Why? Weekends, Part II!

Continuing the saga of a busy CLE weekend…

On Saturday evening, Kimberly from Smitten…in Cleveland, her husband, Matthew and I met up in Tremont for a quick bite before the Fashion Week Cleveland GlamJam Party. We chose the bar at Lago for appetizers and drinks.

Since it was Cinco de Mayo, I had the strawberry jalapeno mojito. Holy spicy! This drink really had a kick to it, but at the same time was refreshing.

For eats, Matthew and I split the roasted vegetable pizza and the calamari.

The pizza had carmelized onions, tomatoes, olives, and goat cheese. It was tasty and not too heavy, although I would have preferred the crust a bit crispier.

The calamari came sauteed in a tomato, basil and garlic broth. I could have eaten the entire bowl and drank the broth. The flavors were subtle and delicious. Our server brought us bread to soak up every drop of the broth. This appetizer is a must-order at Lago!

We then headed to the Fashion Week Cleveland GlamJam party. Going in to this event, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. The party was held in the Halle Building. There were displays from some of the Fashion Week designers, as well as wearable and display artwork.

The Nosh Box and Fired Up Taco Truck were selling food just outside the doors to the party.

I also got to sit in the Gucci Fiat and have a JLo moment. My love don’t cost a thing…except maybe a Gucci Fiat…

Overall, though, I was surprised with how commercial the party was. There were people from Lia Sophia hard-selling jewelry both inside and outside the party. Pro-tip: don’t fill out the contest entry form with your phone number or someone from Lia Sophia will call you on a Sunday to try to host a home party. Most of the tables at the party were selling something, from chocolate to artwork to clothing. It felt less Fashion Week and more IX Center tradeshow.

Again, I wasn’t sure what to expect and perhaps this is what GlamJam has always been. I’m looking forward to the Runway Shows this coming weekend in the hopes for fashion with less of a hard-sell atmosphere.

On Sunday, Matthew and I spent part of our afternoon checking out “The Avengers.” Aside from just enjoying the movie, which was funnier than I thought it would be, it was amazing to see so much of Cleveland on the big screen. There’s been some Twitter chatter about whether anyone outside of Cleveland knows or cares that parts of the movie were filmed here. Well, even if they don’t, we do and can be proud of it!

Have you seen “The Avengers?” Did you pick out all the Cleveland spots?

***Disclosure: I was asked by Fashion Week Cleveland to help promote GlamJam by running a ticket giveaway and blogging about the event. In exchange, I received 2 complimentary tickets to GlamJam. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

3 Responses

  1. I was pleasantly surprised about how funny it was for an action movie! I thought it was neat to recognize parts of Cleveland, but I don’t think most people know/care. A lot of cities have similar features (especially at the street level) so unless you knew ahead of time, I don’t think anybody would have figured it out. And as far as filming movies goes, that’s the point. It can be whatever city the movie is set in.

  2. I agree with Sarah. I loved how funny it was and enjoyed the Cleveland scenes, but doubt those outside of the region even know. (Although I wish they did!)

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