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5 Places The Perception's Brian Anderson Escapes to for Downtime

By the Editors | August 10, 2020 | People


Brian Anderson, Owner and Creative Head, The Perception,

1. One Shot Coffee

One of my favorite places to tuck away is One Shot Coffee. I typically grab a Battlefield tea, head upstairs, pull up a couch in the back and start concepting for work. The atmosphere always makes me feel a little more productive. 217 W. George St.,

2. Yowie

You had me at Yowie; with a name that cool, the product had to be great. Shannon Maldonado has created one of the hottest spots in Philadelphia. She’s curated seasonal selections of some of the coolest products from around the world. 716 S. Fourth St.,

3. Vernick

By far, this is one of my favorite spots in Philly. It’s got a great vibe for a casual date night or a great meal with friends. I always go for the organic Amish chicken and the Maryland crab toast. 2031 Walnut St.,


I’m not a sneakerhead, but one thing I love is a fresh pair of kicks. UBIQ delivers the fix on a great mix of classics, limited editions and new drops. My last purchase was a limited-edition pair of 76ers Chucks with a leather toecap, felt body and the championship years on the back. But, seriously, I’m not a sneakerhead. 1509 Walnut St.,

5. Rodin Museum

I absolutely love the Rodin Museum. It’s a beautiful space, both inside and out. When the weather is nice, it’s great for a visit with my family and then a walk down the Parkway to the steps of the Art Museum... or the Rocky statue if we really want to feel like tourists for the day. 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway,


Photography by: Robert Carter