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Fun in Lakewood OH

Supporting small businesses has always been important to me, and if you have been following me for a bit, you know I love to give shout outs from time to time to some of my favorite small businesses! With it being International Women’s Day, I thought it would be a good time to share about my birthday day trip up to Lakewood, OH that I took and spent the day supporting small women-owned businesses and loving every bit of it!

Sign in front of Fear’s Confections

Fear’s Confections

Lakewood is one of my favorite places to spend a day. It is nestled close to Cleveland along Lake Erie. There are a ton of cute little shops and some amazing eateries as well! The first stop on this trip was Fear’s Confections. Fear’s Confections is a woman-owned business that serves up handmade confections, many in which have a geeky flair! They also host events from time to time. You can order things like a chocolate chess set and find things like Star Wars shaped chocolates. No matter what you get, they are all delicious! Also, the owner is super awesome!

This is what I chose this past time. The buckeyes are the best!

Thai Thai

After visiting there, we walked through some antique stores and headed to lunch at Thai Thai. Thai Thai serves delicious Bangkok street food and is also women-owned. They also have the most amazing and creative bubble teas.

Doesn’t this make you hungry?

The service is great, and the bubble tea made me so super happy! They even have events where they do really wild bubble tea flavors. Most recently, they did a mermaid one. I am really hoping to get to one of the events late this spring!

Bubble tea is my new key to happiness! Top, Jacket, Shoes are all Torrid. Headband is Hot Topic. Flower is by NicCoCo creations, a woman owned designer of headpieces.

Retro Rosie (before I bought it)

So…I have to update this portion of my trip to Lakewood because Retro Rosie no longer exists there because…I bought it! However, I am keeping this part in the post because the owner, Miranda, has a new store called Coven in the same area, and I think this trip was probably the catalyst that led Miranda to ask me about buying the business shortly after this visit. She wanted to change gears, and she knew how much I love pin up and making others feel good about themselves with it! I guess this kinda makes it the best birthday ever, right?

Taken from an earlier shopping haul there!

I had a fabulous day, and I felt good knowing that my birthday trip was spent supporting women-owned businesses. It is important to support one another. What is your favorite woman-owned business? I would love to hear about all the women owned businesses you support!



  1. Cheryl k
    March 16, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    This is a great ideA and I’m glad you had a happy birthday!

  2. Mary Gardner
    February 21, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    What great places to visit! Supporting women in business and in other ways is so important.

  3. Dana Rodriguez
    April 30, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Sounds like a fun birthday day trip. I know I would LOVE visiting Fear’s Confections !

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