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 Pittsburgh Fashion Week founder Miyoshi Anderson walks the runway at the opening night showcase at Highmark Stadium in September 2014. The event returns for its sixth year Sept. 21-27.
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Pittsburgh Fashion Week founder Miyoshi Anderson walks the runway at the opening night showcase at Highmark Stadium in September 2014. The event returns for its sixth year Sept. 21-27.

Stylebook snapshot: Fashion scoop for September

Welcome the new season into your sense of style with a few new things to buy, try and watch for this fall.


 Pickles in Suzdal, pickle capital of Russia.

Chef Trevett Hooper savors Russian hospitality for a new venture

Legume’s chef visits Eastern Europe and Russia to bring back ideas for Dacha, a restaurant he hopes to open in Pittsburgh



 Cheerios cereal was part of one of many lawsuits filed this year, specifically for gluten issues.

What's in that? Food companies scramble to satisfy 'clean eating'

The steady swing toward “clean eating” has helped trigger an industry move toward cleaning product labels of unpronounceable ingredients.



 Arundel Head (Sophocles), 200 - 1 B.C., Greek; bronze and copper.

Treasures from the Mediterranean featured in exhibit

Greek antiquities crafted during the Hellenistic period shine at the Getty museum in Los Angeles The exhibit moves to D.C. in December.


Homes »


Greene County farm is a testament to plants' toughness, her smart choices

Clare Horner’s winning Greene County garden was constructed with a backbone of hardy plants that survive nicely on little TLC.



Buying Here: Living like the Fricks is just one plus of 16-room house in Bellevue

A family is looking for the next “curators” of the nearly 6,000-square-foot house in Bellevue with exquisite details.


 

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Artisan Jason Matukaitis of Friendship, one of six winners of last year's Reuse Inspiration Contest, posed with a bar he made for Espresso a Mana in Lawrenceville. He used reclaimed Pennsylvania walnut, salvaged steel tubing and sheet metal.
Want free tickets for the Big Pour beer festival? Show us how you’ve used salvage in art or home renovation and you could be a winner of the 15th Annual Reuse Inspiration Contest.

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To get some inspiration of your own, check out the 2014 winners and the 2013 winners.

Entry deadline is midnight Sept. 6.




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Food »


The color white will rule at Diner en Blanc

The elegant picnic that began in France in 1988 will be held in Pittsburgh for the first time on Sept. 11 at a undisclosed site.



Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in McCandless to offer 'Taste of Greece'

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will host its annual festival featuring Greek food and music Wednesday through Sept. 6.


 

Restaurants


Restaurant scene: Gaucho in the Strip District gets its groove

Owner Anthony Falcon tells the story behind the fast-paced growth of Gaucho Parrilla Argentina, a temple of grilled meat and vegetables.



Sheetz to offer new line of specialty coffee in hope to outcompete Wawa

Competition between Wawa and Sheetz falls along lines as clear as the Eagles versus the Steelers, with the latter shopping at Sheetz.


 

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Style & Fashion


Stylebook: FGI Pittsburgh announces new board members, next event

Plus, charity fashion shows, made-to-measure suits trunk show at Larrimor’s, a workshop for models in the making and more fashion news.



Chelsea Collective: Where fashion meets fitness

The store by Dick’s Sporting Goods allows women to put together a head-to-toe outfit with apparel, shoes, accessories and beauty products.


 

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Dog Days of Summer event raises funds for PAART

“Come Fly With Us,” a 1960s-style gala for the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team, sends spirits soaring at Allegheny County Airport.



Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre performs at Hartwood Acres

The ballet performance attracted people from all over who stretched out under the stars to watch a memorable dance showcase.