When a weekend comes round where you have just the right amount of plans with friends and down time, all is right in the world.
Those weekends seem to have been coming less and less lately so I took full advantage of this one.
Friday brought a long overdue dinner date with CK in celebration of Valentine's Day. We dined at Salmon Dave's in Rocky River where their Taste of New Orleans menu made CK happy and the Alaskan King Crab legs (and gobs of butter) put me over the moon.
Saturday brought a boozy (is there any other way?) brunch with great friends at Press Wine Bar in Tremont. I highly recommend this place for Saturday or Sunday brunch based on their extensive (and delicious) menu and creative mimosa and bloody mary options. Good times.
|Mark, Moe and Matt + Seanski, me and CK|
|I made art with my bubbles and Seanski's face + Me and my Beaver + Cupid's Undie Run making their way through Tremont. Let me just go on record and say the video I took I'm not comfortable sharing online.... interesting crowd.|
Next stop: Brite Winter Festival all over Ohio City. It was COLD, but the turnout was fantastic. From art installations, live music and all of Cleveland's finest supporters the event (from my standpoint) was a huge success. I saw so many friends and had such a good time I was too busy to take photos. Trust me though, it was fabulous and should be a never be missed event.
Sunday I headed down to Canton for the Name Day Luncheon at my church, St. Haralambos. This luncheon was extra special because my Yiayia Lambo was honored with a Women of Distinction Award from the Philoptochos Ladies Society. It was a wonderful affair celebrating women from the church who I've had the honor of working with over the years. I think so fondly of all the time I spent growing up volunteering at my church with multiple generations of my Greek family. Makes me proud to have been a part of it. I'm also just a sap and was crying during the award presentations.
|Thea Beth receiving her Women of Distinction award with Uncle Roger. + My Yiayia Lambo with Metropolitan Savas, she's the best. + All the honorees, look how fancy they are! Greek Yiayias make things happen, guys.|
What a wonderful weekend, let's do it all over again soon shall we?
Have a great Tuesday, kids! Stay warm out there.