Splurge, Outside Inspirations, Kick Off Holiday Events

The home décor stores are ready to welcome you into the shopping season with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and special sales.

Photos by haley wisniewski


Halloween is just around the corner, so you know what that means, right? It’s time to start moving on your Christmas list.

We kid, we kid (kind of). What is a fact is that your local home and lifestyle retailers are readying their stores for the holiday shopping season; among them Outside Inspirations in Wexford and Splurge in Fox Chapel.


From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, Outside Inspirations (12055 Perry Highway, Pine Township; 724/933-8850, outside-inspirations.com) will host its Holiday Kickoff party.

During the day, Outside Inspirations will serve up tea and cookies. From 6 to 8 p.m., the store — owned by siblings Tim and Barbara Hollihan — will switch over to hors d’oeuvres and champagne.

At Outside Inspirations, Christmas is a serious business. The store closes for a week prior to the Holiday Kickoff party so the owners are able to prepare the space for all of the Christmas magic.

Owned by interior designer Kym Pelcher, Splurge (1109 Freeport Road, Fox Chapel; 412/252-2242, splurge-shop.com) also is getting in on the holiday action with a “Sip and Splurge” party from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4.

The event features cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, as well as raffles for free Splurge merchandise.

There also will be an all day trunk show from the store’s custom monogram team with items that will arrive in time to fill your stockings before Christmas.


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