Who needs a little January treat to brighten their Pittsburgh winter? Planning an outdoors meet up warmed by a fire helps me a great deal. Here are several ways I recently found some Winter Wellness.
I feel fortunate to have a small outdoor space to gather around a fire. Bundling up outside with a visit from friends, neighbors, or family is a safe and fun way to stay connected. I recently discovered the therapy of burning pine tree trimmings, watching dry branches curl into dancing snake shapes before disappearing into ash.
Now is the perfect time to visit The Aviary, with timed tickets. There were no crowds, and had many spaces to myself. One highlight was spending loads of time with the penguins, especially Sunshine. She is a playful people lover. While she swam, we chased each other back and forth, cracking me up!
Carnegie Museum Of Art
Speaking of timed tickets, Carnegie Museum Of Art also offers the space to safely explore. I was excited to view Locally Sourced, organized by Alyssa Velazquez, curatorial assistant for Decorative Arts & Design. Shown together here are 3 artists we are proud to feature, Knotzland, Twelve/Twenty Studio, and Idia'Dega.
Exploring the so so many Pittsburgh neighborhoods is some personal favorite therapy, no matter what the season. I am usually with my husband, Don, strolling the alleyways of the south side, gawking at building renovations in The Strip (Aurora where The Metropol used to be!), feeling the energy shifts Downtown. One recent North side adventure ended outside at Federal Gallery. We werent lucky enough to reserve one of their igloos-were you? https://www.yelp.com/reservations/federal-galley-pittsburgh-2?from_reserve_now=1
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