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FLY FREEBIE ALERT 11/26! Verizon Wishes You a Happy Connection Day with Lots of FREE Glitzin’ Goodies!

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Who doesn’t love freebies, especially around the holidays? Tomorrow, November 26th, 2014, is the busiest travel day of the year, and Verizon Wireless has deemed it “Connection Day!” I know that I, for one, being a busy blogger, am always looking for new ways to stay connected and in-the-know, while on-the-go, and on-the-cheap! ;)

As you know, holiday travel can be busy, expensive, and stressful — but to help ease this holiday travel stress and expenses, on what is sure to be the busiest travel day of the year, Verizon Wireless is declaring Nov. 26 CONNECTION DAY, and will offer ALL wireless consumers (regardless of carrier!!!) the opportunity to really connect with everything and everyone they love – friends, family, games, apps, news, music, and more, with great promotions courtesy of Amazon, Apple, Boingo Wireless, Conde Nast, Gogo Technologies JetBlue and Pandora. WOW!! Can you say cool?!?

ALL wireless consumers can go to www.verizon.com/connectionday to learn about these amazing 11/26 offers:

  • Verizon FiOS: Special mobile access to popular movies and TV shows on November 26, compliments of Verizon FiOS, by downloading the free FiOS Preview app
  • Amazon:Selection of 10 free/discounted apps plus two free Audible book downloads (new members) or a $10 Audible credit (current members)
  • Apple:A special offer from iTunes to be revealed on Nov. 26
  • Condé Nast:Free Digital Edition downloads of 17 Condé Nast Publications, including Wired, Vanity Fair and GQ
  • Free Wi-Fi: 30-minute complimentary Internet sessions through Boingo Wireless (at airports) and GogoTechnologies (in-flight)
  • JetBlue: Free in-flight Fly-Fi (Wi-Fi) for the flights between November 26 and December 24
  • Pandora Media: Free seven-day trial of Pandora One.

PLUS, Verizon is giving MORE Everything customers the gift of 1GB of data!! Wowza!

MORE Everything customers who register for Connection Day at www.verizon.com/connectionday will become eligible to immediately receive a one-time-only gift of 1GB of shareable data applied to your wireless account. How awesome is that? …  Plus, there’s more in store: by doing this, you will get another 1GB of data in their next billing cycle. I sure can use that extra data! Woo-hoooo! How ’bout you?

Friends, if you aren’t yet a MORE Everything customer, no worries, you’ll still nonetheless be eligible for a special discount on the mophie powerstation 4000,  a great tool to keep their devices charged and connected — during the holidays, and all year ’round.

Safe Travels and Happy Connection Day from Glitzburgh and your friends at Verizon!

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Jamie Lynn Spears, Cobra Starship, DJ Bonics & More at Pittsburgh Light Up Night 2014

Friday was a busy night in Pittsburgh. From the Penguins game at Consol Energy Center, to the WPIAL high school football playoffs at Heinz Field, crowds were already imminent. Add on one of the year’s most-anticipated free family fun events? It was a night made in ‘Burgh Heaven.

Light Up Night is one of the pinnacle annual events held in downtown Pittsburgh. This year, country singer, actress, and Britney Spears sibling, Jamie Lynn Spears, helped Macy’s to unveil their much-anticipated holiday season windows. She then performed on a stage outside of Macy’s, followed by a limited meet-and-greet to a select number of fans and press inside the store. Other events went on inside of Macy’s including Steelers’ signings, a Cirque du Soleil stunt, flash tattoos, and, yes, even an appearance from my pal DJ Bonics.

Spears wasn’t the only celebrity in town for the event, though she did say, when asked, that she “liked Pittsburgh,” and that it seemed like a “very cool city,” but that it was “way too cold outside” for her to do much. She did acknowledge how pretty our fair city is, and she gave Pittsburgh fans a stellar show.

Cobra Starship, however, was one of the headlining groups, brought on by new radio station, Q-Burgh. There were also street musicians, ice sculptures, and Christmas lights lining the streets, but the trees at PPG Place, the Point, and Heinz Field stole the show. Santa visited, too, and there was fun and cheer for all.

For anyone who missed Light Up Night, no worries — the tree will be lit through the holiday season, and Market Square will host their official holiday market. You can also visit the Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership page to check out other upcoming events.

*header image courtesy of PittsburghMagazine.com. Other photos courtesy of Glitzburgh bloggers’ Instagram.

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The Glitz List: Best of Pittsburgh 2014!

The Glitz List: Best of Pittsburgh!

Just for fun: Pittsburgh, we want to hear your favorite:

• local tattoo shop
• spot for live music
• Pittsburgh boutique
• Pittsburgh brand
• movie filmed in the Pittsburgh area
• celebrity from Western PA/Pittsburgh
• charity in Pittsburgh
• mall in Pittsburgh
• diner in Pittsburgh
• art gallery or museum in Pittsburgh
• local radio station
• Pittsburgh area salon or spa
• local dog park
• annual event in Pittsburgh
• Pittsburgh landmark or sightseeing spot
• local news channel

Submit your votes by tweeting @Glitzburgh, leaving a Facebook or blog comment, or emailing glitzburgh@gmail.com. You can vote in all or some of the categories listed!

Results will be posted at the end of December. One random participant who submits their answers will win a Starbucks gift card.

Feel free to share this post via social media! Think you should be a winner? Share the post to get noticed, and have your followers submit a vote! There’s so many easy ways to do it!

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‘Tis the Season to Do Good

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It’s the time of year where we’re all thankfully counting our blessings, and writing our Christmas or Hanukkah wish lists. But what if you didn’t  have much to be grateful for at all?  Or what if your child’s only wish was for school supplies, a hot meal, or even just to get well from an illness?

Tragedy or tribulations can strike anyone, at any time. From poverty to sickness, there are some not-so-jolly things that people in our area deal with all year ’round. It’s never more noticeable, though, than during the Holiday season when spirits are soaring, generosity is the norm, and cheer is at an all-time high.

So please open your grateful, generous hearts and support my friends’ charitable endeavors, below, by donating a gift that will go towards a child or family in need:

** Blessings in a Backpack November Food Drive ** via Greentree Chiropractic & Rehab / Pittsburgh Kettlebell and Performance

We are pleased to announce that Greentree Chiropractic & Rehab will be holding our annual food drive during the ENTIRE month of November to benefit Kelly Elementary in Wilkinsburg. This unique program is designed to feed elementary children whose families qualify for the federal Free & Reduced Meal program, and have little to no food on the weekends.  Every Friday, students receive their backpack filled with food & are brought back on Monday, then refilled at the end of the week.

The mission of this program is to feed children on weekends who otherwise have little or no food until they return back to school on Monday.  Ultimately the program supports the entire family, especially in a tough economy.  It currently costs $750.00 per week to feed the school’s 410 children.

This program started at Johnson Elementary back in 2011.  This was very special to us due to the fact that Dr. Chappie’s mother ran the lunch room at Johnson Elementary school for many years.  We’ve been doing this in memory of mom (Sue Chappie) who tragically passed away back in March of 2010 due to cancer.

So again, during the ENTIRE month of November we will be collecting the “accepted” food items listed below for the children’s backpacks:

*Juice Boxes

*Ramen Soup

*Granola Bars

*Individually wrapped Cheese Crackers

*Microwave Popcorn

*Instant Oatmeal

*Pop Tarts

*Fruit Snacks

*Single Serving Cereal Boxes

*Single Serving packages of Cookies/Chips/Crackers/etc

*Single Serving Applesauce Cups/Fuit Cups/Jell-O Cups/Pudding Cups

*Single Serving “microwavable” Soups, Chef Boyardee, Macaroni & Cheese

***REMEMBER, THESE FOOD ITEMS MUST BE SINGLE SERVING, EASY-TO-PREPARE, READY-TO-EAT FOODS***

*Cash donations are also being accepted to purchase food from the above list as well.

We at Greentree Chiropractic & Rehab, as well as the students of Kelly Elementary, thank you for your donation because remember….

“HUNGER DOESN’T TAKE THE WEEKENDS OFF”

ALSO …

** Toy Drive for Children’s Hospital **  via Jai Lynn Photography

Hey! It is that time of year again, we at Jai Lynn Photography are teaming up with A Christmas Wish charity to make an even bigger and better donation to the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital. We are collecting unused/unopened toys for all ages from infant to teens. If you are interested in donating please message me, and I will get you my address.

A side note, if you donate a toy you will receive $5.00 off of a future photo session with Jai Lynn Photography!(If interested, reach out via the Jai Lynn Photography Facebook page, link above, or contact Glitzburgh@gmail.com to forward your info along.)

 

STAY TUNED for other toy drives, food drives, and holiday charity events or opportunities to serve or donate throughout the winter season.

PS: The Lions Club are also recruiting new members if you feel called to serve during the holidays or in general. Here’s their site. Check ‘em out!

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Warby Parker’s Winter Collection Rocks

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Warby Parker’s latest eyewear line offers sleek and sophisticated silhouettes partnered with an earthy, woodsy flare that’s just in time for the winter months and the holiday season ahead. With their tonal new styles, you’ll be at the culmination of chic and cozy. These rich looks are at the forefront of stylish eyewear, and won’t break the bank, either, with prices starting at just $95.

The Warby Parker collection features six new tones and eight new shapes, and are on sale now online and in stores and showrooms across the nation.

 

 

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1989: The Taylor Swift Album for People Who Aren’t Taylor Swift Fans

Go buy #TS1989. That's all.
Go buy #TS1989. That’s all.

 

Taylor Swift’s latest album, 1989, is the Taylor Swift album for people who aren’t fans of Taylor Swift.

 

Effortlessly innovative, it’s the perfect piece of retro hipster pop that will delight even the most discerning sensibilities. Nary a country twang in sight, Swift still leaves her mark with signature imprints that only she can get away with. But it truly is a good album — a piece of art, if you will. Swift has often been ridiculed for a less-than-stellar singing voice, but, in my mind, she’s pretty decent and has definitely paid her dues in the industry, writing her own lyrics and music, and playing multiple instruments, too. She doesn’t have to resort to the gimmicks of other pop stars and has had the most successful crossover career, well … ever.

 

A force to be reckoned with, Swift has come into her own with grace, maturity, and humility, on this moody, stylish album complete with faded Polaroid nostalgia that is capped off with a kittycat hug and Swift’s signature red smooch. This album has a distinctive sound and a current but grown-up feel to it that some of her other records — and albums of some of her contemporaries — have lacked. Country no more, Taylor Swift proves that genre rules are made to be broken. Hey — even Rolling Stone had nice things to say about 1989 … and that, my friends, speaks volumes.

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Cops in Couture Strut Their Stuff at the Mall at Robinson

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On October 8th, 2014, Cops in Couture rocked the Mall at Robinson. This unique annual fashion show benefitted The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial of Allegheny County and the local Police Officer Support Team, and is an event specially created to honor and remember heroes who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Models along with local area police officers, K9 unit dogs, and the family members of fallen heroes strutted their stuff on the runway in the latest fashion trends. In addition to the Mall at Robinson who hosted the event, sponsors included Eat n’ Park, 84 Lumber, Robert Peirce & Associates, Mt. Lebanon Police, Panera Bread, Room Service by Karen & Co, Collier Township, Ibis-Tech, AboutTime, Guardian Protection Services, Giant Eagle Market District, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Dickerson Creative, and Houlihan’s. The event featured appetizers, raffles, and, of course, the best fashions of the season. You can view event photos,here.

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Cops in Couture: An Upcoming Fashion Benefit at the Mall at Robinson

Get ready for 2014 Cops in Couture at the Mall at Robinson tomorrow, Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 7pm. Doors open at 6 and this year’s annual fashion show is sure to delight.

Learn more at:

  • http://www.copsincouture.com
  • or

  • http://www.shoprobinsonmall.com
  • See you tomorrow night!

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    A Different Kind of Runway: Fly Fashions at Pittsburgh International Airport’s Airmall #FLY2014 Event

    Airplanes weren’t the only thing flying high at #FLY2014. On Monday, September 29th, 2014, the Pittsburgh International Airport launched a revamp of their luxury shopping core, the Airmall, as a different kind of runway took the spotlight for the day. From Furla to Armani, Hugo Boss, Pinko, Collezioni, Nine West, and more, fashionistas didn’t need to jet set across the country to get their hands on some high fashion brands.

    The ever-beautiful Darieth Chisolm served as the emcee, but she wasn’t the only celebrity guest. Carmindy from TLC’s “What Not to Wear” was in the house, even giving a makeover to one lucky blogger — me! I got freshened up on-stage by Carmindy, who did her famous “5-Minute Face” on me, and afterwards, I got to enjoy some luxury shopping, mixing and mingling with local bloggers and media, and took in a stunning fashion show right in the Airmall’s core. The treats were delicious, the atmosphere was trendy and upscale, the music was great, and the fashions were fierce. Carmindy even called Pittsburgh the new “height of entertainment and fashion” — that’s saying a lot coming from a California native who now lives in NYC.

    The #FLY2014 team did a wonderful job and made every guest feel like a million bucks. The event definitely put Pittsburgh on the fashion map. Now travelers won’t have to worry about killing time while waiting for their plane — they’ll be more concerned about missing out on sales at these fabulous stores, rather than missing their flight!

    Photos from the event courtesy of Glitzburgh & Airmall Pittsburgh. Check out more photos and event coverage on social media by following hashtag #FLY2014 on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Also check out event reviews in the Tribune Review and Pittsburgh Post Gazette!