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Elizabeth Gilbert’s Latest Novel Comes to Life

Elizabeth Gilbert’s Latest Novel Comes to Life

To the rest of the world, she’s Elizabeth Gilbert, Bestselling Author. To us, she’s Elizabeth Gilbert, well, Bestselling Author. But she’s also a neighbor and the owner of the always-irresistible Frenchtown, NJ, emporium Two Buttons. Last fall, Gilbert published The Signature of All Things, and it’s, of course, gone on to become a New York […]

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Iron Hill Goes Really Farm to Table

Iron Hill Goes Really Farm to Table

On the first Wednesday this month and next (September 3), Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, in Chestnut Hill, will be offering a series of “Philly Grown, Philly Raised” menu additions featuring the produce from nearby—like, 10 miles away—Weavers Way Farms at Saul Agricultural High School and Awbury Arboretum. “We strive to serve local ingredients wherever […]

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In Ardmore, a Shopping Soundtrack

In Ardmore, a Shopping Soundtrack

Suburban Square’s free, weekly outdoor concert series will continue Wednesday, at 5 p.m., with Phyllis Chapell & SIORA. Chapell was named one of the top 500 jazz vocalists of all-time by critic Scott Yanow. She and her band blend the sounds of North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. On July 30, Beats […]

July 18, 2014 | By | Reply More

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There’s Always Room for Mexican Food

There’s Always Room for Mexican Food

Who doesn’t love Mexican food? Or, for that matter, any variation of it? Clearly, no one around here. With restaurants in University City and Willow Grove already raking it in, Mad Mex, a Pittsburgh-based chain, is prepping to launch a third, this one in the Wynnewood Shopping Center, on Aug. 11. There will be tables […]

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Kosher Bakery Opens in Bala Cynwyd

Kosher Bakery Opens in Bala Cynwyd

The same group that brought you Citron + Rose opened a kosher bakery in Bala Cynwyd last week. Six Points Bakery, located at 289 Montgomery Avenue, is serving scones, brownies and pastries, along with a rotating crop of bagels, muffins and cookies—double chocolate cranberry pistachio cookies and peach bourbon turnovers, for starters—all baked daily—and true […]

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5 Minutes, Apparently, is the New Benchmark for Pizza Delivery

5 Minutes, Apparently, is the New Benchmark for Pizza Delivery

Restaurateurs and brothers Nick Farrell, the owner of Sovana Bistro in Kennett Square, and Tom Farrell, the owner of The Classic Diner in Malvern, just opened RapiDOUGH Pizza Pies at the Providence Town Center, in Collegeville. The menu features brick-oven pizzas and calzones and handmade salads crafted from local ingredients and house-made cheeses—all of it […]

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Summer Style Watch

Summer Style Watch

Sun! Barbeque! Vacation! But style doesn’t rest. To that end, our resident designer shares the goods that’ll be keeping him cool through the dog days. In professional circles, when I’m asked what I’m into at any given moment, my standard reply is, “I have no taste.” It’s not that I’m trying to be difficult. Just […]

June 25, 2014 | By More
With a Little Help from Some Friends

With a Little Help from Some Friends

A few reasons to look forward to a fresh start. Spring cleaning’s silver lining: buying new stuff. Sleek and efficient, these are fast becoming essential tools around my house. —Laurie Palau Gear Up Platinum 2 Bike Freestand Rack | $100 | thegstand.com Bikes are the problem children of the garage. Two or three can suck […]

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A Designer’s Wish List

A Designer’s Wish List

Seven ideas that’ll make your home a little homier. And, should you buy two (or more) of everything, those of your friends and family, too. By Michael Herold Barneys New York Geometric Throw $225 | Barneys New York, Rittenhouse Square A wool and silk blend that’s as comfortable as it is stylish. And, at a […]

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Life

Wheat The Other White  Bread

Wheat The Other White Bread

Yeah, wheat bread isn’t as bad for you as white. But it’s not good for you, either. By Todd Soura Sometime over the last few years, while white bread was being flogged as the poster child for processed foods and, thus, for the fattening of Modern America, its whole-wheat brother slipped out the back door […]

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A Summer to Remember at Valley Forge Park

A Summer to Remember at Valley Forge Park

Valley Forge National Historical Park will launch a jam-packed program season Saturday with the annual March Out of the Continental Army Commemoration, which’ll begin at Artillery Park at 11 a.m. From there, you’ll walk about a half-mile to the Varnum’s Picnic Area. Along the way, interpreters in Continental Army uniform will explain the events at […]

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Make Your Own Spring

Make Your Own Spring

With Radiant Orchid as her inspiration, Colleen Attara gets a jump on Mother Nature. There’s a point near the initial edge of spring when I free my toes and wear only open-toe sandals and flip-flops from then on. It’s not a fixed date; it’s a feeling. Though, this year, my instincts went haywire because I […]

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Out of the Bottle and Into the Bowl

Out of the Bottle and Into the Bowl

Victory Brewing Company, the Downingtown-based craft brewer, has a new take on the pint with the launch of its own line of ice cream. The three flavors—Hopped Up Devil, Triple Monkey and Storm Drop—are going for $6.49 a pint at Kimberton Whole Foods, Shady Brook Farm and the Victory retail outlet. The ice cream’s made […]

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ML Most-Loved 2014

ML Most-Loved 2014

Even the overly-self-confident like us are faced with the reality, at some point, that we don’t know everything. (Though, true to form, we’ll fake it until it gets embarrassing for all involved.) That precious epiphany finally hit us—rather, we finally accepted it—in planning the ninth edition of this spread, our annual roundup of the best […]

June 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Best of Craft and Community

The Best of Craft and Community

With market season well underway, veteran seller and shopper Susan Forker highlights four that you need to hit, whether you’re hunting for goods or some community. The onset of spring signals the approach of a personal and professional touchstone in my life: the start of the outdoor market season. As a veteran seller at a […]

June 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
A Place for Everything

A Place for Everything

  At his new Manayunk gallery, Lenny Bazemore is exploring the art of living. And what you’ll find on the walls is only the start of what he’s turning up. Between the basement-to-roof renovation and the intricate design, The Bazemore Gallery itself is intended to be every bit the featured attraction that the contemporary paintings […]

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Fourth Fireworks and Then Some

Fourth Fireworks and Then Some

So you’re looking for some fireworks, are you? Thanks to your generous spam filter setting (some would even say irresponsible), we’re able to deliver the lowdown here and now. Narberth takes its patriotism super-seriously (www.narberthfourthofjuly.com). We’re talking a full day loaded with everything from a baby parade and pie-eating contest to live concerts and, of […]

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