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Yelp Cleveland’s Tropical Staycation!



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Cleveland had "a heat wave, a tropical heat wave". That's right! The temps were-a-rising, and it was nothing surprisin' with all the brand new Elites heating things up for the first bash of 2011: Yelp Cleveland's Tropical Staycation!

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About 75 Elites and their guests departed on their mini vaca last night to Dragonfly Lounge and were welcomed by troves of tropical, tourist-y decor and leis! Upon arrival, yelpers shed tons of their gently used winter gear to donate to the less fortunate in our very cold city. It was the perfect way to "warm-up" from the inside out for our hot soiree!

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Speaking of warming-up, Dragonfly put out a large spread of various sushi rolls for guests to nosh on all night. Rachel B especially liked that "the tray was never empty" of these perfect, exotic treats. Elites also got to sample a Three Olives Moscow Mule and sipped on complimentary pints of Pyramid Haywire Hefeweizen and Magic Hat #9 all night. We certainly know how to party in C-Town!

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Our wonderful photographer, Jason Augustine, captured lots of shots of our staycation adventure in the tropical photobooth! Guests posed with straw hats, big sunglasses and even arm floaties for the novice swimmers. Better safe than sorry, especially when free drinks are involved! See all the pictures here.

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What about schwag? Cleveland Elites scooped up tons of Yelp goodies including, fingerless gloves, coozies, sweat-bands, yelpstick, bouncy-balls and more! Heck, some lucky guest even ran off with leis, the coveted hula girl center pieces and other tropical decor!

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A sincere thanks goes out to all the Elites for going on this tropical staycation with Yelp. Also, Dragonfly Lounge who was gracious enough to host our rowdy bunch with free sushi and Three Olives drinks! Thanks to West Side Catholic Center for taking our winter donations and giving them to the those in need. Jason Augustine for his phenomenal photos and of course, Magic Hat and Pyramid beers for keeping us "warm" once again! Check out all the event reviews here.

SYOY!

Cara L.

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