412 Faces: Chef Dee is Hungry for Success

Occupation: Chef (Creator of Plates Catering) The best recent meal I’ve had: Quarter pound rib-eye steak with grilled veggies from Gaucho Go to impressive dish: If it’s causal: Fried chicken and home fries If it’s fancier: homemade Alfredo with the works Pittsburgh is great because… it’s creativity but people also need to get out of…

412 Fresh: Superior Motors

Superior Motors taught me a valuable lesson. Never write a restaurant review the same day as your visit because great food and experiences stay fresh in your mind forever. My summer Yelp review was written hours after my visit to Superior Motors  and now that I’ve had time to marinate what better time than ever…

Happy Mon(Daé) 017

We all know why there’s no such thing as a Monday Funday trend because Mondays are hard! Life is all about perspective and Monday is the start of a new week with new opportunities. I’m not saying Monday is the new Friday by any means but they don’t have to be the enemy. 412 Fresh…

Style & Glam Hosts Model Competitions

Some people discover a void in Pittsburgh’s cultural scene and move elsewhere in search of that thing. Jamyce Patterson is not that person. She saw a disconnect in Pittsburgh’s model and fashion scene and in the spirit of not thinking small Style & Glam Pittsburgh was born. She’s hosted shows and molded models through her…

412 Faces: Jazz Garcelle

Aspiration: Full-Time Singer/Model/Actress Dream Music Festival Lineup: Jessie J, Christina Aguilera, MIA Favorite 412 Place: The Point If I were trapped on an island and could only have three things they would be: case of drinkable water, music player and hair products It wouldn’t surprise me if Jazz Garcelle’s first words were actually notes to…

412 Fresh: Happy Hauntings at Kennywood

Kennywood is open! Yes, your pants are fine and no your eyes don’t deceive you. Drive by Kennywood any Saturday or Sunday afternoon (between 12pm-4pm) and you’ll notice  Kiddieland crawling with activities fit for tiny ghouls and goblins. Kids that are too young for Phantom Fright Nights are welcome to dress up in costume and…

Ghosting is Haunting the Dating Scene

Ghosting – Going silent instead of rejecting and or effectively communicating with a romantic partner. Imagine if the screen wasn’t involved in the situation and you were at a bar with a person and mid conversation they just walked away. It wouldn’t be okay and technology has kind of desensitized us to feelings being attached…

412 Fresh: Family Friendly Halloween Activities

Some people outgrow their need for creativity and childlike curiosity and others become creatives. Sometimes I forget how much fun Halloween is for children. When I need to feed my inner child I find one of my many nieces and nephews and my best friend’s children. Family fun is always a good time. My greatest…

Thrival Festival Came Alive in Year Number 5

In its past life The Carrie Furnace produced tons of iron per day but last weekend the now defunct historical landmark produced nothing but festival memories. Thrival Festival hosted its annual music festival at a caliber that most festivals take decades to get to. With the Monongahela River and the remaining remnants of The Carrie…

& Too Much

I’m a dark skin woman who loves rap, EDM, pop, and country music. Growing up my peers told me I was too dark and I talk “too white” I actually had someone ask, “Why do you talk like that,” and an older lady told me that she didn’t know dark people resided up north. “Are your…

Happy Mon(Daé) 016

October is finally here and that means Halloween is coming! Although I prefer warm weather, Halloween makes fall worth it.  Last year I was on a cruise in the middle of the ocean, this year won’t be as big but I’ll definitely be in costume enjoying Pittsburgh with great friends. 🙂 I’m Rockin’ Previously I…

Press Pause: Shows That Ended Too Early

Ask any True blood fan and they’ll agree that it ended two seasons later than necessary.  Not all shows are given the luxury of drawn out story lines (*cough* Lost). Some don’t even get a second season.  With the official arrival of fall I’ve realized new shows are coming and some are to never return….