About Bites & Pieces //
Philadelphia tastemaker Emily Wilkes brings her passion for everyday indulgences to life in Bites & Pieces. Celebrating a stylish yet simple way to enjoy life’s little pleasures, Bites & Pieces is a collection of seasonal recipes, foodie news you can use, effortless home decor and entertaining ideas, tried-and-true travel tips, and unique gift ideas meant to inspire a simple, sensible, uncomplicated lifestyle.

About Me //Profile
Born and raised in PA Dutch country, I now reside in South Philadelphia with my husband Jay, and English Bulldog, Hank. I constantly seek out meals, people and places with plenty of soul. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to some truly remarkable places around the world, but I realize there really is no place like home. I’ve worked in a variety of fields doing marketing, sales, PR and communications for nearly a decade and started this blog as a sounding board to document the things I love and write about topics I like to research. I am not a professional journalist (insert cringe emojii here) and you won’t see me using super fancy photography or writing about extravagant, big-ticket items. My goal is to live the good life without spending a small fortune and I hope you’ll find my spirit of adventure contagious and my sense for practicality refreshing.

Fun Facts //
Favorite Condiment // Frank’s Red Hot (I seriously put that sh*t on everything!)
Always In My Kitchen // Tomatoes, garlic, red wine, blue cheese, greek yogurt, tortilla chips, Frank’s Red Hot (duh!)
Go-To Cocktail // Classic mojito
Favorite Travel Destination // Madrid, Spain
Uniform // Colored skinny jeans, silk blouse (or a white tee) and my trusty Tory Burch flats
Pet Peeves // Bad breath, bad grammar, pessimism
Celebrity I Would Want As My Best Friend // Emma Stone
Guilty Pleasure // Dessert…daily and after every meal
Always In My Handbag // Tums, Tide To Go, Ray-Ban’s, cinnamon Altoids
Inspired By // Places I’ve traveled and meals I’ve shared

Contact Me //


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