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Alexandria, VA: Non-Fourth-of-July Fireworks

In Alexandria, we roll a little differently from the rest of the country. While many places across the nation adjust the schedule of their Independence Day fireworks to fit work schedules (holding them on Saturday instead of Sunday, etc.), here in Alexandria, we totally skip the whole Fourth of July thing.Why? Because our great city […]

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A Weekend in DC… Through the Eyes of a Local

The best way to get to know a city is to see it through the eyes of a local. Unfortunately, I think most visitors who come to Washington, D.C., the place that I have called home for the past six years ,never move past the National Mall, the Smithsonian, and the “obvious” choices. Summer brings […]

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Restaurant Review: The Wine Kitchen; Leesburg, Virginia

One Saturday evening, the hubs & I ventured into historic downtown Leesburg, Virginia. We were in the area for a mini-staycation at the wonderful Landsdowne Resort (my review coming later this week!) & had read about a fantastic wine bar – The Wine Kitchen – that was worth the fight for one of their 35 […]

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