Makeup artist Meredith Sabir gave the artist's god-given good looks a fresh yet glam edge for a December 2010 fund-raiser for Scott's Blues Babe Foundation, which assists nearby minority students with college expenses. Meredithsabir.com.
The Blues Babe Foundation's fund-raiser took place at Material Culture, a 60,000-square-foot warehouse of spectacular carpets and other far-flung finds (Turkish copper cauldrons, Indonesian root benches). It's a favorite shopping destination among Scott's friends. 4700 Wissahickon Ave., 215-849-8030, materialculture.com.
The North Philly gal helped prevent her old neighborhood's rec center from closing by buying it a new roof, floor and basketball court. She even recorded her new album's first video there for the single "Shame." Also in the video: fellow hometown honey Eve. Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center, 2551 N. 22nd St., 215-685-9755.
Just around the corner from some of her very first performance spaces is on-trend accessories boutique J. Karma, where the songstress has completed her look with a chic handbag by Sondra Roberts. 62 N. 3rd St., 215-627-9625, jkarmaboutique.com.
Old City's charming Café Olé is one of The Lady Jill Scott's must-stop spots for a quick pick-me-up. (We recommend the home-brewed ice tea with fresh mint.) 147 N. 3rd St., 215-627-2140.
This poetic princess of soul has sought solace in Reiki, an energetic form of mind-body healing, from South Philly-based Ayurvedic consultant and lifestyle expert Denise Baron, founder of Ayurveda for Modern Living. Ayurvedaformodernliving.com.
- Lauren McCutcheon