Le Dîner en Blanc is Back…well, almost

This past Wednesday, June 5, I had the pleasure of attending a preview party at Williams-Sonoma for this year’s Dîner en Blanc in Philly. The main focus was the table decorating contest with the themes of Paris and the 25th Anniversary of Dîner en Blanc. Surrounded by Blanc-ers in white and delicious snacks from Garces…

Paris 2011 Notre Dame Photog. Philip Menke

Le Dîner en Blanc is coming to Philly

Le Dîner en Blanc will be making it’s debut in Philly this year on Thursday, August 23, 2012. Now, what exactly is Le Dîner en Blanc? Well, imagine getting together with a few thousand of your closest friends throughout the city for a picnic at a location that won’t be announced until the last minute,…

Orchids

Philadelphia Flower Show 2012 Preview

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…

Islands of Aloha Giveaway!

Update February 18, 2012:  This giveaway is now closed for entry. And the winner is: Congratulations, Lucky #11: Winnie Ma. Please email me at culturejaunt@gmail.com with your mailing address, so I can send you the tickets as soon as possible. Thank you all for participating and don’t forget you can still enter the following giveaways…

Welcome to Hawai’i: Islands of Aloha in Philly

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…

National Hoagie Day

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…

For the love of meatballs

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…