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Life & Style

Need a Mood Boost? Look Inside This Vibrant and Cheery Chestnut Hill Home

Designer Michelle Gage’s client — a writer, wife, and mother of two — knew what she liked: saturated colors, art and brass. She incorporated many […]

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Life & Style

25 Unexpected Gifts to Buy in Philadelphia This Year

Like the rest of 2020, the holidays might look a little different this year — and that’s even more reason to make every gift count. […]

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Life & Style

The Enduring Appeal of Uggs

Crocs, mom jeans, windbreakers, sandals with socks: If you keep up with trends, you know it’s cool to be uncool these days. I’ve long held […]

lobo mau
Life & Style

Meet the Siblings Behind Lobo Mau, the Philly Apparel Line Mixing High Comfort and Bold Fashion

Nicole and Jordan Haddad — sibling owners of local apparel line Lobo Mau — chat sustainability, growth, and running a store during a pandemic. How […]

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Be Well Philly

6 Philadelphians on the Virtual Tools They’re Using to Stay Centered and Healthy in 2020

Six fit Philadelphians share the virtual tools they’re using to stay centered and healthy during the pandemic. Valerie Gay Deputy director of audience engagement and […]

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Things to Do

Why You Should Make a Weekend Getaway of Connecticut’s Gold Coast

The Stepford Wives and Billions painted Connecticut’s Gold Coast as a sort of hedge-fund paradise, a place of insulated affluence, blue-blood suburbia and sailboats. Combine […]

hotel du pont
Life & Style

The Design Inspiration Behind a Revived 107-Year-Old Hotel Restaurant

When Lance Saunders — the design director for Rittenhouse’s Stokes Architecture & Design — was hired to remake the 107-year-old Hotel Du Pont restaurant into […]

midcentury modern lake house
Life & Style

This Mid-Century Modern Custom-Built House Is the Perfect Lakefront Getaway

This project — a from-the-ground-up house completed in 2019 — was in the works for more than a year before designer Nicole S. O’Dwyer was […]

frances hoover
Life & Style

Frances Hoover of Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse on All Her Favorite Philly Places and Things

Frances Hoover — now executive director of Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse — has worked for corporations and schools and is as much an artist […]

pandemic haircuts
Life & Style

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Sporadic Mid-Pandemic Salon Visits

Philly’s top stylists are working double-time to help you manage your pandemic hair. Here, five ways to make the most of those sporadic salon visits. […]

Philly seller’s market
Property

We’ve Entered a Historic Seller’s Market. Now Agents Just Need Houses to Sell.

Every spring, the real estate industry gears up for its biggest season of the year. But when Governor Wolf ordered a shutdown in March, all […]

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Life & Style

I Never Knew How Much I’d Miss Shopping in Person

The small front hall of my Queen Village home has morphed into a full-on packing, shipping and receiving facility. (Jeff Bezos would be impressed.) On […]

chestnut hill home renovation
Life & Style

Instead of Moving, This Family Turned Their Chestnut Hill House into a Stylish Dream Home

The story of this 2019 Chestnut Hill reno is sort of like an episode of HGTV’s Love It or List It. This was the owners’ […]

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Life & Style

Sabbatical Beauty’s Adeline Koh on How She Develops Her Powerhouse Skin-Care Products

Ingredient obsessive Adeline Koh — founder of Sabbatical Beauty — on the powerhouse potions she mixes in her Bok Building studio What I make: Asian-inspired […]

oxford street furniture speaker
Life & Style

This Sleek Wood Speaker Will Make a Statement in Any Room

Serious audiophiles spend megabucks on big speakers. Casual listeners are happy with a small Sonos. The Mac is for the people in between — those […]