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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
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 […]

July 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
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 […]

June 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Heart Pumping, Mind Bending

Heart Pumping, Mind Bending

Under the cover of the black light studio and the booming, club-y soundtrack, I was able to mask most of my suffering through the 45-minute spinning session. But there was no hiding from the room-length mirror during the yoga workout that followed on its heels. And so, I stood quivering on one leg, threatening to […]

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
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