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Month: June 2018

Warlight

Warlight

I’ve been really into historical fiction lately. Books have always allowed me to travel to another time and place, fully immersing myself in the reality of the story the author creates, but historical fiction adds another layer to that. I’ve also been reading mainly women […]

Vigilante Coffee Company

Vigilante Coffee Company

Earlier this spring Vigilante Coffee Company opened its College Park location. Conveniently located on Route 1, Vigilante filled a glaring void in the UMD coffee shop category. Even after two glowing recommendations, it took me a while before I dropped in. The first time I […]

Pitango Bakery & Cafe

Pitango Bakery & Cafe

I cannot tell you how many things I’ve purchased or places I’ve been to based off of an ad or account I saw on Instagram. It’s sad really. But, some kinda way I started following Pitango Bakery & CafĂ© on Instagram (@pitango_bakery_cafe and they also […]

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness

Recently a friend of mine asked me how I decide which books to read. Right now I’m finding a lot of great reads through “writers to watch” or “best of” listicles of Asian Americans, writers of color, and women writers. Other times I take recommendations […]

Baltimore Staycation: A Review

Baltimore Staycation: A Review

Since this is my last summer in the DMV, one way I’m taking advantage of everything in the area is by having a few staycations. This weekend it was Baltimore. DAY ONE On Friday nights the Baltimore Aquarium is half off beginning at 5pm, and […]

Hook & Reel

Hook & Reel

The first time I went to Hook & Reel was shortly after it opened. My boyfriend and I were in the area and our favorite Woodmore Center restaurant had closed (RIP: KBQ BBQ). We were hungry, Hook & Reel was there, so we decided to […]

Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis

Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis

Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis has been on my “To Read” list for a while. I enjoy learning about my hometown’s history and with a future project on Memphis nightlife I figured this book was an essential read. […]

The Pancake House

The Pancake House

Recently, our neighborhood cleaners closed, or rather, relocated to a strip mall across town. Since they do good work at a low price and since there are no other cleaners we like nearby, we’ve been driving to Flair Cleaners in Hyattsville. This is probably not […]

Ceremony Coffee Roasters

Ceremony Coffee Roasters

A couple weeks ago some friends sent me the most gorgeous photos of latte art and avocado toast. I immediately knew I would have to acquire those tasty treats myself. So earlier this week I trekked over to Ceremony Coffee Roasters in Annapolis, the Riva […]

Everything I Never Told You

Everything I Never Told You

“Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” As her mom, dad, brother, and sister piece together the days and weeks before her death, each reveals how much they have hidden from one another… and even themselves. Moving back and forth between their present […]