vendredi 26 septembre 2014

So for my last part of my Philadelphia posts I am showing you one of the favourite activities we got up to and one of my favourite places in the whole of Philly.. The Philadelphia Magical Gardens.

White Faux Leather Fedora, c/o Bershka
White Scuba Bralet, c/o Missguided
Navy Blue Long Culottes, c/o Urban Outfitters
Black Birkenstocks, River Island - £50

Isaiah Zagar designed the Magic Gardens in 1994 and as you can see from the pictures, it's not really a surprise that it took him 13 whole years to complete It's absolutely breathtaking, and I'm not a massive art fanatic by any means, but when you walk into a place thats as beautiful as this, it's hard not to be completely blown away. If you are ever in Philadelphia, I would 100% recommend having a look around this beautiful place, theres more information on their website, but we had a lovely tour around the building and everyone who works there is so passionate about the building and the history behind it, so it was really a lovely thing to be shown.

Afterwards, we were shown around Phildelphia to admire a few of the amazing Mural pieces dotted around the city from the Mural Arts Program. The history is pretty poetic - The Anti-Graffiti network were hired to reach out to graffiti writers within Philadelphia to direct their attention to contructing beautiful pieces of art in the form of Murals instead of graffiti. The artists are unbelivably talented and it's incredible that these are all just spaced around Philly, it really highlights the city as an artist capital.

The next morning we grabbed a bite to eat at a lovely little place called High Street On Market, whee I had a delicious home made bagel and cup of tea.

Then I said an emotional goodbye to Philadelphia and hotfooted it to the Megabus station where I decided to take a few days on holiday to the wonderful New York City. What I found which may surprise some of you is that a return ticket for a megabus into New York (a whole different state!) is only $20.. that is £12! Absolutely amazing and only 2 and a half hours. If you ever find yourself in New York then please take a day or two trip to philly to see some of the most amazing things I was able to see, its so cheap and easy! Philadelphia is also SO MUCH CHEAPER than New York especially for clothes, so I would urge you to grab a bargain bus trip! I also had a top seat view so I was able to take the whole trip in and it was amazing.

Thank you so much to The Philadelphia CVB @ Discover PHL particularly the wonderful Christina who was an absolute gem in showing us around and is truely an asset to the CVB, as she is just so passionate about her hometown and it really showed throughout the trip!. They showed me how amazing Philadelphia really is and I can't thank them enough!

Keep your eyes peeled for what I got up to on my mini trip to the Big Apple!

P.s. I made a video about my time in Philly.. Let me know what you think!

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