A couple of weeks back I enjoyed a few days away from kiddos for my husband holiday party. We stayed at the beautiful and well located Hyatt at the Belleveu in downtown Philly. I am amazed by how much this city has to offer, lovely restaurants, by the way, my favorite is Osteria and nice and cozy Italian place with great pasta and one of the best pizzas. We also enjoyed the bar at the XIX (nineteen) on the top floor of the hotel where you can have amazing city views. The beautiful Christmas Village is a must which brings you the magic of an authentic German Market in the city. The Philadelphia Art Museum is an authentic gem, the building itself is a beauty and the collection includes work by Cezanne, Rodin and Vicent Van Gogh's Sunflower among many other famous world pieces. Last but not least you can also take a picture with the famous Rocky statue located very close to the Museum. My husband and I really enjoyed the city which is only 2 hours from NY so you can easily combine both trips.
I consider myself a very organized person, but this year has gone so fast for me that I cannot believe Thanksgiving is in a couple of dates, and then officially shopping season will start. By now I am on top of my game and had my shopping carts full just a click away to purchase all my holiday presents, however, I am so late this year. So I am playing catch up and have attached a few of my family favorites from Christmas decor and presents and my favorites recipes for the season. Hope you enjoy them!
A few months back my cousin approach me regarding her sister's bachelorette party, so we started brainstorming different ideas. Although so many fun options came to our heads we had to manage to get 15 girls agendas synchronized to make it happen. Bottom line, we wanted to feel like we were in an exotic destination, but within the city.