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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 […]

April 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
A Joke is a Very Serious Thing

A Joke is a Very Serious Thing

For most of the last decade, guys around here flat-out gave up trying to dress casually. Then a man and his dog intervened and reversed the laughingstock reputation before it hardened. Now we’re back down to Santa being pelted with snowballs. So, that’s something. By Avery Greene For a while, all Seun Olubodun could see […]

February 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Long Weekend: The Adirondacks

The Long Weekend: The Adirondacks

Unplugged, a world filled with humbling natural beauty, indulgent eating and restorative isolation rushes in to consume the gaping void. By Scott Edwards By the time you read this, they’ll be gone. But the leaves, at the peak of their fall color, were commanding, especially over the last half-hour of the five-hour drive to Lake […]

December 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Gift Guide 2013

Gift Guide 2013

One for You, Two for Me None of us actually needs any of the stuff featured on the next seven pages. Then again, when was Christmas shopping ever about need? (Mom, don’t answer that.) This is a holiday fueled by pure lust. You want what you won’t let yourself have. But, if your significant other’s […]

December 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Where There’s An Oversize SUV, There’s a Way

Where There’s An Oversize SUV, There’s a Way

It’s been almost three years since Cathy Snyder, a Lumberville mother of two college-age children, started canvassing Bucks and Hunterdon farms in the massive Ford Excursion that she won, gleaning leftover produce to supplement the too-often lacking pantries and shelters. Back then, she was a one-woman, grassroots movement that went by the name Gas Guzzling […]

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
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
A Charmed Life

A Charmed Life

For Tiffany’s Philadelphia director, there was little choice but to follow her heart. Tiffany McCauley coincidentally shares her name with the most recognizable brand in America for luxury jewelry and uncoincidentally helms four of its stores that compose the Philadelphia market. Tiffany & Co. celebrated its 175th anniversary this year. McCauley, who lives in Doylestown, […]

December 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
A Girl and Her Dog, Stride for Stride

A Girl and Her Dog, Stride for Stride

That a 16-year-old girl and her dog are inseparable is to be expected. That they’re among the most promising handler-and-dog performance teams in the country is where the story veers toward something. Last June, Blake Rivas and her two-year-old English Cocker Spaniel, Trixie, beat out more than 20 competitors to score the High in Trial […]

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