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Art + Science

Art + Science, 4259 Main St. , Manayunk, is not your typical salon and spa. The full-service Aveda Concept Salon and Spa connects beauty, environment and well being by providing the highest quality of service in a relaxing, caring and visually stimulating environment.

Art + Science fuses artistic design and nature’s resources to create styles that not only look great, but feel great too. Its services offer only the best in talent, and all include the use of Aveda’s naturally derived products.

Art + Science services and products are organic in nature and utilize natural resources while giving back to the environment — with a goal of creating more beautiful people and a more beautiful world.

For more information, visit or call (215) 482-2242.

Beau Monde and L’Etage

With its romantic aesthetic and excellent menu, Beau Monde and L’Etage, Sixth and Bainbridge streets, is known for being one of the best date spots in the city.

The award-winning restaurant brings the crêperie to a new level of distinction with an extensive menu that’s sure to please any palate. Owners Jim Caiola and David Salama have imported flat, round, cast-iron crêpe griddles from Brittany to perfectly prepare the light, flavorful crêpes. Customary crêpe cooking utensils are also used, and onlookers can delight in watching the cooking process through large picture windows facing Bainbridge Street.

After dinner, venture upstairs to L’Etage for some of the city’s best and most entertaining cabaret performances to round out your evening.

For more information visit or call (215) 592-0656.

Chop Shop

If you’re looking for a chic haircut that won’t break the bank, Chop Shop, with locations throughout the city, has what you’re looking for.

The establishment has become a mainstay on the Temple University campus, with its 15-year-old location at 1930 Liacouras Walk, a store at 513 South St., which has been open for seven years, and one at 4151 Main St. in Manayunk, which just opened its doors two months ago.

Basic cuts begin at just $10 and Chop Shop follows an á la carte pricing menu, as it allows clients to choose their own style and services based on their budget.

At Chop Shop, you can get what you need and pay what you want.

For more information, contact the Temple location at (215) 204-3932; the South Street store at (215) 923-5545; or the Manayunk establishment at (215) 487-2312.

Pleasure Chest

Don’t let the size fool you. Good things do come in small packages. The Pleasure Chest, 2039 Walnut St., is a lovely little adult store located below Wonderland, and offers everything from erotic games and lingerie to lotions and lubes. It also carries a good selection of all the supplies necessary for a bachelor/bachelorette party and accessories like dildos, plugs, beads and leather goodies for the non-vanilla practitioners.

For more information, call (215) 561-7480.

Ristorante La Buca

Ristorante La Buca, 711 Locust St., has been serving Philadelphians the best in Tuscan cuisine for 29 years.

The restaurant has been included as one of the Distinguished Restaurants of North America and, in 1997, Ciao Italia named it the “Insegna del Ristorante Italiano nel Mondo,” an honor that is reserved for establishments that serve true and exemplary Italian cuisine.

A meal at La Buca could begin with a selection from its extensive antipasti menu, which offers such cold selections as saporita di granceole and jumbo Maryland crabmeat cocktail, and hot choices like the frutta di mare, steamed mussels, clams and shrimp.

Entrée dishes include fish, veal, chicken, beef or lamb selections, each of which is styled to typify true Tuscan quality.

La Buca also offers numerous lunch specials, such as herb-filled ravioli in vegetable sauce for $10.95 or veal cutlet with eggplant and cheese for $14.95.

For more information, visit or call (215) 928-0556.

Sansom Coin Exchange

Sansom Coin Exchange, 721 Sansom St., was established in New York City in 1979 and today is situated in the heart of Philadelphia’s Jeweler’s Row.

The company buys and sells coins, bullion and paper money from around the world.

Chief numismatist Malcolm Kurin is a renowned gold coin expert with over 30 years of experience, and senior numismatist of the firm Joe Guistino, has been working with world coins and paper money for over 40 years.

Visit the Sansom Coin Exchange and see what bargains you can get, since Philadelphia does not charge any sales tax for coins and bullion.

For more information, call (215) 629-8898.

Warsaw Café

Since 1979, the Warsaw Café, 305 S. 16th St., has been dedicated to bringing its patrons the finest in Eastern European-inspired cuisine. Owned and operated by Marion Jarzemski in cooperation with his mother, Marie Jarzemski, the Warsaw has established itself as a delicious staple of Center City life.

For more information, visit or call (215) 546-0204.

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