4 HOURS IN PHILLY

Ever feel like an impromptu day trip? I do all the time. Here’s a few pics from a quick drive and 4 hour stay in Philly. First stop, where else? 

With bellies full of cheese, meats and sweets, Next stop, FLEA.

People Watching.
Starving again, in the mood for BBQ. Someone says I Yelp too much and should just learn to go with the flow. So go with the flow I did. I promised not to Yelp and without any pre-existing info about Percy Street BBQ, we walked in. Happy to report a successful non- Yelped restaurant trip. The only thing I would skip next time would be the potato salad, in fact, I would just get 3 orders of that mac & cheese, it was banging. On the way out, I was able to check their Yelp ratings and they are pretty high… just saying.

Nearing the top of the third hour, time to walk off second meal in a matter of hours. Spotted a lovely young lady across the street and practically accosted her.  Turns out she’s a total sweetheart and also a jewelry designer. See her designs here.

The lovely Michelle Price.
Couldn’t get over here hair. 

On Antique Row.

Not just housewares on Antique Row, there’s jewelry too.

Four hours later, bellies full, relaxed and happy, time to head back. So little time and still so much to do, but perfectly content that we were able to squeeze in what we could in that time. Have to do this more often. And because I’m the perfect passenger, I did what a good passenger does, I quickly dozed off.

To Philly locals, which places should I swing by next time?

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  1. Shen Dove

    November 9, 2012 at 2:21 am Reply

    Looks like you had a fun, quick trip!

  2. CJG

    November 8, 2012 at 1:42 am Reply

    Where in Philly was the flea market you went to?

    1. addicted2Etsy

      November 13, 2012 at 4:57 am Reply

      We went to the outdoor one listed here: philafleamarkets.org

  3. Kera

    November 7, 2012 at 2:48 am Reply

    God bless America! Goodness, there is more awesomeness in one block of Philly than in all of Abu Dhabi. I think I wanna come home. I miss flea markets and pork and capitalism. 🙂

    1. addicted2Etsy

      November 13, 2012 at 4:54 am Reply

      You're hilarious. Especially on the pork & capitalism. I feel ya

  4. s.

    November 7, 2012 at 2:31 am Reply

    try 3rd street in old city – independently owned boutiques lost + found and vagabond are my worth a trip. also art in the age (http://www.artintheage.com/our-spirits/) is a boutique that also features their own locally distilled spirits that will make you a believer. i recommend SAGE.
    old city also has some unique furniture stores that may catch your eye as well.

    next head south west to 4th street aka fabric row. there you'll find several vintage shops and bus stop boutique that has some of the funkiest shoes in philly.

    im glad you made it to the reading terminal. it's been a fave since i was a little girl 🙂 just a 5 minute stroll from there, is 13th street where you'll find capogiro gelato. they craft cool deliciousness, using both seasonal and local ingredients. a few doors down is open house and directly across the street is verde. they both have a mix of unique houseware, jewelry, accessories and clothing.
    i hear good things about barbuzzo restaurant just a few doors down from verde.

  5. s.

    November 7, 2012 at 2:12 am Reply

    try 3rd street in old city – great independently owned boutiques – lost + found and vagabond amongst others. art in the age is a boutique that also showcases some of their locally distilled spirits that will make you a believer –> http://www.artintheage.com/our-spirits/. i recommend you try SNAP.
    there are also some unique furniture stores in that neighborhood.

    then head further southwest 4th street aka fabric row where you'll find several vintage shops and bus stop boutique which has some of the funkiest shoes in philly.

    i'm glad you made it to Reading Terminal, a favorite since i was a little girl! just a few blocks from there on 13th st. is capogiro gelato. they serve up the freshest, frozen goodness, made with seasonal and local ingredients. along that same street, try open house, and then head directly across the street to verde – both sell a mix of houseware, jewelry, clothing and accessories.
    i've heard good things about barbuzzo restaurant which is along that same street too.

  6. Joey

    November 6, 2012 at 10:35 pm Reply

    Philly! You already hit up Reading which is my fav spot but I love Banana Leaf they've got really good Malaysian food. South Street in general is awesome but I'd def go during the day, especially when its sunny.

    1. addicted2Etsy

      November 13, 2012 at 4:58 am Reply

      Thanks hon, will mos def have to

  7. vetty

    November 6, 2012 at 6:45 pm Reply

    salivating…bbq is up there in my top 5 fave foods ever. whenever i get to visit philly, i'll check those places out.

  8. LeAnn

    November 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm Reply

    I would swing by Distrito…awesome mexican fusion restaurant in university city 🙂 I'm a philly girl…AND a foodie…it is one of my fav restaurants

  9. Chioma

    November 6, 2012 at 4:23 am Reply

    lovely pictures, Philly looks so fun!

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

  10. MELISSA WARD

    November 6, 2012 at 4:11 am Reply

    Great post !!!

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