Category Archives: benefit

  lilacs & healthy living!

Good morning! While it is super chilly, and I couldn’t bring myself to wear tights anymore, I sit here with goosebumps awaiting the weeks warmer temps. How aout you guys, did anyone bust out their winterwear this morning? Smart!

One of the things that I LOVE about this time of year are all the amazing flowering trees we have in Northeast Ohio…especially lilacs. The white ones are my favorites, then the super dark purple ones and I would never turn away a bundle of the simple everyday light lavender hue as well.


  Day 4 : Gatherings Kitchen, Supper Club

Wow, happy Friday Cleveland. What a winter week we’ve had. The snow, the traffic, the sparkling winter decorations, it’s all just lovely.

Thank you to everyone who have commented on Day 1, 2 & 3 of the holiday giveaway. Your comments and facebook traffic have been a great way to support these local businesses and for that we are thankful….Now, onto today’s goods…

Have you ever been inspired to stay in with a group of friends on a Friday and cook a feast fit for a king, all while picking up some new culinary tips (knife skills perhaps?) while downing your favorite cocktail or vino?

If you answered YES have you heard of Gatherings Kitchen? A professional culinary kitchen located in a charming storefront in Lakewood, this complete gourmet catering operation is the brainchild of Chefs and fellow entrepreneurs, Ruth and Doug.

While their weekends and most weeks are filled withwriting recipes, shopping for the finest ingredients, teaching aspiring chefs-both young & old(er) new techniques, catering intimate dinner parties, corporate lunches, hosting birthday, anniversary and engagement soirees, Ruth and Doug take time every week for an event near and dear to their hearts called “Supper Club.”

Once a week you have the opportunity to gather together with a group of fellow food enthusiasts to work on a common goal, a Friday night meal. The menus are pre-set monthly and focus around the time of the year or what’s in season. You enter the warm dining room, drop your bags and bottles of wine at the door and let the evening unfold. Everyone is introduced, the menu gets presented and then the individual recipes divided up. Once the cooking begins the sound level in the kitchen gets louder and louder, or perhaps that’s because of the BYOB beverages.

After dinner has been prepped, the Chefs send you into the dining room where all of your creations are then served to you in a formal “going out to dinner” manner. No details unturned, so much food you can’t imagine, so much fun learning about new recipes and new people.

For todays giveaway Gatherings Kitchen would like to offer i heart cleveland readers a pair of “Supper Club” passes (valued at $110). So invite your fellow foodie to enter the contest to increase your chances of winning.

To enter please “Like” Gatherings Kitchen on thier Facebook page and tell us why you would like to attend a Supper Club. Are you looking to learn to make pasta? Are french maccaroons something you’ve been hoping to master (that one would be mine)? Do you like the idea of communal cooking? Why would you like to be part of a weekly Supper Club? (please include your email, winner will be drawn Thursday, December 16th)

On a similar food note, please take the time to read my fellow blogger and friend Cleveland Foodies post about the aspiring program called Veggie U. This national orgainzation gives teachers and students the opportunity to educate and learn more about nutrition, agiriculture, farming and the like. There are 157 participating classrooms in Northeast Ohio and we MUST support this continued leaning. Donate today to this intitiative and have the opportunity to win over $2,000 worth of gift cards to area restaurants, just for donating. It’s a win win for everyone. Winner will be drawn December 23rd, please support this effort.

  Weekend & giveaway!

Well, it’s going to be a perfect weekend to finish up those summer project around the home. Me? I’m planning on giving my garage a good clean out before the winter chill sets in as well as hanging some spooky decorations for the upcoming holiday!

I might try and squeeze in a bike ride since the weather is supposed to be amazing. Can anyone tell me how you find the tow path entrance that is supposedly behind Steelyard Commons? Or is that an old wives tale?

Besides cleaning, decorating and riding…here are a few other things that I may try and squeeze into my weekend…what are your weekend plans???

  • Tonight’s Best of Cleveland Party at the Rock Hall is supposed to be a great time.
  • Polka happy hour at Happy Dog if I need to escape the party.
  • If I felt like dressing like a zombie…the Dead Ride around town would be a fun event.
  • For those of you who have always wanted to spend the night in a movie theatre…12 Hours of Terror at Capitol Theatre!
  • Like to craft? A paper making demonstration at the Cleveland Public Library sounds cool, it’s part of their Octavofest.
  • Stash Style in Chagrin Falls is hosting a Breast Cancer Benefit from 5-11pm. Pink goodies, drinks & food. Vintage and hand knit fashion showing! Mini massages, palm readings & more! LIVE Music at 8:00

Or…drum roll please…… MORE! →

  Jokers & Jackpots (05/07)

Friday, May 7th, 2010

The Junior League of Cleveland is thrilled to invite you to the second annual Jokers & Jackpots event a benefit to support the leagues’ Mission and community outreach programs.

Once inside the “casino” aka The Shoreby Club, you can bid in our silent auction (Lululemon pants, facials, dinner parties & more) on fantastic one of a kind items, enjoy entertainment and the beautiful view of Lake Erie, plus the chance to win some very creative prizes.

6-11 pm : Cocktail attire suggested (per Shoreby Club rules, no jeans please).

For tickets visit the JLC website.

  Sips & Dips (9/24)

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Join the gang at Rainbow Babies for a wonderful evening of hors d’oeuvres (they like to call them “dips”), tasty wines (which they call “sips”), silent auction, great prizes and fabulous live music as they raise money for the babies at Rainbow!

5:30 – 6:30 pm VIP Wine Experience
6:30 – 9:00 pm Main Event

Going down at The Hoyt Block, 700 W. St. Clair, in the heart of Cleveland’s Warehouse District (next to Blue Point Grille.)
$35 or $75* per person (*includes VIP Wine Experience)

For information on how to make reservations click here!