What I Love About Me: Philadelphia

Celebrate Independence Day in the holiday's birthplace with Philadelphia beauties and their most standout qualities.

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    What I Love About Me

    Want the local scoop? Rakia Reynolds, 35, this month’s “What i love about me” guest editor, has the inside track on where to stay, where to shop, and what to do in Philadelphia.

    HOTEL HOT SPOT: Walking distance from plenty of the city’s legendary historical landmarks, The Sofitel (sofitel.com) blends luxurious French style with contempo- rary design.

    SHOPAHOLICS: Vagabond (vagabondboutique.com) provides a hodgepodge of vintage finds, up-and-coming designers, and fair-trade goods all under one roof.

    FOODIE PARADISE: The small plates from the mediterranean-inspired menu at Barbuzzo (barbuzzo.com) are worth the wait. make sure to save room for the salted caramel budino— it’s not to be missed.

    MUST-SEE: On the 4th, Philly natives The roots curate talent and perform in the country’s largest free concert, Philly’s Fourth of july jam, complete with a grand finale fireworks show (visitphilly.com).

    Mark Lim
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