Anna Beauty Center’s therapists and aestheticians evince a passion for beauty as they eradicate stress and blemishes with massages and diamond-tipped microdermabrasion treatments. When they aren’t exfoliating and hydrating skin, they enhance complexions with cosmetic makeovers and groom bushy tails with waxing services. For added inspiration, they surround themselves with Shiseido, Skin Renew, and qiora products.
Art After Dark fosters creative expression in a nightlife atmosphere. Classes provide all the necessary materials to create paintings, decorate wine glasses, or carve pumpkins, and students can bring their favorite drinks to celebrate their new artistic accomplishments. Kids' sessions focus on age-appropriate pictures during small classes and birthday parties.
Providing beer nuts or newcomers with a way to expand their knowledge, Cleveland Beer Series offers curated two-hour classes that focus on brews from around the world. Starting from the bottom up, pupils learn every aspect of beer, from its ingredients and production to styles and glassware.
Not content being the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists’ overall winner for 2011 Best Monthly in Ohio, a few of Ohio Magazine’s staff members walked away with individual awards themselves. A captivating and descriptive profile of Ohio naturalist-illustrator Julie Zickefoose, “Our Lady of the Birds” by John C. Bruening, was named Best Artist Profile, with second place bestowed upon a fellow Ohio colleague, Jennifer Rogers. For her full body of work in 2010, Linda Feagler was awarded Best Arts Reporting, and not to be left out, Lesley Blake wrangled in the Best Graphic Design/Navigation award for the magazine’s online counterpart.
But it’s not the awards that keep subscribers coming back. Within the glossy pages of each monthly issue lies a veritable treasure trove of historical tidbits, compelling stories, shopping tips, and event information—all focused around the Buckeye State. In sections such as Travel, readers delve into written and pictorial chronologies of in-state excursions, as well as extensive resources detailing where to find the best hotels, which destinations are best in which seasons, and which desserts the local police enjoy in the event you get pulled over for speeding. The Food and Wine section profiles tempting culinary destinations, and Home and Garden leads green thumbs around the state to the most verdant nurseries and the most beautiful home gardens.
Lake Erie Living's pages showcase the people, places, and events in the communities dotting the shore of Lake Erie, from Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to New York and Ontario. Features regularly explore famous lakeside mansions and island cottages, and reviews mine the menus of excellent restaurants in cities and the countryside. Amid its tips on decoration, new lakefront adventures, or etiquette for interacting with ancient lake monsters, the magazine also devotes an article to a new winery each month.
The magazine's recurring monthly features includes "Lake Erie Lives," which highlights a unique Lake Erie resident, such as Elisa Guida, a two-time cancer survivor who raises money for cancer patients by crafting jewelry from guitar strings donated by famous musicians. Readers keep a finger on the pulse of the lake's culture and lifestyles with other recurring features such as "Great Homes Realty," "Weekend Getaway," and "Hidden Treasures," which points readers to the most underrated shopping spots along Lake Erie.
From 1992–1994, the Cleveland Thunderbolts gave the city its first taste of Arena Football League action. And while the taste was but a tease at the time—the team disbanded at the end of the 1994 season—AFL fans eventually would see a return to revelry in 2008 with the arrival of the Gladiators, a team that bounced around the country like a rock band on pogo sticks before diggin’ in their cleats at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena. In their first official season, the Gladiators introduced themselves in grand fashion by advancing to the franchise's first-ever conference championship game—a tough loss, to the eventual league champion Philadelphia Soul, that’s since stood as the squad’s humbling reminder of the unending effort required to achieve league dominance.