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outdoors copy

Riki & Brien were married November 1st on a beautiful fall day in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The outdoor ceremony was framed by an industrial landscape and the colorful fall leaves. Guests were warmed by bon fires & vowes written by the bride & groom.

close up cake copy

The reception took place in the adjacent warehouse converted loft where the bridal party spent the weekend. The fall theme carried through the entire event; centerpieces made of cheery tree twigs, chocolate brown table cloths, and bouquets made of cabbage, mint, vibrant lillies & wrapped in feathers. Instead of a cake, the couple constructed a multi tiered tower of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts & the food was made from local ingredients purchased at the West Side Market.

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necklace

As promised here is a preview of just a few of the goods for sale at the MADE in the 216 HOLIDAY SHOPPE. Above are some vintage inspired necklaces from Océanne, below one of the many T-shirts from C.L.E. Clothing Co.

cle tee

Remember the shoppe kicks off tonight, but it will be open all month long! Come by after you’ve been to the Happy Dog for Polka Happy Hour & don’t forget to visit ROOM SERVICE’s permeant location across the street. Click the link below to see more preview photos.

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lonny cover

The premiere issue of Lonny magazine is now available. If you are like me the closing of domino magazine was devastating —especially since when I purchased their latest book it was supposed to come with a free subscription! So far I can say I like Lonny equally as much as its predecessor. It has the same aesthetic, design sensibility & now it even includes more fashion along with longer articles. My ONLY complaint is that it is an online publication (at least it doesn’t make those fake page turing sound like NYLON did, yuk). There is something to be said for the tangible periodical. It is too hard to look up close at the pictures and you can’t exactly pick it up and read it any time. I’m crossing my fingers for a future print edition.
lonny spreads

You can check out Lonny magazine for yourself  HERE. Don’t miss the article about Grace, the genius behind design*sponge.

city living

HK rooftop

Living in small city apartments has always inspried creative uses for conserving and creating more space. The best method I believe is converting rooftops into patios and outdoor living areas. In Hong Kong, an apartment with roof access is usually considered the crown jewel of real estate. With warmer temperatures all year long, a great rooftop is a wonderful place to entertain friends and familys, hold bbqs and just step away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded city streets. Out of my bedroom window I can view my neighbors rooftop (see below) which is absolutely breathtaking.


HK rooftop 2

(For the record, I have never ONCE seen them use said rooftop which is just a shame). Note the built in stone bench, the Large Potted plants. The enclosed space to shield from rain (as Hong Kong is also known for its overcast skys during typhoon season), is made out of bamboo a favorite building material in this country. If I were the owner of this rooftop not only would I be throwing a lot more rooftop parties and all out shindigs, I would also spice up the plants with more color. On my own rooftop I have a beautiful bougainvillea bush which is easy to maintain and blooms with these spectacular pink blossoms all summer long. Sunflowers, daisies, or a lilac bush are also great ideas for some cheerful color. For the green thumb, a small garden is also an idea, even if it is just herbs. Or for the un-green thumb, maybe a rock garden. Most importantly these ideas don’t require a rooftop and can easily be translated to a more suburban tradition of a patio. No matter what you choose … Happy Roofing!

—Stephanie Hauk

Ms. Hauk is a native Clevelander, but is guest bloging from Hong Honk. She is obsessed with all things beautiful. See her blog here http://vicioushawk.blogspot.com/

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