Learn the Secrets of Soap
On March 22 from 6-8pm, join soap master Steve Duross and his apprentice (and nephew) Rob Evangelista for their very first event together. They will open their duross and langel workshop to the public and share with you their family's secret recipes for creating natural healing balms and some fun, crafty soaps you can try at home. You must be 18 to attend and should dress accordingly as you may be drafted to participate in soap making.
duross and langel, 117 South 13th Street, 215.592.7627, durossandlangel.com
Next Best Thing to Paris
If you can't drop everything and jet set to Paris for a facial treatment at Ambassade de la Beauté Biologique Recherche, look no further than Rescue Rittenhouse Spa for an equally luxurious facial. The same techniques used by the estheticians in Paris are used right here in Philadelphia with the famous Biologique Recherche Remodeling Machine and Lift CVS treatment. Electronic currents and manual exfoliation instantly lift that winter veil of dullness, erasing years from your face and revealing beautiful, youthful glowing skin. And through the end of April, receive this treatment for only $200.
Rescue Rittenhouse, 255 South 17th Street, 215.772.2766, RescueRittenhouseSpa.com
The Season's New Swimwear @ Papilio
Papilio has new swimwear from the Spanish designer Andres Sarda and from the French company Lise Charmel. The season's hottest trends - bright colors, nautical stripes, and sweet polka dots - are available at Papilio's boutique. Don't miss out on the swimwear sale running through May 12 with discounts of 30% off select Luisa Maria Lugli suits.
Papilio, 1700 Sansom Street, 215.851.8778, PapilioStores.com
Easter Treats @ Le Pain Quotidien
Just in time for Easter, Le Pain Quotidien will have traditional treats and chocolates. From March 22-31, enjoy Easter shortbread bunnies, chocolate-dipped macaroons, hot cross buns, chocolate Easter cake and assorted chocolate eggs. All of these Easter treats will be available at both of their Center City locations.
Le Pain Quotidien, 1423 Walnut Street, 215.751.0570 & 801 Walnut Street, 215.253.3114,LePainQuotidien.us
Easter with Chez Colette
Celebrate Easter day with brunch at Chez Colette, from 1-5pm. There'll be a raw bar, appetizers, entrees, a carving station and desserts for $55 per person, half-price for children under 12. The brunch also includes a glass of champagne.
Chez Colette, 120 South 17th Street, 215.569.8300, Sofitel.com
Prix Fixe and Happy Hour @ Fratelli's
Fratelli's now has a new three-course prix fixe-menu for $25 that is available every night. Happy hour specials are also available Monday through Friday, with select wines at only $4 per glass, domestic bottled beer at $2.50, imported bottles at $3.50 and a small plates menu ranging from $3.50 - $5.50.
Fratelli's Italian Bistro, 1339 Chestnut Street, 215.731.0700, FratellisIB.com
Try the Flower Power Whiskey Sour
The Flower Power Whiskey Sour, submitted by Trestle Inn, has been named the best Flower Show-inspired drink. This free-spirited whiskey sour combines the traditional flavor of pot-stilled Irish whiskey with a sweet floral mixture that gives you a "chilled out, groovy" feeling. The Flower Show may be over, but you can still try this creative drink at The Trestle Inn.
The Trestle Inn, 339 North 11th Street, 267.239.0290, TheTrestleInn.com
One More Place for a Late Night Cookie Fix
A new Insomnia Cookies location is now open at 135 South 13th Street. Insomnia Cookies offers fresh, delicious, oven baked cookies in an assortment of flavors and are delivered warm from the oven right to your door until 3am. Insomnia Cookies also has a catering menu for businesses, parties and events.
Insomnia Cookies, 135 South 13th Street, 877.632.6654, InsomniaCookies.com
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SOURCE Center City District/Central Phila. Dev. Corp. RELEASED DATE MARCH 19, 2013