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Power to the People

Power to the People

Made by hand, conceived right here. By Scott Edwards We’re in the throes of a newfound sense of pride. This is an era where “well-made” implies not only innovation but character, thoughtfulness and a meticulous, verging on maniacal, attention to detail. Staring into a faster, sleeker, sterile future, it’s as though we gradually reached the […]

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Coming to a Corner Near You

Coming to a Corner Near You

As food trucks finally begin to gain traction along the Main Line, we peer into a few of the most magnetic of the cramped kitchens for a taste of their ingredient-driven, meticulously-prepared innovations. By Mike Madaio Food trucks are a true sign of the times: Talented, uncompromising chefs determined to make a name for themselves […]

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
How the Farmers Markets Failed Us

How the Farmers Markets Failed Us

While we’ve been admiring the locally-sourced foodstuffs—and admiring ourselves for it—we were overlooking a big chunk of our diet. Where’s the beef? Thanks to a health-conscious mom in Philly, it’s on the way. By Scott Edwards How often do you eat beef? “Once a week. That’s it,” says Jessica Moore, a petite woman who’s about […]

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Our Favorite Food People

Our Favorite Food People

When we settled on the subjects of our sixth annual compilation, it wasn’t with the intention of creating a portfolio that contrasts the extreme ends of the food industry spectrum today. But that’s kinda how it played out. In Jose Garces and Michael Solomonov, we have the rock stars. Two chefs with a rare talent […]

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Cost of Sustainability

The Cost of Sustainability

In forging more closely-knit communities, trailblazers beget more trailblazers. By Sara Scully From calculating a holiday shopping budget to reflexively taking account of the year that was with a new one rising on the horizon, the season inevitably begs the question, can I afford it? The answer, for conscientious people and organizations alike, is almost […]

December 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
The All-Local 2012 Gift Guide

The All-Local 2012 Gift Guide

Styled by Lauren Toll-Sheehan From the essential (Biggs & Featherbelle handmade soap) to the eccentric (a massive football-shaped cooler trolley), the thoughtful (the Little Giraffe chenille baby blanket) to the no-brainer (the Sonos Play:5 wireless music system), and the practical (Joseph Joseph color-coded chopping boards) to the nearly-impractical (the Reed Krakoff Boxer Bag), we’re loaded […]

December 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Make Me a Star

Make Me a Star

A couple of enterprising twentysomethings are injecting everyday life with a touch of glam. What do you get when you mix two feisty Russian women with impeccable fashion sense and ironclad ambition? CZARistas, a styling and photography duo whose edgy, high-fashion vision isn’t your mother’s glamour shots. Their budding portfolio (www.czaristas.com) is comprised of sand-covered […]

September 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
ML (most-loved)

ML (most-loved)

The People & Places That Define The Main Line The Main Line is populated by some of Greater Philly’s most beloved boutiques, jewelers, gyms and myriad other trendsetters and standardbearers, making it a destination to many and, more pertinent to our purpose here, home to you. Too much of a good thing is only really […]

July 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
A New Way of Life

A New Way of Life

Dean Carlson’s transition from the bond market to the farm market. By Mike Madaio The quintessential American dream once was to buy a modest house in the suburbs bordered by a white picket fence. Today, it’s more like quit the rat race, claim a small plot somewhere in rapidly-shrinking rural America and live off said […]

July 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Main Line boutique continues to expand with opening at Revel in AC

Main Line boutique continues to expand with opening at Revel in AC

One of our favorite Main Line boutiques in Suburban Square has recently announced the opening of a new store located at Revel in Atlantic City on The Row.  To celebrate, we asked Lizanne Crotty, Manager of Denim Habit, Ardmore to give us the low-down on some of her favorite summer fashion trends that we can […]

June 25, 2012 | By | Reply More