My first full day in Philly was filled with many curiosities, surprises, and lessons learned. On my way to visit the historical Independence Hall and Liberty Bell, I had to stop at the wonderful display of color that stood between me and my next step. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, Jonathan Adler. Now, I know he isn't new, but he is new to me and the moment I stepped inside the little shop I fell in love. And while I can't quite afford such designer interiors, I might just put a pair of his elephant salt and pepper shakers on my next Christmas list ;D
Later that day I made my way to Rittenhouse Square, but not before popping into one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie. Three stories of awesome, and a comfy chair to read by next to a fake fireplace led me to this book cover (middle) and its title, "A perfectly kept house is the sign of a misspent life," and I wholeheartedly agree with that statement.
Lastly, while waiting to see the inside of Independence Hall with a school of 5th graders trailing behind me, I spotted this lovely chalk drawn giraffe. There's something about that creature that makes me pause and smile 😀