1. Polka dot corduroy shirt: Gitman Bros. adapted its Oxford shirt into a cut for women. $122, Art in the Age
2. Vintage silk crochet cardigan $42, Moon + Arrow
3. Jesse Jeans by Imogene and Willie $180, Art in the Age
4. Philly Eyeworks Love Park frame in tangerine: Easy-to-wear cat-eye frames.$149, Innervision Eyewear
5. Hair barrettes by Michelle Haber: Made from upcycled fabric scraps. $6 per set, Knack
6. Bulky hooded cowl by Only Meesh (navy): Hand crocheted and very soft. $40, etsy.com/shop/OnlyMeesh
7. Organic woven linen tote by Arden and James. $100, Moon + Arrow
8. Hidden City Kensington milk bottle shirt by Hog Island Press $20, hiddencitymercantile.com
9. Vintage Pendleton wool shirt: $84, Moon + Arrow
10. Norman Porter NP-01: Jeans made with the finest quality denims—and each rivet is hand hammered. $250, Art in the Age
11. Philly Eyeworks Olde City frame in emerald: Made of a combination of plastic and metal, and works will for both men and women. $149, Innervision Eyewear
12. Large crescent necklace $86, Moon + Arrow
13. Penfield women’s Kasson jacket (navy) $200, Art in the Age
14. Indigo patchwork print dress by Gitman Bros. $180, Art in the Age
15. Fingerless gloves by Sardine Clothing Co.: Made of reclaimed cashmere. $32, Vix Emporium
16. Gold rings with moon accent $24, Art in the Age
17. Seersucker button-up shirt by Gitman Bros.: Deep navy shirt from Pennsylvania shirt makers. $120, Art in the Age
18. Black chambray tie by The Hill-side $85, Art in the Age
19. Military baseball jacket by Fidelity Sportswear (maroon) $290, Art in the Age
20. Standard belt by Norman Porter $85, Art in the Age
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
Boring seltzer doesn’t stand a chance. Classic cocktails have met their match. All thanks to the innovative minds behind Morris Kitchen, and their inventive and well-crafted syrups. As one of our most popular makers in the Eat Boutique Shop, we wanted to know more about what makes these Brooklyn-based drink masters tick. Kari Morris was kind enough to answer a few questions for us, as well as provide a fitting and festive recipe for an Eggnog Cocktail, made with their very own Ginger Syrup. We’ve also concocted a few of our own cocktails using Morris Kitchen syrups you might enjoy. ~Kate
Why do you make food?
I make food because there is nothing like a good meal that gets my friends and family together.
What makes you get up early or stay up late to do what is generally considered to be some of the hardest work out there?
Making my ideas come to life. I like to be able to work with my hands; to create something fresh and from scratch into a beautifully packaged item. Chopping vegetables, blending spices, designing labels and working with paper are things I do every day.
What’s been the greatest struggle in becoming a professional maker?
Focusing on perfecting a core range of products when I love to experiment.
What recipe makes your syrups shine?
Classic cocktails like a Moscow Mule, or a Whisky Sour.
What do you eat when no one is looking?
I love a good all-American chip; McClures dill chips with a cold beer on a hot Sunday afternoon.
What’s the best homemade food gift you’ve ever received?
Tell us about your prize kitchen tool.
My new bright red pairing knife is this month’s favorite.
Share a little tip to inspire a home cook, to help them save time in the kitchen or to motivate them to take their cooking or food gifting to the next level.
Mise en Place! Set out all of your ingredients in front of you in vessels you like. This will help you take ownership of your cooking experience; it helps organize the process and looks great, too.
Recipe: Eggnog Cocktail
Editor’s Note: Root Liquor isn’t readily available everywhere. If you have trouble finding it, feel free to skip it and just add a bit more vodka.
1. Combine and shake vodka, Ginger Syrup, Root and bitters over ice. Strain into a glass and slowly top off with eggnog. Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg. Cheers!