Unique gifts in Philly


New Space: BLDG39 Held A Fall Open House

Last week I checked out a new event space >> BLDG39 at the Arsenal which is a re-adaptive historical & industrial style event venue in the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia. It is located right off i-95 only 15 minutes from Center City with ample parking for guests. BLDG39 hosted a Fall Open House for guests to experience tasty food selections, craft cocktails, and entertainment from their food partners, vendor partners, and local beverage partners. It was very easy to get to, and they really have a big parking lot right in front of the venue. The building was beautifully restored, with high ceilings, original brick, it was spacious and had garage doors to enjoy the outdoor space as well.

Look how pretty this is, there was even a circus performer hanging from the ceiling, a vendor which you could contract to appear at your event. It was really neat. The lighting and staging of the space. Definitely a unique space.

Event spaces work with various vendors so they have just the right options for clients tastes. The vendors were on hand showcasing what they had to offer. I love a good table setting.

Depending on the style of event and seating arrangements, BLDG39 can accommodate up to 250 guests. BLDG39 was thoughtfully created to be both an event venue and a co-working commissary kitchen for local caterers and food trucks. These talented local caterers and food trucks are options for catering for BLDG39’s events.

Karen Kratchman-Gold, co-owner of Classic Cake and Kathy Bell, Director of Sales Classic Cake, tell me that their biggest selling cake is called the “Dr. J” cake, sour cream based pound cake with chocolate fudge. The 2nd best selling cake is their Carrot Cake. They’re one of my favorite cake stores, as the original store was located a few miles from where I grew up in Cherry Hill. They’re a vendor of BLDG39.

Darcy Hill, Gabby Forgione, Chef Ashley James, Managing Director of Culinary · Di Bruno Bros. and Jackie Grillo

The space is accommodating to food trucks as well

Amanda Bray, loved the space. It’s very unique and different. Lauren Hudnell says she loves the Rustic feel.

Jorge and Liz soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Pagan as they are getting married at BLDG39 next year. She found it on the internet, and loved what the space had to offer. The parking really clinched the deal as well.

To read more about this dynamic space BLDG39 head to Philadelphia Weddings. If you’re ready to create a great event for contact Classic Events by Lauren


Unique Valentine’s Day Gift from Steven Singer Jewelers The Gold Dipped Roses – Collectibles

I Hate Steven Singer Collectible Roses

Rose Information:

Each 24kt Gold or Platinum Dipped Rose is a real, 12-inch American beauty rose picked at the height of its beauty. It is then preserved and dipped in real 24kt Yellow Gold, 24kt Rose Gold, or Platinum to last forever. Steven’s Gold or Platinum Dipped Roses are all handcrafted by skilled artisans making each unique and different. Every rose comes with a lifetime warranty, lifetime guarantee, free shipping, a free personalized gift message and a full 100 day 100% money back guarantee. Now you’re starting to see why everyone loves to hate Steven Singer.

  1. Twinkle Twinkle 24kt Gold Dipped Rose
    1. Picture it, it’s Valentine’s day and she opens this really cool gift box and out slides a blue rose trimmed in gold, ya know the blue color of the sky just before the sun sets and you can start to see all the stars sparkling in the night sky? It’s breathtaking. Now, picture a magnificent REAL 24k gold rose deeply dipped in real 24k gold with petals in this rich blue color covered in sparkles that mimic the stars in the sky. That’s Twinkle Twinkle, our brand-new exclusive rose only available at Steven Singer Jewelers. REAL jewelers, REAL roses, really dipped in PURE 24k gold with a real LIFETIME guarantee. Our roses are always the number one Valentine’s day gift that lasts forever! It also comes with your own FREE personal love note and ships Fast and Free to the love of your life, your wife, daughter or sweetheart and say I’m so lucky to have you in my life.
  2. Pink Champagne 24kt Rose Gold Dipped Rose
    1. It’s time to pop the bubbly and celebrate! Steven is ringing in the New Year of 2021 by introducing a new and exclusive rose – his Pink Champagne 24kt Rose Gold Dipped Rose. Part of our sparkle collection, this rose means celebration and excitement. Perfect for any occasion. Add a little more pop with the fresh rose scent and cleaning cloth to give her the ultimate experience.
  3. Stardust Gray Platinum Dipped Rose
    1. Stardust, star bright, Steven’s BRAND NEW Platinum rose is just right! This Stardust Gray Platinum Dipped rose is out of this world, complimented with sparkles in the petals designed to look like stardust. She’s been wishing upon a star for this color rose. Glamorous and sophisticated in meaning, make her wish come true with this beautiful real rose that lasts forever. The sky is not the limit with this gift!

Rose Add-on Products

  1. Signature Rose Scent
    1. What’s even better than seeing our beautiful 24 karat gold dipped roses? The fragrance of freshly picked roses at the same time of course! Take your gift to the next level with an aroma that will last for months.
    2. Additional Info: Steven’s Signature Rose Scents are sold separately for $4. Rose Scent packets should not be opened, they are made to be displayed or stashed near the rose, and are designed to last for months.
  2. Rose Cleaning Cloth
    1. Your famous gold dipped rose collection from Steven lasts forever, keep them looking brand new for that long, too. Steven’s exclusive two sided cleaning cloth adds substantial value to your gold and platinum dipped roses. Simply use the inner white cleaning cloth to gently clean your roses, removing dust and dirt that can collect over time without damaging your rose.
    2. Additional Info: Rose Cleaning Cloths are sold separately for $7.
  3. Exclusive Rose Displays
    1. Steven’s Exclusive Rose Displays are designed specifically for Steven’s gold or platinum roses, to show them off in their entirety and at the perfect angles to form the ultimate bouquet! All rose displays are designed with a notch across the base which can be used to display a rose scent or a gift message.
    2. Additional Info: Rose Displays are sold separately. They are made from sturdy acrylic and are specially crafted to avoild breakage. There are five variations of the display:

  i.      Single Rose Display – $15.95 – holds one Gold or Platinum Dipped Rose

ii.      Double Rose Display – $19.95 – holds two Gold or Platinum Dipped Roses

 iii.      Triple Rose Display – $24.95 – holds three Gold or Platinum Dipped Roses

 iv.      Half Dozen Rose Display – $29.95 – holds six Gold or Platinum Dipped Roses

 v.      Dozen Rose Display – $34.95 – holds twelve Gold or Platinum Dipped Roses

The retail store, located at 739 Walnut St, is open for in-person shopping with an appointment, which can be made online or over the phone. They are shipping daily – and will continue to be open after Christmas for anyone that needs last minute gifts or didn’t get to shop due to all happening in the world. In-store pick-up is also available for many items. Standard shipping is always fast and free. No-risk 100 day, 100% money back guarantee on all purchases. Additionally, the expert jewelers are available to help online shoppers through call, chat, text or even virtual video appointments. For appointments, questions or assistance, call  215-627-3242 or visit www.IHateStevenSinger.com


Bejeweled Roses For Mother’s Day By Steven Singer


Steven Singer Jewelers helps you celebrate Mother’s Day with a special gift that helps you send Mom love while you support local restaurants and healthcare heroes.

The man that everyone loves to hate is spreading love by using a portion of sales from Singer‘s famous 24 karat gold and platinum dipped roses to purchase meals from Philadelphia restaurants and donating them to essential hospital workers and first responders. For owner Steven Singer, this is a win-win that thanks those tirelessly working to treat Coronavirus patients, and to support an industry in crisis during these unprecedented times.

Mother’s Day has traditionally been one of the busiest and most beloved weeks of the year for a local independent jewelry store like Steven Singer Jewelers. This year, the holiday takes on a brand new meaning for the expert jewelers at Singers as it kicks off a multi-month campaign to give back and be a good community partner during the Coronavirus global pandemic.

Starting this week, a portion of sales from Singer’s famous gold and platinum dipped roses will support food orders from recovering restaurants that will be donated to local hospitals. The famed roses are 12 inches in length, and are made from real roses preserved and then dipped and trimmed in 24 karat gold or platinum. Each rose is handcrafted by artisans, so just like snowflakes, each rose is one-of-a-kind. The roses start at $59.95 and feature a lifetime guarantee.

This Year’s Line Up Includes:
Rose Gold (New) – The brand new color for 2020 is ROSE! Singer’s popular, fully dipped classic gold rose now comes deeply dipped in rose gold. Add something new to a previous bouquet or start a new one with Steven’s brand NEW Rose Gold Rose! We recommend that you make it a threesome by pairing this rose with our Classic Yellow Gold and our Classic Platinum Roses for a luxurious bouquet sure to stand out.

  • Royal Sapphire (Blue) – Blue Roses symbolize the ultimate and the unattainable. I’m lucky to have you in my life every single day. A real rose picked at the height of its beauty, preserved, and trimmed in 24 karat pure gold.
  • Sweet Love (Lavender) – Inspired by the love Howard Stern and his wife, Beth, share – Introducing our Sweet Love Rose; a never before seen Lavender color. The perfect gift for any mother figure in your life, whether she’s a sweetheart, family member, or friend.
  • Frozen (White) – Get lost in the moment on minutes of frozen time. This Frozen Rose captures the beauty of a glistening falling snowflake.
  • I Love You (Pink) – Make her blush with Singer’s Blush 24kt Gold Dipped Rose. This soft pink color symbolizes love and admiration. Tell her “ I Love You” with a real rose dipped in real gold that lasts forever. This is the perfect color to start her collection or a must have for her growing bouquet. You can thank us later when she can’t stop blushing.

    **Sorry The Pink Rose is Sold Out but will be restocked after Mother’s Day

On top of dipped roses, Steven Singer’s website also has a host of other ideas to show Mom the love – especially during unprecedented times when we all need the support of our families more than ever. Other gift ideas for this Mother’s Day include everything from diamonds to her favorite jewels, from bracelets to necklaces and everything in between.  While the jewelry showroom on Jeweler’s Row at 739 Walnut Street is closed due to state-wide guidelines, Singer’s team is shipping nationally with free shipping for orders placed by Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by 2:00pm (EST), and overnight shipping as an option for orders shipped by Thursday, May 7, 2020 by 2:00pm (EST). For Mother’s Day gift ideas, and to order the gold and platinum dipped roses, visit www.ihatestevensinger.com.

From sales from the Mother’s Day roses to date, Singer and local restaurants supplied hundreds of free meals in the Philadelphia, Detroit and Indianapolis to hospitals including Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian, Temple University Hospital, and Jefferson. Restaurant partners so far have included Hungry Pigeon, El Fuego, Bazbeaux Pizza, Milk Boy, Del Rossi Cheesesteaks, New Wave Cafe, Manny’s Deli, Bucharest Grill, Rybread, Sabrina’s Cafe and others.  “We want to brighten the days of nurses, doctors and hospital workers that continue to show up, risking their own safety to keep the public safe,” added Singer. 


Celebrate Valentine’s Day at LOVE PARK & Buy A Granite Keepsake

Love, exciting and new
Come aboard. we’re expecting you.
Love, life’s sweetest reward. The theme of the Love Boat always plays in my head when I pass through Love Park. I always stop and shoot the iconic art work, as well as capture happy folks posing with the Robert Indiana sculpture. (I love Love Park’s new branding logo. This was clever.)

Recently the beloved park added a visitors gift shop on site for the purchase of LOVE keepsakes. here you will find the much in demand LOVE Park granite keepsakes (center pix I took back in December) on sale at the LOVE Park Gift Shop!

The beautiful keepsakes were cut from the original LOVE Park granite and are available for purchase at LOVE Park in the Gift Shop, housed in the bright red restored shipping container located near the 16th & Arch side of the park. These keepsakes make a great gift for Valentine’s Day, or for anyone trying to share a little love with a fan of Philly’s favorite park. We also have t-shirts, mugs, hats, onesies, magnets, and other LOVE Park items for sale there as well! The Gift Shop will be open 6am-5pm on Valentine’s Day, and 11am-5pm the day before, on 2/13. It’s open on a weather-dependent basis, really if the temperature is above 50 degrees, from 11-5 daily, and regular hours will likely be 11-7pm 7 days a week starting April 1 and please feel free to message us on Instagram @loveparkphilly for any questions you may have!

On Friday at Love Park: Power 99 FM, Philadelphia’s Hip Hop and R&B, will celebrate Valentine’s Day in style by hosting a “Rise & Get Married with Rise & Grind” wedding ceremony. Power 99’s “Rise & Grind Morning Show” will marry three couples at Philadelphia’s iconic LOVE sculpture on February 14, following a live station broadcast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and will be sponsored by Philadelphia’s Department of Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy.

The morning show hosts, Mikey Dredd, Mutha Knows and Roxy Romeo will each be ordained as ministers to officiate the ceremony and select the three lucky couples. (More Info on event here)

One more thing. This I Heart Philly exhibit was supposed to be temporary but it was so popular that Love Park has made it permanent. It’s not in place right now as they sent it out to be fortified and beautified. It wasn’t built to be permanent, as I mentioned, so it wasn’t made of the material that could sustain thousands of people touching it, hugging it and standing on it. It will return in time for the warm weather, which according to Phil is going to be in 4 more weeks. Then we can all love it once again. See you on Friday at Love Park. Check out Love Park’s FB Page Here!!