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.
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.
When I was in 2nd grade, our class wrote and illustrated our own books that were later “published” (obviously). Mine was an adorably-obnoxious plea to my parents, titled “I Really Want A Puppy.” And I really, really did. Fast forward to just a few short years ago, when my sister finally #blessed our family with our first dog: Ellie. While Ellie lives back in NJ with my fam, I am her #1 tanta (which we think means aunt) and her city home. She’s not the best at the dog park, but she sometimes behaves in Anthro, so we forgive her.
Because of my posts with Ellie, I’ve gotten a lot of requests over the years to dive into some of the Philly dog-owner specifics. But don’t worry, I don’t think my faux-dog owning qualifies me to talk about any of this. Luckily, I’ve enlisted the pros: six Philly women, from all across the city, who own, care for, and love on some pups while living their daily city lady lives. I asked these ladies the same questions, and they came back with tips, recommendations, and stories about living with a dog in pet-friendly Philadelphia.
We’ve been talking a lot about the best Philly neighborhoods around here lately, and I love that. Whether you’re new to the city or have lived here forever, neighborhoods are something relevant to each and every one of us. I’ve shared my picks for my favorite Philly neighborhoods for new residents, but the fact is: there are so many other hoods Philly ladies just like you live in and love coming home to that are not on that list. So, to give you all a more inclusive look at what the city has to offer for young women, I reached out to some of my blogger buds, blog readers, and Twitter followers to share why they love their Philly hoods.