6 Photo Worthy Spots in Cleveland

Every time I come back to my hometown of Cleveland, I realize that the city is doing amazing things. There’s always something new to discover; a restaurant that recently opened, a new addition to a city museum, or, my favorite, freshly painted street art. Whenever I’m back home, I visit a bunch of exciting spots in the city and, duh, snap tons of pictures. Whether it’s for a professional wedding or engagement photo shoot or simply to liven up your Facebook or Instagram feed, here are 6 of my favorite photo worthy spots in Cleveland!

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What it’s like to transition from Chicago to New York

I’ve officially been in New York for four months, which may not seem like a lot to outsiders, but feels like an eternity to me in the city! I’ve been trying to experience as many things in NYC as I can in these few short months, and I have a lot of opinions about the city… a lot! Some good, mostly bad, but hey, I’m still tryin’ out here, and as most people will tell you, their transition to New York probably wasn’t a piece of cake either, but you just have to keep a good attitude and push through.

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See Chicago through a Mercury Urban Adventure Cruise

As you all know by now, Chicago has been home for some years and I consider it home. The traffic can drive me crazy and I’ve gained about 10 pounds eating way too much pizza, but it has such a special place in my heart and I love trying out unique experiences here!img_0011

One special way to see the city of Chicago through a new lens is on a Mercury Skyline Cruise right down the Chicago River to Lake Michigan. I went on this scenic boat tour and enjoyed it SO MUCH I wanted to share with you!Read more…    

Unique outdoor experience with Kayak Chicago

I’m always up for trying new things, especially in my city of Chicago, and especially when it’s warm outside! Kayak Chicago let me try out their architectural kayaking tour down the Chicago River, and it was such a cool and unique experience for tourists and local Chicagoans alike. Kayak ChicagoRead more…    

The Most Beautiful Place in Illinois: Baha’i House of Worship (and less than an hour away from Chicago!)

I’m always up for a fantastic day trip, especially during the summer season when I’m off work. Scrolling through Facebook, I found an article that listed the most beautiful sights in each of the 50 states. Illinois’ most beautiful place was named the Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette; about an hour outside the city down Lakeshore, and a mere 15 minutes from Evanston. So, I hopped in my car and went on an adventure!Bahai Temple of WorshipRead more…    

I Love You, Cleveland

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It’s the #SUMMEROFCLEVELAND, my little Pepperminters! The Cleveland Cavaliers have won a championship, the Indians are consistently proving they’ve got the right stuff this season, Stipe won the UFC Heavyweight Title, the Lake Erie Monsters brought home the Calder Cup, my family’s ice cream store Honey Hut is doing better than ever, AND the city was even featured as one of the main plot lines in the summer hit Finding Dory! I was in town for Game 7 and for the championship parade, and I gotta say, I’ve never felt that kind of positive energy and pure joy from so many people at once. The enthusiasm was contagious! Although I’ve moved away, my Cleveland roots mean so much to me and here’s why.Read more…