Marsha Ambrosius' Spots for Vintage Chanel and Food in Philly
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When a Marsha Ambrosius record plays, you’re sure to get a telling tale of lust, love, or love lost. The British singer writes with her heart on her sleeve. Whether songs like “Far Away,” which laments on the perils of a breakup, or the sultry “Butterflies,” written for Michael Jackson, Ambrosius exposes her vulnerability with her weapon of choice: the pen. “I pour my heart out,” Ambrosius tells VIBE. “Music is the one place I can’t hide.” Her current single, Cold War, is an extension of her signature lyrics--but this time she enlists electronic producer, Diplo, for a more gritty sound. Cold War (co-written by Elijah Blake) is the first single to her sophomore album, Friends and Lovers, slated for a March 2013 release. Ambrosius, who’s been living in Philadelphia for almost 13 years, says the new album will reflect some of her childhood rock-n-roll influences, without abandoning her soulful roots. Find out where the self-subscribed “Philly girl” likes to shop for vintage Chanel and get her favorite comfort food in the city of brotherly love.
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"This is one of my favorite restaurants. The chef there is amazing. I would call ahead of time to make sure they have the special shrimp and grits until I protested that I wasn’t coming back unless it’s a permanent mark on the menu. I think my wish has been granted. You can thank me when you come to Philadelphia, so order the shrimp and grits!"
While the outside looks like a wooden box (literally), you'd be pleasantly surpriseed by what's inside. Its new American cuisine is delish (try the citrus marinated tilapia or the grilled hanger steak), and the interior (and the people) is inviting. It stays open late so if you ever get a late-night craving, this is the spot.
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