Callowhill Cafe, an extension of Hope of the Nations Christian Center, quiets rumbling tummies and cures caffeine cravings with a menu of coffee, espresso, pastries, and small entrees. French-roasted beans from local The Reading Coffee Roasters steep themselves into sumptuous cups of Colombian and decaf drip coffee ($1.25–$1.89), and refreshing iced tea ($1.75) comes with free refills and clinking ice cubes which tinkle tunes from Tea for the Tillerman. Bagels and english muffins embrace eggs, cheese, and bacon to form filling breakfast sandwiches ($3.89), and creamy hummus awaits pita suitors at lunchtime ($4.89). Works from local artists complement Callowhill Cafe's upholstered lounge seating and group meeting area, and complimentary wireless Internet thrums fill the airwaves, facilitating emails or live streams of drip coffee machines.
Gia Bella's shelves teem with fancy and everyday frocks in girls' sizes newborn to 10 and boys' sizes newborn to 7. Tiny delicate white appliqué flowers adorn Baby Biscotti flower-bouquet dresses ($39.99), which are accompanied by an espresso shot and a newspaper. Boys suit up in dapper five-piece black tuxedos ($45), and tiny wrists dress up in pearl-and-silver-cross christening bracelets ($29.99). Gia Bella also stocks communion dresses, specialty toys, and headpieces, such as the lavender-with-cream sun hat, which protects sensitive scalps from harsh rays or alien mind control.
When Dr. Watson founded Vivify Medical, he wanted to create a clinic that used preventative methods to enhance its clients’ quality of life rather than waiting to treat symptoms once they become sick. Today, his staff keeps this motto in mind while administering physician-grade services, such as a variety of weight-loss-management programs, addiction-related treatments, and bio-identical hormone therapy that aims to slow signs of aging. In addition to medical services, the clinic assuages skin with aesthetic treatments including microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
Dr. Robert Detweiler and medical aesthetician Jill Basile use therapies tailored to individual skincare needs to help clients look their best. Using medical-grade products, including the center's own custom skincare line, aestheticians tend to skin with custom facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and glycolic-acid peels. They also use the Cutera Cool Glide and Lime Light lasers to improve skin tone or remove unwanted hair and spider veins. Dr. Detweiler and his team can also improve skin condition with wrinkle correction in the form of Botox injections, dermal fillers, or encouraging clients to smile only with their eyes.
Like building a home, losing weight involves the interlocking of several pieces. The weight-loss architects at Physicians Weight Control build healthy physiques upon four pillars. Diet plans personalized to the client’s lifestyle control intake of nutrients and fat, fueling the clinic's aerobic-exercise plans. The last two pillars—appetite suppressants and vitamin supplements—combine to keep energy levels up and re-create the rush of swallowing a candy bar whole once the client starts eating smaller meals.
Dr. Nermeen Rifai maintains the smiles on each member of the family, from small children to grandparents. During her 10-year tenure in the industry, she has learned specialties such as implant restoration and veneer applications. Nermeen also works as a clinical instructor in restorative dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania and in the toothbrush aisle at a pharmacy.