AHH! THIS IS MY FIRST EVER WEEKEND RECAP.
You know, weekends are just the best. I especially cherish weekends because it’s my time to explore the city that I love so dearly.
So, I want to start doing weekend recaps – filling you guys in on what we did, saw and ate on our weekends.
As you’ll be able to see from these posts, Billy and I are foodies.
We live for a good brunch or dinner date + love to try out new restaurants every weekend!
So, I figured what better way for me to bring you guys around the City of (Sisterly) Love than show you some of the best sites + foods the city has to offer!
Friday night, date night – I posted my entire outfit here. But, we tried out Bud + Marilyns in Washington Square on Friday night. This was totally on a whim, we were just walking around the area trying to figure out what we were in the mood for. We happened to stumble across Bud + Marilyns on a whim – I swear, some of these Philly restaurants are hidden gems.
First of all, it’s on a corner of two streets + there isn’t much “pizzaz” on the outside to draw you in. The inside is dimly lit – seriously, we had to put a flashlight on our phones to see our cheese plate. But, it’s got a retro / old school vibe which is so cool. But the food here is AMAZING. Like, so so good. And so affordably priced (an entree was around $20-$25).
The cheeseboard was a special for the night and it was SO SO good. The truffled honey cheese was my favorite. Please forgive me, I’m not a cheese connoisseur so I don’t remember the specific names for all of the cheeses, LOL! For my entree I ordered the Short Rib Stroganoff – AMAZEBALLS.
What: Bud + Marilyns
Where: Corner of 13th + Locust
BRUNCH BRUNCH BRUNCH. Y’all already know that I love a good brunch (so does Billy).
But he’s been Intermittent Fasting (he’s already lost about 13 lbs, go him!) so we have been doing a brunch around 12 – 1 PM which is normal for most brunches, but I’m used to us eating early in the AM on the weekends.
So, like, I’m usually hangry. LOL! Seriously, my hanger is so so real you guys.
Anyways, we spent our day on Saturday brunching at Parc – we split the Beet Salad and both got omelettes. But wait, can we just take a moment and appreciate how PERF my phone case matches the beets… LOL! I’m obsessed with these phone cases from CaseApp – they’re seriously the best. I have three of them so far + rotate them out as I change my mood / aesthetic. Obviously, today I was wanting to match the beets, LOL!
Anyways, you can use the code 20EABURGESS for 20% off of their entire website, isn’t that amaze. I get their “tough cases” – if you know me you know how clumsy I can be, dropping my phone every two seconds. These babies have protected my phone from cracking / breaking. Biggest savior, EVER!
I got the Egg White Omelette with Ratatouille and Billy got the Spinach + Goat Cheese Omelette, a staple on Parc’s menu.
But like, seriously… The best part of Parc is the bread. It’s so so good. The cranberry walnut one is my FAVE.
After brunch, we walked around the Farmer’s Market in Rittenhouse Park. It’s just my favorite thing, ever!
Seriously, it’s so so cute + they have a fresh flower stand where Amish farmers bring the freshest cut flowers, ever.
I saw a 6-7 year old boy hand making bouquets and let me just tell you he was the most adorable thing ever + was SO talented + SO quick at making them.
It’s seriously a goal of mine in life to find as much peace + solitude in simplicity as the Amish have.
Where: Rittenhouse Park
Are you team Pats or team Genos?!
So.. Here’s a little back story. In March, Billy + I went to a personal development conference in Phoenix. It was an amazing weekend filled with techniques to help elevate wherever you’re at in life to the next level.
Aside from that, Billy and I met some pretty amazing people. One of the people we met was from Canada! He lives in Saskatchewan Canada (did I butcher that spelling?!) and actually bought an RV after and did a road trip across the east coast of the U.S.
He drove through Philly on Sunday night + we took him around town to the different neighborhoods in the city. But, he was dying to try the famous Philly Cheesesteaks.
Naturally we took him to Genos + Pats… He tried one of both and was totally #TeamPats (as am I). The meat is more finely chopped + the onions are way more flavorful.
After that, we parked in Old City + walked around to all of the historical sites.
For those of you who are unfamiliar (lol) Philly is the birthplace of America – the declaration of Independence was signed here.
Because of that, there’s so much history in the city. When you’re walking around Old City you literally feel like you’re back in the 1700’s with the cobblestone roads + old architecture.
While we were reading all of the signs outside of Carpenter’s Hall, a tour passed through. We jumped in on the tour (it was free, don’t worry), and learned more about all of the historical sites.
I was amazed at how much I have been taken Philly’s history for granted.
Old City is breathtaking and honestly just such a cool experience. If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend hopping on a tour + learning all about the history and people who helped to bring freedom to America.
Here’s a quote from the Declaration of Independence that was enscribed on a sign outside of the new Museum of the American Revolution,
“We hold these truths to be self-evident. That all men are created equal; that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Isn’t that such a powerful reminder – taken right from our own Declaration of Independence.
We (meaning, I) can forget sometimes how much sacrifice and heartache, hardship, and bravery it took to be able to live the life that we all do today.
Hope that you guys all enjoyed this, I had so much fun doing it!
Look out for more Weekend Recaps each weekend!