Category Archives: celebrate

  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.

  Happy Superman Day!

In honor of the 75th Anniversary of Action Comics SUPERMAN Mayor Frank Jackson has declared April 18th, National Superman Day!

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound this guy has stole the heart of not only Clevelanders but children and adults all over the globe.

For activities throughout the city that “heart” and promote our superhero check out this nice article that The Plain Dealer published. Some of the activities and events include comic book readings, free comic books and a not-to-be-missed a convention. Check it out!

  Shhh..it’s starting! the 37th CIFF!!!

Well, it’s almost here friends. The 37th Cleveland International Film Fest kicks off tomorrow night! I have my pack of tickets, I will be assembling my snacks, riding the RTA and best part spending the weekend with my mom.

For the past handful of years it has become our tradition for her to come in from out of town and cram in as many interesting films as we can. We sometimes take a break and escape to the Ritz for a cocktail n the lobby but this year who knows, we may also check out the bars at Horseshoe!

While I LOVE having my mom for the weekend and the films are the best, every year I wait in anticipation to see what the official festival trailer will be. This years graphics are bright, bold and captivating I can only guess what the trailer might be.

To recap some of the previous years trailers I have provided a few below. Personally, I love the floating animals from last years festival…but then again I adore the concept and music from year 32…each one is creative to our city and our festival.

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  Guest Post // Zach Christy

Hey CLE, “boy” do I have a treat for you today! I don’t know if you remember or not but at the beginning of this year I put out to the universe a few goals for this blog and today I’d like to officially kick off the new i heart cleveland “man friend” series!

Not that I don’t write about things for both women AND men, but sometimes my sparkly, cupcake-filled, fashion-minded me overtakes and it’s always good to included a view from the other team…so here we go…

Today I’d like to introduce you to a friend of a friend (and now my friend too) Mr. Zach Christy. Zach seems to have his hands in some wildly creative projects around town and so when I approached him about his favorite hots spots  he really gave me lots of “to-do’s” to add to my own personal list. I know you will all be pleasantly surprised by some of his favorite foodie hot spots and I don’t know about you but after you finish reading his wise words, if you want to call me for tacos and guac…I totally have a craving.

Thanks so much Zach for kicking off this series! Cheers to a great year of spicy Mexican, antiquing adventures and more creative play. To follow Zach and see some of his work check out his vimeo site here! Take it away Zach…

“I moved to Cleveland in 2009. I moved here for a job and really didn’t think I would be staying for too long.  I met a girl and we dated for a little bit, but that’s beside the point.

Almost. 

We shared a mutual appreciation; let’s call it love,  for Mexican food.  Pretty early into our dating life we decided that we were going to try and go to every Mexican restaurant within the greater Cleveland area.  And, I am pretty sure we managed to get to most.  All of this is beside the point, other than the fact that it really allowed me to discover some of the great places that Cleveland has to offer that I would have never found.  It doesn’t hurt that my dad and I also deal antiques on the side. So, the willingness to go into places off the beaten path has been built into my nature from the start.

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  Maquerade!!!

Maquerade! Paper faces on parade
Masquerade! Hide your face so the world will never find you
Masquerade! Every face a different shade
Masquerade! Look around, there’s another mask behind you.
(Phantom of the Opera)

Celebrate with the very first public evening event in the stunning newly open Ames Family Atrium at MIX @ CMA Masquerade. Friday, November 2nd, 5-11pm

Visit after work for mysteries in the galleries and happy hour drinks, or head home to slip on a mask or costume inspired by tricks and treats or some obscure piece of art in the museums collection. Come on people, get creative!

Sip a cocktail, explore the collection, dance the night away, and enjoy the view of this new Cleveland architectural gem.

Tickets $14, CMA members $7. Reservations strongly recommended.
Call 216.421.7350 for tickets, or purchase online

To get inspired, take a peak at this little ditty from the Phantom of the Opera…now that I have the tune in my head, I couldn’t help but share it with you!