Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Victoria Beckham Dress

This Victoria Beckham Fall 2012 has a shocking resemblance to our TBA items that are on sale now!

Dorothy Dress by TBA
Dainty silk mini-dress with contrast triple collar detail & cuffs. Classic button-up style with pleats across the front and Music Note button detail on cuff.
100% silk body
100% cotton collar and cuffs

Original Price: $218
Sale Price: $100 

 1 left XS Nolibs location 

Clemence Blouse by TBA
Dainty silk blouse with contrast triple collar detail & cuffs.  Classic button-up  shirt with pleats across the front and Music Note button detail on cuff.
100% silk body
100% cotton collar and cuffs

Original Price :$148
Sale Price : $50

1 Small & 1 Medium Left in Nolibs

Who will be the lucky lady to get these amazing pieces at such a fantastic price?? xoxo Betsy

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Summer Noms: Sweet and Salty Caramel Corn

My favorite snack food in the ENTIRE world has got to be Johnson's Caramel Corn straight off the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ. Unfortunately, I can't get it all year around, but I was lucky enough to stumble upon this neat little recipe that allows me to get my caramel corn fix whenever I want, and it's quick and easy!

What You'll Need:
2 bags microwave popcorn, popped
1 stick salted butter
1 ½ cups light brown sugar
½ tsp baking soda
½ tbsp sea salt (or more, to your taste)

Step 1: Place a stick of butter into a heated saucepan at medium-high heat.
Step 2: Add sugar to butter.
Step 3: Whisk continuously to combine, until it starts to bubble. Let the caramel bubble for another minute or so – it’ll start to look like caramel.  
Step 4: Remove from heat and whisk in the baking soda. 
Step 5: Empty microwave popcorn into a large paper bag.
Step 6: Immediately pour the caramel mixture over the popcorn.
Step 7: Fold the bag shut and shake, shake, shake. Step 8: Pour into a large serving bowl and sprinkle with sea salt. The caramel will dry on quickly, and then you can break up any remaining stuck-together-bits easily.
Step 9: Serve and enjoy in your favorite summer dress like this one from Mata Traders, on sale now at Arcadia!
Adobe Diamond Dress on sale now for $64!  



Tonight, tonight in Philly!

If you are looking for something to do tonight in Philadelphia, go check out this Icelandic quartet "Sigur Ros" You will not be disappointed:)
Sunday, 8pm, Mann Center for the performing arts, Philadelphia.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Get Celeb Style at Arcadia!

 BB Dakota Jeannette Sweater
BB Dakota Zane Blazer

BB Dakota Schrader Jacket

 Wide Leg Humphrey James Jeans

I think Ashley Olsen is wearing the best outfit for today's warm weather! xoxo Betsy

Seedless Summer Fun!

I know everyone is complaining about the heat and wishing it were winter already - but wait! There's seriously so much that you're going to miss when it starts getting colder! Wearing sundresses, drinking fruity frozen drinks, jumping through sprinklers, going to the beach - you've got to get in as much fun as you can! So, to start you off, here's instructions on how to make a watermelon keg and a some quick recipes to put in it!

 Easy Watermelon Punch

+ 1 Seedless Watermelon
+ 3 Cups Seltzer

Scoop out the flesh of the watermelon and puree in a food processor or blender. Strain through a sieve and discard of any large solid pieces. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. Combine with seltzer before serving.

Watermelon and Strawberry Lemonade

+ 8 Cups Watermelon, cubed and seeded
+ 1 cup strawberries, halved
+ 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
+ 1 cup white sugar
+ 2 cups water (or seltzer for a sparkle!)

Combine ingredients and blend until smooth!

xoxo Christina

Friday, July 27, 2012

Northern Liberties Date Night

The Dress... New In Lauren Moffatt Esther Snap Dress

Sonata Restaurant  1030 North American Street located right on Liberties Walk across from the Piazza!

pan-roasted bacon wrapped chicken breast / english pea risotto / roasted corn veloute 
Save room for dessert! chocolate decadence / warm chocolate beignet / chocolate hazelnut “chipwich” 
 This is my favorite date night spot!!! xoxo Betsy

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Jam Cruise 11

If you are a festival fan Jam Cruise is the perfect winter getaway for you! Jan 7-12, 2013 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos, Coco Cay, Bahamas
Moe. // Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood // Funky Meters // Galactic// Karl Denson's Tiny Universe// Femi Kuti // Big Gigantic // Steel Pulse // JJ Grey & Mofro // Lettuce // Tea Leaf Green // Breakestra// Medeski Skerik & Deitch // The Soul Rebels // Greensky Bluegrass // Hot Buttered Rum // The Motet - Funk is Dead // Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers // The Pimps of Joytime // Marchfourth Marching Band// Boombox // Zoogma // Magic Gravy // Wyllys & The New York Hustle Emsemble //Orchard Lounge // Everyone Orchestra // Jeff Coffin // Mike Dillon // Cole Bruce Hampton
Jam Cruise is so much fun I actually went 3 years in a row! I went to Jam Cruise 3, 4, & 5!!

To commemorate our 11th Sailing, we're turning everything up a notch! That's right, this year Jam Cruise is taking it up to 11. With more bands you can't live without, artists you've come to know and love, incredibly talented special guests and impressive up-and-coming acts, Jam Cruise 11 promises to be another over the top musical adventure! 

Aside from a few very special sets, all bands are scheduled for two performances. Multiple sit-ins will magically materialize before your eyes... and just like the ocean tides, muscians and fans alike drift to the Jam Room late night to see who’s conspiring to make Jam Cruise 11 even more unforgettable! You just never know who you’re going to see playing together or lounging next to you on the pool deck. Jam Cruise is the ultimate backstage pass where the musicians are everywhere you go and everyone gets treated like a rock star!

 Go book your tickets now!!!! xoxo Betsy

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Beach Jewelry


Sultana Aschim New vintage glass bottles with tumbled natural stones and New York and Philly vintage labels! New Stone Bracelets all Natural Stones.
I will find any excuse to buy more jewelry!!! xoxo Betsy

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Meet my Shiba Inu Lyla!

This is Lyla my 4 Month old Shiba Inu! The Shiba Inu is the smallest of the six original and distinct breeds of dog from Japan.
Shiba Inu is Japanese for Wolf Head Deer Body.... just kidding!
                                     Shiba means brushwood in Japanese and Inu means Dog :)

Lyla at Goose Rocks Beach in Maine. She was afraid of the water but loved eating the seaweed!
She loves visiting the Arcadia in Northern Liberties for a milk bone! xoxo Betsy

Sunday, July 22, 2012

It's time for a field trip!

If you are looking for something to do on this fine Sunday afternoon, check out the Lost River Caverns in Hellertown, Pa. This unique cavern is just a short one hour car ride away from Philadelphia! This is nature's underground wonderland! Take the tour and discover this magical underground land of crystals! Don't forget your camera:)
 For more info on times and tours check here...

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Summer Sips: Rasberry Tequila Sangria

This drink is a summer staple among my friend. It's refreshing and delicious, and it packs quite a punch. Let the good times roll, and serve this at your next get together!

2 oranges
3 limes
1/4 cup sugar
6 cups ice
1 (10 ounce) bag frozen sweetened raspberries
1 cup silver tequila
1/2 cup triple sec
1 bottle of champagne
4 cups chilled lemon lime soda

1. Juice one orange and two limes to measure 1/4 cup juice each. Combine juices and sugar in a microwavable bowl. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Thinly slice remaining orange and lime.
2. Add ice, juice mixture, orange and lime slices, raspberries, tequila and triple sec in a pitcher and stir. Add champagne and soda, stir gently and serve!
Yield: 12 servings

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Just in at Arcadia!

I got into our Northern Liberties store today and had plenty of goodies waiting for me to open!

I LOVED SixtySeven Enrica Leather Ankle Boots soon as I brought it out of the box! I can't wait to buy myself a pair!

The easy little heel, the understated metal tip, and the perfect ankle height makes these booties a no-brainer! They'd be awesome with a great pair of jeans or a little floral dress!

We also received our long-awaited Krysta top by BB Dakota! The bright all-over tribal print and twill-weave make it a great transitioning piece!

xoxo Christina

One of a kind at Arcadia!

Knocking at my door necklace $48

Catch my dreams necklace $48

You've got a friend in Pennsylvania $48

"All gods around you" necklace $48

Point drop earrings $18

Lucky You Necklace $68

All Gods around $48

Triangle clay earrings $18
Fresh new "one of a kind" jewelry designs by Nana Pat Project just arrived at Arcadia in Northern Liberties! Stop by and check them out:)