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

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)

Posted on by Emma Fried-Cassorla in Center City Leave a comment