Friday, April 11, 2008

weekly recap + summer travel!

i’m so excited about this summer for so many reasons – but the main one is my annual trip to pennsylvania to see bethany, bff and one-half of the genius team that is roniroli. every year since we were sophomores in college, we've met up and taken a road trip to go see a john mayer concert – last year’s was in hershey, pa., and this year’s is in camden, new jersey, which happens to be about 10 minutes away from philadelphia. john’s tour seems to be a bit random this year; he’s staying away from the south (probably rightly so, since it’s boiling hot here in july, but i was kind of hoping for a charleston or savannah stop) and not doing a whole lot of dates. that’s ok, though – i’m beyond excited to take advantage of the philadelphia design guide from design*sponge and look through joy’s “philly + local finds” archives, and i’m hoping that bethany and i can find a room at a cute little hotel in the city.

my family – both sides – is from scranton, pennyslvania (yes, home of the office!), so i’m fairly familiar with eastern pa., but the last time i was in philadelphia, i was either at the airport or about eight years old (my aunt and uncle had a beautiful loft right in the city). still, i remember thoroughly enjoying doing all the historic stuff, and i’m looking forward to spending time going to museums, browsing the shops and enjoying the food with one of my very favorite people in the whole wide world.

for those of you who are familiar with the city, what are your must-sees? any insider tips? please share! i’ll be posting much, much more on this topic as the date approaches and of course will take zillions of pictures when i’m actually there. here’s to looking forward to summer!

and here’s to looking back on this week:

that's it for this week; see you on monday for some yummy food-related posts. happy weekend! xo.

1 comment:

  1. if you were a meat=eater I would tell you that you absolutely HAD to stop at either Pat's or Gino's for a philly cheese steak (it's so funny to me that they are right across the street from each other). But alas, philly cheese steaks are just not the same with out the steak. So, as you ARE an animal lover I would highly recommend the Philadephia Zoo. My mom has been to zoos all over the east coast, she hasn't been to the Brooklyn Zoo yet, but so far she says that Philly's is by far the best. And I have to agree. I've been there a bunch of times when I was little and it was always awesome. ALSO, you must check out the Museum of Art there. I didn't have enough time to see everything I wanted while I was there, but that have some really great stuff there.Oh, and the Rocky statue is outside and you and Bethany should take your picture in front of it and then try and run up all those steps :)