Citizen Pie : my new fave!

cp_7Hello CLE friends! Have you been over to Citizen Pie yet? It seriously is incredible! We visited a few weeks ago and it’s all I can do not to want to drive out to Waterloo nightly for another brie and mushroom pizza.


Have you been yet? Do you have a favorite? My guys loved the Little Italy which is a traditional Mozzerella, Sausage and cheese pie, for me, I am more of a mushroom lover…and it did not disappoint.


We sat at the bar and enjoyed watching the pizza artists whip up one after another and toss them into their special pizza oven for all to see. The oven was so hot that pizzas went in and out like a well choreographed dance, quick but with grace and beauty…each pizza exiting the oven with a warm, happy glow…ready to be enjoyed.


So….with all that said, if you are looking for an incredible new pizza destination take a drive out east and visit the team at Citizen Pie. You won’t be disappointed!


Happy holiday week friends, happy pizza…happy mushrooms to all!

  Holiday discount : 2 Men & A vacuum!

Hello CLE! Hope you had a fantastic weekend prepping for the holiday week ahead. I was doing a bit of shopping and it was a madhouse everywhere we went. I mean I know a lot of you do Christmas on Thanksgiving…but it was seriously wild everywhere we went. Not to mention stores were extra full for Black Friday sale fun.

Speaking of holidays today I have a fun discount code to share with all of you from the team at Two Men and a Vacuum, 10% off all of their cleaning services through the holidays using the special code “IHEARTCLEVELAND” (first time bookings please, expires 1/1/17)

img_9672Established in 2012, Two Men & A Vacuum has become the go-to cleaning service in Ohio for residential and commercial cleaning. They are committed to raising the bar in the cleaning industry by employing cutting edge technology, using eco-friendly products and hiring team members in an industry that often relies on cheap labor and cheaper toxic cleaning products. Started in Columbus, Ohio…the Cleveland branch has now officially launched!

img_9671A few weeks ago the team at “Two Men” came out to our house to give it some extra love in the cleaning department. Things have been hectic since we moved in with an emphasis on unpacking and starting to work on decorating…rather than keeping up on daily household chores. The duo did an incredible job making our home sparkle from top to bottom and we will for sure have them back again soon!

Get your holiday cleaning’s scheduled soon, as those appointments are filling up fast. Also…looking for a gift for the person who has it all? They also offer gift certificates, I would love that gift…hint, hint mom! So, while I might not have a regular cleaning person…this service makes the perfect helper during this busy holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving, safe travels and happy shopping to everyone! May you have clean homes, fully belly’s and even lots of love with friends and family!

SPONSORED POST : I was invited to post about the new Cleveland businesses, Two Men & A Vacuum in exchange for a little house love as part of their social community outreach. Thanks for supporting this local business while allowing me to create special content like this for iheartcleveland!

  Celebrating Public Art in Ohio City’s Hingetown (11-18/19)

ka3_0374Peace & good morning CLE…happy Tuesday and happy holiday countdown to all. Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? We were just talking about the holidays at work and came to the realization that the holidays begin NEXT WEEK…so crazy! Where did 2016 go?


Speaking of 2016…one of my favorite things about this year has been the amazing push for public art throughout our city. Thanks to the incredible arts organizations throughout the city we have been super fortunate to have various national talent visit our city and sprinkle us with their art.

Have you been down to Ohio City’s Hingetown to see all of the larger-than-life murals that are on display in the neighborhood? If you have not, plan to visit this weekend for the Creative Fusion Spectacular. On Friday and Saturday there will be trolley rides, entertainment and fun for families…to officially welcome and share the new art with everyone.

ka3_0374Fingers crossed for great weather this weekend, these murals and installations (I adore the Hingetown green wall made up of various plant matters) make for bright, bold and festive family photo backdrops…I can’t wait to see many of you with them featured on your family holiday cards.


A few weekends ago I had to go see all of these works for myself and can I just say….INCREDIBLE!!! From the oversized scale of a large slice of pizza (by Mike Sobeck) to a colorful three-eyed tiger (by Michela Picchi) to the vibrant yellow & purple-people mural (by Joe Lanzilotta) and the bold happy shapes (by Erin Guido.) I am excited to celebrate these amazing works by even more amazing artists this weekend.

ka3_0446ka3_0445ka3_0456ka3_0464ka3_0426ka3_0397So, I hope to see all of you down in Hingetown this weekend as we celebrate public art at it’s best. For more details visit the Facebook weekend events page here.


Also, last but not least….hope you enjoyed how I tried my best to match my vintage coats to the is a weird obsession I have. HA Ha! Happy week, happy public art Cleveland. I look forward to seeing everyone out and about this weekend. Thanks to my friend Katie Ardner for the super fun photos…she is such a talented photographer!

  Stella & Shay Beauty Bar


The other day we took a studio field trip to a new beauty bar located on the west end of Lakewood for one of our co-workers work baby shower afternoon. So fun! This new beauty destination was full of everything sparkly (OMG their wallpaper!) shiny, pretty-pastels and pops of brightly-hued polish colors. If you haven’t visited them, you should for sure make your holiday appointments and squeeze in even little ounce of gold glittery nail polish!


I especially love all of their fancy Christian Louboutin, long-lasting colors to choose from. Check out the red polish color in the black bottle…it is supposed to look like one of the designers signature shoes. Very cool.


Besides the fancy polish brands, the ladies at Stella & Shay also carry the new-ish R+Co product line. Not only are these products gorgeous, they smell incredible and work really well on my long wavy/somewhat curly hair. They carry the entire line, stop in to explore soon.


So…just a little sneak peak at one of Lakewood’s most chic salon’s and beauty destinations. Did I mention how nice everyone is and that they have a wine and coffee bar for visitors? Seriously make your appointment today…I promise you will not be dissappointed!



  Howards Jewelry, Meet Howard contest!

Hey CLE! Hope you had an incredible fall weekend. It was so completely picturesque I couldn’t help but taking pictures at every turn. However, with that said I have to admit spent a few evenings on the laptop starting to take note of holiday present ideas and recipe collecting for the being holiday weekend feasts. We are hosting Christmas this year and I couldn’t be more excited to share our new home with family and friends. let the shopping lists, baking, wrapping and decking the halls begin!

screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-10-17-20-pmTalking about holiday presents…ever heard of Howards Jewelry? This local jewelry destination has incredibly affordable pricing, sells one of a kind refurbished jewelry and has over 40 years of being in the jewelry business helping many shoppers choose their holiday selections. Make it a point to meet up with founder…Howard and pick his brain on the perfect gifts for your holiday sweetheart at this years meet & greet events…11/11 at their Maple Heights store, 11/12 in Parma Heights, 11/18 in Mayfield Heights and 11/19 at Great Lakes Mall in Mentor.

Meeting with Howard and his staff will give you the chance to get an incredible deal for pieces you love, on top of the 30-50% that is already being offered. Plus you can learn all about trends, jewelry care, and jewelry types while visiting.

redWhen you swing by any of the locations (from Nov.11-19th) and meet up with Howard (or any of his super, uber qualified staff) take a photo and be entered into contest to win a sterling silver and glass heart pendant necklace. Winner to choose their favorite color…blue, red, purple or to be chosen HERE on 11/20 (please leave your contact info in the photo comment!) 

So just to recap the how to enter to win the contest…
A. Visit any of the four HJC locations.
B. Take a photo with Howard or one of his staff members (and explore their jewelry selection as well!)
C. Submit that photo in the comments section below to be entered for a chance to win the heart pendant necklace

So I can’t wait to hear about your holiday jewelry shopping deals and adventures at Howards Jewelry. Keep me posted about all of the fun, tweet me (@iheartclev &  @hwrdsjwlcntr) your finds, gifts and any awesome treasures you might discover at this local jewelry business! Let’s kick off this holiday season in blingy style.

SPONSORED POST : I was invited to post about Howards Jewelry, “Meet Howard” event  and offer the pendant giveaway as part of their social community outreach. Thanks for supporting this local business while allowing me to create special content like this for iheartcleveland!