Stella & Dot founder Jessica Herrin talked up her first book and some of the secrets behind her successful jewelry company at a recent event with The Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia.
Location, location, location. It’s an adage that we hear constantly in the world of real estate. We borrow the catchphrase often at Philadelphia Style, where the right location may or may not have to do with the best views but has everything to do with reflecting the words on the page. There’s no story where the “L” word is more important than our annual “Best of Style” feature, where seven settings across the city become the backdrop for our favorite Philly personalities. Mayor Jim Kenney leads the charge, for his first major moment in Philadelphia Style since becoming mayor. Fittingly, we snapped him outside his “office” at City Hall. Mayor Kenney will be front and center when Philly hosts the Democratic National Convention in late July. It’s yet another milestone for the city, which has already enjoyed so much attention over the last few years. (Hello, Pope Francis.)
With Steven Lagos at the 20th-anniversary party for his Rittenhouse boutique.
For all of the delegates, tourists, and media personalities converging in Philly for the DNC, my only insider tip is to take a walk. Yes, it’s really that simple. William Penn, known as the father of Philadelphia, built the city on a grid so it’s difficult to get lost and even easier to get found. Walking sans Google Maps lets you be surprised. I’ve lived here my entire life and I’m still surprised by some of the random things that I cross paths with during my frequent, aimless Sunday afternoon tours around town. Like the tulips that almost magically appeared one day around the Liberty Bell building, or discovering that some of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s relatives are buried at St. Mary’s Church in Society Hill. A few weekends ago I took a shortcut through a gated park in Old City and found a lonely little sign that described the importance of backyards during Colonial times. Who knew? I did. And all because I decided to put my phone away for a few hours and just take a walk.