Winter Time Girlfriends’ Getaway

French Baquettes

So you ate yourself into oblivion over Thanksgiving, almost maxed out your credit cards during Black Friday and shopping for Christmas gifts for that hard to please great aunt and now you are wondering what to do until spring?  Now … Continue reading

Philadelphia Flower Show, Orchid Extravaganza 2020

Photo by Greg Griffis of Exhibition Display Hall in Taipei

It is not too early to start planning on attending the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show whose theme this year is A Riviera Holiday.   This show is the nation’s largest and longest running horticultural event having started in 1829.  So you … Continue reading

All Aboard for All Railroad and Train Buffs

A vintage train winds through the bright green scenery in Pennsylvania.

Who would have thought that the Brandywine Valley and areas nearby would be a treasure trove of museums and vintage trains for the railroad buff.  Ride the Rails on a vintage train –  September 29, October 6, 13, 20, November … Continue reading

Cool Holiday Events in and Near the Brandywine Valley

Photos from The Crown: Queen Elizabeth at her desk; walking down the aisle with her dad, and placing crown on Prince Charles

Want to learn more about the American Revolution?  Near Hamanassett is the Brandywine Battlefield where the largest battle of the American Revolution was fought.   Brandywine Patriot’s Day is November 24 at the Brandywine Battlefield in Chadds Ford, a short 5 mile … Continue reading

Autumn Foliage and Fall Events in the Brandywine Valley

The artist known for crazy inventions and cartoons is now at the National Museum of Jewish History.

There is more to see and do from now through the end of the year than you imagined.  If you are saying you’ve already seen Longwood Gardens, I bet you haven’t seen everything.  Every season, even every month, Longwood offers … Continue reading

Bed and Breakfast Cooking School Italian Menu Added

Hamanassett bed and breakfast cooking class busy making dinner.

  If you are looking for a fun filled weekend learning the basics of Italian cooking look no further.  Our Pennsylvania bed and breakfast cooking school on July 21, 2018 offers Mi Amore That’s Italian cooking.  Our classes are geared … Continue reading

Philadelphia and Brandywine Valley Fourth of July Events

Magnificent fireworks will explode over the Philadelphia Art Museum

Philadelphia is where it all began so why not celebrate July 4 in the cradle of independence?  There will be all types of events to celebrate Independence Day beginning the week prior to the fourth and running through the holiday. … Continue reading

Hiking and Biking in the Brandywine Valley

Darlington Walking Trail is 1/2 mile from Hamanassett

Although half of Delaware County is not technically in the Brandywine Valley, it is close enough to claim kinship.  And  most of the trails are close enough to claim kinship.  The good news is many are so close to Hamanassett.  … Continue reading

2018 Philadelphia Flower Show and Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza

A blue water pond surrounded by purple flowers and tropical greenery.

The Christmas wrapping is tossed out, you’ve recuperated from New Year’s Eve, so now what?  No need to wait until spring for the wonders of gardening.   It isn’t too soon to start thinking about the Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood … Continue reading