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  Giveaway : Harness Cycle “Bike Chick” package


Hello and happy 2015! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are taking today to reflect on ’14 and look towards a promising new year ahead. The first day of the year is always so exciting thinking about the possibilities that lie ahead. 2015 is going to be a big year in my world and I am so excited to get this party started!!!

Today marks the last of the holiday giveaways for this merry season. As you are making your resolutions to eat better, to read more, to drink less…I’m sure many of us have included exercise more on the list of 2015 goals.

Harness Cycle has graciously provided their “Bike Chick” package to one lucky reader winner to make kicking off resolutions fun and stylish. The package includes a pair of Lululemon crop pants, a Lululemon tank, a pair of Cory Vines ankle socks, 1 house ride and a shoe rental. (valued at $150) It really is a rocking giveaway, thanks to the amazing team at Harness for the fun fitness prize.

To enter to win tweet me and let me know “@iheartclev & @Harnesscycle I’d love to win the Bike Chick package as a kick start to my 2015 goals!”

Good luck everyone. Winner to be drawn Monday, January 5th.

Congrats to @Beastlybeat on winning the @Minted gift certificate and to @kimcook78 on winning brunch for two at @PierW. Email me at editor@iheartcleveland.com to grab those gift certificates. Happy New Year!


  Weekend fun!

gingerbeer(my “beer” of choice this weekend! LOVE the retro-inspired type & color combo of this can!)

It’s the freaking weekend, baby I’m about to have me some fun! Happy Memorial Day weekend Cleveland. Hope you are excited for the three day holiday as I am.

Just a couple of things going on that I thought you should check out…

– Have you been to the new Lululemon Pop Up Summer Shop at Beachcliff Square? Not only do they have select merchandise special to that location, they are also offering FREE YOGA classes from many of the area yogi experts. For their schedule “friend them” on Facebook to be in the “lulu-know.”

– This weekend kicks off the Marc’s Annual Great American Rib Cook-Off  and Music Festival at Jacob’s Pavilion. Friday admission is $1.00 all day including tickets to see the Spazmatics in concert; super fun! Pack your own wet wipes, the ribs are delicious and you’ll want to be prepared to get messy.

– It’s “Blossom Time!” One of the MOST CHARMING festivals I have ever witnessed. You can find the popular little carnival in historic downtown Chagrin Falls, hot air balloons lift off from behind the high school and there is a 5k to burn off all the adult beverages from the holiday weekend as well. Sounds like a great springtime celebration to me! For the complete schedule visit their site here. Happy Blossom everybody!

Cleveland Foundation Day at Wade Oval on May 24th means free entry into all of the museums. PLUS a few special entry FREE admissions including the Van Gogh Repetitions exhibit at the art museum, the planetarium at the Science Museum and the new exhibit at the botanical gardens including lots of lego sculptures.

– This Sunday’s Parisian Street Market in Hingetown if the perfect place to stroll and explore some french-inspired vendors of antiques, artisanal foods and neighborhood fun. Gather your friends for brunch and then head on down to the street fair after, best morning ever! For details check out their site.

–  It’s all “Greek to me!” and there is nothing better than the food, the music, the dancing and the entire scene at this weekend’s Tremont Greek Fest! Go early, parking is typically a scavenger hunt, but TOTALLY worth parallel parking on some side street…with some guy who won’t pass you…just keep telling yourself it’s worth it for the baklava. Opa!

Happy long weekend to you. Cheers to sum sum summah time!

  Fashions for those expecting

baby_bump_FshionsHappy Wednesday to you! I know most of you know by now that there will be a new little “Cleveland-cheerleader” arriving this summer and we couldn’t be more thrilled! With that said, so many of you have asked how I hid the little bump for as long as we did. I have to say I did it with a few good fashion trends, add winter layers it was pretty easy.

I actually was very resistant to the transition from normal clothes to the stretchy “baby on board” fashions on today’s market. While everyone told me “oh maternity fashions are so much better today than they were back when” I can’t even begin to think of how bad they had to once be. I am still not “on board” with all these stretchy panels & empire waist drawstrings everywhere.

However, with a few good infinity scarves, some chic bootie shoes, lots of accessories and don’t forget the bright lipstick, you too can pull of being fashionable all nine months.

Recently I have turned to many of our great vintage stores for some amazing special occasion dresses (for Alt Summit & Jump Back Ball) as well as everyday patterned pieces. Thanks to Chelseas, Flower Child and ReDress for some amazing dresses I have really enjoyed reworking old styles to make them fit and to make them interesting during this mild fashion hiccup.

I have also found a few amazing belly bump pieces at both the stylish and budget friendly stores around town that I wanted to share as I know there are a few of us expectant mothers out there in the 216!

1 : J Crew Embroidered Stripe Tunic : While it is a little light for the current arctic freeze this tunic gives me hope that spring/summer will be here (along with baby!) soon. It runs large so you can wear it during and post baby. I can’t wait to wear it over my bathing suit with baby in tow at Huntington Beach next summer.

2 : Old Navy Open-Front Cardi :  Easy on the wallet. I’ve managed to find so many fun pieces at Old Navy. This lightweight cardigan will also double over a tank top later this summer but for now it the perfect drapey sweater, so cuddly and soft.

3 : Old Navy Anchor Print Shirt : I really miss button down cotton blouses (tucked into a pencil skirt) but for now I bought a few sizes larger than typical and am rocking the nauti print top with leggings and boots!

4 : Liz Lange for Target Long-Sleeve Top : This t-shirt has been my favorite basic so far. It’s great to wear to yoga or a quick trip to the market, but it also is a great long layering piece. A good one for the wallet as well, I think I paid around $16 for it.

5 : Lululemon Roll Down Pants : These high waisted “wunder-under-like” pants have gone from fancy nights out (I literally dressed them up for Christmas midnight mass) to spinning class. Typically I don’t like the roll down tops types of pants, but I just pull these up and over the bump and off I go. They may be on the higher price end, but I wear them so much that I feel like the price per wear is worth every penny.

6 : Anthropologie Cabled Cowl Poncho :  Another more “splurgy” piece, this poncho has been a great “inside event” piece. This sweater is like a good blanket, not only does it keep you warm, it makes you feel all cozy even during there insanely cold days.

All you expectant moms-to-be out in the land of CLE any fashions or pieces I may have missed? Otherwise, I hope you enjoyed just a few of my finds for those of us who have a little bump on the way or for those of you who know someone who is expecting. Enjoy & happy Wednesday!

  Friday fun!


Hey Cleveland and happy Friday! Looks like we are in for a lovely Labor Day weekend weather wise…perhaps a bit of a drizzle here and there but overall a great one for beach, barbecues, football and those final few summer cocktails!

Yesterday I the pleasure of lunching at Flour. I always forget what a wonderful place it is and the bar set up; to die for. Plus, they have these deep fried goat cheese stuffed olives…you’ve got to try them some time. I sorta want another plate right now.

Lots of fun things happening in the 216 this weekend…but just a few reminders. Tonight is the big yoga, music and everything CLE event “Believe in CLE” hosted by Innerbliss Yoga, Lululemon and the Rock Hall. The event kicks off at 7pm with the actual yoga flow at 8pm. Be there early as they are expecting hundreds of yogi’s from all over Northeast, Ohio. I am psyched!

Tomorrow kicks off the first Buckeyes football game of the season. Kick off against Buffalo at noon. O.H.I.O. Go scarlet & gray!

This weekend is also the perfect time to get out and explore the area beaches one more time. My favorite? I like them all for different reasons….Huntington when I only have a few hours to spend in the sun as it is close to home, Edgewater when I want to meet up with friends and spend the day enjoying the beach PLUS all the incredible people watching and if I want to feel like I am going on a mini vacation…Mentor Headlands, they have the best sand! Bust out your sun screen & beach towels it’s one more time!

Oh…and don’t forget about those white pants and shoes…you’ve GOT to wear them this weekend…HA! Who really follows that rule anymore? White jeans look fantastic with a chunky cable knit sweater and jean jacket in the fall…while you are picking pumpkins of course. :)

Have a fantastic Labor Day everybody. Don’t forget to enter the Land of Nod giveaway from my previous post. Winner to be drawn on Tueday!

  summer checklist!

Morning! Can you believe some of our little Cleveland residents will put on their new shoes, pack a lunch and go back to school today? Where did the summer go? I guess the time old saying really does ring true…time flies when you are having fun. This summer was packed to the gills with fun, no wonder it’s the end of August already.

I don’t know about you, but at the beginning of this summer I put pen to paper and wrote myself a little list of “summer 2011 to-do’s,” I must say I made it through most everything with a few little things yet to tackle…good thing I’ve got a few more weeks!

– Visit Jeni’s in Chagrin Falls (pistachio & honey/strawberry & buttermilk!)
– Make mussels on the grille
– Go Kayaking (Twice! With the guys at 41 degrees north, they rock!)
– Enjoy a Tribe game (even sat in the social suite!)
– Attend my third Summer Solstice Party at the Cleveland Museum of Art, always a magical evening.
– Explore new restaurants including Flour, Umami, Noodle Cat & Market Garden Brewery (Still need to hit up Banana Blossom)
– Spend time on one of our Northern Ohio beaches (How I LOVE Mentor Headlands so much!)
– Go to the Cuyahoga County Fair (Lots of cute baby animals & a corn dog!)
– Spray paint my porch furniture & have a few friends for drinks on the porch (complete with record player)
– Camping out with friends. (karaoke round the campfire, gourmet camp cooking & midnight visits from raccoons!)
– Cook out pizzas on the grille (Trader Joes makes great pizza dough for the crusts)
– Take in the tunes at a Wade Oval Wednesday, super fun.

The few things I need to still try and do to make my summer complete…
– Go for a night ride with Century Cycles on the towpath, there are a few more scheduled.
– Pack up the picnic basket for an after work picnic at Huntington Beach with dessert from Mitchell’s Ice Cream.
– Tackle one of the homemade ice cream recipes from my new Jeni’s cookbook
– Finish my chic Browns Skirt…yes, I am going to make a cute skirt to wear tailgating. No making fun. :)
–  Try and go camping one more time.
– And last, after all the ice cream…take a free Sunday morning yoga class at the still new Lululemon store at the Eaton Collection

So all in all, my summer has been amazing! Cleveland is filled with so much fun, you just have to go find it or make the fun for yourself. Did you have a summer list? Did I miss anything? Fill me in…for next years list! :)

(illustration…another page from my amazing yard sale find the Cleveland 1981 Calendar by Viktor Schreckengost, amazing!)