The Weekend Guide

bella turka!

All that glitters is not gold.

Bella Turka

What: Koray Avci makes regular journeys to his native Turkey to gather exotic jewelry and gifty goods ($50-$100) to fill his new shop.
Why: Resist the urge to say you got the scarves and ikat pillows on vacation (we all know your last trip was to Cleveland).
When: Mon.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut St. (215-557-9050).

Biba Wine Bar

What: The brains behind Tria open a West Philly watering hole with beer, wine, and a menu full of snacky items.
Why: Without Wi-Fi, karaoke, or live music distractions, it’s the perfect place to hone your non-Facebook communication skills.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 4 p.m.-midnight; Fri. & Sat., 4 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 3131 Walnut St. (215-222-2422).

Cheesesteak Challenge

What: Nine chefs (including locals Brinn Sinnott and Mike Stollenwerk) create renditions of the Philly staple in a gut-busting contest hosted by Square 1682.
Why: Skip breakfast (and lunch), because you get a taste, too.
When: Sun., 3-5 p.m.
Where: Sansom St., b/t 16th & 17th Sts. For info, call 215-563-5008. Tickets ($20) online at brownpapertickets.com.

Denim Habit
What: Request the nifty Jean Junkie card to keep track of pants purchases each time you shop.
What: After buying six pairs, your seventh is free.
When: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed. & Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Suburban Square, 47 Saint Georges Rd., Ardmore (610-649-3419).

Photo: Christopher Gabello / Courtesy of Bella Turka

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3131 Walnut St
bt S 31st & S 32nd Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Bella Turka
1625 Chestnut St
The Shops at Liberty Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Cheesesteak Challenge
Sansom St
bt 16th & 17th Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Denim Habit
47 Saint Georges Rd
Ardmore, PA 19003