When Meg, Alexis, and I were planning last year’s trip to Philadelphia—which you can read all about in Issue No. 10/Winter 2013—we asked about half a dozen locals for suggestions on things to do and places to visit. As a result, our days were jam-packed, and we were basically eating nonstop. (I can’t tell you how many people raved about the salted caramel budino at Barbuzzo! Luckily for those of us who don’t live in/near Philly, Bon Appétit published the recipe a few years ago.)
The images featured in the Issue No. 10 travel story were taken by Courtney Apple, who is not only a wonderful photographer, but was a terrific Philadelphia tour guide. (That’s her below, trying to get just the right angle for a shot of the donuts and fried chicken at Federal Donuts.) While Courtney was the professional photographer for our trip, Meg took a ton of pictures on her iPhone as well. Here are just some of her favorite snapshots around town.
P.S. Did you know that the city’s nickname, The City of Brotherly Love, is rooted in the literal meaning of the word “Philadelphia” in Greek?
Based on our posts this week, Alexis, Joanna, and I clearly have tableware on our brains! I recently learned that one of my favorite local ceramicists, Lisa Neimeth, has new pieces available through Anthropologie. Since we’re already thinking ahead to spring—the Anthology staff is hard at work on the spring issue!—I’m especially drawn to her latest designs, with their organic shapes and nature-inspired motifs.
We included Lisa’s San Francisco home in Issue No. 8/Summer 2012, and a standout feature of her place is her studio: It’s a converted chicken coop in her backyard. How awesome is that? In case you missed the story on her, below are a couple of outtakes from that shoot (taken by Caren Alpert)—just to give you an idea of why we’re so envious of her workspace!
P.S. Issue No. 8 is still available through some of our stockists who carry back issues of Anthology—including The Curiosity Shoppe in San Francisco and Clementine in Vermont.