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Life & Style

How Interior Designer Michelle Gage Totally Remade Her 1927 Villanova Home

When interior designer Michelle Gage and her husband, Alex, bought their Villanova home four years ago, they knew it was a fixer-upper. In fact, that […]

retail therapy
Life & Style

Why Do We Think Buying Stuff Will Change Who We Are?

I am nobody’s idea of a shopaholic, but everyone has weak spots, and mine is beauty products. This will come as a surprise to those […]

Symone Salib
Life & Style

Muralist Symone Salib on the Philly Places and Things She Can’t Live Without

You’ve likely seen muralist Symone Salib’s bright, larger-than-life work splashed on buildings throughout Philly, from Fitler Square’s purple portrait of Jill Scott to the fluorescent […]

smokeless fire pit
Life & Style

This Lancaster-Made Smokeless Firepit Will Heat Up Your Crisp Fall Nights

Breeo’s innovative woodburning firepits, crafted in Lancaster County and touted as the world’s first-ever smokeless models, are equal parts form and function. Their patented technology […]

Bilenky Cycle Works
Life & Style

North Philly’s Bilenky Cycle Works Makes Some of the Coolest Bikes Around

Stephen Bilenky, owner, founder and designer at North Philly’s Bilenky Cycle Works, has spent decades honing the craft of bike-building. Today, he and his small […]

healthy tea brands
Be Well Philly

5 Philly Tea Brands to Start Sipping Now

Philly’s tea scene has recently moved beyond the everyday bag-in-cup experience to more wellness-focused selections. Local shops — including Weavers Way, Minnow Lane and United […]

guild house hotel
Life & Style

This Chic Boutique Hotel Honors the Powerhouse Women’s Org That Once Occupied the Building

It really is a once-in-a-lifetime project,” says Kate Rohrer, owner and creative director of female- operated Rohe Creative. She’s referring to Washington Square West’s Guild […]

finger lakes
Things to Do

Weekending in the Finger Lakes: The Storied Wineries Are Just the Beginning of This Culinary Wonderland

Roughly five hours northwest of Philly, this region is known for its 11 narrow lakes with dozens of encircling wineries. While the vineyards have the […]

Brian Balthazar
Life & Style

Love It or List It Exec Brian Balthazar Has a New Show Set in Philly. Here’s What He Can’t Live Without

At Home Morning ritual: I take a bath every morning — I have the tub of my dreams — and read the news on my […]

mullets
Life & Style

Don’t Look Now, but the Mullet, History’s Most Maligned Hairstyle, Is Back

A few months ago, Chelsey Crawford, a 26-year-old buyer at Urban Outfitters, walked into Washington Square’s American Mortals salon and asked for a mullet. And […]

Barette Widell house
Life & Style

Look Inside the Wild and Wonderful Home of Interior Designer Barette Widell

As co-founder of interior design firm Widell + Boschetti, Barette Widell is used to creating dreamy spaces for people. But when it came to the […]

Bungee Oblečení
Life & Style

Darrell Alston on His Luxury Sneaker and Apparel Brand, Bungee Oblečení

What I make: “High-end sneakers and apparel.” Before becoming a designer: “I was a teenage rap artist. My manager told me that your clothes should […]

herbalism
Be Well Philly

Philly’s Herbal Workshops Made Me Look at the “Weeds” in My Yard in a Whole New Light

It’s a Tuesday morning, and I’m eyeing the wild tangle of my rowhome’s tiny backyard as I sip my coffee. I peer at a cluster […]

adult summer camp river mountain
Things to Do

This Woodsy Cabin Retreat Feels Like a Summer Camp for Adults

For most city dwellers, the wilderness is appealing precisely because of what it isn’t: full of other people. River Mountain, nestled in the woods three […]

jersey shore tropical house design
Life & Style

This Bright and Airy Shore House Was Inspired by a Bahamian Hotel

Wayne-based residential interior designer Stephanie Kraus knows the success of a custom build comes down to the designer-client relationship. So when she was hired to […]