In astrology, who you are as a person is deeply influenced by the position of planets and stars at the time of your birth. Interested in learning more? Mount Airy-based astrologer and life coach Tracey L. Rogers is a zodiac guru who designs astrological birth charts and offers personal readings to help you make sense of your astral destiny. traceylrogers.com.
Because sometimes an unjust law needs to be broken. And when you're feeling a little bit outlaw (or just really want that special bottle the PLCB won't let you buy), RW, with its helpful staff and enviable selection, is a good place to aim your headlights. 600 Route 73, Palmyra, NJ 08065, facebook.com/RogerWilco.Pennsauken.
If you want hair that looks like a God-given shade of gorgeous, or high- and lowlights so natural-looking that your own mama thinks theyre yours, Rogers who also owns the salon will make you happy, happy, happy. (But dont worry: Your secret is safe with us.) 45 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, hushsalon.com.
Show us a dude who says he's not obsessed with his dome's sprouts, and we'll show you a fibber. Hush co-owner Carlos Rogers understands. From his salon tucked in the back of Old City's Sweat gym, Rogers makes the most of man's sole groom-able God-given gift, working with volume and texture, face shape and style needs, gently breaking inconvenient truths about thinning tops, and sending fellows back into the cold, hard world with the best of all possible looks. 45 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, hushsalon.com/.
Come for the cool wares — like cement-and-geode planters or Lord Jones CBD — but stay for the pillar of Marny Baxt’s business: the art. The former talent management exec dreamed up Trace after the passing of both of her parents, when she was faced with sorting through their personal art collection. Baxt wants to connect the community with creatives and make it easy to obtain and custom-frame one-of-a-kind works. 80 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, PA 19003, thetraceshop.com.
Why wait for a Shipley acceptance letter when you can start dressing your little one in seersucker rompers, lacrosse-stick-emblazoned ties and gilded Jack Rogers sandals right now? 92 Coulter Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, shopgilbertandevans.com/.
Dont get too attached to the gym here. In nice weather, trainer Roger Dickerman takes his sessions outdoors, which means everythingcurbs, benches, the sidewalkis fair game for banging out some reps. 249 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, relentless-fitness.com/.
While most concert venues in Atlantic City are overgrown, impersonal boxes of noise, the Borgata's 1,000-seat concert hall is decidedly more intimate, with lovely acoustics, and the perfect place to see your favorite artists up close and personal. This month: Supertramp's Roger Hodgson (8/18), K.D. Lang (8/24) and Cheap Trick (8/31). Also, look for semi-secret last-minute gigs, like the scintillating performance Fiona Apple gave earlier this year. One Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, theborgata.com/entertain/entertainment-venues/the-music-box.
Athletes no longer have to choose between a juice cleanse and a training regimen, thanks to Katie Rodger's energy-and-nutrient-filled, fresh-pressed detox program. Juicephilly.com.
Chances are you've passed this year-old salon nestled upstairs inside Old City's Sweat gym without even knowing it. No more. The former Bang is now home to Adrienne Rogers, longtime color instructor for Product Club, and her husband Carlos. The duo, recent migrs from NYC who have celeb heads like Rachael Ray on their joint rsum, are turning out some of the best, most natural-looking color jobs in the city with sleek cuts to match. And they're doing it in a bright space worth finding, without the pomp or painful prices of some higher-profile spots. 45 North 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106, hushsalon.com/.
She'll push you just far enough out of your comfort zone to achieve your own look, without leaving those telltale An Interior Designer Was Here traces. 124 South 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, ashlimizell.com/.
Pull out the old college crew tee (and your lats, if you still got 'em) for this worthy cause. Competitive rower and Wharton student Libby Peters started PCR, which aims to form a team for public high-schoolers this fall, and needs mentors and assistant coaches to pitch in each season. She's already commandeered a boatyard near Lloyd Hall, and signed up 100 kids who are itching to get out on the water. 450 Plymouth Road, Suite 305, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462, philadelphiacityrowing.org/.
The hours are spotty. The location doesn't seem like a sure thing. That tropical-scene-splashed circle skirt you just have to have is missing its price tag. And everything seems to bear a subtle trace of eau de ashtray. But odors come out at the dry cleaner, and nowhere will you find a deeper selection of well-preserved versions of things your Madison Avenue Nana wore in her day, from ladylike black dress suits (so Sterling Cooper) to jewel-adorned clutches to Mrs. Robinson-esque lounge-about-the-pool wear. 1034 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, .
Trained gemologist Lauren Priori scours estate sales nationwide to pluck the very best baubles for her appointment-only studio and online shop. Case in point: A recent jaunt to Las Vegas unearthed a crop of 19th-century antiques, like a dreamy butterfly-crowned enamel ring. 1601 Walnut Street, Suite 1218, Philadelphia, PA 19102, lpriorijewelry.com/.
We're over the neon dance clubs of yesteryear, where you can't find your friends if you get separated, you can't hear yourself think, and the drinks have stupid names. We prefer this French-inspired club, where DJs spin hip-hop, R&B and club classics (best is DJ Muhammad on most Friday nights) but you don't have to drink Buttery Nipples to fit in. 624 South 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, creperie-beaumonde.com/.