RICtoday, one year later: Reintroducing editors Katie + Robin

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We love to catch up with a coffee and a rose at the VMFA South Lawn. | Photo by RICtoday

We’re celebrating RICtoday’s first anniversary on Tues., July 26. Since our first newsletter dropped, we’ve met hundreds of Richmonders, visited dozens of local businesses, munched on many delicious brunches, and are even more inspired to explore 365 days later.

Both of us inaugural city editors think now is the perfect time to reintroduce ourselves.

We start with Editor Robin — the born-and-raised Richmond gal with a love for local art, days at the river + coffee.

Q: What has been your favorite story you’ve written for RICtoday?

A: Following the Diamond District development has been exciting — I loved hearing from readers + comparing their wishes with the plans for the new neighborhood. Sampling ten scoops from ten local ice cream shops wasn’t too bad either.

Q: What’s something you recommend to visitors?

A: Take some time to walk, roll, bike, or scoot around the city — no matter where you are, you’ll run into history. In case you need some inspo, here’s the facts on the floodwall, canal, and Richmond’s own sailor sandwich.

Q: What’s on your Richmond planner for the rest of the summer?

A: My list of restaurants to try keeps expanding — I still want to check out cocodrilo, SB’s Love Shack, and the new Natalie’s Taste of Lebanon location.

Now we go to Editor Katie — the one-year veteran of the River City with a penchant for rock climbing, wine + karaoke nights.

Q: What’s your favorite story you’ve written for RICtoday?

A: I loved getting to know Chef Carlos Ordaz + his specialty tacos at TBT El Gallo. I can’t wait to see what he brings to his second taqueria, opening in Willow Lawn this September. I also enjoyed visiting seven local bookshops for Independent Bookstore Day.

Q: What surprised you the most about the city?

A: I’m consistently surprised with both Richmond’s walkability + natural beauty. Being able to walk from a local brewery to a specialty boutique to a live music venue all in the same neighborhood is so special. Plus, Belle Isle, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Maymont are stunning no matter the season.

Q: What’s your weekend looking like?

A: My partner is coming to town tonight, so I’m bringing him to Gallery5’s Jazz Night, then we’ll visit the Diamond for a Flying Squirrels game. On Sunday morning, we’ll grab brunch at Capital Waffle Shop.

Want to know more? Travel back in time to see what our fresh, new editor selves thought of Richmond this time last year.

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