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.
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!