As someone who loves and values efficiency and a nice succession of plans that are realistic, it's easy for me to forget to actually enjoy what I'm doing. As I'm running from work to the gym to a volunteer event and then back home to have dinner with my boyfriend, I forget that everything I'm doing is supposed to be fun.Read More
One of those things that I did not forget about was the single episode of Netflix’s Dating Around I watched. In it, one of my greatest dating pet peeves occurred and halted any hope of me watching any more episodes.
In the show, a guy goes on five dates with five different women. They’re all interspersed with each other, and then at the end he picks his favorite girl to go back out with for round two.
On both sides of the table, cringy things were said — is that just dating shows in general and I’m out of touch? — but he said one thing that is a TRIGGER for me.Read More
A few weekends ago, one of my old roommates and I were thinking about where to go for brunch. ‘Tis the season of Richmond Brunch Weekend, so I sent her the list of fifty — yes that’s 50— options we had (I like to eat at participating restaurants and scope them out beforehand so I can make more informed recommendations).
From there, we narrowed it down to places I hadn’t been before, were open on Saturdays and were close by. We landed on Bar Solita, the newest RVA Hospitality restaurant featuring Mediterranean vibes, tapas and pizza. Bar Solita’s brunch menu reflects all of that, featuring a little bit of everything. When I was perusing the menu the night before our visit, I had my eye on the Old Bay chicken biscuit, breakfast empanadas and chicken and crepes. We decided to make a reservation in case it was crowded, which it wasn’t.Read More
My parents came down to Richmond and wanted either nachos or chicken for dinner, so I narrowed down our options to Billy Jack’s, Hot Chick, Continental Westhampton or Weezies. We ended up going to Continental Westhampton, but I couldn’t get over the menu and the gut feeling I had that Hot Chick would be a place for me.
The next day, my boyfriend texted me and told me we should brunch at Hot Chick — which is why we’re together clearly — and we made plans for the next weekend. I read and reread the menu at least once a day until it was finally Sunday.Read More
Crepes always make me feel fancy. Whether it’s their elegant French background, or how they’re so delicate, I just feel classy while eating crepes.
However, I felt the opposite of fancy when Cazey and I ended up at Les Crepes in Carytown last weekend. We went out for a walk and anticipated finding food along the way. When we ended up in Carytown, we considered Weezies, then remarked on the closing of 10 Italian Cafe and then we looked up the mighty steps and saw Les Crepes.Read More
I once read in a book that said — among many other things — if you don't like cleaning your house, you should just pay someone to do it. And if you want the Audi instead of Honda, buy the flashier option if it'll make you happy.
At the time, I thought it was a horrible life lesson.
The benefits of having a nicer car should carefully be weighed before making a huge spending decision. And same for cleaning your house: is it truly something you can't do yourself?Read More
2018 was a busy year for me. I got a new job. And a new car. And a boyfriend. A lot of people got married. I did some freelance work. I even started a book club. I meant to write 100 blog posts that I never finished writing, but this is one that I am fully committed to finishing. It’s a story about trying to overcome possibly the biggest sale I needed to make: the sale of my first car. (That was also a blog post I wanted to write: a proper sendoff to my first car. Despite the boat-likeness of it, and its tendency to give up on the whole driving thing, I have a soft spot for Taurus.) I wanted him to go to a good home.Read More
If you read this blog often or follow us on Instagram, you likely know that one of Cazey’s favorite brunch spots in Richmond was Star-Lite, so when we found out it was closing, we immediately made plans to go to their final brunch service to say our goodbyes.
You know what they say, though, when one door shuts, another door opens.
And that door happens to be to Brunch, the latest companion restaurant to Lunch | Supper.Read More
Richmond has been put on the map lately for all of our breweries that have popped over the years. However, we’ve become a city (and state) with so much more to offer. That’s what Cider Week VA celebrates.
We had the pleasure of getting a little taste of what to expect from Cider Week Virginia 2018, which is coming up from November 9-18, 2018. Here’s what’s going down.Read More
Every board member is encouraged to do a fundraiser, and I wanted mine to be unique. Month ago, my friend raved about a flower arranging class she went to at Bridget Beari Home Store. She couldn’t stop talking about the beautiful store, informative class, beautiful flowers and awesome workshop leader.
Just like in the cartoons, a light bulb went off over my head. A flower arranging workshop would be a fun fundraiser (aka fun-draiser). I immediately reached out to Bridget Beari to see if they had any interest in working with me, to which they quickly said they’d be happy to help.Read More