Thrift stores and coffee shops. Those are the top two spots I love to discover in a new place. Luckily for me, Philadelphia has a plethora of both. The past couple weeks, I've made it a point to get out and discover some of the best thrift stores in town. My favorites have been: Retrospect, Nostalgia, Philly Aids Thrift, and Bulk Warehouse Vintage. All of them are beautifully curated, except Bulk Warehouse Vintage. That one consists of giant cardboard boxes full of random things....some of which are great! I found some adorable cut-offs and tees there. But it definitely took some digging! Do any of you know of good Philly thrift spots?
Yesterday Tim and I experienced our first Philadelphia 4th of July. We went down by the water and swung on hammocks and ate burgers and all-you-can-eat ice cream and then watched fireworks at night. The fireworks show was so packed...we ended up shoving our way through the massive crowd and found a quiet spot in the park to watch the fireworks; definitely more our style! The fireworks show was beautiful, but I sure missed being back in Indiana at my parents house celebrating the 4th. My Dad usually buys a huge fireworks kit for us to set off. Then we'll spend the evening in their backyard, grilling out and blasting cheesy patriotic music and watching the fireworks explode in the air. I think next year we'll make it a point to buy some fireworks to set off ourselves! Hope you all had a beautiful holiday....Hooray for long weekends!
Tim and I randomly found this abandoned apartment in our building. There's a tiny little crawl space door at the top of the stairs in our building. One day I thought, "I wonder what's up there...probably some kind of storage closet." So I opened it up and boy was I surprised to see a beautiful old apartment up there! I got Tim and my camera and we snapped some pictures as we quietly crept around this space that we probably weren't supposed to be in ;) It felt like a moment out of Narnia or The Secret Garden or something....so much fun!
Life as an intern sure is fun. I've gotten into a pretty good routine here in Philly. I wake up in the morning, make myself some coffee, listen to music and have breakfast. Then I make the drive down to the Navy Yard where I usually get myself yet another coffee before I start work. Then I go into the studio, help set up equipment and do lighting tests, then go for a coffee/breakfast run. Then it's back to shooting and steaming pretty clothes and some more coffee runs thrown in there, of course ;) At night we usually go out to dinner or dessert. We've also been going to movies in the park on Thursdays. The city is so full of things to do. I can't believe we only have until August to experience it!! I know it won't be easy for us to leave this beautiful city.
What a beautiful summer day!! Tim and I have been discovering some new places around Philly, and it's been so much fun. Today we're going to a massive vintage warehouse with some friends from work. Hopefully we'll score some sweet new items there! It's one of those places that has massive piles of clothing that you have to dig through. I feel like that kind of environment just adds to the fun of finding treasures. Everything isn't beautifully curated; you have to dig to find the good stuff! I'm excited to check out a new place for thrifting. We've discovered a couple around the city...I'll be doing a post soon with my favorite spots! Hope you're all having a nice weekend. Hooray for Saturdays!!
Yesterday Tim and I drove out of the city a bit and explored a beautiful place called Wissohickon Park. We went late in the day, as the sun was setting, and just walked around and talked and found a great jump spot. There was a pool of deep water with two high rocks on either side - perfect for jumping in ;) We're definitely going to come back with our swimsuits and try it out. It was so nice getting out of the city and being out in the woods together.
I walked around the FP home office early this morning before work and decided to snap some photos of all the beautiful things! It's such an amazing, inspiring place. There's always so much going on, with racks of clothing and jewelry and shoes everywhere and so much energy buzzing around. I've been working in the web studio building, which is right next to Building 25. My web studio team is always listening to loud music and shooting products all day. It's been so much fun and such an incredible learning experience so far. It's only been a few weeks of my internship, but I already know it's gonna be tough to leave!