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Fun, Fashion and Fundraising with All About The Bag

All About The Bag holds a very special place in my heart. It was my very first fundraising event with Bombay Taxi and really, my first event overall with Bombay Taxi - I was so excited to be a part of it all.

Photo Credit: Micho Aboukhaled

Photo Credit: Micho Aboukhaled

And then the event itself just blew me away - everyone attending seemed to be having such a great time, and more importantly, they were SO generous with how much they raised on the big day. Much has changed over the past year, and although I don't sell bags anymore, I'm honored to remain a part of this important and fun event as a blogger!

This year's event is once again being held at Landerhaven on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, and like last year, promises to be filled with fun and fashion. And like last year, everyone, whether they are an attendee or not, will have an opportunity to participate in a raffle for a gorgeous CHANEL handbag! I am definitely entering this one. After all, its for an excellent cause - just $5 fills an entire grocery bag for one of the 60,000 Northeast Ohio families supported by the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland

Tickets are still available to the event, but if you pop over to my Instagram, you can enter to win a pair of general admission tickets

I hope I see many of you there! I will be buying lot of raffle tickets and crossing my fingers tight!!

Disclosure: I was provided with a pair of tickets in exchange for my posts helping to promote the event. As always, all opinions are 100% my own!


Fashion to Fight Hunger

I have a VERY exciting announcement: for the very FIRST time EVER, Bombay Taxi will participating in a charity auction to raise much needed funds to fight hunger in Northeast Ohio. 

Wait, what?! Let me back up a bit… two years ago, a team of committed volunteers came up with the concept of ALL ABOUT THE BAG, using fashion to fight hunger. In its first year, the event raised $60,000, upping the stakes to $75,000 in year two. In this, its third year, the team is seeking to raise $100,000 in what will hopefully be yet another sold out event. When I heard about this admirable mission, naturally I wanted to get involved. So this year, for the first time ever, Bombay Taxi is donating a unique, handmade bag that will be auctioned off to raise money towards the cause. I won't say a whole lot about it (yet), except to say that it is 100% sparkly, and 100% fabulous. In addition to a handbag auction, there will be a raffle by Alson Jewelers, a fashion show by Beachwood Place and Brigade, and many more exhibits and fun surprises. 

If you'd like to get involved (and bid on some amazing bags), you too can buy tickets to attend the event on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at Landerhaven. Or, even better, you can WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS by leaving me a comment and letting me know of your dream fashion item (please also make sure you leave me your email address so I can reach you.) Mine is the Cartier LOVE bracelet, in case you were wondering. Good luck to all who enter, and I look forward to seeing your comments.


Disclaimer: My boutique, Bombay Taxi, is providing a bag for auction. I received two general admission tickets in exchange for helping spread the word about this event, as well as two general admission tickets for this giveaway. Winners must reside in the continental U.S. and must be able to make their own way to the event. Sweepstakes ends at 11:59 pm EST on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. One winner will be announced on Wednesday February 3rd. No purchase necessary. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. To learn more about the event, please visit the event website here

Shoreway Living: A Fashion + Fabulous Living Giveaway

Hi! Remember last week when I said it was time for me to post more than once a week? Well, this is that week!! And I have a very special event to talk about today-- Aptly titled The Shoreway, 42 brand new luxury apartments are coming to the Detroit Shoreway later this year!!

Take a look at these renderings---

And if that were not all, just LOOK at these AMAZING views of Edgewater Park! That blue thing you see at the bottom of the picture is the walkway that will take you right into the park. And since the Metroparks have taken over the park, it is SO much nicer. There's even a doggy beach!

To celebrate this newest addition to the Detroit Shoreway area, the developer of Shoreway Living, Jesse Grant,  has partnered with Project Runway and local fashion designer Valeria Mayen to celebrate. WITH A KICK-ASS CARNAVAL THEMED PARTY. Let me also point that the World Cup kicks off in Brazil in June, so what incredible timing!!

The event features a full bar, dancing, and of course, a fashion show. Details of the event are as follows:

Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Time: 7pm - 2am 
Location: The Shoreway, 1200 West 76th 
Ticket price: $30 - $50. Tickets available here

Now a number of these tickets are sold out, but you have the opportunity to win TWO general admission tickets right here. Here's how you enter:
1. Leave me a comment letting me know what you love about the Detroit Shoreway
2. Tweet: I want to win tickets to the Shoreway Living Carnaval in June via @cleshopaholic

Winners will be announced Friday, May 16th, 2014. Good luck!!

Disclosure: I was approached by Shoreway Living to host this giveaway. Shoreway Living provided the two general admission tickets as well as a ticket for myself. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.