Hey guys, I’m sorry it’s been SO long since I posted a chapter of Quarantine Adventures. It’s been a pretty shitty last couple of weeks, and I’ve been bombarded with work. I promise to stay much more on top of things moving forward though.
With that said, it’s been a while, and there’s way too much to cover. I’m gonna try my best to keep things short because I don’t want this to be a novel so I’m going to pick my favorite moments from the last month or so and just be consistent moving forwards.
Trying Wooboi for the First Time
People have been hyping this place up so I finally bit the bullet and made a trip out to try their food. They’re located in Herndon, VA so it took me a good hour and ten minutes, but it was so worth the drive. The food was absolutely amazing, and I was super excited to learn that they were Korean-owned.
If you’re craving a killer Nashville style chicken sammie, you have to check ’em out. Beware though, they don’t mess around with spice, like some of you would probably find their mild to be too spicy. I personally love heat so I went all out.
They offer 6 different levels, and 6 is Carolina Reaper. I wasn’t sure how crazy it’d be so I decided to go with level 5 aka ghost pepper. I was afraid it’d be too much, but it was totally manageable, at least for me. In fact, I kind of regret not trying 6 but eh, next time!
I got their classic sandwich, and it was nothing short of scrumptious. Think juicy as can be, seasoned to perfection, masterfully fried and served with ciderslaw, butter pickles, and comeback sauce on a soft potato bun. I honestly couldn’t recommend them enough, and they easily have one of the best fried chicken sandwiches I’ve had the pleasure of devouring. To read more about them, check out my full feature on ’em here.
My Latest Shoot with Sandross in Ivy City
If you follow me on instagram, you already know that I had a blast collaborating with Sandross Alim at Gravitas a few weeks back. Chef Matt was kind enough to let us shoot on his rooftop (aka The Conservatory), and as per usual, pics were straight fire. Sandross is so ridiculously talented – if you’re looking for a photographer in the DMV area, definitely make sure to hit him up!
We did 3 different looks before heading to Baker’s Daughter to enjoy a quick lunch. I had to run off to another gig after so I ate my crispy falafel and focaccia in my car while people waited for me to leave my parking spot. Sorry not sorry – eating takes precedence, and I wasn’t about to drive and eat at the same time. A girl has a right to enjoy her food, am I right or am I right?
Not to get off topic, but note, if you haven’t tried Baker’s Daughter yet, you’re realllllly missing out. Matt Baker’s food is stupid good, and the menu there is straight fire. I recommend getting his chocolate chip cookies (lord have mercy), short rib, butter chicken, avo toast, italian sub, churripan, and god, I could go on and on and on.
And I didn’t even mention the crispy falafel that I got, but that’s a must, too! Anywho, here are some of favorite pics from said shoot, lol. Let me know if you have a favorite by leaving a message below.
Glamping Done Right at River Mountain Resort
Sooo I’m not really big into camping, but I’m all about that glamping life. I recently had the opportunity to visit River Mountain with my manfriend + pup, and I had a blast. Located in Black Valley, PA, they generously let us stay in one of their private cabins. For those of you looking to vacation safely with your loved ones, you’re welcome in advance.
This dog-friendly resort was the perfect getaway, and I loved that it was only about a 2.5 hour drive from Maryland. Each cabin sleeps 12 people (with individual pods) and has 2 bathrooms along with free wifi, a coffee maker, fridge, microwave, fresh linens and towels, board games, a charcoal grill, hand sanitizer, a filtered water dispenser and basic toiletries.
They generously comped our stay, but a private cabin only costs about $350-475 a night depending on availability. I say only because it’s really affordable if you go with a group of people.
Unfortunately, it rained for the majority of our stay so we spent most of our time indoors, but we had a blast playing scrabble and ping pong at their activity barn. PS. their happy hours are complimentary so be prepared to enjoy local beer and vino for happy hour on the house.
They also provide a huge s’mores kit free of charge so you can enjoy treats by the fire in the evening while stargazing. Yeah, it’s as amazing as it sounds. To see more from my trip, make sure to check out the full recap here!
Food Shoot After Food Shoot
It’s been a pretty busy last few weeks for Kim the freelance photographer! I wouldn’t have it any other way though. I’ve had the opportunity to cover some truly fantastic places, and I always have fun shooting. There were a few marathon days with late, LATE night editing sessions, but it’s a good kind of stress if you know what I mean.
I recently covered the new Kitchen Cray on H Street, along with the Lebanese Tavern in Tyson’s Corner. Fuku also sponsored nom to post about their new chicken sammie so that was awesome, and I even got to see one of my good friends during the shoot! Shoutout to Kramer P. for being my model that day.
Follow Nomtastic Foods on instagram to see and stay tuned for more food posts comin’ your way! I don’t want to spoil anything so that’s all I’m saying for now, but I promise that there’s a ton of delish content coming your way.
Visiting My Parents in Pittsburgh, PA
And last but not least, I got to visit my parents in PA. It’s been a good two months so it was great to see them again and hang out. Plus, Daisy always loves hanging out with grandma and grandpa so it was especially exciting for her! I actually got some not so great news while I was there, but you know me, I always try to look at the bright side of things.
I took Daisy to our vet while we were in town, and turns out, she’s developed cataracts. I’m not sure if you guys know, but Daisy’s a diabetic so that complicates things tenfold. Luckily, we made an appointment at our local animal hospital – they have an ophthalmology department – so pray that we can get her treated before it progresses into full blown glaucoma.
Anywho, thanks for listening to me ramble! As always, I have a bunch of stuff planned for the next few weeks, but as mentioned, I’ve been dealing with health issues of my own – and no, it’s not COVID – so I’m going to try and take it easy-ish. For more on my adventures, make sure to check out this tab, and stay tuned for more life + style content coming your way! Until next time, loves.