PEEP-tastic Easter Offerings Await Guests at Gaylord National Resort

Guests with a sweet tooth will delight in this year’s Easter offerings at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. The resort has partnered with the iconic PEEPS® and Company to create a one-of-a-kind, overnight family package experience for the Easter holiday season on Saturdays, March 21 and April 4. The PEEPS Easter Package includes: One […]

Bring on Spring!

Good Lord – the February weather is about to send me over the edge! Hopefully by the time daylight savings kicks back in on the 8th we will be able to enjoy some decent weather instead of trapesing over packed snow and ice for an extra hour!I know that March is supposed to “come in […]

Fleurir Hand Grown Chocolates

While many of you readers are familiar with Artfully Chocolate and Kingsbury Chocolates that are based in Alexandria, I bet there are many of you who didn’t realize that Old Town has its very own chocolatiers. Fleurir (pronounced “flurryier”-this is as close to the Hooked on Phonics pronunciation I could come up with) Hand Grown […]

Top 5 Recent Social Media Stats

In keeping with the current social media advice theme of the past few months, I want to share some recent statistics from the gurus over at HubSpot. After all, it is only through performance statistics that we can discover if our campaigns are truly working. 1) 92% of marketers agreed that social media is important for […]

Publisher’s Notes March 2015

All hopes of a continued mild winter were quickly dashed with the arrival of February. Sub freezing temps were the norm and the snow gods got their revenge. Hopefully the daily temps will begin to rise throughout March setting us up for a great spring. With spring on our minds we decided to put some […]

Fiona’s Irish Pub-Catch the Spirit!

With St. Patrick’s Day happening his month, we decided it was a good time to visit Fiona’s Irish Pub in Kingstown. Although only open for about a year, owner Martin White is no stranger to the restaurant business. White came to the States from his hometown of Dublin, Ireland in 1986. He got his start […]

Personality Profile – Peter Kramer

Even though this would be more of a Business Profile, we decided to call it a Personality Profile because I think that a little bit of Kramer’s personality is in every piece of furniture that he creates. Peter Kramer’s name has resonated with me for the past ten years every time I ventured into Rappahannock […]

Rappahannock County’s Gems – Sperryville and Little Washington

Although the first part of this winter was pretty mild compared to past winters, we were finally hit with bone-chilling temps as well as assaults by snow and the infamous Canadian Clipper in mid-late February. As I write this, the daytime temperature is 46 degrees…the only time it has been above freezing the past week […]

Is it spring yet?

It’s very hard to wax enthusiastic about outdoor events when spring seems like it’ll never get here. Just a short trip outside is a slap in the face from the surly arctic wind buffeting you over slick ice patches onto snow pockmarked with more hard, slippery ice. If you can find a sheltered spot, perhaps […]

Chef’s Special – Chef Samir Labriny

Chef Samir Labriny Bistro du Soleil 1504 King Street Alexandria, VA. 22314 (571) 312-2754 http://www.bistrodusoleilva.com When did you first become interested in cooking? Why did you decide to pursue a culinary career? I grew up in a very large family in Casablanca, Morocco. I was the eldest of seven children. I was intrigued by my […]