September 14, 2016 Thistle Dew Farm, Quakertown | 160 Guests In 2015, the Certified American Grown program launched the Field to Vase Dinner Tour with a mission of educating the public on the importance of buying American-grown flowers. The... more


Michael Strickland knew that he had found his new home away from home as soon as he set foot in the driveway of the old farmhouse in Bucks County. “I guess I saw the potential,” he recalls. The trick would be getting his then-partner, now-husband... more

Home Tours

While the thought of growing old is frightening to some, it is often said that the alternative is much worse. To reach 100 is an extraordinary gift, and those who do it usually have equally extraordinary stories to tell. Meet Ruth, Elizabeth, Ang... more


“Playful and bright” is how architect Maria Diaz-Joves of a423 Architecture and Design in Hellertown describes the house she designed for this young professional couple with two preschool-aged daughters. Playful isn’t a word ordinarily applied... more

Home Tours

Becoming newly engaged is quite possibly the best excuse to be silly and celebrate with girlfriends. The recipe for a perfect bridal brunch is simple: champagne, flowers, a decadent cake, confetti and love. Whether you are the bride-to-be or the ... more


Jennifer & Andrew June 18, 2016 | Hotel Bethlehem   What is the very best part about getting married in the Lehigh Valley? The talented local vendors! My husband and I live outside of New York City. Friends of ours who got married nea... more

Expert Advice

#40 | Phantom since 2016  | Position: Forward   Tell us about your hockey history: Fifth year professional (three and a half with LA; one and a half with Phila). 2015 Calder Cup Winner/MVP of Playoffs. What’s the best par... more


Whether you’re new to the Valley, a seasoned resident or merely passing through, we’ve compiled a list of everything you absolutely must do this year.No excuses. Think you can accomplish them all before 2018 sneaks up? 1. Dine on swine at the ... more

Things To Do

Lillian Freeman Owner   Allegro Dance Studios   What options do couples have when planning for their first dance? Bridal couples have the opportunity to choose from learning a few dance moves to a fully choreographed dance. Dan... more


The James Beard House in New York City hosts about 200 dinners per year, but how many people make the time to go there? What if, instead, the chefs toured the country and brought the dinner to you? On September 19, the James Beard Celebrity Ch... more


29 Cooks is a sort of magical land where people, no matter their age, can sign up to play in the kitchen. Although, the word "play" probably demeans the level of work that is actually being done here. Cindie Feldman is the mastermind and execu... more


Whether they are seasoned winners—like Apollo Grill—or first timers—like Grain—the Decadent Dish Restaurant Awards recognize Valley eateries with the warmest servers, tastiest meals and sweetest atmospheres. Flag th... more

Restaurant Awards

Bethlehem native David Zinczenko has earned a reputation as one of the country’s leading experts in health, fitness and weight loss. The #1 New York Times best-selling author has penned 25 books, including the blockbuster Eat This, Not That serie... more



Team Vark

In Bethlehem, Team Vark is lacing up and limbering up on Main Street, in preparation for the journey ahead. more


The Easton Public Market opened to what can only be described as an absolutely over-the-top excited crowd on April 15, after about two years in the making. Headed up by Market District Director Megan McBride, along with managers Liz Wyant and ... more

Business Bits

From meditation rooms to pups in the office, casual Fridays and full-tuition reimbursement, these companies have the work-environment perks and the out-of-office benefits that make their employees never want to leave.   Just Born Quality Co... more

Business Bits

These six women prove that exceptional style is achievable no matter what you do, whether that be report live on the daily news, perform high-risk surgery or shuttle your kids back and forth to soccer practice. more


Rea Ann Silva travels the world as a celebrity makeup artist and has a family base in Los Angeles, but when it’s time to focus on her line of beauty tools, Silva prefers the quiet, slower pace of the Lehigh Valley. With more than 25 years of e... more