Last week my latest piece for the Washington Post Express hit the stands- this time showing readers some of the more private quarters of restaurants and bars across the city.
Having just started a master's in journalism, I've been doing an incredible amount of writing the past month. Being able to do a piece that was photo-centric was a nice reprieve from working on more writing-intensive pieces.
An extended version of the quiz is available on the online version- take the test to see how well you know your DC thrones!
Before I left for Japan I was faced with a whirlwind of freelance projects that kept me working right up until a few hours before I stepped on the plane. I count myself as lucky for having such a schedule.
The product one of these said projects was my latest piece for the Washington Post Express.
Delving into the history and modern day life of daiquiris was not only a tasty, tasty assignment to complete- it was a fun derivation from my usual food pieces.
Much to the woes of my inner travel-bug, I am back home in D.C. I couldn't be more excited to get a jump on the stories and ideas that have been brewing in my brain these last few weeks.
As always, a huge thank you to my editor, Holley Simmons. My life & faith in myself wouldn't be the same without her patience, guidance and care.
This week my latest piece for the Washington Post Express came out, with a gorgeous layout courtesy of the paper's amazing designers.
Reading back through the piece I can't help but laugh at just how many stinging nettles I ate that week.
A big thank you to all of the chefs, cooks and restaurants for whipping me up their nettle dishes- and of course a huge thank you to my editor, Holley Simmons, for her continued patience and guidance.
This past week I had my latest piece for the Washington Post Express on stands. I consider myself incredibly privileged to be able to write about the local art and beer community all in one piece- while learning more about the history of DC at the same time!
A digital version of the piece can be found here, or crammed between the uncleaned metro seats of our Nation's Capital.
I look forward to my next published piece in the Express, which will be out sooner than you know it. In the meantime I anxiously await a few secret projects that should be hitting stands shortly; I can't wait to share them with you.
As always a huge thank-you goes to the Washington Post Express Dining Editor, Ms. Holley Simmons, for her incredible direction, patience and faith in my ideas. Also a big thank you to the fine folks of DC Brau & Graham Jackson for taking time out of their busy schedules to chat with me about their passions and projects.
This past week I had the pleasure of debuting another feature in the Washington Post Express- this time a little quiz testing how well readers know their local haunts. Take the quiz here to see how you fare!
I love eating & drinking local. I spent the week before strolling into my favorite places around town, snapping pictures of the little things that have always kept me coming back for more. Golden vintage chairs, darling flatware, naughty wallpaper... the list goes on & on. But what was most important to me was being able to highlight local businesses, while also being able to provide a little bit more information about them to potentially new clients.
A heartfelt thank you goes to Holley Simmons for putting up with me and supporting me while I spitball things at her five times a week, and to all the local establishments that let me through their doors.
Keep your eyes open- the next feature is just around the corner.
In which the first feature I both wrote and photographed for the Washington Post Express is published.