This place is a must see - even if flowers or gardening aren't necessarily your thing. The displays are absolutley beautiful with everything from everyday flowers to exotic blooms to butterflies, trees, and vegetables. We went at Christmas once and they had a poinsetta display, evergreen display, and even Santa was there among the flowers for picture taking. They also have a section outside to walk thru and a gift shop to browse. Across from the conservatory is a gorgeous old park, perfect for a picnic after viewing the flowers. Parking is free and admission is very reasonable.
PROS: Free parking, great for all ages
This store caters to the upper class. Although the clothing and accessories are amazing and unique, the prices are really high. I've gone in a few times and felt a little uncomfortable around the sales associates. Although they were, for the most part, friendly - I felt as though they sensed I couldn't afford the clothing kind of treated me accordingly. They do run some good clearance sales at the end of each season, but even at a sale price, it's more than I might normally spend on an item of clothing. But, if you've got money, they have great clothes and accesories and it's a beautiful store.
CONS: Expensive, Street parking
If you want something special for your kids or need a beautiful and unique gift, this is the place to go. The store carries higher end infant and childrens clothing as well as unique books, toys, and accessories. The sales associates have always been friendly and helpful . The prices are somewhat high since it is a specialty store of sorts, but they do occasionally run sales. They carry Robeeze shoe too!!
PROS: Unique items, easy parking
CONS: somewhat expensive
What I like about this place is that it carries all the usual hardware store items but then they also offer some unique home furnishing products. The store is laid out really well - open and bright with lots of room to browse. The prices tend to be a little high as do most mom-n-pop type places. They also carry a nice selection of holiday items and some snack-type packaged foods.
PROS: Unique items as well as everday items
CONS: Street parking only (metered)
St Alphonsus is a Roman Catholic church. I love this church. The priest is so friendly and caring. He really takes the time to get to know the parishners. He has a wonderful sense of humor that he incorporates into each Mass. It is a nice size congregation with lots of really nice members. I've attended other churches in the city and I never felt like I 'belonged' - they were impersonal to some degree. I don't feel this way at all about St. Alphonsus.
PROS: 3 mass times to choose from
CONS: Parking is a little sparse
I've ordered arrangements from here twice and both times I was unimpressed with the results. Although the flowers are fresh and in good condition, the arrangements are nothing special. If you you're looking for something a little more unique or creative you probably would be disappointed with this place. I also feel the prices are a little high for what you get.
This is the pediatrician I chose for my 2 kids based on a recommendation from Allegheny Valley Hospital. I have been very happy with the care the kids have received. The doctor and assistants are all really kind and gentle. The doctor takes time to talk with me and to interact with the kids as well. They are pretty good at getting you in on time - the longest I've ever waited is 20 minutes. My only complaint is the the waiting room and exam rooms seem a little dated.
CONS: Waiting and exam rooms little dated
This consignment store carries higher end designer clothing and accessories that have been gently worn. The store is located in Oakmont (near the Oakmont Country Club and Golf) so they tend to have a middle to upper class clienteI. I have found some great stuff in there and the sales associates have been very friendly and helpful without being pushy. They carry a wide selection of clothing from casual jeans to furs, although, the quantity of items is somewhat limited becase the space is rather small. They also have a great selection of jewelry as well as some hats, shoes, purses, etc.
CONS: Limited street parking, small interior space
We recently had our roof replaced by this company. Although I don't think their pricing is the cheapest out there, we felt comfortable with them because of their professionalism and honestly. After inspecting our roof they gave us 3 options of various ways we could proceed in fixing our problem thus providing us with 3 price ranges to choose from. And they didn't pressure us into the most expensive option, but only offered the pros and cons of each. They showed up on time and worked very efficiently until the job was complete. The men were friendly and proffesional.
PROS: Fast, efficient, reliable
CONS: A little pricey
We have been taking our 2 dogs and 2 cats here for four years and have complete confidence in the staff. The vet doctor is very friendly and always thoroughly examins our pets. He spends time talking through health situations with you and is very affectionate with the animals. Their prices seem to be average.
A few times I've simply called when I've felt something may be wrong with one of our pets and an assitant talked through it with me on the phone without me having to bring the animal in and incur the vet bill. All employees are friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this place.
CONS: Small waiting room