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  Road Trip : Columbus, OH in Lucky Magazine

Good morning Cleveland. Time to rise and shine and get pumped for a new week! It’s cold out there, but at least the sun is shining. A great excuse to bundle up and wear a hundred layers.

Over the weekend I tried to stay in a bit and get through the stack of skimpy January magazines that had accumulated at the foot of my bed. Everything from Town and Country to Shape, to Country Living (even though I wouldn’t describe my style as “country,” the magazine is real sweet) to Lucky Magazine.

This month Lucky featured Columbus as a great place to shop! It’s only a two hour drive from Cleveland, and I sorta agree…shopping High Street might be a favorite Saturday road trip of mine.

Everything from vintage furniture finds at Grandview Mercantile to Collier West for adorable gifts. The two places I think the editors at Lucky missed were the obvious Jeni’s Ice Cream (for superb ice cream) and On Paper for amazing greeting cards.

Check out the other stores they featured and when you get a chance, pile a few pals in the car for a road trip south!

Can’t get there soon enough? One of the stores featured was Cleveland’s-own, Flower Child. Headquartered on Clifton Blvd in Cleveland, Flower Child is a mecca for vintage clothing, accessories and home goods.

Anyone want to road trip? :)

  Holiday Saturday.

There is lots to do this weekend in Cleveland.

With only 23 days until Christmas some of us may be pulling out the holiday decorations this weekend, making a gift shopping list, if you are ahead of the curve perhaps you are starting to wrap and bow each gift with care and delight. Myself I need to make a list, check it twice and get wrapping!

If you don’t have a special something from your sweetie, stop by the holiday hot toddy party at the Banyan Tree on Saturday afternoon. I went last year and it was such a wonderful little party complete with cocktails and chocolate dipped strawberries. I bought a handful of unique gifts for my family and some awesome holiday cards as well.

If you are into getting bundled up, put on your matching scarf, mitten and hat set and head out to Ohio City for their Annual Holiday Home Tour. Showcasing the homes on Whitman Avenue, this tour is sure to sell out. I love to see the various, over the top decorations. The residents really put their best feet forward and open their homes to share in the holiday spirit.

The annual Art & Craft Building artist studio sale is also this weekend. I especially LOVE this sale. It’s such a wonderful way to explore the individual creative spaces. I will definitely carve out time for this show. Although I haven’t really purchased much from it, as someone who appreciates great talent, this show is an inspiration!

Don’t forget free yoga at Inner Bliss Yoga all day on Saturday!

Looking to head west? The shops of downtown river are hosting their annual holiday walk from 11-4pm. Merchants including Paper Trails, Mitchell Sotka Antiques, and the Girl Next Door, will offer discounts, prizes, face painting, pet photos with Santa and more!

Then there is a Browns game on Sunday. Find yourself a cozy couch and get writing those holiday cards with McCoy and his crew.

Whatever your weekend plans are…get out and enjoy the chilly Northern Ohio Weather. Any excuse to bundle up is great with me! :)

  OooooH Baby

Hi Cleveland, happy Monday.

So I have these friends who used to live here but moved to California. They are expecting their second baby this week and I wanted to send them a little midwest love from the Land of the Cleve. I turned to Etsy, my go-to gift source for a baby gift of sorts and I just had to share.

I found this one store called LilBurritos, check out these two adorable onesies. I just LOVE LOVE them!!!

I ended up turning to my good friend Small Screen Designs for the perfect Terminal Tower onesie as the final gift selection.

Needless to say, they loved the gift and the baby will wear it proudly…this Wednesday! Congrats you two.

  Local Esty faves!

Every few months I like to spend hours falling deeper and deeper into my ultra fave site, ETSY!

I search for vintage globes, adorable crafty headbands, retreo fashions, chic homegoods, party supplies and more. I always try to shop from local Cleveland sellers and am amazed when I stumble upon great Cleveland shops; there are so so many!

Here are just a few to celebrate, all different but all great at what they do. Take a peak, plan your purchases and shop, shop, shop!

  Tremont Farmers Market

After a long holiday weekend, why not spend your Tuesday night in Tremont.

Buy your fresh veggies at the Farmers Market to stock your fridge with local good greens and more. Baked goods, meat, fresh eggs and more are available at the market as well. Every Tuesday now through October. Located in Lincoln Park.
You could also grab a glass of wine from the Visible Voice Wine Bar to enjoy in their charming courtyard.
There is lots to do in Tremont, Where do you like to hang when you visit?