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MERRY AND BRIGHT 2016 will be a year for the history, and herstory, books. As a group of journalists whose sole vision is to showcase the positive aspects of living in Western Pennsylvania, we rebuke characterizations of this region as “Rust Belt” residents in the throes of Les Misérables despair, decrying the demise of the steel industry and angrily calling for the return of huge manufacturing companies. Instead, we see a beautiful, clean, sparkling city filled with opportunity. We see happy people facing challenges together and attracting national attention and awards for their efforts. We see neighborhood revitalization with small businesses operated by their owners. We see what we have accomplished here, as government officials walk beside private citizens without regard to anything except making Pittsburgh a wonderful place to call home. This holiday season, we asked three of our favorite artists to give us artwork that our readers could tear out and tape to the window, thumbtack to a cork board, or frame as a special present. Baron Batch, Dave Klug, and Burton Morris accepted immediately, sending pieces that are destined to become treasured keepsakes. Enjoy our “gift of art,” sponsored by Dollar Bank, on page 61. For more ideas of special gifts to make your loved ones’ days merry and bright, go to our Gift Guide on page 51. HERE’S TO A CALM AND BRIGHT HOLIDAY SEASON!

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DECEMBER HAPPENINGS Robert Morris University President Chris Howard, legendary actress Rita Moreno, and Barbara Noble Howard posed at the Robert Morris University’s Pittsburgh Speakers Series, where Moreno addressed an intrigued crowd. Recently, Moreno was presented with the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award at the Kennedy Center Honors.

Courtesan Violetta Valéry (Danielle Pastin) raised a toast with her friends Gastone de Letorieres (Eric Ferring), Marquis d’Obigny (Andy Berry), and Flora Bervoix (Leah de Gruyl) during the Pittsburgh Opera’s dress rehearsal performance of La Traviata at the Benedum Center.

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Artists came together for the opening reception of I Love You This Much: Figurative Paintings by Scott Hunter at The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh in Mt. Lebanon. From left: Sapling Press owner Lisa Krowinski, artist Mary Dorfner Hay, artist Scott Hunter, and The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh managing owner Kate McGrady.

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Brandon Katzeff and Joyce Katzeff of Joyce’s Fine Jewelry in Uniontown hosted a Charles Krypell trunk show, where Charles, and his nephew, Brian, made a special appearance.

Co-chairs Andrew Watson, Ritu Thamman, Blythe Jones Lyons, and Richard Reed welcomed over 400 guests to the Ellis Centennial Gala to celebrate The Ellis School’s many accolades throughout the past 100 years. Thirteen Centennial Laureates were awarded medals for their outstanding accomplishments, and the night was capped off with amazing food, drinks, and dancing.

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The Container Store debuted its 83rd store in Pittsburgh at The Block Northway, raising $14,500 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh during its grand opening weekend. From left: Marla Werner, development director, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh; Danielle Baron, regional director, The Container Store; Garrett Boone, chairman emeritus, The Container Store; Eleanor Reigel, executive director, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh; and Chris Luce, senior merchandise category director, The Container Store.

The Duquesne Club’s Pastry Chef Will Racin, Executive Sous Chef Michael Caudill, and Executive Chef Keith Coughenour gave guests their first taste of Beekeepers Reserve, the Duquesne Club’s Hive 325 honey-laced spirit made in collaboration with Wigle Whiskey, at the unveiling event.

Pittsburgh native and nationally touring magician Lee Terbosic recreated the same death-defying, upsidedown straight jacket escape Harry Houdini performed at the corner of Liberty Avenue and Wood Street on November 6, 1916. In celebration of the fete, exactly 100 years after it first occurred, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto declared November 6, 2016, to be “Lee Terbosic Day” in the city.

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Everyone put their best foot (and paw!) forward when taking strides against cancer during the 8th Annual Susan G. Komen Paws for the Cure event. Hundreds of participants enjoyed raffles, dog contests, and a scenic walk around Hartwood Acres while raising more than $25,000.

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Allegheny Health Network’s Healing Journey celebrated its 13th year of offering hope and fellowship to cancer survivors. From left: Lauren Meyer, Dr. Gene Finley, Dr. David Parda, Dr. Scott Long, and Jodi Lech, all of Allegheny Health Network.

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Nearly 100 young professionals in the fields of law, accounting, and finance attended Cocktails with Crossroads at the Reed Smith Conference Center. The “friend-raiser” allowed the city’s future leaders to connect and become more aware of Crossroads’ mission to help at-risk youth pursue college educations and successful careers. From left: Brittney Wozniak of Reed Smith, Stephanie Edwards and Lara Huffman of BDO Pittsburgh, and Shannon Holloway of Reed Smith. PHOTOGRAPHS FROM DAVID BACHMAN, ALLEGHENY HEALTH NETWORK, ELVIRA HOFF

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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, Councilwoman Deb Gross, Matt Galluzzo from the Lawrenceville Corporation, and more gathered as Milhaus Development broke ground for Phase One of Arsenal 201, a multi-phase residential and retail development in Lawrenceville

Nearly 1,600 runners were ready for take-off at the FlyBy 5K race at Pittsburgh International Airport. Runners were given exclusive access to a one-of-a-kind course on the airfield, taxiways, and alongside the runways. Proceeds from the event benefited the ACAA Airport Charitable Foundation.

Jacquetta Rawlings, Leah Haile, Tina Chekan, Jack Brown, Jeremy Resnick, and Tara Webber gathered to celebrate Propel Braddock Hills Middle Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new facility. A new program of academics will allow students to examine both traditional and creative subjects via community partnerships, specialized instruction, and a daily block of time dedicated to student-selected exploration of cross-curricular, STEAM electives.

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Siblings and Pittsburgh natives Michelle Bugg and Andrew Stackiewicz celebrated the opening of their restaurant, The Foundry Table & Tap, on the North Shore. The restaurant offers a unique assortment of delicious and seasonal American fare, plus fresh takes on pub favorites sourced from the finest local purveyors and prepared from scratch.

Jeff Letwin and Kim Ravenda attended the Opening Night Gala of the Silk Screen Film Festival, which showcases films from all across Asia, at the Omni William Penn Hotel. During the week-long celebration, films were shown at the Carnegie Museum of Art; Regent Square Theater, Waterworks, and Cranberry cinemas; Carnegie Mellon University; and more.

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LET US CATER YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY Stephanie and Matt Scoletti wigged out at the 5th Annual Wig Out at McFadden’s, benefiting the Cancer Caring Center’s Young Adults Cancer Support (YACS) program. Over 150 attendees chose to wear wigs in support of patients who don’t have a choice. YACS is the only program in Pittsburgh exclusively for young adults with cancer.

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Dave and Melinda McGarry hosted Wine and Wraps Care for a Cure at P.F. Chang’s in Settlers Ridge to help fund research initiatives to find a cure and support patients and families of those suffering from breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Nearly 1,200 visitors enjoyed the 8th Annual American Indian Heritage Weekend at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, where reenactors demonstrated hunting, fur trading, cooking, weaving, hide-tanning, tool-making, and native fishing techniques.

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Lidia’s made a $ 3,000 donation to the Italian Red Cross to help the victims of the deadly earthquake in Central Italy over the summer. Owner Lidia Bastianich committed to donating $10 for every plate of pasta all’Amatriciana sold at the restaurant.

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More than 450 guests came to rock out at Stage AE with Donnie Iris, Jeff Jimerson, Scott Blasey of The Clarks, Etta Cox, emcee Randy Baumann, and more for Auberle’s 12th Annual Voices Carry, presented by Huntington Bank. The recordbreaking event raised $150,321 to support at-risk children and families in the area.

Bagtoss on Bigbee celebrated its fourth year with the largest cornhole tournament turnout. With over 50 teams registered and a crowd of spectators, the event raised over $6,500 for Beverly’s Birthdays!

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CMU’s Center for the Arts in Society hosted a two-day feminist performance art event, entitled “Drama Queens!” Performance artists Carmelita Tropicana, Holly Hughes, Deb Margolin, Desiree Burch, Becca Blackwell, and Erin Markey made their debut in front of a full house at the Purnell Center’s Rauh Studio Theater.

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Liz Wozniak, pictured here with Minion, joined eight other volunteers in spending 31 hours inside the dog kennels and cat room at the Western PA Humane Society with adoptable animals. The annual Shelter Sleepover raised $12,000 for animals in need.

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A flock of 2,500 storks, representing the thousands of babies delivered at Forbes Hospital, Jefferson Hospital, Saint Vincent Hospital, and West Penn Hospital, landed in Point State Park. Families had the opportunity to sign a stork with their baby’s name and take a picture with it, and those who posted it on social media received a free onesie.

Future Providence Point Phase II residents Georgianne and Gordon Mitchell, and Mim Bizic gathered for a “Dot and Dine” cocktail and dinner party at Providence Point to “mark their spot” on the floor elevations of the Phase II tower and to celebrate the new building on Providence Point’s campus.

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Terry Doughty of Penn Township won a 2016 Toyota Rav4 after sinking a hole-in-one at Milestone Centers’ Third Annual Golf Classic, held at Edgewood Country Club. Doughty was presented with the keys to his new car at Spitzer Toyota in Monroeville. The Milestone Golf Classic raised $33,500 toward the purchase of a wheelchairaccessible van that will transport Milestone clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

In honor of Pittsburgh’s bicentennial anniversary, the ever-popular Garden Railroad at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has returned with a celebratory theme. Mayor Bill Peduto unveiled the locomotive display, “Garden Railroad: 200 Years of Pittsburgh,” along with Executive Director Richard Piacentini.

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/ OF WHIRL Meryl Ainsman, chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s 2017 Annual Campaign, gathered with cookbook authors Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook at the Night of Philanthropy. The evening celebrated the philanthropic work of Solomonov and Cook, who are both James Beard Award-winning restaurateurs and donors to the Jewish Federation.

Event chairman Brian Fetterolf, president of TriState Capital Bank, and his wife, Jennifer, supported the Navy SEAL Foundation’s 4th Annual Pittsburgh Benefit Dinner, where 100 percent of the net proceeds benefited the Naval Special Warfare community, their families, and the families of the fallen, wounded warriors, and transitioning veterans.

Symphony Salon invited guests to tour the historic Wilpen Hall in Sewickley Heights — which was added to the List of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmarks in 2001 and the National Register of Historic Places in 2011 — and enjoy a performance by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra quartet. From left: Co-chair Cathy Trombetta, Verna Corey of Wilpen Hall, and Co-chair Judy Woffington.

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EVERY MONDAY

WEDNESDAYS

DISH ON WISH, WISH 99.7 FM, 11:45 a.m Watch and listen at whirlmagazine.com/media!

WHIRL WEDNESDAY, PITTSBURGH TODAY LIVE ON KDKA-TV, 9 a.m.

THROUGH WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9 EQT Young Playwrights Festival 2016, Lester Hamburg Studio at City Theatre, 412.431.CITY

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 East End Cooperative Ministry’s Open House, EECM Community House, 412.361.0151

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 The Heritage Valley Health System’s Holiday mART Preview Party, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, sweetwaterartcenter.org

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Dallas Stars, PPG Paints Arena, 412.642.1800

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 Attack Theatre’s Unbolted, George R. White Studio, Pittsburgh Opera, attacktheatre.com/ unbolted

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 AND THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 Adult Gingerbread Classes, Fairmont Pittsburgh, 412.773.8903

DECEMBER 20-22, 2731, JANUARY 3-7 Rocky Bleier in The Play, Pittsburgh Public Theater, ppt.org

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

Let the Men Cook! during Sewickley’s Light Up Night, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, sweetwaterartcenter.org

2016 Jingle Bell Run, Art Rooney Avenue, 412.250.3340

Children’s Gingerbread Class, Fairmont Pittsburgh, 412.773.8903

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2-FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 22nd Annual Holiday mART, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, sweetwaterartcenter.org

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Detroit Red Wings, PPG Paints Arena, 412.642.1800

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 Zachary’s Mission 6th Annual Gala, Duquesne Power Center Ballroom, 724.832.2207

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2-TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators, PPG Paints Arena, 412.642.1800

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5-FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 13th Annual Handmade Arcade, David L. Lawrence Center, handmadearcade.com

Stuff a Silverado, Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center, animalrescue.org

Brunch with Santa, The National Aviary, aviary.org

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5

Kick-off the Holidays with Your Favorite NFL Players, Highmark Stadium, eventbrite.com

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 AND SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11

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Animal Friends’ Pet Photography Fundraiser, PJR Photography and Studio, LLC, thinkingoutsidethecage.org

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Giants, Heinz Field, 412.323.1200

ACHIEVA’s Awards of Excellence, Sheraton Station Square, achieva.org

“The Nutcracker,” Benedum Center, pbt.org

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

Holiday mART Happy Hour, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, sweetwaterartcenter.org

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 Holidays with Heart, Animal Friends, thinkingoutsidethecage.org

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 Feast of the Seven Fishes for Joseph A. Massaro Alzheimer’s Research Fund at the Pittsburgh Foundation, Heinz History Center, pittsburghfoundation.org/ Massaro

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 65 Roses Sports Auction, Sheraton Station Square, cff.org

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 Flag Ceremony, Heinz History Center, heinzhistorycenter.org

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 The Color of Sundays, Andrew Conte, Heinz History Center, heinzhistorycenter.org

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9 Un Natale Italiano featuring Vito DiSalvo, Marco Fiorante, and Daniela Pasquini, Heinz History Center, heinzhistorycenter.org

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9-FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23 A Musical Christmas Carol, Byham Theater, pittsburghclo.org

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Arizona Coyotes, PPG Paints Arena, 412.642.1800

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 Hop Into History: Making and Decorating, Heinz History Center, heinzhistorycenter.org

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Boston Bruins, PPG Paints Arena, 412.642.1800

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Los Angeles Kings, PPG Paints Arena, 412.642.1800

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers, PPG Paints Arena, 412.642.1800

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21 Winter Solstice

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New Jersey Devils, PPG Paints Arena, 412.642.1800

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24 Christmas Eve

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24-SUNDAY, JANUARY 1 Hanukkah

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25 Christmas Day

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25 Holiday Brunch, Habitat at Fairmont Pittsburgh, 412.773.8848

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens, Heinz Field, 412.323.1200

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Presents The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, PPG Paints Arena, trans-siberian.com/ tour

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Carolina Hurricanes, PPG Paints Arena, 412.642.1800

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Montreal Canadiens, PPG Paints Arena, 412.642.1800

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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS We’ve made our list, checked it twice, and are ready to present you something really nice.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — a time for celebrating longstanding traditions and creating new ones with family and friends. To make sure you don’t miss a minute of holiday cheer, we’ve compiled some of the most festive events to partake in this year.

PERFORMANCES November 25-26 A Very Electric Christmas at Byham Theater December 2-27 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker at Benedum Center December 9-11 Greensburg Civic Theatre’s A Tuna Christmas at Greensburg Garden & Civic Center December 9-23 A Musical Christmas Carol at Byham Theater December 10-11 Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s The Nutcracker at The Palace Theatre December 29-30 Cirque Dreams Holidaze at Benedum Center

SHOPPING CELEBRATIONS

November 19December 23 Peoples Gas Holiday Market at Market Square

December 2 Light Up Night® in Downtown Sewickley

December 1 Holiday mART Preview Party at Sweetwater Center for the Arts

DISPLAYS

December 1-3 Gifts and Greens Market at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

November 11-January 8 Festival of Lights at Oglebay Resort & Conference Center

December 2-11 Holiday mART at Sweetwater Center for the Arts

November 18-January 7 Spirit of Giving Around the World & Gingerbread House at Wintergarden PPG Place

December 17 Winter Farmer’s Market at St. James Church

November 25-27, December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, and 23 Holiday Lights at Kennywood Park

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December 31 Noon Year’s Eve at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium November 25-January 8 (The show closes early on December 24 and entirely December 25.) Winter Flower Show and Light Garden: Days of Snow and Nights Aglow at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

December 31 New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

November 25-January 8 Candlelight Evenings at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens BY RACHEL JONES •

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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS We’ve made our list, checked it twice, and are ready to present you something really nice.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — a time for celebrating longstanding traditions and creating new ones with family and friends. To make sure you don’t miss a minute of holiday cheer, we’ve compiled some of the most festive events to partake in this year.

PERFORMANCES November 25-26 A Very Electric Christmas at Byham Theater December 2-27 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker at Benedum Center December 9-11 Greensburg Civic Theatre’s A Tuna Christmas at Greensburg Garden & Civic Center December 9-23 A Musical Christmas Carol at Byham Theater December 10-11 Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s The Nutcracker at The Palace Theatre December 29-30 Cirque Dreams Holidaze at Benedum Center

SHOPPING CELEBRATIONS

November 19December 23 Peoples Gas Holiday Market at Market Square

December 2 Light Up Night® in Downtown Sewickley

December 1 Holiday mART Preview Party at Sweetwater Center for the Arts

DISPLAYS

December 1-3 Gifts and Greens Market at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

November 11-January 8 Festival of Lights at Oglebay Resort & Conference Center

December 2-11 Holiday mART at Sweetwater Center for the Arts

November 18-January 7 Spirit of Giving Around the World & Gingerbread House at Wintergarden PPG Place

December 17 Winter Farmer’s Market at St. James Church

November 25-27, December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, and 23 Holiday Lights at Kennywood Park

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December 31 Noon Year’s Eve at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium November 25-January 8 (The show closes early on December 24 and entirely December 25.) Winter Flower Show and Light Garden: Days of Snow and Nights Aglow at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

December 31 New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

November 25-January 8 Candlelight Evenings at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens BY RACHEL JONES •

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November 18February 26 Ice Skating at MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place

November 27 Mark Milovats in Concert — Christmas in America at Byham Theater

Saturdays and Sundays, November 26-December 18, plus November 25-28 and December 19-23 Santa Visits at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

November 30 Soulful Sounds of Christmas featuring Will Downing and Najee at Byham Theater

Saturdays and Sundays in December Free carriage rides in Downtown Sewickley

December 1-26 Wintergarden Holiday Performances by Various Ensembles at Wintergarden PPG Place

December 3 Santa Parade in Downtown Sewickley

November 30 Peace on Earth — “Mir na Zemlji” at August Wilson Center

December 1 Jim Brickman: Comfort & Joy at Byham Theater

December 3 Tony Orlando’s Christmas Show at The Meadows Casino December 3 River City Brass’ Christmas Brasstacular at The Palace Theatre December 6 Straight No Chaser at Benedum Center December 6 The Four Preps Hollywood Holiday Christmas Show with The New Chordettes at The Palace Theatre

December 13 Hawaii in the Highlands — Christmas Show at Greensburg Garden & Civic Center December 13 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis at Benedum Center December 14 Kenny Rogers — The Gambler’s Last Deal: Christmas & Hits at The Palace Theatre December 14 Holiday Rock n’ Rolldies at Heinz Hall December 14 Michael W. Smith Christmas with special guest Jordan Smith at Benedum Center December 16 Latshaw Pops’ Christmas Memories at The Palace Theatre December 17 Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s Home for the Holidays at The Palace Theatre December 27 Trans-Siberian Orchestra at PPG Paints Arena December 27 Benny Benack III: The Holiday Session at Backstage Bar at Cabaret at Theater Square

December 9-18 Highmark Holiday POPS! at Heinz Hall, at Scottish Rite Cathedral on December 15!

December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 Breakfast or Lunch with Santa at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium December 4 Santa at the Station in Downtown Sewickley December 7 Wednesday Wine Flight: Holiday Wine & Cheese at Cabaret at Theater Square December 17 ARTLAB — Scribble Machine Wrapping Paper at Mattress Factory December 20 Craft Beer Schools: Holiday Brew & Cheese at Cabaret at Theater Square

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wenty-five years ago, the region’s largest aging services provider, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, opened its pioneering dementia-care residence known as Woodside Place of Oakmont. To celebrate the silver anniversary, the organization hosted a fundraising event at The Andy Warhol Museum last month. Appropriately titled The Silver Factory Experience, after Warhol’s famed, hip hangout, the evening paid special homage to Presbyterian SeniorCare Network’s ongoing work to enhance the lives of everyone who is impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia — in the same spirit of innovation and personalization as the famed artist and his Silver Factory regulars. Since Woodside Place of Oakmont opened in 1991, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network has been nationally recognized for its model for

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dementia care, which has set the standard and been replicated more than 100 times around the world. “Just as Andy Warhol revolutionized the art world, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network revolutionized care for older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias with the opening of Woodside Place of Oakmont,” says Jaqueline Flanagan, executive director of the Presbyterian SeniorCare Foundation. “We’ve been at the forefront of offering unparalleled memory care since before it was the norm and we’re very proud of our strong roots in the sector — and our roots are just the beginning.” In addition to highlighting the organization’s past accomplishments, the evening also focused on new developments at Presbyterian SeniorCare Network. Its leaders shared their vision to build Woodside

Reminiscent of Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory, Presbyterian SeniorCare Foundation hosted the fun, hip Silver Factory Experience event to commemorate the Silver Anniversary of its residential, dementia-care community, Woodside Place of Oakmont, which has received national acclaim for its person-centered design and programming approach. From left to right: Jackie Flanagan, aka Warhol’s Muse — Edie Sedgwick and executive director, Presbyterian SeniorCare Foundation; Eric Benjamin and Kim Ravenda, co-chairs of the Silver Factory Experience; and Paul Winkler, president and CEO, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network.

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Place of Washington, the first free-standing residential community solely focused on Alzheimer’s and dementiacare in Washington County, an addition that reflects its mission to find new and better ways to care for residents. Family members and community leaders like Kim Ravenda, regional marketing communications manager at Huntington Bank and vice chair of the Presbyterian SeniorCare Foundation board, recognize the importance of having such outstanding care communities so close to home. “A few of my family members were residents at Presbyterian SeniorCare communities, so this organization holds a special place in my heart,” says Ravenda, who also served as event co-chair for The Silver Factory Experience. “It’s been quite an honor to help organize an event that will raise the level of awareness regarding the care available to people with dementia-related diseases in our region and beyond.” During the event, guests donned pink and silver attire and enjoyed the evening like Silver Factory regulars, dancing to the music of Pittsburgh’s own No Bad JuJu. Several exceptional partners of Presbyterian SeniorCare Network were also honored at the event, including: Judith Saxton, PhD, of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh; representatives from the Carnegie Museum of Art; and Christine and Pat O’Brien, supporters of Presbyterian SeniorCare Network.

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“It was certainly a groundbreaking moment in the early ‘90s when we created the first-of-its-kind Alzheimer’s care community at Woodside Place, but that innovative spirit and commitment to excellence has been an ongoing journey for our organization,” Flanagan says. “We’ve accomplished so much over the past two decades and the future is shaping up to be just as exciting.” To donate to the Presbyterian SeniorCare Foundation or to learn more about its mission and vision, please visit FoundationSrCare.org. Huntington Bank, huntington.com. — Erin O’Connor

TOTAL CARE PACKAGE Since the development of the Woodside Place community 25 years ago, its holistic, personcentered, dementia-care model has received national and international acclaim. This groundbreaking program, which remains relevant today, is evident across Presbyterian SeniorCare Network — from its independent living, personal care, and skilled nursing communities, to its at-home programs. Today, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network is recognized as a Dementia-Care Center of Excellence and has been accredited for its specialty programs through CARF, an international, not-for-profit organization that promotes quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services by conducting surveys to assure that quality standards are being met. Across the Network, employees at every level, from housekeepers and caregivers, to accountants and vice presidents, are certified in dementia-care through the National Alzheimer’s Association and more than 70 team members are certified as dementia-care practitioners.

Huntington is donating $150 for every single Panthers first down to the Free Care Fund at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to help kids in our region.

MAKE A DONATION OF YOUR OWN TODAY. Stop by any Huntington Bank branch and ask your banker for details.

Member FDIC. ® and Huntington® are federally registered service marks of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. ©2016 Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.

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Li came up with the concept of Umami, which means “pleasant, savory taste,” immediately following his trip out East. “After going to Japan and seeing some izakaya and sake bars, I fell in love with the idea of bringing them to Pittsburgh,” Li says. “I love to cook Japanese food and I wanted to introduce an izakaya to the tremendous food scene here.” Izakaya is a type of Japanese gastropub — equivalent to an Irish pub or American saloon in the states. Having a gut feeling that the Steel City would be extremely receptive to such a concept, Li went ahead and began looking for spaces. Scouring the area for the perfect place to open the restaurant, Lawrenceville was an easy choice for Li, especially after viewing a space on the third floor of the building that also houses Round Corner Cantina. “When I first saw this space, I thought it would be one-of-a-kind in Pittsburgh,” he says. “The windows surrounding the main dining room and being on the third floor keep it hidden enough that anticipation grows as you walk up the stairs waiting to see what will be next.” His choice to open shop here was also made easier by the fact that he partnered with his friend, Derek Brunell of Round 40

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Corner Cantina, on the restaurant. “Derek had great ideas and input into making Umami a hip, cool space, so it was the perfect fit.” The dynamic space also comes with a dynamic menu — one that Li is excited to share with Pittsburgh foodies — offering everything from Japanese street food to sushi. “Our robatayaki — food on skewers grilled over hot, binchotan charcoal — are a must-have,” Li says. “Our sushi is one of the most popular items from the kitchen as well, along with takoyaki — grilled octopus balls — and Yaki udon — Japanese noodles,” Li continues. When asked about his favorite dish, Li instantly chose a meal perfect for the colder months ahead. “My favorite item on my menu would have to be the Chawanmushi with Kabocha — steamed savory egg custard — full of umami, perfect for a cold winter night,” Li exclaims. The drinks menu is just as deliciously intriguing and plentiful as the food menu. “From the bar, the Tickle ‘n Giggle — topped with pop rocks, Panda Panda Panda — our take on a tiki cocktail, and Godzilla tears — our take on a spicy margarita — are some of my favorite and our most popular cocktails. Our sake list

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and Japanese whiskey are also some of the best in the city,” he adds. When it comes to finding inspiration for his creative masterpieces, Li doesn’t have to look very far. “My inspiration comes from my 13-month-old son, Dylan,” Li says. “Watching him eat something new for the first time and the excitement that he shows makes me want to create exceptional food even more,” Li says with a smile. “Watching my guests leave with joy and satisfaction also inspires me and makes me love my job even more.” Looking ahead, Li is ecstatic about more people coming through the doors of Umami and having a dining experience like they’ve never had before. “Bringing the first izakaya to Pittsburgh has been fun and exciting,” says Li. “Showing diners something different and educating my guests on the true flavors of Japanese street food is absolutely awesome.” Umami, 202 38th St., 3rd Floor, Lawrenceville. 412.224.2354. umamipgh.com. WH I R LM A G A Z I N E .C OM / WH IRL

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SIPPING THROUGH THE SEASON Just in time to help you find the perfect present for the beer connoisseur in your life, Straub Brewery released its 2016 Straub Legacy Sampler. The St. Marys, Pa., brewery assembled the sampler with four fan-favorite brews: Helles, 1872 Lager, Doppelbock, and Dunkel. “Straub’s Legacy Sampler is one of our best examples of local handcrafted brewing that combines all that is good about craft beer and the deep traditions and heritage of Straub Brewery,” says Straub Brewery President and CEO William Brock. Each brew brings a different flavor profile to the table, expanding the opportunities for beer-and-food pairings throughout the holiday season. Ideal for hop-happy sippers, Helles brings a bit of bitterness with notes of spice and floral while staying true to its name (“helles” is German for “pale”). Pair it with a seafood, pasta, or vegetable dish that will match its lightness. Then, honor the brewery’s beginnings with 1872 Lager, which is inspired by Straub Brewery Founder Peter Straub. The classic, pre-Prohibition-style lager makes a fine partner for your next brinner — that’s breakfast for dinner — or a holiday ham or turkey. Delving into the darker options, we start with the Doppelbock. The smooth sips give off caramel, toffee, and dessert-like flavors that need to join you on your trip to the dessert table. And finally, we have the Dunkel. Rich in color and flavor without being too heavy, the medium-bodied, Munich-style brew is best enjoyed with foods from the country its inspired by, such as bratwurst, sauerkraut, and German potato salad. Prost! Straub Brewery, 303 Sorg St., St. Marys. 814.834.2875. straubbeer.com. — Rachel Jones

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GRATE GIFT Put together a beautiful charcuterie board this holiday season with help from an Emerald Valley Artisans cheese basket! Whether you need a last-minute gift or have guests dropping by, you’ll be a winner with these impressive gourmet selections. The gift basket comes complete with a variety of textures, as well as rich, savory, and sharp flavors. Black Jack, Isabella, Ricotta Chiesi infused with Italian black summer truffles, Mediterraneanstyle Feta, and Dry Curd Aged Smoked Mozzarella are among the cheese options. Additional pairings include Lancaster Farm House Coppa Trieste, Twirly Girl Pretzels, Olive Tap Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Tap Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, Emerald Valley Artisans Marinated Red Roasted Peppers, A519 Chocolates, and Christian Klay Chestnut Ridge Sunset Wine. What’s not to love? Emerald Valley Artisans, 166 Fava Farm Road, Scenery Hill. 855.67.GOTCOWS. emeraldvalleyartisans.com. — Maggie McCauley

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WHO: Approximately 1,000 guests, including co-chairs Greta & Art Rooney II and Kiya & Mike Tomlin; Pittsburgh Steelers and honorary cocaptains David DeCastro and Arthur Moats; John Innocenti; Bernardo Hees; Carrie Coghill; Tim McAleer; and UPMC physicians

Greta & Art Rooney II

WHAT: The night kicked into full gear with a fashion show, featuring stylish outfits from Ross Park Mall, Outerstuff, Nike, and B Collection by Bobeau. Pittsburgh Steelers and their families and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancers graced the runway as the annual auction took place. Guests also enjoyed sips, bites, a style lounge, and a special performance by Daya. WHERE: Stage AE HIGHLIGHTS: Pittsburgh native and international recording artist Daya performed three of her hit songs, including “Hide Away” and “Sit Still, Look Pretty,” and all proceeds benefited the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program and the Cancer Caring Center. — A.B.S. “Being involved in Rock Steelers Style, and named a cocaptain for this year’s event, was a great experience. Not only does the event provide us an opportunity to showcase our fashion style in front of Steeler Nation, but the proceeds from the evening benefited two causes near and dear to the Steelers family. I love making a difference in the community and having fun during the process, especially when my family is able to join me.” — Arthur Moats

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Alejandra Diaz, Julia Erickson

Dan Rooney, Lisa MacPhail

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Celina Pompeani, Lisa Pompeani

Carrie Coghill, Bill Seven

Chely & Cody Wallace, Ryder Wallace, Everly Wallace

Arthur Moats , David DeCastro

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GARBAGE BAG GALA AND FASHION SHOW WHO: 200 guests, including The Salvation Army of Western PA’s Divisional Commander, Major Deborah Sedlar WHAT: The 15th Annual Garbage Bag Gala and Fashion Show raised over $32,000 for The Salvation Army Family Caring Center. The gala included the always-anticipated garbage bag fashion show. The winning designer was Bradford Mumpower, who created a bodice and A-line skirt out of duck tape and trash bags. Erma Sizemore, a former resident of The Salvation Army Family Caring Center, was the gala’s guest speaker. She discussed the personal struggles that she and her sons overcame, and spoke highly of how the Family Caring Center and her faith provided her with the tools to overcome these challenges.

Michele Bender, Jacque Speed, Lisa Freeman

Major Deborah Sedlar, Major Laurie Lyle

WHERE: Fairmont Pittsburgh HIGHLIGHTS: Guests mingled to music by DJ Mike Ley and enjoyed complimentary masquerade make-up art done by Courtney Czarniak of Fairytale Princess Visits. The gala also included a silent and ticket drop auction, a booth featuring information about The Salvation Army Family Caring Center, and a dessert bar by Gigi’s Cupcakes. — M.H. “The Garbage Bag Gala is a fun and unique way not only to raise funds for The Salvation Army’s Family Caring Center homeless shelter, but also to highlight the great work that is done there in helping clients achieve self-sufficiency.” — Major Deborah Sedlar, The Salvation Army of Western PA’s Divisional Commander

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Dani Shirer, Donna Fencik, Cheryl Lockhart, Kira Kellner

Carly Lascola, Megan Peters, Carla Bergamasco

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SUGAR RUSH WHO: 175 guests, including Dani Wilson, Our Clubhouse Pittsburgh’s director of strategic advancement, and emcees Tall Cathy from 96.1 KISS FM and Art Deconciliis from Philip Pelusi WHAT: Philip Pelusi hosted the night of stylish fun to benefit Our Clubhouse Pittsburgh, a nonprofit that provides free emotional and social support to those touched by cancer in Western Pennsylvania. WHERE: Diesel Club Lounge HIGHLIGHTS: Philip Pelusi designers created beautiful hair and makeup looks for the models who owned the runway in the women’s show, featuring holiday ensembles from Bare It Boutique, and the men’s show, highlighting fall fashions from Lapels, A Fine Men’s Clothier. The third and final show presented 11 hair and beauty styles from Philip Pelusi design teams that were inspired by a different “sugar rush,” like chocolate caramel, root beer float, lemon drop, and licorice. The salons were asked to choose a different candy or dessert at random ahead of time, not knowing it would serve as the inspiration for their looks at the show. The results were totally sweet! — R.J. “The highlight of the evening was once the models hit the stage — to see how much energy was packed into Diesel and to know that it was all for Our Clubhouse.” — Muriel Maze, marketing manager at Philip Pelusi

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Jennifer & Philip Pelusi

Alex Chamberland, PJ & Kara Cheripka

Dani Wilson, Jason Tigano

Kendall & Kareem Knowell

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THE COCHRAN INFINITI GALLERY QX30 | Q60 PREMIERE EVENT WHO: More than 50 guests, including Kevin Mullen, general sales manager of Cochran Infiniti Gallery of North Hills WHAT: The invitation-only event offered an exclusive look at two of the most anticipated new models at Cochran Infiniti Gallery of North Hills, along with light bites from big Burrito Restaurant Group and musical entertainment by Jeff Jimerson. Cochran Infiniti Gallery of South Hills hosted a similar event, just two days prior!

Adam Mullen, Kevin & Jeannine Mullen, Leelah Mullen

Jeff Jimerson, Herb Schweitzer

WHERE: Cochran Infiniti Gallery of North Hills HIGHLIGHTS: Guests got up close and personal with the 2017 Infiniti QX30 compact crossover and the 2017 Infiniti Q60 coupe. — R.J. “It was a great evening. The QX30 and Q60 generated a lot of enthusiasm, which was good to see. More importantly, our customers really enjoyed themselves, and that’s what matters most to us.” — Mary Kay Roman, director of advertising and brand at #1 Cochran

Ian Renter, Karen & Ken Fulton, Paul Alexander

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Nancy Taylor, Chip Lang

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HUNTINGTON BANK EAST LIBERTY GRAND OPENING WHO: Over 100 guests, including special guest Rick Sebak from WQED WHAT: A neighborhood celebration hosted by Huntington Bank in honor of the new Huntington Bank East Liberty branch WHERE: Huntington Bank East Liberty HIGHLIGHTS: The event included a boutonniere bar, a barbershop quartet, and WQED’s Rick Sebak providing local history and neighborhood information. Steve Carpenter, Huntington Bank senior vice president, welcomed guests and talked about Huntington Bank’s commitment to serving the community and its customers. He also touched upon the exciting commercial and residential growth and development happening in East Liberty. — M.H. + A.B.S. “It was a special evening celebrating with our neighbors and the people who are making a difference in the East Liberty community. The reception to our new Huntington Bank branch has been so positive and we look forward to serving this community for years to come.” — Steve Carpenter PHOTOGRAPHS BY TARA ANTILL •

Susie Shipley, Amy Minter, Sam Badger, Amanda Ranalli

Steve Carpenter, Shane Richardson, Charonda Hill

Chris Eberlein, Kyle Reynolds, Ralph P. Watson

Rick Sebak, Kim Ravenda, Suzanne Alexander, Lance Jones

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ONE OF A KIND

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Check off your list with “The One” perfect gift!

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Vestis x Corridor Custom Hunter Dot Flannel Shirt, $165, Vestis.

French-designed Flanelle Gloves, $42, MoZaic Boutique.

UGG Australia Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Neumel boots, $130, Littles Shoes.

Artistic Tile Claridges in Polished Thassos, price available upon request, Splash Kitchen Bath Home.

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Limited Edition (188 made) Dior VIII Grand Bal PlissĂŠ Ruban, featuring yellow gold oscillating weight on the dial side, with pleated effect, decorated with graded blue lacquer, diamonds, and white mother-of-pearl inserts, $23,200, Louis Anthony Jewelers.

June PB sheared rabbit fur coat in olive, $820, e.b. Pepper.

Sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;well 17oz bottle, $35, Splurge.

Ted Baker London three-pack sock gift, $45, Moda.

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Black and white natural sheared mink “diamond design” stroller, $5,800, Carl Herrmann Furs.

5x5 square platter, $65, 16-inch round bowl, $175, Art Expose.

Suzi Roher Love Formula scarf, made in Italy, $282, Carabella.

Large jaguar woodcarving by Maestro Armando Jimenez of Oaxaca, $320, Mexico Lindo.

Clear My Head Herbal Inhalation Jar, $19, Sewickley Spa. MÜHLE Rytmo mint Safety Razor & Brush Set with high-grade resin handle, a German-engineered steel blade, and pure badger hair bristles with weighted chrome stand, $180, Von Walter & Funk.

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Lee Andersen Desert Fox Jacket in Sand, $305, La Perla. Susan Corry Designs Lady with Flowers in Hair Mixed Media, 13” x 13”, $250, Artsmiths of Pittsburgh.

Suit, 100% Wool Gladson Private Collection Fabric, $1,585. Shirt, 100% Cotton Custom, $175. Tie, Atelier F&B, $135, Samuel Baron Clothiers.

V.I.P. Travel Size Volumizing Powder, L’incroyable Blow-dry Travel Size Heat Styling Lotion, and Style-To-Go set with Laque Couture Travel Size Hairspray, $49, Posh Salon.

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Norman Childs Eyewear â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gingerâ&#x20AC;? frame, designed in Pittsburgh and handcrafted in the U.S., in Peach, $395, Eyetique. One-of-a-kind piece using local materials, hand-made by Jeffrey Smith, $225, Jeffrey Smith Salon.

Italian cashmere, wool, and chinchilla coat, one-of-a-kind size petite, $2,389, Roberta Weissburg Leathers.

Sondra Roberts metal mesh rose gold clutch, $169, Spoiled Chics.

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Platinum ring with a 2.07 carat oval ruby and two lozenge-shaped diamonds, weighing approximately 0.40 carats, price available upon request, Joden Jewelers.

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GOGO Hockey Babe hand-knit cropped sweater coat, 100% wool, $355, Kristi Boutique.

P2 by Philip Pelusi RefresHair, $29.95, Philip Pelusi.

Grand Lash MD Eyelash Formula, $62.50, Hats Off Hair Design.

After Office Hours (1935): Clark Gable, Stuart Erwin, Constance Bennett 20”x30” Movie Painting by MGM Studio from Metro Goldwyn Meyer, price available upon request, Penn-West Gold & Diamond Co.

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Happy wrapping! Haute Papier gold foil “Waves” 19.5”x27.5” gift wrap sheet, $5.50/sheet, Von Walter & Funk.

WADE X sleep pant by NBA star Dwyane Wade, $40, Trim Pittsburgh.

14K rose gold crossover ring, also available in yellow and white, with 49 diamonds weighing 0.63 carats, $2,500, Joyce’s Fine Jewelry.

14K rose gold hamsa necklace with diamonds and turquoise, $3,700, Caesar's Designs.

Messika 18K White Gold Amazone 3 Pave Diamond Band with 0.73 ctw, $5,510, Henne Jewelers.

Velvet by Graham & Spencer Jemima Reversible Metallic Sherpa Jacket in Cobblestone, $198, Rue Boutique.

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Micro Suede Jewelry Organizer in Morning Fog, available in multiple sizes, $75, California Closets.

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Tulasara Awakening Ritual, Aveda skin regime set with oleation oil and a special facial dry brush, $89, La PomponnĂŠe. Barro Negro unglazed earthenware, food-safe, oven-safe, gas stove top-safe, microwavesafe, made in Portugal, $92 and $140, Barberry Handmade.

2017 Genesis G80, starting at $44,000, Wright Genesis.

The Pura Collection by Roberto Demeglio stackable black ceramic stretchable bracelet with diamond accents, price available upon request, Goldstock Jewelers. The Barre Code spacedye high-rise legging, $58, The Barre Code.

Bumble and bumble The Height of Holiday Chic set, $29, MCN Salon.

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DIRECTORY A Expose, 120 Church Art Road, Wexford. 724.900.0480. Ro theartexpose.com. th Th The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh, 16 1635 McFarland Road, Mt. Le Lebanon. 412.341.2299. ar artsmithspgh.com.

Joden Jewelers, 144 S. Broad St., Grove City. 800.747.7552. joden.com.

B Barberry Handmade, 419 Beaver St., Sewickley. 412.259.8297. Be barberryhandmade.com. b

Joyce’s Fine Jewelry, 5 E. Main St., Uniontown. 724.439.4278. joycesjewelry.com.

T The Barre Code, 741 Providence B Blvd., McCandless. 412.364.4230. 8 804 S. Aiken Ave., Shadyside. 4 412.802.8585. thebarrecode.com.

Kristi Boutique, 339 First St., Aspinwall. 412.782.2033. kristiboutique.com.

C Caesar’s Designs, 5413 Walnut S St., Shadyside. 412.621.0345. ccaesarsdesigns.com.

La Perla, 432 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. 412.828.5680. laperlaoakmont.com.

California Closets, 10899 Perry C Hwy., Wexford. 724.201.1448. H ccaliforniaclosets.com.

La Pomponnée, 659 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.563.3990. 4137 Washington Road, McMurray. 724.941.8226. lapomponnee.com.

Carabella, 328 Allegheny River C Blvd., Oakmont. 412.828.2187. B ccarabellaoakmont.com.

Littles Shoes, 5850 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. 412.521.3530. littlesshoes.com.

Carl Herrmann Furs, 634 Smithfield St., Downtown. 412.281.5528. carlherrmannfurs.com.

Louis Anthony Jewelers, 1775 N. Highland Road, Upper St. Clair. 412.854.0310. louisanthony.com.

e.b. Pepper, 5411 Walnut St., Shadyside. 412.683.3815. ebpepper.com.

MCN Salon, 5932 Centre Ave., East Liberty. 412.441.5151. mcnsalon.com.

Eyetique, Various Locations, eyetique.com.

Mexico Lindo, 2027 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill. 412.422.9984. mexicolindo.biz.

Goldstock Jewelry, 717 Liberty Ave., Downtown. 412.281.1789. goldstockjewelers.com.

Moda, 5401 Walnut St., Shadyside. 412.681.8640. modapittsburgh.com.

Grove City Outlets, 1911 Leesburg Road, Grove City. 724.748.4770. premiumoutlets.com.

MoZaic Boutique, 1597 Washington Pike A13, Bridgeville. 412.275.3787. mozaicboutique.com.

Hats Off Hair Design, 771 Providence Blvd., McCandless. 412.366.3733. hatsoffhairnaildesign.com.

Penn-West Gold & Diamond Co., 8224 Perry Hwy., Wexford. 412.580.9053. pennwestgold.com.

Henne Jewelers, 5501 Walnut St., Shadyside. 412.682.1127. hennejewelers.com.

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Jeffrey Smith Salon, 5806 Bryant St., Highland Park. 412.441.1440. jeffreysmithsalonpittsburgh.com.

Roberta Weissburg Leathers, 5415 Walnut St., Shadyside. 412.681.8188. 527 S. 27th St., South Side Works. 412.488.8008. robertaweissburgleathers.com. Rue Boutique, 730 Providence Blvd., McCandless. 412.635.9900. rueboutique.com. Samuel Baron Clothiers, 201 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside, 412.441.1144. samuelbaronclothiers.com. The Sewickley Spa, 337 Beaver St., Sewickley. 412.741.4240. sewickleyspa.com. Splash Kitchen Bath Home, 1237 Freedom Road, Cranberry. 724.772.1060. 1400 William Flynn Hwy., Glenshaw. 412.486.2700. 4807 William Penn Hwy., Murrysville. 724.733.2600. splashshowrooms.com. Splurge, 1109 Freeport Road, Fox Chapel Plaza. 412.252.2242. splurge-shop.com. Spoiled Chics, 350 Beaver St., Sewickley. 412.741.0977. spoiledchics.com. Trim Pittsburgh, 5968 Baum Blvd., East Liberty. 412.512.9251. trimpittsburgh.com. Vestis, 5124 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.784.1112. vestispgh.com. Von Walter & Funk, 5210 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.784.0800. vonwalterandfunk.com. Wright Genesis, Route 19, Wexford. 724.935.6650. wrightgenesis.com.

Philip Pelusi, All Salon Locations, philippelusi.com. Posh Salon, 1725 Washington Road, Upper St. Clair. 412.833.6636. posh-beauty.com.

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Baron Batch

THE GIFT OF ART BY CHRISTINE TUMPSON

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his holiday season, WHIRL is giving the Gift of Art. Artists Baron Batch, Dave Klug, and Burton Morris share one of their favorite creations with us in the hopes that these pieces will be torn from the magazine — as what is known in the publishing industry as “tear sheets.” They are then to be taped, stuck, or glued to the wall; put into frames and given as gifts; or placed in your home. Medical studies establish that surrounding your living spaces with artwork is inspirational, motivational, and creativityinducing. Colors and shapes require different brain activity to process and lead to thoughts being disrupted from routine patterns. That alone is magical thinking. The artists chosen for the debut of the Gift of Art, sponsored by Dollar Bank, are exceptional in their talents, their dedication to creating art, and their willingness to share their experiences. Their accessibility in the local community is a testament to their generosity, and their presence on the national stage as successful entrepreneurs is a mark of their hard work. Supporting the arts is a long-standing community rally in Western Pennsylvania, and the idea to create art collectors is something we are taking seriously.

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BURTON MORRIS Artist Burton Morris is best known for his bold, graphic pop art depictions of various modern icons. His subject matter includes everyday objects that portray today’s popular culture. His distinctive style is characterized by radiant black outlines and vivid colors that emit energy in all of his artwork. Burton Morris was born in Pittsburgh in 1964. He earned his bachelor of fine arts degree at Carnegie Mellon University in 1986. After graduation, Burton started a career as an art director in advertising. He established the Burton Morris Studios in 1990. That year, he also began making his small post-pop icons into large-scale paintings. He would choose one subject per composition to create what he calls “an instant happening” for the viewer. He used his background in advertising to blur the lines between high and low art. burtonmorris.com 62

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One dollar at a time. One customer at a time. One bank for over 160 years.

Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC. Copyright Š 2016, Dollar Bank, Federal Savings Bank.

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Baron Batch, referenced as â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Artist,â&#x20AC;? is a cultural icon, community builder, dot connector, conceptual multimedia artist, and entrepreneur based out of Homestead. He originally gained popularity through his street art, and has since brought the POP-X genre of art, a mix of Pop Art, and expressionism to the City of Pittsburgh.

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©Klugworld Inc.

DAVE KLUG Major publishers have relied on Dave Klug for eye-catching graphics. Corporations call him for character development and image branding. And institutions that work with him have much success. Along with the famous murals at Primanti Bros. nationwide, a 78’ mural for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield at the PPG Paints Arena, and work seen throughout the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, his talents have spread out to the pet lover and veterinary community with Klugworld, the company he and his lovely wife, Patricia, started. His work brings a sense of whimsy and emotional connection to our animal companions. Klugworld is proud to be part of Handmade Arcade again this year on DECEMBER 3 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. He’ll be showcasing new limited edition work and one-of-akind woodcut art pieces. Early bird specials will be available to shoppers. daveklug.com, klugworld.com 66

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Lou Guarino wears a Dolce & Gabbana jacket, custom-monogrammed Tom James shirt, Theory pants, Amelia Jewel and Todd Reed bracelets, Rolex watch, Sutor Mantellassi boots, and Hidalgo cufflinks.

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IN TERMS OF MY PASSION FOR FINE JEWELRY, THERE’S AN INNATE ARTISTRY I GET FROM MY MOTHER’S SIDE OF THE FAMILY. MY MOTHER WAS AN ARTIST AND I WAS ALWAYS FASCINATED WITH HER JEWELRY WHETHER IT WAS REAL OR COSTUME. MY INTEREST STARTED AT A YOUNG AGE.”

ARTISTIC PASSION BY MATTHEW HACKE PRODUCED AND EDITED BY ANDREA BOSCO STEHLE PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL FORNATARO

For over 26 years, Lou Guarino Jr. of Upper St. Clair has combined his two loves in life — family and fine jewelry — into one incredible business. Guarino and his wife, Veronica, opened the first Louis Anthony Jewelers in the South Hills in a 900-square-foot space. Today, the couple occupies a 6,500-square-foot store near their former location. While the store has grown in size over the years, so has the number of family members who work there. Lou and Veronica’s oldest daughter, Amie, designs her own line of jewelry named Amelia Jewel and, along with Lou, handles the buying. Their son, Lou III, with Veronica, spearheads the marketing and advertising. He also manages the watch department. Their youngest daughter, Vanessa, is director of social media. Lou’s youngest sister, Andrea, has been a part of the team since 2001 and is head of sales. And more recently Lou’s cousin, Lea, joined the sales team part-time. While the remainder of the team doesn’t share Lou’s DNA, they are still treated as family. With his sleek watch and sentimental jewelry, Lou is always well put together in the style department — and he jokingly thanks his children and wife for that. “I love fashion and I love to shop.” Whether he’s shopping locally in Pittsburgh, on buying trips in New York City, or in Naples, Fla., where his family has a second home, Lou is always on the hunt for pieces to spice up his wardrobe. “It’s nice being in a profession like this where you can dress up,” he continues. Aside from his closet staples, his most precious accessory these days is his first grandchild, eight-month-old Trey. “Much of my free time is spent enjoying him. If it were up to me, he would be here right now,” he says with a smile. Louis Anthony Jewelers, 1775 N. Highland Road, Upper St. Clair. 412.854.0310. louisanthony.com.

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STYLE

/ FILE A FEW OF HIS FAVORITE THINGS:

Prada Messenger Bag I found a Prada man bag in Italy about eight years ago. It’s the perfect size. I don’t know how I would travel or get by without it. I use it for my keys, wallet, Advil, and reading glasses. Jewelry On my right wrist are bracelets that my daughter, Amie, designed. She has her own line of bracelets and necklaces called Amelia Jewel. With those I wear a Todd Reed diamond buckle bracelet. These look good layered together. On my left wrist I have my Rolex diamond dial Datejust with a diamond bracelet that reminds me of a bicycle chain. Each wrist represents two different sides of me — my earthy more casual side and my classic more formal side. I also wear an elephant tie tack because elephants are a symbol of good fortune.

TSAR by Van Cleef & Arpels I’ve been wearing this cologne for 20 years. It’s a scent that works with my body chemistry. I’ll be in New York City in a cab and the driver will turn around and say, ‘Dude, you smell great! What do you have on?’ Over time, it has become my signature scent.

Q & A

WHERE ARE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP? Locally, Tom James, a custom clothier, makes all of my dress shirts because I like French cuffs and wear them every day. I’m a big Saks Fifth Avenue guy. Whenever I’m in New York or Naples, I’ll hit up the men’s department. My favorite off-therack designer would probably be Dolce & Gabbana. They have a good fit for me. Everyone has a different body type, so you really have to get into these stores and try different cuts on. Hugo Boss is another go-to.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE? I try to keep it fairly simple. I do a lot of blue shirts with 70

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IR RECENTLY FOUND SOME OLD MOVIE FOOTAGE OF MY FAMILY AT KENNYWOOD PARK WHEN WE WERE KIDS. MY DAD AND UNCLES WERE PUTTING US ON THE RIDES WHILE WEARING SPORT COATS, WHITE SHIRTS, AND DRESS PANTS — ON ITALIAN DAY, OF COURSE! WE WOULD NEVER DREAM OF DOING THAT TODAY, BUT I DO BELIEVE YOU FEEL BETTER AND MORE IN CONTROL WHEN YOU LOOK GOOD AND ARE WELL PUT TOGETHER. IT’S NICE BEING IN A PROFESSION WHERE I HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY.”

Ties I wear a tie every day to work and favor Etro and Brioni. I have a colorcoordinated wall of ties in my closet. My wall of ties is like an art installation. There are ties that I don’t even wear anymore, but I can’t give them up because they have their place on the wall.

Red Nike Tennis Shoes I can’t live without these. They are my go-to gym shoes. I have them, my son Lou has them, and a couple of our workout buddies have them. We’ve created this weird frenzy at L.A. Fitness. We’ll have random people come up to us and say, ‘What’s with the red tennis shoes?’ It’s our thing.

Chrome Hearts Readers I have two pairs of Chrome Hearts reading glasses. They are very cool and different, and look more stylish than most reading glasses. I like the little bit of embellishment on the sidearms. They’re a classic frame style with a modern twist.

Hidalgo Frog cufflinks I wear these every day. My kids gave me these cufflinks for Father’s Day probably 20 or 25 years ago, and I’ve worn them every day since. They’re 18K gold with green enameling and ruby eyes.

now and I’ve embraced that. I have three adult children and a wife that keep me in style. And now I have my grandson, Trey, who will keep me even more stylish in my old age!

WHO ARE YOUR STYLE ICONS? For me, it’s fashion designer Tom Ford. A simple black jacket or suit with a white shirt — that look can go anywhere. Although, fashion inspiration can come to me at any time — one year I was watching the Academy Awards and Neil Patrick Harris had on this burgundy jacket with black lapels, and I looked at my youngest daughter, Vanessa, and said, ‘I need that jacket!’ The closest I came to finding it was a Burberry jacket and I just wore it last weekend.

HOW DOES JEWELRY INFLUENCE YOUR FASHION SENSE? I think jewelry is a great opportunity for a man to express himself. You start to develop your own unique style by experimenting with different pieces. A nice watch is always a great starting point. Everything that I wear has some meaning — either my wife or one of my kids has given it to me. For example, my kids gave me a Saint Joseph medal that I wear every day. It is special to me because he is the patron saint of fathers. It is done by Brother Wolf, a Pittsburgh-based company. I don’t wear it for show. I keep it underneath my shirt, but it’s always there.

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PAW PRINTS GALA WHO: Over 350 guests, including event chair Cindy Berger WHAT: Guests joined the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center (ARL) and some of its adoptable and educational animals for the 17th Annual Paw Prints Gala. The evening celebrated the diligent work and tireless efforts of the ARL board, staff, and volunteers that help provide shelter and forever homes for animals in need. This year, as of press time, more than 23,000 animals received services, 6,500 animals found a permanent home, and more than 3,500 wild animals received treatment. WHERE: The Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center HIGHLIGHTS: In addition to the chance and silent auctions, tapas stations, and entertainment by the Good Guys Band, highlights of the evening also included special recognition of Ground and Hounds Coffee Company, which remains committed to using its fair trade organic coffee to support no-kill rescue organizations and provide safe havens for pups between homes. The night raised over $150,000, which will support ARL’s mission. Soon, ARL will move into a new 35,000-square-foot facility and is set to merge with Western PA Humane Society by January 1, 2017. — A.B.S. “This year’s gala is a celebration of the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center and its dedicated staff, volunteers, and donors to our Forever Home Campaign who have turned the dream of a new shelter and resource center into a reality.” — Dan Rossi, executive director at ARL

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WHO: 300 guests, including Phipps Executive Director Richard V. Piacentini and board chair Jui Joshi; co-chairs Lucas and Renee Piatt; honorary co-chairs Athena Sarris, Maureen Russell-Martin, and Ryan B. Martin WHAT: The annual Wine Under Glass: Flavors of the Continent event raised $160,000 toward educational, research, and horticultural programs. The Phipps Board of Trustees announced that the State awarded a $1 million grant to Phipps. WHERE: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens HIGHLIGHTS: A warm vineyard setting was the perfect backdrop for entertainment by Luciana Brussi Constantino and Samba dancers, and Lilly Abreu and Samba musicians. Takako Kiyota-Petek & Ensemble played Asian tunes in the sunken garden that was transformed into an apple orchard. In the West Wing, amongst an old-fashioned farm atmosphere, The Allegheny Drifters entertained, while other guests engaged with the Garden Railroad. Guests culminated in the Tropical Forest Congo, where dancing to Shari Richards and Band ensued. Patrons enjoyed select wines donated by Winery Associates East and food inspired by many cultures. — M.H. “Our annual event is a great tradition that helps us celebrate our Fall Flower Show with good friends, wine, and food. This year’s event was especially exciting because of the grant announcement and the presence of our many new and long-term supporters, and contributors.” — Richard V. Piacentini

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WHO: 300 guests, including Phipps Executive Director Richard V. Piacentini and board chair Jui Joshi; co-chairs Lucas and Renee Piatt; honorary co-chairs Athena Sarris, Maureen Russell-Martin, and Ryan B. Martin WHAT: The annual Wine Under Glass: Flavors of the Continent event raised $160,000 toward educational, research, and horticultural programs. The Phipps Board of Trustees announced that the State awarded a $1 million grant to Phipps. WHERE: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens HIGHLIGHTS: A warm vineyard setting was the perfect backdrop for entertainment by Luciana Brussi Constantino and Samba dancers, and Lilly Abreu and Samba musicians. Takako Kiyota-Petek & Ensemble played Asian tunes in the sunken garden that was transformed into an apple orchard. In the West Wing, amongst an old-fashioned farm atmosphere, The Allegheny Drifters entertained, while other guests engaged with the Garden Railroad in the South Conservatory. The party culminated in the Tropical Forest Congo, where dancing to Shari Richards and Band ensued. Patrons enjoyed select wines donated by Winery Associates East and food inspired by many cultures. — M.H. “Our annual event is a great tradition that helps us celebrate our Fall Flower Show with good friends, wine, and food. This year’s event was especially exciting because of the grant announcement and the presence of our many new and long-term supporters, and contributors.” — Richard V. Piacentini

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TREE PITTSBURGH’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY ROOT BALL WHO: 315 guests, including Martha “Mardi” and Bill Isler, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Sen. Jay Costa, Rep. Dan Frankel, Rep. Ed Gainey, City Councilman Corey O’Connor, and Friends of Mardi committee WHAT: A unique three-course Forest to Table menu created by the Fairmont Pittsburgh culinary team was served and accompanied by music by DJ Pandemic, The Flying Dutchmen, a silent auction, photo booth, and speciality cocktails featuring forest-found ingredients by Wigle Whiskey and Full Pint Brewing. WHERE: Fairmont Pittsburgh HIGHLIGHTS: Mardi Isler was presented the first-ever Root Award for her contributions to Pittsburgh’s trees and Tree Pittsburgh. Additional recognition was given to the US Forest Service Urban Forestry Research team and was accepted by Deputy Director Lon Yeary of the Northern Research Station. Tree Pittsburgh also announced it’s $2.8 million capital campaign, Growing for the Future, an effort to expand its tree nursery and build an office and education center on the former site of Tippins Steel on the Allegheny River in Lawrenceville. In total, $70,000 was raised for Tree Pittsburgh! — A.B.S. “I am so honored to be recognized by Tree Pittsburgh for supporting efforts to increase Pittsburgh’s healthy tree canopy, which enhances the quality of life in our community. Working with Executive Director Danielle Crumine and her team, the Public Works Forestry Division, the Shade Tree Commission, and Mayor Peduto’s office is truly a privilege for which I am grateful.” — Mardi Isler, Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission chair

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ALL IN THE DETAILS 116 Woodland Road, Shadyside — Listed at $3,750,000

For more information, contact Roslyn Neiman of Howard Hanna at 412.889.5488. howardhanna.com.

The grand entrance to this Tudor estate welcomes loved ones in to admire the English-style woodwork and magnificent details within the eight-bedroom, five full- and one half-bathroom home.

The sweet smell of homemade treats will linger through the entire home all December long, with a granite-topped island and two sets of double-ovens easing your baking duties this season.

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Retreat to the screened-in porch for an intimate dinner party even if the weather outside is frightful.

INTO THE WOODS 2040 Powell Road, Cranberry â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Listed at $579,000

For more information, contact The Fred Solman Group of Northwood Realty Services at 724.741.2111. northwood.com.

Located on over five acres of property, this home is surrounded by mature trees that will capture the first snowfall of the season in a picturesque manner, creating a winter wonderland in your own backyard.

Skylights brighten the four-bedroom, three fulland one half-bathroom home, while the stonecovered fireplace adds extra warmth.

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For more information, contact The Mikolich Team of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty, Kathy Corbett Realtor, 814.442.2643. ThePreferredRealty.com.

Escape the bustle of the city, while still remaining close to the action, in this charming, four-bedroom, four-bathroom home. Spend the holiday season with friends and family tucked away in this cozy abode, situated on nearly 11 acres. Take in the rich, wood design of the home from the living room loft above, or admire the view outside from the spacious windows and deck area.

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LIGONIER TWP. • $2,200,000 • BONNIE ROSENTHAL • 724-832-2300

ADAMS TWP. • $2,400,000 • ELAINE BODNAR • 412-366-3100

This richly appointed, French Country Stone home sits majestically on 77 acres. A magnificent entry with marble flooring, library with rich wood paneling and marble fireplace, and lower level containing a stone fireplace, full bath with sauna, and wine cellar are just a few of the amenities of this magnificent home, along with a three-car attached garage, English garden, stables, and stone terraces with stunning views.

Paradise found! These 36 acres of privacy feature a beautiful, all-brick home with open-concept floor plan, two-story great room with stone fireplace, and top-of-the-line kitchen overlooking the 6-8 acre stocked lake with access to a covered rear porch overlooking the lake. A luxurious main-level master suite also accesses the porch. The property also contains a deck, picnic pavilion, and detached 4-car garage with basement.

FOX CHAPEL • $1,520,000 • STEPHANIE VEENIS • 412-963-6300

SHADYSIDE • $1,450,000 • ANDREA EHRENREICH • 412-421-9120

This magnificent estate encompassing 6.5 acres enjoys a close-in location and every desired update. Wander the woods or relax on one of the many patios and sitting areas. Natural light streams in throughout, and doors open to the outside from every angle for ease of entertaining. The fabulous master suite has scenic views and a stunning bath. An expansive upper-level bonus room with a full bath could be a fifth bedroom.

Situated on an expansive lot one block from Walnut Street, this elegant and meticulously updated home stuns with high ceilings, gorgeous hardwood floors, beautiful marble fireplaces, and ornate crown molding throughout. The sun-filled gourmet kitchen opens to a large family room overlooking the grounds. The generously sized bedrooms include the master suite with dual walk in closets and a lovely master bath.

COLLIER TWP. • $899,900 • LU RYAN • 412-276-5000 This magnificent home in the golf course community of Nevillewood overlooks the 13th green. Built to exacting specifications, it features a stunning two-story entry hall, expansive windows, and master suites on both the first and second floors. Impeccably maintained, the home has a fully finished lower level and a wonderful covered patio.

POINT BREEZE • $795,000 • DIANE BRILLMAN • 412-361-4000 BRIGHTON TWP. • $849,900 • MEGAN LAUGHLIN • 412-741-2200 This fabulous mid-century home has been completely updated, including kitchen and baths. An in-ground, heated pool with underwater LED lighting and a lovely patio are among the amenities, along with a twocar integral garage. The main-level master suite has built-in cabinets, a whirlpool tub and steam shower. Close to Bakery Square and Shadyside!

This Naples-inspired, Mediterranean home on over 17 acres of private, well-manicured landscape encompasses 4,700 sq. ft. The home features a lanai-side master suite, gourmet kitchen with natural stone counters, versatile entertaining spaces indoors and out, and a 5-car attached garage. Wonderful outdoor amenities include the heated, in-ground pool.

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gets pulled out of your system,” Walker says. “Since it gets a lot hotter, you can detox more and sweat more.”

Inviting us into that idyllic state without nearly as much physical effort, Miller teamed up with Lori Walker to bring Haute Sauna Studio to Pittsburgh. The first of its kind in the region, the space opened in November, just in time to help us sweat out the caloric goodness of Thanksgiving, trim up before the holidays, and quiet our end-of-year stresses.

The hotter temperatures raise our heart rate and metabolic rate, too, burning up to 600 calories per session. Or you can take the less intense route, turning the temperature down a few notches for a customized, restorative environment. Miller recommends this for comforting achy muscles or easing the pain of arthritis. “Physicians and wellness professionals across the country are using infrared heat therapy in the treatment of chronic health problems, such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and rheumatoid arthritis. You get the benefits of a stronger immune system, better cardiovascular health, and the faster ability to heal from soft tissue injuries.”

nyone who has taken a hot yoga class knows the rejuvenating and cleansing experience can be addicting. Kelly Miller explains, “It’s that feeling of sweating and detoxing that I have grown to love through the practice of hot yoga that inspired the creation of Haute Sauna Studio.”

Miller and Walker designed the studio to create a modern, spa-like atmosphere from the moment we arrive. Once inside the individual, private THE ONE GIFT THAT GIVES BACK After you exit the pod, expect suites, dim lighting and soft PURCHASE A $100 GIFT your cheeks to be a little flushed music extend an invitation to CARD FOR SOMEONE YOU or even raised — a sign of the relax while the infrared-heated LOVE AND GET A $20 GIFT rejuvenation that’s taking place sauna pod provides a cozy space CARD FOR YOURSELF! and proof of the effortless cardio to do just that. And because the you just completed. The penetrating pods only cover up to your chin, heat of Far Infrared Heat Therapy can your head is free from confinement be used as a beauty treatment as well. and your mind is free to wander. It reduces the appearance of crow’s feet, fine As we chat about the tranquil treatments on a lines, and wrinkles; helps heal scars, wounds, chilly Thursday morning, the idea of retreating and cuts; smoothes your skin’s texture; lessens to a warm sauna pod sounds simply divine. And coarseness; and reduces pore size. Walker says the ability to check off everything we’re looking her skin felt soft for two or three days after her to accomplish at the gym, spa, and yoga studio first session, as the detoxification process also while in there sounds even better. improves elasticity. “Imagine what doing it two Using the power of its signature infrared or three times a week will do,” she adds. heat, Haute Sauna Studio provides a unique Glowing skin, toned bodies, calm minds — experience compared to traditional saunas. The Haute Sauna Studio is essentially a one-stop infrared waves penetrate two to three inches shop for helping us look and feel our best. “It’s deeper into the skin, activating the sweat glands a luxury relaxation center where you can sweat and pulling out even more toxins. (A ratio of out stress, toxins, and pain,” Walker says. “We’re 20 percent toxins to 80 percent water, to be so excited to be bringing this to Pittsburgh.” exact, compared to a traditional sauna that eliminates three percent toxins to 97 percent Haute Sauna Studio, 8350 Perry Hwy., Suite 5, water.) “Everything you eat, drink, and touch McCandless. 412.536.1996 hautesaunastudio.com.

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WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Drink plenty of water before and after your session. Your body will benefit more if you are hydrated. (pHenhanced water will be provided at the studio, too!) Keep the experience pleasant for other guests by arriving early, speaking softly, and silencing your cell phone. Wear whatever you’re comfortable in inside the pod — whether that’s shorts and a tank top, a bathing suit, or nothing at all. Don’t shower immediately after your session, as your body continues to detox up to an hour afterwards. Cold towels are available for your comfort. Stick with it! You actually sweat the least during your first session, so continue going to see better results.

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holiday saturdays and black friday, november 25 Free trolley and carriage rides, free Downtown parking* and free family fun. *Pittsburgh Parking Authority garages only

kidsplay Holiday weekends plus Black Friday Free activities, free trolley rides, short films, improv comedy, crafts, stories and more!

Downtown Shopping Downtown is home to retailers of apparel, jewelry, toys, gifts, and much more!

Energy Flow Art Installation Rachel Carson Bridge Nightly throughout the Holiday Season See one of Pittsburgh's famous bridges shine with a special light installation. The project was commissioned for the 2016 Pittsburgh Bicentennial celebration and is presented by Covestro.

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AIMEE BUCHEWICZ & SEAN MCCLERNON After a successful blind date, Aimee Buchewicz knew Sean McClernon was “the one.” The pair dated for a little over a year before Sean proposed while on vacation with Aimee’s family in Florida. As her mom took a photo of the future bride and groom near the water, Aimee smiled and Sean got down on one knee, creating a truly picture-perfect moment. With a custom-designed ring on her left hand, Aimee was ready to plan. She saw her dream dress on Pinterest, and then in person at The Exquisite Bride, and knew it was everything she wanted. A bouquet of white calla lilies and lily of the valley completed her look, complementing the classy, black and white color scheme with pops of gold glitter. Over 200 guests watched the couple say, “I do,” at The Atrium before fueling the dance party for the rest of the night. “I am pretty sure every single one of them was on the dance floor dancing the night away with us,” says Aimee. Looking back on the blissful celebration, Aimee’s best advice for brides is to have help planning and executing all of the details of the big day. “Wedding planning can be so stressful, but be sure to enjoy the process with your husband-to-be.”

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“My favorite memory from our wedding day was our first kiss as husband and wife,” says Aimee. “You wait your whole life for that moment and it was so special.”

JULIE BOOTH & FRANK CAPOZZI LINNELLI Julie Booth and Frank Capozzi Linnelli’s venti-sized love story began when they met at a Starbucks in 2011. Four years of dating led to what Julie thought was just history-buff Frank’s 30th birthday trip to Gettysburg. She had no idea what he had planned: a surprise proposal at the bed and breakfast they were staying at, The Gaslight Inn, after dinner on the first night of their visit! After an engagement at a 1770s-style locale, the couple started planning a wedding reminiscent of the 1920s. Glitter, feathers, pearls, F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes, and touches of gold and deep purple captured the theme for the reception at The Priory Hotel’s Grand Hall after their Chapel of the Holy Spirit ceremony. Julie stayed true to the decade by carrying a cascading bouquet of white blooms with gold embellishments, which was trendy during the era. To cap off the celebration, the couple cut into a gluten-free cake, to accommodate the bride. Draped with pearls and topped with a feathered brooch, the confection was served alongside six different varieties of cupcakes. But the sweetest moment for the couple was when their loved ones recorded congratulatory messages for the newlyweds — which Julie and Frank still love rewatching to this day!

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AIMEE BUCHEWICZ & SEAN MCCLERNON Bride’s Gown The Exquisite Bride Bridesmaids’ Dresses One Enchanted Evening Cake Bee Delicious Pastries Caterer Medure’s Catering Ceremony & Reception The Atrium Decorations The Atrium, Etsy, & Drop it Modern Entertainment Jason Lacko of Pittsburgh AllStars Florals Allison McGeary Florist Hair Mandee, The Beauty Xpert Honeymoon Montego Bay, Jamaica Jewelry Trinity Jewelers Makeup Jae Lee Paredes Photographer Jenni Grace Photography Planner Jessica Long of Epic Event Planning Rehearsal Dinner Andora Stationery Hello Beautiful Designs Tuxedos Men’s Wearhouse Videography Platinum Fire Productions

Entertainment No Bad JuJu Florals Allison McGeary Florist Hair Wedding Do’s by Julie McLaughlin Honeymoon Riviera Maya, Mexico Lighting Vincent Lighting Systems Makeup Adrienne Pace Photographer Amber Marie Photography Rehearsal Dinner Perlé Stationery Steve Schwartz Associates Videographer ShoFilms

Gorgeous crystals on Aimee’s heels coordinated with her dress, and also symbolized a moment from Sean’s proposal when Aimee lost her shoe — a perfect Cinderella memory!

Aimee and Sean wanted cupcakes for their big day but wanted the illusion of a tiered cake. Lucy at Bee Delicious Pastries achieved the look with the help of fluffy, white icing roses.

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/ WHIRL HOW DID THE SHOW COME TO BE? Back in 2014, the legendary cabaret room here in New York City, 54 Below, reached out to me and asked me to do a show there. They kept asking me, ‘Well, what is the name of it because we want to promote it.’ And I was like, ‘I don’t know!’ I had not even thought about it yet. Then one day, I was at performance at Harlem Stage in New York City and it came to me. The show featured Geri Allen [associate professor of Music and the director of the Jazz Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh] and Carmen Lundy. It was directed by my good friend, S. Epatha Merkerson, who so many people know from ‘Law & Order’ and now from ‘Chicago Med,’ ‘Chicago P.D.,’ and ‘Chicago Fire.’ The show was about Mary Lou Williams. So, as I was watching and listening to the show, it was revealed that Mary Lou Williams was from Pittsburgh. I thought to myself, ‘I didn’t know that.’ Then, I started thinking about so many other artists who came from Pittsburgh and a light bulb went off in my head. I went online and just Googled ‘famous musicians and composers from Pittsburgh.’ The list was as long as both of my arms! It just became a matter of choosing from this plethora of riches. The show is very much jazz standard and American songbook. It features songs from everyone from Mary Lou Williams to Henry Mancini, who was also from the Pittsburgh area. Pittsburgh natives Perry Como, George Benson, and Phyllis Hyman are some of the other artists whose songs are on the list.

TUNIE TURNS TO JAZZ Actor and musician Tamara Tunie sings her way back to Pittsburgh with cabaret performance, “Legends from the Burgh”

On DECEMBER 9 AND 10, celebrated hometown theater, film, and television star Tamara Tunie, will be back in Pittsburgh for a special cabaret performance entitled “Legends from the Burgh.” The show premiered back in 2014 — at the famed 54 Below cabaret room in New York, no less — to rave reviews. “I had been longing to bring this show to Pittsburgh. So, when City Theatre reached out to me, I was just thrilled,” exclaims Tunie. We chatted with the star about her upcoming homecoming performance and how she plans to “jazz up” the ‘Burgh.

Read more of our exclusive interview with Tamara Tunie online at WHIRLMAGAZINE.COM!

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DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE SONG TO PERFORM FROM THE SET LIST? It’s really hard to say because it’s so eclectic. I mean, that’s what I love so much about the show. The styles range from Stephen Foster during the late 19th century to George Benson and Phyllis Hyman. It’s just such a wide range of different kinds of music and there’s just something for everybody. DO YOU GET BACK TO PITTSBURGH OFTEN? I do! My mom is still there. My sisters live there and I have some nieces and nephews who still live there as well. Also, I’ve been working with a fellow Pittsburgher Maxine Lapiduss, [who’s from Squirrel Hill and is also a Carnegie Mellon alum with her company, StoryVerse Studios]. We’re planning to do some production in Pittsburgh, so we’ve been in Pittsburgh a lot this year kind of planting the seeds. The talent is ripe here. I love Pittsburgh. I mean, anytime that I am in town and there’s a Steelers game, you can find me at Heinz Field. WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR OTHER FAVORITE THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU ARE BACK HERE IN PITTSBURGH? Being from Homestead, I love going down to the Waterfront. There’s so much there — restaurants and shops. This past summer when I was Pittsburgh, I actually stayed Downtown at the Fairmont Pittsburgh because I had my dog with me and it’s a pet-friendly hotel, thank goodness! I was amazed at the evolution of Downtown Pittsburgh and all that’s going on now down there with the restaurants and jazz clubs that are back. I just love it! I love New York City, don’t get me wrong. I’m very happy and comfortable in New York and I love it, but I am so looking forward to doing some work in Pittsburgh that brings me there for a concentrated period of time — a chunk of time where I can really be in Pittsburgh. For tickets to her Pittsburgh appearance, visit CityTheatreCompany.org. Tamara Tunie, tamaratunie.com.

BY MATTHEW HACKE • PRODUCED BY ANDREA BOSCO STEHLE •

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WHIRL Magazine: December 2016  

In this issue - Give the Gift of Art with Baron Batch, Burton Morris, and Dave Klug + WHIRL's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide.