Tips for visiting The National Museum of African American History

Back in August I requested tickets to the newest Smithsonian museum on the mall, The National Museum of African American History. The earliest I could get passes for was in October. I didn’t realize (or maybe I did but I didn’t really give it much thought) that it would be Columbus Day weekend, a holiday. …

St. Thomas’ Parish

Today I ventured unexpectedly upon the ruins of St. Thomas church.  I was late to a dentist appointment so I figured I would explore it more on my way back. The serenity of the park was juxtaposed by overgrown foliage and a burned out chapel that sat eerily behind a wrought iron gate. Click the link …

Mango Tree (now closed)

The first night of summer was spent on the patio of Mango Tree in City Center sipping a spicy mango cocktail. Yelp Elite hosted the event at a relatively new restaurant that is gaining worldwide appeal. According the the Washington Post “Mango Tree is part of a Bangkok-based company, the Mango Tree Group, with 70-plus …

Confession about Sinful Colors

I must confess my I love for Sinful Shine by Kylie Jenner. There, I said it. I am not a nail polish person. I get my toes painted at the nail shop every two weeks, but I have never been one to sit at home and paint my nails. That might change with Kylie’s Sinful Shine. I …

My photography love story <3

My love for photography developed after I moved to D.C. to attend grad school almost half a lifetime ago. I was attending a film program and one of the professors suggested that we develop an “eye” for getting good shots and perfect framing shots by practicing with a still camera. A classmate of mine was …