Last week, I celebrated my 31st birthday! As you may imagine, for a planner like me, I thought trying to avoid all activities & celebrate my DOB in isolation would be, well, quite sad. But I had the best day!Continue Reading…
Happy weekend, ladies! I hope you’ve been enjoying a little more frequency in my posting since I’ve been back. I’m trying really hard to stick with it, and that’s why I knew, despite the fact that this week has been non-freakin-stop for me, I had to get this post out with all of the exciting things that have hit my inbox (and my life). So grab a LaCroix on this chilly (#yesssss) Saturday afternoon, buckle up, and let’s get into it!
Happy Monday, my beautiful friends! I have been enjoying the past few weeks filled with a little peace and quiet before the spring craziness picks up. I have lots of random tidbits I wanted to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in!
Bring. On. The. Cold. I know some of you rejoiced with the 70 degree weather the past few weeks, but not me. I actually prefer not to be sweating as I’m schlepping up and down the stairs of Anthro to finish my holiday shopping, thank you very much. However, I gotta tell you guys: this holiday spirit thing? I’m in it. December has been good to me, and I have a few little things I wanted to share as my fall update, sneaking it right in before winter officially comes on Monday.
Summer has been glorious so far; walking around during the 8:00 pm hour still surrounded by light is something I’ll never take for granted. Besides my California trip (more on that soon!), the two back-to-back sore throat bugs I’ve been hit with (speaking of: the new Jefferson Urgent Care – so quick!), I’ve been doing my fair share of fun things in the city, and I thought it was time to update you. I also realized I missed a spring update in my “Philly Girl Life” little series, so you guys are long overdue to hear some of my ramblings.
Happy Tuesday! I truly have not been properly dealing with the cold this month, so the below updates will sure be a whole lot of digital, and for that, I am sorry 😉 The cold can be too much if all you want is sunshine and a warm breeze washing over you. It can be hard in these months for people to deal with the freezing temperatures, especially if they do not have the money to heat their homes, it is lucky that now you can find cheaper heating suppliers like Bonded Oil as well as others, for example, so you can save on whatever supplies you need to heat your home, however, the heat doesn’t follow you as soon as you walk out of the house, so in that case, you’re on your own. In case you haven’t seen it yet – something pretty darn cool happened to me this month: I was featured on CBSPhilly! I think Kristina did a great job summing up the blog and I am so grateful to be featured. So with that . . . on to the rest of the updates on this Philly girl’s winter life!
Fall has been lovely so far. Layers, tights, burgundy lip color, it’s all pretty great to me. I have started working a “day off” into my weekly calendar, to sort of maintain my sanity, but also to allow me to get some things done. Life is so much more productive when you actually have time to work on tasks – don’t you think? Here are the other things on my mind lately . . .
I have really been loving this summer. The sunshine makes me so happy. I don’t think I have done this season’s update post (see last summer), where I just get to talk about all of the fun and random things going on in my life . . . so here we are.
The Single Life
We all know I’m single (because it seems like I announce it every chance I get), but I don’t let that stop me from attending the things I want in the city. Last week, I posted a guest blog for Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia all about attending Diner en Blanc as a single woman. Check it.
Happy Friday! While the below are certainly not “spring” themed things, it is technically, believe it or not, spring. Here are some wonderful things going on in my life right now.
Curvy Girl Style
We all know I love me some curves. Earlier this week, I featured some of my favorite winter to spring transitional looks for curvy women on Philly Blog Love. I chose some amazing bloggers that I admire from around the world. Let me know what you think of their style!
You can also find me on the Ask Away Advice & Fashion Blog by my e-friend (someday we will meet in person!), Ellen. Ellen has been interviewing local Philly bloggers and I am really excited to be featured! Check out her blog to learn a few new things about me & see what my favorite two blog posts on Her Philly have been.
A few Philly places I’ve been loving recently: Heads & Tails Beauty Boutique (265 South 19th Street) for great curls from the lovely Erin, The Baker’s Jar (625 South 16th Street) for the yummiest cakes to ever be baked in a jar (more carrot cake, please), and honeygrow (110 South 16th Street) for delicious & fresh salads and smoothies.
This week, things do not slow down. I’ll be busy with a spray tan at The Bronzed Bee (406 South 20th Street), the media preview of Flavors of the Avenue (thank you, Jesus), and the Clarins VIP Event at Macy’s. And then – a family wedding (because there is really nothing better, am I right?). Life is hard, I know. 😉 I hope you have a great week, ladies! xx
My last updated like this came to you in the summer, when I just kind of needed to chat about all the things I had been bopping around to lately. This month has been crazy busy, but in an awesome way. I do really well when I plan, sorting through my emails & committing to things in my planner. That way, I have no excuse to say, I’m too tired! or, I forgot! Each event at the end of my day is a little treat and I love becoming the busy, active woman I’ve always admired.
Getting New Specs
I stare at the computer a lot . . . like, all day long, a lot – which, who’d have guessed it meant I was getting eye strain symptoms left right and center. I don’t even remember the last time I got an eye exam, so, last month, I got one! And, surprise surprise, I needed glasses. Big time. I got my exam at Innervision Fine Eyewear (131 South 18th Street) and picked up my pair of computer glasses there. I also had a Warby Parker gift certificate from Gilt City, so I stopped by their showroom at Art in the Age (116 North 3rd Street) and ordered my distance pair right there. I am loving both. It’s kind of crazy that I can see now . . .
The Bronzed Bee Grand Opening
I love a good neighborhood gem, and I have a feeling the Bronzed Bee (406 South 20th Street) will fit that description! I was invited to their grand opening last week & loved the blogger crew there. Plus, there were amazing little bee cupcakes from Pamcakes (404 South 20th Street), right next door. The owner, Ashley, was very sweet & excited about her first salon. The Bronzed Bee has a brow bar and offers body waxing & spray tanning.
Boy oh boy, am I becoming obsessed with Flywheel (1521 Locust Street). If you’re not familiar, Flywheel is a sort of crazy intense (but so fun) spin class with awesome music & great instructors. Full disclosure: I had not worked out like this in over a year, and was terrified before I started, but it’s totally possible to do. Your scores for each class are recorded on your bike & put into your online account later so you can monitor your progress. Plus, I feel so great after each class. Your first class is free, and you can sign up right here.
Buick Auto Show Tour & Lunch
I, self admittedly, do not know a ton about cars. But as I am approaching 25 years of age, I think it is about time I start learning a little bit more about them. I was invited to kick off the Philadelphia Auto Show with Buick and learn more about their new cars. I fell in love with the Encore, which would probably be the only SUV I could parallel park in Philly. Buick shared with us that unlike the rest of the auto industry, their average customer has gone down in age. Haaay millennials. After the show, we were treated to an amazing lunch at The Saloon (750 South 7th Street). Mussels for days.
BurgerFi Grand Opening
Philly’s got a new burger joint, and it’s really freakin good. BurgerFi (44 North 12th Street) just officially opened last Tuesday, and I got to stop by Monday night for some burgers, brews, and onion rings the size of your head with my pals Kory & HughE. I love that BurgerFi uses only all-natural, free-range, never frozen or reheated, 100% Angus beef for their hamburgers, and I highly recommend those big onion rings. Yum yum yum.
Tonight I am off to drink a bottle of wine at a BYO & celebrate Valentine’s Day with my girlfriends. I hope you have a fabulous Valentine’s Day, my Philly ladies! xx
Disclosure: I was provided with five free Flywheel classes. If you sign up using my referral link, I will get credit towards future classes. // I was provided with a free, delicious meal at BurgerFi. // All opinions, as always, are my own.