Doesn't "urban hiking" sound way cooler than "walking?" I set out to just do an easy two miles down and back. My mission was to break in my new* hiking shoes, make sure my backpack didn't rub me in weird places requiring extra body glide next week, and practice with the GoPro I'm borrowing. Five … Continue reading Urban Hiking
In hindsight, it has been well over a year, maybe longer than two years since I've had a frappuccino at Starbucks. I'm really not a huge fan of frozen drinks so I have never been a huge frapp drinker. Maybe this wasn't the best foodie adventure for me to take on. However, I do love … Continue reading Don’t worry, I tried the tie dye frapp so you don’t have to.
I'm already a fan of Town Center Cold Pressed's cafe locations. It is one of my favorite "afternoon coffee shops," because they have so many non-coffee options! I was so excited to get the opportunity to host a Yelp Elite Event at their new Roastery and Brew Bar Concept. The staff at TCCPR is combining … Continue reading Town Center Cold Pressed Roastery Opens Today!
I adore May's Parlor. I live just close enough where it is an easy walk to get my favorite treats. Thankfully though, I don't live too close where it becomes a daily temptation. It is one of my favorite local businesses at the Oceanfront and they always have creative flavors that keep me coming back … Continue reading I actually ate healthy at May’s!
Pride is easy to find in Hampton Roads! So many local businesses and organizations are hosting promotions and events to celebrate Pride Month. I couldn't miss out on the fun and I also took the opportunity to support some of my favorite local businesses while I was downtown. PrideFest was absolutely incredible! There was an … Continue reading A Colorful Afternoon in Downtown Norfolk
I SCREAM ICE CREAM! Or at least that is what Virginia Beach is begging me to say with several new ice cream shops popping up. Lolly's has totally captured my heart though. I've been a fan since my first few weeks working for Yelp. When I was given the green light to start managing the … Continue reading Lolly’s – my summer obsession.
Last night I had the opportunity to attend a Yelp sponsored event at the Mariners' Museum! This is a spot that I didn't really know about until I started working for Yelp, but I have now visited three times just this year. It has always been worth he drive up to Newport News from Virginia … Continue reading Mariner’s International Wine Classic
I hate going to Newport News, but only because I hate driving and once I am up there I don't want to leave! I feel guilty, because I didn't expect to be "wow-ed" by anything in Newport News. I expected Hampton to be the place on the Peninsula where I wanted to spend my time. … Continue reading Hanging out in Toyland- I mean Newport News
Peer pressure broke me down on this one. The amount of hype that the new Shake Shack has gotten in Virginia Beach is matched only by the hype for IKEA and Wegman's. I get asked at least three times a week if I have been to Shake Shack yet. Ready to give a different answer … Continue reading “OMG – have you tried Shake Shack?”
I still can't believe this happened in real life. A handsome man walks into a coffee shop, chooses the seat next to me, and we end up exchanging numbers. I thought meeting people in real life only happened pre-2005 or in the movies. Or maybe just to people more attractive and outgoing than I consider … Continue reading Who needs a dating app when you hang in coffee shops?