Exploring the city with ease in a CarShare

This past year I’ve been traveling more and more which makes leaving my car in the city sort of pointless — no need to pay for a parking spot every month or leave my car stranded on the street when I’m not in Philadelphia. I recently tested Enterprise CarShare as an alternative to owning a car. You can sign up for a monthly or annual membership that gives you access to CarShare spots across the city. About a week before I scheduled my drive, I entered the time, day and desired pickup location. Each car has different pricing depending on the make and model (you can pick what you like best).

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One of the best parts of the experience was the ease of unlocking and locking the car. After creating an account online and being approved as a new member, a membership card was mailed to my home. That card is used to access the scheduled cars on my CarShare account. i hate carrying around extra keys to it was super convenient to just swipe the card to unlock, start the car (the keys are left inside) and then swipe the card again to lock.

I scheduled a car for a day I was in Philadelphia and needed to run errands. The King of Prussia Mall isn’t far from Center City Philadelphia, but it’s also not very close!  I started the day meeting my mom for lunch. From there I ventured to the suburbs and stopped for coffee multiple times. I love independent coffee shops!

It’s not often I get to stop and enjoy a relaxing sunset so after running errands in the Suburbs before my CarShare time finished, I parked in Fairmount to appreciate the stunning sky views. I swung by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes Foundation. If you haven’t been to Philadelphia to see those museums…. it’s an absolute must!

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Thank you to Enterprise CarShare for partnering with me for this post.

If you’re interested in checking out the program, sign up here and use the promo code BLOG16. You can sign up and get your first year free, plus $20 in driving credits.

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Designer Gifts with Century 21

HOLIDAY SEASON IS HERE! Whatever you celebrate, if you haven’t started your holiday gift shopping, you might be a bit stressed out… But you don’t have to be! You still have plenty of time, and I’ve got a great tool to help you find gifts for the stylish men in your life (or yourself).  Do you have that one person in your life that’s impossible to buy for? You can’t do wrong with my latest gift guide with Century21 Department Stores!

I was excited when C21 asked me to share my favorite items from their website. I picked a selection fit for the most stylish in your life. Some of the gifts include oversized aviator sunglasses from Carrera for those whose lives are always sunny, Ben Sherman fingerless gloves for those who text on the go, and a portable speaker from Beats by Dre for those who dance through life.

Check out all of my selections here, and be sure to leave a comment below letting me know which one you’d love to receive.

 

Bend the Workout Rules

*This post is in collaboration with HP.
The HP x360 Behind The Scenes video was just released and it shows creatives work with the “Burn” music video. It sheds light on how cool the new HP x360 laptop is for creating content. Click the link to see it for yourself! I love how the various artists in the video interjected their creative voice especially how photographer, Jordan Hershel, talks about his work coming to life in a video and it got me thinking…
It’s (unofficially) summer, which means time to get outside. I love being outside; whether exercising or soaking in the sun, music is VERY important. Sometimes I need a mellow playlist for a day by the pool and I like listening to dance beats when working out. I normally exercise down Kelly Drive, but the intrigue of the Rocky Steps made me want to bend the rules of my workout norm.
Making playlists on the go is super easy and I love tailoring my workout vibe with my mood. I met up with photographer Briana Louise to show her the HP x360 and then take my new playlist for a spin on the infamous “Rocky Steps” in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Briana loves product photography and it seemed fitting to mesh an image with the new HP x360 with an athletic style shoot.
 
Having an array of freelance projects makes working from home or at a makeshift office easy, but at the same time I always feel like I need to carry my laptop. Basically at all times. Before I would get annoyed at the weight, but this laptop is lightweight and super thin making it easy to carry.
Inspired by the flexibility of the laptop, Briana and I put together a playlist for our workout on the Rocky Steps and want to know – what songs are you listening to this summer? Are you inspired by anything in particular when you workout?

Photography: Briana Louise

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It’s Going Down, I’m Yelling TIMBERLAND

Timberland1 on Make A GifYou Better Move.

Timberland on Make A GifYou Better Dance.

Because these Timberland boots are made for, well, whatever you want to use them for! I decided to DANCE in honor of the new store opening in Philadelphia. To celebrate Timberland’s new location opening October 28th at 1709 Walnut Street, I’m giving away a $250 gift card to use in-store or at Timberland.com.

Now walk it out… because I know you’re excited! WOOOOOOH

I love the leather detailing on this blazer pocket! So many people were surprised when I said this jacket is Timberland. Beside the traditional tan boots there is a new updated lifestyle footwear selection and urban traveler inspired clothing.

Shirt, blazer, pants & boots: Timberland

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Photography: Lauren Thomas

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Tretorn Dip-n-Dye with Ps & Qs

Scroll on to see the story of the canvas Nylites…

Virgin Nylites

Ready to get in

Adding a little salt

Spraying the Nylites

Dyeing the water GREEEEEEEEEEEN

Bath time!

Soaking

Soaked

Dyed and ready for sole tinting

Tinting the soles

TADA.

This Saturday (7.19) I’m heading over to Ps & Qs for the Dip-n-Dye event with Swedish brand Tretorn. They sent over a pair of virgin Nylites so I could get in on the action early. Since (you may already know) my favorite color is green, I decided to go with a green ombre finish. The terracotta dye worked well to slightly tint the soles with a rusty brown hue. Very subtle. If you’re near Philly on Saturday the event is from 4-8pm. My Nylites will be on display for dyeing inspiration along with dip-n-dye projects from some cool kids (Like Sabir’s). #PsQsNylite

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