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Hit the trails. Enjoy one of the many beautiful parks surrounding Pittsburgh, while soaking in the wonderful spring colors. Try walking or a light hike, road or mountain biking, or rollerblading to work up a sweat at various urban locations, such as Frick Park, Highland Park, or Schenley Park. Run for fun. Springtime marks the start of race season. But even if competitive running isn’t your thing, try walking or jogging on a local outdoor track for some fresh air and great exercise. Many charities host a walk, which is a great way to support a cause while getting in some steps. Reach new peaks. If you’ve been climbing indoors and are itching to take your skills outside, head to one of the many state parks. For example, just 40 miles north of Pittsburgh is McConnells Mill State Park, with great rock climbing, rappelling, kayaking, and hiking options. Venture Outdoors also organizes many group exercise excursions throughout the region. Downward dog al fresco. Dozens of local studios offer outdoor yoga classes beginning in the spring. Taking your mat out to the fresh air helps to awake the senses—and gives a whole new meaning to tree pose.

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The Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central PA hosted the 24th annual Mardi Gras Gala, a fun-filled event that rivals the excitement of Bourbon Street itself!

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April Happenings Share your event photos for our Happenings section at whirlmagazine.com/happenings. Cmdr. Eric Doyle, Flight Leader for the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, presented Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class (AW) Jeff Cmar, from West Newton, Pa., with their crest during a Blue Angels cresting ceremony at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif. The Blue Angels crest is earned after several weeks of training in squadron history, procedures, teamwork, and traditions.

Steven Johnson — a former Pittsburgh Steeler, a current Baltimore Raven, and the creator of the Faith Motivated Foundation — paid a special visit to the members of Homewood Children’s Village Men of the House program at Westinghouse Academy, residents of Ronald McDonald House Charities, and patients at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. From left: Philanthropy, LLC team member Olivia Berry, Steven Johnson, and Philanthropy, LLC founder and CEO Chalis Henderson. 12

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With 10,000 attendees, 172 vendors, 17 Hands-on Handmade Activities, a new Youth Maker Scholarship Program, and a Craft Corridor emerging artist track, the 2017 Handmade Arcade was a record-breaking success! From left, back row: Handmade Arcade planning team members Tricia BrancoliniFoley, Jennifer Baron, Jill Chisnell, Elizabeth Prince, and Al Hoff; front row: Handmade Arcade planning team members Rebecca Morris, Deborah Allen, and Tara McElfresh.

By Matthew Hacke and Rachel Jones Photographs from U.S. Navy, Ray Carrington Photography, Joey Kennedy


The 2018 Coro Pittsburgh Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Awards honored community members who have made astounding accomplishments by modeling Dr. King’s inclusive approach to leadership. From left: Sara Innamorato, Alumni Leadership Award winner; Zoe Vongtau, who accepted the Innovation Leadership Award on Peyton Klein’s behalf; and Reverend Shanea Leonard, Individual Leadership Award winner.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty held its annual awards ceremony, honoring its top real estate agents of 2017, at the Omni William Penn Hotel. From left, third row: Lynn Niman, Gloria Carroll, Joe Tarquinio, Patty Pellegrini, Melissa Shipley, Chuck Swidzinski, Erin Mikolich, Scott Ludwick, Julie Rost, Linda Honeywill, Pierre Khoury, Gia Albanowski, Michael Reed, Jill Stehnach, Jane Herrmann, Aida Agovic-Corna, Gina Cuccaro, Rich Dallas, Laurisa Mathews, Bob Dini, and Ruth Weigers; second row: Joanne Bates, Raymond Carnevali, Linda Carnevali, Vicki Rutherford, John Shutey, Betsy Wotherspoon, JoAnn Robb, Sharon Fincham, Magen Bedillion, Barbara Baker, Michelle Schocker, Brian Cummings, and Karen Cummings; first row: Ron Croushore, Joe Yost, and Jim Saxon.

Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter Pittsburgh Walk committee member Arnie Begler highfived participants of the organization’s annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The event raised $ 540,000 for the chapter, earning a spot in the Nation’s Top 30 Walks!

Photographs from Felecia Brown, Kelsey Smith, Erin Ward, Jane Galik

A Vegas-themed event wouldn’t be complete without a wedding, right? Humane Animal Rescue made it happen at the 11th Annual Cupids & Canines Casino Night, as Annie and Valentino were joined in holy matrimony. Proceeds from the event benefited Humane Animal Rescue and the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation.

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Shattered Glass, a podcast sharing stories of extraordinary women who shatter the glass ceiling, celebrated its first birthday by conducting a live interview with Meredith Meyer Grelli, owner of Wigle Whiskey and 2018 James Beard Semi Finalist. From left: Monica Hershberger and Marita Garrett, co-hosts of Shattered Glass; Jessica Kaminsky; and Meredith Meyer Grelli.

The Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community (HMBFC) in the South Side celebrated its annual Hot Metal Hullabaloo. The party helps raise awareness and funds for the services that HMBFC provides, such as free meals and mental health support. From left: Hugh Brannan, executive director of the Brashear Association, and Jean Brannan.

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UPMC Health Plan won Gold Stevie Awards for Best Back-Office Customer Service Team, Best Use of Technology in Customer Service, and Best Telesales Team for its Medicare sales and service group at the 12th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, held in Las Vegas. From left: UPMC Health Plan’s Rhonda Manski, Kelly Aber, Anne Palmerine, Ann Moreth, Jessica Williams, and Will Bell.

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Kathryn Reiter, Devon Boyle, Lyz Porter, and Tina Cowan sipped blush bubbly at Sienna Mercato’s Rosé Soirée, toasting the release of the new Angry Orchard Rosé Cider.

To thank the sponsors and local film industry members who support Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Presents Lights! Glamour! Action!™, honorary co-chairs Dr. Don and Cindy Whiting and Pittsburgh Film Office Director Dawn Keezer welcomed over 300 guests to the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Presents Lights! Glamour! Action!™ Patron Party.

Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s Club hosted its 9th Annual Holiday Market, offering a bake sale, 50/50 raffle, and gifts and art from local artisans and crafters for purchase. Attendees were asked to donate canned goods to the Wallace Food Pantry. From left: Holiday Market Chairs Katie Graybill, Kelley Minucci, Jacki Jackson, and Jill Loughridge.

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Heinz History Center senior curator Leslie Przybylek (left) and Meagan Gemperlein of Wigle Whiskey (right) posed with Wigle’s limited-edition Prohibition Rye whiskey, released in partnership with the History Center in honor of the museum’s newest exhibit, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. The whiskey debuted at “A Cozy Bar Crawl,” an indoor bar crawl presented by the History Center, Wigle Whiskey, and the Omni William Penn Hotel.

U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Shane R. McClelland, NBK Harbor Patrol Unit, was named 2017 Sailor of the Year. The 2008 Woodland Hills High School graduate was selected based on his exemplary duty performance, leadership, teamwork ethic, and record of supporting and serving the community. From left: U.S. Navy Capt. Alan Schrader, Naval Base Kitsap commanding officer; McClelland; and Alan Beam, Bremerton Navy League president.

Coaches and athletes from Westinghouse Academy, Chartiers Valley High School, Elizabeth Forward High School, and Laurel Highlands High School gathered at Westinghouse Academy for the Coaching Boys Into Men Showcase, hosted by FISA Foundation and United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Rivers Casino Community Champions partnered with Life’sWork for a day of giving back to the community. From left: Dawn Hagerty, Andrew Billman, Jason Virag, Melissa Ehnot, Scott Duncan, Richard Lowes, Raymond Mendez, Nathan Smolar, Karen Merlino, Andre’ Barnabei, Katelyn McLaughlin, Christina Fryer, Joseph Tepsic, Sydney Portis, Rachel Pierce, Christopher Glass, Ashley Hipple, Jacqueline Haughey, Stacey Stewart, Jordan Kiser, Joshua Eisenhower, Heather Williams, and Rahmon Hart. 16

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Holy Family Academy unveiled its new SAIL FabLab with a ribboncutting ceremony. From left: students Asante Clark and DeAndre Gordon; Lisa Abel-Palmieri, head of school and chief learning officer; teachers Michael Roberts and Eric Dunkerley; Rev. Thomas Schaefer, chair, Holy Family Academy Board of Trustees; principal Joe Oliphant; Sister Linda Yankoski, president and CEO, Holy Family Institute; and students Dylan Stone and Devlin Baumann.

Photographs from Heinz History Center, U.S. Navy League Bremerton Olympic Council, United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Amanda Albright, Renee Rosensteel


Auberle received the 2017 Aramark Building Community Organizational Leadership Award at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities’ Senior Leadership Conference. From left, back row: Jeanne Burger; Susan Dreyfus, CEO of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities; John Patrick Lydon, CEO, Auberle; Rebecca Owens, Vice President, Aramark; Valerie Reinthaler, and Susan Rosati. Front row: Kristen Hunninen; Jessica Murray; Abby Wolensky; and Darla Poole, COO, Auberle.

Nearly 200 young professionals gathered at Heinz Field’s East Club to wrap 400 hoodies collected through United Way’s annual workplace “Hoodies for the Holidays” before they were distributed to local middle school students. From left: United Way Bridges Society Co-chairs Justin Kruliac and Natalie Talpas; Pittsburgh Steeler Arthur Moats; Shawn Robinson, United Way’s Next Generation/LINC co-chair; and Stephanie Garbe, United Way’s Next Generation/LINC co-chair and member of United Way’s Board of Directors. The Women’s Board of Pittsburgh hosted its annual fundraising luncheon in support of the Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition, which serves children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. From left: Betsy Hawley, Douglas Genovese, co-chair Dotti Bechtol, Andrew Stockey, and cochair Deb Bergen Garlock.

The Twentieth Century Club hosted its third annual Passages & Prose: A Gathering of Authors and Their Books. This year’s event featured authors J.D. Wylde (“The Homecoming”), Lillie Leonardi (“The White Light of Grace”), and Wendy Walker (“Emma in The Night”), who closed out the day with a panel discussion in the ballroom of The Twentieth Century Club.

Photographs from Auberle, Sam Oshlag, Janet Bronder, Megan Klein, Luis Rosa

Guests poured into the PPG Wintergarden for Sisters Place’s 16th Annual Crushed Grapes Wine Tasting event, benefiting the nonprofit’s mission to provide a supportive housing community for single-parent families experiencing homelessness. From left: Erin Cooper, Robert Vybiral, Jenn Rennard, and presenting sponsor Fred Cappelli.

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Nearly 200 guests attended Fashion Alley, Studio 54, a glamorous fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, held at Dormont Lanes. From left: Diane Withrow, event co-host, and Lisa Freeman, model and model coordinator.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Pittsburgh and Morgantown hosted its annual Red Shoe Ball in November 2017, raising funds and awareness for the organization, which provides family members traveling to Pittsburgh for medical purposes with a place to sleep, eat, relax, and find support from other families in similar situations. Last year, more than 1,600 families stayed at RMH Pittsburgh. From left: Ronald McDonald and Arthur Moats, Pittsburgh Steeler and RMHC Pittsburgh and Morgantown board member.

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James Frantz, board chair of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, posed by one of Providence Chapel’s stained glass windows at the chapel’s official dedication.

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Robert Wholey and Tess Thorton joined art enthusiasts at Robert Wright’s “Absolute Faith” Art Exhibit at the Jesse Best Gallery in Homestead, curated by Britt Reilly.

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FINANCE

/ REPORT Jason Riley, executive director of Tickets for Kids, and Mike Pindell, senior vice president of Huntington Bank and board member of Tickets for Kids, at the Tickets for Kids offices. Fun fact: This logo sign was made by the kids of one of Tickets for Kids participating agencies!

THAT’S THE

TICKET How Tickets for Kids® Charities introduces children to the arts

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Nearly every event in a major venue has empty seats in the audience. Tickets for Kids® Charities, a national nonprofit organization based in Pittsburgh, has worked for the past 24 years to fill those seats with kids who could not otherwise be there. Meryl Hellring, Tickets for Kids’ director of development and communication, says that as a child, she was “transfixed and transformed” when she saw My Fair Lady onstage. “That experience changed my life, told me who I was, and informed my future,” she says. “Imagine if I had never had it.” That’s why she was drawn to Tickets for Kids. The staff of eight, led by Executive Director Jason Riley, has developed strong relationships with highly vetted social service agencies as well as sports teams, entertainment companies, and countless ticket providers. Through these relationships, Tickets for Kids makes free tickets available to low-income, at-risk kids across 40 states. “We want to provide these kids with experiences that inspire hopes, dreams, and achievements for a lifetime,” says Mike Pindell, board member and Huntington Bank senior vice president. “Whether it’s attending a ballgame, a play, or a trip to the Science Center, our goal is to arrange for access to events that our most vulnerable children may never have the opportunity to attend.” EDITED BY RACHEL JONES •

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Because they do not buy or distribute the tickets themselves, Hellring says Tickets for Kids can make each dollar of its operating budget stretch up to eight times as far, in terms of the ticket value provided to kids. “We could never accomplish what we do without our wonderful donors and agency partners, and together, we are creating a model for sharing cultural assets.” The recipient agencies decide how to distribute tickets, and outings are often used as incentives or rewards. “The kids write and tell us how they did well meeting their goals and were able to go to the event,” Hellring says. “They feel proud and special.” Other times, experiences are used to strengthen family bonds. “We heard from a single mom who had been taking night classes. Her son had made many sacrifices to help watch his younger sister,” she continues. “The mom was able to reward her son by taking him to a concert, and he was thrilled.” “We’re so often moved and humbled by the profound response to what we provide,” Hellring says. “We know the need is out there.” — Kim Ravenda Huntington Bank, huntington.com. Tickets for Kids® Charities, ticketsforkids.org.

BY THE NUMBERS *THIS DATA IS FROM 2017

Total Tickets Distributed

Average Value per Ticket

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WE STARTED GOING LOCAL BEFORE IT WAS TRENDY. ABOUT 150 YEARS AGO. At Huntington, we make it a point to work with those who move our community forward. As the #1 SBA lender in our region, we're proud to support local businesses and their efforts to make a difference right here in our neighborhood.

Total Value of Tickets Distributed

$6,654,537 Organizations Served

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Since its inception in 1994, Tickets for Kids® Charities has distributed more than 2.82 million tickets — valued in excess of $58.2 million! — to low-income and at-risk children and their families. To donate tickets, money, or volunteer time, or to become a participating agency, call Tickets for Kids® Charities at 412.781.5437.

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Mary Anne Foley, Donna Kruman, Nadine Kruman

JCC BIG NIGHT: KICK OFF YOUR BOOTS March 3, 2018 LOCATION: Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh BENEFICIARY: Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh

Marc & Betsy Brown

Steven Drucker, Sherry & John Greenberg

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Marty & Elyse Eichner, Lauren & Jason Kushner

Erica & Billy Goodman

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Jamie Rivers, Dr. Lanie Francis

Vasso Paliouras, Constance Zotis

David Marrangoni, Becky Rickard, Carol Ennulat

LENDING HEARTS GALA February 22, 2018 LOCATION: Fairmont Pittsburgh BENEFICIARY: Lending Hearts

Brandi Kennedy, Cookie Kennedy, Isabella Torris

Bob & Lisa Pompeani

Dr. Stanley Marks, Carol Ennulat, Nikol Marks

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Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Charity Ambassadors

Patti & Mark Helgerman

Tom LaFrankie, Cathy Glasgow, Bob Borgo, Cathy Dernorsek, Mark Baer, Bob Speer

DANCING WITH THE CARS

February 15, 2018 LOCATION: David L. Lawrence Convention Center BENEFICIARY: Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Charities

Jeff & Caroline Duxbury

Corey O’Connor, Commander Eric Holmes, Larry Richert

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Dan Taylor, John Putzier, Guy Costa

Paul & Sue MacIntyre

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Volunteers

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HISTORY UNCORKED: ROARING ‘20S February 16, 2018 LOCATION: Heinz History Center

Sydney Martier, Chancelor Humphrey, Andy Masich, Molly Masich, Cody Baker

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Christy Clementi, Elysa Schwartz, Andy Masich, Sara Ruth, Cody Baker, Kelly Noyes, Jeremy Raymer, Jeanine Blyth, Chancelor Humphrey, Deanna Tomaselli, Aire Plichta Reese, Laura Early, Molly Kremer

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LIGHTS! GLAMOUR! ACTION!™ Heather Habura, Brooke Mordaunt

March 4, 2018 LOCATION: David L. Lawrence Convention Center BENEFICIARY: Pittsburgh Film Office

Gino Chiodo, Angelo & Amy Sotereanos, Emilio Cornacchione

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM PITTSBURGH FILM OFFICE •

Jessica McKinney, Jodie Mylen, Nim Short, Dawn Keezer

Cindy Whiting, Dr. Don Whiting, Dawn Keezer

Donatio

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Humane Animal Rescue Upcoming Events

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Saturday, April 7 9am - 2pm Register: humaneanimalrescue.org/bark-shadyside

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WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Sara & Jason Martin

February 23, 2018 LOCATION: National Aviary BENEFICIARY: The National Aviary’s work in conservation, education, and veterinary medicine

Brianne Novak, Dominique Herd, Rachael Kroczek, Alicia Raymond

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24TH ANNUAL MARDI GRAS GALA Deb Rice Johnson, Joyce Bender, Randy Dearth, Brigitte Jackson

February 13, 2018 LOCATION: Westin Convention Center Hotel Downtown BENEFICIARY: Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central PA

Matt Smith, Chip Babst, Dan Onorato, Aradhna Oliphant, Jerry MacCleary, Louis Cestello

Mark & Kelly Kuczinski

Helen & Stephen Casey

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PITTSBURGH’S PREMIER DERBY EXPERIENCE Saturday May 5th, 4:30 - 7:30 pm Rivers Casino Drum Bar

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! cooltix.com

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OCA LUNAR NEW YEAR BANQUET

Khara Timsina, Mayor Bill Peduto, Bishnu Timsina

February 24, 2018 LOCATION: Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral BENEFICIARY: Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) Pittsburgh

Huan Zhu, Qing Zhang

Mei Tsui, Marian Lien, Deborah Lee

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FAITH FINOLI 4TH YEAR MEDICAL STUDENT; FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENT PHYSICIAN STARTING MAY 2018; THE TALENT GROUP, MODEL Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I love the magic of the holiday season. I look forward to going to the ice skating rink at PPG Place every year. I also love the unique food and restaurants that Pittsburgh has to offer. Going to Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse followed by a Pittsburgh sports game always makes for a great evening. The views of the city at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto are also one of a kind. In the summertime, I enjoy boating on the three rivers. Waterskiing and tubing are always exciting. I am extremely thankful for the many medical opportunities that the city has to offer. It is one of the top cities in terms of medical advancements and research. It has given me a thorough education and has fully prepared me for my future as a physician. Favorite people to go with: I am very close with my family. I enjoy going everywhere with them. My dad taught my younger brother and I at a young age how to water ski. We have been skiing on the rivers since we were kids. Going to restaurants and sporting events with my friends is something I will be able to do for years to come, and I am thankful for a city that offers so many activities.

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ANDREW VISLOSKY SHELL, WELLS ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I always enjoy going to the rink to play hockey with my brother and friends in Cranberry. I am always up to head Downtown to watch a Pens game at PPG Paints Arena during the winter, or a baseball game at PNC Park during the summer. Pittsburgh has some of the best views of any city. Favorite people to go with: My family and friends.

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AUDRYANA HATCHER LETTUCE EAT, LLC., CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: Station Brake Café in Wilmerding and Roman Bistro in Forest Hills. Favorite people to go with: My husband, son, and friends

ANTHONY M. FIGURELLI, CFP

BRITTANY MOORE

AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL, FINANCIAL ADVISOR Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I enjoy exploring Downtown, the Strip District, and the surrounding city area. Most commonly, you will find me Downtown or at my office in Monroeville. Favorite people to go with: Meeting with clients

ONCOLOGY SOCIAL WORKER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: Pamela’s Diner and various local business venues Favorite people to go with: My boyfriend, parents, and friends

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CASSANDRA ROACH BUZZ WORTHY PUB TRIVIA, CO-OWNER; HOUGH’S TAPROOM & BREWPUB, CO-OWNER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: Being a part of the bar and restaurant industry, I love to check out new breweries popping up in the area. When I make trips into the city, I enjoy visiting the Pittsburgh Winery, seeing a show, or grabbing brunch. Favorite people to go with: By far, my amazing family and friends

RICK DEBLASIO HOUSING & REDEVELOPMENT INSURANCE EXCHANGE (HARIE), IN-HOUSE LEGAL COUNSEL Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: PNC Park for Pirates games, PPG Paints Arena for Pens games, and Nicky’s Thai Kitchen for food. Favorite people to go with: I enjoy going out with my coworkers and friends, many of whom I’ve known my entire life. I also enjoy trying different places in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.

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BRANDON MOON HIPPY AT HEART CLOTHING, OWNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR; IMAGEN BRANDS, REGIONAL SALES MANAGER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: When I’m in the city, I like to go to Gaucho Parrilla Argentina and Condado Tacos to eat. I go to as many networking events as possible, such as Creatives Drink. I’m not around as much since I moved recently, so I try to use my time wisely and work on my clothing line when I’m here. Typically, it’s for a long weekend, including photoshoots, or linking up with other people I’m collaborating with. You might see me on South Side with my jawns, too. Favorite people to go with: I’ve got a solid group of friends I went to Point Park University with and my crew from back home that I normally end up with. Good vibes only. PHOTOGRAPH FROM MICHAEL PARENTE


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BONNIE MANGOLD REED SMITH LLP, ATTORNEY Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I love walking along the river Downtown or in Market Square with an ice cream cone from Millie’s in my hand. I also love grabbing Sunday brunch in Lawrenceville and Regent Square. Favorite people to go with: My husband, Jay, and my French bulldog, Maddie.

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TRAVIS MALLOY MALLOY ENTERTAINMENT, SINGER, SONGWRITER & PRODUCER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: Watching “Law & Order: SVU,” attending live concerts, lounges, going to The Point, and to Mt. Washington Overlook are some of my favorite things to do and places to go. Favorite people to go with: My best friends and band members/ musicians

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NIKKI BOLER MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL, PLANNER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I love Pittsburgh. I grew up and live in Beaver County, but I often spend weekends in the city with my husband. Whether it’s going to Construction Junction to look for unique elements for our home, visiting the Artist & Craftsman Supply shop for new sketching materials, or going to the Andy Warhol Museum to see our favorite pieces and enjoy the cafe, we always find something fun to do. Pittsburgh is extremely accessible, and because of that, I am able to continue to explore the city I love. Favorite people to go with: I love coming to Pittsburgh with my husband and family.

SAMANTHA BARNA PINK TULLE VINTAGE, FOUNDER & OWNER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I started collecting vintage clothing long before I started my business, so I really enjoy going to estate sales, flea markets, and thrift stores in my free time. The Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer events are so much fun and a great way to shop a wide variety of vintage all in one place. I love all of the gluten-free dining options in Pittsburgh; Giovanni’s Pizza in Dormont, Gluuteny Bakery, and Franktuary are some of my favorites! I live on Mt. Washington and spend a lot of time walking my corgi puppy, Millie, on Shiloh Street and Grandview Avenue.

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KYLE SOUTHERLIN ACE HOTEL PITTSBURGH, GENERAL MANAGER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: When I’m not at work, I love watching Pens games, going on walks with my daughter, and checking out all the new restaurants in the city. Favorite people to go with: My wife, Alyssa, and my daughter, Grace

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DENIELLE DESANTIS FRANKLIN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, VISUAL ARTS TEACHER; EXHIBIT D, ARTIST Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I’m a runner and an avid traveler, so I constantly discover my surroundings by foot, and that applies to Pittsburgh as well. For food/drinks, I love Il Pizzaiolo (I worked there in college/ grad school) and Butcher and the Rye. For shopping, No. 14 Boutique is a must, or anywhere in Lawrenceville. Truly, anything that is unique and different from the standard is what I’m all about! I love adventure and spontaneity. Favorite people to go with: My friends and family

CYDNEY COOPER KEVIN HEASLEY CITADEL TECHNOLOGY GROUP, FOUNDER & LEAD DEVELOPER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I love going to Point State Park. It’s so beautiful and historic. To be honest, though, my favorite place in Pittsburgh is Industry Public House. The food there is incredible! Favorite people to go with: My amazing girlfriend, Autumn 38

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WDTV 5 NEWS, LEAD MORNING ANCHOR & PRODUCER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I am a lover of all things food, family, and fun! So it’s only right my favorite places combine all three! I love Kennywood Park — can’t forget the Potato Patch fries and funnel cakes! I also enjoy hitting the Pittsburgh Improv for a good laugh. They have great food as well! Favorite people to go with: Since I work out of town throughout the week, any time home is spent with my best friends, my mom, and my boyfriend! There’s nothing like spending time with the ones you love!

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ROUSSEAU KLUEVER THE AFFECTIVE COMPUTING COMPANY (DOING BUSINESS AS THRIVE); CUSTOMER SUCCESS, PARTNER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: My favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh is have a few pints at Ruggers Pub in the South Side and watch rugby. Alternatively, sipping whiskey and playing FIFA with my cats, Patches and Socks, is a great time, too. Sundays are good days to cycle around the city or hit up a brewery or two. Favorite people to go with: My Pittsburgh Rugby Club teammates, girlfriend, and two cats

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SAMANTHA YEUNG UPMC, PROCESS CONSULTANT Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: My favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh is cross restaurants off my ever-growing Pittsburgh restaurant bucket list. I also enjoy trying new fitness studios across the city, from barre classes, bootcamp, cycle classes, and even trampoline classes! Favorite people to go with: My boyfriend, best friends, and family

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CHANCELOR HUMPHREY KEEPPITTSBURGHDOPE, FOUNDER & PHOTOGRAPHER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: My favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh is definitely just shooting the street style of Pittsburgh. It’s also very therapeutic for me as well. My favorite neighborhood to go to is Oakland because I love to shoot the awesome street style of the students at the University of Pittsburgh. Favorite people to go with: I would have to say ME! Only because I prefer to shoot alone and interact with the individual I may shoot by myself.

AMY DEL RIO-GAZZO MOXIE USA, SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT MANAGER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I love visiting the Carnegie museums, and going to the movies at Row House Cinema and Manor Theatre. My favorite lunch spot in Downtown is Apollo Café for their tomato soup. I also love going to happy hour with friends in South Side and Downtown. Favorite people to go with: My roommates, Erin and Laura, and my boyfriend, Ryan

CORISSA BRUNO CORISSA NICOLE ESTHETICS AT SOLA SALON STUDIOS Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I love spending my days off either shopping at Ross Park Mall or doing brunch at Sienna Mercato. I’ve been really getting involved with gala events lately, which are super fun ways to spend weekend nights. Favorite people to go with: Shopping with my mom or brunch with my friends

GARETT CRAIG STUDENT AT DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I like going to Sarris Candies, car meets, The Cheesecake Factory, and sporting events. Favorite people to go with: Friends and family WH I R LM A G A Z I N E . C O M / WH IRL

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JESSE AINSMAN CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD/GRANT STREET ASSOCIATES, INC., ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I go to Highland Park Dog Park with my fiancé and eat at Ritter’s Diner. It was my grandpa’s favorite place to eat, then my father’s, and now mine. Favorite people to go with: My fiancé, Louise, and going to the dog park with our crazy dog, Winston.

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LAURA HAGY KLINIK JUBILEE, KLINIK SOCIAL WORKER Favorite things to do in Pittsburgh: Two things I miss the most, since I work in Haiti, are movies and brunch. When I am back in Pittsburgh, I can usually be found catching up on movies at Manor Theatre in Squirrel Hill or spending weekends walking through the Strip District with friends. Favorite people to go with: I love spending time with my friends and family when I come home to Pittsburgh. For me, the best part of coming back to America is seeing my closest friends, all the people who support my work, and the family that hosts me during my stay. They have taken me in and allowed me to become part of their own family, and spending time with them refreshes me to continue my work. 42

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NOAH’S EVENT VENUE OF CRANBERRY & SOUTHPOINTE, EVENT COORDINATOR Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: When I’m not planning events at NOAH’S Event Venue, you can catch me brunching in the city with my friends from grad school, or out and about with a local photographer working on personal content and collaborating with content creators in the city. Being from Myrtle Beach, S.C., I normally spend my free time reading, working out, and hanging out with friends on the beach, but since my move to Pittsburgh, you can usually find me kayaking on the river, shopping local in the Strip District, or on a boat on Cheat Lake in Morgantown, W.V. (where my in-laws live). I love being in a city where it’s just enough “city” to explore, yet suburban enough to make me feel like I’m not too far away from home. I’m a self-proclaimed foodie, so I’m always looking and trying out new restaurants, coffee shops, and local eateries. Favorite people to go with: When I was in grad school at Duquesne University, I was in a cohort of 13 other people who I studied with year-round. Most of my friends have settled here in Pittsburgh, so anytime there’s an event going on in the city, you’ll find me hanging out with my familiar crew from graduate school who have now become my family. I’ve also met a ton of friends through other photographers and artists in the area, so I’m always looking to establish relationships with like-minded young adults in the city.

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ZACH RESTELLI REGENT PENN, OWNER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: My favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh is look at houses. We have incredible 20th century homes of all types, none without a Pittsburgh specific vibe. Favorite people to go with: Joe Reynolds, Jo Conrad, and whoever wants to join

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LOGAN HOFBAUER LOGAN HAIR STUDIO, OWNER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: The museums, Meat & Potatoes, Legends of the North Shore for Italian food, and Seven Springs Mountain Resort Favorite people to go with: My two girls, Ari and Nina, and my boyfriend

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GINNY JACOB VISIT LAWRENCE COUNTY, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: One of my favorite things to do is to explore local coffee shops as well as new places to eat, especially breakfast and brunch spots. Meat & Potatoes and Pamela’s Diner never disappoint! If I’m not eating my way through Pittsburgh, you can find me doing outdoor activities like bike riding, visiting the Mattress Factory, or cheering on the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, or Panthers. Favorite people to go with: Family and friends

SCOTT DIGUGLIELMO AGENCY BROKERAGE, DIRECTOR Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: All local sporting events, traveling the world one day at a time, outdoor concerts, and new restaurants Favorite people to go with: Friends and my brokerage/marketing team

LINDSEY SMITH KIMBERLY CURRIE DUNN VETERANS RESOURCE SOLUTIONS, FOUNDER & OWNER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I volunteer for various organizations and support locally owned businesses. Vintage Grace Boutique, Luna & Soul Yoga, and Hal’s on Babcock are my go-to spots! Favorite people to go with: My family and friends

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FOOD MOOD GIRL Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: My favorite thing to do in the city is check out different coffee shops and juice bars, preferably if I can bring my dog. I love taking walks in Duck Hollow, checking out the exhibits at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and eating at the many amazing restaurants Pittsburgh has to offer. Favorite people to go with: My favorite people to go places with are my husband, Derek, and my friends, Quelcy and Amanda. I also love taking my dog, Winnie Cooper, anywhere I can. WH I R LM A G A Z I N E . C O M / WH IRL

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TIFF SETZLER ACTUAL SIZE, LEAD DEVELOPER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: Visiting the different museums and activity centers, walking around Downtown, Point State Park, and kayaking on the three rivers. Favorite people to go with: My friends and my 4-year-old

KRISTY SMITH DE NOVO LASER, LLC; ALLURE MOBILE BEAUTY Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I love traveling and experiencing new cities and countries. I am a pet lover and am absolutely obsessed with my two pitbulls, Veda and Apollo. I enjoy spending my free time with them. I’m also a foodie, and love good food. You can find me wining and dining at Eddie Merlot’s or Red The Steakhouse. Favorite people to go with: I enjoy trying new restaurants with my best friend from high school and my clients. I don’t look at my profession as ‘work.’ I LOVE what I do, so I look forward to waking up every morning to pamper my clients, along with building relationships on a professional and personal level with every one of them.

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NIKO AMBELIOTIS MEDITERRA BAKEHOUSE, OWNER & HEAD BAKER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I enjoy trying new restaurants, coffee shops, and just exploring new neighborhoods that I’ve never been to. Pittsburgh really is a city of neighborhoods, and you can always find something different and new in each one. I’m a really big coffee guy, so I enjoy trying different cafes. Among my favorites are Espresso a Mano and Commonplace Coffeehouse & Roastery. When it comes to food, my favorites are Gaucho Parrilla Argentina, Morcilla, and DiAnoia’s Eatery. Favorite people to go with: I always love exploring new things with my fiancé, Laurel Podlesnik. She is my partner in crime and always pushing me to try new things and explore new heights.


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KELLY ARBOGAST CONTENT CREATOR, WRITER, & EDITOR; MADE IN PGH, EDITOR; ALLEGHENY HEALTH NETWORK 365 WOMEN, WRITER; POST-GAZETTE, ADVERTISING Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: Exploring coffee spots. My current favorite is California Coffee Bar on the North Side, and Cyclops Cafe’s vanilla-honey latte is my favorite. Give me a good latte or a cortado and I’m definitely in my happy place. Favorite people to go with: I love being able to work with local businesses and highlight them in a way that showcases the uniqueness of Pittsburgh. My bachelor’s degree is in philosophy, focusing on ethics and social values, which enforced the importance of being a good citizen. I got to put those theories into practice as a volunteer in AmeriCorps. I love talking shop with other local women creatives, like Laura Early, who was a huge mentor to me when I got into Pittsburgh media. Pittsburgh has helped me find my creative voice, and I’m thankful to all the local businesses and people who have supported me.

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TAYLOR KOHR

INNOVATIVE WELLNESS SOLUTIONS, WELLNESS COORDINATOR Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: A few of my favorite things to do in Pittsburgh are visiting different farmer’s markets when it’s the right season for them. The Market Square Farmer’s Market Downtown is my favorite. I also love trying different coffee shops, but the one I’m at most frequently is definitely Steel Valley Roasters because it’s connected to Local Motion and their house roasted coffee is awesome. Favorite people to go with: Family, close friends, and my boyfriend

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PERRIN BOONE WILLIAMS COMPANIES, COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: Explore new restaurants; walk our dogs around Schenley Plaza, Flagstaff Hill, and Frick Park; date nights at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens; and the numerous museums around town. I volunteer with different events for the Junior League of Pittsburgh, such as Produce to People, Show House, Touch a Truck, and Retention, as well. Favorite people to go with: Both my husband’s and my close family live down south, so we have had to develop new, close relationships up here in Pittsburgh. Thankfully, Pittsburgh has been very welcoming over the last five years, and I spend most of my time with my husband and our friends from our small group at church.

JOHN LAZARO TOMORROW’S WORLD TODAY, MARKETING MANAGER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: PNC Park for Pirates games, the North Shore, Shadyside, Pens games, and Seven Springs Mountain Resort because I am an avid snowboarder. Favorite people to go with: I enjoy hanging out with my close group of friends that I grew up with. I still go out with with them almost every weekend.

NICOLE MARCUS AARON S. YOUNG FREELANCE WRITER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I enjoy hiking in Pittsburgh’s many parks, particularly Schenley, Frick, and Hays Woods. I also enjoy going to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Favorite people to go with: My girlfriend, Kathleen. I also enjoy hanging out with my brother, Sam. PHOTOGRAPHS FROM PGH PRO HEADSHOTS JJW PHOTOGRAPHY, LAURA MOELLER

DICK’S SPORTING GOODS, SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST; NICOLEMARCUSBLOG.COM, BEAUTY & FASHION BLOGGER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I love trying out new bars and restaurants in and around the city. The food scene is growing so much, and it’s so exciting to see new places pop up. In the summer, I love to find outdoor spots to catch up with friends over amazing food and drinks. I also love finding random spots around the city to take photos. Pittsburgh has so much culture. It’s amazing to capture a piece of unique history in your photos.

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OLIVIA KAPPLER PPG ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS, COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST Favorite things to do in Pittsburgh: I love spending time finding new shops and boutiques. Buffalo Exchange, a gently used clothing store in the South Side, is awesome and where a lot of my paychecks go. No. 14 Boutique in Lawrenceville is another favorite of mine. Favorite people to go with: I do my best shopping when I’m alone, to be honest, but I never mind having a friend or two coming with me!

MICHAEL W. MANN, MBA CALEB CLARK QONSULT, FOUNDER & CEO Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: Creative Drinks events, Penguins games, and flying private planes Favorite people to go with: My girlfriend, Jordan, friends, and business partners

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GENERAL BUSINESS MANAGER FOR DR. BOBBIE LEE HAWRANKO Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: The Cultural District. I can also always be found out and about in Shadyside. My favorite restaurant is Altius. Favorite people to go with: I have a very close group of five friends. We always go everywhere together.


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CRAIG COWAN THE BAREFOOT FORGE Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I enjoy the rivers, the history, and the sights all around Pittsburgh. I also moonlight as a captain for Just Ducky Tours, so I get to see the city a lot. Favorite people to go with: I don’t get out of the shop much.

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NIKKI BECKER BLINC BRONZE BEAUTY BY NIKKI Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: My favorite thing to do is hang out with my 7-year-old son, Brooklyn, playing sports, reading books, and traveling to fun, new places. I love to go to Pirates and Steelers games. Favorite people to go with: My favorite people to go with are my son, Brooklyn, my dad, my sisters, and my boyfriend.

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LAURA MOELLER ALLEGHENY HEALTH NETWORK, REGISTERED NURSE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ALLERGY, ASTHMA, AND IMMUNOLOGY Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I love how much the restaurant scene in Pittsburgh has grown. If I’m not at LA Fitness in the South Side, I am at a restaurant or shop I haven’t been to on a long, curated list. Favorite people to go with: During the summer, my favorite place to go is on a boat in the river with my friends. Spending the evening by The Point during a Pirates game and seeing the fireworks after a win can not be beat.

DEONNA GANDY PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES, INNOVATION COORDINATOR; PURE BARRE PITTSBURGH, BARRE-TENDER (STUDIO RECEPTIONIST) Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: My favorite things to do in Pittsburgh consist of exercising and eating! I love getting a great work out in at Pure Barre Pittsburgh or spending the day meditating at many of the local yoga studios around town. I have become obsessed by the new eateries Pittsburgh has opened! I am always eager to try something new and get to know a new environment in the process of doing so! Favorite people to go with: I really love exploring the menus and local fitness areas around Pittsburgh with my friends and family. They know exactly who they are because these special people keep me happy! I appreciate and enjoy the company of all of them.

LAUREN TAN CERTIFIED BODY LANGUAGE TRAINER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: My favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh is find anywhere where I can get dessert! My favorite places in Pittsburgh are the Three Rivers Arts Festival in the summer and the PPG ice skating rink in the winter. Favorite people to go with: My favorite people to go with are my group of best friends from college.

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BERNARD CHARLES AUTHOR OF RAINBOW REVOLUTION; THE COLOR MAGE, FOUNDER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I love meditating at Randyland and thinking of new creative projects to whip up in the world. My mustgo-to places include the Ace Hotel, Oakmont Bakery, Journeys of Life, Randyland, and Rad Ritual. Favorite people to go with: You have to go to these places with your coolest, spiritual friends.

SYDNEY CARVER SUMMER WIND Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I love trying new restaurants. There are always so many new and unique places to try. My all-time favorites are täk and Little Tokyo. I also love visiting the museums. The Carnegie Museum of Art is my favorite. Walking along the river trail with my dog, Henry, and browsing the Strip District on a weekend morning are also favorite things to do. Favorite people to go with: I love to hang out with my parents. They live only 15 minutes away from me, so we spend a lot of time together. They are so much fun! I also love spending time with my girlfriends, who all love trying new restaurants, too.

KATE ZARVIS MANIKÜRE, SALON OWNER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I love the food scene in Pittsburgh and trying new restaurants and bars. I love going to the Strip District on football Sundays when the Steelers are playing. Favorite people to go with: Favorite people to go with would be my boyfriend, friends, and family, of course!

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ZIA MARINZEL LAUREN LEVANT INTERIOR, OPERATIONS & FINANCE LEAD Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I love trying new restaurants in Pittsburgh and typically visit at least one restaurant per week. I’m a sucker for Asian food, and Teppanyaki Kyoto on Bryant Street is one of my favorites. Whitfield in the Ace Hotel is also another favorite. Pittsburgh has a great offering of cultural events – I already have tickets for Ben Folds & the Pittsburgh Symphony in June, as well as Aladdin in September at Heinz Hall and the Benedum, two of my favorite venues. Favorite people to go with: My husband, Dave; my dog, Thor; my parents; and my in-laws

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ALYSSA KUZINS THE JOURNAL DECK, CREATOR & FOUNDER; YOGA + MEDITATION TEACHER; THE SELF CARE SPOTLIGHT PODCAST, HOST; SELF CARE COLLECTIVE ONLINE MEMBERSHIP Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: Yoga, hiking, and visiting the local parks. Places I love to go are Millie’s Ice Cream, The Farmer’s Daughter Flowers, Big Dog Coffee, Taglios Pizza, Inhale Pgh Yoga Studio, and ASCEND Pgh. Favorite people to go with: My yoga friends and my fiancé!

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EMILY CAPITANO EM AND E EVENTS, LEAD PLANNER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: Go out Downtown and try new restaurants. In the summer, I like to go out on the boat in the river. Driving around the rivers and seeing the city from a different point of view is my favorite. Favorite people to go with: I love to hang out with my boyfriend and two pups, Odin and Ollie. I also love when I get to go out with other people within the event world.

ALEXIS CORRY KAPPEL LEX & LYNNE, MICK + KIP, OWNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: My favorite things to do in Pittsburgh include visiting all of the museums and art galleries, as well as experiencing the food scene and all of the bars and restaurants. I love seeing new and innovative menus and cuisine come to Pittsburgh. I’m also a huge fan of the Strip District; the Strip has always been a neighborhood that is near and dear to my heart! Favorite people to go with: My husband, family, and friends. I also love including the girls that work at Lex & Lynne with me, as we are a close-knit team and enjoy exploring the City of Pittsburgh together.

KARA SHIELDS KVAULT VINTAGE Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I’m a sucker for concerts and I’m a sucker for views. I love Stage AE in the spring or summer. There is nothing quite like live music mixed with warm summer air, a great view of your city, and a cold beverage in hand.

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SHEA DOUBT VIBE BEAUTY LOUNGE, STYLIST & CO-OWNER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I love hanging out around Lawrenceville. Take A Break Bar is my favorite hang out spot. Also, the Dependable Drive In Theater. Favorite people to go with: Family, my boyfriend, and my best friend

BRYAN BROWN RESPONSIVAL, CEO Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I love going to the Point Downtown and exploring some of the parks in Pittsburgh with my husky. Can’t beat Shady Grove and Primanti Bros either! Favorite people to go with: My friends — Tom, Seung, Eddie, and Alex

JORDON ROONEY NFBD, FOUNDER & CEO; SOCIAL INNOVATOR Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I really enjoy what I do. For a couple years, I had to work jobs I hated to get to this point, but now I can honestly say I love my job. My days consist of figuring out creative ways to solve real world issues. I’m an active participant in coming up with solutions to all the things that frustrate me. How cool is that? I’m doing something that’s fulfilling and always gives me something to look forward to. Getting involved in the startup scene — I’m a part of the Ascender incubator — in Pittsburgh was one of the best things to happen to me. Outside of the office, I really like to go walk around the city. I go Downtown a lot with my headphones in and that’s when I do my best thinking and come up with my best ideas. Pittsburgh’s a cool city. I try and explore as much of it as I can. Favorite people to go with: I love to be alone. Some people are going to read this and think, ‘Wow Jordon, you are a loser,’ but this is something I actually take pride in. I have amazing friends and family around me, but there’s a beauty to loneliness that’s allowed me to get to know myself really well and allow all of my ideas to flourish. Oh yeah, follow NFBD’s Instagram @NFBDmovement. 58

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BRANDON DEWEY MEDITERRA BAKEHOUSE, BAKER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I like going to Steelers games, the movies, and exploring food places all around Pittsburgh. I also like taking my dog to Carnegie Park. Favorite people to go with: The people I go with are usually my friends and also my girlfriend, Angela.


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CHELSEA PELUSO MILLCRAFT INVESTMENTS/ PIATT SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY, COMMUNITY & PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I enjoy running on the Three Rivers Heritage Trails with my dog, Weezy, and grabbing a drink after at Grist House Craft Brewery. Favorite people to go with: I also spend a lot of time with my nieces. I have five nieces ranging in age from 20 -years-old to 9-months-old. I really enjoy shopping and exploring the city with them. It’s really fun to see them experience things like the Three Rivers Arts Festival or take them to some of my favorite boutiques.

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MORGAN KAPPLER PITT DANCE MARATHON, VP OF MARKETING & MEDIA OUTREACH; STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh/ Favorite people to go with: Going out with my friends — Jess, Anna, Jack, and Cho — to Garage Door Saloon and Jimmy D’s.

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STAV DIAMANDIS MEDITERRA BAKEHOUSE, ASSISTANT HEAD BAKER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I enjoy eating at hole in the wall restaurants in the Pittsburgh area and going to coffee shops. I’m also a huge sports fan and love going to PNC Park to watch the Pirates. Favorite people to go with: I’m a very family-oriented person, so my favorite people to hang out with are my fiancé and my sisters. I’m also very close with my coworkers, who are more like brothers.

JEESOO SOHN DUOLINGO, LEAD RECRUITER + DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: Eat! As a born and raised San Franciscan, I was exposed to some of the best food in the world. Over the past 10 years living here in Pittsburgh, it has been great to see this city evolve into being another great food city. My favorite and most frequented places are: Pizza Taglio (Tony is the best), Relish (hi, Abbi!), Alla Famiglia, Poulet Bleu, and Butterwood Bake Consortium. Favorite people to go with: Unlike most Pittsburghers, since I’m not from here, my family isn’t nearby, so my friends are my family. I feel very lucky to have surrounded myself with a very close-knit group of people from my alma mater Carnegie Mellon University, from the places I’ve worked, and from being a true definition of a people-person.

ELIJAH THOMPSON SOLO DOLO, DISC JOCKEY Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: My favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh is try new breweries and restaurants. I love trying various cuisines across the city. Outside of playing Madden and NBA 2K, I love to attend sporting events and play pick-up games with friends and family. I am very active in the community and love to get involved with various projects across the city. Favorite people to go with: My family, my friends, and my daughter help me out as well. WH I R LM A G A Z I N E . C O M / WH IRL

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SARAH DANIEL SHAPE TRAINING, CO-OWNER AND DIRECTOR OF SALES & OUTREACH Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: Aside from cooking and entertaining at home, my favorite place to be is at Shape with my Shape Training community in Shadyside and East Pittsburgh. On the weekends, I enjoy watching Pittsburgh sports and exploring the restaurants, such as Gaucho Parrilla Argentina, Umami, and täk . Favorite people to go with: My husband, Ryan; partners Yardon, Marty, DJ, Sam, and James; and friends

AUDREY TRACY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF PITTSBURGH, EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: You can find me strolling the Strip District on the weekends. I also love biking the trails around Pittsburgh. Favorite people to go with: My husband, Steve, and my two dogs, Luca and Romy

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SHIVANI GOSAI STUDENT AT DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: My favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh is explore Downtown and the various restaurants there. Favorite people to go with: My best friends, family, and my boyfriend


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JESSICA HICKEY BIA CREATIVE, OWNER; DOWNTOWN GREENSBURG PROJECT, DIRECTOR; GREENSBURG CRAFT BEER WEEK, PRODUCER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I enjoy visiting all of the new places popping up, such as little boutiques with unique items, and trying out all of the restaurants, bars, and breweries that have opened recently. Favorite people to go with: My favorite people to go with are my friends and other young professionals that I collaborate with.

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FELICITY WILLIAMS HILL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, PROGRAMS & POLICY ASSOCIATE AND SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT & CEO Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: Some of my favorite things to do in Pittsburgh are going to the museums, attending events, and spending time with my friends with drinks and food. Some of my favorite places to go are Savoy, Young Brothers, the Carnegie Museums, and the Strip District. Favorite people to go with: Friends and family

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ROCKI BOULIS SINGER & SONGWRITER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I always love going to a Steelers game! Something about hearing the roar of the crowd makes me so happy because I hope to one day hear those roars for me and my music! Another place in Pittsburgh I love going to is the Benedum because I grew up doing musical theater all my life, and I really enjoy being able to go see performances there. That theater is so incredibly beautiful. I was so lucky to have been able to perform on that stage in the past, and let me tell you, the feeling was amazing and being able to look out into a packed house gave me a memory I’ll never forget! Follow me @RockiOfficial Favorite people to go with: I would have to say my family. I come from a tight-knit Greek family, so we are constantly doing things together! I love them very much!

STEPH CHURCHEL DON’S APPLIANCES, MARKETING & TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I love trying out new fitness studios, which is easy to do in Pittsburgh! A few of my favorites are The Barre Code in Shadyside and Elevate in Lawrenceville. I also enjoy running. I’m training for my second Pittsburgh Marathon now. I’ve always had a passion for philanthropy and have been an active member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Best Buddies, and most currently, The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center. My company, Don’s Appliances, works closely with and provides the opportunity to work with charities like the Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society, and many more! Favorite people to go with: My brothers, parents, and several close friends

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DOUG RAIBLE RAIBLE REALTY INVESTMENTS, FINANCIAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL, INVESTOR & OWNER; QONSULT Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: Creative Drinks events, Steelers games, and boating on the river Favorite people to go with: Friends and business partners WH I R LM A G A Z I N E . C O M / WH IRL

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ANGELEA KURUC BLANC DE BLANC BRIDAL BOUTIQUE, FOUNDER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: Exploring new restaurants and breweries Downtown and in Lawrenceville, and shopping at local boutiques, such as No. 14 Boutique and Vintage Grace Boutique Favorite people to go with: Friends, my sister, parents, and my French bulldog, Chevy

RENEE KOSTAS POSH LOCAL, OWNER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I love to drive through parts of the city that I’ve never been to before. I like to turn off my GPS and just explore different areas to find really cool local businesses that I wouldn’t have found otherwise. There are some amazing places that can’t be discovered without getting lost. I grew up in the South Hills of Pittsburgh and have lived here my whole life — besides the four years I was attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania — but there are still so many places I’ve never been to around the city. Favorite people to go with: I’m lucky to have such close friends living in Pittsburgh, as well. While I’m still living in the South Hills, I have a lifelong friend who lives in Mt. Washington, a sorority sister who lives in Squirrel Hill, and a few other amazing friends who live in different areas around the Burgh. We love to explore each other’s neighborhoods and try out each others’ favorite places to eat, drink, and shop!

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CHRISTINA ANGEL JETER WRITER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Opera, Heinz History Center, The Waterfront, the museums, and the movies Favorite people to go with: Myself — because in Pittsburgh, you’re always guaranteed to make a friend!

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HEATHER KACZOROWSKI REALTOR, THE HEATHER KACZOROWSKI TEAM, MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PRODUCING AGENT, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES WEST/AIRPORT REGIONAL OFFICE Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: Growing up in Pittsburgh, I have had the opportunity of witnessing the amazing transformation of so many different areas throughout the city. As an agent, I now have the chance to explore neighborhoods and all that they offer on a regular basis. In addition to selling beautiful, unique real estate in and around Pittsburgh, I love walks along the North Shore, a glass of wine at Market St. Grocery’s Wine Bar located in Market Square, and dinner with a view at Altius. There are so many fabulous venues our city now offers, and I would highly suggest exploring them all. Favorite people to go with: My favorite person to go with would absolutely be my fiancé, Todd, but I would definitely say that I enjoy going to these places with clients as well. My clients are not just looking for me to sell a home, they are expecting me to illustrate a lifestyle. When I have the chance to show my clients what Pittsburgh offers through these types of amazing restaurants and retail spots, I know that they will instantly fall in love with this city like I have.

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E. C. YAZICI (YAZ) YAZ LTD.; PIZZA & PASTA VILLA; YZC CONSULTING; QUICK N CHEAP INSURANCE; COMPUTING & INFORMATION ENGINEER; I/O PSYCHOLOGIST; RESTAURATEUR Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking ever since I took a break from the tech industry, operating under YAZ Ltd. I’ve fallen in love with the Pittsburgh foodie scene. I have been exploring new recipes for retail expansion with Pizza & Pasta Villa and our new fine addition, Italian Rustic Kitchen, which will be the first virtually launched restaurant on UberEats this summer in Pittsburgh! In my free time, I am usually out in Robinson, visiting my parents and my newborn niece, and working out at Planet Fitness in Mt. Lebanon, where I went to high school. Schenley Park is my sacred haven. A long windy jog on trails reminiscing about my University of Pittsburgh college days and knowing there are very little exams ahead in life makes it a bonus. I religiously treat myself to sushi and sashimi for lunch on Mondays at No. 1 Sushi Sushi in Market Square, along with their baby octopus and seaweed salad. I live on East Carson Street in the South Side, which has it perks. I’m usually out for Tuesday night trivia at Twelve Whiskey BBQ. On the weekends, you can find me at SEVEN, Social House 7, Cavo, or Cake. Favorite people to go with: Significant others and business colleagues

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KRISTY BESWICK LOCAL MOTION FITNESS, LEAD INSTRUCTOR & WELLNESS COACH Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: My favorite things to do in Pittsburgh are going to different breweries and restaurants that open in the area, supporting the Pittsburgh Rugby Club that my sister and boyfriend both play for, going to concerts, and supporting different events that are going on around the city. Favorite people to go with: My boyfriend, my friends, and my family

REBECKA BUTTERWORTH BUZZ WORTHY PUB TRIVIA, CO-OWNER Favorite things to do and places to go in Pittsburgh: I love checking out all of the newest bars, restaurants, and breweries around the city, and luckily for me, it’s part of my job! The Strip District is my favorite neighborhood in the city. It’s my one stop shop for groceries, fresh flowers, culture, and church at Amplify Church. Favorite people to go with: Anyone who comes to visit from out of town, the Strip District is where I love to take them. I think you get a great feel of the past, present, and future of Pittsburgh. PHOTOGRAPH FROM CHRIS HUNTER

ALEXIS DAVIS-JONES FLEXED (LEX LOGOS), FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER & ARTIST Favorite things to do in Pittsburgh: I’m a big foodie, so I love to eat and explore the city. I love exploring eateries in the Strip District, South Side, and Squirrel Hill areas. Pizza is probably my favorite food, so the guys at my favorite pizza place, Aiello’s, know me personally. Favorite people to go with: My favorite people to go with are usually close friends or my dad. WH I R LM A G A Z I N E . C O M / WH IRL

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his is part two of a three-part series that chronicles three mothers in their journey up to and over the edge of opiate addiction. Part one looked at how they were introduced to opiates by their physicians, who created, and then largely ignored, the effects of addiction and withdrawal. This article details how they experienced the “dope sick,” described by those who have survived it as “hell on earth.” Part three will explore how they discovered the effective tools for building an opioid-free life for themselves, both to conquer opiates and to manage the underlying pain that started the opiate use in the first place. The physical effects of withdrawing from opiates provides a strong incentive to stay addicted. As an emergency room doctor, Dr. Bryan Doner treats multiple overdoses every day at work. He fully understands the dope sick — the torturous situation that opiate withdrawal creates. “We know for sure you can die from alcohol withdrawal,” he says in a recent interview. “You can have 70

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seizures and die. The majority of the medical establishment says you can get really sick from opiate withdrawal but you’re not going to die.” Doner says it’s not so clear cut. “People get physically ill. Your heart rate goes up, your blood pressure goes up, you get anxious, sweaty, nauseous, vomiting, diarrhea. These are real physical symptoms — real physical problems that can require acute medical intervention in order to save your life.” All three of the mothers in this series have experienced the dope sick.

Dr. Doner is frustrated by the current system. “There’s no stop gap. Nobody has a good plan. What are we going to do about this? How are we going to stop this? You have to have a special license from the government to prescribe Suboxone, but I can prescribe oral Dilaudid no problem.” According to its website, Dilaudid has a risk of “serious, life-threatening, or fatal respiratory depression” in addition to being highly addictive. “It doesn’t make sense in my opinion,” says Doner. Sven Hosford will host a panel discussion based on this series at the 2018 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo in Pittsburgh at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. “Strategies for Opioid Free Living” will cover the effective tools for building an opioid-free life, both to conquer opiates and to manage the underlying pain, which caused the need for opiates. March 14, 3-3:50 p.m. IN PART THREE OF THIS SERIES, THE THREE MOTHERS WILL DETAIL THE TOOLS THEY DISCOVERED TO LIVE OPIATE FREE. WH I R LM A G A Z I N E . C O M / WH IRL

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LISTINGS With spring in full bloom, local realtors share some of their favorite homes on the market this season!

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Sitting on 19 acres, this colonial-style home holds six bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms.

A COLONIAL CLASSIC 2431 Brant Lane, Franklin Park — $1,299,000

For more information, contact Linda Honeywill of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty at 412.367.8000. ThePreferredRealty.com.

Relax in the family room, which features a vaulted, cherry woodbeamed ceiling and gorgeous window views of the wooded property.

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Custom, hand-carved woodwork, exquisite granite, hardwood flooring, and Schonbek crystal chandeliers add elegance to the space.

The gourmet Rutt kitchen boasts state-of-the-art-appliances, perfect for preparing any meal.

The first floor master suite includes a magnificent, spa-quality bathroom equipped with a steam shower, jacuzzi tub, and separate sinks.

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This six-bedroom, four-and-two-half-bathroom French provincial style home is steps away from the heart of Sewickley Village’s shopping and dining district.

A FRENCH PROVINCIAL MASTERPIECE 824 Beaver St., Sewickley — $924,900

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For more information, contact Julie Guss of Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty at 412.939.7000. piattsothebysrealty.com.

Read a good book or catch up with guests in the bright, open living room.

The spacious master bathroom includes double sinks and ample storage space.

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Located near historic East Carson Street’s bars, boutiques, restaurants, and theaters, Hot Metal Flats offer studio, one-, or two-bedroom apartments in the the city’s bustling South Side neighborhood.

CITY LIVING Hot Metal Flats 2915 Sidney St., South Side — Starting at $1,200 per month

The building also includes a larger media room, lounge, and bar area in order to suit bigger parties and gatherings! The bedroom includes 9-foot ceilings and large, walk-in closets! PHOTOGRAPHS FROM CHRISTOPHER LITHERLAND

For more information, contact Hot Metal Flats, a development by Walnut Capital, at 412.431.0800. hotmetalapartments.com.

The cozy living room is the perfect space to hang out with friends and binge watch your favorite TV shows!

Cook up a storm in the spacious kitchen, equipped with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and plenty of storage space.

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This Lindal design, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home earned the awards for “Best Green Energy Efficient Housing” and “Best Single Family Home” by Builders Association of Pittsburgh.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL 999 Elmhurst Road, Fox Chapel — $2,400,000

This home’s unparalleled construction includes geothermal heating, solar panels, a 6-inch-thick concrete modular superior wall system, and a whole-house generator. Enjoy meals in the spacious dining area as you admire the stunning woodwork and craftsmanship of the home.

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The gourmet Cuvve kitchen features a Miele refrigerator and freezer, two dishwashers, coffee maker, steam oven, microwave and convention oven, Wolf induction cooktop, and touch faucets.

The living room brings the outside indoors with highperformance windows and programmable LED lighting.

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This impeccable new construction in prestigious Foxwood Estates has custom features throughout, including the magnificent owners’ suite. A patio with stone fireplace overlooks the wooded rear yard.

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Soaring ceilings and grand-scaled rooms set the tone for gracious living in this timelessly elegant home. A sweeping staircase leads to the lower level, which walks out to an expansive flagstone patio.


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LINDSAY FRIEDL & BRENT BISSELL For Lindsay Friedl and Brent Bissell, the best part of the wedding actually took place right before the wedding. “We weren’t sure if we were going to have a first look or not, even up until the week before the wedding we still weren’t sure,” Lindsay explains. “But it was the best 10-15 minutes of my life.” Sneaking away to the picturesque courtyard right outside of the Omni William Penn Hotel, the couple found comfort in some quiet time together. “It was just the two of us,” Lindsay reflects. “We just got all those jitters out and were able to have a private conversation.” After the memorable experience, Lindsay walked down the aisle of St. Boniface Church, just as her grandparents did on their wedding day, for a sweet ceremony performed by a childhood friend of the groom. Loved ones celebrated at the Omni William Penn Hotel reception, which started with the couple’s first dance to “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra. “That was probably our easiest decision out of everything,” Lindsay says of the song choice, as Brent is a pilot. For the rest of the planning, the couple tried to savor each step and make the most of every moment. “It happens so quickly,” Lindsay says. “Take your time and enjoy the process.”

“I wanted it to be romantic and classic,” Lindsay says of the day’s pink, white, and gold color scheme.

Lindsay incorporated her sparkling personality into her gorgeous lace gown by adding hand-sewn, Swarovski crystals.

“We definitely hit it off right away,” says Lindsay, who met Brent on a blind date. Exactly two years later, they were engaged!

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The bride dazzled in a sleek strapless gown of ivory lace from Sorelle Bridal Salon.

“My bridesmaids all wore different blush or gold gowns, a decision that I was slightly hesitant about at the time,” Brittany says. “But my vision came together perfectly!” The romantic mix of blush-toned roses and green seeded eucalyptus that made up the king’s table garland complemented the floral selections in Brittany’s bouquet.

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“A major highlight of the reception was, of course, The Pittsburgh Cookie Table,” Brittany says. “My mom and aunt baked for weeks to produce over The dozen bridal homemade party dressed in simple, yet stunning, black and white ensembles. 140 cookies.”

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After just under a year of dating, Chris Poole proposed to Brittany Matevish while enjoying a glass of champagne and a stunning sunset on the Isle of Capri. “Needless to say, the backdrop could not have been more romantic or perfect,” Brittany says. “I was over the moon!” When she and Chris began planning their dream wedding at Omni Bedford Springs Resort, they were told not to sweat the small stuff. “People told me again and again that very few guests would notice specific details,” Brittany explains. However, the bride chose to ignore this advice. “Attention to detail makes a world of difference! The details are what make your wedding yours.” From the vintage gold keys she used as escort cards, to the string of her mother’s pearls wrapped around the stems of her bouquet, Brittany kept every aspect in mind during the planning process. When the wedding day finally arrived, she and Chris carved out time to enjoy their hard work. “Chris and I made a pact that we would remind each other to stop at certain points throughout the day and just take it all in,” says Brittany. “I got chills during our first dance as we looked around the room and saw our closest friends and family surrounding us. We have never felt more loved!”

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/ WEDDINGS “I wanted to use watercolors because I couldn’t decide on just two colors,” Julie says.

Julie and Jeffrey met at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa, where they both worked as chefs.

Instead of serving a traditional tiered cake, Bella Christie and Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique created a unique spread of 20 different mini desserts.

JULIE MOSESSO & JEFFREY HORN Playing up the summer vibes, the bridal party dressed in pastel shades of purple and green.

Surrounded by friends, family, and the beauty of nature, Julie Mosesso and Jeffrey Horn celebrated their love at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Simple elegance radiated from every detail, from the watercolor touches on their invitations to the wildflowers that topped the tables at their reception. “I was trying for a boho look,” Julie says. “I thought it would look perfect at our outdoor summer wedding.” Julie’s bouquet — a soft bundle of peonies, Juliet garden roses, ranunculus, field flowers, sweat peas, and roses in shades of peach, ivory, and blush with greenery — fit her vision beautifully and complemented her Allure gown from Sorelle Bridal Salon. “I knew I didn’t want white,” Julie says of the lacy number. “I loved the pink tone, it was just perfect with the venue!” As much as the day centered on Julie and Jeffrey’s love for each other, it also encapsulated the immense love that surrounds them. “It was so nice to have our families together,” Julie says. “We both come from large families, and everyone is all over the country. To have everyone come to Pittsburgh for our wedding meant the most.”

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A few days before the couple planned on visiting Leah’s family camp in Clearfield County for her birthday, Michael took a solo trip to the site to leave a message — “Leah, will you marry me?” — to greet her when they arrived at camp. “I was completely surprised!”

LEAH RETHAGE & MICHAEL DELGRECO Sunny Florida served as the romantic backdrop for Leah Rethage and Michael DelGreco’s picturesque wedding day. With two matrons of honor, two best men, and an adorable flower dog by their sides — and sand beneath their feet! — the bride and groom exchanged vows before nearly 50 loved ones. Leah reflected the beach theme with a breezy, lace Willow by Watters gown and a bouquet of blue orchids, white cala lilies, palm tree leaves, baby’s breath, white roses, and blue hydrangeas. Turquoise blue and silver accents decorated the outdoor reception space, tying in the nearby scenery. For couples interested in planning their own destination weddings, Leah recommends visiting the venue beforehand, if possible, and choosing vendors who provide multiple services. “Family Affair Key West Wedding Services supplied my DJ, videographer, photographer, and day-of planner,” Leah explains. “It made my planning a lot easier!” Leah and Michael loved sharing their day with family and friends who traveled many miles to be there. And the celebration made quite an impact on the guests, too! “That was my cousin’s first trip there,” Leah says. “She had so much fun and fell so in love with Key West that she moved there shortly after our wedding!”

Ocean, sand, starfish, and seashell details covered the couple’s cake, which they topped with two beach chairs and a dog bowl.

“My Girl” by The Temptations played during their first dance as husband and wife.

“We chose Cinco de May as our wedding day because it was our dog, Pistol’s, birthday!” Leah says.

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/ WEDDINGS “I wasn’t that little girl who knew what she wanted for her wedding dress, but I became that girl,” Ashley says with a laugh. Koda Bridal added custom sleeves to her strapless gown, which featured a flowy, tiered skirt.

ASHLEY PONTIS & STEVEN SOLETO After almost a year of dating, Ashley Pontis and Steven Soleto threw a party with their closest friends and family members to celebrate their new home together. During which, Steven wanted to film a video for his “Chef Steve” web series, where he showcases quick cooking demonstrations. While Ashley recorded Steven’s demonstration, everyone else was recording Ashley’s reaction as he said, “and now for a special variation of this drink, you can propose to the love of your life,” and dropped to one knee. (Aw!) Loved ones gathered again for the couple’s special day at The National Aviary. “I wanted a garden party vibe,” Ashley says. The couple exchanged vows beneath a floral arch built by Ashley’s dad, Steven, and his best man Chris in The National Aviary’s Rose Garden before the outdoor reception, which brought a summery, floral feel with peach, lavender, blush, gold, and ivory details. Before the festivities kicked off, Ashley and Steven shared a first look at the North Shore riverwalk then took photos together at the different habitats inside The National Aviary. “I went under the reception tent alone,” Ashley says. “Looking at everything we created and realizing I’d be marrying my best friend within an hour. Just being still in that moment and knowing that everything was about to happen was my favorite moment.”

Ashley and Steven served a naked cake with vanilla bean batter, Champagne icing, and strawberry compote. “We also had cupcakes in different flavors to accommodate different allergies.”

“I was at an emotional high,” Steven says of their first look. “She tapped me on my shoulder, and she was so beautiful. I was absolutely floored.”

“We definitely hit it off right away,” says Lindsay, who met Brent on a blind date. Exactly two years later, they were engaged!

“We used Eco Flowers for my bouquet, bridesmaids’ bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages,” Ashley says. “They’re wooden, so we have them forever.”

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BRITTANY MATEVISH & CHRIS POOLE Accommodations, Cake, Catering, & Reception Omni Bedford Springs Resort and Spa Bride’s Gown & Jewelry Sorelle Bridal Salon Ceremony Bedford Presbyterian Church Entertainment Jeremy Ganss Productions (DJ Andy Booth) Florals Peterman’s Flower Shop Hair PR at Partners Makeup Nicole Mitsos Photographer Annie O’Neill Weddings Stationery Cardinal and Straw Tuxedos Menguin Videographer Entwined Cinema

LEAH RETHAGE & MICHAEL DELGRECO Accommodations, Catering, Ceremony, & Reception Southernmost Beach Resort and Hotel Bride’s Gown Bridal Beginning Cake Cakes by Karol Decorations & Florals Karro Events and Floral DJ & Lighting Jim Cooper Jewelry Direct Jewelry Photographer John McCall Planner Bernadette McCall Rehearsal Dinner The Original Margaritaville in Key West, Fla. Rentals Prestige Party Rentals Stationery Elegant Wedding Invites Videographer Joanna Cooper Lindsay and Brent took photos at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens before celebrating with loved ones.

Dainty, delicious treats filled the dessert table at Julie and Jeffrey’s wedding.

Brittany and Chris took every detail into consideration when planning their big day.

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WHIRL Magazine: April 2018  

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WHIRL Magazine: April 2018  

In this issue: Introducing a New Network! The 20's of 2018 Pittsburgh

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