By Michelle Mass | March 13, 2017 | People
What better way to get inspired for spring than to catch up on the latest from the City of Brotherly Love's most influential fashion bloggers? Here, we caught up with five stylish social media mavens on why they love Philly in the springtime, and where they love to hang out.
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Why you love Philly in the spring: "Philadelphia is a less aggressive city, but still a busy city, which I love! People in Philly don't crowd each other as much as New Yorkers do! In the spring, there is always art and music surrounding the city the minute the weather turns warm, and that's something NYC can't say they have!"
Where you hang out: "Fishtown, No' Libs, Fairmount, and Rittenhouse are my favorite places to hang out, shop, grab dinner, and a drink! Besides all the hipster vibes in these areas, I always meet the most down-to-earth people that I usually link up with again later!"
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Why you love Philly in the spring: "The city comes back to life in the spring: New events, restaurants, and bars pop up. Each week brings something new and fun to check out. You never know what you will get into when Philly weather turns warm again."
Where you hang out: "I love testing and trying out the city's incredible beer gardens. My personal favorites is always Spruce Street Harbor Park."
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Why you love Philly in the spring: "Philly is a great place to shop and get outdoors for some exercise! There is a buzz of positive energy when the weather starts to warm up! Spring offers a fresh start for your wardrobe and your routine."
Where you hang out: "Rittenhouse Square is my favorite area in the city. The square itself is gorgeous in spring and there are plenty of great spots to dine and shop! View the historic brownstones, try Parc for lunch, and get your shopping fix along Walnut Street (also known as Rittenhouse Row)."
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Why you love Philly in the spring: "What I'm most excited about for springtime in Philly is long outdoor runs and walks along Kelly Drive and the Schuylkill River Trail. I love to people-watch and take in the breathtaking scenery. I'm also excited about exploring more of the city for unique and colorful murals/walls. I just love the way Philly has embraced the arts—it’s so refreshing and fun to see."
Where you hang out: "This season you'll definitely catch me shopping-'til-I-drop on Walnut Street. You can also catch me most evenings at Spruce Street Harbor Park. If I am not there, I am most likely holed up at Blackbird Pizzeria, my favorite go-to place for a vegan cheesesteak."
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Why you love Philly in the spring: "Come springtime, you can find me anywhere outside! I suffer big time from the 'winter blues' so, come spring, I like to be out and about. Luckily, Philadelphia has so much to offer. After the long, cold winters we have, the city becomes alive again with all the people and street festivals—that’s what I love about [it] most—the energy. It’s happy, it’s carefree, and everyone comes out of hibernation."
Where you hang out: "Besides the obvious response from a fashion influencer like myself of walking around and checking out the boutiques for the latest fashion trends, at the top of my list each spring is the Cherry Blossom Festival in Fairmount Park. I go every year and sometimes even make my way down to DC for theirs. When you can't find me under a cherry blossom tree, you can find me in Philly with my girlfriends brunching or enjoying a margarita, guacamole, and gossip at El Vez. When in the 'burbs, my spot is the Malvern Buttery. With our upcoming June wedding at Ellis Preserve, right around the corner, I like to enjoy the all-you-can-eat toast, sip on an Instagram-worthy latte, and get some wedding planning done."