Monday, August 27, 2018
Day 296 Party at the Pier-Celebration of Pittsburgh Riverfronts- Benefit for Riverlife-"Riviera Dolce"
Pittsburgh, a city that boarders three rivers (the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio) was recently ranked the 2nd most livable city in the United States. Riverlife is a non profit organization that facilitates the enjoyment of these rivers by helping to make them "cleaner, safe, and more fun". This blog encourages the exploration of new experiences in Pittsburgh and Riverlife makes this city more enjoyable and livable by promoting projects that enhance one of our best assets, our rivers. This organization defiantly gets my support!
Party at the Pier is an annual event where 100% of the proceeds support Riverlife. This year, The Rivers Casino's ballroom was transformed into a little part of Italy’s Amafi Coast for "Riviera Dolce", in celebration of Pittsburgh's riverfronts.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
At an amusement park you hear the crackling and rumbling roar of roller coasters, piped organ music of the Merry-go- round and a prevalent hum of screams and laughter. One of my blog inspiration books, Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a (Disney) Little Golden Book reminds us that life can be a “super-cali-fragi-listic new day !”. That is just what you can get at an amusement park that screams of fun or fear- depending on your age and the ride- but fear is part of the fun! Kennywood Park with 6 coasters and more, not only gives you a riding thrill but also a nostalgic stroll as it elicits memories for many Pittsburghers from their childhood, teen years, and times with their children.
Monday, August 13, 2018
One of my blog inspiration books, Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a (Disney) Little Golden Book, reminds us that the “world is full of magical places”. When my son was a toddler the Pittsburgh Zoo was a magical place where we could have a weekly encounter with elephants, lions, bears, and
turtles (these were my son’s favorite animals ). A zoo visit educates,
entertains, and reminds us that we share this word with many other unique
we sometimes forget to explore the animal kingdom as we once did when our
children become adults and leave the family nest. The Pittsburgh Zoo’s annual benefit event,
Summer Safari, is an adult party that brings you back to experiencing the magic
of a lion’s roar, wobble of the
penguins, and the vibrant shades of blues, yellows and pinks of the ocean
world. You can do all this while you hold
a cocktail, sample delicious dishes from over 28 business, and listen to live entertainment!
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Thoroughly Modern Millie transports you to the NYC jazz age of the 1920’s where skirts were shorter, hair was bobbed, flappers were dancing the Charleston, and everyone was living it up during prohibition. This musical has a nostalgic vibe with wonderfully choreographed jazzy tap numbers and a vaudeville comedy thread. Although the overall story is a bit simple, it's a feel good musical with a fantastic cast that will have you laughing and enjoying the energetic rhythms of high speed stepping.
Friday, August 3, 2018
Day 293 Wine & Art Crawl- Explore A Childhood Local Area-Revitalized Bellevue Borough: A Mixture of Old and New
Pittsburgh is unique with its cluster of boroughs surrounding the city, many of which have transformed into hubs for new businesses giving these areas a stronger pulse. I grew up near a little town called Bellevue which is just 5 miles north of Pittsburgh. I have not explored my childhood neighborhood in over 10 years. Bellevue recently hosted an annual Wine and Art Crawl, closing the main street, Lincoln Ave, for wine tasting, food, music and art. I discovered a main street that was revitalized with new businesses but also one that retained the historical establishments of my past, resulting in a blended charm.