Autumn DIY: Ultra Healing Whipped Body Butter

As much of a treat as fall can be, it’s also a major period of transition for your skin. The best way to hang onto that glow, is to lock it in now.  Apply a layer of body butter after each and every shower and let it work it’s magic. Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil restore the…

Getaway: Cottage Weekend with the Crew

For the entirety of my youth I spent my summers at a quaint lake in the countryside of PA.  I would lie on the dock and day dream of what was transpiring back in the city, what fun my friends were getting into.  My family saw our time at the lake as a sacred time…

Southern Fried Green Tomatoes with Peach Jalapeño Salad

For the first time in years, My man & I found ourselves bound to the north in the heat of July.  Traditionally, we travel to Georgia, but had opted cooler trip in early May. It was glorious, but, now July was missing that southern spark.    I was daydreaming of peach pie, pimento cheese &…

Annual Overnight Trip to Moraine State Park

Each fall I make it a point to escape the city and head North.   Just 40 minutes outside of the City of Pittsburgh, you’ll find McConnells Mill State Park, in Portersville Pa.  A favorite place to nestle in amongst stunning gorges and sky-high ravines. Every trip my man & I take, we learn more about…

Tuesday: Jazz Playlist

Going to the Three River’s Arts Fest tonight to see Michael Kiwanuka tonight (!!)  & I made a playlist of all of my favorite blues songs.

Dinner Date: The Florence

My Man and I made a reservation at this incredible spot weeks before we even planned to be south-bound,  anticipation got the best of us.  We read off the menu items to each other, practically shouting when we stumbled upon something that sounded delectable. Weeks later, When we finally made it to Savannah, we checked into…

Stay: Victorian estate   in Starland, Savannah

My man & I spent a few busy days in Savannah, and amid all of the hustle & bustle, this space gave us a home.  A home, to have quiet, unexpected moments of peace, like…  drinking our morning coffee– nestled together in the hammock on the front porch…. Late at night after a boozy dinner, coming home to…

Round Corner Cantina in Lawrenceville

As soon as summer hits in Pittsburgh, a pitstop at Round Corner Cantina is in order. Sunday’s are a day that I like to leave unplanned.  On this particularly sunny afternoon, My man and I set off down the main drag in Lawrenceville to explore, more importantly, to eat.  We blazed through the blocks of butler street growing hungrier with…

DCIEM Skincare: The Ordinary

   The High-Spreadability Primer is a fast favorite of mine.   One day I started with a primer base & My makeup lasted from an early-morning work day that flowed into last call.  No settling or shifting– It’s a godsend. Some mornings after braving the brittle cold of this northern city, I run my fingers…

Greenhouse Season

All of my top spots for gettin’ greenery in the ‘burgh.  McTighe’s Garden Center   Hahn Nursery Garden Center & Greenhouses    Cavacini Landscaping & Garden Center Best Feeds Garden Center   Trader Jack’s Flea Market    L.M.S. Greenhouse & Nursery   Flourishing Season is here.  Just this past weekend, My man & I took…

Stay: The Suburbs of Charlotte

En route from Pittsburgh to Savannah.  A drive that takes about 1 solid day on the road, takes my man & I roughly 3.  We’ve been making this trek our entire lives, and making it together… for 7 (amazing) years.   We have found so many scenic stopping points, antique shops & eateries, that we’ve…