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

Melissa Alam

Love Note #249: The rabbit hole I love to call El Camino

Melissa Alam
Favorite Spot: El Camino Real
Neighborhood: Fishtown
Address: 1040 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

A photo posted by @elcaminophilly on

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A round-up of Philly’s great style bloggers

Philly has no shortage of great city-centric blogs. Some of my favorites are the style blogs, which maybe, just maybe, are helping me hone my fashion sense a bit. I wanted to give a highlight of those that have made it into my Google Reader and which I now read religiously.

1. Streets and Stripes: A fashion and lifestyle blog authored by freelance photographer and editor Chaucee Stillman that’s geared towards young, creative, and culturally aware readers. Lots of photos of Chaucee’s great personal style, other beautiful Philadelphians, and photo shoots in some of the city’s lovely boutiques.

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Love Note #94: Local blogger Melissa Alam knew there was something special about the soccer fields on PENN’s campus

Melissa Alam
Favorite Spot: Soccer Turf at Penn Park

Neighborhood: University City
Address: 31st and Chestnut

I am: Temple Alum, Blogger, Culture and Event Lover

Years in Philly: 6 years ever since I moved here for Temple
Current Home: Northern Liberties

My love note: Ever since I stepped onto the fresh, green turf on UPenn’s campus, I knew that I was in the midst of something special. I began playing co-ed, recreational soccer with Philadelphia Sports Network, and fell in love with the group of friends I’ve met through the league as well as the amazing way I’m able to begin a fresh new week. With night games every Sunday night, the build-up of a week’s worth of stress is able to disappear for an hour as I focus on playing futbol right under the beauty of a sunset touching Philadelphia’s skyline. I’m able to feel like a kid again and get back to basics with a great group of local Philadelphians on the Penn Park turf.

(top photos by Melissa)

(Melissa on right)
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