The Weekend Edition: Sonali

Every Monday, you will get to read a post by a twenty-something answering some questions about their weekend, how they balance financial needs and brunch needs, their favorite spots around town and whether everyone really experiences FOMO. If you want to be featured, email

Name, Age, Hometown, Occupation

Sonali, 19, Mclean, VA and a college student!

What were your original plans for the weekend? Did any fall through?

The plans for this weekend were for my two college roommates and I to drive down to Virginia Beach. My roommate has a cousin down there who agreed to let us stay with her and we bought tickets for the Lynyrd Skynyrd concert that was happening on Friday. Something that really messed with our beach trip was the weather: it poured an ungodly amount on Saturday which left us inside all day. We made up for it by staying another night and leaving on Monday in order to get some beach time.

We got to VA beach Friday evening and immediately went to the concert, which was super fun. I’m not a die-hard Lynyrd Skynyrd fan and it was still a great time! On Saturday, due to the awful weather, we didn’t have a lot of options. We ended up eating brunch at a place called Tubby’s Tavern and then getting manicures. I tried a dip powder manicure for the first time after my technician convinced me to and I am obsessed with how great my nails look!

We spent Sunday on the beach and it was by far, the best day! Before we got to the beach, we stopped by a cute coffee shop called Java Surf and it was so good that we stopped there again on Monday before leaving. They have a ton of really good speciality lattes and I ended up getting the iced coconut blondie latte, which I would drink everyday if I could. The weather on Sunday was perfect for a beach day and when we arrived, we saw huge families of dolphins swimming pretty close to the shore, one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. We played games and took pictures all day!

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How much money did you spend?

Around $85: The concert tickets were only $12 for lawn seats and the Uber to the concert was around the same price as well. The dip powder nails were $35, which is normally more than I spend on manicures, but the salon we went to opened that week and had a grand opening discount, so I convinced myself that it was worth it. I only really spent money on food on Sunday, which included about $5 for the coffee.


I had a great weekend! It was the perfect way to end my summer by relaxing at the beach with my friends before heading back to school. I wish I had done more homework on Lynyrd Skynyrd and known a few more songs, so I could have enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed singing along to Sweet Home Alabama. I also I wish I had bought 10 coconut blondie lattes because as I type this I want one so badly!


I just got back to school, so I’m excited to hang out and catch up with friends next weekend πŸ™‚


If you find yourself in the VA Beach area, you MUST go to Java Surf!

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