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Toast The Unique Space's Uber-Inspiring New Digs Tomorrow

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After five months of knocking shit down, painting things up, and generallykicking ass and taking names, Sonja Rasula & Co.'s inspiration-inducingUnique Space in Downtown is now (almost) open for business. Officially launching December 2nd, the 18,000-square-foot workplace and event space is set to welcome creative movers, stylish shakers and entrepreneurial makers for what's expected to be one seriously cool community of LA's top talents.

In addition to providing brain juice-building perks like meet-and-greet mixers, workshop discounts and monthly field trip adventures, the collaborative environment also offers high-speed wi-fi, communal kitchen and dining areas, a design library and lounge, and a rooftop terrace with killer downtown views. (How's that for the ultimate office space?)

To toast their soon-to-open digs, the Unique Space is throwing a massive, not-to-be-missed bash tomorrow (you know how they do).

Tomorrow from 8pm to midnight, enjoy plenty of "all-around craziness" (in Rasula's own words) with delish drinks by Art in the Age, sweet treats from The Pie Hole and Coolhaus, snaps by the photogs at Smilebooth, and of course, plenty of dancing and good vibes all around.

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Gift Guide: The home cook

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Bolle Design cutting board | A good knife is a necessity. A great cutting board to put under it feels like an out-of-control luxury. Bolle boards, crafted in Kensington from reclaimed wood, are pretty enough to soften the blow of even the most miserable recipe failures. $175, Art in the Age, 116 N. Third St., 215-922-2600,

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Join Continental in Old City in Celebrating Spirit Month

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For the entire month of November, The Continental in Old City is celebrating spirits.

No, not the kind that go bump in the night. Rather the kind that enliven your own when carefully mixed and poured for your pleasure. For the month-long celebration, The Continental has created eight cocktails that feature spirits by Art in the Age and Philadelphia Distilling.

Concoctions include the Salted Caramel Budino (Shine Salted Caramel, dark cacao, vanilla & chocolate cream, & sea salt), Bramble (Blue Coat Gin, orange liquer, fresh lemon juice, & muddled blackberry), Jim Morrison (Root with house-made chai tea cola), and more.

All Spirit Month cocktails are just $7 for the entirety of November. 

You could also win entry into a free happy hour just for clicking and sharing a snapshot of your drink. The Continental shares pictures of its food and drinks all the time anyway. So ahead and add the hashtag #ContinentalOC when sharing on Instagram and get an invite to the free happy hour. Stay tuned for a date for the happy hour.

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Cranberry Sage Martini

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The husband, Rick Pipito, is back at it again.  The martinis just keep getting better and better.  I wanted to share with you this delicious holiday drink.  My husband has been to a couple different foodie events with me and we had the pleasure of trying some amazing foods, but this liquor really captured our attention.  It’s a local place here in Philly called Art in the age . They have 4 different flavors of spirits: Root, Sage, Snap and Rhubarb.  I love them all and I hope the hubby comes up with different martinis with these other flavors. 

Anyway for this one we used my all time favorite… Sage.  So many people use Sage right now for their cooking during Thanksgiving.  So why not take the other top seller around this time, cranberries, and make a martini.  It’s super easy to make and so tantalizing to your taste buds.  I hope you try this delicious cocktail at your next holiday party.


Ice Cubes

4 Shots of Cranberry Juice

2 Shots of Art in the Age Sage Spirit

Martini Glass

2 Cranberries, Garnish

2 Sage leaf, Garnish


In a shaker mix cranberry, ice and sage. Shake vigorously and pour.  For the garnish, take 2 sage leaves and fold them onto a toothpick.  On either side of the leaves, place a fresh cranberry. (It should look like a small holly branch that will float in your glass)

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Thanksgiving Recipes: Sausage and SAGE Stovetop Stuffing

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So it’s your year to bring the stuffing. We’ve got your covered. This Sausage and SAGE Stovetop Stuffing is a home run!


4 oz Sweet Sausage
4 oz Hot Sausage
1 Medium Onion, diced
4 Cloves Garlic, minced
2 Stalks of Celery, diced
2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley, Chopped
1 Tablespoon Fresh Sage, Chopped
½ Tablespoon Fresh Rosemary, chopped
½ Tablespoon Fresh Thyme, chopped
4 Cups Bread of Choice, cubed and dried
¾ Cup Chicken Stock (or whatever you have on hand)
¼ Cup Sage


Remove the sausages from their casings. In a medium sized saucepan over medium high heat, add the sausage and brown for about 7-10 minutes. Remove from the pan and reserve.

If necessary, add enough butter so there is 2-3 Tablespoons of fat in the pan. Add the onions, garlic, and celery and cook until tender, scraping the brown bits as you go- about 10-15 minutes. Add the herbs and cook for another 1-2 minutes to release their flavor. Add the bread cubes, stock and Sage- season with salt and pepper and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the liquids are absorbed. (Add more stock if the stuffing becomes too dry.)

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Philadelphia, day # 1

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As often happens when I get to travel, I do not really know where to start! I will choose my favorite solution, the chronological narrative, which gives me the impression that you take some with me :)

To reposition a little background, so I had the chance to discover Philadelphia  ( City of Brotherly Love ) for 3 days alongside Charles-Antoine , Delphine , Joëlle and our accompanist nice Tania - a short but intense stay which allowed us to take the pulse of the city, between culture, gastronomy, street art and shopping.

Philadelphia has a rich history: it was founded in 1682 by William Penn, who wanted to make a human city, tolerant . While the land had been sold, he still bought the Indians to maintain peaceful relations with them. He abolished the death penalty in the state, and established freedom of worship. The city was also one of the first anti-slavery centers in the country, she was born the U.S. Constitution, and it was even for a time the capital of the United States.

Unfortunately, our plane took off with a lot of late hours (7 or 8), after a random check revealed that firstly the lack of documents required on board and a small engine problem (hopefully) . But all's well that ends well, since we arrived safely at destination! We just replaced the planned dinner at a restaurant on the 37th floor of a building with a burger in a diner just across from the hotel, Little Pete's . A typical American place, perfect to plunge us into the mood!

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