Friday, June 19, 2009
Ari loves her rope toys. I love that they are safer and often cheaper than their rubbery counterparts. So, you can imagine my fur-child obsessed delight when I discovered Harry Barker (cute name, huh). The balls and rings (and bones, oh my) seem more durable than the typical braided model and come in fabulous colors and sizes. At $4-6 dollars a piece they are a not-guilty splurge and might even be a cute gift when visiting a friend with a fur child of her own.
Posted by Anne Paige at 6:32 PM
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Once I found Brown Betty’s I knew I was ruined. From the elegant red velvet with vanilla icing to the smooth coconut better cream, my eyes devoured each petite confection so obviously Dave suggested I get two. (He’s good like that.) The magnificent confections recommended by a fellow cupcake lover certainly did not disappoint, nor last the afternoon. Although a nibble of Brown Betty’s cupcakes could lure anyone across town to Northern Liberties, the original location has recently been supplemented, for Rhittenhouse folk, with Brown Betty Petite at 269 South 20th Street. While the primary location serves cakes and caters special occasions, including weddings, Brown Betty Petite offers cupcakes in a welcomed rotation of flavors. You’re never too old for a cupcake.
Brown Betty Dessert Boutique
100 N. 2nd Street
Tue thru Sat: 12-7
Brown Betty Petite
269 South 20th Street
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
It's prom season (again) which means Seventeen Prom graces checkout lines in every supermarket, hair dressers are briefed on the latest up do...and on the main line, well-off teens swarm area boutiques to find the perfect prom dress. But, what about other teens that can't afford the Nicole Miller gowns that were popular back in my day. Grant an underprivileged teen's wish by donating your no-longer-needed special occasion gowns and coordinating accessories to Princess Project.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
As the weather warms, I'd rather gather for an outdoor happy hour then prepare for a long night in a dark bar. So, last friday when happy hour crept upon the last work day of the week, I met Kelly and Chalmers at Tria. Slightly removed from the square, the food is delicious, somewhat unexpected, convincingly healthy, and perfectly priced. The wine is, of course, a little pricer (chards starting at $7/glass), but well worth it. If I may, I recommend the fig starter plate and the asparagus salad. Also, of note, they have an excellent beer list for a more hearty dish or the man in your life.
If you can't break away from your cubicle in time for happy hour, try a wine class or "sunday school (wine at 50% off the regular price)." View your options at Tria-Events.
18th and Sansom Street
(and! there's also one in Washington Square - who knew!)
Posted by Anne Paige at 6:27 PM