Lake Erie Love: Falling in Love with Fall on Put-in-Bay

Although everyone may think of Put-in-Bay as a summer locale, Fall is my favorite time to visit the island. Island life is a little less hectic. The ferry trip on the lake’s choppier waters is its very own thrill ride. And the tree-lined streets are absolutely gorgeous — all of that red, yellow, orange, and […]

Seeing Put-in-Bay by Bike

After we got back from our vacation last week, Scott and I still had a few days off before going back to work. So we decided it was the perfect opportunity to take a trip a little closer to home. On Thursday we made the short drive over the Edison Bridge to Catawba and caught […]

Put-in-Bay’s Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial Celebration

When I think of Put-in-Bay, my first thoughts are of hanging out on the lake, sipping on wine, and enjoying the laid-back pace of island life. Visiting PiB and Kelleys Island is a highlight of my Cleveland summers — not to mention spring and fall (here’s a recap of our trip to Put-in-Bay last Fall). […]

A Day on Put-in-Bay at the Island Wine Festival

When I think about Put-in-Bay, thoughts of summertime come to mind – balmy weather and a cool breeze coming off the mirror-smooth lake. However, this past weekend I was surprised to learn how Lake Erie’s islands are also the perfect Fall escape when we visited for Put-in-Bay’s Island Wine Festival. We drove out to Catawba early Saturday morning and hopped on the Miller Ferry. The […]

Giveaway: Spice Up Your Fall with Two Westside Wine Events

UPDATE: We have a giveaway winner! After tallying up the entries and placing the total into Random.org, congratulations to entry #19 – Jessica Z! You’ve won 2 L’Amour du Vin general admission tickets. Please reply to my email by Tuesday at noon confirming you can attend. If Target and Lowe’s are right, the holidays are […]

My #LakeErieLove Story: Still Smitten with Lake Erie Islands and Shores After All These Years

Disclaimer: Please excuse the sappiness in the next couple of paragraphs. I promise it’s connected to today’s blog post. Many reflections on love focus on the falling into it. That first attraction. The squishy feeling of butterflies in your stomach. The anticipation of a first kiss or date. That’s my least favorite part of love. […]

Giveaway! L’Amour du Vin Wine and Food Event

After last weekend’s trip to the Put-in-Bay Island Wine Festival, I thought I’d be all wined out. Ha! What am i talking about? I could never be tired of wine. Good thing, since next Thursday, Oct. 18, there’s a local event whose name is literally all about embracing our love for the grape. And I have a pair of tickets to […]

Sunday Funday Plans at WSM100 + Giveaway Winner

As I mentioned when I posted the CCFA Giveaway last week, my favorite excuse to visit Gordon Square’s Capitol Theatre is for their monthly Sunday Classics series. Thank you to everyone for sharing your favorite classics in the comments! From old musicals (the most popular entry) to Harvey, Hitchcock and of course my fellow Audrey Hepburn fans, you […]

"See you in September" – Farewell, Summer 2012

With the exception of Saturday’s epic dinner at Greenhouse and a short stop by the Horseshoe Casino, Scott and I spent the long Labor Day weekend relaxing at home. While we tinkered with projects around the house and enjoyed a walk down to the lake, the unofficial end of summer was the perfect time to […]