Tonight is another holiday party or crawl as you would say… Its the Spirits & Suds with Santa Crawl on East Passyunk Ave in South Philly! Easily, E. Passyunk Ave is my favorite neighborhoods in the entire city, I’ve been venturing down to Cantina since I was 21 and the restaurant/bar scene only gets better each year. I’m so excited to be participating in this event tonight because who doesn’t enjoy bar crawls dressed up like Santa?? For anyone who is going this evening, I hope you enjoy my festive apparel above.
Participating bars include: Adobe Cafe, Birra, Bottle Shop, Cantina Los Caballitos (!!), Garage, Le Virtu, Lucky 13, Noir, Paradiso, Pub On Passyunk East, Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar (Happy 75th Anniversary!), South Philly Bar & Grill, Stateside & Stogie Joe’s. $5 participation fee (tickets sold at Garage).
What a week – two back to back Tree Lightings, Q102′s Jingle Ball, Prohibition Repeal Day and to kick off the weekend I’m heading over to Union Transfer for the Phantogram show! Also, I did some Cyber Monday shopping and Forever 21, ASOS and Amazon all hit my credit card, but I think I stayed under my $100 limit. Phew! I’m looking forward to a fun filled weekend because on Sunday, Scott and I are going to the Eagles game too, cross your fingers that I don’t freeze away due to the cold and that the home team wins!
What are you guys up to this weekend? Holiday shopping – here is a BIG holiday sale going on this weekend.
NOLIBS HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPREE (Saturday December 7 & Sunday, December 8): 13 local, independent shops have teamed up again for their annual sale in Northern Liberties. Collect stickers as you shop and save 25% off. Another great perk is that participating shops will be offering free gift wrap and serving light refreshments.
Participating shops include: Arcadia, Art Star, Bloom, Casa Papel, City Planter, Duke & Winston, Flying Pig Frames, Framing Philadelphia, JINXED, Once Worn Consignment, Philly Phaithful, Ritual Ritual, SWAG Boutique – from 2nd street to 4th street / Spring Garden to Girard
Celebrate Prohibition Repeal Day at the Prohibition Taproom (501 N 13th St) starting at 8pm. Enjoy Art in the Age cocktails ($5-$10) and savory & sweet spirited dishes ($6-$15) on this joyous occasion!
Prohibition Taproom is one of my favorite bars in Philadelphia, I am sooooo pumped to head over there tonight for some spirits and nom on their French Onion Soup!
I absolutely love Fabric Row in Queen Village. Such an awesome little neighborhood in Philadelphia full of history and fashion! On Thursday, December 12, from 6-9 pm, they will be offering signature Art in the Age cocktails and a special promotion for one night only: shoppers who Instagram @armour_philadelphia @busstopboutique or @moonandarrow and hashtag #fabricrow will receive 10% off their entire purchase. Neighborhood watering spot Ela will also be serving up some cheer with an extended happy hour and tasty bar snacks.
Over the weekend, Alma de Cuba, one of the many Stephen Starr restaurants in Philadelphia premiered Pop Star Brunch. I had a girlfriend coming in from out of town (Starr fanatic) and a boyfriend who loves Alma de Cuba so … Continue reading →
This post is an ode to Régine Chassagne, wife, musician and fellow owner of amazing sequin tunics just like me. If you didn’t know, Régine, is in the amazing Canadian band, Arcade Fire. [Flash back to the 2011 Grammy's when everyone had no idea who the band was when they took home the Grammy for Album of the Year. However, I did - my minor pretentious moment] I am sooooooo excited that Arcade Fire is coming to Philadelphia in March, I just can’t contain myself and get this Scott won tickets from Radio 104.5! Apparently, Arcade Fire has requested that all attendees either come in formal wear or costumes so I have about 4 months to decide on the perfect outfit. Obviously, I’m going to try and recreate my girl Régine’s sequin apparel look. Thrift stores, I’m coming for you.
So Régine is French Canadian and I’m French and Canadian which means…
…we must be kindred spirits, right? Since who doesn’t want a sequined blazer?! In sequins and good music, we trust.
It’s the weekend and Black Friday, basically the best Friday out of the entire calendar year. From being an avid shopper, working in retail and now working in marketing for a mall – you could say that I am super pumped for the holiday shopping season. Here are a few of my favorite sales going on!
ellelauri: Get 30% off ALL merchandise in the store including the ellelauri brand, Paige denim, Wildfox Couture, Hanky Panky, BKR bottles as well as all jewelry.
Arcadia: The annual Black on Black 20/30/40 sale. Arcadia will be offering an additional 40% off all, already reduced, sale merchandise, 30% off anything the color black, and 20% off everything else in the shop (this includes jewelry & vintage, which is rarely put on sale).
Art in the Age: Purveyors of craft spirits, Philadelphia-inspired apparel and generally interesting goods, get $20 off denim.
Philly AIDS Thrift (MY FAVORITE SALE): For Black Friday, Philly AIDS Thrift will open four hours early at 7 a.m. and offer 50% off everything in the store until 11 a.m.
Nicole Miller: White Friday Bridal Sample Sale! Calling all brides this sale has 50-90% off select styles from 8am-8pm on Black Friday at the NM in Manayunk. All sales are final and RSVP is required to email@example.com.
In New Jersey awaiting the first Thanksgiving meal of the season at my mom’s house! Since there is going to be a lot of family coming over and I plan on eating a lot of my step dad’s stuffing & consuming homemade wine, today is all about comfortable fashion! Tis the season to love sweaters and a great pair of leggings in the house, I think this is a perfect Thanksgiving outfit for a casual dinner.
This weekend is a travel weekend for me! I’m shipping off to Lehigh University for the 149th anniversary of the Lehigh vs. Lafayette game. [Fingers crossed for Scott's alma mater] For the festivities and sitting out in the chilly weather, I just want to wrap myself up in a sweater and boots. Also, I love dressing up for themed events and rocking brown & gold tomorrow is a must! After two fun nights in NEPA, its off to Long Island for pre-Hanukkah brunch festivities! Whatever you do this weekend, I hope its a great one (and its a short work week next week!)
Madewell: 25% off Madewell’s favorite styles. Online only use code [UNWRAP25]
Nine West: Their new holiday collection of shoes is AMAZING. Right now take $25 off your purchase of $100 / $50 off your purchase of $150
ALDO: All I need to say is 30 to 50% off their sale selection. MUST NOT BUY MORE BALLET FLATS!