Philly: Italian Market & Art Museum Snapshots

 

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Philly: Brunch at Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge

We love to brunch and one of our go to places is Silk City on 435 Spring Garden.  Set in a vintage diner car that was built in 1952 by the Paterson Wagon Company, we like it for the casual and easy going atmosphere and the consistent good food (my favorite is the Mushroom and Parmesan Omelet).  The outdoor garden space is now open to diners – yay for Spring!

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Philly: Sakura Sunday and Cherry Blossom Festival

Spring is here!  If there was even an ounce of doubt if winter is truly over (we were still in coats and boots last week) the gorgeous weather we’ve had since this weekend and especially during Sakura Sunday of the Philadelphia’s annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival assured me that it is. In Japan the sakura, or cherry blossoms, represent beauty, renewal, and the ephemeral nature of life. Several of the speakers encouraged everyone to enjoy the cherry blossoms by picknicking under a blooming sakura – the “Hanami” – which is a centuries old practice of people having lunch and…

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Philly: Sunday Brunch At Beau Monde

My family and I were in Beau Monde on 6th and Bainbridge for brunch this weekend. Although it has been a few years since our last visit, walking through the curtains into the main floor felt familiar. I have a few fond memories of coming here including one special night when the man I had started dating gave me – point by point – all the reasons he was husband material. It worked – he convinced me – and years later, we were back for a small family celebration. This traditional Breton creperie was founded in 1998.  Not much…

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Philly: Chinese Lantern Festival

Last week, while driving down Vine Street, I spotted an unusual sight. It was a massive and colorful dragon sitting on Franklin Square. It turned out to be the centerpiece of the Chinese Lantern Festival, the first-ever of its kind in the Northeast, which debuts tonight. The dragon, along with illuminated flowers, panda bears, and lanterns will delight people of all ages until June 12. All photos below are from http://historicphiladelphia.org/chineselanternfestival/          

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