The Holidays in Philadelphia

Well, she's no John Facenda, but Julie Andrews does a decent job.It's Christmas in Philadelphia again, and though we can't quite compete with New York, Philly has its own charms to offer. One of those delights is Dame Julie Andrews' narration of the beloved Wanamaker's (Yes, I know it's now Macy's) Christmas light spectacular, taking place in the grand court in Macy's Center City Philadelphia store from now through December 31st.The show runs [...]

2018-10-30T09:48:49-04:00December 14th, 2012|0 Comments

Once a Year?

 by Chrysa SmithIf you're into spirituality at all, you know how important it is to give thanks. In her book Simple Abundance, Sara Ban Breathnach urges her readers to keep a 'gratitude journal.' Every night, we are asked to write down five things we were thankful for that day. Sometimes, it's filled with even more wonderful things; other times, we're scratching the surface to find things beyond a sunny day or a lick [...]

2018-10-30T09:49:04-04:00November 22nd, 2012|0 Comments

For the Red, White and Blue

by Chrysa SmithListening to the news is like being a spectator at a ping-pong match. He's to blame for a bad economy. The other guy ships jobs oversees. He doesn't understand business. The other guy is out of touch. Yikes! It's hard to believe that we get up everyday, put on our socks and live our lives. It sounds like our country is in a real mess. And that's not something to celebrate [...]

2018-10-30T09:51:17-04:00July 4th, 2012|1 Comment

Grabbing Some Last Minute Holiday Fun

By: Mary Fran BontempoChristmas may be upon us, but if you haven't had the time to indulge in all the holiday wonders available because you've been up to your elbows in cookie dough, don't despair. Below we've highlighted several wonderful offerings in Philadelphia and the surrounding area that run through December 31st. If you go after Christmas, you'll avoid the crowds and really have time to take in the magic. Enjoy!Our first spectacle has [...]

2018-10-30T09:53:42-04:00December 23rd, 2011|0 Comments

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

by Chrysa SmithLet's face it. There have been many years when I didn't feel this way. I felt frantic, frazzled, fiery. But not this year (yet). I have a sense of calm and jolly in my soul---so take heed. Don't pout, don't cry. Why? I'll tell you why. Good things are always in store right around the corner.This holiday season, I've hung up the perfection and need to do 'just one more thing'---finally. [...]

2018-10-30T09:53:43-04:00December 21st, 2011|0 Comments