Philly Food and Drinks Tonight: Mt. Airy Street Fare

Thursday, September 18, 2014

No plans this evening? The Street Fare: Sip, Savor, Stroll brings tasty bites and beverages back to Mt. Airy tonight, September 18, 2014, from 6:00pm to 10:30pm.  Sip and savor gourmet eats and drinks from 50+ of the region’s best gourmet food trucks and local restaurants stationed along Germantown Avenue, between Sedgwick and W. Mt. Airy Avenue. Stroll the Avenue for family fun, live music and handmade crafts.

Tons of food trucks from Philly-based food products by Vernalicious, Underground DonutsOink and Moo BBQ and local earth-friendly, beer-makers Earth Bread Brewery.  Curious to try some interesting battered fried cheese curds from The Cow & The Curd food truck and some Foolish Waffles....hmmmmm, interesting.  Couldn't ask for better weather! For the perfect fall evening to bop around, eat and drink some of Philly's best local brews and bites!

  For event updates, visit, call 215-844-6021, follow @gomtairy on Twitter and like “Go Mt. Airy” on Facebook.

Philadelphia Phashion Phest at The Shops at Liberty Place

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Philadelphia Collection is on it's way and tonight I'm pre-partying at The Shops at Liberty Place for Phashion Fest.  Cocktails from Skinny Girl and hors d'oeuvres will be served at 7pm. The event will highlight local fashion designers form Drexel, the Art Institute of Philadelphia, Moore, Philadelphia University, and Univ. of Delaware with the students collection on display.  At 8:30PM, the runway show will kick off showcasing the hottest fall looks for men and women provided by ellelauri, imbue, Irina Sigal Dressmaker, Knit Wit, Nicole Miller Philadelphia, Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, Sak’s Fifth Avenue Philadelphia, Smak Parlour, South Moon Under, The Shops at Liberty Place (ellelauri , Les Richards & LOFT) and Zinman.

Philadelphia’s top salons/spas including Adolf Biecker Spa/Salon, Caryn Max Salon, Richel D’Ambra Spa & Salon, Salon l’Etoile, Salon Royale Court and Verde: A Salon by Kevin Gatto will give guests a glimpse of some of the newest fall beauty at the Phashion Phest Beauty Bar. Guests will also be able to enjoy accessory presentations by Aveda, Fire & Ice and LAGOS.

Event Details
When:Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:00pm
Where:  Palm Court on the second floor of The Shops at Liberty Place
Cost: Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door and $25 for students with a valid student ID

For tickets and additional information, please visit the Phashion Phest website at or call the Phashion Phest office at 215.670.4325. 

Sponsors include Wells Fargo, KYW Newsradio 1060, IBEW Local Union 98, Skinny Girl Cocktails, Center City District and is produced by SPW Productions, as part of The Philadelphia Collection.

In addition to the presenting sponsors of Phashion Phest, participating sponsors include The Shops at Liberty Place, Southern Wine and Spirits of PA, Hornercom, Philadelphia Style Magazine, and Eventions Promotions.

ABOUT PHASHION PHEST: Phashion Phest was created in 1994 by Sharon Phillips Waxman of SPW Productions ( to promote the fashion and beauty industry in the Delaware Valley by bringing together the area’s upscale retailers, salons and accessory boutiques.  The mission of Phashion Phest is to showcase upscale yet accessible fall fashion and beauty for both men and women. More than twenty-five retailers and salons participate each year and guests can go out and purchase these items for their fall wardrobe the very next day.

Check out the Philadelphia Collection's Event Schedule Here

Fashion and Blogging Classes Online: Fashion Accelerator 360

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

No matter what your job entails, we are all trying to strengthen our  minds, spruce up our resumes or build our "tool sets" in the tech world. It's been exciting to watch blogshops pop up and the wonderful Girl Develop It programs which provides affordable web and tech classes for women looking to develop and enrich their skills.

Fashion Accelerator 360 is a fashion geared online education site, offering classes such as the, Business of Blogging, The Art of Negotiation, & DIY Event Production.

Classes like these are amazing ways of learning about the future in business and retail.  Classes are offered online and below is quick example of a current class starting this Thursday!

The Business of Blogging - Start Date: September 11th (value $325)
Connection, communication and high-quality content. 
In our fast-paced economy, forming a connection with your audience is just as important to your sales as the quality of your product. 
A well-curated blog not only captures the attention of new partners and clients, it also retains the enthusiasm and brand loyalty of your current audience. 
Creative writing, engaging content, mood boards, runway images--your blog is your refreshingly blank canvas to paint the colors of your brand on. 
Whether you choose to add a blog page to your existing site, or develop a separate site to showcase your inspiration, it’s vital to understand the essentials of a successful blog before taking your brand to the 2.0 level. 
Master the set-up process step-by-step (using FREE resources!), and then dissect the branding and design elements you’ll need to produce a successful on-brand blogging platform for your business. 

Fall Into Art: ARToberfest, Spin Classes at FlyWheels and Happy Hours

Monday, September 8, 2014

Aaaahhh....Fall is my absolute favorite time of year!  The wonderful friends of the Phila Museum of Art are getting ready to host the Fall Into Art: ARToberfest, coming up next month.  To kick off the night, series of events are being hosted. Tonight, start your week with some sweat and gears, at Philly's favorite spin class studios FlyWheel Sports. Check out the page for some post Happy Hours after you get your spin on!


Tuesday - September 9th - 6:45p

The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. - No Shower Happy Hour following the Ride.

Thursday - September 11th - 6:45p

Saturday - 9/13/14 - 11:30a
-Live music by DJM3 - Instacart Picnic In Rittenhouse-

Your first ride is always FREE at Flywheel. You can also use the code ARTOBERFEST to get 15% off 5, 10 and 20 class packages.
FlyWheel Sports.

1521 Locust Street

Fall Into Art: ARToberfest EVENT INFORMATION

The Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will host their 2nd annual Fall into Art fundraiser. This year’s theme, ARToberfest, will transform the Museum’s rarely seen Vaulted Walkway into a sophisticated beer garden.  Philly's young professionals are leading the party with music by Blue Root Entertainment for you to rock out to and throw back some German-style beers such as Paulaner.  You can't have Oktoberfest brews, which bavarian-style pretzels, schnitzels, and other German bites from Starr Restaurant Catering Group. 

Closed to the public since the 1970s, the Vaulted Walkway is the perfect backdrop to celebrate the beloved programs and works of art funded by the Young Friends.

VIP ticket holders arrive at 6:00 p.m. and will be treated to private lounge access as well as a custom beer stein. VIP tickets are $85 per person or $65 per Young Friend. Standard Ticket holders arrive at 6:30 p.m. and are $60 per person and $40 per Young Friend. All ticket holders have access to the open bar featuring Oktoberfest ales and cocktails and festive bites by Starr Restaurant Catering Group. Call 215-235-SHOW (7469) or visit online--> HERE to make your reservation.

Philadelphia Office Buys & Happy Hour Spots

Friday, September 5, 2014

For the fall, I'm tryin' the 9-5 "thang" a few days a week.  Not too bad, right? Free coffee? Please!).  My entertainment at the moment is counting how many mints the staff eats during the day (about 40 pc. for 6 ppl).  While meandering around Swag Boutique in Northern Liberties a few weeks back, I came across The Cubicle Guest Book.  Here your gossiping co-worker or Happy-Hour pushing cube-mate can leave you a note while your MIA. So what's your office space like?  Would you lean towards Dunder Mifflin or "Devil Wears Prada/Dog-eat-Dog" set?

For all my center city desk slaves, looking for a cold one after 5, check out my local fav'---> Smiths Bar and Restaurant on 41-39 South 19th Street, between Market and Chestnut Street.  Food and drink specials---> $1 off all drafts (OKTOBERFESTS on TAP!), $6 Wine, $5 Specialty Cocktails.

Swag Boutique
935 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19123

Heels and Quotes from Philly's Own

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Summer is bowing out but please hold on to your brights!  The world is much better high on color.

Quote from Christopher Morley, American Writer from Haverford, PA

Philadelphia Men's Store: Arcane Supply Company

Monday, August 25, 2014

This summer, I sat down with the design brains behind Philadelphia-based Men's Shop, Arcane Supply Company.  Lucas Darway is the founder and designer of these rugged leather goods, each handmade right here in Philadelphia.  A self-proclaimed "finance nerd" by day and entrepreneur by night, Lucas is no rookie when it comes to aesthetic, high-quality and fabrication.  With his roots in consulting and jewelry design, he has a keen-eye for design and leather and rugged fabrics.  His passion and background in photography is noted through his film prints...a little 50's Cubana mixed with "old world" Black and White shots. The men's shop currently sells handmade backpacks, leather belts and camera straps, from US waxed canvas and leather made in a century old tannery.  Eclectic printed socks by Sammy Icon are in stock, along with coffee from Michigan's Bearded Apple 

Geared towards the likes of "Outdoor-City Dwellers" that frequent Ps and Qs, Totem and Art in the Age, and expensive taste must apply.   If you don't consider yourself on a budget, check out the Hinterlander Backpack ($408), each made to order.  For the fall season, Arcane Supply Co will be dishing out new Americana-inspired t-shirts & sweatshirts, printed on luxe cotton.  He's hoping to expand on more ties, Japanese raw denim and other brand collaborations.

As for a bricks & mortars spot....nothing planned yet.  Mr. Darway is hoping to set up a space in Lambertville's Gallery's and Flea Markets.  Check out his facebook status here.

Instagram @ArcaneSupplyCo