Wednesday, December 12, 2012
the Washington Ballet's The Nutcracker. It is truly a special event that captures the
the classic version of The Nutcracker along with local flare that makes it so
special and unique. The show starts off in Georgetown on
Christmas eve, Clara is given a nutcracker that happens to be portrayed as
George Washington and the classic story of the nutcracker happens with a lot local
flair that keep popping up through out the whole performance. In the second
act, during the spring, they even have cherry blossoms all over the stage which
makes a beautiful backdrop. The set design itself is gorgeous with so much
detail. The snow sequence and cherry blossom scenes were breath taking.
The effort and detail that went into the set design is just as amazing as the performers.The Warner Theater as a whole was very impressive. They cater to the children
that would be coming to see this performance. There is a grilled cheese bar
with lots of fun and yummy options and also an adult bar with lots of drink
options. Inside the lobby it was decorated just as nice as the sets that were
inside the auditorium. Everything was ready for Christmas. The Warner theater
is a must see with all of their decor and the performance and show itself is
nothing less of that. The dancers were beautiful, they hit all of
their marks and points with the music. The costumes were amazing.
Everything looked beautiful on stage. I do have to say that it was interesting
that there was no orchestra at the ballet, it was all on a CD. I thought that was
going to take a ways from the feel of the ballet for me, but everything else was
so picturesque and beautiful there was no need to think about the orchestra not being
there. The Nutcracker during the holiday season is a tradition and
special event, and at the Warner Theater they truly made it a memorable time for
everyone that goes. If you have extra cash this holiday season to see a
beautiful show, this is the one check out!
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Monday, October 22, 2012
There is something very special about fall on the east coast. Being from California I didn’t really understand that until I moved to Virginia. The leaves change so the trees look like they are on fire, the weather gets a little cooler and there is usually some kind of fall festival or some kind of fall event happening that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside and that is exactly what Cox Farm gives you. Cox farm is an operating farm with animals, a pumpkin patch and lots of yummy food and elaborate slides. It is truly fun for all ages! There is usually some sort of band playing on a honky tonk kind of stage, apple cider, hay rides, a petting zoo, and an endless amount of entertainment for the children. Cox Farm’s is located a little west of the Washington DC area and is worth going to. The average ticket is around $15, which may seem a little steep for a glorified pumpkin patch, but with the amount of family entertainment and fun Cox Farm has to offer it is worth spending a little extra to get a small town feel with a lot of festive fun!
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Friday, October 19, 2012
Check out this Etsy shop! It is a great mommy find! http://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageTins?ref=si_shop. They offer unique vintage items including gifts perfect for everyone in your family, fun vintage fashions for moms & dads, one of a kind houseware & home decor items. Even a few items for the little ones!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Yes beach season is over as we move into fall, but this is the best time to head out and get to Virginia Beach on a nice, sunny weekend. Virginia Beach is such a fun place to go and as soon as the high of the summer season is over, the fun gets even better. The crowds die down, not gone, but die down and when it is sunny it is still nice and beautiful. The Residence Inn at Virginia Beach ocean front is probably one of the best kept little secrets. It is perfect for family travel and they allow pets so the whole family can enjoy a little vacation! After Labor Day dogs are also allowed on the beach with a leash. Being a pet friendly hotel I was a bit worried about how clean everything was going to be, and someone that is a germaphobe with an infant in toe, it was immaculate. The room was beautiful! All rooms are suites with a kitchen and living room area and all have a balcony overlooking the ocean, which is amazing watching the dolphins in the early morning with a cup of coffee.
The Residence Inn is a beautiful hotel with great rooms and great services. The staff is very helpful and they offer great amenities. There is a big breakfast in the lobby area every day, there is always fresh coffee and ice water out and some evenings they offer a dinner/ appetizer buffet as well. It really is a great deal for what you pay for such a nice hotel. The pool is indoors so it is nice if the weather turns bad and there is also a hot tub. Staying in a suite with two children is definitely the way to go when traveling to a hotel. It is so nice to have the convince of the at home amenities. The Residence Inn in VA Beach is a great hotel that I will visit again, and for anyone else looking for a weekend beach trip it is worth checking out!
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Sunday, September 30, 2012
Chique Handmade Cards, based out of Washington, MO , is a one woman shop. Run by Heather Hauck, this shop is able to make just about any card you can dream up, and it’s all done with style in mind. Right now, Heather is working on the new line of Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa cards for the holiday season. These lines will be debuting sometime in October. Check out Chique Handmade Cards’ Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ChiqueHandmadeCards, and Etsy page, www.etsy.com/shop/ChiqueHandmadeCards, for details. For any type of card for any occasion, or just because, try Chique Handmade Cards. Chique cards with style in mind!
This is a great find that we just discovered so check it out!!!! Great for a child's birthday or holiday!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Pearmund Winery in Fauquier County, VA, is a revamped and newly renovated vineyard that is worth checking out! This is one of the closest vineyards to Washington DC and is a very easy day trip, only taking about an hour to get to. Of course there are other vineyards that are in that area as well so you can go just for this tasting or keep moving on to others. You do taste about 12 different wines, which they specialize in their Viognier and this white table wine is delicious! They also have the option of buying a barrel if you want to join their club and of course different options of food and other wines. Their reds are also very well done! And the people are so friendly and happy to discuss the wines, the process, or happy just to be social with you.
The setting is beautiful! It is very country meets Tuscany. The outside seating is very scenic and relaxing. You are able to walk through the vineyard as well as the barrel room and it really makes the experience entertaining and a great spot to go wine tasting. The great thing about this winery is it is very children friendly as well as pet friendly. There are different games to entertain children, plenty of room for them to run around and your dog will love sitting out on the patio! This is a vineyard that is making a new name for itself, a great mommy’s day out, or fun for the whole family!
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Such a fun and wonderful community event for Alexandria, Christmas in July! All children want Christmas to be more than just once a year, I want it to be more than once a year. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate a midyear Christmas. The Christmas Attic in Old Town Alexandria is the center of all the activities. There you can meet and talk to Santa and Mrs. Claus, decorate Christmas ornaments and play loads of fun games for the whole family. It is a lot of fun to see Santa dressed up in a summer outfit.
The Christmas Attic isn’t the only store that participates in this mid summer’s Christmas holiday. There is a list of stores and restaurants that enjoy getting in the spirit of the holiday with Christmas cookie decorating, games, music and lots of holiday cheer. There are carolers walking around and a band playing Christmas music. The spirit of the season is definitely captured with this event. Besides being in the middle of summer you feel like you are walking the historic streets of Old Town Alexandria during the Christmas holiday. This was the perfect activity to bring your child to. My daughter thought it was so cool to see Santa in summer clothes and to be able to tell him what she wants for Christmas. You can’t beat the Christmas spirit and this is a perfect way to have a mid-year celebration!
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