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BUSINESS
Diana Vincent Jewelry Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
CO M M U N I T Y
The Past is Getting A New Lease on Life in Doylestown . . . 28
G A L L E RY
A Place for Modern Art in Lambertville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
A DAY I N T H E L I F E
Serial Mom: My Fifteen Minutes of Fame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
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MUSIC

MUSIC

COMING HOME
 FOR THE HOLIDAYS
As the days grow colder and the nights longer, we inch closer
to spending time with the ones we love most. Some just have to
travel down the road and others have to fly across the country.
The distance in between is meaningless though when you get to
be around those who are most important to you. The same holds
true for artists and musicians.
In the upcoming weeks, a handful of our favorite bands are
spreading the cheer and joy to their family of fans. Circa Survive,
The Bouncing Souls and The Starting Line are each winding
down the year in epic fashion with incredible hometown concerts.
We spoke with each one to get their idea of just exactly what it
means for them to be home for the holidays.
CIRCA SURVIVE
This year has been a busy one for
progressive indie punks Circa Survive.
Starting with the limited edition
Record Store Day split 7" they released
with fellow influential group Sunny
Day Real Estate, signing to new label
Sumerian Records and re-releasing
their 2012 album Violent Waves.
Now they plan on sending off the
year the same way they started it,
with new music.
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Circa Survive,
December 13th and 14th
at Union Transfer ↓

“It’s us with Title Fight and Pianos Become The
Teeth,” says guitarist Colin Frangicetto. “It should
be a great time.”
 Hailing from Doylestown, Frangicetto and the
rest of Circa Survive are rooted in the bubbling
music scene in the greater Philadelphia area.
While members of the band may not call the
Delaware Valley home anymore, every tour stop in
Philadelphia rightfully serves as their homecoming.
As we talk about the significance of ending their

 Descensus, to be released on
November 24th, marks the band’s fifth
full-length album and their first new
music on Sumerian Records. Leading
up to the launch details were kept
mum, with only vague references to
working on a new release popping up
every so often.
 Circa Survive is currently out on
tour in support of the new record.
The dates end with back-to-back shows
at Philadelphia’s own Union Transfer.
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current tour at Union Transfer,
Frangicetto explains, “we almost
always schedule our Philly shows
at the end of our us tours because it
makes the most sense routing wise
and feels great to end on.”
 After being out on the road for
weeks, nothing can be better than
to wrap up by playing in front of
a room full of your friends and family.
The timing of the tour could not have
come at a better time as it drops the
band off just in time for the holiday
season. For Frangicetto, who now
lives in California, the journey back to
Doylestown is a tad bit sweeter, “I’m
looking forward to seeing some snow
and drinking some hot chocolate.”
 For most people, doing anything
in front of friends and family can be
nerve racking. Getting up on a stage
in front of a huge crowd and with
bright lights shining on you can only
multiply that feeling. Such is not the
case for Frangicetto and the rest of
the guys in Circa Survive. When I ask
about the weight of playing in front of
a crowd you grew up with compared
to any other city, Frangicetto simply
responds, “No difference really.”
However, he later goes on to add “just
pressure to fit all of our friends and
family on the guest list.” Good thing
there are two shows this time!
 The best part of filling a venue full
of familiar faces? Frangicetto can see
his family afterwards. It may sound
like a simple thing, but when you have
been on tour, it’s the best relief for
homesickness.
 And no trip back home would be
complete without visiting a favorite
pizza shop, or shops, in Frangicetto’s

case. He prefers the timeless classic
on South Street, Lorenzo’s Pizza
and a more local stop in his old
stomping grounds of Bucks County,
Jules Thin Crust.
 Whether it is the layers of cheesy
goodness or surroundings of friends
and family, the end of Circa Survive’s
current cross country trek will be
a special one. In the midst of the
frenzy, they will give their fans an
early holiday gift. As they put another
successful year in the books, they
are already looking forward to next
year, “just touring the world on our
new album and making new music
whenever possible.”

“I’m looking forward to
seeing some snow and drinking
some hot chocolate.”
Colin Frangicetto

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he Bouncing Souls,
December 26th, 27th,
28th at The Stone
Pony in Asbury Park

BOUNCING SOULS
For the last seven years, iconic New
Brunswick punks The Bouncing Souls
have been treating their fellow New
Jersey natives to a series of concerts in
late December that they call their “Home
For The Holidays” shows. This year will
be no different as they will set the stage
for three consecutive nights starting on
December 26th at The Stone Pony in
Asbury Park. I caught up with guitarist
Peter Steinkopf to see what these shows
mean to the Bouncing Souls.
 “Well, we actually stole the idea
from The Mighty Mighty Bosstones,”
Steinkopf willingly admits. “They’ve
been doing their ‘Hometown
Throwdown’ in Boston for years.”
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“…it’s great to have an event
that brings everyone together.”
Peter Steinkopf

 For Steinkopf and company, it all
started back in 2007. He recalls, “we
were all sitting around thinking of
special ideas to do and someone came
up with the idea of doing our own
holiday tradition.” Thanks to close
friend, William Wilkie, they soon had
a name to go along with the idea.
 It’s not just a celebration for their
fans either. “It’s become our yearly
party for our family of friends to
get together. People’s lives get
busy, so it’s great to have an event
that brings everyone together,”
Steinkopf explains. With such a grand
gathering as this one, stakes are high
for the band to put on a memorable
performance. “You never want to
leave anyone disappointed,” Steinkopf
tells me, “we’ve always come up with
fun concepts for these shows every
year.” He managed to keep the details
behind the shows this year a secret, so
there is no limits to what could be in
store this time around.
 With all this fun and excitement
lined up, The Bouncing Souls get just
as amped for these holiday shows as
the fans do. “We look forward to it so
much every year,” he bluntly says.
“And you can tell everyone else does
too. It’s a mutual stokedness!” With
this kind of energy swirling around
inside the venue, it gives every night
of the “Home For The Holidays” shows
a life of its own.
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he Starting Line,
December 26th
at The Trocadero

THE STARTING LINE
While The Bouncing Souls are
hosting their “Home For The
Holidays” shows in Asbury Park,
Philadelphia’s own The Starting Line
will be throwing a bash of their own.
“The holiday shows have become
a staple in our career and something
that we very much look forward to
all year long, especially given the
fact that we only play a handful of
shows at most per year these days,”
guitarist Matt Watts explains.
 These special shows have snowballed
into an annual tradition and this year’s
iteration comes on December 26th at
the famed Trocadero Theatre. “We’re
really lucky that we have an excuse to
get together and play a show around
the holidays again,” Watts says. These
recurring shows have now become
an event both the fans and band look
forward to every year. The fact that it’s

held in Philadelphia only adds to the
magic. “It’s our hometown, and we
want to make it special for everyone,”
Watts admits.
 While he says that there isn’t any
real pressure for the holiday shows,
there is a special feeling in the air
when they look out from the stage and
see faces they know and love. Watts
goes on to explain, “I don’t know if
‘pressure’ is the right word, but there’s
certainly more ‘nervous energy’ due
to having such a unique and personal
relationship with a lot of people in the
audience.”
 “We’ve really lucked out with some
die hard fans in Philadelphia,” Watts
adds, “it’s always a pleasure to see
lots of familiar faces.” It’s a city that
has shown their love for The Starting
Line for quite some time now. Watts
continues on and reveals the formula
behind the thought process of these
shows. “If people continue showing
up, we’ll continue playing.” If the past
serves us correctly, then we will have
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H O L I D AY G I F T G U I D E

Take a trip to New Hope, Peddler’s Village, Doylestown or many
other local, charming towns to discover unique stores filled with
one-of-a-kind items. The retailers below are sure to help you
find perfect gifts for everyone on your list and maybe something
for yourself as well! Lists shouldn’t be just for gifts, though,
so take note of nearby activities along your shopping route that
will inspire new holiday traditions and memories.

BAMBINI’S WORLD
This family-owned children’s boutique
is filled with unique items perfect for
holiday shopping. Customers will find
gifts that aren’t available in typical
stores. Bambini brings in only the best
products from designers around the
world, as well as usa made. Bambini’s
World also has a variety of everyday
wear from newborn to eight years.
From bathtime to bedtime, Christening,
Communion, Ballet gear, accessories
and just because gifts, you are
guaranteed to find the most memorable
items here.

SHE BOUTIQUE
This shop has a great selection of
clothing and accessories for women
of all ages. During the holidays, best
selling items include cozy sweaters,
purses, jewelry and party dresses.
The boutique also offers a large
selection of stocking stuffers and
other accessories such as scarves and
leggings, which all make great gifts
for the fashionista in your life. With
a wide range of styles from casual to
dressy, She Boutique is an affordable
option for the best unique trends
and gifts. Call the store for hours
(215) 345-5808 and visit at 296 N Main St.,
Doylestown. www.facebook.com/
SheBoutique5.

THE DEN
Best selling items at this Peddler’s
Village shop are sweaters by Tommy
Bahama, Vineyard Vines and Southern
Tide. The Den also carries a wide
selection of toys, home decor and
wine accessories, as well as gifts for
men such as shaving accessories,
games, barware and vintage sports
memorabilia. Recently added
outerwear and active wear from the
Norwegian company Helly Hansen
also make great gifts. Not quite
a clothing store and not just a gift
store, The Den offers something in
between that’s a bit unusual. 11 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Sun. Mon. to Thurs. 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
with Holiday Hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Mon. to Thurs. starting Nov. 24th.
(215) 794-8493
www.shoptheden.com

COWGIRL CHILE CO.
Jewelry is always a best seller
and this Doylestown shop with an
eclectic mix of items suggests their
necklaces and earrings. Other ideas
include handmade scarves and bags.
Looking for stocking stuffers? Cowgirl
Chile Co. also offers hot sauces and
handmade soaps. Stop in to view new
collections of jewelry designs for
the holiday season, including pieces
made from Arizona turquoise and
others created with rose cut diamonds.
Handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts are
always in and this store will help you
select the perfect one. During the
holidays they are open Mon. through
Sat. from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
and Sun. from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., with
extended evening hours everyday
closer to Christmas.
4 W. Oakland Avenue, Doylestown PA 18901
(215) 348-4646
www.cowgirlchile.com

22 South Main Street in the Main Street
Marketplace, Doylestown, 18901
Contact for store hours: (215) 230-4572
www.bambinisworld.com
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HEART OF THE HOME
Handmade, functional and unique
describe the items you’ll find here.
Holiday shopping ideas include
handcrafted jewelry by Kathy
Bransfield, watches by Watchcraft,
pottery by Bill Campbell and Frasier
Fir home fragrances by The Thymes.
Other American-made items at Heart
of the Home like scarves, pottery
and candles are perfect to add to
your gift list. The store is always
searching for new artists and offer
the newest creations from current
artists. New this season are ornaments
and dishes from local metalsmith
Wendell August, jewelry by Dogeared
and handmade kaleidoscopes by
On Reflections.
28 S. Main St., New Hope, PA 18938
(215) 862-1880
www.heartofthehome.com

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SUNBEAM TOYS
With many unique products catering
to all ages, it’s hard to pin down a few
great gift ideas. Jellycat plushes sell
well in all age groups, or consider
magnetic building toys like Magnatiles
and personalized, eco-friendly
NameTrains. Sunbeam carries classics
like Playmobil and Lego, and new
products like GoldieBlox, an awardwinning toy company that makes
interactive books and construction sets
for girls. From 25 cent Fortune Telling
Fish to hand-crafted dollhouses, this
is a happy, stress-free place to shop.
Gift wrapping is free upon request.
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon. to Thurs.,
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Sun. with increased hours
near Christmas.
24 Bridge St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825
(908) 996-0808
www.sunbeamtoys.com

MIXED THREADS
With shirts available on every subject imaginable, Mixed Threads also sells
loungewear, boxers, socks, coffee mugs, toys and games that cover mainstream to
obscure pop culture. Stop by for gifts to please fans of Star Wars, Doctor Who and
The Beatles. The store also caters to the retro and underground fans with T-shirts
featuring Firefly, classic Atari games, retro rock bands and plenty of other items
you won’t find at a big box retailer. Shop online or visit in Peddler’s Village 11 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Sun., Mon. to Thurs. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fri.& Sat. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with
Holiday Hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon. to Thurs. starting Nov. 24th.
(267) 544-0770 | www.mixedthreads.net

HEWN SPIRITS
Bring home a bottle of handcrafted
Shipmate Gold rum or Red Barn rye
whiskey. These two best sellers are
sure to go fast. As for gift suggestions,
Hewn’s unique moonshines or a spirit
sampler pack are perfect to get a taste
of what this Pipersville shop has to
offer. Hewn offers barrel aged spirits
from ancient wood that founder Sean
Tracy gathers from barn renovations.
A 400 year old chestnut wood offers
a unique flavor that is local to Bucks
County. Bourbon should also be ready
by December. Hewn Spirits also offers
private tours for groups up to 15 people
by reservation. Call for pricing.
31 Appletree Lane, Pipersville
(215) 766-7711 | www.hewnspirits.com

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H O L I D AY H A P P E N I N G S

PEACE CANDLE LIGHTING
(EASTON, PA) / November 28th

ESTETIKS
This men’s clothing boutique
specializes in modern and
traditional garments for men.
Unique outerwear, t-shirts, hoodies,
button-downs, bottoms, beanies
and hats are always great gifts
for the holidays. Indy brands such
as Staple, 10 Deep, and Acapulco
Gold as well as other brands in
store dictate style and vibe. This
season’s hot items are “joggers”pants and sweatpants with cuffed
bottoms. All of the clothing is
selected by the owner keeping in
mind that every piece, whether it
sits in your closet for three months
or three years is still relevant
when you pull it out, keeping words
like “classic” and “timeless” in your
wardrobe. Open Wed. and Thurs.
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Fri.12:00 p.m.
to 9:00 p.m., Sat. 11a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
and Sun.12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
52 East State Street, Doylestown
(215) 348-545
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A tradition for over 60 years, the
Peace Candle is a tower-like structure
erected every November in the middle
of Centre Square. The official lighting
ceremony includes live music, kids’
activities, ice carvers, vendors, photos
with Santa and a parade. The free
event is held on Black Friday and area
stores are open late, some offering
refreshments along with new holiday
window displays. Also new this year
are real reindeer and elementary
school choirs. Attendees can bid via
eBay for their chance to be the Official
Illuminator and receive vip treatment
for the evening. Information on the
ceremony, how to purchase your own
commemorative ornament and local
business specials can be found at
www.eastonmainstreet.org.

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November 28th–30th
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of studios and artists in Hunterdon
County, NJ. Skip the Black Friday
shopping this year and visit studio
locations that are open to the public
on Thanksgiving weekend. Visitors
will discover new artwork and crafts,
have the opportunity to see inside the
studios on historic properties and talk
to the artists behind the creativity.
New work is presented every year,
so make this tour an annual holiday
tradition. Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and Sun. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.
www.coveredbridgeartisans.com

ROXEY BALLET’S NUTCRACKER
November 29th–December 7th
A magical way to start this holiday
season begins on November 29th.
Roxey Ballet celebrates their 20th
Anniversary season with exciting
new production enhancements and
costumes. Visitors will enjoy an
enchanted voyage with magical mice,
marching soldiers, swirling snowflakes
and more. On Saturday November 29th,
celebrate with an Alumni Gathering
at The College of New Jersey directly
following the 3 p.m. performance.
Performances are held through
December 7th at The College of New
Jersey’s Kendall Theater in Ewing.
No shows on Dec. 2nd, 3rd, 4th. Tickets
can be purchased at www.roxeyballet.org,
ranging from $15–$50.

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BUSINESS

Diana Vincent
Jewelry Designs:
A World Class Gem

“Diana has her own
definitive signature
style. She doesn’t follow
trends and is someone
who envisions designs
that have not been
done before.”

Celebrating 30 Years of Exquisite Jewelry Design

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n 1984, Diana Vincent made her
mark as a jewelry designer at the
age of 26, becoming the youngest
recipient of the coveted De Beers
Diamonds International Award in
Paris and winner of The Best New
Designer of the Year Award from the
Jewelers of America. With a masterful
eye and visionary sensibility, she is
regarded as one of the most creative,
original jewelry designers in America.
Diana Vincent’s simple, elegant
designs have garnered her thousands
of fans and achieved some of the most
prestigious awards in the art of jewelry
design. Her designs have the honor
of being installed in the De Beers
Private International Collection
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and the Gemological Institute of
America Museum, as well as gracing
the pages of In Style, Modern Bride
and Town & Country magazines.
 What has evolved into a sophisticated
brand, started in the family garage by
building a small goldsmith workshop
with her partner Vince Polisano. After
a year of hard work building her first
collection, Diana Vincent was discovered
at the Reinbeck Art Festival by Mort
Abelson who played a major role in
seeking out emerging artists to introduce
a new standard of design within the
American jewelry industry. That year
Diana Vincent won the De Beers
Diamonds International Award in Paris,
the New Designer of the Year Award

from the Jewelers of America and the
President’s Award for Merchandising and
Display from the Jewelers of America.
 Since then, Diana Vincent designs
have been sold at the finest retailers
in America and exclusively in this area
at their Washington Crossing, pa store
and their new Contemporary Fine
Jewelry Gallery in Lambertville, nj.
 “What clients can expect when they
walk through the front door is a warm
welcome by a supportive and informative
staff who genuinely go above and
beyond to help the customer,” says
Polisano. “We feel it is important that
our customers are educated and it
becomes the best way to share our
passion and excitement.”

 The Washington Crossing store
carries Diana Vincent jewelry
exclusively, but at the Lambertville
gallery you can also find pieces from
master craftsmen considered to be
the greatest in their particular art
form. From Michael Good’s anticlastic
gold masterpieces to Kent Raible,
whose granulation work can also be
found in the prestigious Smithsonian
Institution. Every artist showcased
is considered to be at the pinnacle
of his or her craft.
 The intuitive design of Diana
Vincent’s jewelry is what sets her
apart from others. Coupled with the
skilled craftsmanship of the Diana
Vincent Studio, she creates what has
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and continues to be some of the most
iconic jewelry designs of our time.
Inspired in part from the movement
of dance, Diana’s designs are refined,
graceful designs of pure fluidity
and swirling shapes.
 “Diana has her own definitive
signature style. She doesn’t follow trends
and is someone who envisions designs
that have not been done before. We have
designs that we’ve been creating for
thirty years and they are as fresh today
as they were when we first introduced
them,” says Polisano.
 Currently Diana Vincent is creating
one of a kind designs integrating
carved precious gemstones with
sinuous shapes of gold and diamonds.
These imaginative, organic jewels
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are subtly complex examples of the
designer’s art.
 In celebration of their 30th Anniversary,
the Diana Vincent Studio will introduce
a new collection of engagement rings,
called “Steller.” The sculpturally
minimal ring has the distinct signature
style of Diana Vincent and will take
the place at the forefront of Modern
Contemporary Design.
 “We’re just really fortunate to be able
to work with this very talented designer,”
Polisano says, “and that doesn’t come
around very often. The past 30 years have
been an exploration in creativity, and
we’re looking forward to experimenting
and pushing design to the next level.” | r
by Jane Roser

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY

The Past is Getting a New Lease
on Life in Doylestown

Left to right: Sue Lyons, President of Ye Olde Almshouse Questers presenting a grant check
to help restore the Fonthill Gate, Edward Reidell (Fonthill site administrator), Nancy Bergere
(past state President of Questers, project initiator), Doug Dolan (President of BCHS).

T

he quaint hum of daily life in
Doylestown continuously bustles
past the 30-acre park in the center of town.
Marked by six crumbling, reinforced
concrete gates, some of which are
completely hidden by ivy, Fonthill Park is
known for it’s crown jewel, Fonthill Castle.
It was the home of noted archeologist,
tile-maker, artist and antiquarian,
Henry Chapman Mercer.
 Built between 1908 and 1912, Mercer
designed his home to showcase his
personal collections of prints and
Moravian tiles, incorporating many
of them into the building process.
He was just as diligent with the land
itself, ensuring that the wooded paths
winding through the estate reveal
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glimpses of rippling streams and
cleverly devised vantage points
of Fonthill Castle.
 Mercer followed Fonthill Castle
with the Moravian Pottery and Tile
Works, still located on the Fonthill
Park property, and in 1913, a mile away
from Fonthill Park, the six story castle
known as the Mercer Museum. Among
the first of their kind on American
soil, all three buildings are composed
of concrete, iron rods and mesh
as monuments to the ingenuity of
preindustrial revolution technology.
 Today each of the buildings are
managed as museums by the Bucks
County Historical Society, of which
Mercer was a founding member in 1880.

Fonthill Castle continues to display
Mercer’s extensive tile, print and
artwork collections while the Moravian
Pottery and Tile Works is operated
by the county, replicating Mercer’s
tiles and designing others, all for sale.
Mercer Museum exhibits focus on the
tools and objects used in the course of
human technological progress in the
era before machines were incorporated
into everyday life. Both Fonthill Castle
and Mercer Museum routinely host
community events, such as weddings,
fiction writing workshops and
theatrical concerts.
 Each year, thousands of visitors
from around the world travel to
experience Mercer’s preservation
efforts first hand. Despite the steady
stream of visitors to these landmarks,
the local population often forgets
to pause and actually see the toll that
time has wrought upon these physical
structures. The buildings themselves
have been maintained throughout the
years by the work of the Bucks County
Historical Society and other groups.
Unfortunately, the list of repairs and
restorations needed is extensive and
funds are limited, causing items such
as draperies and reproduction chairs
to fall towards the bottom of that list.
It was this need for the restoration
of draperies that fit the detailed
description left by Mercer that first
drew a local chapter of the historical
preservation group The Questers
to Fonthill Castle.
 The Questers, as described
by Nancy Bergere, the recent
Pennsylvania Questers President,
are a group of like minded individuals
that “love history and desire to see

“History is coming
alive in Doylestown.”
it preserved for future generations.”
As a group, they often visit historical
sites, host and attend speakers on
a variety of historical topics, and hold
an annual international convention.
With chapters spanning the globe,
the Questers are an easily accessible
and inclusive community. In the
course of exploring local history, many
Questers encounter small projects
at local museums or estates that need
a helping hand. In addition to restoring
the Fonthill Castle draperies, local
Pennsylvania Quester chapters have
assisted in projects for the Solebury
one room schoolhouse, The Governor’s
Mansion in Harrisburg, and Craven
Hall in Warminster, pa. Now the
Questers have decided to tackle the
restoration of the weather and age
besieged Fonthill Gates.
 The gates surrounding Fonthill
Park are intended to invite members
of the community to enter the
grounds and take rambling walks
in the calming and quiet atmosphere
of the estate. Fonthill Park is an
ideal escape for everyone; providing
plenty of room for people seeking
a peaceful retreat from a constant
whirl of activities, inspiration for their
next art piece or an ideal setting to
closely examine nature. Unfortunately,
the gates have fallen into disrepair
and are hardly the welcoming beacons
that they once were.
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What began as an effort to save the
gates has turned into an effort to pull
the community together. Through
magazine articles, websites, flyers and
posters, word about the project has
spread. The result, as Bergere says,
is that “history is coming alive in
Doylestown.” Local residents are taking
pride in helping to preserve such
a visual aspect of their community.
 Cowgirl Chile Co., a local jewelry
and gift shop, has designed sterling
silver pins to commemorate the gates
and help raise funds. The pins can be
purchased directly from Cowgirl Chile
Co. and the gift shops at the Mercer
Museum and Fonthill Castle. Proceeds
from the sales of the pins, which can
be worn as brooches or pendants, go
directly to the fund for restoring the
Fonthill gates.
 A number of benefit events for the
gate restoration are planned, with
the first recently held at nearby Albie
Mansion in October. In April 2015,
Sherlock Holmes has been invited
to attend a second benefit event at
Fonthill Castle. While Bergere was
circumspect with the details, one can
only speculate about the mischief

To contribute to the restoration
of the Fonthill gates, or learn more,
please visit www.fonthillgates.com.
Information on Fonthill Castle and
Mercer Museum can be found at
www.mercermuseum.org. For those
interested in becoming a member of
The Questers, information is available
at www.questers1944.org.

and mysteries that might occur with
Sherlock in the vicinity.
 To date, the funds for one of the six
gates have been raised and a restoration
company has been engaged to begin the
actual task of restoring the North Street
gate. With a deadline to restore this gate
by April 2015, the restoration company
will be focusing primarily on restoring
this first gate before moving on to the
next one. After all of the gates have been
restored, the next step in the three to five
year project being tackled is restoring
the wooded paths leading from each
gate. A landscaper will be needed to
determine the best course of action
to reestablish Mercer’s meticulously
planned wooded paths with their
deliberately staged views of Fonthill
Castle. The third step in the project is to
rehabilitate the original 1770s farmhouse
on the property, known as the “little
stone house.” The house sits in a quiet
meadow and was once used by the
nature society. In recent years, however,
local artists have been using the outside
of the building to express their creativity.
 Any undertaking of such magnitude
can expect to have a few hurdles,
but so far, the sheer excitement of the
community has enabled the project
to restore the gates to sail ahead at full
force. Although funds are the constant
challenge as each gate restoration
costs between ten and fifteen thousand
dollars,“it really has been a wonderful
ride,” Bergere explains. The largest
concern for the overall project is how
to provide security solutions that still
allow for the free exploration of wooded
paths and little stone house. | r
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Behind the Scenes at Jeffrey Meier’s
Contemporary Art Gallery

A

fter completing a degree
at the Parsons School of Design
and spending eighteen fruitful years
in the advertising business, Jeffrey
Meier opened a modern art gallery
in Lambertville, NJ. The gallery
features up and coming artists from
around the world, many of whom
are not far into their careers, just
blossoming in their fields.
 “I saw in Lambertville, New Jersey
the opportunity to do something very
contemporary in the midst of all the
more traditional galleries,” says Meier.
“I also wanted to create a gallery that
wasn’t so formal and austere. I felt it
needed to be approachable and friendly.”
 Meier’s fairly diverse background
in fashion, photography and
communication design contributes
to the type of artists he features in his
gallery. His initial interest in fashion
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an exploration of photography, he
decided that communication design
would be the best amalgam of his
diverse interests- style, typography,
photography and graphic design.
 “I chose Parsons because, at the
time, I was dreaming of becoming
the next Marc Jacobs,” Meier says.
“But after watching fashion majors
furiously sewing buttonholes
night after night, I shifted towards
photography, then to communication
design, which was the perfect
combination of everything I loved.”
 The areas of art and design that
Meier had studied in college play
a part in which artwork he chooses to
display in his gallery. In deciding which
artists to feature, he considers level of
craftsmanship, creative use of mediums
and unique subject matter.
 Meier also takes into account the
season during which he curates his
shows, to mirror the landscape of the

surrounding area. “The Delaware
Valley is renowned for its natural
beauty. So my winter shows showcase
black and white works that make the
gallery feel very stark and cool,” says
Meier. “For the spring show I bring
in pinks, yellows and greens.”
 Catherine Denvir, one of the artists
that Meier currently features in his
gallery, is a seasoned illustrator and upand-coming painter. Meier learned about
her from a friend who shares his interest
in the work of pop surrealist painter
Mark Ryden. “Her work is similar in
that she paints portraits of fantastic
characters and mysterious interactions,”
says Meier. “I just fell in love with the
strange couple in ‘Lake Tranquil’.”
 Meier’s fall show, ‘Before You Go,’
opened on Friday October 24th and
will continue through the holidays
into early February. It showcases over
30 artists and more than 40 original
autumn-inspired pieces of art. “I’ll

“...after watching fashion majors furiously
sewing buttonholes night after night, I shifted
towards photography, then to communication
design, which was the perfect combination
of everything I loved.” — Jeffrey Meier

have an installation made of lacerated
suede by an incredible French sculptor
named Julien Gardair in the windows,
and several of his smaller cut paper
pieces on display.”
 Additionally, Meier plans to do
a pop-up shop at Miami’s Art Basel
in the beginning of December and
hopes to do a special installation piece
in a local venue during January’s
WinterFest. Meier’s black and whitefocused winter show will kick off
this February. | r
by Michele Zipkin
www.jeffreymeiergallery.com
14 Church Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530
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ARTIST

Mysterious Atmospheres
and Haunting Textures
The Paintings of French Artist
Catherine Denvir

I

’m inspired by lots of things, from
the frescos of Piero della Francesca
to the architecture of signal boxes
in railway stations across 1930s
Italy,” says Catherine Denvir,
a contemporary painters whose work
currently hangs on the walls of the
Jeffrey Meier Gallery. After receiving
a degree from the Chelsea School
of Art in London, Denvir embarked
on a fruitful career as an illustrator
for publishers such as Penguin,
Random House and Vogue.
 However, Denvir began venturing
into the realm of painting about five
years ago and continues to explore
“...the medium, the message and the
freedom.” Though her process of
composition is traditional- beginning
with drawings on paper that culminate
in oil on canvas- her artistic journey
is very much rooted in exploration of
digitally-constructed art. Her work has
appeared in 3×3 magazine, as well as
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the Taiwanese publication The Age
of European Drawing.
 Denvir’s painting style fits into
the realm of pop surrealism, her
characters all depicted in something
of an otherworldly way, amidst
backdrops that evoke the fantastic.
Her textures and use of color introduce
an eeriness that pervades most of her
work, aspects that tap into Jeffrey
Meier’s taste for pop surrealism.
“I enjoyed her haunting sense of color
and composition, the unique way
she renders her faces and figures,”
he says. One of the characters in
‘The Incomplete Group’ literally
looks as though she’s fading away
into the background, partially painted
into existence.
 Some of the painters who have
influenced Denvir’s work include
Mario Sironi, Piero della Francesca,
Francis Bacon and Pietro Longhi.
Apart from drawing and painting,

“I enjoyed [Denvir’s] haunting
sense of color and composition,
the unique way she renders
her faces and figures.”
Jeffrey Meier

Denvir has also delved into graphic
design, which bears weight on her
artistic tendencies, specifically in the
composition of her paintings and her
general affinity for the art form. “I’m
also interested in how painters are
influenced by other painters, yet still
create something distinctly their own,”
she says. “For instance, Turner and
Claude or Tenniel and Balthus, four
more favorites.”
 Not only does Denvir draw inspiration
from the work of other painters, but
writers also play a role in the artwork
she creates. “...With few words, the
ordinary can be rendered extraordinary.
Nabakov and Chekov are examples,”
she says. “And their painter equivalents:
Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Edward
Hopper, Giorgio Morandi and Francisco
de Zurbarán. Also, the photographer
Martin Parr.”
 But as for her vision of the meaning
of her own work, Denvir hopes that
the viewer will relate to the overall
feeling and atmosphere that she seeks
to evoke in the worlds that she creates
in her paintings. “They are a sort of
stop frame of a narrative- the before
and after of which can be imagined
by the spectator.” | r
by Michele Zipkin
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SERIAL MOM

My Fifteen Minutes of Fame

J

ohn Waters will be coming to
Philadelphia this December for
A John Waters Christmas at Union
Transfer. For me, this triggers a hint
of nostalgia, because I once had the
good fortune to act in one of his movies.
I say good fortune because it was not
one of his disgusting ones. Hairspray
was quite good. Eccentric, sure, but
still very good. Pink Flamingos was…
uh…let’s just not go there. Back in
1993, which was sometime before the
invention of the Lady Gaga meat dress,
but after the death of the dinosaurs,
I was trying to break into the movie
business. This dream pretty much
ended when I started having to pay
bills, but while I was still living with
my parents, things were good.
 I got an audition to be in John
Waters’ latest movie, Serial Mom.
I went in and read for the part of the
best friend. Sure, it wasn’t the lead,
but I could do the side-kick. I gave
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it my best shot and I did get a call
back, but alas they gave the part to
someone else. The person they gave it
to was Justin Whalin who won
a Daytime Emmy the year the movie
was released, so I don’t feel too bad
about losing out on it. Another reason
I don’t feel bad about losing the part
is that the character of Scottie gets
caught masturbating by the Serial
Mom’s two kids and I’m really not
sure I wanted that to be my big screen
debut. As compensation for missing it,
I was given the part of ‘Kid C’ and
I got to say a single line: “Look, it’s
the murder lady, the one on tv.”
 To a guy who had never been in
a movie before, this was awesome.
Filming was in Baltimore, so mom had
to drive me there. Yes, I had a license,
but no car and mom needed her’s that
day, so she agreed to play chauffeur.
This being the days before Google
maps, we had to rely on the paper kind,

A John Waters
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which sometimes had problems. One
of those problems was that although
the streets were listed, they were not
labeled as one-way. This is how mom
and I found ourselves a block away
from where I need to be and the only
way to get there on time was to go the
wrong way on a one-way street. Turns
out, mom was cool with that.
 There was no oncoming traffic yet,
since all of the cars were at a stop light
at the end of the block. Right after mom
turned onto the street, however, the
light turned green and they came at
us. It was pretty clear that there was no
way we were going to make it, so mom
made the most logical decision given
the circumstances: she sped up. My
eyes went wide, the man’s eyes in the
oncoming car went wide and mom’s
narrowed in concentration. Two seconds
away from a collision and instant death,
she pulled out a maneuver that would
have made Dale Earnhardt, Jr. proud and
zipped onto the lot where I was told to be.
 With shaking hands and a “break
a leg, sweetie” from mom, I got out
of the car and headed to the crowd of
people. Mom took off to do whatever
it was she was going to do while I was
on set. Probably fight crime.
 I found the person I was supposed to
report to, who then told me to report to
costuming. At costuming, I got a brief
glance and then she reached her arm
randomly into a forest of coat hangers,
handed me the 90s equivalent of
the hipster uniform and told me to
put it on. I checked the schedule
and I didn’t have to be anywhere for
several hours. I felt bad that mom
went through all that trouble to risk
death to get me there on time, when
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another fifteen minutes wouldn’t have
mattered. I didn’t know what to do in
the meantime, but it turned out I had
a trailer. Well, it was not just for me,
I had to share it with Kids A and B.
Still, I had a trailer. I waited, then had
something to eat, then it was time for
my close up, Mr. DeMille.
 We all lined up in front of the
Hammerjack’s club. Having lines,
my fellow Kids and I were at the
front of the queue.
 “Kill da wabbit, kill da wabbit…”
 What the hell? Was someone
singing Looney Tunes? I looked around
and didn’t see where it was coming
from. I did see the director behind the
camera and some really weird, creepy
guy sitting next to him.
 “Kill da wabbit, kill da wabbit…”
 Seriously, who was that?
 “Places,” said the creepy guy. Okay,
so the creepy guy was the director
and the other one was the cameraman.
I felt a little bad about thinking John
Waters was creepy, especially since
I was getting this great chance to be
in his movie, but come on. I mean,
seriously if you saw this guy hanging
out by the playground in a trench coat
you would totally call the cops.
 “Kill da wabbit…”
 “Kathleen?”
 “Sorry, I was watching cartoons with
my daughter last night.” And there she
was. Kathleen Turner. Star of Body Heat,
Romancing the Stone and now Serial
Mom. I was standing just a few yards
away from her and the first words I ever
heard from her in real life were from
an impression of Elmer Fudd doing an
impression of Richard Wagner. Our
world is a very strange place.

 Mr. Waters said “Action,” Ms. Turner
did her thing, I said my line and that
was it. We did have one or two more
takes, but then it was over. My fifteen
minutes of fame. In retrospect, I never
realized how quickly fifteen minutes
could pass.
 A few weeks after the shoot, I got
a package in the mail with the film
studio listed as the return address.
I opened it to find a small, pink pocket
knife. This seemed like a really odd
thing to get, but when I flipped it over,
I saw that “Thanks! Kathleen Turner”
had been inscribed on the back. She
knows I exist.
 There was another member of the
cast, however, who is still unaware of
my existence. When the movie finally
came out, after a time period teenagers
like to refer to as “…forever…” I found
out that Traci Lords was in it as well.
She wasn’t in my scene, but I’d like to
think if she were…no she still wouldn’t
have given me the time of day, but it
would have been nice to see her in
person all the same. This means that
in addition to embarrassingly large
amounts of body hair, Ron Jeremy and
I have both been in a movie with Traci
Lords. We have so much in common.
 The movie premier was a fundraiser
and you had to pay to attend. By that
time, I was in college and had a bank
account that hovered somewhere
between zero and ‘we’re coming to
repossess your organs to pay your
pizza tab’. I was, however, able to
scrape together enough for a regular
movie ticket and went to see it with
my friends at the Grandin movie
theater in Roanoke. When my scene
came up, we all cheered until the

owner came down the aisle to talk to
us. I thought she was going to throw us
out, but it turned out she was the one
I had to report to on the day of filming.
Why yes, Mr. Disney, it is a small
world after all.
 The doors to Hammerjack’s have
since been closed. They tore it down
and built a parking lot over its ruins,
but at least there is still proof on film
that it existed. Much like the club,
my acting career has since come
to an ignominious end.
 I did see Kathleen Turner again,
fairly recently in fact. She was giving
a talk at the Smithsonian about her
career on stage and in film. I brought
the knife with me, which I later
realized is not something you want to
say when you enter a federal building.
I was going to show it to her, but there
was no book signing or anything
where you could talk to her one-onone. There was a Q and A which I
thought would be great, until I realized
that all the questions were ones that
had been screened beforehand. I did
bring the book I wrote, though. I signed
it and since I couldn’t give it to her,
I gave it to one of her people instead.
I realize there isn’t much chance that
she ever got it, but I hope that her
assistant enjoyed it on the flight back
to New York.
 And that, dear readers, is the story
of my brief brush with fame. Not
exactly epic, but an exciting time in
my life, nonetheless. So for what it’s
worth…thanks, Mr. Waters and you’re
welcome, Ms. Turner. | r
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A CLOSER LOOK

A CLOSER LOOK

On Set with
Gina Osborne
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ate to bed and early to rise sums
up life on a movie set. Gina
Osborne, owner and key artist at True
Beauty Marks, knows this all too well.
Osborne and her team of professional
makeup and hair designers began
working on the set of the feature film,
When the Moon Was Twice as Big, in
March 2014. The feature-length film,
written and directed by Bill Jacobs and
produced by John Killwey, is currently
in the final stages of principal
photography in Bucks County and the
surrounding areas.
 There is a palpable energy on the set
of this production and at times it can
be stressful. “I’ve had the opportunity
to meet some amazing people, from
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crew to talent, who are teeming with
energy. Creativity overrides any
feelings of stress. After countless days
and months of working so closely
together, many of the cast and crew
feel like family,” says Osborne.
 There are different levels of
responsibility in the hair and makeup
department on set. Osborne, being the
key makeup artist and hair dresser, runs
her department, researches and creates
looks, and works with costume designers
to achieve the look of each character.
 Regular artists implement the
looks desired, and in most cases
are primarily responsible for the
continuity of each look, requiring
them to make sure each actor’s

makeup remains the same as filming
progresses. If a character is aging
significantly as the film progresses,
the makeup needs to reflect that in a
gradual and believable way. The artists
also apply and touch up the makeup
throughout each day of filming.
 The assistants help out with lower
level functions such as prep work and
other makeup related chores. Typically
on smaller budget sets, Osborne wears
all of those hats and occasionally she
has a second artist when needed.
 On longer days, filming can last
anywhere from 8–15 hours. For the
artist, there is a lot of “hurry up, and
wait” time. The makeup team usually
arrives when the talent has their call

time, and they set up quickly and
begin application straight away. Once
they are finished with initial looks, the
artists follow them to do final looks
and then watch them on camera to
make any final adjustments that might
be required.
 “With all of the high-definition
cameras being used today, and
shooting in 4K resolution, everything
needs to look seamless and consistent,
so my style works well on set as well
as it does in real life,” says Osborne.
 Caking on more makeup is not the
best option anymore. The heavily
applied makeup may look good in
some pictures, but not with hi-def
cameras and not in person. Osborne
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“With all of the highdefinition cameras being
used today, everything
needs to look seamless
and consistent.”
uses particular products such as
no-shine primers and sealant sprays
to keep everything waterproof and
in place. “Finely milled, silica based
powders work wonders for minimizing
pores and cutting shine without
leaving the skin looking too matte
and two-dimensional,” she says.
 Osborne stays behind the camera
to check for adjustments, touch ups and
to make sure things stay consistent
from shot to shot. Each day’s needs are
determined by how big a particular
scene is or how many people need
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hair and makeup. The key artists
develop their plan for the day which
helps them to efficiently complete each
individual look. On days where the
scenes are longer and the schedule
is more demanding, the key artists
will typically have another artist
assist them to speed the process up.
Sometimes two artists will work on
one actor if needed. Then, there are
other days where there are only one
or two actors and it’s an easier, shorter
day with a lessened workload.
 There are times when the artists have
to set-up and apply makeup in really
unusual locations. “I have worked in the
back of cars, outside in the elements and
in many other odd locations. The oddest
place I’ve had to work so far was the
inside of a coal car in a dark, wet, cold
coal mine in the mountains. On that
particular shoot, I was doing hair and
makeup on children as well applying
a futuristic and artsy look,” says Osborne.

 Like many artists, Osborne is
inspired by the world around her.
While her greatest inspiration comes
from her family, she is invariably
inspired by photographers, florists and
designers in other industries. Studying
their work pushes her to examine
different colors and moods to work
with while keeping her informed
on current and upcoming trends.
 In addition to wrapping up her work
for When the Moon Was Twice as Big,
Osborne and her team will be creating
and implementing leading-edge
looks for specialty shoots and weddings
for the remainder of 2014. Visit
www.truebeautymarks.com for more
information on Osborne and her team.
You can also follow them on Facebook
and Instagram @TrueBeautyMarks
for behind the scenes shots and tips
on current beauty trends. | r
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he doctor is in at Generation Tech, the River
Valley’s answer to check-ups, tune-ups, repairs
and electronic gadgets. The technicians there are
called upon for all sorts of tech-related needs and
creative services. Though their main job involves
spending a lot of time removing computer viruses,
they also manage local business networks and
systems. But that’s not all.
 “We fix and build computers and networks, but
we also repair electronics,” explains owner Ian Kelly.
“TVs, game consoles, iPads and iPhones screens,
amplifiers, musical instruments. If it has a plug we
can probably fix it.”
 Generation Tech also offers a wide variety of
creative services such as web design and audio/video
production. Kelly, the shop’s new owner and New
Hope native, has over twenty years of experience
as a music industry professional, producing
internationally for Alicia Keys, Aerosmith, Metallica,
Stevie Wonder and many others. Kelly is joined by
a team of local Bucks County computer experts.
 The mission is to “take the skill, adaptability
and client services that I bring to the stage as
a producer and use them to help our customers reach
their creative and technical goals,” says Kelly.
 The team includes Jim Quinn, Michael Brophy
and Geoff Hazelrigg. Quinn is one of the store’s
previous owners and creator of the Generation Tech
brand. He’s a young entrepreneur and Windows
specialist who designed his first computer game at
age 16. Brophy has worked for many of the world’s
leading computer companies where he developed
a skillset that ranges from database management
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Jim Quinn
 Gen Tech also sells almost anything tech related
you can imagine. Though their stock is limited, they
carry used computers, hard drives, iPhone screens,
cables, adapters and supplies. If there’s something
you’re looking for, give the store a call. With the
holidays approaching, Gen Tech is a great resource.
They offer gift certificates and can schedule set
ups and tunings to get your machine optimized
and ready for work or play.
 It’s been a long, but rewarding road for the
store’s crew. Once home to New Hope Computers,
the location is now under new ownership and plays
by a new set of rules. Kelly says the team has been
renovating the space and is doing a fantastic job
to keep the business running. Generation Tech
offers a comprehensive understanding of the latest
technology and services to make it easy for people
and businesses to get the most from their computer,
home entertainment system and other devices.
 “I am super proud of this group of people and what
we have accomplished in a short time,” says Kelly. | r
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FOOD & DINING

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A Lambertville Staple Continues
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estled along the scenic banks
of the Delaware River and
a stone’s throw from New Hope, pa sits
the Lambertville Station Restaurant
and Inn. The historic, restored
19th century rail station has been
treating their customers with a bevy
of amenities time and time again.
“We’ve been in business for 34 years,”
owner Dan Whitaker tells me as we
discuss the history of his restaurant
and hotel.
 “The property has evolved over the
34 years,” Whitaker continues. It began
as only a restaurant, but the success
has been so great that additions or
renovations have been added every
few years. From overnight rooms
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to an outside deck and bar, the Inn
developed into the perfect site for any
occasion big or small. More recently,
they have created a wine cellar as well
as two conference rooms.
 Through it all though, Whitaker
describes one key element that has
remained constant, “[it’s the] same
partners as when we originally started
with, which in most businesses is
unheard of.” With the same core center
at the helm, this restaurant/inn has
become a landmark in the community.
“We have a great staff, long term
staff, that’s been with me for years,”
Whitaker adds.
 One of the more well known elements
to the restaurant and hotel is their

brunch offerings. It has evolved to
include a la carte and buffet style
servings. “We do both,” Whitaker tells
me, “in the restaurant, it’s a la carte
and in the hotel, it’s a buffet.”
 The reasoning behind the twopronged approach boils down to two
main factors, logistics and competition.
With the restaurant and hotel now such
a sprawling campus, Whitaker and
company take advantage of all of the
incredible views they have to offer, but
at the same time to offer the customers
the top most level of convenience as
well. He tells me, “It’s not feasible to
have a central buffet and have people
walking all around to get their food,”
and goes on to add “In the hotel, it’s

all one room and it’s appropriate for
a buffet and not a la carte [style].”
 As we continue talking, things
shift as Whitaker dives into some
of his personal favorites at brunch.
“That’s the nice thing about a buffet,
it’s got everything from shrimp
to smoked salmon, omelets to the
carving station.” The different options
available have the typical offerings
like bacon and sausages, scrambled
eggs and fresh fruit.
 What sets the Lambertville Station
brunch apart from the others is the
number of different specialty options
they have for their guests, all made to
order right in front of them. “We have
more chefs on the line than I’ve seen
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“We have more chefs
on the line than I’ve seen
at most buffets.”

at most buffets,” Whitaker explains.
“At most buffets, everyone just cooks
in the back and then brings it out.
We try to interact with the line.”
 Take, for example, one of Whitaker’s
own favorites. “I’m a big eggs benedict
person, but I don’t like eggs benedict
at a buffet because they’re made in
the back and precooked.” But things
are different at his restaurant and
it’s quality over quantity. “We have
usually four chefs on the [buffet] line,
and they make it to order,” he says,
later adding that “you’re getting fresh,
just made eggs benedict. And we give
you a couple different choices of that,
whether it’s with salmon, Canadian
bacon or filet.” It’s just one of the many
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ways Whitaker and the great staff at
Lambertville Station Restaurant and
Inn go to bring each and every person
the best they can.
 And if the food isn’t enough, the
venue also comes with some of the most
majestic and beautiful scenery you could
ask for. Whitaker describes the setting,
“when you’re right on top of the water,
it’s beautiful any season, even in the
winter time when it’s chilly out.” One of
the most popular places on the property
sits perfectly overlooking the Delaware
River. Whitaker continues, “when we
opened the banquet facility right on
the water, we felt that we needed to take
advantage of the beautiful view, so we
opened that up.”

 Thanks to some of the more recent
renovations, there is not a bad seat in
the house. Floor to ceiling windows
give each hungry patron the chances to
fully take in their surroundings while
being treated to some of the best food
around. “It’s almost 180 degrees of
water, the glass is on three sides [of the
room],” Whitaker says. He also adds
a special hint, sitting further back from
the windows gives the eater a fuller
view of the landscape of the river.
 With the attention to detail to their
surroundings, Whitaker and his
partners reach even further out to
the area around their restaurant and
inn. “We’re big on local sourcing,”
he comments as we discuss their

relationship with the various farms
around the area, “a lot of our vegetables,
we have a good repore with a lot of our
farmers in the area so they constantly
stop here. We’re probably one of their
biggest accounts.”
 It does not stop at the fresh produce
either. “We are just introducing a new
hamburger meat that’s sourced from
a local farm.” And to take things to an
even more local level, the cooks have
their own herb garden on the grounds.
Whitaker adds, “the chefs really enjoy
that because they get to pick their own
herbs and put it in their dishes.”
 Brunch has become one of the
busiest times for restaurants lately.
The Lambertville Station Restaurant
and Inn takes things very seriously.
Their push to provide foodies that
walk through their doors with locally
raised plates is coupled with options
to cater to everyone. Quality is of the
utmost importance and it’s easy to
see. On top of it all, each person can
enjoy unforgettable views. Owner
Dan Whitaker proudly boasts, “it’s
one of the best views on the Delaware
River.” It’s a statement you will have
to come see for yourself. Words can
only do so much. | r
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