Kate Horne of Lovely Paperie & Babycakes

Kate Horne of Lovely Paperie & Babycakes

Kate Horne is the owner and founder of Lovely Paperie & Gifts and Babycakes Children’s Boutique in Rocky River, Ohio. As a native of Cleveland, Kate followed her heart as a change of location and career led her to opening what is now the number one gift shop in Cleveland (as voted by Cleveland Magazine). I met up with Kate to find out exactly what inspired her into opening Lovely, and how she got to where she is today.

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Emily Roggenburk

Emily Roggenburk

You might know Emily Roggenburk because you’ve seen her aerial photos of the Cavs Championship parade, you are one of her 13,000 Instagram followers, or have seen her clothing designs around Cleveland (Cleveland AF, anyone?). I'd been looking forward to meeting her for some time because I knew her from all of the above. I enjoyed taking a peek into who Emily Roggenburk is outside of social media. Read on to learn about how she found her start, defines success, and looks to the future.

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Becca Gordon of Stella and Shay

Becca Gordon of Stella and Shay

It’s a pretty big secret, but Stella and Shay owner Becca Gordon didn’t want to move to Cleveland. At all. Now, she’s a testament to how Cleveland reels you in. Originally set to be a small nail studio where Becca could grow her own brand, Stella and Shay has transformed to be a complete “Beauty Bar,” with two locations in Cleveland and a definite cult following. I would know, I’m one of them! So how did a Erie, Pennsylvania girl find herself owning two Salons in Cleveland?

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Ann LoParo of Annie's Signature Sweets

Ann LoParo of Annie's Signature Sweets

The one thing that stands out about Ann LoParo of Annie’s Signature Sweets is how relatable she is. Take one look at her Instagram page and you’ll see her in the middle of a group of people, headband and all, ready to teach the attendees of her classes. Whether she's in the kitchen or out to dinner she wants you to recognize her for her. There are no manicured nails here - just a passionate pastry chef ready to satisfy your sweet tooth and teach you a few things along the way!

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Vicki Kortis of Cleveland Cookie Dough Co.

Vicki Kortis of Cleveland Cookie Dough Co.

Kismet made me message Vicki Kortis from Cleveland Cookie Dough about four months ago, asking if she’d participate in a giveaway. It was the first time I’d asked local business for anything, and I was terrified no one would respond to me. Instead, Vicki opened her cookie dough filled arms and hasn’t stopped supporting The Cleveland Bucket List since.

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Debbie Brink of Pure Enchantment

Debbie Brink of Pure Enchantment

Take one step into Pure Enchantment and you're instantly transformed. From the calming scent of lavender and oatmeal to all of the soft and inviting products sitting on the shelves, you just want to relax. Owner, Debbie Brink, has spent over 15 years perfecting Pure Enchantment, helping you find relaxation and a pure (and local) way to soothe your skin. I sat down to talk with Debbie and could just feel the passion behind everything she does at Pure Enchantment.

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Ashley Weingart of Perfectly Imperfect Produce

Ashley Weingart of Perfectly Imperfect Produce

Six billion pounds of produce are wasted due to “imperfections.” Supermarkets reject fruits and veggies that are unique in size, shape or color to meet consumer demand for perfection. That’s where Ashley Weingart & Perfectly Imperfect Produce come in. PIP’s mission is to reduce food waste and improve healthy food access for all.

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