Philly Finds Vol. 65

I’m really loving this issue of Philly Finds, as it was a fun one to put together and had me feeling extra love for this city. Or maybe it’s just the Philly energy this week in general. A Birds win, fall creeping around the corner – there’s a lot to look forward to.

But last week, I put up an Instagram story which said something along the lines of, “You can wake up and want to move miles away from the city you live in, and by the end of the day you’re in love with it again.”

Obviously a huge, if not the biggest part, of my blog and social media is sharing my love of Philly. But some days, I want to escape a million miles away. And I actually received a good amount of DMs from people expressing that they often feel the same about where they live. I think it’s a completely normal feeling – some days we may feel we’ve outgrown where we live, or we just flat out despise it. And as long as it’s not affecting and taking over your life, it’s ok to wake up and think, “Screw this place.”

Thank you for letting me spew my thoughts. And before the finds, if you haven’t already you can check out my recaps of visiting Chaddsford Winery and White Dog Café , which are both up now.


Glossier comes to Philly

Rub in some Milky Jelly Cleanse , slather on that Moisturizing Moon Mask, and put on Boy Brow, because Glossier is coming to Rittenhouse. 18th and Walnut to be exact. Word hasn’t dropped on when it will officially open, but best believe we’ll be reporting on it!


Daisy Lane Studio

I recently purchased these snake earrings from local online shop Daisy Lane Studio, and I LOVE them. The first day I wore them I received so many compliments. Everything is handmade here in Philly, and she sells everything from earrings, to bracelets, coasters and more. Check her out for some unique, handmade pieces.

Annie comes to the Miller Theater October 11 – 16, 2022

Annie is actually low key one of my favorite musicals. If Carol Burnett’s Miss Hannigan in the 1982 film didn’t grab you, I don’t know what will! A fun fact – in a 2008 production of Annie, I played the role of Duffy to critical acclaim (from my family). From my theater days, being in Annie was one of my favorite shows to be in.

The beloved musical is coming to Philly this fall at the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Miller Theater from October 11 – 16, 2022, presented by Kimmel Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now this musical is set to return in this new production – just as you remember it and just when we need it most. The sun indeed will come out tomorrow!!

Melograno

I’ve eaten a lot of Italian food in my life. And a lot of Italian food in Philly. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it great. Melograno falls into the latter category. The best way I can describe it is just a simply beautiful meal. Truly probably the best meatball I’ve ever had at a restaurant. And best of all, it’s BYOB, Make your reservation!

Polpo and meatballs to start
Tartufate – Forest mushroom black truffle, walnuts, pecorino
Tiramisu and gelato for dessert

Food, Fun, Shopping & Inspiration At Ghouls Night Out Featuring Mrs. Classic Universe & Inspirational Speaker Jennifer Robinson

Join me at Autograph Brasserie under the tent on Thursday, October 20, 6:30 PM to 9 PM for GHOULS Night Out featuring shopping, dinner, interactive opportunities, and guest speaker Jennifer Robinson. Tickets include a three-course dinner for $55 as well as shopping at nearly 20 of the area’s best vendors offering must-haves for the home, fashions, accessories, and more! Enter to win one of nearly 20 great prizes and enjoy a complimentary live fashion illustration of you by the talented Denise Fike.

Vendors include:

  • AFC Radnor
  • Backstitched – custom flannels and denim
  • Body and Beauty Lab
  • Denise Fiske
  • Doggie Style
  • Embellish
  • FSC Boutique
  • ILYAN Jewelry
  • INVU
  • Kathy Romano Collection
  • Kendra Scott
  • Lilly Pulitzer
  • LUCE
  • Main Line Fashionista
  • Mindful Presents
  • Stacey Lee
  • SAVED ME
Jennifer Robinson, Mrs. Classic Universe 2022


Enjoy an inspirational talk by guest speaker Jennifer Robinson, Esquire who is the CEO of Purposeful Networking. In July 2022 she won Mrs. Classic Universe, which showcases each delegate’s individual journey, what that journey taught her, how that journey impacted her life, and, ultimately, her message to others on embracing life’s possibilities. Jennifer does motivational speaking centered on the themes of storytelling and resilience following her own recovery and reinvention after a near-death accident. She gave a TEDx talk on change and disruption in June 2020. Jennifer is a media contributor who has been featured both locally and nationally. I’ve gotten to know Jennifer over the years, and trust me when I say she is someone you want to meet and hear speak.

Tickets are limited and required and can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghouls-night-out-tickets-391896973397

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