24 Hours in Philadelphia

City of Brotherly Love (but also home to the Barnes Foundation, which has one of the world’s largest collections of Impressionist art). Naturally I took two great brothers with me @j1kim + @jakewittman for a brief stopover with friends @heykatekelly, @rachelko, @nolanaustinburger.

9:00am power breakfast at the sleek wm mulherin & sons, a sleek boutique hotel in fishtown

10:00am arrive to meet kate at reanimator coffee

12:00pm midcentury modern warehouse – open to the public once a month on the second sunday from 12-3pm. I showed up in mom overalls ready to pilfer the selection

2:00pm lunch at pizzeria vetri – contested as one of the best pies in Philly

3:00pm stopover at the Barnes – careful, don’t show up too late or they might sell out of the day’s last tickets! john bought the last one. no photos allowed FYI but the art collection is worth it

8:00pm dinner with nolan, rachel at banh mi & bottles – they have a pho broth dip with the brisket banh mi. life changing

11:00pm holy trinity night (bey, riri, minaj) at dolphin tavern 

1:00am spontaneous & patriotic visit to the independence hall, liberty bell

8:00am breakfast at one of reading terminal’s many food stalls before heading out
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You’re Invited – February 4th

IMG_0644My good friends at Maketto asked me to host an event in their community space. How could I turn them down? These are the kind of events I dream about. Maketto 1351 is part coffeeshop, part Taiwanese-Cambodian restaurant/bar/community space that brings people together with weekly events, and I’m honored to help them do that.

You’re invited. All proceeds support a local non-profit. Hot coffee on tap, some dad jokes, and a guaranteed good time. If you can’t make it, no biggie, hop on the mailing list and I’ll send you the slides after.

Maketto 1351 H St NE, Washington DC | Thursday, February 4th 4-6pm




1.t.elaine 2.fliickman 3.brian.willette 4.crew.sdj 5.jump 6.in.motionTwo cities you can always count on to stun you with depth of field: New York and San Francisco. Luckily I bumped into these fellas in the Big Apple and they gave me a rooftop tour of the city that never sleeps: SDJ, Brian, and Fliickman.

Next travel installment coming up: Fliickman‘s top 5 coffee stops in the city.