Inside the Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center, DermaCenter Medical Spa is an oasis for women who want to improve the appearance and health of their skin without going under the knife. Dr. Leslie Saltzman and her team of female physicians and aestheticians specialize in the science side of the spa experience. They work toward achieving the best results, whether it be smooth, wrinkle-free skin after an injection of Dysport or flawlessly complected legs after spider-vein removal. And because their treatments aren't invasive, most require little to no downtime and allow clients to get back to their normal lives.
Owner and founder Gilda Smith specializes in helping clients to heal through massage therapy by finding mental and physical balance. She also leads a team of other experienced therapists who specialize in a number of modalities including prenatal, sports, and myofascial therapy. Exhale's staff of massage therapists, with more than 10 years of experience, use their expertise to calm clients' tense sinews by incorporating a unique blend of various modalities in their massage techniques.
The crew of Advanced Spinal Care Center can take many approaches to ensuring backs are straight and free of pain—their job titles include board-certified medical physiatrist, doctor of chiropractic, exercise physiologist, and registered dietitian. They pool their skills to offer several modalities of massage, personal training, acupuncture, chiropractic care, and other treatments that can have beneficial effects beyond the spine.
Perch like a provocative peacock under scarlet-hued umbrellas studding the expansive patio during the summer months, or retreat inside and cozy up with a hazelnut cappuccino ($3.90/medium). Capriccio offers a full drink menu that doesn't discriminate against temperature, only extraterrestrials. Enjoy lattes ($3.50/med.), mochas ($3.90/med.), and chai tea ($3.35/med.) served hot or cold, flavored or unflavored. If the taste of a Ghirardelli mocha frappe ($4/med.) only brings back memories of the last time you ordered a Ghirardelli mocha frappe, time travel your taste buds further back to childhood with steamed milk flavored with your syrup of choice. A vanilla-seasoned cup is just like drinking liquid marshmallows ($3.35–4.20). Breakfast treats—including crumb cake ($2.25), yogurt loaves ($2.50), and danishes ($2.75)—call out enticingly from their glass case like the three Sirens at the Philadelphia Zoo. Lunch eats include crisp salads ($6 and up), plus grilled panini and regular sandwiches ($5 and up).
Dozens of rums from around the world unite for one night at the Rum on the River Cane Spirits Festival to showcase the intricacies of the storied elixir. As a ticketed attendee, you'll be free to sample, sip, and savor more than 25 different brands of barrel-aged cane-and-molasses brilliance, including toddies from Bacardi, El Dorado, and Leblon. Octo Waterfront Grille's sumptuous tropical buffet will keep your stomach grounded no matter how levitating the libation, preventing you from unconsciously talking like a pirate. During the Mojito Olympics, eight bartenders will pit their mixological moves against one another in three events judged by six guest judges before one is crowned with the muddled-mint-leaf laurels of Grand Mojito Champion. The Pagode Project will keep the atmosphere hot and hip-shaky by filling the air with samba music and propulsive beats.
Both laser hair removal and chemical peels are swift and precise, requiring little recovery time or ardous preparation. Physician Body Solutions' experienced and highly trained technicians can treat patients with a variety of skin and hair types, but results may vary depending on your skin tone and the character of your hair. These professional laser-whispers will be happy to consult with you on how many treatments it will take to achieve the results you are looking for.