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EAT WHEN YOU’RE HUNGRY. Determine whether you’re really hungry or if you’re reaching for food simply because it’s available. REDUCE YOUR PORTIONS. It’s OK to enjoy holiday treats, but set limits for yourself. CALL A TIMEOUT. Sip your water and put your fork down between bites. This will give your body time to recognize when you’re full. STAY FOCUSED. Enjoy the conversation and atmosphere, but be mindful of what and how much you eat.

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FEATURES 53 HOLIDAY HAIR GUIDE Take a look at the salons that will have you ready to shine for the Holidays.

58 YINZ LIKE COOL CARDS? Take a look at Holiday cards from Pittsburgh Yinzer Greetings

62 HOLIDAY MAGIC: LET IT GLOW! Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens brings back the holiday lights

66 ART OF SPORT Discover the new body care brand formulated to recharge, refresh, and protect athletes’ skin

72 JUJU BOUJEE Meet JuJu Smith-Schuster’s adorable, four-legged companion, his French bulldog named Boujee.

74 STRESSED ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH? An interview with Dr. Ryan Wakim

76 P OWERFUL WOMEN OF THE WORLD SPOTLIGHT

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EVENTS 31 PHIPPS AT 125: A GLASSHOUSE CELEBRATION

17 WHIRL SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT

NOTA BENE FINE PAPER 32 BOUTIQUE 10TH ANNIVERSARY

22 WHIRL EVENTS

PENNSYLVANIA MARKET 33 GRAND OPENING

50 FINANCE REPORT SPONSORED BY

A BID FOR HOPE 34 PITTSBURGH BUSINESS 35 EXCHANGE (PBX) INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS RECEPTION

78 ARTIST SPOTLIGHT 82 WHIRL ESTATE 100 TRAVEL: MENDOCINO COUNTY, CA

6TH ANNUAL SIP AND 36 SPLURGE

105 WHIRL WEDDINGS 112 STRONGER TOGETHER: WE STAND WITH TREE OF LIFE SYNAGOGUE

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WINGS & WILDLIFE 37 WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE 38 “FAMILIAR BOUNDARIES. 39 INFINITE POSSIBILITIES” EXHIBIT GRAND OPENING RECEPTION LA FÊTE DU PAPIER 40 GRAND OPENING OF 41 #1 COCHRAN’S AUDI PITTSBURGH SHOWROOM THE DOOR CAMPAIGN’S 42 3RD ANNUAL BASIL BLITZ 43 THE SALVATION ARMY GARBAGE BAG GALA CITY MISSION’S FIRST 44 FALL GALA “ESCAPE TO SANTORINI”

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45 SCARY MUSIC BANJO CLUB 46 CELEBRATING SENIOR 47 CHAMPIONS CRISIS CENTER NORTH’S 48 “HEARING THE WHISPERS AND ROARS” UPCOMING EVENT: 49 ZACHARY’S MISSION HARING HEART GALA

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Carabella is busy getting ready for the holidays and adding that touch of sparkle to the season. For those of you who have never been to visit, Carabella offers the largest selection of sweaters, sportswear and outerwear in the city and many items that are exclusive such as ER Denim. Their service is second to none, because what matters most at Carabella are their customers. Need a gift, they’ve got you covered, and wrapped. They make gift giving easy and fun! Open 10-8 each day through Christmas, Sundays 12-5, Saturdays 10-5:30.

Hedy Krenn is known by colleagues and clients for loyalty, professionalism, and knowledge of this region and its unique real estate market. Hedy believes in a low pressure approach with attention to your wants and needs as a home buyer or seller. Hedy and her team’s mission is to provide each client with extraordinary service, honesty, integrity, and truth. She strives to be the top producing agent in the region. Together with Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty, they are your premier destination for all things real estate related in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

Girasole is the word for “sunflower” in Italian, and is the family surname. And, like the sunflower, Girasole traverses time, blending the old with the new. The peasant-inspired dishes and stone walls are reminiscent of the old world, and are in direct contrast to the innovative menu, chic patrons and upbeat atmosphere Their kitchen staff takes wonderful traditional Italian dishes and complements them to appeal to contemporary tastes, incorporating locally grown foods, while the ever-present family and staff provide a warm, inviting and upbeat ambience. They take pride in providing customers with not only wonderful Italian food and a superb all-Italian wine list, but also a friendly, warm and sincere desire to please your palate and touch your heart. As soon as you walk through the door you can feel the love that has enabled this sunflower to bloom for 15 years.

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Vanitybox Boutique is a gem on Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside. Owner Lauren Kennedy is an esthetician who is passionate about effective skin care. Her mother grew up in California and impressed Kennedy’s young heart and mind with strong values for good skin care and makeup application. Along with Mimi Murphy, Kennedy is hoping to bring beauty to Shadyside in a special, intimate setting. Between the two they offer waxing, micro-blading and planing, eyelash extensions, and makeup! Vanitybox also offers a collection of clothing, jewelry, and accessories at a reasonable price to make for affordable shopping this holiday season! + Students receive a 10% discount!

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For great gifts and holiday party ideas, grab a few friends or your partner for an afternoon or evening of fun and relaxation! Pour your own custom candle using any of the 120+ scents, and then grab a bite to eat or drink or do some shopping at one of the many local favorites within walking distance. While you are enjoying your meal or browsing, your candles will be hard at work cooling and getting ready for you to take home. Stop by the store after to pick them up, or the Candle Lab staff can even arrange to bring them to you at your restaurant! Scents range from coffee to mint to chai tea to vanilla to hot chocolate… you get the idea. You can indulge in your favorite wine or libation, and can even have food when you reserve for a special party. The staff is extremely helpful and the candles are a new staple on our list of favorite gifts to pass along this holiday season!

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Pittsburgh Opera’s 2018-19 Resident Artists performed during Market Square’s Farmer’s Market. From left: Ashley Fabian, Caitlin Gotimer, Benjamin Taylor, Antonia Botti-Lodovico, Tyler Zimmerman, and Terrence Chin-Loy. Photograph from David Bachman Photography for Pittsburgh Opera

Quantum Spirits paired up with Fraport Pittsburgh to host an opening celebration for special guests at its new pop-up at Pittsburgh International Airport. “The First Flight” featured a tour of Quantum’s new space in Concourse B, remarks about reinventing the cocktail experience through science, and an exclusive tasting flight. From left: Ryan Kanto, Stacie Lynn Riley, Mayor of Carnegie; and State Representative Anita Astorino-Kulik. Photograph from Pittsburgh International Airport

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Local Bridgeville artist Steph Moraca was awarded 2nd place for her oil painting “Pittsburgh in Bloom” at the Pitt-Greensburg Art Show. One hundred nineteen pieces by local artists were submitted for this event, and the top three fan-favorite pieces were recognized on October 19th. Ms. Moraca’s future plans include participating in additional local art shows, selling her artwork at festivals, and live painting at various corporate events and fundraisers in 2019. Photograph from Steph Moraca

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty announced its October 2018 winner of the Hockey Mom of the Month. Kristi Minnock of the Deer Lakes Hockey Club was presented a check for $500 and was honored at the Pittsburgh Penguins game on October 11. In addition, Kristi will now be in the running to win the Hockey Mom of the Year award. Photo from left to right: (back) Todd Van Horn, Randy Minnick, Kristi Minnick, (front) Keaton Minnick.

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Ohio Valley Hospital hosted its 8th Annual “A Toast to the Community.” The wine tasting was held at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport. Proceeds from the event benefit the Hospital’s community health initiatives, such as its annual Diabetes Day, annual 5K, and Depression Screenings. From left: Michael Miller and Norm Mitry, Heritage Valley Health System; David W. Scott, FACHE; and Eric Lawlor, Ohio Valley Hospital. Photographs from Maggie McCauley

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Baldwin High School celebrated the grand opening of its new student-run café, Baldwin Bean. The café offers an ideal setting for students to hone skills, such as customerservice and money skills, in a constructive environment. From left: Eric Jankoski, Baldwin High School Special Education teacher; and Joyce Weber Photograph from Carrie Butler

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More than 120 guests gathered at the National Aviary in celebrating the distinguished career of PennFuture’s retiring President Emeritus, Larry J. Schweiger. In addition to previously serving as PennFuture’s President & CEO, Larry also previously served as President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation for a decade, and worked for 14 years as the federation’s senior vice president of conservation programs and in other capacities. From left: PennFuture President and CEO, Jacquelyn Bonomo, and Schweiger Photograph from Michelle DiNicola

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NATURE’S BLING Be chic in shearling

The Cranberry Artists Network is getting ready for the Holidays with a new show. Local artists like Diane Grguras (pictured here) work on art that will be featured in the Back Hall Gallery at the CranberryTownship Municipal Center November 8-December 21. Photograph from Kathy Bischak

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McAuley Ministries marked 10 years of grant making in support of neighborhoods that are safe, vibrant, and celebrated with an anniversary celebration and meet and greet for its community partners. The McAuley Ministries founding board of directors standing from left: Sr. Sheila Carney, RSM, Founding Board Chairperson; Sr. Lorraine Meskowski, RSM; and Sr. Susan Welsh, RSM, president and CEO, Pittsburgh Mercy; Seated from left: Sr. Patricia McCann, RSM; and Michele Rone Cooper, executive director. (Not pictured: Founding board member Sr. Patricia Mary Hespelein, RSM). Photograph from Micaela Young, McAuley Ministries

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On Wednesday, November 7, Pittsburgh PR professionals in various stages of their careers and aspiring students took time from the typical evening of latenight work and last-minute essay writing to attend this year’s PRSA Pittsburgh annual PR Summit at SLATE STUDIOS. This year’s PR Summit theme was “Legends of Pittsburgh: Old, New & Resurrected.” With speakers Melissa Wade from Visit Pittsburgh, Ben Bulter From Top Hat, Chris Daley from UPMC, and Anthony Vennare from Fitt. Photograph from Alex Grubbs

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Allegheny County Executive, Rich Fitzgerald, speaks at the ribbon cutting of Produce Marketplace in Clairton. A project of Economic Development South, Produce Marketplace aims to alleviate burdens residents face in accessing fresh foods and will offer a selection of dairy, bread, deli, meat and poultry, and a wide-variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Photographs from Frank Sottile

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Winchester Thurston hosted a celebration to welcome their new head of school, Dr. Scott Fech. Fech is new to Pittsburgh and moved here with his husband and son in the summer. Dr. Fech (left) and his husband, Rick Soria, received a gift from Board President Dr. Jennifer Gonzalez McComb. Photograph from Jason Cohn

Cooking teams created delicious sides, meats, and desserts for tastings at the Allgreen Eggfest Hosted by Appleseed Events and Allgreen, Inc. Justin Harrison from Just In Thyme Catering was named crowd favorite “Most Eggcellent Chef.” Pictured here are Allgreen, Inc. employees from left to right: Rusty Becker, Andrea Evans, James “Hap” Evans, and Matt Johnson. Photograph from Appleseed Events

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To kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania hosted its 10th Annual Paws for the Cure. The event welcomed men, women, children, and their canine companions. The day featured a 5K run/ walk, as well as pet contests. Breast cancer survivors were recognized and honored. Photograph from David Bachman

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Bishop David Zubik greeted the 2018 Medallion candidates and their mothers in a receiving line at St. Lucy’s Auxiliary’s formal Bishops Tea, held at the Pittsburgh Field Club. From left: Teresa Haberstock, Tea Chair; Bishop David Zubik, Suzanne Karlovich, SLA President; and Karen Boston, Medallion Ball Chair. Photograph from Roseanne Wholey

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Attendees roast marshmallows at Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s “Bump in the Night” event at Frick Park. A family event celebrating Fall, families with young children experience fun activities and the joys of nature at night, such as learning about nocturnal animals and sitting around a campfire.

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More than 40 four-person bocce teams competed at the Senator John Heinz History Center’s 9th Annual Bocce Tournament & Festival. In addition to watching the competition, visitors enjoyed Italian food, beverages, and music. The 2018 Bocce Tournament Champions from left: Andy Masich, History Center President and CEO; John Barsotti, Melissa E. Marinaro, Director of the Italian American Program at the History Center; Vince Tucceri, and Beau Barsotti. Photograph from Heinz History Center

The community of Braddock came together to celebrate the 6th birthday of the Free Store 15104. Sponsored by AllWell from PA Health & Wellness, partygoers enjoyed free activities including: photos with a customer frame, and food and drinks from popular, Braddock businesses such as Peppers N’AT pizza and Icy Treatz ice cream and hot chocolate. PA Health & Wellness employees from left: Keri Harmicar, Rosalind Duncan, Nicole Marrazzo, Mike Rapach, and Jay Kolb. Photographs from Karen Martin Photography

The Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association presented its highest honor Lifetime Achievement Award - to Pittsburgh hotelier, John Graf, co-owner of the Priory Hospitality Group, North Side. From left to right: PRLA President and CEO John Longstreet, Suzanne Graf, John Graf, Laura Graf, and Ed Graf. Photograph from the PRLA

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Springdale Junior/Senior High School Senior, Rachel Halapchuk (left), and Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization Executive Director, Brittany Reno (right), arrive early to set up for the annual “Sharpsmeade: A Magical Sharpsburg Fall Festival.” The event raised money for Beverly’s Birthdays and Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization. Photograph from Julie Halapchuk

Emerge Pennsylvania, currently the only organization in the commonwealth solely dedicated to recruiting and training Democratic candidates, held its 4th anniversary brunch at LeMont. The event welcomed many local and state elected officials From left: Nikki Lu and Megan Winters Photograph from Emerge Pennsylvania

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PHIPPS AT 125: A GLASSHOUSE CELEBRATION THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 LOCATION: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens HIGHLIGHTS: Each room

of the Conservatory had themed entertainment, drinks and decorations from different decades from 1893 to modern day. Over 700 people attended this sold out celebration event. Two local relatives of Henry Phipps both attended – Ryan B. Martin and Henry Phipps Hoffstot III. Board of Trustees: William Slivka, Dr. Joseph F. Lagana, D. Réshma Paranjpe, M.D., Henry Phipps Hoffstot III, Dr. Jeanne L. DeMoss, Dr. Suzan Obagi, Jui Joshi, Ryan B. Martin, Richard V. Piacentini, Angélica Ocampo, Ritu Thamman, Michael Herald, Becky McGough, Neeta Raja, Kathe Patrinos, Diana Mrvos Rath

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NOTA BENE FINE PAPER BOUTIQUE 10TH ANNIVERSARY Thursday, November 1 LOCATION: Nota Bene

Fine Paper Boutique DETAILS: Nota Bene

Fine Paper Boutique celebrated their 10th anniversary of business with a party including raffle items, cupcakes, cookies, cocktails and swag bags.

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THE PENNSYLVANIA MARKET GRAND OPENING Friday, November 9 LOCATION: The Pennsylvania Market HIGHLIGHTS: During the grand opening

of the two-story, 12,000-square foot property in the heart of the Strip District, guests enjoyed upscale food, cocktails, and a silent auction of memorabilia to raise money for the RSG1 Foundation. The Pennsylvania Market, which is now officially open, has a food hall and outdoor market with over 400 seats, a balcony and a courtyard.

Pensylvania Market Owner Anthony DiCio, Kim Phillips of WHIRL Magazine, and Pennsylvania Market Manager Andrew Flaherty

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17TH ANNUAL BID FOR HOPE Monday, October 1 LOCATION: Off the Hook Restaurant BENEFICIARY: A Glimmer of Hope Foundation DETAILS: A night fundraising for breast cancer research, the evening was hosted by David and Bonnie DeCastro and Alan and Julie Faneca, with Bob Pompeani as a special guest emcee. The event included a “meet and greet” autograph session with the Steelers players, silent and live auctions, as well as delicious food, desserts, and drinks! Alan Faneca, Alejandro Villanueva, and others Pittsburgh Steelers autograph items

Lisa Grenci, Kathy Kunschner, M.J. DiMartino, Jill McCrackin

Rachel Roger, Glimmer of Hope Founder, Diana Napper

Carmen Anguilli, Kim Anguilli

Ron Cook, Bob Pompeani

Geno Royle, Steve Dickinson, Alvin Hill, Saqib Chowdhry

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PITTSBURGH BUSINESS EXCHANGE (PBX) INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS RECEPTION Wednesday, October 17 LOCATION: Hard Rock Café Pittsburgh HIGHLIGHTS: Pittsburgh Business Exchange (PBX), in partnership with 12 other cultural and international organizations, hosted this annual event. This business reception promotes business among the many organizations in Pittsburgh in a relaxed atmosphere over cocktails in order to promote diversity and doing business together in Pittsburgh.

Fei Gao, Ruifang Liu, Brent Rondon, Ethan Nicholas, Kimberly Baker Nicholas, Xiaobo LaPresta

Jitka Benedikova, Petra Virogova

Leah Ingram, William Behre, Marna Furman, Kai Lin Aaron Thomas, Laura Bornyas, Tracey Harshberger, Pat Trello, Craig Lalama

Gail Schrott, Arthur Chileshe

Rafi Amjad, Doug Finley, Luke Aitken

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6TH ANNUAL SIP AND SPLURGE Friday, November 2 LOCATION: Splurge HIGHLIGHTS: The annual holiday kick off party featured beverages and incredible food catered by Cornerstone restaurant. The party also had raffles for fabulous Splurge merchandise throughout the evening.

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WINGS & WILDLIFE ARTSHOW Friday, November 2 LOCATION: National Aviary HIGHLIGHTS: The 4th Annual Wings

& Wildlife Art Show featured more than 40 talented artists selected by jury! The Opening Soirée & Benefit Auction offered a chance to meet the talented artists and makers from seven states, purchase unique handmade pieces, and find thoughtful gifts in a wide variety of mediums and price points, all inspired by wildlife and conservation.

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Michael & Jane Dixon, Jennifer & Matt Reitzell

John & Valerie Nicolas

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WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE Friday, October 12 LOCATION: Wyndham Grand Hotel,

Downtown Pittsburgh DETAILS: The New Pittsburgh

Courier held its “Women of Excellence” reception, a celebration of African American women in the Pittsburgh area that are making a positive impact professionally and personally in our area. This year’s “Class of 2018” honorees included Legacy Honoree Cecile Springer. Honorees Rev. Carmen Holt, Shelia Johnson, and Sherdina Harper

Honorees Fawn Walker Montgomery, Judith Ginyard and Sianna Rojas

Rev. Shanea Leonard reading the courier with the program about the 50 women whom were being honored

Honorees Ruth Walker, and Valerie Kinloch

Lisa Sylvester celebrity host, Cecil Springer Legacy award winner and Courier’s Rod Doss

Honorees Salaom Bey and Yasmin Shaheed

Sally Soloman, honoree Mamar Gelaye, Honoree Shawna Soloman, Marvin Soloman

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“FAMILIAR BOUNDARIES. INFINITE POSSIBILITIES” EXHIBIT GRAND OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, October 13 LOCATION: August Wilson Center HIGHLIGHTS: Guests previewed the August Wilson Center’s first major exhibition in both of its galleries, the café, and the patio. “Familiar Boundaries. Infinite Possibilities,” features the work of twelve regional, national, and international contemporary artists. The evening included: a V.I.P. cocktail hour in the Center’s Highmark room, artist meet n’ greet, guided exhibit tours and conversations with featured artists, a musical performance by Ugandan Jazz Vocalist, SOMI, and a presentation by literary artist and art critic, Jessica Lanay. The exhibition runs through March 24. For additional information on the exhibit, visit aacc-awc.org.

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LA FÊTE DU PAPIER Thursday November 1 LOCATION: The Frick Pittsburgh HIGHLIGHTS: Countess Isabelle de Borchgrave and her husband, Werner, Count de Borchgrave d’Altena, traveled from their home in Brussels, Belgium to Pittsburgh, where they were guests of honor at La Fête du Papier, an exclusive black-tie dinner event held at The Frick Art Museum in connection with the current exhibition, “Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper.” Guest enjoyed exclusive access to Isabelle de Borchgrave’s breathtaking paper sculptures on display, the exhibition galleries, and cocktails in The Frick Art Museum rotunda before moving to the elegantly decorated tented terrace for a four-course dinner, prepared by Rania’s Catering.

Robin and Dianne Nicholson with Isabelle and Werner de Borchgrave

150 guests enjoyed an exclusive dinner event featuring contemporary artist Isabelle de Borchgrave on November 1 at The Frick Art Museum

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David and Wendy Barensfeld

Chip Burke and Mary Louise Babst

Captivating entertainment accented the exclusive dinner event

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GRAND OPENING OF #1 COCHRAN’S AUDI PITTSBURGH SHOWROOM Thursday, October 25 LOCATION: #1 Cochran’s Audi

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Calvin Lane, Director, Audi Brands, #1 Cochran; Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America; Ben Roethlisberger; Rob Cochran, President & CEO, #1 Cochran; Mike Brairton, Area Manager, Audi of America

HIGHLIGHTS: Formerly a vacant lot along Liberty Ave. and 21st St., the new Audi Pittsburgh showroom and service reception stands a stunning four stories high and offers 19,000 square feet of the ultimate Audi experience.

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THE DOOR CAMPAIGN’S 3RD ANNUAL BASIL BLITZ Thursday, October 4 LOCATION: Evangeline in the Distrikt Hotel HIGHLIGHTS: The Door Campaign, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing STEM resources to youth within the Pittsburgh Public School system in the Pittsburgh region and a focus on sustainable practices in Pittsburgh, hosted its 3rd annual Basil Blitz. The organization partnered with renowned, local chefs from or, The Whale to create an innovative, basilinspired menu, highlighting the vibrant community of sustainable restaurants across the city of Pittsburgh. The evening was one filled with food, fun, and education!fun, and education!

Bethany Davidson, URA; DeShawna McHenry, Pittsburgh Mercy Behavioral Health Amelia Eggan, The Door Campaign; Lilly Freedman, Volunteer; Rachel Borovik, or, The Whale

Quincy Kofi Swatson, The Door Campaign; Sara Innamorato, State Representative, District 21

Eric Gibson, Nazareth College and Career Prep; Jonathan Wright, Picture It Wright

Patrick Terry, RealtyOneGroup

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THE SALVATION ARMY GARBAGE BAG GALA Thursday, October 25 LOCATION: Fairmont Pittsburgh BENEFICIARY: The Salvation Army HIGHLIGHTS: The Garbage Bag Gala, Emcee’d

by PensTV Host and KDKA-TV Traffic Reporter Celina Pompeani, brought fashion, food, and fun together in one room while raising money for The Salvation Army Family Caring Center. Local designers and fashion boutiques designed outfits out of garbage bags and other recycled materials, and those creations were modeled and judged in a fashion show. In addition to watching the fashion show, guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and a fabulous silent auction. To add to the fun, guests were encouraged to create their own “trashwear” and wear it to the event.

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CITY MISSION’S FIRST FALL GALA “ESCAPE TO SANTORINI” FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 LOCATION: Noah’s Event Venue in Southpointe HIGHLIGHTS: An exciting event with a new experience around every corner. Nearly 200 people attended. It proved to be a unique, elegant, and memorable event. The live statues were an unexpected surprise and a huge hit! The musicians and dancers charged the event with a fun and authentic energy, and the live artists: a painter, a sketch artist, and a potter provided a unique and intriguing feel.

City Mission President, Dean Gartland, with his wife, Sue Gartland, in front of the Santorini backdrop

Escape to Santorini Live Statues

Gunnery Sgt. Patrick Gartland, and his father City Mission President, Dean Gartland

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SCARY MUSIC SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 LOCATION: Trinity High School HIGHLIGHTS: Just like the name says, guests treated themselves to a bone-chilling bounty of music that put everyone in the Halloween spirit. The orchestra performed familiar favorites such as Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain,” as well as venturing into the shadowy unknown by playing “Silent Scream of the Earth” from Ruth Crawford Seeger. Making its world premiere, Graham Plowman’s “The Rats in the Walls” conjured up a scary good time while the audience participated in a wicked-fun costume contest!

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BANJO CLUB EVERY WEDNESDAY LOCATION: Elks Lodge #339 HIGHLIGHTS: Definitely on many Pittsburgh must-see lists, every week is different, yet familiar and friendly. The Pittsburgh Banjo Club includes banjos, trumpets, tubas, and bass. Dressed in bright, colorful uniforms, the Pittsburgh Banjo Club makes a striking appearance while playing the happiest music in the world, putting a smile on your face, a tap in your toe and a song in your heart!

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CELEBRATING SENIOR CHAMPIONS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 LOCATION: Omni William Penn Hotel

Former NFL player Charlie Batch congratulates Dr. Richard Schulz of UPMC for being named the Caregiver Champion

Deborah Brodine, Vice President of UPMC Community Provider Services, and Grand Champion Dr. Anne Newman

Dr. Loren Roth of Pitt Psychiatry; Scott Lammie, Senior Vice President of UPMC Health Plan; Robert Nelkin, President and CEO of United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania and the Community Champion

Dr. Arthur S. Levine, Senior Vice Chancellor for the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences and 2017 Grand Champion, with his wife Linda Melada

HIGHLIGHTS: This year’s event, presented by UPMC Senior Services, marked the tenth year of recognizing remarkable individuals and organizations who have created a better life for seniors and their caregivers living in western Pennsylvania. More than 600 patrons supported this year’s event. Pittsburgh Steeler Charlie Batch served as emcee for the occasion, which honored Dr. Anne Newman, Dr. Richard Schulz, and the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania under the leadership of Robert Nelkin. Proceeds from 10 years of “Celebrating Senior Champions” have surpassed $1.6 million raised to further charitable care on behalf of residents of UPMC Senior Communities.

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Dr. Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki, Community College of Allegheny County North and West Campus Campus President

Kim Freithaler, Executive Director of North Hills Community Art Center, Grace Coleman Executive Director of Crisis Center North

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ZACHARY’S MISSION SHARING HEART GALA Saturday, December 1, 6 p.m.

LOCATION: Duquesne Power Center Ballroom

Zachary’s Mission will host their 8th Annual Sharing Heart Gala on December 1, 2018 at the Duquesne Power Center Ballroom (600 Forbes Ave). This heart-warming fundraiser features a presentation of the Sharing Heart Award to a dedicated community member working to support Zachary’s Mission and the medically fragile children that they work tirelessly to help. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres begin at 6:00 p.m. with dinner following at 7:30 p.m. A silent auction with mobile bidding, raffle and more will

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FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AT CASTLE TOYS AND GAMES Jeff and Linda Lyden, owners of the popular family destination Castle Toys and Games, are celebrating the opening of their third Pittsburgh-area location at 500 Allegheny River Blvd. in Oakmont. “As a neighborhood toy store, we’re a local family serving local families,” says Jeff Lyden. “What you’ll find in our

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stores are items hand-selected by Linda, who founded the company 13 years ago. She continues to curate the very best for our customers in the product lines we offer.” Though the store has a boutique nature, that doesn’t mean the prices are out of reach. “Customers can get a great gift for $25 professionally wrapped and ready to go,” continues Lyden.

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At all of its locations, Castle Toys and Games hosts regular in-store events such as “baby lap time” featuring sensory activities for parent and baby, a storytime with a craft activity, and a pizza and game night with games for all ages. They also have customer loyalty programs, including a “birthday vault” that a child can open for a surprise gift. A new feature of the Oakmont store will be a space designated for events such as birthday parties or a Mom’s night out, Lyden noted. He added that because the store is in the original location of the Oakmont Bakery (relocated nearby), the Lydens decided to honor that history by naming their party and creativity space “The Oakmont Makery at Castle Toys.” Aside from Oakmont, Castle Toys and Games has two other locations, one in a 100-year-old recently renovated building in downtown Beaver, and one in the Pine Tree Shoppes in Wexford. If you can’t get to the store locations, you can shop on the website and have your items shipped locally, Lyden added. “We work closely with the community and have developed relationships with local schools,” says Lyden. “So not only do we host events here at our stores, but we also have game nights in schools.” Each summer, Castle Toys and Games hosts science and craft classes, and offer a wide variety of educational STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) toys year round, including a huge variety of art supplies. One of the other community members that Castle Toys and Games has a close relationship with is Huntington Bank, which is committed to helping local businesses grow. Not only does the bank provide financial services to the company, but many bank employees are part of the toy store’s loyal customer base who appreciate the store’s devotion to fun and education alike.

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.

For more information visit, the store’s website at Castletoysandgames.com or call 724.933.0060.

THE GIFT OF THE SEASON: CODING GAMES Coding games that let kids build and program robots or other computer-related toys have become especially popular, said Jeff Lyden, co-owner of Castle Toys and Games. “The new Turing Tumble is one of the coolest coding games I’ve ever seen,” he notes. Marketed as a way for kids to build a “marble-powered computer” and understand how computers are built, the game teaches logic and progression skills though screenless coding game where kids manipulate pieces on a vertical board. “If they do it right, the game ends up acting like a marble run,” Lyden says. Find Turing Tumble and more coding games at one of Castle Toys and Games’ three locations or at castletoysandgames.com.

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‘TIS THE SEASON! CHECK OUT OUR LIST OF FANTASTIC, LOCAL SALONS AND THE SERVICES THEY PROVIDE, JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Whether hosting extended family over for holiday meals and gatherings, or hitting the town for work parties or get-togethers with friends, with a packed social schedule during the Holiday season, we all want to look our best! We’ve got you covered in and around the Pittsburgh area with some of our favorite salons. With services ranging from cut and color, to makeup applications, and more, these salons will make sure you look and feel your best for your Holiday engagements.

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IZAZZU Talented artists give you a fresh new style and show you how to recreate your salon look at home using Izzazu Haircare products. Each stylists drive stems from a passion to help people look and feel their very best, which they believe all starts with a healthy scalp and beautiful hair. Izzazu combines streamlined techniques from educators all over the world to provide the Greater Pittsburgh area with current cutting edge hair care results. Izzazu products were developed based on the specific needs of everyone’s challenges, while helping you recreate your achieved look. The Izzazu Haircare system is committed to the finest ingredients, with each product being uniquely formulated with plant extracts, proteins, and vitamins to ensure integrity and superb style for all hair types.

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PHILIP PELUSI Philip Pelusi Salons are not just your Holiday Hair destination in Pittsburgh; we make your Pittsburgh event our destination with our Beauty on Demand at Philip Pelusi on-site beauty services. Our Beauty on Demand at Philip Pelusi on-site beauty team is ready to glam your holiday parties and events. Specializing in the art of hair crafting, blowouts and makeup applications; our on-site beauty experts deliver these beauty services to you, for corporate parties, holiday events or a night of at-home pampering with your friends. Our team will accommodate to the size of your party. Looking for the more traditional salon visit? We welcome you into any of our 11 salon locations where our designers are certified in the art of hair crafting, blowouts and make up applications to make sure you are holiday ready. Visit www.philippelusi.com or call 412-488-8951x307 to learn more about Beauty on Demand at Philip Pelusi.

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CHELSEA RAE SALON One of the industry’s leading multi-cultural salons in Pittsburgh. Take a ride through Pittsburgh’s vibrant Eastside and you will find a salon space unique in it’s own way, Sola Salon. In studio form, Sola offers stylists the space to own and operate their own business. After fourteen years in the industry and six years as a traditional salon owner, Chelsea decided to step away from tradition and into trendy for more flexibility and less time away from her family. “Sola has been amazing! I’m able to schedule around the activities of my three children and still be available to my clients!” Chelsea said the transition has been seamless, and she credits her extremely loyal clientele for the smooth process. As unique as the neighborhood she works in, Chelsea serves a diverse clientele throughout Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. Her main goal in haircare is to help clients embrace the natural texture of their hair. “I love to color, cut and style, but there is no greater feeling than helping a client love their natural hair. The acceptance of naturally curly hair has been a long time coming. “I’m just happy to be a part of the movement here in Pittsburgh.”

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MCN SALON MCN Salon’s doors opened on November 7, 1999 after founders Jim and Lisa McNarma wanted to take their knowledge and creativity to greater heights. With more than 20 years in the beauty industry, Jim and Lisa have made the commitment to establishing a salon that provides a unique style atmosphere, along with a dynamic team who is committed to making a fulfilling career for themselves. MCN continues to grow professionally at a strong and steady pace. The professionalism and high standards of MCN Salon’s experts create an upbeat, progressive atmosphere that they are all proud to call home.

5932 Centre Ave., East Liberty. 412.441.5151

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POSH SALON Specializing in haircolor, balayage, highlights, haircuts, and styling, Posh Salon only uses the best color and products! Posh is a luxury salon that strives to give the best experience to all clients. The amazing staff is extremely creative, extensively trained, highly educated, and talented.

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Rd., Upper St. Clair. 412.833.6636 posh-beauty.com

ZIG sZEN SALON ZIGsZEN Salon and Grooming Lounge is the brainchild of Ziggy Murin who, after 38 years in the hair business, realized the typical salon model needed a change. He envisioned a salon where both men and women can gather and enjoy a high level of service. His wife, Kimberly, interpreted his vision to design a unique space unlike any salon in the area. ZIGsZEN’s talented style team shares his passion for service and an individual artistic approach to hairstyles that fits your overall vibe and lifestyle. Get your holiday sparkle and FEEL YOUR BEST. Blowouts, up-dos, and makeovers ZIGsZEN has you covered for all of your special occasions this season!

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DOWNTOWN 301 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Parking available in the Oliver Garages 412.325.1600 NORTH The Penthouse at Fairmont Square 101 Fowler Road, Warrendale, PA 15086 724.933.0100

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Yinz Like Cool Cards? PITTSBURGH COMEDIAN JIM KRENN, RADIO PERSONALITY LARRY RICHERT, AND CARTOONIST ROB ROGERS PUT A TWIST ON PITTSBURGH TRADITIONS WITH THE RELEASE OF PITTSBURGH YINZER GREETINGS. THEIR LINE OF NEW CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY CARDS REFLECT THE PLAYFUL SPIRIT OF THE SEASON!

For those who love a big dose of humor with their Christmas cheer, the Yinzer Card line celebrates the holidays in a way that only Pittsburghers can appreciate. The cards are available in the greeting card departments of Pittsburgh-area Giant Eagle and Market District stores or online, along with fun apparel and coffee mugs, at www.yinzercards.com. Proceeds of the card sales benefit Animal Friends.

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SPECIAL THANKS TO DICK ROBERTS


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PROCEEDS OF THE CARD SALES BENEFIT ANIMAL FRIENDS.

ANIMAL FRIENDS is a nonprofit companion animal resource center serving the needs of pets and people for 75 years. Our progressive programs have been nationally recognized and include humane rescue, shelter and adoption services for over 2,500 pets annually, humane education, pet behavior classes, pet therapy, wellness programs and more. In addition, Animal Friends is leading the way toward ending pet overpopulation in western Pennsylvania through comprehensive, community-wide spay/neuter programming. Animal Friends is supported by donors, volunteers and staff dedicated to ensuring the well-being of companion animals, while ending overpopulation, abuse and unwarranted euthanasia. For more information, visit ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org.

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Holiday Magic: Let It Glow! RETURNS TO PITTSBURGH, BIGGER AND BRIGHTER THAN EVER

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The holiday season isn’t complete without a visit to Phipps, and this year’s spectacular Winter Flower Show and Light Garden promises to be the biggest and brightest yet, featuring a newly renovated and illuminated Palm Court. With dazzling displays in every room, plus mesmerizing new light features throughout the Conservatory, this is a favorite Pittsburgh tradition you won’t want to miss. The excitement starts in Palm Court where color-changing LED architectural lights have been added to illuminate the newly installed glass and crowning ogee crest, creating a remarkable sight from Schenley Drive and an immersive world of color filled with magical moments inside. Winter Light Garden also holds new, must-see holiday features this year, including 10 winter ice towers. “I wanted to capture the wintery look of

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ice crystals that form beautiful, intricate patterns along windows,” says Jordyn Melino, associate director of exhibits at Phipps and designer of Winter Light Garden. These glowing prisms, which stand over 6 feet tall, resemble frosted windowpanes and invite guests to meander through them. Phipps’ treasured miniature Garden Railroad: Memories in Motion will also be on display, taking guests of all ages on a locomotive journey through the years with fun, interactive features at every stop, included with admission. Holiday Magic: Let It Glow! is a must-see holiday experience, and it’s more convenient with timed tickets, allowing guests to reserve their visit date and entry time. With the show’s popularity, timed tickets are required in advance for all guests, on sale at phipps.conservatory.org/tickets. Holiday Magic: Let It Glow! runs Nov. 23 – Jan. 6.

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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Palm Court renovation reached an historic milestone October 11 with the installation of the final pane of glass, completing this major restoration. Guests can see this transformation firsthand upon entering Phipps, experiencing history in the making. Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto joined Phipps President and CEO Richard Piacentini to announce the completion of the Palm Court renovation, commemorating 125 years. Mayor Peduto declared the month of October 2018 “Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 125th Anniversary Celebration Month” in a city proclamation, and construction crew members placed the final pane of glass on Palm Court during the dedication ceremony and unveiling. The Palm Court restoration is part of Phipps’ 125th anniversary commemoration, protecting and sustaining its treasured beauty for generations to come. Palm Court is part of the original nine-room glasshouse established in 1893 and is located at the heart of the conservatory. This architectural gem is the first room that guests experience at Phipps, inspiring them with breathtaking plants, floral displays, special exhibits and renowned collections. Dedicated architectural and construction teams replaced Palm Court’s wooden ribs with aluminum ribs, meticulously extruded to match the original profile from 1893. They also replaced over 5,000 panes of glass using advanced state-of-the-art glass technology. Additionally, after over 80 years, Phipps returned the historic ogee crest to the exterior of Palm Court, restoring this crowning architectural feature to the Pittsburgh glasshouse for the first time since 1937. The term “ogee” describes the distinctive architectural molding and arch curve formation that tops the glasshouse, returning its stunning skyline profile to its original design. Seven aluminum trusses form the ogee, filled in with aluminum ribbing and over 700 panes of glass. Stunning architectural features also include decorative new fleur-de-lis cresting and towering 8-foot tall finials. The ridge fleur-de-lis cresting is a classic, striking element found in Victorian glasshouse architecture, with each distinct shape standing between 2 and 5 feet tall, totaling 90 feet in length atop the ogee. The renovation process included the addition of new color-changing LED lights which illuminate Palm Court. Guests can join in the 125th commemoration by sponsoring a pane of glass in Palm Court, including those located in the iconic ogee. Panes of glass can be purchased on Phipps’ interactive website —phipps.conservatory. org/restore — by phone at 412/622-6915, ext. 6054, or in person at the conservatory, with glass panes beginning at a gift of $100. Supporters will receive a frameable printed certificate with pane coordinates for their selected section, making this a memorable gift or tribute. Donors will be acknowledged through a special recognition display in Palm Court. To learn more, visit phipps.conservatory.org. PHOTOS: PAUL G. WIEGMAN, ROB LARSON PHOTOGRAPHY

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ART OF SPORT TEXT: CHRISTINE MCMAHON TUMPSOM PHOTOS: ART OF SPORT

In his final game as a shooting guard for the LA Lakers on April 13, 2016, at 37 years old, Kobe Bryant became the oldest player to score 60 in a single game and set the highest point total in the 2015-16 regular season. It is a statistic that makes jaws drop in a tremendously jawdropping athletic career. But as is the case with all highachieving athletes, there are reasons for those results. Kobe Bryant is on a number of quests as a postprofessional athlete, and it is safe to call all of those goals now. One of them is to become as big in business as he was in the National Basketball Association, and to do it while helping and teaching others.

With a business mentor in Bryant, Smith-Schuster has a personal interest in performance body care that refreshes, reenergizes, and rehydrates the skin using the best botanicals available. Along with an impressive athlete Art of Sport roster, Smith-Schuster will help Bryant to promote the mindful body care concept.

Enter the Art of Sport, a newly launched high performance body care line. The emphasis on performance-driven, scientific-based personal care products designed with

Watching the Art of Sport develop over the next year will be as much fun as listening to those squeaky shoes on the basketball boards!

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the athlete in mind attracted Bryant, who stepped in as a founding partner as recently as October 2018. His role is the brand leader, the story teller, and within weeks of joining the team, Bryant took the line to new heights with far-ranging athletic partnerships, including Pittsburgh Steelers Juju Smith-Schuster.

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rt of Sport, a new body care brand formulated from the ground up to recharge, refresh and protect athletes’ skin, has launched. Founded by entrepreneur Matthias Metternich, the brand was born to address the skin care needs of the modern athlete. Developed by leading skincare scientists and with insights from Art of Sport’s worldclass athlete partners, the company designed a lineup of essential body care products to help athletes reach peak performance. The debut product line includes Deodorant, Antiperspirant, Hair + Body Wash, Body Bar, Sunscreen and a soon-to-be released ultrastrength Recovery Cream.

“Everything from what athletes wear and consume to how they recover has continued to evolve,” said Matthias Metternich, founder and CEO. “We didn’t see anyone transferring that same level of innovation and consideration into what athletes apply on their skin. By working with the best scientists and best athletes, we’ve created body and skincare products that can keep up with the performance needs of athletes at all levels.” Five-time NBA Champion and Academy Award® Winner, Kobe Bryant, joined Metternich and Art of Sport Co-founder Brian Lee, as a founding athlete. He’ll advise on all aspects of the business with a focus on brand-building and storytelling. Shortly after Bryant joined, the team partnered with other world-class athletes across sports, including: • Javier Báez, 2016 World Series Champion and AllStar second baseman • Sage Erickson, Professional Surfer • James Harden, Reigning NBA MVP • Ken Roczen, World Champion Motocross and Supercross Racer

• Ryan Sheckler, Skating Legend and X-Games Gold Medalist • Juju Smith-Schuster, Electrifying NFL Wide Receiver “An athlete, at any level, is always focused on how to improve,” said Kobe Bryant. “With Art of Sport, the goal is simple – provide innovative body care products designed for sports performance. We brought together the best minds in skincare to develop products that allow athletes to stay focused on competition.” The brand’s lead scientists, Dr. Shekhar Mitra and Dr. Laurence Dryer, helped to design new formulas that are engineered with powerful botanicals and performance ingredients, and made without common chemicals found in body and skincare products that your skin doesn’t need such as parabens, oxybenzone, PABA, MIT/MCIT, talc and 1, 4 dioxane. Each product is carefully formulated to perform better for athletes’ skin while keeping it fresh, invigorated and strong.

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ART OF SPORT PRODUCT LINE

ART OF SPORT ANTIPERSPIRANT Motion-activated odor- and sweat-blocking technology for long-lasting freshness. Smooth glide technology and anti-stain formula. Made with energizing matcha and cooling arrowroot. Does not include parabens, PABA, alcohol, talc, petrolatum or oil.

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ART OF SPORT DEODORANT Goes on clear with motionactivated odor-blocking technology so you feel fresh all day. Wicks away moisture to keep you cool. Doesn’t leave stains. Made with energizing matcha and cooling arrowroot. Does not include aluminum, parabens, PABA, alcohol, talc, petrolatum or oil.

ART OF SPORT SKIN ARMOR SUNSCREEN SPF 50 is designed to hydrate and protect the skin. It keeps your skin moisturized while providing 80 minutes of water resistance in a reef- friendly formula. It’s made without oxybenzone, parabens or alcohol.


ART OF SPORT HAIR + BODY WASH: 2-IN-1 Recharges and refreshes the body from head to toe with a deep-cleansing, intensely moisturizing and superior hydration experience that lasts all day. Made with moisturizing aloe vera, tea tree oil, and roseroot. Made without parabens, alcohol, dioxane, PEG, MIT/MCIT or petrolatum.

ART OF SPORT BODY BAR is made with activated charcoal, shea butter and tea tree oil for deep cleansing plus intensely moisturizing and powerful hydration to keep your skin ART OF SPORT’S PRODUCT LINE IS AVAILABLE IN THREE ENERGIZING SCENTS: •C ompete: Infused with citrus and green pear with hints of spring leaves •R ise: A blend of crisp and clean cedar with notes of orange and vanilla •C hallenge: Woody and earthy, with fir needle, fresh basil, and sandalwood Art of Sport Body Bar is made without sulfates, parabens, alcohol, PEG, or dioxane. All products are available now at www.ArtofSport.com and Amazon. Prices range from $8.95 - $13.95.

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JUJU & BOUJEE MEET THE THE STAR PITTSBURGH STEELER’S FRENCH BULLDOG TEXT: CHRISTINE MCMAHON TUMPSON PHOTOS: PITTSBURGH STEELERS / KARL ROSER

Pittsburgh Steeler JuJu Smith-Schuster is beloved in the City of Pittsburgh for his sportsmanship, personality, and big smile. But all of that is being sidelined by one extremely adorable little French bulldog named Boujee. JuJu and Boujee are frequent sights in the city, and recently nearly caused craned necks and shouts of support as they strolled along Butler Street in Lawrenceville. The love and affection between the football player and his smaller sidekick is infectious, as Boujee has his own Instagram! (@boujee) When we asked Pittsburgh Steeler team photographer Karl Roser if he had any shots of JuJu and Boujee, he knew immediately what we wanted to see. And he captured it! Pure love, pure fun, pure joy. + CHECK OUT JUJU ON THE FIELD!

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STRESSED ABOUT M E N TA L H E A LT H ? DON’ T BE! TEXT: MELISSA PALLOTTI PHOTO: RACHEL MAGA

DR. RYAN WAKIM OF PITTSBURGH’S TRANSFORMATIONS TMS CENTER TALKS STIGMA, TELEMEDICINE, AND OTHER ISSUES YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS

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aking time for your mental health is always a challenge, and as the holiday season ramps up, finding time to prioritize your own mental wellbeing becomes increasingly difficult. According to Dr. Ryan Wakim, a Board Certified Physician in Psychiatry, almost 45 million adults in the U.S. suffer from a mental disorder and nearly half of those never receive treatment – even though it’s covered by insurance.

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IN THIS INTERVIEW, DR. WAKIM WEIGHS IN ON TODAY’S BIGGEST MENTAL HEALTH TRENDS, INCLUDING:

•W hat Mental Health in Pittsburgh looks like today • Signs of Mental Health Issues •A look at the future of Mental Health • Treatment Available (Both at Home and Medical)


YOU ARE NOT ALONE – MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES ARE MORE COMMON THAN YOU MIGHT THINK

While improved public awareness has led to a decrease in the stigma surrounding Mental Health, Mental Health remains a difficult issue to talk about for many people. The key, according to Dr. Wakim, is to realize that you are not alone. Today, nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. (and approximately the same percentage of teens) suffers from a mental illness leading to some amount of dysfunction in day to day life. Dr. Wakim believes that providing support for those suffering from Mental Health Issues begins at home, on the community level. His organization GR&W Health provides several services – Harmony general mental health & wellness services, ROOTS opioid treatment services, and Transformation TMS therapy – to the communities that helped raise him and his employees. “Our company’s vision is to provide excellent behavioral healthcare, in a warm environment, with an impeccable team, changing the lives of those in and around our communities. This includes our private practice just north of Pittsburgh in Wexford – and our other locations in Wheeling, Morgantown, and Bridgeport, WV – all of which were near and dear to our hearts growing up for one reason or another ,” Wakim says. Wakim goes on to note that his staff’s familiarity with the cultural and social norms of the Western PA region allows them to understand a patient’s situation more completely, helping them to provide more effective care and achieve better outcomes. HOW CAN YOU TELL WHEN IT’S TIME TO SEE A THERAPIST OR COUNSELOR?

The amount of support than any person needs in order to cope with life’s ups and downs varies from person to person. However, if you or a loved one are currently experiencing any of these situations, it may be beneficial to consider professional support to keep your Mental Health on track: •A significant or difficult change. Take some time to examine how you are reacting to change. If you are feeling overwhelmed, a therapist may be able to help. •N obody understands. If you find that your existing support network is unable to provide the kind of help you are searching for, a counselor should be able to fulfill that role. •Y ou’re human. According to Dr. Wakim, therapy is an excellent way to “bring harmony to the mind and body” for improved overall wellbeing. THE FUTURE OF MENTAL HEALTH ERASES STIGMA AND PROVIDES PATIENTS WITH PERSONALIZED CARE

Dr. Wakim is dedicated to finding new ways to help his patients – a fact that is made obvious when he begins talking about his involvement in evolving therapies,

such as IV ketamine treatments for depression relief and telemedicine for improved overall wellbeing. Ketamine has long been used in hospitals as an anesthetic, but recently, doctors have discovered that low doses of the drug delivered intravenously can provide relief to patients suffering from depression and other disorders like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and generalized anxiety. Best of all, IV ketamine can be administered discreetly in convenient outpatient sessions. Another important advancement in private Mental Health care, telemedicine is a service that allows patients to receive behavioral and primary care in the comfort of their own homes. For patients who are not ready to share their Mental Health journeys with others, telemedicine is a huge leap forward. Dr. Wakim is excited about the possibilities telemedicine offers his patients. “No matter what a patient is dealing with – whether it’s anxiety or bereavement or smoking cessation – we can be there for them, anytime or anywhere, even when they can’t make it into the office.” EVOLVING THERAPIES LIKE TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION (TMS) OFFER NEW HOPE TO DEPRESSION PATIENTS

Another innovation adopted by Dr. Wakim in the Mental Health field is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy. The FDA-approved depression therapy is non-drug and non-invasive, and it has been effective in providing depression relief to patients who have not had success with medication and therapy alone. TMS Therapy uses a magnet (similar in strength to the type of magnet used in a magnetic resonance imaging or MRI machine) to stimulate the brain’s natural neurotransmitter activity. “It’s a really exciting therapy,” says Dr. Wakim. “Compared to other depression treatments like medications, TMS Therapy is nearly 10 times more effective with very minimal side effects.” Studies report that 1 in 2 patients who receive TMS respond to the therapy, and 1 in 3 are able to achieve complete remission from depression symptoms. This, according to Dr. Wakim and his colleagues, makes it a game-changer in terms of addressing otherwise treatmentresistant depression. IN SUMMARY

Every day, innovations in Mental Health bring new hope to patients everywhere. For the latest Mental Health news or to schedule an appointment at one of Dr. Wakim’s practices in the Western PA region, visit the GR&W Health website today. Dr. Ryan Wakim, Transformations, Mytransformations.com. 412.242.8671 WH I R LM A G A Z I N E . C O M / W H IRL

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1. AS THE HEAD OF A HUGE ORGANIZATION,

WITH MANY COMPONENTS, WHAT IS YOUR BEST ADVICE TO A YOUNG WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR?

My advice is simply to work hard, respect the people around you, and always find passion in what you do. If you do those things, I truly believe that you will be successful in any industry and in any role, whether it’s as an entrepreneur or something else.

2. WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU WERE GIVEN WHEN YOU WERE STARTING OUT?

I learned early on in my leadership at 84 Lumber that getting respect is the same as giving it. I was only 26 when I took over the business from my father, Joseph Hardy. And given the male-dominated nature of the industry, I had to quickly learn how to earn the respect of my associates and peers, as well as how to maintain it. My father left huge shoes to fill. Early on, I didn’t stray far from his legacy and the practices he had put into place. I became more comfortable making my own strategic decisions as time went on, even if they didn’t always align with my father’s wishes. But we ultimately respect each other. To me, respect is the most important attribute in any professional — and personal — relationship.

3. WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU GIVE YOURSELF NOW TO KEEP GOING?

I firmly believe that if you treat others with dignity and respect, you will be rewarded in your career and in life. I follow that direction day in and day out.

4. HOW DO YOU STRUCTURE YOUR DAYS? I structure my schedule around the needs of my two companies (84 Lumber and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort). While both businesses are different, I apply the same philosophy on how to take care of my associates and customers. I balance my time between both organizations, but 84 probably gets the lion’s share because it’s the larger of the two.

5. IS VACATION TIME IMPORTANT? They’re not always for me, but I think vacations are very valuable overall. When I am away, I always make sure I’m dialed in to what’s going on at my businesses.

6. AS A WOMAN, WHAT CONCERNS YOU? My family and associates are the most important things in my life. I’m driven every day to do all I can to ensure their happiness and well-being. At my organizations, I strive to give employees tools and resources that will enable them to flourish in their careers, and to create a work environment where they feel appreciated and respected.

7. HOW DO OTHER WOMEN SUPPORT YOU? I’m fortunate to have support from many people, both women and men. As a female business owner, I also have the backing of our Women Business Enterprise (WBE) team. 84 Lumber is a nationally certified woman-owned and -operated business through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). The WBE team is dedicated to representing 84 through the WBENC, as well as advocating for and empowering female business owners across the country, including myself.

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WOMEN TO NETWORK MORE EFFECTIVELY WITH ONE ANOTHER?

I feel that having open, honest and consistent communication is the key to effective networking.

9. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO HAVE FUN? I really enjoy watching my associates and family members grow and prosper in their careers and personal lives.

10. HOW DO YOU DEFINE A POWERFUL WOMAN OF THE WORLD?

I’m hesitant to use the word “powerful.” I believe that respect is what really defines a person, regardless of gender. It doesn’t take much to truly listen to someone and try to understand her or his point of view. When you do that, you open the door for incredible possibilities.

POWERFUL WOMEN OF THE WORLD NETWORKING EVENT WILL BE HELD NOVEMBER 28 FROM 10AM-12PM AT THE RIVERS CASINO. ADMISSION IS FREE. REGISTER ONLINE AT WHIRLMAGAZINE.COM/POWERFULWOMEN OR EMAIL CHRISTINE@WHIRLMAGAZINE.COM

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT Meet three local artists whose roots influence the subject matter, materials, and process for their greatest works.

SARAH COHEN

TONY CAVALLINE

Sarah Cohen uses many materials but mainly works in glass to transform natural materials. Transplanted to Pittsburgh after working for many other artists, Sarah started her own studio practice full-time. Working with glass mosaics inspired by nature, Sarah also continues to focus on nature through her jewelry business, PetalVision Glass. Looking at materials with a critical eye, consumerism is the catalyst that drives most of her work.

A mixed media artist based in Pittsburgh, Pa., Tony’s work explores the subjective nature of memory, and the created reality of personal perception. Tony uses organic elements incorporated with old and found materials such as maps, handwritten notes, and other ephemera to reflect the idea of a world seemingly formed of tactile scraps of consciousness. He uses varying levels of delineation and an ambiguity of focus to create what he sees as images still in the process of being remembered, made of chimerical artifacts of perception. His work becomes an exploration of the stories we share, the memories we keep, and the sad beauty of what is lost and forgotten.

PETALVISIONGLASS.COM + Sarah is the December featured artist of The National Aviary Maker Challenge, an initiative to give local makers the opportunity to work with the National Aviary in a collaboration to advance artistic entrepreneurship. The Maker Challenge features one local craft business, maker enterprise, or entrepreneurial artist each month. Find her art for sale in the gift shop. Read more about The Maker Challenge at aviary.org/maker-challenge

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ALIX GLOSSER PAUL DEB ENGLEBAUGH

Alix Paul and Deb Englebaugh, artists’ with a creative vision and a passion for mosaic and clay, have collaborated to create a working partnership. Both Alix and Deb specialize in working in the medium of clay and fine art mosaic with attention to color, pattern, and texture. They combine and connect clay, stone, glass, recycled objects and unrelated elements to create their own distinctive style of handcrafted artworks. Their goal is to tell meaningful stories through their art and to create installations which are aesthetically pleasing to the viewer and promote community engagement through their fine art mosaics. @ALIGP314 @DEBIENGLEBAUGH

Photographs by Andrew Nalesnik, from Tony Cavalline, Alix Paul & Deb Englebaugh


Sarah Cohen, Truly one-of-a-kind, each piece reimagines real natural materials. The layering of gold, leaves, and other materials expose patterns rarely seen, magnified by the glass lenses.

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Tony Cavalline, The Time To Run - Acrylic, plaster, feather, string, assorted paper, sand, stones, and tea leaves on wood panel (detail)

Tony Cavalline, Memento Mori Acrylic, plaster, sand, stones, paper, and ink on wood panel

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Alix Glosser Paul, Deb Englebaugh, “The Butterfly Project” : a community project in conjunction with the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh 4 ‘ high x 20 ‘ width with a total of 5 individual panels each 4’x 4’ materials: handmade clay tiles, paint, glaze, smalti, ceramic tile, PA sandstone, Cape May white stone, tempered glass, Youghiogheny glass, sea glass, bisque ceramic butterflies handpainted by community members

“The Butterfly Project” is now a permanent installation for the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. The butterflies in panels 1-4 were painted by 360 community members including students in schools, and the 28 Holocaust survivors in Pittsburgh. Each background butterfly represents a child who perished in the Holocaust. Alix and Deb hand formed and painted all of the flying butterflies, attaching them to the wire fencing. Casting shadows over the individual butterflies, the fencing represents the ghettos and the camps. The fence flows over the butterflies holding them in and is then redirected upward toward the sky. The fence becomes a pathway for the artists’ butterflies in flight which were created to show the spirit of the children flying upward, toward hope. In panel 5, using mixed media mosaic, they interpreted the poem “The Last Butterfly”, written by 17 year old Pavel Friedman while imprisoned in Theresienstadt concentration camp.

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Celebrate the season in one of these beautiful properties.

Crisp, white cabinetry and quartzite countertops and backsplashes line the walls of a recently renovated gourmet kitchen, equipped with high-end appliances. One of the home’s many living spaces showcases meticulous attention to detail.

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A SOPHISTICATED RESIDENCE 115 Nantucket Drive, Fox Chapel —$2,500,000 A beautiful mahogany wood paneling encloses a custom hand-carved limestone fireplace in the formal living room.

For more information, contact Laura Sauereisen of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services at 412.720.1112. howardhanna.com

A grand sweeping staircase with custom wrought iron railing and beautifully carved woodwork greets you in the limestone entry. Come summertime, lounge out by the tranquil pool.

Host holiday meals in the grand and spacious formal dining room.

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GEORGIAN COLONIAL MASTERPIECE 121 Buckthorn Road, Marshall Twp. —$2,185,000

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For more information, contact Linda Honeywill of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty at 412.847.2697. ThePreferredRealty.com .

This architectural treasure features six-bedrooms and five-full-and-three-half-bathrooms.

The newly remodeled kitchen comes equipped with a large center island, professional grade appliances, walk-in pantry, and cherry wood cabinets with soft close drawers and roll outs.

The Alpine heated pool and hot tub make the home perfect for outdoor entertaining.

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A GORGEOUS ESTATE 234 East Edgewood Drive —$1,250,000

The living room features walls of windows, a two-story coffered ceiling, stacked stone fireplace, and glass doors leading to the backyard deck. The master bedroom features a sitting area, great closet space, and spa-like bathroom.

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For more information, contact Cindy Sunseri of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services at 412.551.0083. howardhanna.com

This four-bedroom, four-and-a-halfbathroom residence is both well maintained and perfectly landscaped. The covered patio and pool will be the talk of the summer.

The formal dining room includes beautiful crownmolding detail and hardwood floors.

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HEAVENLY ABODE The massive living room is an entertainer’s dream!

241 N. Jefferson Ave., Canonsburg —$299,999

For more information, contact Joanne Bates of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty at 724.941.3000. ThePreferredRealty.com .

The kitchen features plenty of cabinet space for the chef of the house.

The open living space showcases the home’s high-ceilings and stained glass windows.

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This 1907 built former Church has been transformed into a stunning three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home. The tranquil backyard includes an Angel garden waterfall, built-in outdoor kitchen and fireplace, and a galvanized garden behind the huge, detached 2-car garage.Â

Enjoy drinks with friends and family while sitting at the custom-built bar. The home’s bedrooms feature beautiful wood ceiling details.

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STATELY BRICK STUNNER 902 Gateway Circle, Hempfield Twp. —$749,500

The lower level includes an additional full kitchen, and a custom mahogany bar.

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For more information, contact Stefani Lucas of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty at 724.838.3660. ThePreferredRealty.com .

This five-bedroom, three-full-andtwo-half-bathroom home sits on over an acre of land.

The stunning foyer offers a glimpse of the home’s incredible details.

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The soaring, two-story living room is equipped with a beautiful fireplace. The expansive kitchen features granite countertops and ample cabinet space.

The backyard is truly an oasis, featuring a saltwater heated pool and a stamped concrete patio – all in a fully fenced in yard! The cozy breakfast nook offers a great alternative for your morning coffee routine.

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A FABULOUS RENOVATED HOME 5458 Aylesboro Ave., Squirrel Hill —$1,275,000

For more information, contact Andrea Ehrenreich of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services at 412.327.7665. howardhanna.com

This seven-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom home is located on a prime corner lot in the sought after Murdoch Farms neighborhood of Squirrel Hill. The gourmet kitchen comes equipped with updated stainless steel appliances, double oven, and eat-in island.

The dining room includes a beautiful fireplace and French doors. The home features a patio and large, fenced in backyard.

This cozy living space is a great place to curl up with a good book.

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A GRAND VICTORIAN 217 Chestnut Road, Sewickley —$499,000

For more information, contact Robyn Jones of Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty at 412.973.7277. piattsothebysrealty.com

10 foot ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors, and crown molding details are just a few of the stunning home’s features.

The foyer showcases even more of the home’s charm.

Built-ins like the fireplace and window seating/ storage space complete the master suite.

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The kitchen comes equipped with stainless steel appliances and beautiful, white cabinetry and granite countertops.

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CUSTOM-BUILT BEAUTY 80 Charleston Square, Sewickley —$1,290,000

For more information, contact Julie Guss of Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty at 412.726.6481. piattsothebysrealty.com

The beautiful blond wide-plank wood flooring and the double-story wall of windows allow this home to let in an abundance of natural light.

The sophisticated and open kitchen is complete with modern quartz counters and a grand center island. Cooking meals will be a breeze with professional stainless appliances including a fiveburner gas cooktop and convection wall oven.

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This five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom home sit on over six acres on a cul-de-sac street. The open floor plan adds to the allure of the residence, with a two-story great room that includes a floor-to-ceiling fireplace.

The private, master suite includes a double vanity with quartz counter, a large garden tub, a glass-enclosed separate shower, and a spacious walk-in closet. You can always see what is going on below from the open staircase and hallway bridge.

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ELEGANT RETREAT 443 Maple Lane, Edgeworth —$1,950,000

For more information, contact Linda Taylor of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services at 412.377.8114. howardhanna.com

This four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom home utilizes the latest construction and insulation materials along with quiet, radiant-floor heating throughout to provide a consistently peaceful interior.

Enjoy family meals in the scenic dining space. The stunning study with informal living space features beautiful woodwork and easy access to the backyard.

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High-ceilings and gorgeous craftsmanship greet you right at the front door of the home, which uses geothermal heating and cooling and 40 roof-top solar panels to minimize environmental impact.

The lovely kitchen includes a spacious island for casual dining.

The home’s open floor plan showcases its marvelous design. Stock your favorite wines in the temperature controlled wine cellar.

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For more information, contact Tina Reed of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty at 724.774.2222. ThePreferredRealty.com .

This ranch-style home features three-bedrooms, two-bathrooms and sits on over five acres of land.

The spacious living room invites nature indoors with its expansive window views.

The dining room showcases even more of the home’s gorgeous windows, cathedral ceilings, and hardwood floors.

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The master bath includes a tiled shower with bench seating, as well as granite and custom cabinets.

The glamorous master suite features more high-ceilings and plenty of storage space.

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Experience Downtown Pittsburgh living at its finest! Residence 1802 is a 2,084 squarefoot two-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium located in the heart of the city.

LUXURY LIVING IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN The Carlyle 400 Fourth Ave., No. 1802. Downtown —$575,000

For more information, contact Conrad Waite of Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty at 412.726.7414. piattsothebysrealty.com

The master suite includes large closets, a double vanity sink, standing shower, and soaking tub.

The spacious kitchen features a glazed, ivory Tuscan style cabinetry and 48” Blue Star gas range stove with pot filler.

The spacious living room includes plank hardwood flooring, custom lighting, a smart home entertainment system, and of course fantastic views. PHOTOGRAPHS FROM CONRAD WAITE

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The stunning lobby area greets you as you walk through the secured entry.

A DAZZLING DOWNTOWN RESIDENCE

*Images are renderings of property to be built

Lumière Condominiums 350 Oliver Ave., No. 802. Downtown —$1,499,000

For more information, contactBilly Lane of Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty at 412.471.4900. lumierepgh.com

With occupancy planned for late 2019, the residences at Lumière offer unparalleled amenities and customization options. Take your guests up to the private, 17th floor rooftop, equipped with an entertainment room inside, and shady peroglas and fire pits outside.

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SEWICKLEY HEIGHTS•52 Timberhill Drive•$7,750,000•Kathe Barge•412-741-2200 or 412-779-6060

Offering unparalleled privacy on 10+ wooded acres, yet very close to the charming Village of Sewickley, this extraordinary residence is brilliantly designed to blend with its natural surroundings, drawing the exquisite grounds into the home through expansive walls of glass. The exterior stonework continues throughout the interior, where it connects gleaming hardwood and French limestone floors with soaring, vaulted ceilings. A stunning pool and hot tub, a walled serpentine patio, a vegetable garden, and a campsite are among the amenities of this remarkable estate.

PETERS TOWNSHIP•221 Springdale Road•$3,499,999•Roberta Williams•724-941-8800 or 724-263-8283

This American Craftsman home employs natural materials such as stone and wood throughout, combining rich architectural detail with desirable modern amenities. Fitted with glazed Tuscan-style cabinetry, a 48-inch Blue Star gas range, a forged and hammered copper farmer’s sink, and a granite-topped island, the kitchen is supported by a chiseled-edge travertine stone floor.

SEVEN SPRINGS RESORT•312 Deer Ridge Lane•$799,000 Annette Ganassi•724-238-9099 or 412-551-7300

Move in by ski season! Beautifully remodeled and fully furnished, this four-bedroom home includes a main-level master suite.

OAKLAND•537 North Neville 2H•$899,900 Roz Neiman•412-361-4000 or 412-889-5488

Situated in The Metropolitan, a fabulous, full-service building, this expansive condominium offers a gourmet kitchen and a balcony.

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COLLIER TOWNSHIP• 149 Dorrington Road• $1,890,000 Patty Mauti Dwinga• 412-276-5000 or 412-287-5757

Sited on 2+ acres bordering Nevillewood Country Club with 3 additional acres available, this updated custom home offers 9,500+ SF with 10 bedrooms, including a luxurious new master suite on the main level.

OAKMONT•314 Eighth Street•$799,000 Susie Nicholas•412-963-6300 or 412-491-9004

This wonderful Georgian Italianate features intricate architectural detail, abundant natural light, and an updated kitchen with granite.

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Little River Inn Beautiful. It is the word everyone uses to describe this tremendously unique spot in North Coastal California. Set among the redwoods to the East and the Pacific Ocean to the West, be prepared to be awe-inspired with every mile, and be ready to know what it means to truly be able to count your blessings. Driving from Calistoga in Napa County gave the exhilarating benefit of navigating northern California’s terrain while traveling on two-lane roads. CA-128 winds through the region, through little villages, dark lanes, bright barren hills, redwoods that obscure the 100

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sunny day, and finally, after a long mountain climb, to the top of the ridge above Van Damme State Park cove. It is impossible to do this drive and not ignite a thirst for historical knowledge as to the brave people who at one time traversed this great land without the benefits of modern technology. What kind of person has the resilience to carve out a special place in this hugely gorgeous, and at one time, extremely remote part of the world billed as paradise to attract those seeking a life lived beyond bounds. Ole Hervilla, his wife, children, and grandchildren are those people. Astounding it is to stand in the foyer of the historic home built in the 1800s and gaze at the beautifully crafted curved staircase. One can instantly picture the children playing along it before the home was turned into the Little River Inn. Thankfully Ole developed interests in tennis, golf, and creating a perfect spot for a specialized spa, and restaurant. As for where the locals of Little River spend their evenings? It is at the Little River Inn’s bar and restaurant, appropriately named Ole’s Whale Watch Bar. After watching Arnold Palmer play, Ole chose to build what was then, and still is, the one and only coastal golf course in northern California, Ole contacted several course developers, each more costly than the next. In frustration with the layouts, Ole designed the spectacular 9-hole course himself. The decision was wise, as the cuts and grooves in the course’s fairways and greens make for breath-taking views at every turn! A perfect spot for weddings, reunions, and group/corporate meetings, the Mallory House was the spot for a romantic elopement during this visit. A couple who lived several hours away had taken the romantic drive to say their vows at Little River Inn’s historic home set yards away from the cliffs. Whales, seals, pelicans, and butterflies literally adorn the videos and pictures taken of the two lovebirds and seem surreal in their portrayal of what was actually happening. From their perch in the top floor of the 3-unit home, they watched the sun set, she in her embroidered wedding gown, he in his suit but without the jacket, holding champagne flutes, and toasting a new life. It was beautiful to witness. Just beautiful. Little River Inn, 7751 CA-1, Little River, CA. 707.937.5942. littleriverinn.com visit whirlmagazine.com for an exclusive video!

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The Inn at Newport Ranch How does one write a love letter to a ranch? The Inn at Newport Ranch inspires such thoughts from the very first turn through the large gates onto the rugged terrain where the Inn sits on the cliffs of the Pacific coastline near Fort Bragg. The land here is vast, with more life teeming through it than one can possibly imagine. From the fish and seals evading the predatory birds, to the blacktailed deer running past the newborn calf nursing with its mother in the redwood forest, the beauty of paradise melds with the possibilities of nature. Owner and ranch founder Will Jackson had a creative vision from the very first time he laid eyes on the 2,000-acre cattle ranch. A brilliant financier who had mastered global success, Will was able to recognize the potential of this land, which he says, “cost less than one acre back East.” Ramshackle quickly became classically restored within the Inn and the additional buildings. With loving care and witty intellect, Will filled the spaces with handchosen artifacts that beg for explanation of their origins, fine bedding that provides for serious slumber, and staff services at the very top of the scale. Besides being filled with books and music, and smelling redolent of logburning fireplaces, (more on those later), the Inn’s atmosphere brings a desire to return with the entire extended family, to fill it up with laughter, great conversation, and amazing food. The property’s postage102

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stamp footprint is intentional, to encourage a oneness with nature that is so grand, so opulent, and so magnificent, the lyrics from “This Land is Your Land,” tumble in the background of one’s thoughts. The quality of the ranch makes it intellectually stimulating and remarkably memorable. It is a working cattle ranch, and was birthing time during the visit, so little babies ran alongside their mothers on the mountainous slopes. To see their tracks later on an ATV ride that ranks among lifetime bests, was astounding because of the heights that they climbed. To find these large, casual-postured cows in the redwood valleys near the end of the ATV ride was even more surprising. Perhaps they were being led by the fairies that the locals say live among the huge, ancient trees in the forest, or maybe they were admiring the benches and rock arrangements made by Will himself. During the visit, Will’s eldest daughter, Annie, explained the ranch’s history, and the family’s passion for it. One of the most dramatic settings is that of Annie’s bench, a favorite of Will’s, and certainly of Annie herself! The priority of the staff is to make everyone cared for, and feel at home. The food is incredible so there is no reason to leave the ranch. With gorgeous stone fireplaces crafted by Will in arrangements that encourage sitting in the fireplace itself or on the rocks that comprise the side of it, conversations with the owners, staff, and other guests are easy and fun. Catching a glimpse at Will having one such talk with a guest while sitting in the dining room’s fireplace sipping a glass of wine, it was immediately apparent that this was his vision for the Inn at Newport Ranch all those years ago when he first traversed the nation to resettle here; to celebrate and honor the historic pioneer spirit and live on the edge with elegance. The Inn at Newport Ranch, 31502 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA. 707.962.4818. theinnatnewportranch.com Will & Carolyn Jackson

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ABSOLUTELY FAVORITE SPOT ? The 6-person hot tub on the roof of the Inn. The water is so pure it permeates the membranes of the body’s cells, or so it seems! In the evening, with the majestic redwoods standing watch over the sea, and the waves crashing onto the cliffs below, the galaxies present themselves unabashedly. With no need to be covered in bright city lights, the stars give off every bit of their heavenly light, revealing constellations in ways that are typically only witnessed from a wilderness vantage point.

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WHIRL WEDDINGS Local couples share their love stories with us. BY MATTHEW HACKE

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“It was so special to have the Sabre arch after our ceremony because it’s special to military couples,” says Casey. “It was my first taste of being an official military spouse and it felt like a fairytale.”

The couple shared their first dance to “Come Fly With Me” by Frank Sinatra.

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The couple wanted to capture the beautiful fall day, so they took their pictures at Mellon Park in Shadyside.

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“ With both of us being born and raised in Pittsburgh, it was an honor to be married at Heinz Chapel, a place with such rich, Pittsburgh history,” — Casey

“Dan and I met when we were kids playing in the same neighborhood,” says Casey. “Through the years we kept in touch and reconnected when I invited him to a friends wedding as my date, and the rest is history!”

“Dan is an F-35 pilot, so I had custom F-35 cuff links made, says Casey. “His Steeler themed sleeves were custom-made as well. It is a fighter pilot tradition called ‘party sleeves’ that they sport under their ‘Blues’ to reveal when they take their jacket off and no longer need to follow uniform protocol.”

Cutting the cake with a Sabre is also special to military couples.

Accommodations: Omni William Penn Hotel; The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh / Bride’s Gown: Anne Gregory for the Bride / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Weddington Way / Cake and Caterer: Opening Night Caterers / Ceremony: Heinz Memorial Chapel / Decorations and Linens: Linen Hero / DJ: Eric Schiemer of Schiemer Entertainment / Favors and Vendor: Pittsburgh Cookie Table / Florist: Fragile Paradise Florist / Hair and Makeup: Lee Ann Boersma of AtHome Beauty / Lighting: EF Lighting / Photographer: Ben Adams of Style & Story Creative / Planner: Shayne Elizabeth of Soiree by Souleret / Reception: The Pennsylvanian / Rehearsal Dinner: Penn Society / Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental / Stationery: Minted / Tuxedos: Air Force Dress Blues (The Uniforms of the United States Air Force); Men’s Wearhouse WH I R LM A G A Z I N E . C O M / W H IRL

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The couple’s photos were taken in Way Park in Sewickley, a town the two are happy to call home.

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The couple danced to John Legend’s “All of Me” as their first dance song.

Elke and Steve met in College their freshman year, and dated for seven years before officially tying the knot.

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our families come together from different cities and countries to celebrate in such a beautiful location made it all worth it. I truly feltlike a princess on my wedding day, and it will forever hold a place in my heart ” — Elke

“I knew the moment I saw the iconic staircase at the Renaissance Hotel Pittsburgh that it would be the perfect venue for my wedding,” Elke exclaims.

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“We decided pretty quickly that we wanted to be married on a different date than our reception,” says Missy. “We were married with just immediate family and a few friends at the Allegheny County Courthouse and then had our reception exactly a month later.”

“We did not have a bridal party, but we asked my sister to be the matron of honor and Tim’s brother to be best man,” Missy says.

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Missy & Tim met as 4th graders in the same class at Brookline Elementary, but it took 20 years for them to go on their first date, and another 5 for them to get married. “We even displayed a photo of us dancing at my 10th birthday party at the wedding,” exclaims Missy of their history. PHOTOGRAPHS FROM CHRISTINA MONTEMURRO


“ Being married already really took the pressure off on our reception day and allowed us to truly enjoy ourselves and our guests.” — Missy The couple loves to travel and wanted to incorporate that into their wedding, so they bought globes for their centerpieces, maps for the place card table, and an atlas for their guestbook.

“The Wintergarden at PPG Place was always our first venue choice because we loved the glass, the light, the space, and the fact that since the room was so beautiful, we wouldn’t need to decorate too much,” says Missy.

Accommodations: Fairmont Pittsburgh / Band: Velveeta / Bride’s Gown: Wtoo by Watters and Anne Barge from Anne Gregory for the Bride / Caterer: big Burrito Restaurant Group / Ceremony: Grand Staircase at Allegheny County Courthouse / Cake: Castle Shannon SHOP ‘n SAVE Bakery / Decorations and Linens: Mosaic; World Market / Favors and Vendor: Pittsburgh Cookie Table Florist: Alison McGeary Florist; The Botanical Emporium Florist & Greenhouse / Hair and Makeup: Caruso Hair & Esthetics; Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar / Jewelry: Hernon Jewelers; Jared; Macy’s / Photographer: Christina Montemurro / Reception: Wintergarden at PPG Place / Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental / Stationery: Minted; Carlson Craft / Tuxedos: DKNY WH I R LM A G A Z I N E . C O M / W H IRL

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Pittsburgh Tragedy TEXT: CHRISTINE MCMAHON TUMPSON

The neighborhood of Squirrel Hill is a magical one where people of all faiths live in beautiful harmony. It is renowned world wide as a special haven for those living their lives devoted to the Jewish lifestyle. Friends, families, and strangers routinely stand side-by-side on the streets of Squirrel Hill, recognizing and acknowledging one another with immense respect. The tragedy at Tree of Life took the neighborhood into our consciousness at levels we have never seen here in the City of Pittsburgh. The pain and grief sliced through our hearts and brought us to our knees. People everywhere found connections to those brutally murdered and in their despair found ways to express their feelings. In front of the huge memorial at the synagogue, flowers, signs, and letters demonstrate the emotions of devastation. Pittsburgh native Benjy Grinberg and his wife, Ellen, came back to Squirrel Hill from California to be supportive to friends and family here. As Benjy stood in front of the Tree of Life memorial, a person near him said, “Can you believe all of this hate?” To which Benjy replied, “Can you believe all of this love?” We are Stronger Together and we are Pittsburgh Strong! PLEASE DONATE AT: JEWISHPGH.ORG

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