ask Meghan about
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What do you do and why do you do it?
I am the writer and creator of the multi-award winning fashion and lifestyle blog, Eye Hate Heels, which provides readers a daily dose of pop culture infused with a touch of my personal style. This started as a passion project, but has slowly become a pretty legit gig.
You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?
Night Drive by Jimmy Eat World has always been a favorite, not sure it's a sad song though?
What are the best TV shows of all time?
Obviously, The Bachelor. I'm a big reality tv person, so Big Brother is also a favorite of mine. Game of Thrones, Dark, Breaking Bad, Westworld - - they're all part of my current scripted favorites right now.
Name some spots in Philadelphia that are good for a Tinder date.
Stick to places where you won't see anyone you know - Philly's a small town, haha!
Who’s your hero and where in Philadelphia would you take them out for a serious hang?
Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber's manager, ha!) - - I feel like he'd be into Howl at the Moon.
Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?
Smak Parlour is a personal favorite of mine in Old City. The two owners are Drexel grads which is where I went to school as well. Gotta support!
What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
Don't walk around West Philly alone past 10pm...
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
Relax. I feel like I'm always rushing to get some place and don't enjoy just how pretty Philly can be.
What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Philadelphia and where did you get it?
I'm def the worst person to ask this question.
Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Philadelphia that you particularly like?
Gin & Pop - it's relatively new, but oh so cute!
What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Philadelphia? How much did it cost and what did you get there?
I'm not sure of pricing, but I love Hotel Monaco. They have a rooftop lounge that's so much fun. Plus, my best friend did a lot of their decorating, so I like to support!
What restaurant in Philadelphia looks crap, but the food’s amazing?
Tacconelli's Pizza on Somerset is a literal sh!t hole, but if you call the night before, they'll make your dough fresh from scratch.
Where can you get the best cocktail in Philadelphia? Which one do you like?
Hop Sing Laundromat in Chinatown is great for Prohibition-inspired cocktails, accented with a speakeasy vibe.
Where would you take your partner in Philadelphia if you wanted to really pamper them?
I find my personal Zen at The Rittenhouse Spa & Club.
Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?
I'm pretty sure you can get tots anywhere, but the ones at Jones or Shoo Fry are pretty delish!
What’s the one place you think is overrated in Philadelphia?
I've personally never been a big fan of South Street.
Tomorrow’s your last day in Philadelphia. How do you spend it?
Brunching outside at Parc with friends.
What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?
Vero Beach, FL because I can actually relax there.