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Happy snowy Monday to you! I am back from Alt Summit and revived, inspired and even more enthusiastic about all that we have going on in the CLE!

I spoke with many individuals, some from San Fran a few from the big apple and honestly everyone said something to the effect of “I hear there is great stuff happening in Cleveland.” “There is!” I would rejoice and then dive into my schpeal about how they should visit, how we have so much happening, how the restaurants are delicious and the Lake is divine. I think I will have a few visitors this summer and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Now that I am home and spent yesterday putting away all of our holiday decorations (I know…super late!) I am ready to spend the next few weekends, embracing winter on the slopes. I didn’t get to ski last year due to the impending Ninja Max so this year I want to soak it all in and enjoy playing in the snow.

Just a quick rundown on the various ski resorts that you could visit…

Boston Mills Brandywine : A quick drive south to this ski destination duo, with two different slopes there is plenty of winter fun for the whole family. From “an evening with the dudes” to “college night” to “ladies late night” there is an event for everyone and the perfect excuse to round up your friends for winter fun outdoors.

Peek ‘n Peak : Just across the NY boarder this ski resort offers amazing snow fun. In fact January is learn to ski/board month and the are offering buy one get one packages for all newbies on the slopes. Along with the great snow Peek’n Peak also has an adorable ski chalet hotel, sunken bar for aprés and an Aveda spa to soothe your sore muscles. While it’s the perfect overnight escape you can also make this destination a day trip if you and your friends are willing to make the road trip together.

Holiday Valley : Nestled in the charming village of Ellicotville NY this ski resort has winter fun for the whole family. From the kids learn to ski school to the many lodging and dining options, this winter resort includes all sorts of fun for all. From an early morning run on the slopes to an evening stroll in the village, when visiting this ski town you’ll feel like you are out west.

Snowtrails : While I haven’t visited this southern ski destination I do know many families that have and love it. Great for families with lots of beginner slopes this winter play destination can be bundled with a trip to Columbus…and we all know how much I love a good Columbus road trip! Perhaps it’s time I go check it out.

So enjoy this recent snowfall, unpack your ski pants and plan a weekend ski bunny outing soon! If we live in here, we might as well embrace the winter weather and get outdoors for some fresh air and winter play.

Happy Monday everybody. Glad to be home with you all.

  friday fun!

Screen shot 2013-12-06 at 11.11.39 AMGood Friday to us everyone! This week has literally flow by. Is it because the holidays are officially here and with all the hustle and bustle our free time is limited? Lots to do, it’s all in the spirt of the season.

Some of you have been asking what’s up with all the selfies on instagram? Over the summer when I attended the 1-day Alt Summit in NYC I met a lovely fashion blogger and stylist, Hillary Rushford of Dean Street Society. Not only  was  Hillary’s style impeccable, she was sweet and non-assuming. Hillary challenges us to re-assemble our wardrobes and come up with new outfits with the pieces that currently live in our closets. Like I needed another challenge during the holidays…I thought December would be a fun month to play along in her month-long fashion challenge #stylemedecember. If you are looking to rework what you already have and mix up some fun bling and patterns, check out Hillary’s blog and follow her on instagram for the daily style cue. It’s not too late to play along with me!

Now, onto the very fun weekend here in Cleveland! (I feel like this list is so long, if you read it in the voice of Stefon from SNL it will be even more entertaining!)

Petitti’s Ladies Night Out in Avon : I always love a good shopping outing with my gals. Tonight head over to Petitti’s in Avon for some bubbly and sweets and best of all discount holiday gift shopping. Need the perfect wreath for your front door or swag for the mantel? They have so many beautiful, very chic home accessories. Call up a few friends, give the gang at  Petitti’s a shout to get on the guest list and enjoy a night in the warm greenhouse together!

Banyan Tree’s Annual Hot Toddy Party : This swanky afternoon soirée is one of my ultimate gift-giving must-see shopping stops. Every year I enjoy a way strong mug of “toddy” all while choosing the perfect bauble, holiday fashion and home gifts for friends and family. Plus, this party is a great place to run into friends you haven’t seen in awhile, it’s always a packed house. For details go check out the official invite on their site!

– Ohio City Winterfest : Presented by Great Lakes Brewing. this Saturday holiday festival will take place at Market Square Park (Across the street from the Market) including photos with Santa, tree sales, carriage rides and carolers. For the schedule visit the facebook page event. 

Rocky River Holiday Walk &  Light up Lakewood : Start your holiday Saturday with a horse drawn carriage ride around the charming community of Rocky River as they celebrate the Rocky River Holiday Walk. Then in the late afternoon head on over to downtown Lakewood for the lighting of the holiday decorations. Stop into the new Campbell’s Popcorn and grab a coveted seat at Melt for Saturday night dinner. Bundle up, it’s gonna be a chilly one.

Coventry Village Holiday Festival : Your east-side Saturday holiday celebration destination! Don’t miss out on photos with “Coventry claus” (tie dye anyone?)  from 11-4 and kids holiday crafts at Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt from 11-2pm. For their entire event lineup, including lots of great live music, visit the event site.

Holiday Circlefest  in University Circle : If you haven’t had enough celebrating the reason for the season, pack up the family and enjoy the annual University Circle celebration on Sunday. Complete with ice skating, live music and highly decorated museums. The celebration starts at 1pm and wraps up around 7pm that evening. It is a wonderful afternoon celebration. Be there!

– The Christmas Story Run 10 & 5K : While all the runner slots are filled up (YOU GO CLEVELAND RUNNERS!) there are still many opportunities available to volunteer for the wellness merriment this Saturday morning. To find a slot to cheer on our fine city’s runners, check out this website and get yourself signed up today.  Also, beware of traffic through downtown and Tremont on Saturday morning..it will be a bit hairy…FYI.

– Shimelonis home : There once was a house in Westlake that had so many holiday lights they wanted to share them with everyone! This Saturday night, make sure to drive by the Shimelonis home  at 26760 Gershwin Ave. for their annual holiday open house. Get out of the car and walk through their own light show and chat with the homeowners themselves. They will have the lights tuned on from now until New Years…make sure you swing through and make a donation to their cause. It’s a spectacular scene! Check out this coverage they received last year. 

Boston Mills & Brandywine OPEN for the season :  Grab the ski’s & snowboards..it’s time to warm up those legs for snow season! They are making snow and hot cocoa..so if you want to get outdoors for some winter ski fun get those lift tickets this weekend!

Cleveland Foodies Annual Veggie U Fundraiser : During the season of giving don’t forget to give back when you can. My friend Michelle hosts an annual fundraiser where you have the chance to win BIG! Do good, EAT great! With every donation you are entered to win a smatheirng of gift certificates from area restaurnts. Give to this organization and keep kids in Northeast Ohio learning about the importance of good nutrition and great food!

– Handmade Gifts Workshop : Last but not least, get yourself signed up for this sweet family “Handmade Gifts” workshop for next week  (Dec 12th & 13th) at Bay Arts. Taught by my friend Piper Toth, you will leave the class with a few scrubs as gifts or of course for yourself. It’s a great way to involve your children in the gift making process while spending quality time together. Plus, Bay Arts is so charming, it promises to be a nice afternoon experience. Spots are limited, sign up today! $25

That’s a ton to do this weekend Cleveland. Try to get out and see at least one thing…to make your season merrier & brighter! Cheers everyone.