With spring fully underway, many of us are ready to get back to the restaurant scene and enjoy a quality meal with friends. So, we set out to find the very best Philadelphia has to offer, reviewing the reviewers to see which restaurants consistently rank as Editor’s Choice. From Conde Nast to Travel & Leisure, here are the local spots that top lifestyle editors love.[Read more…] about These Are Some of Philly’s Best Restaurants According to Top Lifestyle Editors
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Sheila Bridges embodies the eclectic spirit of the city wherever she calls home, always referencing her African-American ancestry in both large and small ways. Her new farmhouse, which is about 3 hours up I95 and beyond, boldly combines everything she loves in just 1,600 square feet. It may seem tiny to some, but those who grew up in a Philly-area rowhome know it’s plenty of space if you know how to work it.[Read more…] about Celebrity Style: At Home with Interior Designer and Philly’s Own Sheila Bridges
So, after weeks, months, or maybe even years of dreaming, you’re finally ready to take the plunge and purchase your first home as a single woman. Congratulations on this critical first step. You’re on your way to joining millions of women homeowners across the country.[Read more…] about A Woman’s Guide to First-Time Home Ownership
Looking for a new family-friendly activity this summer? Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs offer so many opportunities to get out of the house and have some fun! While the Philadelphia Zoo and Art Museum are city staples, there are some other, lesser-known attractions in the area just waiting to be explored. So pack up the family, and get ready to have some fun!
Though one of the country’s oldest cities, Philly has become a mecca for modern design. In fact, it was Dwell Magazine that led me to this latest design inspiration — Lokal Fishtown. Lokal is a boutique hotel chain offering innovative experiences and uncommon interiors. For their new Fishtown location, Lokal enlisted design firm True Hand Society to transform 6 apartment-style rooms (aptly named “Jawns”) into modern getaways with a distinctly Philly vibe.
When planning their newly constructed townhouse, these Baltimore homeowners envisioned a stylish kitchen infused with character — not cookie-cutter finishes. They achieved their dreams with the help of designer Bria Hammel. Bria mixed gray cabinetry, satin-brass hardware, and Nuvolato marble to create a glamorous kitchen perfect for entertaining. At 225 square feet, it makes use of every inch with separate zones for cooking and mingling and storage up to the ceiling.
You may have heard of the phenomenal Bethann Hardison. As one of the first African-American supermodels, her life has been one filled with fashion, travel, and celebrity. This amazing past is displayed prominently throughout her home. Religious figures from Mexico share space with a print gifted by Andy Warhol himself. Benches from Thailand sit beneath artwork by David Bowie and Keith Haring. If these walls could talk, they’d tell a story of fashion icon and advocate living her best life.
Let’s face it. Philadelphia can be drab at times. Gray skies. Gray buildings. You want a gritty backdrop for a psychological thriller? Set it in Philly. So if you’re longing for a change of pace, a colorful home may be just the remedy.