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Free People blog features AITA

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Free People Walnut Street Opening


Yesterday I left work around 5pm to head to our brand new store on Walnut Street in Philadelphia.  We were having a private celebration for home office employees, family and friends before the doors officially opened this morning. From the moment I walked through the carved wooden door, I felt like I was in a very special place.  If you live in the area, I definitely recommend making the trip to see the store in person – but if not, I hope these photos can do it some justice!

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Mint Loves Social Club blog features ROOT

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{friday cocktail: the root rx}


Our friend Josh recently told us about these new liqueurs by the small company on the East Coast called Art In The Age.  They currently only produce three flavors; Root, Rhuby and Snap.  This stuff is not easy to find, currently it is only sold in two locations;  the Cask online store and ONE store in Southern California, Hi-Times in Newport Beach.  Lucky for us, we spend time in Orange County often and picked up a bottle of Snap and Root before the holidays.  After playing around with a few different recipes, we decided on this one for today's post.


The Root Rx:


1 oz. Famous Grouse

1/2 oz Root Liqueur

1/2 oz. Domaine de Canton

1 oz. lemon juice

1 barspoon Oban Scotch


Shake Famous Grouse, Root, Domaine de Canton & lemon juice in a cocktail tin with ice. Strain over ice into an old fashioned glass. Float Oban scotch on top.



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New Hampshire Business Review features Steve Grasse

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Q&A with brand maven Steve Grasse

As a longtime ad executive and head of Quaker City Mercantile, Steve Grasse doesn't just market brands; he creates them. Hendrick's Gin? That was his brainchild, as was Sailor Jerry rum, launched after he purchased the estate of the influential Hawaiian tattoo artist Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins. He's also a major shareholder in the Narragansett Beer brand, which was once nearly defunct but is now enjoying a renaissance throughout New England.


The Philadelphia native -- who in his decades-long marketing career has led campaigns for MTV, Puma, Levi's and Mountain Dew -- is now hard at work concocting his newest line of spirits, sold under the brand Art in the Age. The liquors are all inspired by Pennsylvania history, and include root beer-inspired Root, ginger-infused Snap, and the just-launched Rhuby, reminiscent of rhubarb tea.

Where does New Hampshire fit into all this? A couple of years ago, Grasse purchased the historic 72-acre Great Hill Farm in Tamworth -- not far from where he spent summers as a child -- where he has already turned The Store into a modern-day lyceum that hosts lectures and sells mercantile goods.

He also bought the foreclosed-upon, historic Tamworth Inn, which after renovation will house a distillery to create more of his signature spirits, which will be made with locally grown ingredients and inspired by New Hampshire history.

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Art In The Age Presents: Hella Bitter

As part of their January exhibit, Cultivating the Cocktail, the great people over at Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (116 North 3rd Street) as selling Hella Bitter Small Batch Bitters.

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That's the Spirit: Art in the Age Root, Snap, and Rhuby Liqueurs

Q: What do a Native American medicinal herbal drink, lebkuchen, and a legendary (if possibly apocryphal) tea brewed by Benjamin Franklin have in common?

A: They've all served as the inspiration for unique and exciting liqueurs from Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.

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Rambling Reviews features Mavea

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Mavea Review and Giveaway


Gosh... Last night I must have drank a gallon of water. Normally, I am not big on it. Confession - I am super addicted to Mountain Dew. But when  I have a cold, nothing feels better on my throat than clean cold water. The lovely folks from Mavea sent me a really pretty, and very nifty Elemaris pitcher. See the picture? It looks even prettier in person. 

It fits so nicely in my fridge door and I love the Mavea meter, with it's 3-way measurement that lets you know when it is time to change the filter. The handle is slip proof, and there is a handy flap at the top so you do not have to dissasemble to fill.

Personally, I feel there are so many pro's about owning your own filtration system and filter. It is more eco-friendly that using up jug after jug of water from the grocery store. It is more cost efficient as well! At my house we could spend over $90.00 on bottled water a month, when one filter will last several! 

D also enjoys it. Because of the slip proof handle, him and his bad boy self can pour his own water. And he is really proud!



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