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  Painting the Modern Garden

Hey CLE friends. Another great fall week in the 216 and another stunning exhibit by the talented team at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Painting the Modern Garden : Monet to Matisse is now open to the public…and you’ve got to see it.


It’s not everyday that an exhibit can bring you to tears but I promise this one just might. Room after room filled with paintings one after another filled with gorgeous examples of work representative of the artists gardens, travels and creative adventures.

IMG_5517IMG_5524IMG_5528From the realist work of Claude Monet (Chrysanthemums featured above) to the more abstract work of Picasso there is something for every art lover taste.


The exhibit will be at the museum now through early January and you really should make a date to see it not once, but a handful of times. One of my favorite part of the exhibit was learning about each artists and how their gardens played such an important role in their work…it’s always great to see where inspiration comes from.

IMG_5533IMG_5544Thank you to the staff at the museum for extending the invitation to me to attend the opening  and preview the exhibit in order to share some images and my thoughts with you. Honestly it’s not everyday that A) I get an evening away from my young family B) I am moved so whole heartily from an art exhibit and C)  that I strongly urge you not to miss this show, it’s really amazing.

Happy art, happy gorgeous paintings to you!


  15 Ways to Play at the CMA


Happy Tuesday to you. It’s so nice to know the temps are warming up and we are supposed to have a lovely Easter weekend…perfect for your kiddos egg hunts! With this said, we all know April brings showers and what more perfect place to stay out of the rain with your family than the Cleveland Art Museum.

Recently (at my day job) we had the pleasure of creating this very playful graphic to depict top 15 Ways to Play at the CMA showcasing many of the family events for you, your family and friends. Go ahead and print it out, post it on your fridge, PIN IT, share it, make plans with your friends to meet up in the atrium for some free fun at the art museum.

Spring showers are here and what better excuse to get out of the rain than a family visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art. See you there real soon…rocking some cute wellies and a fabulous trench coat. :)

  Winter weekend fun!

Happy Friday everyone! It’s a cold one out there don’t you think? I mean when the windows of your home are frosting on the inside then you KNOW it’s a cold one. Yikes!

While it may be a chilly out, there are so many weekend activities that will keep us warm you should for sure check out some of these highlights.

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Cleveland artist, Erin Guido is hosting a one-woman opening at Urban Orchid tonight. Her work is filled with bright, colorful sayings made from both cut paper and paint.  Inspired by the city around her, Erin also works full time at LAND Studio. Erin’s art is so fresh and playful, you’ll love her and want to buy up all of her prints to hang in your winter homes!

Feel like busting a move on the dance floor to shake off the “winter chillies?” Hit up the February MIX at the Cleveland Museum of Art as they host a funky dance party featuring our own, Cleveland DJ, DJ Mazi Jahi. Tonight from 5-9pm. Tickets are $10, cash bar.

Cleveland Valentines Bazaar. Looking for a sweet locally made gift for your Valentine? Look no further than the show and sale this Saturday. From 10am to 4pm stop into there Lakewood Masonic Temple to meet the makers behind some exquisite gifts for your honey.

There is a new gallery show in town, opening this Saturday at the Transformer Station. Process and Abstraction opens to the public Saturday evening at 7pm. This museum is by far my favorite little arts gem tucked into the Hingetown neighborhood, it is just too cool. I highly recommend checking it out!

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Speaking of Hingetown, Sunday night they are hosting the first Hingetown Hygge (pronounced HYU-gah). Dress warm and head outdoors for a bon fire, some music and campfire stories with friends. Get outside and embrace the winter chill. 5-8pm, 1455 W 29th, Cleveland OH 44113

Cleveland Cavs : There is a game tonight and one Sunday. With their recent winning streak the energy is contagious…you’ve got to watch. Check it out!

So there really is a lot of fun happening around town this weekend. Get out and make winter awesome everyone! Cheers Cleveland.

  the new Spotted Owl


Happy Monday everyone. Hope you had great November weekends. Ours was pretty nice, quiet but nice. Friday we went to an awesome house party filled with a lot of great Cleveland personalities, Saturday I hit up Harness Cycle for a challenging ride then headed into my studio to get a jump on the week. The rest of the day we stayed in to hang with Baby Ninja, do a bit of housework and other grown up things (can we say “make a budget?”) Sunday I went to the Art Museum to see the film Advance Style which was awesome, hit up Crocker Park for a weeks worth of Trader Joe’s and a bit of Baby Gap! All in all a great Northeast Ohio weekend.


Last week my Mom visited us to hang out with her Grandson “Baby Ninja” and help us out a few days with childcare. It was awesome having her around the house. I wish we had family that lived closer…for those of you that DO…make sure they know how thankful you are for them. One of the best perks of having “Nanna” visit is that Mr. C and I got to go out, sitter-free on a school night. Super fun!


We decided to explore the relatively new Spotted Owl nestled in the neighborhood of Tremont. The bar feels like you’ve transported yourself to an adorable British pub, every detail so perfect. The wood bar, counters and furniture seems like it has been there for a very long time while from what I can gather it is all new construction. The stained glass windows that were made for the space, seem like they were rescued from an old ministry. The wallpaper, bar menu’s and glassware, every detail was accounted for…seriously lovely.

For my evening pick, I chose a “You Guys are Indian, Right?” a bit of a traditional Manhattan  with a touch a citrus. It was so delicious, I am still sorta craving another one now.


Next time you get a “free” school night out I would totally advise you to pop into Spotted Owl, pull a stool up to the bar and explore their extensive drink menu. You won’t be disappointed.

  Friday Fashion fun at the CMA

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So many fun things happening around town these next few weekends! Tomorrow, Friday, November 7 from 5-8 p.m.? the Art Museum is kicking off a weekend of fall, fashion fun with their monthly MIX event themed “Couture at the Cleveland Museum of Art.”

Show up dressed in black and white, explore their new photography exhibition, “Forbidden Games,” and experience a runway show featuring surrealist-inspired designs. Fashion show kicks off around 7:30pm.

Also happening at the Art Museum this weekend, the Cleveland premier of “Advanced Style.” Directed by Lina Plioplyte, this new documentary profiles seven unique New Yorkers, aged 62 to 95, whose eclectic, unique sense of style and love of life are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, aging, and youth.

I seriously can’t wait to see this film! I’ve seen some of the worldly fashionista’s interviewed on the Today Show  and they seem like a hoot. So excited! (Movie shows Friday, November 7 at 7-8:30pm & Sunday, November 9 at 1:30-3pm.)

Want two tickets to the MIX event; including the fashion show and movie premiere? Tweet me “@iheartclev I’d love to attend Friday nights #MIXatCMAand the Cleveland premier of #AdvancedStyle” Winner to be chosen by random drawing at the end of the day. Good luck!

*I was invited to share with you the event at the Cleveland Museum of Art as part of their companies marketing efforts, in return for two movie tickets. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thanks for supporting this organization that makes fashion, photography and film accessible to all and that also allows me to create special content like this for iheartcleveland!