There’s a Sample Sale and Clothing Swap at Toile Atelier Tonight

Image via Facebook.

Image via Facebook.

If you’ve been hitting up the seemingly endless summer sales we’ve been posting here at Shoppist, your closet might be looking a little, well, stuffed. This is probably even more likely if you conveniently skipped spring cleaning this year. (We don’t judge.) So if you’re looking to maximize closet space for those last-minute summer purchases, and pre-fall wish list items, Toile Atelier has you covered. The Fishtown boutique is having a clothing swap, as well as a sample sale featuring Toile’s own designers. Count us in.

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Williams Sounds Off On Patriots, Joint Practices

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Cary Williams is not a fan of the Patriots. And he’s definitely not a fan of practicing with the Patriots.

He grew a distaste for them while playing for the Ravens from 2009-12, and felt like some members of the team were disrespectful during the joint practices held here at the NovaCare last summer. He decided to send them a message by quickly getting into a scrap with receiver Aaron Dobson. Both players were forced to sit out the rest of the session.

So he doesn’t like them, and that has a lot to do with why he is against the idea of practicing with them again later this month in New England. But it’s not the only reason. Read more »

18 #GayPhilly Instagrams You Need to See This Week: No “T” But a Whole Lotta Shades

 

Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Readers’ Choice

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Earlier this week, we asked readers on the blog, Facebook and Twitter to share their favorite workout songs for a massive readers’ choice playlist for this week’s lineup of sweat-able tunes. We got lots of great responses from Robyn’s “Hang with Me” (well, anything Robyn, actually) to Eminem’s “Shake That” to Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now.”

So without further ado, here are your picks for nearly three (!!) hours of sweating your face off.

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Treat Your Guests To A Gourmet Chocolate Covered Pretzel Spread From Locally-Based Lux Pretzels

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instagram.com/luxpretzels

As we were scrolling through Twitter the other day, we stumbled upon a locally-based company whose specialty just so happens to be one of our favorite sweet snacks: chocolate covered pretzels.

We were immediately intrigued, and quickly clicked over to the Lux Pretzels website where we were greeted with the most colorful, mouth-watering array of gourmet pretzels. Needless to say, we were pretty hungry afterwards.

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DIY Down the Shore: Chris Painter’s Flukin’ Foil

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Fish, fish and more fish! But we’re certainly not complaining.

Especially not after drooling over the pictures of Il Pittore chef Chris Painter’s addition to our summer recipe roundup. Down the shore, you’re likely to get the freshest seafood straight off the boat. So why not take advantage of it? Painter’s Flukin’ Foil sounds like something to try after a long day of fishing, or even just sunning on the beach. Extra kudos to those who use their own catch, but Jersey has some pretty good fish markets in case you weren’t so lucky with your line.

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The Dirt: What to Get at the Farmers Market This Weekend

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To be honest, you don’t really need me this week. Between the buckets of gladiolas, piles of peppers and cucumbers, and box after box of fragrant tomatoes, it’s kind of impossible to go to a farmer’s market this week and not immediately see how much good stuff is out there. Here are a few things that you should make sure not to overlook.

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For Sale: Adorned Penn Valley Home with Spa Room Attached to Master Suite

44 Fairview Rd, Penn Valley, PA

Where to begin? This house is distinctively outfitted to say the least (hint: see the gallery to catch a glimpse of faux stone walls, pillars, tiger print rug, etc.), but I suppose what caught our eye first was the smiling pig standing in welcome at the entrance.

From the kitchen there’s access to the dining, family, breakfast, and great rooms. This latter area has marble and limestone floors, high beamed ceilings. and sliding pocket doors that lead out to the swimming pool. It’s capable of seating up to 60 guests.

Then there’s the master suite, which opens onto a deck and outdoor pool area and has a his-and-her bathroom that includes a massage area, plus a separate spa room with heated stone floor, “Endless pool”, and what looks to be a sky muraled ceiling.  Other bedrooms and a family room are in the lower level, which has an entry to the tennis court.

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WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Boys of Summer, The Story of Love and Equality, BlackStar Film Festival and More

Marriage Equality remains a controversial topic for folks on both sides of the issue. Because the battle is so heated, people rarely take time to actually hear arguments from the other side. Filmmaker Becca Roth set out, along with her girlfriend, to open a dialogue between both parties in this political and social war. The result? One: A Story of Love and Equality.

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