Richmond, my 2nd Home

Trips to Richmond are my favorite, as you know if you’ve been following my blog. Maybe I love Richmond excessively, which isn’t too healthy, but I lived there for four years so it’s definitely got a huge place in my heart. I visited in early April this year, and I want to share my good feelings and way more information than needed with you all. I’m trying to catch up in posting since I’ve been MIA for so long πŸ˜› bear with me. bare with me. bird with me.
A morning run with my bff, Erin, at Hollywood Cemetery. It was my first time there, and it was BEAUTIFUL. She’s in the National Guard so she’s super fit, and I’m in the National Donut Club, which isn’t a real thing, so I’m super slow. Look how beautiful we look with no makeup on! Ahh, naturaaal. I love the feeling.
After our run/walk (lol because I’m awfully out of shape), we got made up to spend our day adventuring. Red is one of my favorite colors to wear, as many of my photos show. I’ll wear it every day, I don’t care!
I love her because she, like me, is down to look like a fool for our own amusement. We do the most ridiculous things together. She’s so down, I can’t even handle it sometimes. I’m like, “Erin, let’s make a movie!” and he response is always “HECK YAH!” Ahh, I’m so thankful for good friends.Β 
Lunch at Strawberry Street Cafe with the girlies. Mariam is too cute.

Nadiah and Sameen ready to chow down on brunch at the cafe :)) love them!Β 
I love Karl so much – he’s one of the most talented people I know. He does it all. He’s always there for me when I need a badass photo to be taken.

TORIAN is one of my favorite people at VCU. This time when I saw him, he literally made me cry my eyes out from laughing so hard at some pranks we did in our early VCU days. I think of him as a tough critic, but I value his opinion so much when it comes to art of any form, especially film.

Robalu GibsunΒ is my favorite poet in the entire world. He is the reason I first got into and started to love slam poetry. I just want to write down everything he says in my moleskin journal and keep it forever.
Jessika with a “k” was my resident and now she’s an RA :’) I’m so proud of her for her hard work to get the position and maintain it. She’s going places, and I can’t wait to see where. IGGY is my Social Work buddy for life, even though we both decided we probably don’t want to do Social Work for the rest of our lives. I met him the summer of 2009 during our VCU orientation. We sat by each other while picking classes for the upcoming semester and since then, we’ve slacked off in more classes together than you can think of before getting rejected together by Teach for America and deciding “F*** this Sh**”
this is how dorky I look when I laugh

Find me a reason to go back, please.

DC Cupcake & Macaron Tour

Earlier this summer my friends and I made the AMAZING decision to take a tour in Georgetown, DC… Not just any tour… a Cupcake and Macaron tour! It was delicious to say the least. We enjoyed learning little bit about the history of the old city of Georgetown, and tasting the newest trends – which were REALLY delicious. We went to 7 different places and my favorite of all was the Earl Grey macaron from Macaron Bee. To learn more about this experience, click here.

Meeting up for the DC Cupcake and Macaron Tour – Hungry, and so ready!

First stop – SPRINKLES Cupcakes!

At Thomas Sweet we stuffed our faces with amazing fudge

a sweet tooth satisfied makes for smiles all around

Macaron Bee! This was the first macaron I’ve ever tried… and it was amazing. I decided to try Earl Grey because it was such a unique flavor for a dessert, and it was one of the best choices I’ve ever made in life.

Olivia Macaron

a mint flavored macaron? Yes, please.

We were given a sweet welcome at the famous Dean & Deluca

The Nation’s Capital!

Yes, please! (except no, because we were stuffed with sweets at this point)

Naema and Nabiha trying to figure out a (real food) lunch spot

being serenaded while walking down the street… what a privilege!

The infamous Georgetown Cupcakes from the TV show. The line was out of the shop and up the hill as it always is, but our tour guide rushed in and got our batch, which we quickly devoured on this last stop of the tour.

ending the afternoon with the best of foods – BURGERS.

Turban Trial

Brothers

 

Atlanta

 

Road Trips

 

Frank Ocean

 

Somewhere between Tampa and Sarasota, Florida

Forida was HOT. With the turban being a fashion statement piece all over the world, I decided to try it out to cool myself down. It was AWESOME. I felt extremely comfortable, and extra breezy, and even got a compliment. I’ll rock it when I feel like it πŸ˜‰