Book & Dinner Club – Delicious!

We had another lovely farmers’ market season this year, but we couldn’t even wait for it to be over before starting our fourth book & dinner club this fall. With 10 women signed up for food & fellowship on Tuesday nights, we had our largest book club yet; spending six wonderful weeks reading & eatingContinue reading “Book & Dinner Club – Delicious!”

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”

Creating space for community

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”

Macaron or Macaroon – What’s the difference?

If you’ve stopped by our vendor booth at the Farmers’ Market this summer, you’ve probably heard our spiel about offering “European-style baked goods.” While we certainly aren’t experts on pastries, we are big fans of baked goods hailing from across the Atlantic and wanted to offer some unique treats to our community. Given that IContinue reading “Macaron or Macaroon – What’s the difference?”

Lo’s Favorite Things

“Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.” I would never claim to be a movie buff, mostly because I hardly ever see movies in theatres (or even the year they come out). In fact, I’m not really an early adapter or lover of anything. So, it’s no surprise that I was late to the Secret LifeContinue reading “Lo’s Favorite Things”

Emily’s Favorite Things

“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”