Photo by Courtney Apple.
Each month, we get one incredibly stylish, interesting and in-the-know Philadelphian to dish on his or her favorite, can’t-live-without things.
This month, we caught up with girl-about-town, political consultant (and chef/restaurateur Michael Schulson’s better half) Nina Tinari. See where she shops, how she primps and where she feasts in Philly. And that green juice? We want some.
Nina Tinari's Favorite Things
Nina Tinari at Home
If I’m working at home, I’m always standing up on the phone and at my computer. It’s so much better than sitting all day. I work out at the Sporting Club at the Bellevue and work out in Lululemon.
Health & Nutrition
I live with my boyfriend, Michael Schulson [the restaurateur and chef], in Rittenhouse Square. Together we make a mean green juice every morning. It’s kale, romaine lettuce, celery, a little bit of green apple, cucumber and lemon.
Michael got this Suzanne Kalan ring for me two years ago, and I wear it all the time. It’s from TownHome in Rittenhouse.
Intermix is my go-to for shopping. Great combo of NYC and L.A. fashion.
I get my hair done at James Brown Hair Salon [in Washington Square West]. He makes myhair shine and highlights glisten. I get my nails done at Rittenhouse Nails on 17th and Sansom. For spring, I like Essie’s Cocktails & Coconuts, Romper Room and Hide & Go Chic polishes.
I am an avid reader. On our bookshelf we have books about the Kennedys—what’s not to like about the Kennedys? Eat Drink Nap is from the Soho House. It creates some life on a bookshelf.
Food & Entertainment
I’m hooked on pho from Nam Phuong [in Bella Vista] and dumplings from Dim Sum Garden [in Chinatown]. The best-kept secret in Philly is Graffiti Bar, behind Sampan. It’s like a little hideaway. A lot of people don’t know about it. And when guests visit from out of town, I recommend Sampan. Best happy hour and a great vibe at dinner. I may be biased!
All photos by Courtney Apple. Originally published in the May 2014 issue of Philadelphia magazine.