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  Happy Valentines Day (Brunch)!

IMG_5230Happy Valentine’s Day all my fellow CLE lovers! I hope you are embracing this day filled with love, chocolate and flowers. Congrats to Laura Hood on winning the Valentine’s Day prize package and thanks again to all of the incredible businesses who participated in the prize including Blair Ritchey, Revive Spa, Bombay Taxi Boutique, Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes & Lovely Paperie & Gifts!

Over the past weekend I had a few friends over for a little “Galentine’s Day” get together and brunch. There is nothing I love more that lots of pink decorations, balloons, roses, chocolate, bubbles and lots of great conversation with some gal pals.

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When my guests arrived we had a bit of bubbly, a few carafes of coffee, some chocolate dipped strawberries and fresh croissants from On the Rise Bakery. 

IMG_1914IMG_1903IMG_1905bFor lunch I made a homemade tomato soup, a bubblegum-pink-hued raspberry vinaigrette tossed spinach salad and an open-faced, fried egg, avocado, tomato and cheese tartine topped with a toasted bread heart crouton. It was the perfect balance of healthy and decadent as a mid-day treat.

IMG_5214For dessert there was a plethora of sweets to choose from…and more bubbly of course. It really was a great way to spend a Saturday and catch up with some of my friends. If you are ever thinking of wanting to entertain, I gotta say brunch is a great excuse to get some friends together for a casual get together…give it a shot.

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Happy Valentines Day friends. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to swing by this online brunching place, I heart you! (Merci Shibani for some of the pretty photos!)

  Birthday at the Bakery

img_0513Hello & happy 2017. I hope everyone had an incredible holiday season! I am glad to be back here in my blog-space reflecting on the past few, busy holidays weeks. Over the last month we hosted our first big holiday party at our new home, we welcomed a handful of out-of-town family members for Christmas, I celebrated my December birthday with a handful of close friends for margaritas & guacamole and then rang in the new year with an incredible dinner, trivia pursuit and a day’s worth of movies on the couch in our jammies. The holidays were good to us.

birth_1With this exciting fresh year ahead of us I have a handful of goals & wishes that I can’t wait to share with you all in the next few days. Nothing super ground-breaking, but little things that I hope make this year filled with joy and happiness. Things like, planning a better skin care regimen for myself (including taking off my makeup before bed!) …making time for more casual entertaining…finding my way back to my yoga mat…more road trips…and enjoying fashion (including fun finds like this pink furry vest.) I think this year is going to be a great one for all of us!

img_0505Side note…it was fun to have my sister visit over the holidays as she was really great at capturing holiday moments including these fun (& somewhat serious) pics of me at the adorable bakery, On the Rise Bakery in Cleveland Heights. Thanks Katie for the birthday shots!

(Black turtleneck & pants from J.Crew. Black leather booties from Kate Spade and the fabulous furry vest from Tobi)