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Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame announces 2015 inductees

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

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For the sixth year in a row, Pittsburgh Fashion Week will close in September with the inductions of the latest class of Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame honorees.

This year's inductees are: Emilio Cornacchione and Gino Chiodo, co-owners and principal stylists at Izzazu Salon, Spa and Serata; Lisa Wagner-Freeman, fashion consultant and style columnist; James Houk, fashion designer and owner of Jet Street Design; Ahmad Sandidge, owner of Sandidge Photography; and Ashley Boynes-Shuck, author and fashion blogger.

Once again, the Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame will honor an artist on the rise. This year's exceptional artist award will go to Nicole Widdowson, a fashion stylist.

The honorees were selected based on nominations from the community and their impact on the region's fashion, style and beauty industries. They will be recognized at a luncheon at the Omni William Penn hotel, Downtown, on Sept. 27. Tickets will go on sale by July 7 for $70. Information: www.pittsburghfashionweek.com.

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#SettingtheSEEN: Hat Luncheon Preview!

Written by Natalie Bencivenga on .

Spring has arrived, and what better way to celebrate than with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy's 17th annual PNC Hat Luncheon? This week, we stopped by Eons Fashion Antique in Shadyside to chat with owner Richard Parsakian (and we got to explore his private collection of amazing fascinators and hats!). We also played a hat trivia game with event co-chairs Annie Engel Hanna, Debbie Demchak, and Charlene Petrelli! Which ones will we wear to tomorrow's event? Stay tuned! Setting the SEEN is going to be there live at the event (with a pink carpet, naturally) for a front row seat of all the hat-fashion fun! Be sure to check out our special on Monday!

And until next time...we'll be seeing you!

Follow Natalie on Twitter @NBSeen and on Instagram @NatalieBenci to keep up with #wheresNataliePG

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Free rose giveaway and seminar with Doug Sunday

Written by Doug Oster on .

blog flower carpet pink splashI'm giving away five Flower Carpet 'Pink Splash' roses (seen here) and five Flower Carpet 'Scarlet' this Sunday at Hahn Nursery.

I'll be presenting a free organic rose growing seminar at Hahn Nursery on Sunday May 3, 2015 at 3 p.m. I'll teach you how to grow roses without chemicals and show you how to deal with pests and diseases on the plants in the same way.

I've got 10 beautiful Flower Carpet roses to give a way courtesy of Anthony Tesselaar International. I met Mr. Tesselaar last summer and we hit it off talking about these roses and 'Bonfire' begonia, I love both of them. The company is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the rose that changed the way gardeners look at the plant.

They have kindly donated five Flower Carpet 'Scarlet' and Five Flower Carpet 'Pink Splash' in three gallon pots. We'll give them away with a random drawing at the end of the presentation.

Flower Carpet roses were bred to be tough and beautiful, that's why they are the perfect choice for growing organically. They have glossy, green foliage, bloom for months at a time and are hardy to at least zone 5.

They don't need any fancy pruning, just hack them back by about a third in the spring. They even are tolerant of road salt and high heat conditions.

These roses are not attractive to Japanese beetles and are self cleaning, meaning the petals drop off on their own.

The seminar is free, call and reserve a seat at 412-635-7475.

Hope to see you there.

Blog flower carpet scarletFlower Carpet 'Scarlet' is beautiful, tough and easy to grow.

 




 

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Free organic gardening seminar with Doug Saturday in Fox Chapel

Written by Doug Oster on .

blog 6 inch OsterLets talk gardening on Saturday.

I'll be at Cooper Siegel Library on Saturday May 2, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. presenting Grow Organic; How to Have Your Best Garden Ever.

I'll show you how to create a great garden without having to reach for chemicals. It's inexpensive, easy and it works, I promise.

We'll talk about flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs and organic lawn care.

I'll also cover keeping deer, rabbits and groundhogs out of the garden .

Hydrangea doesn't bloom? Don't know when to prune your flowering shrubs? I'll answer all your gardening questions and convince you there's no such thing as a black thumb.

I'll have all of my books there to sign for you and there are door prizes too.

Hope to see you there.

 

 

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Preview of Sunday's story on Keukenhof Park, 7 million bulbs

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blog framed tulipsbDid you know all the bulbs grown at Keukenhof go back to the growers after the show? Photos by Doug Oster

This Sunday there will be a story in the Home and Garden section about my trip to the Netherlands and to see the amazing display of bulbs at Keukenhof.

Here's a segment from Pittsburgh Today Live promoting the upcoming story.

blog fringe tightbI love fringe tulips, don't they look good with grape hyacinths?

blog selfie nybThis might be my favorite picture from Keukenhof. Michelle Nawaz of New York City takes the perfect selfie.

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