(Playhouse Square, Ohio Theatre all dressed up for the holidays. Beautiful)
Happy Friday everybody. How was your week? With the holidays quickly approaching at my house I have been so busy cleaning, organizing and beginning to prep for family, my nights have been busy ones. I tried to get a jump start on company entertaining last weekend by making two massive lasagnas as an easy warm up for my out-of-town family while they are visiting. With a small-ish kitchen anything I can do ahead of time to prep for entertaining makes the weekend activities go so much smoother and stress free. Last night I finally worked on the Thanksgiving menu and let’s just say it’s going to be so yummy. This weekend I will continue on organizing (must organize hall closet), decorating (prepping the turkey day tablescape) and perhaps making a few crusts for the coordinating Thanksgiving cookies, tarts and pies…it’s beginning to feel a lot like the holidays!
Once – I want to start off today’s run down by telling every music lover, every romantic, every play-going Clevelander to try and get a pair of tickets to see Once at Playhouse Sqauer. We went this past Tuesday night and I can’t gush enough about the amazing performance. I literally had no idea what the show was going to be about. I had not seen the movie, or listened to the soundtrack but as a theatre goer knew it was going to be a smash hit. We laughed, we cried, we even had our hearts broken a bit, but I can not tell you when I have enjoyed a musical THIS MUCH! For ticket availability just click on the little ad to the right of this post or visit Playhouse Square. The show has a short run so seriously try your best to experience Once…it was magical.
Piada - The latest in Italian Street Food opens TODAY in Rocky River. Pick it up this weekend for sure. (19925 Center Ridge Road)
MOCA Artscape – Tonight I am going to check out the very cool art, jewelry and design holiday gift show at MOCA. The public preview will run tonight from 5-9 ($8 for non members) and then be open all day Saturday 11-5pm. Check it out in the new museum space, I can’t wait to see how they set up this shopping soireé!
Carlos Jones & John Legend – are NOT playing together (but wouldn’t that be a cool pairing?) On Saturday night Carlos Jones will be at Brothers Lounge and John Legend will be at the State Theatre. Saturday night is a great night to see some live music!
Special iheartcleveland & J.Crew holiday style shopping party evening! – Yep, join me at J.Crew Crocker Park next Wednesday evening November 20th, from 6-8pm for a special night out. See the new holiday gifts & fashions, have a sweet treat while you shop, enjoy specials, deals & party discounts, hear from a special friend of mine about what’s going to be BIG fashion-wise this holiday season. I will be posting more information on next weeks night out, but plan on swinging in…they get their holiday shipment on Tuesday night and will have it ready for us on Wednesday! Exciting holiday stuff!
Cleveland Consignment Shoppe Grand Re-Opening – Next week, November 20 from 5-8pm go over to Woodmere (Golovan building next to Davis Bakery across from Eton on Chagrin) and check out the new location of this amazing resale shop. Looking for your Louboutins for the holidays? You just might find a pair of luxury shoes, a warm designer coat or some glitz and glamour for the holiday season.
Have a great weekend everyone! Cheers to gorgeous fall weather. :)