One look at the rainbow-hued stacks in the photos of rings that Lancaster-based sisters Amanda Mae and Laura Jean Hornberger post on their Instagram feed, and you’ll snap them up six at a time (and probably a brooch-turned-necklace, too). Maejeanvintage.com.
There are elegant calligraphy notes for your bestie, camp correspondence sets for your kid, and cards that’ll just make you LOL. (“Oh for fox sake!”) Plus, for your activist teen, a “Write a Letter to the White House” kit. 575 Lancaster Avenue, Berwyn, PA 19312, kramerdrive.com.
Plus-size shopping is already hard. But finding ethical brands? Feels nearly impossible. Relax: Designer Mary Alice Duff is turning out classic-yet-contemporary pieces in sizes 0 to 30, all stitched together by well-paid local seamstresses. By appointment only. 4056 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19129, alicealexander.co.
Why you love secondhand shopping: It’s sustainable and affordable. Why you hate it: hours of slogging through overstuffed racks. Well, Liz Funk’s Fairmount-based company plays the role of stylist for that which is slightly worn. Get handpicked J.Crew, Madewell, DVF and Boden delivered to your door monthly. andweevolve.com.
Masterminded by Rick Blatstein’s OTG, this $40 million terminal revamp added eight glitzy eateries to the heart of PHL. You’ll also find more than 1,000 iPads where you can play games, catch up on the news, and order a meal from any of said glitzy eateries and have it delivered right to you.
Because you’d go broke booking Zipcars for more than three days at a time, Flexdrive gives you wheels for anywhere from a week to a month or longer for a reasonable flat fee that includes both insurance and maintenance. (Rides range from Kia Rios to BMW 3-series.) Available at Holman dealerships in Fort Washington and throughout South Jersey. Flexdrive.com.
Give Allison Odhner your destination and head count, and she’ll find a plush rental for your crew, craft a custom itinerary of goat yoga and yacht charters, and — patron saint of group travel that she is — organize payments. (Gents, she does bachelor parties, too.) bachtobasic.com.
Philly is a pilot market for this service that lets you drive the Benz you want, when you want, for as long as you want, and swap it for another anytime. It’ll cost you — plans start at $1,595 per month — but isn’t the indulgence worth it? Collection.mbusa.com/philadelphia.
These folks moved the Barnes collection from Lower Merion to the Parkway. They’ll handle your masterpieces with equal care. Atelierstorage.com.
Local TDR reps Lauren Ladd and Michal Naisteter (who, not for nothing, holds a master’s in human sexuality) will comb Instagram, LinkedIn, and even cute guys at the grocery store to find you a match. For premium members, they’ll also check in post-date to help you secure a second. Threedayrule.com/philly.
Winner’s kind attendants take you to your terminal in your own car, then bring it back to you when you return. No shuttles. No car-seat shuffles. No now-where-the-hell-did-I-park-again. And it’s only $2 more per day than the long-term lot. 6717 Essington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153, winnerairportparking.net.
You’ll thank Chloé Grigri in your prayers for introducing Philly to the glory of raclette — slabs of funky Alpine cheese heated till bubbly, then poured over crisp-roasted potatoes. 614 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, Thegoodkingtavern.com.
Clean lines. Warm colors. A pile of golden chanterelles or heirloom tomatoes sitting on the pass in the open kitchen. The first time you eat the pasta here, you’ll dream about it for weeks after and at subsequent meals will fall in love all over again. 106 West Gay Street, West Chester, PA 19380, andiario.com/,.
Leave it to pothead N.A. Poe to come up with the ultimate match for the munchies. The bulging, cheesy meatball, chicken and eggplant parmesan sandwiches — and, yes, the funnel cake fries — are available late on weeknights and, blissfully, until 3 a.m. on weekends. 1429 Marlborough Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125, .
Shopkeeper Marcello De Feo couldn’t find a place to get the Abruzzo-inspired fare he grew up eating, so he went ahead and opened one up. There’s fresh-made cheese, house-baked breads, handmade pastas, and a Vetri Family alum manning the pizza oven. 7 Kings Court, Haddonfield, NJ 08033, valentes.us.