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East Liberty’s GO EAST Holiday Promotion

7 Dec

East Liberty is like a hidden gem in Pittsburgh, the City of Neighborhoods.

This weekend, East Liberty businesses invite you to a special Go East Holiday Promotion!

Check out the happenings, below:

 

Go East this season and make the holidays brighter with exclusive discounts from East End shops and restaurants!

Just text GOEAST to 76274 to join. You’ll get a reply welcoming you to Go East. Show the text at any Go East partner location to redeem the discounts. You’ll also be entered win free swag from the Pittsburgh Glass Center, KST, & the Union Project!

Redeem Special offers by showing your “Welcome 2 Go East” text message. Raffle winners will be chosen via text message at 3 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011.

Go East Partners, Prizes & Discounts:

• Abay Ethiopian Cuisine | 130 South Highland Ave
10% discount for all Go East participants

• Kazanda’s Café |5943 Penn Ave
$1.00 off all sandwiches or one free small coffee with a sandwich order for all Go East participants

• Kelly Strayhorn Theater | 5941 Penn Ave
Raffle Prizes: 1 Dance Card good for eight classes at Dance Alloy Theater; 2 tickets to the Gene Stovall Holiday Concert; 1 Membership to the Kelly Strayhorn Theater (3 winners total)

• Panaché Boutique | 6008 Penn Circle South
10% discount for all Go East participants

• Pittsburgh Glass Center | 5472 Penn Ave
Raffle Prizes: Gift Certificates for workshops and a fused-glass magnet (3 winners total)

• Tana Ethiopian Cuisine | 5929 Baum Blvd
10% off Dinner Menu for all Go East participants (excludes drinks)

• Shadow Lounge/AVA | 5972 Baum Blvd. @ Highland
Raffle Prize: Passes for free admission to Shadow Lounge/AVA on selected nights (3 winners total)

• Union Project | 801 North Negley Ave
Raffle Prize: Ceramic artpiece

• Vanilla Pastry Studio | 6014 Penn Circle South
Raffle Prize: $25 gift certificate

• Zeke’s Coffee | 6012 Penn Ave
Special discounts on coffee by the pound or get 1 Free cup of coffee – open to all Go East participants
Raffle Prize: Coffee Gift Bag

Pittsburgh 40 Under 40 Event at the Rivers Ballroom

7 Nov

Friday night boasted some of Pittsburgh’s young emerging leaders, forward-thinkers, do-gooders, and trendsetters at the 40 Under 40 Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Party held at the Rivers Casino Grand Ballroom in downtown Pittsburgh.

A full list of winners can be seen, here.

Photos from this swanky event, courtesy of WPXI See and Be Seen and also Ray Miles Photography, can be viewed by clicking here and here, respectively.

Enjoy!

From Real Housewives of New Jersey to Pittsburgh: Teresa Giudice is Coming to Mt. Lebanon to ‘Knock Out Cancer’

26 Oct

Reality TV star and best-selling author Teresa Giudice, of Real Housewives of New Jersey fame, will be in Pittsburgh on November 13th, 2011.

Giudice is a flashy, albeit polarizing Jersey gal who, love her or hate her, will be at the Galleria in Mt. Lebanon for an exclusive “Knock out Cancer” fundraising event.

Teresa is teaming up with 96.1 KISS fm and 3WS for this evening that includes shopping, dining, and drinking, all to raise money for local cancer research organizations.

Tickets range from $50-$100. For $75, you get a signed copy of Teresa’s cookbook, and for $100, you can get a VIP Meet and Greet with Ms. Giudice herself.

According to the website, “The evening will be filled with music from a live band, jazz music and a DJ and Chinese and silent auctions.”

Some tickets are still available for purchase and you can buy them, here.  To learn more about Teresa, you can check out her website here and her Bravo network blog, here.

Actor Joe Manganiello Makes Pittsburgh Appearance

13 Sep

On Saturday, I had the chance to meet actor Joe Manganiello (from True Blood) at the swanky Savoy restaurant in the Strip. Manganiello, a huge Steelers fan and acclaimed actor, was in town for a charity event at Children’s Hospital.

Below is a photo of him and me at Savoy — too bad it is so blurry!

True Blood Actor Joe Manganiello at Pittsburgh’s Savoy this SATURDAY!

8 Sep

How many of you ‘Burghers are ‘True Blood’ fans? (How could you NOT be, is a better question!) Join actor/resident hottie Joe Manganiello (who plays werewolf Alcide on the hit show) at SAVOY Restaurant & Lounge this SATURDAY September 10th, at 7pm.

Glitzburgh is thrilled that Joe is stopping by to try SAVOY’s (delish!) Award-Winning menu!

Manganiello – a Steelers fan –  hails from Pittsburgh. Last night, he was involved in an event with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh — one time of many that he’s supported his hometown. He graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School and then went on to Carnegie Mellon University. While he’s most known at present for his critically-praised role as Alcide Herveaux on HBO’s ‘True Blood’ series, he also played Flash in the Spiderman movies, and had recurring TV roles on hit shows such as How I Met Your Mother and One Tree Hill.

So, swing by, have a Maniac Martini, and try Chef Kevin’s amazing appetizers! Hope to see you there. Check back Monday when we have all the scoop from the event!

~~ Ashley Boynes-Shuck (this original post can be seen on the Maniac Magazine “Maniac Exchange” blog, here.)

The MANIAC Wine on White Party

8 Jul

MANIAC Magazine & Southside Works Presents The Wine on White Party. You are invited to join MANIAC at the Wine Loft on the grounds of SouthSide Works on Thursday, July 14th, 7pm-11pm for a chic, sexy, all-white party!

Come  dressed to impress in your fashionable whites, and enjoy the newest issue of MANIAC Magazine, 6 specialty world-class wine tastings, appetizers, deserts, music and more!

Tickets will be available online or at the door and are $50. Don’t forget to come dressed in white, and remember that you must be 21 to attend.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.maniacexchange.com

REFLECT Apparel L.A. Affair Summer Fashion Show – Coming Soon!

8 Jul

Saturday, July 6th, 2011, join REFLECT Apparel at Diesel Club Lounge for their “L.A. Affair” Summer Fashion Show. Produced by the DYOB Group, this Fashion Show is one not to miss!! With fashions by Reflect Boutique, hair and makeup by Philip Pelusi, Geno Levi Salon, and Danis Hair Loft, and music by DJ Tweak and Choze, this is one event not to miss!

Held at Diesel Club Lounge, the event is open to all ages, and is $5 at the door. The doors open at 6:30, with the fashion show beginning at 7:30. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Bracco Education Trust.

Front Row Monthly will be in attendance; additionally, Everything Pittsburgh, What’s Clicking, and Wedding Clickers will be on hand, distributing vouchers, and in addition to the awesome fashions, you’ll be treated to seeing jewelry from Stella & Dot and Simply Chic.

Dress to impress, and see you there!

 

The Play Date Gala – Having Fun for a Good Cause

10 May
On Friday, May 6th, 2011, a benefit was held at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Since the invitation said, “playful cocktail attire,” I knew I had to attend!

The event didn’t disappoint. It was a perfect mix of elegant meets “FUN” with fearless fashions, an acapella group, dancers, fun centerpieces, awesome live and silent auction items….and even a flash mob!

VIPs such as Pittsburgh Steeler Charlie Batch and more enjoyed an evening of good food catered by famed chef Bob Sendall, great music, and lots of laughs – all for a great cause. Dance troupe, “Bodyography” provided a wow factor with their routines, while Pittsburgh’s only all-vocal band, “Double Shot” impressed with their collection of tunes ranging from Maroon 5 to the Brian Setzer Orchestra and beyond.

It was a swanky crowd, in a unique venue – and the vibe was perfect for the cause being supported, whose mission was, “Joy. Creativity, and Curiousity.”

Co-chairs of the event were Heather McBrier and Susan Baierl, and sponsors included Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shiled, Mascaro Construction, Schneider Downs, 77 Kids by American Eagle, Baierl Automotive, Children’s Hospital, Deloitte & Touche, Duquesne Light, KDKA, Pascale Communications, and many more. The Great Friend of Children Award was presented to Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield for their commitment to children, as guests looked on while dining on an exquisite menu which included vegetarian chilli, honey glazed roasted ballontine chicken with leeks, apricots, pistachios & a demi glaze, Chinese boxed salad, and citrus-scented brown rice, followed by a palette of delectable desserts.

The evening’s biggest delight was not the fabulous decor or the oh-so-tasty food, but rather, the flash mob that surprised the crowd, dancing in sync to PINK’s hit, “Raise Your Glass.”

Touted as, “the ultimate play-date for grown-ups” this event surely didn’t disappoint. Check out some photos below, courtesy of photographer Matthew Shuck.

Bodyology Dancers

Silent Auction Items
Silent Auction Items
Ashley Boynes & Allison Potter
Ashley Boynes & Allison Potter
Double Shot singers
Double Shot singers
Latasha Wilson-Batch, Charlie Batch, Lisa Simakas, Greg Simakas
Latasha Wilson-Batch, Charlie Batch, Lisa Simakas, Greg Simakas
Centerpieces
Centerpieces
Carleen Papa and Maria Caruso
Carleen Papa and Maria Caruso

Tree Climbing Competition Comes to Pittsburgh – AND: Learn about Renew Growing Greener!

4 May

Interesting event!


The Penn-Del Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) hosts the Western Tree Climbing Championship in Pittsburgh, on May 7th, at the Allegheny Cemetary.

Beginning at 8am, 25 of the region’s best male & female arborists will take to the limbs in hopes of competing for the state title, granting them a chance to climb against other champions from around the world in Sydney, Australia!

You can learn more at www.treepittsburgh.org

ALSO: are YOU interested in “going green?”  Are you eco-friendly? A tree hugger? All about the environment and conservation? We all know how important our environment is – the earth’s resources aren’t infinite. “Going green” is more than just a buzzword or trend. Being eco-friendly should be second nature to us all! Follow the Renew Growing Greener Coalition on Twitter @RenewGG as they charter the way for renewing our earth & improving conservation efforts!  … and “like” them on Facebook, here!

And, we’re back! An Octoberly Summary…Pittsburgh Fashion Week, MWSA Conference, PA Governor’s Conference for Women…and Antoine Dodson?

15 Nov

Glitzburgh apologizes for the long hiatus but…I’m back!

I’d like to sum up a couple of October’s events before pressing on with new blog posts from here on out.

First off – Fashion Week. Yes, yes – you heard and saw some of it but I unfortunately only posted on half of the week’s events. So sorry! I must say that  it was a wonderful event and I can’t wait to see many more Pittsburgh Fashion Weeks to come in the future. The Lana Neumeyer event provided a tropical and exotic boast to the week’s events – it was rife with fun and flavor, Crazy Hot Clothes definitely came to impress, Laurie B. Allen and Katie Wolfrum brought the pretty and the chic, Brian David had some to-die-for looks (including an asymmetrical white fedora that I was absolutely wild about!) … and what gal doesn’t love Pandora? Granted, I missed the Sunday luncheon (I love fashion but not enough to miss a Steelers game) and also the eyewear trunk show and the Susan B. Komen benefit show, but what I saw of Pittsburgh Fashion Week was awesome. The models on Saturday were especially impressive, many of which were brought to Pittsburgh via Brandon Campbell and Little Rock Fashion Week – and Kristen Varoli of Contempo Artistries did an amazing job of styling hair and makeup for many of the shows.

the Brian David show - I want this hat!

Pittsburgh Fashion Week

Glitzburgh @ Fashion Week

Won this fab Sabika necklace at PFW - yay!

Also brought to us the first week of October here in Pittsburgh was the Military Writers’ Society of America Annual Conference, held at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Place. The MWSA is an association of 800+ authors, poets, and artists focused on the military. Whether veterans, active duty military, military families/spouses, or writers who just have an affinity for the military, they’ve all chosen to honor our military through their art and their writings. The conference featured an array of guest speakers, workshops, and more, dedicated to networking and skill building. (I spoke on the social media panel – see more, here.)  It was an honor and privilege to meet the unique and diverse group of men and women of all ages who comprise this admirable group.

 

October also brought to us the Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference for Women. (“Glitzburgh” was featured in the official program under, “social media street team” – FYI!)

The PA Governor’s Conference for Women featured the likes of Judge Marjorie Rendell, Sally Wiggin, Dr. Mae Jemison, Kelly Corrigan, Tory Johnson, Jessica Herrin, Sheryl WuDunn, Katherine Center, Nikki Johnson-Huston, Leigh Hurst, and more. Some takeaways from the event? Be empowered. Be confident. Don’t give up on dreams. Make the most of your life. We have infinite possibilities, as women. We must take care of ourselves before we can care for others. Be RESILIENT! Network. Be intuitive. Be you!

There were some moments that were SO quotable, I can’t help but share. After all, this was a TRULY inspiring event.

Some gems:

Sally Wiggin said, “The only way to make the most of this precious life is to discover what you want, and go get it.” Author Katherine Center of “Get Lucky” said, “We draw wisdom from stories, and we draw resilience from wisdom” also stating that, “there is no tenderness without bravery.”

Dr. Mae Jemison – the first-ever woman of color to go into space – said, “Time is limited but has INFINITE possibilities….It’s what you DO with that time that matters.” She also said that most people are either “intuitive” or “analytical” but some (like herself, and, like myself!) are BOTH. Like myself, she believes that arts and sciences are not opposites, and that creativity comes from our attempts to understand and express ourselves. Said Jemison, “A choice is not something that people give us – it is something that NO ONE can take away. We get to create the future.”

New York Times Best Selling author, Kelly Corrigan, had this wisdom to share about achieving one’s dreams: “You have to admit that you want something. You then have to recognize your own prejudices of who can do what. You must forget the world of ‘probability’ so you don’t think about how long the shots are and how far the goals can seem. You must remember that not everyone has imagination enough to understand your vision or idea, so be careful who you tell. When trying to accomplish a tough feat, try to attempt just one task per day: no matter how big or small. It’ll become a habit. Be comfortable with failure. Do things because things need doing, and other people can’t do them. Good work makes us feel lucky to be here, doing the things we are meant to do. Do it.”

An inspiring workshop that I attended at the Conference was the “Reinventing Your Life” session. OneYearOfFirsts.com’s LuAnn was the moderator and strove to encourage women to, “get un-stuck!” The panel included Joyce Bender, Nikki Huston, and Leigh Hurst – all inspiring women.

Joyce Bender of Bender Consulting said, “In your life, something will happen to you that is bad. However, what makes the difference is how you respond do it.” She also encouraged the audience to “get back your muchness!”

Nikki Johnson Huston – once homeless and now the 1st person at Temple to graduate with a law degree, an MBA, and a Master’s degree in taxes – said to always remember to, “Take risks. Trust yourself. You’re FABULOUS: the rest of the world just doesn’t know it yet.”

Founder of The Feel Your Boobies Foundation, Leigh Hurst (a breast cancer survivor) encouraged women by saying that we all should remember that NOTHING is impossible! Some nuggets that these women offered?

“Take risks! Trust yourself!”

“Listen to your internal voice.”

“Get to the place where you stop TALKING about it and JUST DO IT!”

“Put your dream down on paper.”

“You have to listen to you.”

“Be honest with yourself!”

“Stop making excuses for yourself, and stop making excuses for EVERYONE ELSE!”

“Don’t rely on others for the right answers.”

“Gauge your own internal instincts. Listen to them. Always.”

“Open yousrelf up to new opportunities.”

“Want to be a CEO? Think like a CEO. Want to be a lawyer? Think like a lawyer. Want to be an author? Think like one.”

More sessions followed, including an appearance by Dan Onorato and by Mrs. Corbett, Judge Marjorie Rendell, and co-author of “Half the Sky” (featured on the Oprah show!) as well as Tory Johnson from ABC’s Good Morning America. The day capped off with a resume workshop and career-fair networking opportunity.

All of these October events were fabulous in their own unique ways. (And who can forget, “Hide Yo’ Kids, Hide Yo’ Wives” Antoine Dodson on the 96.1 KISS fm Trannies and Grannies Halloween party on the Gateway Clipper?)

Pittsburgh is amazing as ever. And Glitzburgh is baaaack! 🙂