Fika meets Scandinavian Design story for Domino

Photo courtesy of Muuto

Recently I wrote a story for Domino about embracing fika (the Swedish ritual of taking a coffee break) with beautiful housewares designed in Scandinavia. Both beautiful and functional, these home goods from Sweden and its Nordic neighbors will help you experience a true fika. To read the story and see the beautiful designs, click on over to Domino’s site.


Post Office Renovation Story for Dwell Magazine

photos by Ethan Hickerson

Richmond-based digital agency Mobelux recently finished transforming this old U.S Post Office into a contemporary office for their growing company. The building was seamlessly restored, while thoughtfully blending original architectural details with new contemporary elements. I wrote about the design project for Dwell Magazine. Read the story here.

A UVA Tradition: The Grillswith

Photo by Jeff Saxman

In the latest issue of University of Virginia Magazine I wrote an investigative food history story on the infamous grillswith, a 756-calorie dish involving two grilled doughnuts and a scoop of ice cream that originated from the University Diner and still exists at various restaurants in Charlottesville today. The greasy dish was known as a hangover cure and a good way to soak up booze after a night of gallivanting. Read the story here.

Virginia Living’s June Issue

In the June issue of Virginia Living, I wrote a feature story on the Fang family’s beautiful 11,000-square-foot home on the James River in Williamsburg, Virginia. The issue is on newsstands now, so go grab a copy! I’ll post the story later when it’s up online. cheers, marissa