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Memphis Coffee Shops Round 2

Memphis Coffee Shops Round 2

This erratic winter weather has given me plenty of motivation to continue my search for the perfect cup of coffee. On my first coffee shop rounds, I found a favorite – Muddy’s Bake Shop & Coffee. While I still love Muddy’s (and French Truck is […]

The Second Line

The Second Line

After Memphis hip hop artist and activist Marco Pavé’s spectacular birthday bash which started with a line up of performances and artist features at Studio on the Square and ended at The Second Line, I knew I had to get back to this New Orleans’ […]

What I’m Reading This Month – January 2019

What I’m Reading This Month – January 2019

The last fews months were a whirlwind of getting settled back home, in my new job, and into some sort of a routine. All of that transition means that there were a lot of GREAT books collecting dust on my bookshelf. This month I’m excited […]

Phuong Long Vietnamese Restaurant

Phuong Long Vietnamese Restaurant

One of the best things about being back home is returning to some of my food faithfuls but also being able to try new – and new to me – places. Phuong Long Vietnamese Restaurant is by no means new to Memphis (or new to […]

Aviva Mediterranean, UberEats, and 48 Hours of Rest

Aviva Mediterranean, UberEats, and 48 Hours of Rest

What seems like a month ago but was really just a couple weeks ago, I slipped out of town to Atlanta for a quick 48 hour relaxation getaway. So you know what that meant… partaking in one of my favorite activities – eating in a […]

Global Cafe

Global Cafe

As is often the case, it was a friend’s Instagram post that put Global Cafe on my radar.  After Googling for more info about this new addition to Crosstown Concourse, I knew I had to check it out. Global Cafe’s mission is to unite Memphians […]

Friends, Wine, and a Fruitful Vine Tour

Friends, Wine, and a Fruitful Vine Tour

Five years ago we celebrated my friend’s, Connie, birthday, with a Fruitful Vine Tour. Because Connie loves wine, celebrations, and bringing people together, we did it all again for her birthday this year. Fruitful Vine Tours include a private wine coach that takes you to […]

Doña Tomás

Doña Tomás

After a successful panel presentation where I presented some of my work on media representation of Korean adoptees as seen via Twinsters, aka Seoul, and Adam Crapser’s deportation proceedings, I Lyfted over to meet Kati and her family for brunch at Doña Tomás. I LOVED […]

Grand Lake Kitchen

Grand Lake Kitchen

The day before I flew to Oakland for the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture conference, my friend (and badass sociologist doing super important work around immigration) Kati sent me two restaurant recommendations for lunch. We obviously ended up at Chez Panisse, which […]

Chez Panisse, an adoption conference, and finally some good coffee

Chez Panisse, an adoption conference, and finally some good coffee

A couple weeks ago I traveled to Oakland, California for the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture (ASAC) conference. This conference, like the Adoption Initiative conference, happens every two years. Luckily, this year both conferences were held together. Two years ago I attended […]