Mountain Oasis Festival

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A couple of weeks ago, G & I jetted down Asheville for the first ever Mountain Oasis Festival.  A weird mash-up of electronic and indie bands, I had no idea what to expect from the whole experience, but, thankfully, it ended up being a blast and totally worth it. By the time tickets were available […]

Charlottesville Weekend, Part II

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You guys…I’ve burned out of MoFo. Officially. All the best laid plans and intentions seriously couldn’t prepare me for how hard doing MoFo in September was going to be. Normally it’s a challenge–but it’s always been fun! Fun! That’s the point, right? Community and fun and pushing ourselves to post tons about awesome vegan eats […]

Charlottesville Weekend

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For anyone who’s been following on me on Instagram these past few days (sorry for the non-veganness!), you already know that G & spent the weekend getting away from it all in Charlottesville. We both love Cville and visit fairly often to catch shows for an evening, but rarely do we ever get the chance […]

Barcelona Wrap-Up

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And we’ve finally made it to the wrap-up of odd and ends of eating and tromping through Barcelona.  It’s been quite the week, right? Because Primavera Sound ran from 6 pm to 6 am, we spent those days sleeping in as long as possible, waking up for lunch (and sometimes running to get lunch before […]

Day Trip to Figueres

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One of the cool things about staying for over a week in Barcelona is that there are plenty of fun day trips to take out of the city. While we’d hoped to spend a day lazing on the beach, the unseasonably cool weather (long sleeves during the day, for example, and coats at night) meant […]

Barcelona Part 2

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Nothing is more quintessential Barcelona than a day full of Gaudi’s architecture and good food and wine, right?  Although G previously visited both Casa Milà and Sagrada Família, he was more than game to go again with me, so off we went! Originally built as a home for Roser Segimon and Pere Milà, Casa Milà evolved into apartments […]

Barcelona Part 1

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Barcelona! I have this dream of one day showing up in a foreign country and being alert and ready to tackle the day–you know, take note of the architecture, the smells, people watch. Instead I generally collapse in a heap in a taxi and pray I make it to the hotel so I can nap. […]

RVA Eats: Dutch & Company

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So, why are you going to Richmond? To see the National. Oh, cool venue–what band? No…we’re seeing the National at the National. … Pretty much every conversation for the first week of June went something like that. Meta, right? Pretty damn good show too. A little…more Pop music-ish than I expected (I guess I forgot […]

The Best Veg(an) Dish in Roanoke

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Apparently it’s tofu week on the blog. Wasn’t quite planning for that, but, hey, why look a themed gift horse in the mouth? Or whatever that saying is. Anyone else notice that it’s Friday? (Trust me, I’ve been counting down the hours this week…) And what better day to go out and enjoy a fancy […]

Asheville: Part I

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Is there anyone who doesn’t love Asheville? It reminds me so much of Portland, Maine–a town full of restaurants, breweries, outdoorsy people, and plenty of young families with cute pups in tow. Even though I grew up visiting Brevard, NC, on a regular basis (a mere 40 minute drive south, I never actually visited Asheville […]