Built in 1887, Mansion View Inn delivers refined quaintness with its ornate Victorian décor, dark wood interiors, cozy quarters, a relaxed sitting room, and a drawing room. Four bedrooms lure guests into their charming confines for a two-night getaway of old-world hotel style. The Secor Bridal Room warms wandering hearts under the gentle glows of a chandelier, and features exquisitely crafted plaster molding and windows that admit frolicking splashes of light at sunrise. The Libbey Room's bright, cheerful interior is wrapped in flowery wallpaper and aims three large windows at the Victorian gardens, while The Reynolds Room comprises darker tones, antiques, and a clawfoot tub. Intimate and dainty, the third-story Ludwig Room provides lodgers with views of downtown, and its kitchenette allows guests to be the supreme lords of their own teatime.
Legendary chanteuse Stevie Nicks fulfills the fantasies of her loyal legion of fans, blessing the air with her golden voice as the In Your Dreams tour takes flight. Harmonically and fashionably inimitable, Stevie’s never-ebbing career has entered its latest chapter of acclaim as new generations discover her skilled storytelling, indomitable voice, and the fact that music fits in earholes. In support of her first studio album in 10 years, the acclaimed In Your Dreams, Stevie enables devotees craving a Nicks fix with a tapestry of future classics and seminal solo anthems, sometimes including hits such as “Stand Back” and “Edge of Seventeen.” Casual fans, lifelong fanatics, and hopelessly lost package-delivery workers will spiritually cuddle with Stevie’s tranquilly maternal voice, becoming increasingly mesmerized as a vibrato opens temporal loops and makes space-time continuums weep.
The Greater Toledo Auto Show cruises into SeaGate Convention Centre to showcase the latest models from some of the industry’s leading manufacturers, headlined by Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Harley-Davidson, and more. Amid the horsepower and engine revs, family-friendly attractions make the four-day event a gas for all ages, including mascot appearances, contests and giveaways.
Nabbing a 2011 Talk of the Town award for customer satisfaction, the garment de-gunkers at Champion Cleaners and Tuxedo Rentals continue their 61-year tradition of stellar service. Experts gently purify full suits, dresses, and coats ($11 each) and return delicate sweaters ($3.75) to mint Cosby condition. Individual suit pieces ($5.50 each)—such as pants, shirts, and jackets—compare notes with the vestigial garment colloquially known as the vest ($4.25). Dry cleaners revive threads Monday–Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Though additional services are not included in this deal, Champion also offers alterations, tuxedo rentals, wedding-gown preservation, and zipper repairs.
Creative guru Victoria Martin II closely supervises each design project and event-planning service that gets contracted through Catalyst Events and Design, and her skilled coordinators craft personalized parties and wardrobe makeovers to match any budget or aesthetic. With offices in Toledo and Detroit, her planners tap into a vast network of vendors and suppliers, composing fun, inventive themes for clients’ parties, such as a Valentine's Day singles' mixer or a Bastille Day bounce-castle storming. As Catalyst’s party planners guide hosts through detailed budgets and invitation writing, its talented decorators and fashion experts breathe new life into homes, businesses, and personal wardrobes with style and space makeovers.