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Garden Club of Allegheny County tempts shoppers for 20th year

| Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, 9:00 p.m.
Anna Konrad joined  Mary Margaret Stamy and Maureen Young at the Fox Chapel Golf Club for Pizzazz, an annual clothing and gift sale to benefit the Garden Club of Allegheny County.
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Anna Konrad joined Mary Margaret Stamy and Maureen Young at the Fox Chapel Golf Club for Pizzazz, an annual clothing and gift sale to benefit the Garden Club of Allegheny County.
John and Ellen Urda were among the guests at the Fox Chapel Golf Club for Pizzazz, an annual clothing and gift sale to benefit the Garden Club of Allegheny County. Oct. 15, 2015.
John Altdorfer
John and Ellen Urda were among the guests at the Fox Chapel Golf Club for Pizzazz, an annual clothing and gift sale to benefit the Garden Club of Allegheny County. Oct. 15, 2015.
Jayne Reilly joined Barbara Tucker at the Fox Chapel Golf Club for Pizzazz, an annual clothing and gift sale to benefit the Garden Club of Allegheny County. Oct. 15, 2015.
John Altdorfer
Jayne Reilly joined Barbara Tucker at the Fox Chapel Golf Club for Pizzazz, an annual clothing and gift sale to benefit the Garden Club of Allegheny County. Oct. 15, 2015.

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.

Kate Benz is the society columnist for Trib Total Media and can be reached at kbenz@tribweb.com, 412-380-8515 or via Twitter @KateBenzTRIB.

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