This evening is feeling an awful lot like the weekend thanks to parties at bars and museums, a festive Christmas tree lighting and holiday shopping night in East Passyunk and much more.
East Passyunk Avenue turns into a Christmas wonderland with its annual tree lighting celebration at the Singing Fountain and a brand-new event, Deck the Avenue, which offers guests extended hours, sales and free seasonal treats at shops along the avenue.
Tonight also marks the 80th anniversary of Repeal Day, the day that marked the end of Prohibition — alcohol was once again readily available for the public’s imbibing pleasure. Raise a glass to Repeal Day at numerous parties at bars all around the city — think classic cocktails and extended happy hour specials.
• Repeal Day at Prohibition Taproom: Sip Art in the Age cocktails at Prohibition Taproom’s Repeal Day party. Pair your sips with sweet and savory bites all while toasting to the end of Repeal Day. What better place to celebrate the holiday than at a bar named Prohibition Taproom?
Since our travel plans for Thanksgiving were cancelled due to the weather, Meredith and I found ourselves with an unexpected free weekend and thus, an opportunity for another Map & Menu day trip! So when the people at the Tamworth Lyceum reached out to us about visiting their shop, we did a little research about the store and the area, and felt that it would be the perfect fit for a Saturday drive. It’s rare that Meredith and I take a trip, however short, that doesn’t revolve around food in some way, but the opportunity to visit the Swift River with Orvis and get some holiday shopping done at the same time felt like the perfect way to spend the day.
The Tamworth Lyceum isn’t exactly what you’d expect to find in a small rural New England town like Tamworth. Its branding, aesthetic, and highly curated selection of foods and wares seem fit for a shop in Brooklyn, but after watching numerous people come filtering in to grab a coffee, running into friends, and staying to chat for awhile, you realize that it’s less about the products they carry and more about the community space they’ve created. Don’t get us wrong, the selection of American-made home goods, outdoor gear, and specialty foods (many sourced locally) are more than worth the trip (as evidenced by the bags in our living room), it’s just that you could fit right in with nothing more than a cup of coffee and some time to kill.
1. Floss Gloss hylographic glitter polish in stun (sold at Vagabond) 2. Petite FrictureFrench serving bowls are perfect for sipping out of (sold at Mellesime) 3. Floss Gloss perfect nude-tan polish in tanlines 4. Nomadic Thread Society hammam towels are so soft and perfect for traveling 5. PF Candle Co indie candles (available on etsy & at West Elm) 6. Resin stacking rings by Diamblond (sold on etsy) 7. Modern organic skinnies by This Freckeled Girl (sold on etsy and numerous online children's boutiques)8. Pok Pok Som tamarind drinking vinegar (sold at Art in the Age and online) 9. Leah Lerner's incredible hand screen printed leather clutch
It's the day after Thanksgiving, you're probably feeling bloated, tired, all talked out, excited or maybe even a mixture of all! But wait, you can't go to bed just yet, you have to get in your car and drive to your nearest plaza to stand in that long line to the electronics store to buy the next latest, hot piece of technology. Black friday is here! Although it's totally not me, I would much rather enjoy my night digesting the feast and spending time with family rather than freezing my butt off, especially now that many retailers have smartened up and extended their Black Friday sales throughout the weekend. I've rounded up three of my favorite local Philadelphia stores and their awesome sales this weekend. Supporting small businesses is my favorite way to go, and no need to rush in line!
Art In The Age, a culturally quirky store in the historic district of Philly (Old City). AITA always features a beautiful installation by a local artist, the most recent being an industrial designer with cool shaped, wooden cutting boards and tables. The store is set up in a way that every nook and cranny will catch your eye, visually intrinsic merchandising always grabs my attention, it's the artist in me! AITA features USA made products like denim, outerwear, and jewelry, but my absolute favorite products are their handcrafted soaps, they all smell and feel like heaven! For this weekend, AITA is offering $20 off on denim, in store(11/29), 20% off the entire store for Saturday(11/30) and for Cyber Monday, 15% off site wide with code, "MONDAYFUNDAY"