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Good Monday morning to you CLE! Sorry to be MIA for a few days as I took last week off to holiday in the Hawaian Islands with family and friends. It was like nothing I have ever experienced before, surf lessons, lots of tropical drinks, hula, beach, hiking, sun, super fine sand, turtles, tiki, morimoto, early to bed, early to rise, lagoons and lots of hot sun! It was a tropical paradise.

Upon my return, I noted my westside lawn had grown a foot, the trees were all a bloom and so many Clevelanders were out and about on bikes, nestled in convertibles and enjoying the warm temps! It was like I had brought tropical paradise back in my carry on.

It was great to get away, to make time to think creatively, to dream, to plan new initiativites, to laugh a ton, to get tan (even with my 50SPF everywhere, my italian genes never disappoint) to try new food and to give yourself  new perspective on home and your day to day. Do you have any getaways planned for summer? A weekend camping trip? A long weekend at our “islands?” Perhaps a day trip down south to explore Amish country? Pencil in a weekend or two, grab your friends and make sure to schedule some time to see things from a different perspective, I promise it to be a good time!

A few things I didn’t touch base on while I was away…@melissahigey from yarnovercleveland was the winner of the @GVartwork t-shirt. Congrats Melissa!

Another thing to note is that tickets to this years Cleveland Museum of Art, Summer Solstice event goes on sale TODAY, Monday May 6th. Don’t miss out, grab your tickets today!

And last but certainly not least…to celebrate yesterday’s Cinco De Mayo, the new Lakewood location of Barrio opened! more tacos in Lakewood, get pyched!  Also, don’t know if they still have any on the shelves, but I heard that the chocolate covered tortilla chips by Malley’s and Momocho’s was a big hit. Check them out.


  Wine, Pizza & Karaoke

If you read this blog often, you might know that one of my favorite things to do is head out with my best gal pal, find a seat at the bar, order an arugula salad, sunnyside up and a carafe of house wine…but we’ve NEVER sang karaoke at Bar Cento…so this may just be the week, what better time than 2011.

Stop by Bar Cento this Thursday late night for “Drunken Karaoke”…I sing a mean “Living on a Prayer.” The microphone gets turned on around 9pm, get there early as the “performers list” gets filled fast.


“WHEE! We’re on Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio”
Isn’t this the cutest little piece of memorabilia you’ve ever seen? It makes me smile.
Happy summer yard sales Cleveland, get out there…there are some finds to be found.