July 6, 2017

5 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat


  1. Sip on these Cool-Down-Cocktails
    Unwind and rejuvenate at these Philadelphia-area bars & restaurants serving the ultimate refresher in everyone’s favorite form: cocktails!

    The Aviation from Mistral King of Prussia
    Made with Gin, Luxardo, lemon & Crème de Violette, this cocktail is equally as refreshing as it is pleasing to the eye!

    Frozen Margaritas at Bar Bombon
    Cool off this summer by sipping guilt-free and with Instagram-worthy cocktails from Bar Bombon. Seen here, their seasonal Strawberry Margarita, made with fresh, seasonal strawberries.  

  2. Dress Light in Cool Colors

    Staying cool and sweat-free starts with your outfit choice. Our recommendation? Choose Cool colors (whites & beiges are best!) paired with light fabrics.  Check out our favorite look to sport when the temperature is higher than the price tag at your favorite department store!

    South Moon Under – Chestnut Street
    This whimsical, romantic lace shell dress from South Moon Under (our number 1 Center City District retail pick) on Chestnut Street, is lightweight and airy. Bonus: two breezy side slits at the waist!

  3. Take a Dip in the Pool

    There’s no better way to cool off than going for a swim. Here are three (3) of C&A’s favorite places to hang out poolside.

    AKA University City
    Level 28, AKA University City’s expansive, 20,000 square foot dedicated luxury amenity floor inspired by the SoHo House in New York, boasts a 72-foot stainless steel aerial “pool in the sky” with floor to ceiling windows and contemporary lounge seating providing guests with unmatched panoramic views of the city. Over 400 ft. in the air, this is Philadelphia’s highest, and largest indoor pool. The swimming pool contains 39,780 gallons of water.  Level 28 is open to guests and residents of AKA University City.

    251 Dekalb
    251 Dekalb, a new, award-winning private gated residential apartment community perched atop a hill on 26 acres of land in the heart of King of Prussia, offers the region’s only Saltwater pool with resort-style cabanas bringing South Beach vibes to downtown King of Prussia. The expansive outdoor pool is surrounding by Bocce ball courts and grilling stations, and hosts regular pool parties throughout the summer for residents.

    Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
    Spend your summer splashing around at Sonesta Philadelphia, the only hotel in Center City with a rooftop pool. New this year, Sonesta has decorated the pool deck with lush day beds and lounge chairs, as well as installed a signature “S” logo on the bottom of the pool. Whether your sipping a cocktail while tanning by the water, floating on Sonesta’s resident swan float, “Swanesta,” or splashing around with the kids, you’re guaranteed to feel calm, cool and collected all summer long.

  4. Treat Your Skin to a Facial

    Your skin gets equally as dehydrated as your body in the heat. Be proactive about it before it’s too late!

    3000BC Spa
    Stop by 3000BC Spa for an express facial, a service that is a true delight for the skin and the senses. Unique aroma therapeutic blends of essential oils and botanical extracts will power cleanse, exfoliate and replenish facial skin. The result is a vibrant complexion that looks and feels heathy, hydrated and ready to take on the heat. 30 min / $90

  5. Dine Al Fresco Down the Shore

    No one likes to waste a beautiful summer day indoors; so, if you must go outside, make it Oceanside!

    Seaside Café at Tropicana Atlantic City
    Feel the ocean breeze as you dine outside on the boardwalk at the newly renovated Seaside Café at Tropicana Atlantic City. In its brand-new location in the Marketplace, Seaside Café offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night menus daily. This a’ la carte restaurant also has a full-service bar.

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