Bubbleology began as a European Bubble Tea & Waffle business. Now you can find it in the USA, including right here in Loudoun! Bubbleology™ is a tea based beverage with fruit flavoring, with Tapioca pearls which are consumed along with the beverage. You can customize your bubble tea or you can select options like the Bobatella, a nutella […]

Read more

Breakfast places are exciting for me. For too long there had been a gap in Loudoun breakfast options. On one hand you had Anitas… and on the other you had high-end brunches. Weekday options were limited to coffee and a scone. And then came Famous Toastery. Filling the spot in my heart, not to mention […]

Read more

Introducing our new series on Loudoun HomeBakers: Folks who bake amazing things in their homes and have created a business from it. Our first of the HomeBaker series features Lainie Walsh with Cupcake Therapy. Imagine getting an invitation to spend an evening sampling gourmet cupcakes. Bliss, right? That event was the launch of Cupcake Therapy. […]

Read more

Explore the cuisine of India…from Sterling. Voted the Best of the Best by Northern Virginia Magazine last year and lauded by big-name reviewers as well as Yelpers, 1947 now-called Tamarind is the real deal. The little-known secret? New owners, Venkatramchandra Aella and Shruthi Reddy, an experienced restaurateur and a food blogger, quietly took over this […]

Read more

The Mantra: “Eat Your Drink” because all dishes from Lamb to Popcorn are infused with alcohol like the Knock Twice Wings that are bathed in reduced rum spiced with Caribbean jerked flavors. The Decor and the Crew: Contemporary play on the 1920’s with a choice of themed rooms and Chris Lynch original artwork all evolving […]

Read more

Santa has been visiting the children of Leesburg atop a truck from the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company (Station #1) for thirty 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 and ridden high on the shoulders of their fathers and […]

Read more

Gaaaaah, I love this place! When owner Olivia Schnibbe first walked me through the historic buildings and courtyard that would become SideBar, I knew that Loudouners would be drawn to the cozy carriage house and the outdoor seating. Weeks later nibbling sweet potato fries topped with melted brie and candied bacon drizzled with a zippy […]

Read more

Wow! LightUp Fest is magical. Over 70 light displays and over one million lights. LightUp Fest is located at 44600 FREETOWN BLVD ASHBURN VA 20147 

Read more

Back in the 70’s, I lived in the Connecticut suburbs. Standard stuff. But my house was 180 years old, heated with two wood stoves, kitchen on the basement level. I canned and pickled from my quarter acre garden, collected morning eggs from three chickens, baked my bread, sewed my clothes and shopped from bins of […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more