Summer 2015

  • Visiting Israel

    11 sites not to miss in the Holy Land.

    Overlooking the ancient walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, the King David Hotel has been the home base of choice for…
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  • Art Deco Jewelry

    These early-20th-century pieces are highly prized.

    The period between World Wars I and II is known by several names: the Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age, the Machine Age.…
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  • Food Truck Fare

    Mobile caterers provide food on the fly.

    Molly Johnson bakes pies. Serious pies, both sweet and savory. Bite into the personal-sized, flaky-crusted apple-cranberry variety, or a chicken curry with…
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  • Buck Run Beef

    Bill and Helen Elkins have been cattle farming on a former King Ranch plot for almost 30 years.

    On a warm May morning, Bill Elkins walks slowly uphill through the lush, tall meadow grasses, disappearing into his herd of black cattle.…
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  • The Original Iron Lady

    Rebecca Lukens was America’s first female industrialist.

    Carefully preserved in the archives at the Hagley Museum & Library is a 14-page letter from a mother to her children. Handwritten…
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  • A Tale of Two Chefs

    Brian Sikora and MacGregor Mann are making the Brandywine Valley a gourmand’s paradise.

    Brian Sikora As the sun dipped behind a grove of oak and hickory trees last September, I joined a stream of guests…
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  • SpringHouse Furnishings

    Chadds Ford antiques mecca straddles the space between old and new.

    Tucked in the midst of Chadds Ford’s antiques mecca is SpringHouse Furnishings, a combination shop, showroom and studio. The exterior, reminiscent of…
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  • Crazy for Petunias

    Make your garden come alive with these sturdy annuals.

    Georgia O’Keeffe liked the silky purple petunia blossoms in her garden and painted them in 1924, saying, “I decided that if I could…
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  • The Arts and Crafts Movement

    Right on the edge of the Delaware state line, one couple’s home pays tribute to a distinctive era.

    It’s not easy to describe the home of Zig and David Shields. The house has a distinctive style that evokes the Arts and…
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  • Antiques in the Garden

    Renew your landscape with these seven vintage pieces.

    Renew your landscape with something old. A unique antique serves as a stunning focal point around which your garden design can flow.…
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  • Hagley Car Show


    Browse through more than 500 antique and restored cars that date from the early 1900s to 1980s. This year’s theme is “Fins,…
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  • Mushroom Festival

    Kennett Square

     Visit the Mushroom capital of the world to celebrate the 30th year of this popular event, named one of America’s best food…
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  • Cars, Vines and Wines

    Chadds Ford

    Penns Woods Winery’s fifth annual car show and wine festival showcases Ferraris and other classics. Sip on a glass of chardonnay while…
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  • Hedgerow in Rep: Post Haste

    Rose Valley

    Experience Frank E. Reilly’s play chronicling Emily Post’s thrilling cross-country automobile journey from New York to San Francisco through uncertain conditions. Through…
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