Style & Fashion


 Fashion blogger Mandy Fierens, 25, of Crafton models the charter school cardigan, $34.99; the author outings dress in dots, $79.99; palatial presence necklace, $29.99; mobile satchel by The Cambridge Satchel Company, $224.99; and 'S Marvelous heels, $39.99, available at modcloth.com.
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Fashion blogger Mandy Fierens, 25, of Crafton models the charter school cardigan, $34.99; the author outings dress in dots, $79.99; palatial presence necklace, $29.99; mobile satchel by The Cambridge Satchel Company, $224.99; and 'S Marvelous heels, $39.99, available at modcloth.com.

Style for all sizes: Fashion brands branching out with more plus-size options

The plus-sized women‘‍s category grew 5% last year, according to an NPD Group report, largely due to more - and better - options.


 Pittsburgh Pirates charms are part of the Major League Baseball-inspired collection from PANDORA.

Stylebook: Spruce up your Pittsburgh Pirates style with Pandora charms

Plus vintage fashion in Lawrenceville, Shellie Hipsky holds 1940s fashion event for charity, Famouz Clothing Co. debuts and more.



 From cuts and bug bites to kitchen burns, Wound Wonder by Pittsburgh-based Una Biologicals can help them all. It's made with organic extracts of calendula, comfrey and chickweed. It's $5.50 for a small easy applicator, or $10 for a 2-ounce tub at www.unabiologicals.com

Stylebook Snapshot: Una Biologicals brings health and wellness to beauty

The Ross-based brand specializes in natural, organic products that help soothe and heal everything from bug bites to sunburns.


Homes »


Study: U.S. millennials buying homes later

It suggests that the recession — for all its damage to the economy — did little to turn off millennials from the idea of owning a home.



Buying Here: Connoquenessing

House built 14 years ago boasts two kitchens, 5,000 square feet of living space and a saltwater, in-ground pool.


 

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Food »


Study says beef a heavy polluter

Raising beef for the dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.



What your coffee choice says about you

Your coffee order may say more about your personality than you think.


 

Restaurants


The Commoner Restaurant to open in new Kimpton's Hotel Monaco Downtown

The executive chef of The Commoner and The Commoner Corner will be Dennis Marron, who comes from Poste Modern Brasserie in D.C.



Pittsburgh Zoo plans to upgrade food plaza and restaurant

The renovated restaurant area is expected to serve as a gateway to the planned ‘‍Top of the World’‍ exhibit featuring endangered species.


 

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Travel


One-tank Destination: Home to The Homestead

The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va., established in 1766, has refreshed guests since before the Revolutionary War.



Moose, McKinley and motorcycles: Taking the scenic route through Alaska

Our quest was emblazoned on the T-shirts we were given before we left for Alaska: “8 men, 4 highways, 5 days, 865 miles.” On motorcycles.


 

Seen


Happy Hour! Pop-Up Opera hits Downtown

Unsuspecting restaurant patrons were happily surprised by 5-minute performances by Pittsburgh Opera company’s young artists.



Pittsburgh Vegan Festival Summer Edition!

Roughly 500 people enjoyed different vegan vendors from around the city at the event held at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church.


 

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