Garden Inspired

Summer is in full bloom. Let your sense of style reflect the great outdoors with nature-inspired goods.

The Stores:

Barnes & Noble
All area locations: 800/843-2665,

Contemporary Concepts
5820 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill, 412/521-2500; Duncan Manor Shopping Center, Allison Park, 412/635-0122,

1600 Cochran Road, Mt. Lebanon, 412/341-4438; 3847 Washington Road, McMurray, 724/941-1664,

Louis Anthony Jewelers
1775 N. Highland Road, Mt. Lebanon; 412/854-0310,

All area locations: 888/431-6229,

Paracca Interiors
1000 Pittsburgh Road, Valencia; 724/602-2933,

Roberta Weissburg Leathers
5415 Walnut St., Shadyside, 412/681-8188; 527 S. 27th St., SouthSide Works, 412/488-8008,

Saks Fifth Avenue
513 Smithfield St., downtown; 412/263-4800,

The Songbird Sanctuary
311 Freeport Road, Blawnox; 412/828-5393,

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