Seven Must-See Shows Coming to the Pittsburgh Cultural District this March

Seven Must-See Shows Coming to the Pittsburgh Cultural District this March

One of the best reasons to visit Pittsburgh is to check out a live show, and the Cultural District is the place to head to. There’s world-renowned acts, those you may have heard about, and those you maybe haven’t heard about but should. This March there’s plenty of new shows coming to the Pittsburgh Cultural District this March, but these seven have made our short list. 1. The Beauty Queen of Leenane When: March 2-4, 2017 Where: August Wilson Center In a Nutshell: Druid returns with the brilliantly subversive The Beauty Queen…

Only One Day at Walt Disney World? Which Park You Should Choose

Only One Day at Walt Disney World? Which Park You Should Choose

If you’ve been doing your research, you’ve probably read that it’s impossible to visit Walt Disney World in a day and see everything. Heck, it’s pretty much impossible to see everything in only one of its parks. Having written that, there are times when you only have a single day to spend at Walt Disney World. I totally get it. The tougher problem is picking a theme park to spend your day in. Need help narrowing it down? Here’s the story on each park, what there is to do and…

New York Times Travel Show: New Bucket List Destinations for 2017

New York Times Travel Show: New Bucket List Destinations for 2017

Our first visit to the New York Times Travel Show was a fun and exhausting one! Three days of chatting with visiting destinations, culinary demonstrations, and live performances gave us a new fervor for the city and new travel destinations that weren’t previously on our radar. Norway We love the Norway Pavilion at Epcot, don’t get us wrong, but having the chance to chat with representatives from the country is making Mr.  Locke chomp at the bit to visit. While the spring and summer months are preferable for both temperature and…

February 2017 Ipsy Bag: First Impressions and What’d I Get ?

February 2017 Ipsy Bag: First Impressions and What’d I Get ?

I’ve been hearing about the ipsy bag subscription for over a year. This month, I broke down and subscribed to the $10 service so I can get a cute bag filled with products delivered every month. So, my first bag comes with a ton of questions on my end. Was it worth it? What products did I receive? Will I actually use them? Here’s my first impressions and product photos for the ipsy February 2017 bag. If you’re an ipsy subscriber, you know each bag can probably have a product…

Revel + Roost in Pittsburgh: Casual Dining with Flair

Revel + Roost in Pittsburgh: Casual Dining with Flair

In my book, there’s nothing wrong with  celebrating Valentine’s Day, family style. Actually, there’s everything right about it. On Valentine’s Day Eve, we headed into Pittsburgh to sample Revel + Roost’s Prix Fixe menu – and oohed and ahhed over every bite. Here’s our dining experience in photos. Revel + Roost, the in-house restaurant for Hilton Garden Inn at Market Square, has such a fun concept. Its two-story space is party on the bottom floor (Revel), business casual atmosphere on the top (Roost). We had the pleasure of taste-testing Roost’s…

8 Things NOT to Pack for Walt Disney World

8 Things NOT to Pack for Walt Disney World

I love looking a packing lists when it comes to Walt Disney World. Heck, I’m a certified overpacker and proud of it. But, when you’re headed to WDW on a plane or have limited space in your suitcase, I’ve learned what I absolutely don’t have to bring when staying on property. Here’s the most common things not to pack for Walt Disney World and where to find them. 1. Bandages Packing a box of bandages just in case we got blisters from walking loads of miles in the parks day…

Why You Should Have Bought Disney Tickets Last Week

Why You Should Have Bought Disney Tickets Last Week

New word on the streets of Walt Disney World and Disneyland: ticket prices have increased again. The announcement was made yesterday and includes WDW and DL, as well as Preffered Parking options. While you may have heard buzz for the last week or two that Disney MAY up their ticket prices, that generally means that they will – and did. Here’s the scoop on new pricing for all parks including parking, single day tickets, and Annual Passes.  Single Day Park Tickets Single Day tickets have increased anywhere from $2 to…

Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie: The Battle of the Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu

Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie: The Battle of the Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu

While Mr. Locke and I may torment each other on what we love (and don’t love) to eat, there’s always a silver lining, especially when it comes to menu tasting. We had the pleasure of being hosted to taste test Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie’s Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe menu this weekend and literally tried everything on the menu. So why not have a little fun (all’s fair in love and food, right?) and choose winners in a he said, she said style? It’s such a pleasure to sample new, creative flavor…

Things We Love | January 2017 Edition

Things We Love | January 2017 Edition

Wow, January certainly flew by like a strong storm (happily, we didn’t get many of those last month)! With the ringing in of the new year, new beauty and travel products caught my eye – and I’m happy to share with you my favorites and things we love (and continue to love!) for January 2017. ALEX AND ANI Living Water Bangle Not only are the ALEX AND ANI bangles super popular for Disney fans (the Walt Disney World shops have a hard time keeping them in stock!), but the company’s…

Disney Springs | What’s New for 2017

Disney Springs | What’s New for 2017

Remember the whirlwind that was Disney Springs last year? While this year seems to be a bit less massive for the “fifth gate”, there’s still plenty of new things going on. From delicious dining to an aerial makeover, here’s what’s new at Disney Springs in 2017 – and what’s still coming! When it comes to Disney Springs, there’s constant additions and changes every time I turn around – and that’s a good thing! Last year we saw the addition of a higher-end shopping area, parking garages, and delicious restaurants and…