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Best selling garden author Amy Stewart coming to Pittsburgh

Written by Doug Oster on .

Amy-StewartNew York Times best selling author and garden writing superstar Amy Stewart will speak at the Westin Pittsburgh on Thursday August 7, 2014 from 7 until 9 p.m. This is your chance to see a fun and informative lecture which helps fund the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.

In her latest book, The Drunken Botanist, Amy showcases the plants with have been used to make alcohol over the centuries. 

Her other books include Wicked Bugs, Wicked Plants, Flower Confidential and more. She also co-founded the Garden Rant blog.

Amy's traveled the country to spread the word about gardening.

Tickets are $59.99 for the general public, $49.99 for Botanic Garden members and $39.99 for Garden Writers Association members.

Register online here or call 412-444-4464 ext. 222.

Gardeners can also be part of an Elite Botanist Tour and Lunch during that morning for $150.00. All the details are here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This weekend in Pittsburgh style+society: Yoga with a twist -- plus fashion and fun

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

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Get ready to get your zen on!

In this week's "Setting the SEEN," SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and I preview this weekend's One Whirl Yoga Fest at Point State Park and take our downward dog to new heights with aerial yoga at Verve 360, Downtown.

Plus we add a jolt of style to our workout with colorful leggings by Pittsburgh-based brand Dona Jo Fitwear.

Click here to watch this week's episode or view it in the screen below. Until next time -- namaste!

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Bargain perennials are great to plant now

Written by Doug Oster on .

 

Blog double scoop raspberryaThis coneflower is called 'Double Scoop Raspberry.' Photo by Doug Oster

Summer is a great time to find bargains for perennial plants which come back year after year. A good nursery has kept them fed and watered.

Now that we have a cool spell, it's also a great time to plant.

Here's a segment from Pittsburgh Today Live with all the discount plants I found at Hahn Nursery.

 

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Fashion community gears up for Style Week Pittsburgh

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

 

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Local fashion insiders mixed and mingled at a Style Week Pittsburgh preview mixer Wednesday evening at Cultural's Elite salon and spa, Downtown.StyleWeek Proclamation

The intimate gathering gave media, stylists and others a glimpse of what to expect at the second annual Style Week Pittsburgh, Aug. 11-17. Among the highlights of the night was the announcement of a proclamation from Mayor Bill Peduto's office declaring the second week of August Style Week in the city of Pittsburgh. Style Week founder Wadria Taylor also was on site to greet guests and share insights into this year's festivities, which include an accessories show, fashion show, jewelry show, boutique crawl and networking brunch.

Nominees for this year's Style Awards also were announced. They are:

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Jazmin Jackson
Diana Misetic
Kiya Tomlin
Malcolm Williams

STYLE ICON OF THE YEAR
Harris Ferris
LaMont Jones
Leigh Solomon-Pugliano

TRAILBLAZER OF THE YEAR
Emmai Alaquiva
Bobby Fry
Nicole Manns
Fauna Solomon
Justin Strong

MODEL OF THE YEAR
Serena Bond
Adriana Gissendanner
Jarvis Powers
Jamar Scales

MOST STYLISH IN MEDIA
JoAnne Harrop
Susan Koeppen
Tori Mistick

HAIR STYLIST OF THE YEAR
Moy’e Hair Etc!
Philip Pelusi Salons
Pageboy Salon

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Keith Bloom
Ron Short
Krystyn Snyder

MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lyndsie Hinch
Bethany Montecalvo
Linda Webster

STYLIST OF THE YEAR
Nikole Aston
Jovon Higgins-Mitchell

MOST STYLISH ARTIST
Joy KMT
Darrell Kinsel

Photos: At top, guests mingle at the Style Week Pittsburgh mixer. At right, Wadria Taylor, right, accepts a proclamation from a representative of Mayor Bill Peduto's office declaring Aug. 11-17, 2014, Style Week in Pittsburgh. Sara Bauknecht/Post-Gazette

 

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EMY MACK shoes spotlighted at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

EMY MACK shoes strutted out of the Steel City and onto the runways of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, which wrapped up on Monday in Miami.

The footwear brand by Emily Mack Jamison with showrooms in Shadyside and New York City was worn by models in the Luli Fama swimwear show. 

EMY MACK shoes are made in Italy and combine comfort with fashion-forward footwear. It made its Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York debut in February. Swim Week spotlights bathing suit trends for the following summer.

Shop the collection by appointment on Walnut Street or visit www.emymack.com. Check out scenes from the show in the social media posts below:

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