Hey Cleveland….happy (hour) Friday, happy Browns and happy arrival of fall fashions! It’s been an extra fun-filled weekend here in my “land of hearts” how about you? Now that it is back-to-school season it seemed like there is an extra push to get things done before this years holiday season rolls into town. Lots of social functions, work events, creative pow-wows and plenty of end of the summer-almost fall fun. With that said…it’s Friday and the fun just continues to roll into town…time to get busy!
Below are just a few ideas I had of things I want to get into this weekend…check them out!
Roar Along the Shore : For the end of the summer celebration along the shores of our stunning Lake Erie get your tushes down to the dock by 8:30pm TONIGHT! Great bands, lots of nauti style a cocktail or two…it’s gonna be BANANA’s! Be there! (make sure to get your ticket online prior, tickets will not be sold on the boat!)
Great Lakes Brewing Block Party : If you miss the boat but still want to party the evening away with another Cleveland gem, don’t miss out on the Great Lakes Brewing Co, 25th Anniversary neighborhood block party. 11am-9pm. Complete with Beer AND Bands. It’s gonna be a great party, plus the weather is perfect for a cold brewsky outside! Congrats Great Lakes, you don’t look a day over 20! :)
Cleveland Museum of Art MIX Friday : Feeling “artsy” this evening and looking to get your groove on amongst some fine works of art? Then do I have the event for you! Check out the monthly art Friday evening Soirée at MIX. Art, music and cocktails from 5-9pm. It is truly a stunning place and a fabulous visual party.
Cleveland Garlic Festival : There is nothing like a good roasted clove of garlic spread on a toasted piece of bread…however other might also enjoy garlic ice cream, garlic pancakes and garlic popovers at this years Shaker Square Garlic Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Plus there is a crowned Miss Garlic…enough said!
Cleveland Browns : Here we have it friends, the day we wait months for…BROWNS OPENING DAY! Bring on the clear purses (for security sakes) and don’t forget to wear your Browns best! It’s gonna be a great day! Go BROWNIES!
Hello Cleveland. Today I have a lot to share with you. So let’s flashback a few months…
Back in June, when I attended Alt NYC I met one of the social experts from furnishings & home decor store, The Land of Nod. I was so excited to chat with her because I literally had just finished perusing the latest catalog during my flight to the Big Apple. I explained to her how I and many of my Cleveland home-design-concious adult friends LOVE LOVE LOVE all aspects of The Land of Nod brand although we don’t have children. Many of us have rugs, pillows, wall art and even some of the larger furniture pieces all meshed into our home collections.
She explained to me that The Land of Nod creative team had just been through a rebrand and had landed on the new tagline of “Design for Kids and People That Used to Be Kids.” Personally, I think it is genius, as many of us that love the brand are creative kid-wannabes. New brand=spot on.
Anyhow, she and I stayed in touch and bantered back and forth on Instagram, noticing similar design and creative interests when one day I thought I would extend the conversation to how we could work together on a few fun iheartcleveland posts.
Today kicks off the first of three posts sponsored by The Land of Nod. I hope you’ll enjoy their new products mixed with some of my personal style. I hope that by sharing some of my space infused with their products, it will open your eyes to this Midwest company as more than just a children’s brand, but a place where you can add those touches of whimsy to any adult-like room.
Hello & happy Tuesday. Today I want to share with you some of my favorites from the best-app-ever, Instagram. Below are a handful of both out-of-town creatives and local super stars that take a mean photo and add filter, upon filter to produce a stunning image for all of us to enjoy! Hope you enjoy some of my personal favorites!
• A Guy Named Patrick – http://instagram.com/aguynamedpatrick
Patrick and I met at theuniquecamp.com, he is a designer for Bon Appétit Magazine, loves his morning coffee and is a bike riding New Yorker. I think Patrick’s images are truly stunning, each shot tells a story and always leaves me wanting more. Thanks Patrick and keep the amazing pics flowing!
• Sharing My Sole – http://instagram.com/sharingmysole
I’ve actually never met Jaclyn, but I love to see what she is wearing, where the sale’s are and how she pairs patterns together. Thanks Jaclyn for keeping Cleveland stylish!
• Clarissa Westmeyer can be found styling amazing food shots around CLE-town under the name SunnyC216. http://instagram.com/sunnyc216. Clarissa, YOU see food in an amazing light, thank you for the yummy visual treats.
Hello & Happy Monday all you stylish Clevelanders. I hope everyone enjoyed the sunshine, warm temps and a fruity cocktail or two over this past weekend. Summer has finally arrived!
Today I am super thrilled to share with you the exciting news…KATE SPADE has opened at Beachwood Place and I had to get there to check it out. It is located on the first floor of the mall, in the Nordstrom wing. It’s storefront gleems with shimmering gold and a charming turquiose blue, ultra gloss, facade. The mannequins welcome you with armfulls of bold bags and colorful clothes, tipped off with sparkly shoes and lots of arm candy. I call it “my happy place.”
This past weekend I had the opportunity to take a Saturday, 1-tank trip to Columbus. The skies were bright blue and while 71S was swarming with police cars we managed to make it there in just over two hours with no stops.
We arrived to a quiet Columbus starting our morning with breakfast at North Star Cafe on High Street. Not only was the breakfast yummy, the unlimited magazines and people watching was even better. After breakfast we headed to the new Rothko exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art. It was awesome, a three room intensive on the life of the artist and how his works once more figurative morphed into intense color studies. Also along with the Rothko exhibit there is this fascinating exhibit of Czech puppets on display in the other galleries, almost as cool as Rothko, but also sorta creepy. You have to check it out!