My trip to Philly: recap

So, I went to Philly on Friday and nothing turned out actually like I planned, but that’s okay, I still had fun.  First of all, we got to the Liberties Walk too early and nothing was really opened yet.  The only shops I really cared about visiting were the Delicious Boutique and Corseterie & Danni’s Boutique. Oh, and Brown Betty Desserts, which was open, but I just forgot to visit before I left for the day.  All an excuse to go back for another day in the city. 😉

Laura and I did end up at Art Star, which I hadn’t yet visited since in the new larger location.  Megan & Erin, the owners,  have such a great eye for all things indie and it’s always a real treat to visit & shop at Art Star.  They were working on putting the finishing touches on the Gallery for the new exhibition by artist Kathleen Lolley—just love her melancholy fairytale-esque point of view.

I ended up only buying one thing all day, some earrings at Art Star by the designer Jen Walrath, but here’s a few more things that I had my eye on.

1. Vinyl bags from Miss Alison ::::: 2. Stuffed owls from Kathleen Lolley ::::: 3. Earrings I bought from Jen Walrath ::::: 4. Leather cut-out jewelry (not available online) ::::: 5. Pretty much wanted everything from glass jewelry artist Penelope Rakov ::::: 6. Pillow jewelry from Amy Buffum (not available online) ::::: 7. Tees from fluffy co ::::: 8. Purse brooches from Yoko Tazaki

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After Art Star, we wanted to eat at Bar Ferdinand, but apparently they don’t open for lunch (who knew), so we ended up at The Abbaye, a Belgian bar/restaurant. The food was good and the beer was even better, I’d definitely go back. On the walls, there were parintings by local artist Kathleen Vaccaro.  I liked the one titled “Kate Coppola” and Laura liked the falling elephant.

After eating,  Laura & I hit up Wholefoods, since the one in Philly is the closest to us and that’s still an hour away.

All in all it was a good day, spent with an even better friend, shopping, eating & drinking…what a lovely way to spend a crisp October Friday!

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5 thoughts on “My trip to Philly: recap

  • October 21, 2008 at 2:15 pm
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    Hey Amy, I definitely recommend visiting Northern Liberties if you visit Philly.

  • October 21, 2008 at 2:14 pm
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    Thanks, Dee!

  • October 21, 2008 at 5:36 am
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    Sounds like a fun day… I’ve been wanting to go up to Philly for a day, but I want to plan it out a little first and haven’t gotten around to it. The shops you mentioned sound like a good place to start!

  • October 21, 2008 at 4:47 am
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    Came via Print and Pattern, great shop lots of beautiful things all of which i want to buy.

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