Blink and You'll Miss It: Special One-Night-Only Events at J.Karma and Art in the Age
J.Karma Boutique's Summer Shoe Blow-Out Event is Thursday, June 23, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. The Old City boutique is readying itself for a downsize by phasing out its inventory of footwear by Big Buddha, Jeffrey Campbell, Clarks, and more -- shop the sale before shoes disappear from the boutique for good. Shoes and sandals will be marked down by as much as 75 percent, while select handbags and jewelry will be 20 percent off during the event. Further sweetening the deal, J.Karma will be doling out complimentary cupcakes and summery cocktails.
Old City's Art in the Age is hosting a free Natural Dye House Workshop on Thursday, June 23, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. The founders of Blueredyellow, a Philadelphia-based design and natural dye house, will demonstrate natural dyeing techniques; event-goers will be invited to dip-dye their own handkerchief into a naturally-fermented vat of indigo dye. The workshop is free to attend, but space is limited -- R.S.V.P. to Daniel[at]artintheage.com.
Kadaife in a Snap
By Sharon | Published: June 16, 2011
So for as much as I do not like reading or writing about cocktails, I am anxiously waiting to get my mits on a bottle of Snap. I tried a taste last week and it is exactly what I have been waiting for to make my dream cocktail, inspired by kadaife, one of my favorite desserts. After over a year of searching, I was finally able to locate a package of shredded phyllo, which resembles shredded wheat, to make kadaife at home (since none of the Middle Eastern restaurants in New Orleans serve it, apparently). The dessert was just as amazing as I remember it though still a pain in the ass to make. It is chock full of butter and sugar, has a great texture that is crunchy as well as sticky and sweet, some beautiful spice, and the saltiness of nuts. It is pretty much the perfect dessert.
Less Than Five Pairs of These Discounted Designer Denim Shorts Remain at Art in the Age
Make a beeline to the sale rack at Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, and you'll find a great deal on Lauren Moffatt's Roebling Denim Short (Moffatt is an Abington native and a graduate of Chestnut Hill College). Originally $208, the 100 percent cotton shorts have been marked down to $98. But hurry: we only spotted four pairs remaining, a size two, a size six, and two size fours.
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The Weekend Guide
Philadelphia Events and Diversions
Not just another manic Monday.
Sustainable Terrariums Workshop
What: Louis Cook and Dave Seator demonstrate how to plant tiny gardens in recycled Root and Snap bottles.
Why: A simple way to add some green to the backyard you lack.
When: Tonight, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, 116 N. Third St. (215-922-2600). R.S.V.P
Don't Leave Home Without It: Peek Into Philly Shop Owners' Summer Suitcases
From sunscreen and sunglasses to popsicles and personal effects, Philly's hottest names in retail and design reveal their must-pack summer essentials.
See what they'll be bringing along with them to this season's warm weather weekend getaways, and learn what the boutiques recommend you purchase this summer via the stores' "Shop Picks."
Shop Pick from Sonia Grasse, shop buyer for Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction : Phosphorescence Sunglasses ($250), which are handmade and shield eyes from 99% of UV rays.
Grasse's Summer Travel Must-Have: MCMC roll-on perfumes