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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Borrowing some lyrics from the timeless language of Carole King, when “this old world starts getting you down”, there’s respite at Cocina on Market in downtown Leesburg where if you “climb way up to the top of the stairs”, you can “get away from the hustling crowd”, and all your “cares just drift right into […]

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What an incredible experience! We joined 250 people on the tippy top of the Leesburg Parking Garage for a family-style Dinner Under the Stars benefiting Mobile Hope. The Wine Kitchen, Walsh Family Wine and everyone else who contributed did an amazing job.

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I couldn’t find my destination. I drove in circles around One Loudoun for 15 minutes not wanting to publicize my inept relationship with Waze. Finally, I called out to a teenage pedestrian, “Do you know where Fantasticks is?” She looked pensive then apologetic. I added another clue, “I hear it’s a popsicle shop”. Her eyes […]

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One rarely sees radical new concepts on the restaurant and bar scene. The brutally competitive industry is notoriously fickle, with a widely reported failure rate of 60 percent in the first three years. So it’s not surprising that many hospitality entrepreneurs choose the tried and true. Which is precisely what makes Bar AhSo so exciting. […]

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We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the sold out Rooftop Dinner Under the Stars event (May 20, 6-9 pm) hosted by the Wine Kitchen and Osborne Events as well as a number of other area businesses and benefiting Mobile Hope Loudoun. To donate, visit Mobile Hope Loudoun.

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