Category Archives: shopping

  Martins Deli

Morning everybody. Surviving this humidity patch okay? Looks like they say the weekend will cool off in the high 60’s low 70’s…perfect for planting flower, yard work, cleaning out the garage as well as a long bike ride/bar hop and picnics with good friends. Can you tell I have lots planned for the three days off?

Today I just wanted everyone to know about Martin’s Deli in Rocky River…in case you’ve never been in there. It’s a little deli that sits off of Detroit Rd near the high school field. The other day when I was prepping for a road trip so I stopped in to pickup a handful of made to order deli sandwiches and some snacks but to my surprise found a wonderful wine shop as well.

Such assortment, very helpful staff and even a row of chilled wines…perfect for the last minute summer party. If you’ve never been into Martin’s plan to swing in this weekend for some picnic supplies… and when the Heinen’s parking lot looks just too much to bear you can get your malbec fix just up the street! :) Happy Tuesday everybody.

 

  giveaway : Art Supplies from Pat Catans

Good morning CLE and happy Tuesday to ya!

Many of you might know this about me but I am a total art geek. Thanks to my Mom, I spent my childhood growing up with a craft box under my bed. My Saturday mornings were spent in painting classes with other “free spirit”kids and by the time I reached college I was attending gallery openings in my down time, hanging out in the painting lofts of fellow art school students and taking extra credits in anything from silk screen to stained glass. As a professional graphic designer I feel lucky each day that I get to create visual inspiration for a living. MORE! →

  Giveaway : GV Art & Design T-shirt

Happy Tuesday yall. Fun stuff today at “iheart” the guys of GV Art & Design have offered one lucky reader one of their stylish and well-designed CLE shirts.

I picked out a few of my favorites to share and show today. From all the non-sensical weather we’ve been having, to celebrating Superman to a chic “lovely” shirt, these three are just a sampling of all their great work.  You can see them all at their online store here. 

To win one of their t-shirts tweet me (@iheartclev) which @gvartwork shirt you would proudly wear. (ex : @iheartclev, I heart the “Totem Pole” tee made by @gvartwork!) Winner will be drawn on April 30th. Good luck to you.

  giveaway : Haven Grand Opening

Hello CLE, how’s your week going? Super busy over here, with work, spring social planning, prepping for a warm weather escape and gearing up for the arrival of this weekend’s holiday bunny visit, let’s just say when people say there is “nothing to do in Cleveland” you gotta laugh at them!

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  family : mall kid “date”

Another great monthly post from my friend and mom extraordinaire, “i heart cleveland families!”

Hello CLE! With a few peeks of springtime weather, the kids and I are ready to get out and be done with the winter hibernation mode. Being inside for long stretches of time makes for lots of “what can I do’s?”….so every once in a while it takes a “date night” with one of the kids to keep them engaged and enjoyable to be around; if you know what I mean.

This past week it was my turn with my oldest, who is 9. Instead of the usual movie I decided on a trip to the LEGO store in Beachwood Place. For some reason, my kids think the mall is way cool probably because taking all three of them there is so daunting to me so we never go. But on this occasion it was a delight. The LEGO store creates that instant spark of creativity and child-like wonder – “you can build that out of legos?” They have hands on stations to create; a few computer stations to play and then walls of Lego “kits” to choose from to take home and build. To my delight, the store also has one whole wall, dedicated to just bricks, of every color and size. You grab a container and fill it with whatever you want, a lá salad bar style and get busy building. Let’s say we went home with a few blocks. MORE! →