February, 2018

Video Blog Series: Get to Know Shari Zatman

February 23, 2018

Get to know Owner and Principal Event Planner and Designer, Shari Zatman, of Perfectly Planned by Shari. This is the first in the series of upcoming videos.

For the Romantic Procrastinator: Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

For the Romantic Procrastinator: Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

February 12, 2018

The most romantic holiday of the year is just two days away. We trust that you’ve already planned out a perfect night full of dreamy surprises, BUT just in case you haven’t, here are some great last-minute date options in or around Pittsburgh:

For the Adventurer
Pittsburgh offers tons of great museums and unique activities, if your Valentine is looking for a fun-filled holiday. Visit the Schenley Park Ice Skating Rink for a special night under the stars or Phipps Conservatory for a romantic day time date surrounded by the beautiful botanical gardens. If you are planning to celebrate over the weekend, Phipps Conservatory is open on Saturday evening.

For the Art-Inspired
Express your creativity by blowing your own glass art at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, or stop by the Candle Lab in Lawrenceville to pour your own scented soy candles. These options are a fun way to make memories while enjoying each other’s company.

For the Hopeless Romantic
Surprise your loved one with a night’s stay at one of the wonderful local hotels. Pamper them with a spa treatment at the Fairmont hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh or share a candlelit dinner at the Commoner in Hotel Monaco.

For the Sweet Tooth
We all know that the real way to your loved-one’s heart is through their stomach. Take your sweetheart on a trip to Duck Donuts in Upper St. Clair for a treat.  These made-to-order customizable donuts are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Head to Waffallonia in Squirrel Hill for freshly made Belgian waffles or make a pit stop at Naturoll Creamery for rolled ice cream!

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

February 11, 2018

We’re celebrating the most romantic holiday of the year by sharing some of our favorite gift ideas for your special someone. The best part? These gifts are all local to Pittsburgh – our favorite city.

Delightful Desserts
If you’re buying for someone who loves sweets, you won’t want to pass up the beautiful hand painted chocolate truffles from A519 Chocolate (who now have a pop up store in Lawrenceville) or the colorful macarons at the new Macaron Bar in Ross Park Mall. Sweet treats are a simple yet thoughtful gift, and Pittsburgh is full of awesome dessert vendors who are looking to help you find the perfect indulgence.

Edward Marc Chocolatier is another great option for a sweet gift. This company is owned and operated by the same owner of The Milkshake Factory. It’s no surprise that their desserts are irresistible; they use only sustainably-sourced ingredients for their delicious products. They not only sell hand-made chocolates, but a delicious variety of caramel dipped apples as well.

Fresh Flowers
Flowers are feminine, fun and fragrant. They’re a feel-good gift that reminds your loved one how much you care. Visit Allison McGeary Florist’s storefront in Lawrenceville for a beautiful bouquet or call Hens and Chicks in the Strip District for an impressive arrangement! Want to surprise your loved one with a flower delivery? Both Hens and Chicks and Allison McGeary can deliver one-of-a-kind arrangements right to your door.

Blissful Beauty Products
Pamper your loved one with a hand-crafted product from Una Biologicals in Lawrenceville. Their shop features organic lotions, soaps, essential oils and much more. Not sure which product to buy? You can also purchase a gift card for one of Una’s upcoming workshops!