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Summer in the City

June 22, 2011
The last week has been a whirlwind of packing, traveling, and unpacking for our family. We left Fort Lauderdale late Thursday night and arrived in Atlantic City even later. A quick drive to Cherry Hill and we settled in for the night with friends. We spent precious time catching up till early morning hours and finally called it a night. Friday we were treated to breakfast at the diner before running some last minute wedding errands. Oh, you see, these friends were getting married SOON. I had the priviledge of helping the bride pick out some make up and flip flops - very important for sore feet at the reception :) I myself am an advocate of switching from cute ceremony shoes to reception flip flops. Then we headed to downtown Philly.

The rehearsal was at the beautiful Le Meridien Hotel near Love Park where the ceremony would take place the following day. I loved the interior design of this hotel.
Then we quick drove across town to M Restaurant which was equally as charming for dinner. This place had serious old world charm and plenty of greenery right in the middle of the city.
Dinner was absolutely fabulous - salad, polenta, short ribs, and tiramisu :)
Another late night as we headed back to Cherry Hill to crash for the night. We slept in Saturday then escorted the groom back to the city and checked in at Le Meridien.  We walked a few blocks past city hall and got a quick lunch down at Redding terminal - cheesesteaks of course!
The rooms at Le Meridien are gorgeous, and ours had a view of love park :)
And then it was time for me to relax while the boys got ready for the wedding. I watched a little Wild Animal Repo, before getting called down to pin some bouts since no one else knew how. The rest of the night went very quickly.... pictures were taken, vows were said, and then it was time to party :)
The wedding lasted well into the morning, as weddings often do, and then we crashed before the brunch the next morning. A beautiful brunch, a farewell to friends, and we were back on our way to Atlantic City. I've gotta say, I sure wouldn't mind living in Philly some day. It really is a beautiful city, full of life and energy, art and culture, I was smitten.
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