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 Cos­tumes in­clud­ing Lady Edith’s wed­ding dress are on ex­hibit in "Costumes of Downton Abbey" at Winterthur through Jan. 4.
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Cos­tumes in­clud­ing Lady Edith’s wed­ding dress are on ex­hibit in "Costumes of Downton Abbey" at Winterthur through Jan. 4.

Forty costumes worn by 'Downton Abbey' cast on exhibit at Winterthur, the former du Pont estate

Lady Mary’s beaded spider web gown, Lady Sybil’s harem pants and Lady Edith’s wedding gown are included in a “Downton Abbey” exhibit.

  • Downton Abbey costumes are a hit at Winterthur


  •  The “less is more” minimalist style of menu (shown in part) turned up for a one-time fundraiser, The Last Supper, in 2012.

    Dine: Language an important ingredient on menu

    Over the past decade, wording on menus has gone from seducing diners through flowery descriptions to the stern aloof listing of ingredients.



     Tereneh Mosley, a Pittsburgh-based fashion designer, helps a model into a dress she designed during a fashion gallery event at Heidioptics, Downtown, in July. Ms. Mosley creates her clothing and accessories with the Olorgesailie Maasai Women’s artisan group in Kenya.

    Stylebook Snapshot: OMWA + Idia'Dega collaboration fuses Kenyan traditions with contemporary fashion trends

    Pittsburgh native Tereneh Mosley works with a group of Maasai women artisans to create a fashion line of clothes, shoes and accessories.



     One of the historic rooms at The Inn at Montchanin Village & Spa in Delaware.

    Former du Pont buildings now provide luxury stay

    Buildings that housed du Pont employees have been transformed into The Inn at Montchanin Village & Spa.


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    Home & Garden notes: Deutschtown tour, antiques appraisal on the agenda

    Historic Deutschtown House Tour set for Oct. 5.; antiques appraisal day on Oct. 7 in Greensburg.



    Designer banishes dark wood from grand Tudor in Shadyside

    New York designer persuades Shadyside homeowner to take a lighter touch on a dark Tudor. Now it’s on the Shadyside House Tour.


     

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    A feast of ethnic dining has sprouted on Downtown's Smithfield Street

    Indian, Russian, Turkish and Syrian are among the flavors blending within a few blocks of Smithfield.



    Restaurant Scene: Chick'n Bubbly ushers in crispy concept with its Korean-style fried chicken

    In a neighborhood that caters to students, Oakland's Chick'n Bubbly sets a new standard for fast-casual with Korean fried chicken.


     

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    Owl Cafe in New Mexico is a hoot

    Owl Cafe knows how to serve up a green chili cheeseburger on Old Route 66.



    Let mourning begin for bereavement fares

    A long-dwindling practice has nearly bottomed out in 2014, as most major American airlines have done away with breaks for grieving fliers.


     

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    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: For Your Eyes Only gala

    The sold-out party grossed roughly $1.1 million for the symphony.



    A rum-tasting event raises funds for Hopital Albert Schweitzer

    Roughly 100 patrons came out to Maggie’s Farm in support of Hopital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti, raising more than $5,000.


     

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    Peter McKay: This iPhone 6 will self-destruct in...

    If iPhone 6 is a plot to sell smartphones with bigger, more breakable screens, it’ll shatter Apple’s sales projections.



    Frick museum gets $3 million state grant

    The Frick Pittsburgh receives $3 million state grant for new education center


     

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