slowing down and seeking restoration

On Friday morning I awoke sans alarm, packed a few belongings into my weekender, and road-tripped to Philadelphia. Desperate for rest, I decided to be intentional about giving myself time to recharge in solitude because only then am I best able to be full and present and loving around others. So I enjoyed a quiet brunch at a Cafe La Maude, strolled around town stopping to visit a number of local businesses, and finally curled up with a book and a latte in One Shot's cozy space. Being mindful about slowing down and seeking restoration was just what I needed.

The remainder of the trip was spent in the presence of good company, music, and meals. The most memorable parts included seeing The Head and the Heart at Union Transfer and soaking in the afternoon sun at Terrain. I didn't end up snapping too many photos throughout the weekend, but I couldn't help but be a bit shutter happy at Terrain. How could you not in such a magical place?