Piano-bar sing-along (main floor) plus ass-shimmying dance club (upstairs) plus solid restaurant (basement; grab a burger before Ubering home) adds up to a night that’s totally worth the next-morning hangover. 243 South Camac Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, tavernoncamac.com.
Peyton Flynn is something of a ceramics legend in Philly, making vibrant home and kitchen wares for brands like Madewell. Add her extra-shiny vases with squiggly handles to your collection to give your house an instant mood boost. cloud9clay.com.
Just admit to yourself that you’re never going to get around to cleaning everything — and hire this team, you cheapskate. They’ll scour your home, from the cabinet tops to the baseboards, and leave you wondering what took you so long. mydbcleaning.com.
If you can't make it to this NoLibs Pilates-and-barre studio, its arsenal of at-home mat workouts, accessed via a virtual membership or by joining Ploome's virtual fitness challenge, will kick your butt from wherever you set your laptop down. ploomephilly.com.
The Neapolitan pies at Suburban Square's family-friendly pizzeria are legit -- even the nontraditional Buffy, with its shrimp and Fresno chilies -- and the pastas offer serious bang for your buck. At $9 for a hearty half portion of spaghetti with crab and baby tomatoes, this place makes it hard to justify cooking at home. Suburban Square, Ardmore, PA 19003, parlorardmore.com.
Your friends will think you spend your weekends scouring flea markets for all the design-blog-worthy baubles displayed in your home, when really you just went here, where treasures like Victorian church kneelers and antique tabletop cigar lighters find new life but remain affordable. 611 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, .
Unlike most Philadelphia Korean restaurants that specialize in Korean-style barbecue, the highlights at this superb home-style restaurant are soft tofu soup and braised fish. But bring a translator, because beyond "bathroom" and "check, please," the staff here doesn't seem to understand a lick of English. 6443 Market Street, Upper Darby, PA 19082, .
The secret to a really, really relaxing Shore vacation? Bringing this Philly-based therapist along for the ride. She sees clients in their homes from A.C. to Cape May all summer long, offering Zen-filled massages and facials, along with waxing and makeup services. Philadelphia, PA 00000, handsathome.com.
Don’t expect to do a lot of working out in this workout. It’s mostly about animal rescue orgs helping puppies find homes – and puppy snuggles. Lots of puppy snuggles. Popping up at studios like Amrita Yoga & Wellness and OpenBox Athletics.
Whether in his personal training studio in Center City or in the privacy of your own home, Maher, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, provides a custom exercise program, sensible nutrition advice, and, most importantly, the firm but friendly voice you need to drown out your inner "I'll just skip today" monologue. 1429 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, phillypersonaltraining.com.
Sculptor Esherick's former home is now a please-do-touch-the-art, worth-the-advanced--reservation gem (without the bitter Barnes neighbors), and it displays more than 200 of his works mostly wood furnishings that haven't been moved since the artist's death in 1970. $12 for adults; $6 for children. 1520 Horseshoe Trail, Malvern, PA 19355, whartonesherickmuseum.org.
Twenty-plus years ago, Edwin Peake gave his college side hustle–landscaping on the Main Line–a real go. Today, his team of experts designs, installs and maintains the stunning green spaces at fancy private schools and modest homes alike. Services Philadelphia, Delaware, Bucks and Montgomery counties. edwinsgloriousgardens.com.
What’s grosser: cockroaches laying siege to your house, or the chemicals used to kill them? If your answer is “All of the above,” you’ll be beyond thankful for these West Chester-based pros who rid your home of pesky vermin in the most environmentally friendly ways possible. (And they’ve got a guarantee.) greenpestsolutions.com.
It’s not all Harvard and Hopkins: Founder Meghan Leahy homes in on your children’s strengths, weaknesses, interests and goals in order to get them into a college that most suits their needs. Along the way, she’ll teach them skills – independence, time management – to thrive on campus once they get in. 50 East Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096, leahylearning.com.
Delaware Valley University’s locavore campus grocery stocks produce from the school’s fields and nearby Shady Brook Farm; it’s also home to a full-service bakery and a deli counter that slings hearty sandwiches. 2100 Lower State Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901, themarketatdelval.com.