Espresso LoCo Margatini  Thanksgiving is this coming Thursday and you know what follows that magnificent meal – pie and coffee! So this year it’s time for you to kill two birds with one bean! Okay, maybe more than one bean, but you get the idea! Instead of just pie and coffee for dessert, you might […]

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Colada Shop is a social experience. While you can pop in to grab a Cuban Crema on the run (the espresso, dark chocolate and evaporated milk, made Miami sweet, is highly cravable) be sure to return with friends in tow for the full Havana window shop experience. Share a Colada pot, which serves four, and […]

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It’s Saturday Sips at Six…and tomorrow is more than just an Autumn Sunday – it’s Veterans Day! I for one am so appreciative of the sacrifices that our Veterans and their families make for our country that I was inspired to create a cocktail to honor them – the Pearicano. Since Veterans and their families […]

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Ronda and Mark Powell, managing partner/co-owners of Old 690 Brewing Company in Purcellville, VA, were approached two years ago by the owner of Harpers Ferry Adventure Center about opening a second brewery on 68 acres to be shared with the Adventure Center. Taking on a second brewery wasn’t in their scopes at the time. A […]

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It’s Saturday Sips at Six…and Thyme Flies!  Apparently, our day lit evenings will fly away after today too. Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday at 2 a.m. and I’m taking no chances for keeping my normally positive mood in tact. It’s no secret to my family that I do not like the cold, dark days […]

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Mokomandy, is an award-winning restaurant repeatedly among Washingtonian’s Top 100, #9 in 2018, and #4 of Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top 50 in 2017. Widely noted for its Cajun and Korean “duet of cuisines”, Mokomandy’s married owners draw their menu offerings from his five generations of Korean history and her French influenced Cajun meals, ingredients and […]

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Saturday Sips at Six is a truly exciting combination of various aspects of my career, education and pleasant memories of occasions with family and friends. I’ve always believed that details can be divine, transforming the ordinary into extraordinary. In our hectic and ever evolving lives, making moments matter is more important than ever and elevating […]

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We gathered with friends for another one of Inside Loudoun’s Cocktail Convo Series at Side Saddle Cafe in the heart of historic Middleburg. Elaine Boland, businesswoman, mother, grandmother, activist and more, oversees Side Saddle Cafe, Deli and Fields of Athenry, the family farm sourcing operation in nearby Purcellville. Stepping down through a large wooden door, […]

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It’s fall in Loudoun – the leaves are changing, football is dominating, and the smell of PSL (aka Pumpkin Spiced Latte) is in the air! To kick off the season, here is a Roundup of All Things Pumpkin Spice in Loudoun County: LIBATIONS Pumpkin Ale Old 690 brewery in Hillsboro is offering Wicked Old Lady […]

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Dig into more than just oysters at this neighborhood watering hole. After putting in a hard day’s work, treat yourself to a seat at the Oyster Bar. We like to make this the first stop on a night out — sometimes it’s our only stop. Conversation flows as easy as the drinks, with friendly bartenders […]

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