Hot Cars and High Fashions

Yesterday my family and I went to a Maniac Magazine event at the Cochran dealership over in Monroeville. It was a good time and we had a lot of fun.

First, Cochran had all the lines they represent, including, of course, the H2 and H3 Hummers. (I hate that word – in the Army, they are Humvees, after HMMWV, or High Mobility Multi-Wheeled Vehicle). They also had the drool inducing Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky, as well as others.

The sushi was from Nakama, a Japanese steakhouse on the Southside, and we got to meet Heidi, whobartends there and comes up with some awesome drink recipes like this month’s “Bikini-tini” Also there was Olive or Twist from Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. They offered such goodies as asparagus rolls and a chocolate dessert that was fantastic. It took every ounce of self-control I had to only eat one…

The fashions were from Charles Spiegel and Chick Clothing Boutique. They were of course something that most people couldn’t wear, but it’s nice to see New York style fashions starting to make their way here.

Rob and Christina Cochran were there with their five (!) children. They are super nice. Cochran even arranged for toy hummers for the kids – my son is loving them!

There were representatives there from the Pittsburgh Passion women’s football team and from the Pitt Panthers as well.

These events aren’t just for the rich and beautiful. My wife and I hardly consider ourselves in that category. But it was a nice way to spend an evening, and if you haven’t checked out the magazine, please do! April Hubal and Emily Geyman, who were there with several of the interns, and the rest of the staff including Susie Meister of MTV’s Road Rules, work very hard on each issue and it a well done tribute to Pittsburgh’s up and coming cosmopolitan scene.

Note: My sister has posted her own review of the event at her Livejournal blog.



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