Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775
Meet the people charged with making Philadelphia the destination of choice for tourists and locals.
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Robert Libkind, Inside Magazine feature
Stroll through Old City or anywhere near Independence Hall on a weekend day and you can’t help but notice the large number of tourists, even during this past brutal winter. And with spring’s arrival and the peak vacation season fast approaching, the throngs of visitors will increase exponentially. It wasn’t always so. Although the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall have...
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Leading an arts organization in Philadelphia requires an unusual set of skills.
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Gary M. Kramer, Inside Magazine feature
Philadelphia has long had a vibrant history of arts and culture, much of it Jewish in nature or production. The first mainstream play to have a Jewish protagonist, The Jew , by British dramatist Richard Cumberland, had its Philadelphia debut in 1830. Actress Molly Picon, born in New York in 1898, was rumored to have started her career by singing...
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A day spent with the store’s personal shoppers reveals how trends get made.
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By Hilary Danailova, Inside Magazine feature
There was no sign of Taylor Swift amid the stiletto-heel display that Lauren Milstein was rearranging at Saks Fifth Avenue in Bala Cynwyd, where Milstein — a sales associate whose Instagram posts have a worldwide following — presides over Dior pumps and Chanel sandals. Nor was Rihanna lurking around the sedate racks of dresses on the second floor of the...
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Mio is creating and manufacturing sustainable, must-have design — in Philly.
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By Hilary Danailova
When Isaac Salm got a call in 2001 from his younger brother, Jaime, asking him to quit his corporate job and help start a furniture design business in Philadelphia, the elder Salm immediately started brainstorming about profit margins and outsourcing production to China. So he was a little taken aback when Jaime, the design half of the brothers’ Philadelphia-based firm...
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Frieda Lefeber recently celebrated both her centenary and her first gallery show — in a span of five days.
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