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Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:01:16 GMT2017-02-24T19:01:16Z


Ridge Avenue's last standing jazz club

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:01:16 GMT2017-02-24T19:01:16Z

Message to Society Hill: Building's height isn't the problem

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:06:01 GMT2017-02-24T09:06:01Z

Ask Jennifer Adams: How to deal with a "sunken" living room

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:32:21 GMT2017-02-24T06:32:21Z

Q: My 1970s house has a step down into the living room that has me confused as to how to arrange my furniture. I hope you can help. There is about three feet of wood floor along the walls, and the middle section is about 16 feet wide. There is a fireplace at one part, which blocks the view from the front door. Can I fill in the floor somehow to make the room feel bigger?

Knot the '70s anymore as macrame goes millennial

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:32:07 GMT2017-02-24T06:32:07Z

Disco. Mullet hairstyles. Tight, shiny shirts. Some things have stayed in the 1970s, and deservedly so. But macramé is back in a big way, thanks to new materials, boho-loving millennials, and creative artists who think way beyond brown jute owls and plant hangers.

How a Philly woman built a major clothing brand without learning to sew

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:29:38 GMT2017-02-21T22:29:38Z

Ask Jennifer Adams: Will a full wall of tile work in a small kitchen?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 04:31:23 GMT2017-02-17T04:31:23Z

Q: I want the "whole-wall-of-tile" look in my little kitchen, but there are so many wood cabinets in different colors, a couple of windows, shelves, etc., that I'm pretty sure it will look like a mess. It's a mess right now, but what can I do to make it look open and airy, without a whole remodeling?

Could a North Philadelphia community center end up as a gas station?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:21:14 GMT2017-02-17T02:21:14Z

Bravo star Jeff Lewis: Do your real estate research and you could make a mint

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:15:35 GMT2017-02-16T21:15:35Z

In South Philly, a new 'Jewelers Row'

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:51:50 GMT2017-02-16T17:51:50Z

2017 Flower Show brings Dutch sustainability, new tulip variety to Philadelphia

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:28:33 GMT2017-02-16T03:28:33Z

Philadelphians will be transported to the Netherlands next month when the Philadelphia Flower Show sets up shop with a windmill-laden display of 30,000 flowers, the North American debut of a massive Dutch sustainability project, and a brand new species of tulip named for the City of Brotherly Love.

Ask Jennifer Adams: How much decorating influence should a girlfriend have?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:32:32 GMT2017-02-10T06:32:32Z

Q: I'm moving into my boyfriend's house, which is where he once lived with his ex-wife. I love him so much, but I can't stand his furniture or the paint colors the two of them picked out way back when. When would be an appropriate time for me to make some changes?