Philly Adventure

13 Jan

What better way to begin a new year than a 48-hour adventure? January 2nd, I went to Philadelphia with my friend and student Katie Meek for an internship interview she had with Anthropologie. It was snowy and frigid, but we had a great time exploring this city. Here are a few photos Katie took during our trip:
_MG_1724We stayed in a Bed and Breakfast in West Philly near the University of Pennsylvania called the Gables. It was still decorated for Christmas and didn’t even look real._MG_1764 _MG_1770 _MG_1771 _MG_1782 _MG_1783 The day we spent at URBN Inc. headquarters was my favorite.  We arrived to the Navy Yard and went straight to the common building which houses a few offices, a coffee shop, magazine library, cafeteria and company gym. Of course, it is decorated like nothing I have ever seen. _MG_1785 _MG_1796 _MG_1801 _MG_1804 _MG_1807 _MG_1815

After the interview, they offered tours so we got to see each brand’s offices. One thing I love about these brands is that everything is really consistent and recognizable. The offices were no exception. We were able to guess instantly.

Free People:

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_MG_1845 Anthropologie:_MG_1848 _MG_1850 Urban Outfitters:_MG_1856 Terrain and BHLD:_MG_1861 _MG_1864 _MG_1865 Since these buildings were once used for the Navy’s shipyard, it makes them really unique. The whole campus is really amazing. It sits on the river next to huge ships. _MG_1868 The rest of our trip was spent walking and riding the trolley around different parts of the city getting the full experience._MG_1880 _MG_1918

Here are my iPhone photos:

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetBecause of the snow storm, we couldn’t get a taxi to take to the interview. We figured out a way to take a trolley then another one which got us pretty close. The last mile was a chilly walk through the snow. It was memorable to say the least. Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with g3 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with g3 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with t1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 preset The Anthrologie in Center City was amazing too! It is in an old stone building that has 3 stories of shopping. Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset  The University of Pennsylvania campus is amazing. Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

Highlights from Katie’s Instagram feed:

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Cappuccinos at La Columbe
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Lunch at Triamags penn

I left Philly feeling very inspired. Katie, thank you for letting me tag along!
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