Friday, January 14, 2011

Scenes from a Holiday : New Years II

nyday  nyday
New Year's Day was a whirlwind. The team at Kim and Brian's, who were scattered throughout the apartment, woke up early and got right back to it. We headed over to Broad Street to see the Mummer's Parade make its way through Philly. There were plenty of fancy dressed Mummer's in the street, and loads of people who were more than happy to keep the party going from the night before. 
newyearsphilly  newyearsphilly
When we'd had our fill of seeing the crazy parade goers we made a quick pit stop in Rittenhouse Square to take some pictures, regroup, and figure out where we were going to eat. It being New Year's Day, there was more than enough confetti to go around and keep the celebrating fancy. 
newyearsphilly  newyearsphilly
By 4pm we had finally made our way to Pub & Kitchen for brunch. The vibe was just right for hanging out and rehasing the night before. Kim and I both ordered the crab cake sandwich, which absolutely hit the spot. The food was delicious and further convinced me that I really enjoy Philly. 
We spent the rest of the day lounging at the apartment with tea and a few movies. I was on yerba mate duty for the afternoon. The crazy days leading up to New Years left us whipped out. We ordered in that night and got cozy under blankets. 
Merl left early Sunday morning. Before she walked out the door I picked out my latest Clyde's Rebirth purchase then sadly sent her on her way. Over the weekend I kept forgetting that I live so far away from these people who have become such a big part of my life. I suppose because I talk to them everyday, and see their lives played out through blogging it's easy to feel their presence in my everyday life.
newyearsphilly  newyearsphilly
After Merl left we went to the South Street Diner for some breakfast. It reminded me a lot of the diners from where I grew up. Everything about the weekend was really comforting and familiar, especially considering that just a few months ago I didn't know any of these people. When we had finished at the diner, Kim and I tried to go to one of her favorite cupcake places in the city. We walked determined through the rain only to find the doors locked and the shop closed for the day. The afternoon was spent back at their apartment, where I dragged my feet until I absolutely had to leave to drive home and end my wonderful New Year's weekend in Philly.
Photos by Me, Brian, and Merl
I always enjoy my trips to Kim's neck of the woods. There's something so easy about being surrounded by people who don't expect anything of you, other than yourself. I can be whoever I need to be that day, and that's just fine. Luckily, the good times don't have to end because right now Kim and her beau Brian are visiting me for the weekend! I'm so happy I'm able to return the favor and show them around some of my very favorite places. Have a happy weekend!



Dorien said...

Seems you had the perfect time there, it is indeed so amazing to meet all these new people through blogging!! :-) Hope you have a great weekend!

marcella said...

nice pics ... :)
great (photo) company you have there :)

SarahAnn said...

Hey! Those look kind of like the Snooze mugs!!!

Elle Enchanted said...

You three look gorgeous- and like so much fun! :) Glad you love Philly- I really liked it the last time I visited too.

Anonymous said...

I love the photos of the mummers and of the three of you jumping.

Erika of Style Activist said...

Yum. I love the South Street Diner! You ladies are beyond adorable! :)


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