On a blustery October weekend, we trekked from the 2 street station to explore  Cherry Street Pier.  This latest Delaware River waterfront renovation  is next to Race Street Pier and Fringe Arts. The Pier offers close-up, wraparound views of Ben Franklin Bridge.  The $5 million transformation of the 55,000 sq. foot Pier has much to offer. There […]

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Wes, our shiba inu Apollo and I celebrated our first nice weekend in April with a hike along  Washington Avenue Pier. The park is located off 1301 S. Columbus Boulevard where it intersects with Washington Avenue. Although I’d driven by it in South Philadelphia for years, I’d never ventured over.  I thought there was not much […]

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For a unique outdoorsy day trip or weekend getaway, how about a drive to Baltimore to explore the Heritage Walk and Fells Point? It’s an easy, two hour ride from Philadelphia to the Inner Harbor. First, fortify yourself with iconic local cuisine. We headed to Phillips Seafood on the waterfront for lobster rolls, crab cakes and fries doused with seafood seasoning. […]

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We spent a fun, frenzied afternoon racing around Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park  at our first official Adult Easter Egg Hunt. The Park, known to locals as The Lakes, deserves its reputation as a hidden gem in South Philadelphia. It’s accessible by car (with free parking ) or a short walk from the AT&T Septa station. The grounds are open 24/7. […]

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For a joyous way to celebrate a sunny day, I recommend a visit to Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. The gallery is located at 1020 South Street. The “gardens” are an urban wonderland of everyday recycled stuff like bottles, plates or bicycle wheels. Found Objects These objects are embedded into organic floor-to-sky walls of mosaics. Imagine walking into a courtyard where every square inch is vibrating with color and […]

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This was our first year joining the Chinese New Year celebration in Philadelphia’s Chinatown. Happy Year of the Rooster and  Gung Hay Fat Choy. Philadelphia Suns parade We headed to Chinatown to see the Philadelphia Suns‘ annual Lion Dance celebration. We arrived 10:30am on Sunday to an almost deserted street. As we took a walk around the block, the […]

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It was a frigid winter night in Old City: perfect weather for a cozy evening of crafting with my daughter at a United by Blue workshop. We had visited UB’s  flagship store on 2nd Street previously to shop. We admire the integrity of their designs and their bold environmental pledge– to remove a pound of trash for every product […]

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A visit to The Expressive Hand pottery studio was the perfect birthday gift from my daughter. It’s a cozy “paint your own” walk-in storefront on South 9th street. We donned our boots, trooped over on a blustery winter weeknight and had the place to ourselves. The staff was friendly and the vibe was low key which I appreciated. […]

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