When I posted the list of blogs I follow, I forgot to mention my two local favorites. Candace Nelson, author of Candace Lately, has an amazing food blog where she posts local restaurant reviews and recommendations. (You may remember me mentioning her blog here.) I’ve visited this blog on many occasion before heading out to a new spot.


“Candace Lately is a blog about the local food culture in Morgantown, W.Va. Its purpose is to speak to the community of foodies in town and provide a forum for discussion about local restaurants, food and people who embrace this Appalachian city’s culture.

From information about farmers’ markets to the state fruit to restaurant reviews, Candace Lately aims to help keep the community informed about all things food- and drink-related. Created in 2009, the blog flourishes as a labor of love and hobby.

I’m Candace Nelson, and I am a graduate student at West Virginia University pursuing my master’s of science in journalism. I have a passion for reading, writing, media, West Virginia and all things local – specifically food. I fully believe in supporting the local economy and culture. As a lifelong Appalachian, I value the state and the fruits it creates.

This blog is my take on local food culture from a college kid’s perspective. I’m not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. But I am here having fun.”

I met Candace when I was in undergrad at the P.I. Reed School of Journalism. I don’t really remember how we met, but we eventually took our relationship to Twitter and then to the blogosphere. She is pretty much the jam and even had a burger named after her. How cool!

My dear friend Brianna Swisher is the author of Brianna Swisher Photography. What started out as a type of portfolio for her work eventually turned into a fashion, food and “Few of my Favorite Things” forum. She posts anything from outfits she likes to recipes that catch her eye.

These are a few of my favorite things: Browns with a pop of Orange

So check out her blog to get some cute ideas for…well anything!


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    • I feel the same way. I’m in the process of eliminating everything that I don’t feel fabulous in, so I can start rebuilding a better wardrobe. A winning lottery ticket wouldn’t hurt either!

  1. Thanks for the mention, Bailee! I’m trying to get better with my RSS feeds and whatnot so I can keep up to date with all of my favorite bloggers. Local bloggers, especially, are hard to come by sometimes, so I need to make sure I don’t forget about them!

    It’s funny that you mentioned not being sure how we really met – I was trying to recall the same thing. Who knows, but at least we can keep up to date here. Speaking of which, what are you currently doing? I haven’t seen you in a while!

    I’m seriously loving your blog; I’m so happy you’re able to keep up with it. It gets hard for me sometimes, but you motivate me haha. You have a hilarious real-life take eating well and living healthy, and it’s entertaining. I love your blog! Keep on keepin’ on. =]

    • Hey Candance! I’m glad we can keep up with each other too. I’m currently working in Fairmont at the NASA facility in the Strategic Communications department. I still live in Morgantown and hope to get my butt into a bigger place this summer.

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