Friday, March 25, 2011
Ditch the sippy cups for some adult libations.
Sometimes being a parent means tossing out the grown-up conversation and replacing it with talk of fairies, zoo animals, and bodily functions. Even mealtime has been completely taken over by bite-size servings of kid-friendly foods. If your last lunch date was over a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with apple sauce and your date drank milk out of a sippy cup, it's time for a more grown-up dining experience. Every weekend Kreutz Creek Winery in downtown West Chester has live music for anyone who wants to unwind and relax with a glass of wine. Acts range from the greatest hits of the '60s, '70s and '80s to jazz and even funk. Kreutz encourages visitors to bring their own food while the winery supplies the wine.
Monday, March 7, 2011
A few great places to get your nails done.
A quality manicure has the power to lift spirits and make the world seem brighter. If you're looking to have your nails done in the West Chester area, check out one of these local salons: Goshen Nail Salon: Located at 1534 Paoli Pike, Goshen Nail Salon specializes in manicures, pedicures, sculptured nails, silk wraps, pink and whites and airbrush designs. American Nail Salon: Located at 509 East Gay Street, American Nail Salon is spacious, with several manicure and pecicure stations and quite a few nail technicians. Nails Plus: Located at 327 East Gay Street, Nails Plus is open five days a week and pride itself on having a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Nails and Beyond: Located at 1502 West Chester Pike, The salon does manicures…
Friday, February 25, 2011
Sometimes you just need to get away.
Being a parent is tough because it's a full time job, a 24 hours a day, seven days a week kind of job. It's the kind of job were there is never any "me" time. There's family time, stroy time and happy time, but definitely no "me" time. This week's "Great Escape" focuses on spas in the area that can give you some of that "me" time back. Consider it a break, a time to sit back, relax and just let go. Sunrise Nails and Day Spa 103 West Chester Pike, West Chester 610-696-1252 La Difference 830 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 610-429-1808 Calista Grand Salon and Spa 1211 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA 19382 610-399-6677 Salon 7 1385 E Boot Rd, West Chester, PA 19380 610-696-2211
Friday, February 18, 2011
Find your home away from (but very close to) home at one of these cozy retreats.
Going out of town can be a hassle. There's airport security, the long drive or the question of who will take care of the kids. Local bed and breakfasts offer a convenient opportunity to get away without having to go to far. They can be relatively cheap when compared to big city hotels, and they also allow for a change of scenery. Here are a couple local bed and breakfast that way tempt you to escape for the weekend. Some are relatively close, and none of them are further than 30 minutes. 1. Faunbrook Bed and Breakfast 699 W Rosedale Ave, West Chester, PA 19382 610-436-5788 Rates: $135-209 2. Broadlawns Bed and Breakfast 629 N Church St, West Chester, PA 19380 610-692-5477 Rates: $135-150 3. Snug Hollow Farm Bed and Breakfast 1170 N New…