Saturday, December 20, 2014

Take On the Great Outdoors With Help From REI

March 18, 2014 by  
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REI is where you go to outfit yourself with everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors. The welcoming staff of this national retailer knows how to match their products to your specific needs, whether you’re heading off to the Himalayas on a trekking trip, gearing up for a triathlon, or need a daypack to accompany you on a big city walkabout.

Here, you can expect all of the best brands — including REI's house brand— like North Face, Teva, Thule, Merrell, Sierra Designs, and Marmot. If you’re a camper, you’ll find sleeping bags, tents, packs, tarps, camp kitchens, compasses, solar chargers, maps, trekking poles, lanterns, and camp furniture. Footwear is also a specialty here, whether you need hiking boots, running shoes, sandals, or casual footwear, for both kids and adults.

The REI store in Marlton is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.

REI
501 Route 73 South
Marlton, NJ 08053
(856) 810-1938
http://www.rei.com/stores/marlton.html
http://www.yelp.com/biz/rei-marlton

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Pretty Sweet Bakery: Sweet Smiles in Haddonfield

March 4, 2014 by  
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Recognized as one of the top bakeries around — including a 2013 nomination for best bakery on the PHL17 Philly Hot List — Pretty Sweet Bakery puts smiles on South Jersey faces. They specialize in custom cakes and iced shortbread cookies, and the only limit is your imagination. If you can’t wait for a special occasion to satisfy your sweet tooth, their bakery is always stocked with delicious treats. Customers come for the dense and moist cupcakes. Red velvet is popular flavor, but Pretty Sweet makes inventive flavors too, like cookie dough and peanut butter and jelly cupcakes. Other favorites are sticky buns, drop cookies, and muffins – including several vegan options. The bakery uses all natural ingredients, so you know your sweets are fresh.

Check the website for an events calendar, including cooking classes and more.

Pretty Sweet Bakery
427 North Haddon Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
(856) 429-0063
www.yelp.com/biz/pretty-sweet-bakery-haddonfield

Cherry Hill Mall: A Landmark Shopping Experience

February 18, 2014 by  
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Cherry Hill Mall is one of the east coast's landmark malls, offering shoppers everything under the sun. Large scale department stores share space with boutiques and shops offering many awesome apparel for the whole family. Pick up something to beautify your home, or yourself, as well as many other fabulous items like sporting goods and apparel, kids clothing and toys, and furnishing for every room in your home. The food court is relatively small, but that's to make room for the dozens of anchor restaurants like Bahama Breeze, Maggiano's and Capital Grille. No matter what you're looking for Cherry Hill Mall has it.

Cherry Hill Mall
2000 Route 38
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(856) 662-7441
http://www.yelp.com/biz/cherry-hill-mall-cherry-hill

Cherry Hill Mall: A Shopping Destination

February 5, 2014 by  
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There are plenty of places to get your shopping done in the south New Jersey area, but locals know that one of the best is the Cherry Hill Mall. Originally opened in 1961 as the first indoor climate-controlled shopping center east of the Mississippi River, the complex had a unique layout and was, at the time, the largest mall in the country.

Although other shopping centers have taken that title since then, Cherry Hill Mall still remains a fantastic place for a little retail therapy. The mall is anchored by Macy’s, Nordstrom and JC Penney but features over 150 additional stores. In addition to the main building, there is a ring of smaller outbuildings around the property with even more shopping options. There are also many restaurant choices on-site. Recent renovations to the parking area have made getting there — and finding a parking place — even easier!

Cherry Hill Mall
2000 Route 38
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(856) 662-7440
http://cherryhillmall.com/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/cherry-hill-mall-cherry-hill

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Give Saxby’s Coffee A Try

January 7, 2014 by  
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Saxby’s Coffee is a new addition to Haddonfield’s java joints and part of an national franchise chain. You can order a regular cup of joe here, but their signature is a long list of 28 specialty drinks, which you can get hot, cold, steamed, as a blended creme, or a Frolate – not quite a milkshake and not quite iced coffee. There are so many delicious flavors to try, like the Almond Joy with coconut, chocolate, and almond flavors. Baristas are happy to customize any drink, but with so many options already on the menu, why would you want to? They have light snacks, including all natural frozen yogurt with fresh fruit toppings. The space is open and inviting with cafe seating to enjoy a quick bite near Hunters Chase.

Saxby's Coffee
104 Kings Highway E
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
(856) 429-3785
www.saxbyscoffee.com
www.yelp.com/biz/saxbys-coffee-haddonfield

Jersey Java and Tea: They Know Coffee

December 3, 2013 by  
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Looking for a really good cup of coffee? Come to Jersey Java and Tea, just minutes from Hunters Chase. The baristas know coffee. Beans are carefully selected and brewed for the best taste. Order a latte, Americana, iced coffee, hot tea, or Italian soda. Not sure what to get? Just ask. The people behind the counter will be happy to explain any of the drinks. Pair your meal with a selection of baked goods and quiche The interior is filled with couches and tables, so it's the perfect spot to get some work done without interruption. Prices are in line with chain coffeeshops. There is a $10 minimum if you want to use a credit card. Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. 

Jersey Java and Tea
140 N Haddon Ave
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
(856) 428-0707
http://www.yelp.com/biz/jersey-java-and-tea-haddonfield

Cooper River Park: One of Camden County’s Best Parks

November 5, 2013 by  
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The Cooper River Park is the centerpiece of Camden County. With over 300 acres that runs through Collingswood, Pennsauken, Cherry Hill and Haddon Township. In Collingswood, the view of the river is at its best. There are a lot of things to do! The park boasts two softball fields, a cross country course, a golf driving range, two bike paths, a dog park, volleyball courts, and launches to put your boat right into the river. There’s even a stadium on the grounds! And the four picnic areas are available year-round from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. With so much beautiful space and available activities, the Cooper River Park always has something to offer families and friends.

Cooper River Park
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
http://www.collingswood.com/parks/collsparks

Daddy-O’s: We All Scream for Ice Cream

October 8, 2013 by  
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For the best homemade ice cream you can’t beat Daddy-O’s. Recalling the bygone era of your friendly neighborhood ice cream shop, Daddy-O’s is a wonderful place for kids of all ages to indulge their sweet tooth. All products served up by Daddy-O’s are made in store, with a selection of unique flavors that can’t be found at other ice cream shops. Flavors like birthday cake, peanut butter, and banana cream pie are rounded by the selection of gelatis, ice cream cakes, specialty pies, and iced concoctions flavored with syrup. These beauties are only available twice a year and will live long in your memory far after you’ve sampled them. Daddy-O’s also offers party services for young guests. 

Daddy-O's
300 East Greentree Road
Marlton, NJ 08053
(856) 983-0011
http://www.yelp.com/biz/daddy-os-dairy-barn-marlton

Springdale Farms: Cherry Hill’s Last Working Farm

August 6, 2013 by  
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Both a working farm and quaint general store, Springdale Farms offers you farm fresh produce, tasty baked goods, and many other products all year round. The farm’s very own bakery serves up so many delicious items, from pies to cakes to loaves of fresh, wholesome bread. Some of the produce is reared right on the farm, while other items come direct from local producers and merchants. The produce selection changes with the seasons, with each month heralding in something unbelievably fresh and tasty. While some might see Springdale Farm’s produce a little on the expensive side, for items of this quality to be available in every season the price is more than justified. When you purchase goods from Springdale Farms you are supporting the community. This is Cherry Hill’s last working farm — help preserve the legacy by making the short drive from Hunters Chase!

Springdale Farms
1638 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
(856) 424-8674
http://www.yelp.com/biz/springdale-farm-market-cherry-hill

Garden State Discovery Museum: Let’s Play

July 8, 2013 by  
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The Garden State Discovery Museum is the perfect place for kids and adults to cut loose and enjoy an afternoon of fun activities. Since 1994 this museum has been providing a place for the imagination to run wild while also fostering learning through creativity. Both education and fun are on equal footing her with the array of activities available. You will find so many interesting exhibitions, from the dinosaurium, which details the regions prehistoric history, to the climbing wall, allowing visitors to see just how brave they are. Of course, those are just a few of the many activities available here. There are also areas appropriate for younger children, an outdoor butterfly garden, a fitness center, and a storybook castle.

Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
(856) 424-1233
http://www.yelp.com/biz/garden-state-discovery-museum-cherry-hill

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