October 14, 2019
teenagers

No Kidding Around – Center City Stores Struggle With Teen Shenanigans

I’m getting to that age where kids irritate me by doing kid things, especially young teens. I feel like I’m a year or two away from using “get off my lawn!” unironically. I know a lot of people covering several age groups to whom this applies. But where does rightful restriction of youthful stupidity end and age discrimination begin? On […]
October 10, 2019
flowers

2020 Philadelphia Flower Show Will Have “Graceful” Theme

It’s just a third of the way into October, but floral enthusiasts are already champing at the bit for 2020 to arrive after the announcement of next year’s Philadelphia Flower Show theme. A few days ago, a press release was held at the Grace Kelly House in East Falls to announce that the Flower Show theme would be “Riviera Holiday,” […]
October 9, 2019
fruit

Wawa Lovers Rejoice: More Stores, New Offerings

Loving Wawa is as quintessentially Philadelphian as cheesesteaks, Tastykakes, and betting on what point this season Carson Wentz will get injured. We just adore Wawa. The coffee is bomb, the food is delish, and, wherever you are in Center City, there’s one within walking distance. The affinity for Wawa is no longer contained to the Keystone State, however. Fans in […]
October 7, 2019
ben franklin parkway

Propogating Polack Pride at the Pulaski Parade

Whether you are genetically Polish or have friends who are, you have undoubtedly heard all about the venerated Casimir Pulaski, Revolutionary War hero and major name in the pantheon of Important Polacks. My best friend went to Casimir Pulaski Elementary School, being part Pole herself. I’ve seen the statue of Pulaski in Washington, D.C. I thought I knew everything I […]
October 3, 2019
dog

Where to Stay With Your Dog While Visiting Center City

Dogs are man’s best friends. (Unless you’re a cat person!) Most dog owners consider their pup to be part of the family, and therefore want to travel with them when they have business or pleasure to attend to. It’s an unfortunate fact that many hotels have pet fees if they accept dogs at all, but this of course is due […]
September 30, 2019
groceries

Trader Joe’s Prepares to Open Second Center City Location

A brand-new Trader Joe’s grocery store is coming to Midtown Village later this month. The cult-favorite company managed to keep the news mostly mum until building permits (which are public) and looky-loos sussed out that the ground floor of 1324 Arch Street looked an awful lot like a TJ. Through the windows, you can spot a dozen cash registers and […]
September 26, 2019
hiking

The Top Autumn Day-Trip Hikes From Center City

Living in Center City, we get only limited exposure to the great outdoors. Sure, you can sun your legs in the park at Rittenhouse Square during lunch hour or take a stroll through one of our many parks, but life in the big city means that the real outdoors – the ones that surround you completely – are not really […]
September 25, 2019
hangers

Poppin’ Some Tags: The Best Thrift and Vintage Stores in Center City

I was thrifting waaaaaay before Macklemore “what what’d” his way in with twenty dollars in his pocket. The song “Thrift Shop” may have inspired a craze a few years ago, but savvy consumers have always known that a great secondhand store is the best secret in their pocketbook. Thrifting not only saves you money on clothes, shoes, home decor, and […]
September 24, 2019
shopping

ICYMI: Fashion District Philadelphia Had Grand Opening This Week

In case you missed the shablam of media coverage (probably because you’re an Eagles fan who was too busy daydreaming about Nick Foles and mixing up your Draino cocktail), the long-awaited Fashion District Philadelphia opened in Center City this weekend! The so-called “retail-tainment” venue, which spans three city blocks, rose from the ashes of the former, decrepit Gallery Mall in […]
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