By The Editors By The Editors | July 1, 2022 | Lifestyle Style & Beauty Fashion Week
We scoured the city and beyond to curate the ultimate guide to luxury living in Philadelphia.
It’s time to savor and sip your way through the city and beyond.
Try an abundance of carnivorous delicacies, like the dry aged strip steak and steak tartare.
The Schulson Collective steakhouse serves a variety of steaks, chops and poultry out of its intimate and speakeasylike interior.
The city’s finest cuts of beef are served alongside caviar and lobster within the library-inspired interiors of Stephen Starr’s steakhouse.
THE PRIME RIB
After ordering your prime cut at the Live! Casino & Hotel steakhouse, there’s only a few decisions left before diving in—which knife you’ll use to cut it and which cocktail you’ll drink to wash it down.
Request a plush booth for views of the glass-walled main kitchen, where seafood towers, bone-in veal chops and signature side dishes are skillfully prepared.
Fiore Fine Foods
The Queen Village restaurant serves up a rainbow of antipasti, pasta and other traditional Italian dishes that tantalize taste buds.
DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE
Handrolled potato gnocchi drenched in truffle butter is best enjoyed before ordering from the carni or pesce selections.
A pasta-centric menu features plates like rigatoni in a Fiorella sausage ragu, tagliolini with clams and prosecco, or classic tonnarelli cacio e pepe at this Marc Vetri restaurant.
The Atlantic City favorite celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer with a restaurant renovation that will transport guests to the Amalfi Coast.
GRAN CAFFÉ L’AQUILA
Besides the award-winning gelato, guests can now prepare for tomorrow’s dinner at the market and wine shop.
OTTO BY POLPO
The Main Line ristorante is popular for a bevy of dishes, like gnocchi carbonara, risotto funghi and a rainbow of delectable antipasti.
PALIZZI SOCIAL CLUB
Joey Baldino’s members-only haunt is a spectacular ode to old-school Italian dining.
Travel to Italy without a passport at the breezy Mediterranean-themed restaurant by Aldo Lamberti.
Order the family supper for an abundance of classic dishes from garlic-mozzarella bread and roasted peppers to rigatoni and gravy and chicken Parm.
Indulge in handmade pastas like duck and foie gras ravioli or the famous tomato and basil spaghetti.
Michael Schulson and executive chef Ed Pinello collaborate on a menu of shareable plates of handmade pastas made with locally sourced ingredients.
BEST SPECIALTY ITALIAN
CANULLI’S QUALITY MEATS AND POULTRY
Located in the heart of the Italian market, the expert butcher sells some of the best cuts in the city.
DI BRUNO BROS.
The classic Philly stalwart is a must for any and all things delicious, including a rainbow of formaggi and out-of-this-world gift baskets that are sure to impress.
Handmade pastas, meatballs and sauces keep locals coming back for more.
TERMINI BROTHERS BAKERY
Everyone who’s anyone knows that Termini’s is the place to go for all things sweet. Think chocolate chip pound loaf, Italian cookies and an abundance of cannolis.
BEST PHILLY CHEESESTEAK
Readers’ Choice: Dalessandro’s
Located in Roxborough, this Philly classic doesn’t need any extra fancy frills to deliver its beloved, authentic Philly cheesesteaks.
Go classic or order one of the South Street favorite’s other specialty sandwiches from roast pork, meatball and more.
JOE’S STEAKS + SODA SHOP
The retro Fishtown restaurant serves some of the best cheesesteaks around—all washed down with a specialty soda, egg cream or milkshake, of course.
PAT’S KING OF STEAKS
Whiz wit or witout? The choice is yours.
BEST NEW RESTAURANT
Our recommended order: Beef birria asada fries, coal roasted oysters, mariscos tostadas, any flavor from the taco menu and one (or more) spicy mango margaritas.
ADELINA’S RESTAURANT & BAR
Owner Antonio Presta brings a curated selection of Italian dishes to the Chestnut Hill neighborhood.
Enjoy a selection of Neapolitan-style pizzas, housemade pastas and more at the restaurant, located inside the W Philadelphia.
BEST FINE DINING
Nestled inside the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, visitors have the opportunity to work their way through a six-course tasting menu curated by Michelin-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and chef Cornelia Sühr.
Ellen Yin’s contemporary American fare continues to impress guests.
Executive chef Eric Leveillee’s multicourse tasting menu is a must for Philly gourmands.
Chef-owner Nicholas Elmi focuses on French-influenced fare with an eye toward sustainability from his intimate dining room.
Greg Vernick’s third concept inside Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia delivers high-style dishes reminiscent of his childhood at the Jersey Shore in a space created by world-renowned designer Adam Tihany.
The quattro piatti menu is served with some of the highest-quality ingredients around thanks to Marc Vetri’s expertise.
The 2019 James Beard Award winner is Philadelphia’s go-to for modern Israeli cuisine.
BEST HOTEL BAR
Living Room at W Philadelphia
Sip delectable handcrafted cocktails in private or social seating options while listening to fun music from the high-tech DJ set up.
Bask inside the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia for restaurateur Richard Sandoval’s Latin-inspired bites and a cocktail list to match.
There’s no better bar for pristine views of our city—all complemented by an assortment of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s signature plates and cocktails.
Hop Sing Laundromat
Serving speakeasy energy and sensational signature cocktails, Hop Sing Laundromat is worth checking out.
A.KITCHEN + BAR
Executive chef Eli Collins offers an eclectic menu of small plates, all perfectly suiting the interesting wine offerings.
Philly’s ultimate nightlife experience is a sexy spectacle of musicians, aerialists, tango dancers and burlesque performers.
THE FRANKLIN MORTGAGE & INVESTMENT COMPANY
Tucked away on Schubert Alley, the drinking establishment shakes up some of the best cocktails in town.
FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
The first-floor bar area draws a fashionable crowd of Rittenhouse neighbors and in-the-know out-of-towners for creative sips like the Hidden Fortress.
LEDA & THE SWAN
This intimate Center City hideaway for live jazz and signature cocktails was named after heroes of Greek mythology.
Order the white cosmopolitan. Made with Svedka citrus vodka, Combier, lemon, lime, agave, white cranberry and sparkling wine, the cocktail is topped off with a stunning ice rose.
BEST OUTDOOR DINING
For years, locals have enjoyed outdoor seating at Rouge for people watching and yummy bites.
Bubbly cocktails and reservation-only lounge seating make Assembly a top spot for summer happy hours.
CAFFE ALDO LAMBERTI
The Maine lobster and asparagus salad is best enjoyed outside, where the shaded garden space transports guests outside of their Cherry Hill, N.J., location.
All aboard the world’s only tall ship restaurant for views of the Delaware River and beyond.
Stephen Starr’s Rittenhouse stalwart is always popular for sidewalk seating and beloved French plates.
Aimee Olexy’s gorgeous summer garden party is punctuated by straight-from-the-farm seasonal fare and artisan cheeses.
WHITE DOG CAFE, GLEN MILLS
The fourth outpost of the beloved Philly restaurant perfectly reflects the White Dog experience: gorgeous interiors, farm-to-table fare and outdoor dining.
BEST ASIAN FOOD
Stephen Starr’s Old City staple prepares traditional Asian fare with a heightened flair of luxury and drama.
This all-day establishment boasts two floors—one for cocktails and coffee, the other for sushi and robatayaki.
Owner and chef Jay Ho transforms Taiwanese cuisine into an elegant experience at this Old City location.
Twenty years and counting, the 12-seat chef’s counter remains a tough reservation.
While the izakaya is always delicious, the true gem is through the back, where an eight-seat omakase experience boasts some of the best nigiri in the area.
Try the cheesesteak bao, wagyu beef satay, crab wonton tacos and more at the Schulson Collective restaurant.
Order the lychee fizz to go with a variety of rolls and other Japanese delights.
After being in business for over 80 years, Lorenzo’s Pizza has had plenty of time to master the perfect slice.
EMMY SQUARED PIZZA
If you haven’t tried Emily and Matt Hyland’s Colony pie (red sauce, Ezzo pepperoni, pickled jalapenos and honey), you’re missing out.
HARP & CROWN
Part of celebrity chef Michael Schulson’s collective, the restaurant also features a lower-level bowling alley.
LAMBERTI PIZZA & MARKET
Part of the Aldo Lamberti restaurant family, the modern Italian market churns out gourmet pizza flavors like white, calzone and taco.
Owner Joseph Beddia spun his takeout-only, 40-pies-per-night concept into one of Philly’s hottest reservations.
The Headhouse Square restaurant utilizes a wood-burning oven to achieve a perfectly crisp crust on Neapolitan-style pizzas.
BEST INSPIRED FLAVORS
Kalaya Thai Kitchen
Inspired by the love chef and founder Nok Suntaranon’s mother pours into her own dishes, Kalaya Thai Kitchen brings that wholesome flavor to each of their customers.
Jose Garces’ first restaurant, a Spanish tapas concept with a spirited bar scene, is still a first choice for special occasions since 2005.
Chef-owner Christopher Kearse wows the Old City set with contemporary riffs on classic French recipes.
HIGH STREET PHILADELPHIA
Tempeh banh mi, buttermilk fried chicken, spaccatelli and more grace local taste buds and keep them coming back for more.
Sip aperitif cocktails over savory, satisfying borekas at Michael Solomonov’s inviting Israeli all-day cafe.
CookNSolo’s Israeli skewer house is popular for its dishes that are all cooked to perfection on the charcoal grill.
Owned by Jill Weber, the traditional Mexican restaurant whips out delectable plates by executive chef Alex Tellez.
SOUTH PHILLY BARBACOA
The 2022 James Beard Award winner specializes in slow-cooked barbacoa-style tacos that can’t be beat.
Jennifer Carroll and Billy Riddle’s Mediterranean menu explores the flavors of Israel, Turkey and Morocco.
Stepping out to the transportive outdoor garden feels like a thrilling surprise no matter how many times you’ve visited the acclaimed Lebanese restaurant.
Hummus tehina, spiced cauliflower, turmeric-honey-glazed salmon and more abound at this Mediterranean restaurant.
James Beard-nominated chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby continue to impress with vegan dishes that can satisfy any carnivorous palate.
If you’re thinking of renovating your home or refreshing a space, this is your sign.
BEST DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS
Glenna Stone Interior Design
From Farmhouse chic to Coastal Grandmother, there isn’t an aesthetic that Glenna Stone can’t bring to life.
ARCHER & BUCHANAN
Enhancing the natural charm of family homes and historic spaces, this West Chester institution delivers timeless designs guaranteed to be enjoyed for generations.
CECIL BAKER & PARTNERS
Cecil Baker’s belief in the power of shapes merges with his background in architecture and real estate to provide innovative designs for governmental, educational, institutional and private-sector clients.
Beyond national recognition and award-winning designs, Don and Renee D. Freeman guarantee an intimate boutique experience matching clients with custom interior architectural design, antiques, furniture and art.
With a range of stunning textiles, fabrics, furniture and more, Jen Fuller’s team is committed to sourcing the highest-quality vendors so clients can focus on designing their dream interior.
This high-end Philly favorite transforms spaces with a modern classic signature style.
JOSEPH A. BERKOWITZ
With more than three decades of experience, JAB Design Group pushes boundaries mixing classic and contemporary styles to highlight clients’ personal style in every design.
KELLY COLE HOME
Utilizing color therapy and healing practices, Kelly Cole’s background in reiki and intuitive healing practices sets her renewing spaces apart.
METCALFE ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
This firm has a strong commitment to building holistic experiences that blend architecture, exhibition design and graphic design in K-12 schools, hospitals and more.
MAGDA GREEN DESIGN
Known as an influential women-led firm, the team utilizes their world travels to bring culture and history to their designs.
Michelle Gage’s signature whimsical and vibrant designs transform any space into an enchanting oasis.
For over 20 years, Michelle Platcher Designs has been bringing in bold colors and textures to clients’ rooms.
The award-winning NELSON Worldwide continues to raise the bar as a leader in hospitality architecture and design.
RAFAEL NOVOA INTERIOR DESIGN
Rafael Novoa’s passion for antiques and expertise in sourcing from the finest collections shines through in his timeless interiors.
Specializing in retail, restaurant and corporate development, the team guarantees spaces that meet the needs of busy clients in style.
With a knack for incorporating family heirlooms and special pieces, Stacey Brand works with clients to model their space to reflect their unique story.
TA works to provide clients with every resource available in its internal library while producing 3D renderings and full-size mockups to attend to every detail.
TRACEE ZEVAN DESIGN
From consultations to renovations, Tracee Zevan Design makes every space feel like home.
BEST DESIGN RESOURCE
This full service showroom has colors and textures for all design tastes—all inspired by founder Jinous Kazemi’s mult-cultural background.
With a vast selection of tableware and home accessories, the collection complements every space and vision.
The Walnut Street showroom invites clients to create custom-made furniture using its high-end fabrics.
The Old City showroom features contemporary furniture and designs.
Roberto Tapinassi and Maurizio Manzoni, Maurice Barilone, Stefano Bigi and Sophie Larguer are only some of the names seen at the French style showroom.
SERENA & LILY
Coastal grandmother and granddaughter, rejoice! Your space will quickly achieve an effortlessly chic lived-in feeling with the brand’s classic coastal Cali style.
BEST OUTDOOR DESIGN RESOURCE
With the goal of bringing the outdoors inside, Urban Jungle knows that plants offer more than just pretty flowers.
The Australian-based design company features an array of high-end building materials to browse at its Walnut Street design studio.
PRIMEX GARDEN CENTER
Open since 1943, the Glenside garden center and nursery is your go-to for all flora and fauna expertise.
WALLACE LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATES
Create your dream backyard with Wallace’s award-winning landscape designers.
Yardbird’s King of Prussia showroom provides an extensive array of sustainably made outdoor furniture that is sure to upgrade your patio this summer.
BEST LUXURY DESIGNER RUGS
Parisa Rugs and Decor
Each piece at Parisa Rugs and Decor is hand picked by their team of experts, so each customer goes home with a unique item they can be proud to have in their home.
Father-daughter duo John and Erika Kurtz design the finest Tibetan rugs, handwoven in Nepal.
Elevate your space with a timeless rug or carpet—whether it be from one of its designers or completely custom.
Restore the natural beauty of your rugs with the finest cleaning methods at Philadelphia’s most trusted rug cleaner for nearly a century.
BEST LUXURY MARBLE AND STONE
Readers’ Choice: Renaissance Marble & Granite
Located in Blackwood, New Jersey, the showroom’s dedicated team of experts aims to provide customers with a natural stone to spruce up any home renovation.
COLONIAL MARBLE & GRANITE
Carrying granite, natural wood and Calacatta, Colonial is the leading stone fabrication and installation company in the area.
EUROPEAN MARBLE & GRANITE
Bringing their business all the way across the Atlantic, Alex Aydin and Daniel Mateia carry granite, marble and quartzite countertops.
NEMO TILE + STONE
With over a centennial of experience, Nemo carries porcelain, ceramics, stone mosaic, glass and more.
Head to the King of Prussia location for all of your lighting needs—from table and floor to ceiling and outdoor.
BRIGHT LIGHT DESIGN CENTER
With three Philadelphia showrooms, Bright Light Design Center has been providing innovative indoor and outdoor lighting solutions for decades.
The boutique showroom in Rittenhouse Square is the perfect spot to shop its range of fixtures and products.
LIGHTING BY DESIGN
Located in Exton, the lighting showroom carries multiple brands, including Alora, Elegant Lighting, Designers Fountain and more.
BEST LUXURY CLOSETS
Dreaming of a bigger closet? Closet City customizes each project to perfectly fit the space from planning to installation..
With over 120 showrooms, California Closets designs quality custom solutions for all storage needs.
From walk-ins to wardrobes, Closet Factory produces custom closets designed to upgrade any space.
BEST KITCHEN DESIGNER
In need of a kitchen refresh? Look to Bluebell Kitchen, where polished and innovated layouts are a breeze.
FLOW BATH + KITCHEN DESIGN STUDIO
A rainbow of kitchen and bath appliances are offered at the Glenside showroom.
SUGARBRIDGE KITCHEN & BATH
See your dream kitchen come to life with the help of owner Trez Pomilo’s expertise.
BEST LUXURY APPLIANCES
With over 75 years of experience and seven locations across Philadelphia, Gerhard carries leading appliances for your kitchen, patio and everything in between.
SUB-ZERO, WOLF, AND COVE SHOWROOM
This Navy Yard spot provides the latest, greatest appliances from the Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove showroom.
After over 100 years in business, Kieffer’s is sure to find the best appliances for the gorgeous kitchen of your dreams.
Project consultants at the King of Prussia showroom assist you in building your dream space with products from Kallista, Robern and more within the Kohler brand.
BEST LUXURY TECHNOLOGY FOR SMART HOME
Stone + Glidden
The smart home tech company promises above and beyond services with custom solutions and controls designed to elevate your spaces.
MAIN LINE SOUND & VIDEO
Thanks to a skilled team, no project is out of reach for Main Line Sound & Video.
RITTENHOUSE COMMUNICATIONS - SMART HOME AUTOMATION
From conception to operation, Rittenhouse Communications works with you to make sure you can use your custom setup now and years down the line.
WORLD WIDE STEREO
The Consumer Technology Hall of Famer brings you the best services for your home entertainment needs.
BEST PLACE FOR MODERN FURNITURE
The interior designer's eye for opulence shines through his collection of colorful, contemporary pieces.
MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS
Beautiful curved lines and textures in the showroom’s furniture will make any room pop in opulence.
Possessing distinctive collections for each room, Usona’s sleek, minimalist aesthetic is especially suited for city living.
Bridgette Mayer Gallery
Guided by Bridgette Mayer’s honed eye for visionary pieces, this esteemed Philly gallery showcases international collections with stunning selections from Andy Warhol and Joan Miró.
The three-floor Fishtown space specializes in international modern art, featuring works by KAWS, Pablo Picasso and more.
Promoting midcareer and emerging artists, this Center City gallery is hosting new contemporary exhibits throughout the summer.
A staple of Old City’s art scene for 20 years has two can’t-miss exhibitions set to close in August titled Botanica: Inspired by Nature and In Concert: Methods and Mediums.
This close-knit team works with you to create unique and unforgettable arrangements.
CARL ALAN FLORAL ARTISTRY
Generations of Philadelphians have called on city staple Carl Alan for artfully crafted arrangements.
Brian Kappra’s elegant Washington Square event design firm has tended to some of the region’s most unforgettable weddings and special events.
SOCIETY BLOOMS WITH DIY
Owned by a mother-daughter duo, this floral company provides customized arrangements suitable for the exquisite event of your dreams.
Invitations set the tone for your entire event, which is why Chick offers an abundance of fonts, color schemes and paper.
This one-stop-shop has everything you need from stationary to gifts for every special occasion.
Get ready to strike a pose thanks to these fashion stalwarts.
BEST FASHION BOUTIQUE
The Center City boutique garners national attention for its chic stylists and luxury brands.
Floral dresses, summery separates and vacationworthy bikinis fill the racks.
The luxury fashion retailer just opened a new location in Wayne in July—and has another on the radar for 2023.
JE SUIS JOLIE
You’ll find mostly exclusive European brands at this longtime intimate apparel boutique.
The inclusive women’s boutique is now bigger than ever thanks to a quick location move down the street—all the merrier for more clothes and brands to shop.
SHOP SIXTY FIVE
The brainchild of Linda LaRosa carries some of the most on-trend and fashionable pieces for the season.
Rittenhouse Square’s storied designer boutique has dressed jet-setters and society darlings in hard-to-find labels for more than 90 years.
BEST MEN’S APPAREL
The fashionable collection of high-quality dress shirts and smart sportswear makes sparse men’s sections a thing of the past.
Designers Nyce and Homm curate luxe streetwear that’s attracted the likes of Michael B. Jordan, Dr. Martens footwear, Saks Fifth Avenue and more.
Frank Ventresca’s menswear store has been a destination for bespoke suits and tuxedos for over 40 years in Doylestown.
BEST WOMEN’S APPAREL, SHOES AND ACCESSORIES
Book a personal styling appointment and secure hand-selected, timeless pieces from luxury fashion houses like Dolce & Gabbana.
Shop this local line for chic activewear that can be worn as gym and everyday street style.
BUS STOP BOUTIQUE
The women’s boutique carries cool shoe selections from sustainable collections—like its newest 2022 release BUS STOP X LOUD, which used recycled fish skin to texture sneakers, sandals and more.
CAMEO WATER WEAR
Sit poolside in style thanks to a variety of flattering shapes and styles available at Cameo Water Wear.
Featuring the fabled red bottoms, this high-end fashion brand carries luxurious shoes, leather goods and accessories.
A classic for shoes, handbags and more, Jimmy Choo’s new arrivals don’t disappoint—like the hot pink Socorie 120 pumps with a pear accent or the matching Varenne Quad XS purse.
BEST LUXURY LABELS
You can’t go wrong when shopping at the luxury French fashion house.
With elegant and ornate styles, this New York-born brand is sure to have you dressed to stun throughout the year.
The Italian luxury fashion house is known for its accessories, like the classic baguette bag.
The Florence-based luxury fashion goods company is favored by celebrities for its logo-filled clothing, accessories and home decor.
Ethereal silhouettes and warm hues play at the forefront of the spring/summer 2022 collection.
Shop gorgeous products featuring the iconic LV and so much more from this legendary fashion company.
From handbags to fragrances, Marc Jacobs continues to produce the beloved designs they are known for.
BEST LUXURY CONSIGNMENT
Caroline’s Fashion Luxuries
From Hermés Birkin bags to Louboutin pumps, Caroline Yosef’s commitment to sourcing high-end pieces pays off.
Owner Joelle Brodhecker carries 100% authentic designer labels for clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry and accessories.
RACHELLE BOUTIQUE AND DESIGNER CONSIGNMENT
The high-end designer consignment boutique is known for carrying some of the most gorgeous ensembles from Beverly Hills’ elite.
BEST MEN’S BESPOKE CLOTHIER AND TAILOR
Catering to client’s needs from consultation to final fittings, Robbini sets the bar for custom tailored suits and tuxedos.
ANGEL D. TAILOR
The tailoring and alteration specialist brings concierge services to both men and women in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
Philly’s most fashion-forward gents head here for bespoke tailoring, ready-to-wear essentials and custom sneakers.
HENRY A. DAVIDSEN
The custom clothier uses three steps to create your best ensemble: consult, educate and design.
From alterations to hemming and more, Omid Haidari has everyone looking perfect in a flash.
VAN CLEVE BRIDAL & EVENING WEAR
With Linda Della Rocca on its team, the wedding and eveningwear boutique just gained one more trick up its sleeve with the stylist’s expertise in men’s formalwear.
BEST FABULOUS FROCKS
Nicole Miller Manayunk
Delicate designs and timeless styles make this boutique a one stop shop for every season’s soirees.
IRINA SIGAL DRESSMAKER
From fine formalwear to custom bridal gowns, Irina Sigal caters to the city’s most discerning tastemakers with one-of-a-kind looks.
Book a private appointment at the tony department store to shop eveningwear from the world’s top designers.
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
From wedding guest attire to vacation and bridal, Saks Fifth Avenue has you covered.
BEST SHOPPING DAY
CHERRY HILL MALL
Shop Hugo Boss, Zara and Nordstrom before dinner and drinks at the Capital Grille.
FASHION DISTRICT PHILADELPHIA
The year-old Fashion District is home to City Winery, Wonderspaces and wares from local designers.
KING OF PRUSSIA MALL
The nation’s second-largest mall is now home to Chanel Fragrance and Beauty Boutique and Marc Jacobs.
The Promenade at Sagemore
Coach, Anthropologie and Lululemon keep South Jersey in style.
Update your look at Shop Sixty Five, Warby Parker and more, all located at the Ardmore outdoor retail destination.
The fashionable duo behind Bravado won’t stop until every client feels and looks beautiful in the most flattering hand-picked selections.
The stylist and image consultant keeps some of the city’s most well-known names looking picture perfect.
Trendy swimsuit styles, wide-leg pants and must-try trends are only a few examples of the stylist’s expert advice.
Bling, bling—your jewelry box is calling, and it wants you to add to your collection.
Bernie Robbins Jewelers
Celebrating 60 years of sparkling stones and gorgeous gems, the luxury jewelry legends make sure clients leave dazzled.
The legendary French jewelry maison is known for its signature collections Love, Juste un Clou and Clash de Cartier.
GOLDEN NUGGET JEWELERS
Couples head here to shop Tacori and Simon G. diamond engagement rings.
This Main Line family jewelry mainstay has been creating custom pieces since 1936.
Founder and designer Steven Lagos continues to impress with new iterations of his iconic Caviar collections.
MORTON & RUDOLPH JEWELERS
Pick out the perfect gift from the Forevermark collection.
The fine jewelry house of Paul Morelli curates some of the most luxurious and special pieces around.
TIFFANY & CO.
The Walnut Street location features two new interactive experiences: a personalization counter for on-site custom engraving and the Tiffany Blue Box wrapping station.
BEST LUXURY WATCHES
Keep time with a timeless selection from their stunning Swiss collections.
Rolex and Breitling are highlights of the family-owned shop.
JAY ROBERTS JEWELERS
Selections from Breitling, Movado, Panerai and more are available inside the Marlton, N.J., jeweler.
Stop inside the King of Prussia Mall jewelry box for all of the top names in the industry.
BEST CUSTOM JEWELRY
Barbara Ellick and her daughter Debbie have the best designs for individual or group requests with thoughtfully selected jewels and elegantly crafted pieces.
Almost every fashion maven on the Main Line covets one (or two of designer Jane Winchester’s gold coins. Pair it with one of her other delicate pieces for a fully fashionable look.
LL PAVORSKY JEWELERS
Thanks to Lee Pavorsky, each client dons custom-designed jewels that dazzle..
Spruce up your jewelry box with a few of this Manayunk jeweler’s pieces.
Relaxing yoga, professional athlete-level personal training and more are commanding Philly’s active fitness community.
BEST PERSONAL TRAINER
With wellness at the center of her ethos, Lindsay Lombardi meets clients where they are and takes them where they want to go.
ZARETT REHAB & FITNESS
From Michael B. Jordan to Philadelphia Eagle Rodney McLeod, professional athletes and visiting celebrities head here to train alongside owner and instructor Joseph Zarett.
THE SUMMIT AT RITTENHOUSE
At this Rittenhouse spot, each trainer has a degree in exercise science and has been licensed by a national organization to provide clients with a personalized training experience.
Find your beat in the studios high energy HIIT classes and center your chakras with a meditative weeknight flow. Looking for a little extra Vitamin D? The studio offers outdoor classes at The Corinthian Gardens twice a week.
MIND OVER MATTER
From barre to outdoor sculpt classes at Race Street Pier, this is the perfect place to find your zen.
MATTHEW SHAW YOGA
If your yoga mat is a little dusty (or fresh off the shelf), join Matthew Shaw as he takes yoga back to the basics with classes focussed on form and flow.
THE WELL STUDIO
Founder and lead trainer Marissa Rose got hooked on wellness and yoga. Now, she instills that passion in her classes, weekend retreats, and 200+ hour training sessions.
JTOWN HOT YOGA
Look no further for the ultimate sweat and detox yoga session at either of their Jenkintown or Maple Shade studios.
SOL YOGA STUDIO
Head to the hot studio to break a sweat, or book a private with owner Ang Wilson for a truly rejuvenating experience.
BEST SPECIALTY FITNESS
You won’t want to cut class at Homewerk fitness. Lizzy Greener’s efficient, high-energy works out are A+.
CHESTNUT HILL CYCLE FITNESS
This soulful boutique studio offers spin, pilates, yoga and barre classes away from the intimidation of a large gym.
Tony Bria leads the state-of-the-art fitness studio, known for its HIIT and LIT classes.
A combination of strength and cardio classes help everyone—from beginner to athlete—to achieve their goals. Plus, book focus meetings to track your own progress along the way.
TOGETHER OLD CITY
Push yourself in a variety of sculpt and yoga classes to strengthen muscles and improve flexibility.
BEST STRETCH STUDIO
Diverse Body Sculpting
Flexibility training and stretch therapy are the ultimate match for WFH stiffness.
With seven cutting edge clubs across Philadelphia, it has never been easier to fit in a high intensity workout, yoga class or steam in the sauna.
The private club’s wellness concept, The Field House, wows with on-trend fitness classes, Woodway treadmills, a rock wall and a golf simulator.
Tee off with virtual golf, hit the treadmill in the window lined gym or take a dip in the indoor pool at AKA’s finely appointed amenity floor.
THE CHESTNUT HILL CYCLE FITNESS
Push yourself to sweat it out in signature spin class, stretch in yoga and strengthen in pilates and barre—make sure to finish your visit in the infrared sauna.
It’s no secret that Philly is home to some of the world’s best meds—from optometry to plastic and cosmetic surgery, see who’s impressing us the most.
BEST EYECARE PRACTICE
Abraham Eye Associates
Dr. Mark Abraham’s extensive background in optometry and numerous specializations ensure visionary solutions and optimal optic care.
The family-run optometrics office provides top-notch service to clients—from routine eye exams to bifocal fittings and more.
Nationally ranked as one of the best eyecare facilities in the United States, this nonprofit hospital sees to it that your optics are the best they can be.
Whether you’re seeking to adjust your prescription or in need of a routine eye exam, Modern Eye looks out for you.
A variety of stylish and colorful frames await inside the Suburban Square shop.
Shop a variety of eyewear—from sunglasses to eyeglasses—both in-store and at home thanks to the brand’s try-on service.
Nirvana Wellness Med Spa
Release tension and minimize fine lines with microneedling treatments, oxygenation facials and more.
ABOUT FACE SKINCARE
Having served the Greater Philadelphia Area for over 10 years, owner Naomi Fenlin and her team are giving a new definition to the term “glow up.”
DANI CAUSEY SKIN
Dani Causey specializes in preventative services that keep skin looking young and supple longer.
DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES OF PLYMOUTH MEETING
Medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology gives clients the best services for their skin.
BEST BOTOX AND INJECTABLES
With a range of signature treatments and injectables, you’re guaranteed to feel pampered in Glo Derma’s stylish interiors with individualized care from a glamorous team of board certified nurses.
CRYO SCULPT REVIVE
There’s much more than just Cryo Sculpt Revive inside the cryotherapy spa—including Botox, fillers and microneedling for the ultimate medspa day.
BEST PLASTIC SURGERY
Cross Medical Group
The team’s experience, expertise and enthusiasm are unrivaled, but it’s their glowing testimonials that really set them apart.
CLAYTOR NOONE PLASTIC SURGERY
Dr. Brannon Claytor’s triple-threat BLT Treatment combines skin resurfacing, volumization and tightening to improve your visage.
DAVIS COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY
Schedule a consult with Dr. Steven Davis to discuss multiple options to enhance your natural beauty from body and skin procedures to breast and beyond.
BUCKY PLASTIC SURGERY
Enhance your natural beauty with a few nip-and-tuck treatments from the American Board of Plastic Surgery-certified doc.
PENN PLASTIC SURGERY
Performing more than 2,500 reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries each year, this team of doctors are some of the top in the industry.
STARK MD PLASTIC SURGERY & AESTHETIC CENTER
Find your dream figure at the Philadelphia practice with procedures for face, breast, body and more. Plus—a menu of men’s services and nonsurgical options.
BEST FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY
Corrado Facial Plastic Surgery
Dr. Anthony Corrado and his dedicated team of experts specialize in making sure patient’s cosmetic and medical dreams come true.
BEST IMPRESSION COSMETIC SURGERY
Dr. Vivian Hsu and her experienced team provide patients with top-of-the-line cosmetic procedures.
BLOOM FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY
Dr. Jason Bloom prides himself on bringing excellence to all the services his practice provides from lip lifts to facial implants.
BRYN MAWR FACIAL AESTHETICS CENTER
Brow lifts, face-lifts and injectables abound at Dr. John Lee and Dr. Joseph Castelli’s Main Line location.
DR. THUY-VAN TINA HO FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY
Rhinoplasty and facial contouring are only two out of the many services that Dr. Thuy-Van Tina Ho specializes in.
TIMOTHY M. GRECO, MD, FACS
Dr. Timothy M. Greco is double-board certified for his reconstructive work, focusing exclusively on the face, head and neck.
BEST COSMETIC DENTIST
The Dental Spa
Using the latest technology, this cosmetic dentist is here to help create your dream smile with 3D digital scans, digital impressions and more of the latest advancements in technology.
Just 30 minutes outside of Philly in Washington Township, N.J., the family practice of Dr. Ronald Damore and Dr. Ashley Damore caters to the area’s best pearly whites.
DENTISTRY FOR LIFE
Dr. Kunal Parikh and Dr. Kimmie Patel cater to Philadelphia’s top smiles at their Center City practice.
LINDSEY MARSHALL, DMD
Whether you’re in need of porcelain veneers, lumineers, fillings or more, Dr. Lindsey Marshall keeps smiles bright.
Visit Dr. Joseph N. Natoli for all dental needs, from cosmetic to general. Need more convincing?
NICOLE M. ARMOUR, DMD
Dr. Nicole Armour concentrates on providing personal, high-quality treatments to aid each patient in attaining their best smile.
Dr. Orhan Tuncay and his team offer luxurious services to help patients achieve the perfect smile.
DR. ERUM ILYAS
The top-rated dermatologist focuses on pediatric and adult medical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and skin cancer treatment.
DR. JOHN WILDEMORE
Dr. John Wildemore has all patients’ dermatology needs covered from cosmetic to surgical.
DR. VICTORIA CIRILLO-HYLAND
The board-certified dermatologist offers services from Botox to laser hair removal to age-management treatments.
Powered by Jefferson Health, Body+Beauty Lab creates individual tracking systems for their patient’s specific needs and skin care goals.
AVERY GRAHAM AESTHETICS
Avery Graham developed a luxury experience to help customers achieve their particular skincare desires.
OVME MED SPA
Known for its all-around medspa services, the company just added a second location to the area in Marlton, N.J., in the Promenade at Sagemore.
BEST CONCIERGE MEDICAL PRACTICE
DEVINE CONCIERGE MEDICINE
Brothers Dan and Michael Devine instill their own family values into their patient-based practice where transparency and comfort are prioritized.
Philadelphia’s first IV lounge has professional physicians and nurses to help generate custom treatments for clients’ health goals.
LIFESTYLE CHANGES BY DR. JANINE DARBY
Whether you’re looking to lose weight or put an emphasis on wellness, Dr. Janine Darby specializes in every step along the way.
Highly personalized primary health is at the center of Dr. Lauren Rosen’s practice.
MAIN LINE AUDIOLOGY
With multiple locations throughout the Philadelphia suburbs, the audiology practice helps clients with hearing loss and hearing aids.
From facials and deep-tissue massages to infrared saunas and eco-friendly manicures, here are the best ways to indulge in your self-care.
Victoria Roggio Beauty
The custom facials have attracted the likes of the city’s elite thanks to an abundance of Biologique Recherche products and relaxing lymphatic facial massages.
LUX SKIN LASERS
Plastic surgeon Dr. John J.W. Lee’s new King of Prussia location focuses on high-performance laser therapies and Biologique Recherche facials.
The relaxing lounge and beauty boutique makes loving the skin you’re in the next best investment with the help of all-natural products and cutting-edge microcurrent and microdermabrasion treatments.
RICHEL D’AMBRA SPA + SALON
The best remedy for a long night at Aqimero’s bar inside the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia? A revitalizing facial a few floors up.
SONYA SAVAGE skin care
From the CBD Anti-Stress Facial to Hydrafacial, founder Sonya Savage helps her clients meet their skincare goals.
1859 wellness spa & salon
Treat yourself to the Deep Sea Firming Anti-Aging Facial: 60 minutes of rejuvenation using ingredients like white algae, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and more.
Motivated by her own adolescent skin care troubles, national award-winning aesthetician Linda Tagliamonte provides stunning results in her Blue Bell office.
The licensed esthetician, integrative health coach and owner of Nirvana Wellness Med Spa has been making clients look and feel their best for over 20 years.
With a mission to empower clients to understand their skin and wellness, choose from a variety of life changing facials.
GEORGE WALDRON SALON
Get pampered by the pros in this boutique salon, where premium hair care is just the beginning of their offerings.
AME SALON & SPA
Located in the heart of Wayne, the salon is known for styling some of the Main Line’s most treasured tresses.
This Philly favorite is known for its signature dry cutting method and connects clients with stylists committed to innovative coloring and styling techniques.
artur kirsh salon at saks fifth avenue
Kirsh’s premier hair studio inside Saks Fifth Avenue attracts the area’s notables for chic cuts.
ELITE SALONS SUITES
Independent stylists work alongside each other to bring clients the ultimate luxury experience.
GIOVANNI & PILEGGI
With more than 20 years in Philly, Giovanni Mele tends to some of the most recognizable tresses in the city.
Martino Cartier and his team of all-star stylists offer a celebrity salon experience in South Jersey.
Philly’s glitterati book cuts and color at Edmondo Blando’s bustling Center City salon.
BEST CUT & COLOR
AMANDA D’ANDREA HAIR
Owner Amanda D’Andrea has been cutting and styling hair for 19 years and specializes in creating whimsically beautiful ‘dos for wedding parties.
BLUE HAIR STUDIO
Known for the latest styles, Blue Hair Studio also has a beauty counter, spa and more.
CALISTA SALON & SPA
This impressive Chester County salon and spa provides hair, makeup and nail services, as well as facials, massages and waxes.
With years of experience prepping celebrity clients for Allure and Vanity Fair covers, stylists provide personalized blowouts and even hair and nail art.
PAGEBOY HAIR SOCIETY
Spruce up your look with a face-framing cut or opt for a total update with all over color at this Ardmore salon.
SALON NORMAN DEE
This is a Northeast Philly favorite helps their clients with everything from color to cuts, barbering, formal styling and makeup.
Beyond preparing models for the runway, hairdressers and colorists provide every client with a celebrity experience.
SALON ROSA M
Rosa Martinez keeps clients up to date with the latest hairstyle techniques, focusing primarily on dry cutting and up styling.
WAIR STUDIO SALON
Keep your locks healthy and happy with organic color at this New Jersey salon.
For the last decade, Lacquer Lounge has committed to creating a socially-conscious nail experience with waterless treatments.
DIAMOND SPA CHESTNUT HILL
In addition to a range of Swedish and Japanese massages, facials and body treatments, the spa’s hybrid nail lacquer manicure complements the ultimate experience.
Ditch your typical nail polish fumes and embrace the power of nontoxic, organic nail beauty enhancements in this charming boutique spa.
BEST MICROBLADING, LASERS, LASHES AND MORE
MILAN LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Get rid of your razer thanks to exceptional results at Milan Laser Hair Removal.
AMG BEAUTY BAR
Owner Ashley Gallo specializes in makeup, microblading and brows.
The Fabric Row salon has been serving natural summer glows for more than seven years, and even has a retail selection to peruse while waiting to go back for your appointment.
Known for her fresh-faced wedding looks, the Philly makeup artist has been featured in magazines like Allure and The New Yorker.
DENEEN MARCEL LASHES
Choose from naturals and full-volume lash extensions alongside this go-to artist.
FOREVER VALENTINE BEAUTY
Rock no-fuss brows thanks to Kelly Haney’s permanent cosmetic studios.
From bridal beauty to makeup lessons, makeup artist Jennifer Kochenour keeps all of her clients looking photo-ready.
Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa & Salon
Take a vacation without having to travel with an 85 minute Swedish massage.
TERME DI AROMA
Infused with aromatherapy, each signature massage invites ultimate relaxation.
1859 WELLNESS SPA AND SALON
Enjoy the relaxation of essential oils and deep-tissue massage with views of the river.
BEST HOTEL SPA
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
Over 50 stories above ground level, indulge in Philly’s first and only Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Spa.
AWAY SPA at W Philadelphia
Tucked inside W Philadelphia, the posh pink spa pampers with full-body treatments, beauty services and shelves of sustainable products from The Davines Group.
Channel vacation vibes any time of year at Atlantic City’s Water Club’s 32nd-floor spa, where star chef Geoffrey Zakarian oversees the poolside spa menu.
RITTENHOUSE HOTEL & SPA
Indulge in the Sip, Spa & Stay package, which includes overnight accommodations at the hotel, a 60-minute Rittenhouse Signature massage for two, 30-minute Rittenhouse facial for two and cocktails in The Library bar.
ROCK SPA & SALON
Choose your own soundtrack for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City’s music-fueled Rhythm & Motion massage.
THE UNDERGROUND SPA AT THE LOGAN
A trip down to the luxurious spa oasis is the perfect complement to your weekend staycation.
Where to sate your wanderlust in the Greater Philadelphia Area
Italian fine dining, a heated outdoor pool, indoor and outdoor bars and posh rooms with nods to the city—the W Philadelphia is the perfect staycation escape.
THE BELLEVUE HOTEL
Enjoy views of the city from the landmark’s restaurant, XIX - Nineteen before heading out for an evening of arts and culture.
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL PHILADELPHIA
The luxury hotel continues to impress with stunning views of the city from every angle, top-notch restaurants and a spa to envy.
Located right off the Parkway, guests are suited for a trip full of activities from museum trips and garden visits to delicious restaurants and more.
RITTENHOUSE HOTEL & SPA
Plush rooms and suites complement the Rittenhouse Square hotel, along with afternoon tea and a variety of food and drink options.
Book a stay at the Avenue of the Arts hotel for the ultimate luxury experience.
BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL
The DWIGHT D
For an ideal staycation, check into The DWIGHT D to get pampered with complimentary prosecco, charcuterie and a mini bar. And best of all: late checkout.
THE GUILD HOUSE
The luxury boutique hotel is nestled inside The New Century Guild, which was once known as a women’s empowerment club in 1882 and is located within the Washington Square West neighborhood.
LA MER BEACHFRONT RESORT
Escape from the city to Cape May for oceanfront views and sunbathing beneath blue-and-white-striped cabanas.
Book one of the 16 original or 22 new rooms at the New Hope hotel before heading to the whiskey lounge for predinner drinks.
THE REEDS AT SHELTER HAVEN
Summer never feels the same without a visit to the Stone Harbor property.
RIVERHOUSE AT ODETTE’S
Take a staycation to New Hope thanks to Riverhouse at Odette’s, a modern and edgy hotel that lives within what used to be Odette Myrtil’s cabaret.
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