Philly Chilling on the 4th of July

Hey, this is pretty good considering my track record! After a holiday, it usually takes me about a month to get my pictures up, but I’m trying to be on top of my game this time! Check us out- we’re chilling in Philly (for some reason I get a kick out of all those l’s)! =)

One of my besties and his brother

Sunday brunch- look at that spread!

These girls know how to entertain- cooking and mixing delicious things!

Oh yeahhh, grilled corn!!

This past weekend was pretty awesome. First we went to Jersey because one of my good friends from college was having a graduation party for herself and for her brother, who just graduated from high school. It was like a mini-reunion- most of my closest friends from school were there! Then Saturday night, we all drove down to Philly and spent the rest of the weekend there at a different friend’s house. It was all very relaxing- we walked around the city a bit and saw the Liberty Bell, had delicious (and cheap!) food/drinks at Zocalo, and stayed up all night talking :) On the 4th, we had a traditional BBQ at my friend’s house with lots of tasty food. After recovering from our food comas, my friends headed to the awesome free concert. I had to miss it because I had to be on a bus back to NYC since I had work the next day. I found out later that John Legend surprise-performed at the concert and I was heartbroken because he is my absolute favorite artist and I would love the chance to see him live– maybe someday! Regardless, I had an awesome time and I can’t wait until we do it again!

I hope you guys have a fantastic weekend! Any special plans?? Also, let me just tell you that if all goes as planned, when you come back to the blog next week things will be very different! I won’t say what exactly is happening, but I wouldn’t miss it if I were you! ;)

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  1. hotchild wrote:

    FUN STUFF! I am LOVING the looks of that brunch and grilled corn is my FAVORITE FAVORITE Ever. :) 

    I hate you missed John Legend. I love him, too. SUCH a pretty voice. 

    Posted 7.8.11 Reply
  2. Andrea wrote:

    That brunch looks amazing!

    Andrea x

    Posted 7.8.11 Reply
  3. Fashion Addict wrote:

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun over the weekend!
    Excited to see what's going to happen to this blog, so I'm definitely coming back to see!

    Posted 7.8.11 Reply
  4. AmberBlueBird83 wrote:

    sounds like a fun time.  Bummer about missing out on John Legend, that would have been an awesome show to see 

    Posted 7.8.11 Reply
  5. sartorialsidelines wrote:

    This looks like so much fun! Way better than New Haven's fourth of July fireworks…which were a tad underwhelming.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

    Posted 7.8.11 Reply
  6. Lyddiegal wrote:

    Awww, sorry you had to miss john legend, those damn pesky jobs.
    Sounds like it was a really great weekend all the same!

    Posted 7.8.11 Reply
  7. Nnenna wrote:

    The brunch was super tasty and so was the grilled corn! And I agree, I'm in love with him! :D

    Posted 7.8.11 Reply
  8. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks Andrea! :)

    Posted 7.8.11 Reply
  9. Nnenna wrote:

    Yay, I'm excited too! :D

    Posted 7.8.11 Reply
  10. Nnenna wrote:

    I know, I'll call him the next time though! :)

    Posted 7.8.11 Reply
  11. Nnenna wrote:

    Aww, New Haven! I've only been there once for the 4th!

    Posted 7.8.11 Reply
  12. Nnenna wrote:

    It was indeed! =)

    Posted 7.8.11 Reply
  13. Megan wrote:
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  14. Spinning Threads wrote:

    ooohhh, can't wait to see what's up with the blog!  and what a fab 4th weekend!!!  we have no major plans this weekend, so looking forward to relaxing.


    Posted 7.9.11 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Relaxing is always nice- hope you had a good weekend!

      Posted 7.11.11 Reply
  15. feveragnes wrote:

    u had such a fun weekend x


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    Posted 7.9.11 Reply
  16. VLM. wrote:

    You sound like you had an absolutely amazing time, the pictures are lovely! I had an amazing weekend too.  xoxo, Veena <3

    Posted 7.9.11 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Glad to hear it Veena! =)

      Posted 7.11.11 Reply
  17. Laura wrote:

    seeing this again makes me want brunch (even though i already had breakfast and lunch today.. haha)


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  18. Lauren wrote:

    This looks like a fun time! Totally jealous you went to the Liberty Bell, haha. Philly seems so cool! 

    Posted 7.11.11 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      The Liberty Bell was cool, even though I wish I could have seen it all by myself (without crowds) to take it in better!

      Posted 7.11.11 Reply
  19. Krystal/Village wrote:

    it looks like it was a fantastic weekend!

    Posted 7.11.11 Reply
  20. Imogen wrote:

    Sounds like an amazing weekend and you have such great pictures.

    Posted 7.11.11 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Thank you Imogen! :)

      Posted 7.11.11 Reply
  21. Elle sees wrote:

    Philly is one of my face US cities.

    Posted 7.25.11 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      I’ve had a really great time in Philly both times I’ve visited and I wish I could explore it more! :)

      Posted 7.25.11 Reply
  22. great pictures! i bet your weekend was fun! <3

    To Juliet

    Posted 4.22.13 Reply