Saturday, February 9, 2013

Pumpkin is the New Bacon

“I’ll have a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich. No, wait! Hold the bacon, I’ll have pumpkin sauce instead.” Well, maybe putting pumpkin sauce on your sandwich is a little bit extreme, but seasonal flavors of everything pumpkin is back and stronger than ever. Not only can one enjoy the nostalgic activities of pumpkin picking and carving, but also smell and taste the mouth watering flavors of pumpkin right within the city. Many local stores, harvest festivals, coffee shops, and even bars within the Philadelphia area trying all things pumpkin related. After much consideration and taste testing, we have narrowed down some of the best places to go and get your pumpkin on. If you are an adventurous person who is looking for a fun excursion out with friends or family or even by yourself where you can taste and buy some pumpkin goodies than the Reading Terminal Market is the place for you. There, you can enjoy picking out pumpkins, sipping on some hot cider, go on a hayride, and most importantly, devour some freshly baked pumpkin donuts as well as glazed, cinnamon sugar and cream filled donuts – just blogging about them makes my mouth water. A trip to the Reading Terminal Market is a must trip for the fall season, or any season at that. There is always something unique and exciting to do all year long. We have to say, we wish this pumpkin obsession would last for longer than one Fall season, since these pumpkins are way to fabulous. But, with pumpkin recipes galore, just because Fall is over doesn't mean you still can't eat our favorite treat.  

When to Sparkle and Holiday Attire

Do you ever see something glistening in the corner of your eye when your window-shopping at the mall? You walk up to see what it is and of course you spotted a beautiful sparkly gold dress that you just wish you had somewhere to wear. Well now you do! With New Years Eve and holiday parties on the horizon sparkles are a perfect accessory for festive attire. The best part about sequins is you can wear them in a dress, skirt, pant, or top, and if you love the look, but aren’t brave enough to bear all in sparkle there are tons of accessories with just that little spark of holiday spirit. 

Besides sparkles another perfect trend to show off at a party is the one shoulder dress and long-sleeve mini. Jumpsuits are have also been making its way back onto the streets. A sequined one with black pumps would be a perfect New Years Eve look that is unique and fun. Of course there is always the LBD (little black dress), which is a classic every woman should own in her closet. An LBD is timeless and can be used for any occasion, not only for the holidays. In fact an LBD is perfect for dinner with the family and a party with friends, and to add that holiday spark all you need is a chunky necklace, glittery shoes, or even patterned tights. The little black dress is definitely my favorite because there is one that is perfect for every body type, one that comes in every length, and one that has every possible sleeve and style. 
Arcadia boutique has a huge selection of dresses in all price ranges, which is always my first stop every time I go shopping for a special occasion. Old City also has tons of shopping with one-of-a-kind pieces that will allow you to stand out and shine on New Years Eve. So if it were up to me I would go out there find that perfect LBD and dazzle it up with some amazing pumps and sparkly accessories. Happy shopping ladies!