Ahhhh hi! I know I have been MIA, but for good reason: it’s MAY. As you’re well aware, I’m firmly believe that everyone has the right to go all out in their birthday celebrations. And with that philosophy, I’ve been taking advantage this month. Keeping myself busy with really fun things and surrounded by my friends and family has made me feel like one lucky girl. Here’s everything I’ve been up to this month…
Well actually, a few awesome things snuck in pre-May. First: the Joe Pug concert at Boot and Saddle (1131 South Broad Street), which I hiiiighly recommend. We were right up front, drinks were cheap, and the venue was so unique. Next was the Yelp Nautical by Nature Party at the Independence Seaport Museum (211 South Columbus Boulevard), where I tried delicious food, danced, and saw what was in the (tarot) cards for me. I also met one of my readers, Casey (hey, lady!).
I tried out The Olde Bar (125 Walnut Street) for a very delicious work outing (guys – the drinks! You need the Pepper Pot and the Fish House Punch in your life). Later in the week, I was joined by my momma for dinner at Charlie Was A Sinner (131 South 13th Street) where we ate ridiculously good ricotta and avocado toasts, followed by a beautiful performance of A Tribute to Jerome Robbins by the PA Ballet. Oh, and of course there were Phillies games.
For Mother’s Day, I met my family for lunch, followed by a trip to Art Star Craft Bazaar at Penn’s Landing, which I also hiiiighly recommend. The selection of vendors was so great, and very affordable. Later that week, I attended the Positano Coast (212 Walnut Street) 10th Anniversary Party with some of my girlfriends. So much fun.
I followed that evening with the easily the highlight of my month so far: the Ralph’s (760 South 9th Street) 115th Anniversary Dinner, where my dad and I met some very nice table mates, ate and laughed until we couldn’t anymore…and met Marc Vetri. I got my hair dyed red at Headhouse Salon (141 League Street). I bopped around the Italian Market Festival, and, when it got too crowded, drank margs at Cantina (1651 East Passyunk Avenue) instead. Mexicans and Italians both hold very special places in my heart.
I had brunch at with my parents at Juniper Commons (521 South Broad Street), and received some super thoughtful gifts, pretty much all from the Marcie/Valerie empire. I got an amazing 90 minute pedicure at JC Fancy Nails (119 South 22nd Street), and delivery from Breezy’s Cafe (1200 Point Breeze Avenue). And to top it all off, I shopped the non-sale room at Anthropologie.
Oh, and I was on the Huffington Post. So that’s pretty wonderful.
Thanks to all of my BFFs who celebrated (and will be celebrating) with me this month. As today is my actual birthday (but how could you tell? I know.), tonight I’m off to finally try Kanella (1001 Spruce Street) with my buddies. I’m feeling very busy, but mostly #blessed. I’ll be back with more posts soon! xx
Disclosure: I was provided with two tickets to the PA Ballet and had a voucher for a free haircut at Headhouse Salon from a past blogging event. Everything else in this post was paid for by me, and yes, it’s been a very expensive month. All opinions are my own.