August 4 – “What do you blog about?”

From left to right, Malaak Compton-Rock, Christy Turlington Burns and Soledad O’Brien!

Yesterday’s photo from the ol’ smartphone was not my best, so today I brought my Nikon D50 to the conference and sat at the first table – voila –  a photo acceptable for the V Life. After a keynote by Katie Couric, these lovely ladies came to talk to us about their nonprofits and the good they are doing.  It was of course very inspiring, and I now feel the need to get more involved in something with meaning. Once Anchor is further along, I’m hoping to find a way to give back more.

One of the first things people ask when they meet you here is “What do you blog about?” I had difficulty answering because The V Life is a little bit of everything! I think my true content will emerge after I turn 25, when we see what I write about as I feel moved, instead of posting every day. You know – mostly about what I eat. =)

Guess who came to visit me in NYC? Mmmhmm, Mom and Dad made the drive from little Rhody to hang in the city for the rest of the weekend! We went to Mesa Grill (Bobby Flay’s restaurant) and completely enjoyed the food. Best part? I have his recipe book so now I know which recipes I want to start off experimenting with! We walked back to the Hilton after dinner and enjoyed drinks on the roof which had a beautiful view of the skyline. Sarah and Pete joined us – congratulations on their engagement this past weekend! I am so excited for them!!!

-V

PS: For more info on the foundations:

Soledad O’Brien and Bradley Raymond Foundation

Every Mother Counts

The Angel Rock Project

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