The Pumpkin Kings

Fall is officially upon us. Take a walk through your neighborhood grocery store, and you’ll discover pumpkin-flavored creamers, baking mixes, cream cheeses and more. Your nose catches arousing notes of pumpkin spice while rushing past coffee shops on the way to work every morning. And the leaves – well, they’re absolutely stunning in their final… More The Pumpkin Kings

Popping in at the MoMA, Andy Warhol and other Thoughts

“Pop.” How can such a short, three-lettered word possess so many meanings? From carbonated sodas to music genres to loud noises, the homonym thrills with its transitional properties. My favorite definition of “pop”, however, relates to the eclectic art movement. A brief description of Pop art: The movement commenced in Britain in the mid-1950s, and crossed over… More Popping in at the MoMA, Andy Warhol and other Thoughts

Brunching in Barcelona

Near Logan Circle, a vibrant tapas restaurant and wine bar sits among a heap of antique furniture shops and cafés. Aptly named ‘Barcelona’, the imaginative spot off 14th Street NW pours Spanish flavor onto classic brunch staples. To celebrate new beginnings, birthdays and farewells, I joined my friends last Sunday at Barcelona for a casual brunch. Nonetheless, the… More Brunching in Barcelona

The Eyes of Texas

Nostalgia for my college days, a friend tying the knot and a desire to escape the East Coast took me home to Austin, Texas, a few weeks ago. Ah, Austin. A city I tired of after four years of never-ending breakfast tacos, heat waves and studying for tests at the University of Texas. After moving to Washington,… More The Eyes of Texas

Food for Thought: Wal-Mart’s “Surprising” Stance with Millennial Shoppers

Millennials favor shopping at Wal-Mart more than any other big retailer, according to a report released by InfoScout. Ad Age explored the phenomenon, with experts citing low prices, e-commerce, and convenience as key factors for the surprising turnout. But are these factors truly that shocking? I don’t think so. Perhaps it’s because I’m a millennial… More Food for Thought: Wal-Mart’s “Surprising” Stance with Millennial Shoppers