On an afternoon prior to our arrival in Philadelphia we discovered a feature on Peg and Awl on Streets and Stripes. This past spring, we had featured their chalkboard tablet on Zagg Pepper, loving the simple and functional design crafted with reclaimed wood. When we discovered that they’re based in Philadelphia, we knew we had to visit Margaux and Walter’s workspace to get a firsthand look at their work—it was a visit we haven’t forgotten since.
We’re preparing for our road trip from DC to Nashville and are thinking back to our favorite stop from our last journey—an apple orchard just outside of Philadelphia. What school-themed fall trip would be complete without a couple of freshly picked McIntosh apples? It was the perfect breath of fresh air and escape from the city before we hunkered down in the car for the drive.
Rakia Reynolds arrived at our bus in Philadelphia and immediately reached for a few of our brightest and boldest frames—the Colton in Tangerine, Roosevelt in Bondi Blue and the Preston in Gimlet Tortoise. As a Philly 360 Fashion Ambassador and the president of Skai Blue Media, we wouldn’t have expected anything else, especially after seeing her fantastic printed coat.
Since our new Ford Escape has arrived in Philly, it’s been packed to the brim. Day to day, our team of five fits comfortably when en route to our bus location, with our bags and coats filling the trunk. Today, Phineas and Taylor piled in the entire team’s luggage for the trip to D.C.—impressive, considering each person has at least two suitcases. The car was unloaded a bit at the bus to make room for everyone in the back before caravanning down the highway. And then we were off!
We spotted this poster while out on a coffee run yesterday near Rittenhouse Square—we may need to track one down one for the bus, or at least to hang on a wall at home. We’re taking off for Washington D.C. later this afternoon!
We can't thank our Philadelphia Class Representatives enough for their help while we were in town! Melissa and Chris sent us countless emails with suggestions for things to do and people to meet, and were an awesome addition to our team on the bus. They even contacted us during Sandy to make sure we were okay! We know that everyone who applies to be a representative is a huge advocate for Warby Parker, but we were really blown away by Melissa and Chris's enthusiasm for the company.
To conclude their time with us, we threw them a happy hour event at Frankford Hall, a place that we'll now be recommending to anyone else who visits Philly. The bar was quiet since it was a Sunday night, but it meant that we had the ping pong tables and Jenga sets all to ourselves. On top of that, they have an impressive selection of beers and German food (we sampled every burger on their menu). We were sad to say goodbye, but are looking forward to having Patrick and Nora join us as representatives in Washington D.C. in the coming weeks!
We had a visitor to the bus this evening who we think would make the next perfect Warby Barker model—we’ll have to wait and see what happens next April Fools’ Day.
We’ve added quite a few shots from the Magbooth photo booth to our collection over the past couple of weeks. A few things to note: how Phineas looks in the morning before breakfast in comparison to later in the afternoon, and the child that Mary Beth and Taylor borrowed for a second.
After working at Warby Parker for a while, we’ve each acquired at least a few different pairs of frames. Most of us put together our outfit first, then select our glasses accordingly. Yet, after a visit from Armstrong & Wilson at the Class Trip Bus, we may be changing our approach—why not coordinate your glasses with another unique accessory, and build your outfit from there?
We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to snap a photo of these students from Penn in their classic university sweatshirts! It felt like a true class trip this afternoon on the bus.