Edition

Spring 2016


  • Driving ‘Round the Bend

    A look back at Frolic Weymouth’s unique carriages.

    George A. “Frolic” Weymouth had owned carriages since 1960, the year he bought his 18th-century Chadds Ford farmhouse at The Big Bend.…
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  • All in the Family

    Steeplechase events are a multigenerational affair.

    Horses don’t have the only bloodlines in steeplechasing. It’s a family sport, enjoyed by generations of equine enthusiasts.  Jill Abbott, race director…
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  • Master of the Cellar

    Downingtown’s Don Cochran has helped design many wine cellars across the Brandywine Valley.

    Don Cochran. There’s an existential “chicken or the egg”-type question for anyone who wants a wine cellar:  Does…
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  • WREX is Part of a Robotics Revolution

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is pioneering technology for children with neurodevelopmental and musculoskeletal disorders.

    Growing up is tough enough. Now imagine being unable to lift your arms high enough to drink from a cup, throw a…
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  • Tailgate Classics

    Looking for a new twist on traditional salads? Here are three great recipes from Janssen’s Market in Greenville, Del.

    Kale & Wheat Berry Salad 1 cup wheat berries 2 cups water  3 cups kale, stems removed and coarsely chopped 4 spring…
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  • Along the Scottish Highlands

    From fishing to golfing to whisky tastings, the Livet Valley, along the Spey, has it all.

    Our small convoy of Arcos, those rugged take-you-anywhere ATVs, circles the rounded top of Cairn Liath. We've carefully threaded our way uphill…
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  • Mid-Century Modern

    From Philadelphia to New Hope, Pennsylvania has its fair share of mid-20th century furniture designers.

    In doing research for this article, I came across more than one reference to the “Eames brothers.” Let’s set the record straight: Charles…
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  • Supermodel Perennials

    This spring, add a touch of glamour to your garden with these gorgeous blooms.

    Hardy sunflowers and hibiscus, garden phlox, peonies, Japanese anemones and helenium are good bets. Non-hardy flowers such as dahlias, gladiolas and canna…
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  • History of Steeplechase Racing

    From Ireland to the Brandywine Valley, the sport has a rich history.

    The first steeplechase took place in 1752 in County Cork, Ireland, a 4.5-mile match race across the countryside. Soon, the sport was off to…
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  • Perfectly Pampered Pets

    Seven stylish accessories for four-legged friends.

    Every dog has its day—and with Americans spending over 3 billion a year on pet products, it looks like that day has…
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  • The Explorers Club

    April 27 – May 15

    The Delaware Theatre Company transports audiences to London circa 1879. The Explorers Club president wants to admit a woman, a decision that…
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  • How to Create a Community Garden

    March 16, 2016 – May 4, 2016

    This six-session course, held at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s McLean Library, will show you what it takes to get a community garden…
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  • Interior Design Goes Industrial Chic

    A Chester County designer and a Kennett Square store owner share their insights on this trend.

    The latest buzzword in the interior design world is industrial—a concept that started as more of a necessity than a style. As…
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