deep in the heart of South Philly lies a once dormant giant, which has recently been given a second life. We met with Lindsey Scannapieco, Project Manager + Managing Partner of Scout, to discuss how the team plans to breathe life back into this once vacant icon while respecting the history + cultural impact the building has had on the surrounding community and Philadelphia as a whole. From a rooftop bar to a nanoscientist, the former Edward Bok Technical High School is poised to once again provide new opportunities + further cement its legacy in South Philadelphia.
our pop-up yoga partners, Philadelphia-based yoga company PLUSgives, are on a mission to provide high-quality yoga mats + materials, while supporting charitable organizations throughout the region—ultimately improving the quality of life for many, not just yogis. We talked with founder Annika Tubito to learn more about what inspired her to pursue such a charitable business model, the designs of the mats + what her plans are moving forward.
several weeks ago, we were treated to a special performance by the Andrew Jackson Elementary School's HOME Rock Band—an ensemble comprised of students from the South Philly school. Our #hgMusic partners, Musicopia, recap the performance below...
each of our locations feature a different artist local to the area—it's our way of further connecting with the community + reflecting its importance in honeygrow's story. Our Chinatown DC location is the first to feature a bright, sprawling mural running the length of one of our walls.
flower delivery services have been around for decades, however the overall experience of ordering + receiving those flowers has barely evolved. This is where UrbanStems steps in—D.C. born, but now in Baltimore, Austin, Philadelphia + New York City, this flower delivery start-up is taking each order personally to help elevate expectations + change the industry overall.
coffee is complex—it's "kick" is brought upon by a chemical reaction with hot water which, when perfectly calculated, delivers a pleasant aroma + sharp, unique taste that varies per bean, per region, per roast. This is just one drip of the knowledge we gained while visiting One Village Coffee's headquarters + roastery in Souderton, PA.
“It’s honeygrow!” exclaimed one of our young musicians as she caught a glimpse of the snack being prepared. These kids join the Musicopia String Orchestra for the music, but they certainly enjoy the snack break during weekly rehearsals. Musicopia String Orchestra program, founded by Musicopia in 2005, is based on the philosophy that participating in serious, long-term musical endeavors can have a transformative impact on students, encouraging discipline, tea
Photo credit: Scott Suchman
how do you transform your culinary idea into reality when space, capital + resources are difficult to come by in Washington, DC? That's where Union Kitchen's commissary, storage space + distribution efforts come into play. We met with Co-Founder, Cullen Gilchrist, to learn what the space offers + how a surge in cookie demand prompted the creation of one of DC's most valuable culinary assets.