Sunday Morning Coffee // No. 23

Sunday Morning Coffee / PHL Coffee Adventure 01Hi Friends, and happy end-of-the weekend! Can you believe that we are already half way through 2014? This year is flying!

I bet you’re wondering what all the extra title on the Sunday Morning Coffee post is all about. Since it’s summertime, and I have much more time to create and explore than I do during the school year, I wanted to jump on opportunity and explore a bit more of my city. So, throughout the summer, I’ll be visiting a coffee shop in the city -sipping bold blends, tasting treats and enjoying a new environment.

Today, I’m blogging (and sipping one incredible latte) from Menagerie Coffee on South 3rd street in Old City, Philadelphia. I also had a delicious turkey sandwich with pesto, artichoke, and chevre -perfect lunch to accompany the latte! I love the atmosphere here -great music and stunning minimal aesthetic. I’ll definitely be back, and bring friends along!

At the start of the summer, I moved into a new apartment. I love the place, but I’ve noticed that I’m a little less than focused and productive when I’m home. Stepping outside and into a new coffee shop will definitely help with keeping me on track and eliminate some distraction.

Sunday Morning Coffee / PHL Coffee Adventure 01 Sunday Morning Coffee / PHL Coffee Adventure 01Now, let’s jump into some links from the week!

+ Part 3 of Esme’s essay on living with mental illness and the decision to not have children. I was incredibly touched by this series of essays.

+ Do you preface difficult or controversial posts with disclaimers? Read Betsy’s post on disclaimers and blogging confidence.

+ 10 Reasons to wake up earlier, and tips on how to do so!

+ Things don’t always go according to plan, but you can still carry on in a positive way. Great thoughts from Kenzie.

+ Stunning limited edition pieces from Corinna! I’m obsessed with the marbleized concrete necklace.

+ A bold and lively mood board from Breanna Rose.

+ 17 Things happy people say, everyday. Such simple ways to make a world of difference!

How did you spend your weekend?



  1. June 1, 2014 / 12:10 pm

    That sandwich sounds INCREDIBLE. I love the idea of going out and exploring the coffeeshops of your city. :]]]

  2. June 1, 2014 / 4:10 pm

    Such a great idea – love this. I may do this on a monthly basis.
    Hope you had a great weekend! We ushered in the summer season 🙂

    • June 12, 2014 / 9:03 pm

      Hope summer is treating you well, and that you’ve found the time to sip some awesome coffee as well!

  3. Valla
    June 1, 2014 / 4:57 pm

    Wonderful Idea. Its a lot of small local coffee shops here in Atlanta that I should explore this would break me away from the traditional Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts.

    • June 12, 2014 / 9:02 pm

      The quality of coffee in smaller chains literally BLOWS be away! Definitely do some exploring, if you can.

  4. June 2, 2014 / 8:47 am

    I definitely need to check out Menagerie some day. Thanks for the recommendation and I look forward to seeing more of these posts.

    • June 12, 2014 / 9:02 pm

      I’m excited to share more! They’re so fun to put together, and I’ve loved getting to explore the coffee scene!

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