Hi! Nice to meet you. I’m Emily. I’m so happy you stopped by! If you are new to the city of Philadelphia, stopping by for a visit or planning an upcoming vacation, or even a long time resident looking for ways to fall back in love with your city, don’t fear! Let me (a Philly lady with over 7 years of exploration under my high-waisted belt) & my blog be your guide for fun in Philly.
I grew up in a beach town in South Jersey, but Philly was always “my city.” My family & I would take frequent trips exploring the shopping on Walnut Street, the restaurants & the museums. These trips set the groundwork for my future love affair with Philadelphia. When I was a senior at the University of Delaware, I worked as the Social Media Intern for the Philadelphia Zoo. During my daily commutes in & out of the city, I started to really see myself finding where I belonged. “These are my people,” I thought. And so they were 🙂
So with a full time job secured, I found an apartment & a new life in a city I knew very little about. I was scared, sure. But little by little, I began chipping away at learning the ins & outs of my new city. After a year and a half of telling my friends & family about all of the cool things I had done & seen, I decided to start sharing my adventures with other likeminded Philly women who needed a little inspiration to fill up their planners and experience everything their city has to offer.
During the week, I work in social media, marketing, and branding. I live in a cute, but small, one bedroom apartment (that I am constantly working on) in one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city.
My favorite thing about this blog has been connecting with all of you! When I started Her Philly, I knew there must be other young women out there like me – making their group’s Restaurant Week reservations, shopping the Anthro sale room, debating on the best place to get a pedicure for her money – but I didn’t know them yet. In the years I’ve been working on Her Philly, I have connected with so many amazing women, and I look forward to meeting more! If you have a Philly-based question you want answered, send me an email! I’d be happy to help.
To keep up to date on all types of Philly happenings, make sure to follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Interested in working with me & my blog? I’d love to hear from you. I hope you enjoy following me on my journey to explore all the city has to offer! xx