Under a Tree Ring by Emanuela Duca

Learn the design inspirations behind the rings in this upcoming exhibit in Lambertville, NJ. 

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Rings are conversation pieces. Some tell the story of a wedding engagement or a family heirloom, while others tell of a person’s passions, heritage, or sense of style. The pieces in the “Nothing But Rings” exhibit at the Diana Vincent Jewelry Gallery in Lambertville tell a story of design excellence. The exhibition showcases rings created by visionary jewelry designers from Canada to California. Their stunning creations will be on display and available for purchase at the Diana Vincent Contemporary Fine Jewelry Gallery located at 12 North Union Street in Lambertville, New Jersey until December 9.  more


Blood-thirsty insects nipping at our flesh are spreading Zika, West Nile, and other viruses. Rutgers entomologist Dina Fonseca tackles the public health crisis. 

By Ilene Dube

We’ve read all the studies: it’s healthier to be outdoors, where walking among the trees alleviates depression, lowers blood pressure and staves off Alzheimer’s disease. Children who play outside do better in school.

OK, but how to protect ourselves from ticks and mosquitoes that spread deadly diseases? more


By Ellen Gilbert 

“Although we weren’t able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it’s got about 18 million cracks in it” 




By Anne Levin 

In a video that is part of a series on the New York City Ballet, dancers are asked to name their favorite foods.

“I want grease, and, like, salt,” says corps de ballet member Gretchen Smith, who munches on a chip. “I’ve gotta go with fried chicken, mac and cheese, and curry,” enthuses principal dancer Amar Ramasar. “Cookies, sugar, chocolate,” announces petite principal dancer Megan Fairchild. Retired dancer Jenifer Ringer, who documented her struggles with weight in her autobiography Dancing Through It: My Journey in the Ballet, confesses in the video to her passion for ice cream with peanut butter. more


“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”  — George Eliot

By Ellen Gilbert 

Reader advisory:  This article will not provide the last word in what to wear, cook, or how to decorate your house this fall.  It. turns out that there are many, many opinions about what is au courant for every aspect of our lives (all year round, actually).  This may be a disappointment for those needing guidance, but free spirits may consider this conclusion a boon. more


By Bill Alden

Photography by Ed Hewitt

Katelin Snyder relished bike rides from her apartment in Kingston to the boathouse at Lake Carnegie in Princeton to get in some exercise and clear her head before assuming the duties of coxswain for the U.S. women’s eight and guiding it through grueling practice sessions as the rowers prepared for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Up in Boston, Gevvie Stone, a 2007 Princeton University alum, honed her sculling skills over the last several years, navigating through the tough conditions and the boat traffic on the Charles River as she pursued her dream of an Olympic medal while earning an M.D. from the Tufts University Medical School. more


Perhaps nothing is more representative of  interior designers than their homes and studios.  

Photography by Andrew Wilkinson

In addition to being a personal haven, it acts as  a blank canvas for creativity. For our interior  designer photo series, Princeton Magazine got  the opportunity to peek inside the homes of some of the areas most respected interior designers. Here, they share their design aesthetic, personal mottos, career highlights, and more. more


Still known to many in Princeton as the “old Town Topics building,” the imposing 19th-century brick edifice at 4 Mercer Street was restored by its owner, Princeton University, in 2013 and will see new use as apartments for faculty and staff on the second and third floors and office space on the first floor.

Princeton has a rich history of moving houses, churches and other architectural landmarks

By Ilene Dube

The year was 1868. A few heads must have turned when the house with colossal columns, reminiscent of a Greek temple, arrived by barge in Princeton Basin. From there it traveled up Alexander before settling into an orchard on Mercer Street. The owner, the Rev. George Sheldon, had inherited his family’s Northampton, Mass., home,  and when a builder gave the thumbs up to moving it more than 200 miles, the 1830s wooden structure was disassembled, freighted through Connecticut to New York City, then shipped up the Raritan and barged along the D&R Canal. more


Princeton artist, Carole Jury will be displaying her work at BoConcepts Princeton.

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Carole Jury’s paintings are like sophisticated Rorschach tests. They can only be defined by the subject’s perceptions of her strokes.

“A painting needs to be made one’s own,” Jury explains. “It’s a kind of secret space where everyone can find one’s own personal refuge. Through painting, I feel anything is possible. The spectator can imagine anything and everything he wants. My reliefs and colors allow for countless interpretations. Then, the spectator will have made my painting his own.” more


Photo Credit: @jammincrepes

By Sarah Emily Gilbert 

It’s not even midway through October and many of us are over pumpkin spiced lattes. Luckily, our town is full of unique alternatives to this often-overrated fall treat. We asked some of our favorite Princeton eateries to share their seasonal offerings with us, and boy, did they deliver.



Rendered view from Philadelphia looking northeast onto Liberty Property Trust’s mixed-use urban development on the Camden waterfront. This masterplan scheme will include high-performance office buildings, a prominent flag hotel, residential units with an affordable housing component, pedestrian friendly streets, and newly envisioned open spaces. 

By Anne Levin 

Camden was still lively by the time my mother gave up her job in the early 1950’s. But the good times were not to last. By 1970, the city had begun its slow decline. The relocation to the suburbs of some industries and closing of others resulted in decades of crime, urban blight, and corruption. It all culminated in Camden earning the distinction, in 2012, of having the highest crime rate in the United States. more


Photo Credit: @alexisbittar

Spooky can also be pretty. 



Photo Credit: Lehigh University

President Barnes of Princeton Theological Seminary will engage in a public conversation with former United States Poet Laureate Billy Collins about his work, the nature of poetry, the task of writing, and connections between poetry and the life of faith. Collins will also read from his own work.  more


THE ROAD TAKEN: Len Graham (pictured left) and Brían Ó hAirt (right), two award-winning musicians and proponents of Irish traditional arts, will present a performance entitled “The Road Taken: Songs, Music and Dance from the Irish Tradition” on Friday, October 14 at 4:30 p.m. in Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall on the Princeton University campus. Photo Courtesy: Brían Ó hAirt

Len Graham and Brían Ó hAirt, two award-winning musicians and proponents of Irish traditional arts, will present a performance entitled “The Road Taken: Songs, Music and Dance from the Irish Tradition” on Friday, October 14 at 4:30 p.m. in Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall on the Princeton University campus. Part of the 2016-17 Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University, the event is free and open to the public. Taplin Auditorium is a different location than where Irish Studies Series events are usually held. more


Photo Credit: @the_wild_unknown

Fashion that’s out of this world. 



Shop the latest trends in Halloween costumes and decorations.



By Ellen Gilbert 

“There is always a crisis.” – Andrew Delbanco in College: What It Was, Is, And Should Be

he cover story on a recent issue of Consumer Reports went straight to the point: “I kind of ruined my life by going to college,” it quoted a heavily indebted recent graduate. Her current balance due is $152,000, and she’s definitely not alone: according to recent reports some 42 million people owe $1.3 trillion in student debt. more


Diane Bladecki gives voice to those who have been wrongfully convicted in her upcoming exhibit at the Arts Council of Princeton.

Multimedia artist Diane Bladecki will debut, “I am Innocent.” at the Arts Council of Princeton this Friday. Her multimedia art exhibition focuses on the wrongfully convicted and their families. Primarily through photography, the exhibit helps people to understand the complex emotions felt by those who have been falsely accused and imprisoned. more


Photo Credit: @red_clay_soul

Crisp fall days match perfectly with plaid prints. 



Whether you’re a zombie baby or a zombie grandpa, you’re wanted this weekend for Asbury Park’s annual Zombie Walk.

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Warning: The 8th Annual Asbury Park Zombie Walk is this Saturday, October 1. I say warning, not because the zombies are dangerous. In fact, they’re full of ghoul-gusto and are quite friendly. I say it because last year, I neglected to remember the date of the walk and ended up on a dinner date in Asbury amongst the living dead. However, if you’re feeling corpse-like, get your fake blood ready for this weekend. more