Go Bananas: 18 Ways to Decorate With Yellow

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(Image credit: Eileen Kathryn Boyd Interiors)

Yellow. It’s sunny, cheerful, full of life, and just all around happy. So when you use it on your interiors, chances are you’ll be bringing some of these attributes into your home. Wrap your walls with it, upholster your chairs, or use it sparingly in your artwork. Whether you’re looking to make a bold, vibrant statement or evoke an understated warmth, yellow is a sure-fire stop on the color wheel. Take a look at these 18 spaces that have us going bananas over all things yellow.

The award for chicest pool house I’ve ever seen goes to designer Eileen Kathryn Boyd, who turned to lovely mix of yellow and purple in this space she designed as part of a past Hamptons Showhouse. Her sunny choices for the wallcovering and window treatments will make you want to dive right in.

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Rodale: Annual Field Day

field-day-1024x512Join Rodale Institute‘s researchers and staff to learn about the latest results of  research projects and visit all demonstration stations on the 333 acres experimental farm. Participants will have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with Rodale Institute experts and learn about a wide variety of research and demonstration projects, all focused on organic agriculture. Stations will be set up throughout the farm so you’ll have time to explore our 333 acres when walking or enjoying a leisurely wagon ride from site to site.

If you’re interested in one particular area, we invite you to spend more time with a Rodale expert on that demo, asking questions and sharing knowledge. Continue reading

Comedy Tonight

2017-05-17_10-55-02Comedian John Mulaney will be performing at the Sands Event Center on Friday, July 21st. TICKETS

JOHN MULANEY is an Emmy Award winning writer and comedian. He most recently starred in the Broadway hit, “Oh, Hello on Broadway” alongside Nick Kroll. In 2015 Mulaney released his 3rd hour stand up special a Netflix Original titled “THE COMEBACK KID” which the AV Club called “his best hour of his career.” He began his career in New York’s East Village and has since toured around the world. In 2008, he began writing at “Saturday Night Live” where he appeared as a “Weekend Update” correspondent and co-created characters such as “Stefon” with Bill Hader. He currently writes for IFC’s “Documentary Now” and for Netflix’s “Big Mouth” on which he voices the character of Andrew.  Mulaney’s first comedy album, “The Top Part,” was released in 2009. He released his second Comedy Central special and album “New In Town” in 2012, and upon review Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly hailed Mulaney as “one of the best stand-up comics alive.”

The 3 Most Important Decorating Elements

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Image Sources: Laura Metzler and Homepolish

via PopSugar – The way Shannon Smith transforms a bare apartment into a cozy home might cause you to confuse her for a magician, or an interior design fairy godmother at the very least. The Homepolish interior designer can do wonders to a space no matter how tight the budget or small the square footage.

The secret to creating a stunning home, she says, is to focus on three things when decorating. “I am a firm believer that you don’t need a lot of stuff to make your space feel finished. If you consider these three things — texture, color, and scale — you can make any space feel cozy.”

Keep reading to hear what Shannon has to say about approaching each.

FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

2017-05-17_10-44-43Saturday, May 27, 2017

Kick off your Memorial Day Weekend at the Lehigh Valley Zoo! On Saturday, May 27th  from 10a-4p the Lehigh Valley Zoo is joining hands with several local food trucks to produce the zoo’s first ever Food Truck Festival at the Zoo! Featuring tasty offerings from trucks including: OMG Smoothies, Rollin Dough, Kona Ice of Allentown, BlendLife, Grumpy’ s BBQ, Ziggy’s Roaster and MORE this will be an event you don’t want to miss! Plus, a portion of the proceeds will go towards the zoo’s conservation efforts!

Society of the Arts Luncheon With The Authors Launch

lwta_artThursday, May 18th at 6 PM

Join the Allentown Art Museum Society of the Arts (SOTA) and Bethlehem author Karen Katchur at Moravian Book Shop in Allentown for the launch of SOTA’s annual Luncheon With the Authors.  We’ll be announcing the authors and books selected for this year’s Luncheon With The Authors at the Downtown Allentown Third Thursday event on May 18th at 6pm.

The October 6th Luncheon With the Authors will feature Katchur and the works of two other nationally acclaimed authors. Katchur’s book, The Sisters of Blue Mountain, will be on sale at the Moravian Book Shop with 20% of the proceeds going toward SOTA’s fundraising to benefit educational programs at the Allentown Art Museum, the SOTA Print Fund and the SOTA Education Endowment.  Luncheon details and ticket information will be announced at the launch event.

Parking is free at the PP&L parking garage with parking validation at Moravian Book Shop.

Robust Sales Reported at Sterling Estates in Lower Nazareth Twp.

SterlingEstates ModelSterling Properties has found a recipe for success at Sterling Estates in Lower Nazareth, PA.  The upscale collection of single-family homes has experienced strong sales velocity this spring as young families and couples respond to its sought-after combination of value-packed pricing, luxurious and expansive home plans and a desirable Lehigh Valley location.

Several homes have been sold in the last few months, including six of the 15 estate-inspired residences in the community’s recently-released second housing phase.  Each of Sterling Estates’ eight four- and five-bedroom housing designs are offered in the newest section, priced from an affordable $399,000.  The premium homes lie on 1-acre plus lots, with many backing up to wooded terrain to provide a considerable amount of privacy and peacefulness.

“Sales activity has heated up with the large number of homebuyers entering the housing market this spring,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Sterling’s Director of Sales and Marketing.   “Unfortunately, they’re finding limited purchasing opportunities with a very low inventory of available homes in both the Greater Lehigh Valley region and central New Jersey.  Continue reading