Meet Alejandra Owens. Owens works at AARP, where, specifically, she oversees the blog all the while still writing for three other blogs on the side. A few years ago Owens started her own blog and it took off from there. She now contributes to the Food Network’s City Eats and Borderstan while maintaining her personal blog and working the tech scene for AARP. With so many bloggers in the District we thought it would be fun to catch up with Owens on how she does it all and why she loves this town.
Feasting Famously: Suzie Robb Half the brains, all the boobs behind BoobsBaconBourbon.com, and totally crushin’ on Mike Isabella. Launched in April 2012 by Suzie Robb, Eric Wang and one other anonymous writer as a dating (boobs), eating (bacon) and drinking (bourbon) website, BoobsBaconBourbon.com has quickly spread throughout the DC area like a Spike Mendelsohn restaurant. Suzie says she bought the domain name initially because it was catchy and available. “I started it because I had a bottle of wine to myself and I decided to write about my feelings,” she jokingly adds as we sit down at District Commons in Foggy Bottom. She bought the domain in February, discussed the idea with the two other partners of the site, and tada, triple-B was born shortly thereafter. “The name is what makes people go to the site,” she says, “and hopefully the content is why they stay.”
Fall is in the air. Sweaters are being shaken from storage, boots are being dusted off, and apples are bursting from orchards by the bushel. Crisp, tart, crunchy, sweet — apples are irresistible this time of year. Go ahead, snag a dozen (or two) of your favorite varietals from the farmers market. Sweet treats like these are sure to make even Johnny Appleseed envious. Photo by Jessica