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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Road Tripping for the Soul

Meandering about the small towns on the Delaware is something I will never tire of. The history, the country side, food, shops, and its overall feel, is nourishment my soul needs.

We took off to Bucks County, PA and Hunterdon County over the last few days. We crossed over narrow bridges of architectural wonder and traveled down winding roads. Some of the paths were older, others we newly discovered.

One of my favorite places to stay is The Logan Inn at New Hope. It is located in the center of town. It’s more than affordable, and it houses a restaurant and bar. The Inn was established in 1727, and is the oldest continuously run inn in Bucks County, and one of the five oldest in the United States. Although an intimate luxury inn, The Logan Inn has sixteen spacious guest rooms, each furnished with colonial period pieces and antiques. And if we don’t have the energy to go further after a long day, it’s more than perfect.

We generally always head to Lambertville’s Boat House for drinks. It’s cozy and private. A real vacation for the eyes. It is a place you don’t want to miss. According to French Tower Travel Guide, “The Boat House" is one of the most wonderfully dark, romantic and quirky places you’ll ever find. The Boat House is filled with an odd and eclectic collection of maritime memorabilia, maps, pond boats, model ships, oars, paddles, sailing prints artifacts and artwork unlike any other I have ever seen. There are strange, marvelous and interesting things hanging at odd angles everywhere you look in this place.

Martine’s and Karla’s Bar and Restaurant are also Lambertville favorites of mine. Another MUST see is the Marsha Brown Restaurant, with its gorgeous stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings, and grand staircase. It was previously a church and it’s has to be over 100 years old.

We will find just about any excuse to head to the Pennsylvania area. Our destination on this trip was the 'Buyers Market of American Craft.'

It is a very well managed fine arts and crafts show.

I wrote a few orders, but found myself rushing a bit. We got there on the very last day with only 3 hours left to the show. I purchased some beautiful items for the store from, Blenko Art Glass and Jaguar Art Glass, a beautiful etched art glass company. I also wrote a few other orders with some new vendors.

Later this week we are bringing in some new vintage picks and there are plenty of pieces in the workshop! So keep in touch, and I will do the same.

Oh! As always my favorite food that I had this trip was...

At “Maria’s Cafe” in Long Valley, NJ. I had the Panini. The main ingredients included, Prosciutto di parma, fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, baby spinach, and blood orange balsamic vinegar on Foccacia. YUM !

P.S. The Prosciutto and Foccacia made the entire meal!

Till Next Time,

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