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Shop Farmaus' handcrafted, Philly-made cutting boards, bowls, serving platters tomorrow at True Hand. Image credit: True Hand/Instagram
FISHTOWN—This weekend, custom tattoo and design studio True Hand will host its first annual Makers Night, an event celebrating artisans and craftsmen local to the Philly area. The event will feature wooden creations from Philadelphia artist/woodworker Ben McBrien of Farmaus, along with women's apparel from Philly label Institute of Dress. Items by both artists will be available for sale, and treats and light bites are also on the docket. The fun begins at 5pm on Saturday, December 14, at True Hand's space within Fishtown's 2424 Studios. [Racked Inbox]
RITTENHOUSE ROW—Join Aoki on Friday to celebrate the boutique's latest in-store art installation, which features works by local illustrator Jacqueline Davis Moranti. Nibble cupcakes from Buttercream Philly, sip seasonal drinks by Spodee, and shop Aoki's selection of women's apparel and accessories at 10% off. The fete takes place Friday, December 13, from 6pm to 8pm. [Racked Inbox]
THE PARKWAY—On Saturday, December 14, from 11 am to 5 pm, the Four Seasons Philadelphia will host a special Lilly Pulitzer pop-up shop. Swing by the hotel to browse Lilly Pulitzer's Resort 2014 collection and a selection of holiday gift items, all of which will be presented by the staff of Lilly Pulitzer's Ardmore, PA store location. [Racked Inbox]