Archive for December, 2012

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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As Close as It Gets

As Close as It Gets

If the thoughtfulness of a gift is a good gauge of affection, then one that’s applied to the skin feels especially intimate. By Colleen Attara Anastasia Beverly Hills Want You To Want Me eye shadow kit $34 | Sephora, multiple locations The velvet case, which is designed to appear as a clutch, contains a removable […]

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It’s Just Not the Holidays Unless Something’s Baking

It’s Just Not the Holidays Unless Something’s Baking

A few of our favorite bakers share the recipes that get their stomachs grumbling at this time of year. By Lynne Goldman No matter your religion, odds are that when you think of the winter holidays, you remember warmth and appetizing aromas. We asked a few of the foremost bakers in Bucks for the recipes […]

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The Undeniable Bond

The Undeniable Bond

Farm-to-table cooking is hardly a novel concept. But a restaurant launched on the shoulders of a farm? Now there’s something, at least around here. By Scott Edwards It’s mid-October, and the expansive building that contained the Princeton, New Jersey, institution Lahiere’s for 91 years is alive again. But it’s not the sort of activity Jim […]

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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, […]

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The Can’t-Miss Shopping Guide

The Can’t-Miss Shopping Guide

Colors of Wonder platinum-set ring From Tiffany & Co.’s 175th anniversary collection, a 1.20-carat, rectangular, greenish-blue diamond framed by an art deco-style pattern of diamond baguettes. $420,000. Tiffany & Co., Center City; www.tiffany.com Art deco-style earrings featuring diamonds set in platinum and black and green onyx. $15,950. Hamilton Jewelers, Princeton Tassel bracelet featuring 598 natural […]

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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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Pie, Oh, Pie

Pie, Oh, Pie

‘Tis the season to gorge. With a made-from-scratch pie baking nearby, resistance is futile anyway. By Colin Marsh Pies lend themselves to seasonality. Key lime and strawberry rhubarb in the spring, all-American-apple and peach in the summer, pumpkin and sweet potato in the fall and cranberry walnut and lemon meringue, my favorites, in the winter. […]

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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 […]

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A Classical Star on Stage, a Rock Star at Home

A Classical Star on Stage, a Rock Star at Home

Anna Marie Ahn Peterson, a 20-year veteran of the Philadelphia Orchestra, talks touring, stage fright and turning on new fans. By Avery Greene The demands of being a musician and a mother tend to encourage chaos far more often than harmony, but Anna Marie Ahn Peterson found balance in spite of her whirlwind schedule with […]

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