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Come visit Zen Den at our new location: 41 E. State Street in Doylestown! We have the same comfortable, homey feel, but with a twist! Our menu is new and wonderfully tantalizing for the taste buds, and, of course, we still make our delectable signature and custom coffee drinks. Local musicians continue to play every weekend evening, and the walls are decorated with the talent of local artists. If comfort, calm, friendly, and satisfied are words that describe what you’d like in a café, We fit the bill! We promise that you’ll come back again and again. There’s a latte here with your name on it!

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CONTENTS

LIFE IS BETTER IN COLOR

6 The Chadds Ford Barn Shops A 50-year History Preserved and Renewed

8 Brentwood Builders Creating Houses That Feel Like Home

10 Team Toyota of Glen Mills Pennsylvania Every Ride is A Joy

15 Home Sweet Home Exquisite Antique, Vintage, and Boutique Shops in Pennsylvania

23 A Relaxing Escape Some of the Finest Pennsylvania Bed and Breakfasts

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Art at the Heart of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

35 Fine Dining On the Avenue of The Arts, Philadelphia

43 Artisan Confections Hand Made With Love Editor in Chief: Maria Santory Layout and Design: Ryan Scheife Web Design: Brian Corchiolo CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Kerry Brown Lele Galer Karen Myers Estelle Tracy

PHOTOGRAPHERS Jason Bleecher Andrea Monzo Albert Yee

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THE CHADDS FORD BARN SHOPS

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n decades past, Chadds Ford Barn Shops was a shopping destination. Chadds Ford native Bri Brant is energetically pursuing a dream of reinvigorating that history. “We were the place to stop when one visited Longwood, Winterthur, or the Brandywine River Museum,” Bri said. She and her family took ownership of Chadds Ford Barn Shops earlier this year. “The adorable village layout of the shops is something you don’t see anymore, so we are working to preserve that. Updated lighting, stonework, and landscaping enhance preserved architectural details,” Bri said. As the “Walkable Chadds Ford” initiative progresses, the vision includes walking paths connecting neighboring businesses and open spaces. The Barn Shops’ charming, eclectic mix of historic buildings was created over time. An old general store and a vintage gas station were reborn as artisan retail shops when they were moved here from other spots in town to save them from demolition. The plan is to rejuvenate the locale with a mix of retailers that create a synergy between shops, and with customers. “We are friendly and welcoming, with an artistic and holistic vibe. We work together to attract visitors,” Bri said. Bri is the owner/maker at Arden + James handbags, now located at the Barn Shops. “I have been making and selling bags in stores and online for about ten years. Because my customers appreciate history, authenticity and character, the Chadds Ford Barn Shops is the perfect place for my flagship shop. That’s exactly what this place is all about,” Bri said.

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“Our family of businesses is already recognized and loved by locals. Barbara Moore, director of the Chadds Ford Gallery for over 40 years, has her own gallery; joined by Green Meadows Florist, Yoga Underground, Chrome Salon, Besoul (a wellness and meditation studio), Lynn Victoria Spa, and Arden + James. A cafe is in the works. The Barn Shops partnered with the Brandywine Conservancy in a holiday kick-off and tree-lighting celebration. “The tree-lighting was a big hit, and the beginning of a new tradition. Our artisan and small business friends love working together to create memorable experiences for the community to share,” Bri said. Look for other seasonal events to follow throughout the year.

Chadds Ford Barn Shops 1609 Baltimore Pike (at Routes 1 and 100) in the historic village of Chadds Ford, PA Chaddsfordbarnshops.com Info@chaddsfordbarnshops.com


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BRENTWOOD BUILDERS CREATING HOUSES THAT FEEL LIKE HOME

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rentwood Builders is a family-owned business based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Founded nearly 25 years ago by Clair and Orpha Hostetter, Brentwood Builders creates custom residences and other spaces from the ground up. The company also specializes in renovating and expanding existing homes. Clair and Orpha Hostetter place a strong value on family. Their vision of home, one shared by their team, encompasses more than a roof and four walls. They see beyond the structure to envision and design a space where life happens every day. Serving as the general manager of their clients’ building projects, including custom homes, commercial buildings, additions, and remodel work, Brentwood Builders distinguishes itself from other builders by providing a customized experience with meticulous attention to every detail of a client’s unique vision. Through cultivating a team, pushing for innovation, and encouraging ideas from everyone involved in a building project, Brentwood Builders strives to fulfill homeowners’ dreams with a process that promotes family and exudes creativity.

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The concept of family is paramount at Brentwood Builders, where the team is comprised mostly of members who share not only a vision, but also a surname. Clair Hostetter is President and Owner. He oversees designing and estimating. Orpha Hostetter is Vice President and Office Manger. Brent Hostetter handles Sales and Project Management. Kate Hostetter’s forte is Marketing, Staging, and Design. Matt Miller is responsible for Estimating and Drafting. “As a team, we love getting to know clients and encouraging them to bring their ideas to the table. It is rewarding to assist them in designing the home of their dreams, then to build their ideas into a reality. We are not afraid to take on the challenge of an innovative idea and to be bold in the design process,” Brent said. “We love pouring creativity and ingenuity into our designs. Our goal is to produce quality work that is unmatched. Most importantly, our goal is to stand out, and to share our company heart by building houses that feel like home,” he added.

Brentwood Builders, Inc. (717) 397.9350 24 North Mulberry Street Lancaster, PA 17603 brentwoodbuilders.net


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Written by Kerry Brown Photography by Jason Bleecher

EVERY RIDE IS A JOY AT

TEAM TOYOTA OF GLEN MILLS

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eam Toyota of Glen Mills is the go-to source when purchasing a new car featuring state-of-the-art technology. At Team Toyota of Glen Mills, car shoppers discover the whole Toyota line-up of exciting 2018 models including Corolla, Sienna, Tacoma, Prius, and more. Definitely do not miss the all-new 2018 Camry. Long the best-selling car in America due to a well-deserved reputation for dependability and safety, the Camry now adds excitement to the mix with sporty style and road performance to match. Technology is ever changing and Toyota offers up-tothe-minute synergy of vehicle design, engineering, and option packages. For the Camry, a stylish redesign of the grille, hood, and emblem, and an eye-catching black roof option on the XSE model, give the car a sportier and more upscale image. The gold standard for quality and safety remains intact. According to Car and Driver Magazine, the 2018 Camry really wants to party! Lisa Diskin, General Manager and Owner at Team Toyota of Glen Mills, agrees. “I’m driving a new Camry now and the technology of the redesign is crazy. It’s so impressive,” she said. Along with the brand’s latest fuel-saving technology, the 2018 Camry is the first model to showcase Toyota’s next-generation Entune infotainment system. Available features include remote start and door-unlock, vehicle status notifications, a guest driver monitor, vehicle finder, fuel level alerts and other maintenance updates. WiFi Connect allows up to five mobile devices to connect using 4G LTE.

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If not presently in the market for a new car, Team Toyota of Glen Mills also offers not only a fantastic selection of budget-friendly used cars, but also high-caliber service featuring genuine Toyota parts. Car shoppers appreciate Team Toyota of Glen Mills’ friendly, low-stress showroom environment. Customers appreciate the state-of-the-art Toyota Service Center and the award-winning staff, who stay current on the latest repairs and tools of the trade. Visit www.teamtoyotaglenmills.com to browse inventory, request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive, or inquire about financing. Better yet, stop in and meet us in person.

Team Toyota of Glens Mills 1050 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA. (484) 845-7879


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Avenue Kitchen offers an uncomplicated and delicious menu. All items are made in house pairing the freshest, finest ingredients to present simple and approachable, modern American cooking. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, sweets and cocktails are served 7 days a week. Breakfast is served daily till 3 p.m.

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HOME Exquisite Antique, Vintage, and Boutique Shops in Pennsylvania

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SPR INGHOUSE FU R NISHINGS Chadds Ford

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he custom-made barnwood tables, cupboards, cabinets, sideboards and chairs produced at SpringHouse Furnishings in Chadds Ford call to mind pieces used every day in the homes of our American ancestors. Anne Joyce, the driving force behind SpringHouse, uses her personal collection of early American country furniture, with original finishes and traces of 200-year-old paint intact, to help guide her in authentically recreating many of the pieces made at SpringHouse. Anne became inspired by antique furniture as a child. Her grandfather designed theater sets in Philadelphia and had warehouses filled with of antiques. Other family members designed eclectic style interiors for their restaurants. “I was enchanted,” Anne said. For more than two decades, Anne and her team of craftspeople at SpringHouse Furnishings has designed, built, and finished salvaged antique wood furniture right here in Pennsylvania. They also design kitchens, baths, vanities, floors, built-ins, and more. “We create artful interiors from conception to installation,” Anne said. Her passion for authenticity has reaped rewards. SpringHouse pieces have found their way into television commercials, films, print ads, and have been featured in magazines like Country Living and Coastal Living. Showcased in designer show homes, SpringHouse pieces catch the eye of interior designers for use in restaurants, retail shops, and other commercial spaces.

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Well-designed and beautifully crafted, SpringHouse furniture stands apart from imitators. Sturdily constructed from hand-selected, reclaimed, local 18th and 19th century barn wood, each piece is hand-finished using traditional methods and natural oils, pigmented waxes, and handmade milk paints. The result of this painstaking process is furniture that exudes the character and warmth of timeworn wood. In addition to creating custom pieces to buyers’ unique specifications, SpringHouse Furnishings also has a line of beautiful and affordable basics crafted in SpringHouse wood shops from local pine reclaimed from old barns. The Country Cool Collection includes beds, bookcases, dressers, cupboards, hutches, benches, and console tables. If not already in stock, most can be delivered within a month. “Springhouse Furnishings creates one-of-a-kind, forever furniture: handmade, hand-finished, and hand-delivered,” Anne said.

SpringHouse Furnishings 419 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 SpringHouseFurnishings.com (610) 388-7075 Open Daily 11am–5pm and Sun. 1pm–5pm countrycoolcollection.com

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fter 20 years selling antiques in the area, proprietor Lisa Vonderstuck now welcomes visitors to Brandywine View Antiques in its permanent location. “I like to say, ‘Three floors, have fun!’ Lisa said. Surrounded by wellknown gardens, museums, and wineries, Brandywine View Antiques is a magical destination. With 15 rooms and 10,000 square feet of display space, the historic 1807 Federal-style farmhouse is a unique browsing and shopping wonderland. Anyone with a passion for antiques, vintage finds, barn style, concrete, painted furniture, old trunks, farm tables, rustic, timeworn tools, and more will find something to love here. The treasures even spill to the outdoors, where Lisa’s love of garden salvage is evident. “Garden salvage can bring a touch of the outdoors inside,” she said. At, Lisa arranges her collection of vintage wares in stylish vignettes. Each room has a different theme or time period. “I can change the look of a room by adding groups of elements in different styles, like Victorian, French, or Country,” Lisa said. She happily offers on-the-spot styling assistance to shoppers. Design services are also available. Brandywine View Antiques is home to 30 fabulous vendors who show locally sourced, unique, and handmade goods at reasonable prices: painted furniture, hand lettered signs, vintage tools, antique trunks and more. “We have home décor, jewelry, plus my own line of amazing, long-lasting candles. They are big sellers, a favorite with shoppers,” Lisa said. Lisa loves preserving artifacts from the past through upcycling and recycling. Her penchant for hosting ‘pop-up’ barn markets outside her shop led to her founding The Massive Barn Market (coming this spring) with more than 100 vendors, food trucks, and more. “What makes the Barn Market unique, is that nobody can buy or sell until the rope cutting,” Lisa said. “I love to bring people with similar interests together. It’s not just about the antique shop. People come in and just hang out. Regulars come in every week. I guess it can be therapeutic,” Lisa said.

Brandywine View Antiques 1244 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA Wednesday–Sunday 10am–5pm (610) 388-6060 • brandywineview.com

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passion for creating and a family trait of entrepreneurship led sisters Emma Leach and Sarah Glatfelter to join with their mother, Monica Herzog, to form New Cottage Designs. The home décor company, based in their hometown of Unionville, PA (Chester County), specializes in handcrafted wooden signs adorned with meaningful quotes about home and life, and artful typography. “Our mother was always a maker, which fostered our creativity to be designers. When we had families, we used those skills as a way to be innovative and work from home,” Emma said. The signs, a blend of farmhouse vintage and urban chic, lend themselves to a variety of popular home decoration styles. A personal connection is evident in every piece. Making signs for friends and family grew into a sustainable family enterprise. They began selling their signs first at local fairs, then at larger retail shows. Soon, the women took their blossoming business to the wholesale level, contracting with sales representatives throughout the United States. “Local shoppers may recognize our signs, but not realize we are running the sign business right here. While we don’t have a retail store, our signs are available at Brandywine View Antiques in Chadds Ford, and Rooted. in New London,” Monica said. “As our business grew, we employed Amish woodworkers to assist us with manufacturing and filling orders. We still touch every sign by hand, but these wonderful craftspeople have become a part of our family,” Sarah said.

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Emma, Sarah, and Monica impress onto the family’s next generation their passion for making and entrepreneurship. “Sarah’s daughter, 4-year-old Demi, is a third-generation sign maker, learning the art of the trade. As she grows, we believe she will develop a sense of empowerment, and inspiration to follow her dreams,” Emma said. “My three boys, Luke 12, Dalton, 14, and Cole, 16 eagerly help out with stocking inventory or making deliveries,” she added. “We are passing down to them the same lessons of dedication and initiative we learned from generations before. We are thankful for our supportive families as we nurture and grow our business, from our house to your home,” Emma said.

New Cottage Designs, Unionville, PA email newcottagedesigns@gmail.com, @NewCottageDesigns. or follow us on


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A R E LA X I NG E SCA PE SOME OF PENNSYLVANIA’S FINEST B & B s

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Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast, West Chester

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uilt in 1860, the Federal Italianate Mansion is accented with Victorian antiques. A complimentary glass of wine welcomes guests who lounge in the parlor, library or cozy up on the winter porch. Guests can even sit down at the 1880’s baby grand piano in the parlor and play a few tunes. “People enjoy our sitting areas,” says owner Lori Zytkowicz, “they love to relax and socialize.” And they love decadent breakfasts—like her Blueberry Cream Cheese-Stuffed Croissant French Toast. Guests enjoy sharing breakfast in the dining room around a large vintage table. Lori takes farm to

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table seriously, using “eggs from my friend’s backyard chickens, meat from Lancaster County farms, seasonal local fruit and home-made baking on site.” The stately brick building with a wraparound porch has room to mingle both inside and out, making this a popular destination for business travelers, parents visiting West Chester University, romantic getaways and family groups. “We often have all our rooms booked by the same family for reunions and destination weddings.” The seven rooms are all different, and are named for the Darlington family and their children, the original owners of the property. “Our Edith Suite is a favorite for brides. They love the extra sitting area for getting ready and the large soaking tub for a romantic evening.” Unique guest room features include soaking tubs, a private sitting area, gas fireplaces or an original marble washstand. Victorian touches include steps to the high four-poster beds, a quilt holder, a writing desk and claw foot tubs. Modern amenities include cozy bathrobes and super soft sheets. In this West Chester location, Lori revels in her dream job of innkeeper that includes wedding planning and concierge services. “I keep track of all the events in the area for my guests and can get discount tickets to popular attractions like Longwood Gardens.”

Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast 699 West Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, PA 19382 (610) 436-5788 • Faunbrook.com

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The Inn at Whitewing Farm, West Chester

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he beautiful grounds look like an extension of Longwood Gardens, whose property is adjacent to this bed and breakfast. This lovely resort invites guests to stroll through the thirteen landscaped acres and admire historic trees and the fountain shooting up from the picturesque pond. With resort features, guests can swim in the spring-fed pool, soak in the hot tub or enjoy the feel of playing tennis on clay on the Har-Tru court. Innkeepers Lance and Sandy Shortt converted the 1796 farm to a B&B in 2013. Breakfasts like their French Apple Crepes and the French Toast Soufflés are served in the historic barn. In addition to the signature entrée, guests are also offered home-baked bread, fresh juice, homemade granola or a fruit parfait. “I try to wow our guests with breakfast,” Lance, a former chef explains. Lance and Sandy also take special care of guests with allergies or food sensitivities. Sandy notes, “We ask at the time of reservation and at check-in so we can accommodate all our guests.” In addition to breakfast, guests are welcome to help themselves to coffee, tea, juice, sodas or water throughout the day and enjoy snacks like biscotti. The guest rooms are located in the carriage house and stables, and the suites are in the saddle barn, all a short walk from the barn. Each features an inviting private bathroom with marble floors, thick towels and showers. The elegant décor is hunt country style and the spacious suites have seasonal fireplaces. The property is ideal for a quiet getaway or an effortless family reunion. Guests can arrange for additional activities like wine tastings or dinner events. The Shortts go out of their way to make a stay at their farm a memorable one.

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Sandy recounts stories of guests who come back year after year and have become members of their extended family. “We’re all about family here. We love this place.”

The Inn at Whitewing Farm 370 Valley Road, West Chester, PA 19382 (610) 388-2013 • innatwhitewingfarm.com


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Kennett House Bed and Breakfast, Kennett Square

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ocated on State Street, a short walk from the heart of Kennett Square, this Classic American Foursquare mansion sits at the edge of town. The granite inn features classic granite pillars and its wraparound porch is the perfect place to relax at the end the day on rocking chairs. Though built post-Victorian, the inn features separate men’s and ladies parlors, each with their own fireplace. The décor is traditional American with Japanese touches, reflecting owner Gilja Kusano’s heritage. “I added bits of myself to the décor.” Like many traditional foursquares, the home is replete with woodwork, like the beautiful edging on the stairs leading up from the main hall. Guests can relax in the cozy downstairs parlor or in the upstairs sitting area. Her main clientele is business travelers looking for a home away from home and visitors to the areas museums and gardens. Gilja became innkeeper in 2007 and has been wowing guests with her breakfasts ever since. Her French Toast

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garners praise as does her Mushroom Omelet. “I make it Japanese-style so that it stays moist.” She is an advocate of using local produce, shopping in season at the Kennett Farmer’s Market and buying her mushrooms directly from a local farm. Guests can choose to eat breakfast with other guests in the main dining room, or enjoy a bit more privacy in the dining nook located off the main room. Four beautifully-appointed guest rooms are decorated to provide a place to relax and unwind. The Brandywine room features a four-poster mahogany bed and the Wyeth room displays Wyeth artwork. Both the Longwood Suite and the Delaware Room feature a sitting area with a pull out couch, making them ideal for family travel. With Kennett restaurants, shops and galleries just a few blocks down, this bed and breakfast is a lovely and convenient destination.

Kennett House Bed & Breakfast 503 W State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348 (610) 444-9592 • kennetthouse.com


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AN AMERICAN JOURNEY THE ART OF JOHN SLOAN OCTOBER 21, 2017 – JANUARY 28, 2018 The first major retrospective exhibition of John Sloan’s work since 1988, this groundbreaking exhibition explores all facets of the artist’s long career: his work as an illustrator in Philadelphia, his famous depictions of New York City, his lively views of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and his fascinating studies of Santa Fe, New Mexico. An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan was organized by the Delaware Art Museum. This exhibition was made possible by the Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund and Glenmede Trust. Conservation treatment for the artwork in this exhibition was made possible by the Richard C von Hess Foundation. Additional support was provided, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. | Images, left to right: Self Portrait in Gray Shirt, (detail) 1912. John Sloan (1871–1951). Oil on canvas, 35 × 24 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1980. © Delaware Art Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. | Spring Rain, 1912. John Sloan (1871–1951). Oil on canvas, 20 1/4 × 26 1/4 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of John Sloan Memorial Foundation, 1986. © Delaware Art Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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ala Galleria is a wonderful art gallery located at 200 East State Street in downtown Kennett Square. Opening the brightly colored yellow door, you will immediately be greeted with a smile and a warm hello from the friendly Mala Galleria owner, Stella Scott. Mala Galleria shows a strong mix of international and local artists, in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, jewelry, woodwork, glasswork and ceramic. There is always something for the eye to savor and many objects that beg to be touched. Every month Mala Galleria celebrates a new featured artist in the main gallery space, and these artist reception events are must-go-to evenings for everyone in town. Full to the brim with artists, art lovers and friends, these First Friday openings are wonderful opportunities to enjoy the art and

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people of Kennett Square. Fall 2017 marks Mala Galleria’s 5th Anniversary in town, which was highlighted in September by its move from a very small gallery location, to its new, large bright gallery space. Stella Scott loves being in Kennett Square because “Kennett Square has a soul. Kennett Square is the place where people come together and work together, to make everyone feel welcome. Festivals, old fashioned American parades, Art strolls and fun events are only part of what Kennett Square has to offer. It has many small businesses and keeps them alive and prosperous. I hope it always stays that way!” A native of Serbia, Stella grew up in a Belgrade, a bustling city where art galleries, exhibition spaces and street artists are ever-present. She remembers “There was a small gallery that I admired since I was in my teens, in downtown Belgrade, my home city. It was a space with magical works of many artists. I stopped by it every time I was passing by. I admired the beautiful architecture of the building, the lighting and the spectacular window that always had something new and exciting. This was the place that sparked the idea,


somehow I always thought of that space, throughout my young life, and later, when I moved to the other side of the world.” At Mala Galleria, Stella Scott has created a magical place for us all to enjoy.

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Mala Galleria 200 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348 malagalleria.com • malagalleriakennettsquare@gmail.com (202) 591-6548  •  Tue–Sat 11am–5pm, Sun-Mon by appt.

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E S T I A R E S TAU R A N T, Philadelphia

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f a trip to the Mediterranean is not in the cards, you can still soak up the flavors of a sunny Greek Isle at Estia Restaurant in Philadelphia “Our specialty is whole fish. We fly in a variety of fresh fish from all over Europe, and we prepare it traditionally, very simply,” explained Gus Pashalis, Managing Director for Estia. Estia’s dinner menu includes European sea bass (Lavraki), Royal Dorade fish (Tsipoura), European white snapper (Fagri), and Dover Sole, to name a few. Whole fish entrees can be prepared for one person, or shared. “A group can special order up to a 14-pound fish,” Gus explained. Fish entrees are charcoal-grilled and seasoned with ladolemono, a mixture of lemon juice and extra-virgin olive oil, with a sprinkle of Greek oregano, and capers. On the appetizer menu, Octopus is a signature dish: charcoal-grilled and served over fava puree with pickled red onion, capers and peppers. “Our octopus is from Portugal and has a clean, sweet taste compared with Spanish octopus, which is more pungent,” Gus said. Another signature appetizer, Estia Chips is crispy-thin slices of zucchini and eggplant stacked and served with tzatziki, a refreshing sauce made with Greek yogurt, cucumber and garlic. To ensure a year ‘round supply of red, juicy tomatoes for the Greek Salad, Estia contracts with farmers from across the country. There are no leafy greens in this salad, just vine-ripened tomatoes tossed with cucumbers, green peppers, red

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onions, olives, feta cheese, and red wine vinaigrette. The result is a delicious and complex combination of tastes; sweet, sour, and savory. Three Estia locations (others are in Radnor and Marlton, NJ) treat guests to an authentic Mediterranean dining experience. “Our cuisine is very fresh and very simply prepared. We emphasize the fresh ingredients in every dish we serve,” Gus said. Carrying on a family tradition of restaurants dating back the 1930s, the Aegean Restaurant Group also includes three Pietro’s Coal Oven Pizza restaurants, one in Radnor and two in Philadelphia. All have wine, beer and cocktails available, as well.

Estia Restaurant 1405-07 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215) 735-7700 estiarestaurant.com

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ocated in the heart of center city, The Capital Grille Philadelphia is renowned for dry-aged steak, Sommelier-selected wines, and impeccable service. “We make a private club steakhouse experience available to the public,” said Managing Partner Ken Valles. Mouthwatering dry-aged steaks include Porterhouse, hand-cut New York Strip, Steak au Poivre with Courvoisier cream, and Porcini-rubbed Bone-in Rib-eye: slathered with flavor and finished with 15-year aged balsamic. “Capital Grille is unique in that we dry-age in house, and our guests have a nice variety of cuts from which to choose,” Ken said. In addition to steaks, the sumptuous dinner menu includes a selection of fresh seafood from sustainable purveyors, appealing appetizers, refreshing salads, and more. Don’t miss signature dishes like Calamari with Hot Cherry Peppers, which is pan-fried and tossed with garlic butter, or Lobster Mac & Cheese. An award-winning wine list offers options from nearly every wine-growing region in the world. A popular express lunch menu option called Plates is targeted to guests who are short on time. The exclusive ambiance of Capital Grille is further enhanced by traditional décor. Walls lined with polished wood cabinets hold personalized wine lockers for frequent diners with a passion for vino. In addition to paying a yearly fee of several hundred dollars, wine locker holders agree to purchase a minimum amount of wine at significant savings over menu prices. Their selections are then stored for them to consume while dining. Other wine holder perks include consultation with a sommelier, preferential pricing, wine locker holder events, and opportunities to buy rare vintages. Currently, all wine lockers are spoken for, and there is a waiting list. “The Capital Grille focuses on creating a relationship with our guests,” Ken said. Another level of doing this, along with the wine lockers, is the Capital Grille Concierge. This app, available for Android and iPhone, allows users to secure a reservation with two clicks, browse food and wine pairings, buy gift cards, or inquire about events. Future plans at The Capital Grille Philadelphia include a rewards points program in conjunction with other Darden restaurants; and al fresco dining at The Capital Grille this spring. “We have everything ready to go when nice weather returns,” Ken said.

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The Capital Grille Philadelphia 1338 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 545.9588 • thecapitalgrille.com

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V ETR I CUCINA , Philadelphia

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arc Vetri, chef and founder of Philadelphia’s critically acclaimed Vetri family of restaurants, recently rebranded his flagship restaurant as Vetri Cucina. The change is part of a yearlong celebration of the restaurant’s 20th anniversary. Vetri, a Philadelphia native, is well known for bringing a bold, contemporary sensibility to classic Italian cooking. After opening Vetri in 1998, his creative flavor combinations and artful presentations quickly propelled him to the forefront of the culinary world. Located in a historic townhome in the heart of Philadelphia, Vetri Cucina’s intimate dining room holds only 32 diners. The space evokes the charms of Italy with custom crafted features including hand-blown Murano glass chandeliers and Venetian glassware. The space is warm, inviting, and comfortable. Guests are made to feel as though they are being welcomed into a gracious host’s home. Vetri Cucina serves a multi-course tasting menu using the highest quality local and specialty ingredients. The simple yet elegant meals are inspired by classic Italian recipes, and extensive culinary research. Vetri Cucina chefs design the menu around seasonal ingredients, as well as classic dishes. They carefully source ingredients from the best suppliers

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locally and around the world. No detail is overlooked when planning a dish. Over the course of two decades, Vetri’s wine collection has grown to include rare and sought after vintages representing every region of Italy and other classic wine regions of the world. Two temperature-controlled cellars house more than 2,500 bottles. The wine list is carefully curated by a team of certified sommeliers that excel at choosing wines to perfectly complement the dishes on the tasting menu. All members of the service team are knowledgeable about wine and spirits, and are happy to share information to assist guests in making the perfect selection. Vetri Cucina’s private dining room, located on the restaurant’s second floor, evokes the same rustic charm and elegance as the main dining room. The space has a separate dedicated kitchen, and it’ own service team. Accommodating up to 45 guests depending on the type of event, this unique venue is available for a variety of daytime or evening gatherings, including cocktail parties, chef’s counter experiences, and seated dinners.

Vetri Cucina 1312 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA (215) 732-34789 • vetricucina.com

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Artisan Confections Hand Made with Love

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Photography by Albert Yee

R E NA IS S A NCE PA ST RY, Artisan Exchange, West Chester

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moist, fluffy chocolate cake. White frosting with a hint of sparkle. Black fondant adorned with one single sugar flower. There’s something timeless about a Renaissance Pastry cake. “I don’t follow trends,” founder Nancy Berill says, “and I like to stick to the basics made from scratch.” The model is certainly working. A nurse practitioner by trade, Nancy always dreamed of starting her own business. Her pastry journey started after her mom’s passing a few years ago. Coming home from work every evening, she turned to the one activity that gave her comfort. “Baking is my therapy,” she says, “it just takes your mind away.” As her skills improved and spirits lifted, Nancy felt drawn to cake decorating. “Something kept pushing me in that direction,” she says. Encouraged by her close friends and family, she eventually launched her custom cake company, Renaissance Pastry. The name, her fiancé Joe’s idea, is a nod to the world of art which heavily influences her work. After starting her business in Maryland, she moved her operations to the Artisan Exchange Market in West Chester last spring to be closer to her customers. In less than six months, she’s developed a following drawn to her

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minimalistic designs and classical flavors. When it comes to cake flavors, Nancy is indeed a purist. She narrowed her offering to five cake bases, all filled with her signature vanilla bean filling. There are four variations around chocolate cakes: a light, fluffy chocolate cake, a chocolate fudge, a chocolate cherry, and a chocolate rum cake. The most popular option? Vanilla. She decorates the cakes using vanilla buttercream, chocolate ganache, or fondant. On occasion, she’ll add a sparkle to her frosting for a festive touch. In her West Chester kitchen, Nancy keeps a reproduction of Gustav Klimt’s Freya’s Tears painting made in sweet fondant. The resemblance with the original is striking. While she’s not sure where the sweet path will take her next, she knows one thing for sure. “I want to keep including art in my work,” she says. Looking at the edible masterpiece, it’s clear she’s on the right track.

Renaissance Pastry Artisan Exchange 208 Carter Drive #13B, West Chester, PA 19382 @renaissance_pastry Nancy Berill (410) 530-4375

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H E AV E N LY S W E E T CHOCOL AT ES, Artisan Exchange, West Chester

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he first thing you’ll notice about Nancy Orlando is her smile. “I like to have fun” she says, and “I am very creative.” Combine that nature with a lifelong passion for baking and chocolate, and you have Heavenly Sweet Chocolates. Her company’s mission? “Making your celebration sweeter.” She’s done just that for the past two years. On Saturday mornings, you’ll find her at the Artisan Exchange Market in West Chester, welcoming visitors to a table covered with her handmade sweets. She offers a large array of confections, such as chocolate lollipops and chocolate-covered sandwich-cookies, all of which happen to be nut- and gluten-free. The generous display attracts sweet teeth of all ages, who gladly accept Nancy’s offer to taste the goods. Wide eyes, large smiles, and “hmm, it’s good!” are the most common responses from her tasters. Not surprisingly, few leave without a bag of her delicious confections. Popular items include chocolate-covered pretzels and award-winning caramel pretzel bites. But the wisest visitors also take her business card to bring a piece of heavenly sweetness to their own celebrations. With a collection of 6000 molds, Nancy can make any chocolate dream come true. Since 2015, she’s poured melted chocolate in shapes of all kinds, from trucks and graduation hats to beer mugs and flip-flops. “I even have a mold

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representing a chunk of cheese with a mouse on it!” she says with a laugh. This year, she’s made a lot of mermaid style wedding dress-shaped chocolates for bridal showers. From birthday parties and baby showers, to graduations and retirements, she knows how to personalize your party. Perhaps what sets her apart is her desire to give back. Every month, she picks a new charity with which she shares a percentage of her proceeds. This fall, she raised funds to support hurricane relief in Puerto Ricco and breast cancer research. Helping is something that comes naturally to Nancy and, true to her nature, she does it with a smile. “This is important to me. Together, we can make a difference.”

Heavenly Sweet Chocolates Artisan Exchange 208 Carter Drive #13B, West Chester, PA 19382 Nancy Orlando (610) 993-7667 @heavenlysweetchocolates


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Family owned and operated creperie and cafe. Offerings include sweet and savory crepes, salads, soups, smoothies, crepe cakes, a variety of baked goods, coffee and teas. We offer G/F and vegetarian options. Open Tue–Fri 10–8, Sat 9–7, Sun 9–3

www.Yorsosweet.com

• info@yorsosweet.com • (610) 925-0005 • 148 W State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348

Sweetah's Gluten Free Bake Shop Sweetah’s offers delightful gluten free and vegan desserts and baked goods: giant muffins, brownies, cupcakes, doughnuts, and specialty mini-breads, chocolate peanut butter bars, double chocolate mini bundt cakes, and a variety of scones. Sweetah’s caters to those with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and those who simply choose a gluten free lifestyle, and is committed to creating delectable treats, cakes, and baked goods for special occasions and events.

#youwontbelieveitsglutenfree

Inside Hargrave House B&B • 50 South Main St., Doylestown, PA 18901 • (267) 736-6663 • www.sweetahs.com Store Hours: Wednesday–Friday 12–5pm, Saturday 11–5pm, Sunday 11–4pm


A true taste of France in the heart of West Chester, our private events make every celebration special. Call for details. 202 W. Market St., West Chester, PA 19382 (610) 620-4729

• magicbaguette.com

All desserts are house-made and handcrafted

daily, using only the freshest, finest ingredients.

Pastry Chef Donna DeMatteo

Glen Eagle Square, 509 Wilmington Pike, Glen Mills • (484) 800-8070


GALER ESTATE VINEYARD AND WINERY is a beautiful boutique winery located just behind Longwood Gardens. With a deck overlooking the Chardonnay vineyards, Galer Estate offers wine tasting and wine sales of its award winning dry wines. Open every weekend, Friday through Sundays, with live music, art shows and hand crafted wines. 700 Folly Hill Road, Kennett Square PA 19348 www.galerestate.com 484-899-8013

Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery Since 1976, Barbara has specialized in the sales of Traditional Brandywine art, by Wyeth and Fine, Award Winning Artists Open, Signed, Signed Limited Giclee Editions and original art and Custom Framing. Barbara has Exclusive Gallery sales of the N. C. Wyeth’s, Giclee prints of, “The Giant” available unframed. (484) 776-5174 • Barbara@barbaramoorefineart.com 1609 Baltimore Pk. Ste 400A, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 www.Barbaramoorefineart.com


Your child is unique, their education should be too. PA Leadership Charter School offers a different approach to education PA Leadership Charter School is a public cyber charter school for students in grades K-12

131 East State Street, Kennett Square (610) 615-9200

Award-winning jewelry designer Alexis Kletjian has mindfully curated antique, vintage, and modern jewelry in her bespoke gallery on State Street in Historic Kennett Square. Stop by the gallery to discover a modern-day heirloom, or Shield Yourself™ with one of her legacy-worthy talismans. Custom and curation services are encouraged for a unique piece that celebrates you. www.alexiskletjian.com hello@alexiskletjian.com alexiskletjianjewelry alexiskletjian

Explore to learn more! www.palcs.org 1.877.725.2785 photos by www.4dogsphotography.com


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