I love when this blog gives me the chance to explore an area of the city that I don’t typically venture into. University City is such a fun and vibrant part of Philadelphia, and one that I, admittedly, don’t get over to as much as I’d like. But after Louie Louie invited me to come in for dinner, I know there are going to be a lot more ~Center City dwellers~ venturing across the Schuylkill soon! Cue the food pics. 😉
I’ve been thinking about starting a new series on the blog. I get questions from my readers & city visitors all the time asking for my advice about a certain Philly thing. Whether it’s ideas for where to take your parents, what you must see on a trip, or actual physical help with finding a job, apartment, or realtor, I love that people read my blog and trust my opinion enough to help shape something they plan to do!
I thought by answering these questions on my site (with permission from the asker, of course), it could serve as a resource for other women who may have the same inquiry. But, since I have not experienced everything there is to do in this city of ours (shocker), if you’ve been somewhere I haven’t, share what you know in the comments! I’d love these posts to become the ultimate guides with opinions from a lot of experienced Philly ladies.
Let’s jump in to our first reader question!
In the land of grammin, it’s so easy to have your feed overrun by posts you passively scroll by on the search for something you connect with. I follow QUITE a few of Philly peeps over on my Instagram, but I always look forward to posts from some specific accounts. Today, I wanted to share with you 5 of my faaavorite Philly Instagram accounts (all run by amazing women, of course!) that always get me to double tap.
Did I miss one of your favs? Let me know in the comments below which grammers you love! xx
I get asked pretty frequently what my favorite brunch in the city is. The truth is, I don’t really brunch as often as you may think (mainly because I’m still mourning the loss of Little Pete’s, aaaaand I just can’t drink that early in the morning like I used to). But when I find a gem, I’ll definitely make an exception.
Growing up “down the shore” (though, I never started calling it that until I was a few years into my Philly life), outside of quick shopping trips to Cape May, dinners in Stone Harbor, and, naturally, nights at the Princeton in Avalon, we really never spent a ton of time at beaches that weren’t “ours.”
Since living in the city, I’ve discovered that everyone here has a different shore town they love, and for really great reasons. So when I was invited to check out The Shore House, North Wildwood’s hottest new motel, I could not wait to spend some time on a new (to me) little shore getaway!
Philly Beer Week is almost here! PBW is always a fun time in the city – a time to try your favorite brews with other people who love them just as much, expand your craft beer knowledge through sites like beerandwine.guide, so you’ll be able to have in-depth conversations with beer enthusiasts, and perhaps even check out some bearded brewers in the process, but that’s optional. There are hundreds of events happening from June 1st (this Friday!) to June 10th, but tbh, the Philly Loves Beer website is not the easiest to dig through. Lucky for you (seriously – this is more work than you’d think), I’ve scoured the site, read the event descriptions, and I’m here to share my top picks – whether you’re hanging with your buds, going on a date, or are looking for more of a family/pup appropriate event – I’ve got the best.
The way I see it, there are two types of people in the world: people who will absolutely love what I’m about to talk about, and people who will absolutely hate it. You can probably guess which camp this candid-loving, Instagram-obsessed gal falls into (#absolutelylove).
Momma’s Day is one week away! Picking out a gift for Mother’s Day is always a fun one for me, because, in my opinion, you have the freedom to get mom something a little more creative than birthdays and the December holidays. I’ve always found that things I can pick up around the city or at craft fairs give my Mother’s Day gifts a really personal touch, so I was super excited when Philly boutique Occasionette invited me in to stop in and pick out my top Mother’s Day picks from their shop to share with you.
I think we can all agree – the ultimate date is one where you just don’t want it to end. Where you find yourself going from place to place, with drinks and convo flowing, and lots of laughter in between. For me, exploring an area I don’t always get to is also key, so making special plans to run around in a new neighborhood totally makes these special date nights a dream.