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Year: 2014

Best Philly Cheesesteaks and The Rocky Steps Philadelphia

The day after Christmas my family decided to forgo our usual shop-the-sales routine and head to Philadelphia for a daytrip.  My grandmother was born and raised in Philadelphia before moving to Iowa (she married an Iowan). I have been to Philly before for a weekend trip as an adult and once as a tiny kid to visit my great-grandmother.  My brother had never been to Philly (he was really young when my sister and I visited my great-grandmother) so he picked the locale for  our after-Christmas trip The Philadelphia Museum of Art is the backdrop for one of the most Read More

Christmas 2014- 34th Street Hampden

Christmas Week started off with BC and I hosting a giant party. About 60 of our closest friends brought themselves, wine, food, and bourbon for a fun-filled night.  The party started at 7 and the last guests left at 1:45am. I’m cooler than I thought! We had a bourbon bar where we made Manhattans, Rusty Nails, and bourbon on the rocks.  We sprung for the fancy glasses- haha! Christmas this year for my family was in Baltimore.  I got lucky and my mom and brother came to me- no crowded airports and bad weather for me! We drove up to Read More