Earlier this month, Philly Housewives hosted its first VIP Happy Hour with 251 Dekalb in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
If you've been to the KOP-area recently, you know it's undergoing some major transformations such as a mall expansion and town center construction, but that's not the only thing that's changed recently.
251 Dekalb is one of the latest luxury apartment complexes to hit the area. Trust us when we say that you haven't seen anything like this yet. The complex took the appeal of the art-infused Philadelphia region and brought it into play when constructing the space. Sexy and chic, 251 Dekalb manages to bring the appeal of "city living" while still maintaining a comfortable suburban atmosphere.
Apartment amenities include open kitchens with breakfast bars, light-filled rooms with floor to ceiling windows and chef's grade appliances. Additionally, the complexes were built with entertaining in mind and residents have access to an outdoor pool with cabanas and barbecue pits, bocce courts, a state of the art fitness center, library lounge, Apple tech bar and conference space.
Have kids? 251 Dekalb is family-friendly with a custom children's indoor play area by Kidville conveniently located beside the fitness center so that your little ones are within eyesight while you get your own workout in.
Our Philly Housewives VIP Happy Hour was a blast as we started the night in a main lobby sipping wine and nibbling on light bites (and tasty cupcakes- thanks Brooklyn Girl Bakery!). We were then escorted to the fanciest golf carts and were transported to another complex where we were able to see the Penthouse Suite, the 251 Club Access amenities and even got to play on the funkiest chairs on the courtyard patio! You can check out all of the fun that we had in the photo gallery above, and be sure to check our chair challenge on Instagram.
On October 13, the Philadelphia Housewives gathered in Paoli, Pennsylvania for our monthly Girls Night Out hosted with Redhound Grille.
Guests had a fabulous time as they mingled with our vendors, sipped our spooky Halloween-themed signature drink (Purple People Eater!) and sat for dinner with friends.
We were also thrilled to bring in All 4 Paws, Inc., a foster-based animal rescue in Chester Springs, PA offering rescue, rehabilitation and sanctuary to animals in need. Founded in 2009, the organization has saved over 5,700 needy animals and continues to save lives daily. Many of the animals that All 4 Paws rescues have a euthanasia date scheduled ... the volunteers who foster these dogs are giving them the opportunity to be cuddled and loved, to run around and play in a backyard and to eat healthy meals that they otherwise might not have had. All of these adorable animals deserve a home, and All 4 Paws works hard to make that happen.
This December, they'll be hosting a ticketed fundraiser in West Chester, PA with a buffet dinner, open bar and raffle tickets for door prizes as well as silent auction items to bid on. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the organization, an adopter or just supporting All 4 Paws, be sure to get your ticket today.
Magnabilities by Nancy
LuLaRoe by Michelle
Total Life Changes
Beautycounter by Lorraine
All 4 Paws, Inc.
Miriam Sandler Photography
As a woman in this exciting world of heightened female entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation I was shocked to learn that there is still quite a bit of progress to be made.
Over 5.1 million people work in core technology jobs in the United States, but by the end of 2015 only 25% of those positions were held by females.
Exposure plays a heavy role here - many young women aren't informed of the opportunities that are available to them in an IT career nor are they offered many role models in this industry.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is working to change that. CompTIA is a non-profit trade association that serves as the voice of the information technology industry and has provided more than two million IT certifications. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing growth in the field through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy.
One such program is their new Make Tech Her Story campaign, focused on inspiring tech industry leaders, educators, parents and young women to make the industry more gender inclusive.
Here in the suburbs of Philadelphia, we're no stranger to STEM programs in our schools and extracurricular offerings focusing on the technology industry. The Make Tech Her Story campaign acts as another way to show our young women that they can make a huge impact on the field, that they can be equals to their male counterparts and that if they are passionate about the industry they shouldn't be afraid to seek out educational and professional opportunities.
Through this campaign and site, visitors will have an opportunity to 'meet' an avatar of a modern-day Rosie the Riveter (and create your own avatar!), access career resources and watch interviews featuring young women in an effort to shape the next chapter in the history of women and the IT industry. The website also offers a downloadable e-book (highly recommended) which is both informative and motivating and review statistics, information about getting into the industry and education and how we can make a difference at any level.
We liked Not Your Average Joe's so much last month that we decided to go back again... this time to their Glen Mills location. It was our first time hosting one of our monthly Girls Night Out events in Delaware County, and we thank you all for joining us.
Also on location was our charity partner for the month, The Devereux Foundation. Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the nation's largest non-profit organizations providing services, insight and leadership in the evolving field of behavioral healthcare. With nearly 7,000 employees working in programs across the nation, it is a recognized partner for families, schools and communities, serving many of our countries most vulnerable populations in the areas of autism, IDD, specialty mental health, and child welfare. Programs are offered in hospital, residential, community and school-based settings. For more than a century, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has been guided by a simple and enduring mission: To change lives by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.
Coming up later this year, is the Devereux Hope Gala, one of Philadelphia's most premiere black-tie events, raising hundreds of thousands annually to benefit more than 3,500 children and adults with emotional, behavioral, and cognitive differences served by Devereux in Southeastern Pennsylvania. With the collaboration of more than 20 corporate sponsors, Gala Committee, Devereux Pennsylvania Advisory Board, and the Young Friends of Devereux, each year the Gala provides a special opportunity to recognize and thank their incredible donors and community partners, whose support helps them to continue delivering outstanding programs and services. At this year's Gala, you can expect a night full of fun as you join in with their A Night in Havana theme.
For full Hope Gala details and tickets, please click here.
LuLaRoe by Janice
Stella & Dot by Courtney
TLS Weight Loss
Living Beyond Food
Rodan + Fields - Jacqueline & Cecilia
On October 1, 2016, Scout & Molly's of Bryn Mawr formally opened its doors. Situated on Lancaster Avenue right across the street from the historic Bryn Mawr Film Institute, the newest boutique to hit the Main Line couldn't be in a better location.
The owner, Tricia Norquist, is no newbie to running a successful boutique. If you've been to Glen Eagle Square in Glen Mills, you've probably spotted or even shopped at her first location - a huge success in Delaware County. Here, at her Bryn Mawr location, the selection differs and seems a bit trendier, edgier and well... Main Line, as it features coveted brands such as House of Harlow and BB Dakota.
This weekend, shoppers sipped complimentary mimosas and nibbled on sweet treats while the brandy-savvy staff of Scout & Molly's of Bryn Mawr worked to sort through the boutiques carefully curated inventory to find pieces that complemented each shopper individually. There isn't a woman along the Main Line that didn't find something she loved.... including me (helloooooo new Sole Society booties).
You can visit Scout & Molly's of Bryn Mawr now too at 823 W Lancaster Ave.