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POSTED: Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:23 AM
Residents at the famed "Sex and the City" row home are unhappy about Sarah Jessica Parker's shoe collection photo shoot on their property.

She may have been Carrie Bradshaw, but that doesn’t put Sarah Jessica Parker above the law, something the star recently learned when she violated the no-trespassing sign on the former “Sex and the City” New York City row home stoop.

The star was using the steps of the “Sex and the City” abode for a photo shoot starring her shoe line. The problem is, the folks who live at the iconic TV home aren’t amused by SJ, her adoring fans, or the constant “Sex and the City” tributes. They’ve placed a chain in front of the steps at 66 Perry St. along with a sign that reads, “Do NOT go on staircase please.”

According to Gerald Banu, president of the Perry Street Association, residents on the street are often frustrated with the influx of visitors, making for a “very intense” situation. However, SJ was unfazed.

POSTED: Monday, October 20, 2014, 1:21 PM
Shoppers walk past a Primark clothing store a day after the store's opening on July 12, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Primark will be leasing space in Sears department stores across the Northeastern United States in the next 12 to 18 months. (Photo by Sean Gallup (Getty Images)

Sears, the struggling department store chain announced Monday that it will be leasing space to the Irish retailer Primark.

Primark is owned by Associated British Foods and will be leasing space in Sears’ across the Northeast United. King of Prussia Mall will be one of the sites acquiring a Primark space.  The King of Prussia Sears will thereby no longer exist directly at the mall—the top level is already leased by Dick’s Sporting Goods and the lower level will be taken over by Primark.

There will be seven Sears locations leasing space to Primark stores including a store at the Staten Island Mall in New York City. The department store chain said that within the next 12 to 18 months it will lease nearly 520,000 square feet of space to Primark. The remaining five spaces will be announced later.

POSTED: Friday, October 17, 2014, 3:00 AM
"Winter, with its cold air and drying heat, can be tough on your skin,” says Danuta Mieloch.

Don’t fall (no pun intended) for the unseasonably warm weather this week. The crisp fall air is sure to return.

The brisk autumn and winter air can wreak havoc on skin, so I went straight to the expert for preemptive damage control. Awarded “Best Facial” in Philadelphia by Allure magazine, Danuta Mieloch, aesthetician and owner of Rescue Spa in Center City has been transforming the faces of women in Philadelphia since 2004.

Mieloch tackles the most common winter skin care concerns, such as:

POSTED: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 12:38 PM
Lord & Taylor Bala Cynwyd.

At Lord & Taylor Bala Cynwyd’s upcoming FUNdraising Day, “Shop Chic and Make It Count,” guests can give to charity while getting some perks of their own.

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Lord & Taylor Bala Cynwyd (145 City Line Ave., Bala Cynwyd) is hosting its first FUNdraising Day, a full day of shopping, styling, music, pampering and savings. With 100 percent of the $5 ticket price going to support the 10 charities chosen for the event, attendees can give a little and save so much more.

The purpose of the FUNdraising Day is “to give back to our local community while saying thank you for supporting the store,” said Lord & Taylor Bala Cynwyd Store Manager Christine Daly.

POSTED: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 11:17 AM
From Friday, Oct. 17 until Sunday, Oct. 19, Bryn Mawr’s Skirt boutique will be holding a Diane Von Furstenberg Trunk Show with 10% off all DVF merchandise.

From Friday, Oct. 17 until Sunday, Oct. 19, Bryn Mawr’s Skirt boutique will be holding a Diane Von Furstenberg (DVF) Trunk Show with 10% off all DVF merchandise.

The trunk show, which lasts from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon until 4 p.m. during the store’s special extended hours on Sunday, features the newest DVF collection and allows guests to meet with a DVF style expert from New York City. With each purchase, Skirt will include a free DVF candle.

Skirt is a high-end boutique, stylist and delivery service with a location in the Philadelphia area and one in New Jersey. After consulting with a stylist either in person or online, users receive a Skirt-developed “style file” to help the stylists learn each shopper’s preferences. Skirt then sends a personal style box with no fees, allowing shoppers to try them on at home for family and friends. After five days, shoppers can send back what they don’t want and pay only for what they keep.

POSTED: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 10:53 AM
Look fierce (and scary)!


Black eyeliner; bright and deep red lipsticks; fake blood (I used Stage Blood by Ben Nye); popsicle sticks; fangs (I used Scarecrow Vampire Fangs).


POSTED: Monday, October 13, 2014, 2:00 PM

Everyone’s favorite season is almost upon us: the season of the "Peanuts" gang. It kicks off with “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” on Wednesday, Oct. 15. But catching the timeless gang on TV isn’t the only way you can indulge in holiday nostalgia this year. That’s because luxury fashion brand Coach has a limited-edition collaboration with Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the "Peanuts" posse.

The handbag collection launched today at Colette, a French “brick-and-click” boutique, and will be available on Coach’s website on Oct. 24 and in Coach stores on Nov. 1.

“'Peanuts' and Snoopy were a rite of passage for a generation and continue to be so emotive,” said Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers. One of Vevers' favorite "Peanuts" images shows a gleeful, dancing Snoopy. “I was intrigued by the idea of taking that image and playfulness but subverting it.”

POSTED: Friday, October 10, 2014, 3:00 AM
This October, think pink when it comes to your beauty routine!

Scary fact: Every two minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. While advances in treatment, along with early detection, have helped save the lives of thousands, without a cure, the disease will continue to devastate the lives of thousands of women and their families.

This October, think pink when it comes to your beauty routine! Here’s a list of local places to get your beauty fix while helping to knock out breast cancer once and for all:

Adolf Biecker Spa/Salon: Throughout the month of October, Adolf Biecker Spa/Salon will be hosting breast cancer awareness fundraising events at their Center City and Stafford locations, with fun events such as bake sales, beauty raffles, social media contests, and more to reach their fundraising goal of $20,000. 

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