Labor Day Weekend Planner: Epic Experience

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No need to travel far this Labor Day weekend. Beachcombers, river rats, stay landbound this holiday, it’s time for Epicurience Virginia!  An EPIC experience of fine, Virginia-made wines and delectable, farm-to-table cuisine.

Saturday, August 30, 12-6pm – Grand Tasting, Morven Park, Leesburg, Virginia

The Grand Tasting is EPIC-candy for all your senses. Live music, a breathtaking setting and an Epicurience tent filled with wine makers, pie bakers, celebrity chefs and tastemakers. It is a must-attend for who appreciate artisans of the edible!

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Sunday, August 31, 10:30am-3:30pm – Epicurience Brunch Spectacular, Salamander Resort & Spa, Middleburg, Virginia

Treat yourself to a Brunch Spectacular  at one of our area’s most saught-after destinations. The Salamander Resort & Spa is nestled in 340-acres of gorgeous Virginia countryside. It offers spectacular views, luxurious surroundings, family-fun activities, a full service spa and award-winning cuisine – it is an epic experience all on its own. Couple all that with with a bountiful breakfast, bottomless mimosas and a chance to taste some of our area’s finest wines …you’ve got a Brunch Spectacular.

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Bonus: Salamander Resort & Spa is celebrating its ONE-year anniversary this weekend. Click through to get all the Birthday Bash details (from cooking classes to tree-top zip tours, this will be a birthday to remember)!!

Sunday, August 31, 11am – Picnic in a Vineyard, Greenhill Winery & Vineyards, Middleburg, Virginia

One of our favorite places to slow down and savor a great wine is the next stop on the Epicurience tour.  There truly is no better way to spend an afternoon in Hunt Country.

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Sunday, August 31, 1-3pm – Tour Fresh, Tour Local at Goodstone Inn & Restaurant, Middleburg, Virginia

It’s a farm-to-table tour of this amazing 265-acre estate lead by Farm Manager, Chris Hines. Tour goers will learn responsible, earth-friendly farming practices and then be treated to a gourmet picnic prepared by Goodstone, award-winning chef, Jonathan Leonard. (added bonus: leave with your very own complimentary, Goodstone-grown veggies and eggs).

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Happy Labor Day everyone!

May it be relaxing, fun-filled and utterly EPIC!

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Aug
28
2014

August Loves

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August brings our final days of summer. Here’s to making the most of every one of them – LOCALLY! Bask is summer’s sun in great style (and a fabulous hat) Tully Rector and Duchessa of Middleburg have everything you need to make statement any time of the year. If you can’t make it to the shore, hit the Shenandoah this weekend and tap into your adventurous side with a little help from Shenandoah River Outfitters. After a perfect day outdoors, get your grill on! How about a skirt steak from our favorite artisan butcher - The Whole Ox and batch of Sangria (for best results, get ALL your ingredients locally). We’re hoping you’re able to take advantage of these final days to sleep in. Hit snooze and relish the quiet. And, if your student is not yet set for their 1st day of school, head to TriCounty in Marshall, VA. They have the latest from Patagonia…TOMS & more (all your student needs to hit the books in style).  Warning: you’ll be hard-pressed not to find something you have to have too.

Enjoy August everyone & keep it LOCAL!

Aug
17
2014

August at Duvall Designs Gallery

Hunt Country is rich in local artisans and we can always count on Duvall Designs Gallery to showcase our area’s finest. This August the gallery is featuring the work of several favorites, including Kathy Dansie, and Louise W. King.

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MY NEW WORK IS AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION OF COLOR AND FORM THROUGH THE EXPLORATION OF ABSTRACTION. IT IS A VISUAL JOURNAL, A “PAPER TRAIL” OF THE ARTISTIC PROCESS AND MY IMMEDIATE RESPONSE TO THE SUBJECT AT HAND…                                                         KATHY DANSIE 

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For 20 years, I’ve constructed horses…Something imagined, something dreamt, something remembered, something seen out of the corner of the mind’s eye.                                                                               Louise W. King 

Learn more about these and other fascinating Duvall Designs’ featured artists at the August Artists Reception – Saturday, August 9, 6pm-8pm.

SCOUTED SAVINGS: also this month only, enjoy GREAT savings on the Gallery’s own, Jay Duvall’s hand-crafted wood furniture.

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Take home your own Jay Duvall original at 20% off (just in time for the new Fall collection). The Galley is open Friday through Sunday, 12 – 5 pm and weekdays by appointment. See you there & if we miss you, be sure to tell them SCOUT sent you!

Duvall Design Gallery

2053 Millwood Road

Millwood, VA

www.duvalldesigngallery.com

 

 

 

 

 

Aug
1
2014

WEG Preparatory Trials

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Check out details about the event and tickets here

 

Jul
17
2014

7 Things We Love About July

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1. Duchessa of Middleburg has everything you need to hit the shore in style. 540. 687.8898. | 2. Tully Rector  has Milly, Alice & Olivia and Elizabeth and James and is go-to for the “coolest” looks this summer. 540.687.5858 | 3. Hope you saw our earlier post on all the best spots to spend the 4th in Hunt Country. Wishing your 4th was loud and wow! | 4. Hunt Country is the ultimate day-cation destination. Just a few of our favorite things…the Museum Shenandoah Valley, the National Sporting Library, a bounty of breathtaking countryside vineyards (like our own) Boxwood Winery. See The Scout Guide Hunt Country Itinerary for all the best places to stay, eat, shop and visit. | 5. Find Nature’s summertime plenty at Middleburg’s Farmer’s Market now open every Saturday, 8am-12noon.| 6. Do summer eats & barley locally at  The Whole Ox, in The Plains, VA and Old Busthead Brewery in Vint Hill, VA.  540.724.1650 and 540. 347.4777. | 7. Here’s to cooling down and having fun this summer. Enjoy! Happy Summer Everyone!

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Jul
10
2014

Happy 4th of July!

Where will you be celebrating America’s big day?

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Here are a few of our favorite local spots to celebrate and watch the fireworks:

1)   Great Meadow- Looking for fun for the whole family? Great Meadow’s Independence day celebration has something for everyone: moon bounces, a cake walk, polo exhibitions, a choreographed helicopter show, and of course one of the metropolitan area’s biggest and most spectacular firework shows. Gates open at 4 pm. Reservations suggested. www.greatmeadow.org

2)   Middleburg Community Center- Middleburg’s all-day celebration is fun-packed and perfect for kids. The day includes swimming, food, games, a children’s parade, picnics on the lawn and fireworks at dark. www.townofmiddleburg.org

3)   Ida Lee Park- Show your patriotic spirit at the annual Independence Day Parade in Historic Downtown Leesburg beginning at 10 am. Make sure to bring your best retro 80’s gear to Ida Lee Park’s 80’s themed 4th of July celebration at 6 pm. It will be a night of music, dancing, food and a great firework show starting at 9:30 pm. www.leesburgva.gov

4)   Culpeper- Join the town of Culpeper in their annual, all-day 4th of July celebration. The day is sure to be a blast with activities such as: the annual Freedom 5K Race, car & bike show, main street parade, putt-putt golf, moon bounces, hayrides, food and craft vendors, dinner and music in the park, and of course fireworks. www.culpeper4thofjuly.com

 

Jun
27
2014