Add this to your to-do list of things to get done before you head to the Shore this weekend (you know, before the heavy drinking and eating commence): The Philly Distance Runners have organized a 10.5-mile run through Philly in which your steps will “paint” the shape of one of Philly’s foremost landmarks, the Liberty Bell. Hellooooo, Instagram-worthy Strava screenshot! Read more »
Here in Be Well Philly Land, we love a Philly Instagram account that helps us up our healthy-eating game. (We love ‘em so much that we put together a whole list of our favorites right here.) And you know what’s even better than an Instagram account that inspires you to finally (FINALLY!) conquer the art of making an acai bowl? I’ll tell you: An Instagram account that inspires you to conquer the art of making an acai bowl while also making you laugh with clever haiku-filled captions.
And lest you think such an absurd Instagram account does not exist, we’re here to tell you it does: The account @chewhaiku, run by a gal named Jules who posts Instagrams of homemade and restaurant-made healthy eats in both Philly and New York, each one captioned with a short and sweet poem, often a haiku, that relates to the meal, does just that. It’s a lovely little escape in an internet world that is not all that lovely a lot of the time.
A few of our favorite poetry-filled ‘grams from Chewhaiku below. Scroll through, chuckle, drool, then go follow them for future foodie inspiration.
• Every time I go to Trader Joe’s I am tempted by the cold case that seems to be literally overflowing with cheesy goodness. But just as soon as I’m tempted, I’m overwhelmed. There are so. many. options. Apple pie cheddar?! Trusty Port Salut?! If you find yourself having the same mid-aisle freakout each week, take note of Bon Appétit’s list of the best cheeses at Trader Joe’s and consider your mid-aisle crisis averted. (No, Apple pie cheddar does not make the list.) [Bon Appétit]
Things are going well at Urban Axes, the Kensington axe-throwing club that was in development when I wrote about in June. It opened late in the summer, and has garnered press everywhere from ABC News to the Washington Post. Though the club specializes in leagues and corporate events, there are also walk-in hours Tuesday through Thursday.
I finally went there again on Saturday. Having already been schooled in the way of axe-throwing by axe master general Lily Cope, I was pretty psyched to get to show off my axe-throwing skills. Unfortunately, my girlfriend and her friend from out of town were just about as good as I was — as were the two strangers we rotated throwing axes with. Read more »
Are you following Foobooz on Instagram? No? Then you may have missed our *hot tip* on how to make your La Colombe Draft Latte even better (flavor shots!). And more importantly, it is on Instagram that we’ve made our stand along with Billy Cress against Premature Pumpkin Spicing.
Instagram is a beauty lover’s best friend. Scrolling through the explore page, you’re bound to find countless artists showcasing their talents from glammed out bridal looks to gory special effects makeup using all the latex. As it turns out, you don’t need to go far to find some wow-worthy beauty ’Grammers. (Told ya so.) We rounded up 13 of the best Philly beauty Instagrams out there to satisfy the Sephora addict within. Hit the follow button to add a daily dose of glam to that IG feed with these local beauties.
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Yesterday was one of those days where the last thing anyone wants to do is leave their house, let alone put on their running shoes and pound the pavement for 10 freakin’ miles. But tens of thousands of badass runners did just that, running through rain, rain and more rain to tackle the Broad Street Run. With all the trash-bags-turned-raincoats, it was quite the sight to be seen, and like one of the spectator signs below says, everyone who ran is a straight-up superhero.
The other day, I got sucked into the black hole that is Instagram and found myself months in on Lithe Method creator Lauren Boggi’s page, clicking through to stare at each of her photos, not to see the exercises she posts as part of her Lauren Boggi Active fitness challenges (though those are great, too), but to see her workout outfits. Because, in case you haven’t seen them, they are amazing. So amazing, in fact, that after said Instagram binge, I was thinking thoughts like, “Could I pull off a shiny black workout jumpsuit?” And, “I wonder if I should start sporting gold Margiela platform sneakers at the gym? Probably. I probably really should.” Don’t worry, I later came back to reality.
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Get ready for your eyes to pop out of your head. The other day, HughE Dillon of Philly ChitChat posted a video on Instagram of his personal trainer, Jordan Hankins, walking down the Art Museum Steps on his hands. I have watched it roughly 6,374 times at this point, and my eyes still haven’t fully returned to their sockets. Check it out below for a serious dose of midweek fitness motivation. (And don’t worry: He — amazingly — never topples over.) Read more »