The Philadelphia Flower Show opened at the Convention Center on Saturday, and we have to say that people seem a lot more excited about it than they have been in the past few years. On Monday, queen-of-all-that-is-tasteful Martha Stewart popped by to snap some photos, and on Tuesday morning, a group of blind and partially-blind visitors got a chance to experience the massive display. Read more »
Macy’s in Center City transformed its grand court into a fragrant and stunningly beautiful springtime flower masterpiece. Even if you think you’re “flower showed out” after the huge exhibit that wrapped up at the convention center a few weeks ago, you’ll be surprised by the innovation, color, and style of the creative art-inspired displays that visitors can take in for free through April 4. We captured some of the exquisite blooms while roaming throughout the store.
You can visit Macy’s at 1300 Market Street. For more information, click here.
The LGBT party at the Philadelphia Flower Show was a hit this year and we couldn’t have been happier about sponsoring it. Not only were some of our favorite bartenders on hand – John Russo of ICandy, Angela Bibey of Stir, Austin Algeo of Woody’s and Tony Nguyen of Voyeur – mixing up tropical-inspired cocktails to honor the show’s exotic Hawaiian theme, but QVC‘s own Phillip Watson was giving away books about his celebrity gardening projects. He even took some time to chat with fans and would-be gardeners with questions about what to plant this season.
Guests also enjoyed a make-your-own lei station, Hawaiian-style foods and a personal tour of the Flower Show, which according to PHS President Drew Becher, combined some of the most creative exhibits ever this year with no shortage of participation from LGBT designers and florists, like Philly’s own Moda Botanica, which took home the Award of Distinction for Display Garden (Floral).
One of the guests at this year’s LGBT event also walked away with free ocean-front accommodations for three nights at the Sheraton Waikiki Resort in Hawaii. Winner Tanya Frederick says she’ll be planning her dream vacation to the Hawaiian island this year.
A special thank you to the Sheraton, attendees and everyone who made the event a success!
The 179th annual Philadelphia Flower Show is underway at the Convention Center and this Philadelphia institution actually has a culinary aspect as well.
Each day there are three culinary demonstrations featuring chefs from local restaurants like Susanna Foo, Twenty Manning, Penne and Solaris Grille.
Oh and guys, did you know they open bars on the show floor after 5pm? Neither did we.
Complete list of culinary demonstrations after the jump.