Why Stay at a Hotel When You Can Rent a House

When vacationing in a group choosing between staying in a hotel or house is a no brainer. The house rental always wins and me and my friends we love Airbnb and Homeaway (They’re like the same thing but different brands and perks). They’re perfect for group travel. Instead of everyone getting their own hotel rooms,…

How the Next Suicide Squad Can Do Better

As far as critics were concerned, Suicide Squad was dead on arrival. The fans obviously liked it as it grossed millions of dollars. Sure, it wasn’t the greatest movie of 2016 but as I sit back and watch the movie for the umpteenth time more than a year later and I realize that the movie…

Happy Mon(Daé) 19

  Mon(Daè) Motivation “If it costs you your peace, it’s too expensive.” That’s my motto all 2018! I’m not sure what cruise and beach that I took this photo but it definitely is giving me vacation vibes. ✌🏾 I’m Rockin’ Rue21 got me through college and I must say I still rock some things from Rue…

Bright: The Sequel Will Be Brighter

Eleven million people tuned into Netflix’s Bright starring Will Smith and fans either liked it or loathed it. Either way it doesn’t matter because it was slated for a sequel before it even hit your queue. Although it was the highest budgeted film in Netflix history, many people hated the movie because it was a…

412 Fresh: Pittsburgh Restaurant Week is Coming

Pittsburgh Winter Restaurant Week is coming and it’s basically like a sale at your favorite restaurants. From January 15th-21st.  At first it may seem like no big deal but Pittsburgh Restaurant Week winter or summer is entirely a big deal to foodies who want to ball on a budget. Who doesn’t like good food for…

412 Fresh: Best Drinks of 2017

2017 was full of moments that made you want to celebrate and others not so much. Good food is always awesome but let’s not forget the co-star of some of these delicious meals. Here are a few cocktails worth toasting to whatever the occasion may be. Pirata Pittsburgh’s Jenny’s Tea Cup Pirata is known for…

412 Fresh: The Best Bites of 2017

2017 had awesome moments and very delicious treats.  As someone that is eating my way through Pittsburgh (and elsewhere) I had to reflect on the best flavors 2017 brought with it. I tried and hated brussel sprouts for the first time and I absolutely devoured lots of churros this year. Emilianos‘ Churro Inception Every time…

7 Life Lessons from 2017

If 2017 was a drinking game a lot of us would be beyond drunk. As an optimist I’m obligated to find the bright spots and the moments of celebration from 2017. Last year I made a list of things not to bring into 2017. This year I took a different approach and hope to bring…

Let’s Cancel Cuffing Season

I am in no way proposing such a thing because I’m single. After my last (almost decade long on/off) relationship I’ve been happily dating myself (it’s less stressful by far). Back when that relationship started, unlimited texting was expensive and selfies weren’t even selfies yet. Talking was pretty much the only thing we used phones…

Happy Mon(Daé) 018

Motivation Shameless is drama but there’s some truth hurts moments (a lot). This holiday season it’s great to give but don’t forget about yourself.  You are one of your biggest investments as you’re irreplaceable. I’m Rockin’ Shirt by Rainbow, Awesome Thigh High Boots by GoJane   Skirt by GoJane and blazer by Rainbow Shops 412 Fresh…

LeMont Pittsburgh: Dinner with a View

LeMont has always been on my list of Pittsburgh restaurants to try but I had been putting it off for fear that it was too fancy, expensive, and parking would be a headache. A recent Yelp event proved two of those three things wrong (the decor is fancy and I absolutely love it). LeMont has…

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…