Meet and connect with Life Strategist, Olga S. Pérez and discover what makes Philadelphia, her Philadelphia.
Name: Olga S. Pérez
Occupation: Life Strategist.
Born and raised or imported to Philly? I am originally from Spain and I came to visit the US for just a year or so and the next thing you know I’ve been here ever since. I went from Florida to Boston, to New Jersey, to Philadephia. I was living in New Jersey with my partner at the time who was from NJ. I enjoyed it I learned a lot about the burb life in the US but I would spend all of my free time in Philly until I got a job offer. Soon after I moved to the city and have been here ever since.
What is your connection/relationship to Philly? When I lived in New Jersey, I would spend all my time in Philly. I grew up overseas and Philly reminded me of Europe. I like the culture, the different neighborhoods, the people. My love for different cultures and people and my love for every kind of food is here! Most of all it’s a very walkable city.
Best place to shop in Philly (food, clothes, gifts, jewelry, etc). Select one? Rittenhouse Farmer’s Market.
What is your one favorite “best kept secret” about Philly? Something that you and only a few others know about but everyone should… The Charge Station Events are unique to Philly and a must-have experience and Finn McCools “cheesesteak egg roll” appetizer.
What makes Philly your Philly? Philly reminds me of home. I was born in Italy and raised in Spain… Its got the old world charm. How much love the people have for this city is palpable. The history here, what has happened here from the time it was the original capital of the US to The Constitution of the United States, The Story of We the People, the National Constitution Center’s main exhibit, guides visitors through milestones in America’s history and reveals how the U.S. Constitution is as important today as it was in 1787.
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