Love to My Mamma

 While I was home this weekend for the Goodwill Good Style Fashion Show, I had the opportunity to spend some quality time with my Mom to celebrate Mother’s Day. My Mom actually helped me out a lot with the fashion show. Since I did all of my shopping for the show in Cleveland, I left the outfits at my parent’s house when I went back to Pittsburgh. My mom washed and ironed every look for the show. Not to mention, she provided her always-encouraging moral support while shopping and getting ready for the show.

Thanks Mom!

My sisters and I treated my Mom and ourselves to dinner in Little Italy at Tratorria. This neighborhood, close to the art museum and Cleveland Clinic campus, is one of my favorite places to visit while in Cleveland. During this visit, I was really able to walk around looking through boutiques and stopping for a few pictures. The neighborhood truly represents old meets new. There are still brick-lined alleyways and many very old businesses remain, but there are also new restaurants and new boutiques popping up along the busy sidewalks.

This past weekend…

We went to the Murray Hill Art Walk and stopped by our favorite restaurant La Dolce Vita.

The beau found a pair of vintage Ray Bans at Heartstrings.

We did a litte thrifting. I found this Liz Claiborne skirt, but unfortunately it doesn’t fit. I was going to try to sell it on Etsy. Let me know if you would be interested in purchasing it before I list it. It’s a petite size 2.

I decided to challenge myself to make a new recipe every night this week. Tonight I made Eggplant Parmesean. I have pretty much perfected my recipe. If anyone is interested I will post the recipe.

On relationships: date idea

Photo via Kerri Ladish.

I know this may sound a little indulgent, but on Sunday, when the weather was unbelievably nice, and we were in a little need of food and hydration, we went cafe hopping in the local Italian neighborhood. We had two different antipastis, several glasses of beer, and enjoyed conversation and people watching. The key to the system working is to walk around before eating again. We burned off some of the calories by walking to the art museum, which is several blocks away and then around the circumference of its park. But, then you can go right back to eating and being lazy. It’s great!

La Dolce Vita