Flour & more!

photoHi there. How were your weekends? I’m just creeping back to business since my sister was visiting over the last few days. It was so great to have her here, we really enjoyed summer in Cleveland with the new nephew while she was here.

We explored the new Cleveland MetroParks restaurant Merwin’s for lunch on Saturday. The location is perfect for a summer cocktail on the patio while enjoying watching the boats and kayakers go by. I indulged in my first post-pregnacy margarita paired with a burger and fries, such a summer treat. If you are looking for someplace to ride bikes to and sit outside I would recommend Merwin’s at Rivergate Park for something new.

We also had the privilege to attend a special Sunday brunch hosted by Flour in Moreland Hills. We sampled many of their brunch menu items from savory dishes like the above delicious eggs benedict to nutella stuffed french toast paired with a blood orange mimosa, it was lovely. If you’ve never been to Flour for brunch summer on the patio is the perfect time to go explore. Plus, you can always hop on over to Chagrin Falls afterwards to stroll around and make your Sunday even more of a “fun day!”

I actually can’t believe we are almost in August. I guess my summer is flying by with the addition of little Baby Ninja. It’s amazing how on this journey of being a new Mom, everyday is such an adventure. Just last week I learned how to flip over a high chair to safely nestle his car seat while I enjoyed lunch at Burntwood Tavern. The hostess was so nice to me, I explained I hadn’t done that before and she replied, “see you are doing awesome and you don’t even know it” and she was right. Every outing, every new toy, every different cry or expression is a new adventure over here. While we are just starting to get out and explore Cleveland this summer, I am so appreciative to all the love; even from a stranger and how it can really make my doubts and concerns (“am I doing this right?”) slip away. Thanks everyone!

This week has lots of fun in store and this weekend, the first weekend in August is gonna be great. No rain in the forecast, art festivals, twins day, outdoor concerts and so much more. Hey Cleveland, happy summer, you are looking great!

*I was invited with a guest to Flour for brunch; including a $25 gift card to return. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thanks for supporting this restaurant that allows me to create special content like this for iheartcleveland!