Category Archives: beauty

  celebrate earth

Hi everybody, happy Monday and even better HAPPY EARTH DAY! What a wild weekend weather-wise don’t you think? Literally Friday it was warm with a spring-like breeze, then Saturday morning we had suspicious white flakes and Sunday while the sun was pretty it was chilly again. Come on CLE weather fairy it’s time to warm things up.

Did you do anything to celebrate Earth Day over the weekend? I mean, besides recycling your wine bottles or picking up friends to go out, carpooling to save on gas. I know that the big festival presented by the Earth Day Coalition was held at the Berea Fairgrounds yesterday, I’m glad they had great weather too.  I believe the celebration of Mother Earth used to be at the zoo but so many people wanted to celebrate they were looking for a larger venue, so that’s cool.

If you took the day off work today to celebrate but now have decided you actually don’t want to do spring yard clean up and you’d rather stay indoors…HGTV is hosting an all day marathon of my personal go-to show Love it or List it! It’s half remodel show, half chartacter development and a game show all rolled into one hour of home improvement fun. If you’ve never seen it, now is the time to check it out.

Yesterday I was in the backyard of our new-ish home when I noticed these little violets trying their best to lift their faces and smile towards the sun to celebrate spring and how happy they are to be nesteled at the edge of our patio. I couldn’t help but smile and be happy that while most of the yard is still a cool shade of gray green, these charmers were a vibrant pop of purple in all their glory.

Happy Earth Day Cleveland. I hope you can get outside and explore your yard, your community, a local park or beach. Find something that makes you thankful it’s almost spring summer in the CLE and be thankful that the Month of May is quickly approaching! Cheers.

  LovLox hair ‘do : giveaway!

Happy Monday all you Cleveland lovers, hope you everyone managed to get some rest after that steaming hot halftime show. I mean whether you like her voice or not, that girl was on fire for sure. No need to really talk about the actual game; however I did enjoy all the twitter activity when the lights went out during the second half of the game..WOW.

Today I have a very big treat for one lucky reader. For over ten years I have had my hair cut, colored, trimmed, curled, poufed and more by one special lady. She has done the hair for my sisters who sometimes fly from across the country for a new ‘do just for her style and talent with hair of all types. As a recent mom balancing work and life was a concern for her and so she did what any rational person might do…start her own business? Yes, my friend Tiffani has recently founded LovLox the perfect chair to relax into, to get those InStyle waves, to achieve that rocking Valentines Day red head ‘do or a new pixie cut for spring. LovLox is located at 29540 Center Ridge Road (located inside fringe & foundation) in Westlake. It has a ton of natural bright light and a nice buzz around the salon, just what a salon experience should be.

I am really excited for today’s giveaway and can’t wait to see the before & afters! Today one lucky reader will get an initial consultation, cut and style from LovLox. the perfect push for a new spring look in the CLE. To win, follow @LOVLOXRR, and then tweet me @iheartclev,  “I need a new @LOVLOXRR ‘do for spring!” Winner will be chosen by random and notified on Monday, February 11th.

  An Arts Weekend!

WOW, where did all this snow come from? Don’t get me wrong, I love it, but from what I heard the roads were a real bummer for some of our commuters.

Anyhow, back to business…it’s and ART weekend in CLEVELAND and I couldn’t be more jazzed to get out and explore.

First up is tonight’s opening of the new Transformer Station located in Ohio City (next to the Cleveland Vibrator Company…tee hee.) The Transformer Station is a project presented by the Bidwell Foundation in association with the Cleveland Museum of Art bringing contemporary art from around the world to the west side of Cleveland.


  Beauty deal!

Economy got your “beauty-budget” down? Had to cut out the fancy highlights in exchange for a bottle of “sun-in?” Your nails are looking chippy and could use a little TLC? Well, have got a few specials for you?

Stylist Barbara Fazio has extended her summer special offers to all “I heart cleveland” readers and I think your bank account will be happy too!

Located inside the Winton Place, you will find the sleek and sassy new space, perfect for a relaxing $40 Manicure AND Pedicure combo. Yes, that’s right, you heard me right, $40 for BOTH!!! That’s a steal, at most places isn’t it like $60 & up? Call today as this offer is sure to fill up fast! (216.529.6050)

And other one of B’s specials is what she calls the “makeubetter” this fun girly offering includes a consultation discussing your personal needs for a desired look. A haircut and styling lesson on the proper use of product and tools will follow. Also included in the session is a makeup “application” and eyebrow design (pluck, pluck, pluck!!!). You will leave b·fazio salon with before and after photos and the knowledge to help you re-create your new look. This service usually would cost you around $160, but for you…there currently is a $40 discount and you can spend the afternoon with Miss B for all of $120. It’s not pennies, but it sure is a deal.

So clean out your attic, have you garage sale on Thursday and go see B next Friday with your earnings! For more information give her a shout! THANKS B, I am scheduling soon!

b.fazio salon winton place, 12700 lake ave. lakewood, ohio 44107

  Vintage Cleveland

Just a fun find that I wanted to share. Enjoy your Wednesday Cleveland. If it’s good weather take your bike and go for a spin over this bridge for a great workout!