At the end of August, I headed back to Philly again and made a weekend road trip from there to attend my friend Amanda’s wedding in Chantilly, Virginia. Philly to Chantilly! See a recap of the whole week below.
First, I attended The Knot’s wedding industry event at Bok, a converted high school which has a glorious roof bar with a view of Philadelphia.
The Knot’s event was down in the gym. Yes, very much an old high school gym. But made so lovely with all these delicious cakes!
Making vendor friends in Philadelphia!
Making use of my Philadelphia Art Museum membership to visit one of their sites: The Rodin Museum.
My very amateurish attempt at sketching the sculpture. I’d really like to take up drawing/painting. Who knows some good classes either in Philly or SF? The main problem is it has to be a short series; I’m never in town long enough to complete a whole weekly class for several weeks.
Road trip time! We drove from Philly down to Virginia, stopping in Baltimore for some crab cakes at Faidley’s Seafood on the way.
And then we arrived at my friend Amanda’s wedding! Such a beautiful celebration of her Burmese heritage and his Indian heritage.
Bubbles! Love this.
Congrats A-Way & Sachin. So happy to celebrate with you guys!
The next morning, we paid a visit to the nearby Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. This Chantilly location is a giant hangar, and is a sister museum to the one in downtown DC. That Blackbird sure is slick looking.
Space Shuttle Discovery.
Every single one of those tiles has its own serial number so you know where to look when one needs to be replaced. Crazy.
Some helicopters and a Concorde.
I like the really cute tiny planes like this little blue one.
And then we were off, back to Pennsylvania! We stopped in Glen Mills, PA to visit Terrain, a home decor/gardening shop spinoff from the Anthropologie brand. It’s pretty darn cute.
This whole thing kind of reminded me of The Grounds of Alexandria in Sydney, though that place is definitely even more sprawling.
Terrain also has a lovely cafe that reminded me of a more rustic version of Commisary at the Line Hotel in LA.
Finally, to top it all of, my very first visit to the famed Wegman’s supermarket. Yes, Western New Yorker friends, it was pretty great. We bought $150 in groceries and were actually happy about it. And I usually do everything I can to avoid grocery shopping at all!
Delightful. Til next time, Philly! And thanks for a lovely time, Chantilly!
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