**As part of today’s Ohio Blogging Association’s All State Blog Swap, I’m happy to introduce to you Nadine from Blog – The New Black. On this day, bloggers from around the great state of Ohio are guest posting on one another blogs as a way to help to get to know one another in our blogging community. For a full listing of blog swap participants, please visit Poise in Parma today!**
So, here she is, is the fabulously fashionable Nadine…..!
Hi! I’m Nadine from Blog – The New Black. As part of the OBA Blog Swap I am guest posting for Heather today to share some insight into my new neighborhood – the Detroit Shoreway/Gordon Square Arts District.
Truth be told, Ohio City was love at first sight. The near west neighborhood of Ohio City will always hold a place near and dear to my heart, and much to my dismay, a week from today I will no longer call this place home.
The good news is that I’m moving to The Detroit Shoreway! More of a “love at second look”, the Detroit Shoreway is just a touch West of Ohio City, and my boyfriend and I are about to embark on the journey that is home ownership for the first time. If you are a current reader of my blog, you may have been following our difficult journey to find the perfect home, and the saying “nothing ever comes easy” couldn’t be more true for our own situation. I can confidently say we found the perfect first home in the perfect neighborhood and I’d like to tell you why……
Living off W. 65th opens a whole new avenue of venues and local businesses to visit. Shopping local and knowing where my hard earned money is going is something that is extremely important to me, and there isn’t any place more wonderful than Sweet Moses to fork over that cash to! Thank goodness Sweet Moses is so close, so I can cancel out feelings of guilt over eating giant bowls of hand churned ice cream by justifying that I have to at least walk a few blocks to get there. Aside from ice creams they have to die for brownies and delicious chocolates that make great hostess gifts. Last time I was sattled up to the bar for a sundae someone ordered the Terminal Tower – 10 scoops of ice cream and the photo doesn’t even begin to do it justice!
Aside from glutenous treats, The Detroit Shoreway is home to the west side’s best theater establishments. Last summer JPC and I supported Cleveland Public Theatre by attending Pandemonium, an annual fundraising event that is worth experiencing! Tons of live performances, open bars, stocked buffets, and fashionable guests make it one of my favorite events in the city! Last year was our first visit to the theater, and now that we can stroll down the street to take in a show I can promise it wont be our last.
Of course, a post about the Detroit Shoreway cannot be complete without a mention of LUXE Kitchen and Lounge. The restaurant has been a favorite of mine for almost two years and was the setting of choice for our recent Mother’s Day brunch. I can’t express my excitement enough by telling you how perfect it is that I’m moving in down the street just as summer begins. I will be spoiled by this beautiful patio until at least September and can’t wait to enjoy every minute of it!
If you haven’t had a chance to visit The Detroit Shoreway I encourage you to stop by this summer for a visit, I promise the hosptiality won’t disappoint! On June 9th the neighborhod will be co-hosting Parade The Circle, Party in the Square with University Circle and it will be a lovely event with Lolly The Trolley on hand to take you East to West and vice versa. I hope to see you there!
Thanks, Nadine!! J and I LOVE Gordon Park Square – we may just have to hit you up on one of our many trips we’re sure to take to Sweet Moses this summer!!!
Do you know the bloggers in your city/state?? p.s. You can check out my post on my little tip on how to up your fitness game over on Nadine’s blog today!