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The Best Boozy Mulled Cider

11/06/2013
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When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us at Food52 the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.

Today: Turn down the thermostat, sit out on the porch; this mulled cider drink will warm you from the inside out.  

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Put Art in the Age on the Wish List

11/05/2013
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Now that it's November, we can really start to wrap our heads around the upcoming holiday season. And, boy are we exited about it! All of us here at Gus & Ruby have spent months and months researching, scouring and ordering all sorts of new products for you to peruse. We pour our hearts into curating a store full of products that we think you will be inspired by and will bring you joy. It can be a tough job, but we love it. We can't wait for you to see all that we have in-store for this holiday season!

And what better way to preview and kick-off the season, than with our

Wish List Event
Thursday, November 21
6:00 - 7:30pm


Just like last year, we're holding a private shopping soiree for you, our fabulous loyal friends and clients, so that you can see all the new goodies and create a wish-list of your own that we can send to friends/family as a helpful hint. What could be better?

And, we'll have amazing cocktails from Art in the Age craft spirits, some nibbles and delicious babka (think a spin off rugelach) from Small Batch Baking Co. for you to sample. To round out the fun, we'll be offering 15% OFF your entire* purchase that night, too - just in case you want to get started checking things off your holiday shopping list.

Space is limited to the first 40 people to RSVP, so be sure to RSVP (email hello@gusandruby.com with "Wish List rsvp" in the subject line) right away! We can't wait to jingle and mingle with you as we usher in a joyous holiday season!

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ROOT Bourbon Old Fashioned

11/05/2013
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This old fashioned is a whimsical, soda fountain inspired twist on the classic. Carbonated cherries add a bit of fizzy fun.

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Poler's Boozy Backpack

11/05/2013
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Art in the Age, makers of inspired pre-prohibition hooch, are hanging out with the cool kids over at Poler in a collaboration that will definitely get you out of the house: a#CampVibes Cocktail Kit packed into the outdoor retailer's Excursion pack.

The day tripper is full of campfire and soft summit essentials: Stanley camp flask, two enameled cups, a Mason shaker, and then some Pok Pok drinking vinegar (yes, drinking vinegar is tasty) — drinkable alone or in cocktails, and you choose the flavor! And for while you're out and about, there's a scout notebook and bic pen to chronicle any thoughts or musings you might have. Finally, an Art in the Age t-shirt and woven patch. Simply add booze to the allotted slot.

 

It's not your fancy shmancy barware, but that's the outdoor-loving point.

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Market Report: Art in the Age

11/01/2013
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  • Cigarette-printed clothing: There has to be a better print out there, right? [Opening Ceremony]
  • I hereby announce that Cindy Crawford wins Celebrity Halloween Costume Contest. Only a supermodel could make this costume look glamorous. [People]
  • Proceed with caution: How to wear aturtleneck under a strapless dress. [The Cut]
  • Sale alert: Now through Sunday, get 20 percent off all denim at Third Street Habit. Try to limit yourself to just one pair. I dare you.
  • NoLibs-based Duke & Winston opens a pop-up shop on the Main Line today. Find ‘em at 907 West Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr, right next to Knit Wit. The high-style casual-wear line will be there through January 7th.
  • First Friday deal: Choose any one item at West Chester’s Blink boutique and get it for 20 percent off. Everything else in the store is 10 percent off. (Philly shoppers: That’s at least enough of a discount to pay for the gas to get there!)
  • Old City’s Art In The Age launches its limited-edition collection of  products and clothing today, featuring collaborations with amazing design houses (including Fishtown-based Norman Porter). Four items are available in very limited runs (button-down, pant, wool flannel cap and cocktail kit); each piece features prints that are based on four historic Philly-based textile prints from Philadelphia University’s print archive.
  •  Deal of the Day: J Brand waxed skinny jeans. Were $194, now $135.80 at Shopbop. The look of leather, for much, much less.

 

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Art in the Age Celebrates Philadelphia with Historic Collaboration

11/01/2013
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Last week we featured Philadelphia’s purveyor of dope goods Art In The Age and their slick bar in a bag collab with Poler. Hot on the heels of that dope collab, the team at AITA is rolling out an even big collab with a bunch of heavy hitters, all to honor Philadelphia’s rich manufacturing heritage. This capsule is based on four historic Philadelphia-based textile prints from the Design Center at Philadelphia University’s print archive, and therefore is nothing you’ve seen before or will likely see again. To make the most of this historic venture, AITA enlisted the sought-after talents of San Fran’s Taylor Stitch, Philly denim heads Norman Porter, our favorites Ebbets Field, and cocktail craftsmen W&P Design to craft these limited edition pieces. The motivation behind the collection lies in Philadelphia’s reputation as a textile stronghold for the best party of the century after the Civil War.

Art In The Age hooked us up with the info on all of these exclusive pieces. Check it:

Taylor Stitch – custom button-down Oxford shirt, $125: Custom button-down Oxford shirt using a rare Philadelphia print from the 1890s and their quintessential perfect-fit TS cut. The shirts are a limited one-time run.

Norman Porter – custom duck cloth pant, $250: Custom slim cut pant using dead-stock Cone Mills USA selvage duck cloth, with pocket liners printed with a Civil War-era Philadelphia print.  Each pant will feature hand-numbered leather patches and hand-hammered copper rivets.  Offered in an ultra-limited run of 25 pairs.

Ebbets Field Flannels – custom wool flannel cap, $54: Custom 100% wool flannel cap for Art in the Age featuring custom colors, monogram and a custom-printed Philadelphia collection fabric under-brim.  Produced in a limited run of 25 pieces.

W&P Design- Mason Bag customized cocktail kit, $279: Customized Mason Bag cocktail kit, featuring custom-printed pocket fabric from the Philadelphia collection, a custom Art in the Age stamp, and an interior pocket sized specially to hold an Art in the Age spirits bottle. The Mason Bag is designed to accommodate everything needed for shaking up drinks on-the-go.

If you’re in Philly tonight stop by Art In The Age’s Old City location (116 N 3rd St) for the launch of the entire collection! All items will be available for purchase. Check out these dope pieces below and shop them at AITI online.

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