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The creative side occasionally oozes out of us all. With Pinterest, DIY Network and talented friends, we have to find things to prove our crafty, handy selves. Right? Well look no further - if we can do it, you most likely can too. Take our suggestions on how to make it work, and where to get the materials and you MIGHT be able to do it yourself. Have suggestions? Toss them our way and we can try to make them with you.

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Create, Drinks, Elsewhere | 6 comments

Cocktail Therapy: Moscow Mule Recipes

Cocktail Therapy: Moscow Mule Recipes

I first became acquainted with the Moscow Mule - that classic ginger-lime cocktail served in a copper cup - a few years ago, a short time after Anthony Bourdain {love you, Tony!} visited Cleveland to film his TV show No Reservations. One of his stops on an "off night" in Cleveland (i.e., no video shooting that night) was the Velvet Tango Room, a swanky speakeasy in Tremont. He loved it, immediately regretting that the cameras weren't rolling as he soaked in the throw-back vibe and hand-crafted cocktails. And while I wish the rest of the story was that I also just happened to be there that night, and that he walked in and insisted on buying everyone a round of Moscow Mules, and that we became immediate, inseparable BFFs....it didn't quite work out that way. At all. Read More... Read More

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in All Posts, Canton, Create, Uncategorized | 3 comments

Create: Refurbished Midcentury Modern Cabinet

Create: Refurbished Midcentury Modern Cabinet

I found the skeleton of a midcentury modern gem at the Salvation Army on Whipple Ave. on a Saturday morning and without any hesitation bought it. After seeing the craftsmanship, it was a no-brainer; the routing, biscuits and joints showed it was created by someone who knew how to make furniture, by hand, not mass produced and sold on the floor of Value City. With a little work I was able to turn it into a pretty neat piece that I intend to keep for a while. Read More
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