- My house and my yard, where the hubby and I spend countless hours planting, digging and relaxing.
- My friends.
- Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, the place where I volunteer and spent numerous dinners at the tea house and countless walks through the garden. This place is truly a gem in Richmond and I will miss it terribly.
- Kuba Kuba restaurant and their black coffee and Huevos rancheros with beans
- Edo Squid restaurant
- The sound of the Richmond speedway from my house (not!!)
- Walking through the Fan
- The holiday light festival (wow, is this amazing) at Lewis Ginter each year
- Bryan Park
- The Richmond vegetarian festival
- VCU's wackiness
- BBQ Tofu sandwiches at Harrison Street Coffee
- Lunches at Little Mexico
- Modlin Center, where we've seen some really amazing shows
- The Yarn Lounge, the "Pottery Barn" of yarn in my opinion :)
- Almond lattes at Can Can Brasserie
- Tree lined streets in my neighborhood
- Monument Avenue
- Karen's diner, who graciously served us free breakfast one Easter Sunday
- Stir Crazy cafe, where the hubby and I walked to get coffee many mornings
- Capital Ale House
- Belmont Butchery
- Comfort Restaurant
- Being close to Charlottesville
- Being close to Douthat State Park, another gem in Virginia
- Philly cheesesteak samis at that hole in the wall, Mojos
- The hubby's aikido parties
- Dinner with Katherine & Jake and the boys
- Sarah's dinner parties
- Playing Rock Band with Jen, Jill, Mike and the hubby
- Wine trips with crazy Bob from the wine shop
- Wineries - Jefferson in particular with Brix sandwiches from across the street!
- Fall in my neighborhood
- Christmas in Richmond, which always seems rather magical
- The Lewis Ginter plant sales
- The Lewis Ginter winter greenery sale (where you can get some amazing greens for wreaths!)
- The Maymont Herb Festival
- Thai food (but not the Indian food here, which is not very good)
- The Greek Festival
- Libbie & Grove - such a cute area!
- The stark contrast between University of Richmond and VCU, where I work
- Pope Avenue, which after Monument Avenue, just might be the most beautiful street in Richmond
- Whole Foods at ShortPump, an amazing store
- Malvern, another area that I love in Richmond
- Sette pizza
- Hermitage Grill
- My vegetable garden
- The renovated MovieLand theatre, with old movies and mimosas on Sunday!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Since we moved to Richmond 5 1/2 years ago, I've had this love/hate relationship with the place. It is certainly full of history and gorgeous architecture, which has appealed to my art history background. However, there was something that didn't fit with my personality and I can't really pinpoint what it is...Nevertheless, I will miss some really great places and things that Richmond has to offer. So...here goes with 50 things I'll miss about you, Richmond, and many memories I had here (mostly food related!) :D
Thursday, September 10, 2009
In addition to the insanity of the hospital visit a few week's ago, we've also decided to move back to NC. Oh Richmond, there are things I will miss about you!
It's been a whirlwind of activity around here the past few weeks: selling our house here,buying a new house there, the hubby starting his new job - the list goes on. Needless to say not much knitting has been happening. I hope to get back to it this weekend and be able to show you the nifty little linen basket liner I'm making :)