From crystal-inspired collections to opulent restaurant openings, these Philly happenings are headlining the season in style.The tuna tartare on the Lucky 8 menu is a must to start your meal.
TASTE We hope you’re hungry—The Prime Rib (philadelphia.livecasinohotel.com) at Live! Casino & Hotel is rolling out a new menu. Dubbed Lucky 8, the impressive program is offered every Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30PM and elevates fine dining to a new level with an impressive lineup of decadent dishes and cocktails including prime rib sliders, handcut truffle fries, scallops and raspberry mules. Stop by on Thursday nights for live music, where bartender Daniel Kulisek takes the evening off from shaking cocktails to delight guests with his voice, piano and guitar skills.
At Clay Studio’s Making Place Matter, explore works like Ibrahim Said’s “On the Bank of the Nile”
VIEW For those looking to explore and support local artists, look no further than The Clay Studio’s (theclaystudio.org) Making Place Matter exhibit. From latticelike, geometric ceramic tiles to porcelain plate painting installations, contemporary clay sculptures with ancient imagery and more, the exhibit includes a wide variety of eye-catching pieces. Open for daily perusal, the Making Place Matter exhibition features works by Kukuli Velarde, Ibrahim Said and Molly Hatch—her porcelain plates challenge the viewer’s assumptions about art. “I work to create a visual gateway for the viewer to rethink preconceptions around hierarchies of art, abstraction, formality, history and class,” says Hatch. In addition, The Clay Studio boasts a brand-new state-of-the-art facility—a 67% increase in space from its previous location, accommodating more visitors and display space.
Shop BUS STOP Boutique’s 15th anniversary spring shoe collection, featuring bright colors and chic patterns.
SHOP Oh my god, shoes! Run over to BUS STOP Boutique (busstopboutique.com) this month as owner Elena Brennan celebrates her 15th anniversary with a brand-new milestone: a spring shoe collection for her in-house line, BUS STOP X. Appropriately earning the name LOUD, the exclusive collection of women’s oxfords, sneakers and sandals aligns with the latest fashion trends, like refreshing metallic leathers and recycled tilapia skin with pops of orange and pearlized pink. “The inspiration for this collection ties in with the 15th anniversary theme—crystal,” explains Brennan. “Each shoe is named after a gemstone or quartz crystal to shine positive energy into our lives.” With a total of 13 new styles in bold shades and limited quantities, these shoes are just as rare as the gemstones they were named after.
Prunella’s sun-splashed ambiance filled with lush greenery is the perfect new spot to stop for fresh pizzas and pastas in Midtown Village
DINE Nestled in Midtown Village, Prunella (prunellaphl.com), a Schulson Collective dining destination, is finally open. Guests can sip thoughtful cocktails as they sample the finest American-style pizzas and fresh pastas from Culinary Director Edward Pinello, like saffron cavatelli with lamb ragu or spaghetti al limone with serrano. Floor-to-ceiling windows welcome ample natural light, while a white marble-topped bar serves as a stunning showpiece. Not to mention, lush greenery, handsome wood floors and decorative accents set against the white-washed brick walls render an airy ambiance with a cool neighborhood vibe.
For your next soiree, look no further than Lilah’s elegant loft.
CELEBRATE Turn your dream event into a reality as Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook’s Lilah (lilahevents.com) marks its grand opening in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood this month. Spanning over 7,000 square feet, the full-service event venue is reminiscent of a chic urban loft, boasting exposed brick walls and large industrial-style windows. Not to mention, the CookNSolo space will offer customizable tasting menus from Culinary Director Caitlin McMillan—think pomegranate lamb shoulder with crispy Persian wedding rice or skewers of kebabs hot off the charcoal grill. Guests can also choose from a roster of interactive dining options, including passed hors d’oeuvres, a carving station, pita sandwich station or an impressive dessert buffet.
Photography by: Bondfire Media; Dhanraj Emanuel; Luke Caccurullo; Jason Varney; Courtesy of Lilah Events