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.
Our weekly recap of #GayPhilly most double-tappable Instagram hams. Today, a look at how locals remembered gay icon Joan Rivers after she passed away Thursday at the age of 81.
One South Broad Street, a Beaux Arts building commissioned by the Wanamaker family that opened in 1932, underwent a quarter of a transformation this weekend when three of its iconic, 16-foot-high PNB letters — installed more than a half-century ago — were removed on Sunday.
The change was due to new ownership of the John T. Windrim-designed building: Aion Partners bought the building for $68 million in April, but as Hidden City reports, the removal of the letters has been a long time coming: “Removal of the letters was first approved by the Philadelphia Historical Commission in 2005, when Wachovia wanted to replace the PNB with branding of its own. (The Founder’s Bell and its belfry are on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, while the building itself is not.)”
Below, some Instagrammer shots (including my own) of the letter removal, which will continue next week, perhaps, though the precise date hasn’t been nailed down. The letters, by the way, are headed to the scrapyard. Shame Vanna White isn’t in town.