Travel with Me: Philadelphia

Camille and I at the Hadley

One thing I’ve been enjoying the most this year is road trips. There’s something about packing up your car and just hitting the road. Since the pandemic I’ve found beauty in exploring nearby cities and thus far Philly is becoming a favorite place. It’s about a two and half hour drive from D.C but I would say hit the road early to avoid traffic.

In October, I had the chance to visit the City of Brotherly Love two weekends in a row. Each time I found a place to fall in love with. Thanks to my good friend Camille (Guiltyofglitz ) who recommended a few places I was able to enjoy myself.

Here’s a quick guide for a weekend in Philadelphia.

Where to Stay

The Logan

The Logan is located right in the Center City District and in the heart of Philadelphia. The hotel is pretty chic and charming. One of my favorite things about The Logan is their rooftop bar and city views. I am a sucker for a rooftop with a view. The hotel’s restaurant Urban Farmers and lounge Commons also has great food and drink options. Theres also an onsite Spa and Health Center. I think the Logan provides everything for your convenance so you don’t have to leave the premise.

Where to eat or drink

Assembly Rooftop

The Logan’s rooftop bar the Assembly is super cute. It’s an all-weather and open-air lounge. As you sip on your drinks you can admire the beautiful skyline of Philadelphia. During the colder months they have fire pits which creates a nice cozy vibe. However, when I was there it was was super cold so I was okay with admiring the fire from inside. However, I did brace the cold for a cute picture for the gram. If you know me you already know I ordered a glass of Prosecco and I enjoyed a flat bread pizza.

The Assembly is pretty popular so make reservations ahead of time. The service was great!

Bar Poulet

Bar Poulet is where classy meets a guilty pleasure of mine, fried chicken. I love bubbles and fried chicken the combination is everything. If you haven’t enjoyed some champagne with a two piece chicken meal please do so and thank me later. It’s a great pairing.

Bar Poulet has a nice aesthetic it’s very quaint honestly the fried chicken was delicious (like finger licking good). Now, it didn’t taste like somebody’s southern grandmother is in the back but it was very seasoned and crispy. Let’s just say this is an upscale chicken spot with a great drink menu. I’m a sucker for a pretty drink and Bar Poulet did not disappoint.

Green Eggs Cafe

Green Eggs Cafe is a brunch style restaurant that serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch only. If you like sweet or savory there’s something on the menu for you. I’ve tried the Creole shrimp and grits and the Creme brûlée french toast both were very delicious. If you’re looking for an affordable and chill brunch spot this is the place. The only thing it’s cash only but there’s an ATM on site.

The Hadley

I got chance to have brunch at The Hadley with Camille and this place was beautiful. I felt very grown and sexy while eating brunch. The interior design was picture worthy but the of course the pretty drinks were amazing. I didn’t get a picture because it was that good. Did I say pretty? I went with a classic french toast and we shared some calamari. My next trip I would like to have dinner here. I think the prices are worth it.

Please note this place does require proof of vaccination for indoor dinning or you must wear a mask.

Well this road trip was mainly about the food, great company, and relaxation. I can’t wait to visit again and explore some more of this beautiful city.

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