Jared and Kristy Littman's up-to-the-minute site is an invaluable tool for beer geeks looking for who's pouring suds like Pliny, Hopslam, Mad Elf and Nugget. 00000, phillytapfinder.com.
Jenna Leigh Lingerie
Some of the prettiest a-little-something-more-comfortable designs we've seen in ages are coming from the mind of this Philly native, and while we've been happy to build our trousseau at Jennaleighlingerie.com, we're even happier that her first-ever stand-alone boutique was just unveiled at the Shore. Revel Casino, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, .
Jeff Michaud, Osteria
Why? Because he started cooking at 13. Because he did time in Aspen before coming to work for Marc Vetri at his eponymous Philly restaurant and then, when Michaud decided that he needed to learn more about Italian cooking, just up and moved to Lombardy, where he spent three years walking the earth like Kwai Chang Caine in Kung Fu working his way up from butcher's boy at a small family shop to executive chef at an inn at the foot of the Alps. Then he came home again and opened Osteria for Vetri, where he currently does amazing things to pizzas, pastas and rabbits. 640 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, osteriaphilly.com.
Get the Buffalo chicken, cheesesteak and roast pork, and some apple pie dumplings for dessert. You can order and eat your dumplings right there, sure, but the smart move is buying them frozen and taking them home. They cook up so well, no one will ever know they came out of your freezer. 277 North Keswick Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038, humptysdumplings.com.
Runners, this website should be your digital bible. It has an exhaustive list of city runs and meet-ups, a jam-packed race calendar, and free site-organized events like glow-in-the-dark pop-up runs. Run215.com.
Bridge Street, Phoenixville
Noon: Start with Swedish potato pancakes or omelets at local fave Black Lab Bistro (248 Bridge Street, 610-935-5988, blacklabbistro.net). 2 p.m.: Take in a classic movie at the Colonial Theatre (227 Bridge Street, 610-917-0223, thecolonialtheatre.com). This month, look for a Harlow-and-Gable screening series; coming in September: the "Better on the Big Screen" series, including The Searchers (9/6), Lawrence of Arabia (9/13), and the supremely confounding 2001: A Space Odyssey (9/20). 4 p.m. (or later, depending on length of said movie): Roam the antique (and junk) shops on Bridge Street. Buy things you don't need. 6 p.m.: It's Sunday, so it's an early dinner. For burgers and beer, the call is Iron Hill (130 East Bridge Street, 610-983-9333, ironhillbrewery.com); for something a tad more refined, BYO Majolica (258 Bridge Street, 610-917-0962, majolicarestaurant.com). 8 p.m.: Remember that tomorrow is a workday, and make the long, sad journey home. 00000,
Philadelphia Design Collective
Soul (and, okay, sometimes great natural light) is the secret to moving a property from just-listed to off-the-market. This staging team blends warm colors, mid-century and vintage furniture from their private warehouse, and a robust knowledge of the local real estate scene to make potential buyers feel at home in every room. Phillydesigncollective.com.
Remix Living Showroom
Prolific interior decorator Dominique Calhoun and her team are busy for a reason: They absolutely nail the mix of glam and function, fun and form. Every item they put into a home has something special, whether it’s the sexy curve of a powder pink settee, leopard-print club chairs, or a side table made up of gold and cream spheres and cones. And a whole lot of it is for sale at Calhoun’s Northeast showroom and on her Instagram feed. Look for the items that were used to stage homes — they’re sold at a nice discount. Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124, remixliving.com.
Dream Garage Remodeling
With Superman-like clairvoyance, owner Lenny Kelman will survey your mounds of clutter and instantly know where everything should go. Then he’ll cleverly install just the right racks, hooks, bins and shelves in just the right places, and you’ll never be embarrassed to open your garage door again. Services Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery counties. garagesolutionsphiladelphia.com.
Architect Jeremy Avellino will use “passive house” technology to yield aggressive savings on energy bills — a recent retrofit saved up to 85 percent — without sacrificing comfort, in part by sealing your home so it’s as airtight and insulated as a refrigerator. brightcommon.com.
Ssssnake Blanket by Jarmel Reitz
Say goodbye to cold, stark spaces and start layering your room with warmth and fun. Deck out your couch or bed with an extra-colorful throw blanket by local artist Jarmel Reitz. Your space will look ssspectacular. Jarmelbyjarmel.com.
Janet Bernstein at The Organizing Professionals
It takes a cultured Brit to whip us lazy Americans into order -- and that's what makes expat Janet Bernstein so good at her job. The Penn grad credits a decade of worldwide travel for honing her methods of helping you pare down, clean up and let go. There's a free one-hour consultation if you live within 25 miles of Wayne. theorganizingprofessionals.com.
Baked Sunless Tanning
They confirm your appointments by email, mix your perfect (read: non-orange and organic) shade, and give detailed maintenance instructions. Prefer to get naked at home? Their mobile service comes to you. In-store spray tans start at $35; at-home treatments start at $55. 815 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, bakedtanning.com.
Sara Selepouchins brand-new shop has all those handcrafted party goods (charming banners, stripy paper straws) that make any party look pulled-together. Her great gift-y items like pretty greeting cards and housewares (napkins, dishtowels, totes, etc.), which feature her own darling illustrations, are only a bonus. 1825 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148, occasionette.com.
Deanna Johnson threw out the rule book when she opened her Kennett Square spot. She filled the place with a bunch of random things she likes — original oil paintings, linen tunics, handcrafted cocktail bitters, leather throw pillows … and that’s really just the beginning. It’s all slightly French, slightly bohemian, slightly eccentric and slightly familiar. 123 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348, shoppemarche.com.