What happens when you’re fearless, outgoing, and know how to treat yourself? Potentially a lot of things, but for my friend Brooke, it was a solo vacation. Brooke and I have been friends since freshman year of college, and after both of our post-grad jobs brought us to Philadelphia, life has been good. I was so crazy proud of her (along with my fair share of: “are you sure you’ll be safe?!” mixed in) for taking on a vacation by herself, that I asked her if she wouldn’t mind sharing her experience with all of you for my second guest post (ever!).
Happy October, Philly ladies! It doesn’t really feel like October though, especially since I just turned the AIR CONDITIONING on in my apartment. What freaking gives.
I wanted to give you a quick update on my life. After some amazing Philadelphia Restaurant Week excursions (helloooo Fogo de Chao, Zahav & Tinto!) and trying so. many. ciders at the Pour the Core Cider Festival, I headed to Chicago for a conference all about e-commerce and online shopping. While I was only there a few days, my coworkers and I got to schmooze at some pretty cool parties, like the one below at the Terrace at Trump. I learned a lot at the conference and would love to go back & visit Chicago again soon. But mainly just to eat at RPM Italian a few more times . . . yum.
Before the conference was confirmed, my family and I had planned a trip to one of our favorite spots, Orlando! So despite the fact that I currently have 2.5 hours to unpack blazers and career dresses from my suitcase and repack it with sundresses, flip flops & bathing suits, I’m feeling pretty wonderful about relaxing on a much needed vacay. I’m unfortunately not one of those fab bloggers that has a bunch of posts scheduled to hold you over (I’m sorry . . . ), so please consider this a brief hiatus. If you miss me too much while I’m away, check out Her Philly on Twitter & Her Philly on Instagram.
I hope you all have a fabulous week & maybe the next time you see me I’ll be a teensy, tiny, little bit less florescent in skintone? But probably not. xx