On Friday, March 2, I had the opportunity to take part in a preview tour of the 2012 Philadelphia International Flower. If you haven’t decided whether you plan on going yet, then you should just buy your tickets now. All revenue from the Flower Show will go toward the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society‘s projects Plant One Million and City Harvest.
Yesterday, March 4, was the official start of the Flower Show. Even though I have lived in Philly since 2007, this is the first year that I have been to the flower show. And a little getaway to Hawai’i is the perfect way to start.
The Orchid Wave that welcomes you to Hawai'i.
It was interesting to have a behind-the-scenes look at the set-up process and while most of the major exhibits were near completion, there was still a lot of work to be done. But, I do look forward to seeing the exhibits in their full forms this week.
If you’re still undecided, here are a few things that you can look forward to this week: Continue reading
Update February 18, 2012: This giveaway is now closed for entry.
And the winner is: Congratulations, Lucky #11: Winnie Ma. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address, so I can send you the tickets as soon as possible.
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Welcome to my first giveaway on Culture Jaunt! As you know, I am covering the Philadelphia International Flower Show 2012. This year’s theme is Hawai’i: Islands of Aloha and will be taking place March 4 – 11.
Not only will you get to experience wonderful exhibitions focused on the orchid, but experience Hawaiian culture as well. From Hula dancing to delicious food, a waterfall that turns into a volcano and even a man cave. Whether you’ve been to the Flower Show before or will be a first-timer like me, you won’t want to miss this chance to win:
Two tickets to the Flower Show! Continue reading
Photo: Nicolle Morales Kern
Doesn’t that sound like it will make for a great combination? The producers of this year’s Philadelphia International Flower Show certainly think so.
One of the major features of the Flower Show will be a waterfall that turns into a volcano and back again. This feature is a part of the special effects that will be used to create a multidimensional sensory experience.
As for the inspiration for this year’s theme: it’s not because our president is from this beautiful state. The Flower Show’s Wizard of Design, Sam Lemheney said at a recent press conference, “I wanted to highlight orchids and Hawai’i seemed to be the perfect setting.” One of the major presenters at the Flower Show, Waldor Orchids, has been presenting at the Flower Show for the past 80 years and will also be celebrating 125 years of business. Continue reading
While we’re in the midst of a pretty mild winter, there are some cold days that make you yearn for the warm days of spring.
You won’t have to wait long, because the first weekend in March brings one of the largest celebrations of spring to Philadelphia: The Philadelphia International Flower Show. Since 1829, the Flower Show has been showcasing prized floral displays.
From March 4 – 11, you will be taken on a journey that you won’t need your passport for. Destination: Hawai’i: Islands of Aloha. The Pennsylvania Convention Center will be transformed so that “Visitors will be completely immersed in this authentically Hawaiian, once-in-a-lifetime presentation. They will feel like they are walking across the beaches, jungles and mountains of the Hawaiian Islands,” said show designer Sam Lemheney. Continue reading
Happy Friday to all of my wonderful readers and followers! So far, I hope you are enjoying 2012 and getting the year off to a great start.
As the first week of the new year is coming to an end, I’m quite happy with where Culture Jaunt is going (thanks in large part to all of you) and I wanted to share 4 new updates with you: Continue reading
That’s right, the first Center City Restaurant Week(s) of 2012 are Jan. 22 – 27 and Jan. 29 – Feb. 3. These are a wonderful two weeks in which you can eat three-course meals at the best restaurants in Center City at a fraction of the regular price. Many restaurants offer $20 lunch menus and $35 dinner menus.
Whether you decide to visit one of you favorite restaurants or to try some place new, here is the list of all participating restaurants. For some, reservations are highly recommended. Continue reading
Yes, a National Hoagie Day (Nov. 3) exists! The world is a wonderful place.
In celebration of this wonderful day, honoring the best sandwich in the world that calls Philly its home, I went to the With Love Hoagie Invitational. Five contestants were selected to design a new hoagie for Primo’s menu and name it the “With Love” hoagie. While there was an official judge panel, visitors got to sample all five hoagies and vote which one they liked best.
Turkey meatball sub
Meatballs are a wonderful use of meat. They can be eaten with spaghetti, in a sub or just by themselves. Generally, I make them from turkey or chicken.
If you’re a meatball lover, there is an event that you won’t want to miss this Sunday (10/23): The 2nd Annual Great Meatball Match-Up, hosted by the American Swedish Historical Museum and the South Philly Review. Teams from Villa di Roma, Marabella Meatball Co., Village Belle, Pastaficio, Ikea (the Swedish meatballs they serve are delicious!) as well as amateur chefs will be competing for your vote in the pro category and the best amateur chef de meatball. Continue reading
One Book, One Philadelphia is coming back for the tenth year in a row. The 2012 book selection is Edwidge Danticat’s Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work.
It’s Friday and the first weekend in October. That means it’s time to celebrate. You can celebrate the coming of fall, the start of a new month, the beginning of NLDS (go Phillies) or just the fact that it’s the weekend. I can promise you there are plenty of opportunities for celebration that involve drinks, food and fun. Continue reading