life, lately: overnight in philly

A few weekends ago, my parents watched Olivia and, Saturday morning, Rich and I drove to Philadelphia. 

Our first stop was Cleaver's, a new, more modern cheesesteak shop. I LOVE cheesesteaks but hate how I usually feel sick afterwards from all the grease (which certainly could have put a damper on our afternoon.) Their cheesesteaks weren't greasy at all, had chewy, fluffy bread, and were quite flavorful. The decor was also fun and refreshing. This will be my go-to cheesesteak place next time I am in the city. I may just add a bit more cheese on my next sandwich because, well, cheese. 

After lunch, we walked around the city for a bit. I especially loved our visit to the Fairmont Water Works museum, which is located near the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The area is beautiful; inspired by Roman design. I would highly recommend stopping inside the actual museum as well - you can enjoy a very interesting documentary on the history of Fairmont as well as a slight reprieve from the heat.

After a few miles of walking, we checked into our hotel, The Logan. It is a modern boutique hotel, with fun artistic elements and a little nods to history. I loved our room and our balcony view was incredible.

After a slight break in our room, we headed to the rooftop bar, Assembly, for drinks and an appetizer. It is designed as a lounge so we shared seats so we made friends and hung out for awhile. The drinks were good, the view was fantastic, and the atmosphere was lively. After that, we headed to dinner at Urban Farmer and had an amazing dinner. Luckily, both drinks and dinner were at the hotel so there wasn't a need to figure out logistics of getting around at night.

It was great to have some time to hang out with Rich and do non-toddler things like sit and relax at a rooftop bar. 

What do you do to reconnect with your significant other?