I subscribe to (and adore) the blog, Design Darling by Mackenzie Horan. She’s a completely inspiring and successful 24 year old blogger living in Manhattan. Definitely check her out if you aren’t already eating up her every word like I am! But to get to the point, she has been sharing these fun posts about places to try throughout Manhattan and I thought I’d take a stab at it in Philadelphia!
The first place on my list of favorites in Philadelphia is Talula’s Garden. I’m completely in love with the feeling that you’re inside an Anthropologie or Free People store the minute you enter the fabulous art-deco building home to Talula’s Garden. The place is so hippie-chic with it’s attention to lighting and patterns and fabrics. The high ceilings are beyond impressive and the fresh flowers everywhere from the garden to the bar are incredibly welcoming.
The decor has clearly been inspired by part-owner, Aimee Olexy’s self-described hippie upbringing; and the impeccable quality of every dish an obvious standard of the Stephen Starr restaurant group.
I brunched at Talula’s recently with my foodie friend visiting from Boston. I was happy to see she was equally in awe of the beautiful scenery and huge menu. We wanted to taste everything but reasonably opted for the Crepes and Eggs Benedict entree’s. This left us with quite a lot of motivation to return and try it all!
- Reservations: I would definitely suggest making a reservation. The place was packed during the typical hours of brunch.
- Visit for: This would be the perfect place for a romantic drinks-date. The outdoor seating in the garden truly looks like a scene from a fairy tale.
- Parking: We struggled finding street parking, and instead opted for the garage located on the street behind. However, valet parking would have been nearly $10 cheaper! Keeping this in mind for next time!