Remember how I was talking a few weeks ago about making connections through social media with like-minded folks doing cool things in Cleveland? Well, no sooner than I said that, another great connection popped up. Angela, the designer behind Universal Architect, reached out for a way to collaborate.
The idea behind Universal Architect’s designs, which are both Cleveland-centric and universal, is that we are the architects of our lives. So, what are we building?
I love this concept and suggested to Angela that I could be the architect of my perfect Cleveland day. She graciously offered to come along and take pictures (check out her awesome photography work here), all while I modeled some of the Universal Architect clothing.
We started our day at Pour Cleveland, as any perfect day must include a perfect cup of coffee.
From a lovely latte to Jeffrey playing “I spy” with the morning rush hour traffic on Euclid Avenue, it was just the right spot to kick off our day.
Next up was a stop on East 4th Street, because what Cleveland day is complete without a stroll down this now iconic street with it’s amazing selection of restaurants?!
And despite the rain, we had a great time!
You never know what the weather will be in Cleveland, so you just need to bring your own sunshine!
From there, we visited a couple iconic Cleveland sports locations: the LeBron James sign…
…and Progressive Field.
With just 11 days until Opening Day at the time, excitement was definitely in the air. Sports are such an integral part of the culture of Cleveland that including them in my perfect Cleveland day was a must!
We ended our morning at the West Side Market because there’s no better place to experience some of the history and culture of Cleveland.
The Market and the renaissance of the West 25th Street/Ohio City area is such a great example of how we can honor our past and build for our future in the same space.
Whether you’re building your perfect day or your perfect life; whether you’re in Cleveland or elsewhere, Universal Architect’s positive messaging is fun, inspirational, easy-going, and uplifting. And what better foundation than those qualities to build upon?
***Disclosure: I connected with Universal Architect via Instagram. When I pitched the idea of being the architect of my perfect Cleveland day, Angela offered to come along to take pictures and provide the attire. I received the image files from our photo shoot, as well as my choice of one Universal Architect shirt. I did not receive any financial compensation for this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***