putting on the ritz


Went to a lovely Christmas party in Philadelphia held at The Ritz Carlton.

The hotel was festive and decorated to the nines, making you truly feel holiday fabulous. It is definitely one of those places that makes you feel glad you got dressed up!

I loved their lobby as there were many Christmas trees! I don’t know what it is about the Ritz, but it is one of those pretty places that just makes you feel special. They also have amazing staff, but my favorites are always their doormen.

Interestingly enough I found out at the party that some people in New York read my blog. It always tickles me when someone tells me they read my blog.

And oh my it is chilly out there tonight! Have a great evening everyone!

(and incidentally, I did not ask the Ritz Carlton to host me and my entire family for Christmas Eve dinner in exchange for writing this post, or posting on Twitter/Instagram)


the kris kringle of it all

ornamentOk, I admit it: I have been watching waaaayy too many holiday movies.  However, in my own defense, sometimes human kind is just so crappy to each other that the escapism in a movie where people are kind to their fellow-man and Santa Claus is just a nice way to get the warm and fuzzies.

So Chester County, here is what I am after: I would like to know what local charities and churches are doing what between now and Christmas.

Who is collecting toys?

Who is making care packages?

Who is collecting warm coats?

Who is collecting food to feed the hungry?

Who is collecting to help homeless animals during the Christmas season?

Who is accredited and collecting funds for various programs?

Please leave a comment and tell me.  I would like to be able to share that information via the blog.

‘Tis the season of goodness and good tidings, so let’s pay it forward. Tell me who has the Christmas spirit in Chester County. (And yes, it is Christmas in my neighborhood.)