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Category: Things to Do: DC

Reynold’s Tavern Christmas Tea

Have I mentioned I love everything Christmas?  Because I really do… We did a Christmas tea at Reynold’s Tavern in Annapolis a few years ago, and I was so excited at the possibility of going back this year.  There’s something so girly about doing high…

ZooLights and the National Christmas Tree

I hate to admit this, but last year was my first time at ZooLights and this year was my first time going to see the National Christmas Tree.  SO bad, right?!  This is my NINTH Christmas season here in D.C., so the fact that it took me so long…

Bull Run and The Winery at Bull Run

To say that last weekend was as perfect as it comes would be an understatement.  Everything from the chill Thanksgiving morning, complete with the Macy’s Parade, cinnamon rolls and cozy blankets to shopping the sales on Friday and Saturday was amazing.  I am still basking in the perfection…

Sharp Rock Winery

I named my blog what I named it for a reason.  Few things I enjoy more than a nice morning hike out in the Shenandoah, followed by an afternoon of wine drinking and cheese eating.  Call me Basic all you want, it’s pretty amazing.  Virginia Wine County is…

A Day at the Farm

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!  OK, I’m writing this a bit preemptively, so it’s not quite Friday in my world, but when this post goes live, it will be.  So, again, HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Last weekend, Jim and I ventured out to Great Country Farms in the gorgeous Bluemont, VA…

DuCard Winery

Some days are better than others, and some days are downright fantastic.  Last Saturday, I ventured out to the Shenandoah with four of my favorite people for a hike and wine.  I never thought of myself as a “nature person,” mainly because I hate bugs and loathe being…

$10 Pasta & Pizza at Graffiato

This is one of many reasons that I know I’ve become a DC person–when a $10 pizza sounds like the bargain of the century. A few weeks ago, Jim and I happened upon Graffiato, a Mike Isabella restaurant near the Verizon Center (and Old St. Mary…

Cobbler Mountain

Once upon a time, I was a wine club member at Cobbler Mountain.  It was a great little perk, which included free wine tastings, access to the club room, all at the small price of a dozen bottles of wine.  Those days are over.  When I went to Cobbler Mountain…

Great Falls and the C&O Canal Towpath

For as much as I would have adored a snow day this year, the weather in DC has been pretty amazing this winter.  As I was driving home from work today, I noticed that some trees are starting to blossom…  It’s FEBRUARY.  I’m scheduled to…

Christmas in DC: Botanical Gardens

A few weekends ago, I went with a friend to the US Botanical Gardens to see their famous Seasons Greenings display.  While really cool and beautiful, I have to admit that I was a teensy bit disappointed.  It took us all of 30 minutes (if that) to walk through. I…