Whether you’re looking for an edgy haircut, a manly mani, a brow cleanup, or a total makeover, Philly is home to some seriously talented artists who can get you to primping perfection. Here are 10 must-visit hair and beauty spots – each of which has been vetted by our intrepid editors. See a fave that didn’t make the list? Let us know in the comments! Read more »
This past Thursday, Philadelphians paraded through Dilworth Park in their summer finest for our annual Best of Philly Soirée. We saw it all, from floral, full-bodied skirts to camo bucket hats, and everything in between. Here are some of our favorite fashion moments from the evening for your reminiscing pleasure. We’ve got great accessories, handsome men and gorgeous dresses that look even better from the back. Did you make the list?
Because everybody loves a deal, and no one knows how to sniff them out like we do. Here is your guide to the deals, steals and secrets of shopping Philly on the cheap, and how to nab the city’s best freebies. And hey, it’s not all clothing and accessories here. We’ve got tech, culture and fitness classes in the mix, too. Keep reading and then flex your savvy shopping muscles. Read more »
Best Soft-Serve in Philly
Big Gay Ice Cream
It’s all delicious, though the Salty Pimp, with dulce de leche and sea salt, is the one people talk about — as they should. 521 South Broad Street, Bella Vista, 267-886-8024.
Best Ice Cream Sundae in Philadelphia
Franklin Fountain’s Mt. Vesuvius
Chocolate or vanilla ice cream studded with brownie “boulders,” hot fudge, malt powder and whipped cream. Michelle Obama can wait only so long before declaring war on this caloric eruption. 116 Market Street, Old City, 215-627-1899.
Our annual Best of Philly bash is almost here — it’s next Thursday! — and, if you’re anything like me, and most of the women in this office, you’ve not given a lick of thought to what you’re going to wear. (If you haven’t, bravo! Sometimes the best outfits come out of last-minute, throw-on-and-go decisions.)
Dressing for the BOP party can be tough. The location changes every year; last year’s ballpark fete was a different animal than the 2013’s Art Museum party. This year’s extravaganza is taking place in Dilworth Park, which presents its own set of style challenges. Here are my (very expert, as such that I am the lifestyle editor here and, perhaps more importantly, have been to at least seven of these things) recommendations: Read more »
On Thursday, August 6th, Philadelphia magazine is throwing its Best of Philly Soirée. The party is being hosted at Dilworth Park beside City Hall and is open to the public. Tickets start at $67.50 (if you can get three friends to join you) and go up to $150 for VIP tickets.
The event features summer cocktails, food from Best of Philly winning restaurants and dancing under the stars.
So many noodles in so many forms. From Asian to Italian, from quick lunches, to luxurious dinners, here are the best noodle dishes in Philadelphia, culled from Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly issue.
Best Pho in Philadelphia
Our annual Best of Philly issue may come out in August, but every Philadelphia magazine editor and writer knows that researching this massive compendium of the very best is an all year-process. Our style editor has been known to close in on any well-dressed man she passes on Walnut Street and demand to know where he gets his suits tailored. Our food editor wakes up at the crack of dawn (or possibly doesn’t ever go to sleep) all in the name of eating another stack of fluffy pancakes. Our writers circle names in their notebooks of the people who sources continue to insist are the ones that are doing remarkable things for our city.
All of these notes, tastes, and discoveries come together to form our annual list, which, when taken as a whole, shows off the newest and best of Philadelphia in 2015. As we start to put together the list, trends — the things that truly reflect what is happening in the city now — always emerge. For example, bowls are apparently huge this year. Bowls filled with mountains of black rice, fresh-pulled noodles, and local veggies are being composed by chefs in high-end restaurants and quick-serve lunch spots alike. (In fact, nine of our food winners this year were in the bowl form. We agree that this one-dish eating is pretty awesome.) In other food news, East Passyunk is still one of the most exciting food neighborhoods. Our food writers awarded “Best Ofs” to 10 restaurants, bars, and dishes from the cluster of establishments located on these few South Philly blocks. Read more »