January 16, 2015
reading market

Philly Wins Honor As World’s Number 2 Shopping Destination

What do you think of when you think of Philadelphia’s ranking on lists of worldwide cities? Whatever you are thinking, I’ll bet it doesn’t compare to the position Philly scored on Conde Nast Traveler’s freshly-released list of the world’s best shopping cities. Philadelphia ranked number two, right behind Barcelona, Spain. Rounding out the list were international hotspots like Hong Kong […]
January 15, 2015
hope

Bob Hope’s Home Hits the Market For the First Time

Beloved, belated celebrity Bob Hope’s home recently hit the market for the first time ever. The Hope family, Bob and his wife Dolores, had the home built in 1939 by a celebrity architect in the Hollywood Regency style and lived in it for sixty years, until Bob’s death in 2003 and Dolores’ death in 2011. At the time of the […]
January 14, 2015
philly

Philly Reigns as a Vacation Destination

Recently the Visit Philly crew came together for a celebratory event. The group feted the fact that Philadelphia has become a bonafide vacation destination, a state of being that has been almost twenty years in the making. The group met last week at the Doubletree Hotel for their annual New Year’s breakfast, an event as much about celebrating the successes […]
January 12, 2015
target

Coming Soon to Center City: Tiny Target Stores?

I may as well admit it right up front: I freakin’ love Target. I love shopping there and I love wandering the aisles. I love the big red shopping carts, the Dollar Spot, the food court pretzels, and the generic brands. My first job was even at Target – back in high school I worked a stint as the fitting […]
January 9, 2015
azaria

Celeb Real Estate Shorts, 1/9/15

New parents Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis have listed their New York City apartment, according to news reports. The unit is located at the tony, exclusive Porter House on Ninth Avenue. The two-bedroom unit is on the market for $3,995,000. It clocks in at a smidge under 1,700 square feet and features ultra-modern touches like dark hardwoods, Viking kitchen appliances, […]
January 8, 2015
dion

Rounding Up 2014’s Luxest Celeb Manses

Most every celebrity home that I cover over here on the blog is pretty swoon-worthy. Celebrities may be just like us in a number of ways, but the style in which they live is seldom one of them. From “modest” condos decked out with gourmet kitchens and private balconies to horse stables, double-digit numbers of bedrooms, and attached bowling alleys, […]
January 7, 2015
milano

Alyssa Milano Lists WeHo Condo

Alyssa Milano, actress, has listed her condo in West Hollywood. Milano, who currently stars in the TV series “Mistresses” as Savannah Davis, has owned the home herself for only a year or two. With a price tag of $1,399,000, this unit at the Empire West is fit for a celebrity. The condo is a corner unit with 2,252 square feet […]
January 6, 2015
Philly

How Philly Nabes Got Their Names

You could conceivably live your whole life in Philly and not delve to the bottom of all its history. Take, for instance, some of the curious names we have for Philly neighborhoods. Where did they come from? Do you know the origins behind Society Hill, or how Bella Vista got its name? If you’ve ever been curious, then the piece […]
January 5, 2015
snow

Selling For All Seasons: Your Winter Home Sale

It’s a known fact that home sales slow down in the winter. Not only do buyers prefer to do their home shopping during the warmer months – just think of how unpleasant it is to get in and out of the car to attend showings in the freezing cold – but, for many of the same reasons, sellers would rather […]
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