I'm an aspiring writer and editor living and working in Philadelphia. I have 2 dogs- a 2-year old Boston Terrier and an 8 month old English Bulldog- named Ruby and Luigi respectively. The dogs and I live in a row home in South Philly with a nice Italian. The Italian and I have been together for 4 years and couldn’t be happier. My life is good.
lauralucy has written 10 posts for Philly's Funk & Beauty

Cupcake Lady

Ever just think, ‘I need a good story’? A small tale, something feel-good to warm my heart and maybe my stomach? Well I’ve got one for you- it starts with a lawyer and ends in cupcakes. Sounds good right? It is! Food trucks in Philadelphia are quite popular. I’m sure you pass them walking through … Continue reading

Urban Garden

Walking downtown on Market Street can be overwhelming, the buildings, the people, the traffic, the triple X movie theater… And on your way to wherever you’re going there’s a lot to miss! On my way to pick up my boyfriend’s bicycle yesterday afternoon (don’t ask), I discovered something new. That old, vacant lot at 20th … Continue reading

Philly Magic

Thousands of people visit South Street each week. They visit restaurants, bars, and the shops that are concentrated mostly to the east side of 7th Street. This area is great for going out to eat or drink and tourists like to find the “Philly” souvenirs here, but there is a lot more that South Street … Continue reading

Insomniac Sugar Fix

A well kept secret of University City (until the past year) was a midnight snack that everybody wants. Geared toward all types of students, from those who need a study break to those who were definitely not studying, Insomnia Cookies deliver freshly baked cookies late into the night. According to their website, insomnia Cookies was … Continue reading

Hidden Treasures

I think it’s safe to say that most Philadelphia residents visit the famed South Street once and a while. We know that it is a popular place for tourists- they usually go do a little shopping and then drive (or the brave ones walk) down 9th street to get the famous Pat’s or Geno’s Steaks. … Continue reading


I know I cannot name all the different reasons people choose to pick up a spray paint can and “tag” public spaces, but graffiti is a fixture in most cities. In Philly graffiti is certainly represented, but we’re lucky that more prevalent is another type of art. I know you’ve seen them- on your way … Continue reading


For someone from out of town, the sculpture and the fountain at LOVE Park is an iconic scene. A picture of the park screams “Hey! I went to Philly!” However, for someone who has lived here for a number of years the novelty of the park has worn off. I still like to go there … Continue reading

Mummer’s Crash Course

If you live or work in Philadelphia, I hope you have heard of the Mummers. I say this not only because they are Philly-Famous, but because I was late to the Mummer game. I’m ashamed to say that I lived in the city for quite a few years before I knew about the Mummers and … Continue reading

Sabrina’s Magic

When I was on co-op at Drexel, I learned a lot. Typical statement, but not a typical outcome. As a psychology student in a research co-op, I learned that research was not for me. Ultimately I learned that psychology was not for me either, but even better, I learned what was for me. Sabrina’s Café. … Continue reading

Crossing the Schuylkill

If you live or work in Philadelphia, there’s something I know you see almost daily that you never notice. The poor Market Street Bridge must feel so used. So many people walk, bike, and drive over it every day and never think twice about it! For something so utilitarian, it has quite a bit of … Continue reading

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