Marguerite Rodgers is entrenched in the Philadelphia design community. The interior designer has done both residential and commercial work in the Philadelphia area (and elsewhere), designed furniture collections, curated vintage collections and opened up her office to other Philadelphia creatives. Rodgers chatted with EAL about some of her latest work at the historic Bellevue Hotel and how she ended up in the interior design industry.
Philadelphia’s Old City is home to Independence Hall, Betsy Ross’ house, and the final resting place of Benjamin Franklin himself. In warm weather and cold alike, the neighborhood crawls with tourists hungry for a taste of history and eager to see some of what Philadelphia has to offer.
First Look: What’s New in Kitchen Design and Technology
So you’ve finished unpacking the boxes and now the REAL work begins. Because you’ve just realized you own nothing more than a few dishes and a mattress from your old apartment and now you have a whole HOUSE to fill.
To help you through this stressful time, we talked with Marguerite Rodgers of Marguerite Rodgers Design, who founded an interior design business in 1991 and specializes in high end residential design.
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The American Brasserie, From Celebrated Chef Nicholas Elmi, Features An Extensive Charcuterie and Raw Bar Selection, As Well As Classic Cocktails.
Royal Boucherie’s Suzanne O’Brien and her team, along with Meg Rodgers and Brian Bendel of Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design, worked diligently to preserve and enhance the building’s historical charm and integrity. The bi-level, 150-seat space features restored finishes such as original pine flooring dating back to the 1830’s, as well as tin ceilings, antique light fixtures, exposed brick walls. Royal Boucherie boasts a jovial and sophisticated atmosphere, outfitted throughout with dark woods and stone accents. On the first floor, two Brunswick-style bars anchor the space, one dedicated to the restaurant’s oyster and raw seafood offerings with eight seats. Intimate seating towards the back features a fireplace with an elegant carved chestnut mantel, where guests may opt for one of the comfortable tufted banquettes or bistro-style tables. An ornate wooden staircase leads guests to the upper level “Sitting Room,” which features additional seating for up to 40, as well as a third bar. An outdoor garden terrace can accommodate up to 35 in the warmer months.
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In 1997, Wharton graduates Ellen Yin and Roberto Sella partnered to launch a new restaurant in Philadelphia. Called Fork, it would make an immediate impression in Old City, which was in the throes of a transformation from a former industrial and manufacturing hub to a loft district populated by artists and creatives. Two decades later, Fork is not only still open, it’s busier than ever.
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A small but muscular addition creates a campus gateway and, along with the renovation of a neighboring building, reunites the arts. Click here to read the full article.
Bark & Whine Gala
Saturday, November 4, 2017
URBN at the Navy Yard
5000 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19112
6:30 – 10:30 PM
The Pennsylvania SPCA’s signature event, Bark & Whine, is slated for Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Urban Outfitters, Inc. in the Navy Yard. This year will mark a very special time in our history as we celebrate 150 years of protecting animals in Pennsylvania, so it is only fitting that our signature event reflects this monumental accomplishment! This year’s event will include cocktails, dinner and dancing while we honor fellow animal advocates Patty & Larry Bowa, Pepper Hamilton LLP, and Governor Ed Rendell. Click here to view the invitation or click here to purchase tickets.
Location: 52 S. 2nd Street, Old City
Key Players: Nicholas Elmi, David Frank, Stephen Simons
The Situation: Laurel’s Nick Elmi, of Top Chef fame, is teaming up with restaurateurs Dave Frank and Stephen Simons, who know how to put together a top-notch bar: They’re behind Royal Tavern, Khyber Pass Pub, Triangle Tavern, Cantina Los Caballitos, and Cantina Dos Segundos, and moved more into the chef-driven space with Jesse Ito’s Royal Sushi and Izakaya. The Elmi-helmed venture is two levels, with a bar and a dining area on the first floor and an outdoor garden with seating for about 30 on the second floor. The second floor will also have a lounge that can be used as a private dining room. The menu will focus on charcuterie, salumi, and a raw bar.
After his first hit restaurant, Laurel, Top Chef winner Nick Elmi chose to get into the bar game. He opened a sneaky-good cocktail and wine bar right next door to his intimate 22-seater called ITV and gave East Passyunk diners an elegant spot to snack on things like beef fat biscuits and caviar. And it’s great — the New York Times even singled it out in a feature piece with the likes of only three other restaurants (powerhouses): Kanella, Vedge, and Vernick.
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