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…

Maybe it’s Maybelline (Influenster Goodies)

I have no idea what I was doing while other girls were learning makeup but I didn’t get that skill. Instead I think I was playing flag football with my brothers (losing most likely) but enjoying my childhood. It’s only fair though because I can’t be great at everything. But I do enjoy trying it…

28: Bites of Wisdom

      Never apologize for who you are or what you feel especially if you’re okay with it. Don’t break yourself bending over backwards to help everyone. Don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself because life is short and you’re going to need that laugh. With confidence, anything is possible just be certain you…

Is Courting Still a Thing? 

Crazy thing: Before online dating there was blind dating that took effort and a bit of courtship. Does courting still exist?  There’s no way sliding in someone’s inbox and asking them to meet at your house works. Just because communication got easier doesn’t mean women have.  My first boyfriend asked me out in front of…

Flexin My Complexion

FAQs About My Melanin Yes, I have dark skin. No, I’m not from down south. Yes, I tan but it’s more of a summer glow No, I’ve never been to Africa Yes, I’ve always been this dark No, I don’t want to change it Yes, my peers picked on me for it as kids No,…

& Happy Mon(Daè) 012

Happy Monday and first day of Spring. It’s crazy we had spring in February and winter in March. Winter is definitely not leaving like a lamb. Next month’s shenanigans include me buying my Cedar Point Season Pass and a 90’s Bar Crawl (The 90’s were all that & after last year’s shenanigans my tickets are…