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Find beauty amongst the abandoned, obscure and inaccessible sites around Philadelphia during the second annual Hidden City Festival May 23-June 30, 2013. This year the festival will highlight eight hidden sites in neighborhoods across the city including Center City, Germantown, Frankford, South Philadelphia and University City. An astonishing way to discover Philadelphia while also experiencing innovative contemporary artists who will bring new life to these fascinating and hidden places.
The first Hermes scarves were produced in 1937. Hermes produces all their silk products in Lyon, which was originally selected because Lyon is famous for its silk screen process called ‘Technique a la Lyonnaise.’ Of course the craftsmanship of each scarf is a story of itself, requiring both time and the finest material - more than 300 silk cocoons to be exact. We love this new image c/o of the Hermes Tumblr of the Carré en twill de soie LES BOLIDES, Carré en twill de soie LES TROPHEES, Carré 70 en soie vintage CORDAGES & Carré en twill de soie LE SONGE DE LA LICORNE.
Reblogged from Hermès
If you’re interested in history a Philly MUST is this red-brick Georgian-style building (located in Independence National Historic Park in the Old City) where the Second Congressional Congress met off and on from 1775 to 1783. More importantly, it was here that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were debated, drafted and signed. While touring Independence Hall, you’ll have the chance to see the Assembly Room where George Washington was appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army. You can also see surviving copies of the declaration, the Constitution and the Articles of Confederation, all displayed in the West Wing’s Great Essentials Exhibit.
Located in Philadelphia, The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence. You can see the Bell at The Liberty Bell Center, an expansive, light-filled Center with larger-than-life historic documents and graphic images that allow you to explore the facts and the myths surrounding the Bell. Other exhibits show how the Bell’s image was used on everything from ice cream molds to wind chimes. Keep your camera handy. Soaring glass walls offer dramatic and powerful views of both the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, just a few steps away.
Several of our properties in North America are receiving (or about to receive) large amounts of snow and general storm activity. If you are flying through Chicago, Minneapolis, DC or Philly over the next few days and need some assistance with travel, or your travel plans change, please call or tweet us for some advice. Otherwise, enjoy the last of Winter!
Reblogged from Head Like an Orange
The perfect way to finish an evening in Philadelphia.
ROSES ON FEB 14
Valentine’s Day is of course a day of love, and most often celebrated with roses. Did you know that red roses are considered the flower of love because the color red stands for strong romantic feelings? And that the red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love? 210 million stems are expected to be sold in North America tomorrow, with 60% grown in South America. But interestingly most hybrid roses produced for the Valentine’s Day market are bred for perfect form and longevity in the vase, often at the expense of the fragrance (except in a Sofitel lobby where fragrance is an expectation…)
Magnifique finds in Philadelphia’s this weekend…
This week marks the anniversary of the sensational discovery of Tutankhamen’s treasures. A revival of all things Egyptian in 1922 prompted the production of Bulgari’s highly colorful enamel jewels with stylized decorative elements. Today the tradition continues with an updated version of the timeless Bulgari Serpenti Collection, available across all Sofitel Nth America locations.
Reblogged from Ordiri
Happy #TravelTuesday. We are big fans of the new American Airlines rebranding. Take a look at the new 777-300ER colors here. And we are very pleased that KAUFMANFRANCO will design the new uniforms. You may have seen some KAUFMANFRANCO designs around award season on Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, and Jane Krakowski at the SAGS.
Reblogged from thoughts in digital form