Why? Legacy Live!

Here in Northeast Ohio, we need to take advantage of our summer months and do as much as we possibly can outside! In that spirit, Legacy Village is continuing it’s popular Legacy Live series, bringing you weekly free concerts on The Lawn.

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Every Friday and Saturday evening in the summer from 6:30-9:30pm,  head to Legacy Village for a free outdoor concert, featuring a wide variety of local artists. The first Legacy Live takes place on Friday, May 24 and runs every Friday and Saturday until August 31.

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Meet up with friends for shopping and dinner at one of Legacy Village’s many restaurants, then head out to the Legacy Village Lawn to enjoy the show! Many of the restaurants surrounding The Lawn have ideal open air seating to eat and enjoy the show at the same time!

The first Legacy Live concert happens Friday, May 24 with Sumrada, a band that covers everything from 70’s dance tunes to contemporary hits. Legacy Live makes the perfect centerpiece for a fun evening out with friends or a great summer date!

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

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Why? Tri-C Jazz Fest Giveaway!

Cleveland has such a wealth of cultural offerings and one of the coolest happens when the weather heats up. This summer marks the milestone 40th annual Tri-C JazzFest, presented by KeyBank, happening June 27-29 at Playhouse Square.

Tri-C JazzFest packs a great lineup of concerts, celebrating Cleveland’s contributions to jazz with both iconic and emerging artists.

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On June 28 and 29, you can enjoy free concerts from seventeen different local bands on the outdoor Strassman Insurance Stage at Playhouse Square. Check out the full schedule here.

The weekend’s outdoor activities also include shopping tents and trucks, cooking demonstrations, food trucks, balloon art, giant puppets, dancing, games, photo opps, artist interviews, and much more.

The indoor line-up of ticketed concerts includes such diverse performers as Christian McBride, Clayton-Hamilton, Regina Carter and Xavier Davis, Dominick Farinacci’s Rhapsody in Blue, and more.

Tri-C JazzFest individual tickets and festival passes are on sale now. Or you can enter to win two tickets to the indoor concert of your choice right here!

Here’s how to enter to win (you can do one, two, three, four, or all five entries, just leave a separate comment here for each):

1. Leave a comment telling me which concert you would like to attend.

2. Visit Tri-C JazzFest and Why CLE? on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you visited both pages.

3. Hop over to @whycle on Instagram and follow the instructions with the Tri-C Jazz Fest image.

4. Follow @TriCJazzFest 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 tickets to @TriCJazzFest from @WhyCLE #giveaway #tricjazzfest https://whycle.com/2019/05/21/why-tri-c-jazz-fest-giveaway-5 

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

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

***Disclosure: I was asked to help promote Tri-C JazzFest. In exchange, I will receive two complimentary tickets to the show and special event of my choice, as well as two tickets to give away. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? Arhaus Flagship Store at Legacy Village!

There’s a new store at Legacy Village that is creating lots of buzz: the just-opened, 20,000 square foot Arhaus flagship store.

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The store is two stories of gorgeous home furnishings and décor, set in an that maximizes natural light.

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The store includes new customer conveniences, like a floral shop where fresh arrangements from Lush & Lovely Floristry can be purchased daily…

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…a Small Spaces section to inspire those with smaller home footprints, an expanded Design Center to customize your purchases, and a rooftop patio to envision a gorgeous outdoor space.

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I stopped in last week and was seriously drooling over everything, especially these light fixtures!

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The Arhaus flagship store at Legacy Village is celebrating their grand opening weekend starting today, May 16 through Monday, May 20. Ten percent of all sales during grand opening will be donated to Cleveland Clinic Children’s!

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So, in case you needed more motivation to check out this gorgeous new store, stop in this weekend and do some good too!

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

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Why? The Gathering Place Race for the Place!

On Sunday, June 2, The Gathering Place will hold its annual Race for the Place through Beachwood to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day and help raise funds to support The Gathering Place’s mission.

This year’s Race for the Place also celebrates the 20th anniversary of The Gathering Place, making it an even more special event. And this year’s race shirt design was chosen from entries submitted by The Gathering Place supporters and participants.

The Gathering Place has two locations (Beachwood and Westlake) and provides free services to those battling cancer and their families. These services include everything from counseling to art therapy to massage and yoga to cooking classes. The Gathering Place offers comfort, support, and needed help during a time of chaos in the lives of those touched by cancer.

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Participants in Race for the Place, presented by University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, can run or walk either a one-mile or chip-timed 5K course surrounded by those who have been touched by cancer and helped by The Gathering Place.

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Aside from the race and awards ceremony, there will also be a National Cancer Survivors Day ceremony. Bring the whole family, as there will be face painting, games, music, and more in Celebration Village.

You can register individually or form a team. Click here to register for Race for the Place and start fundraising today.

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Why? Grapes and Ale Giveaway!

Who’s ready to think about summer BBQ’s? I know I am! Our Lady of the Wayside is again hosting their fabulous and fun BBQ fundraiser at Grapes and Ale on Friday, June 14, now in it’s 20th anniversary year.

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Progressive Field once again hosts this fabulous evening. You’ll get to sample BBQ bites from some of Cleveland’s sauciest restaurants, including Berea Depot, Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute, Melt Bar and Grilled, and Smokin’ Rock and Roll.

There will be over 300 international wines to sample included with your admission, as well as craft beer samples available for purchase at The Corner.

You can also groove to live music from local bands The Sunrise Jones and Moshuro.

General admission tickets to Grapes and Ale are $60 and include unlimited wine and food samples, access to The Corner to purchase craft beer samples, a souvenir glass, live entertainment, and access to take your chance to win fabulous auction prizes.

You can also upgrade to VIP tickets, which are $125 and include all of the above plus access to a private Majic VIP area with featured wines, beers, and Tito’s Vodka cocktails, plus special hors d’oeuvres and desserts from 700 Beta and Cupcake Cravings.

You can purchase tickets online now. Or you can enter to win two general admission tickets right here! Here’s how to enter (you can do one, two, three, four, or all five entries, just leave a separate comment here for each):

1.Leave a comment here letting me know if you’re most excited for BBQ, wine, or beer at Grapes and Ale.

2. Visit Our Lady of the Wayside and Why CLE? on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you visited both pages.

3. Hop on over to @whycle on Instagram and follow the instructions with the Grapes and Ale picture.

4. Follow @OurLadyWayside 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 attend @OurLadyWayside #GrapesandAle thanks to @WhyCLE #giveaway https://whycle.com/2019/05/09/why-grapes-and-ale-giveaway-7 

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

The giveaway will close on Tuesday, May 14 at 11:59pm and the winner will be notified the following day. Good luck!

***Disclosure: I was asked by Our Lady of the Wayside to help promote Grapes and Ale. In exchange, I will receive 2 complimentary VIP tickets for myself and 2 general admission tickets to give away. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

 

Why? Wildroots Modern Market at Legacy Village!

Last year, Legacy Village started a partnership with Wildroots Market that was so popular, the partnership is expanding to offer monthly markets this summer.

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The first market will take place on Saturday, May 18 from 11am to 4pm, where you can peruse over 90 vendors from Northeast Ohio and beyond, with everything from home décor to vintage goods to jewelry to contemporary art.

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This free, family (and dog) friendly event will also include food trucks, live music, and a complimentary barre3 class from 10am-11am before each market.

Additional markets in the series will be held on June 22, July 20, August 24, and September 21. Don’t miss this fun chance for unique shopping, food, fitness, and fun!

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

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Why? Legacy Village Food Truck Mondays!

It’s almost time for outdoor eating: patios, picnics, and, of course, food trucks! Legacy Village will once again be offering a strolling mecca of food trucks on Food Truck Mondays.

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The inaugural Food Truck Monday takes place on Monday, May 20 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. There will be a great selection of fan favorite food trucks, such as Barrio Tacos, Chef Grey Wolf, Cookery Food Truck, Donut Lab, Off the GRIDdle, Superhero Food Truck, and The Little Piggy, all parked along Legacy Village’s Main Street.

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You’ll also be able to enjoy a variety of local bands performing on The Lawn at each Food Truck Monday to add to the fun, festival-like atmosphere. Bring a picnic blanket or snag  a seat at one of the benches or tables and relax for a sunshiny, delicious meal!

Legacy Village Food Truck Mondays will take place on May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 12, and August 26. Food Truck Mondays are perfect for a lunch break, a lunch date, or a play date!

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

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Why? Bella Salon and Spa!

Is there anything better than finding a place to get pampered? Bella Salon and Spa in Woodmere is having their Grand Re-Opening today, Saturday, April 27 from 9am-5pm.

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Bella Salon and Spa’s motto is “Where Beautiful Happens” and they offer a full range of services to make that happen for you.

From haircuts, styling, color, extensions, and full bridal services to manicures, pedicures, hair removal, makeup application, and even Botox, there’s something for everyone.

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I had the opportunity to get a hairstyle at Bella Salon and loved how soft, volumized, and sassy my hair looked.

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Plus, my stylist Norman helped me by recommending styling tools to achieve the same look at home!

So, if you want to check out Bella Salon and Spa, head to their Grand Re-Opening today. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9am, Botox appointments with Dr. Gary from 9am-1pm, wine tasting from 11am-2pm, food, raffle prizes, and more. Plus, you can save 20% on any service!

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I’ll see you at Bella Salon and Spa, where beautiful happens!

***Disclosure: I was asked to help promote Bella Salon and Spa. In exchange, I received a complimentary hairstyle. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? American Cancer Society ResearcHERS!

This May, the American Cancer Society is harnessing the power of women supporting women for a new fundraising campaign: ResearcHERS.

ResearcHERS directs funds specifically to women doing research that could lead to the next breakthrough in fighting or even curing cancer. Women tend to be underrepresented in research leadership and this program seeks to help level the playing field and support the next generation of female researchers.

ResearcHERS is a nationwide campaign, but the funds raised in Ohio stay in Ohio, at institutions such as the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, and the Ohio State University.

I am honored to be a ResearcHERS ambassador, which means that I, along with a group of other women, am representing the campaign, fundraising, and getting others involved in supporting this very worthwhile cause.

One in three Americans will face a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. From my grandmother, who died from colon cancer when I was just a baby, to my own recent brush with cancer, the disease has a deep and personal impact on my family. And I know that many of you have similar impacts on your families.

While each ambassador has a personal fundraising goal, all of our efforts are toward supporting the greater campaign in Ohio and fueling the research that will lead to potentially life-saving breakthroughs in fighting cancer. The ultimate goal, of course, is to reduce the impact cancer has on all of us.

How can you support ResearcHERS?

  • You can donate online to the campaign.
  • You can join me at Johnny Mango World Cafe & Bar on Monday, May 20 for a Fundraiser Monday. From 11am-10pm that day, 20% of your food and beverage total will be donated to ResearcHERS. (Click on the Facebook invite and make sure you bring the flyer in the invite)

Together, we can help fund the next generation of breakthrough, female-led research and help combat the impacts of cancer.

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Why? St. Vincent de Paul Society Derby Party Giveaway!

It’s almost time to bust out a big hat and a mint julep! The Kentucky Derby is coming up and you can enjoy it at the Great Lakes Brewing Company Tasting Room, while contributing to a great cause too!

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The St. Vincent de Paul Society is hosting it’s annual Kentucky Derby Party to raise funds to support the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s multiple hunger centers, which nourish 13,000 men, women, children and seniors each month.

The Kentucky Derby Party will take place on Saturday, May 4 from 4-8pm at the Great Lakes Brewing Co Tasting Room. The party will feature a live showing of the Kentucky Derby on the big screen; horse betting; a hat contest; silent auction items up for bid; raffles; prizes; authentic Derby fare; and mint juleps, wine, and Great Lakes Brewing beers.

Tickets for the Kentucky Derby Party are $75 and 50/50 raffle tickets are $10 per ticket or 3 for $20. Both admission and raffle tickets are currently on sale online.

Or you can enter to win two tickets to the Kentucky Derby Party 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.Leave a comment and tell me what you would name a race horse.

2. Visit St. Vincent de Paul Society and Why CLE? on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you visited both pages.

3. Follow @svdpcle and @whycle on Instagram and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

4. Follow @svdpcle 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 attend @svdpcle #DerbyDayCLE thanks to @WhyCLE #giveaway https://whycle.com/2019/04/25/why-st-vincent-de-paul-society-derby-party-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 Tuesday, April 30 at 11:59pm and the winner will be notified the following day. Good luck!

***Disclosure: I was asked by St. Vincent de Paul Society to help promote the Kentucky Derby Party. In exchange, I will receive two tickets to give away. I declined my own complimentary tickets due to scheduling conflicts. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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