TWOI Bites: La Bodega

Unless you live under a rock (sorry, Patrick), you’ve seen La Bodega all over your timeline. La Bodega is a new bodega located on 10th and Penn here in the city. It has hot and cold sandwiches, natural juices, shakes, and more. (Spoiler alert: it is an actual bodega) I’ve been wanting to go for…

TWOI Bites: Fox Kitchen at Fox Berkshire

I know, this first TWOI Bites in Reading is *not* a restaurant. But hear me out, dinner and a movie is a real thing y’all! And theaters like Fox Berkshire, The Movie Tavern, and others are banking on it. Those of you who know me or have followed me for a long time know that…

Las Cartas – A Short Story by LDLC

Starting today, I’ll be sharing the pieces I write at the RDG Writers Link Up. Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at Barrio Alegria from 6-8pm. She shuffled the deck and I noticed how worn the cards were. The corners bent upwards and a yellow tinge covered the parts that may…

WONDERLust – Chanticleer Gardens

I woke up this morning feeling restless. I didn’t want to stay in bed all day but I also didn’t know what to do. I also had a few stipulations when trying to figure out what to do because I’m currently on a “girl, get your life together” mission (aka stop spending money on bullshit.)…

The Wonder of Ivy Presents: The Vine – Nemesis Fitness (ep 1)

If you’ve been in West Reading on Sundays around 5, you may have thought there was a race happening. It’s hard to miss a huge group of people running down 6th ave. But it isn’t a race; it’s a community of runners dedicated to living their best lives through fitness and team work. The Nemesis…

5 Tips for Letting Go (of Your Clothes)

I’m not going to lie – I think I’m a hoarder. But not like a Hoarders, hoarder. More like a baby hoarder. It has been hard to admit that but as I’ve moved, cleaned, and reorganized, it became undeniable: I own A LOT of shit. Most recently it became obvious when I decided to clean…

Dominicans to Support In Reading, PA!

Feliz dia de la Independencia mi gente! *insert airhorn noise* *queue “platano con salami” song* As most Dominicans, I am very proud to be Dominican. As most people know, Dominicans are very proud to be Dominicans. Most of my peers remember Dominican Independence day back at Reading High. Kids flooding the streets with Dominicans colors,…

TWOI Presents: LOVE[LESS]: The Second Collection of Poems and Essays

Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of my favorite holiday, I have brought back LOVE[LESS]! This year I’m honored to bring you 26 pieces about love and heartbreak. Thank you so much to all of the amazing writers who contributed a little piece of themselves for this project. I love you all so much. This is…

The West Reading Fashion Show

Last night I had the honor to attend the West Reading Fashion Show. I’ll be honest and say that I had no idea what to expect. As a girl from Reading, I don’t spend too much time in West Reading. Everything I need is right here in my city. But as a lover of clothing…