Welcome to Her Philly! In case we haven’t met yet, I’m Emily, and I’m so glad you stopped by. Her Philly was founded back in November 2012 (on a 6 year old baby pink Dell Inspiron laptop that weighed about 25 lbs.). A brief history on how I got here: It began with me looking for a real estate agency similar to Main Line Homes so I could move out to Philadelphia. After moving to Philadelphia in June of 2011, I was on the hunt for an online resource for young women in the city like me – a place that talked about where to eat, affordable upcoming events, hidden shopping gems, and just general fun in my new city. After some searching, I decided it was time to find the answers to my own questions, and Her Philly was born.
My blog covers four main areas: dining, shopping, playing, and living (plus a chit chat section for all the other stuff, because I like to talk a lot). All of my posts are meant to be positive takes on things to do in the city. If I have a bad experience, I usually don’t talk about it here. That’s what review sites are for.
I love (read: LOVE) hearing from you. Whether you stop me while we’re both jamming out at a concert or about to sweat at spin class, leave a super sweet comment on my blog, or send me a note on social media – your words pretty much make my life. Here are a few of the nicest things you’ve all said about this lil ol’ blog:
“Emily is the BOSS when it comes to finding the best Philly has to offer.”
“You’re definitely my new fav blogger in Philly! Keep up the great work!”
“Emily, I am so excited to have stumbled upon this website. I am actually moving to Philly in the fall and all of my questions seemed like they will be answered from your blog.”
“I’m also a 20 something and have dedicated the last month to trying to find a job so I can move to Philly. I have been on your blog for about an hour now and you make me even more excited about the transition. Thanks for all your helpful posts!”
If you’re saying: OK, this sounds great, but where the heck do I go from here? . . . let me guide the way. I’ve gathered a few posts either pretty proud of, or that I feel give you a good sense of what I have going on on this blog.
Finding fun things to do in Philadelphia is pretty much the core of this blog. While a lot of my posts are about events that have come & gone, you can always learn how to tailgate like an Eagles fan, get some tips on what to bring to Made in America, or learn about how to have the best Diner en Blanc ever.
I’m a pretty big fan of eating, specifically pizza. I love dining at fancy restaurants during Philadelphia Restaurant Week, but when all else fails, I always return to my favorite: Little Pete’s.
I’m single (and I’ll remind you of that often), so I really appreciate our city’s hot Philadelphia athletes. But in case you’re just looking for how to get through your first OKCupid date unscathed, I’ve got some first date tips covered too.
I have a lot of Philly pride. Every year, I create a Philadelphia gift guide that is pretty handy if you’re looking for an awesome gift year-round. If you need to know how to get around in Philly, I’ve shed some light on that too.
Sometimes I get inspired, and write about things that don’t necessarily have to do with Philadelphia, like finding happiness as an adult, being the nice girl, and absolutely loving my body. And, sometimes I just decide to fly.
Have fun and explore. If you have any questions, shoot me an email. If you’re looking for more, I usually post events that don’t make the blog to Facebook, really pretty things on Instagram, and my general thoughts and attempts to be funny on Twitter.