Fall Fest

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Sunday, October 21st at Palmer Square

Enjoy live music by Some Assembly Required while savoring seasonal food, wine and beer on the Green.

Food and drinks are available for purchase by:
-Carter & Cavero
-Chez Alice
-Princeton Soup & Sandwich
-Olsson’s Fine Foods
-The Bent Spoon
-Teresa Caffe — visit stand on the Green!
-Thomas Sweet — visit stand on the Green!
-Winberie’s Restaurant & Bar — visit stand on the Green!
-Yankee Doodle Tap Room — visit stand on the Green!

The first 200 attendees will receive a complementary Palmer Square shopping bag filled with specials offers from around the Square and your guide to “Treats” around the square. “Treats” can be anything from a delicious snack to an in-store demonstration or promotion.

Fun for all ages!
Blankets and chairs welcome on the Green!

Time: 12:00pm- 3:00pm
Location: Palmer Square | 40 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

 

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An Evening with Bollywood!

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Saturday, September 22nd

You’re invited to An Evening with Bollywood celebrating Indian culture. The event is 4-9pm at the Princeton Shopping Center. Here is the schedule:
4-6pm: “Open Bazaar” market featuring Indian “Mehndi” henna tattoos, Bollywood-inspired arts and crafts, handmade jewelry and apparel, Indian food and drinks, and more!

6-7pm: Bollywood dance performance by Uma Kapoor’s NachNation in the courtyard – bring a lawnchair or blanket!

7-9pm: Bollywood dance party – come one, come all!

Admission is free! This is a VERY popular (FREE) event. Please help us plan by registering via Eventbrite.
Princeton Shopping Center:
301 N. Harrison Street, Princeton. Ample free parking is available on site. An Evening with Bollywood is generously supported by EDENS and the Princeton Shopping Center.

A Taste of Spring

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Join Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS), a nonprofit devoted to preservation and stewardship of land in Princeton, for “A Taste of Spring,” a benefit event at a private home in Princeton, New Jersey. The event includes a tour of a private garden landscaped with native plants, and a presentation about sustainable gardening from guest speaker, Holly Grace Nelson, Landscape Architect, to take place in a casual barn setting. In addition, FOPOS Natural Resource Manager, Jeff Geist, will speak about the current project to restore native plants and trees at the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, and lead a walk there afterward.

Wine, craft beer and light hors d’oeuvres will be served at the barn. $25 FOPOS Members/$50 Non-Members.*

RSVP by May 14th online at fopos.org, or mail a check made payable to Friends of Princeton Open Space, 57 Mountain Avenue, Princeton New Jersey, 08540, by May 14, 2018. 

Confirmed guests will receive location and parking information for the private home/garden. For questions about the event, please email info@fopos.org or call 609.921.2772. Funds raised will support the organization’s work to preserve, protect and steward land in Princeton. Rain date for this event is Sunday, May 20, 2018.

*Individual membership to Friends of Princeton Open Space is available from $25. If you would like to join in advance of the event, please visit fopos.org or send your check for membership along with the event fee.

12 Ways to Ease into Spring Wellness

unspecified-15-682x1024by Stefani Ellenbecker –  Spring is upon is in a big way, and naturally, with the change of seasons, we are all looking to spruce up our body, mind, home and heart. Sometimes it’s not about the big changes but more about the little ways we can implement wellness into our everyday lifestyle that really makes the long-lasting difference. I asked several W&D contributors how they plan to get into a wellness groove this April and they shared a few simple ways they are clearing out their head space, exercising more, eating healthier and getting outdoors to grab some fresh air. We hope this post motivates you and gives a few pointers on how to improve your health this spring. We would love to hear in the comments below what your wellness plans are as the weather warms up!

Bridget Borden, Studio 125 Manager: “I’m trying to incorporate wellness into my daily routine – I drink a mix of hot water, apple cider vinegar and lemon in the morning, matcha green tea throughout the day and hot water with Reishi in the evenings.  Also, I love my barre classes and am full into any challenges they offer.”

Colleen Eversman of  2ndTruth: “I’ve been going to The Firm and spinning at least twice a week + going to yoga in-between. I’ve also been trying to eat less bread and dairy (I did the Whole 30 and discovered that bread and dairy make me super bloated). Drinking at least my body weight in ounces of water – it turns out, staying well hydrated helps my skin not freak out. And, being outside with Ellie (my pup) to run her for at least 30 mins a day. It’s great for her health and surprisingly restoring for me to be outside.”  FULL ARTICLE

THE BEST GIFTS AND IDEAS FOR A ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DAY

The right gift for your beloved is a choice that should come from the heart—but that doesn’t mean a little research can’t help. The following picks are the result of more than 100 hours of research performed by some two dozen testers tasked with finding the best items to help you plan your next romantic occasion (even if you secretly hoard all of the chocolate for yourself).

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CHOCOLATE BOX

RECCHIUTI CONFECTIONS BLACK BOX

The Black Box offers just the right balance of understated and seductive, and the chocolates inside are sure to excite the most jaded palate.

FULL ARTICLE @ wirecutter.com

Princeton University Eating Clubs Walking Tour

eating-clubs-1Saturday December 2, 2017 
10:30 AM 

Join author Clifford Zink on a walking tour of Princeton University’s majestic eating clubs. Learn about the architecture, origins, and development of the sixteen Classical and Gothic-style clubhouses, which date from 1895 to 1928. Participants will also have the unique opportunity to tour the inside of three clubs: Cap and Gown, Colonial, and Cloister.

Co-sponsored by Princeton Prospect Foundation and the Historical Society of Princeton.

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THANKSGIVING DECORATING, TABLESCAPE AND CENTERPIECE TIPS AND IDEAS

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via Food & Wine –  We’re at Thanksgiving for the food, clearly, but décor and a beautifully set table are just as important a part of the big day as the turkey and sides (well…they’re close). Here, a few easy tips to make sure your table is Thanksgiving ready.

FRESH LINENS

Send all of your linens (napkins, table runners, even a fancy apron for the chef) out to be dry cleaned so they’re pressed and ready for the big day.

MISMATCH YOUR TABLEWARE

Not everyone has enough matching glasses, silverware and plates for 20 plus people, so don’t hesitate to mix-and-match what you have. Keeping it all in the same color family will give your table an eclectic, but coordinated look.

USE CANDLES

Use a lot of them. Everywhere. No, you’re not trying to seduce your house guests, but the warm glow of (UNSCENTED!) candles is much more welcoming than overhead lights. Candlesticks are festive, but short pillar candles or votives won’t block the person dining across from you.

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Easter Recipes & Table Settings

Plan your Easter Sunday celebration with menus, recipes, and table-setting ideas from the experts at Southern Living.

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Forgo plain white for a mix of fresh colors and motifs. Here, designer Jane Scott artfully layered Raynaud’s Festivite and Herend’s Fish Scale china with lavender Anna Weatherley chargers. But even when you’re thinking outside the box, keep the classics on lock: Old standbys, such as your grandmother’s silver flatware, can ground even the most contemporary scheme.

 

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Cookies ‘n More

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Ok, maybe your like me and refuse to participate in the great family holiday cookie battle. But if you love baking, the folks at Sweet Home have done the testing for you to make the best cookies ever this year. They’ve spent 200 hours researching and tested 20 types of essential cookie-related items to find the best gear to make holiday baking fun and stress-free.

From stand mixers to parchment paper, they’ve got the best of the best.

Check it out here >>>