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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 […]

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Couch Potato to Olympic Wannabe

Couch Potato to Olympic Wannabe

After finding himself strangely entranced by a sport he thought was only played by a bunch of eccentric Canadians, Mike Madaio set out to scratch his Olympic-size itch. It was sometime during the wee hours of a frozen February night, and I was cocooned in my living room watching curling. Not because I couldn’t sleep […]

February 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Suburbs Can Rock, Too

The Suburbs Can Rock, Too

The Suburbs Can Rock, Too Your mother’s opera house, it is not. But the Ardmore Music Hall (www.ardmoremusic.com) isn’t a South Street hipster dive either. What it is, exactly, is the rare venue that’s tricked out with the kind of creature comforts that’ll entice both segments—a booming sound system for the hipsters and, well, there’s […]

December 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Jack Wills | Traditional Templates Infused with New Life

Jack Wills | Traditional Templates Infused with New Life

A couple months back, the British invaded Suburban Square, in Ardmore. And, as has been the case with every such occurrence over the last generation or two, we’re a more stylish society for it. The landfall is the 15th American store for the London-based Jack Wills, and its 80th worldwide. Young, well-tailored men’s and women’s […]

December 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Sitting is Killing You

Sitting is Killing You

Being someone who is fairly active this bit of information came as a bit of a shock. I’m no couch potato, but I do sit in front of a computer, sometimes for hours on end. Check out these statistics and you may want to get up and walk around. As soon as you sit: • […]

February 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
Mina Danielle | A Meteoric Rise, and the Glow to Match

Mina Danielle | A Meteoric Rise, and the Glow to Match

Diamonds are just part of the reason behind Marissa Small’s glow. Amid the crush of the holiday shopping season, the up-and-coming jewelry designer moved her rocketing enterprise, Mina Danielle, from her increasingly-crowded Penn Valley home into the public eye with the opening of a workshop and boutique in Gladwyne. Small’s handmade pieces, crafted from gemstones, […]

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
When Health Insurance Becomes Cost-Prohibitive

When Health Insurance Becomes Cost-Prohibitive

People are amazed when I tell them that I don’t have health insurance. I stopped buying it in 2010 when it became unaffordable. My rates went up. Again. I hadn’t been sick or used the insurance much, but the provider boosted my monthly bill 25 bucks anyway. Health insurance for a small business owner/sole proprietor […]

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
A Return to Innocence

A Return to Innocence

Nothing makes Dr. Christina Davis happier than watching a child, as she puts it, go “mainstream” in the serene milieu of Peace Valley Holistic Center, which sits along a northern edge of Peace Valley Park in Chalfont. After nearly five decades of administering alternative therapies to those with special needs—and often pioneering them—the naturopathic physician […]

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bite-size Bursts of Age-Defiance, Injury-Prevention, Performance-Enhancement

Bite-size Bursts of Age-Defiance, Injury-Prevention, Performance-Enhancement

The biggest nutritional difference-makers come in the smallest packages. By Todd Soura Beans and seeds rarely seem to surface in discussions of restructuring diets. Maybe it’s the fart jokes from junior high resonating. Or the perception that they’re too hard to incorporate into non-vegetarian cooking. Either way, you’re missing out. Don’t infer from their small […]

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Fixer

The Fixer

Fantasize all you want about having someone else do the heavy lifting in your life. Just realize, sooner rather than later, preferably, that such a person exists. By Avery Greene The Age of Convenience is a false façade. Sure, most everything that comprises our daily lives is easier to do and to manage than it […]

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More