Friday, February 23, 2018

Film Fest Fan Package at The Ritz

The 42nd Cleveland International Film Festival is right around the corner. Starting on April 4th, downtown Cleveland will be filled with film lovers from around the world.
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One of the very best places to stay while you are attending the Film Fest is the Ritz-Carlton hotel downtown Cleveland. It's super convenient location attached to Tower City means you don't have to venture out into the weather. The hotel has always been beautiful, but thanks to new renovations it's better than ever.

For the ultimate VIP movie-going experience, The Ritz-Carlton Film Fest Fan Package is priced from $389 USD per night and is valid between April 4 and April 15, 2018, based on availability.

The package includes:
  • Deluxe overnight accommodations
  • Two film festival vouchers redeemable for two tickets at the CIFF box office
  • Film-themed amenity
  • CIFF 42 poster and program
  • High-speed in-room Internet access
  • Hotel valet parking
Film aficionados can enjoy event-themed menus and cocktails at The Ritz-Carlton's new TURN Bar + Restaurant. Throughout the film fest, TURN will present an optional express dining menu “Embrace Your Curiosity”  which offers local and international comfort foods that are perfect for those in a rush to get to screenings. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Cleveland's Finest Hors d'Oeuvre Contest Giveaway!

If you've been following this blog, you know how much I love Our Lady of the Wayside. They have been enriching the lives of individuals who have developmental disabilities and intellectual challenges for fifty years! 

Their events are always incredibly fun and delicious. They asked me to help them promote the Cleveland's Finest Hors d'Oeuvre Contest and giveaway two tickets to one of my readers. This is an event you don't want to miss!
Cleveland's Finest Hors d'Oeuvre Contest is an annual fundraiser featuring some of CLE's best chefs trying to wow you with their delicious nibbles. Sample and vote for your favorites from chefs at local gems such as Corleone's, Melt, Momocho, Tartine, Progressive Field, Zack Bruell Events and more.

WHEN:        Thursday, February 22, 2018  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.      
WHERE:      Progressive Field Terrace Club 
TICKETS:   $80, includes two floors of appetizers, wine, beer samplings from Saucy Brew Works, a silent auction and music by Nate Jones & Jessica Shetler and Browning Avenue Jazz. 

Purchase your tickets online here. Your support helps Our Lady of the Wayside provide residential, transportation and Pathways Day Program services for over 900 children and adults with developmental disabilities. Last year this event raised $50,000! 
You can also win a pair of tickets here! Enter using the Rafflecopter below. You can also head over to Instagram for a bonus entry. Contest ends Saturday. Good luck!
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Some of the 2017 deliciousness

** Disclosure: I was given two tickets in exhange for promoting this event,
as well as two tickets to give away. As always, all thoughts are my own. **

Friday, February 2, 2018

5 Things Friday

1. Last Friday we visited on of my favorite off-the-radar spots. I'm almost temped to keep it to myself but I don't want to be selfish. The London Pickleworks has a goofy name and is in hard to find spot, but it's been around forever. The McPickle is a Must Do for sure. It's a much tastier version of a Big Mac and it really hits the spot. I discovered a new favorite - The Hot Pickle. It's a big dill pickle sliced into rounds and served with jalepenos and Ritz crackers. I know it sounds weird, but it's SO good. And it's only $1.75. Deal alert!
2. Both Buffy and I got our hair done. I'm so thankful that my groomer is so sweet because as Buffy gets older, she is SO bad when it comes to grooming. I give her a bath at home to reduce the stress on all of us. The joys of having a senior pet. But doesn't she look CUTE?

Yes, she is way cuter than me!
3. We went to Masthead's One Year Anniversary Can Release Party. Their pizza is soooo good!!! My favorite beer was the Barrel Aged Tiramisu Underverse - fantastic!
4. Sunday I had tea at Coquette Patisserie with The Mexitalian. The food was gorgeous and delicious! It wasn't as elaborate as tea at The Ritz or other similar places but we had a great afternoon catching up.
5. Feeling nostalgic thanks to a visit at Abuelo's - this is where Mark and I went on our 2nd date so it will always hold a spot in my heart. Happy to report it's as delicious as always! They are having a Fajitas for Two Valentine's Deal that you can take advantage of 2/8 - 2/14.

And two more because this week was that good!

6. Celebrating my dear friend Kerry's 50th birthday with tons of appetizers and amazing homemade cookies. She even had a hot chocolate bar. If you're going to turn 50, you might as well do it in style!
7. And lucky #7 - we got our plane tickets for a trip to California this summer. We're heading to the LA are to celebrate Mark's cousin's 70th birthday and we can't wait! We'll be visiting some new wineries, sightseeing and exploring in addition to attending the huge bash.

Hope you had a great week! TGIF!