Philly: Discovering Graffiti Pier – A Hidden Gem

Not too far from the heart of Center City Philadelphia is a place called Graffiti Pier (also known as Pier 124). For decades, this collection of urban art has been organically growing in relative obscurity. Gritty and off the beaten path, it used to be a landing pier owned by Conrail for ships transporting coal for distribution along the Eastern Seaboard and on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Abandoned in 1991, the concrete walls and passageways have become the perfect canvases for graffiti artists. You get a sense of how beautiful and special (if illicit) a spot… View Post

Philly: Sunday Brunch at Sabrina’s Cafe

Philadelphia is having its coldest weekend in twenty years but we decided to brave the chilly and blustery weather, walk several blocks with the wind blowing tiny icicles on our faces, for a hearty and delicious brunch at one of our favorite spots, Sabrina’s Cafe, in the Italian Market on 9th and Christian. We went early enough to beat the usual Sunday morning crowd but were still surprised to see the place already almost full with people who were apparently more determined and perhaps hungrier than us! My husband had the Huevos Rancheros while I had the Bella Vista… View Post