5 things to love this month
My all-time favorite summer event: Art Star’s decidedly un-country, silk-flower-less, generally crochet-free and amazingly stylish outdoor market of all things hand-fashioned, like these dangly
My all-time favorite summer event: Art Star’s decidedly un-country, silk-flower-less, generally crochet-free and amazingly stylish outdoor market of all things hand-fashioned, like these dangly doodads by Amy Buffum, right. Don’t be a ding-dong: Go. Liberties Walk, 1030-1040 North 2nd Street, to Bodine Street, 215-238-1557; artstarphilly.com.
Spas of the Future
Let’s all go to the new Chestnut Hill and Wayne locations of 3000 BC. We’ll sip iced rooibos infused with mango, papaya and peach in the sleek tea lounges. We’ll have gentle summer facials and necessary summer waxes. We’ll get there early, so we have time to absorb essential oils in the inhalation lounge. And we will be fabulous! 8439 Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill, 215-247-6020, and 605 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, 484-367-1000; 3000bc.com.
Bike, Bike Revolution
Bryan Van Arsdale’s attitude-free bike shop/art lounge is the latest, hippest addition to So-So, a South-of-South strip with the latest, hippest nickname. Bicycle Revolutions, 712 South 4th Street; 215-629-2453.
Mom: Remember when you and Dad wanted to send me to sleep-away camp? If I were 13 now, I’d so go — to Canyon Ranch’s lanyard-free workout-and-massage-and-skin-care-heavy program for teens at Bryn Mawr College. Julian Krinsky Canyon Ranch Young Adult Summer Program, Bryn Mawr College, 610-265-9401; jkcp.com.
The Perfect Hostess … Dress
I’ll never be Martha. Or even Rachael. But I can dress the part, if I can just get my paws on one of the lightweight gray jumpers that the hostesses at the new XIX wear. Restaurant XIX, Park Hyatt at the Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets, 19th floor; 215-790-1919.