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Last week, I spent some time down in Richmond, Virginia. Why, you ask? My alma mater is down there, and I was asked to bake for the lovely ladies of Kappa Kappa Gamma and their philanthropy event, Kappa Kourtside. While they say you are a “sister for life”, it never crossed my mind how KKG would continue to be a part of my life even after my time at the University of Richmond. What was their request? Blue tennis ball cupcakes.
I made the drive down, strategically placing boxes of cupcakes in the trunk, and cursing the terrible paving job done on all of the roads through Long Island and New Jersey. Once I got far enough along in the trip, it was smooth sailing, and I got borderline giddy once I saw signs for Richmond.
Richmond is a beautiful city, and it’s on a serious upswing, having recently been named the happiest city in America, one of the top 5 cities to watch, and Departures even featured it as a city to watch as the next big food destination. Not bad, RVA!
Once I delivered these cupcakes, I managed to return to all of my favorite haunts from my time in college. It was a great weekend- I couldn’t have asked for better weather- and it made me incredibly nostalgic for a time when my biggest concern was raising money for the sorority philanthropy, Reading is Fundamental, by playing in a tennis tournament on a beautiful day in October.