First stop of the day was Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell center. ‘Murica.
Next stop – Chinatown – which was fun and I bought a lot of unnecessary objects… Except I did put that huge fan on my wall so it wasn’t a completely aimless buy. I like to check out the Chinatown in every new city I go to – San Francisco’s still takes the cake by far BUT there was a really good Thai place? I think that counts for something.
This is the view from the Loewe building by City Hall – gorgeous.
This is Philly’s Macy’s…Coolest Macy’s I’ve ever seen. Woah.
Green Eggs Cafe is the best brunch spot in town. I went to check in on my phone and I guess it is known as the “Gaybourhood.” It was pretty much like a West Village in Philly – so naturally it was my favorite.
My participation in the #WHPicecream on Instagram. If you don’t already participate with the weekend hashtag projects that Instagram hosts then you should! It’s really fun and it encourages you to be creative. Try it this weekend:)
Reading Market Terminal – it was like Chelsea Market on crack. SO GOOD. I suggest going in the morning when it isn’t so busy and you can skip down the aisles. And try their coffee – bomb.com.
The famous Thinking Man statue.
And of course the Rocky statue.
Long live Rocky. And A$AP Rocky.
Photos by Kevin Lu from @sweatengine.
Kevin and I toasting to gay marriage! Sponsored by Skyy Vodka. #gbf
After a long day of exploring, Kevin and I went to dinner at Barbuzzo which is a really good Mediterranean spot with extremely good looking cooks working in their open kitchen…All my single ladies – I recommend you sit at the bar. The spot in general is just a really cool and younger vibe. Loved it. We had some great conversations with the cooks and then they made the most amazing and healthy food for us. After dinner we went to some bars around Penn State which was cool too – they are really into smoking bars which was something different than your average NY bars.
PS. It is not always sunny in Philadelphia. But it is full of fun activities and interesting history. Experience it.
Inspiration of the day:
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”
–John Homer Miller
Song of the day: “Plenty Money” by Plies