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Month: May 2018

Heavenly Created Desserts

Heavenly Created Desserts

A couple weekends a month you can find Heavenly Created Desserts at the Greenbelt Farmers Market. That is where I first experienced these delicious cupcakes. I’ve probably had at least a dozen of the flavors, and the absolute best is the Nutter Butter. So if […]

Refuge: A Novel

Refuge: A Novel

Have you ever picked up a book and just known, just by looking at the first page, reading the first few lines, that it was going to be a good read? A read that demanded your undivided attention? That deserved it? That’s how I felt […]

Woodberry Kitchen

Woodberry Kitchen

The last time we were at Woodberry Kitchen this happened… It was a terribly rainy day but the promise of brunch at Woodberry Kitchen lured us out of the house. In the background, you see a fried pork belly Eggs Benedict, fresh garden salad, and […]

Rebellion DC

Rebellion DC

Tis the season for graduation, and it is with great pleasure that last week we celebrated the successful dissertation defense of my friend and cohort-mate, Joanna Pepin! Faced with the last major decision of the semester – which happy hour to attend – Joanna selected […]

Diversity in Black Greek-Letter Organizations: Breaking the Line

Diversity in Black Greek-Letter Organizations: Breaking the Line

As if one dissertation-sized project weren’t enough, I did two. As a side project, Devon R. Goss and I conducted a study of non-Black members of historically Black Greek-Letter organizations, which eventually became Diversity in Black Greek-Letter Organizations: Breaking the Line. Starting in the early twentieth century […]

Greenbelt Farmers Market

Greenbelt Farmers Market

Yesterday was opening day for the Greenbelt Farmers Market, and I could not have been happier! I had been eagerly awaiting this day for the past few weeks and nothing was going to stop me from getting my fresh food fix! Not even a little […]

Jeni’s Ice Creams

Jeni’s Ice Creams

After brunch this Saturday at Local 16, my soul sister and global health expert, Mia Keeys, and I were walking back to the U Street metro, when we were enchanted by the neon sign for Jeni’s Ice Creams. Never ones to pass up the free […]

The Miniaturist

The Miniaturist

After reading The Muse, I knew I had to find Jessie Burton’s first novel, The Miniaturist. Set in 17th century Amsterdam, The Miniaturist draws inspiration from Petronella Oortman’s nine-room dollhouse, which is a permanent collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. These elaborate dollhouses were cultivated and showcased in front […]

Local 16

Local 16

One of the best things about DC is brunch, and after this weekend I’ve found a new favorite: Local 16. Located at 16th and U, Local 16 is probably best known for its amazing rooftop. But, you should remember it for its delicious Afghan food. […]

Chip NYC at Gansevoort Market

Chip NYC at Gansevoort Market

My sweet of choice as of late is donuts, but I think I’ve found the cookie that will change that. As I type, I am trying to convince a friend to bring some Chip NYC cookies the next time she’s in town. Here’s why… On […]