Tori Mistick

Tori Mistick does social media marketing for small businesses in Pittsburgh and beyond. She is also director of the Shadyside Chamber of Commerce. You can also keep up with Tori at her lifestyle blog, Wear.Wag.Repeat. When she isn’t working (and even when she is), she spends time with Lola and Lucy, her two Chocolate Labs.

Monday, October 20

First up today is to search for photos from The Masked Ball Fashion Show that I designed a dress for on Saturday night. It was a fundraiser for the Pittsburgh Film Office featuring 10 local designers, including myself, who all made one-of-a-kind gowns. I’m hoping George Mendel got some good shots of my gown!

After checking emails, most days I take Lola and Lucy for a walk in Frick Park in the morning, and to Mellon Park in the evening, where I can chat with my dog park buddies. On crazy busy days, Lucy goes to The Golden Bone—you guys wanted to know about my dogs’ social schedules for this article, right?

Tuesday, October 21

No events planned today; I have to stay home tonight and work on refinishing an antique dresser I bought at the Point Breeze Yard Sale last month.

Wednesday, October 22

My sister Sloane is in town for a couple days from NYC; we’ll go spinning at the brand new Steel Revolution in Shadyside and then grab dinner with family at Girasole in Shadyside.

Thursday, October 23

The reason my sister is in town is for an event she’s planning for Verizon, to show off their latest tech innovations around devices and smart accessories. The event is at TechShop, and sure to be packed with influencers. I’m lucky to be included! We’ll get drinks and a bite to eat at Social afterwards.

Friday, October 24

Tonight I’m attending the Hessam Abrishami show at Maser Galleries on Walnut Street in Shadyside. The artist will be there in person, and I’m looking forward to meeting him and checking out his artwork.

Saturday, October 25

I’ll be volunteering tonight at the Halloween Jam on Walnut to benefit the Animal Rescue League. It’s a costume party and live music on Walnut Street from 7 to 11 p.m. I’ve organized some of my friends to volunteer with me selling beer, and hopefully we will have a coordinated costume effort for our beer booth. You’ll have to come to the event to see what we dress as!

Sunday, October 26

I’m starting the day off with a free workout at Athleta on Walnut Street. I love doing the freebie classes at Athleta and Lululemon—last week I got my butt kicked with Barre Code’s Brawl at Lululemon; today is Crunch Core Fitness at Athleta.

After all that sweating, I’ve earned some shopping and today is the Neighborhood Flea in the Strip. I’ll swing by to shop the local vendors—the last time I went I bought a leather corset and vintage drawer pulls. I see that WearWoof is going to be there, and I’m excited to meet them! Afterwards I’ll grab lunch from one of the food trucks on site, ideally my favorite, the Taco Truck.

Photo by John Colombo

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.