Prior to last summer, I had struggled with chronic headaches every hour of every day for almost six years. After endless attempts with various medications, doctor and specialist appointments, lots of blood-work, alternative medicine adventures, and ER visits accompanied by pain, tears and frustration, I had finally come to the conclusion that I would be facing daily headaches around the clock for the rest of my life. Then, one day last summer, a friend asked me to tag along with her to a hot yoga class (yoga in a room typically somewhere between 95-105 degrees Fahrenheit-sounds like a blast right?). I had taken yoga classes in the past, so I figured I’m sure hot yoga will be just as easy. The first five minutes were wonderful – child’s pose, relaxing your mind and body, deep breathing, letting go of any thoughts or stresses – it was all great. However, after up gulping
On Saturday, June 29th, Maniac Magazine hosted their 8th annual White Party at The Smart House on Mt. Washington. The event was sponsored by Lexus of North Hills and benefitted A Child’s Place at Mercy. Feeling like I landed in Hollywood instead of driving up the hills of Pittsburgh, this year’s white party was definitely a huge hit. My favorite part of the night? The chic fashion show with flirty styles from Jupe Boutique directed by Pittsburgh fashion blogger Stephanie Campbell from Glam and Graffiti.
Rain or shine, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year nominee, Racheallee Lacek, was beyond determined that the Bikini’s and Martini’s event held on Tuesday, June 25th was going to be a success no matter what! Originally scheduled to take place at Skybar Pittsburgh, the event was moved downstairs to Diesel Club Lounge due to inclement weather. In exchange for a $20 donation to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, guests received light appetizers, a complimentary SKY vodka cocktail, and access to the bikini fashion show. “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign is a fundraising competition in communities across the U.S. in which participants vie for the title of Man or Woman of the Year. They raise funds for blood cancer research in honor of local children who are blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year. The titles are