So you might have seen on Instagram and Twitter that I've headed off to the U S of A for the week to visit Sean whilst he's still working out there. I set off to Heathrow at about 2pm on Saturday and finally arrived into Philadelphia station from Newark at around 11pm American time which is like 5am UK time so I was completely knackered.
Today though I woke up at the crack of dawn (7am) because my poor abused body clock thought it was midday, so I was ready and raring to go out and explore Will Smith's home town (West Philadelphia born and raised.) First up was an insane brunch in the sunshine at the fabulous Marathon - terrible coffee but ridiculously tasty food in huge portions. The mascarpone and berries brioche french toast tasted even better than it looked if you can believe that.
After brunch we went for a little wander - Sean gave me a whistle-stop tour of most of the main tourist traps like the Reading Terminal Market, the Liberty Bell and the Independence Hall Building before we gave up and headed off to play mini golf. Sean lost (something he is still sulking about) and I stalked a squirrel with my camera for a little while. We also had an in-game conversation with a really sweet little American boy until he interrupted us mid-sentence to ask why we weren't hitting the balls anymore.
After that I'm ashamed to say the jet lag hit me and I had to head back to the hotel for a mid afternoon nap, only stopping on the way to pick up a milkshake. We headed out again in the evening to somewhere called Tequila which was the most amazing Mexican restaurant, I could definitely get used to the food out here!
I looked like a typical tourist in my (awesome) slogan t-shirt and denim shorts but sometimes I think comfortable is the way to go! I got these lovely tan leather sandals from House of Fraser, they go with absolutely everything and they also come in a pretty beautiful cobalt blue colour if you're after something a bit more statement. House of Fraser isn't somewhere I'd normally shop other than for MAC makeup so it was a real surprise to see that they had so many different brands available - and a lot of bargains to be had too!