LET­TER FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Philadelphia Style - - Contents - Kristin det­ter­line

Pop quiz, read­ers: Who was the first and last Philadelphia ath­lete to ap­pear on the cover of Philadelphia Style? If you guessed Cole Hamels, you’re right. Dressed in a Hugo Boss navy suit and striped Psy­cho Bunny tie, the all-star pitcher ap­peared on our Spring 2009 edi­tion shortly af­ter win­ning the 2008 World Se­ries (and walk­ing in that epic pa­rade down Broad Street) look­ing more like a model than a World Se­ries MVP.

This spring we gear up for an­other mem­o­rable Philly sports mo­ment when the NFL Draft lands here April 27–29. You can be sure that cover stars and Philadelphia Ea­gles play­ers Brent Celek and Rod­ney Mcleod will play proud hosts to the thou­sands of as­pir­ing play­ers and veteran names slated to take part in the fes­tiv­i­ties. I brushed up on the lat­est sports news in prepa­ra­tion for our shoot, think­ing that foot­ball would be the topic of con­ver­sa­tion. But just one week af­ter the sea­son ended and with three months of down­time loom­ing (Celek was get­ting ready to es­cape to a re­mote cabin in the woods with his fam­ily and Mcleod was look­ing for­ward to try­ing out a long list of restau­rants saved on his phone), it was so­cial me­dia, not sports, that was on every­one’s minds. Both of them con­fessed they were tak­ing a break from scrolling to be more present while off the field.

Mean­while, the team here at Philadelphia Style has been liv­ing and breath­ing so­cial me­dia in prepa­ra­tion for an­other busy year ahead. Our dig­i­tal pres­ence is the real-time com­ple­ment to our glossy pages, giv­ing read­ers a be­hind-the-scenes look at spe­cial events, open­ings, and Philadelphia Style par­ties. In the months ahead we will be snap­ping, post­ing, and tag­ging more than ever to bring fans of the mag­a­zine to the front lines of what’s new and now in Philly--par­tic­u­larly the mo­ments fea­tured in the pages ahead, like the of­fi­cial open­ing of the gor­geous Mu­seum of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion, the an­nual PHS Flower Show, the lat­est run of Broad­way mu­si­cal Cabaret, and a fash­ion-minded ex­hibit from Philly artist Leila Cartier. Fol­low along @phillystylezine for all the fash­ion­able fun ahead in 2017.

On set for this is­sue’s cover shoot with Rod­ney Mcleod and Brent Celek at Ten­denza. The Philadelphia Ea­gles play­ers stuck around af­ter to talk about mu­sic and their fa­vorite Philly restau­rants; with Fox 29’s Alissa In­gram and NBC10 an­chor and re­porter Ros

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