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…