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April
22

Northeast Ohio: Spend the Weekend in Cleveland

Spend the Weekend in Cleveland - Northeast Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Cleveland rocks, and we're not just talking about music. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland is a perfect blend of sights, sounds, and activities that represent the best of Northeast Ohio.

Whether you're off on a romantic weekend, a family getaway, or an adventure with friends, put these amazing places in Cleveland on your must-see list.

Cleveland Museum of Art

11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106

With more than 750,000 guests each year, the internationally renowned Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the most-visited art museums in the world. Founded in 1913 by a group of local industrialists, the museum holds a comprehensive collection of more than 61,000 works, highlighted by their well-regarded holdings of Egyptian and Asian art. Even the neoclassical building itself is a stunning work of art, while its setting of Wade Park is on the National Register of Historic Places. Museum hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday except Friday when hours are extended until 9 p.m. Admission is free for all visitors.

West Side Market

1979 W. 25th St., Cleveland, OH 44113

Out of three vibrant public markets that served Cleveland's diverse and growing population in the early 20th century, only West Side Market remains. While local residents still flock to the market for shopping and dining, it's no longer a hidden gem. Tourists from across the country visit the market, drawn by glowing coverage from national sources such as Food Network and Travel Channel. The iconic tower with its Seth Thomas clock presides over more than 100 vendors selling top-quality meats and seafood, fruits and vegetables, baked goods, specialty items, and ready-to-eat foods. West Side Market is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Kimpton Schofield Hotel

2000 E. Ninth St., Cleveland, OH 44115

The Kimpton Schofield Hotel is quirky and colorful yet classic and traditional, much like Cleveland itself. Housed in a landmark downtown building restored to its original facade, the charming boutique hotel features pet-friendly guest rooms with pillow-top beds, luxury linens and bath accessories, and Victorian-style artwork. Amenities range from a fully-equipped fitness center to complimentary Micro Kickboard scooters for kids to use. Visit the website for information about special offers and hospitality packages.

Playhouse Square

1501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115

Live theater offers a magical energy that's different from other forms of entertainment. Playhouse Square has the distinction of being the largest performing arts center in the country outside of New York City. As one of Broadway's touring partners, Playhouse stages first-class productions of Waitress, To Kill a Mockingbird, and other eagerly anticipated shows. Playhouse Square also serves as home to the Cleveland Ballet, Cleveland International Film Festival, DANCECleveland, and Tri-C Jazz Fest. Visit the website to view the full calendar of events and ticket information.

Cleveland Metroparks

4101 Fulton Pkwy., Cleveland, OH 44144

Most urban parks are an oasis of greenery tucked away inside a city. Cleveland Metroparks is a dazzling network of 18 reservations that circle the city, earning it the nickname of the "Emerald Necklace." The system sprawls across more than 24,000 acres, including 300 miles of trails, eight golf courses, nature education centers, and countless fishing spots. In the midst of this exciting variety of activities is the glittering centerpiece of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Park grounds are open 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily. Zoo hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. seven days a week, extended to 5 p.m. from April through October. Tickets are $16.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 2-11.

Butcher and the Brewer

2043 E. Fourth St., Cleveland, OH 44115

Butcher and the Brewer offers an inventive take on two staples of the Cleveland culinary scene: meat and beer. An in-house butcher and charcutier handle the former, while the latter is brewed on-site in the century-old, 13,000-square-foot building. Long tables and public house-style seating promote a convivial atmosphere, complemented by communal dining from the creative menu of small plates. Customer favorites include the crispy pork belly and kimchi, an Asian-flavored take on Italian arancini. Butcher and the Brewer is open 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 4 p.m. - midnight Friday and Saturday.

Stone Gables Inn

3806 Franklin Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44113

Are conventional hotels a little too cookie-cutter for your taste? Immerse yourself in the authentic Cleveland experience with a stay at Stone Gables Inn. This delightful boutique hotel is located in a picturesque historic mansion in trendy Ohio City, whose motto is "A Complete Cleveland Neighborhood." Owners Jeff and Connie bought the inn after spending many nights there themselves while renovating a nearby duplex. Each guest room has a private bathroom, and there is no front desk, which adds to the homey ambiance. Visit the website for rate information and reservations.

A Christmas Story House & Museum

3159 W. 11th St., Cleveland, OH 44109

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A favorite holiday tradition comes to life at A Christmas Story House & Museum. The green-trimmed Victorian in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood has been restored to the same appearance it had as the Parker home in the classic holiday movie. Megafans can actually spend the night sleeping in Ralphie's and Randy's beds in the home's private third-floor loft. Across the street is the museum, which holds memorabilia such as props and costumes, and the gift shop, where you can purchase a leg lamp of your own. Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $15 for adults and $11 for ages 3-12.

International Women's Air & Space Museum

Burke Lakefront Airport, 1501 N. Marginal Rd., Cleveland, OH 44114

Aviator Amelia Earhart and astronaut Sally Ride are just two of the pioneers whose accomplishments are honored at the International Women's Air & Space Museum. Exhibits such as "Women of NASA" and "Link GAT-1 Flight Simulator" are part of the museum's goal to showcase the history and culture of women in flight for current and future generations. Museum hours are 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily, while the gift shop is open weekdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is free for all visitors.

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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? 

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.

October
22

9 Northeast Ohio Destinations for Fall Flea Market Finds

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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? 

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? 

March
24

Calling All Crafters! 9 Places Around Ohio to Stock Up on Supplies

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While crafts have long been popular recreational activities in the United States, 2020 saw a surge in people picking up these relaxing pastimes. CNN reports that crafting provides valuable stress relief and improves cognitive abilities that keep your brain young.

Unleash your inner creativity with projects and supplies from these great craft stores around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

Northeast Ohio

Hollo's Papercraft

1878 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, OH 44212

When it comes to paper, if you can't find it at Hollo's Papercraft, it doesn't exist. The warehouse-like store has shelf after shelf full of card stock, envelopes, stationery, and blank greeting cards in every color and style imaginable. Design to your heart's content with their amazing variety of pens, markers, stamps, stickers, and other artistic tools. Hours are 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday.

The Quilting Bee

15709 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107

In name and practice, The Quilting Bee honors the craft as a means of both individual expression and social connection. You'll be inspired by the impressive array of fabrics, organized by theme, designer, and color. Be sure to check out "Our Favorite Things," an assortment of supplies and accessories chosen by the shop's staff. Shop online for curbside pickup or delivery. The Quilting Bee is open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday.

Around the Table Yarns

20085 Chagrin Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH 44122

After numerous conversations about what they wanted to see in a yarn shop, Pam Berkson and Beth Billings decided the solution was DIY and Around the Table Yarns was born. Customers are encouraged to post photos of their "Fabulous Finished Objects" for a chance to win gift cards. Hours for curbside assistance and pickup only are 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The online shop is open 24/7 and there are two daily Zoom sessions for shopping, help, and socializing. 

Columbus

On Paper

743 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

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With so much interaction occurring online, eye-catching letters, invitations, and greeting cards are a fun way to make your communication stand out. On Paper has an extensive range of products, including gifts such as picture frames, ornaments, and guest towels, that can be personalized for added appeal. Brighten up your private writing with one of their stylish journals and notebooks. Embellish them with stickers and stamps to create your own individual design. Visit their new location Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Crafters Pantry

3607 Interchange Rd., Columbus, OH 43204

True to its name, Crafters Pantry serves as a convenient "storage" for your materials and supplies. Whether crafting is your hobby or business, Crafters Pantry can quickly provide whatever you need, when you need it. The shop buys in bulk from manufacturers and uses their own equipment to create smaller, more affordable pieces than you would be able to get directly.  Order online for quick shipping.

614 Knit Studio

4436 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43214

614 Knit Studio proclaims they are "fluent in fiber," and their goal is to help the local community become equally articulate. Owner Andrea Panzica has a strong background in fashion design and uses her experience to curate a yarn boutique with products from top independent dyers and artisans. The studio also offers a robust schedule of in-person and virtual classes focused on specific projects as well as general topics, such as knitting for beginners and spinning your own yarn. Hours are noon - 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday, 1 - 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday. 

Cincinnati

Knit On!

735 Monmouth St., Newport, KY 41071

Frequently named as the best yarn shop in the Cincinnati area, Knit On! lets you shop for yarns from around the world without leaving home. In addition to purchasing from the shop's own inventory, you can place a drop-ship order from one of their suppliers. Knit On! is currently open from 2 - 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday for curbside pickup and limited in-store shopping. Call ahead to inquire about individual appointments outside regular store hours.

Indigo Hippo

1334 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

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The quirky name isn't the only unique feature of Indigo Hippo. Founded as the brainchild of a group of Cincinnati art students, Indigo Hippo is a nonprofit "creative reuse" shop. Donated materials are sold under a price range, allowing customers to pay what they can so arts and crafts are accessible to everyone, regardless of budget. Shopping is currently by appointment Thursday through Friday from noon - 5 p.m., although walk-ins are admitted as space permits.  

Paper Wings

1207 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Carolyn Deininger has always loved the promise held by a blank sheet of paper. When Carolyn and husband Mike began receiving requests for more paper goods at their gallery MiCA 12/v, she saw it as the perfect excuse to open Paper Wings. The shop carries a lovingly curated selection of cards, notebooks, and accessories along with works from local artists.  Hours are 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily except Sunday when doors close at 5 p.m. Their online shop is open 24/7, with free delivery within the Cincinnati 275 area.

Feeling Crafty?

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March
10

Everything Old is New Again at These 9 Ohio Shops

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When you're looking for special items for your home or a unique gift that didn't come from a big-box store, an antique shop makes the perfect destination. You'll find treasures that have withstood the test of time and add special character to your décor, and besides that, it's just fun to browse in these shops!

Find out why everything old is new again at these nine Northeast OhioColumbus, and Cincinnati antique shops:

Grandview Mercantile   

1489 Grandview Ave., Columbus, OH 43212  

If you're looking for antiques, you're sure to find something at Grandview Mercantile, the largest store of its kind in the Midwest. It comprises 22,000 square feet of antiques and home items from 20 dealers and over 500 consignors. You can buy everything from fine art to vintage and estate jewelry at the store, and its inventory is constantly changing. Whether you're looking to decorate your new home or are searching for a one-of-a-kind gift, you're likely to find it at Grandview Mercantile. Hours are noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday.

Columbus Architectural Salvage Antiques & Artifacts

1580 Clara St., Columbus, OH 43211      

Located near the State Fairgrounds, Columbus Architectural Salvage Antiques & Artifacts is a unique 10,000-square-foot store that specializes in fixtures and other items that were salvaged from historic homes and properties. The shop's doors, windows, bathtubs, lighting fixtures, doorknobs, and other items can help make your décor interesting while giving it an authentic touch of the past. In addition to architectural items, the shop also carries vintage signs, artwork, home décor, and more. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday by appointment only.

Mary Catherine's Antiques

1128-1130 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

Mary Catherine's Antiques encompasses two large storerooms in Columbus' Short North Arts District and has sold special antique and retro pieces since the late 1970s. They're stocked with antique and vintage furniture, artwork, jewelry, advertising signs, jewelry, and much more. Rounding out the inventory are unusual items from the mid to late 20th century, such as a recently sold vintage canoe. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and by appointment.

Wooden Nickel Antiques

1410 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202 

The best-selling items at Wooden Nickel Antiques may come as a slight surprise since they're so unique. The shop specializes in antique saloon back bars – most of which are from the late 1800s to the early 1900s – that they restore, so if you're planning to upgrade your home entertainment area, you might check them out. You'll also be able to find plenty of fireplace mantles, architectural salvage items, stained glass, furniture, and much more as you browse through their ever-changing items. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Lentz and Company

339 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

Nestled in the heart of Clifton's Gaslight Business District, Lentz and Company prides itself in making its shop a fun treasure hunt where you're sure to find something you want to take home. If you're looking for furniture, kitchenware, bar accessories, art, or jewelry that's special, you'll be able to find it at this antique shop. Hours are 2-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 2-8 p.m. Friday, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, and 1-5 p.m., but when the weather's nice and people are out and about in the area, the shop stays open later.

Riverside Centre Antique Mall

3742 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226

Riverside Centre Antique Mall has been described as "a fun, funky 30,000-square-foot treasure trove" by Cincinnati Magazine, which contrasts it with musty old antique malls of the past. The shop sells furniture, salvaged architectural items, jewelry, and more and is a frequent destination for set designers for television shows and movies. The shop has earned a reputation for a family-like atmosphere and serves coffee and cookies to its customers on the weekends. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Sweet Lorain

7501 Lorain Rd., Cleveland, OH 44102

Sweet Lorain is celebrating its 29th year of helping Northeast Ohio residents find one-of-a-kind treasures. With over 8,000 square feet of merchandise to choose from, the shop truly has something for everyone. Find a vintage toy and relive your childhood, buy some travel-related mementos from Ohio, or spruce up your kitchen with some vintage canisters. Although the shop is packed with goodies, it's well organized into logical sections so you can find the areas you're most interested in. Hours are noon-5 p.m. Sunday and Monday and noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

Moonstruck CLE Vintage

11917 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106

Located in the historic Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland, Moonstruck CLE Vintage has a cozy, friendly atmosphere. The shop has a wide variety of vintage wares, including accessories, home décor, clothing, kitchen items, books, jewelry, and more. The search is half of the fun, but chances are good that you'll find something you love enough to buy and give a cherished spot in your home. Hours are 3-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday by appointment. 

Flower Child

11508 Clifton Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44102  

Stepping into Flower Child is like stepping into the past since items are displayed as they would have been when they were originally sold. You'll be able to browse in a living room that looks like it's been transported from the '50s and walk over to a plush bedroom from the '60s. The shop has an excellent mid-century collection of items, and the staff is happy to help you find some treasures. Hours are noon-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday; noon-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

Picker's Paradise

What are some special treasures you've found at antique shops in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Northeast Ohio? 

December
16

9 Ohio Shops for the Outdoor Enthusiast on Your List

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Shopping for the holidays might feel a little different this year, but we're still as excited as ever. As always, one of the great joys of Christmas is finding the perfect gift for each special someone on your list. If you happen to know a few outdoorsy types, you know they can often be some of the hardest people to shop for. 

Not to worry! Ohio is home to some truly amazing gear stores and outfitters. Head to one of these great shops to find a great gift for the hiker, skier, cyclist, or fisherman on your holiday shopping list. 

NORTHEAST OHIO

Village Ski & Snowboard

25401 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070

Village Ski & Snowboard is your destination for all things winter sports in Northeast Ohio. Founded in 1974, they excel when it comes to offering great winter gear because that's all they do. The store closes in spring after the ski and snowboard season is over, only reopening again in fall. The store is packed with great gear and staffed by genuine ski-and-snowboard experts, so you can rest assured that any purchase you make here will be a good one. They're also running some great holiday sales right now.

Appalachian Outfitters

60 Kendall Park Rd. Suite A, Peninsula, OH 44264

If you're a hiking, backpacking, and backcountry camping enthusiast, Appalachian Outfitters is the type of place that will make you feel like a kid in a candy store. And if you happen to be shopping for someone who loves outdoor gear, you'll find just about anything they could possibly want here. From backpacks and tents to hiking boots, clothing, and camp cookware, every bit of equipment you need to make you a happy camper is here. 

Geiger's

50 Plaza Dr., Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

Geiger's has been one of Ohio's premier outfitters since 1932, and they have three locations in Northeast Ohio—Cleveland, Lakewood, and Chagrin Falls. You'll find a lot of cool stuff in their stores, but where they really shine is outdoor apparel. This is a great store to find rugged, hard-wearing outdoor-wear that's as stylish as it is functional. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable, and the selection of merchandise always wide-ranging and unique.

COLUMBUS 

Mad River Outfitters

833 Bethel Rd., Columbus, OH 43214

Named for one of Ohio's great fishing streams, Mad River Outfitters is the go-to destination for fly-fishing gear, tackle, and equipment in the Columbus area. Whether you're shopping for a fly-fishing novice or a seasoned pro, Mad River Outfitters is a perfect place to find them a gift. This store has you covered for all things fishing related, from rods, reels, flies, and line to men's and women's apparel. They even offer fly fishing classes and guided destination trips. If you're unable to make it to the brick-and-mortar store, they offer free shipping on orders over $50 within the U.S. 

Filson

3980 Easton Station, Columbus, OH 43219

Offering an amazing variety of high-end outdoor gear and apparel, Filson is one of the best places in Columbus to get a gift for the rugged outdoorsman or woman on your holiday shopping list. You won't find anything in this store that isn't of the highest quality. Their Mackinaw Cruiser and Rugged Twill Original Briefcase are classic gifts, but be sure to browse around, as they offer new and unique seasonal offerings every year. At present, the store is open for curbside pickup and limited in-store shopping. 

Beechwold Bicycles

4584 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

Columbus has a reputation as being a great bike-friendly city. As a result, it's also a city with its fair share of excellent bike shops. Even so, Beechwold Bicycles really stands out above the rest. Founded in 2019, they're relative newcomers on the local bike scene, but they've quickly made their reputation by selling only the highest quality bicycles and equipment. Beechwold Bicycles is currently open for in-person shopping—bike shops are considered essential businesses in Ohio—but curbside pickup and delivery are available too. 

CINCINNATI

Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters

9525 Kenwood Rd. #24, Cincinnati, OH 45242

Outdoorsy types in the Cincinnati area know that when they want the best hiking, camping, and climbing gear, Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters is the place to go. Offering all the top brands in the outdoor supply world, this is a store that serious adventurers visit when they need to gear up. If you know somebody who loves to climb mountains, ford rivers, and cut new paths through uncharted territory, Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters is the place to find that person a perfect gift. 

Delamere & Hopkins

2708 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208

The Cincinnati sporting community has been getting their gear from Delamere & Hopkins Outfitters for more than 25 years, and it's not hard to see why. Offering an amazing selection of fishing tackle, hunting equipment, outdoor clothing, footwear, artwork, gear, and accessories of all kinds, the store has a cozy mom-and-pop feel. It almost feels like walking into a field guide's house, except everything you see is for sale. Delamere & Hopkins is a great place to find a unique gift for the outdoor fanatic who thinks they have everything. 

Roads Rivers and Trails

118 Main St., Milford, OH 45150

Roads Rivers and Trails is one of Cincinnati's premier outdoor outfitters. This family-owned store is managed and staffed by folks who really know what they're talking about. Whether you're in the store to buy a pair of hiking boots, a new tent, backpack, or kayak, there's a good chance the person you buy it from has actually used it. Be sure to call ahead and ask about the store's current COVID-19 policy. 

Adventure Awaits

From hiking the Buckeye Trail or fishing Lake Erie to camping in one of Ohio's 83 state parks, this is a great state to call home if you have a passion for the outdoors. Use the comments section to tell us about your favorite Ohio outdoor adventures!

December
2

8 Places for Christmas Shopping in Augusta, KY

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Whether you're the proverbial city mouse or country mouse, life in Cincinnati offers the best of both worlds. Cincinnati itself has the expansive shopping, entertainment, and cultural options of a sophisticated urban setting, but it's just minutes away from the charm, comfort, and laid-back pace of small towns.

With the holidays approaching, why not take a break from the big-city hustle and bustle? Spend a fun yet relaxing day supporting small businesses with a holiday shopping trip to nearby Augusta, KY.

Augusta Ferry

Boude's Landing, OH 

When your day begins on a river ferry, you know it's bound to be special. Seven days a week, the Jenny Ann transports passengers and vehicles from Boude's Landing to Augusta and back. Pedestrians travel for free, while the one-way fee for vehicles is only $5. Ferry service runs 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., with the last outbound Augusta ferry departing at 7:45 p.m. Call the Transportation Authority at 606.756.3291 to confirm sailing times. 

Glitter Me Pink Boutique

314 Main St., Augusta, KY 41002

Yes, Glitter Me Pink is committed to the popular color mentioned in the name. But you'll find contemporary clothing in a wide range of styles and colors in this delightful boutique located in the owner's actual home. Sign up for the VIP club to receive advance notice of sales, special events, and other exciting news. Large, colorful photos make it easy to shop the online store for shipping directly to your home or your recipient's.

Augusta General Store

109 Main St., Augusta, KY 41002

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Classic Americana is alive and well at the Augusta General Store. This quaint shop is a throwback to the classic country stores filled with antiques, furniture, and home decor accessories. Candles, picture frames, wall hangings, and other giftables have a rustic look that would have a welcome place in nearly any home. Don't leave without picking up one of the iconic homemade pies from the on-site restaurants. The Augusta General Store is open 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily, with extended hours until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Nina's Shop

208 Main St., Augusta, KY 41002

What's in a name? At Nina's Shop, it refers to the store's owner, who also happens to be the mother of George Clooney, award-winning actor and Augusta's favorite son. It's easy to spend hours browsing the celebrity memorabilia, unique collectibles, and jewelry handmade by Nina herself. Be sure to commemorate your visit by having a picture taken alongside Nina. Hours are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday.

Amy's Blue Daisy

129 Main St., Augusta, KY 41002

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During the sometimes dreary end-of-year days, flowers and plants provide an instant ray of sunshine. The floral designers at Amy's Blue Daisy will transform your wishes into spectacular arrangements for anyone on your list, including yourself. If you want a feast for the stomach instead of the eyes, Amy's features gift baskets filled with gourmet fruit or junk food to cover both ends of the spectrum. Supplement a bouquet or basket with candles, balloons, stuffed animals or one of the many available gift items. Hours are 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 9:30 a.m. - noon Wednesday and Saturday. Shop their convenient website 24/7 for local and worldwide shipping.

Bradford's Home Mart

403 Heather Renee French Blvd, Augusta, KY 41002

You'll find a little bit of everything in this hardware store that's so much more, including work clothing and apparel, handtools, and electronics. The store also carries a large selection of cookware, small kitchen appliances, and bakeware for the amateur chef or baker on your list. Make a mental note that Bradford's also sells furniture, both indoors and out, as well as appliances if you have a need for your home in the future. Bradford's is currently open Monday - Saturday 8 .m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday noon - 4 p.m.

Augusta Pub

120 Main St., Augusta, KY 41002

Power shopping requires sustenance. Take a midday break to refuel at the Augusta Pub, where you can enjoy comfort food favorites such as chicken wings, fish and chips, and Philly cheesesteak. The family-friendly pub also has a kids' menu with free refills on non-alcoholic drinks. Relax in comfort on the heated patio, or choose curbside carryout. Cross off another name on your holiday list when you purchase a gift card. Hours are 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday, and noon - 9 p.m. Saturday.

Small Town Gift Shop

321 W. Riverside Dr., Augusta, KY 41002

When choosing a name, the owners of Small Town Gift Shop decided to pass on cutesy puns and just go with truth in advertising. The shop features one-of-a-kind craft items that make great gifts for all ages. Craft supplies are available so you can express your own creativity. Stop in the year-round Christmas room for some new decorations to add to your collection of favorites. Hours are 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday.

Seen It All in a Small Town

Midwest native John Mellencamp famously sang about the joys of a small town in one of his hit songs. What do you find most appealing about small towns around Cincinnati?

November
4

Get a Jump on Holiday Shopping at These 8 Columbus Specialty Shops

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As the calendar winds down on this unprecedented year, the holiday season is more welcome and reassuring than ever. When it comes to gift-giving, is your motto "Shop 'til you drop," or do you like to get in and out as soon as possible? Whatever your shopping style, have fun getting a head start at these exciting specialty shops around Columbus

On Paper

737 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

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In this digital era, actual writing has become essentially obsolete. Why not start a trend back to a more personal form of communication with gifts from On Paper? The assortment of elegant stationery and greeting cards will brighten the day of both sender and receiver. Supplement your gift with accessories such as pens and pencils, embosser, and stamps. Get ready for 2021 with a calendar, planner, or journal for yourself or a loved one. On Paper also carries a selection of candles, bath and body products, and other items perfect for a day of self-care. Hours are 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon - 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

The Morgan House

5300 Glick Rd., Dublin, OH 43017

Once you visit the Morgan House, you'll be so enchanted that you may never want to leave.  Anchored by a reassembled historic log cabin named after John Hunt Morgan, a famed Civil War veteran, the Morgan House is as much a tourist attraction as a gift shop. The five-acre space is the site of an 18,000-square-foot mini-mall that includes departments for furniture and home decor, gourmet foods, clothing and accessories, and specialty gifts. With a full-service on-site restaurant serving lunch, you don't even have to leave the grounds. Shops are open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and noon - 5 p.m. Sunday, while the restaurant is open 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon - 3 p.m. Sunday.

Bliss Life + Style

The Shoppes at River Ridge, 4345 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Dublin, OH 43017

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Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for your BFF? Bliss Life + Style offers a carefully curated variety of home accessories, jewelry, and gifts from local and global artisans. Finding it hard to decide? Opt for one of Bliss Life + Style's signature gift boxes, which come in whimsical themes such as Drinks Are On Us, Foodie Favorites, and Wanderlust. Tell the staff a bit about who the gift is for, and they'll curate a custom box, or you can create your own. Free delivery is available within a 10-mile radius of the shop, or ship anywhere in the greater Columbus area for just a $10 fee. Hours are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon - 4 p.m. Sunday.

Helen Winnemore's

150 E. Kossuth St., Columbus, OH 43206

In 1938, Helen Winnemore's began life as the Afternoon Shop in its namesake owner's home. Thirteen years later, Helen moved the business to a storefront on Broad Street, then to its current location in 1966. Today, siblings John and Julie Jenkins carry on Helen's legacy, featuring items of usable and wearable art.  The handmade jewelry, textiles, pottery, glass, and metal works are gifts your loved ones will cherish for years to come. As Helen herself once said, "No shop is worth anything unless it is a gracious place." Hours are 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday by appointment only. Visit the website to schedule a time for up to four guests. 

The Book Loft

631 S. Third St., Columbus, OH 43206

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Everyone has at least one bookworm on their list, many of whom still prefer the feel of a hard-bound volume in their hands to the electronic text of an e-reader. The Book Loft, located in vibrant German Village, houses an incredible 32 rooms in its pre-Civil War building. Fortunately, store maps and friendly, knowledgeable staff are on hand to help you navigate the different areas. Start a child on the road to a lifelong love of reading with a title or two from one of the country's largest selection of children's books. On your way out, grab a pick-me-up cup of joe to go at Staul's Coffee Roasters next door. The Book Loft is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Flower Child

233 E. Fifth Ave., Columbus, OH 43201

Everything old is new again, and nowhere is that more apparent than at Flower Child. This wonderfully funky shop is like a time tunnel back to the mid-20th century. You'll have as much fun browsing the Gucci and Halston fashions, vintage jewelry, and kitschy home accessories as your friend or family member will have receiving these unique items. The spacious store includes full-size displays of retro living rooms and kitchens that are sure to inspire some creative ideas. You might end up with a few pieces for your own home from their collection of vintage holiday ornaments and decorations. Flower Child is open noon - 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon - 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon - 6 p.m. Sunday.

The Red Stable

223 E. Kossuth St., Columbus, OH 43206

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The Red Stable has a history as colorful as its eye-catching exterior. Built in 1872, the building has served as a horse livery, wagon repair shop, ice storage facility, and auto garage over the years. In the late 1950s, when a group formed to save the German Village neighborhood from demolition, local artist Phil Keintz transformed the Red Stable into a custom art studio and gift shop featuring the works of his fellow artists. Phil's tradition continues today, as more than 100 local artists showcase their work inside the historic building. The Red Stable is open noon - 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon - 6 p.m. Friday, noon - 7 p.m. Saturday, and noon - 5 p.m. Sunday.

Ohio Art Market

30 N. State St., Westerville, OH 43081

Do you enjoy visiting summer art fairs, with the thrill of finding incredible items you wouldn't see anywhere else? Ohio Art Market provides that opportunity year-round. Talented artists from Westerville and all around the state display their works in fine art, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and a variety of media. Since everything is original, each visit to Ohio Art Market provides a different experience. Share your state pride with a gift that literally and figuratively says, "Ohio." Hours are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon - 5 p.m. Sunday.

Gifts That Keep on Giving

Columbus is home to several small businesses offering an incredible range of products. What's the most unusual gift you've ever given or received?

October
16

Light Up the Night With Candles From These 8 NE Ohio Shops

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As the days grow shorter, how do you keep your home light and full of cheer? Candles are a perfect solution to stave off winter gloom. With a seemingly endless variety of styles, colors and scents, you can use a different candle each day to suit the occasion, holiday, or mood. Start building your collection at these delightful specialty shops around Northeast Ohio

Cleveland Candle Co.

9516 Diamond Centre Dr., Mentor, OH 44060

 
 
 
 
 
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Brighten your home while showing off your local pride with a purchase from Cleveland Candle Co. Their Cleveland Collection pays tribute to Great Lakes sunsets, Edgewater Park, snow, and other instantly identifiable features of the city. Buy them individually or get all seven in a pre-packaged assortment. Each month, a featured candle is offered at a 20 percent discount. Create your own one-of-a-kind scented candle in-store at the candle bar or via online instruction. All three locations of Cleveland Candle Co., including Coventry and Ohio City, open at 11 a.m. daily.

Happy Thoughts Candles

22935 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, OH 44126

Josh Ruminski, the college student and entrepreneur who founded Happy Thoughts Candles, considers his company to be a social movement. While fighting his own mental health battles, Josh wanted to find a way to help others with their personal struggles. Each product is labeled with a positive saying to generate encouragement and conversation, while 20 percent of the company's proceeds are donated to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness. Candles come in dozens of refreshing scents, including rainwater, freshly-mown grass, and coffee, that are chosen for their relaxing, therapeutic qualities. Place orders online for pickup or delivery.

The Candle Studio

100 Park Ave., Suite 122, Beachwood, OH 44122

 
 
 
 
 
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Want to boost your green living points? Head to The Candle Studio to make or buy their eco-friendly soy candles. As a source of light that uses no energy, candles are naturally green, but soy burns much cleaner than traditional paraffin. The candle bar is stocked with more than 90 essential oils you can mix and match to create your own personalized scent. You can also use your choice to customize room sprays, body lotions, and other home and body products. If you prefer, shop the extensive inventory of pre-made scented items. The Studio is open Thursday through Sunday and reservations are required. Follow their Facebook page for information about events with their mobile candle pour bar.

Kinfolk Candles

533 Trelake Dr., Canal Fulton, OH 44614

Kim Galley, founder of Kinfolk Candles, proudly invites you to "Come Stick Your Nose in Our Business!" After spending years perfecting the optimum natural soy vegetable wax for container candles, Kim started her at-home business in 1998. The thriving business outgrew the family basement, and Kim moved Kinfolk Manufacturing to a roomier facility in Canal Fulton. Kinfolk's best-selling eight-ounce jar candle comes in 100 scents, with unique and whimsical options such as Chocolate Orchid, Fruit Loops, and Santa's Whiskers. A handy glossary provides helpful definitions of each scent. Follow their Facebook page for information about shops carrying Kinfolk Candles or place an order on their website.

R Classic Elements

1001 W. Main St., Sugarcreek, OH 44681

 
 
 
 
 
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Candles, vases, and other decor items let you give your home a seasonal facelift quickly and inexpensively. Located in the heart of Amish country, R Classic Elements makes it easy by changing their own inventory to correspond with the seasons. In 2010, owner Renee Miller decided to expand the shop's offering by making hand-poured soy candles in her home. Production eventually moved to the shop, and the line was named Shanesville Candles. The jar candles, which come in 8-ounce and 12-ounce sizes,  feature homey scents such as Lush Linen, Zucchini Bread, and Mint Tea. Store hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day but Sunday.

Sweet Dish & Darling

1345 W. 78th St., #2048, Cleveland, OH 44102

In 2009, recent college graduate Sarah Sampsell went to work in her sister's eco-friendly skincare salon. When they couldn't find just the right candles to carry in the salon, Sarah decided to make them herself, and Sweet Dish & Darling was born. The quirky name refers to the original candles, which included a recipe for a "sweet dish." While the recipes are gone, the candles and their trademark burlap packages are still handmade. Candle styles include screw-top jars, enamelware mugs and tumblers, and travel tins. Try the best-selling Sea Salt & Amber or one of the other appealing scents such as Sunday Brunch, with notes of cinnamon, French toast, vanilla bean, and maple syrup. Order online for delivery (free shipping on orders of $75 or more) or select local pickup at their Cleveland workshop.

Wildcrafted Aromatics

8125 Columbia Rd., Olmsted Falls, OH 44138

 
 
 
 
 
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Wildcrafted Aromatics has a goal to ensure all its products as eco-friendly as possible, even after they've been used. Candles are made with eco-soy and beeswax, eco-cotton, hemp wicks, and natural herbal dyes. Many come in reusable jars, tins, and upcycled glasses that may be reused after the candle has burned. Products come with minimal packaging that is 100-percent recyclable. One of their more popular products is the citronella lavender ceramic lamp, handcrafted from Lake Erie clay. Wildcrafted Aromatics is one of the vendors on display at The RIFT, a Cleveland shop showcasing local craftspeople selling homemade and repurposed items. "RIFT" stands for "Repurposed and Intended for Today." Hours are 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily except Sunday, when closing time is 5 p.m. 

Cleveland Coconut Candles

Cleveland is not generally considered a tropical location, but thanks to Tim & Laura Thornton, you can "bring home the beach." Inspired by sights on a trip to the Panama Canal, the couple came up with the concept for Cleveland Coconut Candles. Their signature product is candles poured into half or whole coconut shells sourced from a supplier in Florida. A wide ribbon-style wick creates a tiki-torch effect as the candle burns. The tropical theme is enhanced with scents such as Jamaica Me Crazy, a blend of pineapple, orange, honeydew melon, coconut, jasmine, rum, and vanilla. Many scents are also available as classic jar candles. Order on the website or follow them on Facebook for information about appearances at festivals and other local events. 

The Nose Knows

Scientists tell us smell is our sense most closely linked to memory. What scent takes you back to a special time or event in your life?

April
29

Northeast Ohio: How You Can Still Shop Local

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Shopping is as much of an activity as it is a necessity, but unfortunately, we don't always have the opportunity to head out to our favorite Cleveland shops. Thankfully, we can still support our local small businesses just as fervently by shopping online. We encourage you to support these great boutique stores from home by purchasing a gift card for later use.

Fine Points Inc.

12620 Larchmere Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44120

 
 
 
 
 
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Have you been learning a new skill or picking up an old hobby while lounging around the house? Let Fine Points Inc. help you hone your knitting talents! Owned by a talented knitwear designer, Fine Points Inc. boasts a staff and selection that will guide you through your project without — ahem — spinning a yarn. A variety of knits, yarns, patterns, and guidebooks are available in-store and online, as well as stunning jewelry and clothing. Consider using a gift card for a future class or event hosted in this cozy boutique shop.

Only in Clev

17025 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44111

 
 
 
 
 
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In case you didn't know, the customized apparel and wall designs at Only in Clev can be found only in Cleveland. Their collections hit right at home, featuring garb and goodies designed for the neighborhoods, nationalities, sports, and schools that make the city of Cleveland unlike any other. Show your local pride by purchasing a gift card, or shopping online, and representing Lakewood, Ascension, Irish Heritage, and everything in between.

Blackbird Fly Boutique

400 Park Ave. Ste. 174, Orange Village, OH 44122

 
 
 
 
 
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Stand out and celebrate your individuality with handmade, one-of-a-kind products from Blackbird Fly Boutique. Carefully and creatively curated footwear, apparel, accessories, and housewares are brought in from around the world in limited quantities to ensure that your style is unique in Cleveland. Not only can you grab a few outfits that look absolutely amazing, but you're also supporting a local business that's women and minority-owned.

Lake Erie Pet Food Co.

4164 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

 
 
 
 
 
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While you're stocking up on supplies, gifts, and items for your family, don't forget about your furry friends too! Lake Erie Pet Food Co. provides locally-made pet food delivered fresh to your home. All food is produced in Northeast Ohio and is AAFCO approved for dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens. Best of all, they offer free local delivery Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, as well as curbside pickup at the shop.

Cara's Boutique

30179 Detroit Rd., Westlake, OH 44145

 
 
 
 
 
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Cara's curated cache is yours to browse at Cara's Boutique. A staple of Westlake since the early 1990s, Cara's brings the best gifts, accessories, and clothing to the area for women of all styles. Shoppers will delight in their selection of high-quality merchandise at exceptional prices. Shop online or buy gift card so you can scoop up their latest arrivals or get your hands on a bell seller like their socks, handbags, tumblers, and cozy cardigans.

Lovely Paperie and Gifts and Babycakes Children's Boutique

19275 Detroit Rd., Rocky River, OH 44116

 
 
 
 
 
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Now is the perfect time to purchase a gift card or shop online for "Stay Home" items from by Lovely Paperie. In addition to apparel and accessories, Lovely Paperie also offers holiday items, bags, home-entertaining supplies, unique Cleveland gifts, baby and toddler clothing, and, of course, a wide collection of paperie. If you're looking for a gift for someone special later this year, let Lovely Paperie and Gifts give you a few suggestions.

Luster

Market Hall, 3441 Tuttle Rd. #403, Shaker Heights, OH 44122

 
 
 
 
 
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Add a little Luster to your gifting experience. Located in Market Hall, Luster is the go-to spot for finding the perfect gift for the person who seems to have everything. Even if you're not sure what to get a coworker or acquaintance, Luster has you covered. Fun and functional items for girlfriends, hosts and hostesses, in-laws, and best friends at practical price points. No matter the occasion, you can count on Luster to help you pick a memorable, meaningful gift for anyone on your list. While the shop is closed for now, you can still shop via Instagram, Facebook, and FaceTime.

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Do you have a favorite boutique store in Cleveland that you can't wait to visit? Let us know in the comments!

January
24

12 Specialty Food Shops Around NE Ohio

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Here at Cutler Real Estate, we love food in every form! More specifically, we love the diverse groceries and authentic items found in the unique purveyor shops that stock everything from meat and cheese to exotic spices and sauces. With a calendar full of meals to fill, we want our shopping list to be as tasty as possible.

If you're looking to introduce new cultures and cuisines into your diet, you've come to the right place. On this list, you'll find twelve of the finest specialty and gourmet food shops around Northeast Ohio that deliver the world's flavor right into your shopping cart.

Fromage du Monde

340 4th St. NW, Canton

 
 
 
 
 
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An homage to fromage, Fromage du Monde welcomes Canton residents into a world of cheese. This artisan cheese house is ready to serve you selections of the finest cheeses sourced from regions around the globe. Sample a few favorites with their cheese flight, pair the best cheeses and meats on their charcuterie board, or order up a cheese panini and cup of homemade soup for lunch. Interested in becoming a cheese connoisseur? They'll gladly teach you how to "speak cheese."

Ohio Tea Company

5569 Fulton Drive NW, Canton

 
 
 
 
 
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While we love a good cappuccino, we also love to curl up with a book and a nice cup of tea on a cold, wintery Ohio day. What better place to stock up on everything tea than the Ohio Tea Company? Opened in November 2015 by Terry Gabet, Ohio Tea Company is your source for loose-leaf teas ranging from favorites like Earl Grey and English Breakfast varieties, to herbal blends like Berry Blues and Lemon Ginger. Don't forget to stock up on tea filters and an infuser to start enjoying tea on a grand scale.

The Olive Tap

30 Public Square, Medina

The right oils can lend remarkable flavor to any dish. At The Olive Tap in Medina, you have the opportunity to taste the difference and experience the quality that has earned the freshest olive oils and balsamic vinegars industry acclaim. They carry a selection of gourmet specialty foods like pastas, tapenades, olives, sauces, salsas, and jams to help you curate a meal precisely to your desired taste. Hoping to test out a few new recipes? The folks at The Olive Tap will be happy to suggest tasty dinners you can prepare with their oils.

Spice For Life

3441 Tuttle Road Ste 103, Shaker Heights

 
 
 
 
 
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Spice up your pantry while supporting your local Northeast Ohio nonprofits by shopping at Spice For Life. Spices, herbs, salts, peppercorns, chili peppers, and seasoning blends are all on deck at this stall within the Van Aken District Market Hall. While their products will make your plate a tastier place, their kindness makes our world a better place too. All of their profits are donated to various nonprofit organizations throughout the area that support human trafficking victims and prevent future instances of this prevalent problem in Ohio.

European Specialty Food Market

1257 Pearl Road, Brunswick

 

You don't need to travel across the Atlantic Ocean for the best European foods — simply head to the west side of I-71 in Brunswick and stop at European Specialty Food Market. Check off your entire grocery list as you shop their imports of meat, fish, cheese, pastries, sweets, and alcoholic beverages. Get a jar of borsch, just like grandma used to make. Cook up a fresh smoked sausage from Hungary, kielbasa from Poland, or weisswurst from Germany. Wash it all down with French wine or a Belgian beer, and you'll be overjoyed that you can eat so well without a passport.

Heinen's Grocery Store

900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

 
 
 
 
 
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Heinen's Grocery Store is a Cleveland institution. Since the 1920s, this butcher shop turned grocery store has been the one-stop-shop for everything you need to fill your refrigerator and pantry. Among their inventory of fresh, frozen, and packaged foods, Heinen's also carries local favorites from the state in nearly every department. Experience Ohio the way it was meant to be tasted by loading your shopping cart up with produce, cheeses, meats, and pastries from local farms, butcheries, and bakeries.

Mel's Sweet Shop

807 Pearl Road, Brunswick

A hidden gem that you must unwrap, Mel's Sweet Shop lets you indulge your confectionary cravings. Once known as Penny's Sweet Supplies, Mel's is a cake decorating and baking supply store full of delicious goodies. They'll make sure you're stocked with the molds, frosting, fondant, and candy you need to make any sweet treat. Keep an eye on their calendar, too — they host candy making and cake decorating classes throughout the year. Just do us a favor and save a bite for us.

Las Americas Latin Market & Restaurant

25650 Aurora Road, Bedford Heights

Say hola to the vibrant tastes of Latin America at Las Americas Latin Market & Restaurant. This specialty grocery store is full of flavor and ready to give your meals a little Latin flair. If you're new to Latin foods, you're in luck! Las Americas is also a restaurant. They serve up delicious Mexican and Peruvian cuisine so you can sample, savor, and plan your next meal.

Sunny's Asian Food

33625 Aurora Road, Solon

Authentic South Asian groceries and cuisine are available at Sunny's Asian Food. This family-owned establishment lures you in with their sweet complimentary chai and aromas that tempt you to venture over to their kitchen in the back of the store. Serving up homemade Indian foods all week, we dare you to taste an item off of their menu and try to leave empty-handed. Once you sample their authentic offerings on the all-you-can-eat buffet, you'll fill your hands with as many groceries as you can carry so you can make these South Asian staples at home.

Old Brooklyn Cheese Company

4137 Pearl Road, Cleveland

 
 
 
 
 
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Cheese and mustard — you need both in your refrigerator, and Old Brooklyn Cheese Company has them ready for you. Not only do they carry local, domestic, and imported cheeses, but they also produce their own raw milk cheeses using milk from Hartzler Family Dairy in Wooster. The Old Brooklyn Cheese Company cheeses are only rivaled by their handmade mustards — or as they like to call them, Cleveland Caviar. Grab both, get home, and savor the flavor of Cleveland's finest cheese and mustard pairings.  

Grand Pacific Popcorn Company

8064 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls

 
 
 
 
 
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We don't have just one reason why we love Grand Pacific Popcorn Company — we have nearly 40! #1: Cheddar Pretzel Ale. #2: Bulldog Blend. #3: Red Cinnamon. Better yet, why don't you pay a visit to their shop in the Grand Pacific Junction and sample their savory, sweet, and seasonal flavors. While you're there, pick up some old-fashioned candy and soda to keep your sweet tooth satisfied all year long.

Jerky -n- Spice

14492 Pearl Road, Strongsville

Jerky, smokies, sauces, and snacks — the best of the best are available at Jerky -n- Spice. They've got palate-pleasing variations of beef jerky, turkey jerky, exotic game smokies, seasonings, salsas, condiments, and sauces that cater to every taste imaginable. Where else in Ohio can you taste kangaroo, ostrich, alligator, buffalo, and antelope in the same shop? If you'd like to make your own sausage or jerky at home, they'll provide you with a kit and give you a few tips.

Foodies Unite

Where's your go-to destination for specialty and gourmet foods around Northeast Ohio? Let us know in the comments!

November
5

11 Shops Where You Can Buy Holiday Gifts from Local Cincinnati Makers

Here at Cutler Real Estate, we are very passionate about supporting the work of talented artists and makers, whether that's through visiting a neighborhood flea market or shopping at a local small business. And with the holidays coming up, we can't wait to scour the city for locally made gifts to give our loved ones!

This year, support both local businesses and local makers in one fell swoop at these Cincinnati shops! On this list, you'll find trendy boutiques, eclectic home decor shops and local markets—so that you can find the perfect gifts for your friends and family members this year. Enjoy!

 

Coda Co.

400 Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue

Locally Made in Cincinnati

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Kelti and Tanner Ziese, owners of Coda Co., are lovers of anything upcycled and refurbished. They take things that are no longer in use—like bourbon barrels and burlap coffee sacks—and turn them into furniture and home decor. So not only are they crafting stunning home creations, they're also minimizing local waste! You can take a look at some of their unique products (and even purchase a few!) at their adorable storefront in Bellevue.

 

Elm & Iron

1326 & 1411 Vine Street, Cincinnati 

For statement-making home furnishings, accessories and decor, you can't do better than Elm and Iron. The gorgeous store features an eclectic collection of pieces—each offering a new perspective, and reflecting a passion for design. Inside their Cincinnati location, you'll be bombarded with locally made gifts, furniture, and art along with some new, classic finds so you won't have a hard time finding that special something for your someone.

 

Handzy Shop + Studio

15 West Pike Street, Covington

Locally Made in Cincinnati

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Handzy Shop + Studio truly is the most adorable shop in town. They carry women's clothing, lifestyle accessories, paper goods, gifts and handmade, watercolor greeting cards that they make in house. So stop into their shop in Covington and pick out a gift for a coworker, your best friend or a family member—just don't forget to get a card to go with it!

 

Indigenous

1609 Madison Road, Cincinnati

Nestled in East Walnut Hills, Indigenous is a bright and open gallery full of handmade art and crafts. While they offer a small selection from artists all around the country, the gallery's main focus is on local and regional makers. Their collection includes hot-worked glass, metal works, pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, prints, woodcraft, mosaics and so much more—all from creators in our own backyard.

 

MiCA 12/v

1201 Vine Street, Cincinnati

Locally Made in Cincinnati

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This independent, design-driven gallery and gift boutique is a beloved gem in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. The shop has been around since 2007 when husband and wife team Mike and Carolyn Deininger chased their dream straight into the raw storefront space on Vine Street. Since then, business has blossomed, and the shop is known far and wide as one of the best places to pick up a unique gift for a loved one (or for yourself).

 

Queen City Alchemy

1808 Race Street, Cincinnati

Voted as one of the best boutiques in Cincinnati by Beat Magazine in 2019, Queen City Alchemy is an enchanting apothecary nestled in Over-the-Rhine. They hand make a variety of skincare, home goods, bulk herbs and herbal products for all of your therapeutic needs. And if you're looking to put more of a personal touch on your gift—they also have a DIY Bar where you can craft everything from facial masks to beard oil for the spa-minded person on your list!

 

Rivertown Inkery & Apparel

3096 Madison Road, Cincinnati

Locally Made in Cincinnati

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When you're shopping for a Cincinnati-enthusiast there's only one place to go: Rivertown Inkery & Apparel! Owned by locals who love our amazing city, this eclectic store features a variety of vintage-style clothing all centered around—you guessed it—Cincinnati. And the best part? One dollar from every tee, tank or sweatshirt goes directly to two Cincinnati-based organizations, Aruna and Citylink.

 

Rockwood Pottery

1920 Race Street, Cincinnati

From the quaint to the quirky, Rockwood Pottery is a great place to find your loved one a special holiday gift. Charcuterie boards, platters, wall hangings, tile and other unique pottery pieces are just some of the things you'll find here. And for a special treat, you can take a guided tour of the company before you browse!

 

Ten Thousand Villages

2011 Madison Road, Cincinnati | 610 Main Street, Covington  | 11316 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati

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Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items settled in the O'Bryonville Business District. This adorable shop features products from more than 130 makers in more than 38 countries so you can support small creators all over the world!

 

Treasured Friends Gifts and Decor

3564 Blue Rock Road, Cincinnati

Locally Made in Cincinnati

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Located in a cozy, two-story farmhouse built in the 1860s, Treasured Friends Gift and Decor has been providing unique gifts, jewelry, and home decor items since its inception in 2005. Stop in and browse plenty of refurbished and upcycled gifts from Cincinnati locals and make sure to take advantage of their complimentary gift wrapping to add an extra special touch to your present!

 

Wooden Hill

3036 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati

Offering Cincinnati-made artwork for every taste and budget, Wooden Hill is basically an art fair that lasts all year long! Here you'll find paintings, prints, pottery, jewelry, body products, toys, candles and so much more—all made by local creators. Gift possibilities are endless at this eclectic and artsy store in the heart of Westwood!

 

Happy Holidays!

Where are you planning to shop for gifts this year in Cincinnati? Let us know in the comments below!

December
13

Holiday Shopping in Cleveland: 17 Local Boutiques + Shops We Love

With the ease of online shopping, it may be tempting to throw your entire holiday shopping list into your Amazon shopping cart and call it a night. But what if we told you that Cleveland is home to a bunch of amazing boutiques and shops where you could find unique, handmade gifts — without leaving the comfort of your hometown? By #ShoppingLocal, you can support makers and small businesses from our own backyard, all while purchasing original items that you can't find in a big department store. On this list, you'll find trendy boutiques, pet shops, candle companies and more — so that you can find the perfect gifts for your friends and family members. Feel good about your holiday shopping knowing that you've supported a small business this season!

Men's and Women's Clothing

 

Whiskey Grade

20075 Chagrin Boulevard, Shaker Heights Whiskey Grade offers fuel inspired apparel for men and functional, yet chic fashion for women. Here, you'll find items that will look good and get better with time — like a broken-in baseball glove or your favorite pair of denim. They sell pretty much everything from t-shirts and hoodies, leather jackets and hats to backpacks and motorcycle helmets!

Blanc Boutique

3104 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights Founded in 2013, Blanc Boutique is always home to a collection of affordable, upscale and timeless fashion. They offer fashionable options in a variety of different sizes as well as accessories, home decor and more!

Banyan Tree

2242 Professor Avenue, Cleveland Boutiques in Cleveland

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Fashions at Banyan Tree range from bohemian to minimalist, but as varied as the styles are, they are all equally fabulous. They have three different locations throughout Ohio and offer clothing for women and babies as well as accessories and lifestyle items.

Krush

4447 Mayfield Road, South Euclid Krush is just as quirky, colorful and fabulous as it sounds, boasting bold styles cultivated from skateboarding culture, art and streetwear. They hope to affect positive change by giving voice and self-expression through fashion.

Girl Next Door Boutique

19034 Old Detroit Road, Cleveland Laura and Lisa Pikul, both graduates of Kent State University with fashion degrees, moved from California to Ohio in 2005 and brought a bit of the west with them. Girl Next Door embodies the "Cali" lifestyle with their large selection of jeans from independent designers as well as other minimalist, yet comfortable staples, like flowing blouses and dresses.

Mr. Albert's Men's World

618 Prospect Avenue East, Cleveland For the shoe lover in your life you must stop by Mr. Albert's Men's World, one of Cleveland's favorite urban menswear shops! They offer hundreds of different styles of shoes as well as stylish formal wear, hats, belts and more.

Wild Cactus Boutique

2138 West 25th Street, Cleveland Boutiques in Cleveland

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From an early age, owner Leann DiPaola has always been passionate about expressing herself through fashion. Her love for uncovering one-of-a-kind pieces and inspiration from traveling and living between Arizona and California combined to create Wild Cactus Boutique. This shop encompasses a laid back, curated mix of vintage and modern women's clothing, shoes and accessories for everyday wear.

Geiger's

1020 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Since 1932, Clevelanders have flocked to Geiger's for their clothing needs. In addition to their great selection of high-quality clothing for the whole family — they also offer gear for snow sports, camping, traveling, team sports and cycling.

Evie Lou

2509 Professor Avenue, Cleveland It's all about comfort at Evie Lou. Their style is classic and professional with a comfortable twist from high-end designers. With their collection of handcrafted clothing as well as jewelry, handbags, wallets and more — you're sure to find something that fits either your own personal style or someone you love's.

Blush Boutique

1783 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights Cleveland Boutiques

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Focusing on sophisticated yet casual looks, Blush Boutique features an incredible selection of women's fashion, jewelry and accessories. They love to put emphasis on smaller fashion lines and emerging talent from all over the country, so no matter what you buy from Blush you'll be supporting an independent designer!  

Home Goods and Gifts

Pet-Tique

10906 Clifton Boulevard, Cleveland We know you love your pets and want your furbabies to be just as stylish as you! At Pet-Tique you can purchase all different types of apparel for your pets, from simple sweaters to Halloween costumes. They also offer a great selection of trendy collars, pet accessories, cat and dog food and other pet supplies.

Room Service

20178 West 25th Street, Cleveland Boutiques in Cleveland

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Established in 2007 and owned by two artists, Jennie Doran and Andrew Worm, Room Service is a shop committed to displaying the goods and stories from makers, designers and artisans from all around the world. Here you'll find handcrafted home goods, apothecary items, apparel, accessories and more — it's almost impossible to leave empty handed!

Something Different Gallery

1899 W 25th Street, Cleveland "Find your perfect thing," is the mantra Something Different is founded on. This eclectic shop boasts a vast array of home decor, jewelry, custom framing, drinkware, clocks, kitchen items, clothing all from independent makers.

Artful Living

1364 West 67th Street, Cleveland This home essentials boutique is located in the Gordon Square Arts District of Cleveland. Walk through their garden and into a room filled to the brim full of handcrafted art. They feature local and national artists of ceramics, photography, glass, oils and so much more! You're sure to find a unique and special piece for your home at Artful Living.

Flower Child

11508 Clifton Boulevard, Cleveland Cleveland shops

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Vintage lovers — you're going to want to check out Flower Child! Since 1999, they've been Cleveland's premier vintage and mid-century department store. From funky furniture, art and housewares to clothes and accessories to match, Flower Child transforms shopping into a time-traveling experience.

Cleveland in a Box

530 Euclid Avenue #40, Cleveland If you're looking for a unique gift to give any Cleveland lover — Cleveland in a Box is perfect! This unique shop allows you to fill a box with either five or 10 items from their vast selection of Cleveland goods and ship it to U.S. and military addresses for free! They've partnered with some of the city's most iconic and oldest institutions so that they could create an assortment of favorite items that Clevelanders of all ages can't do without. You can even build a box online here.

Cleveland Candle Company

1810 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights You can never go wrong with a good candle. The Cleveland Candle Company allows you to create your own candle or you can choose from their selection of pre-poured natural soy candles in more than 100 fragrances. Perfect as a fun date night or as an original holiday gift!  

Happy Shopping!

 

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