Monday, November 26, 2007
Geoff and Tara.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
For those of you traveling to Pittsburgh for the first time, please check out our good friend, Ron Kapon's, blog account of a recent trip.
Also, please click on the wedding link on the left side of the page for hotel information.
We are so excited to see everyone!!!
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
My mom threw a wedding shower for me in PA last weekend. Fun was had by all! It was at The Back Porch Restaurant, where my brother works.
This was Geoff's first wedding shower, and he had a blast and got to take home a new friend!
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Geoff and I are ecstatic to announce that we have purchased our first home together. We couldn't be more excited to be hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. We will move in at the end of July. The new address is: 2045 Beloit Ave, #305, Los Angeles, CA 90025.
Our new home is located near the Sawtelle Area of LA, which is known for its Japanese restaurants and pop culture shops. This is a very lively and fun area. We are also conveniently located near the famed 405 highway, providing easy access for all interested visitors. We are VERY excited and hope that you will come stay with us in our new home (we are too broke to come to you)!
Friday, April 27, 2007
For the lucky New Yorkers and Bostonians, JetBlue flies direct to Pittsburgh. For those traveling from LAX, USAirways flies direct to PIT (and United via USAir).
PIT is fairly far outside of Pittsburgh, which is not known for its public transportation. A cab ride from PIT to the North Shore (site of wedding + Springhill Suites Marriott Hotel) will be approximately $35-38. The hotel has also recommended the use of an Express Shuttle from the airport. The cost for this shuttle is $19 one way per person or $34 per person round trip.
We encourage you to comment on this blog to organize carpools or splitting cabs with other out-of-towner guests.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Geoff works in the sexy world of Hollywood for a company called Konk.
Basically Geoff reads these all day long ---->
Tara works to eradicate cancer as an employee of the fine pharmaceutical company Abraxis Bioscience in the regulatory affairs department.
When they are not working, Tara & Geoff enjoy hurricane reporting.
Geoff is very sad when he is away from Tara during the day.
Mad Mex - This is where Geoff and Tara met. The owners of this fine establishment also run the Big Burrito Catering Company, the caterer we have chosen for our big day. Mad Mex is located in Oakland, home to the University of Pittsburgh and the famed CMU. Also, if you go after 11pm, all food is 1/2 price - this came in handy during college. Try the chicken chimi, its a CMU classic.
Il Pizziolo - This is our favorite pizza place, introduced to us by the one and only Terrence McClusky. We are hoping to have our rehearsal dinner here. Il Pizziolo is located in Mt. Lebanon, which is about a 20 minute drive from Pittsburgh and a 5 minute drive from South Hills Village Mall, where you are sure to find Tara's mom at least once a weekend.
Sesame Inn - Our favorite Chinese option in the city. This restaurant is located in Station Square, Pittsburgh's "Main Tourist Attraction".
Fuel & Fuddle - The best sweet potato fries. F&F also offers 1/2 price meals after 11pm. The half price "Goin' Cold Turkey" singlehandedly sustained Geoff during his senior year at CMU. F&F is also located in Oakland, even closer to CMU.
Primanti Bros - The famous Pittsburgh Sandwich. Tara and Dash lived on the egg sandwich with extra hot sauce for 4 years. As for locations, you can find Primanti's on pretty much every corner of the city: downtown, oakland, strip district, southside, you get the picture.
The O - The mecca of fast food, offering grease in all forms: pizza, hotdogs, and fries by the pound. Tara is embarassed to admit that the O cheese dogs got her through organic chem. The original O is located in Oakland right on Forbes and the "Baby O" is conveniently located on the CMU campus.
Pittsburgh To Dos:
The Strip - During the day, the Strip is a street market offering everything from fresh fish to Steelers tchochkes. After hours, the Strip is the hub of Pittsburgh Night Life. If you are lucky, you can spot Ben Roethlisberger hitting on a drunken sorority girl.
Shadyside - Walnut Street is a picturesque shopping area in one of the more upscale Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
Mattress Factory - Contemporary art gallery in the North Side, not far from the Warhol. Tara's mom lists the Mattress Factory as a personal favorite.
And of course the view from Mt. Washington cannot be missed.
The assignment group code is WKBWKBA for a King Suite (3 adults at $129/night) or WKBWKBB for a Queen/Queen Suite (5 adults at $139/night).
Reservations should be made no later than September 26th. We were only able to reserve a limited room block, so please book early! This hotel is definitely the most convenient hotel for the wedding location. The wedding is virtually across the street located in the heart of the North Shore.
We are officially tying the knot on October 27, 2007 at the Andy Warhol Museum on the North Shore of Pittsburgh, PA.
We have rented out the first 4 floors of the museum, so please plan to celebrate, eat, dance, and enjoy fantastic pop art with us!