Tusks and Tails

Style, Travel, + Lifestyle



Anyone who knows me knows I love going to the beach, but sometimes it’s just as cool to stay local here in Philadelphia where a music, food and art scene is exploding!  Located in the heart of Center City is the Westin Hotel which I absolutely loved staying at! Entering into the lobby you’re greeted by marble everywhere along with a super friendly staff, with trendy furniture everywhere! Along with a lounge work place and dinning.  




To kick off our stay at the Westin, Josh and I headed right downstairs to a whiskey and spirits tasting at Bluebird Distilling on Chestnut St. It was a super fun experience learning about how each type of alcohol is made and how to taste for subtle flavors. I must admit we got a little tipsy just from the tasting! Haha! Before we went back to our hotel room we made a pitstop at the Winthorpe & Valentine restaurant just steps passed the lobby to refuel. No more than twenty minutes went by before we heard a knock at the door, and it was complementary room service stocked with a cheese platter and beers from Philadelphia Brewing Company. Talk about class!





The room was so spacious (bigger then our apartment hahah) and had all of the comforts of home including a living room area to relax. Stepping into the bathroom was like stepping inside of a spa! It was overflowing with marble on the floors and walls as well as inside a rain shower. Now I need to figure out how to make my bathroom exactly the same! 

The best part about the Westin is that it’s dog friendly! Buddy got to join us for our staycation. From treats at the concierge to his own bed and bowls, he made out like a bandit! Only a couple of blocks from the hotel is Rittenhouse Square where dogs and their owners can enjoy some peace and quiet from the buzzing city streets, Buddy was in heaven! It was nice to stay at a hotel which was welcoming to dogs so we could go out and explore the town knowing our little guy was safe and sound. Plus we even saw other furry friends during our visit! 




You could easily say we lived and ate like kings and queens during our staycation. Winthorpe & Valentine had a vast array of items on the menu from health-centric to American classics to Asian cuisine and everything in between! We even contacted room service for late night smoothies and snacks which arrived to our room very quickly. The next morning we of course had breakfast in bed. Buddy thought he was included in that and tried to take some potatoes and smoked salmon right off of my plate! Overall our experience at the Westin was exceptional! I’d recommend anyone looking to either visit Philly or locals from the area looking to do something different kick their feet up at the Westin in Center City!
















So lets talk about Primark! Have any of you been to one before? I've seen girls in Europe wear the cutest stuff for years by Primark, and we have never had a store close by. Finally we have one in Philly and I am so excited.  I went over the last weekend and picked up the cutest pieces for Spring and Summer including this white linen dress for only $20 and the pink leopard head band for $4!
















Celebrating 5 years with this guy today, cant believe its been 5 years!! No one else I'd rather explore the world with! P.S. second photo up, we are def pointing out dogs walking by haha



Jumpsuits have been my thing and I have been loving the kimono style ones! This one from Paisie is a thick silky material which is very practical in the winter! I have an event next week that Im planning on wearing it to again!


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