SAGEside Cocktail

Savor the last weekend of summer with a SAGEside in hand!

4 parts SAGE
1 part Simple Syrup
1 part Fresh Lime Juice
10 Loose Mint Leaves
Combine and shake well. Double strain and garnish with a SAGE leaf.

SAGEside cocktail
SAGEside cocktail
SAGEside cocktail

A Colonial-Era Cocktail: The Stone Fence

Try this colonial-era classic cocktail, the Stone Fence, with a twist:

2 oz SNAP
6 oz of sweet hard cider

SNAP Stone Fence classic cocktail
SNAP Stone Fence classic cocktail

What To Grow In Your Cocktail Garden

Consider stepping up your cocktail game by growing a bed of herbs and fresh produce in your own backyard! Chives, lemon balm, basil and mint also work well as window plants in a kitchen. Read this article for helpful growing tips. Make sure to look up which plants will survive the best in your climate. And for more inspiration check out The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart. This book is one of our favorites!

What to grow in your own cocktail garden

Below are some suggested cocktails to try with your cocktail garden:

Rosemary - Great as a garnish or infused into a simple syrup!
1 oz RHUBARB Tea
2 oz Lemonade
Top with Club Soda
Rosemary garnish

2 oz RHUBARB Tea
2 oz Blackberries
Top with Sparkling Lemonade
Basil Garnish

1.25 oz SNAP
2/4 oz Aged Rum
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
10-12 Mint leaves

1 oz SNAP
4 oz Ginger Beer
Squeeze of a lime

Muddle Strawberries
1 oz RHUBARB Tea
4 oz Lemonade
Club Soda

2 oz SAGE
4 oz Tomato Juice
1 tbsp Horseradish
1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 Lemon Juice
1/2 Lime Juice
Pinch of black pepper
Chives Garnish

Lemon Balm
1.5 oz RHUBARB Tea
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple syrup
Muddled Blackberries
Lemon Balm garnish

Also to consider: lavender, marigold, tomatoes,  cucumber, carrots.

The Farmhouse Shandy


Tis the season for Farmhouse ales. Try this one made with SNAP, Lemonade, and the Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale.

2pts SNAP
2pts Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale
2pts Lemonade
Lime squeeze
Basil garnish

The Making of a Pea Coat for AITA

Thirty-five years of experience and six pounds of wool went in the making of the new maroon pea coats by Fidelity Sportswear coming to Art in the Age shelves soon! Meet the man who makes them: The Making of a Pea Coat.

The 5 Items You Need This Fall, According to Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction


The 5 Items You Need This Fall, According to Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Borrowing its name from Walter Benjamin’s canonical 1936 essay, Philadelphia’s Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction is a multi-faceted lifestyle brand rooted in the American tradition of careful craftsmanship.

In the store—which opened in November 2008—and online, the brand has carefully curated its ever-evolving product mix to support and foster the artisan lifestyle, offering shoppers a blend of socially and environmentally conscious lines of apparel, accessories, and home goods, as well as independent, exclusive, and small-run pieces created by folk artisans. Brands of note includeGitman VintageNorman PorterThe Hill-SidePenfield, and D.S. & Durga.

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Philadelphia’s Shopping Districts: A Traveler’s Guide


Philadelphia’s Shopping Districts: A Traveler’s Guide

The trend in travel is to experience your destination like a local. So we’ve pounded the pavement (so you don’t have to) to give you the inside scoop on where to shop like a local in Philly. This is a city of neighborhoods and each offers its own unique retail attitude. I’ve focused on four districts that are must-visits for most travelers.

Old City

Vibe: Artsy

Starting point: Second Street

Old City boasts more than historic venues and colonial sights; it also teems with locally-owned boutiques and offbeat art galleries. Art lovers should report to Second Street, which is rife with galleries. Find contemporary art at 3rd Street Gallery on Second Street and LGTripp Gallery, or stop into Muse Gallery, an artists’ cooperative, featuring a range of mediums and styles. For unique, global finds visit Vivant Art Collection and Impact Imports.

Shop indie boutiques like Third Street HabitLost + FoundVagabond andThe Geisha House on Third Street for trendy women’s clothing and accessories. Be sure to stop into Scout Salvage and Vintage Rescue andArt in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction for one-of-a-kind and locally-made finds.

Rittenhouse Row

Vibe: Chic, designer
Starting point: Walnut Street

Head to posh Rittenhouse Square for a designer experience. Walnut Street is home to loads of luxe and fashion-forward brands, including Coach,Tiffany and Co.Free PeopleINTERMIXVinceMy.SuitZara and Stuart Weitzman.

Tucked on 17th and Samson streets you’ll find Italian designer footwear boutique Head Start Shoes. Nearby, browse fiction, art books and children’s literature at Joseph Fox Books. Next door, stadler-Khan is a local treasure for unique gifts, vintage jewelry and clothing.

Local fashion forces Joan Shepp and Seun Olubodun take residence on Chestnut Street. Joan Shepp’s eponymous, multi-level concept store has been the premier fashion retailer in this city for more than 40 years. Here, you’ll find clothing and accessories from luxury designers like Phillip Lim, Vivienne Westwood and Moschino. At Seun Olubodun’s Duke & Winston, you’ll find preppy, collegiate tees and hoodies inspired by British collegiate style and Olubodun’s loyal English Bulldog, HRH the Duke. Nearby, The Shops at Liberty Place is an indoor shopping complex, featuring stores likeellelauri and Les Richards and Kiehl’s.

Midtown Village

Vibe: Homegrown hip
Starting point: 13th Street

In the not-too-distant past, this neighborhood was nameless. But thanks to an energetic merchants association, the area around 13th Street between Chestnut and Locust streets has been reborn as a hot spot for dining and shopping. Gift shops on 13th Street run the gamut: Find one-of-a-kind jewelry from local and international designers at Bella Turka; handmade all-natural soaps, scrubs and soaks are packed into locally-owned Duross & LangelOpen House is the place to find stylish home accessories, children’s gear, quirky books and gifts. Across the street, Verde sells trendy accessories and jewelry and women’s clothing.

For high-end vintage pieces, a visit to Philadelphia Vintage and Consignment Shoppe on 12th Street is a must. This tiny boutique is packed with sequined gowns, costume jewelry and beautiful clutches. For stationery, cards and pretty little gifts head to The Papery.

South Street & Queen Village

Vibe: Bohemian
Starting point: South Street

One of Philadelphia’s most famous streets, South Street attracts the free-spirited, funky and creative types with its eclectic mix of shops, eateries and music venues. Stop into Urban Princess for locally-made clothing, purses, jewelry, home goods and more. Just off of South Street, Crash Bang Boom outfits glam punk and goth shoppers with studded jewelry, neon hair dye and band tees. Find gems, crystals, jewelry and mythical home décor atMineralistic. For brands like French ConnectionCitizens of Humanity andHugo Boss, head to Platinum. Then walk to Mushmina, a ways away west of Broad Street on South Street–trust us, it’s worth it. Shop fair trade clothing, accessories and home goods straight from Morocco.

South of South Street, Queen Village boasts historic charm, while offerings contemporary appeal with its popular pubs, cafes and shopping alongFabric Row. You might guess what you’ll find there—textile resources, custom tailors and dress makers.

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Labor Day Cocktails


Cheers to the working man this weekend with two Art in the Age classic cocktails!

ROOT Old Fashioned
2 parts ROOT
4 dashes Angostura bitters
1 part simple syrup

SNAP and Ginger
2 parts SNAP
4 parts ginger beer