Philly, here are your BEST

Each January, Philly Happening kicks the year off with a bang by hosting the most important people’s choice contest in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas — The Happening List®! With thousands of local people, places, and businesses competing in the most competitive Happening List contest ever, a select few have taken home top honors as Winners and Finalists in the 2021 Happening List Competition.

This year Philly Happening list bestowed awards and bragging rights to our top local business owners. Throw a pandemic at us- no problem. Our city proved to be even stronger than ever. 2021 confirmed how lucky we all are to have such fabulous and diverse businesses and owners to celebrate. Congrats to all The Happening List® nominees, finalists and winners!

Happening List 2021: By the Numbers

  • Total nominations: 849

  • Total votes: 8,016

  • Total winners: 246

  • Total finalists: 429

Happening List 2021 Hall of Fame

Throughout the year, we check in with our Happening List winners. From family fun to automotive experts to the chefs behind the region’s best food to trusted health experts and everything in between! Learn more about the people and businesses who took home top honors in the 2021 Philly and Montco Happening List Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame Winner Gallery

Enigma Medi Spa & Laser
Philadelphia, PA

Latitudes and Longitudes
Philadelphia, PA

Love And Laughter Weddings
Philadelphia, PA

Hall of Famers:

Enigma Medi Spa & Laser

Enigma Medi Spa & Laser, Philadelphia PA


10767 Bustleton Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19116 /215-717-7000 / /

Voted The Best Medical Spa in Philadelphia 2021, 2020, 2017, 2013, Enigma Medi Spa & Laser Center offers 22 high-tech equipped treatment rooms and is a one-stop solution for most medical aesthetic needs. At Enigma Medi Spa, Dr. Nicolaus Mephis MD leads a team of physicians, nurses, and medical estheticians. Inside Enigma Medi Spa & Laser Center, certified laser technicians use the newest Candela GentleMax Pro lasers to banish unwanted body hair for all skin types, reduce the appearance of veins and vascular lesions, and combat signs of aging such as wrinkles, freckles, and sunspots. Clients can choose from a wide variety of treatments, including Coolsculpting, Sculpsure, EMSculpt, Ultherapy, Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing, Velashape, PiXel8-RF Radio Micro-Needling,

E-Matrix, VaserShape, Hollywood Carbon Laser Facial,  CooLifting, IPL, PRP/PRF, Colon Hydrotherapy(colonic),  and many more. Cosmetic Neurotoxins: Botox, Dysport, Xeomin; a variety of Derma fillers: Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero,  Radiesse, also  Kybela injections, and Thread Lift is performed by Board Certified Surgeon Dr. Elie A. Goldenberg MD and Dr. Nicolaus Mephis MD.

Latitudes and Longitudes

Latitudes and Longitudes, Philadelphia, PA

WINNER, Best Gift Shop

4331 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127 / 215-482-0417 / /

Latitudes and Longitudes

Let all lines lead you home.


Scope for freedom of action or thought.

Lines that cover you from top to bottom.

Latitudes and Longitudes is a Manayunk hallmark. Nestled on Main Street, between Grape and Cotton, this gift shop has grown from the seeds of community and love. Our locally made jewelry, candles, home décor, toys, and unique gift items are hand selected to deliver a sense of comfort and happiness that one can only find in a warm fire or a good friend’s embrace.

So, if you find yourself on the Schuylkill River trail, looking for a place to shop…or drink…come see us in Manayunk. We can’t wait to welcome you into our home…oh, and bring your dogs!

About the owner: Born from a family of entrepreneurs, Meredith (Podob) Gornick opened Latitudes and Longitudes in June 2012 after serving as a part time employee of the original Latitudes Gallery (Est. 1983). Meredith has felt a connection to the Manayunk community ever since attending Philadelphia University’s (Thomas Jefferson University) school of Industrial Design and Interior Design and has been highly involved in the community for the last 20 years.

Love And Laughter Weddings

Love And Laughter Weddings, Philadelphia, PA

WINNER, Best Wedding Planner, and Best Wedding Officiant

222 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19103 / 215-839-1674 / /

Love & Laughter Weddings has gained a strong reputation in the Philadelphia
wedding industry as fun and innovative planners and officiants, willing to go the
extra mile to ensure that your weddings and events are as unique and marvelous as your love. We like making planning events fun and easy for our couples.

Love & Laughter Weddings offers Full-Service Wedding Planning, Partial
Planning, Day of Coordination, Elopement Packages, and Special Event Planning in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Our team is composed of seasoned professionals who will help create a memorable, stylish, and perfect your wedding or special event. We listen to your needs and ideas, offer creative suggestions, and bring our couples’ dream weddings to life.

Love & Laughter Weddings has received national recognition from winning
Wedding Wire’s “Couple’s Choice” Award for multiple consecutive years, and for
Philly Happenings List “Best Wedding Officiant” and “Best Wedding Planner”. We really love weddings, and it shows!

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