A who’s-who of Philadelphia donned their best clothes and partied the night away at the annual Academy Ball on January 24, 2015. This exclusive white-tie affair is one of the only annual fundraisers to support the Academy of Music, and this year, Al Pacino teamed up with the Philadelphia Orchestra to present what was a memorable evening for those in attendance. Of course, eager socialites couldn’t help but post some great shots on Instagram, so we rounded up some of the best pre-ball prep, gorgeous clothes, and, of course, selfies. Read more »
The internet is abuzz this afternoon after Beyonce took to Instagram earlier on Sunday and posted the following shot of her in the sand with what looks to be a pregnant belly:
The Queen might be just playing on the beach, but many of her fans are sending congrats her way via social media. We’ll have to wait and see if Blue Ivy is going to be a big sister.
Finding a healthy-eating quote that doesn’t inspire a cringe (á la “Keep calm and control your portions”) or cause you to cower underneath your kitchen table in fear (I’m looking at you, #EATREALORDIE), is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. And this is a serious shame because who couldn’t use a good-humored healthy-eating quote as a friendly reminder every now and then? Especially the week after Thanksgiving.
But not to fear, friends: You don’t have to resort to any of the many awful “Keep calm and …” quotes for inspiration quite yet. We searched high and low through the virtual haystacks that are Pinterest and Instagram to supply you guys with enough non-cringe-worthy healthy eating inspiration to cover your fridge, plus the occasional “treat yo self” quote (because balance). Enjoy!
Okay, we know, we know: it got really freaking freezing this week. However, that didn’t keep Instagram from keeping Gay Philly nice and toasty warm. Below you’ll find our picks for some of the best snapshots that graced our iPhones this week (that is, if we were able to double-click “like” through our gloved fingers).
The problem: Lots of Philadelphia cats on Instagram, but no way to tell what neighborhood they live in. The solution: #catjawns.
A few years ago, a friend of mine who lives in Kensington posted a photo of her cats to Instagram. I tagged it “#kenzokats.” She picked up the idea, and she and another friend of mine use the #kenzokats hashtag. It’s time to expand this project.
Here’s how it works: When posting a photo of your cat to Instagram, please use the corresponding hashtag for your neighborhood (or one near it). Here’s an example: The cat in the header image at the top of this post, Detective John Munch, lives in East Falls. Take a photo of her, and you’d tag the Instagram photo #eastpaws. Get it?
What follows is an exhaustive list of #catjawns hashtags.
Since we just gave you the best food places to follow on Instagram, here’s the best photos we’ve seen posted this week. Try not to drool …
First up, Lo Spiedo’s fried mozzarella:
There are a million and one food photos out there on Instagram, but here are thirteen of Philadelphia’s restaurants that do Instagram best.
1. Russet – @russetphilly
Russet posts a lot of vegetable pics, but makes ‘em look very appetizing thanks to such bright hues.
Another specimen of the chioggia squash.
Philly Roots drummer Questlove posted this photo of him and former Secretary of State (and future President?) Hillary Clinton on his Instagram feed. The caption reads, “Most would say ‘ … so this happened’ … I’m like ‘yeah it’s Sunday night.'”
The air got crisp this week and there was a hint that summer was slowly coming to an end and fall was waiting to emerge her lovely head. Gay Philly seemed to jump on the trend nicely; here are our favorite Instagram picks of the week.
If you love yourself a yoga selfie (don’t lie—we know you do), I’ve got good news for you: In celebration of National Yoga Month, Kimpton Philadelphia is running a yoga-selfie Instagram contest with prizes including one month of unlimited yoga at Dhyana Yoga, a 10-class yoga card at DIG Yoga and an overnight stay at Hotel Monaco or Hotel Palomar.