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Sisters in Style

How Lisa and Laura Anne Lamprou built their fashion empire from the ground up. By Megan Douress Photography by Melissa Kelly Photography (melissakellyphotography.com) If you took a brief glimpse into what life was like five years ago for sisters and owne...

The Luckiest

Chris Barnes reflects on his last seven years at Lucky’s Last Chance. By Leo Dillinger Photos by Alexa Nahas Photography (alexanahas.com) “It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.” Ernest Hemingway, ...

Artesano: Striking While The Iron Is Hot

As you cross over the Green Lane Bridge into Manayunk, you’ll notice a collection of unique iron and bronze sculptures displayed underneath the arches of the Manayunk Bridge. Behind them stands Artesano Iron Works & Gallery, an enormous property wrapping a...

Moon Krapugthong

BEST CHEF “The Journey From Art Student to Manayunk’s Top Chef” By Megan Douress and Leksey Maltzman Photography by JPG Photography (jpgphotography.com)   When you sit down to dine at any of Nongyao “Moon” Krapugthong’s three restaurants on M...

In The Eye of the Beholder

Sami Nakishbendi celebrates 20 years of crafting unique, handmade jewelry in Manayunk. By Leo Dillinger Photography By Susan Beard (susanbearddesign.com) Some people view jewelry as just an accessory. For Sami Nakishbendi of Bendi Jewelers, each of his h...

All Trails Lead to Manayunk

How Kay Sykora has blazed Manayunk’s trails for more than 40 years. By Megan Douress Photography By Susan Beard (susanbearddesign.com) If you’ve taken a leisurely stroll, a long run, or a family bike ride on the Manayunk Towpath in the last 40 years, chan...