Tuesday, May 6, 2014

SPRING'S FIRST FLING

 
 
Sorry for such a absence, but as you know my" un-official" boyfriend, the Lad was here this weekend and had me tied up, err... I mean busy, and departed back home today, and I must say we had a lovely visit. It's been over a month at least since,  we saw each other last, and some things never change!!!!! blush..... We caught up in Philadelphia, Center City, where I had our stay this time at the Morris House Hotel.  And yes.....we did indeed leave the room, contrary to popular belief!!!! It was a great weekend to eat, drink and enjoy life! And other things!! You can call me Mistress B if your nasty!!!!
 
 
History and luxury combine at the Morris House Hotel. Built in 1787, the Morris House is a National Historic Landmark that has been renovated into one of Philadelphia, finest luxury boutique hotels. With an unparalleled attention to detail, the Morris House offers the coziness of a Bed & Breakfast with the elegance of top-tier hospitality. The best part- it's ideally located a few short blocks from Philadelphia’s most photographed treasures, the Morris House is tucked away by the stunning Washington Square Park in a welcoming neighborhood steeped in long standing Colonial tradition. It's a beautiful escape from Philadelphia’s busy streets also..... sit in the Morris House Hotel’s luxurious courtyard garden—a true urban oasis and the only one of its kind among Center City hotels. One can also sit on spring night in their gorgeous floral courtyard , or have dinner at the  M Restaurant, which is in the Morris House. While there we met another couple staying there from Houston, and had some lovely drinks with them that evening. You can always meet more people in this type of atmosphere, compared to the big hotels.
 
 
We even had a lovely tea in the morning waiting for us, I felt like the Dowager Countess.....
 
 
After some shopping and time spent "relaxing", wink ,wink,  it was time for dinner.....after a quick cocktail downstairs. And for this date, a whole new wardrobe was required..... The Lad captured a beauty at the M Bar....
 
 
I went with maroon AG sueded jeans, a navy leather Vince vest, and my Theory  navy blazer, shirt and tie. I liked it, but I thought it may have made me appear to thin. I know a lot of layers, but I love dressing, and the Lad loves to peel the layers away, sorry more dirt!!!
 
 
One thing I like about Philadelphia is the multitude of places to eat and drink. I have my regular places of course, but of late, have been trying new places. It was off too FORK for dinner.....
 
 
I fell in love with these covered chandeliers and the pattern that was on them.....
 
 
Then it was off to meet friends at The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. for some top notch cock-a-tails!!!!! Yes you read that right!!!! The Franklin CELEBRATES both the Golden Age barrooms of the Pre-Prohibition Era, and the skilled bartenders who fled their homes to pursue a noble craft  banned and demonized in it's country of origin.  The Franklin Mortgage welcomes back to our time the art of a fine mixed libation.  This is a place where a stiffener and a tuneful horn co-mingle and where bartenders are ARTISTS!!! My favorite!!!  Above all, the Franklin is a beacon for those who feel that a dram of alcohol in not meant as merely a vessel for intoxication, but a sensory experience of course!!!  There is no vodka used in the cocktails. Instead, a lot of rye whiskey and gin. Which your Mistress was 100% OK with!!! And our bar tend was very knowledgeable and filled us in on the ice scoop.......  the ice the bar uses.
There are a selection of three different ices that the bartenders utilize at the Franklin.

1. Kold Draft Machine- fills the tray and freezes the ice from the bottom up. This eliminates all of the impurities and air bubbles. It's crystal clear and it melts slower. When you get your cock-a-tail, it will not taste like a watered down cock-a-tail because the ice is chilled, and it's not melting into your drink.

2. Crushed Ice- Used for the swizzle drinks. The apparatus used to swizzle the ice actually stems from a plant.

3. Culinary Grade Block Ice- A 300-pound block of ice is delivered and is hand chiseled. Trust me, you could definitely taste the difference in my bourbon -whiskey on the rocks.
 
 
I'm here to tell y'all, what excellent drinks! I asked for a bourbon whiskey, and he brought me gasoline!!!!!! If you ever get to Philly, The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. is a must.  
 
And at the end of the night I was still able to fire like the proverbial fire rocket!!!!

30 comments:

  1. you so BAD, mistress! the morris house looks so colonial philadelphia; I love that fact that I was born in such a FABU historic city!

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    1. I love the area too. The beauty of Buck County and then 25 mins from the city.

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  2. I see how it is... the boyfriend is in town and you forget about your girlfriends. But we forgive you.

    What a perfect setting for a romantic weekend. It looks like you had a blast.

    BTW - Devouring the fashion! You can never be too skinny! :-b

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    1. Thanks mac! You and hubby and Jr would love Philly! So many interesting things for kids to see.

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  3. What a great weekend! Last summer I play in a quartet when the symphony wrapped and we had a gig at the Morris House. What a nice venue. Nothing like playing outdoors. And you looking very good, not to thin at all.

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  4. DAMN Boy do have have frickin style!!!! I so need to step my game up!!! And het to Philly soon, very soon. Sounds like you both had much needed time together.

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  5. Lovely! And it's the first time I believe we can't see an outline of the groin of the time of day.

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  6. How can anyone not love Philadelphia?. Positively love your great tasting look here!!!! Looks like you two had a lovely weekend. We particularly like the photo of cocktail hour. That bar sounds amazing!!! Now go get some sleep handsome.

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  7. So beautiful around the area of Philadelphia which you speak! I so need to get back there again soon. Would you care to be my date?

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    1. Well, just because your buying dinner, doesn't guarantee I'll be putting out Mister

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  8. Beautiful romp throught town...and, doesn't good food and drink and a couple good rolls in the hay do wonders? I can see why the Lad can't wait! Very nice post.

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  9. Love your style, love your blog.!!!!!! I always enjoy these peaks into your world. We too have stayed at the Morris and loved our stay, and the neighborhood is just fun to mill around with no real plan, and see where the day takes you. You look handsome from head to toe! Young love........

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  10. I love seeing Philadelphia through your eyes. Thank you for this wonderful guided tour and background on the hotel. The Franklin sounds soooooo tempting, right up my alley. Love the name.

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  11. I assume it was only 15 minutes before you guys had clothes ripped off in the heat of passion?

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  12. What a wonderful post. Looks like a fabulous time, The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co sound incredible, very Mad Men. You looks downright hot in that outfit. Stop it. Your making me look bad damn it.

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  13. Love that hotel, such panache, and makes the weekend sound all that more romantical and fabuloussy!

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  14. So glad you and your lad had such a lovely time. You certainly did it up in style... and it looks like the hotel was wonderful, as well. Ahhh... memories are made of these... - Uptonking from Wonderland Burlesque

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  15. Wow, very nice! A softer aide to the Mistress! In love with your look for the night! Damm your good.

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  16. Glad you had a great time, and I wouldn't mind hand chiseled ice in my drinks!

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  17. What does one have to do to get a post of undress?

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  18. I swear if and when I come to Philly, I want a handsome tour guide like yourself! That hotel looks so gracious, and I love a morning tea.

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  19. You dress so chic! I absolutely love your style! I would love to see Philadelphia sometime. Your quite lucky to live in such a cultural area with great things to enjoy.

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  20. Is it any wonder you have several studs after you!!!!! You have great taste when it comes to clothing! The Morris is very nice, I have had tea there once just for fun.

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  21. I love you even more know just for taking morning tea! A modern day , sexy Dowager!!!

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  22. I find nothing sexier than a guy who cam dress! Totally cool look! It has always amazed me when in Philadelphia just how many bars, clubs and fabulous,renowned restaurants there is. It unbelievable. The amount of just gays bars is awesome. Very nice post, thanks for sharing

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  23. Too thin? Strip naked, then we'll judge! Cool weekend, that bar sounds amazing.

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  24. So, the Lad saw two cracks, yours and the liberty bells!?!

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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