Our Annual Best of Style Guide to Having the Ultimate Summer in Philadelphia

| June 14, 2017 | Culture Feature

It’s not just the nationally recognized restaurants, buzz-worthy boutiques, and seemingly endless blockbuster events that make Philadelphia such an amazing place to live—it’s also the people who call the City of Brotherly Love home. Here, Philadelphia Style presents our annual guide to living the good life for your best summer yet.

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Tuned In

MAIN LINE SOUND & VIDEO
503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne
Offering a wide variety of audio and video components and flat-screen televisions.

RITTENHOUSE COMMUNICATIONS
1420 Walnut St.
An innovative company in the technology space, Rittenhouse has been providing internet services to Philadelphia for the past 10 years.

WASSERSON DESIGN
1433 Flat Rock Road, Narberth
Stream music, TV, and movies with one click thanks to Wasserson’s latest audio and video systems.

WORLD WIDE STEREO
Multiple locations
Let this one-stop tech spot help you create the ultimate home theater with everything from projector screens to sound systems and furniture.

Accent Marks

CLOSETS BY DESIGN
928 Springdale Dr., Exton
Specializing in attractive storage spaces, custom closets, and home office designs.

DWELLING
4050 Main St.
Carrying contemporary pieces for the bedroom, living room, and dining room from the likes of Urbia, Rowe, and BDI.

THE SHADE STORE
1725 Chestnut St.
Home to fully interactive displays and exclusive design partnerships with Diane von Furstenberg, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Sunbrella, and more.

UNIQUE INTERIORS
1604 Marlton Pike W. NJ 70, Cherry Hill
Update every room in your home with contemporary and modern pieces from over 100 brands, including Chintaly Imports and John-Richard.

Fine Furnishings

BOCONCEPT
1719 Chestnut St.
Shop sleek Scandinavian furniture for every room in the home.

ETHAN ALLEN
Multiple locations
In addition to furniture, rugs, pillows, and fabrics, clients can now shop for custom, quickship upholstery for couches, headboards, and ottomans.

LIGNE ROSET
33 N. Second St.
A full-service design showroom highlighting contemporary furniture and lighting from famed designers, including Magis, Viteo, and Fritz Hansen.

ROCHE BOBOIS
311 Arch St.
The newest sofas, armchairs, and cocktail tables fit right in with Roche Bobois’s portfolio of classic-chic designs.

USONA
1633 Locust St.
After shopping the collection of dining room, office, and wall-unit décor, check out the modular furnishings for the ultimate walk-in closet.

Design Savvy

BELLA B HOME
2535 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley
Owners Blair Britt and BettyAnn Kraft are passionate about decorating, home décor, and sharing their design knowledge.

BJS DESIGNS
26 Old Gulph Road, Gladwyne
Known for her work at The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, BJ Spencer believes that the spaces we live and work in should be as inspiring as they are functional.

BUSYBEE DESIGN
350 S. 15th St.
From interior design to home staging and furniture rental, Busybee can assist with every design need.

FREEMAN INTERIORS
1520 Spruce St.
Don and Renee D. Freeman run a full-service design firm with clients across the United States.

SEMERJIAN INTERIORS
237 W. Lancaster Ave., Devon
Ani Semerjian creates elegant and functional spaces filled with sophisticated décor.

Floral Feels

BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS
1016 New Market St.
These Northern Liberties flower experts provide fresh blossoms for any event.

EVANTINE DESIGN
715 Walnut St.
Not limited to blooms, the award-winning event production and design firm also has a chic gift boutique.

PETAH BASHANO EVENT AND FLORAL DESIGN
865 Sussex Blvd., Broomall
Bashano’s European upbringing gave him an eye for classic and timeless designs.

Amazing Art

BAZEMORE GALLERY
4339 Main St.
Sharing his love of art with the community, owner Lenny Bazemore’s Manayunk gallery features a living installation named the EcoWall.

BRIDGETTE MAYER GALLERY
709 Walnut St.
Owner and art expert Bridgette Mayer recently released her memoir. Her gallery displays contemporary pieces from major artists and local favorites alike.

CARRE D’ARTISTES
104 S. 13th St.
Housing an array of high-end original artwork in a variety of genres, styles, and trends.

MERRITT GALLERY
385 W. Lancaster Ave., Haverford
Helping clients acquire unique fine-art collections for over 30 years.

WEXLER GALLERY
201 N. Third St
Exhibiting works that test the boundaries of fine art and design, including glass pieces and ceramics.

Home Essentials

BLUE BELL KITCHENS
1104 N. Bethlehem Pike, Spring House
Creating beautiful and innovative kitchen and now bathroom designs since 1985.

BRIGHT LIGHT DESIGN CENTER
555 S. Henderson Road, King of Prussia
All your lighting needs, including pendants, flush mounts, and breathtaking chandeliers.

COLONIAL MARBLE & GRANITE
2000 Washington Ave.
The leading stone fabrication and installation company in the area, Colonial carries granite, natural wood, limestone, and more.

COSENTINO
121 Green Tree Road, Phoenixville
The exquisite Phoenixville showroom carries popular kitchen brands, including Scalea, Dekton, Prexury, Silestone, and others.

FRETZ KITCHEN
4050 S. 26th St.
The beautifully spacious showroom at the Navy Yard features amazing home brands, including Sub-Zero, Wolf, Scotsman, and more.

RESTORATION HARDWARE
Multiple locations
Carrying upscale hardware and home furnishings for every room and outdoor space in your home.

Dining

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American Eats

A.KITCHEN
135 S. 18th St.
With new chef Eli Collins at the helm, a.kitchen pumps out contemporary American flavors on Rittenhouse Square.

BUTCHER BAR
2034 Chestnut St.
The meat-centric menu is complemented by the whiskey-based cocktail program.

THE FAT HAM
350 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia
Kevin Sbraga’s Southern comfort dining concept is now part of King of Prussia’s new retail corridor.

FORK
306 Market St.
An Old City dining stalwart with a menu inspired by local growers and producers of the Mid-Atlantic region. The Sunday brunch is a can’t-miss experience.

ROUGE
205 S. 18th St.
Grab a seat on the patio and enjoy a Rouge burger with a delicious mango margarita.

THE LITTLE LION
243 Chestnut St.
With an entire menu of American comfort food with a Southern twist, it’s hard to decide between options like the buffalo chicken and biscuits and fried green tomatoes.

Just Desserts

CLASSIC CAKE
480 E. Evesham Road, Cherry Hill
Offering cakes, cookies, artisan breads, and gelatos that are sure to satisfy every sweet tooth.

POTITO’S ITALIAN AMERICAN BAKERY
1614 W. Ritner St.
The bakery whips up some Italian favorites and creamy donuts, parfaits, and bite-sized cupcakes.

SWEET BOX
339 S. 13th St.
Stop by their Midtown location or hail down their truck for their Red Velvet Cupcake filled with cocoa buttermilk cake and vanilla cream cheese frosting.

SWEET CHARLIE’S
711 Walnut St.
Made-to-order rolled ice cream and frozen yogurt in flavors like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Nutella, and banana, and strawberry cheesecake.

TERMINI BROS.
1523 S. Eighth St.
Dating back to 1921, this original Philadelphia bakery still serves some of the best cannolis in the city.

Italian Favorites

CAFFE ALDO LAMBERTI
2011 Marlton Pike W., Cherry Hill
The contemporary Italian eatery specializes in fresh fish and seafood entrees.

D’ANGELO’S RISTORANTE
256 S. 20th St.
Enjoy their fine Italian dishes in the romantic dining room or their private VIP area.

GIRASOLE
3108 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City
The Shore’s premier dining destination features a seasonal menu of Italian favorites from gnocchi to tagliolini.

GRAN CAFFE L’AQUILA
1716 Chestnut St.
Authentic eatery offering weekly tasting menus, the best homemade gelato outside of Italy, and a secret Romeo and Juliet table for two.

PANORAMA
14 N. Front St.
The recently redesigned eatery offers authentic Italian cuisine from a historic Old City location. The wine bar features 120 wines on tap and over 150 wines by the glass.

SCARPETTA
210 W. Rittenhouse Sq.
Reserve a table overlooking Rittenhouse Square and indulge in an order of their famed tomato and basil spaghetti.

Cocktails

A. BAR
1737 Walnut St.
Their impressive selection of seasonal, house-made cocktails includes the Orange Catholic, a combination of a.vod vodka, lemon, hibiscus, and sparkling wine.

ASSEMBLY
1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
The Toki Penicillin, which features Suntory Toki, ginger, and lemon, pairs perfectly with the roasted fig and chevre flatbread—not to mention the unbeatable rooftop views.

HOP SING LAUNDROMAT
1029 Race St.
The cash-only establishment employs talented mixologists with a knack for following intricate recipes.

VESPER
223 S. Sydenham St.
Their Flu Shot is much more enjoyable than the one your doctor prescribes. The mixture of Famous Grouse, ginger, honey syrup, and lemon will have you feeling your best.

ZEE BAR
100 Spring Garden St.
The members-only, private social club offers bottle service, live DJs, dancing, and drinks.

Celebrate in Style

LACROIX
210 W. Rittenhouse Sq.
Tucked inside the Rittenhouse Hotel, the AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant is run by Executive Chef Jon Cichon and features fare from around the globe.

VOLVÉR
300 S. Broad St.
The Jose Garces restaurant offers a 10-course chef’s tasting menu in the exquisite dining room with an optional wine pairing, perfect for your next celebration.

VETRI
1312 Spruce St.
Throughout the summer, Marc Vetri and his team will offer a four-course First Friday lunch in the main dining room featuring seasonal dishes and Vetri classics.

XIX NINETEEN
200 S. Broad St.
With unbeatable views from The Bellevue’s 19th Floor, XIX is the perfect place for private events, accommodating up to 100 people.

Creative Plates

AUTOGRAPH
503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne
The American brasserie features a contemporary menu of classic dishes and walls filled with over 1,000 celebrity autographs and albums.

DAVIO’S
Multiple locations
The high-end Italian restaurant recently opened a second location in King of Prussia’s Town Center with outdoor seating.

PARAMOUR
139 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne
The perfect place for a special meal or a glass of wine, Paramour highlights modern American, seasonal cuisine.

TREDICI ENOTECA
114 S. 13th St.
Their many small plates include bacon-wrapped dates, cumin carrots, and an epic Mediterranean tasting board. The new Bryn Mawr location will bring fresh flavors to the Main Line later this year.

VERNICK FOOD & DRINK
2031 Walnut St.
Overlook the hustle and bustle of Walnut Street from the second floor while enjoying the grilled black sea bass with spicy broccoli and saffron.

Perfect Pizzas

FIREPOINT GRILL
3739 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square.
Their wood-fired pizzas taste even better when enjoyed on their spacious patio.

HARP & CROWN
1525 Sansom St.
Order up the Crown Jewel gin cocktail and the spicy soppressata pizza from their underground, reservations-only bowling alley.

PIZZERIA STELLA
420 S. Second St.
Tartufo, a wood oven pizza with black truffle, egg, and fontina, is the perfect appetizer to their house-made gelato.

SLICE
Multiple locations
The robust menu of pizza, salads, strombolis, and calzones features all-natural cheeses, free-range chicken, and organic ingredients.

ZAVINO
Multiple locations
Can’t decide between the Polpettini pizza or the creamy gnocchi? Get both!

Enjoy the View

MOSHULU
401 S. Columbus Blvd.
Their 47-foot open-air deck overlooking the Delaware riverfront is the ideal spot to spend the summer months.

PARC
227 S. 18th St.
A chic brasserie serving up bistro-fare and prime people watching on the Square.

POSITANO COAST
212 Walnut St.
The stark white tiles and beautiful murals at this Old City favorite will transport you right to the coast of Italy. Try favorites like crab meat tacos and the sesame crusted tuna.

R2L
50 S. 16th St.
Chef Daniel Stern puts his culinary spin on ordinary dishes, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience from 500 feet above the city.

STRATUS ROOFTOP
433 Chestnut St.
Hotel Monaco’s glitzy rooftop oasis floats eleven stories above Independence Hall.

Prime Cuts

BANK AND BOURBON
1200 Market St.
Wash down the 32-ounce dry-aged cowboy steak with one of their house-aged liquors.

BARCLAY PRIME
237 S. 18th St.
Celebrating something special? Opt for the 18-ounce Japanese Wagyu ribeye and a bottle of Champagne.

BUTCHER AND SINGER
1500 Walnut St.
With décor paying homage to old Hollywood, this Starr restaurant is all about steaks and chops. The 50-ounce Tomahawk Ribeye is perfect for two.

HUGO’S FROG BAR & CHOP HOUSE
1001 N. Delaware Ave.
The only area steakhouse with its own USDA Prime Angus beef certification.

URBAN FARMER
1850 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
The rural-chic steakhouse proudly uses locally sourced ingredients from an array of farmers, foragers, and purveyors.

The Happiest Hour

THE JUICE MERCHANT
4330 Main St.
Add a shot of wheatgrass to the Twisted Apple juice for a healthy start to your day.

SIP N’ GLO JUICERY
Multiple locations
With three locations around the city, it’s easy to pick up one of their nutrient-dense juices wherever you go.

STRIPP’D JUICE
263 N. Third St.
After finishing their beginners cleanse stop in for a sweet acai bowl and a shot of ginger root.

Specialty Fare

AMOROSO’S
151 Benigno Blvd., Bellmawr, NJ
Making Philadelphia sandwiches famous, one roll at a time.

DI BRUNO BROS.
Multiple locations
All your favorite specialty favorites from curated cheese boards to honey jams and cured meats.

RASTELLI MARKET FRESH
Multiple locations
Fine quality fare from wild caught seafood to USDA Prime beef and craft burgers.

Global Dishes

AQIMERO
10 Avenue of the Arts
Chef Richard Sandoval’s Latin American restaurant inside The Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia features everything from NY strip steak to shrimp tacos and truffle fries.

AMADA
217–219 Chestnut St.
The daily happy hour menu consists of $5 tapas, sweet sangria, and specialty cocktails.

DINO’S BACKSTAGE
287 Keswick Ave., Glenside
Owner Dino J. Kelly-Cataldi has created a retro-style supper club with live music and American fare.

MIXTO
1141 Pine St.
The eclectic menu highlights flavors from Cuban, Latin American, and Caribbean cuisine.

OPA
1311 Sansom St.
Fill up on duck gyros, fava hummus, and Greek omelets before heading out back to the Drury Beer Garden for fresh-made cocktails. The eclectic menu highlights flavors from Cuban, Latin American, and Caribbean cuisine.

V
1229 Spruce St.
Stop by for an intimate dinner and late-night dancing or rent out the entire restaurant for a chic private event.

ZAHAV
237 St. James Pl.
With a name meaning “gold” in Hebrew, the authentic Israeli-restaurant appropriately gets the gold star for best hummus in the city.

Asian Flavors

BUDDAKAN
325 Chestnut St.
Come hungry. With edamame dumplings, tuna tartate spring rolls, and king crab tempura on the menu, it’s hard to pick just one.

DIM SUM HOUSE
3939 Chestnut St.
Located in the heart of University City, the authentic restaurant carries a mouthwatering selection of Cantonese and Shanghai dim sum and other Chinese fare.

DOUBLE KNOT
120 S. 13th St.
Charming coffee spot upstairs, Asian-inspired eatery downstairs serving some of the area’s best sashimi.

MORIMOTO
723 Chestnut St.
Run by Iron Chef Morimoto, Stephen Starr’s high-class Japanese restaurant is known for a multi-course tasting menu.

COZARA
3200 Chestnut St.
From the folks behind Zama, this Japanese eatery features small plates from truffle Brussels sprouts to duck bao buns.

SUGA
1720 Sansom St.
Two-time James Beard Award winner Susanna Foo teams up with her son Gabriel to offer an eclectic mix of modern Chinese cuisine.

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The Great Outdoors

BLUE CROSS RIVERRINK SUMMERFEST
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
The popular RiverRink has once again transformed its WinterFest décor to a playground featuring a nine-hole mini golf course, food and drinks, and a roller skating rink.

INDEPENDENCE BEER GARDEN
100 S. Independence Mall
Chef Michael Schulson’s outdoor oasis spans 20,000 square feet and offers 40 regional and craft beers.

SPRUCE STREET HARBOR PARK
301 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
The pop-up park returns again with colorful hammocks, floating beer gardens, craft beer, and food trucks from some of our favorite vendors.

SKYGARTEN
1717 Arch St.
This abode sits 51 floors up and has guests enjoying craft beers, lite bites, and Instagramworthy shots of the city.

History Lesson

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY
101 S. Independence Mall E.
Tour the summer’s special exhibition, “1917: How One Year Changed The World,” after taking a walk through the museum’s Only in America gallery.

SIMEONE FOUNDATION AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM
6825 Norwitch Dr.
Dr. Frederick Simone’s collection features some of the world’s best racing and sports cars.

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
3260 South St
Embark on a journey through art and artifacts from all over the world as you discover fascinating facts about humankind.

WINTERTHUR MUSEUM
5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE
Stop by to view the “Flowery Thoughts” exhibit, an eye-catching display of ceramic vases and floral decorations from the 1700–1800s.

Family Bonding

THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE
222 N. 20th St.
Their 10 permanent exhibits include virtual reality, sports zone, and Sir Isaac’s Loft.

FRANKLIN SQUARE
200 N. Sixth St.
Enjoy a ride on the carousel or play a round of mini golf before grabbing a bite at SquareBurger.

LONGWOOD GARDENS
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Sq.
After a multimillion dollar renovation, the Main Fountain Garden is back for their can’t-miss “Summer of Spectacle.”

ONE LIBERTY OBSERVATION DECK
1650 Market St.
A 360-degree view of our great city from 57 floors up.

NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER
525 Arch St.
The Constitution is brought to life through ongoing exhibits and interactive exhibits for all ages.

PHILADELPHIA ZOO
3400 W. Girard Ave
America’s first zoo invites you to check out their newest exhibit, “Wings of Asia,” which features an impressive collection of Asian birds in an outdoor aviary.

Move to the Music

KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
300 S. Broad St.
Whether you are there for a Broadway performance, a Philadelphia Orchestra concert, or a charity event, be sure to stop by Jose Garces’s Volvér on your way out.

OPERA PHILADELPHIA
1420 Locust St.
The Magic Flute kicks off their season in September with a performance at the beautiful Academy of Music.

PENNSYLVANIA BALLET
300 S. Broad St.
The 2017 season begins in October with The Sleeping Beauty.

THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
Select venues
Head to the Mann Center this July to see the Orchestra perform John Williams’s memorable score from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Museum Mania

THE BARNES FOUNDATION
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Submerge yourself in their private collection of masterpieces from Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse and more. This summer visit Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders (June 30-Oct. 2).

JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM
138 S. Pine St., Doylestown
New exhibits include prints by Sam Maitin and pieces by Bucks County native, George Sotter.

MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
101 S. Third St.
Philadelphia’s newest museum houses General Washington’s original sleeping and office tent, which has been carefully preserved for generations.

PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
This summer the museum invites you to explore the work of legendary photographer Michael Nichols, but not before running up those famous Rocky steps.

Weekend Getaways

HILTON PHILADELPHIA CITY AVENUE
4200 City Ave
While Delmonico’s Steakhouse is a prime location for upscale dining, the Polo Lounge is perfect for enjoying snacks and cocktails

SHERATON VALLEY FORGE HOTEL
480 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia
Amenities include access to the club lounge, workstation, fitness center, and whirlpool.

THE WAYNE HOTEL
139 Lancaster Ave., Wayne
The perfect suburban getaway, the hotel offers many luxury suites and a top-of-the-line fitness studio.

VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT
1160 First Ave., King of Prussia
A short walk from your luxe hotel room is Valley Beach, a poolside club with private cabanas, live entertainment, and even a sandy beach.

City Sleepovers

AKA RITTENHOUSE SQUARE
135 S. 18th St.
Perfect place for people enjoying an extended stay in the city, this majestic building is perched in the center of the city’s most esteemed section.

HYATT AT THE BELLEVUE
200 S. Broad St.
The recently-renovated historic hotel offers some of the best views of the city along the Avenue of the Arts.

THE LOGAN HOTEL
One Logan Sq.
Split your time between their ninth-floor rooftop lounge, modern steakhouse, and luxe guest rooms.

THE RITTENHOUSE HOTEL
210 W. Rittenhouse Sq.
Friendly to guests and their pets, too, this luxury hotel offers unbeatable city views, gourmet dining, and top spa treatments.

THE RITZ-CARLTON, PHILADELPHIA
10 Avenue of the Arts
Updates from the recent multi-million hotel renovation project include upgraded guest suites and a chic lobby for cocktails, dining, or meetings.

SOFITEL PHILADELPHIA
120 S. 17th St.
Meet friends in the Parisian lounge before heading upstairs to your luxury king suite.

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Luxe Finds

BROOKS BROTHERS
Multiple locations
Their new Red Fleece collection was inspired by the work-hard, play-hard mentality of local entrepreneurs.

NICOLE MILLER
Multiple locations
Featuring jaw-dropping attire for every occasion, the boutique has locations in Center City and Manayunk

JOAN SHEPP
1811 Chestnut St.
Selling top designers A-Z including Balenciaga and Jianhu, and products from their lavish beauty counter.

MARC CAIN
King of Prussia Mall
Perfect for the summer, their Tropical Vibes collection highlights floral prints and fun accessories.

SARA CAMPBELL
8409 Germantown Ave.
The namesake summer collections include an array of floral printed dresses and chic linen tops.

SHOP SIXTY FIVE
128 S. 17th St.
Shop designer collections from Haute Hippie, Resse & Riley, Chan Luu, 7 for all Mankind, and more.

Eye Spy

EYESITE
111 S. 18th St.
Their new Rittenhouse location offers a bespoke service for custom made frames.

MODERN EYE
Multiple locations
Eye care extraordinaire offering everything from examinations to contact lenses and laser surgery.

WEST COAST OPTICAL
1726 Chestnut St.
Open since 1986, the boutique features collections by Moscot, Seraphin, Prada, and more.

The Modern Man

COMMONWEALTH PROPER
1839 Chestnut St.
The appointment-only custom clothier will build your unique style using the finest quality garments.

DAMARI SAVILE
King of Prussia Mall
Custom suiting for men from Philadelphia Eagles Malcolm Jenkins and Jay Amin.

ERNESTO
612 S. Fifth St.
Established in 1960, the custom clothier offers an executive personalized wardrobe service that helps businessmen create a complete wardrobe from suits and ties to socks and shoes.

R BESPOKE
Bespoke suits, blazers, trousers, and overcoats crafted from the finest mills of Italy.

ROCK AVENUE
709 Walnut St.
Eagles Malcom Jenkins brings his love of bow ties, pocket squares, and men’s accessories to his hometown.

VENTRESCA
145 W. State St., Doylestown
Featuring formal wear collections from Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, Jean Yves and more.

Baubles and Bling

BENARI
Multiple locations
Shop brands from Rolex, Gucci, and John Hardy at this family-owned store.

CARTIER
King of Prussia Mall
Book an appointment with a Cartier Ambassador to help you discover the latest in fine watch-making.

GARY MANN JEWELERS
4349 Main St.
The city’s premier boutique for custom estate and designer jewelry.

GOLDEN NUGGET JEWELERS
800 Chestnut St.
With 30 years of business under their belt, this is your one-stop-shop for everything from Tacori to Simon G.

GOVBERG JEWELERS
1521 Walnut St.
Offering new and pre-owned watches from the likes of Breitling, Bulgari, Piaget, and more.

MORTON & RUDOLPH
1900 Marlton Pike E., Cherry Hill
Let the South Jersey boutique help you pick out the perfect gift from their selection of Forevermark rings, pendants, and diamond studs.

NATIONAL WATCH
101 S. Eighth St.
Exquisite certified pre-owned pieces from Rolex, Breitling, Tag Heuer, and more.

Bejeweled

BAILEY BANKS & BIDDLE
King of Prussia Mall
King of Prussia Mall’s newest jewelry outlet features engagement rings and wedding bands from the likes of Karl Lagerfield, Penny Preville, and Simon G.

BERNIE ROBBINS
Multiple locations
With two locations in New Jersey and two locations in Pennsylvania, it is easy for shoppers to peruse their amazing array of designer baubles from Marco Bicego, David Yurman, Rolex, and Tudor.

JEFF KELLMER PRIVATE JEWELER
510 W. Lancaster Ave., Haverford
Their collections feature an array of beautiful pieces and timeless designs.

LAGOS
1735 Walnut St.
Favorites of the Rittenhouse boutique include black caviar beaded bracelets and diamond infinity drop earrings, amongst many more.

MARKS JEWELERS
975 Bethlehem Pike., Montgomeryville
Use their custom JewlVision process to create a unique piece using the most advanced manufacturing equipment.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills
The Frivole Collection features luminous flowers in an array of timeless pieces from rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.

Stationary Staples

APRIL LYNN DESIGNS
106 S. Bellevue Ave., Langhorne
A custom stationery and design studio catering to Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs.

PAPER BOUTIQUE
125 Yorktown Plaza, Elkins Park
All your paper needs from invitations and announcements to holiday cards and photo-imaging.

THE PAPERY
1219 Locust St.
Order custom invitations for your wedding, mitzvah, or social event of the season.

Wardrobe Staples

ALICIA DIMICHELE BOUTIQUE
500 Rt. 73 S., Marlton
New pieces from the modern-contemporary collections include one piece bathing suits, summer frocks, and billowy tops.

CHARLIE’S JEANS
233 Market St.
Carries over thirty brands of American-made jeans.

DFTI BOUTIQUE
2026 Chestnut St.
Owner Ashley N. Taylor provides guests with a one-on-one personal shopping experience by handpicking styles perfect for every body type.

ELLA’S GROVE
385 Lancaster Ave., Haverford
Fran D’Ambrosio shares her love of style with favorites like Lauren Moshi, Margo Morrison, and Chan Luu.

ELLELAURI
114 S. 19th St.
The chic women’s boutique is filled with bold designs, bright solids, and distinctive prints from Yumi Kim, Solodus, Rails, and more.

IRINA SIGAL DRESSMAKER
2038 Locust St.
Irina Sigal provides impeccable tailoring, custom designs, and complete clothing reconstruction.

SOPHY CURSON
1907 Sansom St.
The chic store has been providing some of our favorite pieces from Edward Achour, Wayne Clark, and Stephen Jones since 1929.

VAN CLEVE
1604 E. Lancaster Ave., Paoli
The appointment-only boutique features collections from Katerina Bocci, John Paul Ataker, and Amy Kuschel.

Shopaholic

BOYDS PHILADELPHIA
1818 Chestnut St.
In addition to men’s and women’s apparel, the historic department store offers custom alterations, made-tomeasure tailoring, and personal shopping services.

KING OF PRUSSIA MALL
King of Prussia
Everything you want under one luxurious roof. The newly expanded corridor features the likes of CH Carolina Herrera, Shinola, Hermes, and DVF.

PHILADELPHIA PREMIUM OUTLETS
18 W. Lightcap Road, Limerick
Open-air shopping that includes 150 outlet stores from Adidas to White House Black Market.

THE PROMENADE AT SAGEMORE
500 Rte. 73 S., Marlton, NJ
Spend the day perusing favorites such as Brooks Brothers, South Moon Under, and Sur La Table.

THE SHOPS AT LIBERTY PLACE
1625 Chestnut St.
The Chestnut Street shops include a newly opened Bloomingdale's Outlet and Orangetheory Fitness studio. Rent out the Rotunda for your next black tie event.

One Stop Stores

HAVERFORD SQUARE
379 Lancaster Ave., Haverford
Home to Linda Golden, Hope Chest, White Dog Cafe, and Ella’s Grove, amongst others.

KING OF PRUSSIA TOWN CENTER
155 Village Dr., King of Prussia
New upscale center featuring favorites like Davio’s, Nordstrom Rack, Ulta Beauty, and more.

SUBURBAN SQUARE
Anderson & Coulter Ave.
New additions include Eaves, SoulCycle, and Drybar.

THE BELLEVUE
200 S. Broad St.
Tucked inside an iconic Philadelphia landmark, this luxe shopping destination houses Nicole Miller, Tiffany & Co., and Williams-Sonoma.

Beach Ready

CAMEO WATER WEAR
Multiple locations
With six locations, Cameo has one of the largest selections of swim and outerwear in the area.

NEIMAN MARCUS
King of Prussia Mall
Carrying premier designer collections from the likes of Valentino, Zac Posen, and Carolina Herrera.

SHIRLEY & COMPANY
Multiple locations
A dedication to personalized service and a range of swimwear.

SOUTH MOON UNDER
Multiple locations
Their adorable warm weather collections include floral patterns and pastel colors from Free People, Gucci, House of Harlow, and more.

Accessorize Your Life

ETERNITY FASHION
1522 Chestnut St.
An impressive collection of clothing, shoes, and accessories to fit every need.

THE GEISHA HOUSE
149 N. Third St.
Breezy Old City shop carrying For Love & Lemons, Ink & Alloy, Knot Sisters, and many more.

HARTMANN LUGGAGE
King of Prussia Mall
Their Metropolitan Collection caters to the executive traveler.

RAG & BONE
1601 Walnut St.
The Philadelphia flagship opened in 2017 with an array of stylish jackets, footwear, and dresses for fashion-forward men and women.

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
2 Bala Plaza, Bala Cynwyd
Featured designers include 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alice + Olivia, Manolo Blahnik, and Saint Laurent.

TOUCHÉ ACCESSORIES
King of Prussia Mall
A culmination of chic Parisian clothing and European accessories.

Beauty

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Sunkissed

BAKED SUNLESS TANNING
740 S. Fourth St.
In their new Queen Village location, the award-winning sunless tanning studio exclusively offers diamond dusting.

CRYO MYST THERAPY SPA
124 S. 16th St.
The name may have changed but the top-notch services remain the same. Specializing in cryo therapy and sunless tanning, the one-stop-beauty-shop also has eyelash extensions and skincare services.

TANTINI TANNING BAR
172 William L. Dalton Dr., Glassboro, NJ
Purchase an unlimited package to enjoy all the sunless tanning, teeth whitening, and body wraps you want.

Spa Day

AME SALON & SPA
111 Waynewood Ave., Wayne
Stop by the award-winning day spa for the signature Japanese Soak and Massage in the heated Japanese tub.

ARTUR KIRSH SALON & SPA
200 S. Broad St.
Located in the heart of Center City, the premier hair studio also features a luxe spa offering facials, manicures, and pedicures.

COLE WELLNESS SPA
101 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne
Their menu of holistic practices includes the Nutrient Facial, an age-defying treatment with marine ingredients for a more radiant complexion.

LE REVE RITTENHOUSE DAY SPA
255 S. 17th St.
Spend a day at the Rittenhouse spa indulging in all of their services from body treatments and electrolysis to mani pedis and couples massages.

OGGI SALON & SPA
1700 Locust St.
The Ultimate Oggi Indulgence package spans two days and includes a one hour European facial, nutritious spa lunch, nail services, Hungarian moor mud wrap, color consult, blow dry, and more.

RICHEL D’AMBRA SPA & SALON
10 Avenue of the Arts
Their menu of seasonal services includes a Vitamin C Time Reverse Facial that will reawaken your skin with vitamin C and tri-peptides, just in time for summer.

Posh Pampering

ADOLF BIECKER
Multiple locations
Each haircut comes with a complimentary consultation with a talented stylist, a stress relieving treatment, shampoo, cut, and style.

CALISTA GRAND
1211 Wilmington Pike, West Chester
Promoting beauty and wellness under one roof, a trip to Calista is all about the experience, from personalized makeup services to customized hair texturizing treatments.

DENEEN MARCEL LASHES
2007 Chestnut St.
Specializing in non-surgical eyelash extensions, clients can choose between classic, luscious, or volume lashes.

LUXEBLADING BY RACHEL
1015 Chestnut St.
Microblading expert Rachel Mitton ensures bold, full brows with little pain.

NATURALE SALON
1606 Locust St.
Providing healthy, natural nails by way of rejuvenating mani and pedi services.

THE RITTENHOUSE SPA & CLUB—HAIR BY PAUL LABRECQUE
210 W. Rittenhouse Sq.
The Spa Happy Hour invites clients to enjoy a glass of prosecco and a combination of abbreviated treatments.

Pretty Smiles

THE DENTAL SPA
1601 Walnut St.
Let doctors Harold Yaffe and Paul Berson transform your smile with lumineers, Invisalign, PowerWhitening, and orthodontic treatments.

DR. LINDSEY MARSHALL
602 The Times Bldg., Ardmore
Dr. Marshall graduated The Harvard School of Dental Medicine and has been providing cosmetic dentistry services for more than a decade.

NATOLI DENTAL
188 Fries Mill Road, Turnersville, NJ
Dental services for the entire family that include teeth whitening and implant procedures.

RITTENHOUSE ORTHODONTICS
1518 Walnut St.
Dr. Orhan Tuncay is known for his top customer service and for authoring The Invisalign System textbook.

Color Theory

GIOVANNI & PILEGGI
308 S. 12th St.
Led by Giovanni Mele, the professional staff is trained in cutting-edge techniques. On your next visit, opt for a permanent wave texturizing treatment and rock curls all summer long.

JASON MATTHEW SALON
1735 Chestnut St.
Pop in for a gloss treatment in between color appointments for the perfect pick me up.

MARTINO CARTIER
Multiple locations
Owner Martino Cartier is known as much for his talents with scissors and dye as he is for his philanthropic heart.

SALON NORMAN DEE
2550 Grant Ave.
Schedule a partial highlight and spiral perm for a new look this season.

SALON VANITY
1701 Walnut St.
One of Philadelphia’s top salons, owner Edmondo Blando and his team are tasked with styling local notables.

Cool Cuts

BLOKES BARBER SHOP & GENTLEMAN’S EMPORIUM
151 N. Third St.
A quality men’s grooming destination providing traditional shaves, beard trims, and coloring.

BLUE HAIR STUDIO
2550 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley
A high-end salon offering a cool, coffee house vibe and a team of hair, makeup, and skin care specialists.

PAGEBOY HAIR
12 W. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore
The Keratin Complex Blowout is the perfect addition to your haircut appointment.

HEADS & TAILS BEAUTY BOUTIQUE
265 S. 19th St.
The city’s first salon of its kind, Heads & Tails offers full-body waxing, blowouts, and updos plus lash and brow tinting.

LAURENTIUS SALON
815 Christian St.
Providing runway-ready looks for your hair and nails plus a new braid bar.

OMG SALON
351 Righters Mill Road, Gladwyn
A Main Line staple featuring personal consultations, cuts, color, and treatments for men and women.

Best Tressed

ARCHITEQT SALON & GALLERY
Multiple locations
Specializing in color correction, dry cutting, and Balayage, the salon guarantees to give you your best hair yet.

EAST END SALON
219 Arch St.
Founded in 1989, the salon employs a tight knit crew of artisan hairstylists.

JOSEPH ANTHONY RETREAT SPA & SALON
234 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills
The aqua extension cylinder system allows stylists to apply volumizing locks without glue, heat, or chemicals.

SALON ZIZA
6 Greenfield Ave., Ardmore
A personal consultation with each service ensures complete happiness with your final look.

SIGNACURL
116 S. 19th St.
Specializing in cuts and coloring, owner and lead hair stylist Joseph Lentini offers an array of services and specialized products for those with curly manes.

What the Doctor Ordered

BRANDOW CLINIC
Multiple locations
Twenty-five years and three area locations later, Dr. Brandow is a leading expert in the field of plastic surgery, offering everything from body contours to the trifecta face peel.

DISCOVER OPTIMAL HEALTHCARE
3605 Edgemont Ave., Brookhaven
Their team of specialty staff and doctors offer services for regenerative medicine, anti-aging, acupuncture, and wellness.

FOREVER YOUNG MED SPAS
1420 Locust St.
The city’s newest med spa from Dr. Larry Segal features SculpSure, a light-based, body-contouring system that eliminates unwanted fat.

MAIN LINE PSYCHIATRIC
121 Coulter Ave., Ardmore
With degrees from the University of Penn and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School on her wall, Dr. Taliba Foster works with clients by educating them on a variety of mental health issues

TIMOTHY M. GRECO, MD
2 Bala Plaza, Bala Cynwyd
In addition to facial cosmetic surgeries and minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Greco performs laser hair removal and microneedling.

Rejuvenating Services

DAVIS COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY
1916 Marlton Pike E., Cherry Hill, NJ
Dr. Steven Davis, a double board certified plastic surgeon, is known for his talents with Botox, dermal fillers, and non-invasive procedures that achieve natural looking results.

LOHNER PLASTIC SURGERY
919 Conestoga Rd., Bryn Mawr
In addition to skin rejuvenation services like dermabrasion, the Bryn Mawr team specializes in an array of plastic surgery procedures from arm lifts to rhinoplasty.

LOUIS P. BUCKY PLASTIC SURGERY
Multiple locations
Dr. Bucky’s expertise is in achieving a natural look through body and facial rejuvenation, repair, and reconstruction.

PENN PLASTIC SURGERY
23 Morris Ave.
Performing more than 2,500 reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries each year, the team of doctors are some of the top in the industry.

Treatment Envy

3000BC
8439 Germantown Ave.
With the addition of new medical director, Dr. Benjamin Lam, the spa really is a one-stop-shop for beauty and wellness. Stop by for a facial and full-body massage before your next laser hair removal appointment.

ABOUT FACE SKINCARE
1015 Chestnut St.
Providing an array of injectable services including Kybella, a treatment for contouring the jawline.

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