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  Sharing the CLE

Hello & happy friday everyone. Hope you have enjoyed your week and have lots on the agenda for your weekly holiday. This weekend, I’m gonna hit up the Weapons of Mass Creation Festival tomorrow to hear Ms. Grace Bonney of Design Sponge speak and maybe try and swing by the Feast of the Assumption in Little Italy for some authentic Italian food. I also might try and finish up a few home projects and get outside to enjoy this almost fall-like weather. What are you guys up too this weekend?

Last weekend was a whirlwind one for me. I’ve sorta been a bit of a hermit since Baby Ninja was born; just trying to get a grip on motherhood as it pertains to “4th trimester” style, personal freedom and let’s not even talk about sleeping…time’s are a changing. However when I was approached by Positively Cleveland about hosting a fellow blogger from Chicago for a weekend I thought it was the perfect segway into getting back out on the town and boy did we ever.

Friday night I met Lauren of Lion and Maven, at the new Urban Farmer for cocktails and and charcuterie. The new hot spot was rockin and there were lots of guests enjoying the patio.  I have to say, it was the perfect place to kick off the weekend and get to know my out of town guest. From there we had dinner at Chef Michael Symons’ East 4th establishment; Lola’s. Dinner included wonderful salads, oysters, beef cheek pierogies, halibut, pork chops and dessert to share. After dinner we wanted to check out the new Red Steakhouse rooftop bar which showcased wonderful views of that part of the city; it’s gonna be one busy bar once the Cavs start up again. Then it was time to go home…I was beat to say the least.

lola_1lola_2lola_3(Friday dinner at Lola’s – beet salad & halibut)


  Friday Fun!

Good morning Cleveland and happy Friday! Where did the week go? It literally just flew by right before my very eyes. So many things to be excited about this weekend including tonights fish fry with friends, more Cleveland International Film Festival movies, getting lucky at the Horseshoe Casino (including brunch) and tickets to the Terminal Tower Observation Deck! And don’t even get me started on more baby fashions/room decorating…It’s gonna be a very fun two days.

What about you? Big weekend plans? While they are predicting rain, at least it is planning on being mid 40’s and above, so that’s a positive, don’t you think?

A few things to keep you excited this weekend…

Did you watch the movie that Positively Cleveland has produced (above?) The tune is catchy and the visuals gorgeous. While it took me a few views to get totally on board, I truly do love how they pair “fancy Cleveland” with the “everyday Cleveland.” It shows all sides of our city and I think they did a perfect job at capturing our spirit. Great job guys!

The Film Festival : It’s the last weekend of the 38th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival and there are still movies with seats available and plenty on standy-by. Check out the schedule and choose wisely, oh and don’t forget your popcorn and twirlers for the perfect movie treat.

Fish Fry Fridays : If you don’t already have dinner plans, grab some friends and plan on gorging on fried fish, mac n cheese, french fries and all those other yummy lenten delights tonight. Personally I like the fish that St Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Catholic Parish on Warren Road in Westpark serves up but there are SO MANY options in our communities. For a complete list of fish fry’s both east side & west side check out the ultimate list that Cleveland.com has put together.

Transformer Station Opening Party : Tonight join the crew over at the Transformer Station for the gallery opening of Christian Patterson Redheaded Peckerwood and Superblack work by Jordan Tate. The party kicks off at 7pm with live spinning dj’s, book signings and a cash bar.

Oh Joy for Target : I don’t know about you guys, but this new party decoration line at Target is too sweet for words. Thanks to Joy Cho and her talented team of designers I have managed to hoard many pastel plastic goblets and coordinating scalloped edged party napkins. I am tempted to take home the cake pedestal but for now I just love my bit of party fun from Oh Joy. Now, I must get to work planning a party!

My go to Radio Station : It’s not an event per say, but I love me some tunes from the 20’3, 30’s & 40’s and if you ever get in my car you will probably here WKHR 91.5 on the radio. This volunteer-run radio station has little commercial interruptions and darling weather reports. I just love this little station. This month they are doing a radio-thon raising funds to keep the oldies alive. I wanted to share this little tie bit in case anyone enjoys the station like I do. Listen now!

Have a great weekend everybody. Looking forward to sharing more with you next week. Peace.