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 whom I’m never supposed to talk about online (but am breaking the rules this one time)

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My Love Note

Dear Philly,

When I started this blog, I wasn’t a Philadelphian. I am now.

I’ve seen the joy and ass-kicking that this city deals out. I’ve been through sweat-soaked summers and foot-deep blizzards. I’ve moved from Mt. Airy to East Passyunk to Point Breeze and now to Callowhill. I left and came home, left and came home. But what makes me a Philadelphian is the people I’ve met through this project. The hundreds of people who have written love letters, my social media friends, #whyilovephilly enthusiasts and others who are proud to call this city their home.

At Love Note #300, it seemed fitting to end. The blog has served its purpose and seen this city through its transformation. It will remain as an archive of 300 reasons why people have loved here, have left and returned, have longed to live here again, or who have made it through tough times with this city as their North Star. I can only imagine that there are thousands more.

There are other ventures in the works, social media sites to continue, maps to make and #whyilovephilly parties to throw, which I hope will continue to inspire a deep affection for this city.

So (I’m raising my metaphorical glass here)… goodbye Philly Love Notes. What a wonderful ride it’s been. Here’s to many more years of Philly love.



Posted on by Emma Fried-Cassorla in Uncategorized 5 Comments

5 Responses to With all my love

  1. Mel

    Beautiful…thank you 🙂

  2. Kylie Flett

    Thank you X a million.


    Thank you Emma for being a great Philadelphian.

  4. Jacqueline Kim Murray

    Philadelphia, I want to start by saying I LOVE you!! You are soo on time, and so on the ball, culturally, historically, as a City on the rise. You do what you do so much better than others, and you truly are America’s BEST KEPT SECRET!! You are an expert at taking the problems of large City life and turning it into something glorious! The Mural Arts Program is just one example of this. Your homeless initiative is another. You have The Midas Touch. I am extremely proud of you and of what you have become!! I am also very proud to be one of your very own born and bred citizens. God Bless You Forever My Philadelphia!! Jacqueline Kim Murray.

  5. suba suba

    Muchos Gracias for your post.Really thank you! Want more.


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