For $1,000 (and up) per night, you can party in the 7,000-square-foot Tuscan-style villa that the Champ occupied during the early 1970s. There’s a huge deck, a bar, a pool, a tennis court and, of course, a hot tub. It’ll be the backyard barbecue of the century. 1121 Winding Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003, .
Yes, your dad once shopped here. But look past the old-school window display. Second-generation owner Ken Sherman has filled this shop with Alden boots, G. Brown loafers and Cole Haan brogues. (And he still delivers rare old-school service!) 1520 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, shermanbrothers.com.
A month after he shows up at your home or office with his measuring tape and look books — plus a massive array of Italian fabric samples (the Super 180s are oh-so-divine) — 38-year-old Rob Fung will return with a blazer, suit or trousers that will make everything else in your closet look sloppy and sad. Just ask his regular customers — a whole bunch of Philadelphia Eagles. robbini.com.
A candle that smells like Cinema Paradiso (Yowie); a hair treatment made from meadowfoam seed oil (Moon + Arrow); locally designed metallic chunky heels (Bus Stop); rainbow-shaped baby stacking blocks (Little Moon); and bird watercolors (Paradigm Gallery + Studio) — the kinds of treasures you’d never find on Amazon. 4th Street between Bainbridge and Catharine. fabricrow.com.
If all the lactation suites are taken, pop over to the serene and soundproof nap rooms at Minute Suites. If there’s space available, it’s yours — for free! — for up to 30 minutes so you can pump in private. A/B Connector. minutesuites.com/locations/philadelphia-international-phl.
Curtis Anthony’s shop looks like your granddad’s garage, and it has bikes and parts older than your granddad. (Some date back to the 1890s.) And Anthony won’t try to sell you $700 in new gear if a $7 part will do the trick. 622 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146, Bikeville.com.
We’re not saying you must go here. Because if you did, we’d no longer be able to walk in and get a table, a drink, a plate of grilled Mediterranean sardines, some langoustines and dolmades whenever we want. So no, seriously. We hear the Hard Rock Café on Market Street is super good. Go there instead. 1405 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, estiarestaurant.com/philadelphia-pa/philadelphia-pa.asp,.
With tender homemade tortillas and poppin’ al pastor, Aurora Hernandez and Adolfo Florencio have created a five-table taco oasis in deep South Philly. 2654 South 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148, san-miguelito-mexican-cuisine-philadelphia.sites.tablehero.com.
With instant hits Suraya, Pizzeria Beddia and R&D, this newly formed group — made of industry vets Greg Root, Al Lucas and Nick Kennedy — have found magic in recognizing talent and soul and building restaurants around that. Keep reading here.
The amaro craze has officially hit Philly: We now have a homegrown version of the sweet-bitter botanical after-dinner liqueur that’s as good as a mixer as it is on its own. 25 East Allen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123, philadelphiadistilling.com.
In Spanish, the name of this brew means “all the limes.” When you taste the citrusy, mojito-esque American pale ale, you’ll get it. 1927-29 West Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145, breweryars.com.
Instead of boring crayons and paper, this Italian restaurant gives kids a knob of raw pizza dough to twist, pull and roll out while you sip on an icy beer and savor that big bowl of prosciutto-stuffed long hots. (And yes, they’ll bake the dough.) Additional location in Pennsauken. 1700 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148, .
Got a dozen or so animal-loving tykes? The Camden aquarium’s birthday team will bring crafts, an ocean creature touch table, and a live snake, turtle or baby alligator right to your backyard. aquaticsciences.org.
A smaller Please Touch, with a way smaller ticket price. 500 Union Square Drive, New Hope, PA 18938, buckskids.org.
Allongée transports you back to your recital days by trading in generic isometric movements for real ballet steps — while still burning your quads. 232 Market Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106, Allongeetechnique.com.