Once in dire need of a haircut before a wedding I decided to use a gift certificate I had received to Toppers. I had considered supplementing the gift certificate and getting a massage, but because I was in need of a haircut I made an appointment for my lunch hour. I was assured it would be a quick in and out and it was. The stylist, a male, was very efficient and friendly, but the receptionists were less than helpful on the phone and while I was checking out. They seemed annoyed that I had a gift certificate to use and paid for my tip in cash.
I occasionally like to indulge in my vitage T-shirt wearing days and always love browsing in this store when I am down in Olde City for dinner. This store specializes in vintage, hippish clothing. They carry some labels and I have been told that they sell garments from local designers. Although I haven't visited this store in the past few months, a friend who has turned int oa knitting feind recently told me that they actually have knitting lessons here. A fabulous vintage shop that should be checked out.
Leehe Fai is another guilty pleasure store I enjoy walking into, if only to just browse at their recent additions to their always fabulous items. Another store with name brand clothing. They do not specialize in just trendy wear to clubs or bars- they actually have alot of casual business attire that is both stylish and pricey. I purchased a handbag on discount here for $40.00 once a faux leather with tassels that is truly one of my favorite purchases.
I love a great cut and color more than the next girl, but have never been able to afford anything from the outrageously priced Salon Spas around Center City. I came across an ad in the paper for Hot Waves that advertised Monday's 1/2 off students. I was so delighted to actually find an actual deal here in the city without emptying my pocketbook in the name of style. I had a 10:00AM appointment and was promptly serviced. My stylist was very nice and actually gave me a blow out better than any hairdresser I have ever gone to. My hair is curly and straightening it with the blow dryer requires precision and skill.
A girlfriend and I were making Christmas floral arrangements as presents for our friends and decided to visit this Florist that was in close proximity to her apartment building. The prices for purchasing bouquets were reasonable, but the supplies of colored tissue paper, baby's breaths, green leaves added up to around $35.00 which I considered pricing considering we hadn't even purchased the actual flowers from this place.
Natures Gallery Florist provides my apartment building with monthly floral arrangements for their lobby. I am always taken aback by their fresh scent and gorgeous display. I stopped in here to get a price on sending flowers to a friend. Eventually I went to Kremp Florist in Rittenhoue Square for my purchase, but if I could afford to buy one of their lavish arrangements I would have in an instant. If you are looking for class and guarenteed beauty, than Natures Gallery is the place to send your flowers from. They also have lovely bouquets for pick up.
I am reviewing the Kremp Florist that is located around Rittenhouse Square. I have sent and received flowers from this florist. I received a dozen roses on Valentine's Day that my boyfriend was told would arrive that day before 3:00PM. The flowers did not arrive at my apartment until after 9:00PM that night when the front desk called to announce their arrival. They were also not the flowers that he had ordered (peach and white roses) - I received red. I know V-Day is the biggest flower order day of the year so I wasn't too upset, but he was very angry. When sending flowers to a friend as a Get Well gesture, I found the staff to be very attentive and helpful.
Hello World recently moved from this location I believe. This is a great little shop which the most unique handbags in the city. I love eclectic style purses and am a large collector of them. I have purchased quite a few from Hello World and have even gotten a few gifts here for friend's for their birthdays. If you are looking for a unique gift or are a lover of unmatchable handbags than please check this store out. You won't be disappointed.
After my favorite cake shop closed I was in need of finding another place for birthday cakes and celebratory cakes and even for a small dessert cake to bring to parties. A friend recommended Tiffany's in the Gallery Mall. The first time I went it very busy and I wanted a specialty cake with a specific message. I had to wait about 30 minutes which at the time annoyed me, but looking back I was glad to have actually found some place to do it. In the future I was told I should call ahead.I also purchased a chocolate mousse cake for a dinner party I attended that got good reviews, but was entirely too rich for my taste.
I recently went into this small store on Locust street between 17th street and 18th street before you hit Rittenhouse Square. It is small and does not have a large, flashy display sign. The clothing in this store are classic styles by high fashion designers. I fell in love with a pair of Richard Shah strappy sandals in the window and wandered inside to take a peek at the price tag. Ouch. $375.00 but boy were they gorgeous. They also offer some home decor but those pieces are pricey as well. A must if you are looking for something chic and have the cash to spend.