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March 1, 2016
Easter Martini

March Martini of the Month

  March Marvelous Martini Madness (we like this much better than ‘March Madness’, personally!) This month we’ll be sharing several delicious March martinis with you on Facebook.  (Have you checked out our active Facebook Page, by the way?) Here are the highlights…   Easter Peep Martini Ingredients: 1-1/2 oz. cherry flavored vodka 1/2 oz. orange flavored liquor 3 oz. half-and-half A dash of grenadine Simple syrup for the rim Sweetened Flaked Coconut died green Rim a chilled martini glass with […]
February 11, 2016

Our Favorite West Chester Restaurants

Bon Apetit! After you’ve strolled around town looking at all these fun shops, you’re sure to be ready for something delicious to eat.  Here are some of our favorites for you to try while in West Chester, PA.   The Couch Tomato The Couch Tomato just recently celebrated its one year birthday at the West Chester location, 31 West Gay Street.  Using only local and organic ingredients, The Couch Tomato is committed to being all natural.  The kitchen works diligently […]
February 11, 2016
West Chester PA

Check out West Chester PA’s shops and boutiques

Shopping is a treat in West Chester Pennsylvania. After all of the gifts have been opened, all of the cookies have been eaten, and the last of the holiday decorations have been put away, there is that moment of silence in the air.  Now what?  Put some of those VISA gift cards to good use and stroll around the lovely and welcoming town of West Chester, PA.  There are boutiques galore, restaurants with every fare imaginable, and vibrant life in […]
February 11, 2016
Staging Statistic

What is Home Staging?

What is Home Staging?   Home staging is way more than home decorating or design.  In real estate,  staging takes on a different aspect for each home listed for sale. This service is the STAR in The Jean Gross Team arsenal, and helps to allow the buyer to imagine what lifestyle they could enjoy by buying this home.  Our intent in staging a home is for the buyer to walk into their potential new home and immediately think “This is […]
February 1, 2016

February Martini of the Month + local things to do with 2 or more

This month we are leaping into love with our February Martini of the Month…   The ‘Velvet Kiss’ To make this delectable love potion, you’ll need: 2 oz. ‘Cake’ Vodka 1/2 oz. Crème de Cassis 1 oz. Light Cream 1 oz. Pineapple Juice and a few dashes of Grenadine   Along with this tasty martini, here are a few local activities you can enjoy while in West Chester and the surrounding areas:   Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens Saturday January 23, […]
January 19, 2016
Contestant giving address from balcony

Gettysburg Address Contest in West Chester

Bob Gross of the Jean Gross Team started a West Chester tradition 17 years ago, and it still continues today.  In early December each year, before the big Old Fashioned Christmas parade, local students gather in front of the Lincoln Building in West Chester to compete in the Annual Gettysburg Address Contest.   Amongst friends, family and parade goers below, the little Lincolns proudly read their speeches on top of the Lincoln Building’s balcony. The event recognizes and celebrates the […]


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