Christine and I met when I started at ONA just over four years ago, and our co-worker turned non-work friendship has been one of the best things to come out of my job. We instantly bonded over our love of Instagram, flowers, and New York City, and have maintained our friendship even from afar. The year of our weekly coffee dates, we upped the ante in our friendship and went on a weekend trip to Buck's County, Pennsylvania. After that trip, we decided to make our spring getaways an annual event. We went to Portland, Maine last May, and this year headed to Philadelphia!
When we started planning, we knew the primary goal of the weekend was to SEE ALL THE FLOWERS. Little did we know, Philadelphia is known as the "Garden Capital of America." Cue the overwhelming excitement! Of course, like every other east coast girl in her 20's, we had high hopes of a photo-worthy brunch at Terrain, Anthropologie's garden shop and cafe. Needless to say, NONE OF IT DISAPPOINTED! Terrain was everything. Longwood Gardens was heaven on earth. Our stay at the Sofitel was comfortable and convenient. We had a wonderful dinner at Cinder, and both thoroughly enjoyed the raspberry sour beer and pizza. We got to spend plenty of time catching up about all the things (Marriage! Babies! Moving! Jobs!) and it was such a fun weekend exploring and laughing together. I'm already looking forward to see where we end up next year! To read Christine's take on it, you can see her blog post here.