Windowpane Crush

Windowpane Crush

On a recent unseasonably warm Sunday morning, my husband and I took a walk around Independence Mall. With our days in Philadelphia numbered (I officially, albeit regrettably, put in my two month notice two weeks ago), it has become all the more a priority for us to savor every last minute we have in this [...]

Piping Pajamas featuring Ledges Hotel and Long Tall Sally

Piping Pajamas featuring Ledges Hotel and Long Tall Sally

For the past two holiday seasons, I have gifted loved ones classic piped pajama sets. Navy on light blue woven shirt and pant sets for everyone. [record scratch] For every female under 5'-10" and every male under 6'-4", that is. That would mean that while my mom, dad, brother-in-law, and husband are snoozing in some [...]

Historic Bridges of the MidAtlantic: Bullfrog Road Bridge

Historic Bridges of the MidAtlantic: Bullfrog Road Bridge

The Bullfrog Road Bridge was built in 1908 by the York Bridge Company out of York, Pennsylvania. It was eventually listed on the National Register for Historic Places in 1978. It connects Frederick and Carroll Counties over the Monocacy River.   As many of the historic bridges in the area are that of the wood [...]

Wallpaper with a View featuring Antrim 1844

Wallpaper with a View featuring Antrim 1844

Two weeks ago, the husband and I wandered up to the light-flooded third story of the mansion at Antrim 1844. To say that the light married with the acid turquoise wallpaper luminated the third floor would be an understatement. Sidebar: The owner of Antrim 1844, Dort, applied all of the wallpaper on her own. How [...]

Historic Bridges of the MidAtlantic: Thomas Mill Bridge

Historic Bridges of the MidAtlantic: Thomas Mill Bridge

Last weekend the husband and I wandered out on the Fairmount Park and along our walk, we encountered the Thomas Mill Bridge. I happen to love a good historic structure, bridges included. Did you know that along with HABS (Historic American Building Survey) and HALS (Historic American Landscape Survey), the National Park Service also administers [...]

Black and White and Read All Over

Black and White and Read All Over

Last weekend was a nice one in Philadelphia, weather-wise. While I spent about half of it in bed recovering from a raging Saturday night out at the Philadelphia Art Museum, I was able to get out and about and took a walk around our neighborhood. A crisp upper fifties degree day called for a dress [...]