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WALTER J. COOK JEWELER PAOLI, PA A Carefully Curated Collection— A Mix of Classic and Modern

The showroom of Walter J. Cook Jeweler welcomes you with cases filled with a dazzling array of jewelry. Growing up in his father’s jewelry store, Michael Cook has an aesthetic that is both classic and versatile, resulting in a selection that you won’t find in other jewelry stores. “We choose our items based on design, quality and price,” explains owner Michael Cook. The careful selections are made to ensure options for a range of clients. “This year, I have added the exclusive Hulchi Belluni collection, an innovative line of genuine, high quality jewelry: renowned for its eye for detail and exquisite finish.” Something for every taste – throughout his showroom, Michael has selected diamonds, one of a kind, colored gemstones, pearls both classic and contemporary. Wonderful gold items as well as mixed metal artisan jewels help complete the collection. “We have a variety of pieces for every budget, from children buying a gift for mom to custom-designed engagement rings.”

Walter J. Cook Jeweler Chestnut Village Shoppes 36 Chestnut Road, Paoli, PA 19301 walterjcookjeweler.com PHONE | 610.644.5347 michaelcook@walterjcookjeweler.com STORE HOURS Tuesday through Friday — 10 am to 5:30 pm Saturday — Hours vary by season.



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Meet The Chef These Are A Few of Our Favorite Things

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Tea Time

Living By Design Crave Magazine Pennsylvania Published by Volare Publishing Editor in Chief: Maria Santory Graphic Designer: Ryan Scheife Editor Kerry Brown

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Meet the Chef Cher Harris, CEPC



ecently promoted to the role of Corporate Pastry Chef on June 21, 2019, Chef Cher Harris is responsible for developing the strategy and vision for pastry operations throughout Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company (HE&R). As Corporate Pastry Chef, Harris is playing an important role in the development of the forthcoming confectionary scratch kitchen, ice cream parlor and largest full-service themed restaurant in

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Hershey, all located in Hershey’s Chocolatetown at Hersheypark, which is currently under construction and opening in summer 2020. Harris brings more than 20 years of experience to her new role. Prior to her promotion, she served for 10 years as Executive Pastry Chef at The Hotel Hershey, overseeing a team of dedicated pastry professionals that provide unique desserts and chocolate creations to all hotel outlets, including the award-winning hotel restaurant, The Circular. The pastry team’s desserts are also featured throughout all banquets spaces, the daily Spa buffet, Trevi 5, Harvest, Cocoa Beanery coffeehouse, Sweets shop and more. “Chef Cher has been an integral part of the spe-

cial culinary experience offered at The Hotel Hershey,” said John Daly, director of food & beverage, The Hotel Hershey. “Under her leadership, our pastry team has risen to a new level of creativity and innovation, delivering premier service and one-of-a-kind culinary confections you can only find in Hershey. “Chef Cher is a tremendous asset to HE&R and extending her expertise across our organization will elevate our entire culinary profile.”

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An internationally renowned chef, Harris has earned a number of awards and accolades throughout her career, including the Global Chef Challenge Semi Finals for the Americas in 2017. In 2016 she was named “Pastry Chef of the Year” by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). In 2014 she was crowned “The Pastry Queen” at The Ladies’ World Pastry Championship in Rimini, Italy. Also in 2014 Harris was recognized by Dessert Professional Magazine as

one of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America and was selected as a presenter and featured chef at the Powerful Women in Culinary Event in Beijing, China. Harris has also been honored through ACF competition with three gold and two bronze medals. Prior to joining HE&R, Harris held positions as Executive Pastry Chef and as part of the opening management team at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, Pastry Arts Instructor at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) and Assistant Pastry Chef at Bent Creek Country Club. She is a graduate of HACC’s Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management program. She loves that working with chocolate is like pairing fine wines with food, in that the different cocoa contents and regions create many flavor depths and compositions with chosen paired ingredients. When she’s not working in the pastry kitchen, Harris loves to spend time outdoors gardening, camping, kayaking or just sitting under the stars with a glass of wine.



Chinese Tea Parties BY YIN NA


hina is a country with many customs and dialects, but one thing most Chinese people share in common is our love for tea. Generally speaking, when we gather for a party focused on tea, there are four different ways. The most common way is simply to taste different kinds of new and quality tea. This kind of tea party requires a very standardized tea-making process and a ritualized tea ceremony. A second type of tea party is based on the 24 different solar terms in the Chinese traditional lunar calendar. Different teas, environments, music, poetry, etc., are chosen to reflect each season. In the third way, people gather for a specific theme, including dress, interior decoration, music, snacks, and so on. For example, in a “Tea Party of

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Song Dynasty”, the atmosphere is designed to reproduce how people in the Song Dynasty (960-1279 A.D.) gathered for tea. Another special theme is “Tea Without Self” which has recent origins in Taiwan. In this party everyone brings their own tea, and silently serves their neighbors in a circle. The fourth type is the special place tea party. This removes the limitation of an indoor tea space. Tea friends meet to climb mountains, enjoy flowers, or gather by the lake to taste tea together.

In China, tea is not just a drink, it is

a cultural experience. It is the mission of Tea Art of China to share the art and culture of Chinese tea with the world.

Tea snacks should be in harmony with the quality and flavor of tea. There is an old Chinese saying about the secret of tea snacks: “Sweet with green, sour with red, melon seeds with oolong.” “Sweet with green” means that sweets are served with green tea, such as sweet cakes and tarts. “Sour with red” means that slightly sour foods are served with black tea (called “red tea” in China), such as fruits and preserves. “Melon seeds with oolong” means that salty foods are served with oolong teas, such as melon seeds, salt beans, etc. Tea snacks are generally small in shape and weight, but elegant and tasteful. A good Chinese tea party will give you energy through self-reflection and inner peace.



Host a Tradtional China Tea Party


tart the tea party in any quiet and clean place indoors or outdoors. For indoor tea parties, a simple teapot, a fair cup and some matching cups are good. Teapots and cups can make almost all kinds of Chinese tea. We can start with a simple green tea party, such as the famous West Lake green tea. The tea cakes served with green tea are sweet desserts. Here is a Chinese tea cake, Osmanthus fragrance cake and recipe.

Osmanthus fragrance cake recipe Osmanthus fragrance cake is a very famous tea cake in China. Glutinous rice flour, sugar and osmanthus are the raw materials. It is delicious and beautiful. You may need to look for some of the ingreedence in supermarkets that specialize in products from Asia. ▶▶ Glutinous or sticky rice 500g White sugar 200g ▶▶ Sesame 110g ▶▶ Sweet osmanthus 20g Sesame oil 20g Peanut oil 60g 1. Wash the glutinous rice clean, soak it in water for 4 hours orso, and steam it with a cloth for 1 hour until soft.

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2. Pour the rice into a bowl and add peanut oil, sweet-scented osmanthus and sugar. Mash, stir and turn it repeatedly with arough rolling stick to make it sticktogether. 3. Clean the sesame seeds, put them in a pot, bake them onlow heat, and then grind them into powder in abowl. 4. Spread half of the cooked sesame powder evenly on a board, press the glutinous rice flat on the sesame powder, then sprinkle a layer of sesame powder evenly on the glutinous rice, and roll it with a rolling stick to avoid the sesame falling off. Place it in a glass or porcelain dish with a thickness of about 2-3 centimeters. Chill inthe refrigerator, remove and cut into rectangular, diamond, or heart- shaped pieces.



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photograpy by Alexander Iziliaev

Photograpy by Alexander Iziliaev

Jewel of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet


hen Barbara Weisberger founded Pennsylvania Ballet in 1963, it was her dream, fostered and encouraged by the great George Balanchine, to not only bring the best in dance to Pennsylvania but to find local talent and develop those artists into world-class performers. Pennsylvania Ballet is one of the nation’s premier ballet companies and one of Philadelphia’s cultural treasures. Internationally renowned dancer Angel Corella took the reigns as Artistic Director at the start of the 2014/2015 season, bringing the company to a new level of excellence with 46 diverse dancers from around the world and an ever-changing repertoire of works. Originally founded in 1963 by Balanchine student and protégée Barbara Weisberger and now under the guidance of Corella, Pennsylvania Ballet continues to reach unprecedented heights. The School of Pennsylvania Ballet offers the highest caliber dance education of any program in the Greater Philadelphia area, providing students with exceptional technical training and unparalleled

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performance opportunities. Also founded by Barbara Weisberger, the school carries on George Balanchine’s honored tradition of (and devotion to) developing young artists and preparing them to become successful professionals in today’s competitive world of ballet. In addition to its performances on Philadelphia’s famed Avenue of the Arts, Pennsylvania Ballet serves more than 15,000 individuals across the Philadelphia region every year with hands-on, high quality arts education activities brought to school children and adults alike. Programs aim to bring dance to everyone regardless of socioeconomic background or abilities.

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Don Quixote: October 10–20, 2019 World Premieres: November 7–10 George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®: December 6–31 (Sensory-friendly performance on 12/30 at 12 p.m.) La Bayadère: March 5–15 Suspended in Time: April 2–5 Breathtaking Balanchine: May 7–10

Photography by Dominic M. Mercier, Michele Borzoni,Kent Sievers

Philip Venables and Ted Huffman

Opera Philadelphia’s Festival O19 SEPTEMBER 18–29, 2019


xperience operas both classic and new this September at Opera Philadelphia’s third annual Festival O, the critically-acclaimed celebration of opera hailed as “a hotbed of operatic innovation” by the New York Times. Whether you are an opera aficionado or a first-timer, Festival O’s blend of performances and events all around the city offers something for you. The company premiere of The Love for Three Oranges at the Academy of Music brings Sergei Prokofiev’s rarely-performed comic opera to Philadelphia 100 years after it was composed. Part fairy tale, part satire, the opera follows a melancholic prince on his quest to find true love, hidden inside three giant oranges, in a striking production from Italy by director Alessandro Talevi. The opera is a longtime favorite of Opera Philadelphia’s Music Director Corrado Rovaris, who is celebrating his 20th anniversary with the company, and is a showcase for the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus. Handel’s Semele also makes its company premiere at the Perelman Theater. Derived from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the opera tells the story of Semele,

Siena Licht Miller and Johnny Herford

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a mortal swept away by her love, the god Jupiter, to the celestial realm before she meets her fiery end. James Darrah directs the innovative production, combining dance and opera for a modern take on the age-old tale. Further down Broad Street, at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, is the world premiere of Denis & Katya, telling the true story of two Russian teens who, in the midst of a standoff with Russian Special Forces, live-streamed their last hours on social media, creating a real-time voyeuristic spectacle and leaving behind a trail of devastating video footage. Composer Philip Venables and librettist/director Ted Huffman explore the response to these events and what that reveals about our digital-obsessed society. Opera Philadelphia also partners with FringeArts to present the world premiere of Let Me Die, a collage of operatic deaths from performance artist Joseph Keckler. Inspired by a death song from Monteverdi’s lost opera, Keckler and his ensemble explore the idea “what if all the operas were lost, but all the deaths survived?” The festival also features several special events and recitals including the Curtis in Concert weekend recital series at the Curtis Institute of Music, next door to beautiful Rittenhouse Square, and the Bearded Ladies Cabaret’s Late Night Snacks series after the operas end. As the Washington Post observes: “Opera in Philadelphia really can claim to offer something for everyone.”

Visit operaphila.org for call 215.732.8400 for tickets and more details.



She has appeared on U.S. and Danish Television and radio, and was featured in the PBS documentary about the 5th Julia Crane International Piano Competition. Jennifer currently resides in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Chamber Concert: Celebrating the Natural Beauty of Delco Sunday, September 22 -3:00 p.m.

Photography by Rick Prieur



ampbell studied and graduated from the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Music at the Johns Hopkins University where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Piano Performance and Composition. At age 16 Jennifer had her original compositions performed by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has performed at notable halls including the Lincoln Center, the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, the Grand Opera House in Delaware, and the Musikhauset Aarhus in Denmark among others. Her extensive repertoire ranges from works of J.S. Bach to Israeli-American composer Avner Dorman.

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The DCS chamber series blossoms with music inspired by nature and the seasons of Delco. Featuring the world premiere of Jennifer N. Campbell’s The Four Seasons of Delaware County, the program will also include Beethoven’s “Spring” Sonata for violin and piano, selections from Tchaikovsky’s Seasons, and a floral yet breezy Schubert song set. Solo Piano Recital: First Encounters Sunday, October 27th - 3:00 pm DCS Artist in Residence and Chamber Music Director Jennifer Nicole Campbell presents a program featuring some of the most beloved music of the piano repertoire. From Beethoven’s ‘Pathetique’ Sonata to Chopin’s charming ‘Minute Waltz’, Ms. Campbell will not only perform these works, but give listeners an interactive musical walkthrough of each piece. Chamber Concert: Heroes and Patriots: A Musical Tribute to Our Veterans Sunday, November 10 - 3:00 p.m. The DCS honors our U.S. Veteran’s with a concert featuring music infused with heroism and strength! Ewazen’s Piano Trio and Dvorak’s Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 26 will inspire concert-goers with their encapsulation and triumph of the human spirit. The program will also include America the Beautiful and other patriotic favorites

Jennifer Nicole Campbell, Bill Conville V.P. Delaware County Symphony and Kevin Gordon, On Air Classical Host at WRTI-FM

ADMISSION: General $15; Seniors/Students $12; Neumann students with ID and children under 12 FREE. Subscription and group rates are available. For tickets/information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit the web site at www.dcsmusic.org.





f you are looking for something fun to do—look no further! UpcomingEvents.com is a local Marketing & Special Events Agency that produces

both local and national events. Ray Sheehan & Dennis Gaudenzi have touched so many people in such positive ways through their tireless commitment in producing some of the area’s most recognizable events. With decades of experience, extreme attention to detail and a love for what they do, it’s no wonder their festivals are the best-attended and most desired events. As Ray Sheehan says, “No matter how big or small an event is, we believe that our customers and clients are always our top priority.”

Ray Sheehan & Dennis Gaudenzi, UpcomingEvents.com Partners (pictured left to right)

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oin us this November for The Philadelphia Wine & Cocktail Festival! Enjoy live entertainment with amazing wine & cocktail creations from your favorite bartenders in Philadelphia at one of the area’s most timeless and dazzling venues, The Crystal Tea Room. 3+ Hours of non-stop concoctions with the best liquors as well as a wide variety of local, national, and international wines - all at an affordable price. Yes, that means unlimited wine & cocktail samples while listening to some great live music along with enjoying light food from several amazing local restaurants. Some wines sampled will be available for purchase by the bottle to take home as well.



ew Year’s Eve is all about your friends, the party, what’s included, and the location - and this year, we have the very best option in town! The Glitter City Gala at The Bellevue Hotel in Center City will be the most well-attended, fun, and talked about New Year’s Eve event in Philadelphia. This year, over 1,500 guests will “dress up, get down and ring in the New Year right” on multiple party floors with several Top-Area DJs and a laser-light show to party the night away!



oin us - get warm and toasty at The Philadelphia Winter Craft Beer & Cocktail Festival this February! Grab your friends & co-workers and choose from three different sessions over two days filled with an amazing craft beer selection plus a chance to find your new favorite warm, winter cocktail! This winter-themed festival comes complete with unlimited samples from 30+ breweries (serving up a wide variety of the very best winter brews, IPAs, stouts, porters, lagers, barrel-aged brews, light lagers, and more), delicious local food trucks, specialty winter cocktails (including spiked hot chocolate, warm ciders, hot toddys, and more), live entertainment, games and contests, festive lights & decor, and tons of other fun activities in the spirit of the winter season! For tickets and exact dates and times to these events visit www.upcomingevents.com



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ften referred to as one of the most beautiful farms in Chester County, Whitewing Farm is hidden on a country road, quietly nestled in the historic Brandywine Valley adjacent to the world-renowned Longwood Gardens and just minutes away from Winterthur and Brandywine River Museum. The Inn at Whitewing Farm is perfect for a couple’s get-a-way, family reunions, business retreats and girlfriend’s weekend. Guests can enjoy relaxing by the spring fed pool, playing tennis day or night on the Har-Tru tennis court & take in nature while fishing at our catch and release pond.

Adjacent to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA 370 Valley Road, West Chester PA 19382 (610) 388-2013 innkeeper@innatwhitewingfarm.com www.innatwhitewingfarm.com  

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The Inn at Christmas Place “


estled in the foothills of The Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee you’ll find picturesque Bavarian architecture and lushly landscaped gardens at The Inn at Christmas Place. Pigeon Forge’s 145 room award winning hotel is your destination where you will experience Old World charm and elegance year-round. Located on the main Parkway in Pigeon Forge, we invite you to visit our two-story Glockenspiel, sing along with our Singing Santa, Sleep in Heavenly Peace ™ and experience hospitality second to none. Join us in Celebrating the Spirit of Christmas Every Day of the Year™!”

119 Christmas Tree Lane Pigeon Forge, TN 37868 www.innatchristmasplace.com



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Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery is a hidden gem located in the historic and picturesque Brandywine Valley, just behind Longwood Gardens. Open Friday-Sunday for wine tastings and purchases, with live music, art shows and a beautiful deck over looking the Chardonnay vineyards. Perfect for romantic dates and get-togethers with family and friends. With over 150 national wine awards, Galer Estate grows the grapes, makes and bottles the wine on site. Guests must be 21 years or older, and may bring their own food, or purchase artisanal choices in the tasting room.

Custom handcrafted furniture for all rooms of the home, using reclaimed barn wood and select hardwoods www.braunfarmtables.com  ■   717-768-7227 3561 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534

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Beginning November 23, 2019 See the du Pont ancestral home dressed for the holidays, visit with Santa, take a twilight tour and other festive activities. Visit www.hagley.org/holidays for more information.

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Laying the Groundwork For Impressive Interiors Written by Kerry brown

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estled in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, Kurtz Collection is not only a design showroom, but also home base for an internationally renowned rug company. Founded by local artist and rug historian John Kurtz more than 40 years ago, Kurtz Collection & New Moon Rugs’ two locations are meccas for interior design aficionados who relish creativity, fine craftsmanship, and elegant design. With a 16,000 square foot showroom in Wilmington and a new boutique style showroom at Glen Eagle Square in Glen Mills, Kurtz Collection is a full service interior design concept, offering exquisite rugs and a curated assemblage of furniture, artwork, and accessories. “We don’t look like a typical furniture store,” explained Josephine Kurtz. She and her sister, Erika, are following in their parents’ footsteps, representing Kurtz Collection at home and abroad. “The vast number of lines we carry, in addition to

offering vintage, antique, and one-of-a-kind pieces from our family’s travels around the world, allows us to offer a wide variety of styles and price points,” she explained. Personalized, complimentary design services are available to help clients navigate a host of options and create a truly unique and inviting home. Josephine believes an engaging and well-curated home evolves over time. She encourages her clients to move slowly when decorating a home, layering in hand-selected pieces with purpose, so it doesn’t feel forced. When budget is limited, she and her design team can offer advice on which pieces to invest in, and where to spend less. A fabulous rug is, quite literally, the foundation of any noteworthy interior. Fittingly, the Kurtz line of artisanal rugs, New Moon, is the cornerstone of Kurtz Collection. Displayed in both showroom locations and sold to designers around the world, New Moon rugs exemplify the luxury of hand knotted Tibetan rugs in original Kurtz designs. The rugs are woven in Nepal to the highest standards of craftsmanship, and dedication to social and environmental responsibility. Kurtz Collection and New Moon designers are happy to help clients select the perfect rug, or even create a custom rug to exact specifications.

529 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills, PA 19342 484-800-4557 1010 North Union Street, Wilmington, DE 19805 302-654-0442 www.kurtzcollection.com  



Written by Kerry Brown Photography by Dave DiRentis

Everything Starts with an Idea


enise Kandravi applies creative flair to an array of artistic pursuits. A Graphic Designer by trade, this former ballet dancer trusts her keen visual sensibility whether she’s constructing a bracelet for her jewelry line, sketching out an interior floor plan for a home renovation, or working as Director of Floor Choreography and Music for AJS Pancott Gymnasts in West Chester. Denise’s design process is guided by her attention to detail in the way surface patterns and textures play off one another. Case in point is the recent renovation project at her and her husband George’s North Wilmington, DE home. The makeover was sparked by a desire to create a feature-wall focal point that would also add storage in her living room. Two built-in white cabinets, with black granite tops in a leather finish, now flank the fireplace. One accommodates audio/visual equipment, while the

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other keeps barware, cocktail glasses, wine, and spirits neatly arranged and at the ready. Glare-free, large-format matte marble tiles with nearly invisible grout lines visually enlarge the space while showcasing the fireplace and the flatscreen television mounted ​above it. Denise chose a silver-backed glass backsplash that reminds her of imported Murano beads like those she incorporates into her jewelry designs. The glass’s crackle finish further indulges her fondness for a multiplicity of textures. One of the first spaces seen upon entering Denise’s home is the show-stopping dining room. Inspired by her love of container gardening and the stunning collection of pots and plants clustered around her patio, Denise chose a dramatic yet soothing hunter green velvet for upholstered chairs that surround an antiqued-white circular table. Set off by dark gray walls and a textural organic rug by New Moon at Kurtz Collection, the impression is that of a sparkling gem nestled in a jewel box. Eastcote Lane rejuvenated an antique buffet with a sumptuous waxed-black finish, a color that marries

the two renovated spaces. Crown molding in crisp white conjures a feeling of intimacy. For both rooms, Denise worked with contractor, A.W. Viohl. For more about Denise and her design work, please visit her updated website: www.2DesignStudios​.com. Denise Kandravi / 2Design Studios dlk.2DesignStudios@yahoo.com 302-540-4787  



Written by Deanna Johnson Photography by Don Pearse



om Bentley built his first house in a tree when he was 11. Today, he still believes that it’s best to keep the trees and let in lots of light, and I couldn’t agree more. Over four decades later, Tom is still building in his backyard. His company, award-winning Bentley Homes, is one of the last remaining truly local builders in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. Tom gravitated to the small-town charm of Kennett Square and surrounding abundance of preserved land. In the past 12 years, Bentley has created four distinctive and intimate communities in the beautiful natural landscape surrounding the town. Each community has

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been designed for the modern, sophisticated lifestyle, while maintaining the aesthetic characteristic of the area, like the brownstone facades that pay homage to the local farmhouses. Living spaces are open plan for ease of entertaining with architectural details like soaring ceilings and oversized windows, and high-quality finishes are found throughout. Features include kitchen islands, spa-like bathrooms, walk-in closets, decks and garages. Communities are located in close proximity to downtown Kennett Square and all that it offers. The most recent project, Stonehouse, built in a carriage-house style, complements the original house that anchors the property. Further to Bentley’s mission, homes have views of mature trees and are open to walking trails. Tom invited me to partner with Bentley Homes to showcase the Charleston model. I started with art and antique rugs to style

the first floor and demonstrate to prospective buyers the potential for decorating the base model. I curated home décor and furnishings from my lifestyle boutique, Marche. Featured artwork includes abstract landscapes from Ellen Catanzaro of Chadds Ford and ceramics by Dana Bechert of Nottingham, as well as paintings from internationally renowned contemporary painter Kelly O’Neal of Dallas and

Santa Fe-based artist Kader Boly. O’Neal’s use of color and modern sensibility provide the perfect juxtaposition to Boly’s work with natural pigments on mud cloth, inspired from his native Burkina Faso. This contrast reflects my style of mixing the old with the new, heirloom pieces with up and coming artists, local and global, which is perfectly showcased in Bentley’s new homes. www.bentleyhomes.com



LOCATIONS: Flagship Store: 346 E. King Street Malvern, PA. 484-320-2920

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