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A Raw Vegan Foodie Experience in DC!

Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | Views [460]

We all need somewhere nice to go for our birthday dinner and after hearing about a lovely 5-course prix fixe dinner that was not only vegan but raw… well, I had to check it out! Enter Elizabeth’s Gone Raw, a raw vegan foodie experience that ... Read more >

Tags: foodie, restaurant, vegan, vegetarian, washington d.c.

Let’s go to “The Beach” – at DC’s National Building Museum

Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | Views [543]

This exhibit has been making the rounds on newspapers and social media. It is a completely white indoor ball pit with beach chairs and against the wall tables to buy booze and food. My inner 5-year-old was thrilled at the idea and looking at pictures ... Read more >

Tags: ball pit, beach, fun, museum, washington d.c.

D.C.'s Grand Sake Tasting Event: A Night of Fancy Booze and Great Conversations

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 | Views [1234]

April hit me like a brick of rocks and started off quite shaky. Because of that I haven’t been in the best of moods so when I was offered a spot to volunteer at the annual Taste of Japan Grand Sake Tasting event (part of the National Cherry Blossom ... Read more >

Tags: alcohol, culture, japan, sake, shochu, washington d.c.

Taking time out for theatre at the Shakespeare Theatre Company

Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | Views [711]

Shakespeare Theatre’s The Importance of Being Earnest & NT Live’s Coriolanus I love theatre (when I can afford it) and recently I was lucky enough to catch two amazing shows: The Importance of Being Earnest at the Shakespeare ... Read more >

Tags: coriolanus, oscar wilde, shakespeare, shakespeare theatre company, the importance of being earnest, tom hiddleston

Traversing through Joshua Tree National Park

Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | Views [1201]

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Today I bring you a mini day-trip to California’s Joshua Tree National Park situated in the Mojave desert near Twentynine Palms. First off, as this is the high desert it will be a bit cooler than what ... Read more >

Tags: california, desert, hiking, joshua tree, national park

The Mütter Museum: abnormally strange and yet strangely intriguing

Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | Views [1646]

The Mütter Museum is a part of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, founded in 1787, which (according to their website) is the oldest professional medical organization in the country.   Donated by Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter in ... Read more >

Tags: curiosities, museum, mutter museum, oddities, pennsylvania, philadelphia, wunderkammer

Cyrano at the Folger Shakespeare Library

Sunday, 5 Jun 2011 | Views [824]

For some D.C. culture I would highly recommend the Folger Shakespeare Library (which also doubles as a theater). Located centrally on Capitol Hill near the Supreme Court and a short walk away from the Capitol Building this is a place worth popping into ... Read more >

Tags: library, shakespeare, theater, tourist, washington d.c.

The Chocolate Lovers Festival - Fairfax, VA

Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | Views [883]

What can I say? I love chocolate. And chocolate festivals are right up my alley. I must admit that I was pining for all those amazing Melbourne chocolate cafés that I reviewed here some months back so it was a happy surprise to find out about ... Read more >

Tags: chocolate, fairfax, festival, va, washington d.c.

Nevermore: a visit to the POE Museum in Richmond, VA

Sunday, 27 Feb 2011 | Views [1081]

Richmond, VA is not particularly close to Washington D.C. It was a bit of a drive to get there (2 hours!) and our first endeavor ended up poorly – we were left outside in the biting cold due to an unexpected closure from an electrical outage. Alas, ... Read more >

Tags: edgar allan poe, gothic, poe museum, richmond, va, washington d.c.

Photos: Washington D.C.

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Wasteland Weekend: a post-apocalyptic campout experience

Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | Views [8118] | Comments [6]

What: Mad Max -themed camp out weekend Where: the wastelands compound in the Californian desert When: October 22-24, 2010   What can I say about this event? It was the first of many; it was my first ‘themed’ campout experience.... Read more >

Tags: california, camping, desert, gothic, mad max, post-apocalyptic

An Idyllic Forest Town Called Idyllwild

Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | Views [2392]

Idyllwild has continuously been my go-to place for a little R&R and escapement from the heat of the desert valley below. I have been coming here with family and friends for many, many years to “get away” which is exactly what I did earlier ... Read more >

Tags: california forest, idyllwild, pine trees, southern california



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