Living Well in Philly Category

Take Your Workout Outdoors

Philadelphia homes for sale philly's best trails for runners & hikers Once Spring hits there is nothing like taking your workout outdoors.  Don't let Philly's urban landscape fool you;  Fairmount Park is the largest landscaped urban park in the WORLD consisting of 63 parks with a whopping 9,200 acres to explore which pretty much guarantees your workouts won't get stale.  Aren't we so lucky? Kelly Drive/West River Drive Loop - This is one of the most popular trails in Philadelphia & there are so many options....Continue Reading!

International Women’s Day

Working Towards Equality & Honoring Women in Their Many Roles We've come a long way but there is still work to do.  Here are two women who are working on turning stereotypes upside down starting with little girls. Debbie Sterling GoldieBlox Debbie Sterling is a Stanford educated engineer who was frustrated with the number of women represented in the Stanford engineering program.  She started her company Goldieblox to inspire young girls to become engineers through innovative construction toys designed from the female perspective. Sheryl...Continue Reading!

Philly Bartender One of the Best Nationwide

Philadelphia homes for sale The Daily Meal Names Vincent Stipo of Vernick As One of 25 Best Across the Country Accolades are nothing new for Vernick Food & Drink or bar manager Vincent Stipo.  Stipo earned Eater's Bartender of the Year in Philly for 2013 now he's #20 on The Daily Meal's national list of best bartenders.  According to the Daily Meal: "As bar manager of Vernick Food & Drink, Vincent Stipo’s cocktail menu is elegant, focusing on solid, beautiful classics. For this, Stipo earned Eater’s Bartender of the Year for...Continue Reading!

Celebrate Fat Tuesday

Even If We Are Stuck Inside You can make yourself the traditional drink of Mardi Gras in New Orleans; the Sazerac, thought to be the first cocktail.  Ever. Sazerac Recipe Ingredients: 2 teaspoons Herbsaint or Pernod 1 cup bourbon 1/2 teaspoon Peychaud's bitters or angostura bitters 4 teaspoons simple syrup lemon twist Directions: Swirl 1/2 teaspoon Herbsaint or Pernod in each of 4 Martini glasses to coat inside of glasses. Fill cocktail shaker with ice; add bourbon, bitters, simple syrup, and lemon twist. Shake well; strain into glasses. Recipe & Video from the Huffington Post If we aren't stuck inside here's a handy little...Continue Reading!

3 Philly Area Events That Will Make You Think Spring

Philadelphia homes for sale These Events Are Bound to Help You Beat the Winter Blues March is around the corner which means that spring is only 21 days away.   If you don't want to wait that long check out one (or all) of the following events. Orchids in bloom at Longwood Gardens 1. Lifeforms at The National Liberty Museum If you love nature & you love science you are in for a treat.  The Lifeforms exhibit consists of 30 gorgeous glass displays depicting colorful scenes from nature. The...Continue Reading!

Going Green: 3 Reasons to Sign Up for a CSA

Philadelphia homes for sale why you should give community supported agriculture a try CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  This is a way of getting fresh fruits & vegetables directly from a local farmer or farmers by pre paying for a "share" of their harvest.  In return, once or twice a week, you will receive a box of fresh from the farm fruits & vegetables for a set period of time during the growing season.  Some shares even have local add-ons like cheese, milk, yogurt...Continue Reading!

Philadelphia Flower Show Starts March 1st

Philadelphia homes for sale Beat the Winter Blues at the Most Beautiful Show in Town ARTiculture:  Where Art Meets Horticulture Consider the Flower Show the Philadelphia Horticultural Society piéce de résistance.  The employees of PHS work very hard year in & year out on important issues like food equality as well as greening, beautifying & educating the members of our city on the benefits of green spaces.   Support them & everything they stand for:  go to the Flower Show!  It's such a fun event. More Information Pennsylvania...Continue Reading!

5 Best Florists in Philly

Philadelphia homes for sale Valentine's Day Got You Stumped?  Fresh Flowers Are Always Welcome Fresh flowers are like a breath of fresh air for your home.  One of my favorite weekly activities is buying (& sometimes even arranging) fresh flowers.  On top of brightening my mood they make me feel more inspired & boost my creativity.  I instantly feel welcomed into any room with fresh flowers.  With Valentine's Day on the way you might want to treat yourself or someone you love to a beautiful...Continue Reading!

Day Trip: Philadelphia to Lambertville

Philadelphia homes for sale Perfect For County Lovers & Treasure Hunters Sometimes you just gotta get out of the city.  Lucky for us there are quite a few towns to explore within an hour from the center of it all.  This past weekend I chose Lambertville & off we went.  Lambertville is a town in New Jersey just across the river from New Hope.  It is pretty much a straight shot up 95 North.  This is what we found. Treasure Hunting Tip:  head out with a...Continue Reading!

Eating Great Meat Will Be Much Easier in Philadelphia

Philadelphia homes for sale In the Mean Time:  How About Some Fried Chicken? Kensington Quarters; a bar/restaurant/classroom/butcher shop mash up brain child of Michael Pasquarello (Cafe Lift, Prohibition Taproom & Bufad) & Brian Mayer (Brooklyn transplant & super star butcher) is opening soon in Fishtown at 1310 Frankford Avenue.  Now socially conscious yet carnivorous foodies will have a brick & mortar shop to revel in all things meat related.  There will be a classroom to learn about the (almost) lost art of butchering.  The butcher...Continue Reading!