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Exclusive in CLE: The Cleveland Orchestra Gala

As many of you know, I serve on the Board of Directors for The Circle: The Cleveland Orchestra's Young Professionals. I've been a member of The Circle since February of 2014, and over the past 18 months, I've had some incredibly special experiences with The Circle. 

One of the most special, and most exclusive experiences was participating in The Cleveland Orchestra's annual Gala fundraiser. The Circle was invited for the first time last year, and what an amazing night it was! The evening started with the fanciest cocktail hour I've ever been a part of: some of the best wine I've ever tasted, with delicious passed hors d'oeuvres all in the incredible lobby of Severance Hall. 

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Following an hour of deliciousness, we made our way to our seats to listen to the amazing pianist Lang Lang perform with the Orchestra. His performance was truly magical - his energy and charisma really flowed through all of Severance Hall. 

After the performance, the "adults" made their way to a seated dinner (tickets for the dinner start at $500/each) while us YPs made our way back to the lobby for some Asian-market style food and mingling. 

What I didn't expect was what happened next: Lang Lang came to hang out with us!!!!! I guess he got a little bored upstairs and wanted to hang out where all the fun was :) 

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This year, The Circle has been invited back to The Gala, but with an upgraded experience. Like last year, this year's event includes valet parking, a pre-concert cocktail hour, and a concert by the AMAZING Renee Fleming. And in an upgrade from last year, The Circle will have dinner and dancing with a super fun DJ! 

Here's the best part: If you're a YP in Cleveland (i.e. under the age of 40), you too can get tickets to the Gala by emailing ypgala@clevelandorchestra.com or calling 216.231.7558. You MUST call by September 19th. 

Event details:

When & Where: October 3rd, 2015, 6 pm at Severance Hall. 

Dress Code: Black Tie (this is NOT optional)

Ticket prices: Circle Members $175/couple; non-Circle Members $250/couple

If you're not a Circle Member, but would like to learn more and/or join, please call 216.231.7588, and visit our webpage

CLE Shops: COTTON

This past weekend, I stopped into COTTON in Lakewood to pick up a Father's Day gift. Nothing like waiting until the last minute. I got my father-in-law and my dad the same gift, but since I haven't seen either of them yet, they haven't seen their gift, so I can't share it with you. That minor hiccup aside, what I CAN share with you is that COTTON is a really great store for gifts at all prices. They carry an assortment of gifts that range from under $20, well into the multiple hundreds.

The store itself is really nicely curated and styled-- I had a lovely time walking around, taking pictures, and picking up must-haves!








I'm not gonna lie, going to the store made me want to get on a boat, travel to an island for a lobster-bake and bonfire while curling up in a beautiful blanket. Doesn't that just sound like a lovely day?!


And All Good Things Come To An End

When it comes to jewelry, I have a few motto's:
Bigger is Better
More is More

That said, I can always appreciate the beauty of a delicate piece: of course there is the option to stack them, but sometimes a single piece of delicate jewelry can convey endless elegance.


The Atlas Pierced Bar Pendant in rose gold
P.S. Orchids don't smell like anything. I did not know that until I actually tried to sniff them.


Sipping on a margarita at Luxe while wearing Atlas Bar Bracelets in sterling silver and rose gold. 

A closer look at those Bar Bracelets. The rose gold version even has tiny diamonds in it!

And with that, as with all good things, my time with my Tiffany & Co. treasures has come to an end. 

A huge thank you to Tiffany & Co. and their PR representatives for allowing my this truly amazing opportunity. Also, a great big thank you to N and my dear friend Melissa for being my photographers. And last, but certainly not least, thank you to YOU, my readers, for joining me on this adventure. I had an absolute BLAST doing it, and I hope you enjoyed reading it!

We'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming next week!! 
XOXOXO

Disclosure: Tiffany & Co. lent me a number of pieces from their 2013 Atlas Collection and asked me to blog about how I would incorporate these pieces in my daily wardrobe. I have received no other compensation other than the ability to wear these pieces for the allocated time period. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.  


Wearing Tiffany To A County Fair

Each Labor Day Weekend, the Geauga County Fairgrounds host The Great Geauga County Fair. While a county fair is not typically my thing, we have a 3-year old nephew who really wanted to see barnyard animals, so off we went. I had two major concerns for the day: (1) What is the appropriate attire for a county fair, and (2) What sort of fried cheese would I want?

Knowing that it was going to be ridiculously hot and humid, and barnyard animals = barnyard animal poop, I decided to keep in casual and comfortable with shorts, a tee, ankle height boots, and of course, jewelry. While a county fair may not be the first place one might expect to see Tiffany jewelry, the beauty of the Tiffany silver jewelry pieces are that they are absolutely casual enough to wear anywhere, including The Great Geauga County Fair!!


The Tiffany Atlas bangle in medium and narrow



The bangles again, with the Atlas lariat in sterling silver



Tiffany would be perfect on a Harley too. 


A closer look at the bangles while I play tug with Clair

As far as the second question of the day: Fried swiss cheese on a stick was definitely the way to go!!

Disclosure: Tiffany & Co. lent me a number of pieces from their 2013 Atlas Collection and asked me to blog about how I would incorporate these pieces in my daily wardrobe. I have received no other compensation other than the ability to wear these pieces for the allocated time period. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. 


The Pinnacle of My Blogging Career

OMG! I HAVE REACHED THE PINNACLE OF MY BLOGGING CAREER!!!!

It is no secret that I'm a lover of sparkly things, particularly jewelry. So, you can only imagine my absolute JOY when I was contacted by representatives from Tiffany & Co. about a collaboration to celebrate the opening of their new store on Chagrin Boulevard



The collaboration is this: Tiffany has lent me pieces from their 2013 Atlas Collection to incorporate into my daily wardrobe. If you haven't seen it before, the Atlas Collection features classic Roman numerals, as shown below- 





So for this entire week, you will see posts of me wearing these incredible pieces of jewelry along with my normal wardrobe! CUE THE SQUEALING!!




Disclosure: Tiffany & Co. lent me a number of pieces from their 2013 Atlas Collection and asked me to blog about how I would incorporate these pieces in my daily wardrobe. I have received no other compensation other than the ability to wear these pieces for the allocated time period. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.