5 Best Philly Stores for Women’s Valentine’s Day Gifts


Men, we get it. We can be tough to shop for. And stepping into our stores can be intimidating. (Ever see a guy in Victoria’s Secret? It’s a whole new level of awkward for everyone involved.) So we’ve rounded up some of the best local shops that have a slew of giftable items, whether you’re married, engaged, long-term or just starting out. Consider this your road map to Valentine’s Day shopping in Philly. Good luck out there.

See our picks here.

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Monday Obsession: For Love & Lemons Mini Dress


Pretty dreamy, right? | Image via Geisha House.

Looking for the perfect dress to wear on Saturday? I’ve found it, and it’s gorgeous. It’s two parts — a body-con nude slip dress with a sheer embroidered tulle overlay. Wear together, as shown, or ditch the slip for a swimwear coverup (but save this for poolside at a resort vacation; you don’t want to ruin the delicate tulle on a sandy Jersey beach). Worried about catching a chill this weekend? Wear the sheer top with a cami and black leather skinny pants for a sweet-slash-sexy look.

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4th Annual Nest Tweetheart Social

PAWS puppy up for adoption.

PAWS puppy up for adoption.

PAWS is hosting an early, family-friendly Valentine’s Day celebration on Friday, February 13th. Chef Chris Gouty will be creating hors d’oeuvres for the event while there will also be a candy bar, a selection of wine and beer, and a photo booth. Children can make “love potion” jars, create Rice Krispies treat snacks, dance, and meet animals that are up for adoption. The event features a silent auction with proceeds going to PAWS. Guest are also asked to bring items to donate for PAWS (full list of donation items here). February 13th, 4-6:30pm, $30-$35 per family, Nest, 1301 Locust Street.

David London’s Weekend of Magic

Magician David London mixes magic, storytelling, comedy, surrealism, puppetry, and philosophy to create a show that is focused on awakening your imagination. This Valentine’s Day weekend, he will be in Philadelphia for two Magic Outside the Box shows, a Magic and Surrealism Workshop, and a free performance of his family show, The Adventure to the Imagi Nation. February 13th – February 15th, times vary, prices varyThe Actors Center, 275 North Third Street.

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How to Give the Prettiest Flower Arrangements in Philly in 3 Easy Steps

Image via Sullivan Owen

Image via Sullivan Owen

We’re about to make Valentine’s Day easy. How easy? Allow me to break it down for you:

1. Call Old Kensington-based floral designer Sullivan Owen.

2. Choose from the classic champagne or marsala palettes. (There are only two—see pictures of both options below—so it’s super-straightforward.) Or, do as owner and floral mastermind Sullivan Owen suggests and ask for a combination of both colors for a dreamy, romantic color scheme.

3. Tell ’em when and where to deliver it, and that’s it!

Get Owen’s pro tips here.

6 Best Stores for Men’s Valentine’s Day Shopping

for him

Guy gifts are historically tricky purchases. Valentine’s Day guy gifts are even trickier. Laden with meaning (are we or aren’t we?), a perfectly appropriate present can propel you to the next relationship stage (or precede a breakup if necessary). To help you zero in on the ideal gift, we rounded up the best local shops and e-tailers for men’s Valentine’s Day shopping.

See all the picks here.

Atlantic City Is the Most Romantic City in America — What?

Robert Barry's work at the Indiana Avenue Art Park in Atlantic City

Robert Barry’s work at the Indiana Avenue art park in Atlantic City

It was after 6 a.m., and I was still out. About five hours earlier, Sergey Kovalev had completed his win over Philly’s Bernard Hopkins, and Kovalev’s fans were still partying.

Like any good nosy person (er, journalist), I was people-watching as I sat in the hotel lobby bar, aimlessly clicking on a video poker machine and sipping a drink. The bar was full of Kovalev fans in high spirits. After all, their man had just trounced Hopkins. A man in a white Team Russia track suit was getting cozy with a woman across from me. I stopped watching — this seemed like a private enough moment for even me to stop — but eventually I noticed they went off together.

I thought of this when I learned earlier this week that Atlantic City had been named the most romantic city in America. Well, I thought of that second. The first thing I thought was, “What?”

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6 Valentine’s Day Fitness Classes for Non-Yogis

Unite Fitness | Photo by Christopher Gabello

Unite Fitness | Photo by Christopher Gabello

Yesterday we unveiled our massive guide to Valentine’s Day yoga in the city and ‘burbs. So today, we thought we’d toss our non-yogi friends a bone.

If you’re more psyched on burpees and less jazzed about tree pose, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s what’s going on at non-yoga fitness studios this Valentine’s Day.

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The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day Yoga Classes in Philly



Skip the cliché gifts and treat your special someone to some quality time this Valentine’s Day at a partner yoga class where you’ll learn to strengthen your relationship in new ways (and maybe how to give a Thai massage, too).

Don’t have a date? No problem. Whether you want to go it alone or down-dog it with your bestie, we have a V-Day class that’s perfect for you, too. Here, 20 places to do a Valentine’s Day yoga class in the city and ‘burbs.

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