Philly Finds Vol. 29 – it’s a THICC one

Like a golden birthday, is this my golden Philly Finds? This week’s Philly Finds is very Old City focused, with a sprinkling of music news. Later this week I’ll be checking out the new installation at Wonderspaces, and I have some other brand collabs in the works – coming soon!

Finally, if you haven’t subscribed to my newsletter, be sure to do so here! This week I wrote about the popular mid-aughts reality show The Girls Next Door.

Luna Café 

Luna is a great place for vegans and carnivores alike. They don’t take reservations, but it is certainly worth the wait. I’m also adding their bathroom to my “Cool Philly Bathrooms” ever-growing list.

Breakfast bowl, loaded potatoes and bagel breakfast sandwich
photo credit Val Mattia

Art in the Age

Being able to concoct an exquisite cocktail for guests is a skill I sorely wish I had. If I wish to explore that dream further, Art in the Age is the place I would go to. The store/bar’s husky, deliciously smoky smell is enough of a reason to visit. Art in the Age is a cocktail lovers paradise, with spirits, mixers, bitters and everything else needed to create beverages. We enjoyed two of their to-go cocktails on their sidewalk garden.

Kindred Boutique

I am still devastated over the closing of The Geisha House (you can still shop online here). Kindred Boutique has taken over the space, and I must say they have some extremely chic clothes.

Lace in the Moon

Warning: I am about to make an egg pun. Lace in the Moon’s newest installation on 23rd and Walnut is simply eggcellent. Check it out if you’re in that area.

Jules Goldman Books and Antiques

How – how have I never experienced this place before??? You can and will get lost in here for hours, exploring the paintings, photographs, ceramics, posters, record, etc. that overtake the entire space.

In Entertainment News:

OJ Mountain

OJ Mountain is the revitalized identity of the Boston raised and Philadelphia based lyricist, saxophonist, and MC. This multi-talented artist aims to retain the lyrical inspirations that made him tick, and repackage them into morsels that are delicious and snack-able. OJ Mountain just released a music video for his track “Bobby Fischer” – check it out below:

WWR Summer Concert Series

Winding Way Records is hosting a Summer Concert Series, which will be socially distanced and safe way for fans to return to live music in a spacious park setting. Performances include Philadelphia native, Cookie Rabinowitz, whose music is a funky pop R&B and Lauren Mendelson, a singer-songwriter whose evocative voice stirs heart-felt emotion in her lyrics, conveying the ups and downs of a young adult life. All ages are welcomed to attend, and tickets can be reserved here. Families are invited to bring their own food and blankets to Clem Macrone Park so they can enjoy dinner and a show. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided as needed and WWR blankets will be available for purchase.

Kimmel Center Reopens

With positive news and reports from Broadway touring industry organizations, the Kimmel Cultural Campus is announcing the return of live Broadway programming to Philadelphia in the fall of 2021 after being closed for more than a year due to COVID-19. The Kimmel Cultural Campus kicks-off its season, presented in partnership with The Shubert Organization, with 13 magnificent shows that will finally bring audiences together again for the unparalleled live theater experience. Additionally, the Kimmel Cultural Campus is working collaboratively with its esteemed Resident Companies to support their season plans which will be announced in the coming months.  

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