About this listing
Sunny third floor room adorn with beautiful textile treasures that are displayed to inspire and offer a relaxing get away in a vibrant neighborhood of Philadelphia. Walk out within two blocks and visit some of Philadelphia's favorite restaurants. Access to the subway by foot in under 7 minutes.
Well since I studied art, design and craft there are lots of handmade objects and collections that visually stimulate me and there is a special love of anything textile related from hand knotted rugs to printed fabrics.
Come and go as you wish with your own key. Enjoy tea, water and fresh fruit to take along on your adventures into the city and sometimes there are culinary delights from my husband and I.
Interaction with Guests
I love to interact with guests but am sensitive to their privacy and am able to read body language and would say I am generally gifted in the ability to give people their space needed.
I love The Foodery for snacks, great sandwiches made fresh and tasty single beers. Liberty Lands park is a great place to walk to and often has weekend events and a play ground for kids. Art Star is perfect for getting local handmade goodies for yourself, or someone else with everything from journals to record your stay here in Philly to jewelry, baby clothes and plenty of local art. There is just so much great food my very favorites are Standard Tap, great atmosphere fresh local fare, Soy Cafe for a mega healthy dose of fresh healthy food, and Bar Ferdinand for a more upscale experience with quite a wine list. Oh and speaking of wonderful wine lists Jerry's Bar also just opened at the end of our block with a fantastic menu and impeccably tasteful atmosphere. There are lots of free concerts down the street at the Piazza at Schmidt's and the Brooklyn Flea sets up every Sunday. There is even a free yoga session outside on Saturdays at the Piazza and many a sporting event is loved by all on a jumbo tron where people gather to watch in community. Lots of art openings happen right here in the neighborhood during the week and on First Fridays. We have Arcadia Boutique for both men and women as well as Exit Skate shop and the G Spa for manicures and pedicures. If you need to mail anything or get stamps passport photos etc, Liberties Parcel is just up on 2nd Street. If you are more interested in night life Ortlieb's Jazz House is right up Poplar and Lit Ultra Bar is just across Spring Garden on 2nd as are many other clubs and music venues within walking distance of a mile. Just imagine this is just my unique perspective, come explore and create your own personalized experience here in our ever blossoming neighborhood.
Ah yes, you have access to the El or elevated train that is roughly a 7 minute walk from our house to Spring Garden Station as well as Girard Station where you can also catch the trolley that takes you all the way to West Philly and the Zoo. Walking into Old City is a mile and takes 15 minutes to all of the fun shopping and places like the Clay Studio, Center for Art and Wood and Wexler gallery. I do walk and bike a lot so tend not to take the bus but Septa buses and trolleys are well networked across this part of the city.
Respect that your invited in as our guest like an old friend would be. Things that are put out for your use will be clearly indicated otherwise check if your unsure.