Welcome to 2021 baybeeeeee!!! So happy to have you here. I hope you all had a relaxing, happy and healthy holiday season. I truly mean that. Whatever you may be experiencing right now, I hope a bit of a break provided you with some healing and comfort ❤ . The holidays are a difficult time (I didn’t have putting down our family dog on Christmas Day on my 2020 bingo card, but here we are 🙃), and I sincerely wish that a brief pause was good to you.
Between the new year and my birthday (January 19 😉 ), January has always been a time of reflection and rebranding for me. Around this time of year, I’m usually reevaluating many areas of my life, especially with the blog and now with Patreon (and a growing photography side hustle). So with that, I hope you wouldn’t mind filling out this quick survey to help me improve your experience! This survey is completely anonymous, and won’t only give me a better idea of what readers would like to see more of, but will also aid in brand partnerships. Thank you in advance! ❤
And with that, let’s launch into the first Philly Finds of 2021!
We’ll first kick it off with some foodie items…
If there’s a Cubano on the menu, 9 times out of 10 I’m going to getting that, wit the Cubano from Mixto being one of my favorites. But when my boyfriend and I went to Sancho Pistola’s for lunch one Sunday, we had an ethereal experience with their Cubano, pictured below.
South Philly Food Co-op is South Philly’s only community-owned grocery store which offers fresh, local foods at fair prices and serves as a hub for their community. They kindly sent over the package below, with delicious Merzbacher’s Bread and Hound Dog Honey. Thank you ❤
Now for extremely important news that will absolutely change your life – Cotoletta is now offering a Cutlet Box! The box includes Chicken Cutlets, roasted peppers, longhots, olives, ratatouille , tomato salad and Parmigiana Reggiano. Mangia!
While I haven’t checked it out yet inside, I’ve walked past 9th Street Coffee‘s new location on 13th and Spruce. Now that they are officially open, I’m eager to finally get inside! Just wanted to put this one on your radar 😉
David Guinn and Drew Billiau, known famously for their electric Percy Street Project, have collaborated again for this beauty. I had driven past this mural many times before the lights were installed, and I was ecstatic to see it lit-up for the first time! Streets Dept has the full story here.
BelleFixe is a woman owned and managed hair accessories company based just outside of Philadelphia. The brand’s mission is to enable customers to feel confident in themselves and the style they possess by accessorizing their beauty with one Bellefixe pin, clip and headband at a time. They sent over a few items which I am pretty darn in love with.