February 26, 2019
money

Buying Your Philadelphia Home – Does the Highest Offer Always Win?

Sometimes, in the midst of a humdrum home search, ~*magic*~ happens. You know how people talk about love at first sight? It happens with homes just about as often as it does with humans. You’re with your agent, checking out a number of listings that check off some, or even most of your boxes, and then BAM! You’ve found your […]
February 25, 2019
starbucks

Center City Starbucks Receives Chilly Welcome

I love Starbucks. You probably love Starbucks. But sometimes, too much of a good thing is just… too much. At least, that’s the feeling coming from opponents of Center City’s newest Starbucks, which is under construction in Dilworth Park right at the base of City Hall. Is Big Coffee ruining the local scene? A lot of Philadelphians seem to think […]
February 20, 2019
book

Family Fun: Reading With a Drag Queen at the Library

As a big fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race, I have a greater affinity for men in dresses than the average gal. Drag, which is a critical component of LGBT history and culture, has not been mainstream for long, but it is quickly infiltrating the American lexicon. Slang like “throwing shade” and “YAAASSSS QUEEN” come from drag culture, and even more […]
February 18, 2019
cash register

City Council Passes Cashless Ban

Philadelphia is one step closer to eliminating cashless businesses. On Thursday, the City Council passed a bill that would require all businesses to accept cash as well as debit/credit. The bill is now on Mayor Jim Kenney’s desk for signing. Consumer advocates argue that cashless businesses are discriminating against poor people and the elderly. Low-income citizens are often underbanked, meaning […]
February 13, 2019
kink

Philly-Area Listing is Too “50 Shades” for the MLS

Just in time for Valentine’s Day… If you’ve read the notorious Fifty Shades of Grey series by E.L. James – and I refuse to confirm or deny that I have – then you have likely drooled and lusted (or laughed and mocked… that’s okay too) over the dark, tall, and filthy-rich mogul Christian Grey and his kink-lite exploits with swoonish […]
February 12, 2019
wedding

Philly-Based Flutter Social Will Help You Plan the Perfect Wedding

Getting engaged is SO exciting… but, after the thrill wears off and you stop conspicuously flashing your left hand at the deli counter, you now have a wedding to plan. This can certainly be fun, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming. Photographer, caterer, band, cake baker, linens… some of Philly’s best wedding venues will have coordinators to make […]
February 6, 2019
storage units

Renting a Philly Storage Unit: What You Need to Know

If you have no prior experience with renting a storage unit, the initial process can seem overwhelming and confusing to boot. Storage units are a great add-on to any home, giving you room to stash items that you don’t use frequently, but can’t or don’t want to get rid of. This is a tremendous help when you downsize your home, […]
February 4, 2019
cash

Cashless Could be Cancelled in Philadelphia

Are you a cash or a credit person? Increasingly, today’s consumers are answering the latter. From the Philadelphia Inquirer: Americans are less reliant on paper bills and coins, according to Pew Research Center survey released in December. The survey of 10,683 U.S. adults found that 29 percent said they made no purchases using cash during a typical week, up from […]
January 31, 2019
cold

Newsflash: It’s Really Freakin’ Cold, Y’all

Hot take of 2019, right? Here in Philly we may not be experiencing the life-threatening freezes that people in the Midwest are dealing with, but the fact remains that it has been super f’ing cold since yesterday, and things aren’t likely to get much better until the weekend. Yesterday, Philadelphia broke a record for the coldest temperature on that date […]
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