Support the Movember Foundation at the Chambers 19 and The Other Side Movember Event Tonight (Nov. 28)

Chambers 19 and The Other Side will be hosting a fundraising event tonight, Wednesday, November 28, from 6–8 p.m., to benefit the Movember Foundation, a charity focused on tackling prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

In addition to Chambers 19 donating 20% of all dining and bar sales to the Movember Foundation, the event will also include the following: raffle gift baskets filled with items donated by Raymer’s Homemade Candies, Eden Spa, Nonno’s Café, Zen Den, Olive Oil Etcetera, Shaving Grace Barbers and Pet Portraits by Missie; an auction featuring a bottle of whisky and glasses, a custom English high tea cake stand and homebaked delicacies by Laura; and, door prizes and giveaways featuring moustache-themed swag, donations welcomed.

So, grab your friends and head to Chambers 19 and The Other Side tonight, from 6–8 p.m., for this special fundraising event to benefit the Movember Foundation and those which this organization supports!

 

Geronimo Brewing Announces The Jury Room Opening Date of December 1 in Doylestown

On Saturday, December 1, at 2 p.m., Geronimo Brewing will be opening the doors to its new Doylestown spot, The Jury Room, at 1 West Court Street.

The grand opening celebration will be a welcome event for this collaborative concept featuring beer, cocktails and culinary offerings, thanks to the joint efforts of Geronimo Brewing and Lilly’s Gourmet. Enjoy the opportunity to explore the food and beverage offerings at The Jury Room as you listen to live music by Two Rocks Rye from 3–6 p.m. In addition to beer, wine and spirits offerings, there will be plentiful culinary delicacies offered by Lilly’s Gourmet.

Don’t miss the chance to be one of the first patrons to visit The Jury Room on December 1 and explore the latest brewpub to open in Doylestown!

Villa Capri Offers Sensational Italian Cuisine, an Extensive Craft Beer List and Plentiful Entertainment Options in Doylestown

Villa Capri Sports Bar and Pizzeria, located at 51 West Court Street in Doylestown, is known for its sensational pizza pies, Italian entrees, impressive craft beer list and soccer matches galore.

This popular dining spot, which has been in operation since 1968, is a pizzeria plus so much more. In addition to the extensive pizza offerings, ranging from flavorful pepperoni pies to garlic-kissed white pizza and beyond, Villa Capri features a culinary menu which spans from filling appetizers, such as zesty wings and perfectly-seasoned bruschetta, to Italian culinary dishes, including penne primavera, baked manicotti, homemade lasagna and other delicious options.

Villa Capri is also known for its impressive beverage list. From domestic brews on tap and in bottles to the latest craft beers to hit the beverage scene, Villa Capri offers many beverage options for the 21+ crowd to enjoy. For those who prefer adult libations other than beer, wine and cocktail offerings are equally as stellar at Villa Capri.

For the soccer-loving crowd, Villa Capri is your go-to spot for all of the games. This sports bar is known for its soccer-centric atmosphere and soccer aficionados know where to go to watch the games and have a beer or two.

Other entertainment options include Trivia Night every Thursday from 7–9 p.m. and live mic nights and live music sets at various times throughout the week.

Don’t feel like heading out for a meal but craving Villa Capri cuisine? No problem, as Villa Capri delivers. You can have your favorite food offerings delivered right to your door!

Take this weekend to enjoy all that this Doylestown dining spot has to offer. Head to Villa Capri for some unforgettable Italian cuisine, cold brews and live entertainment!

Fill the Cruiser at Central Bucks Regional Police Department for Toys for Tots (Nov. 17)

On Saturday, November 17, from 10 a.m.–noon, head to the Central Bucks Regional Police Department (CBRPD), located at 57 West Court Street in Doylestown, to help fill a police cruiser with new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots!

CBRPD officers will be stationed in the parking lot, collecting toys for this extraordinary fundraising event. Bring an unwrapped, unopened, non-violent toy, which will be donated to local boys and girls in need, ages newborn to 14.

When you drop off your toy donation, enjoy conversation with these wonderful officers as well as hot chocolate and cookies.

Don’t miss the opportunity to help CBRPD officers collect toys to help local children in need in anticipation of the holiday season!

Enjoy the Tranquility of Doylestown Float Studio

In today’s world, it’s necessary to find the time to relax and unwind in a peaceful setting, where one is able to recharge. Doylestown Float Studio, located at 301 South Main Street, offers a wonderful way to accomplish all of these goals.

Doylestown Float Studio float pod

The water-themed, sensory-laden locale features float pods, areas which are filled with 93.5–95 degree water containing 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt, which makes effortless floating a reality. While floating in pods such as these, endorphins will be released and individuals will be able to relax and meditate with ease.

Co-owner Migdalia Costante will greet you as you enter Doylestown Float Studio for your unique and welcome float session. Along with her husband, Maurizio, and additional co-owner, Danny Leporace, the Doylestown Float Studio team has opened up a new relaxation and renewal option for the Doylestown community to enjoy.

For those who may be unfamiliar with float therapy, there are many benefits to this type of sensory activity and reasons why individuals will embrace their time at Doylestown Float Studio. People may float to relieve stress, aid in injury recovery, deal with addiction, fight chronic pain issues and more. In addition, floating is a wonderful way to achieve meditative goals and improve one’s level of concentration for self-improvement purposes.

“We’re excited to offer float therapy to the community,” states Migdalia. “Floating had such a positive impact on us and the reception we’ve gotten so far has been incredible.”

Doylestown Float Studio post float room

Float sessions are available in a number of ways, including single float sessions (60-minute and 90-minute), three-float packages, four-float packages and a membership option. Doylestown Float Studio also offers 20% off discounts year-round for first responders and military members, with valid ID. Pricing and details on the offerings can be found online.

Special Offer: And, in honor of Veterans Day, Doylestown Float Studio is offering free float sessions to veterans this Sunday, November 11, in appreciation of their service! In order to take advantage of this free offer, interested veterans must call the studio at (215) 340-2358 to reserve a time slot, as space is limited.

Doylestown Float Studio hours of operation are as follows:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

Whether you’re searching for a new way to relax and unwind or are eager to find ways to achieve some or all of the benefits listed above, now is the perfect time to book a float session at Doylestown Float Studio.

Photo credit: Doylestown Float Studio

Fabby-Do Caters to the Imagination and Creativity of Children In a Place Where Fun Is a Given

Welcoming. Vibrant. Fun. These are just a few words which can be used to describe Doylestown’s creation boutique for kids, Fabby-Do.

I recently had the opportunity to visit Fabby-Do and chat with owner Robin Brackbill, or “Miss Robin” or “Miss Fabby” to the kids, about what makes Fabby-Do such a popular spot for children, a locale where they can let their creativity shine and have a fabulously fun time while doing so.

Myrtle Gertrude Carousel Horse Fabby Do

Situated at its new location at 64 South Main Street, Fabby-Do exudes a vintage, 1950’s feel, where brightly colored pastel colors fill the room and eye-catching décor is at every turn. As soon as you walk in the door, you’ll find yourself greeted by the Fabby-Do mascot, Myrtle Gertrude, a 1940’s carousel horse, which kids young and old adore.

Fabby-Do provides over 100 different crafts for kids to partake in and caters to children, from age 2 through the early teen years. Some of the craft options include jewelry making, nail painting, makeup application design, hair extensions, dolly hairdo fun, a pillow tie craft, sand art, t-shirt design and more. From single craft options to complete creativity packages, your options are wide and varied at Fabby-Do.

In addition to offering walk-in options for those who are searching for activities to keep the young ones entertained during the day, birthday party festivities are also available, which can be held in a separate party room, accommodating up to 30 party guests. For those who wish to have the Fabby-Do party come to them, Robin offers in-home Fabby-Do parties as well as outdoor party options, thanks to the Fabby Bus, a lovely pink and mint vintage VW bus, with its own photo booth.

Fabby Do photo Wall of Creativity

As if all of these wonderful inclusions aren’t already enough to make you start planning your next visit to Fabby-Do, there will be two new additions to the shop in the very near future: a candy wall and novelty ice cream offerings!

Regarding how Fabby-Do came to fruition, I wanted to learn more about Robin and her journey into becoming a small business owner in Doylestown. It is important to note that Fabby-Do is not new to the borough, although it has only been at its current location on South Main Street for approximately two months. Prior to that time, Fabby-Do was located in a smaller, yet equally as inviting, shop on East State Street, across from the County Theater, however, the business originally was founded as a mobile business in 2010. Fast forward to present day, acknowledging the need for a larger storefront (and parking as a plus!), Fabby-Do moved to South Main Street in September of this year.

Fabby Do Party Room

So, how did the concept of Fabby-Do take form?

“The concept was inspired by my grandmother, Dorothy, who was a 1950’s mom and a woman who was so full of love and hospitality, and who really loved kids,” states Robin.

“I’m the oldest of ten kids and I grew up in a large family, a family where everyone was creative in some way,” she continued. “I wanted the shop to revolve around kids, fun and creativity.”

And, creative and fun Fabby-Do certainly is. No matter what type of activity a child may be interested in, this shop offers multiple options, allowing children to use their imagination and create in a myriad of ways.

As for what kids enjoy most about Fabby-Do, Robin feels it is the overall experience which draws children (and parents) into the shop and keeps them entertained time and time again.

“It’s an experience,” states Robin. “It transports you somewhere, you feel nostalgic here.”

Fabby Do Gifts

The Fabby-Do team is getting ready for the holidays by preparing a number of events and special deals. The first holiday event will be held on Black Friday, November 23, when Mrs. Claus visits the shop. A few weeks later, Santa Claus will be spending time at Fabby-Do during the Breakfast with Santa event (date TBD). As for holiday deals, one of the upcoming specials will consist of a package of art creation experiences, available at a discounted rate.

In addition to being your go-to spot for arts and crafts and other activities revolving around imagination and creativity, Fabby-Do is a boutique offering clothing, toys and other items which your children (and those on your gift list) are certain to love. Gift certificates will also make ideal holiday presents for the younger ones on your list.

If you have yet to visit Fabby-Do, or are overdue for a return visit, now is the perfect time to do so. The hours of operation change seasonally and are currently as follows:

Tuesday–Thursday: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Closed on Mondays

In addition to the posted hours, Robin offers after-hours appointments.

Stop in today to experience all that Fabby-Do offers in the way of creative kid’s activities and shopping options of a wide array. And, don’t worry about finding a spot to park on the street, as Fabby-Do has six convenient parking spots behind the shop and easy accessibility for all!

Photo credit: Creativity products photo: Fabby-Do; Remaining photos: Exploring Doylestown

 

 

 

 

 

Find Creative Gift Items at Lydia’s Guild Holiday Craft Show at Aldie Mansion (Nov. 5–13)

Creative crafters and artisan vendors come together at Aldie Mansion, starting today, November 5, for the annual Lydia’s Guild Holiday Craft Show.

This shopping extravaganza runs from November 5 through November 13, from 9:30 a.m.–8 p.m. on the weekdays, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. on the weekend and 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. on the final day of the event. Approximately 100 artisans will be on hand throughout the shopping event, selling their creative offerings, including must-have items such as holiday ornaments, jewelry, soaps, hand-poured candles, artisan food items, handmade dolls, holiday décor and so much more!

Refreshments, provided by Catering by Angela, will be available during the event. Parking is free onsite and all major credit cards will be accepted by vendors at the Lydia’s Guild Holiday Craft Show.

The cost to attend is $4 per person ($3 per person with this coupon) and all return visits are free! For those who wish to stop in after 5 p.m., there is free admission daily during that time.

Best of all, a portion of the proceeds from this year’s event will benefit extraordinary nonprofit organizations, including Laurel House, Heifer International, Manna on Main Street and Heritage Conservancy.

Start (and finish!) your holiday shopping at this year’s Lydia’s Guild Holiday Craft Show in Doylestown!

Sip and Shop the Day Away in Doylestown Today, November 3

Don’t make any other plans today, except for planning to spend the afternoon strolling around Doylestown, sipping and shopping the day away!

Today, Saturday, November 3, the much-anticipated Sip and Stroll event unfolds in Doylestown. From noon–5 p.m., walk around town, visit the intriguing and lovely shops which fill the borough streets, and enjoy specialty cocktails, light bites and, of course, shopping.

Ready to see which stores will be taking part in this exciting event today? Here are 11 of the Doylestown shops which will be participating in today’s event:

Call your friends ASAP and tell them to meet you in the center of Doylestown today, from noon–5 p.m., and let the sipping and shopping begin!