It’s been a minute since I last did an adventures recap so I’m excited to share today’s post! It’s been a crazy past few weeks, both personally and professionally. I still got to do a lot of fun shit though, from my first time to Echostage to Artechouse’s newest exhibit, so stick with me until the very end to read about it all!
Life of a Neuron
I absolutely LOVED this new exhibit at Artechouse. It’s running until November 28th so definitely make sure to get there if you can. Life of a Neuron “brings artists and scientists together for a groundbreaking collaboration to explore how the brain shapes the shared human experience. Through collaboration with the Society for Neuroscience and the world’s leading scientists and creatives, this immersive exhibit will allow us to experience a neuron…providing an experiential view of life at a cellular level.”
Sharing that tidbit from their site because it encapsulates everything in a concise way. The main installation was definitely the star of the show, at least for me. It was an artistic interpretation of a neuron from pre-birth to death, and it was straight up hypnotizing. It lasts for about 20 minutes so grab one of their cushions, grab a spot on the floor and enjoy. Highly, HIGHLY recommend.
Brunching at Nina May
For those of you who love brunch, you’re welcome in advance. Nina May has a dope brunch prix fixe available, and it’s only $26 per person. They do ask that a minimum of two people participate, but the food’s fire, and you get four different dishes to share. This menu changes frequently, but when I went I got to enjoy:
- Ham and cheese morning bun: ementhaler, house smoked ham, toasted benne seeds
- Huckleberry yogurt parfait: with almond granola
- Dutch baby pancake: cinnamon braised apples, crispy sage, PA maple syrup
- Crispy Virginia oyster with pimento grits: poached egg, garlicky spinach, chili glaze
Everything was really tasty, but I wasn’t a huge fan of the cocktail I got. They do offer a seasonal mimosa and Bloody Mary though so that may be the move if you’re looking to imbibe. They also have a bunch of coffee drinks available, and a la carte dining’s an option as well.
Backstage at Echostage
Thanks to Moki Media, I had the opportunity to experience Meduza live with VIP + backstage access. I’ve loved EDM ever since I was a little kid so don’t ask me why I never made my way out to see a show live. I’m low key hooked though, and I’ve decided I NEED to see Tiesto, Kaskade and Deadmau5 live as well.
It was my first time at Echostage, and I was impressed with the production as a whole. The energy was so great, and it was just an intoxicating experience…which is weird to say since I wasn’t actually intoxicated, ha. The VIP area was located right next to Meduza’s booth so I could really see him in action.
I was actually really surprised at how musical he was, and his pacing was awesome. He knew how to maintain tension, creating effective build-ups that made the crowd go crazy. If you have a chance to see him live, definitely make sure to go.
Fall Menu Shoot at Stable
Work has been crazy, like craaaaaazy crazy. I’ve been ridiculously swamped, but I’m here for it. I love being my own boss, and I LOVE that I’m building my own company with an amazing team I’m proud of. Nothing’s really changed at all though. I’m still hustling hard and wearing a ton of hats whether that’s boss bitch, food photographer, social media manager, model, etc.
My most recent shoot was at Stable, an H Street gem that serves bomb Swiss food. It’s been a minute since I last visited so I was excited to be back. I got to photograph their new fall menu so that was a blast! Everything looked (AND SMELLED) amazing, and I can’t wait to go back and dine there.
The fettuccine looked especially delicious, and of course, their bread was stunningly beautiful as per usual. Have you guys been yet? They’re famous for their raclette so I’m sure you’ve seen them on Eater, Buzzfeed or something similar.
Pics with Mel + Kung Fu Tea
It’s been far too long since I last connected with La Belle Mel so we scheduled a time to shoot outfits and catch up. As busy as I am, my friends and family are a priority – I sometimes lose sight of that though, which is why I’ve been carving out time each week and making a conscious effort to stay in touch.
We met up in Silver Spring, crushed a few looks and then walked over to Kung Fu Tea. I got my go-to order, 0% sugar matcha milk tea with boba, and we grabbed a table outside and just talked. She’s such a great person. And she’s always out and about doing fun things!
It’s something I’ve always admired about her. She lives life to the fullest and truly enjoys whatever it is she’s doing. She’s fearless in a lot of ways, and she genuinely doesn’t give AF about what anyone thinks about her. I’m a big fan. Y’all should follow her if you don’t already.
Anyways, that’s just the tip of the iceberg, but I have a million things to do so Imma call it quits for now. I hope you guys enjoyed reading my latest recap! For more on adventures, click here and stay tuned for more content coming your way. I update every Monday, Thursday and Saturday so make sure you check back soon! Until next time, friends.