July 27, 2015 |
With the hottest part of summer hovering over us like a muggy, style-wrecking cloud, the key to keeping cool is easy dressing. T-shirts are among the simplest options, but when you need to take it up a notch ... The trendlet ... slip into the T-shirt dress. Whether Polo-style or scoop neck, A-line or tank, T-shirt dresses are cute and comfy and fit into whatever fashion story you're trying to tell. Amp up a T-shirt dress with a pair of wedge heels and envelope clutch.
July 24, 2015 |
Peter Hwang and his family, who own Center City's Oh So Good quick-serve, have gone farther up the food chain with SouthGate , a Korean-inspired pub, replacing the landmark Tangier (1801 Lombard St., 215-560-8443). Opening is Thursday after a week of trials. The building was stripped down to its bones for necessary structural repair, yielding a sleek dining room, an open kitchen set behind a glass window, and windows you can now see through. The name suggests Namdaemun, the great south gate of the open-air market in Seoul, and is also a play on the location, bridging Rittenhouse just to the north and South Street at its doorstep.
May 25, 2015 |
After perusing a few boutique stores and getting her hair done at Rizzieri Salon & Spa at Moorestown Mall, Jamie McCulloh-Martin decided to go for dinner at Osteria a few doors down. "I've been here more in the last 1½ years since [Osteria] opened than in all of my 22 years living in Moorestown," said McCulloh-Martin, 50, owner of a physical therapy chain, who ate outdoors with her administrative director, Kelly Casio. "The mall is really changing, and for the better. " In the new mall world order, you can taste Jose Garces' tacos at Moorestown Mall, Bobby Flay's burgers at Cherry Hill Mall, and filet mignon at Morton's - the Steakhouse at King of Prussia Mall.
March 14, 2015 |
The Moorestown Police Department on Thursday backed off its plan to acquire a mine-resistant vehicle from the federal government, citing concerns expressed by residents. It was "more than we really needed," Lt. Lee Lieber said, "as far as its capabilities. " The Inquirer reported Tuesday that the department was interested in obtaining the Navistar MaxxPro Dash through the federal 1033 program, which lends surplus military equipment to police agencies at little cost. The program came into the spotlight last year when police in Ferguson, Mo., responded to violent protests with armored trucks and militarylike weapons after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by a police officer.
December 26, 2014 |
It was better to be late than sorry for Daquan Bohannan of North Philadelphia as he braved the rain, bumper-to-bumper mall parking, and throngs of last-minute Christmas shoppers at the Cherry Hill Mall on Wednesday. He had a mission: Pick bracelet charms for his mother, Nicole, 41, at Pandora, which by noon was packed to the brim with customers, almost all of them men on the hunt for gifts for mothers, girlfriends, or wives. It became so crowded an employee was stationed at the store entrance, having customers sign a waiting list to get in. "I just remembered yesterday that I had a few last-minute things to get," Bohannan said as he stood behind a jewelry counter, perusing a catalog.
November 25, 2014 |
Stroll Moorestown Mall between the food court and Boscov's department store, and that new clothing store, Erdon, might not catch your eye. Its walls are off-white. Some dresses hang from pipe racks. A few black boots and shoes line the shelves. Just another mall store for teenagers, right? Hardly. Go ahead. Step through Erdon's black-framed glass doors and pluck at a sleeve. This black leather jacket by Ivan Grundahl is $1,228. That black cocktail dress is $690. The tailored denim jeans, by Closed, start at $190.
October 22, 2014 |
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust has been renovating shopping malls, selling less-successful properties, and paying down its debt since the last recession. But it's not moving fast enough for one activist shareholder. Connecticut-based Jonathan Litt, whose Land & Buildings investment fund owns about $10 million of PREIT stock - a little less than 1 percent - posted an open letter Monday urging the Philadelphia-based company to sell half its malls, including a handful in this region.
July 4, 2014 |
An A.C. opening, how rare! More than 20 years ago, club disc jockey and sandwich-shop owner Steve Martorano left Philadelphia for Fort Lauderdale, Fla. With only a few bucks in his pocket, he started a restaurant in a strip mall, Cafe Martorano. The shtick was a hit, as it were - mob movies playing on TVs, Sinatra crooning from the speakers, the red gravy flowing, the late-night crowd dancing amid the tables. A few years ago, the casinos came calling, and Martorano opened in Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Fla., and at the Rio in Las Vegas, and, this fall, at Paris in Las Vegas.
April 29, 2014
EVERY so often we hear of some poor woman who has fallen prey to a con artist she met online. We sit back and smirk, thinking, "That would never happen to me. " But Mischele Lewis, a registered nurse who lives in Florence, N.J., is proof that it really could happen to anyone. Before hooking up with William Allen Jordan - the man she knew as Liam Allen - she'd lived a quiet suburban life, caring for her two children as a single mother. After meeting him, she became enmeshed in a tangled web of lies and intrigue stretching all the way to England.
February 16, 2014 |
Marc Vetri has heard the jokes about battling for pizza dollars with Sbarro, his neighbor at the Moorestown Mall. He's heard the wisecracks about needing to accessorize with blinking pagers - and a Cheesecake Factory line's worth of waiting diners - if his new Osteria is to amount to anything in chain-crazy South Jersey. But Vetri, as much a master contrarian as he is a maestro of ethereal "Francobolli" ravioli and spit-roasted suckling pig, is ready to prove his doubters wrong. Again.