My longest blogging break to date (over a week - ACK!) was due to an awesome Christmas vacation spent with my family in Cleveland. Without a computer in their home to distract us, we spent loads of time just hanging out, which is exactly what I love about the holidays at my parents' place. Dinner at the gorgeous home of my sister and brother-in-law was one of the best parts of the visit.
We found a little time for shopping, too. If you happen to make a trip to Cleveland, you can't skip the Tremont neighborhood, where you'll find a couple cute little boutiques and great restaurants. First stop there: Gingko, where Melanie has carried sulu-design earrings and necklaces since she first opened her shop:
Just down the street is Banyan Tree, with great housewares, clothing, and accessories:
Close to Tremont, along Lorain Avenue, there are a ton of great antique and junk shops. You can't miss Suite Lorain with it's amazing collection of vintage goods that you never knew you needed:
And over on the east side of town, there's Boom Modern, for those of you who love mid-century pieces:
We're in Richmond now, visiting with Barry's family (who have a home computer - no more marathon blogging breaks for me). I dropped off several new sulu-design earrings to Amy at JetSet yesterday - in case you're in the Richmond area and need an earring fix. I hope you're all enjoying the holidays as much as I am!