Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Y’all know I love a good trip and road trips are no exception. Two of my closest girlfriends, affectionately known as “The Twins,” recently turned Thirty Fine and what better way to celebrate than with a trip. However, with COVID numbers steady rising we decided to stay semi-local. So we set out for 95 South and landed in Richmond. We all know that Richmond is synonymous with history but I was pleasantly surprised by the array of cute restaurants, breweries, shopping and more. Usually when I’m in Richmond it’s visiting family not playing tourist. Oh, so where did we go and what did we do? I thought you’d never ask. Lol! We ate, ate, and ate some more. Seriously, the Richmond food scene is poppin. From barbecue at ZZQ to tacos at Bario Taqueria and brunch at Bar Salita we ate to our hearts were content. Oh, and don’t let me forget the Black owned Tipsy Cupcake shop in trendy Carytown. The liquor infused cupcakes didn’t disappoint on taste or buzz. We also adventured over to Richmond’s historic Scott’s Addition for music and wine at Brambly Park. Their pizza was also delish. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see enough history for me. Richmond is way too historical not engulf yourself in the past. I mean, it is the capital of the Confederacy. However, we did stop by two monuments … the graffiti covered base of the Robert E. Lee statue and Rumors of War at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. And what’s a girls trip without shopping? We went to one of my favorite vintage shops, Halcyon. It’s right across the street from the hospital that my mom was often in so it was a bit surreal to be back there. We also went to Clementine, which was one that I’d never heard of. I’m glad we went because I got the cutest Michael Kors laptop bag for the low low. Well one of the highlights of the trip was our detour to the Virginia State Faif while on our way back to DC. Turkey legs, fried Oreos and candy apples oh my!