Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Run-DMC tunes (3/04)

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

This Saturday, while the city fills with music-industry legends and celebs, why not pay your respects to this years Rock Hall Inductee Honoree Run-DMC* at Touch Supper Club (www.touchohiocity.com) as they welcome “The Kings” (a tribute Run-DMC band). Free until Midnight, $10 after. Music by DJ Steph Floss, DJ K-Nyce & DJ Majette, spinning the best in old school hip hop.

If you can make it for happy hour, Touch offers free sushi from 4-8! Come for a bit of free fish, stay for a bit of mixing and good beats!

*Founded by Joseph “Reverend Run” Simmons, Darryl “D.M.C” McDaniels, and Jason “Jam-Master Jay” Mizell, Run-D.M.C. took hip hop from the streets of New York to the national stage. Formed in Hollis, Queens, the group is arguably the most important and influential act in the history of hip hop. They were the biggest act in hip-hop throughout the 1980s and is widely credited with breaking hip hop into mainstream music. In 2004, Rolling Stone named them one of the greatest musical artists of all time. In 2007, the trio was named Greatest Hip Hop Group of All Time by MTV.com. They were also named Greatest Hip Hop Artist of All Time by VH1.

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Did it really snow?

I had a few snowflakes on my windshield this morning, did you?

Bundle up, it is chilly out there. :)

Mobile Encounters (4/05)

Sunday April 5th, 2009

Downtown Cleveland, from Public Square to Playhouse Square. This Sunday after the Rock Hall inductions. Let's show the out-of-towners that downtown has some cool kids running around town. :) Show the Rock Hall inductees that Cleveland's Cool.

Open to all creative, eco-minded, fun-loving, fun-living folks. Play in the street. Discover downtown. Try transportation methods like walking, biking, skateboarding, car-sharing, car-pooling, trains, busses, scooters and maybe even ponies.

Some of Sunday's downtown events include...Bike polo • Ice cream bike • Heelsplitter bicycle (traveling bluegrass band) • Bike decorating • Bike maps from NOACA • Erie Island coffee samples • Poets on the RTA Healthline • Costumed bears on the Healthline • Glenda the Goodwitch floating around the streets • Free pedometers from COSE • and much more!

I hope it is warmer than today, currently it is supposed to be 56! But if not, we can all pull out our mittens and leg warmers one last time! Free and open to the piblic. 2-5pm for more information visit www.walknrollcleveland.com

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Friday, March 27, 2009

happy friday

Anyone up for a hotdog lunch today?

Happy Friday Cleveland.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cleveland Love

"Thanks" to the Cleveland Visitors Bureau and their historical image library I found this image. I hope you "Love" it as much as I do.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Art around town

Hey Cleveland, where does the week go? I blink and it's half way over...or only a few days left. Either way, I hope everyone is enjoying the film fest, wearing their winter clothes a few more times and all things cozy in Cleveland.

I have been saving these pics for the perfect day, and looks like this is the lucky Wednesday. How I love public art, especially those infamous pieces around town. Take a peak.

Fourth & Prospect

Church Ave.

East 9th

Do you have a favorite piece of Cleveland Art?

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Monday, March 23, 2009

It Started...Day 5

It's Day 5 of the 34th Cleveland International Film Festival. Yesterday (Day 4) I was lucky enough to see two very different films.

On the sunny Sunday morning I hopped onto the Rapid and made my way to Tower City for the morning movies. There was a great sense of anticipation as to what this years festival would hold for me. The smell of popcorn, the program all dog-eared, the friends gathering together in the lobby, I knew I was in for a treat.

One of my favorite things is to see is the festival trailer that the designers at Twist Creative and the filmmakers at Authentic Films have created together. This years did not disappoint; great job guys! It's fun to watch and pick out people you may know, take a look below.

Enjoy week two of the festival , with many more films on my agenda, I know I will! For the complete schedule visit www.clevelandfilm.org

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breakfast for a buck (3/22-27)

Tuesday, March 22nd through Thursday the 26th, 2009

Stopped into the "Big Egg" lately? I did. A few Saturdays ago I grabbed a tasty egg sandwich (2 eggs & cheddar cheese on a toasted english muffin, yumm) and though very messy to eat, it was completely worth it!

I have heard many stories of this Cleveland landmark-most of them before I moved to this city. Cleveland, it's time to make some new stories and this week the Big Egg is helping you do so, BREAKFAST for 1 PENNY. You can get two eggs, hash browns, and toast for a penny after the purchase of a drink.

The new owners said they want to bring the family feel back to the restaurant and this week they are giving back. So stop in this week from SIX to EIGHT AM (the early bird catches the worm!) and enjoy a cheap treat. :)

p.s. Sorry party-people, "the egg" is no longer open 24 hours a day.

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A little Opera anyone? (3/27,29 & 4/4)

Friday, March 27th, Sunday, March 29th and Saturday, April 4th

Did you see Johnny Depp perform in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street? Well, THIS opera is where that story stems from...check it out!

Rosina, determined to escape the lecherous clutches of her guardian and marry her true love Almaviva, finds an unlikely ally in the affable and clever Figaro. This opera is sure to charm you with its beauty and wit.

March 27th & April 4th at 8pm, March 29th at 2pm. Use code BARB for $20 tickets! For more information visit www.clevelandopera.org

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Cleveland Art

Looking for the perfect bench? A unique light fixture? Love the idea of reusing vintage, materials throughout your decor? Look no further that Cleveland Art.

Recently featured in the New York Times Magazine, www.nytimes.com/indexes/2009/03/08/style/t/index.html#pagewanted=0&pageName=08cleveland& founder Jason Wein sees the beauty in surplus industrial machinery including steel, wood and glass. A true Clevelander, Wein started his career by working for a family scrap yard in Northeast Ohio.

Wein particularly enjoys using his creative talents as a glassblower to marry old gears and pipes into lighting fixtures and other unique glass items that are sold in high-end stores from Los Angeles to Milan to Dubai. You can find his work in many high end boutiques across the world (from Cleveland to Milan) ...next time you visit LA stop by their newest showroom.

A great read, a true Cleveland entrepreneur! www.clevelandart.com

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Free Theatre (3/25)

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Speak from the Heart : A powerful evening of original works of drama, story and poetry created and performed by women in transition. Established in 1999, the Women's Voices Project is a collaboration between Cleveland Public Theatre and the Elyria YWCA's Women's Campus Project. Women's Voices connects Campus Project residents with the tools of creative expression to help them achieve independent living and recover from domestic violence, addiction and other adversities. Following performances at Cleveland Public Theatre and the Elyria YWCA, the women tour their work to area shelters, recovery centers and prisons.

Both performances are free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. Each performance will be followed by a post-show discussion and reception. 8:00pm : Cleveland Public Theatre : 6415 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, OH 44102

Fpr more information visit www.cptonline.org

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Living the LUXE life

Did you know that (during happy hour) at Luxe they offer 2 for 1 martinis & drafts? Did you know also know that their scrumptious pizzas are also half off during happy hour? WOW, What a steal! Drink early = 5-7pm happy hour, eat late = 12-2am happy hour, or vice versa! :)

Maybe this would be a great place to stop in after this Saturdays Adele concert, a late night Film Festival flick or next weeks Cavs Game? For a late night snack..or two? Sounds fun, and affordable!

Luxe Kitchen & Lounge is now open 7 days a week from 5pm to 2am. Check it out at www.luxecleveland.com

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sweet films (3/19-29)

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Grab your popcorn, twizzlers and large fountain coke and head to the 33rd Cleveland International Film Festival which kicks off tomorrow night!

Did you get your book? Planned your attack? Purchased your tickets? I have and am ready to enjoy an evening or two at this years Festival. Take the RTA, embrace Tower City Cinemas, grab a friend and expericen the film world from across the globe. You won't be sorry with this years lineup of flicks, there is something for everyone. Short animations to documentaries, romance to thrillers, old school to way far out, get your tickets TODAY!

For tickets or information about the festival in general visit www.clevelandfilm.org

I loved last years 32nd CFF film trailer. Wonder what this years will be?

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Green fries (3/17)

hello Cleveland, and top of the morning to you! (happy 60 degrees & sunny)

While those of you who plan to head downtown for the Cleveland St Patricks Day Parade are probablly already feasting on soda bread & green beer, I wanted to give you a quick heads up on something super yummy...

Today, starting at 7 a.m., chef Sawyer of the new Greenhouse Tavern (opening early April) will be making duck fat fries, featuring power ketchup, housemade beer vinegar, and just for St. Patty's Day, a green aioli. Plus, you get to grab a glimpse, a sneak peak into one of East 4th's newest culinary additions.

So run, walk, ride or skate your way through the expected 300,000 parade goers and grab some fries...to go with that green beer & whiskey. We are all irish today, cheers! :)

For directions and more information visit www.thegreenhousetavern.com

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Monday, March 16, 2009

A Custom Hat

Dreaming of the perfect East bonnet? Have a Derby Party to prepare for? Get your orders in now, just in time for the perfect spring accessory...a hat!

After many years of training and practice in the textile arts, Marta Glazen opened her millinery shop in 1996 in downtown Cleveland. Her third floor suite at the Tower press Building was the home of many parties among the artful people who gathered to enjoy her work. After two years of steady business, she has now moved "Busy Broad" to a storefront on Clifton Blvd.

Open Friday-Sunday, Marta is available to her clients who want to come in, have a cup of tea (in the tearoom) and talk fabric, form & design. A brim here, a tuft there, perhaps a flower to match with your spring suite or a broach to accompany your evening affair, Marta will create a masterpiece custom to your accessory dreams. Along with the custom hat design, Busy Broad also showcases an array of vintage coats, dresses and accessories. I serioulsy could hang out in there all afternoon.

On the wall is a quote "So many hats, only one head." (I completely agree!) For more information on this talented “broad,” and the cute boutique visit www.busybroad.com

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Yoga & Candles (3/15)

Sunday, March 15th

Step softly into the warm candlelight. Fill yourself with sweetness and serenity as you flow gently into restorative poses that ease tension and melt away stress. Take time out for yourself this weekend to visit pure bliss. If you are looking for an evening of warmth and enlightenment join the yogi’s at Inner Bliss Yoga Studio for their “Warm & Soft Light Yoga Workshop” with Janice and Angela.

$30 7- 8:30pm : please rsvp to Angela at dayayoga@hotmail.com or 216.956.8570. For more Inner Bliss events visit www.innerblissyogastudio.com

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Miss Kitty (3/14)

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Miss Lounge Kitty has sent a very special invite to all iheartcleveland readers...

This Saturday, “Kitty” will appear with her five piece band as they release their second official album at Happy Dog. Chock full of cheesiness, this new cd is sure to excite all lounge music lovers. If you bring three or more people, you will receive a free Lounge Kitty CD!!!

For more information on “kitty” visit www.loungekitty.net : 9-1am : Happy Dog is located on the Southwest corner of Detroit Road and West 58th

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Chairlift (3/13)

Friday, March 13th, 2009

"I tried to do handstands for you, I tried to do headstands for you, Everytime I fell on you, yeah everytime I fell. I tried to do handstands for you, But everytime I fell for you, I'm permanently black and blue, permanently blue for you." -Chairlift

Anybody with a TV knows the spot: a female voice sings “I tried to do handstands for you” over synths and an electro-indie beat, while multi-colored iPod Nanos tumble across the screen.

The song is “Bruises” from Brooklyn trio Chairlift’s debut album, “Does You Inspire You.” The voice is Chairlift singer and co-songwriter Caroline Polachek’s; backing comes courtesy Aaron Pfenning, who co-writes and plays synths and guitar, and drummer-producer Patrick Wimberly. According to group lore, the three met while attending the University of Colorado in Boulder and ended up hanging out a lot in a mostly deserted, possibly haunted jazz bar. After late nights spent watching Wimberly drum at the spooky watering hole, Pfenning would show Polachek to the shed behind his house where they’d loosely collaborate on making “music for haunted houses.”

The pair eventually took some songs Pfenning had been working on for a solo project and combined them with aspects of the fright-night electro they’d been creating in the shed. Somewhere in the process, they also moved to Brooklyn and reunited with Wimberly, adding him to the Chairlift lineup. It all resulted in iPod commercial soundtrack gold.

Don't miss these three live at the Grog Shop (www.grogshop.gs) in Cleveland Heights. For more Chairlift tunes visit www.chairliftmusic.com (a "video feast!")3/13)

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Around the World (3/13)

Friday, March 13th, 2009

While I don't have all of the details, I do know that this Friday, the quaint row of shops and restaurants in the Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood will be hosting it's first ever "WORLD of Detroit Shoreway" a weekend celebration.

The neighborhood is so diverse, make a stop to experience all that their "world" offers. There is fine ethnic dining from Vietnamese to Puerto Rican, Irish to American. An array of art galleries lets you experience art from artists both local and international. Retail boutiques let you find home accessories and furniture, greeting cards, music, apparel, jewelry and books all hand-selected by friendly, fun store owners.

One thing I am sure of is Danielle, owner of Room Service, will be playing the role of "France" as she unveils her french finds straight from her recent journey to Paris. Stop by her store for all things magnifique, including sweet tunes and tastes. www.roomservicecleveland.com

duoHOME will be celebrating Germany. From bottle openers to cheese slicers, wine racks to business card holders, every item boasts sleek, contemporary design, partnered with the high quality one has come to expect from German-produced goods. www.duohome.com

The event is Friday from 5-9pm and Saturday from 11-7pm, invite your pals and take in all "the world" offers on Detroit Ave! :) (I don't know why I loved the little pic of the "world dolls" but I thought they were fun and cheery, hope you do too!?!)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Italian Bike Bash (3/13)

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Join Century Cycles and Masi Bicycles for the celebrazione of the season!

Ever seen the infamous movie "Breaking Away?" Join the gang and celebrate it's 30th year as the "Best Cycling Movie of all times." As part of the evening's celebrazione, Century Cycles in unveiling it's newest bike line in over eight years, Masi.

Try their very own Cutter IPA and Little 500 Lager (while supplies last), specially-brewed by CC Brewmaster Doug. Enjoy Italian food from Coleone's and opera music, just like the hero “Dave” in the movie - who rode a Masi, too. See Masi’s line of 2009 steel bikes, and there’ll be a Masi rep on hand to answer your questions. Win prizes like CUTTER t-shirts, tix to the 2009 Little 500, Cinzano wool jersey, Campagnolo and Cinzano cycling caps, “Breaking Away” DVDs, and more! And if all that isn’t enough, enter our spring raffle to win a 2009 Masi Soulville!

Not familiar with the Italian bike line? Check out the Caffe Racer Doppio (US MSRP: $1,090)

Like a double shot of freshly brewed espresso, the Caffé Racer Doppio is the perfect eye-opener for your busy day. Its 10-speed drivetrain with TruVativ Elita crankset and Shimano Ultegra rear derailleur will make your morning commute downright fun. With its rack and fender mounts, the Doppio easily converts into a 9-to-5 workhorse. On weekends, our finest Masi MetroItalia bicycle simply begs to be ridden all day. It even has this scratch and sniff, Italian espresso bike frame, one caffeinated whiff and you are sure to ride faster..just kidding, but wouldn't that be so cool? :)

For more details on this biking celebrazione visit www.centurycycles.com : 7pm at Century Cycles Rocky River

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TOMS @ Geigers (3/12)

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Since beginning in May 2006, TOMS has given over 10,000 pairs of shoes to children in Argentina and 50,000 pairs in South Africa. In 2009 TOMS plans to give over 200,000 pairs of shoes to children in need around the world. For EVERY pair of shoes you buy TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need...one for one.

This week, why not splurge on a pair of TOMS while doing something better for one small child. Visit Geigers in Lakewood as they feature the TOMS shoe line in store from 4-8pm. TOMS make shoes for women, men & children, including teeny tiny ones for the wee person in your life. These shoes would be a great addition to any spring/summer wardrobe (note* = canvas shoes not too great for snow) so buy now, the fun patterns and styles to go fast!

For the entire shoe line visit www.tomsshoes.com or for directions visit www.shopgeigers.com.

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Cleveland Pizza Week (3/09-13)

Monday, March 9th through Friday, March 13th

Don't miss the first ever, Cleveland Pizza Week! This week grab your significant other, a group of co-workers, your mailman, your entire family, or your local Mayor and head to the pizza place that you enjoy the most. Even better, do this five nights in a row and share your experiences at www.clevelandpizzaweek.com.

If you work at or own a pizza establishment make sure that your information is accurate in the Cleveland Pizza Week database. Encourage your regular patrons to visit the website to comment on your pizza. Also, feel free to print the Cleveland Pizza Week logo and paste by your door to announce to Cleveland that you are a fan of Cleveland Pizza Week.

Most importantly, have fun, enjoy some pizza, and get out and experience Cleveland with friends and family. Send any comments to clevelandpizzaweek@gmail.com and spread the word to all that enjoy pizza…the more the merrier!

The Scoop

Just a little congrats to my friends Laura (Hudson resident) and her pal Emily (Chicago native) editors of "The Scoop;" a daily dose of design inspiration.

Their blog was recently featured in TimeOut Chicago Magazine...way to go you two!

The article touched on the fact that many Home Decor Magazines were no longer and how people are turning to bloggers for our interior, fashion and design inspiration. Laura and Emily do such a great job, I am definitely visit daily.

For more about "the Scoop," or the article visit www.orangebeautiful.com/blog/post.php?post_id=994

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Happy 50th Birthday....


I loved the column in yesterday's PD, written by sassy columnist Connie Schultz, thought you may too?


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David Pogue, tech guru (3/09)

Monday, March 9th, 2009

David Pogue grew up in Shaker Heights. Hi Mom's the Welcome Wagon lady and his dad's a lawyer. He was a music/theatre geek from Day 1, starring in, composing, playing piano for, or conducting musicals and choirs from elementary school through high school. He was also a language jock, winning the Ohio Spelling Bee in 1977, and a magician, performing over 400 magic shows during his teen years.

Today, David Pogue is the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. Each week, he contributes a print column, an online column, an online video and a popular daily blog, “Pogue’s Posts.”David is also an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News, and he appears each week on CNBC with his trademark comic tech videos.

With over 3 million books in print, David is one of the world’s bestselling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the “for Dummies” series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music); in 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes over 100 titles.

David graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985, with distinction in Music, and he spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. In 2007, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in music from Shenandoah Conservatory. He’s been profiled on both “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes.” He lives with his wife and three young children in Connecticut. His web site is www.davidpogue.com.

Join Playhouse Square as they welcome Mr. Pogue as part of their Town Hall Series. The mission of Town Hall Cleveland is to educate and to inform, through an annual series of public lectures, an audience of attentive and active citizenry in northern Ohio, promoting no particular social or political agenda other than to enrich the depth and quality of the public discourse essential to a free society.

The meetings of Town Hall of Cleveland are open to everyone with a ticket. Among those who attend are persons from a wide range of business professions, civic activists, religious, social and labor leaders, artists, politicians, teachers and students.

For more information on David Pogue and the Town Hall of Cleveland visit www.townhallofcleveland.org. For tickets call 216.241.1919

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Warm thoughts & the water.

Thought #3.

So when I think about how chilly we have been, I can't help but to think about how much colder it would be if we were to take the plunge into our great frozen Lake Erie. As spring approaches the lake freezes and thaws and therefore leave a vast glittered canvas for those who take the time to appreciate the beauty and splendor of the frozen body of water.

Soon the water will be free, splishing and splashing against our shores. Free from the Ohio winter we will be able to dance in the warmer spring air. This weekend as we spring ahead, know that it's only a few more weeks (okay maybe a month) until you and the lake can run around without a coat, hat or mittens, wave your arms and revel in the fact that the ice and winter has lifted.

Think warm thoughts Cleveland.

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Free art and the family (04/08)

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Shih Chieh Huang created the imaginative creatures and interactive environment at the entrance of Superlight.

At Sundays activities table, the creative team at MOCA will use Huangs artwork "Twilight Zone, 2008," to inspire us as we experiment with kinetic objects, color, and sound. Family tours, refreshments and activity guides complete this seasonal FREE Family Fun Day.

1-4 pm : FREE & open to the public : For more information visit www.mocacleveland.org

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Missy Higgins (3/10)

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

"Passionate and sincere, Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins is a welcome relief in a music landscape littered with disposable pop. The 24-year-old Melbourne native has enjoyed phenomenal success in her homeland, and a growing fanbase in the U.S.,in spite of — or perhaps because she shuns the usual synthetic packaging and tabloid tackiness. Instead she's adopted a more timeless approach, relying on her undeniable songs and unforgettable live performances to forge a genuine connection with her audience." -someone wrote this on her site (and I thought it summed her up best)

For tickets visit the House of Blues Cleveland. For more information on Missy check out her well designed site at www.missyhiggins.com

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Warm thoughts & wine.

I don’t know if I have ever mentioned to you that I am a big fan of red wine? An evening in with a good bottle of Pinot and great conversation with friends is such a luxury. A small glass (or two) of Malbec with dinner makes for a great evening. A glass of Beaujolais before bed, keeps away the nightmare-monster....or maybe that’s because I never can drink just one. :)

Well, in any case while I was trying to think “warm thoughts,” and as you have already figured out, my thought today (thought #2) is...drink more wine to stay warm (such a good excuse).

We all have our favorite wine hot spot, and with wine there is something for every taste. From the selection at World Market to a good bottle at the Market Avenue Wine Bar, we all have our own unique style. Below are a couple of the real deals, steals and tastings in the area to keep you warm (or pleasantly buzzed). Hope you enjoy!

D’Vine Wine Bar (www.dvinewinebar.com)
All Wednesday nights are “Flight Nights,” which means half off select wine flights from 4-7pm. D’Vine is located in the Warehouse District at 836 West St. Clair Avenue (between West Sixth & West Ninth on the north side of the street).

Heinen's Rocky River Café (www.heinens.com)
This Friday (March 6th), Heinen’s is hosting “Think Spring Wine Feast!” (perfect for this “thought”) A special selection of 30 different wines paired with delicious fare prepared by Heinen’s chefs. Pre-registration is requested. Contact Customer Service at 440.331.3830. $25 per person. 6:30-8:00 pm. Rocky River location at 19219 Detroit Road.

Flying Fig (www.theflyingfig.com)
Looking for a real steal of a deal? Then look no further than The Flying Fig and their selection of $5 dollar wine happy hour (4:30-7pm) specials. Nestled in the heart of Ohio City at 2523 Market Avenue, Cleveland.

Wine Bar Rocky River (www.winebarrr.com)
Visit the Wine Bar Rocky River every Wednesday from 6-7pm to learn about various wines and how to pair wine with food. Each Flight School includes 5 wines paired with 5 food tastings. $20 plus tax & gratuity. This little wine oasis is tucked away at 1313 Linda Street, Rocky River.

Visible Voice (www.visiblevoicebooks.com)
What’s black and white and red all over? A book that has a glass of Merlot spilled all over it (sorry, bad joke!). But seriously, if you are an avid book lover (for words or pictures) than this independent bookstore has the perfect pairing for you. Order a glass at the register than wander through their delightful selection of area authors and national must-reads. The actual Wine Bar is open: Tues-Fri: 3:30-10pm, Sat: 1-10pm, Sun: 3-8pm. Visible Voice is located at 1023 Kenilworth, Cleveland.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Warm thoughts & the greenhouse

Cleveland it’s cold! But come on...we are in Ohio, wait five minutes and the weather will shift. See, we have this large body of water which greatly effects how the temps will swing, one day it’s 18 and the next it’s 50. Where else can you experience such “flexible” weather patterns?

I have heard a ton of complaints and even “prayers to the gods” to make spring come faster this year. For those cold babies, I have a few ideas I will try and share throughout the next few winter weeks.

Thought #1

While most of us are aware of the grandiose beauty that lies within the glasshouse at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens (www.cbgarden.org), have you ever visited the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse (aka : City of Cleveland Greenhouse)? Built in 1912 and located just off 90 on MLK, this greenhouse not only grows all of the plants used in the city landscaping it also is a place of wonderment, discovery and "vacation."

Don’t have the cash to escape the cold and get to the tropics? The greenhouse has a vast collection of orchids and citrus trees. Wish you could fly to the desert for a blast of the hot (but wicked dry) air? The garden has a room filled with cacti and succulents. This weekend pack your lunch, grab your notepad and colored pencils and head over to the garden for a few hours of warmth in the greenhouse. Note* unlike the larger botanical garden (although I LOVE this museum too), this greenhouse museum is free (thanks to our tax dollars at work!) and open daily from 10-4.

For more on the greenhouse visit www.rockefellergreenhouse.org

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Meiko (3/06)

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Enjoy an evening at the historic Kent Stage with Meiko (www.myspace.com/meiko) who will open for Joshua Radin (who's music is featured on Scrubs, Brothers and Sisters, Grey's Anatomy and One Tree Hill).

8pm. For directions and tickets visit www.kentstage.org

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