Why? Refined Giveaway!

Ohio is developing quite a spirited industry of spirits, which is why Refined was created. Refined is a festival that celebrates alcohol only from Ohio.

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Refined is happening on Saturday, February 23 from 4-9pm at the Cuyahoga Fairgrounds. Refined has partnered with the non-profit Tails from the City to help with proceeds and volunteers so that cats can find forever homes.

At Refined, you can visit three themed bars:

  • Cat Bar, with cat-themed drinks and the chance to sign up to be a Tails from the City volunteer
  • Classic Bar
  • Pop Culture Bar

Tickets for Refined are currently on sale online. Single Entry ($48.60) or Multi/Two Person Admission ($90.62) gets you 15 drink tasting tickets, a shot glass, and access to all non-alcoholic drinks and food trucks.

VIP Single Entry ($69.61) or VIP Multi/Two Person Admission ($132.64) gets you 20 drink tasting tickets, a special shot glass, access to all non-alcoholic drinks and food trucks, 1/2-hour early entrance, and swag.

Or you can enter to win a general admission Multi/Two Person ticket right here. Here’s how to enter (you can do one, two, three, or all four entries, just leave a separate comment here for each):

1. Leave a comment here telling me your favorite Ohio spirit.

2. Visit Original Festival Collective and Why CLE? on Facebook and leave a comment here telling me you visited both.

3. Follow @co_festival and @WhyCLE on Twitter and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

4. Tweet the following phrase and leave a comment here letting me know you tweeted:

Cheers! I want to win tickets to #RefinedCLE from @co_festival and @WhyCLE #giveaway https://whycle.com/2019/01/23/why-refined-giveaway 

You can tweet once per day for additional entries, just leave a separate comment here each time you tweet.

And for a chance to win two VIP Single Entry tickets, hop over to my Instagram page and follow the instructions there.

The giveaway will close on Saturday, January 26 at 11:59pm and the winner will be notified the following day. Good luck!

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Why? Jumping Back Across the Pond in Cleveland!

By now you probably know that Playhouse Square Partners‘ annual Jump Back Ball fundraiser is British-themed: Jump Back Across the Pond.

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If you’re going to Jump Back Ball (or considering it), you’re probably thinking of ways to get in the British spirit. And while a trip across the pond might not be feasible, there are plenty of ways to get in the mood right here in Cleveland.

Have a spot of tea

Nothing is more British than a spot of tea, right? Whether it’s High Tea at the Ritz Carlton Cleveland or the Macaron Tea Room, mini sandwiches, scones, and Earl Grey will have you feeling like you’re in jolly old England in no time!

Visit a pub

Perhaps fish and chips washed down with a pint is more your style. If so, check out Griffin Cider House or Fox & Hound Bar & Grill for an English pub experience.

Celebrate the British music invasion

One of the biggest pop culture contributions from across the pond came in the form of music. View artifacts, listen to songs, and generally celebrate these artists at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Take a stroll through an English garden

Did you know that the British Cultural Garden is the first of Cleveland’s cultural gardens? Visit this lovely garden that celebrates Shakespeare to feel immersed in a proper British setting.

View British art

Just up the road from the British Cultural Garden, visit the Cleveland Museum of Art to appreciate the British artwork in the Museum’s collection.

Now that you’re properly in the spirit of Jolly Old England, it’s time to grab your Jump Back Ball tickets and us all that British knowledge and culture you’ve soaked up!

Tickets are currently on sale for $165 for general admission, $200 for VIP admission, and $75 for late night admission. Click here to compare levels and purchase tickets.

For now, cheerio! Hope to see you as we Jump Back Across the Pond!

***Disclosure: I was asked by Playhouse Square to help promote Jump Back Ball. In exchange, I will receive two complimentary VIP tickets. I am also the Communications Co-Chair for Playhouse Square Partners. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? Wild Kratts Live in Cleveland Giveaway!

The PBS Kids show Wild Kratts is a fun, popular, educational program that is coming to Cleveland with a live performance.

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The Wild Kratts Live! 2.0 Activate Creature Power is coming to Music Hall at Cleveland Public Auditorium on Saturday, May 11! Use Code WILD to get your tickets before they go on sale to the general public. Click here to purchase tickets.

Or you can enter to win 4 tickets to the show right here! Here’s how to enter (you can do one, two, three, or all four entries, just leave a separate comment for each):

1.Leave a comment telling me who you’d take to see Wild Kratts LIVE!

2. Visit Wild Kratts and Why CLE? on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you visited both pages.

3. Follow @PBSKids and @WhyCLE on Twitter and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

4. Tweet the following phrase and leave a comment here letting me know you tweeted:

I want to see @PBSKids Wild Kratts LIVE! thanks to @WhyCLE #giveaway https://whycle.com/2019/01/09/why-wild-kratts-live-in-cleveland-giveaway 

You can tweet once per day for additional entries, just leave a separate comment each time you tweet.

The giveaway will end on Saturday, January 12 at 11:59pm and the winner will be notified the following day. Good luck!

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Why? 2019 Blog Bucket List!

Hey there, 2019! I’ve been thinking about this new year from a blog perspective in terms of where I’d like to go that I haven’t been.

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So, here’s my current 2019 places-to-go bucket list:

1.Il Rione Pizzeria – How have I not been to this place yet?! I’m pretty sure I could house one of those pizza solo.

2. Flight Cleveland – While I’m in the neighborhood for Il Rione, obvs. I like my Bucket Lists to be efficient.

3. Affogato Cat Café – OK, this is on Jeffrey’s bucket list. And we’re going today. So I mostly like just being able to already check something off.

4. Marble Room Steak and Raw Bar – See my reasoning for #1. How have I not been here yet?!

5. The Georgia O’Keefe: Living Modern exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art – Georgia O’Keefe is a sorority sister of mine. And I’ve heard the exhibition is a stunner.

6. More general day trip/small trip exploration. Jeffrey is getting to be a great road trip buddy. We’ve had a blast on our Columbus drives. Currently on my list to get to: Toledo, Pittsburgh, Amish Country, and Cincinnati.

7. Nell and Rose – This just looks like a great place to shop!

8. The Van Aken District – In the same vein, I want to get some more local boutique shopping on at this new spot.

9. The Lake Erie Bluffs in the Lake Metroparks – Spectacular views of our Great Lake? What’s not to love?!

10. The Tremont Greek Fest – I live for summer fairs and festivals and this is somehow one I’ve never been to. Is it less crazy than Taste of Tremont?

What’s on your 2019 bucket list?

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Why? Red & White on Thursday Night Giveaway!

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to get out more? Or maybe to try a new restaurant or two? Then I’ve got the event for you: the 22nd annual Red & White on Thursday Night to benefit the Arthritis Foundation, Northeastern Ohio.

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Happening Thursday, January 24 at Quaker Station at the University of Akron, this event brings together the winners of Akron Life Magazine‘s 330 Flavor Awards, wine and craft beer samples, silent auctions, and an exclusive VIP lounge for a evening filled with food, fun, and philanthropy.

You will get to enjoy both savory and sweet small bites from Bistro on Main, Cilantro Thai and Sushi Restaurant, Gervasi Vineyard, Kosar’s Wood-Fired Grill, Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar, The West Side Bakery, and more.

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VIP guests will enjoy exclusive tastings from The Galaxy Restaurant & Banquet Center, high-end wines tastings, and specialty cocktails from Brown-Forman, as well as access to all the general admission food and drink.

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Plus, all the proceeds from the event benefit the Arthritis Foundation, Northeastern Ohio, which is working to help the over 2.6 million people in Ohio living with arthritis.

Tickets are $85 for general admission and $125 for VIP admission. Tickets are available online.

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Or you can enter to win 2 general admission tickets to Red & White on Thursday Night right here! Here’s how to enter (you can do one, two, three, four, or all five entries, just leave a separate comment for each):

1.Check out the list of participating restaurants and leave a comment here telling me from which you’re most excited to sample food.

2. Visit Arthritis Foundation Ohio and Why CLE? on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you visited both pages.

3. Hope over to my Instagram page and complete an additional entry there.

4. Follow @ArthritisFDN and @WhyCLE on Twitter and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

4. Tweet the following phrase and leave a comment here letting me know you tweeted:

I want to attend #akronredwhite thanks to @ArthritisFDN and @WhyCLE #giveaway https://whycle.com/2019/01/02/why-red-white-on-thursday-night-giveaway-3 

You can tweet once per day for additional entries, just leave a separate comment here each time you tweet.

The giveaway will close on Sunday, January 6 at 11:59pm and the winner will be notified the following day. Good luck!

***Disclosure: I was asked by the Arthritis Foundation, Northeastern Ohio to help promote Red & White on Thursday Night. In exchange, I will receive two complimentary VIP tickets for myself and two general admission tickets to give away. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? barre3 January Challenge!

It’s almost the new year and there are certain to be a lot of fitness deals and challenges to capitalize on new year’s resolutions. I tend to just tune those out, but the barre3 January Challenge really caught my attention.

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The challenge is premised on being “balanced in body and empowered from within.” The barre3 January Challenge combines guided movement with daily mindfulness, provided by barre3 and Headspace.

Once you join the barre3 January Challenge, you’ll get access to unlimited studio classes through the challenge, new online workouts each week, and access to Headspace meditations. The barre3 studios will have charts posted where you can track your progress not only in taking classes, but also in daily meditation.

The biggest thing that sets the barre3 January Challenge apart is that it starts with the notion that you are already enough.

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You don’t need to punish yourself for holiday eating and drinking (or any eating and drinking.) Your body is not a problem that needs to be fixed. You have inherent strength, both physically and emotionally.

Through mindful classes and helpful meditations, the barre3 January Challenge will help you tap into that inner strength, making you feel balanced in body and empowered from within.

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I am so excited to be partnering with the barre3 Legacy Village studio on the January Challenge. Once I’m cleared to work out again (toward mid-January), you’ll see my rocking the studio classes, but I’m all in on the meditation for the entire challenge.

I have found barre3 Legacy Village to be an awesome community that truly supports one another and has your best interests as a whole person at heart. So, this January Challenge just plays right into what they’ve already been doing.

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Are you ready to take the barre3 January Challenge too? You can sign up online anytime now through January 6. The Challenge runs January 7 through February 3. Cost to enroll is $99 and includes unlimited studio classes, 30 days of Headspace access, and a weekly barre3 email with guided programming.

Registration for the challenge will remain open through January 20, so if you’re a late bloomer, you’ll still get unlimited studio classes through February 3 and 30 days of Headspace access for $99. There is also an “online only” challenge option for $29.

You are already enough. Take the barre3 January Challenge to help you connect with that truth and feel empowered from within!

***Disclosure: I was asked by barre3 Legacy Village to help promote the January Challenge. In exchange, I will receive a complimentary January Challenge registration and some barre3 swag. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? Somewhere in Time 1969!

Ever wanted to step back in time to the year that was called “The Year of Change?” Then Somewhere in Time 1969 on Saturday, February 2, is the perfect party for you!

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This event is a fundraiser for the Western Reserve Historical Society and is held at the beautiful Cleveland History Center.

The event celebrates this tumultuous year of protest, revolution, and change through the sounds, grooves, duds, suds, and moves of this pivotal year in which the eagle landed.

Somewhere in Time will feature Lip Flappin’ Live Music, Funkadelic Full Bar, Cool Threads Costume Contest and Prizes, and Super Square Silent Auction.

Costumes are not required, but encouraged! Tickets for Somewhere in Time 1969 start at $100 for Western Reserve Historical Society members, $125 for non-members if you purchase by January 1 (price jumps to $150 after that), and $50 for young professional members. Tickets can be purchased online.

Somewhere in Time is a fun way to step back to a time of social change and cultural revolution, all while supporting one of Cleveland’s great cultural institutions!

***Disclosure: I was asked by the Western Reserve Historical Society to help promote Somewhere in Time. In exchange, I will receive two complimentary tickets to the event. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? Hudec Dental and Cleveland Monsters!

This weekend, we got to enjoy a great partnership between two of my favorite Cleveland partners: Hudec Dental and the Cleveland Monsters.

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Hudec Dental provides electronic message boards and a dasher board during the games. The dasher board gives game attendees access to the Hudec Dental Monsters website, which lets you know when you can visit the Hudec Dental activation booth, at one Monsters game per month.

The activation booth features games, prizes with an up to $300 value, and an interactive photo booth! The next Monsters game featuring the Hudec Dental activation booth is on Sunday, January 6.

Hudec Dental is also the sponsor of the post-game skates, which last for 45 minutes after the game and are free for game attendees. You can rent skates or bring your own for some of your own on-ice fun!

Perhaps the most visible part of the Hudec Dental partnership with the Cleveland Monsters is the Zamboni, with the bright, friendly Hudec Dental colors and “Relax. And smile.” tagline.

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Everyone loves watching the Zamboni!

Jeffrey was lucky enough to be able to ride on the Zamboni after the second period of the game. What a blast!

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He had such a good time, waving to the crowd and flying around the ice! He even got introduced to the crowd and was on the Humongotron!

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Beyond the Zamboni ride, the Monsters game was packed with lots of family fun, including a kids jersey giveaway, lots of fun entertainment between the action of the game, Sully the mascot, and the family-friendly price tag for tickets. Check out tickets and promotions.

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For a sports experience the whole family will enjoy, head on out to a Cleveland Monsters game. And for a dental experience the whole family will enjoy too, head to your neighborhood Hudec Dental!

***Disclosure: I have an ongoing brand ambassador relationship with Hudec Dental. In exchange, I received a parking pass, three game tickets, and a Zamboni ride at the Cleveland Monsters game. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? Disney on Ice Giveaway!

As you may know, we recently got back from a magical trip to Walt Disney World. But we can actually keep the Disney magic going right here in Cleveland when “Disney on Ice Presents Mickey’s Search Party” skates into Quicken Loans Arena.

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The show will include favorite characters undertaking daring and exciting quests and rescue missions. Characters will include those from CoCo, Moana, Frozen, Toy Story, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, and Aladdin, along with Mickey Mouse and pals.

“Disney on Ice Presents Mickey’s Search Party” opens on Friday, January 11 and runs Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through January 20. Opening night tickets start at $15 and kids tickets for all performances start at $15.

For the first time ever, you can add on a special 45-minute character experience: “Storytime with Belle.” You’ll hear Belle tell the story of “Beauty and the Beast,” meet Belle and Mickey, get photo opps and a keepsake photo, and more. “Storytime with Belle” tickets are $60 per person and require a corresponding event ticket.

We attended Disney on Ice last year and it was a truly magical and fun evening! These tickets make a great holiday gift for the little ones in your life!

Tickets for “Disney on Ice Presents Mickey’s Search Party” and “Storytime with Belle” can be purchased online, at the Quicken Loans Arena box office, by phone at 888-894-9424, or at Discount Drug Mart locations.

Or you can enter to win 4 tickets to opening night on Friday, January 11 at 7pm right here! Here’s how to enter (you can do one, two, three, four, or all five entries right here, just leave a separate comment here for each entry):

1.Leave a comment here letting me know which character(s) your kid will be most excited to see on ice.

2. Visit Disney on Ice and Why CLE? on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you visited both pages.

3. Hop on over to my Instagram page for additional entries.

4. Follow @DisneyonIce and @WhyCLE on Twitter and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

5. Tweet the following phrase and leave a comment here letting me know you tweeted:

I want to win @DisneyonIce tickets from @WhyCLE #giveaway #disneyonice http://whycle.com/2018/12/11/why-disney-on-ice-giveaway 

You can tweet once per day for additional entries, just leave a separate comment here each time you tweet.

The giveaway will close on Saturday, December 15 at 11:59pm and the winner will be notified the following day. Good luck!

***Disclosure: I was asked to help promote “Disney on Ice Presents Mickey’s Search Party.” In exchange, I will receive three complimentary tickets to opening night, a meet and greet dinner, and Disney on Ice swag, as well as four opening night tickets to give away. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? Legacy Village Wildroots Holiday Market!

Are you looking for original, handmade, local holiday gifts? Then you need to get to Legacy Village on Saturday, December 15 for the Wildroots Holiday Market.

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From 10am-4pm, you can peruse lots of talented vendors such as Everleigh, Cleveland Pickle, Heartwood Coffee Roasters, Reclaimed Ohio, CLE by SAP, R&J Crafts, Wild Foot Studio, and many more.

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The Wildroots Holiday Market will be indoors in two storefronts between Banyan Tree and LOFT on Main Street. Between the over 30 Wildroots vendors and the 35 local merchants represented at Merchant’s Mrkt, this is your perfect opportunity to shop local this season!

Add to the mix that Banyan Tree will be hosting their annual Sip & Shop that day from 12pm-9pm and you have all the makings of getting all your holiday shopping done in one stop!

So, don’t miss the Wildroots Holiday Market at Legacy Village on Saturday, December 15!

***Disclosure: I have an ongoing agreement to promote Legacy Village events. In exchange, I receive compensation in the form of Legacy Village gift cards. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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