Lovely husband C. and I spent the last weekend in Philadelphia. I wasn't really sure what to expect of it as I'd heard mixed reviews, but we had a great time. We soaked up some American history (learning that Philly was the capital before DC), wandered around lovely streets lined with trees and townhouses, spooked ourselves at the Eastern State Penitentiary, visited the Anthropologie store (all four fabulous levels of it!) and ate lots of outstandingly delicious food.
If you ever make it over to Philly, there are three eating experiences you absolutely cannot miss out on (none of which I photographed as I was far too busy eating!):
1. Cosmi's Deli for a traditional philly cheese steak sandwich. It's a tiny and slightly rundown looking deli, with an old formica table that seats six taking up the majority of the available space in the room. Do not back out slowly (like I wanted to when I saw the place), sit yourself down and prepare for a messy and delicious experience.
2. Amada for a late night tapas meal. Easily one of my top four dining experiences ever - the explosion of flavours were like a never-ending party in my mouth (all helped along by some wonderfully citrusy sangria)
3. Parc (bistro) for brunch. The only place to be seen holding a bellini at 1pm on the weekend and the fluffy buttermilk pancakes were well worth the wait.
After a delightfully decadent gastronomic weekend, I'm back home in NYC and planning where to go next time.... what's your favourite weekend getaway?
From New York, with love xox