Things We Like

XPN Local: Volume 2
Various artists ($16.99,
If you enjoyed Philly Local: Right on Track, WXPN-FM’s second installment won’t disappoint. It features some of the area’s most notable up-and-comers, including smoldering chanteuse Sharon Little, organic groove-meisters Hoots and Hellmouth (back home after several months touring and working on their second CD), acoustic soul man Mutlu (who recently toured with Joe Jackson), über-talented Lower Merion boys-to-men the Brakes; and pop-rockers Fooling April. A superb Valentine’s Day gift for any music lover.

Historic Photos of the Main Line
Laura E. Beardsley (Turner Publishing Company, 206 pages, $39.95)
If you’re not lucky enough to be a third-generation blue blood with a slew of black-and-white photos displayed in sterling silver frames on your baby grand, don’t despair. After flipping through the nearly 200 rare pictures that comprise Laura Beardsley’s refined pictorial narrative, you’ll be reminiscing with the best of ’em in no time. Well researched, with fact-filled photo captions and detailed chapter introductions, this book ought to be part of every Main Liner’s library.

The Unveiling at Chalfant American Fine Art and Antiques
Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (1352 Paoli Pike, West Chester; 610-696-1862,

This rather clandestine event is a must for serious art and antiques buffs hoping to find that special piece to round out their collections. The second annual Unveiling features rarities from private collectors who will be on hand to consign pieces from their stash of decorative and fine art before a hand-picked audience. It’s that rare opportunity to beat other buyers to the punch. To learn more, contact

Our Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs Party is July 25!