Monday, May 16, 2011

The Franklin Fountain

Well, I had an absolutely wonderful holiday in Philadelphia and now I feel so refreshed and excited about the summer. There are so many interesting and wonderful things in Philadelphia, but my absolute favourite thing in that old American city is the The Franklin Fountain.
The Franklin Fountain is a new ice cream shop that is modeled after a turn of the century soda shop. Now, we all know that I love old timey things, and I even enjoy tacky old timey things, but Franklin Fountain brought old timey to an entirely new and beautiful level. Every last detail of the shop was thought about, right down to the steel icecream buckets. I was staying in the area so I took advantage and came here for ice cream or a soda every single day of my holiday. The owner is also re-opening one of the oldest candy stores in America, so I think I'll have to plan my next trip down there for its opening day. I know I keep going on about this, but I was just really impressed with the Berley families' (the owners) dedication to creating an entire world, it's something that few business people are willing to do. Providing that type of atmosphere feels like a gift from the owner to each individual costumer. If you are ever near Philadelphia I highly recommend that you try it.
Now I have to apologize for the graininess of the photographs, Jon took them on his ipod since I don't have a real camera. I spent all of my money on shoes so it looks like it's going to be grainy pictures for the next little while. Speaking of spending too much money on shoes, here I'm wearing my new MADRAS for a.p.c. red suede sandals! My pants, and jacket are both hand-me-downs, my purse is thrifted and my shirt is just from aa. I think I'll save the other places I went to and the other things I purchased for another post (thinking of it all at once is almost overwhelming).

19 comments:

  1. you finally found your red shoes. perfect!

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  2. so glad that you had a good time in philadelphia! franklin fountain is one of my favorite spots in the city, i love the decor...and the ice cream!

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  3. It's pretty much the best icecream shop in the world! and I loved Philadelphia so much, I'm going to try and move there in a year and a half to do a masters in fashion at drexel (I know I totally think ahead wayy to much). lol.

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  4. Wow, it looks seriously amazing! <3 You really captured the essence in your photographs! I love your outfit too - it suits the ice cream shop so much!

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  5. Oh thanks jo, I'm glad you like it!

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  6. love the last picture. great style.

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  7. your shoes are so cute! perfect shade of red!

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  8. you always look like something out of a vintage photo :)

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  9. Woow! Nicest compliment ever. Thanks Hila.

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  10. gorgeous shots again...

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  11. Love the shoes. You fit the setting perfectly. In the 1930's, there were shops like this called "Soda Shops". And lazy city boys who hung out, drinking sodas and watching for pretty girls were called "Soda Jerks".... a bit of trivia history.

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  12. Ahhh you always look so amazing : ) x

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  13. Aw thanks Carrie! God so do you! xx

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  14. I agree that you match the setting so perfectly that you seem to have stepped through a time portal. I have a weak spot for red shoes - these look great.

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  15. Oh thanks, yea I have a weakness for red in general!

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  16. Cute outfit! I love those pants.

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  17. Adorable !
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