Enjoying morning coffee at Aspinwall Beans 'N' Cream/Kate Buckley


A walk through Aspinwall is like a trip back in time, when corner markets served everyday needs and neighbors stopped to chat on roomy front porches. Located east of Pittsburgh, this tiny borough packs a powerful punch of retail variety on Commercial Avenue, Brilliant Avenue and Freeport Road. At 0.4 square miles, Aspinwall is a hub of pedestrian commerce, boasting independent groceries like Patty’s Farm Market and gourmet adventures like Labriola Italian Market and Feast on Brilliant. And coming soon, a public art play structure in the riverfront park that will draw kids--and parents--from miles around.

Photo of the week by @dellacarthy

This week's featured photo by @dellacarthy, who looks to Pittsburgh and her children for inspiration, captures a moment of childhood, along with the city's dramatic bridges, skyline and trains, all in one gorgeous painterly shot.