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  Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes


Hey CLE. Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great, “HOT-in-Cleveland” weekend. Ours was filled with a few picnics, birthday parties, a visit to the Taste of Tremont and wrapping up the weekend with a family trip to Mitchell’s to celebrate National Ice Cream Day!

This week ahead is gonna be another good one, summer in the city is really turning out nicely. Exploring things as a young family is giving me a new perspective on our city. From coffee shops and cafés to a quick run into “tar-jay” I find Clevelanders extra friendly when Ninja Max is in tow. Honestly, around this time last summer I didn’t know how I would ever be able to leave the house with a bambino, but now I realize how warm and welcoming people and businesses are to Cleveland families, I feel like I can go anywhere and do anything with my little sidekick. Thanks Cleveland!

Now onto today’s little discovery…speaking of NinjaMax…a few weeks ago we celebrated his first birthday and while his Seattle Auntie made him the perfect smash cake I was in need of sweets for the crowd. When I was in the throes of wedding planning I came across this adorable little cake studio and I had been meaning to check it out, this was the perfect opportunity. Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes made us the most beautiful and yummy smores  cupcakes for the birthday celebration.


When I went to pick up the cupcakes I was thrilled I had discovered Kelsey Elizabeth as her studio was adorable. He examples of cakes were gorgeous, her other cupcakes and macarons were delightful and her overall decor and furniture simply perfect.

IMG_3005IMG_3001Next time you are in need of cupcakes or a pretty little party cake,  I highly suggest you go check out this lovely little small business. Seriously, her work is super dooper sweet! Have a great week, explore and enjoy this tropical heat wave! Cheers


  The “taste”

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Hi Cleveland. Such a gorgeous day! I am loving the cooler temps…just a little break from the summer heat and humidity.

All is well over here with me and Baby Ninja. I’m slowly accepting the lack of sleep, frequent diaper changes and feedings round the clock as my new normal. His sweet cuddles, little fingers and toes and his cute little sounds make this time in our life perfect in every way. I can’t wait to see what our future holds with this little man.

I am especially looking forward to re-discovering so many things about our city through the eyes of a child. For example, while I’ve been to the annual summer ADULT bash Twighlight at the Zoo, I bet going to the zoo with a small person is like exploring the best vintage store; an explosive discovery at every turn…I can’t wait.

While I’ve typically gone to The Taste of Tremont (aka The “Taste”) later in the day for a “Sunday Funday;” with little ones in tow, an early “in” and a good escape route “out” ensures everyone in the family has a good time. The Taste is the perfect way to sample many of the unique restaurants this Cleveland neighborhood has to offer.

Personally I love anything from Dante, can’t wait to gorge on sushi from Ginko (haven’t enjoyed spicy tuna in 9 months!) and a piece of chocolate from Lilly’s sounds like a delightful afternoon. Plan to carpool as parking is always at a premium, go hungry and brings cash. As of now the weather is supposed to be warm and sunny, perfect for those sundresses and shades. Hope to see you there…baby temper-tantrum permitting!

Cheers guys, chat more soon.