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August
5

8 Places to Bury Your Nose in a Book Around Northeast Ohio

Book Lovers Day in Northeast Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Burying your nose in a good book is a great way to leave your worries behind for a few hours. People who read typically have more active imaginations. Plus, reading can help ease stress and depression, prevent cognitive decline, and build your vocabulary. Whether you love mystery novels, non-fiction, or something in-between, Northeast Ohio has several local bookstores worth visiting. Head to one of these book shops to find your next read.

Loganberry Books

10515 Larchmere Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44120

Located in the historic Larchmere neighborhood, this Cleveland bookstore first opened in 1994 and has kept readers happy ever since. They have more than 100,000 different titles in stock, including many on women's history and literature. Loganberry Books carries both new and used titles, including some leatherbound books and first editions. If you're not only a reader but a book collector, this is the place to go.

Loganberry books is open daily. Shoppers can join their Perks Program for free and earn a $10 coupon for every $100 spent. Perks Program members also get a bonus coupon on birthdays and extra store credit when they sell books.

Half-Price Books

1607 Golden Gate Plaza, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

Half-Price Books is a family-owned bookstore that sells secondhand books and other media. You can take them your already-read books to sell and go home with new titles to enjoy. The store has a good selection of books on philosophy, martial arts, and animals. The wide aisles and friendly atmosphere make it a great place to shop with kids.

Half-Price Books is open daily. They offer online ordering and curbside pickup, which are great if you're in a rush.

Fireside Book Shop

29 N. Franklin St., Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

Fireside Book Shop has been serving Northeast Ohio since 1963. The store has an old-fashioned appeal but in the best way. They not only have a great selection of books, but also countless puzzles, greeting cards, and board games. The helpful staff members can help you find the perfect book, whether you're shopping for yourself or a loved one.

Fireside Book Shop is a woman-owned business and is open daily. Their Trade-In Program is a customer favorite, allowing shoppers to trade in their used books for store credit. Stop by regularly, and you'll always have something new to read.

The Learned Owl Book Shop

204 N. Main St., Hudson, OH 44236

The Learned Owl Book Shop has been open on Main Street since 1968. Although the shop is small, its selection of books is incredible. The owner knows everything on the shelves and is very helpful. They also have a children's nook and a selection of adult coloring books.

This bookstore is open daily and is within walking distance of many great cafes and restaurants. You could spend an afternoon picking out a book, walking around the neighborhood, then treating yourself to a nice meal.

Horizontal Books

1921 W. 25th St., Cleveland, OH 44113

If you find yourself in Cleveland, stop by Horizontal Books and browse their shelves. This shop sells overstock books. If you purchase one, you save 50% off the standard retail price. Purchase more than one, and you save even more. Horizontal Books brings in new titles every day, so there's always something else to discover.

Horizontal Books is open daily from 10 am - 6 pm. They're in the process of opening up their own coffee shop, too.

Mac's Backs-Books On Coventry

1820 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

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Mac's Backs-Books on Coventry is a one of the largest bookstores in Ohio. They have three stories of books and community rooms where they host educational events. This shop has a great sci-fi collection and lots of young adult fiction. The entire basement is full of non-fiction titles.

Mack's Backs is walking distance from Case Western Reserve University and is therefore popular with college students. Keep an eye on their website for events such as book signings, writing workshops, and live readings.

Novelty Shop Used & Rare Books

14948 Chillicothe Rd., Novelty, OH 44072

If you're looking for a specific rare or antique book, Novelty Shop is the place to go. This boutique book store sells used, rare, and antique books, along with a small selection of other antique items. You'll find original hardcovers of classics, leatherbound books, and first editions galore.

Novelty Shop has been open since 1999 and is frequented by many of Ohio's book collectors. You're bound to learn something just by stopping in and taking a look around. 

Visible Voice Books

2258 Professor Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

Visible Voice Books wants to make reading cool again. This independent bookstore has a very relaxed, inviting atmosphere and stocks titles in almost every genre. But they also have so much more than books. There's a bar and coffee shop where you can grab your favorite drink to sip while you read. Selections include craft beers from Fat Head and Left Hand Brewing. They even host wine tasting events.

Inside Visible Voice Books, there is also a neighborhood pizza shop called Crust. So, you can enjoy lunch, find a new book, and buy a bottle of wine—all under one roof. The shop is open Tuesday-Sunday.

Get Lost in a Book

Where will you discover your new favorite novel? Let us know which one of these bookstores feels most like home.

June
24

Summer Sunshine and 8 LoLo Gifts Offers

June LoLo Gift Offers - Cutler Real Estate

Poet James Russell Lowell once declared, "And what is so rare as a day in June?" This beautiful month, the gateway to summer, is even more special thanks to the latest lineup of freebies from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts.

Pick up some tea in Northeast Ohio, olive oil in Columbus, and a sandwich in Cincinnati as you discover the wonderful variety of small local businesses around our region.

June Gifts:

Canton: A Drink

Cleveland: Loose Leaf Tea

Medina: Cookies

Kent/Stow: $10 Certificate

Akron: A Drink

Columbus: Olive Oil

Wooster: A Drink

Cincinnati: A Wrap or Sandwich

Canton: A Drink

Muggswigz Coffee & Tea

5854 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718

Need a quick pick-me-up? Or maybe you want some time to relax and reflect. Whatever your current mood is, you'll find what you need in a drink from Muggswigz Coffee & Tea.

About Muggswigz Coffee & Tea

Canton native Alex Haas, founder of Muggswigz Coffee & Tea, takes a scientific and global approach to creating the perfect cup. In addition to studying chemistry and biology, Alex has sampled numerous types of coffee and tea during his extensive international travels. It's not surprising that USA Today named Muggswigz one of America's 10 best coffeehouses.

Contact and Hours

330.754.1017

Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Cleveland: Loose Leaf Tea

The Tea Lab

5th Street Arcades, 530 Euclid Ave., Suite 17, Cleveland, OH 44115

High school chemistry was never this much fun! Class is in session at The Tea Lab, where you can choose from more than 150 loose leaf flavors that brew up a great hot or iced drink.

About The Tea Lab

At The Tea Lab, they believe tea is more than just a great-tasting beverage. Their incredible knowledge can help you find blends that promote good health, from fighting heart disease to easing anxiety and depression. Follow them on Facebook for up-to-the-minute info on new products as well as special promotions, such as 10 percent off "Today's Tea Tomorrow."

Contact and Hours

216.650.7017

Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Medina: Cookies

The Honey Bee Bakery

23 Public Square, Medina, OH 44256

Do you believe that a balanced diet is a cookie in each hand? Then run, don't walk, over to The Honey Bee Bakery and fulfill your daily requirement with this month's tasty offer.

About The Honey Bee Bakery

Make any day special with a treat from The Honey Bee Bakery. Everything is made fresh in-house daily, including the from-scratch frosting on their hand-decorated sugar cookies. Send your taste buds to Europe with their delicate French macarons, available in more than two dozen flavors, including cherry Icee and salted caramel.

Contact and Hours

330.725.0912

Tuesday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Kent/Stow: $10 Certificate

McKay Bricker Framing & Black Squirrel Gifts

141 E. Main St. #101, Kent, OH 44240

Everybody has that one person who's difficult to shop for. Problem solved when you use your $10 certificate toward one of the amazing items at McKay Bricker Framing & Black Squirrel Gifts.

About McKay Bricker Framing & Black Squirrel Gifts

For more than 37 years, McKay Bricker Framing & Black Squirrel Gifts has been Kent's go-to source for art and framing needs. Chances are you'll find Cass McKay herself behind the counter, sharing her incredible design expertise with customers wanting to display their beloved prints, photos, and other art pieces.

Contact and Hours

330.673.5058

Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Akron: A Drink

Muggswigz Coffee & Tea

373 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311

Fortunately, correct pronunciation or spelling of the shop's name isn't required to redeem this month's offer from Muggswigz Coffee & Tea. Your toughest job will be choosing among the wide range of flavors.

About Muggswigz Coffee & Tea

Other coffee shops may boast about being the best, but Muggswigz Coffee & Tea can back up their claims. Throughout its history, Muggswigz has been recognized with local, regional, and national awards. Accolades include top scores at the North American Tea Championship, Ken Davids Coffee Review, and the SCAA Regional Barista Competitions.

Contact and Hours

330.845.8770

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Columbus: Olive Oil

Green Olive Company

59 Spruce St., Columbus, OH 43215

What's not to love about olive oil? It's a high-quality superfood that packs a punch in both flavor and health benefits. Take your cooking to a new level with olive oil from Green Olive Company.

About Green Olive Company

Not all olive oil is created equal. Green Olive Company sells "early harvest" extra-virgin olive oils made from the first press to maximize taste and healthy qualities. Green Olive also sources from artisan farmers who use sustainable methods to create products that are good for you and the environment.

Contact and Hours

614.512.7124

Sunday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Wooster: A Drink

Boba Bowl

127 W. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691

Have you hopped on board the bubble tea bandwagon yet? Use your free offer from Boba Bowl to try this delightful beverage that's as much fun to create and look at as it is to drink.

About Boba Bowl

Variety is the spice of tea at Boba Bowl. With dozens of different flavors available in fruit tea, milk tea, coffee, and boba pearls, the potential combinations are endless. Traditional boba and their signature crema are cooked in-house from the freshest ingredients. Following a special diet? Many of their drinks are gluten-free and vegetarian- or vegan-friendly.

Contact and Hours

330.462.8323

Tuesday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Cincinnati: A Wrap or Sandwich

Dean's Mediterranean Imports

108 W. Elder St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

When you're on the go, a sandwich makes the perfect portable meal. A healthy sandwich or wrap from Dean's Mediterranean Imports keeps you nourished and satisfied.

About Dean's Mediterranean Imports

A native of Lebanon, the namesake of Dean's Mediterranean Imports was inspired by his mother's homestyle cooking and his own entrepreneurial passion. After 30 years, Dean has passed the torch to his daughter Kate, who carries on his legacy of providing tasty Mediterranean dishes and top-quality specialty foods.

Contact and Hours

513.241.8222

Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Let the Sun Shine In

LoLo Gifts for June - Cutler Real Estate

Cutler Real Estate has teamed up with LoLo Gifts to bring a ray of light into everyone's day with our great free offers. It takes only a few minutes to keep the fun going year-round. Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to learn more.

May
27

Everything's Coming Up Free With These 8 LoLo Gifts Offers

May 2022 LoLo Gifts Offers - Cutler Real Estate

No matter what the calendar says, everyone knows Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. So get the fun going with May's great offers from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts, the latest in our monthly series of freebies.

Whether it's a bakery in Northeast Ohio, an artisan gift shop in Columbus, or a craft brewery in Cincinnati, there are all kinds of amazing small businesses waiting to be discovered. 

May Gifts:

Columbus: Artisan Soap

Wooster: Donuts

Cleveland: A Sweet Treat

Kent/Stow: A Shake & a Tea

Medina: A Pretzel

Akron: Honey

Canton: Milk & Honey

Cincinnati: A Beer

Columbus: Artisan Soap

State & Third

65 E. State St. #01013, Columbus, H 43215

A good shower can start your morning off right or relax you after a long day. Whichever you prefer, pamper yourself with one of the sweet-smelling artisan soaps from State & Third.

About State & Third

The address of State & Third is conveniently featured right in the name of this delightful shop. Owner Becky Brisker, a veteran of the handmade market, thoughtfully curates a selection of unique products, many from artisans in Ohio. Categories include home decor, beauty and skincare, and jewelry.

Contact and Hours

614.636.0130

Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wooster: Donuts

Lerch's Donuts

2312 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691

If Homer Simpson ever tasted the delicacies at Lerch's Donuts, America's favorite toon family would be living in Wooster. Fortunately, you can travel no further than Portage Square Plaza to enjoy your free donuts.

About Lerch's Donuts

Since 1933, Lerch's Donuts has been an iconic fixture in Wooster. Founder John Lerch, Sr. discovered a method to fry cake donuts that left them soft but not greasy, and the rest is history. Lerch's Donuts has long been the #1 food item at the Wayne County Fair, and they can also be found on the shop's mobile wagons at various locations.

Contact and Hours

330.465.5517

Monday - Saturday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cleveland: A Sweet Treat

The Sweet Fix Bakery

2307 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Sometimes you just need a bit of sugar in your day. Head over to The Sweet Fix Bakery for a tasty treat that's even better because it's free!

About The Sweet Fix Bakery

In 2014, The Sweet Fix Bakery started as a modest home-based bakery called Craig's Divine Desserts. The food was truly heavenly, as success led to expanding the business into its current location. Customers rave about the cheesecakes and peach cobbler, along with the homemade ice cream.

Contact and Hours

216.571.9866

Tuesday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 5 p.m.

Kent/Stow: A Shake & a Tea

Main Street Nutrition

1665 E. Main St. #100B, Kent, OH 44240

Double your fun with this month's freebie from Main Street Nutrition. Their creative shakes and flavorful teas satisfy your taste buds while providing a welcome shot of energy.

About Main Street Nutrition

Shakes are often guilty pleasures, but not at Main Street Nutrition. Their shakes may have yummy flavors like German Chocolate Cake and Cherry Delight, but they're so filling and packed with nutrients that they make a complete meal. Tea flavors go beyond traditional Earl Grey with options such as Lemon Berry Punch.

Contact and Hours

330.968.3847

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Medina: A Pretzel

Blue Heron Brewery

3227 Blue Heron Trace, Medina, OH 44256

Crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, the warm Bavarian pretzel at Blue Heron Brewery is delicious on its own. But the Matrimony Ale beer cheese sauce, whipped cinnamon butter, and German mustard take the pretzel to a new level.

About Blue Heron Brewery

In just five years, award-winning Blue Heron Brewery has quickly established itself as one of the top regional breweries. Their cozy brewpub, with live music and patio seating, is a perfect setting to enjoy Blue Heron's signature brews, along with a Wagyu burger, tuna poke bowl, and other elevated pub fare.

Contact and Hours

330.870.2583

Tuesday - Thursday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 10 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Akron: Honey

Akron Honey Company

21 Furnace St., Akron, OH 44308

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If Mary Poppins was being filmed today, Julie Andrews would likely be singing the praises of, "A Spoonful of Honey." Get your free portion of this natural superfood at the Akron Honey Company.

About Akron Honey Company

After growing up hearing stories of his great-grandfather's farm in Georgia, Brent Wesley spotted a vacant lot in East Akron and immediately saw the possibilities. That first apiary was the birth of Akron Honey Company, which has since spawned another apiary on the opposite side of town. Brent's goal? Making his product the "iPhone of honey." 

Contact and Hours

330.552.8858

Tuesday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Canton: An Ice Cream Sundae

Milk & Honey

3400 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44709

Celebrate the arrival of summer with everyone's favorite creamy treat. Dig into an old-fashioned ice cream sundae while surrounded by the retro charms of Milk & Honey.

About Milk & Honey

Thanks to the friendly service and menu of comfort food, family-owned Milk & Honey has become a favorite destination for many other families. Customers give high marks for the generous portions and extremely affordable prices. With nearly two dozen types of sundaes, you'll find yourself coming back to try each one.

Contact and Hours

330.492.5884

Monday - Sunday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Cincinnati: A Beer

Humble Monk Brewing Co.

1641 Blue Rock St., Cincinnati, OH 45223

Ohio has wholeheartedly embraced the craft beer movement, with several highly-rated local and regional breweries. Sample creative beers such as Goldi Lincks and Pancake Porter at Humble Monk Brewing Co.

About Humble Monk Brewing Co.

Take your best friend along on a visit to Humble Monk Brewing Co. The pet-friendly taproom even has a regular Thursday night meetup for "Humble Hounds." NYPD Northside Pizza offers free delivery to Humble Monk, and you can also purchase from on-site food trucks or bring your own eats.

Contact and Hours

513.510.4615 

Wednesday and Thursday: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 11 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

A Year-Round Bonanza 

LoLo Gifts Offers - May 2022 - Cutler Real Estate

Our incredible free offers are always in season. Contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to receive our monthly list.

May
20

9 Places to Pick Strawberries Around Ohio

Strawberry Farms - Explore Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

What's not to love about strawberries? They taste delicious, look good on a plate, and are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants. Add some color and sweetness to your summer eating with strawberries you pick yourself at these wonderful farms around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

Aufdenkampe Family Farm

3275 N. Ridge Rd., Vermilion, OH 44089

The property where Aufdenkampe Family Farm now sits dates back to the Western Reserve. After the Aufdenkampes purchased the farm from its original owners, they became a fixture at the Cleveland Produce Terminal, selling their fresh fruits and vegetables. In 2018, the family decided to focus on strawberries, their most popular crop. The 2022 picking season starts around June 1. Follow them on Facebook for updates.

Fitch's Farm Market

4413 Center Rd., Avon, OH 44011

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Three generations of family work side-by-side at Fitch's Farm Market, founded in 1983 by Richard and wife Rita. Sons Adam and Daniel and grandfather Robert handle everything from field management and harvesting to mechanic duties. In addition to strawberries, visitors can pick their own beans, peppers, and tomatoes in season. Stop by the on-site market for other fruits and vegetables as well as flowers in flats and hanging baskets. Follow them on Facebook for information about u-pick availability. Hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily.

Maurer Farms 

2901 Batdorf Rd., Wooster, OH 44691

From its humble beginnings in 1950 on a small patch of land along Highland Avenue, Maurer Farms grew into its current location in 1961. Strawberries have been the primary crop since day one, with peaches, sweet corn, and other fruits and vegetables added over the years. Maurer Farms offers u-pick strawberries and raspberries, and their on-site market sells their own produce along with products from other local farmers. Hours are 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday between late May and mid-October. Watch their website and Facebook page for updates.

Mitchell's Berries & Blooms 

9331 Mitchell-Dewitt Rd., Plain City, OH 43064

Farmer Paul and wife Shelly, aka Berrygirl, are a match made at OSU. Together they run Mitchell's Berries & Blooms on a farm that's been in the family for more than two centuries. After son Jake doubled their raspberry production, Paul and Shelly took his advice and added strawberries to their crops. With events like Sunrise and Sunset Yoga, Dairy Day, and the Berry Fairy Summer Tea Party, Mitchell's Berries & Blooms offers fun for the whole family. Follow them on Facebook for current information on hours and availability.

Folck Family Farm

6843 State Route 54, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044

Can't get enough fresh berries? You'll be in seventh heaven with a visit to Folck Family Farm. Berry picking season kicks off in late spring with strawberries, followed by raspberries in June and blackberries in July. After growing up on dairy and cattle farms, owner Bob Folck had a successful career in sales, but he couldn't resist the call of the farming life. Bob and wife Cindy began growing berries in 2003, and in 2018 they opened a winery and tasting room selling wine made from the fruits of their fields. Visit their website and Facebook page for updates.

Doran's Farm Market

5462 Babbitt Rd., New Albany, OH 43054

In the 1970s, Farmer Jim Doran sold his produce right out in the front yard from one of the wagons that are such a nostalgic part of Americana. Fast forward to 2022, and Doran's Farm Market is a popular destination filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, baked goods, and beverages. Customers also have the opportunity to pick their own strawberries and other select produce. Doran's Farm Market opens with the strawberry season in late May and runs through pumpkin season in early November. Check their website and Facebook page for information.

Irons Fruit Farm

1640 Stubbs Mill Rd., Lebanon, OH 45036

A trip to Irons Fruit Farm is truly an event. Since its beginning in the early 1900s, the farm has expanded to include pick-your-own strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, apples, and pumpkins. The on-site market and bakery is known for the signature cinnamon cider donuts and apple fritters. They also carry jam, jellies, and other specialty products made from produce grown on the farm. Follow them on Facebook for information about the vendor fair, which features local craft artisans as well as food trucks and live entertainment. Summer hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon - 6 p.m. Sunday.

Stokes Berry Farm

2822 Center Rd., Wilmington, OH 45177

For more than four generations, Stokes Berry Farm has been a fixture in the Cincinnati area. Visitors can pick strawberries and black raspberries from the lush fields or preorder white Georgia peaches, tart Michigan cherries, and other fruits for convenient pickup. The whole family can enjoy a stroll along the creek or catch-and-release fishing in the six-acre lake. Don't forget to bring a picnic lunch! There is a $25 fee for a three-hour fishing pass. In-season hours are 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily. Watch their Facebook page for posts about the current schedule.

McGlasson Farms

5832 River Rd., Hebron, KY 41048

Located in a scenic rural area, McGlasson Farms is rich with family history. After moving west from Virginia in the 1860s, the McGlassons built a log cabin and began farming the land. While the family had success selling to various markets, they discovered there was even more potential in creating a produce stand on their own property. Today, McGlasson Farms even has a devoted following of customers from all around the region. Visitors can join in the fun picking their own strawberries, blackberries, and other fresh produce. In-season hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekends. Watch the website and Facebook page for schedule information.

Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberries and cream has been a tradition at the classic Wimbledon tennis tournament since it began in 1877. What's your favorite way to eat strawberries?

April
27

Explore Ohio: Shop Around These 8 Small Towns

Small Town Shopping - Explore Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Tired of the cookie-cutter big-box stores with limited selections, inflated prices, and impersonal service? Combine sightseeing and shopping with day trips to the wonderful small towns of Ohio, from Northeast Ohio to Columbus and Cincinnati, where the character and appeal of a traditional "downtown" is alive and well. 

NORTHEAST OHIO

Medina

Founded in 1818, Medina was originally named "Mecca," which means, "a place to which many people are attracted." Residents and visitors agree that the town's friendly atmosphere and "Norman Rockwell" appearance make that an apt description. The charming town square, presided over by the beautiful brick courthouse, is surrounded by Victorian-style buildings that house a number of wonderful shops and restaurants. Support local causes by shopping at The Bookshelf, a used bookstore where all proceeds go to Project Learn, an adult literacy organization. You don't have to have a green thumb to visit the Gardener's Cottage, which offers a full assortment of furnishings, home accessories, seasonal decor, and gifts. Miss Molly's Tea Room and A Cupcake a Day have great treats to sit and enjoy or grab and go. The square, also known as Uptown Park, hosts regular community events such as Art in the Park and International Fest.

Chagrin Falls

From its picturesque name to the quaint, tree-lined streets, Chagrin Falls maintains a classic small-town feel in a 21st-century world. Noted cartoonist and Chagrin Falls native Bill Watterson featured a picture of his hometown on the back cover of The Essential Calvin and Hobbes Collection. With more than 75 independent shops and restaurants in the village center, you'll find anything you may need or want. The annual mid-summer Sidewalk Sale, featuring live music and kids' activities, has been a Chagrin Falls tradition for more than 70 years. Take a break from shopping to enjoy the view of the town's namesake falls from Bell Street Park, Riverside Park, or the Main Street bridge.

Berlin

Ever feel like technology is taking over your life? Step into a more relaxed way of life with a visit to Berlin. As the oldest existing village in Holmes County, Berlin is the center of the world's largest Amish community. The streets are lined with dozens of shops that carry one-of-a-kind items featuring high-quality craftsmanship. Spend an afternoon exploring Berlin Antique & Craft Malls, two side-by-side facilities where you'll also find the best fudge in the area. If that's not enough, check out Berlin Village Antique Mall, a two-story building filled with classic pieces and collectibles. Sample the cheese, produce, and all the bounty of Amish farms at German Village Market, Bunker Hill Cheese Chalet, and Troyer's Country Market. Don't miss Streb's General Store, where the third generation is running this classic shop.

COLUMBUS

Granville

If Granville reminds you of a town in New England, that's no coincidence. Settlers from the East Coast planned the Ohio community using familiar concepts from New England villages, right down to sharing the name of their original hometown in Massachusetts. Granville's layout follows the traditional grid pattern, with two major thoroughfares meeting in the center at the town square. Several original buildings, including churches, inns, and private homes, are still standing, with more than 100 listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The downtown business district, part of Granville's established historic area, includes boutiques such as Cedar and Thread, featuring clothing and home décor, and Green Velvet of Granville, a Parisian-style shop with an eclectic mix of merchandise. For a modern touch, stop for lunch or dinner at Three Tigers Brewing Company, a craft brewery and taproom that serves Vietnamese-inspired street food.

German Village

As its preservation society proudly proclaims, you don't have to live in German Village to feel like you belong. Located just south of downtown Columbus, German Village is the largest privately funded preservation district on the National Register of Historic Places. Though technically not a town, this neighborhood has gained worldwide recognition as a premier example of successful restoration, retaining much of the same character and appeal as it displayed during its origins in the mid-19th century. The Book Loft of German Village, housed in a pre-Civil War building that takes up an entire city block, is worth a visit all on its own. Other notable shops include Helen Winnemore's, a women's clothing store that originated in its namesake's home, and Vernacular, a clothing and lifestyle boutique that specializes in ethically sourced, organic, and minority-owned brands.

CINCINNATI

Yellow Springs

Earlier this year, travel website Only in Your State proclaimed Yellow Springs to be one of the coolest small towns in America, referring to it as a "little slice of paradise" based on its charm and originality. Just how cool is it? Comedian Dave Chappelle, whose father was a professor and dean of students at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, still lives here with his wife and three children on a 65-acre farm. Who can resist shops and restaurants such as The Smoking Octopus, a tobacco store located in a uniquely designed building, and Ha Ha Pizza, with its iconic mural featuring a jackalope, gremlin, flying saucer, and the Loch Ness Monster?

Loveland

Shopping is in Loveland's DNA. The town is named for James Loveland, who ran the general store and post office near the downtown railroad tracks. In the 1980s, the railroad corridor was converted to a bike trail that became part of the Little Miami Scenic Trail, which hosts nearly 750,000 hikers and bikers each year. Not surprisingly, Loveland has several shops, such as JackRabbit, Montgomery Cyclery, and Vertical Drop, specializing in clothing and outdoor activities equipment. If indoor pursuits are more your style, make stops at Busy Bee Boutique and Bond Furniture and Design.

Waynesville

With more than 60 shops and restaurants in a compact, five-block area, you can shop in Waynesville without fear of dropping. Want more credentials? Waynesville is known as the "Antiques Capital of the Midwest," and it has been recognized by USA Today as one of the "Most Walkable Towns in America." Waynesville Antique Mall, housed in a brick building built in 1882, includes nearly 50 vendors offering classic items, collectibles, and historical memorabilia. Don't miss Buckeye Charm, a family-owned retro boutique with an actual vintage truck as its centerpiece.

SMALLTOWN U.S.A.

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March
23

9 Shops to Show Your Love for Ohio

Ohio-Themed Shops - Explore Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Ohio is known for many things, including its popular college and professional sports teams, as well as local food and artisan products. Whether you're shopping for yourself or for a gift, you'll find a great selection of Ohio-themed merchandise at many area shops, each of which has its own specialty.

Check out the following nine shops that let you show your love for Ohio.

Northeast Ohio

Flavor of Ohio

6736 Hathaway Rd., Valley View, OH 44125

For over 31 years, Flavor of Ohio has selected the state's best foods and products and attractively packaged them into gift baskets. You can order just one basket or a large number to treat your customers or employees, and the shop can customize them in any configuration and in any price range. Popular baskets include several Amish breakfast options including products like Fowler's mill cloth bag pancake mix, raspberry jam, apple butter, and maple syrup. Ohio State and other sports-related baskets are also customer favorites. And if you'd like to order a single product, such as the state's famously delicious buckeyes, you can do that as well.

Cleveland in a Box

530 Euclid Ave. #40, Cleveland OH 44115

Cleveland in a Box is the perfect shop to order some local items to send to a former resident or a friend or relative who lives in another area to give them a taste of the area. Start by choosing your box size, which starts at $25 and holds up for three items and tops out at $75 and up for 15 items. Then, fill your box with your choice of a wide range of products, including Bertman Ballpark Mustard, treats from the Sweetie Candy Company, BARRS Bars of Soap, a Cleveland T-shirt, and more. It's easy to find items to suit your recipient as well as your budget. And shipping to U.S. and military addresses is free.

Cuyahoga Collective

15701 Madison Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107

You'll find an eclectic and interesting collection of Ohio and North Coast items at Cuyahoga Collective, which sells apparel as well as objects for the home. Merchandise includes hometown prints, topographic and harbor maps, regional apparel, local pennants with a vintage flair, and Ohio-shaped bamboo boards. Some items are made in-house, while others are from local makers as well as those in other parts of the U.S. and abroad. When you visit the shop, relax in the "living room" concept of the store, have a seat, and enjoy a cup of coffee. You're also welcome to create custom work with the shop's design team.

Columbus

Celebrate Local

Easton Town Center 3952 Townsfair Way, Columbus, OH 43219

If you want to support Ohio businesses and treat yourself to a few favorite items or send a gift basket to someone special, Celebrate Local has it covered. You'll be able to choose apparel, foods such as barbecue rubs and popcorn, and unique items such as a buckeye leaf hand-thrown mug, and much more at the retail brick-and-mortar shop or online. Everything is grown or created by Ohio makers, farmers, and artists. And if you'd like to create a gift basket, the shop can fill it with products like Ohio food, wines, gifts, and more.

Homage

4032 Easton Station Rd., Columbus, OH 43219

Have you ever had a stranger come up to you and comment on your T-shirt? Maybe you were sporting an Ohio State shirt and had people come up to you with a friendly and enthusiastic, "Go, Buckeyes!" That's the inspiration behind Homage, a local clothing company that was created with the idea of the stories that clothing tells as well as the connections they let us make. You'll find all kinds of graphic T-shirts at Homage, including those representing local sports teams as well as those throughout the country, pop culture shirts, and food and drink-themed shirts touting specific breweries and Skyline chili, among other favorites.

The Red Stable

223 E. Kossuth St., Columbus, OH 43206

Located in the heart of historic German Village just south of downtown Columbus, The Red Stable is housed in a building that has evolved through the years to meet the needs of the community. The "little red barn" was originally used as a horse livery in the late 1800s and has also seen use as an ice storage facility and as a service garage with the advent of the car. Today, it features the work of over 100 local artists and vendors who create unique gifts and artwork. You'll find handmade jewelry, fine art, garden art, books by local authors, Ohio State memorabilia and more at the shop. And while you're there, make sure to visit the second floor to see and shop in an art gallery filled with originals and print reproductions of German Village as well as Columbus and Ohio.

Cincinnati

I Love Cincinnati Shop

441 Vine St., Suite 2E, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Billing itself as "The Hometown Shop for Everything Cincinnati," the store carries a wide variety of sports apparel for teams including the Reds, Bengals, FC Cincinnati, the University of Cincinnati, Xavier, and Ohio State. You'll also find plenty of souvenir items such as Cincinnati-branded shot glasses, snow globes, and more.

The Collective

411 Walnut St., New Richmond, OH 45157

The Collective showcases the work of local artists in a curated collection of quality handcrafted local goods. You'll also find the work of a few special regional artists here, but the main focus is on local artisans. You can find everything from metalworks to spruce up your outdoor space to beautiful handwoven rugs, placemats, and table runners, with the number of artists continuing to expand.

Cincy Shirts

OTR location, 1301 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Hyde Park location, 2709 Observatory Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208

It's all about Cincy at this shop, as the name of this company suggests. Shirts are the main product, with options for every local sports and professional team, restaurants such as Johnny Bench's Home Plate, and pop culture shirts including ones based on the popular TV show of yesterday, "WKRP in Cincinnati." You'll also find some other apparel products, including hats and socks, that can help accessories your shirts.

Local Flavor

Which stores do you shop at to show your love for Ohio? 

February
25

We Know You'll Love These February LoLo Gifts

February 2022 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

Cupid's arrow has been hitting its mark all around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati! We're feeling the love at Cutler Real Estate, where we've entered into a "marriage" with LoLo Gifts to bring you the best free offers from local small businesses.

What will be the next restaurant, bakery, or candy shop to capture your heart? Find the answer among our fabulous lineup of February's offers.

February Gifts:

Canton: Macarons

Akron: A Gourmet Hot Dog

Medina: Two Cupcakes

Kent/Stow: An Appetizer

Wooster: A Pizza 

Columbus: A Breakfast Bagel

Cleveland: Bonbons

Cincinnati: $10 Certificate

Canton: Macarons

Le Macaron French Pastries

4230 Belden Village Mall Cir. NW 4570, Canton, ON 44718

The colorful, delicate treats at Le Macaron French Pastries are almost too pretty to eat. Emphasis on almost, because one bite of these sweet sensations will brighten anyone's day.

About Le Macaron French Pastries

Le Macaron French Pastries brings a piece of Paris to Canton. In addition to more than 20 flavors of macarons, the charming patisserie offers Napoleons, éclairs, tarts, and meringues. For a refreshing change of pace, try one of their macaron shells with a scoop of luscious gelato.

Contact and Hours

740.263.1557

Monday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Akron: A Gourmet Hot Dog

Stray Dog Cafe

75 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44308

No, "gourmet hot dog" is not an oxymoron. Expand your culinary horizons with your choice of creative hot dog options at Stray Dog Cafe.

About Stray Dog Cafe

As if there weren't already good reasons to visit the main library in downtown Akron, Stray Dog Cafe adds upscale fast food to the mix. The Mac & Cheese Dog takes comfort food to a new level, while the Stray Hog brings all your BBQ favorites together. Dogs are available in beef or turkey.

Contact and Hours

330.594.5392

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Medina: Two Cupcakes

Frosted Cake Shoppe

503 S. Court St., Medina, OH 44256

Want to give your sweetheart some sugar? Head over to Frosted Cake Shoppe and pick out two cupcakes from the flavors of the day, such as PB&J, hot fudge, or sea salt caramel.

About Frosted Cake Shoppe

In May 2020, at the tender age of 18, Brittany became the owner of Frosted Cake Shoppe after a stint as a cake decorator. As someone who graduated high school at 13 and college at 18, Brittany has always been an overachiever, and that carries through to the mouthwatering baked goods from her shop. 

Contact and Hours

330.952.2253

Monday and Wednesday - Friday: Noon - 6 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 5 p.m.

Wooster: A Pizza

Whitmer's Pizza of Kidron

4692 Kidron Rd., Kidron, OH 44636

You want Italian, he wants burgers? Pizza is common ground for all culinary tastes. The handmade pies at Whitmer's Pizza of Kidron will have you coming back for more.

About Whitmer's Pizza of Kidron

Whitmer's Pizza of Kidron carries on the legacy of the original location in a historic general store in Wineburg. Customers also rave about the signature broasted chicken, available by the piece or in full dinners. Be sure to save room for their dessert pizza, topped with apple pie filling and vanilla glaze.

Contact and Hours

330.857.3000

Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Kent/Stow: An Appetizer

Erie Street Kitchen

163 W. Erie St., Kent, OH 44240

Erie Street Kitchen is a great start or finish to a special date night. Share a plate of deviled eggs, fried green tomatoes, or one of their other delicious appetizers with your significant other.

About Erie Street Kitchen

Located in the iconic Venice Cafe, a Kent institution since 1951, Erie Street Kitchen serves up Southern favorites with a side trip into Asian flavors. Classics such as jambalaya, shrimp & grits, and chicken & waffles are made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Nashville hot fried chicken and fried perch add new dimensions to traditional báhn mì sandwiches.

Contact and Hours

330.593.5928

Tuesday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Columbus: A Breakfast Bagel

The Lox Bagel Shop

772 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Whether you prefer sweet or savory breakfast, bagels are always the answer. Start your day off right with a tasty breakfast bagel from The Lox Bagel Shop.

About The Lox Bagel Shop

How good are the bagels at The Lox Bagel Shop? Good enough to land them on the "Best Bagels in America" list in Food & Wine Magazine. Their hand-rolled bagels, a pleasing mix of New York and Montreal styles, are boiled and baked in a live-fire oven. Get them as a hearty sandwich or with a simple schmear of cream cheese.

Contact and Hours

614.824.4005

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cleveland: Bonbons

Sweet Bean Chocolate

819 E. 185th St., Cleveland, OH 44119

Yes, you may think of your significant other as "eye candy." But the term will take on a literal meaning once you see the shiny, hand-painted bonbons at Sweet Bean Chocolate.

About Sweet Bean Chocolate

Sweet Bean Chocolate is truly a labor of love for husband-and-wife team Bob and Kristin Barnes. Bob is in charge of the chocolate-making process, starting with roasting and grinding the cacao beans, while Kristin is the artist behind the hand-painted, molded final product. 

Contact and Hours

216.795.5561

Wednesday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cincinnati: $10 Certificate

Fawn Candy

4271 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211

2692 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45208

Decisions, decisions. Do you use your $10 certificate on caramellows, chocolate-covered Oreos, or buckeyes? Fortunately, there's no wrong answer at Fawn Candy.

About Fawn Candy

In 1946, WWII vet Paul "Pep" Guenther and his wife Jean opened Fawn Candy, selling homemade ice cream and confections. Today, their four daughters are keeping it all in the family, running Fawn Candy with assorted children, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. Their continued success led to opening a second location at Rookwood Pavilion.

Contact and Hours

Harrison Ave.

513.574.9612

Monday - Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Madison Rd.

513.351.4191

Monday - Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.

A Match Made in Heaven

LoLo Gifts Offers for February 2022 - Cutler Real Estate

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December
31

Cheer On Local Businesses with These 8 LoLo Gifts

LoLo Gifts - December 2021 - Cutler Real Estate

So have you been naughty or nice this year? The good news is that it doesn't matter! When it comes to our monthly gifts from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts, everyone can get in on the fun.

Some great local businesses in Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati are out there waiting to be discovered by you. Enjoy some holiday cheer, courtesy of your friends at Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts.

December Gifts:

Canton: A Sandwich

Medina: An Appetizer

Wooster: A Whippt Coffee

Columbus: Sweet Treats

Kent/Stow: A Pizza

Cleveland: A Coffee

Cincinnati: A Breakfast Sandwich and a Coffee

Akron: A Pizza

Canton: A Sandwich

Salumeria di Torre

425 Tuscarawas St. E., Canton, OH 44702

Sandwiches are portable and come in various options, making them a perfect meal. Satisfy your hunger with one of the tasty sandwiches from Salumeria di Torre.

About Salumeria di Torre

Nothing beats a hearty deli sandwich, especially when it's made with the fresh Italian meats and artisan cheeses found at Salumeria di Torre. Pair your sandwich with a side of pasta salad, chickpea salad, or cup of soup. Hosting a special event? Salumeria di Torre offers convenient catering with pastas, entrées, sandwiches, and dessert trays.

Contact and Hours

330.488.5763

Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Medina: An Appetizer

Corkscrew Saloon

811 W. Liberty St., Medina, OH 44256

Appetizers have come a long way since cheese and crackers. Choose from creative starters such as duck bacon wontons, potato and cheese pierogies, and toasted mussels from Corkscrew Saloon.

About Corkscrew Saloon

The Corkscrew Saloon, located in a beautiful 1850s Victorian mansion, is "where the foodie comes to relax." Whether it's produce from local farms or seafood from the Pacific Ocean, Chef Ryan Marino takes pride in sourcing the freshest ingredients for their menu of new American cuisine. 

Contact and Hours

330.725.0220

Tuesday - Thursday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Wooster: A Whippt Coffee

Whippt Dalgona Coffee

135 W. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691

Need a morning starter or afternoon pick-me-up? Stop at Whippt Dalgona Coffee for your free drink and find out why people call Whippt coffee, "Heaven in a Cup."

About Whippt Coffee Bar

While searching for a caffeinated drink to help her through her studies at the University of Akron, Nicole Norris discovered Dalgona coffee. Six months after earning her degree, Nicole opened Whippt Dalgona Coffee in downtown Wooster. The vegan frozen concentrate is used to make hot and cold coffee drinks, steamers, hot chocolate, and shakes. 

Contact and Hours

330.439.0084

Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: Sweet Treats

MMELO Boutique Confections

1500 Polaris Pkwy., Polaris Fashion Place, Ground Floor, Columbus, OH 43240

Candy may not fit your conventional definition of art. Chances are you'll change your mind after you try the visual and edible delights of the sweet treats at MMELO Boutique Confections.

About MMELO Boutique Confections

As the name implies, MMELO (pronounced "mellow") Boutique Confections has a mission to elevate candy above its junk food status. Their tea cakes, chocolate buttons, and other Instagram-ready treats are made with all-natural, quality ingredients. Following a special diet? MMELO offers a number of vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options.

Contact and Hours

614.822.9530

Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 6 p.m.

Kent/Stow: A Pizza

Lucci's Place

405 E. Main St., Kent, OH 44240

Get a slice of the Big Apple right here in Kent. Lucci's Place is serving up a free New York-style pizza for your December gift.

About Lucci's Place

Guided by more than 30 years of experience, Lucci's Place has been firing up their stone deck ovens to turn out some first-rate traditional New York-style pizza. Homemade sauce and dough provide a fresh base for pepperoni, heirloom tomatoes, black or green olives, and any combination of more than two dozen toppings.

Contact and Hours

330.673.9833

Monday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Lucci's Place is currently open for pick-up and delivery only.

Cleveland: A Coffee

Ready Set Coffee

7306 Detroit Ave., Suite 101, Cleveland, OH 44102

In the new millennium, coffee is more than just a beverage; it's a lifestyle. One sip of your free drink from Ready Set Coffee, and you'll know why they've become such a valued member of the community.

About Ready Set Coffee

You've heard of garage bands? Ready Set Coffee may be the first roaster to originate as a garage coffee. Within a year, the coffee proved to be so popular that orders were coming in from as far away as Alaska. In spring of 2021, Ready Set Coffee moved into more spacious quarters in the fashionable Gordon Square Arts District. 

Contact and Hours

216.736.8601

Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cincinnati: A Breakfast Sandwich and a Coffee

Press on Monmouth

421 Monmouth St., Newport, KY 41071

Mom always said breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Make her proud when you pick up a breakfast sandwich and coffee from Press on Monmouth.

About Press on Monmouth

Yes, panini sandwiches are the headliner at Press on Monmouth, but the creative menu goes above and beyond. Customers keep coming back for flavorful dishes such as quinoa and rice bowls, tater tot waffles, and their signature biscuits and gravy. Complete your meal with hot or cold spiked coffee, Bloody Mary, mimosa, or one of their other specialty beverages.

Contact and Hours

859.261.3397

Monday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Akron: A Pizza

Lucci's Place

2457 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

Pizza provides common ground between vegetarian and meat lovers. Whichever you prefer, you'll find it New York-style at Lucci's Place. 

About Lucci's Place

When it comes to pizza, Lucci's Place is proof that you don't have to sacrifice quality for convenience. Their red and white sauces are made from scratch, while their pizza dough is made fresh daily. Pies include a luscious blend of mozzarella and provolone cheese along with your choice of meat, veggie, and herb toppings.

Contact and Hours

234.571.0053

Wednesday - Sunday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Lucci's Place is currently open for pick-up and delivery only.

Gifts That Keep on Giving

December 2021 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

Want to heat up chilly winter days with more hot freebies? Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to receive our monthly list of great special gifts.

December
3

Toy Story: 9 Places to Shop for Kids of All Ages in Ohio

Toy Stores Around Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

There's nothing quite like seeing the joy in a child's eyes when they receive a Christmas gift they really love. When you choose to skip the big-box stores and support local instead, you'll help keep the shopkeeper's dreams alive as well. 

If you're ready to start your holiday shopping soon, you'll be glad to know that there are some great locally owned toy stores in Northeast OhioColumbus, and Cincinnati. Here's a look at some of our favorites.

Smartickles Toy Store

986 Medina Rd. Suite A, Medina, OH 44256

If you're looking for fun and educational holiday gifts, you'll definitely want to pay a visit to Smartickles Toy Store. This family-owned and operated business has been around since 1976. They carry all of the most popular developmental toy brands including LEGO, Colorforms, Melissa & Doug, and more.

Everything is priced very affordably and they carry a huge inventory of items. There are also lots of cool options for "big kids" too, so you may want to pay a visit even if you're not shopping for little ones.

PLAYmatters Toys

30789 Pinetree Rd., Pepper Pike, OH 44124

PLAYmatters Toys was voted Best Toy Store in the 2021 annual Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards — for good reason. This specialty shop sells premier-quality toys, dolls, games, and puzzles from some of the best toymakers around the world. 

Not only will you find some great gifts here, but they also offer free gift wrapping with a selection of fun papers, so you can present the special child in your life with a beautifully wrapped gift without any hassle. 

Do you want to make gift giving easy for family and friends? You can also go to PLAYmatters and create a wish list for your child. This takes the guesswork out of it and you won't have to worry about returning gifts that aren't quite right!

Your Toy Connection

238 W. Main St., Ravenna, OH 44266

At Your Toy Connection, you'll find a huge selection of both modern and vintage toys. They have everything from toys that were popular in the 1960s to current items. While the inventory changes regularly, you'll likely find lots of Transformers, Star Wars items, POP collectibles, and more.

You can count on Your Toy Connection to offer excellent prices and their friendly staff is always happy to help. Whether you're looking for a special collectible piece or you just want to look around and see what strikes your fancy, you'll love spending time here.   

Sir Troy's Toy Kingdom

1180 S. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720

Sir Troy's Toy Kingdom is known for carrying high-quality, imagination-powered toys for both kids and adults who are kids at heart. This is one of the best places to get your hands on hard-to-find LEGO sets as well as items like MEGA BLOKS, Masterpiece Puzzles, the full line of Breyer Horses, COBI Military Sets, and more. 

In addition to the North Canton store, you'll also find locations in Medina and Solon as well as a robust online store. This makes it easy to shop local for your holiday gifts no matter where you're located. 

Dreamland

1239 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, OH 43240

Founded in 2011, Dreamland is one of the most popular toy stores in Columbus. They carry a large selection of toy brands like Disney, Ty, Melisssa & Doug, Mattel, Fisher-Price, and more. They also have a selection of Squishmallows and giant fidget pops. 

Need a deluxe scooter with LED wheels, a 3D Harry Potter puzzle, or a giant stuffed T-rex? You'll find all this and more at Dreamland! 

Big Fun Columbus

672 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

If you're looking for some fun stocking stuffers or vintage toys for a child who is into collecting, you'll want to check out Big Fun Columbus. They always have a super cool selection, and since they buy old toys all the time, you can find cool new stuff every time you visit. 

Coolest Toys on Earth

6840 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227

For rare and unique gifts for kids (and adults!), you can't go wrong with Coolest Toys on Earth. This shop almost feels more like a cool toy museum than a retail store. They carry a huge selection of rare and high-quality toys, outdoor games, puzzles, science items, building kits, toys for younger kids, and more. A gift from this store is guaranteed to be one that will get a ton of use. 

Flying Pig Toys

7723 Five Mile Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45230

Looking for a gift that will last a lifetime? Check out the high-quality wooden toys at Flying Pig Toys. They carry many unique brands and have a constantly evolving selection. In addition to toys, you'll also find a wide variety of stackers and tons of books ranging from educational to silly. They even have a selection of pop-up baby books. 

Flying Pig Toys offers a rewards program and the ability to make a wish list. This makes them a popular choice among parents in the Cincinnati area. 

House of Plastik

834 OH-125 #310, Cincinnati, OH 45245

If you have a kid (or big kid) in your life who is into vintage or collectible items, then you'll want to check out House of Plastik. They have a great selection of action figures, Transformers, My Little Pony, Star Wars items, and more. If you need some stocking stuffers, you can also get some great candy here. 

Since they buy used items, you can always find something new and exciting. And, if you need to clear out some space and make some cash, you might be able to sell a few old items before the holidays arrive. 

Santa Claus is Coming to Town! 

Where will you shop for fun items to spread Christmas cheer this year? 

November
26

Be Thankful for These 8 LoLo Gifts

LoLo Gifts for November 2021 - Cutler Real Estate

Gratitude is the attitude for November, and Cutler Real Estate is thankful to be a member of such a vibrant business community. We've teamed up with LoLo Gifts for special offers that help you discover the amazing restaurants, shops, and small businesses around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

As you prepare for the holidays, take a break and treat yourself with one of these delightful offers.

November Gifts:

Medina: Breakfast

Cleveland: Popcorn

Wooster: $10 Certificate

Columbus: A Beer or Cider

Kent/Stow: Cupcakes

Canton: A Bouquet

Akron: Bar of Soap

Cincinnati: Chocolate

Medina: Breakfast

Griddle's Cafe

986 N. Court St., Medina, OH 44256

As the saying goes, eat breakfast like a king. You'll definitely feel like royalty when you start your day with a satisfying homestyle meal of pancakes, corned beef hash, or biscuits and gravy at Griddle's Cafe.

About Griddle's Cafe

While the diner menu and ambiance may feel traditional, Griddle's Cafe recently celebrated their one-year anniversary. They've built a following on friendly service and classic dishes with an updated twist, such as their oatmeal with crème brûlée topping.

Contact And Hours

330.722.9886

Tuesday - Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cleveland: Popcorn

Kernels by Chrissie

530 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115

Popcorn is a canvas for an endless range of flavors, making it the perfect snack for any taste. Which of the dozens of sweet and savory flavors at Kernels by Chrissie will satisfy your craving?

About Kernels by Chrissie

A popcorn kettle may not seem like a romantic gift. But when Chrissie's husband presented her with one, little did she know that this present would change their lives. Chrissie went from treating family and friends to building a full-fledged popcorn business, including mobile units to serve farmers' markets, music festivals, and other events.

Contact And Hours

216.664.0638

Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wooster: $10 Certificate

Miss Amy's Bakery

1494 E. Smithville Western Rd., Suite C., Wooster, OH 44691

The pastry case at Miss Amy's Bakery is filled with a selection of mouthwatering cookies, cupcakes, and other luscious baked goods. Use your $10 certificate toward whatever strikes your fancy.

About Miss Amy's Bakery

Yes, there really is a Miss Amy, and her Instagram-worthy treats do more than delight the taste buds of residents. Owner Amy Crosland provides true community partnership through her bakery's support of local organizations and causes, such as Special Olympics and the Wayne Center for the Arts.

Contact And Hours

330.804.0000

Tuesday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Columbus: A Beer Or Cider

Land-Grant Brewing Company

424 W. Town St., Columbus, OH 43215

Looking for a place to kick back and unwind after a long day? Raise a beer or cider with friends at Land-Grand Brewing Company.

About Land-Grant Brewing Company

The historic 1920s building that houses Land-Grant Brewing Company once held an actual factory that produced elevators and track systems. Today, 12,000-square-foot facility accommodates a full brewhouse along with a great taproom and beer garden. Food is available from a rotating assortment of food trucks.

Contact And Hours

614.427.3946

Monday - Wednesday 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - Midnight
Sunday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Kent/Stow: Cupcakes

The Mockingbird Bakery

154 Cherry St., Kent, OH 44240

When your sweet tooth demands attention, a cupcake is the perfect solution. Choose from Death by Chocolate, Salted Caramel, or 14 other flavors on the everyday menu at The Mockingbird Bakery.

About The Mockingbird Bakery

Cupcakes are just the tip of the baked goods iceberg at The Mockingbird Bakery, which offers a full assortment of cakes, cookies, and pastries. Pair your favorite sweet with one of their hot cocoa bombs. These hot beverages, in flavors like Chocolate Mint and Cinnamon, will warm you up fast on a cold winter day.

Contact And Hours

330.593.5058

Tuesday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Canton: A Bouquet

Dougherty Flowers

3717 Tulane Ave. NE, Louisville, OH 44641

Nothing brightens the day faster than flowers. Pick up a fresh, colorful bouquet for yourself or a friend at Dougherty Flowers.

About Dougherty Flowers

Family-owned Dougherty Flowers' "roots" in Stark County go all the way back to 1923. With nearly 20 fully operating greenhouses, they provide an incredible variety of flowers and plants at the peak of freshness. Their talented staff will work with you to design a custom arrangement for any occasion.

Contact And Hours

330.875.5571

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - Noon

Akron: Bar of Soap

The Bird Store and More!

117 Merz Blvd., Fairlawn, OH 44333

Birdbaths are just one of the many supplies and accessories found at The Bird Store and More! When it comes to soap, use your offer for a fragrant bar to pamper yourself or a friend.

About The Bird Store and More!

Over 23 years ago, animal lover Sue Wright and her husband Paul made the leap from devoted customers to owners of The Bird Store and More! You'll often find Sue in the bird supply/gift shop alongside Tito, her pet Havanese, and Rae, the Blue-fronted Amazon parrot that serves as the shop's mascot.

Contact and Hours

330.869.9453

Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cincinnati: Chocolate

Maverick Chocolate Co.

129 W. Elder St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Chocolate is the answer for any bad day. Indulge with mint, lemon lavender, peanut butter, or one of the other gourmet bars at Maverick Chocolate Co.

About Maverick Chocolate Co.

When Paul Picton's engineering job took him around the globe, he always returned with top-quality chocolate for wife Marlene and their sons. They decided to put their knowledge of chocolate to use by opening Maverick Chocolate Co. All products are handcrafted in small batches from ethically-sourced cacao beans.

Contact and Hours

513.381.0561

Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Giving Thanks Year-Round

November 2021 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

At Cutler Real Estate, we don't believe gratitude is limited to a season. That's why we've teamed up with LoLo Gifts to offer a new list of freebies each month. Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to get started.

November
24

Get a Jump on Christmas Shopping at These 8 Columbus Shops

Christmas Shopping - Columbus, OH - Cutler Real Estate

Is there a more rewarding feeling than giving a loved one just the right gift? Put smiles of delight on everyone's face when you do your holiday shopping at these wonderful shops around Columbus.

German Village

The Book Loft of German Village

631 S. Third St., Columbus, OH 43206

Whether you're shopping for a devoted bookworm or a budding reader, you'll find the perfect gift at The Book Loft of German Village. Located in a pre-Civil War building, The Book Loft boasts an incredible 32 rooms, covering an entire city block, filled with bargain-priced books. Give a gift of a Book Loft t-shirt that earns the wearer a 10 percent discount on purchases. Hours are 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily.

Helen Winnemore's

150 E. Kossuth St., Columbus, OH 43206

Helen Winnemore's is the place to find a gift for that person who has everything. There really was a Helen Winnemore, and the shop originated in her Grandview home. While the shop eventually ended up at the corner of Kossuth and Mohawk in German Village, siblings Julie and John Jenkins still follow Helen's mission of offering one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable and useable art. Shelves are filled with jewelry, glassware, textiles, woodwork, and body care products made by regional artisans. Hours are 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon - 5 p.m. Sunday.

Short North Arts District

Global Gifts

682 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Your gift benefits more than just the recipient when it's purchased at Global Gifts. The non-profit shop carries only fair-trade items made by disadvantaged artisans and farmer from more than 40 different countries. Pick up some chili picante plantain chips for your favorite foodie, or a woven sari cotton laundry basket from Bangladesh for that friend who just moved into a new home. Can't decide? Give a monthly subscription for coffee, jewelry, socks, food, candles, or books. Global Gifts is open 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday.

Happy Go Lucky

787 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Happy Go Lucky is actually two stores in one. "Home" is a lifestyle shop with a full selection of furniture, wall art, rugs, and other home decor items. "Her" is a women's apparel boutique specializing in stylish dresses, pants and tops, outerwear, and loungewear that you'll want to have in your wardrobe forever. Follow them on Instagram for information on the latest arrivals, sales, and events. Hours are 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon - 5 p.m. Sunday.

Grandview

Glenn Avenue Soap Company

1166 W. 5th Ave., Columbus, OH 43212

Everyone needs a little more pampering in their life. Treat friends and family to some luxury with a gift from Glenn Avenue Soap Company. In 2009, Dr. Sandra Metzler, frustrated with the lack of natural products in the marketplace, used her biomedical engineering background to make soap in her kitchen. Four years later, she and her partner Phil began selling their high-quality products out of their home and eventually from their 4,200-square-foot storefront. Their soaps, lotions, essential oils, lip balms, and other skincare products are so amazing that you'll end up "gifting" yourself with some. Hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday.

Vernacular

1392 Grandview Ave., Columbus, OH 43212

While it's located in the heart of the Midwest, Vernacular has been described as "East Coast classic with a West Coast vibe." Husband-and-wife owners Kris and Chelsea carefully curate their womenswear and lifestyle store to offer on-trend merchandise at affordable price points. With their belief that where you shop matters, Kris and Chelsea source from brands that are eco-conscious, ethically sourced, organic, women- and minority-owned, and handmade in the USA. Each year, they donate a portion of their proceeds to local causes and educational outlets. Vernacular is open 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon - 5 Sunday. They also have locations in German Village and Worthington.

Clintonville/Worthington

Sugarbush Gourmet Gift Baskets

7227 N. High St. #100, Worthington, OH 43085

Spread cheer from the Buckeye State to family and friends across the country. Since 1981, Sugarbush Gourmet Gift Baskets has been creating and shipping spectacular gift baskets full of fresh fruit, chocolates, wines, cheeses, nuts, and other gourmet specialty foods. Choose from dozens of themed baskets or build your own custom assortment. Bestsellers include the Buckeye Bucket, loaded with cheeses, crackers, nuts, and candies that any OSU fan will love. Hours are 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. - noon Saturday.

The Electric Sheep

752 High St., Worthington, OH 43085

The Electric Sheep may sound like a place to buy farm equipment, but the quirky name belongs to one of the more original gift shops you'll ever find. This family-owned business is a workspace where artisans create all the products by hand. Have an idea for a special personalized gift? The crafters will work with you to bring your concept to life. If you want to learn to make your own individual gifts, sign up for one of their workshops on crafts from painting and laser engraving to assembling a charcuterie board. Hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

What's the number one thing you're hoping Santa brings you from one of the shops around Columbus?

November
10

Order Thanksgiving Pies From These 8 Places in Northeast Ohio

Order Thanksgiving Pies - Northeast Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Thanksgiving dinner doesn't feel complete without several pies, but making them yourself can be time-consuming as well as difficult. Why not leave the task up to the experts and order pies in various flavors that will impress your holiday guests?

Start planning your menu now and check out these great places to order Thanksgiving pies from in Northeast Ohio.

Norcia Bakery

624 Belden Ave NE, Canton, OH 44704

Norcia Bakery has a long history of success and was founded in 1918 by the Norcia family, who immigrated from Italy. The bakery offers fresh-baked bread and pastries, including a variety of pies at affordable prices, so it's a great place to order several different flavors to end your Thanksgiving dinner on a sweet note. While you're there, pick up some of the bread, an authentic Italian split-top loaf made using the original bread recipe that John Norcia brought from Italy.

Rood Food + Pie

17001 Madison Ave. Lakewood, OH 44107

If you've had a slice of pie with your meal at Rood Food + Pie or have visited the restaurant's pie bar, you'll want to make one of their unique creations part of your holiday menu. For a more sophisticated take on the classic banana cream pie, try their version that's made with bananas in spiked vanilla pudding with brandy-soaked vanilla wafers and topped with fresh whipped cream and a brandy caramel drizzle. Or impress your guests with the Amaretto Custard, which in addition to its rich custard, has a vanilla almond butter crust, whipped cream, toasted almonds, and smoked sea salt.

Tiffany's Bakery

620 Ridgewood Crossing Dr., Akron, OH 44333

Serving up pies, cakes, and pastries like cannoli and doughnuts for over 40 years, Tiffany's Bakery will have you drooling over their large menu of tasty sweets. Pie choices include traditional favorites like apple and cherry as well as cream pies. The shop takes pride in making sure pies look as good as they taste, and it's received several local Best Bakery honors as proof of its success.

The Sweet Fix Bakery

2307 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

This cozy Cleveland Heights bakery got its start as Craig's Divine Desserts, a licensed, home-based bakery that was successful enough to expand. All of its baked goods are prepared on-site, including cakes, cookies, and pies by the slice or whole pies. Order a traditional favorite like a sweet potato or key lime pie, and add in pineapple supreme and decadent Oreo pies.

Gray House Pies

26075 Detroit Rd., Westlake, OH 44145

You're sure to find lots to order at Gray House Pies, which serves a large variety of pies including, fruit, cream, specialty, and savory pies. All are homemade, including the butter crusts, and when milk and eggs are used, they're organic and free-range, respectively. You won't find any fillers, preservatives, or canned fruit used, either. Try a Four Berry Buzzed Friends pie made with four types of berries as well as brandy and honey, a pumpkin pecan crumble pie, or a crapple (cranberry/apple). Or, if you'd prefer a savory pie to serve alongside your turkey, order a mac n cheese (plain or with bacon) or loaded potato, each made with a flaky pastry crust.

Bakers Square Restaurant & Pies

7011 W. 130th St., Parma Heights, OH 44130 

Many people like to enjoy a meal at Bakers Square Restaurant & Pies, and the highlight is often a slice of pie for dessert. Many of the restaurant's pies have won multiple awards, so they've proven to be deliciously popular. You can order whole pies to take home for Thanksgiving, including the triple berry, which is bursting with the fruity flavor of raspberries, blueberries, and boysenberries. You'll also find favorites like pecan, cherry, and apple (which also comes in a reduced sugar option) on the menu, as well as the most popular option — a French silk pie with smooth chocolate silk covered with real whipped cream and milk chocolate curls inside the pastry crust.

Nancy's Main Street Diner

426 Main St., Grafton, OH 44044

Nancy's Main Street Diner has become well known locally for its cakes and pies, most of which can be made in sugar-free varieties and full-sugar versions. The diner serves cream, fruit, and Dutch fruit pies, including raspberry and coconut cream options. For full-on, belt-loosening decadence, go for the Elvis Pie, which has a peanut butter crumble crust and layers of fresh banana slices, peanut buttercream, banana cream, homemade peanut butter sauce, whipped cream, and vanilla wafers.

The West Side Bakery

2303 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44313  

The West Side Bakery has garnered a loyal following since its opening in 1995. It's been honored for 13 years by Akron Life Magazine as the Best Local Bakery and also earned the award for Akron's Best Bakery from the readers of the Akron Beacon Journal. Choose from pies like pecan and pumpkin, as well as bumbleberry, buckeye, hot fudge, peach raspberry, and more. They look just as good as they taste, so they'll make a beautiful addition to your Thanksgiving table.

Autumn Skies and Delicious Pies

What's your favorite type of pie to find on the Thanksgiving table?

October
22

9 Northeast Ohio Destinations for Fall Flea Market Finds

Fall Flea Market Finds - Northeast Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Everyone loves a bargain, which is one of the reasons flea markets are such a cherished part of Americana. Add artisan craft items, live entertainment, and food vendors and you have family-friendly entertainment that fits any budget. 

Spend a beautiful Midwest fall day hunting for hidden treasures at these fascinating flea markets around Northeast Ohio.

Berea Flea Market

Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 19201 E. Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights, OH 44017

Dubbed "the ultimate garage sale," Berea Flea Market hosts hundreds of vendors and thousands of shoppers every weekend. Bring plenty of cash along with your best haggling skills and you'll walk away with some great deals on incredible finds. With indoor markets on the first weekend of each month from November through March, winter weather doesn't even spoil the fun. Pick up some one-of-a-kind holiday gifts at Wonderful Winter Shops 2021, a special event market planned for December 11-12. Weekend market hours are 6 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $1 and parking is free.

720 Market

Akron-Canton Airport, 5400 Lauby Rd. NW, North Canton, OH 44720

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This unique open-air market pops up at various locations around North Canton, combining artisan booths, live music, and food and beverages for a lively local event. 720 Market has proved so popular that it spawned a satellite offshoot. Sidestreet Markets is a "mini 720" held at Oakwood Square on the first Saturday of the month from May through October. Mark your calendar for the next 720 Market, scheduled for Saturday, December 4 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Akron-Canton Airport, just in time for holiday shopping.

Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market

1289 Edison St. NW, Hartville, OH 44632

At more than 12 acres of outdoor space and three acres of indoor shopping, Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market is more like a small village. Founded in 1939 as a livestock auction, the country's largest outdoor flea market draws more than 1 million visitors each year with its collection of up to 1,000 vendors. Collectors flock to Hartville for its amazing selection of prized antiques, but you'll find everything from home decor and clothing to games and sports memorabilia. Save some time to check out the indoor market and get a bite to eat at Sarah's Market Fresh Grill. The flea market is open Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Flea Fest Medina

220 N. State Rd., Medina, OH 44256

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Flea Fest Medina is not your grandmother's flea market. Featuring more than 50 vendors with names like I Hate Vintage and Moonstone Coffee Works, this event is putting a contemporary spin on the traditional bargain-hunting activity. Food trucks and live bands help create the ambiance of a hip block party. The market is held every other Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and admission is free.

Medina Flea Market of Collectibles

Medina County Fairgrounds, 735 Lafayette Rd., Medina, OH 44256

Whether you're a veteran collector or just getting started, you're bound to make some wonderful finds at the Medina Flea Market of Collectibles. People often refer to this market as a "walk down memory lane," with its constantly changing assortment of vintage items and memorabilia. Local pottery and Fenton glass are popular purchases, along with old coins, comic books, and even vintage postcards. Medina Flea Market is held the third Sunday of each month, with inside-only displays from November through March. Hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and admission is $2, with early bird entrance at 6 a.m. for $3.

Rogers Community Auction & Flea Market

45625 St. Rt., 154, Rogers, OH 44455

Be sure to wear your running shoes when you visit Rogers Community Auction & Flea Market. With 1,600 indoor and outdoor vendors covering five miles of space, there's a lot of ground to cover. Funky finds like an authentic 1940s baseball scoreboard are side-by-side with more traditional items such as antique jewelry and vintage leather accessories. Take a leisurely lunch break at the Burkey Family Picnic Pavilion. Bring your own basket or purchase hand-cut fries, sausage sandwiches, and other tasty fair food at the on-site concessions. The market is open every Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Jamie's Flea Market

46388 Telegraph Rd., Amherst, OH 44001

In the 1960s, William and Martha Jamie (pronounced ja-may) opened an auction house and furniture store serving Northeast Ohio. Over the next decade, the business evolved into Jamie's Flea Market, which has been compared to "shopping an estate sale and dozens of garage sales" at once. Descendants of William and Martha are still involved in the market, which features inside and outside markets selling an eclectic mix of items. Categories include antiques, home furnishings, and sporting goods. Don't leave without picking up a Snoogle at Kiedrowski's Bakery. Hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday. 

Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market

1900 St. Rt. 39, Sugarcreek, OH 44681

Looking for a pet-friendly way to spend the day? Head to the "Gateway to the Amish Community" and Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market. Color-coded areas include must-see spaces such as M&G This and That, a one-stop family shop with products for she-sheds, man caves, and kid zones. Special events and giveaways add to the festive atmosphere. Stop off at Grandma Shrock's Kitchen for a meal or a snack. The market is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from March through mid-December.

Four Seasons Flea & Farm Market

3000 McCartney Rd., Youngstown, OH 44505

Drive-in theaters often provide grounds for flea markets, but Four Seasons Flea & Farm Market found a rather unusual place for its home. At one time, the space held the largest airport between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Today, the spacious grounds host up to 600 vendors, including an 88,000-square-foot building and a 22-acre outdoor blacktop. Four Seasons also features the largest fresh farm market in the area. Hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday.

Antique Treasures

What's the most unusual item you've found at a flea market or garage sale? 

September
29

You'll Fall for These 7 September LoLo Gifts

LoLo Gifts for September - Cutler Real Estate

It's that time of year when leaves are falling, and so are the free gifts! Once again, Cutler Real Estate is teaming up with LoLo Gifts to bring you September's selection of freebies from merchants around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

We love the variety of goods and services offered by local small businesses, and we hope these exciting offers lead you to discover a new favorite.

September Gifts:

Akron: A Coffee and a Pastry

Canton: Two Hotdog Combo

Columbus: A Tea

Medina: $10 Certificate

Kent/Stow: $10 Certificate

Wooster: A Coffee and a Pastry

Cincinnati: A Bottle of Olive Oil or Vinegar

Akron: A Coffee and a Pastry

Artisan Coffee

662 Canton Rd., Akron, OH 44312

In the 21st century, coffee is more than just a beverage, it's a work of art. Pick one of Artisan Coffee's creations, such as Maple Bourbon Cream Cold Brew, with a delicious pastry to go with it.

About Artisan Coffee

Artisan Coffee elevates a morning cup of joe to a high-quality experience. Fair-trade, organic coffee beans are roasted on-site, while syrups and caramel drizzle are also crafted in-house. Pastries and other food items are made from scratch using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Order online for easy curbside pickup.

Contact and Hours

234-334.6105

Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Canton: Two Hotdog Combo

Major League Dawgs

6817 Wales Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720

Batter up! Hotdogs are as all-American as baseball. Hit a home run with the two hotdog combo from Major League Dawgs, where all dogs and French fries are made in-house.

About Major League Dawgs

Who knew hotdogs were so versatile? In addition to traditional beef hotdogs, Major League Dawgs serves varieties made from exotic meats such as bison, elk, wild boar, and ostrich. With three dozen hot and cold toppings available, ranging from bacon to peanut butter, the possibilities are endless.

Contact and Hours

330.495.1881

Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Columbus: A Tea

ZenCha Tea Salon

982 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

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Afternoon tea has been a cherished custom in England for more than two centuries. Start your own tradition with a soothing cup of tea from ZenCha Tea Salon.

About ZenCha Tea Salon

ZenCha Tea Salon has a mission to promote the entire culture that revolves around their favorite beverage. Staff members are referred to as "ambassadors" and the salon is designed to provide a sense of tranquility that enhances the benefits of drinking tea. The salon also serves a menu of soups, sandwiches, and Asian dishes.

Contact and Hours 

614.421.2140

Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Medina: $10 Certificate

Heart and Soul Gift Boutique

139 N. Court St., Medina, OH 44256

Looking for a special gift, or just in the mood to treat yourself? Use your $10 certificate toward one of the many unique items at Heart and Soul Gift Boutique.

About Heart and Soul Gift Boutique

No matter what the occasion, from baby showers to graduations, you'll find the perfect item at Heart and Soul Gift Boutique. You won't be able to resist picking up something for yourself from their incredible collection of home decor, handbags, jewelry, and beauty products.

Contact and Hours

330.952.2552

Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Kent/Stow: $10 Certificate

Off the Wagon

152 E. Main St., Kent, OH 44240

If laughter is the best medicine, shopping at Off the Wagon will cure whatever ails you. Brighten your day and use your $10 certificate toward an item that puts a smile on your face.

About Off the Wagon

Family-owned Off the Wagon prides itself on bringing the "weird and funny" to Northeast Ohio. Their shelves are full of classic gag gifts like rubber chickens, exploding golf balls, and whoopee cushions as well as games and toys. Even candy comes in unusual varieties such as sushi gummies and Tabasco jelly beans.

Contact and Hours

330.474.1330

Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wooster: A Coffee and a Pastry

Tulipán Hungarian Pastry and Coffee Shop

122 S. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691

Coffee and a pastry makes a great start to a morning or a relaxing mid-day break. Enjoy either one with your September offer from Tulipán Hungarian Pastry and Coffee Shop.

About Tulipán Pastry and Coffee Shop

For years, Czech immigrant Elizabeth Lakatos delighted family and friends with strudel, linzer cookies, and other treats made from recipes handed down for generations. Elizabeth decided to share these goodies with the Wooster community by opening Tulipán Hungarian Pastry and Coffee Shop. Today, new owners Emily and Mark Schrull continue Elizabeth's legacy.

Contact and Hours

330.264.8092

Tuesday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Cincinnati: A Bottle of Olive Oil or Vinegar

Mt. Kofinas Olive Oil

Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Stall 119 Inside Main Market, Cincinnati, OH 45202

What's the secret to cooking like a gourmet chef? Add some zest to your dishes with a bottle of olive oil or vinegar from Mt. Kofinas Olive Oil.

About Mt. Kofinas Olive Oil

You might say olive oil is in the DNA of the Semertzides family, founders of Mt. Kofinas Olive Oil. They take great pride in bringing the finest quality olive oil from their homeland of Greece to the Cincinnati area. This is the same product that has been used for generations in their small village at the base of Mt. Kofinas.

Contact and Hours

513.381.0204

Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fall Into Savings

September 2021 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

What's the secret to getting these offers? It's no mystery. Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to sign up for the monthly program.

August
27

Let the Sun Shine in on These 7 Summertime LoLo Gift Offers

LoLo Gifts for August 2021 - Shop Local - Cutler Real Estate

Summer is a perfect time to explore the delightful assortment of small, independent businesses around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati. Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts are adding a little more sunshine to your day with these exciting free offers.

Our Cutler Real Estate agents love to promote local merchants. That's why we've teamed up along with LoLo Gifts to provide you with incentives to discover the joys of supporting small businesses in the community.

August Gifts:

Akron: $10 Certificate

Canton: A Pint or a Flight

Columbus: Candy

Medina: A Glass of Wine

Kent/Stow: A Juice

Wooster: $10 Certificate

Cincinnati: A Juice

Akron: $10 Certificate

Hoppin' Frog Brewery

1680 E. Waterloo Rd., Akron, OH 44306

Rare and vintage don't apply only to clothing, furniture, and wine. Use your $10 certificate on Orange You Diggin' It IPA, Wild Juniper Jubilation, or one of the other intriguing varieties at Hoppin' Frog Brewery.

About Hoppin' Frog Brewery

The folks at Hoppin' Frog Brewery aren't content with being rated Best Beer in Ohio. For 14 years in a row, RateBeer has included them among the top 100 breweries in the world, coming in at #26 in 2020. Hoppin' Frog's tasting room menu is highlighted by their signature beer shakes, available in flavors such as chocolate and cake batter.

Contact and Hours

330.352.4578 x2

Tuesday - Thursday 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Canton: A Pint or a Flight

Royal Docks Brewing Co. Taproom + Kitchen

7162 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718

Can't decide on just one of the amazing beer options at Royal Docks Brewing Co. Taproom + Kitchen? Use your offer to sample a flight and find your new favorite from choices like Pav's Creamery, a salted caramel blonde dessert ale.

About Royal Docks Brewing Co. Taproom + Kitchen

After living in Great Britain for a few years, the owners of Royal Docks Brewing Co. decided to bring the pub concept back to their hometown of Canton and give it an American twist. The taproom and kitchen is a warm, welcoming place to relax with friends over a pint and a Royal Scotch Egg flatbread sandwich. 

Contact and Hours

330.353.9103

Monday - Tuesday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday 4 p.m. - midnight
Saturday Noon - midnight
Sunday Noon - 10 p.m.

Columbus: Candy

Buckeye Candy Co.

104 Granville St., Columbus, OH 43230

What better place to capture that kid-in-a-candy-store feeling than an actual candy store? Recapture your youth or treat your own kids with this sweet offer from Buckeye Candy Co.

About Buckeye Candy Co.

Whatever sugary treat you crave, chances are good it's on the shelves at Buckeye Candy Co. In addition to classic favorites such as Mary Janes, Nerds, and Coffee Crisp, the shop specializes in locally-made sweets such as Neapolitan coconut bars from Candy Farm.

Contact and Hours

614.269.7116

Sunday - Monday Noon - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday Noon - 5:30 p.m.
Friday - Saturday Noon - 6 p.m.

Medina: A Glass of Wine

Jilbert Winery

1496 Columbia Rd., Valley City, OH 44280

Ernest Hemingway once lamented, "My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine." Avoid Hemingway's fate with a glass of wine in the charming surroundings of Jilbert Winery.

About Jilbert Winery

Family-owned Jilbert Winery is a picture-perfect place to unwind and sample some great wines. The picturesque grounds include the Jilbert house, which dates back to 1913, and a historic dairy barn that was built in 1905. You're welcome to bring your pizza, finger foods, or cheese and crackers.

Contact and Hours

216.618.5749

Friday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday Noon - 9 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Kent/Stow: A Juice

Kwench Juice Cafe

100 E. Erie St. #126, Kent, OH 44240

Freshly squeezed juice quenches your thirst and provides a number of valuable nutrients. Start your day or get an afternoon pick-me-up in your favorite flavor at Kwench Juice Cafe.

About Kwench Juice Cafe

Natasha, owner of Kwench Juice Cafe, opened the shop to share her passion for health and nutrition with others. All products, including juices, smoothies, and açai bowls, are made with fresh, organic ingredients that are sourced locally whenever possible. 

Contact and Hours

330.302.1682

Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Wooster: $10 Certificate

Books in Stock

140 E. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691

Stephen King certainly knows from experience when he says, "Books are a uniquely portable magic." Experience a little magic of your own with a $10 certificate to use on any purchase at Books in Stock.

About Books in Stock

For more than 30 years, bookworms around Wooster have been feeding their obsession at Books in Stock. The shop has expanded to a second floor to accommodate the inventory of 85,000+ used and rare books. Current owners Ben and Amanda Stock are the son and daughter-in-law of founder Judi Stock.

Contact and Hours

330.262.2665

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.

Cincinnati: A Juice

Rooted Juicery & Kitchen

17 E. 6th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Who says eating healthy has to be boring? You'll be hooked after you try one of the tasty natural juices from Rooted Juicery & Kitchen.

About Rooted Juicery & Kitchen

You don't have to be vegetarian to enjoy the delicious, plant-based food and drinks served at Rooted Juicery & Kitchen. In addition to fruit and vegetable juices, milks, and smoothies, the menu features meatless sandwiches, wraps, and grain bowls, along with vegan treats such as donuts, muffins, and bars.

Contact and Hours

513.381.2876

Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Land of the "Free"

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If you're reading this, you're already qualified to join in the fun! Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to get signed up for our monthly program of LoLo Gifts.

July
30

Celebrate Summer With These 7 LoLo Gifts

July 2021 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

Need a pick-me-up to get you through the dog days of summer? The time is right for July's selection of fun freebies, brought to you courtesy of Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts.

Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati are home to some incredible local businesses. Our agents at Cutler Real Estate have partnered with LoLo Gifts to help you discover these shops and restaurants with a monthly series of enticing special offers.

July Gifts:

Akron: $10 Certificate

Canton: Popcorn

Columbus: $10 Certificate

Medina: $10 Certificate

Kent/Stow: Latte & Cookie

Wooster: A Coffee

Cincinnati: Pint of Ice Cream

Akron: $10 Certificate

Michael's A.M.

1562 Akron Peninsula Rd., #120, Akron, OH 44313

You're never too old to follow Mom's advice about eating a healthy breakfast. Jumpstart your day with $10 toward an omelet, crepe, or pancakes at Michael's A.M.

About Michael's A.M.

For more than 35 years, busy Akronites have been heading to Michael's A.M. for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. Their scratch-made food with locally sourced ingredients has a number of readers' and viewers' choice awards from local media. With a wide range of hearty meals and a la carte offerings, Michael's A.M. accommodates any appetite and taste.

Contact and Hours

330.929.3447

Monday - Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Canton: Popcorn

Nom Nom Popcorn Company

4866 Everhard Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44718

Whether you're a traditional purist or adventurous foodie, popcorn is the snack that puts a smile on everyone's face. Head to Nom Nom Popcorn Company to satisfy that crunchy craving.

About Nom Nom Popcorn Company

Founded in 2015, Nom Nom Popcorn Company is named for the distinctive chewing sound made by enthusiastic customers. All popcorn, whether plain or flavored, is made with fresh butter, real cheese, and other top-quality ingredients. Go classic with kettle or movie butter, or find a new favorite from unique flavors such as beer cheese soup, birthday cake, or peanut butter s'mores. 

Contact and Hours

330.705.2560

Monday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 6 p.m.

Columbus: $10 Certificate

The Red Stable

223 E. Kossuth St., Columbus, OH 43206

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Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift or a new accessory to brighten up your home? You'll have a hard time settling on just one choice with your $10 certificate toward the delightful products at The Red Stable.

About The Red Stable

Located in historic German Village, The Red Stable was indeed a horse livery when it was built in 1872. Nearly 150 years later, the vividly colored building now serves as a gift shop featuring original products from more than 100 local artisans. Be sure to check out the second-floor art gallery, where prints of German Village, Columbus, and Oho are on display.

Contact and Hours

614.867.5300

Monday - Saturday Noon - 8 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 7 p.m.

Medina: $10 Certificate

Lemonberry Frozen Yogurt

201 S. Court St., Medina, OH 44256

Nothing like a creamy, refreshing treat to cool down on a hot summer day in Ohio. You can't go wrong using your $10 certificate toward any of the luscious flavors found at Lemonberry Frozen Yogurt.

About Lemonberry Frozen Yogurt

"Have it your way" isn't just for burgers. Lemonberry Frozen Yogurt lets you choose your own flavors and toppings, so you can make your order as decadent or as healthy as you like. Following a specific diet? Don't feel left out. Lemonberry offers non- and low-fat, dairy-free, sugar-free, vegan, and gluten-free options. 

Contact and Hours

330.721.0793

Monday - Saturday Noon - 10 p.m.

Kent/Stow: Latte & Cookie

Tree City Coffee & Pastry

135 E. Erie St., Kent, OH 44240

If it's a quick breakfast or comforting midday snack you're after, a latte and a cookie fits the bill. Stop by Tree City Coffee & Pastry for their "stay-put atmosphere and drive-thru convenience."

About Tree City Coffee & Pastry

As denoted by the use of Kent's popular nickname, Tree City Coffee & Pastry focuses on serving as a gathering spot for local residents and university students. The cafe regularly gives back through charitable donations to schools and service members. Tree City's high-quality coffee is organic and ethically sourced, while all desserts and pastries are baked in-house every morning.

Contact and Hours

Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wooster: A Coffee

Boo Bear's Brew

140 S. Walnut St., Wooster, OH 44691

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The name may be a tongue-twister, but Boo Bear's Brew serves "plain good coffee." Get your java fix to go or savor it with a cup of oatmeal, slice of cinnamon bread, or blueberry muffin.

About Boo Bear's Brew

While the coffee and baked goods are incredible, customers also return to Boo Bear's Brew for the warm, helpful service. The baristas are frequently profiled on the shop's Facebook page, which creates a welcoming atmosphere of family. Be sure to greet Otis, the adorable gray cat who is Boo Bear's official mascot.

Contact and Hours

330.804.0051

Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cincinnati: Pint of Ice Cream

Aglamesis Bro's 

3046 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209

In summer, ice cream takes on the status of a basic food group. Fulfill your basic daily requirement with a pint of one of the delicious flavors from Aglamesis Bro's, a Cincinnati tradition.

About Aglamesis Bro's

The original Aglamesis Bro's, Thomas and Nicholas, made their way to Cincinnati from Greece during the late 19th century. As sole support of their large family after the death of their father, the brothers learned the ice cream trade and opened their own ice cream parlor in 1908. Today, the third and fourth generations of the family carry on the tradition of first-class products and service.

Contact and Hours

513.531.5196

Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 10 p.m.

Free Gifts Galore!

LoLo Gifts for July 2021 - Cutler Real Estate

This is not a one-off special. Each month brings a new selection of exciting offers curated by Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts. Best of all, these gifts are completely free to you, just for participating.

Joining this exclusive group couldn't be any easier. Simply contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to get started.

July
21

Order Beautiful Custom Cookies from These Ohio Bakers

Custom Cookies Around Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Few foods have the universal appeal of cookies, which are a comforting treat for kids and grown-ups alike. It's no surprise that people are turning to cookies to celebrate birthdays, weddings, graduations, and other life events. Make your special occasion even more memorable with custom cookies from these talented bakers around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

Sepsi Sweets

Julie Sepsi wants everyone to have a sweet day. The home-based baker started Sepsi Sweets to do her part in achieving that goal. One of Julie's signature creations is a treat box made from sugar cookies and vanilla royal icing. The covered container is ready to be filled with M&Ms, Hershey Kisses, or any other small surprise. Julie has also used her popular sugar cookies for an updated take on the holiday gingerbread house. If you prefer cake, Julie is equally creative with cupcakes, including her custom-made DIY cupcake kits.  

Cookies by Courtney

As an ER nurse, Courtney spends her days helping people heal. During her off-hours, she puts a smile on people's faces with Cookies by Courtney. Her delightfully designed treats look more like keepsakes than edible items. Courtney's cookies have taken the whimsical shapes of basketball shoes, cassette tapes, and Margaritas to commemorate everything from showers to book releases. All cookies are individually heat-sealed in cellophane bags.

NV Sweets

Visit the Instagram page of NV Sweets and the first thing that leaps out is the array of vivid colors. Baker Nikki Vordem Esche goes beyond the standard palette of pastels to use primary colors and other bright hues on her eye-catching cookies. Recent creations from Nikki include "apples" for the teacher, strawberry cookies for a first birthday, watercolor volleyballs, and Mickey and Friends cookies that look like they were created at the Disney studio. In a truly inspired move, Nikki used her chocolate brownie cookie dough to make a box of chocolates that could have come from Godiva. 

Six One Four Sweets

Want to add a little international flair to your celebration? Choose some elegant and delicious French macarons from Six One Four Sweets. Macarons are delicate, perfectly round creations with filling layered between two meringue cookies. Dating back to the Renaissance, macarons lend themselves to a wide range of colors and flavors. Baker Alicia Perkins takes full advantage of the versatility of macarons, making them in a number of pastel colors with yummy fillings such as salted caramel, red velvet, strawberries and cream, funfetti, and buckeye. Traditional sugar cookies designed to fit your theme are also available.

AMAEzing Sweet Shoppe

Want your sweets disguised as savory treats? Ashley Combs of AMAEzing Sweet Shoppe recently created an entire cookie BBQ, complete with grills, hot dogs, burgers, oven mitts, and spatulas. Her other crossover designs include a cookie pizza and six-pack of beer. This past spring, associates from Proctor & Gamble ordered cookies from AMAEzing Sweet Shoppe to celebrate a five-year work anniversary. Ashley came up with a set featuring impeccable replicas of the logos from Pampers, Crest, Puffs, and other P&G brands. 

Poppy's Custom Cookies

No, Poppy's Custom Cookies does not bear the name of its owner, but poppies do symbolize the vibrant visual appeal of their products. Arielle developed her love of baking during high school, when she began making cakes and cookies for family and friends. Today, Arielle's hobby has grown into a successful business that allows her to stay home with her two daughters. Arielle recently thrilled someone else's daughter with birthday cookies incorporating the youngster's own artwork. Local businesses have ordered cookies with their logos to use as unique giveaways for customers.

SOHO Sugar Co.

When you want some sweet treats, you can't go wrong with a business that has "Sugar" built right in their name. SOHO Sugar Co. is an abbreviated version of the original name, "South of Home Cookies," reflecting the addition of candy and cakesicles to the offerings. During the pandemic, Jordyn Diebler used the time to meld her love of art and baking into a home-based business baking custom-made cookies for all occasions. Double the fun with themed candy boxes or a design-your-own "charcuterie board."

Cristy's Cookie Creations

While Cristy Bowles modestly refers to herself as a "hobby cookier," Cristy's Cookie Creations have been a big hit around Northeast Ohio. Her showstopper piece is an edible "flower arrangement," featuring incredibly intricate detail right down to the individual petals. Even kids too young to remember are charmed by her cookie-based recreation of the Muppet Babies Star Wars characters. Even Cristy's "regular" cookies, such as pumpkin spice latte, are a big hit.

Sugar & Icing Cookie Co.

If Stephanie Rosselot of Sugar & Icing Cookie Co. looks familiar, it may be because she was featured in the summer issue of Sweet & Saucy Living, an online magazine devoted to cookie-making. Stephanie finds that creating her edible works of art provides a welcome balance to her full-time day job as a high-school math teacher. Both jobs complement each other in Stephanie's beginning and intermediate cookie decorating classes, held at Share Cheesebar and McHarper Manor. 

That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles

Whether it's milk or coffee, are you a dunker? Or do you prefer your cookies as is?

June
30

Try Something New With These 7 LoLo Gifts for June

June LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

School's out and the weather is beautiful, so it's a perfect time to try something new. Check out these great small businesses with the June gifts from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts.

Our agents at Cutler Real Estate are big fans of Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati. Local small businesses are one of the reasons we love these areas, so we've partnered with LoLo Gifts to spread the word with our program of free monthly offers.

June Gifts:

Canton: Certificate

Akron: Ice Cream Cones or Pint

Columbus: Certificate

Medina: Hot Dog Combo

Kent/Stow: A Bowl

Wooster: Olive Oil or Vinegar

Cincinnati: $10 Certificate

Canton: Certificate

Hog Heaven

2730 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44709

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If summer was a food, it would be BBQ. Use your certificate toward some tasty wings, ribs, or brisket at Hog Heaven. You'll see just how appropriate their name is!

About Hog Heaven

Hog Heaven's name actually has a double meaning. During the early days, founder Ron Rosenthal personally delivered orders from the back of his Harley Davidson Road King. Today, Hog Heaven sponsors and participates in various motorcycle runs to raise money for scholarships and other funds for kids in need.

Contact and Hours

330.458.0904

Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Akron: Ice Cream Cones or Pint

McMoo's

1562 Akron Peninsula Rd., Suite 113, Akron, OH 44313

Nothing beats the Ohio heat like some refreshing ice cream. Cool off with a cone or a pint from McMoo's. 

About McMoo's

One delighted customer referred to McMoo's as the best ice cream spot in Akron that no one knows about. With a good selection of flavors and reasonable prices, it may not stay that way for long. Cutting calories? McMoo's has frozen yogurt as well.

Contact and Hours

330.940.2181

Monday - Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Columbus: Certificate

Schneider's Bakery

6 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081

How will you use your certificate at Schneider's Bakery? With display cases full of mouthwatering cookies, donuts, and pastries, it's a tough choice. The good news is that there are no wrong answers here.

About Schneider's Bakery

Schneider's Bakery is a classic American small business. In 1954, brothers Carl and Floyd Schneider began turning out their amazing baked goods from a grocery store basement. More than 60 years later, the bakery remains a family-owned business under husband and wife Shaun and Manu Stonerook, who maintain the same standards set by the Schneiders.

Contact and Hours

614.882.6611

Monday - Saturday 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Medina: Hot Dog Combo

Dan's Dogs Diner

111 W. Liberty St., Medina, OH 44256

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With 40 varieties of hot dogs, you'll find something for every taste at Dan's Dogs Diner. Add fries and a drink for a satisfying combo.

About Dan's Dogs Diner

At Dan's Dogs Diner, half the fun is just walking through the front door. The restaurant is a charming throwback to 50s-style diners, right down to the black-and-white checkered flooring and tableside jukeboxes. Dan's recently had the honor of being named one of 11 best places to get a hot dog outside of Progressive Field by Cleveland.com.

Contact and Hours

330.952.2925

Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Kent/Stow: A Bowl

The Fruit Stand

175 E. Erie St. Suite 201, Kent, OH 44240

Fresh summer fruits make it easy to eat healthy. Choose one of the four bowls from The Fruit Stand and personalize it with crunchies and drizzles. 

About The Fruit Stand

The Fruit Stand is committed to providing a convenient way for the community to their daily servings of fresh fruit. Products are sourced from local farmers markets whenever possible, so when you support The Fruit Stand, you're also supporting growers around the Kent/Stow area.

Contact and Hours

330.422.8177

Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wooster: Olive Oil or Vinegar

Mott's Oils & More

137 W. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691

Have you spent the last year refining your cooking skills? Punch up the flavor of your favorite recipes with quality olive oil or vinegar from Mott's Oils and More.

About Mott's Oils & More

Mott's Oils & More is like a Disneyland for foodies. While the comprehensive selection of gourmet oils and vinegars may seem overwhelming, the friendly and knowledgeable staff members are happy to offer recommendations. Even better, you can sample different flavors before buying.

Contact and Hours

330.601.1645

Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cincinnati: $10 Certificate

The BonBonerie

2030 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45208

Is your sweet tooth crying out for some goodies? Satisfy it with $10 toward brownies, lemon bars, rainbow cookies, and other delectable treats from The BonBonerie.

About The BonBonerie

According to co-owner Sharon Butler, The BonBonerie has two directives for their baked goods: they must be beautiful and delicious. Sharon and her business partner Mary Pat Pace, never ones to stand in one place, are always looking for creative new ideas to surprise and delight their customers.

Contact and Hours

513.321.3399

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Best Things in Ohio Are Free

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Are you wondering how you get to take part in this fantastic program? There's no membership fee, entrance exam, or secret code word. Participation is totally complimentary, courtesy of Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts.

Don't wait any longer to get started! Contact your Cutler Real Estate agent and sign up to have our monthly offers delivered straight to your inbox.

June
2

Be a Kid in a Candy Store at These 9 Places Around Ohio

Candy Shops Around Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

If you've been itching to feel like a kid in a candy store again, then we have great news! June is Candy Month. That's right — there is a whole month dedicated to the appreciation of candy. If you're in Cincinnati or Columbus, or if you're looking for homes in Northeast Ohio, then you have your choice of candy stores. Here are few top places to satisfy your sweet tooth during Candy Month.

Russell Stover Chocolates

1500 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus OH, 43240

You've probably enjoyed Russell Stover chocolates before, but have you ever visited their store in person? Candy Month gives you the perfect reason to stop by, especially if you're nearby looking at Columbus homes for sale.

Russell Stover Assorted Creams are really popular right now. They feature rich, creamy centers in flavors including vanilla cream, raspberry, and orange. If you're trying to keep your sugar intake down, try some Joy Bites. These tasty chocolate bars are free from all added sugar, colors, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives. They offer all of the chocolate indulgence without as much guilt.

Anthony-Thomas Chocolates

4727 Reed Rd., Columbus OH, 43220

Anthony-Thomas Candy Shoppe has been in business for five generations. They are a mainstay in the Columbus community, and their chocolates are incredibly delicious. For something cute, check out their selection of Ohio-themed gifts, such as their assorted chocolates in a Columbus Skyline box. 

Buckeyes are another popular choice at this shop. With creamy peanut butter filling and a sweet milk chocolate coating, they're a really satisfying treat. And if you're not in the mood for chocolate, you can always bring home a bag of sour gummies, cinnamon bears, or black licorice. 

Colonial Candy

3620 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

Do you want to shop for candy online, and then pick up your order when it's ready? Then Colonial Candy is the shop for you to visit during Candy Month. You can build your order on their website, and they'll let you know when it's ready for pickup.

With this online ordering option, it's easy to try a little of everything — and you totally should! The buttercream and brownie cream chocolates are exceptional and are sold in 1/8 pound increments. Then there are peanut clusters with a cream center. They're crunchy and delicious. 

Groovy Gumball Candy Company

6846 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati OH, 45227

Here's a fun place to stop if you're in the area looking at Cincinnati homes for sale. Even the name makes you think of fun, colorful candy treats. It would be impossible to step into this shop and not feel excited and upbeat.

Groovy Gumball has an ice cream shop inside, so you can easily enjoy a cone while you're there and then purchase candy to bring home. Their Woodford Reserve Bourbon Balls are a must-buy if you like this kind of thing. They're so soft and creamy inside. Of course, they also carry lots of fun, seasonal, molded chocolates.

Supreme Nut and Candy

6147 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati OH, 45211

Supreme Nut and Candy has the distinction of being the oldest candy store in Cincinnati. So, it is definitely worth a visit during Candy Month, even if you have to drive a little to get there. The decor inside is simple, so the candy can speak for itself. And it has a lot to say.

This shop offers all sorts of pre-packaged chocolates, including hard-to-find products like 100 Grand Bars and Fruit BonBons. If you're trying to be healthy, take a look at some of their nut mixes. The cinnamon almonds are the perfect cross between candy and health food. They also offer some even sweeter options, like Jordan almonds and Boston baked beans.

Fawn Candy

4271 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati OH, 45211

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Founded by the Guenther family in 1964, Fawn Candy still makes their candy the old-fashioned way in small batches. They make a bit of everything, including hard candies, gummies, and chocolates. The gummy shapes are always changing with the seasons to keep things festive.

The peanut brittle is a tried-and-true favorite at Fawn Candy. If you're in the mood for something even sweeter, try the Savannah Creams. They're a traditional pull candy that melts in your mouth, and they're perfect for early summer. 

Malley's Chocolates

27119 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere OH, 44122

Malley's Chocolates is a family-owned store that first opened in 1935. When they opened their current location in 1994, there were hundreds of people waiting outside in anticipation!

Inside the shop, you'll find an ice cream bar where you can order your favorite customized sundae. But of course, it's Candy Month, so you can't leave without buying some candy, too. Malley's truffles, nut clusters, and assorted boxes have all won awards and will melt in your mouth. The gourmet bars are also really popular. Try the gourmet caramel bar for something truly indulgent.

All City Candy

746 Richmond Rd., Cleveland OH, 44143

If you're looking for nostalgic and retro candy, visit All City Candy in Cleveland. Their old-fashioned candy section is huge, offering options from as far back as 1900! You'll find Mallo Cups, Abba Zabbas, and more. Bring your parents along for a visit, and let them take a trip down memory lane.

All City Candy also offers a great selection of chocolates, bulk candy, and sour candy. They hand-dip chocolate-covered pretzels and cookies in the store, too. Visitors love the giant tubs of bubble gum, Jelly Bellies, and candies that take them back to childhood.

Chocolate Emporium

2169 S. Green Rd., South Euclid, OH 44121

Specializing in artisan chocolates, this shop will have your mouth watering from the moment you step in the door. They offer plenty of gluten-free, vegan, and kosher options and have been a staple in Northeast Ohio since 1993.

Visitors to Chocolate Emporium really love the almond bark, which is made with whole almonds and chocolate that's the perfect balance between crisp and melty. The bulk bourbon truffles are another must-try option, as are the cherry cordials. You can even buy some of their house-made chocolate chips to take home and bake cookies with.

It's a Sweet Month

Where will you be celebrating Candy Month in Northeast Ohio? Let us know. We're as excited as you are to try some new candy.

May
28

7 LoLo Gifts Offers Are in Bloom for May

LoLo Gifts for May 2021 - Cutler Real Estate

So you made it through another Midwest winter, and summer is on the horizon. What better way to reward yourself than with a fun freebie from one of the great small businesses around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati?

Cutler Real Estate has partnered with LoLo Gifts to provide a monthly lineup of treats at no cost or obligation to you. May's offers are sure to brighten your day!

May Gifts:

Canton: $10 Certificate

Akron: Coffee and a Pastry

Columbus: Ice Cream

Wooster: Certificate

Medina: Popcorn or Chocolate

Kent/Stow: Certificate

Cincinnati: A Flight or a Pint

Canton: $10 Certificate

Ohio Tea Company

5569 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718

Could tea be the perfect beverage? It's versatile enough to serve hot or cold, and many of the varieties sold at Ohio Tea Company fight disease, boost weight loss, and reduce cholesterol. You can't go wrong, no matter which one you choose with your $10 certificate toward any products in the shop.

About Ohio Tea Company

The owners of Ohio Tea Company can always spot the look of surprise on the face of a first-time visitor. Instead of a few boxes of bagged tea, you'll find more than 400 varieties of loose-leaf tea sourced from all over the world. Some flavors are blended in-house, and many customers enjoy creating their own individual blend.

Contact and Hours

330.333.9454

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Akron: Coffee and a Pastry

Compass Coffee

647 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44304

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Much like milk and cookies, coffee and a pastry is a classic, comforting food and beverage combo. Treat yourself to a relaxing break any time of day at Compass Coffee.

About Compass Coffee

Compass Coffee does more than brew a great cup of joe. The shop is part of The Well CDC, a community development corporation with a mission to promote revitalization of the Middlebury neighborhood. Their initiatives include offering opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship, leading to increased prosperity and stability.

Contact and Hours

330.815.1285

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Columbus: Ice Cream

Johnson's Real Ice Cream

2728 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43209

Nothing says summer like tasty and refreshing ice cream. You're never too old to enjoy an ice cream cone, especially when they come in the delicious flavors and premium quality found at Johnson's Real Ice Cream.

About Johnson's Real Ice Cream

Founded in 1950, Johnson's Real Ice Cream is still a popular family-run shop, now led by members of the third generation. They continue to be inspired by their grandfather, offering flavors such as Lemon Cha Cha and Columbus Crunch as a tribute to his creativity and whimsical nature.

Contact and Hours

614.231.0014

Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 10 p.m.

Wooster: Certificate

LifeStyle Nutrition

838 E. Milltown Rd., Wooster, OH 44691

If you think healthy eating has to be boring, you've never been to Lifestyle Nutrition. Use your certificate toward one of their protein shakes that are under 300 calories and come in more than 100 amazing flavors. Peanut Butter Oreo? Yes, please!

About LifeStyle Nutrition

At LifeStyle Nutrition, good health isn't just tasty, it's also fun. Their herbal teas and meal replacement shakes are so good, you'll have a hard time believing they're also good for you. On Thursdays, get your groove on with their free cardio drumming class. Call or text ahead for convenient pickup or curbside delivery.

Contact and Hours

330.473.0603

Monday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Medina: Popcorn or Chocolate

Something's Popping

47 Public Square, Medina, OH 44256

When the choice is between popcorn and chocolate, how can you go wrong? Whether you prefer old-school treats or you have more adventurous taste buds, there's Something's Popping for you.

About Something's Popping

Something's Popping is a nostalgic throwback to an old-fashioned candy shop that's a delight for both kids and grown-ups. In addition to 40 flavors of popcorn, display cases are filled with gourmet chocolates, homemade fudge, classic candy, and bottled sodas. Surprise family or friends with one of their sample boxes or gift tins.

Contact and Hours

330.722.3088

Tuesday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.

Kent/Stow: Certificate

Red Letter Days of Kent

144 E. Main St., Kent, OH 44240

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Every day's a special occasion at Red Letter Days of Kent. Your certificate can be applied toward stationery, journals and writing tools, books, puzzles, and other clever gift items for friends, family, or yourself. 

About Red Letter Days of Kent

Red Letter Days of Kent calls themselves "the store for writers, readers, artists, and givers," which covers pretty much everyone. If you're tired of the generic gifts found in the national chain stores, you'll love the assortment at Red Letter Days. Their sassy sense of humor comes through on items like men's socks that say, "Coolest Guy on the Conference Call."

Contact and Hours

330.474.1330

Sunday - Tuesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Cincinnati: A Flight or a Pint

Streetside Brewery

4003 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226

Find out why the craft beer at Streetside Brewery has been racking up awards in competitions across the country. Try a pint of a flavor that captures your fancy, or sample a flight.

About Streetside Brewery

The Hickey family, founders and owners of Streetside Brewery, are proud to be entrepreneurs and residents in Columbia-Tusculum, the oldest neighborhood in Cincinnati. Stateside Brewery makes its home on the site of the former East End Café, once one of Cincinnati's longest-running live music venues.

Contact and Hours

513.615.5877

Monday - Wednesday Noon - 10 p.m.
Thursday Noon - 11 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Summer in the City

LoLo Gifts for May - Cutler Real Estate

Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts are keeping the fun going all summer long, and you can be a part of it. Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to sign up for our monthly offers. Yes, it's that simple!

May
19

Tea for Two: 7 Places for Tea in Cincinnati

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Notorious rock-and-roll bad boy Mick Jagger once proclaimed, tongue in cheek, that his habit of taking tea at 3 p.m. was proof of his rebelliousness. Whether you're a traditionalist or a free spirit, you'll find a great cup of tea and more at these wonderful tea rooms, restaurants, and shops around Cincinnati.

Mrs. Teapots Tea Room 

339 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073

Just the charming name alone lets you know you're in for a delightful time when you visit Mrs. Teapots Tea Room. The colorful pink space is highlighted by a collection of teapots, cups, and saucers that line the walls. Their wide selection of domestic and imported teas is accompanied by a light menu of soups, sandwiches, salads, and other lunch favorites. You may want to skip those and go straight for Grandma's homemade bread pudding. Traditional high tea includes quiche, fruit, pastries, and finger sandwiches with Mrs. Teapot's signature chicken salad. Hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with high tea served at 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Reservations are required.

The BonBonerie

2030 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45208

For nearly 40 years, The BonBonerie has been a Cincinnati institution. Their bakery and cafe include two tearooms. One is inside the cafe, accommodates parties of one to 14, and is open for seatings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The second is a private room for groups of 15 to 45, available to rent between 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Choose from 15 types of tea, including The BonBonerie's house blend of black tea with a hint of vanilla. Afternoon tea trays come with fruit breads, quiche, and an assortment of luscious desserts, all made fresh in the onsite bakery. Make it a family affair with the children's tea, a selection of kid-friendly treats like PB&J finger sandwiches. The BonBonerie is open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Boba Cha

1606 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

How much do customers love Boba Cha? Their fans have been inspired to post poems on social media. All teas are brewed fresh and made with real fruit and other quality ingredients. Get your drink with or without bobas, the chewy tapioca balls that have become immensely popular in the last few years. If you prefer a cold drink, choose a snow, featuring frozen yogurt or soy milk shaved into fine slivers of ice. Customers give high marks to the friendly staff, who will help you find your perfect drink and customize it according to your preference. Hours are noon - 6 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon - 6 p.m. Sunday.     

Milk Jar Café

3880 Paxton Ave., Suite M, Cincinnati, OH 45209

One trend often leads to another, and Milk Jar Café has all the hottest (and coolest!) beverages on the scene. If you like bubble tea, milk cap will be your new favorite. A cup of milk tea is topped with a silky layer of cream cheese, cream, and salt that fans liken to drinking melted cheesecake. Let your inner child come out to play at Milk Jar Café's cereal bar, where you add your choice of toppings to bowls of classic brands such as Lucky Charms, Rice Krispies, and Fruity Pebbles. Cereals are also one of more than 40 available toppings for Thai rolled ice cream. Milk Jar Café is open 1:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. daily.

Churchill's Fine Teas 

122 W. Elder St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Churchill's Fine Teas may have a British name, but their comprehensive selection of tea comes from around the world. Inspired by their own love of the beverage, the Kern family has explored the 5,000-year history and traditions of tea to bring their customers the finest in loose leaf teas. More than a dozen tea varieties are represented, from black and green to oolong and spiced chai. Enjoy the perfect cup of tea at home with their teapots, cups and saucers, and accessories sold individually or in sets. A subscription to Churchill's Tea Club is a great gift for yourself or a tea-loving friend. Order online for convenient pickup. Hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday.

Essencha® Tea House

3212A Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209

Essencha® Tea House is your one-stop shop for tea to drink on-site or at home. The clever name is a hybrid of the words "essence" and "cha," which is the Chinese term for tea. Try one of their creative specialty drinks, such as Green Mojito, made from gunpowder green tea mixed with mint, vanilla, and lime flavors, then poured over boba. The baristas are happy to indulge your individual imagination by blending a drink to your specifications. Before you leave, pick out some of their fragrant loose leaf teas to take home. Essencha® Tea House is open noon - 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon - 4 p.m. Sunday.

Tea 'n' Bowl

211 W. McMillan St., Cincinnati, OH 45219

No, Tea 'n' Bowl isn't some hip bowling alley serving tea instead of beer. While "Tea" is self-explanatory, "Bowl" is actually for hot pot and other delicious Chinese food served at the restaurant. The popular spot has been amassing an extensive amount of accolades, including "Best Chinese Cuisine" and "Best Bubble Tea" from Trip Advisor users an incredible five years in a row. Three different food menus feature "American" Chinese, authentic Chinese, and Malaysian dishes. Bubble tea options are equally extensive, with regular, milk, snow, and yogurt. All menu items can be ordered for carryout or delivery. Hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The Ritual of Tea-Drinking

A diverse group of famous writers, including Neil Gaiman, Agatha Christie, and Jane Austen, are known fans of tea. What's your preferred reading material when you're curled up with a "cuppa?"

May
14

Girls' Day Out! Shop Local at These 9 Ohio Boutiques

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One of the many advantages of living in Ohio is the abundance of unique shops in our area. When you're enjoying a Girls' Day Out and want to browse and buy some new clothes, or even an entire outfit, you'll have your choice of many unique boutiques, each with their own local flavor. Plan your day with a visit to some of these 9 Ohio boutiques:

Northeast Ohio

Allie M Designs Boutique 

2299 W. Market St., Akron, OH 43313  

Allie M Designs Boutique makes it easy to create an entire head-to-toe outfit, including chic clothing, jewelry, shoes, and accessories like handbags, scarves, and even face masks. You'll be able to find outfits perfect for a night out or comfy and casual clothes if you're staying in and relaxing. In addition to their new items, the boutique has a special section called Allie's Closet with pre-owned items. And if you're shopping for a gift, or love monogrammed items for yourself, you'll be able to find handbags, sweaters, and more that fit the bill. Hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Evie Lou  

2509 Professor Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

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If you like your clothes to be comfortable but don't want to sacrifice style, you'll find what you're looking for at Evie Lou. Shop for clothing, shoes, and accessories by popular designers including Cynthia Ashby, Rundholz, and My Soul. The shop can also help you select items that flatter your particular body type, whether you're long and lean, short and curvy, or somewhere in between. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday.

Jacklyn Wild Boutique

5892 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718 

Jacklyn Wild Boutique was created for modern women who prefer creating their own trends rather than following others. The shop has a curated selection of women's clothing from independent designers who combine bohemian flair with retro style. And if you're one of the many women who have been working from home, you'll find recommended items that allow you to look appropriately chic while still being comfortable. In addition to clothing items, you'll also find home goods, baby clothing, pet products, and more at Jacklyn Wild Boutique. Hours are 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.

Columbus

THREAD

1110 Chambers Rd. Suite B, Columbus, OH 43212

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THREAD brings a "big city" mindset to Columbus, and when you walk into the store, you'll see a gorgeous space that reflects the store's mission of being accessible and inviting. You're welcome to enjoy a complimentary espresso or glass of wine and relax on the back patio if you'd like to. Whether you're looking for clothing from established designers or want to check out lines from designers who may be in their first season, you'll have a wide variety of items to choose from. In addition to clothing and accessories, the boutique also carries home and gift items including candles, kitchen items, and more. Hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, along with private shopping appointments available from 10 a.m.-noon and 5-6 p.m.

Ladybird  

716 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215   

Located in the heart of Columbus' Short North Arts District, Ladybird aims to offer a relaxed shopping experience while you shop for pieces that combine modern elegance with casual cool. Clothing items are fashion-forward creations by emerging designers, and they can be perfectly combined with the shop's vintage accessories. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, or by appointment.

Happy Go Lucky Home & Her

962 and 964 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

Happy Go Lucky Home & Her is a combination of two boutiques in adjoining spaces, with one carrying women's apparel and the other offering lifestyle items. In the apparel boutique, you'll find stylish items from brands like Comfy USA and Johnny Was not usually offered in this area and in sizes ranging from 2 to 16. In the lifestyle shop, you'll be able to choose items such as custom upholstered furniture, wall art, and gifts. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Cincinnati

Idlewild

1230 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Located in Cincinnati's vibrant Over-the-Rhine district, Idlewood is owned by a family of three women who love art, design, and fashion. Each has her own unique perspective and talents, ranging from jewelry creation to photography to fashion design, and you'll be able to find some of their creations in the boutique. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.

Soho Boutique

2757 Observatory Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208

Shop for contemporary clothing and accessories that are practical yet sophisticated at Soho Boutique. Most of their pieces are created by female designers, and they've been handpicked by the shop's buyers. The owner and manager are happy to discuss styles and trends and help you find the right fit for the best version of yourself. From sunglasses to dresses to swimwear, you'll be able to find a wide variety of items you'll need to create a distinctive wardrobe. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

Sloane Boutique

1216 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Sloane Boutique was the first women's clothing store in Cincinnati's OTR and mixes edgy styles with touches of modern femininity. The shop offers pieces in a range of prices, aiming to provide items that are effortlessly chic and unique yet still affordable. You'll find items that are sourced from talented designers from throughout the world as well as those who call Cincinnati home. Hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday, and noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

Shop 'Til You Drop

What are some of your favorite boutiques to explore when your wardrobe needs an update? 

April
30

It's Raining Free LoLo Gifts for April

April 2021 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

April showers bring May flowers, but why wait that long? Free gifts are in bloom around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati!

Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts have teamed up to bring you these enticing offers from local merchants. Follow the rainbow and discover the exciting variety of small businesses that make this region such a great place to live.

April Gifts:

Canton: Ice Cream

Akron: Cupcakes

Columbus: A Beer

Cincinnati: Breakfast Bagel

Wooster: Coffee and Pastry

Medina: Pizza and a Drink

Kent/Stow: $10 Certificate

Canton: Ice Cream

Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor

1401 Fulton Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44703

When you need a break from your hectic day, relax among the soothing retro charms of Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor. Sit in one of the high-backed maple booths as you savor the classic flavor of your free homemade ice cream.

About Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor

Founded in 1926, Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor has been serving tasty treats to generations of delighted fans around Canton. Parents and grandparents have introduced kids to the iconic Bittner, a 3/4-pound helping of vanilla ice cream swirled with homemade chocolate sauce and topped with crunchy pecans. It's been described as "a milkshake you have to eat with a spoon." 

Contact and Hours

330.452.7939

Monday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Akron: Cupcakes

Cupcake Castle

117 Merz Blvd., Fairlawn, OH 44333

Good things come in small packages, and you'll find the best proof at Cupcake Castle. With mouthwatering flavors like Creamsicle, Peanut Butter Cup, and Strawberry Cheesecake, these frosted delicacies will put a smile on anyone's face.

About Cupcake Castle

Whatever your sweet dreams are, Cupcake Castle aims to make them come true. Can't find what you're looking for on their list of 100+ flavors? Create your own with your choice of filling, icing, and topping. Change things up and have your favorite flavor blended into a "cupshake." Delivery and curbside pickup are available.

Contact and Hours

330.322.4558

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: A Beer

Barley's Brewing Company

467 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215 

Think you know what real beer tastes like? Head to Barley's Brewing Company, where they're serving up beer made the traditional way. Their cask-conditioned ale is unfiltered and unpasteurized, with no external carbon dioxide, resulting in a smoother drink with greater depth of flavor.

About Barley's Brewing Company

What do Stephen King, Eddie George, and Cheap Trick have in common? They've all stopped off for a cold one at Barley's Brewing Company, the oldest brewpub in the area. Pair a Blood Thirst Wheat or Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale with Barley's signature sauerkraut balls or a hearty plate of pierogies and sausage. 

Contact and Hours

614.228.2537

Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 10 p.m.

Cincinnati: Breakfast Bagel

The Bagelry

1401 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

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In pursuit of the perfect bagel? You just might find it at The Bagelry in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, bagels are baked fresh daily at this OTR staple.

About 

What started out as a venture at local farmers markets and popup shops grew into a permanent brick-and-mortar location offering a full menu with bagels as the star of the show. Choose your bagel and then top with the spread of your choice, or go all in and build your own breakfast sandwich.

Contact and Hours

513.975.0631

Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wooster: Coffee and Pastry

Undergrounds Cafe & Coffee House

146 E. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691

Whether you want to jump-start your day or get an afternoon pick-me-up, you'll find the solution at Undergrounds Cafe & Coffee House. Their award-winning coffee is locally roasted and freshly brewed for maximum flavor, no matter when you order.

About Undergrounds Cafe & Coffee House

As an active member of the Wooster community, Undergrounds Cafe & Coffee House believes in paying it forward. They help support other local businesses by featuring their food and products. Underground Cafe's menu of salads, sandwiches, and baked goods includes a number of vegan-friendly options. 

Contact and Hours

330.804.8400

Monday - Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Medina: Pizza and a Drink

Courthouse Pizzeria

2 Public Square, Medina, OH 44256

The verdict is in: Courthouse Pizzeria was voted "Best Pizza in Medina County" in 2018 and 2019. You be the judge after trying a generous double slice of their authentic New York-style pizza.

About Courthouse Pizza

Get a slice of local history with your meal at Courthouse Pizza. The restaurant is located in the oldest building in Medina, built in 1841, which once served as an actual courthouse. All doughs and sauces are made in-house each morning, and pies are baked on a pizza stone in the 50-year-old oven. 

Contact and Hours

330.952.1743

Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 7 p.m.

Kent/Stow: $10 Certificate

Little City Grill

802 N. Mantua St., Kent, OH 44240

Want a home-cooked meal where you don't have to do the cooking? Head to Little City Grill, where fresh, locally sourced ingredients are used to lovingly prepare a selection of comfort food favorites, including corned beef hash, grilled cheese sandwich, and Brunswick stew.

About Little City Grill

Bert Bellinson was owner of BGS Chemical when he decided to follow his true passion: food. Little City Grill is the offshoot of Bert's successful catering business of the same name. In 2018, the Kent Chamber of Commerce recognized Bert Bellinson's contributions to the community and named him Small Business Person of the Year.

Contact and Hours

330.677.3444

Monday - Saturday 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday 6:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (breakfast only)

It's Raining Gifts!

LoLo Gifts for April 2021 - Cutler Real Estate

These special offers aren't a one-and-done deal. Each month, Cutler Real Estate brings you a new assortment of treats from LoLo Gifts. All you have to do is contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to get started.

March
31

Say Hello to Spring and These 7 LoLo Gifts

March LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

Need a little pick-me-up to get you through the last gasp of winter and into spring? How about a free gift from a local shop or restaurant in Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati?

Cutler Real Estate loves supporting small businesses in our area. We've partnered with LoLo Gifts to bring you exciting freebies so you can discover these great shops and restaurants for yourself.

March Gifts:

Canton: A Certificate

Akron: Artisan Soap

Columbus: Milk Tea or Bubble Tea

Cincinnati: Fudge

Wooster: A Pint

Medina: Donuts

Kent/Stow: Beer, Wine, or T-shirt

Canton: A Certificate

Sweet T's Cafe and Confections

3214 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646