Living Well in Philly Category

The Early Bird Gets The…..

Philadelphia homes for sale Prime Reservation During the Center City District Restaurant Week I really don't want to think Fall just yet, however, the dates have been set for Restaurant Week & we know how crazy it gets.  This year marks the 10th year of restaurant week & I can't help but think it draws many people in from the suburbs;  which is a great thing for our local businesses. This year the dates have been set for September 15th - 20th & September 22nd -...Continue Reading!

How to Make the Most of Summer Produce

Philadelphia homes for sale How I Learned to Preserve in Philadelphia I turn into a greedy little animal at a growers market & buy more than we could possibly eat.  I struggle with what to do with all of it; especially the abundance of fruit.  I was always scared of preserving (botulism...eek!) but dreamed of opening up some peaches in the middle of winter that didn't come out of a can. Luckily, my fear is gone because of a fabulous class I took with Marisa McClellan...Continue Reading!

Hey Philly! What Are YOU Doing this Weekend?

Philadelphia homes for sale Philadelphia Events Around Town August 8th - August 12th Thursday August 8th The Dell Essence of Entertainment Summer Concert Series Under the Stars is featuring Dru Hill, SWV & Bell Biv Devoe.  All my 90's kids know ALL about this.  Starts at 8 pm & tickets range from $25-$40. The Hunger Games is being screened under the stars at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing.  Starts at 8:30. The Mummers Musuem in Pennsport is hosting free string band concerts under the stars every Thursday...Continue Reading!

Shark Week Round 2

This Has Nothing to Do With Philadelphia.  Or Real Estate.  Or Your House. This was sent to me by Andrew Peruzzi.  We hope you enjoy it on this rainy Wednesday. Reading!

6 Ways to Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

Philadelphia homes for sale Best Way to Eat Better is to Support Local Farms & Farmers There is nothing like fresh produce.  When you shop at a farmers market you get the freshest of the fresh, the food travels less & you're helping to get back to a more diversified type of agriculture that we NEED to bring back.  In honor of this week being National Farmers Market week do something fun & support our local farms at the same time. 1. Find a Farmers Market...Continue Reading!

Shark Week Adventures in Philadelphia

Philadelphia homes for sale Take the Kids for a Fun Outing to the Adventure Aquarium Right Across the River from Philadelphia Don't forget about Shark Week!   That amazing week of summer T.V. where you can watch, learn & scare the crap out of yourself about all things shark related. The Adventure Aquarium is honoring shark week with a special shark shuttle from Independence Visitor Center at 6th & Market right to the Aquarium (anyone else always get lost in Camden??) through Monday, September 2nd. Conveniences like...Continue Reading!

What Are YOU Doing this Weekend?

Philadelphia homes for sale Events & Happenings Around Philadelphia for the Weekend of 8/2-8/4 Usually we start the weekend on Thursday but with this ridiculous rain we are starting on Friday instead.  Here' s to better weather this weekend! Friday August 2nd Old City hosts First Friday Weekend with a "going blue" theme.  Uwishunu has a super comprehensive list of what's going on not just in Old City but all over. Friday Night Lights hosted by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation at the Great Plaza on Penn's Landing...Continue Reading!

Make Your Hump Day Happier in Philly Tonight

Philadelphia homes for sale Wednesday's Are Hot in the Summer & We Don't Mean the Temperature I love a little mid week outing.  It breaks up the monotony & makes me love my quiet nights at home even more.  Us Philly residents are lucky with all these mid week events.  Here's a quick round up of our favorites. Center City Sips Center City bars & restaurants offer drink & food specials from the hours of 5-7.  Runs every summer between Memorial Day & Labor Day.  This year...Continue Reading!

Best Milkshake in the U.S.A. Made Right Here in Philadelphia

Philadelphia homes for sale Franklin Fountain in Old City Takes Top Honors in U.S.A. Today This old time ice cream parlor & soda fountain in Old City is named after Mr. Benjamin Franklin himself who lived just a few blocks away. They are not just selling  painstakingly crafted ice cream but an experience.  The interior has been lovingly restored to showcase a beautiful tin ceiling & mosaic floors.  The employees wear traditional garb.  There are antiques upon antiques.  The ice cream is delicious. They also have a...Continue Reading!

What Are YOU Doing This Weekend

Philadelphia homes for sale Happenings & Events Around Philadelphia for the Weekend of 7/25-7/28 The heat wave appears to have broken.  Who would have thought 85 would feel cool?  Go out & enjoy the will be gone before you know it! Thursday July 25th The Dell Music Center is hosting outdoor concerts through August 29th.  This week be serenaded by The Whispers, The Stylistics, The Chi-Lites & Breakwater.  I bet you'll recognize a lot of these oldies that our modern artists love to sample.  Make sure...Continue Reading!