Better Than Best: Style and Services

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Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts help you keep painting, dancing, singing or doing that thing you do. For a small fee (and sometimes no fee at all, depending on how long it’s been since you had your last meal), volunteer attorneys will help negotiate performing contracts for actors, dancers and musicians. They’ll help protect your copyrights and trademarks or prepare bylaws for your newly formed nonprofits and pretty near anything else in the legal realm your creative mind doesn’t have time, patience or know-how to deal with.

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, 251 S. 18th St. 215.545.3385. pvla.org

Most Impeccable Dunkin’ Donuts Service

If you’re one of the 90 percent of North Americans addicted to caffeine, you should make your morning stumble to the Dunkin Donuts near the corner of 15th and Chestnut streets . There’s probably a locally-owned biz where you could get a latte made with fair-trade beans and soy milk foam with some organic vanilla bullshit, but sometimes, the simple act of getting up requires an uncomplicated beverage. Visit this Dunkin’ more than once and the crew will remember your exact order and begin preparing it the moment you walk in the door. They are courteous and friendly—even noticing new haircuts on regulars—and remarkably efficient for people who are at work before the sun rises.

1507 Chestnut St. dunkindonuts.com

Best Place to Get Fallen and FUCT

South Street didn’t need three shops for skateboarding gear. The deaths of Elite and Sub Zero were inevitable. Nocturnal, run by pro Kerry Getz, has the makings of a real skate shop except for the gawking tourists and preteens with their parent’s money. NoLib’s Exit Philadelphia , however, is the real deal. Opened in late 2001 by Philly local Steve Miller, they carry customer-preferred brands (including Fallen and FUCT!) and help shape the social scene with dance parties at the Barbary. Additionally, the Exit crew is doing good deeds; they helped get Pops Playground, a new skatepark in Fishtown, on the map in July 2009.

Exit Philadelphia, 825 N. Second St. 215.425.2450. exitphiladelphia.com

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1. Stephanie said... on Feb 24, 2010 at 05:48PM

“I'm so glad Liberty and Hello were recognized for great service and skill. As far as hair stylists go in this city, many are hit or miss but Liberty is always a mega-hit! She has the best personality and makes you feel comfortable from the moment you meet her. I haven't been to her since last May and my hair still looks great and the color has even held. I won't go anywhere else!”

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2. CAROLYN VERDI said... on Feb 25, 2010 at 11:48AM

“Thank you very much for listing The Sample Rack as the best place to buy a wedding dress... I am Jim's associate who manages the business for him and sees the clients. Just for your information, we are in a new location at 918 Pine St. where I have moved my small boutique and wedding planning business in with The Sample Rack.

If you have any questions, or would like to come and see our new shop, please contact me, Carolyn at 215-925-2997.”

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3. T! said... on Mar 2, 2010 at 02:56PM

“Yes! I've been telling everyone I can about Liberty because she's so awesome. Every time I get a haircut, people notice it--and not just my coworkers, who are sort of expected to do so. But people on the street comment on the lines of the cut, which is a compliment entirely to Liberty and to Hello!”

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4. Holla! said... on Mar 2, 2010 at 06:57PM

“EXIT PHILADELPHIA KILLS IT!”

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5. Miriam Hohag said... on Mar 8, 2010 at 12:39PM

“PVLA's updated contact information is as follows:

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, 200 S. Broad St. Suite 700. 215.790.3822 x1. www.artsandbusinessphila.org/pvla.”

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