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A Locavore’s Smorgasbord

A Locavore’s Smorgasbord

Must be exhibition season. The Philadelphia Farm & Food Fest takes over the Pennsylvania Convention Center April 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 150 exhibitors will be handing out delicious samples and products. “One of the best things about Fest is putting our farmers front and center and letting them interact with both […]

March 27, 2015 | By More
HomeGoods, This is Not

HomeGoods, This is Not

If finding a place to sit rates higher on your list of home needs than filling it with art, the annual Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show  returns to the 23d Street Armory in Rittenhouse Square April 10. Now in its 21st year and under new management, the show’s expected to attract 2,000 visitors over its three […]

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A Perfect Opportunity for the Budding Art Collector

A Perfect Opportunity for the Budding Art Collector

The University of the Arts’ sixth annual Art Unleashed exhibit and sale opens April 10 at the school’s Hamilton Hall on South Broad Street. If you’re looking for an opportunity to nurture your budding collection, or if you’re a serious collector with a good eye for spotting still-obscure rising stars, plan to attend. The show […]

March 27, 2015 | By More
The Antidote for Cabin Fever

The Antidote for Cabin Fever

The gray, relentlessly cold days are all beginning to feel the same. Regardless of how the 10-day forecast reads, there is a hint of light on the horizon: The 18th annual Cherry Blossom Festival opens April 6. Through the 12th, the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia will stage family-friendly events throughout the city and […]

March 27, 2015 | By More

Life

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

Nicaragua, long hidden from the outside world, offers a glimpse of what the Caribbean looked like before the tourist rush. And you can take it all in from plush resorts that haven’t yet realized that they could get away with charging a lot more. By Matt Bell Nicaragua isn’t for travelers who are shy of […]

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Handmade and Handpicked

Handmade and Handpicked

In a town loaded with vintage, America Antiques & Design doesn’t fit the mold. Never has in the two decades it’s been around. So it shouldn’t have surprised anyone when the emergence of its offspring over the summer was a revelation, too. Compromise Lodge has been simmering for years. A brief collection of humble, turn-of-the-century […]

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A Playground You’ll Never Grow Out Of

A Playground You’ll Never Grow Out Of

Inside a King of Prussia warehouse, there’s a tall, warped wall that looks strikingly similar to the one featured on “American Ninja Warrior,” the reality show that tests strength through a bottomless arsenal of such torturous devices. But this one’s scaled by ripped stunt doubles, fit seventysomethings and sugar-jacked kids alike. The wall is the […]

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Lost, But Not Forgotten

Lost, But Not Forgotten

The vintage ephemera at the heart of her jewelry may feel random at first glance. But every piece is picked and presented with the utmost care. By Susan Forker My jewelry and accessories are illuminated by vintage papers and other salvaged bits, much of which I also incorporate. I’m asked all the time how I […]

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At Large

Before Them All, There Was  Kimberton Whole Foods

Before Them All, There Was Kimberton Whole Foods

Back before you ever heard of organic. Or grass-fed. Or free-range. Back when you thought we, as a species, had probably hit our pinnacle with the microwavable ham and cheese Hot Pocket—so, like, the mid-eighties—a quaint, 400-square foot farm store called Kimberton Whole Foods opened to little fanfare in Chester County. Thirty years later, we’re […]

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The Soundtrack for an Epidemic

The Soundtrack for an Epidemic

An Ardmore nonprofit that provides mental health education to Main Line middle and high schools has found a friend in Philly singer-songwriter Laura Mann. And a soundtrack—the organization’s adopted her anthem about perseverance, “Just for Today.” The Minding Your Mind mission—putting actual faces to the mental disorders and destructive impulses that will plague nearly half […]

January 20, 2015 | By More
An Impressionist’s Homage to Preservation

An Impressionist’s Homage to Preservation

Heritage Conservancy, the nonprofit dedicated to land conservation in Bucks County, will be hosting a one-day art exhibit November 21 at the Aldie Mansion, its Doylestown headquarters. The show will feature 20 paintings by the plein air Impressionist Alan Fetterman, including a series inspired by properties preserved by the organization. At a private reception the […]

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A Vast Void and a Growing Concern

A Vast Void and a Growing Concern

At the bedlam dawn of the Internet Age, Wynnewood oncologist Dr. Marisa Weiss dedicated herself to preserving a corner that could serve as a credible resource for those reeling from a breast cancer diagnosis, sufferers and family alike. “Physicians were having less and less time to spend with patients,” recalls Hope Wohl. “And treatment options […]

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Eats

Living the Dream

Living the Dream

On a picturesque cattle farm along the Delaware, a couple of well-travelled chefs are carving out a genuine farm-to-plate existence. And they’re looking to set more places at their makeshift farmhouse tables. By Scott Edwards  •  Photography by Guy Ambrosino It was a bon appétit spread come to life: A family-style feast cooked and dished […]

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Heart + Soul

Heart + Soul

An intimate session with a soaring chef yields profound respect for a humble meal (and the chef). By Scott Edwards Thirty of us wedged ourselves into the long, narrow kitchen. The class usually runs far smaller, so accommodations are being made on the fly. But there’s nothing that can be done about the tight confines, […]

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A Strange New Twist in a Long History

A Strange New Twist in a Long History

When The Stockton Inn closed abruptly in late July, it seemed to catch everyone on the outside looking in off-guard. After all, this was a place that’s been operating, more or less, for the last two centuries. Overnight, it was shuttered, only a simple post on its site—“Closed for repairs and restorations”—offered by way of […]

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Wood-Oven Pizza Comes to Lambertville

Wood-Oven Pizza Comes to Lambertville

Liberty Hall Pizza, a Neopolitan-style pizzeria (think wood-burning oven), is expected to open in Lambertville, NJ, next to Rojo’s Roastery before the end of the month. The refined industrial space will feature exposed steel beams and brick walls, a polished concrete floor, gas lanterns and oversized factory doors. But the centerpiece of the 50-seat restaurant […]

November 12, 2014 | By More

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How Much Longer You Gonna Be in There?

How Much Longer You Gonna Be in There?

A new collection by one of the world’s most formidable furniture designers is finally transforming the bathroom into a sanctuary. By Morrie Breyer Salle de bain just sounds so much more sophisticated than “bathroom.” But, then, most things in French do. Names aside, the bathroom deserves a fresh look. A new generation of fixtures, fittings […]

October 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Rebel Mom

Rebel Mom

Long before we were inundated by blogs pushing everything on the free market, Kristen Chase was curating a virtual world that seduced moms with swank stuff for their kids and—gasp—themselves. By Courtney Greisman It’s not every day you see your favorite author perusing the paper goods aisle at the Warrington Target. Yet, there she was: […]

October 30, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Run Your Best Marathon

Run Your Best Marathon

Dr. Johnny King-Marino’s got six of them beneath him—along with four decades of running. Here, he shares what propelled him to a personal best at nearly 42. For a lot of runners around here, November 2 or Nov. 23 has been targeted on their iCals for months. The New York City Marathon will be run […]

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Wheat The Other White  Bread

Wheat The Other White Bread

Yeah, wheat bread isn’t as bad for you as white. But it’s not good for you, either. By Todd Soura Sometime over the last few years, while white bread was being flogged as the poster child for processed foods and, thus, for the fattening of Modern America, its whole-wheat brother slipped out the back door […]

June 25, 2014 | By More

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Trace Einstein’s Tracks by Bike

Trace Einstein’s Tracks by Bike

Update: The ride was rained out last Saturday. It’s been rescheduled for this Saturday. In conjunction with Princeton Pi Day, a celebration of all things Albert Einstein (he lived in Princeton for more than 20 years), NJ Bike Tours is leading a ride Saturday that will trace some of Einstein’s tracks to nearby (as in […]

March 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Buy Your Tickets Here for the Gourmet Getaway

Buy Your Tickets Here for the Gourmet Getaway

Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar, MOM’s, the Joseph Ambler Inn, Quinoa, Modern Palate (pictured) and Free Will Brewing Co. are among the 20 restaurants, cafes and caterers who’ll be serving at the 22d annual Gourmet Getaway  March 26, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Spring Mill Country Club, in Ivyland. Actors from the Bucks […]

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Reporting from the Roadside

Reporting from the Roadside

Acclaimed author Mark Lyons will be reading from his book, Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines, March 19, 6 p.m., at Labyrinth Books, in Princeton. Brief Eulogies constructs story shrines, or descansos (”resting places”)—intimate memorial shrines we glimpse at the edge of highways and rural roads that mark profound loss, but also serve as acts of […]

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