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    THE INDEPENDENT LIFE

    You’re Going The Distance…

    If you’re running in the upcoming Philadelphia Marathon stay at The Independent. We’re located less than 2 miles from the start of the marathon. Our Marathon Weekend Package includes overnight accommodations for two guests as well as a post-run, 25 minute massage courtesy of Relax & Rejuvenate. A marathon fueling station will be in the lobby all day to keep you energized and pumped! Book today: http://ow.ly/oM8t1

    09-12-2013 13:16,

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    CATEGORIES: Blog Category, DOWNTOWN PHILADELPHIA, INTERESTS, Neighborhoods, Sporting Life


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    Little Nonna’s Set to Open in Midtown Village

    For over a decade Chef Marcie Turney and her partner Valerie Safran have worked to restore the character of Midtown Village. There empire spans 13th street and includes beloved Philly favorites such as the BYOT (Bring Your Own Tequila) Lolita, Jamonera,  Barbuzzo,  Marcie Blaine Chocolate, Grocery and Verde. The newest addition to their family of businesses is Little Nonna’s (located adjacent to the Independent Hotel 1234 Locust Street).  This sneak peek trailer offers a glimpse into the restaurant space, their menu and the food offerings.

    A sneak peek inside of Little Nonna’s http://vimeo.com/69891734

    To learn more about the duos eclectic restaurants and shops on 13th street visit http://www.13thstreetphilly.blogspot.com

    08-01-2013 14:17,

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    CATEGORIES: Blog Category, DOWNTOWN PHILADELPHIA, Food & Wine, INTERESTS, Neighborhoods


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    Experience Tria

    Tria, just two blocks away from The Independent Hotel, specializes in wine, cheese and beer —  a few of our favorite things.   Starting this Monday March 4 to Sunday April 14, guests from The Independent Hotel may enjoy 10% off the food portion (non-alcoholic) of their bill when they present their room key at the 12th Street Tria location.

    © Wickenden  used under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

    03-07-2013 22:51,

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    CATEGORIES: Blog Category, DOWNTOWN PHILADELPHIA, INTERESTS, Neighborhoods, Special Offers


    The Philadelphia Museum of Art embraces self-taught artists

    The Philadelphia Museum of art presents a collection from over 27 self-taught artists. The exhibit is titled Great and Mighty Things: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection and is on view through June 9.

    “Love & passion ” ©Denise Carbonell  used under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

    03-07-2013 21:21,

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    CATEGORIES: Blog Category, DOWNTOWN PHILADELPHIA, INTERESTS, Museums, Neighborhoods


    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) announces plans to build a new Works on Paper Gallery on the Avenue of the Arts

    The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts recently received a $250,000 grant that now enables them to build a brand new gallery on the Avenue of the Arts — construction begins in Spring 2013.

    “Philadelphia Museum of Art” ©Travel Fusion UK used under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

    01-21-2013 02:17,

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    CATEGORIES: DOWNTOWN PHILADELPHIA, Museums


    Acclaimed Fork is now under culinary direction of Chef Eli Kulp

    Fork can do no wrong in our eyes. We look forward to see the new culinary offerings that emerge under the direction of Chef Eli Kulp.

    “Vintage Sterling Silver Birks Norman Pattern Luncheon Forks” © GranniesKitchen used under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

     

    01-21-2013 02:15,

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    CATEGORIES: DOWNTOWN PHILADELPHIA, Food & Wine


    ‘Love, Philly Style’

    The Independent Hotel’s package ‘Love, Philly Style’, available for the month of February, includes deluxe accommodations, a bottle of sparkling wine, Salty Light and Deeply Dark Chocolates from John & Kira’s and a special Philadelphia LOVE welcome amenity courtesy of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation.  The package starts at $179 per night.

    “Happy Valentines Day ” ©Buterfly Sha  used under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

    01-21-2013 01:20,

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    CATEGORIES: DOWNTOWN PHILADELPHIA, Special Offers, Uncategorized


    The Philadelphia Eagles say goodbye to Andy Reid

    As the Philadelphia Eagle’s welcome newcomer Chip Kelly, we look back on the good times we shared with Andy Reid. We’ll miss ya Coach Reid!

    “illadelphia.” ©Sydneyduhh used under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

    01-21-2013 01:09,

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    CATEGORIES: DOWNTOWN PHILADELPHIA, Sporting Life, Uncategorized


    The Philly Drum Project: When drumming meets Philadelphia Culture

    The Philly Drum Project is the perfect example of all that makes Philly cool — its sense of community. The Drum Project is a newly formed collective that helps musicians, especially drummers, engage with and learn from one another.

    “Positive Notes – #2″ ©Artondra Hall used under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

     

    01-21-2013 00:06,

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    CATEGORIES: DOWNTOWN PHILADELPHIA, Music


    36 Hours in Philadelphia

    Philadelphia received a glowing review in this 36 hours in Philadelphia piece from The New York Times. We loved all of their picks from the Penn student start-up that’s made it big, Kembrel, to the amazing artwork at The Barnes Foundation to Federal Donuts (16th & Sansom) and The Farm and Fisherman . They highlighted many of the unique gems that make this city so special.

    “Philadelphia Skyline” ©Rhys Asplundh used under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

     

     

    01-14-2013 03:45,

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    CATEGORIES: DOWNTOWN PHILADELPHIA, Shopping & Style