Posts Categorized: philadelphia

the intern explores: lily of the valley cupcakery.

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to celebrate our last official day of classes, my friend and i stopped by lily of the valley cupcakery and cafe in glenside, pa. this sweet shop, which just recently opened near my school amongst the adorably quaint keswick village, was the perfect place to go for a treat after a stressful spring semester. with its multitude of decadent flavors, we found ourselves overwhelmed in the best way possible when it came to selecting a flavor. while i went with the double chocolate (no surprise there) and she went with their ever-popular strawberry shortcake, each option seemed like the right choice! the charming feel of the shop only added to its appeal as well, and its inexpensive menu made it that much more entrancing for a college student like me. it’s going to be hard not to constantly stop in for a treat during my next two weeks of finals! wish me luck!

until next time.

work wednesday: jillian + dave.

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jillian and dave, who wed last june at the congregation rodeph shalom before celebrating amongst family and friends at the please touch museum, desired a balance of elegance and quirk for their invitation suite. their two color letterpress invites were entirely eggplant purple except for the pop of a chartreuse green bow tie indicating guests to sport their very own green bow ties in honor of the couples’ favorite color! their rsvp postcards were presented in madlibs style and featured an 1876 etching of memorial hall during the world’s fair as a homage to their playful reception venue. but the quirkiest part of their cards, perhaps, were the minute details that were added to show the couple’s personality. an alpaca etching was featured on the kraft paper tags, to represent the unforgettable day that dave proposed to jillian in front of a live alpaca! there is also a mini alpaca hidden in the postcard image along with custom monogrammed laurels. their suite was tied together with a chartreuse silk ribbon and tag announcing their website before being mailed out in pale gray envelopes digitally printed with guests’ addresses. we are thrilled with the completion of this suite, and wish this couple a lifetime of fun and fulfillment together!

the intern explores: a philadelphia phillies game.

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this past week, i had the opportunity to attend a philadelphia phillies game with my best friends. i was born and raised in the philly suburbs, so it’s no surprise that i’m apart of the avidly enthusiastic philadelphia fan culture, but i haven’t fully invested in this individual team since their world series-win in 2008. while i did go to the game with two mets fans, i decided not to hold it against them and stuffed my face with hot dogs and sugary treats instead. not only was it fun getting outside for a while and enjoying the competitive atmosphere, but it was great to tap into the childhood nostalgia i associate with baseball games and warm weather. it brought me back to summer nights playing wiffle ball with my dad, and the carefree nature i’d find myself emerged in. within our hectic lives today, that innocent nature is often lost, but it’s something we’ve got to work on remembering. so put off your adult responsibilities from time to time in light of dancing, singing, and stuffing your face alongside great friends! it’s oddly healing!

until next time.

work wednesday: emily + megan.

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emily and megan are set to tie the knot this upcoming september amongst their dearest family and friends at the enchanting philadelphia horticulture center. to invite guests to their cermony, the couple used their venue and their favorite liberty floral fabric as inspiration. they envisioned the pairing of the floral print with a light and airy design accompanied by a fresh and bright color palette for their save the dates. with this in mind, we set out to produce a self-mailing postcard featuring hand-drawn fonts and a sweet monogram they drew themselves! we cannot wait to work on emily and megan’s invitation suite next!

the intern explores: the camden aquarium.

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last weekend, my school’s annual cotillion (a fancier formal not quite on the same level as a high school prom) took place at the lively camden aquarium in camden, new jersey. while i’d once visited the aquarium as a spectator when i was young, this was the first time i was visiting this space other than to view the exciting creatures found within our oceans, and it happened to be with delicious food and fun dancing. it was imperative to dance the night away with some of my greatest friends, but it was even cooler to be in such an awesome event space like this one! not only were we snacking and chatting right beside sharks and gorgeous sea turtles, but we had an incredible view of philadelphia’s skyline right across the river as well (and i took way too many pictures of it). but the most important part of the night was the way we, meaning my friends and i, put aside our hectic individual lives to enjoy being together! nights out like this are important not only for the fun you have, but for the strengthening of bonds that always come out of it as a result.

until next time.

the intern explores: the fillmore philadelphia.

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i recently got to see one of my favorite performers, troye sivan, live in philadelphia for the very first time. troye, whose music resembles alternative pop icons like halsey and the 1975, has been someone i’ve watched gain popularity for years, and once i heard he was coming to our city, i immediately purchased tickets. his show took place at the fillmore philadelphia, which newly opened in replica of the original, notrious venue in san francisco, and while i was completely enamored with the performance, i also fell in love with the venue as well! while this location just opened last fall in fishtown, the space, built within an old warehouse, offers an elegant, industrial feel that’s perfect for any occasion! not only was their ballroom space perfect for live acts, but the venue is also available for private events! what a cool backdrop this would be for celebrating with family and friends!

until next time.

the intern explores: the philadelphia flower show.

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this week’s adventure had me exploring the pennsylvania horticultural society‘s annual flower show. this event, which took place at the pennsylvania convention center in center city, philadelphia, featured an exquisite array of flowers and foliage perfect for the excitement of the springtime season that lies ahead. from elaborate sets to individual bouquets, this year’s theme of “exploring america”, honoring our nation’s national parks, was the perfect adventure to celebrate my spring break! while the event shuts down for the year on the 13th of march, i’d definitely advise those within the philadelphia area to consider checking it out! it’s amazing what wonderfully stunning displays were conceived through nature and a bit of creativity!

until next time.

the intern explores: wissahickon valley park.

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last weekend’s excitingly warmer weather had me avoiding responsibilities briefly for a much needed breath of fresh air at wissahickon valley park. the park, which conveniently sits about 12 miles outside of center city, features beautiful hiking trails, natural waterfalls, and the valley green inn, which is a splendid stop for a delicious bite to eat. not only was this adventure a perfect way to destress from the week, but it also substituted as exercise without feeling like exercise at all! apart from the slightly muddy trails, i was able to enjoy being outdoors after being cooped up this winter, and pet an exorbitant amount of puppies along the way! but the best part was the fact that wifi was unreachable and i was able to remove myself without feeling guilty, which is something i always say i should do! sometimes it’s important to put down our devices and spend time with ourselves or loved ones when given the opportunity! the warm weather, and this trip, proved to be the perfect chance for me to finally do so!

until next time.

the intern explores: center city.

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happy friday loveleighs! ahhh, my first journey through the work of interning with loveleigh, and what a journey it was! i’m a city girl, always have been and always will be, but through my short time working in philadelphia thus far, i’ve come to realize how little i’ve actually explored of the city. so i thought, what better way to kick off my weekly posts than by exploring loveleigh’s very own backyard!

along with a group of seven of the greatest friends i have, we set off to the city with no real plan. while our first stop was shake shack on sansom, a place i’ve come to frequent a lot, we took our fries to go and walked towards the seaport. the weather proved to be exceptionally lovely that day, and so we spent some time basking in the natural breeze before making our way to city hall. we were surprised to find ice skating still running in dilworth park, but decided to give it a try and laced up our skates. multiple crashes occurred, of course, but much laughter occurred as well. we started our day a little later, so the sun had begun to set at this point, but the sunset combined with the atmosphere of good friends made the day magical. we finished off our day in rittenhouse square with a box of goodies from insomnia cookies, which i, as a sweet lover, had surprisingly never had before (but will make sure to have again in the future). at this point, we couldn’t stop yawning, but what better way to rate the success of your day!

growing up in the suburbs has found me in center city numerous times before, but i don’t think i’d ever had as much fun. every trip to the city i’ve had was predetermined, so the freedom that came from this spontaneous trip was something i didn’t realize i needed. i was able to not only ignore my stressful college lifestyle for a bit with friends, and ended up seeing center city in an entirely new way! so i’m leaving you with the idea of being spontaneous, loveleighs. sometimes a good time can start with exploring your own surroundings!

until next time.

work wednesday: suzanne + jeffrey. part one.



suzanne and jeffrey walked down the aisle in october at st. peter’s episcopal church and celebrated afterwards at the kimmel center in philadelphia. their chic invitation suite was designed in all black and white with a large focus on typography. their letterpress invites were printed in blind deboss and black ink. their digital inserts included a reply card with custom lined envelope, along with an information card that featured a custom map of philadelphia. the couple’s horizontal format suite was bundled around a piece of black coverstock with a thin black wax cord which held a square tag with a personalized blind deboss monogram. this was mailed in a sleek black envelope, with white foiled return address and envelope liner which included a unique drawing of the philadelphia skyline. they were hand addressed in a modern typeface by mandy of myrtle and lloyd and completed with custom postage displaying their precious dog, tucker!

next week we are going to feature suzanne and jeffrey’s day of materials!