Post Grad Slump

The random findings & babblings of a twenty-something living in Philadelphia. I graduated college in 2009 and I'm still getting used to this thing we call the "real world."

My favorite things include Philadelphia (the city, the sports, the food), traveling, ice cream, giraffes, taking pictures, & finding recipes online that I'll probably never actually get around to making. It's an interesting mix, but so am I.

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scenes from a beach weekend.

it was sunny, it rained, it was sunny again, and i ate way too much.

i think that about sums it up.

since the food is clearly the most important, the first photo is from smitty’s clam bar and the second is from crabby’s.

a pretty solid summer weekend.

no filter needed for tonight’s sunset

no filter needed for tonight’s sunset

coming to philly aug/sept!

ice cream is one of my all time favorite foods so i’m pretty excited to give it a try. i’ve been meaning to stop by the ones in nyc but never have enough time when i’m up there. now, it may be too close…

521 s. broad street / philadelphia, pa

(images via here & here)

busy, busy weekend.

thursday: my friend and i went to see sara bareilles at the mann. it was awesome. the weather was perfect and she was great. plus, check out that view of philly(!).

friday: another friend and i headed down to bethesda, md to sleepover before our friend’s bridal shower the next morning (we stayed at her parent’s house since she lives in texas). they had a ton of people over for a bbq, specialty cocktails in honor of the bride-to-be, and bridesmaids (obviously).

saturday: we woke up early and headed dry bar to get our hair blown out. we came back to her house to watch 27 dresses (catching the theme?) and get ready for the shower. the shower was at avenel farm - so pretty! immediately following the shower my friend and i drove back to philly and made it just in time for our friend’s bachelorette party! dinner & (lots of) wine at la viola followed by more drinking and dancing at howl at the moon. we finished the night with some late night at little pete’s - a true sign of a good night!

sunday: grocery shopping & not moving. (oh, except to get yogorino)

while this was quite possibly the longest weekend ever i would have gladly appreciated just one more day.

i’m a sucker for a cross-body bag.
this popped up in my inbox this morning (darn kate spade sales) and i’ve been staring at it for a good 10 minutes.
however, despite being more than half off ($248 $99), i’m just going to blog about it instead of actually buying it.
maybe it’ll pop up in their outlet store soon? a girl can dream.
(via kate spade)

i’m a sucker for a cross-body bag.

this popped up in my inbox this morning (darn kate spade sales) and i’ve been staring at it for a good 10 minutes.

however, despite being more than half off ($248 $99), i’m just going to blog about it instead of actually buying it.

maybe it’ll pop up in their outlet store soon? a girl can dream.

(via kate spade)

a much needed coffee & your weekly dose of #bagelsofinstagram

a much needed coffee & your weekly dose of #bagelsofinstagram

turned down a cupcake this morning so i could have this now.
balance.
(don’t you love my mustard skills?)

turned down a cupcake this morning so i could have this now.

balance.

(don’t you love my mustard skills?)

tinto.
a few weeks ago my friend and i decided to try tinto.
summer is definitely the time to try all of the great restaurants philly has to offer. with the city cleared out the restaurants that are usually packed and hard to get into have plenty of open reservation times.
tinto as been on my must-try list now for quite a while and i regret nothing pictured above.
top: verdosa (salad), salmorejo (gazpacho with goat cheese mousse & strawberry), crab cakes with chile and avocado, & tuna tartare
bottom: merluza en salsa verde (sea bass & cockles), pulpo (spanish octopus), chicken and grapes in a garbanzo puree, & kobe beef
not pictured: the amazing cheese bread served before & sangria
the food was excellent. the meal can get pricey but it’s definitely worth it.
tinto / 114 s. 20th street, philadelphia

tinto.

a few weeks ago my friend and i decided to try tinto.

summer is definitely the time to try all of the great restaurants philly has to offer. with the city cleared out the restaurants that are usually packed and hard to get into have plenty of open reservation times.

tinto as been on my must-try list now for quite a while and i regret nothing pictured above.

top: verdosa (salad), salmorejo (gazpacho with goat cheese mousse & strawberry), crab cakes with chile and avocado, & tuna tartare

bottom: merluza en salsa verde (sea bass & cockles), pulpo (spanish octopus), chicken and grapes in a garbanzo puree, & kobe beef

not pictured: the amazing cheese bread served before & sangria

the food was excellent. the meal can get pricey but it’s definitely worth it.

tinto / 114 s. 20th street, philadelphia

tots on tots on tots.
this event looks kind of awesome. plus, it’s free.
they’re looking for about 10 competitors (they provide the tots).
or, if you’re hiding out on some awesome tot skills you should enter.
i might have to drag myself to northern liberties for this…
(photo & info via phillymag)

tots on tots on tots.

this event looks kind of awesome. plus, it’s free.

they’re looking for about 10 competitors (they provide the tots).

or, if you’re hiding out on some awesome tot skills you should enter.

i might have to drag myself to northern liberties for this…

(photo & info via phillymag)

for the few of us still at work,

is it just me or does it feel like the clock is just not moving today?

it’s been 2:45pm for about 20 minutes now, i swear.