So, something awesome/sad just dawned on me—I’m graduating in a month. With my career goals, it’s unlikely that I’ll find a job in fashion PR in Richmond, so I plan on moving out of the city at the end of July (for those of you who are wondering, I do plan on changing my blog’s name after I move away!) I haven’t lived here for very long; I just moved here in August of 2011, so there are plenty of things I still am dying to try.
Some of the things I have done in Richmond and absolutely loved included going on the Canal Walk, taking trips to the river, going to the Richmond Folk Festival and last but not least, being a part of the RVA Fashion Week Committee.
Here are a few things I definitely want to try before moving away:
1. See a movie at the Byrd Theatre
I’m pretty embarassed to admit that I have yet to see a movie at the Byrd Theatre. For only $1.99/person, you can see movies that have recently left traditional movie theaters, but have yet to be distributed on DVD. I’m always pretty slow in terms of seeing movies anyway, so waiting a few months to see them in a gorgeous historical theater for only $2? Yeah I know, I need to go take advantage of this tomorrow. They also host other amazing events throughout the year as well, including the mega-popular French Film Festival.
2. Go to a horse race
Never have I ever had multiple opportunities to attend horse races in a season until I moved to Richmond. From the Dogwood Classic
to the Strawberry Hill Races
to the Foxfield Races
in nearby Charlottesville, I’ve never had the opportunity to attend so many races in one month. I’m not even gonna lie, part of the reason I want to go is to get all dressed up and have an excuse to rock a big floppy hat and sundress all day long.
3. Go thrifting
I don’t know what’s in the water down here, but everyone is obsessed with thrifting (and yes, that obsession developed long before Macklemore came around.) I’ve tried a few of Richmond’s noteworthy consignment shops, but I have yet to really try my hand at thrifting. Thrifting would make a lot more sense for my college girl budget than the Madewell dream wardrobe that I try to acquire, season after season.
4. Attend the VCU Fashion Show
This is only my second year at VCU, and sadly I missed this fabulous event last year. For those of you not from the area, VCU has an acclaimed arts school (ranked #4 in the nation) and our fashion design program is absolutely fabulous. I can’t wait to see the innovative designs the students here have come up with this year! And no, I am not a fashion design or merchandising major at VCU, however I’m happy being a PR major in the School of Mass Communications.
5. Eat at Richmond Restaurant Week
Not a lot of things make me happier than a good meal. However, I’m still in college, so I don’t have that many funds to eat at all the fine dining restaurants I’m dying to try. However, Richmond Restaurant Week is here to solve all my broke college girl problems. 40 restaurants are participating in this fabulous event, where you can get an amazingly delicious three-course meal for only $25.12! I’ve gotten the opportunity to experience restaurant weeks in Miami and Philadelphia, now it’s time for me to experience the fine cuisine of Richmond!
Fellow Richmonders, do you have any suggestions of things I need to check out or try during my last few months here?