It’s wheeling and dealing time at the Jersey Shore, folks. Not only will hotel room prices drop after this weekend, but you can also get everything from boogie boards to flip flops to island-branded t-shirts for far less than you’d have paid in May.
But if you know where to go (psst: we do) deals go much deeper than that. Here are four that should be on your list if you’re headed down the shore before school starts back up again.
Keep reading for sales galore.
Photo by: Jeff Fusco.
Here’s a position-by-position look at how the Eagles’ offense performed against the Steelers, after having re-watched the first three quarters of Thursday night’s game: Read more »
Last night nearly 3,500 piled onto the Avenue of the Arts for the third go-round of Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that LGBTers made up a pretty hefty chunk of that population, donning their whitest threads for a gay evening of dining, dancing, and picture-posing.
HughE Dillon was kind enough to share some shots of the #GayPhilly crowd who came out last night, plus I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites from Instagram. Check them out in the slideshow below.
Matthew Ray, Chatterblast, Ben Haney, Bjorn Henriques, Digital Medial Specialist at NBC, Michael Braunstein, Comcast and Michael Callahan, Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair
Katie MacTurk, Megan MacTurk, Amber Hikes, Director, Upward Bound at University of Pennsylvania and Kaitlin Apostol, RN
Jonathan Stavin, George Lynch, Paul Gerberson and Joey Hoepp
Reggie Shuford, Executive Director of ACLU and Chris Barlett, Executive Director of William Way
Didier Garcia, Michael Caruso, Adaam A (doesnt want his last name used), Douglas Famy, Nick Padilla and George Andrew Craig III
Lauren Tucker and Christina Ferraz
Surinder Aggarwal and Ben Modlo
Bailey Hansford and Chelsea Meise
Sarah Levitsky and Paul Steinke
Mark Mitchell and Marty Sellers
Gregory Alfaro and Edward Tenorio
Justin Nordell and Linda Pan
Michael Callahan and Michael Braunstein.
Mark Beyerle and Goldie Brown
Chatterblast's Matthew Ray, pictured with Katie Griffin, discovered his inner Backstreet Boy.
Kristina Jackson and Stormy Lundy
Amanda Abene, Ron Stoh, and Queer to the T
Mika and Mark!
Well, since there was fun proposal at last year’s Dîner en Blanc, we couldn’t help but expect to hear similar news this year—and happily, we did!
Last night, two couples—that we know of!—wrapped up their evenings as brides- and grooms-to-be. Below are the happy couples to whom we offer our congrats!
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Dîner en Blanc was another magical night under the stars for which Philadelphians packed their own dinners (although some guests opted to order from Di Bruno Bros. or Garces and pick up their meals at the secret location), brought their own chairs and tables, and waited at pre-determined meeting places for the 6:30 p.m. phone call that would tell their dining leader where the event’s “secret” location would be. (The dining leader then led the group to the location which could be up to two miles away.)
Guests dressed in white to take part in the pop-up culinary event, the second-most-attended Dîner en Blanc in the U.S. behind New York City’s. This year, the event was held on the Avenue of The Arts, with City Hall as the backdrop for the thousands of photos that were taken by the record number of attendees.
Each year the event seems to grow: The first year 1,300 people attended; last year 2,500 people went; and this year 3,500 people went. The très chic picnic began in Paris 26 years ago and is now taking over 40 elegant public spaces around the world. It’s a great community-building event, bringing all walks of people together. This year two couples got engaged during the event.
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Up this week, we’ve got Gus, a friendly young pit bull mix who loves hitting the trails and, even better, resting his head in your lap after after a long run. Find out more about this guy below.
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The philanthropic Ice Bucket Challenge has taken off, raising nearly $23 million for ALS research. It has its detractors and its supporters, and you can’t log onto Facebook or check your Twitter feed without seeing someone—a friend, a coworker, a celebrity—getting a bucket of cold water splashed over his or her head. But only a few of these charitable folks get soaked while wearing designer clothes.
Here are some of our favorite fashion-forward Ice Bucket Challenge moments, from Anna Wintour’s soggy bob (finally!) to Diane Von Furstenberg’s extremely posh challenge (it’s on a yacht, obviously).
See them here.
Heading into Thursday’s game, Billy Davis was asked if it is frustrating that two of his top pass-rushers — Brandon Graham and Vinny Curry — are not natural scheme fits and therefor must see a limited amount of snaps.
“I don’t think anybody’s a full‑time player. When you’re talking d‑line to me, I don’t view full‑time and part‑time players. There are different two‑gap schemes and gap-penetrate schemes where we’re rushing, they all fit. Those pass rushers fit,” he said. “It’s just different sections of the scheme that we use. I’m very impressed. Those are two good pass rushers you’re talking about.”
There has been plenty of talk about how long Curry and Graham will remain in Philadelphia considering that they are both edge 4-3 rushers playing unnatural positions in a 3-4. Curry is undersized to be a pure two-gapping defensive end, and Graham isn’t fluid enough in space to be the type of versatile outside linebacker that this system craves.
What they can do is rush the passer, maybe better than anyone else on the team right now. Read more »
If you were waiting for the price to go down on Lane’s End Farm, have we got good news for you. The rustic estate whose long tree-lined road could make, as Shannon Rooney noted, “even the hardiest of city dwellers among us feel a pang,” has had its price reduced! Well, reduced only by $355,000, but still.
The property includes a main house, pool, stone barn, two cottages, and a collection of garages and other out-buildings. Gallery below.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 4 full, 1 half
Square feet: 5,770
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