Madonna and Magic Mike

by Julie on November 15, 2012

in Cleveland,Food,Friends,Life

Hi friends!

I hope you’re enjoying your week! :-)
On Saturday morning, Sarah and I worked at the Willoughby Junior Women’s Club Holiday Luncheon. She sold her DELICIOUS holiday treats while I sold my jewelry. It was a success for both of us and I’m looking forward to going back next year!
Sarah’s display included cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, roasted almonds, and other treats. Her cinnamon rolls were such a hit that she sold out quickly! (I can attest to this since I bought a box.) Sarah is such a great cook and every time I try something new from her, I’m even more convinced. If you need someone to cook or bake and you live in the Cleveland area, contact Sarah.

Stella & Dot Trunk Show

Sarah Berridge Cooker Girl

Sarah Berridge Cooker Girl

I will forever be obsessed with our scarves.

Stella & Dot Scarves


On Saturday night, a bunch of girls found ourselves at an event that we’ve been anticipating for awhile.



Last winter, Jen emailed a bunch of us asking if we wanted to see Madonna. Um… is the sky blue?! OBVIOUSLY I wanted to see her! :-) It was a rare opportunity that I wasn’t going to turn down. We decided to go to Hodges, which was awesome. A lot of us ended up ordering the wild mushroom and ohio city pasta gnocchi, which was outstanding. I also stole shared some of Crystal’s baby kale and smoked mozzarella salad, which was great. Let’s just say that if kale always tasted like that, I would eat more of it.

After Hodges, we went to The Greenhouse Tavern and then to La Strada for drinks. I’d never been to The Greenhouse Tavern before and was pleased with their cosmos (they tasted like grapefruit in a glass) and the Cleveland view. I would love to go back.

Martinis Girls Night

greenhouse tavern

After dinner and drinks, we headed over to the Q. I think Madonna was slated to come on around 10, but we found out she wasn’t actually starting until 10:30.

Elevator Picture

The concert was an appreciated theatrical performance although I must admit I was very a little uncomfortable with the first major part of the show. Madonna was on stage with her dancers and they were acting like they were shooting each other and the audience. Then, she ended up in a staged hotel room with her “lover” and killed him… it was odd and really disturbing. I don’t mind intense performances, but after awhile of the shooting and violence on-stage, I began to feel pretty uncomfortable and just wanted it to stop. The rest of the concert wasn’t bad, but I was hoping for more of her “old school” performances. While I respect the fact that she wanted to promote her new music, I wish she would have given us more of what we wanted. Also, Like a Virgin was sung unbelievably slow and dark… I could barely understand what the song was! This was a personal disappointment because it’s my favorite Madonna song.

Madonna Concert

Either way, I’m happy I went. It was very interesting to watch and I couldn’t take my eyes away which tells me it was a good show, regardless of whether or not she played “old school” hits.


On Sunday, Nidhi and I went to Katie’s house for something we’ve been talking about doing for awhile: We saw Magic Mike. Oh yes.

Magic Mike


This movie surprised me because aside from the, ahem, eye candy, it was a great film! I’m no movie expert, but I felt like the characters were really strong and I was interested in the story line.

ALTHOUGH, the eye candy and the dancing was VERRRRY nice. No wonder Channing Tatum is the sexiest man alive for 2012. That is definitely something I can support ;-)

I will be buying that issue of People…

Enjoy your Thursday!

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Katie O November 15, 2012 at 10:15 am

Loves this, loved Magic Mike, loved watching it with you and Nidhi. I may not have liked the movie as much without the expert commentary.
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Bari November 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm

I LOVED Magic Mike! Glad it was such a fun weekend for you.
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