Posts Tagged ‘ Rittenhouse ’

I’m Seeing Other Blogs #1: PhilaDate Takes Me Busker-Hunting

I’m Seeing Other Blogs #1: PhilaDate Takes Me Busker-Hunting

Meg Mirzoff is a 27 year old “self proclaimed dating pro” and the author ofPhilaDate, a relatively new (October 2010) blog that highlights fun date spots culled from Meg’s own extensive experience with both dating and Philadelphia. A lifelong area resident, her twitter profile quips positively that “Philly is a hotbed for the singles… you just gotta put yourself out there!” And that is exactly what Meg did when she agreed to meet me for a blind date after I pitched my I’m Seeing Other Blogs idea to her via email. My Date’s stats  Blog: PhilaDate — Hot Spots for Great Dates in Illadel! Age: Started blogging in October 2010. Likes: Walking the city, singing, jazz and blues, and being the go-to source for her friends (especially her guy friends) for date ideas sure to impress the ladies. Dislikes: Negative Feedback. (Who doesn’t?) Little Known Fact: Also writes Songs That Won’t Make…

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Hear a Free Recital at the Curtis Institute

Hear a Free Recital at the Curtis Institute

Did you know that one of the world’s leading music conservatories is located in Philadelphia, and that their uber-talented students showcase their talents every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evening throughout the school year at recitals that are free and open to the public? Neither did I, until I went on a date there a few weeks ago. The students are from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, and their recitals are performed an intimate 240-person auditorium (Field Concert Hall) (handicapped accessible) located in the Institute’s “main building” – a gorgeously preserved 19th century mansion located at 1726 Locust Street, near the south-east corner of Rittenhouse Square park.   My date and I dressed up special for the occasion (think fine wool suit, cufflinks, swishy dress, pointy heels) and met for a pre-concert drink at the swanky Bar 210 at Lacroix across the park.  The location was certainly convenient, and their happy-hour (5-7pm)…

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Magazines and Munchies at Rittenhouse Square

Magazines and Munchies at Rittenhouse Square

Rittenhouse Square park, between 18th and 19th streets on Walnut, is a tree-filled haven of green in the middle of Center City’s busy downtown shopping district.  It is also a centrally located and easily accessible place to bring a blanket and some snacks and have a picnic.  But before setting up camp, stop in across the street at Barnes and Noble and pick out some fun magazines to read from or a book of crossword puzzles to work on together after you get bored of people and/or cloud watching. How cheap we talkin’: $30 or less. Magazines, $12-$15, for 3.  Snacks: $15 or less. Why this will impress your date: Good elocution skills are sexy. The Inside Game: Cherries are portable and delicious, but they are not an ideal date food, because, well, they inevitably involve spitting.  Also, do not picnic on fleece blankets if you can help it.  Apparently…

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