Super Last Minute Pgh Xmas Shopping Guide

We are just about  t-24 hours til the end of Christmas shopping and the start of holiday festivities.  Maybe you are one of those people who ha everything wrapped and under the tree – if that is the case then this post is not for you.  If you had a busy week/month/year – you probably woke up this am with a sense of panic.

Never fear! There are a number of Pittsburgh businesses who are ready and able to help you get your shopping done (and even wrap some of those gifts for you too).

What shops are must stops for your last minute Christmas shopping?

Coffee Porter Release Party

Two of our favorite local businesses have teamed up and we couldn’t be more excited!  Come celebrate the union of East End Brewing and Squirrel Hill’s Commonplace Coffeehouse and the release of their offspring, the Coffee Porter – a Porter with Commonplace coffee.  Delicious!  Awesome!  Fun!  Yes!

The Release Party is this Thursday (tomorrow), December 15th from 6 – 10pm at Commonplace Coffeehouse in Squirrel Hill.  Tickets are $22 and get you a taster of the Porter, as well as a  gift bottle to take home and a half-pound bag of Commonplace’s Sumatra coffee. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For more information, please visit:

East End Brewing:

Commonplace Coffeehouse:

Holiday Card Writing Party & Let Us Send a Pgh Post Card for You

Its Chrismas Card time.  Cards are fun to get but sometimes a pain to write and send.  There is just something great about getting a letter in your mailbox that has been hand addressed.  Sure, we have email and text messaging but there is something about putting words to paper and sending them through the mail.

A few weeks ago when I was browsing through the books at the EEBE I noticed a facinating book of love letters, which got me thinking about letters and modern day communications.  Another fascinating thing about used books is looking at the inscriptions – who bought the books and what did they write on the inside cover to the recipients.

The East End Book Exchange, Pittsburghs newest used book shop, wants to help revive the written word and they are hosting a card party.  Today, Sunday, December 11 head down to the Pittsburgh public market for a card writing party.

Just Because: A Holiday Card & Letter Writing Party
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Pittsburgh Public Market
Facebook Event Link

Just bring your addresses – the EEBE will have provide the card, stationery, and postage.

IheartPGH will be Sending Pittsburgh Post Cards to Your Friends Too!

We <3 postcards almost as much as we <3 Pittsburgh.  I made it a point to send many a post card during my road trip from Los Angeles back to Pittsburgh.  IheartPGH will be at the East End Book Exchange Party to send out Pittsburgh post cards too.  Want us to send a Pittsburgh Post Card to someone?

Just leave their address below (or click here for the google form) and we will send one out for you.