Henry Fiedler, Prince Charming, dances with Cinderella, Mackenzie Haney.

The 89th annual Cinderella Ball held at the Omni William Penn

Natalie Bencivenga’s SEEN: The Cinderella Ball at the Omni William Penn Grand Ballroom was a flurry of excitement (and puffy white dresses).

about 21 hours ago

 A standard room in the Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Place, Downtown.

Hotel Monaco comes with a colorful twist and a unique design

Downtown’s newest hotel, Hotel Monaco, ties together birds, Pittsburgh and the building’s history.

about 21 hours ago

Stylebook: Pittsburghers recognized for making strides in style

Plus, Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame seeks nominees, a new look for a local boutique, meet a bridal designer at Glitter & Grit and more.

about 21 hours ago

 Dawn Keezer, Rich Fitzgerald, Matthew and Jessica Rhenish and Russ Streiner.

Pittsburgh Film Office hosts pre-Oscars celebration

Lots of fun was to be had at J. Verno in the South Side where the Pittsburgh Film Office held its annual pre-Oscars celebration.

about 21 hours ago

 Gladys Bettis with her son Jerome Bettis. #SEENInspiring

Triple Indulgence event raises funds for breast cancer

Jerome Bettis hosted the first Triple Indulgence event at the Rivers Casino on the North Shore in support of his mother, Gladys.

about 21 hours ago

 From left, hotel manager Rob Mallinger, Kimpton Hotels CEO Mike DeFrino and sales director Susan Randolph toast the opening of the company's Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Place, Downtown.

#SEEN: Hotel Monaco dedication in Downtown Pittsburgh

Hotel Monaco, Downtown, is up and running and soon to be a favorite new hot spot for the chic and fabulous of Pittsburgh.

about 21 hours ago

Stargazing: Bright celestial bookends

Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets in the sky, can be seen simultaneously on opposite sides of the sky after sunset this week.

about 21 hours ago

 Keelah Rooke, 8, tries on the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday crown she made during  the Martin Luther King Jr birthday celebration in the Mattress Factory.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day birthday bash

The Mattress Factory celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday with a kid-friendly party.

about 21 hours ago

Kitchen fire breaks out in Atria's in Murrysville

The restaurant was closed at the time the fire started and no one was inside.

about 14 hours ago

City calendar: 01/26/15

A look at upcoming events for the week ahead.

about 21 hours ago

 The pizza margherita at Il Pizzaiolo in both Market Square and Mt. Lebanon is $15.

Dine: For $40, what do you get in Pittsburgh vs. New York City

From pizza to chicken to cured meats to burgers, here’s a look at what $40 or less can feed you in Pittsburgh eateries versus the Big Apple.

1 day ago

 At the beginning of her career in Pittsburgh, Nellie Bly wrote stories about dreadful conditions for working women in Pittsburgh factories.

Honoring Nellie Bly's trip 125 years ago, a British woman retraces her steps around the globe

Nellie Bly, a pioneering journalist who started in Pittsburgh, inspired Rosemary J. Brown to repeat her around-the-world solo journey.

1 day ago

 Scott Baker of 5 Generation Bakers shows off a rack of Jenny Lee cinnamon bread fresh from the oven. The company brought the Jenny Lee brand name out of retirement a few years ago and now sells the bread in stores across 20 states.

5 Generation Bakers finds sweet success with taste of Jenny Lee

The McKees Rocks bakery revived the Jenny Lee brand, after the company’s first iteration closed in 2010 following a devastating fire.

1 day ago

 Illustration from The Pittsburg Press from Jan. 25, 1890, after Nellie Bly's stop in Pittsburgh at the Union Station on her trip around the world.

Pittsburgh reporters turned out at 3 a.m. to greet one of their own

Globe-trotting reporter Nellie Bly was glad to see the Ohio River as she returned to Pittsburgh in 1890.

1 day ago

 The interface of the StyleIt app, which makes outfit suggestions by populating picks from more than 450 retailers.

App by Carnegie Mellon grad takes guesswork out of getting dressed

Stumped about what to wear? Don’t know how to freshen up the fashions in your closet? Now there’s an app for that.

1 day ago

 Visitors can pose for photos with Lawrence Welk at the Welk Museum in Escondido, Calif.

Lawrence Welk resort in California is 'wunnerful'

The site celebrating the Champagne musicmaker features two golf courses, shopping, dining, a fishing pond and the Lawrence Walk Museum.

1 day ago

 A couple walk near the Bridge of the Gods, which crosses the Columbia River between Cascade Locks, Ore., and the state of Washington. One scene from “Wild,” starring Oscar nominees Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, features the bridge.

Pacific Crest Trail expects more hikers thanks to 'Wild'

The movie based on Cheryl Strayed’s best-seller “Wild” has had a big effect on inquiries about the path the author hiked.

1 day ago

Cruise line to offer $5,000-a-night suite

One of the key features of the Seven Seas Explorer, launching in summer of 2016, is a massive two-bedroom suite with built-in spa.

1 day ago

Travel notes: Business travel spending is up 6.7 percent, according to study

The total number of business trips taken went up only 1.4 percent in 2014, meaning the spending growth is toward more expensive trips.

1 day ago

 Donna Zang moves a pallet in her garage workshop in Pleasant Hills.

Crafters up-cycle wooden pallets into furniture

Doctor and third-grade teacher find inspiration in up-cycling wooden pallets into wine racks, end tables, picture frames and more.

2 days ago

 Using the correct amount of detergent will help control mold in front-loading washers.

New technology requires a whole new clean

Too much detergent can cause mold buildup and other things you never knew about front-loading washers. Dryer tips, too.

2 days ago

 Donna Smallin, author of "Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness," says: “When you make space in your life, you are refreshing your life and allowing yourself room to grow and express yourself instead of wasting so much energy, taking care of things."

She found ultimate way to unclutter and enjoy life

She found the ultimate way to unclutter her life — live in an RV.

2 days ago

Peter McKay: Objects of our affection

Before he and his wife end up on “Hoarders,” Peter McKay says it’s time to get rid of all of this stuff — but only if it’s hers.

2 days ago

Composting workshops on agenda

The Pennsylvania Resources Council has scheduled several backyard composting and vermicomposting workshops.

2 days ago

 Bishop Dorsey McConnell

Episcopal bishop urges action on racial inequality

Bishop McConnell issued “A Pastoral Letter on Race,” decrying racial oppression and suggesting ways to move toward reconciliation.

2 days ago

 This three-bedroom Colonial in Leet is on the market for $139,000.

Buying Here: Leet

A Dutch Colonial-style house in Leet boasts big rooms and lots of original woodwork, but it also needs work.

2 days ago

 Of some 438 restaurant employees surveyed, 6 percent admitted to contaminating customers’ food.

Study tracks wait staff reaction to difficult customers

In the recent academic study “The Waiter Spit in My Soup!” 6 percent of restaurant workers admitted to contaminating customers’ food.

3 days ago

 Even though the zoo is closed to visitors until Feb. 14, the animal caretakers and groundskeepers are working regular hours to keep the animals healthy and their minds alert.

Behind the Scenes at the Pittsburgh Zoo

Watch an up-close training with some smart sea lions. It’s part of our weekly video series while the Pittsburgh Zoo is closed until Feb. 14.

3 days ago

 Freelancer Nancy Hanst has for 54 years now kept little spiral-bound food diaries, recording everything she and her husband, Jim, cooked and ate -- and other observations.

Nancy Hanst has kept a food diary since 1962

Fifty-three spiral notebooks hold everything she and her husband, Jim, have cooked and eaten since shortly after her marriage.

4 days ago

 Pittsburgh Juice Company’s Witch’s Brew with some of its raw ingredients — cucumber, kale, spinach, celery, apple, lemon and ginger. The concoction was inspired by the movie “The Last Witch Hunter,” whose cast and crew enjoyed it while they were filming in Pittsburgh.

On the Table: From start to finish, 10 dishes that will please a vegetarian

You can find veg-friendly food in Pittsburgh even in January that's surprisingly satisfying. Check out these drinks, dishes and desserts.

4 days ago

 The logo for Spoonwood Brewing Co., opening at the end of January 2015 in Bethel Park.

Beer: Spoonwood Brewing set to bloom in Bethel Park

Several more brewpubs on the way as the foam continues to rise in the region.

4 days ago

 Let's Move Pittsburgh has just launched its own "Green Light Foods" app.

The Food Column: Phipps serves up a tasty and healthful app

Phipps comes up with app for comparing nutritional information on products at the grocery store.

4 days ago

 GBBO 5 Final

Competitive British baking show gives ‘Downton Abbey’ fans reason to tune in early

In March, one of these home bakers will be named the best.

4 days ago

'Grist from the Mill': One-woman storytelling show in Braddock puts new twist on dinner theater

Dog and Pony Show Theatricals makes the meal part of the performance, backed by the chef behind the forthcoming Superior Motors restaurant.

4 days ago

 Pistachio-crusted Salmon with Lemon Cream Sauce.

One Good Recipe: Pistachio-crusted Salmon with Lemon Cream Sauce

This dish is quick to make (about 20 minutes total) and tasty.

4 days ago

 Freelancer Nancy Hanst has for 51 years kept little spiral-bound food diaries, recording everything she and her husband, Jim, cooked and ate -- and other observations.

One memorable meal

Freelancer Nancy Hanst remembers a meal with Maestro Herbert Blomstedt.

4 days ago

 Aiden Ozbey, center, 5, of Collier Township, tries to shield the ball from other players while playing a game in the new hockey rink at the Settlers Cabin Park in Oakdale on Jan. 17.

New dek hockey rink opens at Settlers Cabin Park

The rink is part of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Project Power Play initiative.

4 days ago

Let's learn from the past: Mister Rogers

The original set from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” is on display for the first time ever at Heinz History Center.

4 days ago

Let's talk about science: Wonderful winter fabrics

While you’re spending time layering up your preschooler for the cold, talk with him or her about the textured fabrics you use every day.

4 days ago

 Paula Simmons, 24, of Peters Township, joined South Fayette as recreation director on Jan. 6.

South Fayette has new recreation director

Paula Simmons, 24, previously directed the newly created recreation department in Brentwood.

4 days ago

 Next month,  the city's website will allow users to apply and pay for permits and shelters online.

Pittsburgh's permit process for park shelters going online

The move will end “Permit Day,” when Pittsburghers stand in line Downtown to get a permit to use their favorite park pavilion.

4 days ago

 Tom DeVries, Giant Eagle executive in charge of Market District, sits in the cafe area in the remodeled Market District at the Waterworks Mall.

Giant Eagle's remodeled Waterworks Market District leads the way for Indiana

Giant Eagle brings a restaurant and bar to the Waterworks, tools the O’Hara grocer thinks Hoosier state shoppers will welcome, too.

4 days ago

 Ricotta Dumplings.

What's for dinner: Ricotta Dumplings with Pecans

This is super easy and quick dish to put on the table.

5 days ago

Book review: Two new mysteries make the most of their time periods

“The Case of the Missing Moonstone” and  “Absolutely Truly” take armchair sleuths from 19th-century England to 21st-century New Hampshire.

5 days ago

 A hadada ibis.

Let’s talk about birds: Ibises

Ibises can be found throughout the world, with 28 species on every continent except Antarctica (they are strictly warm-weather birds).

5 days ago

 Mary Ann Wellener.

Steel Advice: Make child aware of responsibility for retainer

The daughter should help pay for the replacement retainer but not be browbeaten about losing it.

6 days ago

 Students learning computer skills at PIttsburgh Center for the Arts.

Let's talk about art: Minecraft Club

Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Minecraft Club uses the video game ‘Minecraft’ to teach the fun and foundations of computer programming.

6 days ago

 A loosely wound turban worn by the Oberoi staff at the hotel in Jaipur is more decorative than significant.

Turbans mean different things to different groups

Turbans are tops when it comes to fashion, but in India they represent more than chic style.

1 week ago

 Bagpiper Bud Brizuela leads Pittsburgh Golf Club Executive Chef Mike Wagner, carrying the haggis.

Burns Bash held at Pittsburgh Golf Club

Roughly 100 partygoers enjoyed Scottish fun and fare at the 2nd annual Burns Bash to support the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

1 week ago

 Karin Legato of Emphatics takes a picture with designer Jean Paul Gaultier in 1994.

Stylebook: Emphatics boutique fashion archives acquired by Phoenix Art Museum

Plus: Winter sidewalk sale at Fifth Avenue Place, a jewelry event in honor of Gladys Bettis, Beards & Beer night in Lawrenceville and more.

1 week ago


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