30 Under 30 – Philadelphia Female Edition

My friend Alex (@faymeproblems) came to me with an idea. One that would involve highlighting millennials here in Philly. He needed a platform for this idea, and Femme & Fortune was an easy answer. Together,…
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Philly Wine + Food Festival Uncorked

I received some last minute tickets to Philadelphia Magazine’s awesomeย Wine + Food Festival UNCORKED, and I had a blast! I took my girlfriends Leena and Nikki and we went table to table trying out some…
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Spruce Street Harbor Love

Beautiful right? This is the new hot spot for us Philadelphians. Spruce Street Harbor is a bundle of joy – think park plus boardwalk plus tons of hammocks! I’ve been there during the day and…
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Learning Calligraphy

My friend Sharon invited me to attend an awesome workshop this past weekend. She, along with her very talented partner Anna, created a company called “New Old Fshnd” here in Philly. They host “curated workshops…
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A Little Play Date

My niece and sister-in-law are here from Chicago all week, so we went to Franklin Square the other day to celebrate the beautiful spring weather! Below are some photos from my little play date with…
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Snow Day

Philly had quite the snowstorm last night. What would normally take us 15 minutes to drive to took us an hour instead because of the traffic. Another perk of being a freelancer – I get…
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A Philly Tradition – The Mummer’s Day Parade

I finally attended the Mummer’s Day Parade this year! A January 1st tradition here in Philly, The Mummer’s Day Parade is one of the oldest folk festivals in the nation. Read the wiki about the…
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Three Lessons Learned From The AroundMainLine.com Email

So for those of you not in the Philly area, a pretty hilarious and eye-opening event recently occurred within the local media and PR/blogging scene. The CEO and Publisher of AroundMainLine.com, a site geared towards…
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Banter & Beans with Joy!

Celestine and I held another Banter & Beans event at a local coffee shop, but this time we had a very special guest. Joy Cho of the wildly popularย Oh Joy!ย blog attended yesterday’s coffee and conversation…
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PHILLY FAVES // Strangelove’s

I finally got out of my little working nook and went out for some grub and drinks with the always fun Janeane from Philly’s best food blog Phillyism. We met about a year back through…
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