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Citizen Scene Spotter: Shira & Becky Talk Pittsburgh Nightlife

Pittsburgh’s nightlife and music scene is littered with great venues and artists. Here, we interview two local music scenesters and ask them their favorite places around the city to see a show and grab some drinks!

03/15/2012

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Guide To The Best St. Patrick’s Day Spots In Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has a long and rich tradition regarding St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

03/08/2012

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Best Winter Date Ideas In Pittsburgh

Whether or not it is a first date, a second date or your partner of 20 years, when it is cold outside it can be hard to find the motivation to get out and have a special evening.

01/12/2012

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What To Do & Where To Go On New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve does not happen for you. You have to make it happen. Whether you are heading out with a group of friends, a date or even by yourself , there are a few places to go and tools to utilize to make sure you stay safe and have fun.

12/22/2011

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Guide To Holiday Drinking In Pittsburgh

Looking for a place to enjoy a seasonal cocktail around the holidays? CBSPittsburgh contributor Ashely Close has a few of her top picks around Pittsburgh.

12/01/2011

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Freshening Up Fall/Winter Trends

Every year with the change in seasons comes a new opportunity to switch up your wardrobe. Sun dresses and short shorts are no longer an option once thermometers start to plummet. The beginning of the season brings the chance to finally break out those knee high boots, and wool jackets which is always a welcome change from sandals and tank tops.

11/15/2011

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A Guide For Ladies: How To Dress For A Steelers Game

Some Steelers fans throw on a jersey and grab a Terrible Towel to watch the game; and while that’s certainly suitable attire, it’s decidedly un-feminine. So what is a chic Steelers fan to wear?

10/04/2011

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I’m Obsessed with… Fall Coach Bags

How do you wrap style, function, and sensibleness into a handbag you can take with you every day? Vintage Coach bags are timeless, season-less and they go with EVERYTHING!

09/27/2011

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Fall Boots For Under $100

Ready or not: it’s time to forego the flip-flops for warmer options; but the good news is that fall footwear can be both fashionable and affordable!

09/20/2011

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I’m Obsessed With…Sally Hansen Nail Effects

There is a theory that during tougher economic times consumers turn to cheaper luxuries. They call it the “lipstick effect”. Instead of indulging in a new handbag or fancy shoes, we spoil ourselves with $6 beauty products. Recently, this economic trend has manifested in a surge of the popularity of decorative nails.

08/23/2011

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Pittsburgh Street Style: 3 Different Summer Looks

Taking it to the streets of Pittsburgh to find the most fashion forward people, we ran into these three beauties and got the low down on their style.

07/12/2011