Friday, May 31, 2013

Beachy Waves!

If your looking for natural beachy waves that look effortless and sea blown, I've found the best homemade solution!

1 Tablespoon of Seasalt
1/4 Teaspoon of Coconut oil
1 cup of water
1 spray bottle

Add all of the ingredients into the spray bottle and shake very well. Once you have washed your hair, towel dry until your hair is damp. Begin to spray the mixture all over your hair especially making sure to get the ends of your hair. As you spray, begin to scrunch your hair to the top of your head in small sections. When you feel that all of your hair has been covered evenly with the mixture, you can split your hair into four or five equal sections and twist the hair up and pin to the top of your head. Wait for the hair to dry and take the pins out. After you unfasten your twists, use hairspray to achieve your desired look. You can even use a curling iron to touch some peices up.

Summer Print Maxi Dress

After you have created your wavy beachy hair come check out our dresses, that are perfect for the beach, to complete the summer look!

Have a good weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Nice Day for a (National) Picnic

 New National Picnic dresses have arrived! Made in their signature bright colors and prints, these light-weight dresses are just right for those high summer temps! 

The Floral Shift Dress
The Hemp Shift Dress
Whether it's work or play, National Picnic is always the perfect option--stop by and try them on!

xx Arielle

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Clothing Line Spotlight: Lucca Couture

Lucca Couture is all over our NoLibs store! From separate dress pieces-- skirts and shirts to rompers and dresses. Come in and check it all out.  Lucca Couture was established in 1987 bringing "the runway looks straight to the streets". Emphasizing on the funky, beautiful, youthful fashion that targets a wide range of women from a classy uptown girl to a hipster boho princess and everything in between!  With inspiration coming from all over the world's largest fashion cities including: Paris, Tokyo, and New York. Come in and check out Lucca Couture or visit our online shop!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sip on Summer

Memorial Day Weekend signals the unofficial start of Summer--so celebrate the warmth and sunshine that's in our near future with a refreshing cocktail!

You can't go wrong with Sangria, especially if it sparkles.

Watermelon is one of the reasons why Summer is my favorite season. 

Because margaritas should be drunk often and always.

Who doesn't love punch?
Hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend! Be sure to stop by or shop online (with code STARS) and save 20% off all clothing featuring stars or stripes!

xx Arielle

Friday, May 24, 2013

Vintage Sale!

Before you head to the beach or on vacation for Memorial Day Weekend make sure to make a stop at Arcadia to check out our vintage clothing! Today, Saturday, Sunday and Monday we will have a select rack of vintage clothing for 50% off! Starting now for the remainder of the summer we will be offering different selected vintage clothing for 50% off on the weekends! For a cool look this summer and this Memorial Day Weekend, come check out our cool vintage finds! 
Have a fun weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend Sale!

Take 20% off any clothing with stars or stripes Friday-Monday of Memorial Day weekend! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Stop and Shop for Memorial Day Weekend!

"Seashells, seashells, down by the seashore!"
3 days until Memorial Day weekend is here! Time to lay out with friends
 and family and enjoy the beautiful weather!

 I am so excited for beach season to be in full swing, I hope you are too! Come in to Arcadia and check out Alternative Apparel's awesome racerback maxi dress! It is a perfect fit for the shore this weekend! Pair it with a shell necklace and turn into a boho beach gal!  Tie up the side  to show off your tan legs or even if it gets a little too hot! Throw it on over a bathing suit to head to the no shower happy hours, a walk on the boardwalk, or out to dinner by the bay watching the beautiful sunset!  
"Everybody's working for the weekend!" Have fun this weekend wherever you might be! 



Sunday, May 19, 2013

So long!

Today is our last day in our Rittenhouse location! We are sad to bid farewell to the neighborhood, but so excited to get started on expanding our merchandise selection at our Northern Liberties locale, and to begin our new collaboration with Design 6! Stop in today for your last chance at our incredible closing sale!

xo Bonnie

Saturday, May 18, 2013

A Rainy Saturday Night In!

A dreary day is never a bad thing! I just completed my sophomore year at Temple and finished moving all my things home, a relaxing day like today was just what I needed! Being in the suburbs, all the green of nature pops, with the light raindrops on all the flowers, and the sound of the pidder-padder against the drain pipes are all so soothing. As dinner time rolled around no one felt like running out to the market in the dreary weather! Look around your kitchen, you would be surprised as to what you can whip up, even with the thought of "wow, we have nothing in this house!" Looking through our cabinets and fridge I made tuna melts with a side of broccoli! The baguette was in our freezer from from small French Pastry shop in my hometown, Le Petit Mitron, definitely check it out if you are ever in the neighborhood! Tuna is always a go to for me, especially this time of year.  Turn on some of your favorite tunes,  open a bottle of wine, dance around and enjoy making a delicious simple dinner with friends and family!

Heres how I made it:

1 tin of tuna
2 pieces of celery
(dice up red onions to add some extra crunch)
add a little love with a few spoonful of mayo
spice it up with a spoonful of  dijon mustard
and finally a dash of pepper and mix it all up

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
slice up a baguette and place a spoonful of tuna on each slice of bread
place in the oven until cheese melts!

For the broccoli I just boiled it until it almost melted in my mouth!

Tie it all together with a glass of your favorite wine, beer, or for me I just had some sparkling Sanpellegrino Limonata, one of my favorite drinks of summertime! Enjoy it around the kitchen table, on the patio, or with a great movie! I shared it with my mom and grandmom watching a comical old movie, The Pink Panther! Here is one of my favorite scenes!

Bon Appetit!

DIY: Vintage Jean Shorts


DIY jean shorts - cute, maybe translate to jeans?tribal-inspired DIY jean shorts for summer...did somebody say music festival?

      DIY jean shorts with floral pockets. LOVE the floral patches! So wanna do this, just gotta find some mom jeans at a thrift shop      
Experiment with your vintage buys! After purchasing your vintage jeans cut them into shorts and use unique accessories and materials to make a new pair of fun shorts for the summer! You can use bleach to dye the jeans in cool patterns or attach studs to bring an edgy side to the look. You can also attach cool patterns or lace. Use whatever you have laying around to restyle those old jeans into something new to add to your closet! Have fun restyling your look, get creative and experiment with unique materials!
Have a good weekend everyone!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mother's Day Brunch: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Sautéed Apples

After you pick up the perfect gift for Mom at Arcadia, make her something she's sure to love, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Sautéed Apples--it's guaranteed to make you her favorite.

Servings: Makes about twelve 3- to 4-inch pancakes.

For the sauteed apples:

4 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
fresh lemon juice to taste

For the pancakes:

4 large eggs, separated
1 1/3 cups ricotta
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Melted butter for brushing the griddle

Maple syrup, as an accompaniment

Prepare the sauteed apples:

In a large heavy skillet saute the apples in the butter over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until they are softened, sprinkle them with the sugar and the cinnamon, and cook them over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 10 minutes, or until they are tender. Stir in the lemon juice and keep the mixture warm.

Make the pancakes:

In a bowl whisk together the egg yolks, the ricotta, the sugar, and the zest, add the flour, and stir the mixture until it is just combined. In a bowl with an electric mixer beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they hold stiff peaks, whisk about one fourth of them into the ricotta mixture, and fold in the remaining whites gently but thoroughly. Heat a griddle over medium-low, until it is hot enough to make drops of water scatter over its surface and brush it with some of the melted butter. Working in batches, pour the batter onto the griddle by 1/4-cup measures and cook the pancakes for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, or until they are golden, brushing the griddle with some of the melted butter as necessary. Transfer the pancakes as they are cooked to a heatproof platter and keep them warm in a preheated 200°F oven.

Serve the pancakes with the sauteed apples and the maple syrup.

Enjoy! Happy Mother's Day!!!

xx Arielle

Thursday, May 9, 2013

NEW IN S/S DV by Dolce Vita

Flirty dresses and  tops just arrived at Arcadia Northern Liberties! I love the neon pink detail down the back of the polka dot peplum top. Stop by and check out all of the new styles. xox Betsy

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Bohemian Jewelry

We just got in  beautiful stone and beaded bohemian Jewelry. Come by and check it out!!
Statement Necklaces : $68
Nomad Rings : $38
Lg Spear Earrings: $38
Beaded Bracelet: $44
Sm Dangle Eearrings: $28

Monday, May 6, 2013

Arcadia DIY: "Green" Planters

In honor of Springtime and being the eco-conscious boutique that we are, I found these super-easy, super-cute ways to green up your space this Spring using items found around the house!

Switch Plate Planters: I love the hacker look of this, though I'm not sure I have tons of extra switch plates lying around--they can be purchased for very little at any hardware store. (via Apartment Therapy)

 Cork Air Plant Magnets: What a cute use of old corks (and an excuse to drink more wine)! (via artCain on Etsy)

Linen Milk Carton: Simply wrap linen around a milk carton and add your favorite flowers! (Family Chic)

Happy planting!

xx Arielle

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

'Tis the season for some outdoor margarita sipping! One of my favorite drinks for today is a Prickly Pear margarita. Invite friends over and impress them with your mixing skills with this exotic drink!

The following recipe, by Sweet Life, makes 4 margaritas.


Lime Wedges
1 cup tequila
1 cup fresh prickly pear water
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup Cointreau

On a small plate spread salt. With lime wedges moisten the rim of 6 ounce glasses. Dip glasses into salt. Place glasses into freezer to chill.

In a pitcher combine tequila, prickly pear water, lime juice and Cointreau. Remove glasses from freezer and serve margarita mixture over ice. Garnish with lime slices.

And match your outfit to your marg with the DV by Dolce Vita Adira Romper at Arcadia!

Happy sipping!
xo Bonnie

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Closing and Expanding Arcadia Boutique!

 Did you know...we are closing our shop in Rittenhouse? Although we will be closing at the end of this month, there is some good news... our Rittenhouse location will be having a huge CLEARANCE SALE before closing our doors. We will have items up to 80% off! As we say goodbye to our Rittenhouse location, help us make packing up a little bit easier! Although our Rittenhouse location will no longer be open, our Northern Liberties location is making some new changes! We are beginning a new interior design collaboration. Design 6 will be setting up a small studio offering wallpaper, fabrics, and furniture samples, to provide full scale interior design services! We will also be expanding our vintage apparel, accessories and casual men's clothing!
Have a good weekend and come visit us to help us say goodbye to our Rittenhouse location!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Jewelry! Jewelry! Jewelry!

Brought our Rit jewelry over to the Nolibs location! So many amazing colorful  pieces that can be worn with almost anything in this beautiful weather!! Stop in this weekend to check it out!
Happy Friday!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mother's Day is Just Around the Corner...

You've got ten days to find the perfect gift for all the incredible momma's in your life! Not feeling up to the challenge? Stop by Arcadia, and we'll make it easy for you! With all we have in store, it's impossible to pick something wrong.

Accessorize Mom this Mother's Day with goods from Sultana and B n' Twined!
Check out our wall of earrings from local designers!
The perfect way to be sure mom gets something she loves--let her pick it out!
Stop by and check out all the great clothing and accessories that will be sure to put a smile on her face!

xx Arielle

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Charles Henry from Runway to Wearable

Designer Meredith Fisher uses runway inspiration to create her ready wear line, Charles Henry. The name comes from her bond and inspiration of her grandfather. Fisher's pieces are fashion-forward and yet still classic enough to keep wearing for years to come.

Stop by and check out all of the Charles Henry designs we have in stock right now!   xox Betsy