Four Easy Tablescape Ideas with PerLora

Four Easy Tablescape Ideas with PerLora

As a gal that takes pride in creating beautiful her own tablescapes, when I heard that news that PerLora on Pittsburgh’s South Side had an entire event surrounding table decor I had to check it out! The cool furniture and home decor spot (think IKEA but much, much hipper!) made it easy for me check out beautifully-decorated tables and imagine them in my own home. They also allowed me to use my imagination and get my creative juices flowing, especially for this coming spring.  Here’s my favorite tablescape ideas from PerLora….

Pittsburgh Staycation Ideas: Three Awesome Themes

Pittsburgh Staycation Ideas: Three Awesome Themes

While many folks hit the beach or head hundreds of miles away for Spring Break, my family is the opposite. Personally, I’d rather stay local and, for my family, Pittsburgh is local. There’s so many fun activities for families this time of year, making it a great city for visiting. Here’s three Pittsburgh staycation ideas that will give you themed options for a fun vacation at home. Pittsburgh Staycation: Culture For families that want to take in local Pittsburgh sights and iconic spots, a culture staycation is ideal. Ride an…

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…

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…

Escape the Cold with These Best Pittsburgh Indoor Activities

Escape the Cold with These Best Pittsburgh Indoor Activities

Visiting Pittsburgh, PA, any time of year is always fun. There’s the outdoor water sports and events from spring through fall, the gardens and parks to trek through when the weather is mild, and all of those amazing restaurants to dine at any time of year. But when the temps start falling, I know I begin thinking of fun, indoor activities in Pittsburgh to take my family. From hot spots to jump until you’re crazy to fun museums to give you and your family inspiration and let that creativity flow,…

Top Pittsburgh Holiday Light Displays | 2016

Top Pittsburgh Holiday Light Displays | 2016

When I was a kid, getting all bundled up to hop in the car with my family and check out Christmas lights was an annual tradition. Mind you, I lived on a military base in Northern Maine so when I write bundled up I really mean bundled up.  Driving from house to house, mouth gaped open, is one of those happy Christmas memories I’ll never forget. This year, Pittsburgh has so many twinkling spots to check out lights so compiling a list of our favorite places was hard! Here’s the…

Which Pittsburgh Hotel Fits Your Travel Style?

Which Pittsburgh Hotel Fits Your Travel Style?

You know we never need an excuse to visit Pittsburgh, and when it involves spending the night my bags are already packed, the car’s all gassed up, and we’re ready to enjoy our big city. And, while we’ve never had a bad experience at a Downtown Pittsburgh hotel, your travel style may very well determine which hotel you should choose. Ready for a Pittsburgh hotel compatibility test? We narrowed it down for you to give you the scoop on which Pittsburgh hotel fits your travel style! Hip and Relaxed If…

Pittsburgh Holiday Guide | 2016

Pittsburgh Holiday Guide | 2016

Families all bundled up whirling and twirling their way around a giant Christmas tree surrounded by the clippity clop of horse hooves. Kids staring at the sky, mouths gaped open in awe of the tens of thousands of Christmas lights at a German Market or fireworks lighting up the night. Can you picture it? Every holiday season, Pittsburgh goes all out and sets this picturesque scene for its visitors and residents. Beginning on November 18, 2016 and spanning from Point State Park to Kennywood Park, Pittsburgh holiday events are not to…

5 Fun Ways to Keep on Celebrating Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial

5 Fun Ways to Keep on Celebrating Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial

This year marked Pittsburgh’s bicentennial and the city has been going above and beyond its usual awesomeness with birthday party-themed everything! I know, it’s October and the festivities should be calming down but after a recent quick visit to Omni William Penn Hotel‘s Speakeasy for a press conference, I learned that the fun is only going to get better through the end of the year. Here’s my favorite ways, both big and small, to keep on celebrating Pittsburgh’s bicentennial through the end of 2016. Color Your World As an adult…