Category Archives: outdoors

  Full Moon Hike!

Hey CLE, is everyone cold enough yet? I mean, don’t get me wrong I am thrilled the sun is shining and we can admire the pretty blue skies, but it is SO COLD…I’m ready for a quick tropical island escape…or a margarita for now. :)

I guess instead of rushing in and out of my car to work, clients, coffee shops, stores, etc I should really embrace the winter chill. Dress warmer and take the bull by the horns…go outside and play to fight my chattering teeth, love-hate relationship with old man winter.

Anyhow, I was sorta thinking that it might be nice to grab a few friends and do just this, get outside for some winter play this Saturday night, January 26th for the Full Moon Hike presented by our Cuyahoga National Valley Park System. This free guided 3.5 mile walk on the towpath trail starts at 6:30 and goes until 8:30pm. Could be just what I need to shake the winter chills…get your body moving outside, under the stunning full moon, listen to night sounds, look for those night woodsy creatures and expericne darkness….

Sounds sorta exciting, don’t you think? If you do decide to go on this weekend walk, dress really warm and bring a flashlight for when the man on the moon takes a break from illuminating your path. For now, stay warm and enjoy the sunshine!

  Absolutely awesome!

Happy November 1st Clev-pals. Where has this year gone? Can you believe we are in the beginning of holiday season? I heart this time of year so very much. The pumpkins, the fall colors, the crunchy leaves, the smell of cinnamon, I can go on and on.

The other day, the sky was blue, the air was crisp and I found myself wandering through a rather quiet Cleveland street. Admiring the sunshine I gazed up and discovered another example of amazing Cleveland artwork…history.

Can you guess where this “absolutley fireproof” building artwork is? Hint, perhaps you’ve had coffee somewhere close by?

And while I’m loving fall, loving November and feeling extra in love with my city, I want to thank you today for taking time out of your day to read this blog. Sometimes you forget to tell people how much you care…so thanks. If I can ever be of help to you don’t hesitate to shout!

  Fall (leaf) “peeping”

“Leaf peeping” is an informal term commonly used for those of us who travel to see the stunning fall foliage. (In Japan they also have a similar term called momijigari.)

In spite of the chilly weekend drizzle, the week ahead is supposed to clear up. Thank goodness! The sun will shine, the earth will dry out and the leaves from our tall, strong, Ohio trees will begin to turn. Hey Clevelanders, you up for a bit of “peeping” this weekend? Enjoy!

  Stash Style Sale

This weekend marks the inaugural Stash Style home SALE. If you remember, this past April, my friend closed her Chagrin Falls Store to look for a new way of doing business..hence the sale events were born.

Join her this Friday evening for the kick off preview sale (including live music under an evening rain-proof tent!) from 5-9pm and the official sale Saturday from 10-5 at her urban-chic Rocky River Home located at 780 Bates Road. Shop till you drop!

Can’t make it this weekend but would like to be notified of future sales? Drop a note to

  Brite Winter Festival : Volunteer?

Hey all you winter loving, hats and mittens wearing, thinsulate and boot warmer fans…this weekend marks another year of the exciting winter celebration; Brite Winter.

The Brite Winter Festival is a celebration of music, fire, games and art in the heart of the Cleveland flats…OUTSIDE in the COLD…Free to all who promise to embrace the cold and help celebrate the lower Cleveland temps.

If sounds fun to you, and you think you’d like to attend…well then why not volunteer? The guys from Brite Winter Festival are in need of a few good men & women to lend a hand to ensure this event complete success. If you might be interested in participating email Jimmy at

Otherwise, dress warm, hope for mid 30’s and I will see all you winter-loving Clevelanders on Saturday night, the fun kicks off at 5pm! Oh…and if you want to see what the fun is all about…check out this chilly video!