Happy Monday, my beautiful friends! I have been enjoying the past few weeks filled with a little peace and quiet before the spring craziness picks up. I have lots of random tidbits I wanted to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in!
TV is pretty much my life right now. The most important part of this statement is: I started The Office. From the beginning. It’s pretty much a solid stream of joy in my life, and Dwight is easily my favorite character. I also spent the weekend binging House of Cards (INSANE), and I also have GIRLS, Making a Murderer, and Fuller House on deck. Can’t stop, won’t stop.
I recently (and semi-accidentally) signed up for Amazon Prime. If you have any recommendations for things I must try/get from there/how to shop to the best of my ability, please enlighten me. I saw this post on Buzzfeed, and it did make me think: what kind of world have I been missing out on?
Let’s talk food! Last month, I was invited to a Valentine’s themed event OpenTable was throwing at the Mask and Wig Club (310 South Quince Street). The invite was super ambiguous, but I don’t go out to eat without making a ressie on OT (gotta get those points!), so I was definitely intrigued. Turns out, the place was amazing (perfect for a small wedding), and we were treated to food from Rich Landau & Kate Jacoby of Vedge (1221 Locust Street) and Greg Vernick of Vernick (2031 Walnut Street). The drinks were by Ross Maloof, also of Vedge, and I’m still dreaming about the “Cupid Makes Me Retch,” – vodka, chocolate, espresso, beet, and rose water. The crowd was a really awesome selection of humans I hadn’t seen in a while or only knew from online life – thanks OpenTable for an excellent evening!
Speaking of food: Double Knot (120 South 13th Street)? GO THERE. The brussel sprouts (crispy with fish sauce) are absolutely worth the trip alone, but you’ll die over how fabulous the whole space is! I didn’t order any sushi, so I know I’ll be back soon for another visit.
Aaaaand to combat that food: Flywheel (1521 Locust Street) just updated their branding – it’s so chic! I love seeing all my stats in such a clean way, and all my fav instructors have a snazzy new profile for your browsing purposes.
A few weeks ago, I helped judge a hair competition at The Rittenhouse Salon (210 West Rittenhouse Square) with my buddy, Ian Michael Crumm. While I was there, a brilliantly red headed woman told me she could do wonders on my hair (obviously intrigued!). As a thank you, The Rittenhouse invited me back for a service, so I obviously requested an appointment with said fabulous red head, Anna Costa. I got my color done on Friday, and so far, I love it! I typically go for violet shades when I ask for red, but Anna (and Victoria – winner of the hair competition!) helped me take the copper route. It looks beautiful and my first reaction was “I look like a grown up!” 🙂
Speaking of being a grown up, I recently signed up for the paid package on LearnVest. I’ve been a fan of LV for awhile now – they have an awesome and super easy to use budgeting tool available for free – but as I am getting older and my student loans never seem to drop, I wanted to talk with someone who could help me hit some goals. I haven’t had my calls with my advisor yet, but I’ll definitely let you all know how it goes!
And that’s all I got! Thanks to everyone who voted for Her Philly/me as Philly Blogger of the Year last week. I’ll share the results as soon as they’re in! Have a great week. xx