A few months back I got the privledge to visit NEST in downtown Philly with some of my mom friends and I have to tell you-THIS PLACE is OUTSTANDING!!
I can't even begin to tell you how annoying it was when Boston was smaller and I went downtown to visit a friend and we had NO WHERE to go to let the kids play while we chatted.
My close compadre Tara Bucci (www.BabyMommaBlog.com) and I ended up practically playing in the alleys when we met up! hahaha.
But after my visit to NEST (where her and I both fell in love)...we found the best place around to meet up!
Well, at that point-they were just opening. (They opened in August). So things were still being added to the schedules.
I was completely amazed at the space. Not only do they have a play space (with the COOLEST shag carpet!!!) but they have an awesome, trendy boutique. The boutique sucked me in, I tell ya. I ended up buying the COOLEST pointed backpacks ever! hahah. ((Just go in and ask for the pointy backpacks-they'll know what you're talking about. =)
Then I checked out the class space. And their first round of classes are over-but this next round...the 'winter schedule' is just beginning and let me tell you-they are ONE of a KIND!
Seriously. Classes like 'Me & My Sous Chef' (cooking), 'Pajama Yoga', 'Karate Kids', and 'Bend it Like Beckham' to name a few. HOW awesome are those names though?!?!? So creative!
That's what I love about this place. They definitely aren't some cookie cutter operation. (Although, you might be using cookie cutters in the Sous Class! lol).
Starting November 27th-even if you aren't a member of NEST-you can take part in their amazing array of classes offered!
Winter classes begin January 2nd and they go for 12 weeks. At the end of the semester they've added a week in case you need to do makeup classes. (That's so rare..but SO awesome!)