CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Haley and Jason Binn with Kerry Washington and John Colabelli; Jim Haney, Steve Gouvela, Kara Tremel, Danielle
Grimm and Joseph Lee Bwarle; Cole and Heidi Hamels with Jennifer and Chase Utley; Mary Genovese and Josie Natori
'Tis the Season
IT'S THE HOLIDAYS in Philadelphia. Just step out onto the cobblestone paths of Old City or the bustling pavements in Rittenhouse Square, and you’ll feel a frenzy of energy in the air.
After a couple of holiday seasons during which national retail growth looked bleak, Philly has seen the local economy progress with leaps and bounds. Since 2009, 92 new restaurants and food-related businesses have opened in Center City, along with 187 other new retail destinations, according to a Center City District survey. That’s impressive growth, and it’s a positive sign that businesses are thriving (just walk by the newly opened Apple Store any day of the week to see what we mean). Take a look at our Gift Guide and share the prosperity by treating your loved ones to the very best retail out there, tucked away in Philly’s top-notch boutiques and displayed on the racks at the King of Prussia Mall.
Philadelphia Style feels privileged to be your luxury magazine of choice, and in return we want to give back to you the best way we know how: another issue full of new designers, new products, new chefs and more noteworthy buzz about what’s happening in The City of Brotherly Love. We hope you enjoy this holiday season with your friends and loved ones. See you in 2011!
JOHN M. COLABELLI
CEO & FOUNDER
PHOTOGRAPHS BY NELL HOVING (HANEY); LAURA NOVAK (HAMELS)