Tai chi chuan, better known as tai chi, resembles a slow, choreographed dance. It is an elegant and fluid exercise that allows the practitioner a chance to quiet the mind by focusing on movements instead of the day’s worries. Tai chi is a form of exercise that offers many health benefits. [...]
Sustainability is a vital — but hackneyed —word these days. It has nearly become synonymous with all modern “green” technologies. However, there are many present-day structures that have been around far longer than we have been alive, such as the century-old architecture that can be found in and around Bucks [...]
Behind the façade of spacious homes and sprawling lawns in affluent Bucks County lies a problem: the hidden homeless. Homelessness, poverty and hunger are real issues for many of our neighbors. Each is unique.
Beth Baker, the founder and executive director of Deserving Décor, formerly of Beth Baker Interiors, partners with [...]
Green. Sustainability. LEED. These terms are tossed about a lot lately.
Sustainability and health are two main aspects of environmental commitment. The chemical pollution in the world is having an alarming impact on the health of present and future generations. The options for going green are increasing; homeowners have a wide range [...]
Population of Carversville: 147. I am willing to venture if I were to sit at the charming seven-seat bar at the Carversville Inn for a week I would meet at least half of them. Perhaps on a Thursday, when the loyal regulars gather. Or Tuesday, when the 60-seat casual fine dining restaurant [...]
“$941.00!” I shouted with bill in hand. It was February, 1984 and we had just returned from a weekend with family to find not only two feet of snow in our driveway (unshoveled) but an oil bill in the mailbox. When we were contemplating buying our first home, the size of the [...]
“It’s funny, there’s this whole green revolution. I didn’t mean to get on this recent green building bandwagon,” said Sean Tracy of Bucks County Timbercraft. “But we’re recycling these beautiful hand-hewn skeletons. Old barn floors become cabinets, walls, doors, trim, staircases, furniture…there’s not a whole lot of stuff that doesn’t get reused.”
Tracy began restoring barns [...]
The Elkins Estate, the stately home at
the heart of Elkins Park, was given another chance.
When asked why he invested a vast amount of time and energy into saving a house he had admired only in passing for 15 years, David Dobson chuckles and answers, “Insanity.”
Peel off the tiles on Julia Thomas’ surface,
and you may discover the unexpected
After spending some time with Julia Thomas, there is something about her that simply seems to say, “Surprise!” Meeting her in the cozy, colorful tile shop she owns in Dublin, she appears awfully content. She sits at [...]
Perfume and fragrance has permeated human culture since the beginning of recorded time. The Chinese are credited as the first people to use plants for aromatic purposes; maybe the allure is a health benefit. Or, could it be that perfume, which changes with the times, is sought after for a particular [...]