Living Well in Philly Category

Dress Up Your Dwelling at Kitchenette & Rowhome in Midtown Village

Philadelphia homes for sale 13th Street is For Eating & 12th Street is for Shopping Philadelphia has some great boutiques.  I ventured out of my neighborhood & did a little shopping at Kitchenette & Rowhome in Midtown Village over the weekend.   What a sweet spot to refresh your own home or to find a unique host/hostess gift (which you'll inevitably need for the upcoming holiday season). Tea towels, fancy tea in a pretty tin & some random kitchen necessities from Kitchenette. In case it wasn't clear...Macaroon...Continue Reading!

Free Meter/Kiosk Parking in Philadelphia Wednesday Nights

Philadelphia homes for sale I Forgot About This Little Gem! Wednesday nights the PPA gives us all a break from the incessant/efficient harassment that is Philadelphia parking violations.  After 5 on Wednesday nights you do not need to plug the meter! Happy Hump Day to You! Wednesday night drinking, dining & house hunting just got a wee bit easier!Continue Reading!

Happy Hump Day, Philadelphia! Some Light Reading For You

Philadelphia homes for sale Take A Hump Day Break & Peruse Our Favorites From Around the Web Philadelphia Looks like I'm not the only confused scooter owner in Philadelphia. Free farm to table lunches Wednesday's in Center City.  Caveat...sign up in advance since they are almost booked up already. Thrillist brings you menu items that are NOT ON THE MENU.  Our favorite...the artichoke appetizer at L'angolo in South Philly. Real Estate & Development Famed architect potentially designing the new Comcast tower. Where the 4 wealthiest Philadelphian's set up at least one...Continue Reading!

Philadelphia Restaurant Week Commences

Philadelphia homes for sale Easy Monday Morning Activity - Gather Friends...Make Reservation Technically Restaurant Week started yesterday but I have a feeling most of us were watching the Eagles. Anywho...this year Restaurant Week runs from 9.15-9.20 & from 9.22-9.27.  Some restaurants are taking off Saturday (9.21) so make sure you double check the list if you wanted a Saturday reservation. Our Top Picks Tinto, Alma de Cuba, Davio's, Route 6, Butcher & Singer, Garces Trading Co. (with a new bar!) & Barbuzzo. Tips: Three Course Dinner for $35 & Three Course...Continue Reading!

Millions of Peaches…..What to Do?

Philadelphia homes for sale After a Highland Orchards Pick Your Own Expedition I Found Myself Saddled with 40 Pounds of Peaches This is what I did.  I dusted off my Food in Jars cookbook, cracked opened a bottle of wine & got to work!  On the radar was peach jam & peaches in bourbon syrup (for quick holiday tarts).  I'll say it again...if you want to can....get this book!  It's amazing!! How It All Went Down Prep the Peaches 1. Prepare an ice water bath & a pot...Continue Reading!

Awesome App for Philadelphia Residents

Philadelphia homes for sale Help Be the "Eyes on the Street" for Your Neighborhood With the Philly 311 Mobile App you won't need to go through a million phone numbers to report any of the following activities.  It is surprisingly efficient in our experience.  If you don't have a phone that can download apps save this number & call (215) 686-8686. 1. Illegal Dumping 2. Unsafe Construction Sites 3. Abandoned Vehicles 4. Vacant Nuisance Homes 5. Vacant Nuisance Lots 6. Street Lights Out 7. Graffiti to Be Removed 8. Garbage 9. Unsanitary Conditions Help keep...Continue Reading!

Garces’ Trading Company to Debut a New Bar Tomorrow September 7th

Philadelphia homes for sale Addition to an Already Lovely Restaurant in Washington Square West Today I called over to Garces Trading Co. to find out if I should bring my (empty) bottles of olive oil & balsamic vinegar to be refilled in an attempt to be "green".  I was informed that they were closed for renovations!  What?   I was then told they reopen tomorrow, 9/7/2013, for brunch at 11 a.m. & they will be introducing a brand new bar.  According to the Garces Trading Co....Continue Reading!

Greensgrow Farms in Kensington is an Urban Gardeners Paradise

Philadelphia homes for sale Greensgrow Farms:  Growers of Flowers, Foods and Neighborhoods What a mission statement.  Greensgrow Farm started in 1997 on the site of an old galvanized steel plant.  Newer residents to Philadelphia often don't realize just how industrial this city was & that much of our vacant land is attributed to the lack of industry.  The whole site Greensgrow occupies was deemed a "brownfield" which meant that it was potentially contaminated with low concentrations of hazardous waste or pollution.  The founder, Mary Seton...Continue Reading!

Philadelphia’s Latest Accolade from Travel & Leisure Magazine

Philadelphia homes for sale Congratulations to the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation A.K.A. Visit Philly! While flipping through the July 2013 Travel & Leisure issue I took notice of the T & L Smitty Awards (Social Media In Travel & Tourism).  Our local organization, GPTMC, took home Best Twitter Feed.  What Travel & Leisure had to say in the magazine. "Tweet-aways" offer prizes in return for posts about the city, while "love letters" from Philly engage prominent celebs" (T&L July 2013 p. 113) What Travel & Leisure had to say online. "This tourism board made sure...Continue Reading!

How to Find Local Food in Philadelphia

Philadelphia homes for sale Or Anywhere in the United States Thanks to This Genius Website: FarmPlate About a decade ago I read the book "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan.  It was truly a life changing experience.  I never realized how far removed we were from our food source until I read this book.  Sometimes when something like that clicks it sticks.  One of the hardest things for me in the beginning was sourcing better food on a budget (I was 19!).  I CARE about...Continue Reading!