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About StarLoftsPittsburgh

Contact us at 412-943-7660 Janet@StarloftsPGH.com Janet & Charlie Pellegrini have redeveloped their restaurants banquet rooms next to the Benedum Theater in Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. They wanted to provide a very upscale, and elegant accommodation right in the action of the theater district in Downtown Pittsburgh for some very special residents. The convenience & star power of the area makes it a special place for anyone excited about being right in the action, and also able to get away from it all with a few steps to their own space. Luxury, sophisticated, convenient, newest. Contact us at 412-943-7660 and we would be happy to show you your new home in Pittsburgh’s Theater District. Janet & Charlie Pellegrini are fans and supporters of the Cultural Trust and the arts. They have contributed to many organizations, and schools to help promote their programs. The largest contribution ever was to PBS in a production for Chris Fenimore of QED called Steel City Chefs.

Pittsburgh’s Cultural District Crawl After Dark until midnight

Friday, September 23

The Fall ’22 Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District presented by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan is free and open to everyone and features more than 15 Crawl Stops. Expect brand new gallery exhibitions, public art that casts a canopy of color across the sky, unmissable live music marking the Backyard’s final weekend of the season, and an outdoor Crawl After Dark experience to keep the party going until midnight. 5:30 – 10 pm

Walk out you’re door at http://www.starloftspgh.com and you are there.

Have a great day! Janet

5 simple ways to appoint you’re apartment.

As intimidating to see an empty apartment and not know what to fill it with. Thankfully, there’s a simple decorating style that requires far less furniture and decorations than other styles, and it’s trending too! This style is minimalism, of course, so read on below for five great minimalist decor ideas for your first apartment.

Functional decor

One important principle that can guide your minimalist decor journey is knowing that your decorations can be functional pieces. Having decorations for the sake of decorations isn’t always necessary – you can often make your apartment look fantastic by tastefully arranging the functional items you use on an everyday basis.

Multi-purpose furniture

A great way to minimize clutter in your apartment is to invest in things that serve more than one function, and multi-purpose furniture can be a perfect choice. When shopping for a couch, ottoman, or sitting chair, look for an option that can be opened up to provide extra storage.

If you live in a small studio apartment and you want to minimize even further, consider buying a Murphy bed. By combining your bed and a table, two of the largest floor-space items in an apartment, you can simplify your surroundings and save a significant amount of space.

Floating shelves

Whatever your style of minimalist decor is, floating shelves are a must-have for displaying decorations and other items in a simple and practical way. Whether in the kitchen, living room, bathroom, or bedroom, a floating shelf feels refined where a regular shelf could feel like it just takes up wall space.

Simple wall art and mirrors

Minimalism doesn’t just mean simply removing everything unnecessary from your living space, and it’s still good to have interesting art and decor to make your apartment feel comfortable. Simple wall art can add a unique element to your apartment, especially when tastefully color-coordinated with your other pieces.

Alternatively, mirrors are another great apartment wall fixture that can add depth and light to your apartment. Too much wall art can feel cluttered, but large, simple mirrors can make the apartment feel more spacious. 

Neutral colors with an accent color

Many aspiring minimalists have a hard time knowing how to decorate in a simple way, and color is one of the most difficult aspects to grasp at first. Putting together a color palette can be tricky if you haven’t done it before, so here’s an easy way to get started.

Choose an accent color to use for your color palette. It’s helpful to use a color that you already have furniture or decorations in, but you can purchase items later to supplement this. Then, simply choose two to four neutral colors that go together well with your accent. Consider tinting everything the same for a monochromatic look, like a deep blue accent color with bluish-gray neutrals. You can also try to balance the color scheme by pairing a warm accent color with cool neutrals or vice versa.

Have fun at http://www.starloftspgh.com

Yoga In the Backyard

Start your weekends this summer with free, creative outdoor yoga classes with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust! These accessible and adaptable flow classes in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District are taught by local yoga and mindfulness instructors. Bring your own mat, sunscreen, water bottles and come ready to move and breathe together. Water is available at the Water Cube, just steps away from the Backyard Stage. Plan to stay after class for all that the Backyard has to offer, including food trucks, libations, music and more.

StarLofts Pittsburgh is your home, excitement is you’re backyard.

Participation is free, but advance registration and liability waiver completion is required:

https://pct.formstack.com/forms/backyard_2022_yoga_release

Yoga in you’re backyard of the http://www.StarLoftsPgh.com

Have a great day! Janet

Gallery Crawl Pittsburgh Theater District

Gallery Crawl hours:
Friday, July 22 | 5:30 – 10 pm

Supply and Demand by artist Ian Brill, is an interstitial navigation between beauty,  the sublime, and the picturesque. It is a collection of performative, light, and sound installations. These programmatic, site-specific works are the negotiated balance between a consistent set of rules, an evolving, symbolic language, and preexisting constraints. Pittsburgh resident Ian Brill’s work focuses on the accumulation of form through process. Through the creation of interactive, performative, and multi-sensorial environments, Brill considers boundaries of becoming, versus being, and our immersive relationship with technology.

The gallery crawl is at your doorstep, away from the privacy of your home at http://www.StarLoftsPgh.com

Backyard Park @ the StarloftPgh

Your new next door neighbor, the summer arts park is here in your Backyard at 8th & Penn, open Tuesday-Sunday from 11am-9pm! Enjoy free live performances, dance nights, local food trucks and more as you swing through the season!

For free family fun in the Cultural District, the Backyard at 8th & Penn is the place to be this summer! We’re kicking off July with the Backyard offerings below, but you can always stay up to date and find out more at TrustArts.org/Backyard.

Remember, if you need a break from the excitement, just go into your home at http://www.starloftspgh.com.

See you there, Best, Janet/Charlie

Do your part for the environment, drink Vodka.

Feeling down about the environment? Need a drink to take the edge off? Air Company has a crisp, clean solution for both of your problems: Air Vodka.

Launched in 2019, and now bolstered by a completely new round of funding that will push production levels, Air Company has a focus on creating products with carbon dioxide emissions, which are responsible for 79 percent of greenhouse gasses produced through human activities as of 2020, according to the U.S. Environmental Protective Agency. So far, its Air Vodka product has seen the most traction with backing from companies like JetBlue Airways and Toyota.

Through its carbon conversion technology, Air Company removes the impurities often found in alcohol by capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that would otherwise pollute Earth. From there, it converts the CO2 emissions into ethanol in water, free from all solids or other constituents you’d normally find in the fermentation process. The result is a high-end 40 percent alcohol-by-volume vodka sold across the country and in bars from New York to San Francisco.

Air Company aims to use carbon technology to demonstrate a potential in removing and repurposing CO2 before it hits the atmosphere. The company’s New York base offers proprietary technology it claims will serve as a “blueprint for carbon tech solutions globally.” The brand recently expanded beyond vodka into sanitizer and perfume and remains engaged in a project with NASA to create CO2-based sugars and proteins.

Have some vodka with us at the Backstage bar right across your front door of the http://www.starloftspgh.com

Salut, Janet & Charlie

Cabaret Theater Gets Extensive Remodel, Expansion

The 250-seat Greer Cabaret Theater and Backstage Bar is one of the Cultural District’s great hidden gems , your personal hidaway right across the street from your home at http://www.StarLoftsPgh.com

Not many know about it, yet!

It is tucked away well behind its Penn Avenue entrance. The Cultural Trust is embarking upon a comprehensive redesign of this important theatrical space, creating a more inviting experience.

“The Greer Cabaret Theater, the Backstage Bar, and the Theater Square lobbies will be undergoing extensive renovations over the next year to make these spaces shine,” says Nick Gigante, Senior Vice President of Development and Real Estate for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “The Theater will transform from the black box you see now into an intimate cabaret on par with New York venues like Joe’s Pub and 54 Below. The Backstage Bar will be expanded, and the lobbies for the box office and restaurant will become one grand space, streamlining, and elevating the patron experience.” Mr. Gigante adds, “This project is made possible in large part by the generous support of the Eden Hall Foundation, whose chairman and president, George C. Greer, has been a long-time Trustee of the Cultural Trust and whose name graces the Theater.”

See you at the Backstage bar, Ciao, Janet and Charlie

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Pittsburgh, top U.S. city to live.

The 2022-23 list, released Tuesday, ranked 150 U.S. metro areas using indexes for jobs, housing affordability, quality of life, desirability, and net migration to calculate each city’s standing. U.S. News gathers data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Labor, and its own internal sources. Pittsburgh is a great place to live. You can call Pittsburgh your home at http://www.starloftspgh.com.

Call 412.943.7660 for a tour of http://www.skyloftpgh.com available May 2022.