About TSG philadelphia Editor Angie Perry:
Angie Perry was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and is a Southerner at heart. A move in middle school to the D.C. area carried her North and opened her eyes to the many opportunities that a big city has to offer. She returned to her home state for college, attending the University of Tennessee and graduating with a major in Advertising and Business. Post-graduation, she moved back home to Memphis to work in sales with the number one radio station in the area, FM100. It was there that she discovered her love of working with local business owners and helping them achieve their goals.

Angie eventually left FM100 to join her family’s business as Marketing Coordinator of The Memphis Redbirds (the AAA affiliate of Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals), an experience that exposed her to all aspects of running a business and working with (and for) the community. With her knowledge and passion for business and design, Angie then decided to become her own boss, and opened a home and gift shop called Two Doors Down. It was during this time that her husband’s company offered them a chance to move to Philadelphia—an adventure they couldn’t pass up. Today, Angie and her husband, Jonathan, reside in Berwyn, a Philadelphia suburb, with their three children, Jon Nolan, Morgan, and Harrison, along with their family dog, Sadie Grace.

Angie AND TSG CO-EDITOR LAURIE WIGHTMAN’s Favorite Reasons to Visit philadelphia:

  1. The Barnes Foundation. “It’s home to the world’s best and most valuable private art collection—don’t miss the opportunity to view it! Get tickets in advance online.”
  2. Reading Terminal Market. “This is a foodie paradise with 100 vendors. It can get a little packed, but that only enhances the people-watching.”
  3. The Philadelphia Museum of Art. “Climb the famed Rocky Steps—run them, jump around at top—then go inside to the museum and see some amazing art.”
  4. Liberty Bell/Constitution Center/Independence Hall. “Walk the streets of our Founding Fathers, get lost exploring Old City, have a beer at the City Tavern, go see The Betsy Ross House, stroll Elfreth’s Alley, visit Washington Square…the list goes on and on.”

Words Angie lives by:
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” —Attributed to Abraham Lincoln