Giving back this year

[UPDATE: We raised $4725 dollars!!] Now more than ever, I feel a need to give back to my community, so I'll be donating ALL of the profits from map sales from now (4:39PM on November 23) through 11:59PM, November 29. It's an opportunity to buy a holiday gift and give back to some great Philadelphia non-profits (see the Philly Love Notes Etsy shop for more details). Your purchase of a custom Philly map will be a donation to the following organizations: Sunday Breakfast Read more

With all my love

Emma Fried-Cassorla Favorite Spot: Anywhere along the Delaware River Waterfront (but I'm biased) I Am: A Philly lover and resident, Montana lover and former resident, twin, Philly Love Notes, Communications Manager for the Delaware River Waterfront, hiker, climber, traveler, papercutter, iPhone addict, handwritten note taker, Crohn’s patient, scientist, lover of the Race Street Pier and slippers and family Years in Philly: Off and on for 33 (I was 30 when I started!) Current home: A studio loft in Callowhill with my lovely boyfriend Read more

And so we conclude

Cynthia Schmitt A photo posted by Philly Love Notes (@phillylovenotes) on May 20, 2015 at 7:05pm PDT My Love Note Can anyone remember that first moment they fell in love? How does one encompass the complexities of living in a city that's caught between New York and Washington DC? Even Benjamin Franklin, a hero of this city, spent most of his time in Europe. He did choose to die here, so I always thought that must have meant something. Edgar Read more

City Hall

Love Note #211: Dorrie Dillalogue’s 10 mile love note to Broad Street

Dorrie Dillalogue
Favorite Spot: Too many to mention but my favorite right now is Broad Street

I Am: A worker bee by day and an appreciator of all things Philly (food, beer, music and beyond) on nights and weekends
Years in Philly: 34 years in and around Philly
Current Home: The Burbs


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Posted on by Emma Fried-Cassorla in Center City, North Philadelphia, South Philly 4 Comments

Love Note #49: Doug Nox of Harlequinade, "[Philly] can be a fickle, hard-to-please lover"

Doug Nox of Harlequinade

Favorite Spot: City Hall.  May sound like an odd answer for a seeming rebellious artist type like myself, but I have a great interest and respect for the Masonic architects and designers who initially laid out this city, and City Hall is the central crossroads upon which it was all built.
Neighborhood: Center City
Address: Intersection of Broad and Market

I am: An artist and a student of ye Olde Mysteries.  I would prefer that to be what most people think of when they think of me, but those who know me well probably think of a goofy dude who makes really weird cartoons.
Years spent in Philly: 2 going on 3, but grew up in the outside ‘burbs so it feels like a lifetime.
Current Home: Freshly moved to South Philly

My love note: 


You can be a fickle, hard-to-please lover at times, but those moments when you let me see your secret face and our love is consummated makes everything worth it.


(from Leigh Goldenberg)

(from Melody Kramer)

 (Photo by J. Smith for GPTMC)

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