I really tried to get this post out last week, but I decided to check out and semi-unplug on my family vacay! I avoided a computer for 8 days - an online cleanse. I am now back and feeling recharged. I wanted to share with you my photos from my stay in the city of brotherly love.
After my work trip in New York, I grabbed the last train out Friday night and high tailed it to Philly to spend time with one of my college roommates, Caitlin. If I am ever on the east coast, I'll take any chance I can get to see my long distance friends. The upside to having friends across the country - you get to visit them! And it doesn't hurt when your friend happens to be an incredibly talented textile designer, and therefore allowing you to stay in a beautifully decorated apartment with top of the line, custom pillows.
Philly is flooded with old 17th century charm, and to make the picturesque city even more quaint.. spring had sprung. The sun was shining and the cherry blossoms were out. And yet, above the charm and incredible food, my favorite part was just laying low at the apartment. We stayed up late into the night; catching up with Caitlin and making forts and playing dress up with Miss Livi. I loved being able to see Caitlin in her element, as a mom of two that works as a textile designer from home.
I am a big believer in keeping up friendships, really making the extra effort to show up, whether its weddings, bridal showers, baby showers or any big life moments. During my wedding I felt this deep love for the ones that celebrated with us. Ever since then Joel and I promised to always try and be the people that show up. Yes, I am so grateful for social media, keeps me in-tune with my friend's and family's lives. Geeze! Sad to say, but without instagram I would be in the dark on many of my friend's life events. Now I am able to see friend's engagement proposals or pregnancy photos or their babies growing up, I really feel apart of their lives. Although, there will always be something to be said about showing up. The friends I have stayed the closest with post-college are the ones that make the effort to be there. Caitlin has been one of those friends, she was living in Dubai with her family and managed to make it to my wedding in Southern California. Those things you never forget. Feeling so grateful for great friends! And so I guess this "friendship" post is fitting, when in the city of brotherly, or shall we say sisterly love.