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Meet Anita Oh

Hometown: Stamford, CT

Neighborhood or town you live in: Rittenhouse Square

Job:
Former CBS News journalist; currently pursuing a JD/MBA at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton School; Oh-Anita Blog Founder and Content Creator.

What do you most love about what you do for a living?
As a journalist, I took very seriously the responsibility and honor of being entrusted with people's stories and sharing them with the world. The work was a new challenge every day, and, on most days, it was incredibly meaningful.

How would you spend a perfect day in Center City?
Work out at SLT Philly or Rumble. Brunch outside at Rouge, Parc, or snag an acai bowl from Sobol. Grab a coffee at Elixr and check out the Rittenhouse Farmer’s Market (on the weekend). Picnic along the Schuylkill River Trail through sunset.

Tell us about your favorite places to shop in Center City:
J.Crew, Madewell, Anthropologie, Free People, and Lululemon. I also appreciate smaller
boutiques like DFTI and skirt.

Tell us about your favorite places to eat in Center City:
Alpen Rose – amazing steak and a beautiful interior. Xiandu Thai –  one of my top Thai spots in the city!

Tell us about your favorite places to drink in Center City and why:
One Tippling Place, Ranstead Room. I like that they are cozy spots that you need to look for in order to find. I also love the view from Assembly Rooftop Lounge.

Tell us about your favorite Center City hidden gem:
It’s not really a hidden gem, but I love walking through the darling side streets, like Delancey Place and Addison Streets.

Favorite designer or fashion brand:
Lie Sang Bong, a Korean designer with eclectic flair, known as the “Korean McQueen”

"My favorite article of clothing is raw-hem denim – anything with a little extra character!"

Who is your style inspiration? Julie Sarinana of Sincerely, Jules and Meghan Markle

Describe your go-to look: Peplum/baby doll top and raw-hem, distressed denim

Favorite scent: Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche

Favorite drink: Vietnamese iced coffee

Last trip you went on: Israel!

What is on your bookshelf? Currently working through Becoming (Michelle Obama)

What is on your nightstand? A photo of my family, a scented candle, books

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Teleportation. I want to see every corner of the world, and I also like efficiency!

If you could have a dinner with any historical figure who would it be? Martin Luther King Jr.

Describe your style in 3 words: classic, feminine, fun

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Anita Oh photographed in Bagatelle cropped leather jacket, Zara skirt, and Steve Madden sneakers from Century 21, Express tank top, Marc Jacobs purse from Bloomingdales Outlet, jewelry is her own, at Fashion District Philadelphia.

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