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Love Adventure: Philadelphia!

This past weekend, George and I headed up to Philadelphia. George had drawn the poster for the Ride to Skate event and he wanted to sell a few prints. We were technically there on business, but we had plenty of time for pleasure too. Here’s a couple of snapshots from our weekend.

I had to take a picture at Love Park.

We ran… ok, walked… up the stairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Rocky was seriously fit.

I broke the Liberty Bell!

George skating at Ride to Skate.

And he sold a couple of prints…

It’s been hard to come down from the travel high. I didn’t have to cook, or clean, or do boring chores for 3 days. I had some amazing food and hung out at (gasp!) an actual bar. The trip definitely made me miss living in a bigger city. But que sera, sera. I had fun, had some new experiences and saw some new things. I’ll move back to a big city soon.

Have you ever been to Philadelphia?

love,
melanie

Love Fridays: May 18th

Today I’m on my way to Philadelphia for the Ride to Skate event. I’m relieved to be taking a mini-vacation with George. We’re trying to make wedding planning as stress-free as possible, but it is difficult to juggle both planning, full-time jobs, side-projects and house work!

I’ve never been to Philadelphia before and I’m excited to do a few touristy things– like visit the Liberty Bell.

Enjoy the web goodies!

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I broke my french press Wednesday night. At least it gives me an excuse to buy this gorgeous model!

9. I have high hopes for this new show from Mindy Kaling.

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I find so many good ice cream and yogurt recipes online. This turquoise ice cream machine is so tempting!

7. This bathing suit from ModCloth has the cutest print ever! And it’s reversible!

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Recipes and resources for gluten-free living from the Kitchen.

5. Keep it simple with these 12 uncomplicated summer cocktails from the NY Times.

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I’m mildly obsessed with idea of styling jewelry on cats – as seen in Sweetheart Lane’s Etsy Shop.

3.  This ’40s style wedding dress by The Vintage Wedding Dress Co. is stunning.

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Reagan Library puts 900 goats to work. I did my internship here and I would have loved to see goats every day on my drive up the mountain!

1. Scarlett Johansson addresses tabloid articles about her weight.

“Since dedicating myself to getting into “superhero shape,” several articles regarding my weight have been brought to my attention. Claims have been made that I’ve been on a strict workout routine regulated by co-stars, whipped into shape by trainers I’ve never met, eating sprouted grains I can’t pronounce and ultimately losing 14 pounds off my 5’3″ frame. Losing 14 pounds out of necessity in order to live a healthier life is a huge victory. I’m a petite person to begin with, so the idea of my losing this amount of weight is utter lunacy. If I were to lose 14 pounds, I’d have to part with both arms. And a foot. I’m frustrated with the irresponsibility of tabloid media who sell the public ideas about what we should look like and how we should get there.”

Preach, sister.

Hope your weekend is full of adventure!

love,
melanie