1. Adj.: Describing a person born between 1 Jan. 1946 and 31 Dec. 1964
2. Adj.: Description of a person, place or thing possessing Baby Boomer je ne sais quoi
3. See also, Boomer, Esq.: A Baby Boomer who is also a licensed attorney (See, e.g., About).

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The Hyatt at The Bellevue Hotel, Philadelphia’s Venerable Grand Dame

May 22, 2016 20 comments

Rose Garden Ballroom at the Hyatt at the Bellevue Hotel

If you’re a Philadelphian of a a certain age, you grew up somewhat in awe of Philadelphia’s Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, the” Grand Dame of Broad Street”. Opened in 1904 and constructed in the French Renaissance style, the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, now the Hyatt at The Bellevue, remains a venerable reminder of Philly’s Gilded Age. The hotel is […]

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Philadelphia Phriday — Just Breathe: Welcoming the American Thoracic Society to the City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection)

May 18, 2013 12 comments

As regular Boomeresque readers may have divined by now (even the ones to whom I’m not related), my husband, Steve, is a pulmonologist lung doctor. Searching your brain vault for 7th grade biology factoids, you probably remember that the lungs are in the thorax. Therefore, the national professional association for people who have something to do […]

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Philadelphia Phriday* — Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market

March 24, 2013 45 comments

Reading Terminal Market sign in Philadelphia

It’s probably no secret that Philadelphia has a little bit of an inferiority complex. Wedged between New York City and Washington, D.C. on the I-95 corridor, sometimes we are just not feeling the love. However, we recently had our collective ego massaged a tab when Mark Bittman, food writer for the New York Times Magazine, […]

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