Be Well Philly editor, Emily, has been saying for about two weeks now that she feels as though she’s been cheated out of fall. And she’s not alone. I’ve heard this complaint from a number of Philly friends who prefer fall’s cooler temps and call for layers to the spring-like weather of late.
So, if you’re one of these people who’s currently suffering from some sort of reverse seasonal depression, this one’s for you: Below, 14 Philly Instagram photos that prove fall in Philly has in fact arrived — you know, in case today’s 59-degrees-and-rainy weather didn’t already do the trick. And a note of caution: If all these fall photos convince you to lace up your sneakers and go soak up the sights, be careful not to slip on all those wet fallen leaves! Read more »
The City’s annual OutFest, a celebration of just about everything LGBTQ, rocked the Gayborhood almost all day Sunday. Besides from the vendors and plenty of music (and drink), there were a few sobering moments to the festivities: A new Philadelphia rainbow flag was unveiled at a ceremony at City Hall (see our coverage of that event here) and a special mural was dedicated to the late Gloria Casarez at 12th Street Gym.
However, the day was mostly uninhibited fun, and Instagram was the perfect place to get a taste of all of those who celebrated. We rounded up some of our favorite shots from yesterday’s festivities.
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Unless you were hiding under a big rainbow rock, you know that the Material Girl herself was in Philly last night bringing her Rebel Heart tour to town for a packed house at the Wells Fargo Center. Of course, the gays were out in full-force, taking in everything that the “Unapologetic Bitch” brought to the stage. We rounded up 10 of our favorite Instagrams from last evening’s raucous festivities for your own viewing pleasure.
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Unless you’ve been hiding under a huge Made in America rock, you most likely know that Beyonce herself made audiences “bow down” during Saturday night’s Made in America festivities. The Queen herself posted some amazing shots on her Instagram account of her Philly appearance, and, of course, so did her loyal fans. We rounded up ten of our favorite booylicious posts that show Beyonce in action in front of our iconic Art Museum.
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If you are a woman living in 2015, chances are, you’ve scurried to the bathroom with a tampon or pad tucked up your shirt sleeve or in your back pocket or maybe even in your waistband — you know, if it’s summertime and you don’t have shirt sleeves and your back pocket is exposed to the world (i.e. your coworkers). Because periods aren’t supposed to be talked about and evidence of them is certainly not supposed to be seen. At least that’s how we’ve all been conditioned. But one Philly woman, Louelle Denor, a philosophy student at Temple, has taken to Instagram to counter this idea with a very bloody selfie capturing her face, a Softcup, and a hand covered in period blood.
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If you need a weekend to recover from your weekend, we don’t blame you — it was a big one for fitness in Philly! From Kevin Hart’s pop-up run at the Art Museum Steps to the Philly 10K to the Philly Naked Bike Ride, there was tons of sweaty fun happening around town. Below, our 15 favorite photos from Instagram to sum up this weekend’s events. Read more »
You know what’s hard? Picking the best ten of about a zillion awesome food instagrams from this past week. You know what’s even harder? Trying to do that without snacks (I couldn’t make it– thankfully the office has cake today).
Moral of the story? Have something delicious by your side before you look at these. You’ll thank me later.
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It’s time to put the hours you spend scrolling through Instagram to good use (don’t worry, we’re totally guilty, too). Instead of stalking your new coworker or ex-boyfriend until you’re in 88 weeks deep and accidentally “like” a photo (awkward), use your Instagram addiction as a way to add some new healthy recipes to your repertoire and discover some awesome Philly eats.
We rounded up 10 Philly-based Instagrammers who love healthy food just as much as we do. So next time you’re stumped on what to make or where to go, check out the accounts of these local healthy food bloggers, coaches, chefs, and dietitians for some drool-worthy healthy-eating inspiration. Read more »
Pumpkin BYOB, #4 on our list of 50 Best Restaurants, is doing its tasting menu justice with its Instagram posts. Look for bright colors, seasonal foods and updates on their changing menu.
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This past Saturday, July 4th, all eyes were on Philadelphia’s gay community as they hosted a 50th Anniversary LGBT Civil Rights celebration, including a reenactment of the first Annual Reminders protest and a star-studded commemoration outside of Independence Hall. We scouted our Instagram followers to find some of our fans sharing great shots throughout the afternoon’s festivities. Below, in no particular moment, are some of our favorite pictures (we do have to give a big shout-out to GALAEI for capturing some amazing moments of the protest). Read more »