At Large

A Place for Everything

A Place for Everything

Isabella Sparrow is, on the surface, a truly original home goods shop. But, beyond that, it’s also the fruition of a highly-personal lifestyle pieced together by its romantic collector. By Melissa Buchanan Hillary O’Carroll first took notice of the handmade and time-worn as a young girl exploring European villages with her family. Today, she runs […]

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Back to Basics

Back to Basics

A Philly designer elevates the ever-valuable jean by returning it to its unadulterated (and utilitarian) state. By Scott Edwards The Norman Porter Co. collection is brief—a couple pairs of jeans and pants and a few leather goods—but impeccably crafted. Brothers Michael and David Stampler make every element in their thousand-square foot studio in North Philly. […]

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Trove General Store fits a traditional mold. But the curated inventory is decidedly modern America. By Nelson Rice Although nestled in the middle of a string of ubiquitous, beige-colored retail outlets at the Paoli Shopping Center, Trove General Store is anything but run-of-the-mill. Whether it’s the reclaimed barn wood floor, the open ductwork or the counter […]

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Life

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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Thinning the Herd

Thinning the Herd

If you have boundary issues with your work, you may as well treat your next job hunt like you would a love connection. That’s the essence of the new Bucks-based site, RecruitmentQueen.com. Launched earlier this year by a Warminster mother and her 17-year-old daughter, its aim is to thoughtfully—scientifically, more accurately—pair local job seekers and […]

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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 More

Eats

A New Look for the Stockton Inn

A New Look for the Stockton Inn

Closed since the end of July for renovations and a menu overhaul, the 300-year-old Stockton Inn’s expected to reopen early next month. A prix-fixe dinner menu’s been added for the budget-conscious, along with a seven-course chef’s menu (89 bucks) for the adventurous. Among the highlights: roasted duck consommé, a char-grilled, dry-aged beef strip loin and […]

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A Brunch to Remember at the PASS

A Brunch to Remember at the PASS

Matthew Ridgway will be hosting his mentor, the iconic chef Jean-Marie Lacroix, Sunday for a sentimental brunch at Ridgway’s Rosemont, NJ, restaurant, the PASS. They’re planning to recreate the brunch they conceived together for the opening of Lacroix’s eponymous Rittenhouse Square restaurant in 2002. The first seating (40 bucks) will be served at 10 a.m., […]

September 29, 2014 | By More
Full of Flavor

Full of Flavor

Doylestown’s newest—and coolest—restaurant is banking on the expectation that you’re starving for some adventure. A very brief history of The Doylestown Inn: It’s operated at the heart of the Bucks County seat since 1902. Notable guests include Henry Ford, James Michener and Oscar Hammerstein II, who composed the lyrics for South Pacific during a stay […]

September 17, 2014 | By More

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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
Summer Style Watch

Summer Style Watch

Sun! Barbeque! Vacation! But style doesn’t rest. To that end, our resident designer shares the goods that’ll be keeping him cool through the dog days. In professional circles, when I’m asked what I’m into at any given moment, my standard reply is, “I have no taste.” It’s not that I’m trying to be difficult. Just […]

June 25, 2014 | By More
The New Face of the Bucks County Farmhouse

The New Face of the Bucks County Farmhouse

The bones date back to the 18th century, but nearly every amenity indulges a forward-thinking existence. Essay and photography by John Troxel Growing up in Philadelphia, I longed for the weekends when my family would escape to the rolling terrain of Central Bucks and the proud estates that speckled it. Much of my extended family […]

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Riedel Wine Glass Tasting

Riedel Wine Glass Tasting

The Miele Center at Princeton will be hosting a Riedel Wine Glass Tasting on October 15th, 2014. Miele, the largest family-owned appliance manufacturer in the world,  is proud to partner with renowned Austrian glassmaker Riedel for this educational and entertaining evening. A representative from Riedel will demonstrate the relationship between the shape of a glass […]

September 19, 2014 | By More
With Coffee Comes Clarity

With Coffee Comes Clarity

Serendipity delivered The Kin frontman Isaac Koren to a small-batch coffee roaster last fall, just three miles from his home in Upper Black Eddy. His wife, Sophie, had just discovered she was pregnant with their son, Julius, and Koren was mulling over his legacy while traversing the Delaware Canal towpath with his cycling-obsessed brother, Thorald. […]

September 17, 2014 | By More
An Embarrassment of Riches

An Embarrassment of Riches

If you live for farm-to-table dinners, plan to pack on a few pounds over the coming weeks. A couple nights after Blue Moon’s feast, a pair of titans will join forces in the kitchen at the PASS, in Rosemont, NJ. Chef and owner Matthew Ridgway will host Josh Lawler, the chef and owner of The […]

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