Happy Weekend!


It has been such a busy and freezing week! The temperatures were below 10 degrees in Philadelphia since Monday and thank goodness for such a beautiful weekend to make up it. This week I was able to attend a tasting of the new Yard’s Seasonal Beer, Rye and attend the premiere party of the new LUSH Spa last night (posts coming soon!). All weekend I plan on hitting the gym (possibly shopping this sale) and I’m going to see the Philadelphia Orchestra perform tomorrow evening as well! Scored some amazing seats from the PECO Power Hour opportunity back in December, can’t beat orchestra pit tickets for only $10 a pop.

Also, glorious Red Carpet season starts on Sunday! Are you looking forward to the Golden Globes? Who do you want to win? Tell me! I am sure to be live tweeting during the whole affair, hopefully you can join me. AND the premiere of GIRLS is back ::fan girl scream:: I’ll be glued to my couch all evening. What are you up to this weekend?

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Madewell: Take up to 40% off sale styles, online code: COZYUP

ASOS: 10% off sale merchandise, online code: Jan10

[Its 2nd Saturday on East Passyunk Ave tomorrow!]

Hip & Thrifty – 50% off select merchandise with complimentary adult beverages. 5-8pm

Occasionette – As a thank you for such a fantastic holiday season, Occasionette is giving back in January! Beginning on Second Saturday, they’ll give 5% of your purchase back to make a difference locally. Purchases of $50 or more on Second Saturday will also receive a free Occasionette Shop Locally tote bag. Shop with purpose and know you’re supporting the Morris Animal Refuge, the Career Wardrobe and Philabundance. 11am-9pm

Info provided by the East Passyunk District


Happy Weekend!


It’s the weekend and my favorite person is back from Israel! Scott and I are having a Friday daytime date and we’re painting the town red by seeing The Wolf of Wall Street, Anchorman 2, going to PYT for lunch and possibly the River Rink at Penn’s Landing at night. So much to squeeze in before the end  of the holiday season in Philly, its going to be a little bit before the city becomes alive again in the early spring. Good thing, red carpet season is upon us, hence why I am kicking off the weekend with Leo and his brand new Golden Globe nominated Best Musical/Comedy, Best Actor movie.

What are you doing this weekend? Shopping sales I hope:

J. Crew: Exclusively online take 40% off winter sale items with the code: GIFTNOW. Shop in-stores get 30% off your purchase.

LOFT: Take 50% off everything, shop online use the code: GOODCHEER

The Body Shop: Its the semi-annual sale, get up to 50% off all products

ALDO: Take up to 30% off everything!

Procrastinators Unite! Last Minute SALES to Save the Holiday!

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Ah, only two days before Christmas and the last minute holiday shopping has commenced for procrastinators. [Did you see this great article from Refinery 29 about this very topic?]

Luckily, since I work at a mall, I know all of the great sales that are going on NOW and I plan on hiding my credit card from myself so I don’t buy myself a treat or five. Take a look at the sales below and pick up any last minute gift items for your loved ones or yourself. (If you do shop for yourself, I’ll never tell.)

ASOS: The Crazy Ass Holiday Sale is still going on now. Get up to 50% off winters warmest apparel.

I want [this and this]

J. Crew: Get 40% off your purchase when you shop online and 30% off your purchase when you shop in-store. Use Code – GIFTNOW

Gimmie [this, this and this]

LOFT: 40% off the entire store (YAY) Shop online use code: GIFTS

Dear Santa – please for [this and this]

H&M: Shop in-store and get BOGO 50% off everything OR Buy 2, get 1 FREE on Sale

(No items picked because I’m currently running to 16th and Chestnut to buy, buy buy)

Forever 21: 500+ items were just added that are $5 and below. ACCESSORIES GALORE!

Urban Outfitters: Shop Online, Spend $50 and get it by Christmas Eve. (Shop by 1PM though!)

Now that I have over sensitized your shopping needs, tell me where are you going?!

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Happy Weekend!


What a week – two back to back Tree Lightings, Q102’s Jingle Ball, Prohibition Repeal Day and to kick off the weekend I’m heading over to Union Transfer for the Phantogram show! Also, I did some Cyber Monday shopping and Forever 21, ASOS and Amazon all hit my credit card, but I think I stayed under my $100 limit. Phew! I’m looking forward to a fun filled weekend because on Sunday, Scott and I are going to the Eagles game too, cross your fingers that I don’t freeze away due to the cold and that the home team wins!

What are you guys up to this weekend? Holiday shopping – here is a BIG holiday sale going on this weekend.

NOLIBS HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPREE (Saturday December 7 & Sunday, December 8): 13 local, independent shops have teamed up again for their annual sale in Northern Liberties. Collect stickers as you shop and save 25% off. Another great perk is that participating shops will be offering free gift wrap and serving light refreshments.

Participating shops include: Arcadia, Art Star, Bloom, Casa Papel, City Planter, Duke & Winston, Flying Pig Frames, Framing Philadelphia, JINXED, Once Worn Consignment, Philly Phaithful, Ritual Ritual, SWAG Boutique – from 2nd street to 4th street / Spring Garden to Girard

Its a Wonderful Life on Fabric Row

Fabric Row GraphicI absolutely love Fabric Row in Queen Village. Such an awesome little neighborhood in Philadelphia full of history and fashion! On Thursday, December 12, from 6-9 pm, they will be offering signature Art in the Age cocktails and a special promotion for one night only: shoppers who Instagram @armour_philadelphia @busstopboutique or @moonandarrow and hashtag #fabricrow will receive 10% off their entire purchase. Neighborhood watering spot Ela will also be serving up some cheer with an extended happy hour and tasty bar snacks.

It’s a Wonderful Life on Fabric Row
Thursday, December 12 | 6-9 pm
Stroll starts at 4th & Bainbridge

Happy Weekend!

01473_GRMV_NovEblast_Wk1bHappy Weekend! [Now go eat some chocolate].

Tonight begins the first of many holiday parties that I will be attending this holiday season. Some parties are for work and others are for play, but I’m looking forward to all of them. Also, I don’t mind picking up a few extra things to play dress up with due to my planner becoming booked up for the rest of the year! The rest of the weekend I’m going to spend planning a few trips coming up in the next few weeks and finalizing some holiday gift guide lists. If you are staying in Philadelphia tonight, I would suggest going to…

Mast Brother’s Chocolate Book Signing at Art in the Age! I LOVE Mast Brother’s Chocolate especially the anchor wrapping paper of the chocolate bar above. The sea salt chocolate is my favorite and I highly recommend it! Not only do you have the chance to try some of their delicious desserts, but the Mast Brothers’ will be there to share their unique story and recipes from Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook.


Kiehl’s Cash is back. Spend $65+ on Kiehl’s products and get $20 off your purchase. (PS – Midnight Recovery Concrete, thank you for being you<3)

LOFT is having a Friends & Family Sale! Shop their new winter collection and take 40% off your entire purchase. I want |this| |this| and |this|

J. Crew is having 40% off their Sale Merchandise, Online Code is STYLETIME [woo hoo!]

Happy Weekend!


J Crew Opening Jade & The CityAhh Friday, we meet again. I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to kicking off a fun filled weekend. Work this week was super busy. From a display load in, two press conferences and holiday event planning, phew – I am looking forward to two days off. I went to a fantastic dinner Tuesday night with some fellow blogging buddies to hear about the new marketing campaign for Swarovski! [More on that next week]. Wednesday night, I got to see my old boss from Philly.com sing an acoustic set at the Art Alliance, what a gorgeous old building in Rittenhouse Square and a beautiful performance. Tonight I’ll be checking out an event at a local advertising agency with Scott, but tomorrow night…

We’ll be going to dinner at Sbraga! Like most people, we have a list must try restaurants in Philadelphia and our friends were kind enough to give us a gift card for our birthdays last month. So how excited am I to go to a Top Chef Kevin Sbraga’s restaurant – VERY. The four course prix fix menu already has me day dreaming at work. I promise to take photos!


One of my favorite boutiques in Olde City, Art in the Age recently launched their Holiday Market! Treat yourself or shop for friends and family with this collection of local Philadelphia makers who are setting up shop at AITA for Nov & Dec. The artists are Peg & Awl, Norman Porter Denim, Three Potato Four, Pilot and Captain, and W&P Design.

Shop the new boutique that has opened on the Main Line, Jade’s Closet. To celebrate it’s opening, from November 4th to November 10th, 10% of all purchases at Jade’s Closet will go to support The Covenant House.

Macy’s is having their Veteran’s Day Sale until 11/11. Get 10-20% off online with the code VETDAY. I scored these cute new rain boots.

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Sweets and Treats for Halloween

Told you October is the best month of the entire year. I honestly can’t believe November is tomorrow and Halloween is today! I have always loved getting dressed up for Halloween, making costumes from my finds at thrift stores was always a favorite shopping trip of mine. However this year, I did buy a costume – you’ll just have to wait until tomorrow night on Instagram to see it!

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However, when I was at work this week I couldn’t help but stop by the ellelauri window (all of your should as well, this is one of my new favorite boutiques). If getting dressed up for Halloween isn’t your thing, ellelauri has chic apparel from Wild Fox Couture available. I’m sure the comfy sweater and blouses will get you into the spirit of Halloween.

Another fun treat I plan on picking up tonight are Spodee Red Velvet Cupcakes from Sweetbox Cupcakes on 13th Street. They are only available today, if you want to pick one up – don’t forget to use #SpodeeTrickOrTreat for social media! (Honestly, you’ll want to brag about this Halloween treat).

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#MadewellPhilly is Coming to Walnut Street!


If you haven’t already heard – Madewell is opening on Walnut Street – TOMORROW. The festivities and doors open at 10am and the first 100 shoppers will get mystery gift cards. (Fingers crossed you will be the lucky one winning $500!). If your a city dweller like I am, I felt like I was missing out on the J. Crew Group’s other fabulous store of beautiful clothes and accessories. Now I’ll be in the stylish cool kids group again (just kidding!)

If you do stop by the store make sure to use #MadewellPhilly when you feel like bragging to the rest of your friends that your shopping trip is better than theirs.

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Happy Weekend!


It’s the weekend and the rain is here to stay for a little bit. I have been on the hunt for a new pair of short rain boots to make my commute to work a little bit easier and more stylish! I love my pair of Hunter Rain Boots – but I can only rock Hunter Green for so long, alas it doesn’t go with every single outfit. Despite the rain, its date night! Part two of my birthday present from Scott we’re going to the Pinot Botique in Olde City for a wine tasting, then we’re having dinner at Kanella – a perfect little Greek BYOB.

Here’s what I scored this week during the great sales at work: JCrew | LOFT | Express

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