2018 Look Book: Kaly

From our May “Summer Style” issue. Your friends all want to go out to dinner tonight to celebrate that promotion. With the colder months only recently behind you, it’s probably time to spruce up your spring/summer wardrobe before hitting the town for any special celebrating. But you’re determined to look your best, so you hit […]

2018 Look Book: H. Rose Kiddos

From our May “Summer Style” issue. Sometimes, you just gotta spruce up your kid’s wardrobe. Instead of schlepping to KOP for some expensive outfits, you can visit H. Rose, home of Chester County’s best “Mommy & Me” boutique. You easily recognize the boutique with its signature rose on a hanging white sign. The warm, red […]

2018 Look Book: Chester County Running Store

From our May “Summer Style” issue. It’s no secret that the Running Store on High Street hosts a lot of races throughout the area. A fair amount of these races are happening this summer in West Chester, like the Race for Rescue benefiting Malarney Mutt Rescue. Who doesn’t want to help out puppies? Stop by […]

2018 Look Book: Blink

From our May “Summer Style” issue. On West Gay Street, you’ll find Blink Boutique, with bright white letters popping out against the dark green building. Mannequins wearing brightly colored outfits can be seen in the window as you walk by. You’ll find pieces from multiple designers, anything from cute sandals to formal floral dresses. The […]

2018 Look Book: Avanté Salon & Spa

From our May “Summer Style” issue. You’re on your way to a very important business meeting in downtown West Chester. You thought the forecast on your smartphone said it would be a nice, spring day but it’s now humid and sticky outside. Your hair looks like a frizzy mess and your makeup is starting smudge. […]

2018 Look Book: Artistic Eyewear

From our May “Summer Style” issue. For the Layman family, glasses do more than just improve eyesight — the right frames can completely change your look. The family-owned business opened 30 years ago in Israel, later expanding to Doylestown. Today, the five-year-old West Chester location is easily recognized by its inviting decor, frames, and Robert […]

A Leap of Faith at Kaly

20 years in the making, Kaly Clothing has become a boutique with three generations. Found in “Family Owned & Operated.” “The dream had been percolating for a long time,” according to Kaly’s owner Polly Zobel. Looking to leave the corporate world, Polly’s mother Holly decided to open a women’s boutique in downtown West Chester. She […]

The Personal Touch at Giunta’s Furniture

Everyone needs furniture, yet there weren’t any stores in West Chester and the surrounding areas. At least, not until Leonard Giunta. Found in “Family Owned & Operated.” When Leonard Giunta noticed a lack of convenient furniture stores nearby, he opened the first Giunta’s Furniture in 2010 in the Exton Area. As the years passed, Leonard […]

D’Ascenzo’s Gelato: A Taste of Rome

Gelato is one of the best Italian treats there is, and D’Ascenzo’s had perfected the gelato art using fresh, locally-sourced, house-roasted ingredients. From “Family Owned & Operated.” When Glenn and Kristin D’Ascenzo first tasted the gelato in Gelateria Monteforte Sas di Monteforte Giuseppina in Rome back in 1999, they knew they wanted to bring the […]

Dinner & Dessert with Home Beccanomics

For dinner tonight, you can enjoy a healthy and tasty Chicken, Bok Choy, and Rice Casserole. Then for dessert, make yourself some Pistachio and Apricot Biscotti. Chicken, Bok Choy, and Rice Casserole — serves 4-6 Rice 2 c. brown rice 3 c. boiling water 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. kosher salt Casserole 3 tbsp. […]