It was a busy and fun weekend in the CLE, so let’s get right to it!
On Friday, Jeffrey, my mom, and I took the first of what will surely be many trips to Cedar Point this summer. We have season passes, so we go up there as much as we can. Jeffrey not only loves going on the rides, but also watching the big roller coasters.
This year, Jeffrey is tall enough to go on rides by himself, which gives him even more of a thrill!
Jeffrey is also tall enough to ride (accompanied) one of my favorite rides from when I was a kid: Ocean Motion. After his first ride, during which he laughed and screamed happily the whole time, he immediately demanded to go again. Luckily, I convinced that the limit for consecutive rides is two…I can’t ride the way I used to!
We got to catch up with some favorite friends and visit the Melt Bar and Grilled there too.
So, all the way around, it was a great day!
Cleveland American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Ball
On Saturday, Matthew and I got to get all dressed up and have a swanky night out for our sixth anniversary at the Cleveland American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Ball.
Held in the beautiful atrium at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the event celebrated the $1.3 million fundraising success of this year’s Heart and Stroke Ball committee in grand style.
Over 750 people attended the event, which featured a cocktail hour with tasty drinks, such as this watermelon, lemon, vodka creation.
During the cocktail hour, there was a lot to take in, from performers to artists at work.
Guests could also mingle in the Social Suite, sponsored by Citrus Social, which I staffed during the event.
We then enjoyed a delicious dinner that included salad, short ribs, and chocolate tart.
We also heard from AHA staff, the event chairperson, and a sudden cardiac arrest survivor with inspiring messages of hope and thanks. There was surprisingly no auction portion of the evening, but rather drawings for giveaways to attendees as thank you gifts.
After the presentations wrapped up, it was time to dance to the sounds of Shout!, an impressive 11-piece band that kept guests moving and grooving well into the night!
It was a fabulous evening for a great cause! As I mentioned in one of my posts from the evening, my grandfather recently suffered a stroke, so the cause really struck close to home, as did the beautiful tribute walls created by family and friends.
To see such success for an organization working to alleviate heart and stroke conditions really meant a lot!
***Disclosure: I attended the Cleveland American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Ball as part of my working relationship with Citrus Social. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***
On Sunday, we tried a new-to-us brunch at Rosewood Grill. I enjoyed the champagne sangria and Matthew had a bacon bloody mary, complete with a mini Miller High Life to accompany it!
We shared the monkey bread (pull apart cinnamon rolls) and deviled eggs to start.
For my entree, I chose the prime rib hash, with roasted red peppers, potatoes, and sunnyside-up eggs. The hash was flavorful and delicious!
Matthew enjoyed the crab cake Benedict, which is obviously the best kind of Benedict!
Since I’ve decided brunch is my favorite meal, I always enjoy trying new brunch locales. Rosewood Grill will stay on the Sunday Funday list for sure!
So, that was our weekend! How was yours?