Happy Mon(Daé) 014

Happy Mon(Daè)! I can’t believe we’re more than halfway finished with 2017! It feels like we’ve been in the twilight zone or something but life goes on. I recently took a weekend getaway and it left me really motivated and refreshed. I’ve been doing my freelance graphic designing and picked up another freelance writing client….

412 Fresh: Alla Famiglia

The only thing that I enjoy more than eating yummy food is taking photos of said food with my Samsung Galaxy S8. There’s even a food mode built into the camera. I of course didn’t use it when capturing these flowers but did use it when I snapped this photo of Alla Famiglia’s tiramisu. Turns…

26 Shades of ColourPop Lippies

Growing up as the only girl I was never that into makeup but the older I got the more my obsession with lip-gloss and lipstick grew. I knew I had a problem when I found this awesome lipstick holder on Amazon and within a few weeks it was full.  Instagram introduced me to ColourPop and…

412 Fresh: 4 Favorite Tacos in the 412

As far as I’m concerned Taco Tuesday is every day in the Burgh. There’s so many taco spots popping up in Pittsburgh that it would be a disservice to your taste buds to only eat tacos on Tuesdays. For research purposes (of course) I’ve checked out quite a few taco spots and some of my…

The 100 Season 4 Finale is Completely Insane

(warning: spoilers)  Did the world end on the season finale of The 100? For Clarke Griffin it kind of sorta did. Summertime is almost here and season finales makes this difficult to deal with. CW’s The 100 is most definitely in my top 3 favorite shows. I’ve read the books and watched seasons of the…

412 Fresh: Pizza Fest is Coming

Americans buy more than three billion pizzas a year. It would be an understatement to say that Americans love their pizza. I am one of those Americans. Pittsburgh is no exception the pizza frenzy. I’m pretty sure we all consume so much pizza that it could be its own food group. June 3rd from 12-6…

Dancing with Strangers: Thrival Fest 2016

  The Chainsmokers are everywhere and September of 2016 they were here in Pittsburgh rocking Thrival Festival at Swissvale’s (how it’s under the Rankin Bridge & in Swissvale I’ll never understand) Carrie Furnace. It’s such a beautiful venue and is the perfect mix of industrial and serene. Every spot is a good spot when it…

Happy Mon(Daè) 013

To say I’ve been embracing my  inner free spirit would be the understatement of the century as I’ve always been one to follow wherever my soul takes me. My mom is super encouraging as she’s always telling me that the worst thing that can happen is you get a no and as Jojo says best, I’ve heard…

The S8 Experience 

At first glance the Samsung Galaxy S8 looks and feels exactly like the S7 (without the buttons). It’s been a few weeks since I used my Jump! Plan at T-mobile and traded up and I must say I’m impressed. Samsung has outdone themselves with this one!  Sure,  not having buttons took some time getting used to…

On: Failure

We speak of failure as if it’s a disease. We need to talk about it though.  Broadcast our failures so we can learn from each other’s mistakes. Instead we prance around only sharing our highlight reels. No bloopers, stirring up envy in our frenemies because we’re afraid to admit we’re flawed and we choose to give ourselves…

412 Fresh: Wigle Whiskey Sets up Shop Downtown

When I think of whiskey I think of an old fashioned and when I think of old fashioneds I think of old men. That was before attending Wigle Whiskey’s tap room opening at the Omni William Penn Hotel. The opening had live music, whiskey samplings, a build your own old fashion bar, hors d’oeuvres, and…

412 Fresh: Istanbul Sofra

I like to write and I also call myself eating my way through Pittsburgh. So it was a no brainer decision to leave trail of Yelp reviews behind me. I had no idea people even read my reviews until I was invited to be a Yelp Elite. Yelp Elite is a group of Yelpers who…