Win Two Tickets To Philly Mag Shops! (CONTEST CLOSED)


Looking for something to do this weekend? I’ve got your plans, and they include champagne, cocktails, freebie beauty treatments, and insane shopping. It’s called Philly Mag Shops, and it goes down this Sunday, October 5th, from 12pm to 3pm.

Think of it as the ultimate shopping mall—all of Philly’s best boutiques, all gathered in one spot, and all selling their latest clothing, accessories, jewelry, and gift-y goods at ridiculously discounted prices, for one day only.

Interested? Of course you are.

The Details: 

  • Sunday, October 5th, from 12-3pm, at Crane Arts, Philadelphia
  • Over 30 of Philly’s top boutiques and local designers
  • 40% off ALL boutique clothing
  • 30% ALL accessories (think: belts, bags, shoes, scarves, home goods)
  • 25% ALL jewelry (we’ve got TownHome, Concrete Polish, John Wind, Menagerie and Bario Neal coming!)
  • Food, cocktails, and all the freebie beauty treatments you could want (including nail art and a braid bar!)

Tickets are $25 ($35 at the door), and then it’s all the shopping you could ask for! Even better, we’re giving you a shot to win two free tickets. To win, be the first to email Josh Middleton, at, with the subject line “I want to go Philly Mag Shops-ing!”

Don’t want to test your luck? Get tickets here, and I can’t wait to see you there!

Art Star at the Art Museum Tonight: Free Classes With Philly’s Coolest Crafters


Learn the basics of cross-stitch tonight; make ironic cross-stitch sampler wall tomorrow.| Photo via Chez Sucre Chez.

Well, this is cool: Tonight at the Art Museum, you can join the girls behind Art Star, NoLibs’s beloved art/craft/gift boutique, and the cream of Philly’s creative crop for a night of varied crafting lessons. And we’re not talking low-level tie-dye here. This is the stuff that takes off on Etsy and makes everyone dream of quitting their day jobs and taking up the art of collage.

Get more details here.

10 Philly Fitness Activities You Have to Try Before Summer Ends

race st pier

Yoga at Race Street Pier

I’m sorry to burst your summer-lovin’ bubble, but sadly we’ve only got about a month left of this wonderful warm weather and all the good stuff that comes along with it: beach trips, hot summer runs, ice cream trucks everywhere you look.

If you’ve spent the majority of your summer swinging on a hammock, eating water ice and enjoying the weather, that is completely acceptable (and I am totally green with envy), but it’s officially time to abandon the hammock and get moving: We’ve got 10 outdoor activities best enjoyed in warmer weather that we think you absolutely shouldn’t miss. Happy sweating, folks!

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140 Miles in Instagram Photos: Inaugural Challenge Atlantic City Triathlon

CAC lead

This past Sunday, over a thousand amazing athletes competed in the first-ever Challenge Atlantic City Triathlon. They also might be a little bit insane, because this triathlon covered a whopping 140 miles. INSANE, right? The Ironman-distance race kicked off with a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike ride, and ended with a 26.2-mile run. If your jaw is on the floor in amazement, I’m totally with you: It’s kind of unbelievable. But this race is real, and there are a bunch of very impressive Instagram photos to prove it.

Feast your eyes on these 10 shots of folks totally rocking the Challenge Atlantic City Triathlon (and a few sign-holders cheering them on), below.

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10 Amazing Instagram Shots from Yesterday’s Yoga on the Steps

Yoga on the steps

Yesterday morning, the yogis of Philadelphia gathered on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a day of warrior poses, backbends and, of course, savasanas, all in support of the nonprofit Living Beyond Breast Cancer. And if our Instagram feed is any indication, this year’s event was a total blast: Here are 10 Yoga on the Steps shots that will make you wish this awesome annual event were an everyday thing.

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Without Walls Launch Party at KOP Tonight

If you’ve been dying to get your hands on some of Urban Outfitters’ Without Walls fitness goods, today is your lucky day: A few weeks ago we noticed that Urban Outfitters had very quietly begun carrying its Without Walls brand at its King of Prussia shop, and tonight they’re throwing an official launch party to celebrate. The shindig, complete with DJ Sammy Slice, free Sly Fox beer, Sip-N-Glo juice, food and swag bags, kicks off at Urban Outfitters KOP location tonight at 6 p.m. And don’t worry about RSVPing, just head over to the Urban at KOP ready to shop. And dance. And then shop some more.

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To Do: 2nd Annual Cook-Wissahickon 5K



If you’re planning out your weekend workout schedule, you might want to add the 2nd Annual Cook-Wissahickon 5K to the list. The timed 5K, happening this Saturday, starts and finishes at the Cook-Wissahickon school in the Roxborough/Manayunk area. Participants can choose to either run the 5K or, if running a 5K sounds like absolute torture, walk a shorter 1.5-mile course. Both the run and the walk will be done on an open course through the neighborhood, so if you aren’t from the area, it’s a great chance to soak up some new scenery during your weekend workout.

All proceeds from the 5K will benefit Cook-Wissahickon Elementary school. You can find more information and register here.

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