CELEB NEWS: TAYLOR SWIFT LEFT $500 TIP AT RALPH’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN PHILADELPHIA

Athletic: Taylor cut a sporty and confident figure as she paddled across the lake

Making a splash (in more ways than one!) Taylor Swift shows off her paddle-boarding skills…as reports emerge of her generous $500 post-dinner tip

By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED:  25 July 2013

Taylor Swift evidently loves making a splash.

The 23-year-old was spotted paddle boarding in Rhode Island on Tuesday, just days after she surprised a restaurant chef by leaving a whopping $500 tip.

The singer looked like an experienced paddler as she confidently steered the craft across a lake, standing on her feet.

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Summer fun: Sporty Taylor Swift enjoys some paddle-boating in Rhode Island, New England Summer fun: Sporty Taylor Swift enjoys some paddle-boating in Rhode Island, New England

She showed off her lean figure in a sporty red bikini and also looked to have been enjoying the sunshine, sporting a deep tan.

The star was taking a break from her hectic Red Tour schedule with collaborating singers Ed Sheeran and Austin Mahone , in support of her fourth studio album, Red. 

 The Love Story singer is reported to have gone out to dinner with singers Ed and Austin at Ralph’s Italian Restaurant in Philadelphia on Friday.
 
Athletic: Taylor cut a sporty and confident figure as she paddled across the lake Athletic: Taylor cut a sporty and confident figure as she paddled across the lake They seemed to have been celebrating their nomination for an MTV Video Music Award with the trio posing for a restaurant photo making gestures for “V M A”. 

E! News reports that the stars met the restaurant’s head chef who was a big fan of Taylor’s and requested to have a photo taken with her.

The chef said: ‘I called my mom to tell her Swift was there, and she wanted me to take a picture because she is a big fan,

 
Not so subtle: Taylor Swift and her album collaborators Austin Mahone and Ed Sheeran celebrate their VMA award nomination in a cute snapNot so subtle: Taylor Swift and her album collaborators Austin Mahone and Ed Sheeran celebrate their VMA award nomination in a cute snap

‘My son has autism, and while I’m at work my mom and my son love to listen to her music. He loves her music!’

The singer then gave the chef two tickets to her concert, which was held the following night.

‘It was so kind-hearted of her,’ the chef said. ‘My son is 11. It was my son and I’s first concert we’ve ever been to! It was really special.’

And Taylor’ generosity didn’t end there – the chef also reported that her team left a $500 tip.

 
Fan frenzy: The audience at Taylor's Red tour in a snap shared by Ed Sheeran on Instagram Fan frenzy: The audience at Taylor’s Red tour in a snap shared by Ed Sheeran on Instagram  

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