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It was a fun, busy, sunny weekend in Cleveland! Friday evening, I had a good old-fashioned girls’ night out with one of my most favorite girls: my Mom!
It started with a manicure at Anthony Vince Nail Spa, which offers not only a huge amount of space for manis and pedis, but also a bar! Anthony Vince is open later than most salons on Fridays, which makes it a perfect weekend kickoff spot to get pampered.
From there, we did some summer shopping around Crocker Park, then enjoyed cocktails and a yummy dinner at 87 West. We both love 87 West’s sangria, which is a perfect summer sipper. We also shared the decadent lobster nachos and the ahi and avocado tartar.
It was a perfectly laid-back, fun start to the weekend!
Saturday morning, after getting my downward dog on at Harmony Yoga, I got my BBQ on at the 2nd annual Red, White & BBQ Rib Fest in downtown Willoughby. Matthew and I met up with friends Rich and Rachel for some fun on Erie Street.
There was live music, lots of booths paying tribute to our troops on Armed Forces Day, and of course tasty ribs and beer. We chose ribs from Willoughby Brewing Company and found them to be tender, meaty, and flavorful. The weather was perfect for an outdoor festival, too! It’s really starting to feel like summer.
It was a busy Saturday, as we were then off to Tammy and Frank’s place on Saturday evening for their first roof-top gathering of the summer. We were also helping Frank’s kids and Alicia carb-load for the Cleveland Marathon 10K, half, and full the next day!
I’m pretty sure you don’t need to carb-load if you’re not actually running, but I wasn’t taking any chances! Tammy and Frank put out an all West Side Market feast, with three different kinds of Ohio City Pasta and sauces and sweet Italian sausage from M&M Foods. Plus, there was plenty of wine for those of us not running! It was a delicious and at times hilarious evening!
Sunday, I tried a new yoga class at Harmony Yoga called yoga sculpt. Think of it as lots of abs, leg, and arm work with weights, with some sun salutations thrown in too. I’m not sure this would be an every week class for me, but I can definitely see mixing it in every once in awhile.
We also had Matthew’s dad over for dinner and grilled up some tasty mahi mahi with sauteed vegetables on the side. This made a perfect light, healthy summer dinner. Click here for the recipe, which calls for swordfish, but I could only get mahi mahi fresh, so I went with that instead.
How was your weekend? Did you participate in any Cleveland Marathon (cheering or running)?