Book Club — Under the Tuscan Sun

Harkening back to the pre-Fixer Upper year of 1996, we chose Under the Tuscan Sun, by Frances Mayes as our next book club installment. This time, however, we more aptly named the event series “Book & Dinner Club,” given that an entrée and dessert constituted more than just conversation refreshments. Before it was popular (andContinue reading “Book Club — Under the Tuscan Sun”

Book Club – To Shake the Sleeping Self

After the fabulous success of our first book club experience (we read and ate our way through The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World’s Most Glorious – and Perplexing – City, by David Lebovitz), we were thrilled to kick off our second club in January. For seven weeks we traveled through ToContinue reading “Book Club – To Shake the Sleeping Self”

Book Club — The Sweet Life in Paris

What a year! 2021 was so full of new experiences for Philo Collective, one of which was the launch of book club this fall. For seven weeks a group of 10 women met to discuss what I consider to be one of the best books about life in Paris, The Sweet Life in Paris: DeliciousContinue reading “Book Club — The Sweet Life in Paris”

Summer/Fall Farmers’ Market

Well, the Kankakee Farmers’ Market summer/fall season has concluded. We commented multiple times this week how quickly the past six months have passed and how wonderful of an experience it has been! To celebrate a half year of great memories, here were some of our favorite moments from the 2021 market: 1. Meeting our community.Continue reading “Summer/Fall Farmers’ Market”

Spring Farmers’ Market

Less than a year into our Philo Collective adventure, we decided to add baking to our collection of things we do. Starting off with French macarons, we had amazing reviews from family, friends and our brave first customers. Based on kind encouragements (and a dash of entrepreneurial gumption), we got excited about sharing these delightfulContinue reading “Spring Farmers’ Market”

Favorite Things Event – Coffee & Canvas

One of the main goals of Philo Collective has always been to create space for people to explore things that bring them joy and inspiration, and to help fuel their creative juices. Emily and I love planning and hosting events, so adding workshops to our Philo Collective offerings was an easy decision. After the successContinue reading “Favorite Things Event – Coffee & Canvas”