Connoisseur: Mariel Freeman’s Favorite Things

The co-owner of Three Queens Yoga and the vaunted Shot Tower coffee shop on where she’s traveling, her yoga uniform, and the mantra that’s improved her social circle.

Mariel Freeman. Photography by Jauhien Sasnou

Favorite Things

Photography by Jauhien Sasnou

Splurge: APC jeans ($210) from Bella Vista’s Totem Brand Co.
Workout Gear: Lululemon’s Wunder Under leggings. “I have been wearing yoga tights for 16 years, and nothing compares to these.”
Accessory:My engagement watch. I wanted a watch instead of a ring when my husband and I got engaged. It represents the time we have together.”

Photograph by Jauhien Sasnou

Coffee-Shop Order: Black coffee — drip or pour-over — and a chocolate croissant.

At Home

Photograph by Jauhien Sasnou

Binge-Watching: Master of None.
I Practice Yoga: “Two to three times a week. Four times is a miracle.”
Gadget: Vitamix. “Every morning I make a green smoothie for my son, Theo, and me.”
I Never Go to Sleep Without: “Saying goodnight to my husband. He travels for work, so whether he’s lying next to me or in another city, we always say goodnight.”
Personal Mantra: “You are the company you keep, so keep good company.”

Out and About

Ps & Qs For Her in Washington Square, right. Photograph by Jauhien Sasnou

Mode of Transportation: “I prefer to use my feet as much as possible. I love my Nike Flyknit Racers.
Local Boutique: Ps & Qs For Her in Washington Square West and Moon + Arrow in Queen Village.
Favorite Restaurant: Banh Mi and Bottles in Bella Vista. “We always order the Long Goodbye cocktail, brisket buns, the Obama vermicelli bowl and wings.”
Outdoor Activity: Walking around Philly. “I love the grounds at Carpenters’ Hall. It’s quiet and clean and so historic.”

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Annual Getaway: “I do Miami every year — late February or early March.”
Next business trip: “The Finger Lakes in upstate New York for summer camp with my philosophy teacher, Douglas Brooks.”

Published as “Connoisseur: Mariel Freeman” in the July 2017 issue of Philadelphia magazine.