Category Archives: education


Morning CLE. Tis the season for work holiday parties filled with mixing and mingling which is ultimately networking with a dash of eggnog for all!

I am currently going through the YWCA of Greater Cleveland’s Bootcamp leadership program and I had to chuckle after last weeks learning session. We were talking about the struggles of networking and putting yourself out there to meet new people, to gain new clients or just to be social. While I am usually an extrovert, I can easily be an introvert when it comes to a room of unfamiliar faces and in turn I head strait to my trusty old iphone as my networking date…BAD me.

 The YWCA Bootcamp program has been an interesting internal assessment of my leadership skills, my ability to work with others, setting goals for future development and most recently meeting a few new women I can call friends. If you are looking for a year of leadership/management “self help” this program is for sure worth investigating. Check it out.

In the meantime I leave you with one of the slides from the networking presentation. I smiled at both quotes and thought others might like them too!

  Music Monday : ticket giveaways (2 shows!)

Happy Trick or Treat Cleveland! Hope you were able to get your spooky  party on this past weekend. I attended a rockin Halloween Party at Redstone and it was full on crazy cool. So many amazing costumes, so much effort and yes, in true adult Halloween fashion, lots of sexy zombies, school girls and cheerleaders. I had no idea that Redstone even had an upstairs area capable of such a dance party, very cool space.

Anyhow, if you missed this past weekends Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings sold out show at the Beachland, I have two upcoming shows you don’t want to miss, PLUS I have TWO free pairs of tickets to giveaway! (one pair to each show)

This week kicks off a series of events for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s, 2011 American Music Masters series honoring the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin.

There is actually an entire weeks worth of workshops, lectures and smaller concerts (some FREE!) cumulating with a day of learning at the annual conference and a star studded tribute concert on Saturday night, November 5th. For information on any of these events make sure to go visit the special Rock Hall site dedicated to this week of celebration!

The second music happening to tell you about, while not quite as big as Ms. Aretha is AM & Shawn Lee. Making their Cleveland debut Tuesday, November 8th at the Beachland Tavern this LA indie pop group will “whoo” you with tunes. Their sound is very 60’s groove, Rolling Stone calls them “hypnotic” and if you are like me and love Thievery Corporation, AM & Shawn Lee have been touring with them so you know they are good! Seattle Weekly even called them one of the “BEST Live Shows of the Year,” and we all know how many good shows past through that rainy city. (Also, visit their site for a FREE mp3 download of their first single, “Dark into Light”)

To win a pair of tickets to either the Saturdays Aretha Tribute concert at the State Theatre or the November 8th,  AM & Shawn Lee show at the Beachland Tavern, either leave a comment below including which show you are interested in & your email (need to contact the winner) OR follow me and tweet the following about the contest “I want to win tickets to (Aretha or AM Shawn Lee) @iheartclev”

Winners will be notified by Friday, November 4th around lunchtime! Happy Music Monday yall. :)

  CIA Spring Show TONIGHT!

For all the details of tonight’s big CIA Spring Show (including the Craft + Material Culture, Foundations, Integrated Media & Visual Arts + Technologies Spring Show!) visit their site for locations, times, details, etc.

It looks like a wonderful event at CIA! Kudos to all the participating artists.

  Type City

An experiment with type between design students at Cleveland Institute of Art and font and design merch, Veer turns out to be a stunning success.

Check out these images of Type City Cleveland landmarks using only letter forms, numbers and a few exclamation point (!) sprinkled throughout.


  Prep School (2 spots left!)

Gatherings Kitchen is now offering a more skill focused cooking series called Prep School.

Always wanted to study to be a chef? The series is sure to touch on knife skills, baking, stocks, sauces and more. This series would give you a good taste, an intro to some of the lingo and basics. Sign up today as there are only 2 post s left for the first series which starts on March, 2nd. For more the menu and more details click here.