Tag Archives: @rock_hall

  Playing tourist in my hometown

Hello and happy Monday everybody. What a beautiful weekend living in the 216 don’t you think? Over the weekend I was a super lucky lady to have my sister and her friend visiting from the Pacific Northwest city of Seattle. An entire weekend of showing them the coolest parts of the city, visiting with some great friends and “consuming” some yummy meals & summer cocktails.

Not to share every detail of the weekend…but just a few of the tourist highlights….here we go!

photo 1-1 – We kicked off the weekend with lunch at the Greenhouse Tavern including an amazing hamburger and a few lovely drinks. (I polished off my burger to discover the cute piggy plate, love it!)

photo 2-1– We walked around downtown exploring the new grounds of the Cleveland Convention Center, such wonderful, new, urban green space.

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  Last minute sweetie gifts!

Have you got your special someone a little something for tomorrow’s holiday? I just heard a radio commercial for getting your sweetie a gift at your neighborhood CVS…I almost died inside. I mean, not that I am above a huge box of Dove chocolates, a cheap bottle of red wine, an InStyle or Us Weekly Magazine, some new black liquid eyeliner, an itunes gift card or a few new lipsmackers…However, why would ANYONE shop at CVS for a gift when Cleveland has a plethora of talented creatives, hot spots & activities to support?

Looking for last minute…gifts that you can call an order in for or pick up tonight? Check out a few of my suggestions…

Flowers : Don’t call 1.800.Flowers, but instead support your local florist. Shops like V2V (Lakewood) and Urban Orchid (Cleveland) are two very stylish floral design shops. Give them a call for something unique for your sweetie. Also, there is also Heinen’s (also a local family owned  business) flower department which usually has fun little bouquets and plants, at a much more affordable cost than turning to the web.

Chocolate : This morning I saw a small plane in the air pulling a “CHOC” flag; I knew it was Malley’s right away. There is nothing like a Malley’s Chocolate covered pretzel and we all know they have chocolate covered strawberries for special occasions! besides Malley’s there is also the fine art of chocolate made by Lilly’s Handmade Chocolates (Tremont), a few of these make an impressive gift. Or, you could cure the chocolate craving with a red velvet cupcake from Cookie and A Cupcake or the recent America’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie (by Food & Wine Magazine) at Blackbird Bakery (Lakewood.) Seriously, so many wonderful options.

Jewelry : If you’ve ever been to any of the holiday indie craft shows you know there are so many wonderful jewelers in the area. But just as a reminder….guys…my friend Erica of On the Lookout Jewelry makes such detailed beaded pieces, your Valentine would love a necklace by her! Or “she” also loves Oceanne creations (especially the cupid earrings) (wink wink) Both of these jewelers sell to many of our little area boutiques so check out their websites or drop them an email to find out where you can score a last minute gift.

Food & Drinks : There are so many local places, I can’t even begin to list them all. However, I will say one option  I think is really cool is from Gatherings Kitchen located in Lakewood. Where you reserve your dinner, swing by on the way home and pick it up, reheat and voila a 4-course romantic dinner (including short ribs!) at home with NO clean up! $50 for the dinner feeds two lovebirds. Call NOW and you might still be able to reserve a dinner!

Activities : From the events at the Rock Hall, to a night out with the fish at the Aquarium, you could get all yoga twisty at a hot yoga class together or relax to the orchestra…find something special to do with your friends or honey to celebrate the day together. Get creative!

I hope some of my last minutes ideas were helpful and while I don’t mean to knock CVS…please people, we can do better than that! Happy (almost) Valentines!

  Rock hall romance : giveaway

Morning all you CLE lovebirds. Did you all watch the grammy’s last night? Best part? When the Black Keys gave Akron, Ohio a big shout out….So cool.

Do you LOVE rock n roll? Is your idea of a great date an afternoon of milling around the neighborhood record store or even better the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum? Have you heard about all the fun Valentines Day events and special offers? The Rock Hall “#LoveRocks” is an official five days of love and specials at the museum. Visit their site and you can discover a free pass to see U2 3D for FREE, get your photo taken at the sharp shooter counter when you visit, come in on February 14th at 1pm and experia curator-guided Love Notes gallery talk, get free shipping on all merchandise orders over $35 online using promo code “VALENTINE13” ..I mena what girl wouldn’t love a I HEART rock and roll baby tee!!

Even better, I have a Duet Rocker Membershoip to giveaway to a lucky hopeless rock and roll romantic. This memebrship includes
• Unlimited free admission for one year plus one guest each visit
• Members-only t-shirt and decal
• Collectible membership card
• Invitations to members-only events and exhibit previews
• 10% discount on Museum store and online purchases (excludes sale and memorabilia merchandise)
• Subscription to Liner Notes, the official Museum publication
• Members-only email updates
• One Parking Voucher
• Member’s Express Entry

To win, tweet me @iheartclev “#loverocks here in the CLE!” Winner will be chosen randomly by Friday, February 15th!

  Happy hearts day & Kate Spade

Hello and happy hearts day Cleveland. Hope you are enjoying  today’s flurries mixed with your best pink and red fashions. I personally think today is in the top three of all holidays with a close first and second being Christmas & Halloween. This morning when I went to the gym, the woman welcome me with those fun googly heart headbands…you know the ones on springs? Its a holiday to be silly to be sassy or to just be sappy. There are many “faces of Valentines” for sure.

Have you sent your bestie a card? Your little sister? Or perhaps your sweetie, I know just where you can find some great online ecards…head on over to my favorite fashionista’s blog…Miss Kate Spade. She has a variety of designs perfect for any special person in your life. Take a look and send away. (I heart the “Let’s make out” design!)

With this said, for those of you who follow me on twitter (@iheartclev) you know I am usually a sleepy tweeter, not saying all too much. However you may have noticed my as of late tweets to “Kate.”

This season the creative and PR team over at the retro inspired fashion house is taking a bus tour, filled with a real pop up boutique inspired by rocker Florence Broadhurst, and Cleveland MUST get their attention so they will stop here. Don’t you think it would be awesome if the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame could twist their arm to park in front of the Museum for all of us to come and shop? Not only would it be a great photo opp, but we Clevelanders HEART Kate and would for sure love us some floral Tretorns. They should totally come for the upcoming Rock Hall inductions don’t you think? If you agree, help me “move that bus” to Cleveland Ohio by tweeting @katespadeny welcoming them (in our best Midwest manners) to join us for the celebration! It would be SO SO FUN!

Enough of my soap box…I need to plan tonight’s sweetie dinner…must swing by Heinens to pick up some special dinner ingredients (bubbles & chocolate) on the way home.

Cheers & Love you Cleveland!