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  Cleveland Garlic Festival at Shaker Square


Hey CLE! So fun to hear from so many of you about our move to the east side of town. We have passed the official one week mark and so far, so good! Thanks to those of you who tweeted, private messaged, shot me a text and even dropped me a note to welcome our family to this side of town. Your kindness and midwestern hospitality are making us feel right at home. Thank you.

This past weekend we spent some time prepping for some upcoming weekend guests, having dinner with friends and some solid pool time. We have our first house guests coming to visit and we couldn’t be more excited to share our new digs with them. Plus get another set of hands involved in unpacking, hanging drapes, cleaning out the garage, taking care of Toddler Ninja and more! Thank goodness for weekends with Nanna & Pappa.

With regards to our house guests we do want to show them a good time and plan to take them to Galluci’s for some authentic Italian pasta & sauce ingredients, perhaps a trattoria in Little Italy a stop at the art museum and this weekends annual Cleveland Garlic Festival in Shaker Square.

The festival runs Saturday from noon to 9pm and again Sunday from noon to 6pm in the center of Shaker Square. The Cleveland Garlic Festival is the Annual Fundraiser for North Union Farmers Market and its charitable programs. Every year, North Union Farmers Market brings fresh and local produce to over 350,000 local shoppers, including the weekly Saturday morning market at the Square.

This years festival features great music (Sim Ross & the Redemption) incredible food (garlic ice cream by Mitchell’s Ice Cream) and other fun festival happenings such as “Miss Garlic 2016!” It’s gonna be a great neighborhood celebration of awesome people, an incredible organization and of course…GARLIC!

Want to win two free tickets to this weekend festival? Tweet me “@iheartclev I’d love to win 2 tickets to this weekends @CleveGarlicFest!” Winner to be drawn Friday afternoon. Good luck. Didn’t win? Not to fret, tickets can be purchased directly off of their site for $9 each. Get yours today!

Looking forward to seeing everybody out and about this weekend. It is still SUMMER so make sure to make some great outside plans and celebrate the last few weeks of our incredible sunshine and great lake. Cheers.

SPONSORED POST : I was invited to attend the Cleveland Garlic Festival and provided tickets to giveaway as part of their social engagements efforts. Thanks for supporting the organization that promotes incredible produce (…GARLIC!)  all while allowing me to create special content like this for iheartcleveland!

  North Union Farmers Market : Toddler morning out in Cleveland (part 2)


Good afternoon friends. Typical spring day, starts out sunny, has a shower or two and fingers crossed the sun will come out for any evening plans. Oh, by the way, happy “May the 4th be with you!” the guys in my house love this funky little celebration!

Today I thought I would continue the story of that morning last weekend when I ventured East to spend the morning with our little guy on an adventure. We started with breakfast at Luna and then decided we should explore the vendors at this years North Union Farmers Market on Shaker Square; which runs every Saturday morning.



It was a bit chilly, but the farmers, helpers and craftsman alike were bundled up and ready to sell. We bought some incredible FIJI apples, a few bars of the most silky, baby-friendly soap (very cool new vendor called Barr’s Bars! check them out here) and we really enjoyed these cool moss rocks…next time I’ve got to get a few!




This farmers market is seriously one of my favorites around town. Give it a month or so to fully warm up and this place will be packed with farm, fresh produce and handmade wares from all over NorthEast Ohio. Happy summer! Happy Farmers Markets! Cheers to adventures with little people. Have a great rest of your day. :)

  Entertaining by Design


This week I am excited to share with you that I will be judging this years, 2014 Ohio Design Centre’s, Entertaining by Design event.

This annual event features more than 30 tablescapes designed by Cleveland’s leading design professionals. The tables offer an array of designs with everything from the very formal to the very fun. It is a wonderful way to get inspired and excited for the upcoming holiday’s ahead.

I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year and will love seeing what other creatives come up with for their holiday decor…I’m sure I will pick up a few ideas for the impending family soireé.

Tickets for this weekend event are still available and all the proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the North Union Farmer’s Market. Last years Entertaining by Design event raised more than $7,000 to support local farmers.

I invite you to explore Entertaining by Design, November 7th and 8th, at the Ohio Design Center, 23533 Mercantile Road, Beachwood OH, 44122. Hope to see you there!

  Garlic Festival + giveaway


Hello there! Another beautiful day here in Cleveland and another super potent celebration for me to tell you about. This weekend people from all over Northeast Ohio will gather in Shaker Square to celebrate a powerful veggie, herb and bulb all mashed into one weekend festival; the Cleveland Garlic Festival.

The weekend events highlight the best in garlic food, spicy music, a garlic cook off, events for your young chef’s and did I mention the Miss Garlic and Princess Fairy Court parade? The good news is that the weekend forecast is calling for low 70’s so we won’t be “roasting”…ha ha…I love roasted garlic on toast, so bring on the heat.

To buy tickets to this Saturday and Sunday’s (September 6th & 7th) annual fundraiser (profits benefit the North Union Farmers Market) visit their website TODAY! You won’t want to miss the stinky good fun.

Want to win a pair of tickets to this weekends Garlic Festival? Drop me a tweet and let me know you want to go! “@iheartclev I’d love to explore the @CleveGarlicFest this weekend!” Winner to be drawn end of day Friday September 5th.

(Image from the Cleveland Garlic Festival Instagram account. Super fun big garlic!)

*I was invited to post and host a ticket in exchange for tickets to the event. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thanks for supporting this local organization that allows me to create special content like this for iheartcleveland!

  Friday fun!

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!

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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! MORE! →