New restaurants around Philadelphia, lifestyle hacks for 2020, the Philadelphia Flower Show and more

Philly named “Best Trips” list

National Geographic’s annual list of Best Trips is out, and Philly made the cut!

Global Juggernaut National Geographic has highlighted some of the most amazing places in the world, and this year’s travel tips – and pictures – are no exception.

The Canary Islands, the Grand Canyon, and Tasmania all made the list … and so did we! We take a look at some of the sights that Philly did

The 2020 list can be found at: Trips

Four must-try restaurants in Philadelphia for 2020

It’s a couple of weeks into the new year and there are lots of new restaurants in town. Whether for dinner, lunch or brunch.

It’s a couple of weeks into the new year and there are lots of new restaurants in town. Whether for dinner, lunch or brunch.

The Hadley is located on the ground floor of East Tower Park Towne Pace. The restaurant is owned by Joseph Smith, the owner of Bobby Vans, known for his New York steakhouses, but here he’s expanding his menu from land to sea. They wear the hangover sandwich and the classic Bloody Mary for weekend brunch.

2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, East Tower, Philadelphia, PA 19130

New to Northern Liberties is Hello Vietnam from part owner Julie Dinh. She brings her mother’s authentic and traditional recipes with her from her home country.

Hello Vietnam | Facebook
722 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Owner and pastry chef Chad Durkin pays homage to his Italian upbringing with his porchetteria with fast service and his love of small pastries. The pork is roasted and marinated whole for 24 hours, and the ciabatta is freshly baked in the house every day.

Porco’s Porchetteria and Small Oven Pastries | Facebook
2204 Washington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Big Catch Poke is the only poke spot on East Passyunk. Fill up with unlimited toppings, some of which are quite unique. You can also get freshly squeezed juices like fresh sugar cane juice!

Big Catch Poke | Facebook
1840 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Black Tie Gala

The theme of this year’s Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Flower Show in Philadelphia is the Mediterranean Sea, and the Preview Party Gala is an all-inclusive trip for your palate with food from the Italian, French, and Spanish Riviera, as well as North Africa.

Put on your black tie and the best dress, grab a cocktail and stroll the beautiful gardens. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a Mediterranean summer inside – while it’s still winter outside.

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Preview Party Gala | Preview party tickets
Friday, February 28th, 6pm to 10pm

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show | Flower show tickets
February 29th – March 8th
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Philly Mag Tips: Start Your New Year!

It’s that time of year again when people make resolutions to get fit and lead healthier lifestyles.

The folks at Philly Mag say that’s the wrong idea. Instead of making it “new year, new you”, just try new approaches!
Check out the latest issue for some great lifestyle ideas – 20 ideas to be precise.

Philadelphia Magazine – January 2020 | Facebook | Instagram

Your next great night awaits you at Paddywax

We found a place to hang out with friends for a drink and something that looks (and smells good) good.

And the best part about it? You can go away with something that YOU created!

Paddywax was founded 20 years ago and its products are available in stores such as Urban Outfitters, Neiman Marcus and Paper Source.

A few years ago they started running candle pouring workshops where they walk you through the process of making your own candle from start to finish. And it’s BYO, so slurping around the shop is recommended – and there will be a little bar in the store soon!

Paddywax Candle Bar | Facebook | Instagram
1733 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Liberty Bellows is an accordion store that aims to squeeze

In the mid-Atlantic region of the country, you may find stores that only sell new accordions, those that only repair accordions, or those that only give lessons.

But Liberty Bellows in Philadelphia does it all!
Owner Michael Bulboff started the company in 2009 and it has grown into a place where they buy, sell, rent, trade, repair and teach!

With a background in finance and technology, Michael began playing the instrument as a teenager after finding his father’s old accordion in the attic.

FYI loves the arts, “A Woman of No Matter” comes on the Walnut Street stage

The Walnut Street Theater brings the feeling of ‘Downton Abbey’ live to the stage.

The theater kicks off its 2020 season with one of Oscar Wilde’s most classic comedies, A Woman of No Importance.

Oscar Wilde is a woman of no importance to Facebook
Until March 1st, 2020
825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Shelter Me: Happy Trails Retirement Home Elderly Animals
We travel to Morrisville to meet Stacey Herrick, a local woman who turned her home into the Happy Trails Retirement Home, a hospice for older dogs.

Happy Tails retirement home | Instagram | Facebook

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