Garden Club of Allegheny County tempts shoppers for 20th year
Gentlemen employed a shrewd strategy when navigating the tempting retail waters of Pizzazz, the 20th annual boutique shopping experience hosted by the Garden Club of Allegheny County.
“You have to keep your wife away from this table,” quipped Dan Fales as his wife, Nancy, eyed the handcrafted crocodile and snakeskin handbags from Angela Alvarez.
At stake were an irresistible array of fashion, beauty, home and stationery items from 30 vendors from across the country. As the Oct. 15 preview party at the Fox Chapel Golf Club progressed, it was clear that deft maneuvering came from both sides.
“We tried plying the men with bourbon and giving them a place to go,” laughed co-chairwoman Mary Margaret Stamy.
Tempted out of good behavior were club prexy Maureen Young, Anna Konrad, Cate Linn, Laura Dawson, Marylynn Heuck, Abby Ruttenberg, Ellen andJohn Urda, Jayne Reilly and Barbara Tucker.