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  Mother’s Day flowers with BloomsCleveland.com

Hi friends, while Mother’s Day might look different this year, it’s still the perfect time to show your love for your Mom with a surprise delivery of colorful florals delivered to her front door this upcoming weekend.

This weekend I had the opportunity to enjoy some of the BloomsCleveland.com Mother’s Day offerings around our house. Their gorgeous florals made our home feel extra special and I am looking forward to enjoying them all week long.

Your Mom is sure to enjoy a kaleidoscope of candy-colored custom designs from the talented floral team at BloomsCleveland.com. The 2020 Mother’s Day Gratitude Collection features lush lilacs (my personal favorites!) , luxurious peonies, stunning ranunculus and a variety of classic roses.

The Special Delivery bouquet, features pink peonies, fragrant roses and luxe ranunculus. I love how pretty and girly this arrangement is…perfect for any powder room or bedside table.

The In Loving Color bouquet; is a vibrant mix of blooms including pin cushion protea, roses, green dianthus, freesia, calla lilies and gunny eucalyptus. I love how bold and bright this arrangement looks all our books and knick-knacks.

The Favorite bouquet, is packed full of fragrant roses, lush peonies, fluffy hydrangea and delicate ranunculus…so pretty!

Don’t want to send flowers? Not to worry, BloomsCleveland.com is also delivering indoor potted Cala Lilly’s and outdoor planted pots and to make Mom’s feel special.

The Spring Reminder outdoor pot is filled with flowering greens sure to explode with more color as the days grow warmer.

The Queen Bee; a classic Calla Lilies flowering plant, inviting and vibrant made my houseplant collection super happy!

Mix-and-match for all the Moms in your life. Buy any one of their arrangements and receive their double phalaenopsis orchid array at 50% off! Visit their website; BloomsCleveland.com to see all of the other colorful Mother’s Day bouquets, all of them are truly beautiful. Happy flowers, Happy Mother’s Day!

SPONSORED POST: Thank you to Plantscaping and BloomsCleveland.com for inviting us to experience their Mother’s Day Floral Collection. Thank you for supporting these creative, flower-loving artists, while allowing me to create special content like this for iheartcleveland!

  An evening with M Cellars Select Collection

Have you ever been out to Geneva and visited some of the amazing wineries of Northeast Ohio? One of my favorites is the exquisite vineyard out at M Cellars.  Last summer I had the opportunity to visit this family-owned winery and what a complete TREAT it was.

Speaking of treats, this past weekend I had a few friends over to celebrate the end of summer, good food, and even better wine; compliments of M Cellars. During the evening we had the opportunity to experience the chosen wines of this year “M Cellars Select Collection:” the vineyard’s wines made from their estate vines.

We kicked off the evening with some of the Brut Rosé paired with a charcuterie board. We tasted their Reserve Chardonnay with our watercress, roasted beets, and goat cheese salads. Keeping things casual I served an assortment of flatbreads paired with an M Cellars Reserve Pinot Noir and then finished the evening with a homemade stone fruit tart and a glass or their 2017 Meritage. To say it was a delicious and indulgent evening would be an understatement.

From bubbly to bold reds, The M Cellars Select Collection  gave us the perfect introduction to the premium wine grown and produced close by in Ohio’s Grand River Valley.

Over the next few weeks, purchase their 4-bottle, Select Collection and you can choose one of their upcoming, intimate vineyard-to-bottle tour of the vineyards and tasting; complete with special wines and small bites with the winemakers or sommelier. This collection and day trip opportunity would make for the best gift for any wine lover in your life…plus the wines are delicious; trust me! To find out more about this opportunity, check out their site and follow the easy steps to purchase your collection and schedule your vineyard tour. Who wants to join me? Let’s do it!

SPONSORED POST: Thank you to M Cellars for inviting us to experience their new M Cellars Select Collection. Thank you for supporting this creative, wine-loving business, while allowing me to create special content like this for iheartcleveland!

  Neue’s Winter Auction; sneak peek! (sponsored)

(Bridget and I talking all things art! I am in love with some of these pieces for my home and excited that some of them are affordable and attainable for even my budget)

Hello & happy Monday to you! I hope most of you have the President’s Day off and are able to spend extra time with family and friends.

Last week I had the privilege of visiting the rather new-ish auction house in town; Neue Auctions. The team behind this fierce auction house and gallery has been at the forefront of the Cleveland art world for decades, but for the first time are collaborating together as one team. The powerhouse behind this new auction destination includes Cynthia Colling Maciejewski of Aspire Auctions, Ron Greenwald and Ricardo Bernabe of Greenwald Antiques and Bridget McWilliams of WOLFS.

(At the next auction, Neue has a large collection of Cleveland Athletic Club sterling silver trophies going to the highest bidder. I’d love one to use as a vase for tulips or as an ice bucket for champagne. Let the bidding begin!)

I love buying unique pieces of art at auction for our home. Each piece comes with its own unique history which I love…so much better than buying artwork at any big box store.   Currently, I am collecting mid-century portraits and color studies that I hang throughout our home.

(At Neue they also have an extensive collection of estate jewelry. I tried on a strand of jade beads that were so pretty and the clasp was super intricate…I can’t stop thinking about them)

The four experts have assembled their next auction filled with fine art and antiques and we can begin previewing it online on  Saturday, February 23rd with the actual LIVE ONLINE auction going down one month later on March 23rd, at 11am on neueauctions.com. Get yourself registered and plan your bids now!

(Interested in African Art? This collection comes from a private collector from Northeast Ohio and has some highly collectible pieces that are expected to excite many collectors.)

Neue is proud of their new approach to antique collecting and wants to better reach women and our younger generations through hands-on educational events, visual storytelling and the use of social media. Through making the world of vintage and antiques more accessible, Neue hopes to make the passion of collecting more accessible to everyone not only in Cleveland but around the globe.

What goes around, comes around…it is the perfect saying when talking about auctions, estate sales, and flea markets. For those who are curious about collecting items of artistic and historical significance but aren’t sure if it is for them or where to start, this free evening is for you. Wednesday, February 27 from 6:30-8 pm, Neue Gallery Presents: Collecting 101 where co-founder Cynthia Maciejewski will talk about what people like to collect and why, the most popular art and history items that people are collecting now, and she’ll share great items for first-time collectors to look for to integrate into more their own home design and style. Wine, nibbles, antiques, and design…sounds like a perfect night out to me, who will I see there?

SPONSORED POST : Thank you to Neue Auction for inviting me to explore their new business and check out what is up for auction next. Cleveland, thanks for supporting this new business, while allowing me to create special content like this for iheartcleveland!

  Holiday brunching and wrapping with Marc’s & Kretschmar (sponsored)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for brunching with some friends while also checking off a “to-do” item like wrapping holiday presents! Last weekend the table was set with lots of wrapping paper, ribbon, tape, and boxes for an early afternoon gathering. The girls brought their holiday presents and we brunched on smoothies, ham, and cheese (gouda!) quiche, an arugula salad, and some festive ham & cheese sandwiches.

To party prep, I headed to my local Marc’s to grab my ingredients (below) as well as some fun wrapping papers, some bubbly and candy canes for all. Check out my recipe for a rich and delicious holiday quiche for your next party.

Ham and Gouda cheese holiday quiche recipe!

Ingredients :
1 pre-made pastry crust
1 cup diced Kretschmar Off The Bone Ham
1 cup shredded Kretschmar Smoked Gouda
2 teaspoons minced onion
5 large eggs
1½ cups half-&-half cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Chives for sprinkling on top

Instructions :
Preheat oven to 400°

Place your crust on a cookie sheet to avoid any spills in your oven.
Then place the ham, cheese, onion in the pre-made pastry crust.
Whisk together the egg, cream, salt & pepper together.
Pour egg mixture over the ham & cheese.

Bake 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 5-10 minutes before cutting. Sprinkle fresh chives on the top before serving.

I got a bunch of gifts wrapped so the gathering was not only social, but it was productive as well. Have you ever been to, or hosted a brunch wrapping party? It really is such a good time, I would highly recommend it, especially if you are feeling the pressure of the holidays but you still want to spend time with your friends…it’s a great solution all around!

SPONSORED POST: Thank you to Marc’s and Kretschmar for inviting me to host a
wrapping brunch this season. Using Kretschmar not only elevated the flavor of our
quiche thanks to its quality ingredients, but it also saved me time in the kitchen,
giving me so that I have more time to enjoy my friends during the holidays. To learn
more, please visit http://www.kretschmardeli.com or visit your local Marc’s Cold
Cut Counter. Thanks for supporting Marc’s and Kretschmar, while allowing me to
create special content like this for iheartcleveland!

  Lilly Pulitzer at Lovely Paperie & Gifts

Last month my friend Kate invited me to be part of her first annual Lilly Pulitzer fashion show and to say I was honored is an understatement. As a big Lilly fan and lover of everything bright hued and pattern-covered I immediately jumped at the fun opportunity to hang out with some of my favorite Cleveland ladies, get all dolled up and decked out in Ms. Pulitzer and hang out in Kate’s truly “Lovely” store for the evening.

At Lovely Paperie & Gifts they have a complete in-store boutique filled with all things Lilly Pulitzer. From party maxi dresses to work appropriate shirt dresses…from silk blouses to weekend workout clothes…from dresses for your kiddos to tunics for your mom; Lovely is your west side Lilly destination!

Thanks to all of my gal pals who stopped in for the evening of fashion fun. I love the photo of me and Shibani Faehnle (above) captured by the talented photographer Kailey Marie of Kailey Marie Photography. Also, thanks to Mr. C for surprising me and stopping by with NinjaM for the after-party!

(all of my fellow Lilly Pulitzer lovers!)

(My favorite long tunic and a little, Lilly lover enjoying a sweet treat!)

(Rachel of Shore Society rockin some preppy patterns)

Thanks again Kate and her team of helpers that made the entire evening a big success. You made all of us feel beautiful as we showed off your amazing collection of Lilly Pulitzer fashions. If you are feeling like a pop of color in your summer wardrobe make sure to go see Kate and she will help you find just the perfect shade of Lilly for you! Happy shopping, happy Lilly everyone!

 

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