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Alicia Vitarelli
City Life

6 ABC’s Alicia Vitarelli on Living in South Philly and Raising an Eagles Fan When You’re a Native New Yorker

My full name is … Alicia Marie Vitarelli Pantaleno. Lots of vowels. I grew up in … Staten Island, which is very much like South […]

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Things to Do

21 Ways to Cool Off In, On and By the Water Around Philadelphia

Summer is here, and the best way to beat the heat is to swim, paddle, and cool off by the river of your choice with […]

ana ortiz
City Life

Ugly Betty’s Ana Ortiz on Meeting Tom Hanks, Swimming in Swann Fountain, and Having a Dad on City Council

My full name is … Ana Louise Ortiz. My grandmother is Louise, my mother’s middle name is Louise, and my father’s middle name is Luis, […]

City Life

Author R. Eric Thomas on How Living in Philly Was “Life-Giving, Vibrant and Weird”

The “R” stands for … Robert. I used to tell people it stood for Romeo, which was a deranged choice. When I shortened Robert to […]

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Foobooz

8 Must-Have Takeout Foods to Include in Your Perfect Philly Picnic

Barn Cat Cheese from Conscious Cultures Creamery A bloomy vegan blue that will make you reexamine all your vegan cheese opinions. Lemonade from Micah’s Mixx […]

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Foobooz

20 Rooftop Bars, Secret Gardens and Gorgeous Patios for Outdoor Dining in Philly

All our favorite places to dine alfresco around Philly right now, just because we want to. Not because we have to. Lola’s Garden Avram Hornik, […]

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Things to Do

19 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do at Philadelphia Hotels

Why should tourists have all the fun? Here are 19 ways you, a local, can reap the benefits of Philly’s booming hotel scene. 1. Have […]

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Life & Style

3 Philly Hotel Designers on Their Favorite Interior Design Trends 

Philly doesn’t just have great hotels; it has great hotel designers. Get to know three of the most in-demand. Katie Pass Hospitality design director, Daroff […]

Things to Do

9 Philly Hotels With Over-the-Top Amenities

While there are plenty of ways to enjoy Philly’s booming hotel scene without ever booking a room, if you are staying overnight — or have […]

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Things to Do

6 Philly Hotels With Fascinating Backstories

The Notary* Center City Originally designed as the City Hall Annex, the building dates back to 1926. It was where Philadelphians went to get the […]

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City Life

Jazmine Sullivan on Going Vegan, Her Biggest Musical Influences, and Her New Album, Heaux Tales

The spelling of my first name … came from my mother’s love of jazz. I grew up in … Strawberry Mansion. Went to CAPA. Didn’t […]

jim curtin
City Life

Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin on His Unused Peloton and What He Thinks of IPA Drinkers

I was born at … Holy Redeemer, in 1979. Grew up in Oreland, which is basically just down the road from Glenside. I’ve lived in […]

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Property

Just Listed in the Poconos: Expanded A-Frame in Greentown

The A-frame is one of the most popular vacation house styles in the country. They get their popularity because they are simple yet attractive, and […]

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Things to Do

4 Socially Distant Activities and Sports to Try This Winter When You’re Bored of Staying Inside

Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing Pretty much anywhere with snow and walking space is a good spot to try these winterized takes on low-intensity hiking, so […]

comfort food
Foobooz

6 Rich and Filling Philly Dishes That’ll Warm You Right Up

These rich, filling dishes satisfy the soul after a long day outside. Snert The quintessentially Dutch split pea soup — which chef Joncarl Lachman loads […]