Bella Vista

Bella Vista. It's Italian for "beautiful sight" so I couldn't think of  better name for this neighborhood. It's picturesque, dotted by colorful murals and mosaics on nearly every corner. Danielle and I grabbed our new pal Gogo to soak up the local color at Rally, the neighborhood's newest gem.

We sipped our brews and admired the interior. Great coffee, great design, what else do you need in a little café? We even split a donut. Three ways. (Yes, they have vegan donuts. Glory be!) 

Après coffee, we headed out and explored the neighborhood a bit. Of course we all had to stop in front of this Isaiah Zagar piece and snap a few photos. (Okay, a lot.) While we were taking these photos, a man walked by with an octopus in a tupperware container. Oh, Philadelphia. 

Before heading home, we made one more stop at Starr Garden park. This mural reminds me of the tessellations we used to do in school-- can you see it? Of course it caught my eye. Even on an overcast day, this neighborhood is so lovely. If you're in town, head over to Rally, grab an almond milk cappuccino, then take a leisurely stroll. 

Thanks for letting us shoot in your dope space, Rally! Follow them on Twitter and Instagram.


dress/ Zara, tie/ DIY, shoes/ H&M (similar), bag/ Chloé (similar under $150)

***Photos by Danielle Conyers. Go follow her on Instagram! Also thanks to Gogo. Check out her blog and her Instagram.