Field Guide: 8 Ways to Declutter and Detox Your Life

 

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Inspired yet? | Photo via IKEA.

Forget surface-level spring cleaning. To really start the season out on the right foot, it’s time to consider everything else in your life that might need detoxing (your greasy winter diet and maxed-out budget, perhaps?).

To help you detox, declutter and decompress, we’ve sleuthed out eight easy tips, tricks, pros to know and places to visit to purify, purge, and banish toxins for good. Welcome to spring.  Read more »

Field Guide: 15 Independent Bookstores That’ll Make You Want to Toss Your Kindle

Photo credit: Wellington Square Bookshop

Photo credit: Wellington Square Bookshop Facebook

Bookstores — specifically those of the indie variety — have come to represent something quite different in the age of “140 characters or less” and “TL;DR.” But before you cast them off as a You’ve Got Mail-era relic, consider this: Independent bookstores are more than an ode to nostalgia and much-needed tactility — they also often boast the smartest literati as shopkeepers and the most inviting (and weather-proofed) hangouts you can find in/around Philly. So the next time your eyes start to blur after thumbing your four-inch screen for a couple hours, you can come up for air and head to one of these 15 brick-and-mortar independent bookstores.  Read more »

Field Guide: The 10 Sexiest Hotels in Philadelphia

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The lobby of the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel is a smart mix of old and new. | Photo via Radisson Blu.

Attention, would-be romancers: You’ve got two weeks until Valentine’s Day, which means there is still time (though, it’s quickly dwindling!) to nab coveted reservations at restaurants, theaters and hotels. As for the latter, we’ve rounded up the 10 swankiest, sexiest spots to spend a romantic weekend. From top-notch pampering to room service worth ordering, consider this your guide to getting away, if only for a night. (Sorry, you’re on your own for the babysitter.)  Read more »

5 Best Stores for Made-in-America (and Philly!) Goods

In Waltzing Matilda’s rugged workshop/boutique, sturdy leather bags— like the one above, which is crafted of leather salvaged from Swiss Army ammo cases from World World II—share space with belts, wallets, accessories and weathered Americana.

In Waltzing Matilda’s rugged workshop/boutique, sturdy leather bags— like the one above, which is crafted of leather salvaged from Swiss Army ammo cases from World World II—share space with belts, wallets, accessories and weathered Americana. / Photos by Jauhien Sasnou.

The American heritage movement is still going strong, as shoppers snub imports in favor of quality stateside-made goods. Here, Philly’s top shops for the discerning patriot. Read more »

7 Dos And Don’ts of Men’s Swimwear

Men's-Swimwear

No. So much no. | FashionStock.com / Shutterstock.com

Men’s swimwear is a tricky thing to maneuver. It’s full of oddball prints and inseams that range from the crazy-long to the super-short. But somewhere in between the Speedos and cargo shorts is a happy medium. The dream suit doesn’t hug your gut or veer into male culotte territory, and it isn’t — God willing — this horrifying man thong.

We chatted with local menswear pros to get the skinny on what to look for —and what to avoid — when shopping for suits. Guys, listen up.  Read more »

Your Giant, Can’t-Miss Weekend Sale and Shopping Roundup

Visit these local shops this weekend. | Shutterstock

Visit these local shops this weekend. | Shutterstock.

While shoppers flee to the Shore in droves, city-side shops amp up incentives, which makes sticking around suddenly seem like a very crafty, style-savvy move. Here, the best sales and events to check out this weekend. (Psst: Pay special attention to Egan Day — the jewelry boutique rarely offers discounts, which makes this one extra-special.)  Read more »

Market Report: This Is How Much Celebrities Get Paid To Wear Designer Dresses

Some celebs get paid to wear designer duds. | Shutterstock; Andrea Raffin

 

  • Emily Blunt’s stylist just spilled that celebrities can get paid up to $250,000 to wear a designer dress on the red carpet. Hell, we’d wear one for free. [Fashionista]
  • More exciting Target collaboration news: Adam Lippes will be designing a 50-piece plaid-centric collection for fall. Cue cheers. [Target]

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Anthropologie Debuts Lemlem Home Capsule Collection

Just in time for summer! | Anthropologie

Just in time for summer! | Anthropologie

We at Shoppist have declarws our love for Lemlem’s effortlessly cool, beach-y coverups several times(see here and here). So it should come as no surprise that we’re squealing with joy over Lemlem’s home capsule collection. MyDomaine reports: “Lemlem’s 2015 collection includes 15 home pieces, bed, bath and table linens, as well as home fragrances.”

What to expect: the usual array of handwoven fabrics in sorbet- and candy-inspired hues. The collection goes live tomorrow, June 3rd. Grab yourself a julep; it doesn’t get more summer than this.

This App Will Tell You All the Promo Codes That Apply to Your Order

The easiest way to rack up discounts. | Honey

The easiest way to rack up discounts. | Honey

Confession: I never purchase anything online without Googling ‘[Insert store name] promo codes’ beforehand. With e-tailers constantly doling out percentages off and free gifts with purchase, it’s a five-second move that can save you a few bucks or at least the shipping fees. Now, a new shopping app for Chrome called Honey will do the legwork for you.  Read more »

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