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  currently loving…in CLE

Hi & happy “there is finally SNOW!” I know you all know how much I love a good snowfall…so let’s just take a moment to do a little happy dance, bust out your snow clothes and plan to head outside for a bit of winter fun.

This year here on I Heart Cleveland I want to use this place to share some of the fun things that I find, that get emailed to me or that friends recommend…that I LOVE! I’m going to try and post once a month about two or three things that I enjoy and hope you will too.

 

#1 : Modern CLE : Have you checked out the newest, digital magazine sweetheart; Modern CLE? Not only is it well designed and has great photographs but best of all it features some amazing women from right here in Northeast Ohio. Each week the team at Modern CLE will share with us a story about a woman who is marching to the beat of her own drum. Last week they featured my friend and fellow entrepreneur; Reena Goodwin of Fracteur PR, make sure you go check it out. Also, they just updated their site, so make sure you sign up for their newsletter to get the weekly GO GIRL stories! Modern CLE you are killing it! Keep up the great job.

 

#2 :  Georgia O’Keeffe at the CMA : As a once art student and now a professional graphic designer, I am a huge art enthusiast. Mr. C and I are members of the Art Museum and we try our best to see most of the feature exhibits that come to town. Currently, I am loving on the Georgia O’Keeffe show which was originally organized by the Brooklyn Museum and runs through March 3rd. Not only do I appreciate Ms. O’Keeffe’s paintings of florals, abstracts, and imagery from the desert, but this exhibit really is so much more than that. This show covers who the artist actually was as a person, what she liked to do when she wasn’t creating art and my personal favorite..what she liked to wear! It isn’t a huge show, but I think everyne should for sure go check it out. It’s totally kid and family friendly too, in case that had crossed your mind.   ;)

 

#3 : Brewellas : This Lakewood destination for delicious coffee and crepes has me tickled pink. From the hand-painted wall mural to the opposite wall of curated, vintage mirrors for sale and let’s not even talk about the custom neon…this new spot is a must see. You’ve probably seen pics of this adorable, Lakewood crepe shop popping up in your insta feed but you really should go see it for yourself. Looking for a great Brewellas lunch? I typically order a plain crepe with egg, bacon and a touch of Gruyere plus an almond milk latter…perfect for a Friday treat! I promise you won’t be disappointed!

So hooray for my first “currently loving” January post! I hope you guys get out and enjoy some of these fun finds!

If you have any ideas for the February post…I am always open to sharing, shoot me an email to editor@iheartcleveland.com

  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.

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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.

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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!