Maker we love: City Life Adventures

Maker we love: City Life Adventures

This maker is known as the Puddle Queen and creates beautiful photo coasters! We love Carla and think you will too. Read more to learn about her brand.


Carla Cardello, Owner of City Life Adventures


Reserve Township

Tell us about your brand and why it’s the best

City Life Adventures is the best because I showcase Pittsburgh in a way that's different from traditional skyline shots.

What is your background and the story behind why you started City Life Adventures?

Carla Cardello is a cityscape photographer from Pittsburgh, PA who has always been fascinated by city life. Some of her earliest work is of NYC architecture from a high school field trip.

She has been shooting photography for as long as she can remember, ranging from a disposable camera on childhood field trips to her first point and shoot camera for vacation to buying her first DSLR for food photography. She even has a camera tattooed on her arm. 

Carla is known as the Puddle Queen on Instagram because she shoots a lot of reflections. If there is even a tiny bit of water, she will see if there is a photo opportunity.

Carla launched City Life Adventures to sell her prints so you can decorate your home or office with a piece of Pittsburgh.


What one product do we need to know about and why?

Photo coasters are an excellent way to decorate your home or office when wall space isn't an option. They also make a beautiful and functional gift for the Pittsburgh lover in your life. Coasters are 4"x4" with a high gloss finish and a durable no-slip cork backing to keep your drinks in place and your surface clean.


In three words, Why do you love Pittsburgh?

 Beautiful, Supportive, Home

How can people find out more about City Life Adventures?

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