Happy Day of the Dead

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A Grand Affair: The White Picnic Party

 Dîner en Blanc A tradition started in Paris 27 years ago reaches Pittsburgh Sept. 11 with Dîner en Blanc, a creative event that requires attendees to wear white from head to toe and dine picnic style at a mysterious place. The setting for picnic season’s last big hurrah is only revealed upon arrival. Registered guests [...]

Tribute to the Best Bitch a Girl Ever Had, Porcia

by Sarah Lolley Her long snores and sighs are still humming in my ears as I begin to write Porcia’s story. The light in her big eyes has dulled but not dimmed. So I tell her story to come closer to saying good-bye and letting go. It’s hard to judge how much pain she is [...]

Party at the Pier! Gold & Glam

When: September 5, 2014 Where: North Shore Riverfront Amphitheater at Rivers Casino What: Party at the Pier, celebrating 15 years renovating and innovating Pittsburgh’s riverfronts Benefiting: Riverlife, urban riverfront development Tickets: $125 each/ $250 couple Promotion:Send us pix of your family or friends enjoying the riverfront and win two tickets to the party! Honoring Pittsburgh’s Golden [...]

Honoring Race Horses

This year the Accidental Mama crew added the Ferdinand Ball which benefits Old Friends and the retirement of thoroughbred racing horses. A.M.’s Sarah Lolley chats with the founding sisters Kim Boyle and Aimee Boyle Wulfeck.   Interview Ferdinand Ball Founding Sisters 2014 from Sarah Lolley on Vimeo. This was the second year I got to [...]

Jockey Rosie Napravnik: Grit and Grace

 By Sarah Lolley, Accidental Mama Jockey Rosie Napravnik looked seriously at the silent auction table, writing her name down a second time for a painted pony plate. Catching her attention by waving a microphone in front of her face I waited beside her while she made her bids. She stands 5’ 1” but can peer [...]

Derby 2014 — A Run for the Galas!!!!!

Posted on www.ManiacMagazine.com By Sarah Lolley, Accidental Mama The Kentucky Derby is easily one of the standards on a bucket list to those with a fast pulse and streak of adventure. This mama grew up around the Woodstock-esque atmosphere of Derby Mania when my girlfriends and I would skip school and quite recklessly offer rides [...]

Dirty Ball: Street Walking Down Memory Lane

By Sarah Lolley A theatrical party on a grand scale, Attack Theatre’s Dirty Ball is at the top of Pittsburgh’s short list of must-be-seen-wearing-a-crazy-outfit, or as little as possible, events. The last time this mama got down and dirty at the annual fundraiser, I was six months pregnant the weekend before I was running down [...]

Carnegie International 2014

   The Art World owns the Night published in Maniac Magazine Jan/Feb 2014 issue by Sarah Lolley Carnegie International Gala Oct. 4, 2013 Photos: Kathleen Lolley The 2013 Carnegie International curators Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski inspired by the discourse of art and its relationship with its surroundings, transformed the Carnegie Museum into a [...]

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Paris in Pittsburgh: Diner en Blanc Recap

  A picnic from heaven, where everyone is dressed in celestial white, gleaming in the darkness and beaming with excitement, 1000 attendees joined their white picnic tables for the Diner en Blanc event at the Gateway Plaza. As is the tradition of the international event, the location was not revealed to registered guests until the [...]

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Happy Holidays

Hold your loved ones tight, because sometimes they have to leave to come home again. treasure hunt from Sarah Lolley on Vimeo.

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Thrival – Social Media Future and MUSIC FEST!!!!

After my husband threw some vegetables in a pot for another Paleo dinner-a-la-tata (daddy) and kids whined to go the park, I looked at him pleading to get out for an hour to attend the Thrival Seminar on Social Media. Having been granted a reprieve dressed in my floor-length mommy garb and my deteriorating handbag, [...]

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Interviews from the Pittsburgh Fashion Story

11th Annual Pittsburgh Fashion Story   Benefiting Partners for Quality, Inc. Foundation   Friday, September 5, 2014 Power Center Ballroom @ Duquesne University Admission:  $100 (includes open bar~hors d’oeuvres~desserts) Doors open at 7:00 pm   Honorary Chair:  Tolga Sevdik Emcee:  Paul Steigerwald Special Guests:  Carol Shriber & Chuck Snyder   View attachment for more information. Reserve your ticket now by calling Marie @412-446-0703  or go to http://pghfashionstory.eventbrite.com to purchase [...]

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