Tory Burch, the designer that epitomizes Manhattan, Gossip Girl style, is actually a Philadelphia native- and raised on a farm, no less! But amidst all the glitz and glamour of Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, Tory told citybuzz there’s one place she has to go when she’s back in her hometown: The Old Guard House Inn Restaurant.Picture 7

Much like Tory’s upbringing, The Guard House, as Tory says, is in the suburbs of Philadelphia and quite unassuming. Yet, this historical landmark (rumor says George Washington slept here) is a neighborhood favorite for those in the know. Year after year it’s voted the Main Line’s best restaurant and the Philadelphia Inquirer gave it an “Excellent” rating.

It’s this neighborhood vibe that keeps people coming back: generous servers and generous portions. The prices are just right for oversized plates of German and Continental inspired food like Wiener Schnitzel and signature Lobster Bisque.

The Old Guard House Inn may be away from the city lights, but it’s bright enough to keep Big City Gal Tory Burch coming back time and time again.

*** Tory Burch is a fashion designer of her namesake line, Tory Burch, based in New York City. Celebrity fans include Cameron Diaz, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez, Uma Thurman and Hilary Swank.

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