Chestnut Hill Ice Festival

Feb 9, 2019 | Tallulah Blooms

It is no secret that we at Tallulah & Bird love Philadelphia.  It is also no secret that Chestnut Hill is one of our very favorite of the many awesome Philadelphia neighborhoods.  This little village is one of a kind and we feel so very lucky to live and work here.

This past week was bitter cold.  And absolutely perfect for the annual Chestnut Hill Ice Festival! The snow fall only adding to the magic! As alway, Peter Slavin, Philadelphia’s own Ice Man, created stunning sculptures carved out of huge ice blocks. We absolutely love our logo on Ice!!! To see Peter’s genius in real time is theater!

This year was the first year that The Yurt Village, on the grounds of Laurel Hill Gardens was added.  The Yurts were generously donated by Nicole Beltz of Serendipity in Chestnut Hill. When we were asked to design one of them, we said yes, without hesitation. It was a lot of fun and we really love the result.  We started by laying reclaimed white oak wood floors and covering the seams with strips of wood. The twinkle lights and our hand made crystal chandeliers  illuminated the space in the warmest golden glow. We created a double daybed with a hand stitched mattress from old vintage fabric.  The desk is a stunning white oak antique from France. A marble bistro table and folding white chairs, perfect for tea time and the bar cart all ready for cocktails and wine. We styled the space with fragrant greens and the most stunning yellow Mimosa. We wanted to design an artful, cozy space, in which creative sparks would fly! We pulled together a lush exterior landscaping out of plant material donated by Joe Ascenzi from Laurel Hill Gardens. I really wish it had been warm enough to spend the night!!!

Along with ours, there were two additional Yurts  designed by Host and Tailored Homes.  Isabella Sparrow was responsible for the two additional Yurts exterior Landscape, again with material from the always generous Joe Ascenzi.

The Chestnut Hill Business Association worked hard to pull it all together, and for that we are all very appreciative.

Looking forward to Glamping in Chestnut Hill again!!!


The lovely photos are by Julia Lehman Photography!