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April 18, 2011
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What better way to spend an evening after work than outdoors enjoying the spring weather! The tease of nice weather has subsided for the day and I find myself and a group of my co-workers enjoying the sunshine and mild breeze on the back deck of Nick’s Fish House. The casual atmosphere lends itself to […]
March 24, 2011
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The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a 16-day event that honors the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan.  This year marks the 99th anniversary of the gift of Cherry Blossom trees from Japan.  Between March 26th & April 10th, there are several parades, events, live entertainment and fireworks throughout the metro D.C. area […]
March 21, 2011
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It has been just over one week after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan’s northeastern coast.  The country is having difficulties as relief efforts continue to be hampered by the ongoing nuclear crisis, supply shortages and frigid temperatures.  Help is just a click away… The American Red Cross:  Japan: earthquake, tsunami, nuclear warnings…and now […]
March 17, 2011
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It’s that time of the year again!  Enjoy 3 weeks of every basketball fan’s most anticipated events…MARCH MADNESS.  Get in on the Big Dance fun with wall-to-wall basketball from noon to midnight, now through Sunday, April 4th. Want in on the action? We are lucky enough to have a few games kicked off right here […]
March 8, 2011
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Today is Fat Tuesday and while I generally haven’t celebrated in the past, this year I am putting my KitchenAid mixer to work and creating a King Cake.  The King Cake is a long standing tradition during the Mardi Gras season and is a cinnamon roll-like cake with sugary icing.  Generally, you hide a small trinket or baby […]
March 7, 2011
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Not just the Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Be sure to put on your greenest attire and get in touch with your inner-leprechaun this holiday! Got to have that pint of Guinness on March 17th?  Check out one of these Irish pubs that are sure to be hoppin’ on St. Patty’s Day.  Live music, drink […]
March 7, 2011
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The March for the Animals is not only one of the most fun events of the year; it is also the biggest fundraiser for this wonderful shelter! The Maryland SPCA is a private, nonprofit, independent organization dedicated to helping animals and people. Their adoption centers adopts out over 3,000 needy and unwanted pets each year […]
March 2, 2011
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Two words…Chocolate. Festival.  Need I even give a description of such a glorious event!?  This annual fair has been going on since 1992 to promote Old Town Fairfax and celebrate a love of chocolate, and it is not to be missed.  The event boasts a Chocolate Challenge which is a competition to create art and […]
February 25, 2011
Posted in: Sips & Bites
While I generally try to stay away from chain type restaurants, minus my monthly craving for The Cheesecake Factory, I recently dined at the newly opened Kona Grill on Pratt Street.  We were going out for lunch for a co-workers birthday and decided the occasion warranted a nice sit down meal with a waiter.  Intrigued […]
February 24, 2011
Posted in: Concierge Favorites
   The American Craft Council Show is in town this weekend and this annual event is one of my favorites!  I went last year and was amazed at both the quantity and quality of the vendors.  This isn’t your Grandma’s craft show!  You can literally spend the entire day perusing the aisles between all of […]