a great place to meet with plenty of room for attendees to spread out and mingle. Holiday parties anyone? Call today to book your place at the wine bar!

Anyhow, I just wanted to fill you in on this new, east side hot-spot. Next time you are on Lee give it a try! For more details, check out their site here. Cheers everyone, have a great wine-filled week.

  A night around the campfire, sponsored by Wayfair


wayfair_campoutHey friends! With the weather temps dropping and the leaves starting to turn, the feeling of fall is officially here. From our new home we hear the high school marching band practicing their tunes every morning, another sign of fall fun.

One thing I love to do in the cooler months is spend a weekend evening all cuddled around an outdoor bonfire, toasting marshmallows or enjoying a warm cup of mulled cider. Add a few friends and perhaps a card game and together we can all welcome in fall with a campout-hangout.


I’ve compiled a few quintessential fall campout-hangout products from my friends at Wayfair that I hope you will like. Many of them would be the perfect accessory to any night around the campground with friends.

I love their campfire cooking tripod to keep your cider warm…or caramel for dipping apples slices in.

Their hunter green folding camping chairs would make the best chair/table combo so you had a place to put all your goodies while you hung out at the campfire. Same goes for the indoor/outdoor poufs, a few of those and you could seat a bunch of pals for an evening of fall shenanigans.

While it might not be designed for outside-use this gray tapestry wall hanging might need to be part of my fall home accessories. It’s kinda perfect don’t you think? Of course you could also take it outside and drape it around your summer chaise. Speaking of not quite outdoors…but still warm and cuddly is this pretty, yellow, cotton cashmere throw blanket…bring it outside for a fall night but plan many wintery evenings on the couch with this one!

To keep the hot cider warm I found these adorable “camping is “InTents” mugs. As another nod to fall the leaf pillow would look great in many different rooms in your home.

No fall, outdoor campout celebration would be complete without a nod to the garden gnomes and mushroom everywhere. One ornamental garden mushroom makes your campsite happy and welcoming for all the little woodland creatures!

So those are just a few fun, fall campground things that you might like to add a touch of fall both indoors and out. Have a great weekend and happy fall everyone!

SPONSORED POST : I was invited to write a fun, “night around the campfire” post as part of their social outreach. Thanks for supporting this incredible business while allowing me to create special content like this for iheartcleveland!

  Rock the Catwalk for UnitedWay Cleveland


Who doesn’t LOVE a good fashion show? In fact, what could be better than a night out with your friends celebrating fashion AND giving back to one of the areas, most influential non-profits; the United Way of Greater Cleveland? Enter Rock the Catwalk; a celebration of fashion and compassion.

screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-1-33-45-pmThis stylish fashionista event is a rockin’ fashion show, showcasing the season’s hottest fashions from local Cleveland boutiques. Couture to rock chic styles will adorn the runway while we get to enjoy delightful treats.Proceeds from the event benefit the Women Leadership’s Council signature cause to address the need for quality early childhood education. What can I say? Sounds like a worthwhile event, don’t you think?

The event will be held on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at the Global Center for Health Innovation. Doors open at 6pm. So gather your friends and plan an evening out complete with cocktails, fashion and doing good for others. Tickets can be found here.

The exciting news is that I have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader. To enter to win the stylish seats tweet me “@iheartclev I would love to spend an evening at the @UnitedWayCLE #RocktheCatwalk event!” Lucky ticket winner to be notified by Friday, October 14th.

SPONSORED POST : I was invited to attend the Rock the Catwalk Fashion Show as part of their social outreach. Thanks for supporting this organization while allowing me to create special content like this for iheartcleveland!