Spent some time (and by some time I mean two and a half days) out in the bitter cold with my mom decorating her house for the holiday. It’s the first time we’ve decorated since before Hurricane Sandy flooded us out in 2012 — not too bad for us being out of practice for so long, eh? (If only you could see the exorbitant amount of extension cords we used.)
Somers Point, NJ
Frying a chicken for Friendsgiving & Jojo’s birthday! Drinking a peach white ale from Japan-based Hokkaido Brewing Company.
Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia, PA
So you're telling me people can actually SEE at concerts!? I'm only 5'2", so until this night the entirety of my concert experiences have been hearing great music while seeing nothing but backs and heads of the people in front of me. This sweet section upstairs changed EVERYTHING.
Tired Hands Biergarten in Philadelphia, PA
Hello, Tired Hands fangirl here! They put a beer garden dangerously close to where I used to live — it's probably for the best of everyone in Fishtown (and my bank account) that it opened after I left, but I was excited to give it a visit!
Joe Canal's in EHT, NJ
Secured my ticket to the 2019 Atlantic City Beer Fest and got to taste a few beers from local breweries at the same time. Also ooh'd and ahh'd over some gorgeous can art.
Josie Kelly's in Somers Point, NJ
There's no breakfast like an Irish breakfast (and no better pick-me-up than this salted caramel coffee with espresso vodka). Thank you, Josie Kelly’s Public House, for nailing Irish cuisine!!
No. 7311 in Ventnor, NJ
Having a remote job is amazing, but sometimes I get real lazy (especially now that it's cold out) and realize that the only time I've left the house all week is to go the gym. Making it a point to have a little change of scenery every once in a while — and treat myself to a good cup of coffee in the process.
Sunfish Pond Hike in Delaware Water Gap
Was super excited to hike the Water Gap for the first time and catch the trees changing, but the day before my hike was SO windy and I'm pretty sure it blew just about every last leaf off. Still got to enjoy Sunfish Pond and see some colors from above.
Honeygrow in Hoboken, NJ
Never got a chance to try Honeygrow when I lived in Philly, but made it to the Hoboken location over the weekend and if you love yourself you'll go now
Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken, NJ
Hung out with a few cake bosses at Carlo’s Bake Shop for some cake decorating! Obviously had to add a little Micki flare to it with the peppers
Ski Beach in Ventnor, NJ
I've been waiting f o r e v e r for a good sunset so I could test out my little DJI Spark and finally got my wish! And then the Spark decided it was the perfect time for a firmware upgrade… Still got a few shots in though, and only almost lost the drone once.
Ventnor got a Dunkin’! Still saltier than the ocean that they took away the Ventnor Heights Wawa but this will have to do (for now — don't think I've given up on getting Wawa back).