We made a quick, overnight trip to Philadelphia recently, and I cannot say enough about the City of Brotherly Love's incredible children's mecca, the Please Touch Museum. When I tell you we spent nearly the whole day here and could have stayed longer, I am not exaggerating.
Housed in Memorial Hall, a national historic landmark, there is SO much to do at this enormous museum, and everything is (hence the name) hands-on for kids. Sending "rockets" flying in the Flight Fantasy room, going "grocery shopping," immersing yourself in water play or Alice's Wonderland, riding the carousel and making music in the "rainforest rhythm" room... well, that's just the tip of the iceberg, and I highly recommend if you're visiting Philadelphia with children in tow.
The girls jumped, danced and twirled their way through the museum in dresses by Little Flock of Horrors, a children's clothing brand out of New Zealand. Specializing in merino wool -- which I must admit I knew next to nothing about beforehand -- I loved that the dresses were soft to the touch and comfortable for all day wear.
Merino is a type of ultra-fine soft wool, and its benefits are plentiful. Besides being environmentally-friendly (biodegradable, renewable & sustainable), merino's fibers are easy to clean, odor resistant and insulated in a way that regulates body temperature... thus perfect for kids. Oh, and it's particularly resistant to fire. Clearly it's time to jump on the merino bandwagon! Little Flock of Horrors aims to please with a hip line of basics for your "little monster" and is sold online and in the US at Barneys.
Other quick recommendations for Philadelphia are all food-related (a girl's gotta eat!) -- Reading Terminal Market is incredible to walk through and will no doubt leave your mouth watering for a Philly cheesesteak, and Sabrina's Cafe is a must for brunch.
As we were only there for about 24 hours, there wasn't enough time for a visit to the Liberty Bell or
Disclosure: While the Little Flock of Horrors dresses were sent to me for review, all opinions expressed herein are my own.