Living – AroundMainLine.com – The Philadelphia Region's Main Line Magazine http://aroundmainline.com Living and Loving Philadelphia's Main Line Mon, 18 Dec 2017 22:10:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 AroundMainLine: Mingle at Mistral KoP http://aroundmainline.com/happenings/aroundmainline-mingle-at-mistral-kop.html http://aroundmainline.com/happenings/aroundmainline-mingle-at-mistral-kop.html#respond Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:11:23 +0000 http://aroundmainline.com/?p=2844 Sparkle, Shine and Toast to a terrific 2018 ahead at Mistral restaurant...with the most beautiful people on December 28th!

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AroundMainLine.com’s epic King of Prussia parties are back! Join us on Thursday, December 28th at Mistral KoP from 6pm to 9pm (located at the King of Prussia Mall–look for the GIANT red reindeer outside) for a festive and fun get together. ‘Mingle at Mistral’ is a holiday cocktail party celebrating the season and terrific culinary talents of the team at Mistral.

Click here for our Mingle at Mistral Facebook Event Page and to RSVP

#MingleatMistral

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In addition, after so much demand and requests, we are resurrecting AML’s terrific parties–that are hosted at local restaurants around the Main Line.

Guests will enjoy complimentary cuisine representative of Mistral’s modern-global focus from 6pm-8pm in the bar area. There is no cover to attend. Attire is ‘Seasonal Sparkle’ so dress to impress for your best instagram selfies and snapshots!

EVENT HASHTAG: #MingleatMistral

The meaning of Mistral, which opened on March 1st this year, derives from a strong Mediterranean wind that sweeps through, bringing fresh air and clearing weather to those sailing upon the sea. Now the Main Line region and western burbs of Philly can enjoy the talents of Chef Scott Anderson and his culinary team as they embrace the chance to create ever-changing, seasonal offerings that can be adjusted to the prevailing winds of their unsurpassed creativity and taste.

AroundMainLine: Mingle at Mistral KoPRSVP is not required but is greatly appreciated on Facebook so we can prepare to the best of our ability to create one incredible holiday soiree with the team of Mistral.

You can also RSVP via email: rsvp@aroundmainline.com.

We look forward to embracing this most festive time of year with all of you and enjoying the ambiance and cuisine of Mistral KoP!

Inquiries about the party: dine@aroundmainline.com or call Sarah Lockard: 610-715-9091.

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Mistral KoP is located at 160 North Gulph Road in King of Prussia, PA.

Phone: 610-768-1630
Email: info@mistralkop.com
Website: mistralkop.com

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Stove & Tap’s first annual Brunch with Santa is Sunday, December 17th starting at 10am. Have you been naughty or nice?

Stove & Tap is a rustic-American restaurant located in Lansdale, PA which opened in March of 2016. Their menus feature classic American dishes with big, bold flavors like Mac ‘n Cheese with brisket ends, Fried Chicken with a spiced honey glaze served with collard greens, St. Louis style ribs, a classic Po Boy, Cedar Planked Salmon and more.

Stove & Tap’s first annual Brunch with Santa is Sunday, December 17th starting at 10am. Have you been naughty or nice?

Stove & Tap’s first annual Brunch with Santa is Sunday, December 17th starting at 10am. Have you been naughty or nice?

This Sunday, December 17th Stove & Tap is rolling out a new holiday tradition–Brunch with Santa!

Starting at 10am and running till 4pm, local kids and guests young at heart will enjoy the company of Buddy the Elf and Santa Claus. Buddy and Santa will be taking last minute gift requests and updates from Mom & Dad on who’s been naughty…or nice!

Highlights of Brunch with Santa Include:

–Santa’s Spiked Cocoa (peppermint schnapps, vodka, hot chocolate, crushed candy cane run)

–Hot Cocoa for the Kiddos

–Stove & Tap Gift Certificates for two ‘Most Festive’ Dressed Guests

And, as with every brunch on Saturdays and Sundays at Stove & Tap, guests will enjoy bottomless Mimosa’s and house made Bloody Mary’s.

Brunch with Santa: Stove & Tap in LansdaleBe sure to dress up in your favorite ugly sweater, holiday cheer and festive accessories. Two Stove & Tap guests who we judge as ‘Most Festive’ will win a $50 gift certificate! Instagram posts are most definitely encouraged and will count in your favor of winning–hashtag #StoveandTap.

Reservations are not required for Brunch with Santa at Stove & Tap but are highly recommended.

Kindly call the restaurant: 215-393-TAPS (8277)

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Stove & Tap is located at 329 W. Main Street in Lansdale, PA.
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Phone: 215-393-8277
Website: stoveandtap.com

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Longwood Gardens Celebrates Christmas à la Française http://aroundmainline.com/happenings/longwood-gardens-celebrates-christmas-a-la-francaise.html http://aroundmainline.com/happenings/longwood-gardens-celebrates-christmas-a-la-francaise.html#respond Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:35:57 +0000 http://aroundmainline.com/?p=2834 There is only one way to describe Longwood Gardens French-inspired holiday display . . . c’est magnifique!

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There is only one way to describe Longwood Gardens French-inspired holiday display . . . c’est magnifique!

The Music Room will transport guests to Versailles with its ornate and a mirrored dining table set for Christmas Eve dinner.

The Music Room will transport guests to Versailles with its ornate and a mirrored dining table set for Christmas Eve dinner.

Running now through January 7th, 2018, guests can explore the warm 4-acre conservatory and be enchanted by fanciful topiary and more than 50 trees adorned in classic holiday tones boasting sparkling crystal ornaments reminiscent of the splendor of Versailles. Outside, illuminated stars twinkle above, colorful fountains dance to holiday music, and a half-million lights brighten the night.

Inside Longwood’s 4-acre heated Conservatory, 16,000 seasonal plants including poinsettias, cyclamen, and anthurium flourish. In the Exhibition Hall, an array of floating cranberries and apples are set in intricate, swirling botanical patterns creating a carpet of color. The Music Room will transport guests to Versailles with its ornate and a mirrored dining table set for Christmas Eve dinner. Upon entering the Conservatory, guests will encounter a 25-foot tall concolor fir garnished with blue, copper, and gilded ornaments amid a topiary parterre border that heralds the formal splendor that awaits in the Conservatory.

Performances

Longwood Gardens Celebrates Christmas à la FrançaiseThroughout the season, Longwood’s grand Ballroom will feature free and ticketed holiday-inspired performances as well as daily holiday sing-alongs performed on Longwood’s grand 10,010-pipe organ. The Strolling Olde Towne Carolers add to the holiday charm on select evenings. For a complete listing of performances, visit longwoodgardens.org.

Outdoor Magic

More than 500,000 outdoor lights grace 124 trees, with the tallest tree topping over 90 feet. Outdoor favorites return including the illuminated Italian Water Garden, and two 8-foot Concolor Firs in the Hourglass Lake Pavilion ornamented with materials found in the Meadow Garden and our natural lands. The popular Wildlife Tree entices our furry friends to nibble on edible ornaments made from wheat, apples, and birdseed. The Gardener’s Tree cleverly showcases our gardeners’ creativity with handcrafted ornaments and garland made with angel vine and Mediterranean textiles draping the 26–foot Norway Spruce.

Created by Longwood craftsmen and local artisans, three fire pits will be placed throughout the Gardens, allowing guests to warm up by the fire on cool evenings. The fire pits will be
available every night throughout the holiday season, weather permitting.

In the Open Air Theatre, fountains dance day and night to holiday classics. Young and old will delight in Longwood’s outdoor train display located near the Birdhouse Treehouse as it travels past miniature Longwood landmarks lit for the holiday season. In Longwood’s historic Chimes Tower, the 62–bell carillon plays holiday music every half hour.

Ticketing Procedures

Longwood Gardens Celebrates Christmas à la FrançaiseAdmission to the Christmas display is by Timed Admission Ticket, with tickets purchased in advance for a specific date and time. There is no admittance to the gardens without a timed admission ticket. Guests should buy their tickets before arriving at the Gardens to ensure admittance. Tickets are available now and can be purchased online at www.longwoodgardens.org.

Click here for Top Tips for visiting Longwood Gardens during their Christmas exhibit.

Longwood Gardens is on US Route 1 near Kennett Square, PA. For more information, visit www.longwoodgardens.org or call 610-388-1000.

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Buzz: Holy Child Shops 2017 http://aroundmainline.com/happenings/buzz-holy-child-shops-2017.html http://aroundmainline.com/happenings/buzz-holy-child-shops-2017.html#respond Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:21:47 +0000 http://aroundmainline.com/?p=2811 Sip, Shop and Hob Nob at this year’s 2017 Holy Child Shops!

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It will be two days of fun and shopping at Holy Child Shops, which will be held at Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne on Thursday, November 16th and Friday, November 17th, 2017.

It will be two days of fun and shopping at Holy Child Shops, which will be held at Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne on Thursday, November 16th and Friday, November 17th, 2017.

Sip, Shop and Hob Nob at this year’s 2017 Holy Child Shops.

The two days of fun and shopping will be hosted by the Holy Child School at Rosemont on Thursday, November 16th and Friday, November 17th at Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne, PA.

Holy Child School at Rosemont was founded in 1949 with 22 students in a Tudor mansion designed by famed Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbour. The School, which opened its new 50,000-square-foot Academic Center in 2008, and a new gymnasium in 2007, now encompasses six acres with an enrollment of more than 315 students.

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“Green with Envy.” Philly’s Lily Lough jewelry will be featured at Holy Child Shops

The annual Main line tradition features over 30 vendors—including local boutique Louella, Main Line jewelry designer Lisi Lerch, Ardmore boutique Gilbert & Evans and dozens more.

Holy Child Shops is an ideal opportunity to find great holiday gifts all in one venue-from clothes, jewelry, and accessories, to home goods, hostess gifts, local artists and more. There will be something for everyone on your list!

Holy Child Shops 2017

Thursday, Nov. 16 5pm-10pm
Philadelphia Country Club

Holiday Styling and Shopping Event—open to the public. Enjoy presentations on fashion, beauty, food, and entertaining for the holidays! Admission is $45 and includes hors d’oeuvres as well as entrance to the Shops on Friday.

Friday, Nov. 17 from 9am-3pm
Philadelphia Country Club

Continue the shopping! Admission is $15 (Free with Thursday’s ticket).

For information and tickets, click here

Holy Child Shops 2017 Facebook Event Page

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Buzz: Shipley Shops 2017 http://aroundmainline.com/happenings/buzz-shipley-shops-2017.html http://aroundmainline.com/happenings/buzz-shipley-shops-2017.html#respond Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:24:15 +0000 http://aroundmainline.com/?p=2798 The Shipley School hosts the 57th annual shopping extravaganza and Main Line fundraiser.

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The public is invited to attend this popular event that brings more than 40 hand-picked retailers from across the United States--just in time to kickoff the holiday shopping season!

The public is invited to attend this popular event that brings more than 40 hand-picked retailers from across the United States–just in time to kickoff the holiday shopping season!

It is a beloved Main Line tradition and a true reminder the holiday shopping season is here!

The 57th annual Shipley Shops Gift Boutique Show returns Thursday, October 19th through Saturday, October 21st at The Shipley School Yarnall Gymnasium in Bryn Mawr.

The public is invited to attend this popular event that brings more than 40 hand-picked retailers from across the United States. Local luxury and affordable retailers such as Down2Earth Kids, Marlyn Schiff, and Patricia Adams will be presenting alongside an array of out-of-town vendors featuring items for the entire family. 20% of each purchase at Shipley Shops benefits the Shipley School, and 100% of the proceeds from Shipley’s own booths and collectibles will go directly to Shipley.

“The Shipley Shops are a wonderful tradition, and we continue to be grateful to the founders, chairs, and volunteers who enable Shops to carry on in such a successful manner. Your Community support of the event enables Shipley to continue to do what we do best – reinforce strong student-teacher relationships that inspire the confidence to strive for excellence, both develop and offer rigorous curriculum that leads to a lifetime love of learning, and cultivate the development of values that leads to compassionate participation in the world,” said Shipley Head of School Dr. Steve Piltch.

Shipley Shops 2017The festivities kick off with an exclusive Preview Cocktail Party on Wednesday, October 18th.

This invitation-only kick off event will be followed by three days of shopping and special events that are open to the public: Thursday, October 19th (10am – 6pm), Friday, October 20th (8:30am – 4:30pm), and Saturday, October 21th (10am – 3pm). Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and 18 and under is free. Shoppers can bring the whole family to Shipley Shops on Saturday, October 18th, for free admission and Family Fun Day.

This year’s event is co-chaired by Shipley parents, Patti Dietrich, Liz Schwenk and Jackie Simms. Correspondingly, countless parent volunteers work year round to make Shops the best annual shopping event year after year. All proceeds from the event benefit The Shipley School and provide scholarships, financial aid, and support various initiatives. Visit Shipley Shops to learn more about this event.

Click here for a full list of Shipley Shops vendors

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September Fall Events Around the Main Line 2017 http://aroundmainline.com/happenings/september-fall-events-around-the-main-line-2017.html http://aroundmainline.com/happenings/september-fall-events-around-the-main-line-2017.html#respond Sun, 10 Sep 2017 10:30:32 +0000 http://aroundmainline.com/?p=2789 AML brings you the best of the burbs fall social scene this September...y’all do not want to miss!

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Saturday, September 9th-Sunday, September 10th 2017

At the 32nd Annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, you can certainly get your fun(ghi) on!

At the 32nd Annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, you can certainly get your fun(ghi) on!

32nd Annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival
Kennett Square, PA

Saturday, September 9, 2017: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 10, 2017: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Facebook: Visit on Facebook
Facebook Event Page: View Event on Facebook
Instagram: @TheMushroomFestival
Hashtags: #MushroomFestival #MushroomFestival2017

A small group of mushroom enthusiasts decided to have a festival to celebrate Kennett Square’s number one cash crop– the mushroom. In 1986 that became a reality as Kennett Square hosted its first Mushroom Festival. It was the culmination of many local activities during Mushroom Week; it was a one day affair and just two blocks long.

Thirty-two years later the Festival stretches more about a mile and features culinary events, growing exhibits, many contests, children’s entertainment, and nearly 250 vendors with attendance calculated at up to 100,000 guests.

Mushroom Festival Events

Saturday, September 9th-Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Chadds Ford Days

Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Chadds Ford Days
Chadds Ford, PA

September 9th, 10 am – 7 pm*
September 10th, 10 am – 5pm
*Tavern beer garden, food and live music until 7pm only on Saturday
Web: chaddsfordhistory.org
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/www.chaddsfordhistory.org
Facebook Event Page: View Event on Facebook

Chadds Ford Days is a 2-day festival commemorating the Battle of the Brandywine, which took place on September 11th, 1777. They offer fun activities for all ages varying from colonial demonstrations, colonial demonstrations and baking at the John Chad House, Revolutionary War reenactors, military drills, hayrides, antique cars and much more.

Admission Costs:

$10 general admission for adults 18+
Free for children under 17 and CFHS members

Friday, September 8th through Sunday, September 10th, 2017

The Radnor Hunt Concours d'Elegance is a nationally recognized event that attracts the finest and most distinctive automobiles and motorcycles.


The Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance is a nationally recognized event that attracts the finest and most distinctive automobiles and motorcycles.

Radnor Hunt Concours D’Elegance
Malvern, PA

Facebook: www.facebook.com/radnorhuntconcours
Facebook Event Page: View Event on Facebook
Hashtag: #RadnorHuntConcours

Founded in September 1997, Radnor Hunt Councours d’Elegance is more than a car show. It is a fundraiser and international exhibition of One Hundred Classic Cars and Motorcycles with elegant lines and often elegant lineage to match!

Vintage Motorcycles and Cars line the open field of the Radnor Hunt Club in Malvern each year for three days in September, attracting over 3,000 visitors of every age and background. They also feature a New Car Automotive Paddock to see the latest makes and models. The Radnor Hunt Foundation is a not-for-profit organization and the beneficiaries of the event is the Thorncroft Equestrian Center in Malvern, PA.

Sunday September 10th, 2017

Malvern Harvest Oktoberfest & Bark in the Park
King Street and Downtown Area
Malvern, PA

11am-4pm
Web: View Online
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MalvernFestivals
Hashtag: #MalvernOktoberfest

The annual Malvern Harvest Oktoberfest, and Bark in the Park, hosted by the Malvern Business and Professional Association returns with one of the best community events in the area.

Bark in the Park is back, and it’s all about the dogs. Burke Park will be filled with dog rescues, veterinary services, and more.

Enjoy 4 music features. Polkadelphia will be playing in the Beer Garden, Beam’s School of Music will showcase extraodinary local talent, DJ Loudenclear keeps Burke Park rocking, and Songs for Seeds will have 3 mini-concerts for the kids in Burke Park.

Kids will be entertained all day with bouncies, games, crafts, balloon art, face painting and more. Oktoberfest features local crafters and retailers–and don’t miss the opportunity to stop and shop in the lovely collection of boutiques that dot King Street.

There will be plenty of food from a collection of area food trucks. And, of course, back is the beloved beer garden to keep you refreshed.

Thursday, September 14th-Sunday, September 17th 2017

6th Annual Devon Fall Festival
Devon Horseshow Grounds
Devon, PA

Fall Festival Hours: Thursday 10am-5pm; Friday 10am-9pm; Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 10am-5pm
Web: devonhorseshow.net/fall-classic
Hashtag: #DevonFallFestival

The 6th Annual Devon Fall Classic, scheduled for September 14th through September 17th 2017, gives visitors a beach feel with an end-of-summer themed festival packed with numerous boardwalk favorites!

Benefiting the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Foundation, the Devon Fall Classic equestrian competitions begin each day at 8 a.m. and will run through the evening, end times will vary.

See the jammed pack 4-day lineup of Devon Fall Classic Events:

View Events

Click here to read all about the 6th Annual Devon Fall Festival

Sunday September 17th, 2017

25th Annual Radnor Fall Festival
North Wayne Avenue
Wayne, PA

1pm-5pm
Web: radnorfallfestival.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/waynebusiness
Facebook Event Page: View Event on Facebook
Instagram: @waynepabiz
Hashtag: #RadnorFallFestival

The Fall Festival is now a quarter century of entertaining the community in downtown Wayne! Always on the Third Sunday of September, the Radnor Fall Festival is the largest event put on by the Wayne Business Association. Encompassing the streets of North Wayne Avenue and West Avenue between Lancaster Avenue and the Wayne train station, local merchants, service providers and restaurants are all on hand to share with the community.

View Fall Festival Details

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Chester County Restaurant Festival
West Chester, PA

(Rain Date, Sunday, September 24th, 2017)
Noon-5pm
Web: View Online
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DowntownWestChesterPA
Facebook Event Page: View Event on Facebook
Hashtag: #ChesterCountyRestaurantFestival

Festival grounds include Gay street from Matlack Street to Darlington Street – Market Street from Darlington to High St

More than 65 restaurants, caterers and food vendors are participating, with nearly 110 arts & crafts vendors and information booths, three stage areas for live music and the Church Street Beer & Wine Garden where patrons can enjoy a craft PA beer, cider and wine lineup.

Parking in all Borough of West Chester garages is $5.00 for all day

Kindly note, no pets allowed in event grounds.

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Downingtown Fall Festival
11am-4pm
(Raindate October 1st)
Web: downingtownfallfest.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DowningtownFallFest
Hashtag: #DowningtownFallFest

Downingtown Fall Fest is an annual street festival held on East Lancaster Avenue between Wallace Avenue and Green Street. Downingtown Fall Fest is a Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce event presented by Victory Brewing.

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Fall for the Arts Festival
Chestnut Hill, PA

11pm-5pm
(Rain Date October 1st)
Web: chestnuthillpa.com/events/fall-for-the-arts-festival
Facebook: www.facebook.com/chestnuthill.pa
Facebook Event Page: View Event on Facebook
Instagram: @chestnuthill_pa
Hashtag: #FallfortheArts

Chestnut Hill’s Fall for the Arts Festival returns for its 33rd year!

Philadelphia’s Garden District kicks off the fall arts season with 100 (+) artists, live entertainment, al fresco dining, and artisan shopping along Germantown Avenue between Willow Grove and Rex Avenues.

View Arts Festival Details

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Phoenixville Veg Fest 2017
Main Street and Bridge Street

Phoenixville, PA
Noon-5pm
(Rain Date: October 1st, 2017)
Web: phoenixvillefirst.org/vegfest
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PhoenixvilleVegFest
Facebook Event Page: View Event on Facebook
Hashtag: #PhoenixvilleVegFest

On Saturday Sept. 30th, downtown Phoenixville celebrates all things veggie at Vegfest. Highlights include vegan food, live music, street vendors, and fun activities for kids, plus vegan specials at local restaurants.

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Head to the Devon Fall Classic, Sept. 14th-17th, where the beach meets the boardwalk in the midway! Indulge in boardwalk favorites at the end-of-summer themed festival including rides, carnival games, cotton candy, hot dogs, and performers.

Head to the Devon Fall Classic, Sept. 14th-17th, where the beach meets the boardwalk in the midway! Indulge in boardwalk favorites at the end-of-summer themed festival including rides, carnival games, cotton candy, hot dogs, and performers.

The 6th Annual Devon Fall Classic, scheduled for September 14th through September 17th 2017, gives visitors a beach feel with an end-of-summer themed festival packed with numerous boardwalk favorites!

Benefiting the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Foundation, the Devon Fall Classic equestrian competitions begin each day at 8 a.m. and will run through the evening, end times will vary. Featuring rides, carnival games, kid-friendly food, boutique shops and live music, the Fall Festival, starting 10 a.m. daily, will bring summer to a close, offering a fun way to make the leap into the fall season.

“For all the families that love to attend the Devon Horse Show & Country Fair every May, the Fall Classic provides just as much excitement and entertainment,” commented Elly VandeMerkt, Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Director of Events. “This year’s Fall Classic and Festival will feature four-days of all-jumper horse competitions, over 40 boutique vendors, and an array of ticketed events such as distillery and craft beer tastings, Yappy Hour for owners that want to bring their dog to drink and dine, storytelling for young children, and a Ladies that Brunch event with Bloody Mary’s and a fashion show.”

For all the great events planned for the Devon Fall Classic–go to their Facebook page.

Devon Fall Classic on Facebook

Hold on to summer and pre-order tickets in one of the following ways: online at Devon Fall Classic Tickets, via email at tickets@devonhorseshow.org, or by phone: 610-688-2554.

General admission tickets are available for children ages 3-12 years old ($2); seniors 65 & over ($3); and adults ($5). General Admission tickets are free for children 2 years old & under. Visit the website for the upcoming schedule of events, local bands, and vendors.

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Mother’s Day Dining Guide Around the Main Line 2017 http://aroundmainline.com/living/mothers-day-dining-guide-around-the-main-line-2017.html http://aroundmainline.com/living/mothers-day-dining-guide-around-the-main-line-2017.html#respond Thu, 11 May 2017 14:58:15 +0000 http://aroundmainline.com/?p=2768 7 superior last minute selections to toast Mom around the Main Line on Sunday.

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Chef Ralph Fernandez’s contemporary menu is inspired by the flavors and classic dishes from France, Spain, Italy and America using the best ingredients available.

Autograph Brasserie

Wayne, PA
autographbrasserie.com
610-964-2588

Wayne’s Autograph is a modern American brasserie that celebrates those individuals from past and present, who left their signature on popular American culture. Chef Ralph Fernandez’s contemporary menu is inspired by the flavors and classic dishes from France, Spain, Italy and America using the best ingredients available.

This Mother’s Day Autograph is serving brunch from 9 AM – 2:30 PM and dinner from 4:30 – 9 PM.

Menu highlights that are a MUST for Mom include: the Autograph wedge salad, brioche french toast, chicken and waffles, Tuscan scrambler, housemade pappardelle with braised lamb ribs, rainbow trout, boneless short ribs, charred brussels sprouts, warm apple strudel and artisan cheese board. Delicious!

Reservations are highly recommended. Call: 610-964-2588

Cornerstone BYOB

Wayne, PA
cornerstonewayne.com
610-688-1888

Show your love with taste this Mother’s Day–especially if Mom is a gourmand! Wayne’s quaint Cornerstone BYOB has put together pairings of their finest artisanal products hand-selected by their culinary team. Cornerstone gift packages/baskets can be custom designed to include select cheeses and charcuterie, any of their artisanal accoutrements and a bottle of wine of your choice. Include a gift certificate to Cornerstone for Mom and you will surely wow her taste buds!

In addition, the BYOB will be open its regular hours on Mother’s Day 8am-4pm. If you are taking a stroll around downtown Wayne, it makes the ideal choice to pop in for an intimate coffee and chat with your family, toast Mom and enjoy this corner and casual destination fit for the finest foodie-Mom.

The Reeds at Shelter Haven

Stone Harbor, NJ
reedsatshelterhaven.com
609-368-0100

Located in the heart of Stone Harbor, The Reeds at Shelter Haven is a signature 37-room hotel resort intimately connected to its natural surroundings – with a blend of sweeping waterfront views and refined interior aesthetics, complemented by clean, contemporary décor splashed with coastal style.

It makes the most terrific day trip this Mother’s Day from the Main Line…or better yet stay the weekend and get a head start on your summer Jersey shore fun!

The Reeds is offering a terrific Mother’s Day Brunch this Sunday, May 14th from 10am to 2pm–complete with a breakfast station, omelet station, carving station, house bloody marys and mimosas for $5, assorted desserts and more.

Adults: $40
12 and under: $20
3 and under: free

Reservations are required: 609-368-0100

Click here for full details on The Reeds Mother’s Day Brunch.

This Saturday May 13th Chester County’s Wyebrook Farm is hosting a Farmhouse Tea Luncheon for Mom from 11am to 2pm. Enjoy an afternoon tea in the historic farmhouse and stroll the rolling acres with your family.

This Saturday May 13th Chester County’s Wyebrook Farm is hosting a Farmhouse Tea Luncheon for Mom from 11am to 2pm. Enjoy an afternoon tea in the historic farmhouse and stroll the rolling acres with your family.

Wyebrook Farm

Honey Brook, PA
wyebrookfarm.com
610-942-7481

Wyebrook Farm owners Dean and Emelie Carlson have created a model of sustainability that is approachable and educational. Visitors are encouraged year round and are given a welcoming window into what farming in our very near future looks like. With the exception Wyebrook is doing it now.

This Saturday May 13th Wyebrook Farm is hosting a Farmhouse Tea Luncheon for Mom from 11am to 2pm. Enjoy an afternoon tea in the historic farmhouse and stroll the rolling acres of this Chester County gem with your family. The cost is $36 (Including tax and gratuity) per person. The luncheon includes gougeres, soup, salad, assorted tea sandwiches, house made scones & pastries, lemon curd, whipped cream, iced tea, lemonade, and of course a pot of Pureblend Tea.

Reservations can be made for parties up to 10 guests. There is very limited space for the tea so credit card payment is required ahead of time.
The farm is completely booked/SOLD OUT for Mother’s Day reservations.

Paramour

Wayne, PA
paramourwayne.com/mom
610-977-0600

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Paramour, one of the Main Line’s most distinguished dining experiences in the heart of downtown Wayne, with Sunday brunch 10am-2pm or dinner from 5pm-9pm. Enjoy a festive, family-friendly experience at Paramour in the historic Wayne Hotel–with special additions to the menu just for Mom. Brunch and dinner will be served al fresco on the Veranda, in the Bistro, and in the formal Dining Room. Pick Paramour as the perfect backdrop for a Mother’s Day that is Main Line magnificent!

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

King of Prussia, PA
www.ruthschris.com
610-992-1818

King of Prussia’s superior steakhouse, Ruth’s Chris, will be serving dinner this Mother’s Day from 1pm to 7pm.

Their special 500 degree sizzling plates and award-winning wine list are the perfect pairing to toasting Mom on Sunday. Menu highlights include: veal osso buco ravioli appetizer, lobster mac n cheese and creamed spinach side dishes, the New York strip and the white chocolate bread pudding (an AroundMainLine.com personal sweet fav, BTW!).

As far as cocktails to toast Mom we recommend the Rosita Margarita and the Gin Basil Smash!

Reservations are highly recommended, particularly for large parties of 6 or over.

Call: 610-992-1818

Alfredo BYO

Berwyn, PA
alfredobyo.com
610-640-2962

The Kincade family, owners of Berwyn’s best BYO, promise a Mother’s Day dining experience to remember.

Dinner will be served from 3pm to 8pm on Mother’s Day–with Alfredo’s regular dinner menu offered and some holiday specials. Reservations are highly recommended.

Aside from Alfredo’s award winning hand rolled gnocchi and homemade hot doughnuts from an in-house pastry chef, menu highlights include: housemade meatballs, crispy artichoke appetizer, crab ravioli, roasted carrot infused pappardelle, and salmon agrodolce. Buon Appetito!

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Buzz: Orangetheory Fitness Comes to the Main Line http://aroundmainline.com/living/buzz-orangetheory-fitness-comes-to-the-main-line.html http://aroundmainline.com/living/buzz-orangetheory-fitness-comes-to-the-main-line.html#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:03:02 +0000 http://aroundmainline.com/?p=2762 The national fitness phenomenon is about to open its first studio in the heart of the Main Line this spring!

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Founding OTF members receive two free weeks of classes before the Main Line studio opens to the public this spring. All the more reason for fitness enthusiasts to start their Orangetheory experience with the new Devon locale!

Founding OTF members receive two free weeks of classes before the Main Line studio opens to the public this spring. All the more reason for fitness enthusiasts to start their Orangetheory experience with the new Devon locale!

“Everyone’s been talking about you,” enthuses the engaging cashier at the Devon Whole Foods. “When are you guys opening?”

She’s speaking to Orangetheory Fitness franchise owner Alan Damashek, who is so very smartly plucking America’s hottest fitness phenomenon right down in the heart of the Main Line this spring.

Damashek is grabbing a bite (with me) while construction moves along across the parking lot at his first Main Line Orangetheory Fitness studio—Orangetheory Devon.

For Main Liners, the building in the Devon Village Shopping Center is known as the former Hartstrings. It was, most recently, a temporary fitness space for a local Crossfit biz.

The dead giveaway Damashek is the “guy” everyone is talking about? He’s in the checkout line “on brand”—wearing a company polo with the highly recognized Orangetheory colors and “splat” logo.

“Thank you, that’s great to hear. We are moving along…soon soon,” beams Damashek. The 47-year-old Chappaqua, New York native (and current Westfield, New Jersey resident) knows a thing or two about this thing referred to by employees as “OTF.”

Damashek has been a very successful Orangetheory franchise owner for three years. His first two studios are in White Plains, New York and Marlboro, New Jersey. He is opening the Devon studio with business partner and lifelong friend Paul Blanchard (an Ironman triathlete).

Orangetheory is a high intensity, interval fitness franchise—with over 600 studios now open in the state and several in development, the brand will continue to target the Main Line surrounding areas for expansion.

Backed by the science of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), Orangetheory’s heart-rate-monitored workouts are designed to get participants within the target-training zone of 84 percent to 91 percent of their heart rate, which stimulates metabolism and increases energy. The 60 minute classes are all led by professional coaches to help ensure you don’t over or under-train.

Orangetheory Fitness launched its first studio in Fort Lauderdale in March of 2010. The fitness franchise is on track to open 700 studios later this year.

For a brand that is so intense and fast paced (the “Keep Burning” mantra/hashtag/tagline refers to your body’s ability to burn calories up to 36 hours after a vigorous 60 minute OTF workout), Damashek is a bit of a contradiction-a charismatic, cool cucumber who confidently knows he is bringing something very special to the region. And the fact that his studio will be in a parking lot that sees thousands of Main Liners regularly food shopping at Whole Foods in Devon is no coincidence.

He commutes now between his Jersey home, his other two studios and the Devon locale. So a little feedback from his well known parking lot neighbor is welcome chit chat to the busy entrepreneur.

“This is terrific to know we are being noticed. It’s good stuff.”

Good stuff may be putting it lightly. For those of you who have been living in a cave, the Main Line is completely bursting at the seams with a handful of new fitness businesses every month. Yoga, spin, barre, TRX, boutique boot camp styles, big box national players…all vying for a rapid shift in the local culture that is heavy on health (ex: Zoe’s Kitchen Wayne’s success shuts down the long lived McDonald’s) and happy to accommodate Main Line women who resemble seasoned triathletes these days more so than soccer Moms with muffin tops. OTF Devon certainly moves in as a major player and surging national brand at just the right time.

In between bites of orzo salad, spicy Southwest chicken and a few guzzles of a no cal, caffeine-ladened Goji berry soft drink, Damashek and I talk all things Main Line and his fortuitous timing with The Devon Horse Show. OTF Devon will open right around the DHS and their temporary business office faces the show grounds on Lancaster—you can just about envision the famous Devon Ferris wheel from Damashek’s desk. This is where Founding Members are signing up by the dozens with incentives like blocks of free classes and discounted heart rate monitors.

As for Damashek and team, it’s full steam ahead—construction is coming along faster than expected. The fitness equipment will be delivered in a couple of weeks. Training staff and answering the surging inquiries on their social is all par for the (busy) daily OTF course and building a brand that seemingly has no limits.

For his first Main Line locale, a terrific Grand Opening party is planned. Details soon!

Furthermore, Damashek has a regional territory that includes Orangetheory Ardmore.

As our lunch is wrapping up and Damashek’s phone continuously dings, I have to pry a little bit about location deux. But that’s for another day.

“We are excited about Ardmore, Sarah. We are working on a lease. But, don’t worry, as soon as I have the green light to share the location—you’ll be the first to know.”
And we’re most certain of that.

He’s hired AroundMainLine.com to assist in local marketing and social strategy.

Click here to book an appointment at Orangetheory Fitness Devon.

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Orangetheory Fitness Devon is located at 821 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, Pennsylvania.

Phone: 610-572-4789
Email: studio0539@orangetheoryfitness.com

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The Charm of Chesapeake City http://aroundmainline.com/living/the-charm-of-chesapeake-city.html http://aroundmainline.com/living/the-charm-of-chesapeake-city.html#respond Sun, 19 Jun 2016 22:46:51 +0000 http://aroundmainline.com/?p=635 A gem of a road trip, a glorious destination wedding choice, and one romantic seaside town-Chesapeake City is the secret sleepy hot spot that Main Liners are about to fall head over heels in love with.

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By AML Publisher
Photos by Jubilee Photography

Pell Gardens is a popular setting for brides and grooms to hold an intimate outdoor wedding ceremony.

Pell Gardens is a popular setting for brides and grooms to hold an intimate outdoor wedding ceremony.

Chesapeake City is one of the Main Line’s best kept daycation secrets. Just over an hour from downtown Wayne (with no traffic on 95), this quaint slice of Cecil County, Maryland is a seaside getaway not to miss. My family has dined many a Mother’s Day at the wonderful Bayard House Restaurant—delighting in their award-winning crab soup, tournedos Baltimore and a most delicious Bloody Mary…or two. The Bayard House looks out onto the famous Chesapeake and Delaware Canal (C&D Canal), one of only two vital sea-level canals in the United States. The C&D Canal is an international waterway and the third busiest canal in the world!

Travel & Leisure Magazine named Chesapeake City “A Top 10 crowd-free weekend getaway near America’s largest cities.” The town was formerly known as “The Village of Bohemia,” since Chesapeake City was a dream of Augustine Herman. The First Lord of Bohemia Manor, Herman (1621-1686) was a Czech explorer, merchant, and cartographer who lived in New Amsterdam and Cecil County. In 1764 a canal route was marked and the actual project started in 1824.

Chesapeake City is on the National Historic Registry as well as Maryland’s Historic Registry. The town is an ideal, romantic fall daycation-just over an hour drive from the heart of the Main Line.

Chesapeake City is on the National Historic Registry as well as Maryland’s Historic Registry. The town is an ideal, romantic fall daycation-just over an hour drive from the heart of the Main Line.

But, this terrific city would not have thrived and survived had it not been for the great Allaire du Pont-yes, of those du Ponts. Allaire C. du Pont sparked the revitalization of Chesapeake City and led the efforts to preserve thousands of acres of farmland in southern Cecil County.

Ms. du Pont was an illustrious, grand dame who resided at her nearby Woodstock Farm until her death in January of 2006 at the age of 92. A very successful horse breeder, the farm was home to Ms. duPont’s beloved Kelso-a mud-colored gelding known fondly as “Kelly.” The only five-time “Horse of the Year” (1960-64), Kelso retired to Woodstock Farm in 1966 where duPont often rode him on foxhunts. (You can visit Kelly in a horse cemetery behind the farm office in a shaded area identified by a circle of weathered Greek columns and majestic trees.) A quote at the base of Kelso’s granite marker simply says: “Where he gallops the earth sings.”

Allaire lead a life of Gatsbian-proportions-traveling to exotic locations across the globe. Along with her husband, Richard du Pont, a member of the prominent du Pont family whom she wed in 1934, the dynamic duo flew on the airship Hindenburg, made frequent trips to exotic ports such as Cuba and Venezuela, and reportedly held extravagant ice skating parties on the nearly frozen canal.

Award winning crab soup, courtesy of The Bayard House (bayardhouse.com), is part of the Chesapeake City experience.  The restaurant offers upscale spectacular water view dining on Maryland’s eastern shore.

Award winning crab soup, courtesy of The Bayard House (bayardhouse.com), is part of the Chesapeake City experience. The restaurant offers upscale spectacular water view dining on Maryland’s eastern shore.

Allaire du Pont was an aviation buff, and as a national glider champion set a women’s endurance record in 1935, soaring for five hours and 31 minutes. Legend has it she buzzed the Chesapeake City Bridge as part of her proficient skills and lifelong daredevil mentality. Today, visitors can view Allaire’s needlepoint-which graces the walls of the Bayard House, a hobby she took up to wean herself of a smoking habit. “If it was not for Allaire and her love of Chesapeake City, the town may not have been preserved and restored. Mrs. du Pont took it upon herself to see that the town was renovated and many of the buildings, which were falling apart, were restored. She was quite a woman,” explained Natalie Gentry, the Bayard House Restaurant Manager and town Ombudsman. du Pont’s needlepoint graces the walls of the restaurant.

A must stop is Canal Creamery, where Bella from Lancaster enjoyed a sweet taste of Kilby Cream’s farm fresh ice cream! Visit chesapeakecity.com for more information.

A must stop is Canal Creamery, where Bella from Lancaster enjoyed a sweet taste of Kilby Cream’s farm fresh ice cream! Visit chesapeakecity.com for more information.

The town itself is an ideal fall daycation-and a memorable weekend getaway. Downtown boasts charming and unique boutique after another, and distinct historic homes and buildings dating back to the 19th century. For the kid (in all of us) delicious farm fresh Kilby ice cream is a no-brainer at the Canal Creamery. “The town itself lends itself to such a great day trip from the Main Line. We have a wonderful museum, there are boat rides, and you can dine here on the canal on a beautiful day and sit outside. Giant ships pass through the canal and it can be very spectacular,” explained Gentry.

The Bayard House, circa 1835, also serves as a growing popular wedding venue, with accommodations up to 150 from April to October outside on the lawn looking out on the canal. “The cool thing about Chesapeake City for our brides that really draws them in, is that it turns out you have your own little town for your wedding. We’ve had a lot of brides from West Chester, South Jersey and the Main Line. It’s really a different wedding destination but at the same time it’s perfect because it lends itself to great pictures at Pell Gardens and a quaint feel. And, the guests have all the bed and breakfasts here to choose from. It’s a destination wedding that seems like you are so much further away than you really are, but it’s a hop, skip and a jump from the Main Line,” explained Gentry.

The town’s annual Ghost Walk is this weekend, Friday October 23rd and Saturday October 24th from 6-9p.m.Visitors can enjoy a spooky revolutionary tale told along a specified route of porch locations around town.

The town’s annual Ghost Walk is this weekend, Friday October 23rd and Saturday October 24th from 6-9p.m.Visitors can enjoy a spooky revolutionary tale told along a specified route of porch locations around town.

If you have not discovered the sleepy northern Maryland town of Chesapeake City, well, you are in for one fantastic treat. Chesapeake City is a romantic weekend away, a convenient fall daycation, or an excuse to explore one gorgeous town with family and friends. I can’t think of a better way to spend a beautiful, brisk October afternoon walking along the town’s quaint streets and soaking in the scenic C&D canal. Once you decide to experience this eastern shore gem, you will fall in love with Chesapeake City just as I have through the years. Safe travels!

DIRECTIONS TO CHESAPEAKE CITY, MARYLAND

From I-95 North:
I-95 South to Exit 896 South (Middletown-last exit before toll). 896 S. to Route 40 W. After crossing into Maryland, make a left turn at the fifth light, Route 213 S. Follow Route 213 S. Cross over Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge. Continue under bridge to stop sign. Take a left on George Street into town.

From 1-95 South:
I-95 North to North East Exit #100. Bear to the right to 272 South. Make a left onto Route 40E. Make a right on Route 213 South. Follow 213 South. Cross over Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Bridge. Exit immediately to the right after crossing over the bridge. Continue back under the bridge to stop sign. Take a left on George Street into town.

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