I need a vacation. More specifically, I need a beach vacation. The last time I went to the beach was in 2009 during a cruise and it was fantastic, start to finish. Given some recent events in the cruise industry, however, I’m going to back-burner a repeat on that particular type of excursion. Call me crazy, but I just wasn’t built for vacations involving poopy walls. Last year I decided to take a week-long staycation, which would have been lovely had the 2012 Derecho not hit the day it began. This year, I want to travel a little but still take it easy overall. Sand, sun, and a drink with an umbrella in it are what I am setting my sights on. I’d like to think I can’t go wrong with that combination but, knowing my luck, I’ll come down with shingles or there will be a mysterious mass shark migration (oh wait…I think that happened recently) and the beaches will be closed. Don’t judge me if I end up sipping cocktails by a kiddie pool in my back yard instead- at least I won’t have to worry about being taken by an undertow!
– Tiffany Blair, LBSPY 31 (April 22-May 6)
HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.