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  giveaway : Ohio City Home Tour Tickets

It’s Wednesday folks and that means we are halfway to the weekend…hip hip horray! Lots of fun happenings on the books for this weekend? It’s supposed to be a stunning weekend weather wise.

One thing going on around town this weekend is the annual Ohio City Home Tour. The trolley tour consists of six historical, chic, unique designed home of the OC. You can choose to take Lolley the Trolley around while exploring the neighborhood or wander on foot to discover small details you may have overlooked if by car. It really is a wonderful late morning/afternoon Sunday happening. Pair it with a bubbly brunch at Market Garden, Flying Fig or Le Petit Triangle (get a reservation now!) and your are in for a sure Sunday funday!

Want to win a pack of FOUR tickets to the home tour for you and 3 friends? Tweet me @iheartclev and let me know you want the 4pack to Sunday’s @ohiocitytweets home tour. Winner to be announced Friday, plenty of tie to make a brunch reservation! If you don’t want to wait, get your tickets TODAY here! Good luck.

Also, the winners of last weeks promotion @PatCatans@Prizm_stores for the 2; $50 gift cards are @KellyBrouse (can’t wait to see some new comics!) and @McCarthyGarland (for your summer garden sign!) Congrats you two and thanks for playing! email me at editor@iheartcleveland.com with your mailing details and we will get those gift cards out to you…Let the crafting begin!

  Stash Style 50% off SALE

It with mixed emotions that I write this post. My dear friend is closing her fabulous mecca of home accessories and unique furniture finds Stash Style in Chagrin Falls. The antique store and sweet shop has been nestled on Main Street across from the Popcorn Shop for over six years and has decided to move on to bigger and different initiatives.

Finds from her store helped furnish almost every room in my home including a behind the couch table, an outdoor dining set, numerous end tables, vintage linens, vases, frames, the list goes on and on.

This Saturday she is hosting a massive EVERYTHING IN THE STORE IS 50% MOVING SALE. Please go and buy your Stash Style finds or I am sure I will get roped into packing up a box truck and hauling it back to the west side. Though the day is bitter sweet I like to think of it as celebration of one woman’s dream of owning her own store. (We’ve all dreamt it.)

Plans for the future? A large barn sale in Rocky River is in the works for the first weekend in May, pencil it in as I’m sure it will be divine.

Hope to see everyone on Saturday, cheers to new ventures, cheers to change!

Wonderful photography by Rob Drago

  Weekend fun!

Living in Cleveland there is always SO MUCH to do when it comes to planning my weekends. Some people might think there is nothing going on, but I beg to differ, I can barely squeeze in a load of laundry with all the super fun activities that are going on…

> Swoosh, woosh and fly like a bird…well almost! (Tobogganing is fun!)

> Indulging in a plethera of sale coupons

> A nibble of Strawberries & Pink Champagne AND a bite of MSC Fluff

> A sale and some “pleasing” snack with RS

> A dance with my dog!!!

> Get my “bollywood” on!

> Making a birdie sling with some fabulous friends.

> Supposedly there is a big football game on?

What will you be doing this weekend? Celebrating family & friends? Shopping for a fancy dress? Sipping a hot toddy or two? Fill me in on what I am missing!

  Ohio City Home Tour (5/17)

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Visit Ohio City for the annual Home Tour which features eight to 10 highly historical, highly designed homes. Lolly transports guests from home to home during the Home Tour, giving visitors the opportunity to hop on and off as they like. Neighborhood restaurants and shops are open during the day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Tickets for the Home Tour are on sale now and can be purchased either online or by calling 216.781.3222. Tickets for the Home Tour also may be purchased on the day of the event at the ticket booth on the corner of Market Avenue and West 25th Street, just across the street from the West Side Market). Home Tour tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the gate.

The tour is from 10 to 4. www.ohiocity.com

  Deco in River

How many times have you driven by the tall “pink” building in Rocky River and always wondered what it looked like inside? For me….hundreds.

Well, last night I was lucky enough to get inside the landmark for my monthly girls-only dice game. The exquisite art deco design and architectural details were enough to make anyone with a slight passion for design drool. Everything from the hallway signage to the scrolling iron work, the relief sculptures that welcome you into the asian-inspired lobby to the hand silkscreened wallpaper was in immaculate condition.

The “Westlake Hotel,” was constructed in mid-1920s, has 11 floors and now serves as an upscale housing complex. If you are lucky enough to be in the market for a swanky Humphrey Bogart-inspired pad, I wouldn’t pass up an opportunity to live in this historic space of Cleveland.

Old buildings with historic charm..one of the reasons I heart cleveland! :)