Foodie Friday. Dooby’s (Baltimore Edition)


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This week I am in Baltimore.

What exactly does that mean for you readers?

Well, it means that this edition of Foodie Friday is coming to from a new city. So, if you happen to be traveling through this historic place, besides visiting a few of their museums and the George Peabody Library (a total must), you should seriously consider adding Dooby’s restaurant to your list of things to do.

Although the Korean-inspired restaurant was recently awarded the Best Lunch title by Baltimore Magazine, the establishment’s offerings aren’t just limited to a lunch menu. Dooby’s starts the day by serving breakfast and fresh coffee, and ends it with a list of dinner items. It’s laid back, coffee shop layout and atmosphere, paired with an assortment of food options that are served throughout the day make it a popular all-day hangout for the city.

The menu boasts everything from a pork belly eggs Benedict dish, to a bowl of spicy Korean street-style noodles. It also serves pastries and coffee at all hours, and even has a desert item on the menu titled Damn Good Pie.

You know when a dish has the phrase “damn good” in it, the restaurant it is served in must be just that.



Anchal Project. A Journey of Hope Through Design


A few weeks ago, I traveled to India with Anchal Project to meet the artisans they employee there and share the story of how they use design as a tool for social and economic change. To say the expereince was life-changing is truly an understatement. Read the full feature story for Extol magazine here.

Excerpt From Piece

“It’s difficult to describe this part of India to people, because you can’t understand what this country is really like until you have actually been here and experienced it,” Colleen Clines, the co-founder and CEO of Louisville-based Anchal Project, points out as our vehicle zig-zags its way through livestock, people and the occasional camel.

We are with a small group of people that includes Colleen’s mother, her sister, Maggie Clines, who is also the creative director at Anchal, and another writer from Kentucky.

As we make our way toward a local children’s village, I take a moment to reflect on the fact that I was sitting comfortably in the Nashville airport just two days ago. As I take in the atmosphere on an overcrowded highway somewhere between New Delhi and Jaipur, I anxiously wait for my first stop on a trip that will change the way I view the world forever.

The full feature story is on newsstands now, or you can see the piece in Extol’s digital issue here.

Out of Office. India Bound


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This is my official out of office notice (my official, short and sweet notice to be exact). I am currently embarking on a new adventure, and traveling to India for the next two weeks with Anchal Project. I will be sharing more details and the experience when I return. In the meantime, you can follow my journey via Twitter and Instagram. Cheers!


OOTD: Anchal Project Bandana \ Vintage Denim Dress