Due to poor planning and a lack of funds, it does not look like I’ll be taking a vacation anytime soon (boo). I may be able to get away for a day trip, but probably not a full-blown vacay. I’m slowly coming to terms with it and if I can’t go away, I can at least live vicariously through other people. My best friend has been in Spain for the past month visiting her family and she recently sent me two postcards. They made me smile and brought on waves of nostalgia because they were related to places that we’d visited together some years ago.
Aside from my best friend, I’m also living vicariously through a few people on my Instagram feed who’ve posted some gorgeous pictures recently. Take a look (click image for link)…
Tell me: Are you taking a trip any time soon?
I had many more miscellaneous pictures that didn’t fit with my other two Philly posts, so I tried to narrow it down to a few of my favorites here. You already know that we had hot donuts + fried chicken that Saturday morning and then we walked around Center City for a bit. It was a gorgeous day out and we popped into several cute shops, including a stationery store called Paper on Pine, where I tried not to buy everything in sight.
After wandering around for a bit, we went to 30th Street Station to pick up some more friends who were arriving. From there we went back to my friend’s house and prepared for her birthday party later that same night. On Sunday morning we got up for round two of the celebrations- a birthday brunch at a family friend’s house.
I’ve been to this house once before and it’s so fabulous. Our hostess is an elderly lady with an eclectic sense of style who’s collected various works of art and displayed them all around her home. She prepared a delightful spread for us and we ended the afternoon by cutting the three (!!) cakes for the birthday girl. By then it was time for us to head back to NYC, so we said our goodbyes and drove to the bus stop. See you soon Philly!
Tell me: What was the last city you visited?
Anyone who knows me well knows that I have a major sweet tooth. When my friend suggested that we have hot donuts and fried chicken for breakfast on our first morning in Philly, you should have seen my eyes light up.
So we hopped in the car and drove to Federal Donuts. Can I just say- this place is awesome! First of all, when I say hot donuts, I mean piping hot, fresh out of the oven, delicious donuts. We tried a few different flavors- lavender vanilla, spiced, and cinnamon sugar- and they were all scrumptious. They also have glazed options that I’ll have to go back and try next time.
Oh boy, that chicken. You can order different dry rubs or glazes with your chicken, so we decided to try the coconut curry rub with the honey ginger glaze. It was good, really really good. One of my friends said it may be the best fried chicken she’s ever eaten. Federal Donuts- you had me at “donuts and chicken.” See you next time I’m in Philly!
Why does the weekend always pass by in a flash? Just like that, my little getaway to Philly is over and I’m back in New York. It was a gorgeous day out on Saturday and I was happy to walk along the streets of Philly with the sun shining on my face and my coat flapping in the breeze.
Even though my eyes are closed in the picture above, I wanted to show off these cool benches that were installed right in front of the station. I saw one girl doing a bit of sketching, while others were just sitting and enjoying the sun like us. If I lived in Philly I could imagine spending more sunny afternoons on these benches. Check back later in the week for more pictures from my trip!
Outfit Details: Cardigan and Sneakers- Forever 21 // Shirt- Brooklyn Industries (gift from friend) // Jeans- American Eagle // Beanie- Handknit by me // Lips- MAC Dark Side // photos of me- my friend Liza
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