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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 http://goo.gl/Gy3gIh

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. 

Rock the CATWALK (And a Giveaway)

One of the things I love MOST about Cleveland is how easy it is to get involved in the community- from volunteering for various organizations or joining a board, or being a part of a community development group-- the opportunities exist for anyone who wants to give back and get involved. If you don't have the time available to commit to something on a regular schedule, there is always the option to give back merely by attending a FABULOUS, FUN event. Rock the CATWALK is exactly one such event.

Hosted by The Women's Leadership Council of United Way of Greater Cleveland, this event is a fashion show, showcasing next season's hottest fashions from local boutiques and designers. Not only that, but the event also includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction with the opportunity to bid on items such as a Vitamix (and we all know how much I LURVE mine), A Gibson guitar, 12x$100 gift cards to Cleveland area restaurants, vacation packages to warmer climes, and the list continues…. And just in case this wasn't enough, it is being held at one of my most FAVORITE spots in Cleveland- the Atrium at Cleveland Museum of Art. If you're interested in being a part of this event, here are the details:

When: Thursday May 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Where: Cleveland Museum of Art
How: Tickets available here 

If you would like to take a look at some pictures from last year's event attended by over 450 people, you can do so here.

Now for the REALLY fun part. You could win TWO general admission tickets to the event by tweeting the following:
"I want to win tickets to Rock the CATWALK @UnitedWayCLE via @cleshopaholic http://goo.gl/LBt011 #UnitedForFashion" 

You may tweet once a day for additional entries!

Follow @UnitedWayCLE and leave me a comment saying you did so for one additional entry. Please make sure you leave your contact info (email/twitter handle etc) so I can reach you in the event you are picked as the winner.


Seriously, what could be more fun than giving back with fashion?! Good luck to all who enter!!! Contest ends at midnight March 30th, 2014, with the winner announced March 31st, 2014. 

Disclosure: I am receiving a pair of tickets to attend Rock the CATWALK and blog about the event. I have also received a pair of tickets to giveaway to a reader. As always, all opinions are 100% my own! 

The Movement Factory and a GIVEAWAY!!

If you've noticed my foursquare check-in's lately, you may have noticed that I've been doing a lot of Zumba lately. I tried Zumba over a year ago, and didn't like it. Turned out, it wasn't actually the workout that I didn't like, it was the instructor!! As with so many music-based workout, the instructor is really everything, and now that I've found the right one, I'm all aboard the booty-shaking train!!

So where have I been Zumba-ing? The Movement Factory! Based in Lakewood, I originally discovered The Movement Factory via a groupon that allowed me try out a number of classes for 30 days. My very first Zumba class with Bill, and I was hooked!! Now, if you're worried about your lack of coordination or rhythm, don't be!! While Zumba has some dance elements, it is more of an aerobic dance type workout. You may be a little lost in your first class, but you will definitely pick it up, and if you focus, you may even pick it up by the end of the first class!


Bill is in the red shorts in the top panel. His energy is absolutely contagious!! 

Besides Zumba, I also tried LaBlast, which is based on Dancing With The Stars. Its a slower pace than Zumba, so if you're intimated by trying a Zumba class, LaBlast may be a great place to start.

Since professing my LUUUURVVEEE for The Movement Factory, owner Alyssa was kind enough to sponsor a giveaway for my readers!! She is offering ONE LUCKY READER a 30-day unlimited class, valued at $69, which will give you access to all the following classes for 30 days!
- Co-Ed Yoga Stretch
- ZUMBA
- Pilates Mat
- Vinyasa Yoga
- LaBlast
- Masala Bhangra
- Ladies Booty Camp
- Dance Classes

In addition, The Movement Factory also offers Pilates Springboard and Barre classes, available for an additional fee. In more awesome news, The Movement Factory is expanding its space in October, and will have even MORE class offerings starting next month!!

So here's how you enter (you can do any or ALL of these):
1. Leave a comment letting me know which class you would like to try (1 entry)
2. Follow @TheMvmtFactory on twitter and leave me a comment letting me know you did so (1 entry)
3. Follow The Movement Factory on Facebook and leave me a comment letting me know you did so (1 entry)
4. Tweet "I want to win an unlimited pass to @TheMvmtFactory via @cleshopaholic http://goo.gl/kz39VI" and leave me a comment saying you did so (1 entry for each tweet, you can tweet this once a day!)
5. Update your Facebook Status with "I want to win an unlimited pass to The Movement Factory via cleshopaholic" and leave me a comment saying you did so (1 entry for each update, you can do this once a day). Please make sure you tag The Movement Factory in your update

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. 

Good luck!!

Disclosure: I received a 10% discount on my 10-class pass to The Movement Factory as a thank-you for spreading the word about this great gym. Needless to say, I am happy to do it, discount or not, because I LURVE the classes so much!! The Movement Factory has also provided the 30-day unlimited pass valued at $69 for this giveaway.