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”
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”
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”
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”
The heart and soul of Philo Collective is “to create space.” In fact, our full mission statement says that our purpose is “to create space for doers, movers, creators and connectors” — a list that includes everyone! Practically speaking what that boils down to is a goal of engaging and stimulating our community to fosterContinue reading “Creating space for community”
“Silver white winters that melt into springs, these are a few of my favorite things!” The Sound of Music was my absolute favorite movie growing up! Julie Andrews, as Maria, helped me discover my love of music at a young age, and I still plan to travel to Austria someday to climb every mountain asContinue reading “Emily’s Favorite Things”
The story of Philo Collective and how an isolating pandemic gave birth to a dream of building community.