The 300-meter swim takes place in Kelly Pool, while the nine-mile bike and 5K run weave through West Fairmount Park. All the views you know and love, taken in at manageable distances. delmosports.com/events/womens-philadelphia-triathlon.
Admission is always free — and on Saturday mornings, the kayaking is, too. 5400 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19143, bartramsgarden.org.
Our landmarks, lexicon and legends cheekily immortalized in cotton, so you can wear your love of Fairmount Park, South Philly, the Divine Lorraine, Dr. J and Wawa on your chest. 1507 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19147, southfellini.com.
The 90-minute plumping session starts with a massage to release tension, uses micro-crystalline algae and silk extracts to firm skin, and ends with microcurrents to perk up facial muscles. You’ll leave looking naturally contoured and defined, just like those perfect-skinned Parisiennes. 1601 Walnut Street, Floor 3, Philadelphia, PA 19102, rescuespa.net/spa-services/biologique-recherche-treatments/le-lift-parisienne.
Because it’s more fun to make it than to Amazon-Prime it, there are outfits like Kensington’s Forge & Finish, where you’ll create sculptural sterling silver pieces. forgeandfinish.com.
Because when your – mostly black – clothes feature details like asymmetric drapes (tops from Japanese line Moyuru), funky drawstrings and ties (cardigans and blouses from Ivan Grundahl), and architectural knots and pleats (dresses and pants from Lebanese line Replika), there’s no need to mess around with it’ll-be-out-next-season color trends. 162 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, erdon.co.
If all of the Main Line got together and had a communal yard sale, it’d look something like this shop, where very gently used French marble sideboards, antique claw-foot dressers and rich leather love seats find fresh life in new – equally fabulous – homes. 880 West Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, redecorhome.com.
This activewear boutique popped up on the scene last year and has been slaying the stylish workout-gear game ever since, with graphic leggings, tanks, sports bras and shorts that you’ll want to wear long after you’ve left the gym. 107 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033, shopsoleactive.com.
Got a weekend trip? After-work event? Impromptu beach day? Don’t let your four-legged friend hold you back. PhilaPets dispatches a dedicated expert (the same person every time) to visit Fido multiple times a day and shower him with love, attention and pee breaks. (They’ll also water your plants and collect the mail.) Booking can be done online, and real-time updates are communicated via app. Services greater Center City. philapets.com.
If “make vet appointment” keeps falling to the bottom of your to-do list, take note: Vetter, a newly launched local service, will send a Penn-trained vet to your house (early, late, weekends, next-day) for a checkup, to administer vaccines or to provide ’scripts. And you’ll get a post-visit summary via email. Services parts of Philadelphia and the Main Line. vetterpetcare.com.
Three times a week, you can blow kisses to the littles before climbing the stairs to the wi-fi-and-coffee-equipped loft. You’ll get in some work (define work any way you want) while the kids are supervised and entertained in the giant play area. Register 24 hours in advance; the first hour is $18, and prices drop from there. 1241 North Front Street, Philadelphia , PA 19122, playartsphilly.com.
Why’d it take so long for the Main Line to get a pretty wine bar? The Main Line loves pretty things. And wine. Now, sure, the city location is great, but, Jesus, the one in Bryn Mawr? With its brunellos available by the half glass and its Moët happy hours and its stunning interior? It’s exactly where we want to drink. 915 Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, tredicienoteca.com.
Instead of a late-night trip to Pat’s or Geno’s, head to this Ethiopian bar – open till 2 a.m. – where they transform Philly’s iconic sandwich with spicy berbere seasoning for a hybrid delicacy. 4540 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143, gojjos.us.
There’s a reason the best ice-cream shops are always located on farms. Peak strawberry season? Mix ’em into ice cream. Blueberries are plump and ripe? Blueberry ice cream it is. Pumpkins ready to be picked? Well, in Bucks County, the entire month of October is basically dedicated to Uncle Dave’s pumpkin ice cream. 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067, uncledavesicecream.com.
Five-dollar Beefeater martinis every night of the week, plus $1 crab balls, clams casino, and house-made fried buffalo mozz. Someone save us a seat. 339 East Broadway Avenue, Clifton Heights, PA 19018, clamtavern.net.