June 12, 2012 |
Chillin' Wit' is a regular feature of the Daily News spotlighting a name in the news away from the job. CITY Councilman David Oh spends his Sunday at the church his father founded several decades and locations ago, Philadelphia Korean Presbyterian Church, now on Hoffman Avenue near Cobbs Creek Parkway. "It's not like I really want to shoot pool and watch sports all day," says Oh, 52. "I don't have a man cave. I'm used to working hard six days a week and then coming to church with my family every Sunday.
August 15, 2012 |
The 2-month-old website Dudepins.com (slogan: "Man up. Sign up. Pin up. ") is what you might end up with if you grabbed Pinterest by its grosgrain and calico corners, shook it free of all the wedding cakes, cute kittens and arty crafts, and then restocked it with photos of mustaches, man caves and Maker's Mark. The brainchild of two 25-year-olds from Vancouver, British Columbia, Kamil Szybalski and Colin Brown, Dudepins manages to be both a spot-on sendup of the oh-so-popular P-site and a humorous way for disenfranchised bros to indulge in a virtual version of time-honored traditions like showing off that LeRoy Neiman painting of Larry Bird or a maroon 1984 Cadillac Seville without being forced to wade through terabytes of braiding-twisting techniques.
March 9, 2013
Inquirer staff writer Virginia A. Smith is writing this week from the Philadelphia Flower Show. These posts appeared on her blog, "Kiss the Earth," at philly.com/kisstheearth. Read her stories at philly.com/ginny, and other Flower Show coverage at philly.com/flowershow. Man Cave as BBQ pit I may be the only person in Philadelphia who doesn't like the smell of meat grilling on the BBQ. When I walked into the show's new Man Cave - The Back Yard, my first thought was e wwww . But don't let me stop you. Check out the fake grass.
October 16, 2012 |
Chillin' Wit' is a regular feature of the Daily News spotlighting a name in the news away from the job. CITY Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. invites Chillin' Wit' for an exclusive visit to his Wynnefield basement Man Cave on one condition: No politics. Just Eagles. "He's not a councilman here," Jones says, nodding at Bill Green. "And I'm not a councilman, just a person. We can scratch and burp down here. I can be a caveman. " Fellow cavemen also include son Curtis Jones III, brother Keith Jones, chief of staff Al Spivey, Democratic ward leader Lou Agre, and friends Brahin Behlin and Scott Bass.
January 15, 2010 |
Attention all home remodelers and interior designers: the Philadelphia Home Show opens tomorrow at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Whether you are looking to remodel your kitchen or just add some flair to your living room, the show's nearly 300 exhibitors will inspire and guide you. New this year is the Green Zone, an area that seeks to educate homeowners about products that are both energy-saving and eco-friendly. Green companies, including Tupperware, Global Home Improvement, and Better Homes, will show off new products and services to homeowners who want to make their homes as "green" as possible.
January 25, 2012 |
Many guys have a version of a man cave, where they hole up to watch sports with pals, brews, Web access, and grippable grub. Now supersize that. Make it your whole life for a baseball season, as you attempt to watch all 2,430 major-league games on a huge viewing wall. Add social media and video duties. Throw in visits from famous baseball players - including the Phillies' Ryan Howard - and other celebrities. That's what awaits up to a half-dozen fans selected to live in Major League Baseball's 2012 Fan Cave.
October 7, 2009 |
WELL, FELLOW Phillies fans, you are coming through like gangbusters - sending our Fightins into their battle for back-to-back championships on the mighty wings of Fan Fervor: From England - "I moved from Northern Liberties to England the year before the World Series," writes U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lenny Kistler, 352nd Special Operations Group, RAF Mildenhall. "During the playoffs I would rush home, eat and go to bed, only to wake up at 12:30 a.m. to get ready to watch the games.
September 11, 2011 |
This personal journey begins at the end. After 50 hours in New York City to get out of the neighborhood and take in a couple of plays, my wife and I returned home, where we had left our 19-year-old son Cale to his own devices. His older sister thought us crazy. And so began our second journey, an investigation, sniffing for clues about what happened during our absence. Clue No. 1: A strange car sits in the driveway. Clue No. 2: We get blasted by an overwhelming odor as we open the front door.
March 5, 2012 |
Erin Bagley and Nuri Noaz aren't just work buddies. They're also wedding expo partners. The two Philadelphia lawyers were keeping each other company Sunday at the Bellevue Gets Engaged, an event designed to hook up brides-to-be with everything from bakeries to stretch limousines. (The latter were parked out front on Broad Street.) Bagley, who says preparing for her November wedding has made her "bananas," went to the expo looking for a DJ. She calls wedding prep "our second full-time job. " Noaz, who works at the same firm as Bagley, agreed, calling the experience "exhausting.
February 9, 2013 |
Before we talk about how Danielle Ermel and Joe Gorzkowski became the center of each other's universe, or about the fabulous kitchen Joe built for Danielle - "my dream kitchen on steroids," she calls it - let's go back to the not-so-long-ago beginning. It was 2007, and the odds of these guys' ever making it to coupledom, let alone marriage, weren't great. She was a 40-year-old hairdresser just emerging from a crisis in self-confidence brought on by divorce. He was a 47-year-old contractor who'd never married, and told his family and friends he probably never would.