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RHUBARB Cocktails for Valentine's Day

02/20/2015
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Published on February 6, 2015 

 

Valentine’s Day Cocktails with Art in the Age Craft Spirits

written by Prettygirlscook

If you’re looking for something to special to make your Valentine, try these festive cocktails from Art in the Age. Both cocktails are extremely easy but will surely make your Valentine feel the love.

 

Rhuby Blush

4 parts Raspberry Puree
2 parts RHUBARB Tea
Champagne

Assemble ingredients in a champagne flute and top with champagne.

Rhubarb Rogue

2 parts RHUBARB
1 part St. Germaine
3 parts grapefruit juice

Assemble all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker glass and shake well with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

*Photos and recipes provided by Art in the Age

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Go to Art in the Age for Men's Valentine's Day Shopping says Shoppist

02/20/2015
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6 Best Stores for Men’s Valentine’s Day Shopping

 

Gifting made easy.

 

Guy gifts are historically tricky purchases. Valentine’s Day guy gifts are even trickier. Laden with meaning (are we or aren’t we?), a perfectly appropriate present can propel you to the next relationship stage (or precede a breakup if necessary). To help you zero in on the ideal gift, we rounded up the best local shops and e-tailers for men’s Valentine’s Day shopping.

ToBox // 25 South 19th Street, Rittenhouse.

The go-to pick for luxe men's accessories, ToBox stocks a bevy of high-end designers that will make him wonder what he did to deserve such a thoughtful present.

What to buy: Handmade shoehorn accessories and money clips ($25-$195) or transitional SWIM Galoshes for spring ($100).

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Duross & Langel // 117 South 13th Street, Market East.

Home to tons of house-made soaps and shaving accoutrements, the shop is a must for indulgent bath goods that he might not buy himself — but will be so happy that you did.

What to buy: Owner Steve Duross suggests gifting their Beard Box which includes facial moisturizer, beard oil, beard balm and a brush ($32) or, for a clean-shaven guy, the Shave Kit encased in an artful clear paint can ($30).

Art in the Age // 116 North 3rd Street, Old City.

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Hip, low-key presents are abundant at the Old City shop. If your guy is bespectacled, likes SNAP and wears raw denim, you're about to win SO Of The Year.

What to buy: Gift earthy, unexpected scents like Prospector Co., Burrow’s beard oil, ($28) or Juniper Ridge Cologne which is harvested from essential oils ($60). Or, there's always their extensive Warby Parker sunglasses selection. Psst: Manager and buyer Bob Myaing let us know that all winter stock is on sale, too.

Ubiq // 1509 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse.

Perhaps the most notable sneaker haven in Philly, this boutique stocks in an insanely impressive selection of limited edition and collaboration kicks.

What to buy: Head to the boutique tomorrow, February 7th, to snatch up a pair of limited-edition Andy Warhol Converse sneakers. The pop art-inspired sneaks are quirky, not kitschy.

Totem Brand // 535 South Street, Society Hill. 

Stylish guys love the sprawling men's shop which stocks quality brands like Barbour, Todd Snyder, Steven Alan, Filson, Woolrich and Arc’teryx.

What to buy: Man jewelry looks classic, not club-inspired, with these made-in-Miami Miansai bracelets. Plus, they're unisex (and awesomely minimalist) so you can snag one for yourself, too.

Forage Haberdashery // Online only.

This Philly-based e-tailer is the best for low-key pocket square and tie pairings that look fresh instead of stuffy.

What to buy: A handkerchief ($32) from their limited-edition Valentine's Day collection. Handcrafted from new, vintage and deadstock fabrics and adorned with a letterpress heart, they're perfectly personal. Psst: Order before February 14th and use code VALENTINE for 20 percent off purchases.

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SPODEE For Valentine's Day

02/20/2015
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Valentine's Day with Spodee Wine

February 11, 2015

I've never been one to celebrate Valentine's Day.  John's off the hook, and dinner dates are frequent enough we don't feel the need to spend money on chocolates and stuffed animals.  I don't have anything against the holiday, it's just never peaked my interest...until now.  With Spodee Wine, Valentine's Day is all about sending love in the form of a tasty cocktail.  This year, I'm keeping things festive with two different drinks.  The Date Night is fizzy, fruity, and deceptively boozy...perfect for a night in with the girls.  Spodee Bee Sting adds even more moonshine to a simple blend of lemon juice, tea, and honey.  See recipes below.

 

Spodee Bee Sting

2 parts Spodee White
2 parts fresh lemon juice
1 part moonshine
1 part unsweetened tea
1 part honey
Lemon slice, to garnish

In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients except for the lemon slice. Shake to combine, then strain into a tall glass with ice and garnish with lemon. 

Date Night 

1 part Spodee Red
1 part pomegranate juice
1 part champagne
Raspberries

Combine Spodee and pomegranate juice in champagne flute, top with champagne and garnish with a few raspberries.

 

I've got lots of love for Spodee Wine.  Read about my very first sip by clicking here, and take a peek inside my Holiday Party featuring Spodee by clicking here.

Where can you buy Spodee in Nashville?  Midtown Wine & Spirits and Firehouse Liquors.  Please enjoy responsibly.

 

 

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Art in the Age showcase the Wolfgang Roving Market for First Friday

02/19/2015
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Jade & The City

A Philadelphia lifestyle blog about a girl who loves shopping and a great dining menu.

Happy First Friday!

Don’t you feel like the first weekend of the month there is always so much more to do? I’m not sure how other cities do it, but one of the first ways I fell in love with Philadelphia was First Friday in Old City. I’d venture down from school and spend a few hours wandering into all of the small art galleries and boutiques to look at their new collections that month. The street vendors were always entertaining so to speak and you can always expect to find one of a kind prints, jewelry and figurines to add to your home. Almost seven and a half years later and I still love the spirit of First Friday and I always look forward to what my friends at Art in the Age lined up.

The Wolfgang Roving Market, a collective of Philadelphia makers, to the Art in the Age store for February. This month and a half long in store pop-up features quality goods from Honest Alchemy,Good Wear CoForager CoCustom Lifestyle and Bombyx Vintage. Join us for a drink and meet the makers on First Friday, February 6th from 6-8pm.

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Art in the Age for First Friday

02/19/2015
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February First Friday picks: Arts, beer & more

It’s that special time when Friday is not just Friday but a glorious little nugget of community entertainment. Here’s the forecast for First Friday, Feb. 6.

Experience a wealth of sensory delight at Asian Arts Initiative’s (1219 Vine St.) reception and community meal surrounding its latest exhibit “Pallets & Palates: Placing Taste, Sound and Sight.” Utilizing repurposed industrial pallets and ceramic fermentation crocks, paintings and sound art, the community-building aspect of meals is explored. The reception and meal runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Shop from a collective of Philadelphia lifestyle good makers at Art in the Age (116 N. 3rd St.) when they welcome representatives from Honest Alchemy, Good Wear Co., Forager Co., Custom Lifestyle, and Bombyx Vintage for First Friday. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. chat, shop and sip on exclusive Art in the Age beverages.

If you think you’ve seen it all, think again. Little Berlin (2430 Coral St.) hosts a Robot Fight Club night. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., come to build your own robot and get a chance to sign up for Hebocon a robot sumo wrestling competition for the technologically declined — held later this month. 

Here’s an excuse to get dressed up. The opening reception for “Touched,” a collaborative show featuring 15 artists, will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The First Banana (2152 E. Dauphin St.) and feature tunes from local punk rockers Sparklefight. Your most elegant attire is requested.

The city’s hippest young professionals can have a chance to mix and mingle at Crane Arts (1400 N. American St.) for a preview of InLiquid’s benefit auction. From 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., place bids on artwork, enjoy some snacks and cocktails, and leave feeling like a class act.

Performing arts come to the spotlight at Headlong Dance Theater (1170 S. Broad St.) for a selection of new dance works, poetry, comedy and more. They’re offering two showings: One at 6:30 p.m. and one at 8 p.m. Free beer and food will be at both.

Cheers to the weekend. Bottle Bar East (1308 Frankford Ave.) hosts a Do Good Brewing Company release party for their Do Good Milk Street Stout with additional drink and food samples from Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant starting at 7 p.m. As the night goes on, you’ll transition from jazz to DJ tuneage.

Curious about what the future holds? Queen of Wands Tarot will be giving free tarot card readings at Scout Salvage (21 N. 3rd St.) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Vintage shopping may also be in your future — shop and snack while you await your reading.

The short documentary “SEPTA: In Motion” will screen at Vinyl Revival (35-37 N. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne) for a BYOB First Friday event. The doc, giving a look at the day-to-day life at SEPTA’s control center in Center City, will begin at 7:30 p.m. and a Q&A with the film’s executive producer, producer, assistant director, and SEPTA’s suburban supervisor will follow. 

A collective of female performers, ranging in discipline from harp to vocals to dance, will perform beginning at 8 p.m. at FringeArts (140 N. Columbus Blvd.) for a curated event celebrating femininity across cultures

Danger Salon (108 E. Girard Ave.) will be transformed into a scene fit for a drag queen. Mistor Fahrenheit, Luna LaVey and PrettyGirl will kick off a night of drag and dancing starting at 9 p.m. Even better? Free PBR and Sailor Jerry drinks.  

 

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SNAP in the winter cocktail The Handwarmer

02/19/2015
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Winter Cocktail Recipe: The Handwarmer

If you’ve been shoveling snow nearly as much as I have lately, there is something to be said for having a warm drink to revive your spirits. Really though, a warm winter cocktail can soften the cold winter wind anytime, snow or no snow. Gracie’s bartender Kristi developed this lovely cocktail for just those times when we need a little touch of warmth to hold us over until summer returns. This winter cocktail recipe has a few steps, but we think you will find the results to be well worth the effort. Alternatively, we are happy to make one for you whenever you stop in to visit this winter.

Winter Cocktail Recipe: The Handwarmer

 

1.5oz Frangelico
1.5oz Cinnamon/Honey Syrup
4oz Steamed Milk
3 Drops Chai Bitters
Steam the milk and cinnamon/honey syrup to create a light foam top. We use the steam wand of an espresso machine, but you could also heat this on your stovetop and whisk the milk and syrup to build a light foam.
In a heated glass coffee cup add Frangelico, Art in the Age Snap, Chai Bitters and top with steamed cinnamon/honey milk mixture. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon & place a whole Cinnamon stick for garnish.
Comment below to let us know how this works for you, or if you have another favorite winter cocktail recipe.

 

 

 

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