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Funky Signs: Free smells, anyone?

Funky Signs: Free smells, anyone?
Story by Milli Thornton. Photo Copyright © Milli Thornton. DRIVING THROUGH downtown Pittsburgh one summer afternoon, this sign in the window at Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches caught my fancy. We all hate having a hard sell shoved in our faces, and yet, without the lures of promotion and marketing...
February 28th, 2014 | FUNKY SIGNS, PITTSBURGH | Read More

Postcards from Pittsburgh No. 3: Phipps Conservatory

Postcards from Pittsburgh No. 3: Phipps Conservatory
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. Part of the mission of the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is to “inspire and educate visitors with the beauty and importance of plants.” The building, with its glass peak and dome and sweeping staircases,...
April 17th, 2012 | GARDENS & PARKS, PITTSBURGH, SERIES, STAFF | Read More

Postcards from Pittsburgh No. 2: Easy to Hook

Postcards from Pittsburgh No. 2: Easy to Hook
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. IT WAS A perfect Sunday early spring afternoon when we set off from our house in Youngstown, Ohio to embark on the first adventure of our Pittsburgh challenge. We’d been lazing around all morning and only decided at the last minute to...
March 23rd, 2012 | PITTSBURGH, SERIES, STAFF | Read More

Postcards from Pittsburgh No. 1: The Challenge

Postcards from Pittsburgh No. 1: The Challenge
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. BRIAN AND I could barely believe it when we saw that National Geographic Traveler had named Pittsburgh one of the top 20 places in the world to visit in 2012. We live in Youngstown, Ohio—just an hour over the border from the ‘Burgh—and...
March 20th, 2012 | PITTSBURGH, SERIES, STAFF | Read More