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…

Discover: Randyland Pittsburgh

Hosting relatives from out of town is a sure-fire way to get reacquainted with the hidden gems within your city. A local gem in the North Side of Pittsburgh.

Gearing up your Outdoor Space for Fall

Hints of autumn are riding in the soft breeze and the lingering sunbeams. The air is somehow new, fresh for the beginning of a new day. This transition time is enchanted, and laced with anticipation.  My heart swoons at the thought of crimson horizons speckled with tangerine and gold.  The leaves are beginning to curl…

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…