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"Setting the Seen": Bridal Bonanza!

Written by Natalie Bencivenga on .

Bridal season is in full swing! As some of you may have noticed, I have started covering extravagant and unique weddings in the Seen column from time to time. I will be covering a big wedding this Saturday, and to get into the spirit of things, style editor Sara Bauknecht and I checked out bridal boutique Glitter and Grit in Lawrenceville. Watch the video for some dress-piration!

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

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This weekend in Pittsburgh style+society: The wonderful world of weddings

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

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Wedding season is in full swing -- and Post-Gazette SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and I have caught the bridal bug!

In this week's "Setting the SEEN," we visit Glitter & Grit bridal boutique in Lawrenceville to learn about the latest trends for brides to be, hear about Hitchburgh artisan bridal fairs and -- of course! -- to try on some beautiful dresses. And stay tuned to the end of the show to get the scoop on this weekend's fashion and social events taking place across Pittsburgh.

To watch the video, click here or view it in the box below. Until next time -- we'll be seeing you!

 

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Style Week Pittsburgh honors trendsetters at the Style Awards

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

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DebbieNorrellDay 4 of Style Week Pittsburgh honored some of the Pittsburgh fashion scene's trendsetters with the second annual Style Awards and the Uptown Ultra Lounge.

New Pittsburgh Courier lifestyle editor Debbie Norrell (pictured at right) served as host for the evening, which attracted a crowd of about 50 or so to the rooftop lounge near Consol Energy Center.

Below are this year's winners. They were nominated on the Style & Steel website and selected by a panel of judges. Style Week Pittsburgh picks up Friday for Day 5 at the Uptown Ultra Lounge with a runway show featuring fashions from Pittsburgh boutiques and fashion trucks. It's 6-10 p.m. Register: www.styleweekpittsburgh.com.

Designer of the year ... Diana Misetic

Style icon of the year ... LaMont Jones

Trailblazer of the year ... Emmai Alaquiva

Model of the year ... Serena Bond

Most stylish in media ... JoAnne Harrop

Hair salon of the year ... Philip Pelusi Salons

Fashion photographer of the year ... Keith Bloom

Makeup artist of the year ... Linda Webster

Stylist of the year ... Nikole Aston

Most stylish artist ... Darrell Kinsel

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Some of Pittsburgh's great gardens on display

Written by Doug Oster on .

Phipps 1 RichardPRichard Piacentini, executive director of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens gives a personal guided tour to members of the Garden Writers Association in the Center for Sustainable Landscapes building. Photo by Doug Oster

I played a small part in bringing the national Garden Writers Association's annual symposium to Pittsburgh. Nearly 400 garden professionals toured private gardens, public spaces, participated in educational seminars and explored Pittsburgh over four days in August.

I thought it would be great to take a look at just a few of the places they visited. Some of them will be familiar, others might be new but they are all fascinating places to see.

Kimberly Gill and Jon Burnett joined me on Pittsburgh Today Live to talk about the garden writers symposium and the places they visited.

 

 

 

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Free Pot Luck Picnic with The Organic Gardeners Sunday

Written by Doug Oster on .

 blog Jess and Doug GWA PittsburghJessica Walliser and Doug Oster (The Organic Gardeners) will hold a free Pot Luck Picnic on Sunday in Schenley Plaza for all gardeners. Photo by Rick Ray (see him in the mirror?)

I'll be joined by my radio partner Jessica Walliser this Sunday 8/17/14 for a free Pot Luck Picnic from 2-4 p.m. for all gardeners at Schenley Plaza in Oakland.

It started out as a thank you for all the gardening fans who have come to see us at Giant Eagle Market District and has grown to a celebration of gardening for everyone.

Bring your favorite dish, but if you don't have food, I'll give you some of mine. Bring your own non-alcoholic beverage and we'll supply the plates, napkins and utensils.

We also have lots of wonderful gardening products to give away including books, plants, seeds and some really cool stuff from Dramm.

It will be two hours of gardening fun a chance to exchange ideas, talk about the season and share some wonderful food along with great stories.

Schenley Plaza is located at Forbes Ave and Schenley Drive directly across from the Cathedral of Learning.

Hope to see you there.

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