Holiday party invitations begin rolling in, for our household, in the month of November. There are always a few events we all agree, as a family, that we must attend. This year, the Porsche party given by @rafih_auto_groupmbno was definitely a GO!
Our family has done business with @MercedesBenzCLE for years now and have always enjoyed the events that they put on for their patrons. They have recently changed owners but the new team did not fail to impress with this affair.
When we entered there were multiple tables filled with light bites including crudité, meatballs, mini sandwiches, pasta and dessert. Everyone was encouraged to mingle, eat and enjoy complimentary drinks while waiting for the new Porsche 911 to be unveiled. There was an older model of the 911 roped off and on display near by so we would be able to compare the original body with the newest version. We decided to sit next to the classic model while we enjoyed our plates.
In addition to the music that played there was an amazing Etch-A-Sketch artist who was creating a picture of the new automobile from a picture. He took time to share his story about art and it's connection with another classic toy, from the Porsche era, with my mini me. After a quick tutorial and words of encouragement my son was ready to shake, rattle and roll! He was even given an Etch-A-Sketch to take home for his efforts.
Once our bellies were full and we had the chance to share a few laughs with other attendees it was time for the car to be revealed. There was an introduction video that played so we could learn more about the features of the new Porsche 911 including 450hp!
The remainder of the evening was spent enjoying dessert, taking a closer look at the new offerings from Porsche and touring the dealership. We had a fabulous time and will continue to support the @MercedesBenzCLE and @rafih_auto_groupmbno family until our next driver is ready for the road!
The summer is always full of surprise invites and events and this summer proved to be no different. My girlfriend posted that she had two tickets to attend the #VintageOhioWineFestival and was looking for someone to use her tickets. I have never been to the event before and inquired immediately. My husband and I have toured a few wineries before and even visited one on our honeymoon so this was perfect for us.
There were hundreds of people in attendance enjoying the weather, food, music and drinks. We received a card that listed the available vendors serving wine and each tent offered 6 samplings. There were over 20 tents so we were in for a treat! We started at the closest tent and made our way around the grounds until sunset. I prefer sweet dessert wine but found a few semi-sweet and dry wines that I enjoyed as well. My husband tried a bit of everything with few complaints. We both agreed on a few selections and purchased several bottles before we left.
The wine was fabulous for the grown ups but there was music, vendors selling all types of items and carnival rides for the whole family to enjoy. We split a funnel cake and enjoyed a dessert wine (of course) with it. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the #VintageOhioWineFestival.
Cheers to 25 more!
On our way to our second vacation destination of the summer, we passed an interesting museum in Spartanburg, SC. It was the @BMW Zentrum Museum! The sleek white building stood out in the otherwise green landscape. The museum is free and houses some very unique pieces of luxury vehicles.
There were cars from the 1930s up to 2018. There were motorcycles, race cars and even model cars. My favorite car in the museum was a micro car with a single cylinder engine! We were able to sit in a couple of cars as well and there was café and shop on the premises as well. We didn't grab a bite to eat but everyone selected an items to take home as a memento. If you are ever in the area and have time to check out some exclusive cars then stop by.
The Chick-fil-A Kids Club is a FREE program for school age children that teaches faith based values each month. My little one received a passport that was stamped each month for the 2018 academic school year. He successfully completed the program and received a gift card, as he did every month he participated, and some special gifts as well.
He learned about the importance of sharing, kindness, honesty and more along the way. We will definitely be joining again and encourage you to do so too!
Last month my family and I released some energy mid-week to attend the @MercedesBenzCLE Spring House. I received an invitation earlier in May and RSVP'd for us despite it being a Wednesday night engagement. I debated on bringing the kid all week but decided in the final hours before the event he was mature and respectful enough to attend.
And I am so glad that I did. The event was held outdoors and the Cleveland weather actually cooperated with us. We started by taking a fun family picture at the photo booth which included some regal themed props. The step and repeat was filled with logos from the luxury vehicles the dealership sells. Each of us immediately found the prop that expressed our mood and struck a pose!
Once we finished our photo opportunity we strolled over the cigar table where guests received complimentary hand rolled cigars. The guys received a standard cigar while ladies received a slight smaller chocolate flavored stogie. It was now time to find a place to sit before having a drink and bite to eat. There were several selections available in both categories. @EffenVodka provided signature cocktails on the @MercedesBenz end of the property while @MakersMark was featured at the @Maserati_HQ end.
We took a look at some of the newer models for @MercedesBenz while we were there. There was a live band jazz which added to the lux atmosphere. The drinks and conversations flowed until the events end. We requested our vehicle from valet relaxed and ready for another Thursday!
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