Last week, I discovered this precious eatery called The Urban Farmhouse in Shockoe Slip. The interior's restored historic feel with exposed brick and wooden rafters reminded me of a neighborhood favorite I used to frequent in Atlanta, Belly General Store. The food is similar too. Everything at The Urban Farmhouse is locally grown. They even have a wide selection of coffees, teas and wines. The cozy environment is perfect for a lunch date, a place to park your MacBook for a few hours or even to see live music a few nights out of the week. So if you're in the area, go get yourself a freshly prepared, "straight-from-the-farm" meal in the heart of downtown Richmond.
I just saw this terrific movie 127 Hours. Based on the true survival story of Aron Ralston, James Franco plays the climber who's arm gets trapped beneath a boulder during a descent in a Utah canyon. Franco, who is also extremely dreamy, does an amazing job portraying this rugged outdoorsman on his quest for survival. Besides knowing the outcome and a few not-so-appetizing parts, I couldn't look away. I was hooked. Definitely a feel good movie worthy of many gold statues.
How adorably cozy do the fabrics from Secret Pocket look? You can find these lovely scarves among other fun items at Little Winter. Hmmm... knitting might be next on my list of things to learn. But maybe I can just start by ordering one of these handwoven scarves...
My art director, Angelle Juneau and I just updated our team portfolio site. Personal websites are always a work in progress and they're constantly evolving, but I'm really happy with the way it's turning out so far. Take a gander and let me know if you like what you see.
I do it every-so-often... update a playlist of songs I'm enjoying at the moment. And recently, I've had a lot of great new tunes to choose from. Here are my top 20 songs that I'm totally in love with right now.
20. The Honey Trees - To Be with You
19. Hooray for Earth - Surrounded By Your Friends
18. Cee Lo Green - Fuck You
17. War on Drugs - Coming Through
16. Panda Bear - Slow Motion
15. Eminem & Lil' Wayne - No Love
14. Mumford & Sons - Liar
13. Deerhunter - Helicopter
12. Summer Camp - Round the Moon
11. Hot Chip - I Feel Better
10. Mark Ronson ft. The Business International - Somebody to Love Me
This past weekend I celebrated Halloween with a 3 day music bender in Asheville, NC for Moogfest. Of the many terrific shows, a few stood out in my mind. Pretty Lights, Sleigh Bells and Neon Indian, all of which were on the same night, were by far the best of the weekend. And although a bit mellow, Jónsi put on a great set with some awesome animated visuals. I also got my noodle on with plenty of Asheville locals at Disco Biscuits, whipped out the glow sticks at MGMT and danced my a** off at Dan Deacon and Girl Talk.
See what SPIN thought were the best moments of the weekend.