48 Hours in Philly

If I learned one thing from my recent 48 hours in Philadelphia, it’s that the city of Brotherly Love certainly has a lot of heart. The main purpose for my visit was a collaboration with Anthropologie along with a visit to their HQ and the Terrain Store in Glen Mills, but I had a little down time to explore. Spring was just starting to show up as I arrived and while it rained for the majority of my stay it didn’t put a damper on my experience. Incredible restaurants, funky shops and tons of history, if Philly isn’t on your travel list, it should be. If you’re in the Northeast, it’s a super easy trip, about an our flight from Providence, even more of a reason to check it out. Philly is a super walkable city so bring comfortable shoes to explore on foot. For attractions and activities outside of the city you can very easily grab an Uber or Lyft.
Jess Ann Kirby visits Philly for 48 hours and visits Rittenhouse Square
Jess Ann Kirby visits Philly for 48 hours and shares her favorites spots to eat, shop and stay
Jess Ann Kirby enjoys a pancake breakfast in bed at the Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia

Where to Stay

I stayed at the Ritz Carlton Philadelphia and had a great experience. Super friendly and accommodating staff and an incredibly convenient location made it the perfect place to call home for a few days. From my welcome amenities of rose and macarons to the spa with a steam and sauna it was the perfect place to rest after a day of activities. The lobby bar is absolutely stunning and I highly recommend grabbing a drink to take in the massive marble columns in this historic building established in 1908 as a former bank building (constructed to resemble the Pantheon). And make sure you treat yourself to breakfast in bed at least one morning, the pancakes did not disappoint.

What to Do

Admittedly I didn’t have a lot of time, but I had a lot on my list for things to do while in Philly. I didn’t get to all of these, but you can’t go wrong at any of these spots.

To Do

Rittenhouse Square
Shopping on 13th St (check out Open House)
Terrain (Need to drive)
Reading Terminal Market
Old City (Home of the Liberty Bell)
Rodin Museum
The Barnes Foundation

To Eat

La Colombe Coffee
Talulah’s Garden
Terrain Cafe

Jess Ann Kirby styles a spring look with the Rails anorak and Eva Franco Rhapsody floral top from Anthropologie
Jess Ann Kirby spends time admiring the greenery at Terrain with Anthropologie
Jess Ann Kirby explored Philadelphia in the Zuri red midi dress from Anthropologie
Jess Ann Kirby spends 48 hours in Philadelphia in a straw hat and white dress from Anthropologie.

Shop the Post

Look One
Rails Anorak
Eva Franco Floral Top

Look Two
Red Midi Dress
Cork Heels
Straw Bag

Look Three
Straw Hat
White Dress


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  1. Allie wrote:

    Your hat is so lovely, it makes the ensemble look dreamy. I haven’t spent much time in Philadelphia, but I’ve always wanted to see the liberty bell. xAllie

    5.16.18 | Reply
  2. Natali wrote:

    Philadelphia full of delights of what to see and where to eat at! Thank you for sharing, I hope to stay at the same Ritz hotel if I visit Philly! 🙂


    5.16.18 | Reply
  3. Rach wrote:

    I’ve only been to Philly once and I definitely want to go back and explore it more. Thank you for this guide!


    5.17.18 | Reply
  4. Jen wrote:

    Love these photos and the outfits, Jess! x

    Jen | On the Street Where We Live

    5.17.18 | Reply
  5. Kelcy wrote:

    I’ve only just passed through Philly. Now I have some ideas of things to do. Thanks.

    5.19.18 | Reply

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