Little Book... Big Guide

Welcome to the online home of laini's little pocket guides... we're so glad you found us. There's lots of stories, photos, and maps in here that we'd love to share with you, so maybe get a cup of coffee and hang out for a while. And let us know what you think. We're still a work in progress. Enjoy!

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“In the Life” Brings You “Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Tribute”

If you haven’t checked out these amazing guys (and a gal) yet, do it now and thank me later! I’ve never seen a band have so much fun on stage, and they will keep you moving all night.

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Pepper Picker? Not Us, Sadly

This is the first major issue we have come across since we started our backyard lasagna garden in May. We poked around the Internet a little bit, but didn’t really find anything to fix the problem. What do you think it could be?

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“In the Life” Brings You Highlights from Mayfair 2010

Lehigh Valley, if you missed Mayfair this year, you really missed something special. If you did pay a visit, then you probably enjoyed yourself as much as I did.

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laini’s list of 9 – September 10, 11 & 12

Happy late-summer/early-fall weekend! Hope it’s a beautiful one for you.

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Five Cool Places to Shop ‘Till You Drop

September means back to school, apples for the teacher, new shoes, and adding some cozy items to your home to prepare for the cold months ahead.

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laini’s list of 9 – September 3, 4, 5 (& 6th, too!)

Viva la long weekend! Happy Labor Day, everyone!

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Wordless Wednesday

Sometimes words are overrated, unnecessary, can even get us in trouble. But, photos… ahhhh, photos. They’re another story. Welcome to Wordless Wednesday, pocket guide-style!

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A Tomato Invasion

Tomato explosion? No problem. This week we offer a couple of suggestions on how to preserve your fresh bounty.

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Hello, Spring! So nice to see you again.

More light, more flowers, more outside time, more time by the water. The snow is behind us and spring seems to be here to stay. Bring on the growth!

Photos by Marty Desilets and Jay Sperandio

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Five Cool Places for a Slice of Pizza, Part Deux

We asked, and many of you responded, with strong opinions. Here are the results of our informal little pizza poll.

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Bicycle Heaven in Bethlehem

For the biking enthusiast, Bethlehem might as well be Heaven on Earth. Whether you like pedaling around town, conquering challenging trails or just cruising the suburbs to unwind, there’s a place for you and your bike here. But don’t take it from us – hear it straight from some of the most avid bicyclists around.

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Fabulous Finds Friday: Nature’s Way Market

For those of you who have an appreciation for natural and organic produce, spices, grains, soaps and more, you may have already visited this great spot. For those, who haven’t, it’s certainly about time.

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laini’s list – August 27, 28, 29

These days are busy, busy, busy for me… finishing the next pocket guide to Easton! So this list is going to be short & sweet… just the details. Please see the websites for more info. And enjoy this penultimate weekend of summer!

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A Local Lesson

In our quest to source as much as possible from local farms, we offer another option: Reeder Farms

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laini’s list – August 20, 21 & 22

Tomatoes, Corn and Fried Dough. Enjoy, but preferably not together!

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“In the Life” Rocks Musikfest! (Take 3)

Jandee’s final (and amazing) post of her days (and nights) at Musikfest.

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laini’s list of 9 – August 13, 14 & 15

New museums, fire performances, fireworks, parades and festivals. Oh, and there’s some musik, too. Happy weekend, everyone!

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See, Hear and Taste Vera Cruz

Anyone who has driven through the main (and only?) intersection in Vera Cruz – the four-way stop by the Tavern – can attest to the fact that Vera Cruz is different.

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“In the Life” Visits Musikfest… Take 2

Jandee goes back to Musikfest… again! And this is what she saw…

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From Sicily, With Love

LC’s Farm is one of the must-stop stands at the Easton Farmers’ Market. The tomatoes in this photo may have something to do with it.

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