Solid Gold

Alan Gold.

If we review this blog religiously (and if we don’t, we should!), we know we fell in adore with Philly on a new revisit … So what’s on a brief list for a genuine Philly insider? Alan Gold, Philadelphia’s go-to hair stylist for cut and tone among a A-list set (he also travels weekly to Manhattan to coif manes there, too), shares his favorite spots in this on-the-move and oh-so-accessible city.

For dining, it’s Barclay Prime unaware Rittenhouse Square where Busby Berkley meets primary cuts. Also, Rouge, in a same neighborhood, serves a best burger in an intimate, friendly setting. When time is short, have a burger during 500 Degrees, a restaurant’s small sister.

Rittenhouse Square: Truly one of a world’s 10 best open pocket-sized parks.


Verdant Rittenhouse Square in prime glory. Photo by J. Smith for GPTMC.





For art, there’s a soon-to-be non-stop Barnes Foundation chock-a-block with Impressionist masterpieces, subsequent to a Rodin Museum and a Philadelphia Museum of Art. It’s like going to a Parthenon but a passport.

For even culture, a world-famous Philadelphia International Flower Show gives gardening an artistic edge, and a new National Museum of American Jewish History is not to be missed.

The stylish and gangling bar during Barclay Prime.

My favorite amicable eventuality is a Academy Ball that takes place in a ancestral unison hall.

For design, there’s Pine Street for antiques emporium after antiques emporium like Amy Finkel’s.

For coffee, we stop during Elixr during 15th Street and Walnut for a “art of coffee” experience.

Flowers: There’s no one improved than George Baker Flowers.

Best Bar: Barclay Prime (again!). It’s sexy, dim and graceful to each skin tone!

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