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We’ve been working away at this blog on and off for a few years now – and about 18 months ago we committed to making it a weekly thing – so far so good, right? We’re so thankful that you guys keep showing up each week – really THANK YOU!! We’re also trying really (really, really) hard to build momentum and readership, and that honestly happens by friends telling friends – so, thank you also for helping spread the word!

Well, this post ran about a year ago and has been one of the most popular, probably because it’s chock full of super useful info, especially for our CLE peeps – Cleveland spots we swear by to keep you and your “things” looking good. Literally like once a week someone calls or texts asking about a cleaner, bra shop, makeup artist… you get the gist.  So, we’re running it again and rounding up a few more reccos too…

Here are the spots we swear by in the #216… 

 

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1. DRY-CLEANER

Hillcrest Cleaners – 4263 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44121 (on the corner of Mayfield and Belvoir) (216) 381-7181

Can you keep a secret?? Hallie’s totally a messy eater! She love salads and silk tops and silk dresses, and she’s a messy eater. This is NOT a good combination. The good folks at Hillcrest help take care of that. They recently got balsamic salad dressing splatter out of her new burgundy silk dress – yes, we LOVE them!!!! They are THE cleaner to trust with finer pieces – the location is not convenient at all, but it’s totally worth the trip.

Shop Silk Tops – because now you have somewhere to get them cleaned

 
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2. SHOE REPAIR/COBBLER

Charles Shoe Repair – 5823 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44124 (440) 684-0743

Gladis and the gang at Charles (make sure you go to the one on Mayfield not the one in Solon) know their footwear and they can perform miracles. Got a pair of Loubies that are too tall and you wobble? No prob, they’ll take down the heel for you (you’d be surprised the difference even a 1/4 inch makes). They’ll even put a grip type seal on the bottom to help you walk, rather than teeter (and if they’re Loubies, they’ll even make it red!!!) Our personal pet peeve, is when shoes come back from the cobbler and look TOO new – kind of like with plastic surgery – you want them to look refreshed but not “done” and that’s what Charles delivers. CLE shoe maintenance at its best.

Shop Sky High Heels – because now you have somewhere that can make them more comfortable

 

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3. INTIMATE APPAREL /BRAS

Next to Me – 8920 Mentor Ave # E, Mentor, OH 44060 (440) 974-0900

Next to Me is a store “every woman should know about” – they specializes in bras and fitting them properly. So, if Victoria’s Secret isn’t for you and you don’t like getting fit for a bra by the person that was in the shoe department last week and this week is the bra specialist, then this is the place for you! We haven’t gone to Next to Me personally, but we’ve sent quite a few clients there, especially ladies with larger busts, and the feed back has been stellar!

Shop Tops and dresses that need a good bra – because now you have somewhere to get properly fit

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Lindsay London  –Make up and Skincare Studio  38118 Second St, Willoughby, OH 44094 (216) 513-3998  bridalbeauty11@yahoo.com

Lindsay is a rock star, really! Her facials are heavenly, her waxes almost painless and her makeup application beyond – when we want to look and feel pretty she’s our go-to gal. And, better yet, she offers mobile makeup services all throughout Northeast Ohio. Oh, and, she is possibly one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet! She does Hallie’s make up for most special occasions and man, how we dream about her living with us and doing our make up every day – flawless (and un-realistic, but girls can dream, can’t they?)!!!

Shop Lindsay’s Fav products – she carries most of these at her studio and will price match.


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5. WORKOUT

Lyndhurst Fit Body Boot Camp – 5010 Mayfield Rd., Lyndhurst, OH 44124 (216) 759-FBBC

A couple of months ago we noticed a total body transformation of a friend.  “We’ll have some of what you’re having”, we told her. She told us her secret…Lyndhurst Fit Body Boot Camp.  So, yup…Elana signed up. And now she’s having what our friend was having. A full body, awesome workout in 30 minutes flat. Classes begin at the butt crack of dawn, and run every 30 minutes throughout the morning. Can’t get there in the morning? No problem go after work. There’s no excuse NOT to go. Get in, get out, get in the shower, and get to work.   Ask for Renee Goldstein and tell her the girls from TWC sent you.  With bathing suit season upon us, you can’t go wrong.

Shop Cool Exercise clothes- because now you have somewhere to wear them!


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6. Wardrobe Styling/Consulting

The Wardrobe ConsultantHallie@TheWardrobeConsultant.com or  216-409-4741

Let us toot our own horn for a second. It feels weird to do so, but sometimes you’ve got to shamelessly self promote…  We’ve been told time and again by clients that we are their secret weapon for taking the stress out of getting dressed each day. Kind of like an interior decorator for your wardrobe – we help make sure you look good in what you’re wearing . AND, we give honest advice – we don’t work on commission, we work for you – our only incentive is to make you look and feel fantastic! Check out our full range of services here.

Well, we had a new client a few weeks ago and, we always try and shop a clients closet BEFORE we ever hit a store – and this is why!! While going through her closet we found a very, very short dress. The color, pattern and condition of the dress were great – it was just super-duper short . So, we decided to give it new life. With our vision, and some alteration, we had the dress turned into a cami. Which, btw, is very “in” this summer. We blogged about camis last week in case you missed it…

Oh, and let us mention, we also changed up the jeans with some creative cutting to give them an updated look. Basically, we created a whole new outfit out of something she already had. How’s that for turning something old, into something new? TOOT, TOOT! Check out our Instagram later this week for the full look, cami, denim and all!

Shop Camis and raw hem denim – because we haven’t shopped your closet yet…

 

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So, our friends in “The Land” do you have any Perfectly Cleveland spots you swear by? If so, PLEASE share in the comments – we all really want to know…

 

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header image from CLE photographer Emily Roggenburk — This piece is titled “Perfectly Cleveland”! She has the coolest photography, apparel and gifts – check it out here!

 

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2 Comments

  1. ALL about Charles Shoe Repair! I was in crisis mode (my Ralph Lauren boots broke!) and one repair shop told me there was nothing to be done. I went to Charles and they totally fixed them up! Oh, and on another crisis sitch, my Tory Burch shoes had a HOLE in the bottom (maybe I wore them too much?) and Charles added a NEW heel and now they are even better than when I first bought them.

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    • Hallie Abrams Reply

      They are THE BEST!! Really, worth the trip where ever you live in NE Ohio.

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