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
Friday, April 17, 2009
"Stand up for Aids by sitting down at your favorite restaurant."
Thursday, April 30th is Dining Out for Life. Dine at a participating restaurant, and 33% of your food bill will benefit local services in the fight against aids.
Not only will you have an excuse to meet friends at a restaurant you've been meaning to try, but you're helping local services. So, while you enjoy dessert, know you're helping a neighbor.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
As summer approaches the chances I'll be (1) stuck in unreal traffic returning from the boat/shore/poconos and (2) road-trip-ing from radio frequency to radio frequency drastically increases.
But, static is annoying and so is Brittney Spears played every 15 minutes. So, NPR and all those nifty little programs sprinkled with news and traffic/weather reports comes in handy.
Plot your trip via NPR's Station Map or buy your well traveled friends "I want my NPR Map."
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The first time I ever tasted La Colombe we were at Marigold Kitchen and it was love at first sip. Since then, I tried to please my palette with Starbucks and the much cheaper alternative, Maxwell House, but to no avail. I've succumb to the fact that a few things are worth their price tag - prada shoes, louis vuitton, clinique foundation, organic food, j.crew suiting - and La Colombe. If you are not sure, try a cup at the 19th street cafe for only $1.25 a mug - yes, you read that right. A bag will put a $11 dent in your cole haan wallet, but make mornings a little bit easier (priceless).
La Colombe Torrefaction
Posted by Anne Paige at 9:39 PM
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Every once a while it is, oh, so, refreshing to venture beyond rhittenhouse for an alcoholic beverage. Entre Apothecary Bar and Lounge located at 102 South 13th Street. A collaborative endeavor between a restaurateur and Urbanspacedevelopment created this fabulously eclectic alcove for amazingly creative drinks. I'm not talking about a pom-tini. I'm talking about concoctions containing interesting, not to mention delicious, blends of fresh surprising ingredients. And to top it all off, it has a roof deck.