Friday Five 4.26.19

I am SO ready for summer but before we get into lazy summer days and outdoor cocktails, let’s talk a little bit about getting smarter. And if you’re an animal lover living in Northeast Ohio, make sure you scroll down to the bottom!


Is it possible to get smarter every day? Ladder makes a few suggestions including recommendations for a few newsletters.

One of the easiest things you can do to make yourself smarter every day is to make sure you get enough sleep. “…sleep deprivation hurts people: it makes you dumber, more forgetful, unable to learn new things, more vulnerable to dementia, more likely to die of a heart attack, less able to fend off sickness with a strong immune system, more likely to get cancer, and it makes your body literally hurt more.”

Sunny days are upon us, and that means it’s time for sunscreen. But are you applying it correctly? Bustle wants to make sure you’re doing it right.


Speaking of sunscreen, I’m really enjoying Kopari’s Sundaze Mineral Face sunscreen. It’s pretty non-chalky for a zinc oxide sunblock, and has the added benefit of being fragrance free and reef safe.


Are you ready for a summer full of Instagrammable cocktails? EFFEN Vodka launched its rosé vodka just in time for patio cocktail season!

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Cleveland Bonus GIVEAWAY!!

A few weeks ago, I talked about Art Fur Animals in a blog post. And today, I’m giving away TWO General Admission tickets, valued at $100, to one lucky winner!! If you’re an animal lover in Northeast Ohio, I hope you will enter this giveaway!

Here are the details for this year’s event:

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019  6 p.m. - 10 p.m. 

Venue: The Madison, 4601 Payne Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103 

Tickets:  General Admission:  $50 in advance ($60 at the door)  VIP: $125 (click to buy)

General Admission ticket includes two complimentary drinks, appetizers and desserts from generous Cleveland restaurants and businesses, chances to win raffle baskets and access to a cash bar.


Disclosure: The Art Fur Animals giveaway is sponsored by Art Fur Animals. I’m so excited to attend this year’s event and I hope to see you there!