Saturday, November 3, 2012

Pinterest Party: Falling Into Autumn

We are proud to announce that we will be hosting a Pinterest Party —“Falling Into Autumn”— on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, which will feature Fall themed recipes and craft projects.

Please join us at the first of our collaborative efforts with Koolkat Designs, and Wildcard in our joint celebration of Fall.

The first party in our new monthly series will provide seasonal recipes for you to taste as well as a couple of fun seasonal make and take projects. 

This past September, Tamara Barker, our Manager, posted to her Facebook wall that she had “set a goal to actually make at least one recipe” that she had pinned to Pinterest that week. What started as a discussion among friends and fellow artists on Facebook about their Pinterest recipe trials quickly developed into planning a monthly event hosted by three local artisan boutiques.  

The beauty, and somewhat addicting quality, of Pinterest is the plethora of tempting recipes and creative projects to pin. Often pinners find they pin more than they have time to try. Boutique 208, Koolkat Designs and Wildcard are joining forces to solve this problem for fellow Pittsburghers in the form of monthly Pinterest Parties. Each month, one of these distinctive stores will take a turn hosting the event. The stores’ staff will prepare various Pinterest recipes to serve as the event spread. Party attendees will be able to taste the recipes without spending a dime or a second in the kitchen. The party planners will also feature their favorite DIY Craft projects. The recipes and projects tried will be shared on Pinterest Boards created for the party by its host and also on the three stores’ Twitter and Facebook feeds so that all who wish to can access the pins and comment on the results. The best part? The recipes and crafts being tried are seasonal, and will line up perfectly with Pittsburghers’ seasonal and holiday planning.

Through this collaboration, the artisan boutiques hope that the Pinterest Parties will help to foster community and friendships through the sharing of delicious food and ideas.

Please check out our board on Pinterest for a preview of some of the items you'll get to eat or make.

If you're on Facebook, feel free to RSVP to our Facebook event.

Koolkat Designs in Uptown Mt. Lebanon is hosting the second event—“Eat, Drink & Make Merry”— on Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm. 
Wildcard in Lawrenceville is kicking off the New Year with the third event —“New Year, New Craft” —to be held on Thursday,January 10, 2013 from 6pm to 9pm. 
All events are open to the public. There is no charge to participate, however a donation of a canned good or non-perishable food item for the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank is encouraged.
Boutique 208 can also be found online at the following locations: 

Twitter: @Boutique208

Koolkat Designs is located in Uptown Mt. Lebanon and features handcrafted jewelry, accessories and art made by local Pittsburgh artists and artisans.  Joe Manganiello (actor, werewolf Alcide on HBO’s True Blood) recently told Vanity Fair that Koolkat Designs was the place he goes when he’s “in the mood for retail therapy” (October 19, 2012). 

691 Washington Road (next to Potomac Bakery), Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Twitter:  @KoolkatPGH

Wildcard is located in the heart of Lawrenceville and features the creations of local artists and crafters.  Wildcard was recently voted Best One-of-a-Kind Gift Store in the Pittsburgh City Paper.

4209 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Twitter:  @Wildcardpgh

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