Philly Love Notes Gift Guide

Hello friends and Philly-lovers, Time for the first Philly Love Letters Gift Guide! With some help from you, I put together a completely non-comprehensive list of amazing things being done right here in the city (or right outside). This only scratches the surface of the cool stuff being made here. There are always tons of great markets and small businesses to support (like Amalgam Comics, Philadelphia Independents, Yowie, and Omoi Zakka). And of course, one of the best gifts of all -- donating money, time, Read more

Giving Back 2017

Oh this year. Time to buckle down and do what I can to give back. Like last year, I'll be donating all of the profits from the map sales to local nonprofits from Thanksgiving through Giving Tuesday. That means that your purchase of a map will help to support all of the following organizations: Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory, Marian Anderson Historical Society, SEAMAAC, Red Paw Relief and Students Run Philly Style (more about the nonprofits below). Last year we raised Read more

#whyilovephillyarts Launches

It's official, the first #whyilovephillyarts, featuring Sean Martorana, is now live! Check out the prints below and purchase one of the 30 limited edition prints online. This is the first collaboration that aims to build a body of Philly-specific art across a variety of mediums for people to purchase with 100% of the profits going to the artist (along with a full commissions and licensing Read more

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Love Note #203: An Appreciation of Laurel Hill Cemetery

Sarah Ricks
Favorite Spot: Laurel Hill Cemetery
Neighborhood: East Falls. 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132.

I am: A law professor and lifelong travel junkie, with a special love for exploring cities.
Years in Philly: 24
Current Home: West Mt. Airy, Philadelphia.

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Posted on by Emma Fried-Cassorla in East Falls/Roxborough 2 Comments

Love Note #165: Theresa McCaul-Miller’s love poem to Laurel Hill Cemetery

Theresa McCaul-Miller
Favorite Spot: Laurel Hill Cemetery
Address: 3822 Ridge Ave  Philadelphia, PA 19132
Neighborhood: North Philly

I am: A bird building her nest in the burbs.
Years in Philly: On and off Philly girl for decades; I wander away, but seem to always return.
Current Home: East Norriton

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Posted on by Emma Fried-Cassorla in East Falls/Roxborough 1 Comment

Love Note #113: Edith Mulhern writes to the beautiful, historic Woodlands Cemetery

Edith Mulhern
Favorite Spot: Woodlands Cemetery
Neighborhood: West Philadelphia
Address: 4000 Woodland Avenue

I am: Philly suburbs-born arts and culture non-profit worker and bilingual blogger. Came to West Philly for school, and love it more every day.
Years in Philly: 9
Current Home: Walnut Hill, West Philadelphia

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Posted on by Emma Fried-Cassorla in West Philly 1 Comment