Miss me? For those of you who follow me on instagram, this summer has been full of travel from coast to coast for various reasons. Not to fret, I’m officially back in the Big D and back to our regularly scheduled programming. Throughout the summer, inspiration would strike me and I would think, “that would be a great blog post.” Sadly, I never had time to do it! Needless to say, we have a lot to catch up on!
One of my last trips this summer was to Cleveland, and I’ll be honest, it wasn’t by choice. The Cleveland Clinic is the number one heart hospital in the country. When we found out my dad needed a procedure, I quickly found myself checking Ohio off of my list of states. I must say, I was blown away by the quiet beauty of the homes and neighborhoods surrounding the area. There is an understated midwestern charm that you could miss if you aren’t paying attention. It is a subtle elegance that is shown in the meticulous care and upkeep of beautiful and timeless older homes. They are the type of homes that you look at and say “they don’t make them like this anymore.”
While most of my time spent there was in a hospital, I did get to explore just a bit. Hope you enjoy my few snapshots of Cleveland, which include Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights, Gates Mills, and Chagrin Falls.
All photos by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood.
This one is my favorite. I just love green shutters!!
The lighting was horrible, but this home was really stunning.
This home is for sale and is very beautiful (on the outside). More pictures on Zillow HERE
This was a very busy road, so hard to snap a great picture of this ivy covered gem.
I really admired how the homes in Cleveland have sprawling and beautiful front yards.
Lots of pretty brick homes.
Gates Mills was full of white houses with black shutters (a personal favorite of mine).
Chagrin Falls was incredibly quaint!