the Newark Bike Project (NBP) has been providing affordable, healthy means for transportation to the relatively small town of Newark, Delaware since 2011. Accepting donations from residents, businesses + collecting discarded bikes from the University of Delaware campus, this nonprofit has cemented itself as a Newark staple, offering a fully stocked bike repair shop, riding lessons + other services to the community.
Paul + Tonya Romanick are two sculptors who've mastered their craft to create truly amazing creations out of clay. From intricate underwater scenes to polished dinnerware, the couple has created over 40,000 pieces (!) in their lifetime via their Newark business. We met with the Delaware duo to learn more about their pottery passion, their Newark, DE roots + how they have developed renewed interest in handcrafted goods with their line of custom growlers.
raw materials, hand woven pieces of local, Pennsylvania leather, carefully choreographed etchings + patterns—there is a certain elegance to the handmade leather bags which Chadds Ford resident, Bri Brant, assembles for her self-run company, Arden + James. We met with Bri to learn more about her bags (which were just named Best of Philly!), what inspires her designs + the revival of artisan craftsmanship in the Brandywine Valley.
we met with Christianna LaBuz, Director of Programming for World Cafe Live (both in Philadelphia + Wilmington) to learn more about what has made The Queen such a historic + prominent venue in Wilmington, DE for the past five years.
hg: could you share with us a bit of the history of World Cafe Live?
Meet Char Nolan, wearer of many hats, but most well known as a plant strong advocate. She is one of our biggest fans (and has become a dear friend) and her story is beyond inspiring.
hg: so it’s safe to say you’re a huge fan of honeygrow. Would you say you’re our #1 fan?
Wilmington, Delaware local, Carlos Alejandro, is somewhat of a renaissance man and—as the mastermind behind #hgWilmington’s custom photography—we wanted get to know him even better.
If you’ve ever dug into a cheese board at Talula’s Garden in Philly or hung out over a cup of coffee at Brew Ha Ha in Trolley Square in Wilmington, DE, then you’re already familiar with the beautiful millwork of Andrew McKnight and his student army. Andrew McKnight is a Philadelphia resident and founder + director of the Challenge Program, a Delaware based furniture production company centered around craftsmanship education for kids between 18 + 21.
We couldn't be more excited to announce the official opening of our fifth location in Wilmington, Delaware! Located on Concord Pike (aka Route 202) in the Market Square Shopping Center next to Trader Joe's. This is our first location in 'The First State.'
To celebrate today's Grand Opening, local District 2 Councilman, Bob Weiner kicked things off at our ribbon cutting ceremony.
hgWilmington is now open seven days a week, 11am-10pm.