Shopping in Manayunk, Philadelphia

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The family and I walked around Manayunk today. Main Street is quite lovely. Lots of furniture stores with goodies galore for the row house. Of course, one cannot live on furniture alone. We had a wonderful burrito at Machismo Burrito Bar.

For those who don’t know, Manayunk is a row house neighborhood. Just off of Main Street are rows and rows, most built around the turn of the 20th Century. Driving down the Schuylkill Expressway, looking from the other side of the river, Manayunk looks just like a quaint model train village. Really nice. And the proximity to Fairmount Park means lots of trails.

Today, we saw no end to the people bicycling about. We were lured to Main Street by the new Restoration Hardware catalog that came in the mail this week. They’ve chosen a distressed vintage look for their new line. Items that look like they’ve been hanging around in some one’s garage or attic for years. Finishes that are well worn and well loved. We love it! Much of it looks like one of a kind finds and the entire line pretty much has one of a kind prices as well. Still, beautiful things for the larger row house since most pieces were very large in scale.

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