Why? Weekends!

It was a great weekend! So, let’s get right to the recap…

Sandusky Festival of Sail

On Friday, I drove up to Sandusky with one mission: see the World’s Largest Rubber Duck.

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Jeffrey brought his own personal rubber ducks with him to meet Mama Duck, which was so sweet! The duck was at the Sandusky Festival of Sail, so we also got to check out some tall ships while we were there.

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But let’s be honest, the real mission of the trip was to see the duck! And she was adorable!

Barrio

Friday evening, we met up with friends for dinner at the recently-opened Barrio in downtown Willoughby. We ordered the special guacamole with charred watermelon and chevre, which was the perfect summer guac!

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I ordered one of the suggested tacos and then built two of my own. I’m always nervous when I make up my own creations, but these were pretty tasty! I love the mango habanero salsa. Oh, and the short rib. But not together. Make your own creation. See how it goes!

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The Flying Fig

Saturday morning, I went to brunch at my favorite brunch spot in town: The Flying Fig. From the food to the atmosphere, it’s always a win.

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I was having a hard time deciding between sweet and savory (the classic brunch dilemma, right?!), so I went with the loaded breakfast potatoes and cornmeal biscuit with crème fraiche and berries. Perfect carb-a-licious combo!

Partners 1980s Prom Murder Mystery

On Saturday night, Matthew and I attended a totally rad prom that took us back to 1985!

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It was put on by Playhouse Square Partners and we were all involved in the action, getting to play different parts and figuring out whodunnit!

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From the costumes to the décor, it was a great night and so fun to be a part of the Murder Mystery Mayhem! And Matthew got a certificate for correctly figuring out the murderer!

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I also think he deserves an award for his awesome Miami Vice-like threads! We both found our outfits at Goodwill, which had exactly what we needed for a small price tag (my dress was $5)!

Cedar Point

OK, so I think we just live in Sandusky now. We were up there for the second time in a weekend for a trip with friends to Cedar Point.

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We usually stick to our tried-and-true favorites at Cedar Point, but we did discover a new thing to love: Funnel Fries!

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They’re funnel cakes dough, made into fries, and dusted with powder sugar. And you need them in your life. So good! They made a hot, fun day with the kiddos a bit sweeter (we shared with the kids…sort of).

It was a fantastic weekend with food, friends, 1980s fashion, and a big duck! How was your weekend?

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Why? Weekends!

Could this weekend have been more glorious? It was a perfect summer weekend in Cleveland! Here’s what we were up to…

Everyday Heroes Activity Center

On Friday, Jeffrey and I met up with friends to check out the Everyday Heroes Activity Center at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.

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Everyday Heroes highlights ways that we can all be everyday heroes, such as kindness and gratitude.

Kids can also dress up like everyday heroes, put on a puppet show, “build a better world” with blocks, and lots more.

This exhibit is a great way for kids to learn how they can be heroes in their everyday lives and show appreciation for the heroes they encounter.

The Everyday Heroes Activity Center is open through Sunday, August 12 and is $10 for everyone 12 and older, $5 for children ages 5-11, and free for children 4 and under. You can purchase tickets online here.

Square 22

On Friday night, my friend Denise and I checked out Square 22 in Strongsville.

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From creative cocktails to an extensive dinner menu, Square 22 had a lot to offer. I started with the rich and delicious chicken paprikash soup.

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While this is definitely not a summery dish, I couldn’t resist the spaetzle, rich broth, and tender chicken.

For my entree, I chose the jumbo sea scallops, served on top of blue crab risotto, with wild mushrooms, asparagus, and capers.

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The scallops were well prepared and I enjoyed all the accompaniments with the dish…for me, you can never can wrong with mushrooms or asparagus! I didn’t get a lot of crab flavor in the risotto, but it was nice and creamy.

After all that, I was pretty stuffed and opted for another drink instead of dessert (this is a real rarity, as you know). Square 22 is pricey, but the food and drinks are nicely done and it’s a good addition to an area that has a lot of casual and chain restaurants.

Cedar Point

Jeffrey, Matthew, and I spent our entire Saturday at Cedar Point with friends, having an absolute blast!

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Jeffrey is tall enough to go on a lot of rides now and he enjoyed checking out the Himalaya and Lake Erie Eagles especially.

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The Sky Karts have become a favorite as well and a great way to check out the whole park!

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From rides to lunch at the in-park Melt Bar and Grilled to playing arcade games, it was a perfect summer day!

Birthday Party

Then, on Sunday, there was more opportunity to soak in the gorgeous weather at a friend’s birthday party at the Orange Leisure Pool.

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With a zero depth wade in and lots of splash elements, along with a water slide and lap pool, this pool has something to keep everyone happy! And we definitely had a fun time!

So, that was our weekend! How did you get out and about to enjoy?

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Why? CampRents!

There are many things about being the mom of a boy that I’ve had to learn on the fly: the names of construction vehicles, the different species of bugs, and, most recently, how to camp in our backyard.

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When Jeffrey mentioned that he wanted to sleep in a tent in our backyard on the same week that longtime blog reader Jenny reached out about her local backpacking startup called CampRents, it seemed like the stars were aligning to make a camping adventure a reality.

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Jenny and I discussed what a perfect camping adventure for our family would look like and, from there, she picked out everything we needed to make it a reality. We received a three-person tent, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads, all designed for maximum comfort.

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The tent was easy to assemble and I loved seeing Matthew and Jeffrey working together to get it put together.

And while Jeffrey didn’t want to spend the entire night outside (too many strange noises), we had a great time hanging out in the tent, reading stories, playing word games, and chasing lightning bugs.

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I have to say, the chance to have some quality family time outdoors was fun for all of us! Even the dogs got in on the action!

CampRents made it possible to have a fun backyard camping experience without committing to a bunch of gear that we might not need regularly or be certain is best for us. Whether you’re camping in your backyard, in a nearby park, or in far-flung destinations, CampRents has you covered.

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You provide all the details on your camping adventure and they pack you the perfect bag to suit your needs. Click here to read more on how it works and what’s in a standard CampRents bag (ours was a little more stripped down due to us being in our own backyard.)

Jenny was inspired to start CampRents after a backpacking trip where she spent tons of time and money testing gear for herself. CampRents definitely makes camping or backpacking turnkey, lowering your financial commitment and maximizing your fun!

Check out this local startup company for your next outdoor adventure! You’re sure to have a great time!

***Disclosure: I was asked to help promote CampRents. In exchange, I received a complimentary CampRents bag with the gear mentioned in the post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? Weekends!

Phew! What a steamy weekend in CLE! I was trying to stay cool all over town…here’s what went down this weekend:

Lyndhurst Spray Park

On Friday, we met up with friends at one of our favorite summer spots: the Lyndhurst Spray Park. This is such a great splash park, with lots of options for all ages, a playground next door, and it’s really well-maintained.

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Plus, with it being so hot, the best place to be was in the water!

#ShineBright Yoga

Saturday morning, I met up with Alicia for #ShineBright yoga under the GE Chandelier at Playhouse Square.

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Brianna Halloran led us through a spirited and (thank goodness since it was so hot) easy flow, with time for selfie breaks and dancing, too!

 

I’m constantly reminded to be so grateful for this amazing city and the very cool events that take place here!

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Distict

On Saturday night, I found myself back down on Playhouse Square with Matthew. We had dinner at District, which is a great spot for a pre-theater bite. They have a rose flight that is just the right thing for summer sipping!

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I had the swordfish with herbed compound butter, served over roasted jalapeno and lemon risotto.

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The flavors were spot on and this was a great summer dish with just a bit of a kick.

Matthew had the gnocchi with cilantro pesto, avocado, and grape tomato. He also added shrimp and chicken.

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This was a really interesting and delicious spin on gnocchi!

The food was so good, but the portions are small, so I would suggest adding on a salad (we split the caprese) and dessert (the peach cobbler for me and the Belgian chocolate ganache for him).

Tri-C Jazz Fest

From District, we headed over to Tri-C Jazz Fest to see Common and Jose James perform. Tri-C Jazz Fest has risen to prominence, attracting bigger national acts, as well as offering a huge street festival with free outdoor concerts.

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Jose James played an awesome set of Bill Withers hits, including an incredible version of “Lean on Me.”

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Common then came on to play a high-energy set showcasing some of his best music throughout his career. It was a great night enjoying innovative, amazing music in one of Cleveland’s strongholds of culture. I can’t wait to see who Tri-C Jazz Fest brings to town next year.

***Disclosure: I was asked to help promote Tri-C Jazz Fest. In exchange, I received two complimentary tickets to the concert of my choice. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

Alicia’s Birthday

Sunday was spent celebrating one of my dearest friends, Alicia. We started with one of her Soul Flow Sunday classes at Elevated Dance Headquarters.

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Alicia’s usual class style of creative flow combined with lots of time for reflection was even more elevated with this meaningful birthday practice. Plus, we got to enjoy cupcakes from Michael Angelo’s Bakery after class!

Then it was off to Punch Bowl Social for an afternoon of drinks, food, and karaoke fun! I got to hang out with some lovely ladies…

 

 

…I got to eat lots of delicious food (the sriracha peanut fries and the It’s Nacho Mama’s come highly recommended by, well, me)…

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And then it was time for some epic karaoke styling!

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Oh my goodness, what a way to spend Sunday Funday! It was the perfect way to celebrate our friend and kick off what is hopefully a fantastic year for her.

Backyard BBQ

I capped off a busy weekend with Lane and Nathan at a great family backyard BBQ. I got pelted with water balloons by various four year olds and I made this tasty pasta salad that is definitely going to become a staple for summer BBQs.

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So, that was my Hot in Cleveland weekend. How was yours?

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Why? Weekends!

It was another busy and fun weekend in Cleveland, so let’s dive right in!

Mad for Plaid

The Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society recently opened a new exhibit, Mad for Plaid.

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This exhibit takes you through the history of plaid in fashion, starting in the time of Queen Victoria.

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Mad for Plaid takes you from the early days of plaid in fashion through iconic UK designers, such as Alexander McQueen and Burberry through plaid in grunge and rock (there are even pieces on loan from the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame) through 1970’s fashion to today.

 

There are even examples from plaid on the silver screen in the form of two costumes from “The Greatest Showman,” which were designed by a local costume designer and worn in the film by Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron.

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Mad for Plaid is now open and is a visually elegant way to experience the history of plaid in fashion. Also, check out StyleMe Saturdays, with monthly free programming including exclusive curator tours, themed discussion, and hands-on demonstrations from Praxis Fiber Workshop.

***Disclosure: I was invited to attend a complimentary curator tour of Mad for Plaid. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

John Carroll Reunion Weekend

It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since I graduated from John Carroll University (probably because I’m still up on campus so often). This weekend, John Carroll celebrated Reunion Weekend, bringing together graduates from class years ending in 3 and 8.

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Saturday morning, I attended a yoga class and the family picnic up on campus. The family picnic had great food, as well as face-painting, balloons, a bubble artist, and a sketch artist to keep everyone entertained.

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Saturday evening, I attended the Reunion Weekend Mass at Church of the Gesu, then headed to dinner and dancing on the Quad. My friends and I made it a girls night at Reunion and had so much fun reminiscing about people and places from our college days.

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We all met on our very first day at John Carroll, when we lived on the same floor in Dolan Hall. To be able to stay friends for all these years and celebrate Reunion together is truly something special!

The dinner, desserts, drinks, and DJ were all perfect! From toasting to National Rose Day to enjoying mini donuts from Donut Lab to catching up with friends, Reunion Weekend was filled with sweetness!

 

We’re already talking about our 20th Reunion, although no one quite wants to do the math on how old we’ll be for that!

Great Lakes Science Center

On Sunday, we met up with friends for a play date at the Great Lakes Science Center. Since we attended the member preview of TapeScape, Jeffrey has been asking to go back for more sticky, slide-y fun!

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In addition to TapeScape, we enjoyed classic Science Center favorites like the Polymer Funhouse and checked out the cool duct tape photo opp, too.

The Great Lakes Science Center always offers something fun and educational that captures Jeffrey’s imagination and attention. It’s a favorite play date spot for sure!

***Disclosure: I received four complimentary tickets, courtesy of the Great Lakes Science Center. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

So, that was our weekend! How was yours?

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Why? Zippity Zoo Doo!

On Friday night, Matthew and I were swept away to the Asian Highlands at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

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The Cleveland Zoological Society‘s annual Zippity Zoo Doo fundraiser celebrated the newest exhibit at the Zoo with a party filled with Asian food and décor. We nibbled on delicious crab Rangoon, salmon poke bowl, crispy noodle salad, and firecracker chicken, prepared by The Driftwood Group.

 

There were also fun, summery drinks like Moscow mules and “frose rose” (frozen rose).

This year’s event was set up to meander through part of the Zoo, allowing you views of many different Zoo animals as you walked between food stations.

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Of course, the highlight was a sneak peek of the new Asian Highlands exhibit, which opens to the public tomorrow, June 12. Asian Highlands is beautifully designed, with an open feel and overhead animal pathways, similar to the Rosebrough Tiger Passage.

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Asian Highlands is home to the Zoo’s red pandas, snow leoapards, and Amur leopard, which is one of only 40 left in the world!

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The Amur leopard was quite active on Friday night and showed off the new animal pathways, as well as how close you can get to the animals in this amazing new exhibit.

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Zippity Zoo Doo is also a fundraiser for the Cleveland Zoological Society, so there were opportunities to contribute to the Zoo’s conservation and educational missions through silent auctions (check out my girl Alicia‘s awesome donation, which quickly was bid out of my price range)…

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…a wine pull with the most amazing wine bags…

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…and Giving Tree donations.

We also had a chance to mingle with the Ambassadors Circle, the young professionals group of the Cleveland Zoological Society, and hear about some of their fun upcoming events, including their Zoo Clues and Brews Scavenger Hunt.

From the theme to the event set-up to the new exhibit, Matthew and I agreed this was our favorite Zippity Zoo Doo yet! Be sure to check out the new Asian Highlands exhibit opening tomorrow on your next trip to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

***Disclosure: I was asked by the Cleveland Zoological Society to help promote Zippity Zoo Doo. In exchange, I received two complimentary tickets to the event. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? Twilight at the Zoo!

As summer gets into full swing, it’s event season at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The Cleveland Zoological Society puts on several FUNdraising events for the Zoo during the summer months, the biggest of which is Twilight at the Zoo, happening August 3.

This summer marks the 25th year for Twilight at the Zoo, which combines bands, beer, food, and after-hours Zoo admission into one wild party! This year will be my sixth year attending Twilight at the Zoo, so I thought I’d take a look back at all the years of fun so you can have a sense of what you’ll experience at Twilight at the Zoo:

2012

Yup, there are cheesy photo opps with pretend critters, but also the chance to see some of the Zoo’s real critters as you move from stage to stage throughout the Zoo. Remember, Twilight at the Zoo is a great party, but also a fundraiser for the Cleveland Zoological Society to support the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

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2013

Twilight at the Zoo is a 21+ event and there are plenty of libations to enjoy! All levels of tickets include open bar. VIP tickets include additional beer, wine, and cocktail choices.

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2014

Glow necklaces! There are always fun giveaways like necklaces, flashing cups, and the like at Twilight at the Zoo. This is helpful because it is definitely a party-after-dark event!

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2015

Bands! Twilight at the Zoo is a huge outdoor concert, with bands playing simultaneously throughout the Zoo. Musical styles range from rock ‘n roll to swing to country to jazz. We often discover new favorite bands at Twilight at the Zoo…Billy Likes Soda quickly became a favorite and a yearly stop for us now!

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2016

So, there’s lots of walking and dancing at Twilight at the Zoo. While you wouldn’t know it from this happy, early-in-the-night picture, this is the year I ended up taking my shoes off and attempting to walk barefoot to the car before Matthew gave me his shoes. He’s a good one. Point being, wear comfy shoes and come ready to walk and dance it out.

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2017

Twilight at the Zoo is genuinely the party of the summer! We always have such a great time, from enjoying nibbles in VIP, to discovering new bands and old favorites, to partying with friends.

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Tickets are currently on sale for this always sold-out event! General admission tickets are $75 in June and $85 in July and August. Zoo Members can save $5 off general admission tickets in June only. Click here to purchase tickets.

***Disclosure: I was asked by the Cleveland Zoological Society to help promote Twilight at the Zoo. In exchange, I will receive four complimentary VIP tickets. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? Weekends!

It was a busy and fun weekend in the CLE, so let’s get right to it!

Cedar Point

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.

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This year, Jeffrey is tall enough to go on rides by himself, which gives him even more of a thrill!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Over 750 people attended the event, which featured a cocktail hour with tasty drinks, such as this watermelon, lemon, vodka creation.

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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.

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We then enjoyed a delicious dinner that included salad, short ribs, and chocolate tart.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.***

Rosewood Grill

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!

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We shared the monkey bread (pull apart cinnamon rolls) and deviled eggs to start.

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For my entree, I chose the prime rib hash, with roasted red peppers, potatoes, and sunnyside-up eggs. The hash was flavorful and delicious!

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Matthew enjoyed the crab cake Benedict, which is obviously the best kind of Benedict!

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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?

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Why? Weekends!

Just to let you know right from the start, this post is 90% Jeffrey’s birthday and 10% donuts…

Goldie’s Donuts

On Friday afternoon, Jeffrey and I had the chance to check out the brand new Goldie’s Donuts and Bakery in Lyndhurst.

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Located in the former Amy Joy’s Donuts location, Goldie’s does more than just donuts, but boy, do they make great donuts! The sour cream donut was my favorite: so moist and delicious! I also tried the classic glazed, which was light and fluffy.

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Goldie’s also offers tons of pastries, like cookies with rich and delicious chocolate icing, Russian tea cakes made from a 100-year old recipe, and decadent brownies and coconut bars.

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Goldie’s also has apple fritters and chocolate chip cookies that are both as big as your head!

Goldie’s is open daily from 5am to 10pm, so any time you’re craving donuts or any of their other delightful treats, you can grab one (with the convenience of a drive-through if you want). Goldie’s is a great addition to our fabulous locally-owned donut scene in Cleveland!

***I was invited to a complimentary tasting at Goldie’s Donuts and Bakery. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

Jeffrey’s Birthday: Parts One, Two, and Three

Jeffrey turned four yesterday and it’s hard to believe how fast time has gone! I’m so proud of the boy he has become: so inquisitive and funny and smart and empathetic. And what better way to mark turning four than with a weekend of parties?!

On Friday, we had a party for Jeffrey’s school friends at Preston’s HOPE Playground Park. This is always a favorite place to play and it was the perfect spot for the kids on that beautiful day.

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We ordered pizza from Pizzazz on the Circle and had a great time playing.

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Jeffrey has gotten really into birthdays, particularly singing “Happy Birthday,” and it was such a treat to watch him get so excited for that part of his parties.

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On Saturday, we had a party with Jeffrey’s friends at the Children’s Museum of Cleveland.

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When the new Museum opened, Jeffrey immediately requested to have his birthday party there. It was the perfect spot, with lots of fun things for the kids to do, plus a spacious and well-appointed party room and friendly staff that made hosting a breeze!

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Jeffrey’s cake came from Cakes to You and was designed to match his invitations and party décor perfectly!

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Jeffrey also requested a rocket ship piñata (thank goodness for Amazon…you can find anything, I swear), which led to a lot of excited candy grabbing!

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And then on Sunday, we had a party at our house with our family and Jeffrey’s godparents. My dad arranged for a pretty amazing surprise in our driveway: Lightning McQueen and Mater!

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Lightning is my dad’s car, with the addition of a perfectly-designed sunshade. It was so cool for Jeffrey to see these characters come to life in his driveway!

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We had lots of good BBQ food, time to play in the yard, and another fabulously designed Cakes to You cake.

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Anything that can make Jeffrey this happy is completely worth doing (three times over)!

Happiest birthday to our favorite little man, who woke up this morning and said very seriously, “Momma, I am four now.” I can’t wait to see what it brings!

And of course, what an epic Cavs win! Pretty nice birthday present they gave Jeffrey there!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your long weekend and take time to remember the reason for the holiday, too.

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Why? The Capital Grille Cocktail Time!

When you combine two of my favorite things, cocktail time and The Capital Grille, you’re bound to get an amazing result!
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The Capital Grille’s new Cocktail Time menu delivers the quality you’ve come to expect from the restaurant, but with more casual and price-friendly options.

Matthew and I recently got a tour of the Cocktail Time menu and can tell you that the choices would make any hour, or many hours, happy! We started with the bottled cocktails: the Nine to Five (Tito’s Vodka, fresh tangerine juice, and elderflower cordial) for me and the Churchill (Maker’s Mark Bourbon, lemon juice, and hibiscus honey syrup) for Matthew.
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Both of these cocktails were delicious and perfect for seasonal summer sipping! The Cocktail Time menu also features a third bottled cocktail, the Slow Ride, with 1800 Silver Tequila, fresh grapefruit juice, and ginger syrup, as well as discounted wine and local craft beer.

We then got to taste an array of sliders, all available on the cocktail menu. Everything on the sliders, from sauces to pickles, are made in-house by Chef Anthony. The mini tenderloin sliders with wild mushrooms and herbed Boursin cheese were incredibly tender and juicy.
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The candied bacon cheeseburger sliders with white cheddar and bacon jam were a tasty twist on a traditional bacon cheeseburger.

Hands-down our favorite of the sliders was the Korean fried chicken sliders. These are only available at six Capital Grille locations nationwide. They pack a nice, flavorful heat in the sauce, balanced with the peanut slaw and house-made pickles.
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So freakin’ good. I’m salivating just writing about it.

The Cocktail Menu also features shareable appetizers, including the tender lamb lollipops, topped with 15-year aged Balsamic.

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The Cocktail Time menu is available in the Lounge area at The Capital Grille from Monday through Friday, 4pm to 7pm. The lounge area is not just a bar, but a genuinely nice place to relax and unwind at the end of the day. And the Cocktail Time menu offers a great chance to enjoy high-quality food and drinks at a reasonable price.

While we were at The Capital Grille, we decided to sample a couple items from the Spring Menu as well: the tuna tartare with mango, avocado, and Sriracha and the burrata salad with Balsamic-glazed pears, prosciutto, and arugula.
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The tuna tartare is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. And speaking of perfect blends, a bite with all the elements of the burrata salad is the definition of the perfect blend!

What a sweet night at a place that has quickly become a favorite of ours for special occasions!
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With the addition of the Cocktail Time menu, this will quickly become a favorite after-work happy hour spot as well.

***Disclosure: I was invited to attend a complimentary tasting of the Cocktail Time menu at The Capital Grille. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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