This Saturday (March 8) is International Women’s Day, making it the perfect day to spend exploring the city with your closest girlfriends. Whether you’d like to toast the holiday with shopping, pampering, or dining, here’s where to celebrate in Philadelphia. Or, plan an entire day out and do everything.
The hot stone massage at Rescue Spa will have you relaxed for a fun day ahead.
Try any of Rescue Spa’s relaxing treatments, including their signature hot stone massage—a stress-relieving service that restores total body balance using warm, therapeutic stones. $120 for 60 minutes/$160 for 90 minutes. 1601 Walnut St., 215-772-2766
Valley Forge Flowers created the entrance to this year’s flower show: 50,000 preserved flowers that took three hours to make.
This year’s flower show at the Philadelphia Convention Center is themed as “ARTiculture” to celebrate the intersection of art and horticulture. The oldest and largest indoor flower show in the country features breathtaking floral arrangements, detailed garden designs, and unbelievable landscapes. Through March 9. Tickets available by visiting theflowershow.com. 1101 Arch St., 215-988-8800
The Downton Abbey exhibit will run at Winterthur through January 2015.
Winterthur presents “Costumes of Downton Abbey”—an exhibit featuring 40 costumes inspired by the award-winning PBS series. To complement the exhibition, Winterthur will host lectures and English brunches and teas. For more information, visit winterthur.org/visitingdownton. 5105 Kennett Pk., Wilmington, DE, 800-448-3883
Finish the day with a five-star dinner at Davio’s. Opt for the angel hair pomodoro, a healthy portion of angel hair pasta sautéed with San Marzano tomatoes and topped with fresh basil, garlic, and olive oil. Wash it all down with a Hibiscus Mimosa, a mixture of Prosecco, Double Cross Vodka, and an edible hibiscus flower. 111 S. 17th St., 215-563-4810
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY RESCUE SPA; VALLEY FORGE FLOWERS; DAVIO’S; WINERTHUR, PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM SCHNECK (DOWNTON ABBEY)