May 2016 archive

Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square

Philly is full of amazing cultural experiences. I had a great time at the Chinese Latern Festival. This was the first ever lantern festival in the Northeast US and it was clearly a success.

This lantern festival is a celebration of Spring so check it out by June 12th! 

I bought tickets online which was really convenient because there were no lines at the entrance. I was there at 7:45pm so I was there to see it in the light and dark. 

Main entrance:    


 This arch walkway was so cool to walk through. 

  

  You can’t have a Chinese lantern festival without pandas! (The panda on the swing actually moved)

 This amazing 200 ft dragon was the highlight of the festival. 

  

  

  

 The dragon garden is where you can sit down for Asian alcoholic beverages. :) 

   

I enjoyed my Thai iced tea during the festival. There are also a few vendors that sell food, toys, and other cool Chinese related goods such as hand painted fans and lanterns. 

   
I didn’t plan it but there was a show at 8:30. There were a few cool acts and this was dish spinning one was the most impressive! 

I enjoyed the festival more than I expected. The show made it worthwhile. I hope people can enjoy it before June 12th and if not, hope you’ve enjoyed my photos. 

xoxo,

-TRS 

Who Wore it Best Contest at Wardrobe Boutique

Hello blog readers,

  I’m promoting an event for Careeer Wardrobe. It’s a non-profit organization that helps women in transition by providing assistance with professional attire and resources. Wardrobe boutique is a resale store where proceeds benefit Career Wardrobe. 

To my local bloggers and shoppers, please come to the Wardrobe Boutique on May 28th between 3-6pm to shop and enter into the Who Wore it Best Contest. Simply post your outfit from Wardrobe Boutique and the person with the most likes will win a handbag. 

  

 Spotted some vintage Lilly Pulitzer today so I’m excited for the event on the 28th! Come out to shop and help empower women. 

Hiking in New Hampshire

I love exploring New England and of course Boston will always be my favorite city but it was time to try something new. 
Live free or die…

I mean really, I thought I was going to fall off of this mountain. It snowed the day before we go on this hike and I was not prepared at all considering I brought my mesh Nike sneakers with me (Fail). 

I didn’t know of any mountains in New Hampshire but I did see Facebook photos of my friend hiking the Welch-Dickey loop Trail. So I thought it would be good to check out. There’s also an awesome site that lists the top hikes in New England. It was easy to read so we soon realized that Welch-Dickey was a good pick. Obviously I couldn’t do anything too difficult and this trail was only 4.5 mile loop. 

   
    
    
It was difficult to get a good scenic photo from the Polaroid camera so I didn’t take too many.    

This trail had many great views. It was worth it even though I had to walk through the slippery snow. I can’t wait to try out other mountains and trails.