Three Thrills by Thursday


Every year for Valentine’s Day, we go back and forth over plans. To stay in or to go out? Restaurants are always so overcrowded and frankly you’re usually served a mediocre meal since the restaurant will be inevitably full to the brim with couples.

For us, we spend a lot of time out so it’s such a treat to stay in & cook together. This year we got incredible cuts of meat from Meat Provisions in Westport. The guys there are beyond knowledgeable and helped us pick out a delicious dinner. We slow roasted brisket with our sous vide. I got one for Dave for his birthday and it’s becoming one of our favorite kitchen utensils.

While it’s most convenient to do your meat shopping at the grocery, I can’t tell you how much I enjoy visiting our local butcher. I love to learn about different cooking or grilling techniques, or recipes I would never think to make. At Meat Provisions, the team is so pumped about what they do, it’s easy to get excited about planning an awesome dinner.


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Highlight: Simply Charming

Happy Friday, Everyone! Today I am highlighting a sweet little boutique I came across recently! Simply Charming is located on Lee Road in Cleveland Heights and is the perfect place to find a gift (either for yourself or for a friend). Nestled between Christian Science Reading Room and Myron’s Beverage, you will definitely not want to bypass this gem. Inside, Simply Charming carries items from Bando, Lilly Pulitzer, Kate Spade and Alex & Ani, just to name a few. The assortment of jewelry ranges from statement pieces and gorgeous charms to delicate necklaces and bracelets. They provide monogramming, children’s gifts and have a plethora of sweet and funny cards for any occasion (seriously, there was even a card for spring cleaning!) If you are in need of a gift, card or just picking up a little something to treat yourself- support local business and stop into Simply Charming. LIKE them on Facebook and follow their Instagram (@SimplyCharmingCLE ) for their newest arrivals!

Have an amazing weekend, everyone!