A Day in Philadelphia

The Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation

We were ten steps ahead of a thunder storm all day, and our excitement has been mounting as we approach our honeymoon, now only two days away. We have one mom here with us and we've had a full and fun weekend all together. Today we spent hours walking, wandering and eating- the ultimate summer day. We dropped off a Rain Collection delivery at Vagabond, in Old City and got a sweet taste of the shop's fineries. High-wasted, white denim, unhemmed bells everywhere.  We stopped into Double Knot, 1/2 cafe, 1/2 Japanese restaurant, where the gracefully unkempt potted plants at the door are just the first sign of magic. Inside, a latte art competition and free Elixir coffee were like the details of a dream amidst dim lighting and curated artifacts of old. More curatorial genius ensued at The Barnes Foundation, where one of our favorite pieces continues to be the mosaic in the lobby's floor. Feeling drawn to the stormy sky, we took a chance on the new Assembly rooftop lounge atop the Logan Hotel, and found a world-class view and even a couple of new friends. The bright aqua Swann Memorial Fountain, nine stories below maintained its glow as the rain finally caught up to us. Torrents fell as we were swept inside into a cozy nook by our muscular and highly capable waitress. It's been good, Sunday. Thank you, Philly.