Gas for the car and Thai for the driver. Occupying an entire block on Harrison Street SE, in Leesburg, is Liberty gas station. Discreetly hitching a ride on the Loudoun Street end of the Liberty Gas Station is The Thai Pan Restaurant owned by Sam who was ebullient about her business, her menu and the […]

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“Souls of a Thousand Chocolates in One Cup” When Inside Loudoun stopped by, Cheryl and her crew at The Chocolate Palette were crazy busy serving a shop full of students who had dropped in after school for something chocolate. The students had come to the right place, and it was clear they already knew that. […]

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The Ion International Training Center in Leesburg is the first of its kind in the area, a magnificent enterprise where high end Olympic athletes come to train on the ice from all over the world and where the rest of us can come to skate, learn to skate and much, much more. The Ion Center […]

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[See below for the firetruck route schedule by region.] Santa has been visiting the children of Leesburg atop a truck from the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company (Station #1) for thirty one years. Since 1988, the year of Santa’s first surprise trek, children have peered out of windows in their pjs, stood waving from the sidewalks […]

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At Mom’s, No One Gets A Pie More Than 24 Hours Out of the Oven To Mom’s Apple Pie Company, I did not need an introduction. But to “Mom”, I did. Avis Cox is the “Mom” of Mom’s, the business manager who spends her days at her desk above the ovens managing her three shops: […]

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Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery is an inspired, sophisticated, organized and hands-on cultivated mish-mash of ‘Farmer’s Pitchfork and Brewer’s Mash Rake’, an innovative community based opportunity, about the applicability of terroir as it relates to beer, a tangible intact history lesson, a producer of the smoothest beer ever from its literal grassroots up and the […]

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A sinuously lovely drive over Virginia country roads precedes your arrival at the personal, intimate, and very peaceful Restaurant at Patowmack Farm in Lovettsville, VA. This very special destination restaurant is located north on Route 15 approximately 30 minutes from Leesburg. A short distance beyond the Lovettsville Road split, a small sign directs you up […]

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Inside Loudoun recently visited Harpers Ferry Adventure Center and met with General Manager Kim Yos and some of the friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating and enthusiastic staff. The Adventure Center’s enviable 60 acre location at the northern edge of Loudoun County fronts the Potomac River just a short float from the merging Shenandoah River. Woods and water, […]

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The sun was with us as we set out for an Inside Loudoun shoot day destination on a humid day in May. Arriving at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards just east of Middleburg, VA, after navigating the green slopes, curves, shady glens and open spaces along country roads, we commented on our good fortune. After all, […]

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Mt. Defiance Cider Barn sits atop a hill approaching Middleburg, Virginia. The Barn is a beautiful merger of traditional and contemporary design framed on two sides by deep covered porches. Inside the expansive new space, all walls are natural wood, the same wood that is underfoot and that sprawls across a lofty ceiling bearing numerous […]

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