This past weekend I had the honor of being a tourist for a day in a city I've been living in for 5 years. What did I miss after all the years of being here you might ask? Try not to laugh but it's the Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. This magical, fully immersive art experience is the reason for the ever so rare street style photo of myself. A preview for a long awaited Lifestoned Adventures Itinerary post, the full post will go up on Thursday so stay tuned.
Art, food, fashion, and culture combine this Sunday for Old City Fest 2016.
If you're looking for the perfect way to spend a beautiful fall Sunday afternoon, look no further than Old City Fest 2016. Old City Fest is the ultimate celebration in all that this vibrant neighborhood has to offer and believe me that's a lot. Here are the places to keep your eyes peeled for when you hit the streets this Sunday, Oct. 9 from 11 am to 6pm.
Philadelphia isn’t exactly the first place you think of when you hear the word “couture”. We’re home to a lot of things, but a thriving couture community is not exactly one of them, at least, that’s what I thought before Sunday night. Philadelphia Couture Fashion Week is a celebration of local couture talent in Philadelphia and I was able to experience that up close and personal at Sunday’s finale show. As a member of the press I got a front row and behind the scenes look at designers featured throughout the week which include BET MOD (Happy Couture) Landa Styles Collection, Marle Originals, Cherish Seldon, Nje By Tahece and more.
Let me be the first to say, this year’s Diner En Blanc was unequivocally and monumentally one for the books. Thousands of Philadelphians, dressed in their Sunday whites, made their way to a secret location revealed to guests a mere thirty minutes before the event egan. But I’m getting ahead of myself. For those of you who, like me, are Diner En Blanc newbies, here’s what this white-clad event is all about.
Here's a look inside one of the safest, friendliest places for artists and musicians in the city of Philadelphia. The Marketplace is a monthly gathering of friends, musicians, and local artists. Hosted by two of the loveliest and talented people in this great city Hannah and John, The Marketplace is all about encouraging and supporting local artist - no matter what medium. After a hilariously unfortunate mix up with just about every printer/photo center in the greater Philadelphia area, I wasn't able to join in the fun with my zine. However, it did give me the opportunity to bob and weave through this show and take these pictures.
When it comes to experiencing art, Philadelphia is exactly where you want to be. Don't believe me? Well, you clearly didn't attend the 7th Philly Art Collective show that went down Friday, April 15th. From 7 pm to 11 pm some of the most talented artist from the greater Philadelphia Area convened for a celebration of art. As A Tribe Called Quest (RIP Phife Dawg) played in the background artist shared their paintings, sketches, zines, sculptures, prints, songs, and talents with a room full of excited art enthusiasts of all ages and races. If you're looking for art that's new, fresh, absolutely urban, and off the beaten path of the halls of museums, you're going to want to make it to the next installment, because this is where the next generation of great artists can be found. Check out some pictures from the event and be sure to follow Philly Art Collective on Instagram for details on the next show.
I did it, folks. I survived Erin Express, and on my first try too. For those of you who didn’t read Part 1 of this survival guide, I’ll explain to you why it’s impressive that I survived Erin Express. Erin Express is an all day long pub crawl event where grown people wear head to toe green and get belligerent on the streets of Philadelphia. In pursuit or the truth, in honor of all of the gonzo journalists before me, I took to the mean streets of Philly to experience this tradition first hand. However, I did it with a little Lifestoned Adventures twist, here’s the recap of my very first Erin Express and some survival tips to keep in mind for next year.
Gird your loins folks because this weekend is the start of an inescapable Philadelphia tradition. I know what you’re thinking and/or doing; You’re checking your calendar then shaking your fist up to the sky and yelling, “No, not yet. I’m not ready. No one told me! Why God? Why?” Well, luckily for you, I’m here with an official alert and tips to prepare you for tomorrow’s forecast of green and sloppy.
Living in Philly for the last five years has been a magical experience. Yeah Philly might be loud, and filled with intense sports fans, and home to a sandwich (ahem, hoagie) that's filled with more calories than two meals put together, but (in spite of all of these charming qualities) Philadelphia is still a magical city worthy of Isaiah Zagar's masterpiece. A masterpiece, that despite living in Philadelphia for five years, I'm only recently getting around to. Click read more and #LetsGetGoing