Liza Rifkin runs Liza Michelle Jewelry, a local-to-Cleveland handmade business that creates thoughtfully crafted, future heirlooms for you and your home. Using recycled materials, ethically sourced gem stones and green studio practices, every piece is handcrafted with care and attention. We've been lucky enough to watch Liza's business grow over the course of its life, and we are consistently impressed with how conscientious and driven she has become as both an artist and business person. Somehow she remains unburdened by the entrepreneurial pressure, still finding a place in her business for one of the most stressful niches of them all: custom bridal work. Read on for more insight into her process, and how she incorporates her "Nature Girl" persona into her products.Read More
The Bus Boutique is a mobile vintage shop in an old converted school bus. Each event is uniquely curated with selectively sourced goods ranging from primitive to modern. The inventory is eclectic and typically artisan crafted or designed. The interior of the bus has been refinished with primarily all found and salvaged woods and materials. The fun part is that it also doubles as a camper for when they're on the road. The Bus Boutique is owned and run by John Owens & Adam Zagger (Adam's Dad Glenn is also a big asset and gets honorable mention).Read More
Oceanne is jewelry and accessories that romance the ordinary, by reminding us how special simple moments can be. Designer and founder, Anne Harrill, believes life's beauty can often be found in everyday pleasures, like sharing coffee with a friend, the flavor of raspberries in season, or the way the right hint of gold on your wrist can give the day a whole new perspective. It is her hope that Oceanne helps you celebrate the big and small moments of your life and and reflects your story with each piece you wear or share.Read More
Cosmic Girl Goes is an eclectic shop owned by stylish entrepreneur, Robin Sweeney. Cosmic Girl's booth is filled with naturally, globally and rustbelt-inspired home goods and decor with bright pops of color, and the occasional deer figurine. Flea Founder, Stephanie Sheldon, caught up with Robin and learned a bit about her behind-the-scenes.Read More
Bold Brewnuts co-founder Shelley Pippin joined us to chat about marrying your business partner, opening a donut bar, running a kickstarter and trying to keep your sanity while doing it all. You're a total BOSS, Shelley. To back their Kickstarter (and get some pretty awesome perks) head over here.
On today’s show, my guest is snowboarder-turned-chef, George Gazdick, who along with his wife Naida run a small-batch catering company called Hungry Bear Dining specializing in creating very special small gatherings. We’ve partnered with them to put on our very first Cleveland Flea Clambake, that’s taking place this weekend (October 18th) at Sunday Market in Hingetown. Sunday Market is our brunch market, featuring a champagne garden, oyster bar, lots of brunch-able fare and all the handmade and vintage you’d expect to shop at The Flea. It’s our last market of the Season before we head inside for the Holidays, so stop by and help us toast to a spectacular 2015 season. Sunday market runs from 10am-4pm and is located on West 29th Street between Detroit and Clinton, in the Hingetown pocket of Ohio City. More info if available over at our website, theclevelandflea.com. Tickets for the clambake can be found here. They’re $35 if you buy them online by Saturday, and $40 if you get them at Sunday Market.
What a gloriously beautiful day to end our 2015 Season. It's at once exciting (we had the BEST weather of the season) and brings a tear to our eye that another year is coming to a close. We love these vendors and our shoppers so much it hurts. We would be nothing without you all, so thank you for continuing to support us with whole hearts. BUT DON'T FORGET TO STOP BY SUNDAY MARKET! We're having a Clam Bake this Sunday, from 10-4 in Hingetown. Reserve your clams!