Hot List: Services
When the to-do lists become overwhelming, call on this elite group of experts to make parties perfect, floral arrangements flawless and wardrobes more stylish.
The best resources at hand for all your entertaining needs.
Head to Jonathan Adler (33 N. Third St.) for Carnaby nesting trays, porcelain picture frames and letterpress stationery. Roost glassware, Votivo candles and Built NY wine accessories can be found at Open House (107 S. 13th St.). Pierre Deux (92 Coulter Ave., Ardmore) stocks Le Madeleine crystal, Laguiole knife sets and framed artwork. Manor Home & Gifts (210 S. 17th St.) carries an array of elegant items such as L’Objet wine stoppers, Juliska perfume bottles and Missoni Home serving pieces. Oneof- a-kind gifts from Italy are the specialty at Via Bellissima (853 Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr), including terra-cotta potters, bisque ceramic plates and glass vases. Scarlett Alley (241 Race St.) is the go-to source for Textillery throws, Alexis Bittar baubles and Vrai/Fragonard bath products. Town Home (1616 Walnut St.) carries hard-to-find jewelry from Heather Moore, Jennifer Meyer and Ruby Kobo.
Sitters, Stylists and More
Keep these professionals on speed dial.
If you’re swamped with work or social obligations, there are an abundance of services that can help you get your life together in a jiffy. For the sartorially challenged, wardrobe stylist Jen Abrams (215-913-7976) can help turn your style from frumpy to fabulous. Besides working with Rachel Zoe and Isaac Mizrahi on styling their fashion lines, she’s dressed some of the area’s most high-profile socialites, TV personalities and business leaders. If it’s a personal assistant you want, Main Line Concierge (295 E. Swedesford Road., Wayne) provides the same services without the headache. Whether it’s snagging tickets to the Eagles, dropping your dry-cleaning off or scheduling tee time, they’ll help whittle your to-do list down to nothing. And for families that need dependable help with the kiddies, The Philadelphia Nanny Network (10 E. Athens Ave., Ardmore) is the go-to service for trusted, respected and responsible childcare, putting nannies to the test for more than 20 years.
Hip Party Spaces
Find the right location for your summer soirée.
With one look at the sweeping center staircase, it’s easy to see why brides and birthday girls of all ages have been drawn to the recently opened Arts Ballroom (1324 Locust St.). The historic space, which opened in 1923 as the Hotel Sylvania, boasts picture-perfect Art Deco decor and catering by Stephen Starr Events. Softly draped swags and warm candlelight make The Chestnut Club (1529 Chestnut St.) a perfect backdrop for intimate, fashionable weddings and private events. Lighting displays give the industrial-chic Tendenza (969 N. Second St.) a modern flair, while crystal chandeliers and white tablecloths anchor the venue as an unmistakably formal setting. Beach lovers will adore the natural backdrop created by the ocean at One Atlantic (1 Atlantic Ocean, Ste. 4106, The Pier Shops at Caesars, Atlantic City), while traditionalists will appreciate the Romanesque balconies and columns steeped in history at Old City’s Trust (249 Arch St.).