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LES CHEVAUX: A very special French Country Manor home in the beautiful QuarryValley community. The one plus acre parcel looks out over rolling pastures dotted with grazing horses, combining modern luxury with the true feel of bucolic Bucks County.The large gourmet kitchen includesWolf appliances, an oversized granite island, and exquisite cabinetry. The grand staircase leads to a stunning oversized landing finished again with fine millwork. $1,195,000

BRIARCREEK: On a meandering tree-lined pastoral road, sits Briarcreek Cottage. This storybook home is perfectly sited on its 3 plus acres to view both the meadow and the stream.The entrance brings you to the open concept floor plan that includes a living room with fireplace, spacious kitchen with chefs appliances, breakfast area and walls of glass.The lower level has been designed as either an entertainment space or a private in-law suite. $950,000

SPRINGTOWN INN: The Inn has to major dining rooms,pub area in the bar room and a newly built deck for al fresco dining. It is being sold completely furnished and includes the liquor license. A second adjacent building can be an Inn Keeper home or a rental. Room for up to 80 cars on the 3 acre parcel.The Springtown Inn is a historic venue located 20 minutes from Bethlehem and 30 minutes from Doylestown. The Inn will remain open until sold. $995,000

WHISPERING CEDARS: Located in a quiet corner of Tinicum Township. A long cedar line drive delivers you to this very private 11 plus acre parcel. The home was designed to resemble a Bucks County barn and the architect did not disappoint. The interior offers an open floor plan that is perfect for entertaining or supplies an easy way of living. Wood beams and other indigenous mill work create the feel of a barn’s interior. Beautiful cabinetry and high end appliances in kitchen. $1,475,000

THE COTTAGE ON NORTH MAIN: This is one of those New Hope gems that are becoming more and more difficult to find. The owners took the original cottage and expanded it into a perfect retreat for either weekenders or a fulltime residence. Quality materials were used throughout...hardwood flooring, designer baths, open-floor concept and large master bedroom and bath with a private fireplace. A two-car garage, a rarity for in-town living, provides additional storage, as $689,000 well.

CHATEAU BLEU: This German built stone home, circa 1813, sits majestically within 8 acres of verdant meadows and beautiful vistas. Cooks Creek,one of the premiere Trout streams in Bucks County, meanders lazily through the property.The kitchen, filled with high end appliances,including a professional Bertazzoni stove, and counters of stone, looks down to the huge Great Room all surrounded by walls of glass that add a midcentury vibe to the entire room. $1,095,000

MACKINTOSH HOUSE: A really beautiful reproduction of an early 20th century Arts & Crafts Home. The home,located in country setting of Durham Township,in Upper Bucks,is sited on a lot that provides beautiful vistas and privacy.Every room has walls of glass that creates a fusion of interior and exterior living.Close to I-78 (N.Y.C and New Jersey). $575,000

DARK HOLLOW MANOR: An exquisitely built home in the heart of desirable Tinicum Township. Set back from the road and sited among its 6.36 acres, the Manor consists of 4 bedrooms,with a choice of Master Suites on either the 1st or 2nd level and a total of 6-1/2 baths.The home has one magnificent room that opens to another. There are richly patina floors, high ceilings, exceptional millwork and 5 fireplaces.Separate 1,000 sq ft guest suite and also in-ground pool. $1,350,000

SHADY PINES: This wonderful country farmhouse is set on a quiet road with 10 acres.The property allows for extensive farming or equestrian pursuits.While the farmhouse offers an eat-in kitchen,dining room,1st floor master or living room and the 3 additional guest or family bedrooms,the lower level opens to a greenhouse for winter tomatoes. Additional 38 acres available. $419,000

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When someone or something snags my attention and I think it may be worth mining for the magazines, I send myself a text so that I’ll remember later on to look into him/her/it. Until the other day, it never struck me as odd that I don’t just tack it on to the running list of shops, restaurants, cafés and bars that I keep as a notepad file on my phone. Even now, the strict division isn’t strange to me. The unawareness of it kind of is, though. I started the list a couple of years ago, while I was working on the “BL Essentials” spread, our annual compilation of the best parts of Bucks, as dictated by a few of the most well-versed residents we know. (You can find this year’s edition on page 21. And we reformatted its sister spread, the “ML Most-Loved,” to follow suit. Turn to page 43 for that.) My world suddenly felt filled with possibility. It was a stark contrast to all the Saturday afternoons my wife and I had spent staring blankly at each other, trying to figu e out where we wanted to head for dinner. (Without fail, as soon as I’d place my order, once we’d settled, in the truest sense, I’d remember every restaurant we talked about trying.) Never again, I thought. And, thus, the list. Last year, I started cherry-picking from the “ML Most-Loved,” too. It would be my quick reference for everything my stomach could possibly pang for, no matter where I was: coffee in Ottsville (Brig O’Doon Coffee House), brunch in Frenchtown, NJ, (Lovin’ Oven), an intimate, out-of-theway dinner (Tara, in Upper Black Eddy), a family-style dinner with a big, loud gang of friends (In Riva, in East Falls), a guilt-free dessert in Ardmore (Fruzi), a healthy lunch in Bryn Mawr (Vge Café), barbeque on the side of the road (Oink Johnson’s, in Pipersville). The list is growing now in diversity as well: an oasis where I could reboot in an hour (Chanticleer, in Wayne), a shop where I could buy a thoughtful housewarming gift when I forgot ours at home (terrain, in Glen Mills). Really, the only thing my list is lacking at this point is division by mood, like my playlists. (I’ve been meaning to get on that.) I add to it all year long, but it’s in the spring, with a tsunami of fresh input from the latest round of “Essentials” and “Most-Loved” contributors, that it grows fastest, to twice it’s size this year. I’m taking note on behalf of the magazines, too, of course. But that archive is a different animal, broken down by time-sensitivity, photography needs, potential audiences, and, so, it’s relegated to my Google Drive with the rest of my work. With my purely-personal index, I’m thinking strictly on behalf of an audience of one. Two, if you’re reading this, Cath. (Always on my mind, naturally.) As an editor, I know what we’re covering two, three issues in advance. Now, finally, I can satisfy a craving for scones on the fly (The Ultimate Bake Shoppe), too, and prove my worth as a husband with an appetizing dinner suggestion. Or a dozen. All my best, Scott Edwards



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The Other White Bread

Yeah, wheat bread isn’t as bad for you as white. But it’s not good for you, either. By Todd Soura

Sometime over the last few years, while white bread was being flogged as the poster child for processed foods and, thus, for the fattening of Modern America, its whole-wheat brother slipped out the back door and underwent the kind of dramatic image makeover that Matthew McConaughey could best appreciate these days. The (marginally) lesser of two evils became the smart alternative. But beneath the much-overhyped benefits—it has grains! And fiber!—lurks a harsh reality: two slices of some whole-wheat breads are more fattening than a serving of soda and even some candy bars. (Manufacturers in the United States can call their bread “whole-wheat” as long as long it contains at least 51 percent whole grains, according to the American Heart Association. So nutritional values vary greatly. The comparison here is based on the minimum requirement.) Let me put it another way. If white bread is a sucker-punch to the face, whole-wheat bread is an uppercut to the gut. I’d prefer, as I’m sure you would, not to get hit at all. So, let’s start fresh. Dismiss the notion that whole-wheat bread has any part in a balanced diet. In reality, it’s high on the Glycemic Index (defined as foods with a value of 70 or above on a 0 to 100 scale)—10 points higher than soda (again, based upon the minimum)—which means, basically, that it spikes your blood sugar and, in turn, your insulin. As soon as your body picks up on the sugar rush, it releases a proportionate amount of insulin, a.k.a. The Regulator, which stashes as much as it can in nearby cells. A couple of bad things are going to follow. First, the insulin’s going to stoke your appetite anew. It’s so thoroughly and swiftly stripped the sugar from your bloodstream that you’re now suffering

from a lack of it, a.k.a. The Crash, instead of gradually settling back into a balance. Cue the grumbling stomach. You can try to ignore it, but wheat is also steeped in a protein called gliadin, which triggers a morphine-like reaction that leaves you craving it. If you’re getting the sense that this is an endless cycle, you’re probably also beginning to grasp how easy it can be to lapse into mindless eating. You’re hungry, so you eat. You’re human. But when you’re hungry and eating all the time, seconds become thirds and then bad habits and then pounds. In theory, the sugar should be released from the cell as soon as energy’s needed. But when you’re constantly eating, the doorway gets jammed and then, inevitably, blocked—the second troubling effect. Left with nowhere to go, the sugar turns into fat. I read up on gluten, specifically, which is a composite of gliadin and another protein found in wheat, barley and rye called glutenin, when it became hard to downplay the growing number of transformation stories that stemmed from the all-out elimination of it from diets. A gluten allergy can, but not always, present itself in more straightforward ways than a lesser gluten sensitivity, the symptoms of which range from bloating and heartburn to colitis and arthritis. In turn, the sensitivity tends to be glossed over. I wasn’t symptomatic, but my research yielded an obvious case for dropping as much wheat flour from my meals as I could. Weeks later, I’ve cut out 90 percent of it. In some instances, I replaced two slices of bread with a lettuce wrap. In others, I just picked up a knife and fork. Eating a burger sans bun didn’t leave me wanting like I expected it to. The increase in availability of gluten-free foods makes for a much smoother transition. Keep in mind, though, that gluten-free doesn’t always mean healthy. Focus on taking the easy steps first. Build your diet around fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, fish, free-range chicken and grass-fed beef. Then, pick your spots. Read labels. Anything that contains wheat, barley or rye, swap out or, where gluten-free alternatives aren’t available, just stop eating. At the very least, you’ll break the cycle.

Todd Soura is the owner of the Doylestown-based Action Personal Training (215-230-8923;

Hassle-free Gluten-free Eating When the blog Gluten-free Philly launched in March 2009, the collective sigh of relief that followed would have impressed even Little Red Riding Hood. Coming to grips with the dietary constrictions imposed by Celiac Disease is the easy part, relatively speaking. It’s the remapping your lifestyle so that you’re never left wanting that’s far harder to swallow. But that onceendless chore became infinitely easier when a Philly lawyer took it upon himself to create—and constantly update—a comprehensive database of restaurants, markets and bakeries in the tri-state region that cater to gluten-free eaters and supplement it with links to timely features and event listings. Referencing those guides got even easier last fall, when the Gluten-free Philly app ($2.99) hit the market. Again, the need became immediately evident. It cracked the top five paid food and drink apps in its debut week. Search by name, location and cuisine and view menus and directions. Compile a list of go-tos for when 11th-hour plans need to be made. And remember all the frustration that such a hunt once conjured. —SCOTT EDWARDS 12

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Sun! Barbeque! Vacation! But style doesn’t rest. To that end, our resident designer shares the goods that’ll be keeping him cool through the dog days. In professional circles, when I’m asked what I’m into at any given moment, my standard reply is, “I have no taste.” It’s not that I’m trying to be difficult. Just the opposite, actually. My work forces me into genres well outside of my comfort zone. My favorite things and my clients’ favorite things rarely reside in the same zip code. But I never stop being a designer. So, this is what’ll be dividing my attention this summer, when I’m not on the clock. —MORRIE BREYER



Marcel Wanders White Collection Various prices | Wanders’ studio is plenty busy these days between collaborations with MAC Cosmetics, Target and Puma, for starters, and a host of high-profile a chitectural projects, like the Mondrian South Beach hotel. I’ve long been a fan of his idiosyncratic humor, topsy-turvy scaling and mixed-metaphoric materials and patterns, some of which is at play in this glazedceramic outdoor line for B&B Italia.

Corrugated Aluminum and Galvanized Steel The rare intersection where my taste intersects with a client’s. I was asked to rehab the exterior of a home that was built in the seventies and is set deep in the woods. The catch: It needed to be low-maintenance. The solution: corrugated aluminum siding hung vertically and horizontally paired with a galvanized steel roof and decking. My inspiration was retro-industrial.


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In the decadent realm of fine desserts, the streets of Paris just don’t have a match. Having just returned from this delicious city, my taste buds are already calling me back! Sigh. My favorite mornings started with chocolate-almond croissants, and evenings brought the reward of a perfect lemon tart, all complete works of art. With 10 days to explore many of the finest patisseries in the world, I began to ponder turning my career from design darling to pastry critic, a move, I’m sure, that would help my pants to fit bette . We sought out the perfect macaroon, and we weren’t disappointed. Every color and flavor one could hope for dressed the windows like pure art. Glazes looked like high-gloss lacquers; meringues, perfectly-browned and -molded; chocolate in every form, shape and flavor; berries that could be mistaken for fine-cut glass; and f esh coconut that garnished every corner. The French are connoisseurs of the art of presentation. Meticulously-designed confections lined decorative cases, always complemented by intricate details, all in colors that excited the senses. I strolled the cobblestone avenues photographing these exhibitions. When I scanned my galleries later on, there were almost as many shots of pastry as of the romantic Parisian architecture. I learned a lot from those elite chefs. Namely: As sweetly-satisfying as their creations may taste, the indulgent experience of eating them draws upon all of the senses, beginning with the instant you first lay eyes on them. So goes every desirable experience, including settling into a wellappointed space.

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With market season well underway, veteran seller and shopper Susan Forker highlights four that you need to hit, whether you’re hunting for goods or some community.

The onset of spring signals the approach of a personal and professional touchstone in my life: the start of the outdoor market season. As a veteran seller at a bunch of them and a savvy shopper at lots of others, I’ve become fluent in the local circuit. To help you find your way around, a field guide to a few of my favorites Clover Market An elite lot comprised of a hundredplus of the region’s fastest-rising and most firmly-established artisans and vintage, antiques and art vendors, Clover is an open-air market that operates biweekly in the spring and fall, alternating between Ardmore and Chestnut Hill. In January, it moves indoors to the 23d Street Armory in Rittenhouse Square. Janet Long launched it four years ago, and I started selling there shortly thereafter. The meticulous organization and the depth of the selection form this kind of magnetic attraction, compelling me to sneak out of my booth at some point in the day for a too-brief vintage hunt. NEXT EDITION (and the season’s final one): June 22 at the parking lot at 12 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore.

Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival Along a cobblestone stretch of Germantown Avenue: two stages’ worth of live music, crafts and rides for the kids, outdoor dining (in a neighborhood that’s fast becoming known for its restaurants) and an eclectic mix 150 artisans and artists, most of them from the Mid-Atlantic region. It’s held annually, in a single day in October. Where one of the big lures of the fall festival is the homey feel, this one seems especially close-knit. Chestnut Hill comes across like a village, and much of the crowd is comprised of families, young and old. Even as an outsider, you feel a part of the community.

Doylestown Arts Festival

Art Star Craft Bazaar

As a Doylestown resident, I’m partial to this one. I participated in my first shortly after starting joeyfivecents in 2009. For an entire late-summer weekend every September, the borough’s avenues, already ripe with fashionable boutiques and restaurants, are transformed into tributaries of vendor tents, street performers swimming among them. There’s a food court in there, too. A hundred and fifty artisans in disciplines ranging from clothing and handbags to sculpture and furniture are jury-selected. I just got my acceptance letter for this year’s festival, and I’m eager to return. Distinguishing it further from the seeminglycountless fall festivals that’ll follow on its heels, The Thompson Bucks County Classic, which draws a pro field, finis es in Doylestown on the festival’s first day and a 35-lap circuit race weaves around town on the second.

The hyper-trendy N orthern Liberties craft shop, Art Star Gallery & Boutique, organizes and curates the bazaar, which unfolds at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing over Mother’s Day weekend. The artisans—there are a hundred or so of them, on average— are local and national and increasingly prominent, as the show comes into its own. This year’s was the 11th and my third, and the maturation was obvious. There are the usual media—fibe , glass, wood—which are sold alongside limited lines of trending T-shirts and prints created especially for the occasion, all of it capable of classific tion only in the loosest sense: quirky. Which Art Stars does so well. And, cliché as it may sound, everyone, from the seasoned flea market shopper down to the tiny tot in tow, will latch on to something.

NEXT EDITION September 13 and 14.

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e’re back to deliver our annual update of new favorite restaurants, morsels, hangouts (and hideouts), shops, stuff to do and people to admire in and around Bucks with the sixth edition of our BL Essentials. You’d think this would start to get a little repetitive after so many years, but then, you’re forgetting that we’ve become a community of connoisseurs. The only thing that rivals hunting down your next Greatest Dinner Ever is gushing about it to a captive audience. And, really, we’re all held captive by now. Edited by Scott Edwards

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Downtown Stockton’s lone intersection becomes another animal on the weekends, cars stacked bumper to bumper to the horizon in every direction, and the Stockton Market’s mostly the reason why. Its permanence seems to have given vendors and shoppers the solid footing neither party realized it was craving. In turn, the year-round, indoor market’s blossomed, producing one of the deepest and most diverse inventories of its kind in the region. On a given weekend, about 30 vendors fill the spare-but-stylish space designed by Cheryl Olsten and Steve Grabowski, who bought the building in 2011, selling orchids, woodsmoked barbeque, loose-leaf teas, handmade marmalades, grass-fed beef and organic veg, for starters. And McBeth curates it all. Place to eat with a group the PASS ( It’s bring-your-own-bottle, and the dishes lend themselves to being shared. I try to reserve a table on Sundays, for the oysters and charcuterie supper, as often as I can. Wine and spirits store Highland Gourmet Market and Wine Co-Op ( It also sells Valley Shepherd Creamery cheese to pair with that wine, along with organic vodka. Where you commune with nature Washington Crossing State Park ( and the Delaware and Raritan Canal Trail ( Favorite tourist trap The graveyard at Forest Grove Presbyterian Church (, because there are legitimate outlaws buried there. Place for outdoor dining The Stockton Inn ( The patio looking on to the waterfall makes for an idyllic setting. The Inn at Phillips Mill ( is a close runner-up. Happy hour bar Bowman’s (bowmanstavern Place to exercise DIG Yoga (digyoga. com), in Lambertville, N J. What you’re reading The Witch of Portobello, by Paulo Coelho. It was a Christmas gift from my son. Café market CAFÉ at the Stockton Market (—La Colombe coffee, fresh-baked croissants and made-to-order crêpes, juices and smoothies. It’s one of a kind. Wine bar The Wine Cellar at Lambertville Station ( I love the glasses, and that’s critical for me. Burger joint MOO ( Great shakes, too. Pizza spot The wood-oven-fi ed pizzas by Jamie Hollander’s Market Pizza at the Stockton Market. Piece of Bucks you couldn’t live without County Theater (county Nonprofit that’s close to your heart A Woman’s Place ( Preferred way to spend a Sunday afternoon Hanging out at the Stockton Market. I’m fortunate to be there all the time. It’s a great place to build a day around. Hike the towpath, then head there to wander and munch at your leisure.




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The German-born photographer launched The Bucks County Project Gallery in a modest, apple-red bungalow a year-and-a-half ago with the not-so-modest aim of leveling the playing field. We tend to fawn over landscape painters, leaving a budding and far bolder community of photographers to exhibit in cafés and fringe venues. She exhibits professionals and amateurs alike, the quality always impressive, either way, and regularly hosts workshops, because, in order for this to gain any real momentum, Lisle needs to build a following from the ground up. Thus, the meaning of the “project” part. She’s relocating the gallery at the end of June, the next address yet to be confirmed when we went to print. Lisle will maintain an online gallery and shop at buckscountyproject in the meantime. Art venue The James A. Michener Art Museum ( Piece of Bucks you couldn’t live without The fall festivals and the art exhibits and tours. Festival I’m torn between two: The Pumpkin Festival at N one Such Farm (none, for the live music and the food, and my kids love the pumpkin-patch hayrides and the haunted house at Sleepy Hollow (sleepyhollow Best-kept secret in Bucks Open Mic N ight at The Riegelsville Inn (Mondays, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.; The last of a dying breed in Bucks The Lumberville General Store ( Where you commune with nature The Delaware Canal State Park ( and Peace Valley Park (peacevalley Happy hour bar Porterhouse Restaurant & Pub ( and Maxwell’s on Main ( Place to eat with a group Quinoa Peruvian & Mexican Restaurant ( Or, Café Alessio (cafe For two To-Yo Japanese Restaurant (, in Doylestown. Cocktail bar The back bar at The Knight House ( What you’re reading Black & White Magazine ( What’s on repeat on your playlist Dave Brubeck and Bob Dylan. Go-to place for a unique gift Journeys Spirited Gifts ( Or, Serendipity Shops (, in Doylestown. Favorite tourist trap Fonthill Castle (mercermuseum. org) and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works Museum ( Nonprofit that’s close to your heart The American Cancer Society. Its Relay for Life ( brings the entire community together. Bakery The Happy Mixer Gluten-Free Bakery ( Café The Zen Den Coffee Boutique ( Place for brunch I’ve got two: The Groveland Grill (groveland and Fred’s Breakfast (freds Wine and spirits store HEWN Spirits ( Place for outdoor dining Ristorante Paganini ( Place for jewelry A lot of mine is joeyfivecents (joey ). Spa Serenity Day Spa & Wellness Center (

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My wife was Web site hopping when she learned that oWowCow was opening a third shop in April in Lambertville, NJ. (The other two are in Ottsville and Wrightstown.) “Ah, crap,” she said. So began her—our—Summer of Temptation. Practically neighbors now, it was easy to imagine the magnetic pull already starting to tug. Or, that could just have been me imagining my jeans tightening. Since mixing his first batch of ice cream five years ago—with no experience whatsoever—Fezzuoglio’s developed a mad scientist’s reputation with the creation of paradigm-shifting flavors like honey lavender and rosewater cardamom. But, at heart, he’s a staunch preservationist. oWowCow, he likes to say, is his attempt to sustain a community-driven business, one that gives as much as it takes, especially where his sourcing is concerned. Which only seems to complicate matters with my conscience. The last of a dying breed in Bucks The farmers, craftsmen and artisans who helped mold it into the aesthetic masterpiece that we now share. Piece of Bucks that you couldn’t live without The Delaware Canal State Park. Where you commune with nature Along River Road and the back, country roads 24

through Tinicum, during my drive from New Hope to Ottsville. They provide ample, daily inspiration. Café Brig O’ Doon Coffee House (brigodooncoffeehouse. com). Place to eat for two I’ve been going to Siam Thai Restaurant (609-3978128), in Lambertville, NJ, for years because it’s authentic, consistent, and it just feels like I’m in a friend’s kitchen, enjoying a homemade meal. With a group The Golden Pheasant Inn (, because of the rivers views, the canal-side dining, the locally-sourced ingredients and the inspired menu. Sight that never grow old The Delaware River is perpetually changing. It’s a timeless treasure. That instantly made you weary Fast-food chains. Surest bet for exposing yourself to something new An aimless, relaxed weekend drive through Bucks and the N ew Jersey towns that sit along the Delaware. Festival The Tinicum Arts Festival ( Go-to place for a unique gift The Golden Nugget Antique & Flea Market ( ). Bakery Crossroads Bake Shop ( Pizza spot Galasso’s Pizzeria Inc. (908-996-2511), in Frenchtown, NJ. The toppings are fresh and the pizzas are full-flavo ed. It’s truly unlike anything else around.



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Editor’s Note: Since the guys do their best cooking as a trio, they also answered our survey as one. They’re a highly agreeable bunch, apparently. Place to eat with a group Samarkand ( It’s a unique experience. And it’s BYOB. For two Mistral ( The small plates are creative and tasty, perfect for a date night. What you’re reading On the food side, To the Bone, by Paul Liebrandt and Andrew Friedman. For pleasure, the Game of Thrones series, by George R. R. Martin. What’s on repeat on your playlist The Gaslight Anthem. It’s always played during busy prep days. Burger joint Shake Shack (, in Rittenhouse Square. Just thinking about it now makes us crave a burger. Pizza spot: No-

mad Pizza Company ( When we need a fix, we head to whichever location is nearest. Beer store Philly’s Steaks Wings Beer (215-5474747), in Langhorne. Deep craft beer inventory. And, you can build your own six-pack. Better still, the staff will order bottles upon request. Happy hour bar The Hulmeville Inn (, especially on Micro Mondays. Cocktail bar elements ( The drinks are thoughtful, as are the bites that go with them. Where you exercise We’re pretty big on taking our dogs for walks in parks, sometimes together. Where you commune with nature Tyler State Park ( Sight that never grows old The view of the Delaware from our dining room. Festival Newtown Beerfest ( has long been a favorite. Lately, we’ve become fond of the Yardley Beer Fest (, too. We like our beer, obviously. Place for outdoor dining Cantina Los Caballitos (cantinaloscaballitos. com). More locally, The Blue Tortilla Restaurant ( Mexican food always seems to taste a little better outside. Café State Street Kitchen ( The food’s fresh and delicious. And, Misha, the owner and chef, always makes the time to chat. Bakery C’est La Vie (215-862-1956), in New Hope. Nonprofit that’s close to your heart We’re loyal to two: Bucks County Foodshed Alliance (buckscountyfoodshedalliance. org) and the Bucks County SPCA ( Piece of Bucks you couldn’t live without Wawa ( We know it’s not exclusive to Bucks. But what’s not to love? It’s got everything you need, whenever you need it. Bestkept secret in Bucks The blog Aki Kamozawa and H. Alexander Talbot have inspired some of the world’s greatest chefs.

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AT LARGE. ESSENTIALS Kristi’s husband, Sean, a carpenter by trade and a hobby craftsman, left the first necklace as a surprise, meant to confirm that she and their young family were always on his mind, even while he worked long hours. The humble piece he made her, with a wooden heart pendant, drew eyes everywhere. As did the others that followed. In time, they started to work in tandem, Kristi designing limited lines and Sean making them to sell among friends. But a much larger audience came calling, and those few pieces matured, in turn, into a collection that’s sold today online, at local farmers and artisan markets and in several boutiques, including Isabella Sparrow in Bryn Mawr and Serendipity in Doylestown. Braided leather, hammered-silver pendants and pastel-colored semi-precious stones keep the new jewelry tied to Sean’s initial sentiment: simple, but knotted with purpose. Festival We’re at art shows and festivals almost every weekend. Yardley Harvest Day ( and Clover Market ( are among our favorites. Go-to place for a unique gift Serendipity Shops, in Doylestown. It’s very easy to get lost in there. It has a little bit of everything. Surest bet for exposing yourself to something new Do something touristy. We cashed in a Groupon for a Segway tour of Philadelphia. It gave me a new appreciation of the city, and we had so much fun. Favorite tourist trap Kids’ Castle ( An added perk: The Market at Delaware Valley College ( is just up the road. Sight that never grows old in your eyes The horse farms. I dream of owning a horse of my own some day. 26

Best-kept secret in Bucks Cuttalossa Farm, in Solebury. I could spend all day listening to the waterwheel creak and watching my girls, Sheah, 6, and Blue, 15, feed the sheep. The last of a dying breed in Bucks County Theater. Piece of Bucks you couldn’t live without It’s all of the spaces between the quaint towns that make up Bucks for me. Within a 10-minute drive from any of them, you could be lost on a country road. Cocktail bar We like to start at Maxwell’s on Main. There’s live music upstairs on Friday and Saturday nights. From there, we move on to Paganini Wine Bar ( for an espresso martini, which goes down even better with whatever old movie’s playing. We’ll end the night with one last drink over some sushi at 86 West ( Where you commune with nature Our backyard. We live on two acres just outside of Doylestown Borough. I like to have my hands in the dirt, so you’ll usually find me in my garden. What you’re reading The Silver Star, by Jeannette Walls. Where you exercise Central Bucks Family YMCA ( They have so many great classes for kids. My six-year-old does yoga and pilates. Where you spoil your pet Life on the Leash ( Pugs & Kisses Pet Care, the in-store grooming service, takes great care of our dog, Daisy. Bakery Crossroads Bake Shop. The olive bread is my weakness. I can eat an entire loaf on the drive home. The whole-wheat Italian and the chocolate croissants are must-haves, too. Burger joint Penn Taproom ( I’m partial to The Bacon and Bleu. Pizza spot Doylestown Pizzeria (doylestown The pizza’s great, but the service is why we’re loyal.



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Even the overly-self-confident like us are faced with the reality, at some point, that we don’t know everything. (Though, true to form, we’ll fake it until it gets embarrassing for all involved.) That precious epiphany finally hit us—rathe , we finally accepted it in planning the ninth edition of this spread, our annual roundup of the best parts of the Main Line. So we changed our tack, quieted our inner control freaks, and asked a few of our favorite residents to share a glimpse of their lives. This is what they reported back. Edited by Scott Edwards

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Janet Morales and Stu Eli | Media AT LARGE. MOST-LOVED

Founders and designers, Three Potato Four

Every piece of Morales and Eli’s seven-year-old, constantlymorphing collection, whether they made it or found it, is quintessential mid-century Americana, a time when things could be so easily pegged. Between the nostalgic schoolhouse globes and fifties-style notepads, the enduring, early 20th century-Luis Vuitton suitcase covered in original destination labels and the unironic “Stay True” key chain and “One Good Deed” pennant, Morales and Eli are paying homage to a more austere era, when things, bulky and impractical as they may have become, were lifelong possessions. Married and the parents of two young kids, Morales and Eli have identified themselves as collectors even longer. All their lives, actually. They’re now experts on ingenuity and preservationists of the intimate legacies that are inevitably intertwined.

Surest bet for exposing yourself to something new Getting lost on a winding back road. We discovered one of our favorite spots, Baldwin’s Book Barn (, that way. Sight that never grows old Wolff’s Apple House ( That instantly made you weary When the local Dairy Queen changed its classic original— and iconic—sign to a modern one. Favorite tourist trap Linvilla Orchards ( Nothing beats the tractor ride to pick our vegetables and fruit, with a stop at the wooden playground and, later, for an ice cream cone from the back corner, near the pies. Festival The Media-Upper Providence Book Sale ( in the spring and fall. And the annual, townwide Great Media Garage Sale Days ( What you’re reading Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv. Art venue: Community Arts Center ( Place to eat with a group Our backyard. A barbeque followed by a campfi e and some marshmallow roasting. For two We love Vietnam Restaurant ( The vermicelli noodle bowls topped with crispy spring rolls or grilled shrimp are amazing. For brunch We eat a lot of early-morning breakfasts at Towne & Country Café (610-459-9585), in Aston. Where you exercise In our neighborhood, for a run, or at Sangha Space (, for a yoga class. Commune with nature Tyler Arboretum (, exploring and climbing treehouses; along Chester Creek (crcwatersheds. org), fishing; or the Brandywine River, paddling with the Northbrook Canoe Co. ( Salon Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon ( Heather Morrow beautifully tames our four-year-old son’s sometimes-unwieldly hair. Clothing shop Trove General Store ( Jewelry Moon + Arrow (moon Go-to place for a unique gift terrain ( Where you spoil your pet Newlin Grist Mill (, for a hike. Or, Family Pet Resort (, for a day of group play. Café Seven Stones Café ( Place for outdoor dining We get sandwiches from The Wayside Market (marcozzi or Ro-Lynn Deli ( and head to a fishing spot, a park or our backyard. Bakery Viso’s Authentic Italian Desserts ( We love the cannolis, the St. Joseph Day Cake and the strawberry shortcake. Piece of the Main Line you couldn’t live without Our summer CSA share at Hillside Farm (greener It’s nice to be a part of a community garden and to experience the bounty of a local farm. 44


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Deb Lutz | Bryn Mawr Franchisee, b.good


Pining for independence after a 20-plus-year corporate career, Lutz latched on to the Boston-based fast-food chain because it answered that yearning and, even more, accomplished the rare feat of aligning work and home. See, b.good is one of the genre’s new generation of paradigm crashers. The menus are seasonal, the ingredients come from nearby farms, the bread, from neighboring bakeries. Over the coming months, Lutz will open five in Greater Philly, beginning in Marlton, NJ, in June. This is the kind of place Lutz was looking for long before she needed to break out on her own. A Bryn Mawr mom of two, her teenage daughter was diagnosed as a baby with Prader-Willi Syndrome, a genetic disorder that leads to developmental delays and chronic overeating. White-hot as honest eating is now, back then, Lutz was merely coping. Place to eat with a group Bluefin Restaurant ( ). There’s a community table at the new location, all the better to share big plates of sushi and BYO-sake. For outdoor dining Citizens Bank Park (philadelphia.phillies. N othing like a couple of dogs, a cold beer and some ice cream while catching a game on a summer night. Nonprofit that’s near to your heart Sunday Suppers ( Linda Samost has a powerful vision—strengthen families by bringing them together over healthy dinners— that I hope to help her achieve. The last of a dying breed on the Main Line Bryn Mawr Film Institute (brynmawrfilm.or ). Piece of the Main Line you couldn’t live without The Ardmore Farmers Market ( FarmersMarket). Best-kept secret on the Main Line: The Classic Diner (the Surest bet for exposing yourself to something new My addiction to foobooz ( just became full-fledged.

Festival Clover Market ( I went last month and bought a vintage A-frame chalkboard for the restaurant. Art venue Merritt Gallery & Renaissance Fine Art ( ) has beautiful pieces, and the inventory’s always changing. It’ll also search for art upon request. Where you exercise Vertex Fitness Personal Training Studio (vertexfit com). Dwayne Wimmer has been putting me through efficient, total-body workouts for the last eight years. Commune with nature Natural Lands Trust’s Saunders Woods Preserve (, about a mile from our house. We like to take our dog, Mojo, for walks there. What you’re reading I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You, by Ally Carter. Really. I’m reading it with my daughters. Place for brunch Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse (lacroix, hands down. It’s the most luxurious dining experience I’ve ever had. Where else can you eat foie gras-milk chocolate balls? Bakery It’s a toss-up between The Bakery House ( and The Ultimate Bake Shoppe ( But, Ultimate’s scones can’t be beat. Café Does White Dog Café ( still qualify? I’ve been going there since I was a student at Penn 25 years ago. Pizza spot Our Friday dinner routine is to get four different pies from Jules Thin Crust ( Salon Lauren Hair. Style. (610-971-2104), in Wayne. The atmosphere is lowkey and friendly. I’ve been going to Susan Thayer for 12 years. Go-to place for a unique gift A Taste of Olive ( There’s so much you can do with truffle oil and fig balsamic vinegar. Where you spoil your pet Dogma Grooming Salon & Spa ( Favorite tourist trap The New Year’s Eve fi eworks on the Delaware River waterfront ( After, dinner at Sampan ( It’s our newest family tradition.

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Janet Long | Ardmore

Very little in this cynical age is as universally gushed over as the Clover Market is these days. Go ahead and Google it. See if you can find a single, marginal criticism. In four years, Clover’s become the one-stop resource in Greater Philly for antiques and the salvaged and handmade. Seemingly every local artisan of note has starred there for a stint, including our own Susan Forker (joeyfivecents) and Colleen Attara, as well as one of our other featured subjects here, Three Potato Four. Single-handedly, Long, a marketer and an interior designer by trade with a B.A. from Princeton and an M.B.A. from Northwestern, has quadrupled her vendors, maxing out Clover’s capacity in Ardmore, and opened a second location, in Chestnut Hill. The market alternates between the two in the spring and fall with a field, at each, of just over 100, no less meticulously-curated than it was for the modest debut. Festival Art Star Craft Bazaar ( Megan Brewster and Erin Waxman always put together a thoughtful, high-quality, eclectic show. Art venue Main Line Art Center (, for its Unframed & Uncorked Art Sale, and InLiquid Art + Design (, for its Art for the Cash Poor. Both are accessible and affordable ways to incorporate more art into your home. Favorite tourist trap Reading Terminal Market ( I love the history, and everyone in the family can find something wonderful to eat, which is nothing short of a miracle. Guiltiest pleasure Sneaking out really early on the weekend—pre-dawn, gigantic cup of coffee in hand, no kids—for some serious treasure hunting. Surest bet for exposing yourself to something new Go to a market or a festival. I’ll meet so many different makers, collectors and farmers, all of them passionate about what they do. That personal connection is so rewarding. And, the people watching is always fun. Bakery/dessert place I have a huge sweet tooth, so it’s hard to pick just one. Everything at The Bakery 46

House is delicious. I love that it always has a few sample plates out. I recently discovered Weckerly’s ( ice cream sandwiches—just heaven. On the lighter side, Fruzi ( Pizza spot Snap Custom Pizza ( Where you commune with nature Rolling Hill Park ( There are a nice series of trails over 100 acres, a fencedin dog park and a stream, which pretty much equate to the perfect obstacle course for our two boys and dog. If you hike, don’t miss the ruins of the 18th century-mill workers’ dormitories. Where you spoil your pet Buzzy’s Bow Wow Meow ( Patient, wonderful groomers. Best-kept secret on the Main Line Chanticleer ( is my favorite place to recharge and to gather creative inspiration. Nonprofit that’s near to your heart We recently volunteered with Cradles to Crayons ( It was a great hands-on experience for our family. Place to eat with a group In Riva ( I like to reserve the communal table and order the cucina preferiti (chef’s selection), then gorge on the delicious antipasti, pastas, wood oven-fi ed pizzas and desserts. The atmosphere is both relaxed and lively. And the design, which I love, of course, incorporates so many reclaimed and industrial elements. For two Talula’s Garden ( From the thoughtful cheese plates to the warm atmosphere, a great night out. Cocktail bar Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar ( The honey margarita is the right amounts of sweet and kick. Piece of the Main Line you couldn’t live without My kids and I love driving across the fords of the more shallow rivers around town. Their reopening, after the long winter, is our first sure sign of spring. Salon Opal Designs ( Joseph Ferrer has a great eye for color. Go-to place for a unique gift Isabella Sparrow ( Hillary O’Carroll is always a customer favorite at Clover Market. She has an incredible eye and a very clearly-defined aesthetic



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Marcos Espinoza | Chestnut Hill Co-Founder, Side Project Jerky


Get the image of Randy “Macho Man” Savage hawking Slim Jims out of your head right now. If that was jerky’s nadir—and, really, it should be—it’s not hyperbole to say that Side Project’s emergence over the last three years is its pinnacle. Cut from choice top round that comes from Lancaster-bred cows, Side Project Jerky plays to connoisseurs, not campers. It was culled over lots of tastetesting sessions between Espinoza and his partner, Mark Novasack. The resulting mainstay flavors hit all the right taste buds. Mongolian is borne from a medley of mainstream Asian spices. And Southwestern is a nod to Espinoza’s fond memories of eating green chile from Hatch, New Mexico, as a kid. They’ve since run off a couple of limited lines in collaboration with local chefs, including Pho, which went over so well, they’re planning to add it to the permanent rotation in August, along with the second coming of the simply-seasoned Original, their riff on the cheesesteak. Side Project’s reach surging, Espinoza and Novasack have graduated to the fast track, moving the prep and packaging out of their home kitchens to a full-service production facility in Gettysburg. Happy hour bar Lucky’s Last Chance ( It doesn’t have an official happy hour, but the burgers are discounted from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. most days, and it always has great beer on tap. Beer store Surprisingly enough, Whole Foods Market (, in Plymouth Meeting. You can grab a pint while getting a growler filled or perusing its walk-in. And the beers are much cheaper than other stores’. Place for outdoor dining Fette Sau ( I was at the Brooklyn outpost once a week when we lived up there. The Fishtown location does a great job of replicating the food and the ambiance. For brunch Tap Room on 19th ( Love the wings and the burger. Café Rival Bros. Coffee Bar ( just opened.

I love its coffee, so I’m pretty confident that the café will become my favorite. Sight that never grows old Even if I’m not stopping for a cheesesteak (which can be difficult at times), I love driving past the Pat’s and Geno’s intersection [South 9th Street and East Passyunk Avenue, in South Philadelphia]. The Geno’s side has gotten increasingly-gaudy, but the place hasn’t really changed since I first drove by, back in 1999. And as cliché as it may sound, cheesesteaks are my favorite thing about Philadelphia. Surest bet for exposing yourself to something new City Paper and Uwishunu always have interesting things to do in their weekend roundups, whether you’re looking for something mainstream or a little left-of-center. Art venue If music counts as art—which is should—then Union Transfer ( Go-to-place for a unique gift Hipster Home ( always has unique things on its shelves. Can’t say I’m interested in the big blue chair outside, however. Salon Style of Man ( Now I take my son there, too. Place to eat with a group Typically, group dining means family dining. To that end, my wife and I love the food, beer and service at Earth Bread & Brewery (earthbreadbrewery. com). The upstairs dining room is great for larger groups, and it’s super-kidfriendly. Plus, you can’t go wrong with pizza—or, flatbrea , as they call it—for a family-style meal. For two We made a reservation at Laurel (restaurantlaurel. com) about 12 weeks ago. I’m a huge “Top Chef” fan, not to mention a huge Nick Elmi fan. Right now, it’s at the top of my list for 2014. Nonprofit that’s near to your heart Fresh Artists (, whose mission is to keep art programs in public schools. This year, Side Project Jerky did a “jerky bake sale” with local chefs and donated the proceeds to its program Fresh Palates to Palettes, which exposes junior high students to careers in the culinary world.

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The Pineville Tavern never had trouble drawing a crowd. But a chef determined not to become stuck in his ways felt some tweaking was in order anyway. By Scott Edwards “I’m just going to cook for you guys, if that’s OK.” We looked at each other with wide eyes, then back at the chef, Drew Abruzzese, and nodded excitedly. It’s a dismal Wednesday night in April, but the dining room, the oldest one of the three at The Pineville Tavern, in Wrightstown—like, 200-years-old—is crowded with older couples and younger small groups. Within a few minutes, Abruzzese returns with his first offering. At regular intervals over the next hour-plus, we’re served seven more dishes. It’s too much, but he can’t resist himself, and, really, nor can we. Some of it was familiar, like Jim’s Grilled Shrimp in anchovy butter, an homage to the iconic restaurateur, Jim Hamilton, and the delicate ravioli in marinara with which Abruzzese’s father, Andrew, turned the tavern into a hard-and-fast favorite, both among tourists driving to day-trip destinations via 413 and the locals whose homes multiplied around the restaurant over the last couple decades. But most of it was borne from a new mold: escargot swimming in a garlic-parsley butter and General Tso’s cobb salad, specked with house-pickled pearl onions and applewood-smoked bacon and drizzled with a scratch-made avocado ranch. Chunks of crabmeat were piled on a cheesy-but-light risotto. Oven-roasted tomatoes that tasted more like sun-dried tomatoes punctuated every couple of bites. Abruzzese describes the new, fine -dining plates as a deliberate move to diversify and court a larger audience. But the tavern’s packed, as noted. On an overcast weeknight. What the 31-year-old Abruzzese’s too humble to say, maybe, is that he’s putting his stamp on The Pineville. He’s the one in the kitchen 80 hours a week, after all. He collaborated on the new dishes with Matt Levin, who worked as the executive chef at Andrew Abruzzese’s short-lived, but critically-praised fine dining restaurant, Moonlight. Abruzzese’s the one executing it night in, night out, though. Trouble is, The Pineville’s robust following is loyal as much because of the humble bar food—the buffalo-garlic wings, the reuben egg roll—as the abbreviated Peter Luger-style steakhouse menu and the 48

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pastas and meatballs that come straight out of the Abruzzese family recipe box. It’s all made from scratch, after all. But the labor-intensive prep work and the lack of obvious innovation make it easy to take a chef’s ability for granted. The more mature menu dismisses the notion, if it ever existed in the first place, that Abruzzese is a talented short-order cook. Thick-cut ahi tuna was our last course. It was expertly grilled, the meat a beautiful pink-purple gradient. As many times as I’ve had it, I wasn’t prepared for the flavo , a subtle smokiness that I’d only ever associated with cured meats and ribs and brisket cooked low and slow in a smoker. It could easily have overwhelmed, but it didn’t. A delicate balance achieved by a deft hand. That taste resonating in my mouth, I caught sight of the next phase of Abruzzese’s master plan as we exited and smiled to myself. Squatting on the empty deck was a big, black smoker. On Sundays this summer, he’s converting the area into a traditional barbeque pit. Dubbed Pineville Barbeque, or PVQ, the menu’s comprised of all the usual meats—pulled pork, brisket, chicken, ribs, sausage—and sides—mac-andcheese, corn on the cobb, cornbread, housemade pickles. PVQ will also hold down a corner of the Wrightstown Farmers Market on Saturdays. The immodest range of the new-look menu, in its entirety, would bring cause for concern with almost any other restaurant. But The Pineville’s always managed to make it work, because the food’s always had a direct connection to the Abruzzese family—we’re eating what they’re eating, literally. N one of that’s changed. The new offerings are the fruits of a young, skilled chef chasing his curiosity. When he mentioned the smoker, he smiled, too.

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In the Season of Salad, it’s easy to be lazy: Cut up whatever veg is within easy each, add it to your favorite greens, throw in a handful of croutons, drizzle with some olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette, toss. Done. Sure, it’s good for you, but it’s not all that appetizing. Remember, we eat first with our eyes. That’s what I love about this salad. It’s a thing of beauty. From the first glance, my stomach’s singing, “Hello. What have we here?” And, it’ll take you as long to pull together as that shapeless, utilitarian salad. —SCOTT EDWARDS

PEAR AND ARUGULA SALAD Recipe by Yelena Strokin


Serves four. 4 ripe, but firm pears 2-3 cups arugula ½ cup toasted walnuts ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese 1 cup radishes, sliced 2 tbsps. avocado, walnut or grape seed oil 1 tsp. wine vinegar Honey Lemon juice Salt and fresh-ground pepper Cut the pears horizontally into three or four slices, depending on their size. Then, use a paring knife to cut out the core from each slice. Leave the top piece intact. Brush the slices with lemon juice to keep them from browning. In a bowl, toss the arugula, walnuts and blue cheese with the oil and vinegar. Season it with salt and pepper to taste. To serve, reassemble the pear, adding a bit of salad between the slices. Drizzle honey over the entire thing.

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Dining in Lawrenceville

21 Phillips Avenue Lawrenceville, NJ 08648


Hours: Closed Mondays ~ Open for Private Events Tuesday- Friday Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: 4:30pm - 9:00pm Saturday Dinner: 5pm - 10pm Sunday Dinner: 4pm - 9pm

We are pleased to announce that chef Chris Voigtsberger has joined the Acacia family as the new head chef. He received his Culinary Arts diploma from the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan in 2010, completing his externship at the world renowned Eleven Madison Park in New York under Chef Daniel Humm. He spent the next year and a half in the kitchen at Ninety Acres Culinary Center in Peapack, New Jersey. He then returned to Manhattan to work at Degustation, where he became sous chef after six months. For the past two years he has been sous chef at the popular Blue Bottle Café in Hopewell, where he worked under Chef Aaron Philipson.

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A Place for Everything At his new Manayunk gallery, Lenny Bazemore is exploring the art of living. And what you’ll fin on the walls is only the start of what he’s turning up.



sionists. He favors pastel cityscapes and portraits. The exhibit, which runs through June 21, is his first solo show in four years A basic, personal bond, though, is what ties these shows and those to come to the gallery foremost. “The premise of the gallery is really the fact that my wife and I are art lovers, and we’ve been collecting for years,” says Bazemore, a painter himself who’ll be exhibiting in Germany, Belgium and France over the next two years. He describes their home as a “beautiful, visual catalogue.” They don’t gravitate toward certain genres or even media. Bazemore expects to remain as open-minded as a curator. And should a sprawling, impressionistic landscape balance a living room, all the better. —SCOTT EDWARDS


Between the basement-to-roof renovation and the intricate design, The Bazemore Gallery itself is intended to be every bit the featured attraction that the contemporary paintings hanging on its walls are. “I actually wanted to preserve the historical significance of this building. There’s just no way I could,” says Lenny Bazemore, the gallery’s owner and curator. A Penn Valley resident and seasoned real estate developer, Bazemore bought the building, which sat vacant for several years on Manayunk’s Main Street, and opened the gallery, his first, on the ground floor last Octobe . The months-long overhaul, though, was merely a precursor to the actual origin of the gallery: the conception of its interior. During a trip to China in 2012, Bazemore studied under Wang Xun, a master of feng shui, the ancient Chinese philosophy that aims, basically, to harmonize us with the environments through which we move. For as long as he can remember, Bazemore, who’s known among friends as Zen Len, was drawn to nature, color and symmetry. But it wasn’t until he was introduced to feng shui that his own world aligned. He designed—is designing (it’ll always be a work in progress)—the gallery accordingly, right down to the hanging garden that’s comprised of ferns and purple orchids, among others, and meant to counter the exposed-brick walls. “I didn’t want to sell, so to speak, people when they came in here,” he says. “I wanted them to interact with the space and the energy of the space so that they would feel more comfortable and relaxed.” The feng shui elements—wood, fi e, metal, water and earth—and principles will be considered, too, in selecting the art. The gallery’s first major show, in April, featured Hong Kong artist Justin Y, who paints vivid abstracts with his fingers. Next up is James Brantley, a Philadelphia mainstay and, like Justin Y, a member of the new generation of

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