If you live in Philly, you don't have to be told that the city truly comes to life this time of year with tons of activity all around. Don't live in the city of Philadelphia yet? Live in Philly, but looking for a transition? Look no further than The Residences at Dockside, a gated waterfront community that offers privacy, a stunning view and the proximity to the city.
Steps from Penn's Landing and the river, you'll find amenities that will make you feel like you're on summer vacation year-round such as an indoor heated pool and hot tub, fitness center, Club Room and 4,100 square foot terrace overlooking the river, Ben Franklin Bridge and skyline.
The Residences at Dockside offer spacious two- and three- bedroom condos with a variety of floor plans; however, all offer private terraces, designer kitchens with high-end appliances, in-unit washers and dryers, hardwood floors and tons of storage (#Shoes). If that's not enough, the gated access, state-of-the-art security, 24-hour concierge and indoor parking (with plenty of free guest parking too) should be fine selling points for you.
Interested in scheduling a private appointment to learn more about this great new residence in the City of Brotherly Love? Call 215-925-3000, or check out their website (linked above).
I'm all about efficiency, and if you present me with a recipe for a dinner that basically makes itself, I'm a happy camper. Do you meal plan? It's been a game changer for me, and has not only helped us to cut our grocery bill down but makes me feel so much more organized during the week and saves me time.
When I was combing through the Giant Food Store weekly circular, I saw that there was a sale on pork ribs (yum!), but if I'm being honest it's nothing I've ever made before because it looked daunting. I decided that since this sounded like a perfect summertime weekly dinner that I needed to figure it out ... and you guys ... it couldn't have been easier.
I'm sure there's plenty of recipes out there that are much more involved, and probably produce a whole other array of flavors; however, this girl doesn't have time for that on a weeknight. The crockpot had already been tucked away for the season, but I quickly realized that I could use it again for this effortless meal.
Are you ready for this?
Season both sides of the ribs with salt and garlic powder, and then put them in the crockpot standing up (laying on it's side vs laying flat on the bottom of the pot). I leaned mine against the "wall" of the crockpot. Pour the barbecue sauce along the ribs so that it falls to both sides and covers it some, and then put it on High for 4 hours.
Come back in 4 hours, and have yourself a feast. You're welcome.
The other week, Dan and I took a day to visit Cape May, NJ to see if it might be a contender for our big day. We got up early and hit the road, and luckily beat traffic. As it turns out, you can get to the shore pretty quickly if you don't leave on a Saturday morning, ha!
When we arrived to the Hotel Alcott in Cape May, we knew right away that we were in love. It had all of the Victorian charm and historic integrity of the town while also providing a stunning backdrop for our preppy + classic plans.
After our tour, we walked the Promenade to grab some fudge to bring home (typical) and some lunch, and then sat outside a few moments soaking up the beautiful sunny day. We couldn't stay terribly long, and spent more time driving that day than there, but it was so exciting to finally be able to visualize a place that we'll be married next year. It's so crazy to me that this time next year I'll be a wife!