Guest Blogger: Jahje Bath Ives of Baby Jives

We are excited to have Jahje Bath Ives of Baby Jives as our guest blogger!  She has a son of her own & has lived in Philadelpia her entire life, so she is the perfect person to share with you her favorite family friendly places in Philly.  Jahje creates colorful mobiles that can be hung above a baby’s crib or hung as decoration in your child’s bedroom.  Little fabric birds perch sweetly on branches, butterlies flutter around your little one’s head, and fluffy clouds drip patterned fabric rain drops, amongst many other wonderful scenes.  Whichever one you choose, your baby is sure to love it! – Megan
The Art Star Craft Bazaar is enjoyed by all ages, so bring the kids!

Coming into Philadelphia for the Art Star Craft Bazaar?  Make a day of it with the entire family!  There are so many amazing places to visit, eat, and play in the city.  I wanted to share a few of my family’s favorite spots in Philly.

I have a little boy and he is obsessed with vehicles, so he is in heaven when we head down to Penn’s Landing because of what he can find there – boats!  Just walking along the waterfront there are plenty of ships to see.  You can visit the Independence Seaport Museum to look at all things Maritime & where you can even tour the Cruiser Olympia.  Another fun option is to head across the river to the Camden Adventure Aquarium after you are done.  There are tons of amazing fish to look at!

At Penn’s Landing there will be plenty of great food to eat and bands to dance around to, but if you want to take the kiddos somewhere special, you can’t beat a visit to Franklin Fountain at 116 Market Street, where you can travel back in time by sipping hand made ice cream floats from paper straws and nibbling on their delectable candy.  It’s one of our favorite places to go for a treat to cool off!  After that you could head over to Franklin Square at 6th & Race to burn off some energy on the playground.  Play a round of mini golf or ride the carousel.

If you are thinking of heading over to Northern Liberties to visit Art Star Gallery & Boutique, you could also grab some food at Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat at 800 N. 4th Street.  This restaurant is one of our favorite spots to eat, especially now that we have a kid.  They have an amazing selection of food, including vegetarian and vegan delights, such as a fried green tomato salad that appears seasonally and their own veggie burger with thick cut fries.  Yum!  We have actually celebrated both of my son’s birthdays here with a slice of their incredible carrot cake (gotta get the veggies when you can!).

So grab your kids and come discover Philadelphia – there are plenty of other places to go, such as the Smith Playground, Please Touch Museum, Franklin Institute, Museum of Natural History – the list goes on!

Make sure to hit the Art Star Craft Bazaar first and please swing by and visit me, Jahje of Baby Jives at Booth #41.  I have been working nonstop to create some new delights for the show, including my mobliles, which feature birds, clouds, butterflies, and even dragonflies (or as my son calls them – airplanes).  I’ve also got a new line of necklaces that you can treat yourself to as well.  You can see a sneak peak of them on my blog, or visit my online shop.  Stop on by and I’ll be happy to give you some more travel tips around Philadelphia – I’ve lived here all my live!

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