The Allegheny Inn in Pittsburgh: Historically Chic

The Allegheny Inn in Pittsburgh: Historically Chic

For months, The Allegheny Inn has been on my radar as a B&B I really wanted to check out. Nestled in Deutschtown on the North Shore, the historic Pittsburgh lodging option is close to several popular attractions and its perks are plenty. Curious about the historically chic hang? So was I. Accommodations The Allegheny Inn has four guest rooms/suites with plenty of space to move about. Mr. Locke and I had the pleasure of staying in The Darwin Room on the second floor. Our room had a gorgeous electric fireplace…

2018 Traverse High Country: North American International Auto Show Stunner

2018 Traverse High Country: North American International Auto Show Stunner

When the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse had its reveal at 7:45am on Monday the North American International Auto Show went bananas. Its smooth, clean lines, comfort level, and all around beauty made it to my short list for stunners of the Detroit Auto Show. Officially released this summer, I had the chance to check it out before it hits the showroom floors. Here’s the scoop on the 2018 Traverse High Country. First Look Chevrolet is pegging the 2018 Traverse as a “command center” for families, couples, singles – you name it….

Pittsburgh Bucket List: 10 Things to Do Before You Kick It

Pittsburgh Bucket List: 10 Things to Do Before You Kick It

Lately, we’ve been driving into the city at least once a week for local events, dining, and simply enjoying the view. It got me thinking: what are the must do/see/try things at least once in Pittsburgh and why haven’t I written them down? So, this one’s for both you and me: the official Pittsburgh bucket list! From sandwiches filled with fries to views that will make your eyes well up with happy tears, here’s the best of The ‘Burgh in no particular order and why you need to add them…

Five Artsy Things to Know about Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Five Artsy Things to Know about Epcot International Festival of the Arts

If you squeal with delight over Walt Disney World‘s famous Epcot festivals (International Flower & Garden and International Food & Wine), warm up those vocal chords because there’s a new one in town: Epcot International Festival of the Arts. For its inaugural year, WDW is going all out with its magical blend of art, food, and fun. Here’s the top five things you need to know before you go. Kickoff and Details February 13th is the opening date for the art festival and will take place over six weekends through…

Eight Must-See Disney Movies for 2017

Eight Must-See Disney Movies for 2017

The Walt Disney Studios has just released its 2017 movie line-up, and I’ve gotta admit, I’m having a hard time choosing my favorite. From a tree-like superhero to a live action remake of a classic The Walt Disney Studios cartoon, here’s the scoop on what’s coming for 2017 Disney movies and when! Disclosure: Photos and film details courtesy of The Walt Disney Studios. March 17, 2017 – Beauty and the Beast Synopsis: The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated…

Top Spots for a Romantic Valentine’s Day in Pittsburgh

Top Spots for a Romantic Valentine’s Day in Pittsburgh

Romance is alive and well this Valentine’s Day, I’m happy to announce! Mr. Locke and I love celebrating the holiday together and adore the love-filled day just as much when The Kid is involved. There are occasions, however,  when the two of us celebrate together or The Kid spends the night at a family member’s house leaving us to our romantic revelry. Yes, I used the word revelry. Don’t judge. If you’re anywhere in the Pittsburgh area on the top romantic holiday of the year, here’s our recommendations for top…

A Taste of Pittsburgh: Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie

A Taste of Pittsburgh: Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie

Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie, located in the gorgeous Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, has been on my radar as a worthy place to dine for some time. This New Year’s Eve, Mr. Locke and I had the pleasure of visiting and trying out its five course menu created especially for the holiday. Here’s the scoop in mouth-watering images. You know me and Pittsburgh restaurants: I LOVE checking out new and new-to-me spots that will pull me into the city for a repeat performance and meal. Not a word of a lie, the New Year’s…

Things We Love | December 2016 Edition

Things We Love | December 2016 Edition

Creating the image for this post made me realize one thing immediately: it was all about sparkle and glitter for the month of December! Plating on packaging, sparkles, both subtle and highly prominent, adorns our favorite things. But there’s so much more to our faves than sparkle and glitter: we can truthfully put our stamp of approval on each and every one. Here’s the scoop on December’s edition of the things we love!   Robin McGraw Revelation We catch a bit of Dr. Phil almost everyday we’re not traveling and recently the…

Top Indoor Columbus, Ohio Activities to Beat the Cold

Top Indoor Columbus, Ohio Activities to Beat the Cold

In our Midwest winters, we do get a handful of days that make me want to throw my boots and a jacket on and head outdoors. Then there are the rest of them: cold, blustery, and mainly downright willful to keep me and The Kid inside all day. Once we’ve tired of watching Netflix and playing video games (yes, I’m terrible at them but they’re still fun!), we want to get out of the house and enjoy fun, indoor activities. Activities that keep both our health up and minds sharp….

2017 North America Travel Bucket Wish List

2017 North America Travel Bucket Wish List

I’m so blessed that I get to call my #1 passion a career – travel! And, while most days there’s at least one moment when I have to stop and pinch myself, there are still so many places that I’d love to travel! So, while I’m dreaming about where to go and what to see, I thought, “Who better than to share my 2017 travel bucket wish list with than you?” There’s a few that are super close to my home in Eastern Ohio/Western Pennsylvania and a few more far from…