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vol. 73 / rebelle
vol. 73 / rebelle

VOL. 73   /  REBELLE
Without further ado, meet this week's guest editor: Shannon Siriano Greenwood. Our hunch is that you likely already know her! As the founder of the Rebelle brand, Shannon’s mission is to help women think differently about how they live, work, create, and connect. She operates the growing Rebelle Con conference series and was named a top 5 influential changemaker by Richmond Magazine. Take it away, Shannon! 



Let’s talk about Sunday nights! Did you know that 76 percent of Americans report they experience Sunday night anxiety? One possible remedy for this is Lucid Living, a boutique studio that serves as a haven for those looking to decompress from everyday stress. Located at 300 E. Grace Street, Lucid Living offers Intuitive Massage, Thai Bodywork, Reiki, Aromatouch, Sound Therapy, Yoni Steaming and group yoga classes. But most of all, founder Natasha Foreman (pictured) simply wants to help Richmonders find a realistic approach to a mindful lifestyle. 
This Sunday, Lucid Living is hosting a CBD Yoga & Sound Concert workshop where they’ll use restorative yoga, healing sound, and CBD elixirs to promote deep relaxation. Participants will be given a CBD tincture, provided by Boketto Wellness, followed by a deeply relaxing Restorative Yoga class led by Anna Meshejian. Following yoga and sound meditation, custom CBD elixirs (think calming, evening time latte) will be served. Wear something cozy, switch off all devices, and find ease in the light of the full moon! 





Urban Hang Suite is the most Boss coffee shop in Richmond. Owned by Kelli Lemon, the woman who made drinking coffee with strangers a thing, this shop feels like home as soon as you walk in the door. She even has Emily Herr murals featuring the most game-changing local women in business. This is my go-to meeting spot downtown!
Order the Boss Latte (turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, and honey with almond milk) and watch a parade of influential Richmonders meet, greet, and create at every table.
Perk: Be one of the first 10 members of Here. to visit today through Sunday to receive a Boss Latte for free.




When THE most inspirational mom in Richmond writes a book, you better believe I will be first in line to get my copy signed. Katherine Wintsch, founder and CEO of The Mom Complex, TEDx speaker, and all around incredible business leader, just published Slay Like A Mother. I’ve told every mother I know (and the men who love them) to pick up this new book and read it cover to cover! And make sure to come to Katherine's workshop on April 27 as part of the Rebelle Con weekend. 
Perk: Use the "Share Now" link below to forward this issue of Here. to a friend and you’ll be entered to win two signed copies of Slay Like A Mother ... one for you and one for your friend! 


Slay Like A Mother available now
Workshop on April 27

Made in RIC

Check out these Old Fashioned glasses that are anything but old fashioned! Richmond Grid magazine and artist Emily Herr teamed up to create cocktail glasses that celebrate Emily's Girls! Girls! Girls! portrait series. Laser-etched by Richmond based Big Secret. 
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vol. 70 / go south
vol. 70 / go south ↘️


March, here we come! Our advice, go south. Cross the raging James this weekend and you'll be rewarded with oysters, donuts, and craft cocktails. 

Venture forward …



The first ever Dogtown Winter Beer and Oyster Festival is this Saturday at The Butterbean, a newly opened neighborhood café on Hull Street by Michael and Laura Hild. This Manchester celebration promises a hearty selection of craft beer, cider, wine and kombucha on tap, a raw oyster station from Anderson's Neck Oyster Company, oyster stew, crab muffins, and made from scratch eats by The Butterbean. Not to mention, there will be plenty of live music, outdoor fire pits to keep you warm, outside beer stations (serving Ardent IPA, Trapezium Oyster Stout, Potter's Farmhouse Dry Cider, and Center of the Universe Kolsch) and an inside bar pouring a variety of beer, cider, and wine. 


Hot Diggity


Because on Richmond’s south side, donuts are served warm and with a cocktail. Sometimes they're even turned into sandwiches! So when you’re venturing over the river this weekend for the Dogtown Oyster Festival, make sure to skip across the street to Hot Diggity Donuts to see what we’re talking about. Here you can indulge in sweet and savory donuts, all made to order, with a cocktail or shooter in hand if you’re so inclined. We’re talking Maple Bourbon donuts (topped with salty peanuts), Grasshopper Pie donuts (pistachio, mint, chocolate shavings), and Bittersweet Mocha (dark chocolate espresso glaze, turbinado). And if you’re looking for something a bit more substantial but equally adventurous, consider one of their signature sandwiches served between two sourdough yeast donuts.

Perk: Tell them Here sent you and receive a free cup of Blanchard's Coffee with the purchase of a donut this weekend at Hot Diggity! 




Round out your South Side jaunt with a pit stop at Little Nickel, a jewel of a restaurant that invites you to pretend you’re on vacation with a playful mix of tropical dishes and plenty of tiki-inspired and neo-tropical cocktails. Brought to you by Johnny and Katrina Giavos, of Stella’s fame, this Forest Hill destination is all about taking guests to another land with its vacation food, punch bowls designed for two or more, and a retro vibe unlike anything you’ll find in RVA. We suggest starting with a Walk the Plank cocktail (pictured) and the Pu-Pu platter, a house favorite that’s served flaming with General Tso’s wings, pineapple skewers, pork bbq skewers, and lumpia. 

Little Nickel offers Happy Hour, from 3-6 p.m., with eclectic cocktail specials and an unforgettable Sunday brunch. On a recent Sunday visit we went for the El Cortez (cheddar waffles, braised pork, queso, sliced jalapeno, and crispy bacon). But really, when you’re on a vacation that's south of the James everything is a winner. Book your trip now.   
Perk: Ask for the Here Special to receive a surprise tropical cocktail at $2.00 off this weekend. 



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vol. 71 / perky
vol. 71 / perky

VOL. 70  /  PERKY

This week we’re feeling extra perky about our lineup. Members, get ready for a feel-good weekend from start to finish. Read on for some tasty ideas and fun Richmond perks along the way. 

Let’s go!  



Don’t walk, crawl to your favorite watering hole in Scott’s Addition this weekend. The SABD Collaboration Crawl starts at noon on Saturday. Each participating alcohol producer will work with a friendly neighbor to make a beer recipe and then work together to create a cider, mead, or spirit. Some of the pairings include Ardent Craft Ales & Buskey Cider, Three Notch'd RVA Collab House & Reservoir Distillery, Väsen Brewing Co. & Blue Bee Cider, Isley Brewing Company & Blue Bee Cider, Black Heath Meadery & Bingo Beer Co., and Courthouse Creek Cider & Strangeways Brewing Co. The finished collaborations will be released at each location. Make sure to grab a stamp card at your first stop and then hop around the neighborhood to try all 11 releases. Once you've received four stamps, turn in your card at any location to be entered to win a $25 gift certificate at that location. 

Double Perk: Drop off your stamped Collab Crawl card at Blue Bee Cider and write Here.Weekly member next to your name. If your card is selected at Blue Bee for the $25 gift certificate drawing we’ll match it, giving you a chance to double your Blue Bee bucks! And after you’re finished with the boozy crawl, use the Lyft code HereCrawl19 for 25% off (up to $5) your ride home.


SABD Collaboration Crawl takes place Saturday, 12 p.m to 10 p.m. 


Black Restaurant Experience

There’s still time to enjoy Richmond Black Restaurant Experience, a celebratory week dedicated to supporting RVA’s black-owned restaurants, food trucks, and catering companies. Now in its third year, Richmond Black Restaurant Experience was created to promote awareness of minority-owned businesses while showcasing the culinary talent Richmond has to offer. This year’s event boasts 29 local restaurants serving a variety of cuisines and surprise events. Some of the businesses participating include Soul Taco (pictured), Mama J’s (which was recently named as a James Beard award semi-finalist), Brewer’s Café, Croaker Spot, Vagabond, Urban Hang Suite, and more. 

On Friday we suggest checking out the live music, food trucks, beer, and wine at Studio Two Three as you browse the work of 30 African American visual artists at Art for the Soul. On Saturday hop on the UnlockingRVA Brunch Trolley at 11 a.m. to travel to three restaurants for brunch samples, specialty drinks, and a chance to get to know new friends along the way. Close out Richmond Black Restaurant Experience on Sunday at Stick a Fork in It, with small plates, tasting contests, cooking demonstrations, and music. 


The Brunch


The Brunch Market, Richmond's first curated monthly market + brunch, is set for this Sunday and we’re coming at you with an extra special perk for Here. members! Founded by a local maker/designer, the Brunch Market is a monthly pop-up catering to Richmond’s love of small business and handcraft. Hosted at the Urban Roost Event Space by Lunch.SUPPER!, the market takes a playful twist to shopping in a casual atmosphere with plenty of biscuits, mimosas, DJ Ant Boogie, and good vibes. 
This Sunday’s lineup includes vendors like Figure Form, makers of beautiful body positive prints; WhichWick, offering super fresh soy candles perfect for spring; Raising Green Kids, suppliers of eco-chic goods; JermanMade, a local maker with an eye for home décor; and more.
Perk: The first ten readers to tell The Brunch Market that they’re a Here. Weekly member will receive a FREE BISCUIT. If you happen to be the very first member to drop a Here. reference you'll also score a FREE TOTE. 



Richmond Love Letter

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