Category Archives: children

  Princesses on Ice

Morning CLE. How was your Monday? I know many of you cringe at the idea of getting back to work, but I really enjoy the routine of it all. Getting up around the same time, making coffee, getting to work, enjoying lunch, more time for work, a bit of time for working out and them home to enjoy the night. Not that I don’t love a long vacation, but back to routine is good with me right now.

I keep meaning to tell you all about one of the most glittery and sparkly, princess packed events in town end of this week…On Friday; January 11th Disney princesses will be arriving at the Q Arena for the ‘Rockin’ Ever After” the ultimate rock start princess experience around. (see I told you it might be time for a man’s perspective here at “iheart”) This action-packed skating spectacular features world-class skaters from the hit animated films Brave, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast and Little Mermaid. The show features classic and new Disney princesses – Belle, Ariel and Rapunzel – who rock out with show stopping performances. The show also features “rock star” tunes to keep all of us engaged in the princess overload! :)

Rockin’ Ever After is the newest Disney On Ice production and has never travelled to Cleveland before, be sure to get tickets today as this event is every little girls dreams and will sure to sell out!


  easter candy around town.

hello Cleveland! Thanks goodness for this lovely sunshine, because seriously I don’t want to admit it…but this chilly weather and gray clouds stuff is making me grouchy. Gasp!

I am so thankful for a long weekend. I am thrilled to be spending time with my Cleveland friend-family over a nice spring dinner. Excited to put on every pastel color and head out dressed like an Easter egg! Fingers crossed for more traditional spring-like weather for this Easter weekend celebration. (If we all put our wishes together I am hoping for sunshine.)

Now, on to the sweet stuff! This weekend is traditionally the holiday filled with peeps, jelly belly’s and Cadbury Eggs…but this year I was trying to buy from just my local-faves, so here we go.

1) Easter wouldn’t be Easter in Cleveland without the family hot spot, Malley’s. I love all the foil wrapped eggs in various shades of pink, gold and silver…caramel and cherry are a delight…these are also great for splitting with a friend. For this year, they are also featuring the peanut butter bunny. It’s really good…I just bit his head off to try it, yumm.

2) Looking for a few special chocolates to impress your favorite “chick?” Nothing beats the sweet treats of Tremont’s Lilly’s Chocolates. Their pistachio and “Old School” truffles are rich and will hit the spot after your spring feast.

3) Have you been to Sweet Moses yet? So much more than just ice cream, this little darling sells confections like no others. Their salted caramel, macadamia white chocolate and ritz cracker chocolate cups  are an adult Easter basket in and of themselves. Looking for something for the little rabbits? Kids are flocking to their “birthday cake” bark made of white choclate and “jimmies.”

So, have a great, sweet, Easter weekend! May the Easter treat bunny come hopping down your lane.

Oh, I almost forgot…congrats to Emily Lauren for commenting and winning the tickets to tomorrow nights big Sake & Art event at the Cleveland Museum of Art! Have fun Emily!

  weekend happenings

Last night I attended the Petittis Garden Center in Avons Holiday Open House. It was mobbed. Seriously people, already scooping up ornaments (buy two get one free) shopping for outdoor lights, wreaths and more. There were so many people they had parking lot attendants directing traffic. The thing I thought was so cool was the magical talking tree. I was going to snap the picture and the tree lady said to me “ooohhh, are you taking my picture? Let me smile real big for you!” I looked around as if I was dreaming, instantly being transformed into when I was a little kid. The excitement and joy of a singing tree? I can’t stand it. You’ve got to stop by their Holiday Open House weekend (at all locations) and see for yourself. Super cool!

Can you believe the “Speakeasy,” in the basement of Bier Market has been opened for a year now? Stop in Saturday night to the swanky underground culinary cocktail lounge as they will be celebrating their one year anniversary. Featuring a brand new fall/winter cocktail menu they will have DJ Go spinning the beats all night long.

Although All Saints Day is officially the day of Dia de Los Muertos, this weekend we are going to celebrate it! Join the community for the 6th Annual Day of the Dead  weekend celebration. A joyous multimedia artistic expression of the Mexican holiday that celebrates the cycle of life. Events will be held on both Saturday and Sunday. Plenty of Pan de Muerto (bread of the dead) for sale. Everything from face painting, to parade, music, dancers, altar displays and more. The festivities will take place at the Cleveland Public Theatre East Campus, 6205 Detroit Ave. Cleveland OH 44102. From 12- 10pm Click here, for more information.

Craving a french pastry or two? (I am.)  This years Cleveland Magazine “Best of Cleveland” Coquette Patisserie is bringing an extra-special treat to Saturday mornings Shaker Market.  A pecan tart laced with chocolate, coffee, and whisky. They’re calling it “Drivin’ Me Nuts”! It’s definitely not yo mamma’s pecan pie. PLUS, they sell all sorts of macaroons , they are light as air, they almost melt in your mouth.

Who said “Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home” or “Gray hair is God’s graffiti?” yes, you guessed it , the funky sweater wearing Mr. Bill Cosby. Feel like hearing him speak? Looking for a good laugh or two? Saturday night, Bill will be doing stand up at the Akron Civic Center. Tickets are still available.

This weekend the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will unveil it’s latest exhibit “Extreme Mammals.” I think this sounds like the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon, dodging the sleet, rain snow mixture while exploring all the interesting species the museum has to offer. The Biggest, Smallest and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time will be visiting Cleveland through April.

What else is everyone doing this weekend in Cleveland…besides staying warm?

  Celebrate the arts with your kids (05/03-08)

Today, through Saturday May 8th, 2010

This year Playhouse Square has decided to dedicate an entire week to developing future arts lovers through wonderful shows, art installations, exciting music, puppets, interactive theatre and much more at the first annual International Children’s Festival.

With performers from all over the world, your child will be amazed and delighted by the stories, music and interactive performances. From The Dream Jam Band, to the world renowned The Man Who Planted Trees; performed by the Puppet State Theatre Company to an intimate performance of Farfalle (Butterflies) a children’s performance presented in Italian…expose your youngsters to the world of performing arts this week at Playhouse Square.

The ticket are affordable, $14 each or if you attend 2 different shows you can purchase 2 different show tickets for $20. With the purchase of your tickets, you will have free access to workshops, hands on activities and more. For details on these events, to buy your tickets, and to pass along the world to you play groups, your bunko clubs and your PTA pals visit their site.

Oh…how could I almost forget…would you like a FREE PAIR OF TICKETS to either The Man Who Planted Trees or Terrance Simien? Send me your top Childrens’s art event, exhibit or summer activity in Cleveland. Winner will be chosen at random by Friday at 4:00, be sure to include your email so I can contact you! Good luck.

  Strings on Sunday (7/26)

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

This weekend they are calling for off and on showers. What better way to shield ourselves from the sprinkles than to head indoors to this years “String Spectacular” as part of the Cleveland Orchestras summer series.

Come hear over 100 of the country’s finest young string players performing all-time favorites such as Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Barber: Adagio for Strings and Vivaldi: “Spring” from The Four Seasons.

Severance Hall, 3pm, For tickets and more information visit