For almost 50 years running, sculptor Seward Johnson’s found inspiration—and imparted it—through unassuming people. A massive retrospective at Grounds for Sculpture takes stock of the lessons learned. By Christopher Ruvo Seward Johnson is one of the most widely recognized American sculptors of the last half-century. And, the New Jersey native owns a pair of tap […]
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 […]
Exotic origins usually translate to jacked-up pricing in coffee talk. But for a Souderton roaster, they’re an easier excuse to start a much, much larger conversation. By Scott Edwards Within a sentence, maybe two, a conversation that originated with the impetus behind One Village Coffee, a modest, family-owned roaster, launches from a small, communal room […]
A few reasons to look forward to a fresh start. Spring cleaning’s silver lining: buying new stuff. Sleek and efficient, these are fast becoming essential tools around my house. —Laurie Palau Gear Up Platinum 2 Bike Freestand Rack | $100 | thegstand.com Bikes are the problem children of the garage. Two or three can suck […]
When it comes to extracurriculars, landing on common ground with your kid is a daunting proposition. So, try the sky instead. By Courtney Greisman Signing your kid up for an afterschool activity should be an exploration that’s rife with possibility, like your own play-at-home talent search. But then you’re reminded, and probably abruptly, that both […]
Numbed out of your mind by winter yet? Here’s your lifeline: Little more than a four-hour flight away, there’s a place where the sun is always hot, the water, always inviting, and the easiest way to appreciate it is by doing absolutely nothing. By Scott Edwards White light gradually broke through the slats of the […]
In the era of cocky celebri-chefs, Scott Anderson, the most innovative chef working in Philly’s suburbs today, exudes a refreshing humility when it comes to breaking down his work. “It just seems like everything I do in life has to do with food,” says Anderson, the chef and co-owner of the Princeton, NJ, restaurants elements, […]
The resident bartenders of SAVONA and elements invest much time and labor in keeping their cocktail menus seasonal, locally-sourced and entirely distinct. So, we asked them to remind us why winter ain’t so god-awful. By Jennifer Hetrick A thoughtfully-crafted cocktail is one of the few surefire remedies for cabin fever. Considering the new lows to […]
Four years after its inception, the Doylestown Food Co-op is preparing to launch its own full-service market in the heart of the borough. By Lynne Goldman From a cluster of neighbors intent on filling their dinner tables with fresh, local food to a brick-and-mortar storefront in the heart of Doylestown Borough—that’s a lot of ground […]
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 […]
Nine ways to endear yourself to the most astute people on your shopping list. Sure, you could handover a gift certificate and be done with it. Easy-peasy. But the holidays are a prime opportunity to flash your style savvy. And for someone who trend-watches on Pinterest and Instagram with the same fervor that the NSA’s […]
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: • […]
The main reason is that they trigger the release of an especially-high amount of insulin. Under normal conditions, sugar’s really just energy-in-waiting. As easily as it’s absorbed by fat cells, among others, during digestion—with the aid of a relatively low dose of insulin—it’s released when the body needs fuel for activity. But carbs spark a […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Written by Tracy Smith, Garden Center Manager Christmas is a time filled with good tidings, joy and merriment. The spirit of the season fills our hearts with cheer and the joy of gift giving. Come shop our specialty gift and boutique departments for the perfect gift for that special someone. With a chill in the […]