Happy Chinese New Year, Philly!

Beautiful firework pastry from A La Mousse, in celebration of the Chinese New Year!

Every holiday should be celebrated with food!

So, we set out to Chinatown to celebrate – starting with a giant Taiwanese fried (Ninja) chicken and squid from Cheers Cuts:IMG_20180220_120934543

And finishing up with the most amazing Asian-inspired desserts from A La Mousse:

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Happy Year of the Dog!

 

 

And who are these little guys? And, why are they riding chickens?

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First Friday: Throwing Pots, French Pastries, The Science of Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” And (Of Course) Galleries and Shopping

First Friday in Old City is always busy-especially during the warmer months.  August’s adventures included: free pot throwing at the Clay Studio:

A demonstration at the Chemical Heritage Foundation on the electromedical experiments that influenced Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.”

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A sighting of the cutest little Chihuahua in the Impact Imports store window (she has her own Instagram account @tiny_lasi):

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Plus, interesting art,:

Shopping at small, independent stores (Tobey’s refurbished picture frame mirror from Jules Goldman Books and Antiques- 29 N. 2nd St.),:

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AND French pastries from the tiny, walk-up bakery, Tartes (212 Arch St.):

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