After another whirlwind year, we’ve arrived once again at peak shopping season — and we’re here to guide you through it. We’ve rounded up over 40 of the best sales, promotions, free gifts, secret codes, shopping parties and more (oh, and we sprinkled in where you’ll also get free booze). But what’s better: For 99 percent of them, you don’t even have to step foot into a mall, so you can avoid rabid crowds and support our coolest local shops. Happy shopping — and saving. Let’s do this.
Art In The Age: 20 percent off the entire store (with the exception of consignment items) on Small Business Saturday. 116 North 3rd Street, Old City.
Capitol File celebrated CF’s Power Issue with co-host Gail MacKinnon of Time Warner Cable June 20 at Long View Gallery. The VIP event recognized area notables who were featured in the magazine’s special section, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, Kaya Henderson, Paula Kerger, Jim Kimsey, Eileen McMenamin, and Lidia Soto-Harmon. Guests were also treated to hand-shucked oysters by Oysters XO, signature cocktails from Art in the Age, and a selection of Crown Imports beers.
The Village Voice Holiday Spirits 2nd Annual Tasting Event will take place aboard the Hornblower Infinity Cruise Ship on November 20th and feature an array of 25+ distilleries, wineries & more from NYC including:
Art in the Age Craft Spirits, Breuckelen Distilling, Greenhook Ginsmiths, Brooklyn Gin, White Pike Whiskey, Widow Jane, Van Brunt Stillhouse, Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur, Sorel Artisanal Liqueur, Brooklyn Winery, Atsby Vermouth, Catskill Distilling Company, Owney’s Rum, Cooperstown Distillery & Many More!
Set sail and enjoy handcrafted cocktails on a cruise around the New York Harbor with dazzling views of the lit city skyline along with complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
The event will take place on three decks of the Infinity ship with DJ Tim Martell spinning on the main & mid deck and live jazz quartet Blue Vipers of Brooklyn performing sets all evening in the Slow & Low Lounge on the top deck of the ship.
VIP and GA Tickets Available: www.villagevoice.com/holidayspirits
OUR FIFTH KINFOLK DINNER WAS HELD AT TERRAIN AT STYERS NEAR PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
We were privileged to gather at the beautiful Terrain at Styer’s for our Philadelphia dinner. We shared one communal table in the barn, surrounded by summer’s early blooms in the gardens. Guests enjoyed a delicious seasonal meal made with ingredients from a variety of local farms and purveyors, and had the pleasure of sharing the table with some of our evening’s partners—farmers, winemakers, butchers and coffee and tea experts, among others. We found our Pennsylvania hosts and attendees refreshingly down-to-earth, gracious and welcoming and enjoyed our time spent lingering in the gardens with new friends.
A special thanks to our dinner partners Anja Mulder, Apolis: Global, Art in the Age Craft Spirits, Blue Moon Acres, Brown Betty Desserts, Galer Estate Wines, Happy Cat Farm, Jarlsberg, Lilikoi Design & Letterpress, Nest, Parker Fitzgerald, Philadelphia CowShare, Rachel Koppenhaver + Rachel Hosan, Sea Chant, Spodee Wine, Sullivan Owen, Teaspoons and Petals, Terrain at Styers, West Elm, Wild Flour Bakery and Woolwich Dairy.
Even though I have resisted putting on my *NSYNC Home For Christmas Pandora stationso far this year, there’s no avoiding it – the holidays are pretty much here. My shopping has not been that productive thus far, so I was really excited to put together a little bit of inspiration in the form of my annual Philadelphia gift guides. This year I expanded my recommendations to 10 whole ideas to gift your boyfriend, brother, friend, cool boss, cooler dad, etc. for the holidays this year. Most of the items can be shopped online or picked up around town, so let’s get shopping!
7. I welcome any and all men who decide to keep their facial hair long after Movember has ended, but just in case they feel the need to get rid of it after being compared to Santa one too many times, this shave cream is the perfect natural pick. *
There you have it! My 10 gifts for the Philadelphia man in your life. Thanks to all of the guys I bugged for inspiration – your suggestions were great. In case you need more inspiration, check out last year’sPhilly Guy Gift Guide, or if you think I’m missing something, let me know in the comments! My lady guide will be up later this week, so pop back over and see what’s topping my list for all of you fabulous women. Have a great short week! xx
TGIF! At Lithe, we’re all about making healthy choices without sacrificing any of the fun. Welcome to our Lithe Foods Skinny Heathen collaboration with Art In The Age spirits! Next in this 13-week series is Boom Chica Boom, which is made with Lithe’s Boom and AITA’s Rhubarb liquor.
If you’re looking for a healthy, healing cocktail with a kick, this is it! Lithe’s Boom is a cold-pressed juice made from lemon, ginger, and cayenne. Lemons are full of vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals both inside and outside the cell. Free radicals can cause inflammation and the antioxidants in lemons are helpful for reducing inflammation and easing symptoms of arthritis. Ginger reduces bloating, relieves motion sickness, and also helps promote detoxification. Cayenne also fights inflammation, clears congestion, assists weight loss, and gives your immune system a boost with its high content of beta-carotene.
Boom is great straight or as a hot toddy. AITA’s Rhubarb liquor is made with a botanical bounty of beets, carrots, lemons, petitigrain, cardamom, pure cane sugar, and rhubarb. Married, they make Boom Chica Boom – a refreshing vodka lemonade with a cayenne kick!
2 oz. Rhubarb liquor
4 oz. Boom
Honey to taste (reduce the spice by adding more honey)
Fill a highball glass with ice, pour in Boom, Rhubarb, and honey, and then garnish with a lemon wedge.
Yield: 1 serving
Image via Chaucee
This Thanksgiving considering adding a Maple SNAP glaze to your turkey breast!
Maple Snap Glazed Turkey Breast
1 6-7 lb. Bone in Turkey Breast
6 Tbsp Butter
For the Glaze:
1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
1/3 Cup Snap
1/2 Cup Apple Cider
1/4 Cup Orange Juice
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Onion, minced
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
2 tsp Smoke Paprika
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper
In a medium sauce pan over medium high heat, add all the ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer until the liquid as reduced by half.
Roasting the Turkey Breast:
We love Lebkuchen (aka gingerbread) so much that it inspired the name of one of our spirits. So to celebrate National Gingerbread Day we’ve made a loaf topped with a SNAP and sugar glaze. We suggest using this recipe for the bread and topping it with our easy glaze recipe below!
2 cups powdered sugar
4-5 tablespoons of SNAP
Add the powdered sugar to a medium sized bowl. Slowly add SNAP to the sugar, one tablespoon at a time, until the desired consistency is achieved. This should take around 4-5 tablespoons. If the glaze is too thick, add SNAP, if it’s too thin, add powdered sugar.