Philadelphia’s Main Line
For our March Style Guide, we took a trip to Philadelphia’s infamous Main Line, where we first opened our Wayne store over 15 years ago. Known to many through The Philadelphia Story, starring an icon herself, Katherine Hepburn, the Main Line is full of historic homes and estates, designed by the likes of Frank Furness, the Hewitt Brothers, and Horace Trumbauer (the architect of the Ardrossan Estate, the inspiration for The Philadelphia Story). It was home to Philadelphia families in the 1800’s and their country homes, made accessible by the then Pennsylvania Railroad’s main line, connecting Philadelphia to the western suburbs, hence the area’s namesake, the Main Line.
Where to eat: The White Dog, surrounded by charming and whimsical dog décor and artwork - from needlepoint dog pillows at the bar to walls filled with oil paintings of your favorite pups.
J.McLaughlin Favorite: It’s a classic for a reason, The White Dog burger isn’t just any burger… (topped with Smoked Bacon Mayo, Bibb Lettuce, Grilled Red Onion on Brioche with a side of Truffle Parmesan Fries) it might just be the best burger we’ve ever had.
Where to visit: Chanticleer Botanical Garden, walk through the most beautiful blooms in spring and summer. You’ll spot butter-yellow Crocus Chrysanthus, or “Cream Beauty”, popping up in the Gravel Garden as warm spring weather returns to PA.
The Tennis Court Garden
Where to shop: For the perfect floral arrangement that’s bound to spark joy, head over to Valley Forge Flowers. Owner Barbara King goes above and beyond flowers; her team specializes in the creation and coordination of weddings, society and corporate events, charities, and dinner parties. For all things home, we adore The Little House Shop. From Matouk luxury linens, to home accessories from Simon Pearce, Mackenzie Childs, Juliska, and more. On a Saturday morning, you’ll always spot us picking up accoutrements at The Lancaster County Farmers Market, across from Eagle Village Shops. There you can find on site cheese shops and butchers, the most colorful macaroons and meringues from The Ultimate Bake Shop, and of course, our favorite elevated take on party dogs from Country Twist.
Anne Hamilton, owner of The Little House Shop
Anne is wearing our Orlinda Scarf in Courbette Nouveau and the Jamey Sweater
Anne Henderson, co-owner of The Little House Shop
Anne is wearing our Arlette Turtleneck, the Salerno Cashmere Cardigan, Carter Pants and Casey Suede Pump
Barbara King, owner of Valley Forge Flowers
Barbara is wearing our Salerno Cashmere Cardigan, the Durham Ruffle Top in Arbor Geo and the Lexi Jeans