Exploring the Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

I lived in Northern Virginia for years before I realized that there was a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in Alexandria that was open to the public—the Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey house. Having visited a number of his other houses, I had to see it. On the day I visited, tour guide Elizabeth Simon described the interesting […]

Join Root to Table for a Summer Celebration

“Grilling and Chilling”Sunday, July 18th To kick off the 2021 Root to Table Culinary Series, Taste of Blue Ridge is proud to announce the Bavarian Inn Resort & Brewing Co. as the host of“Grilling and Chilling” on July 18th. Enjoy the abundant space of “Almost Heaven” West Virginia as our top chefs showcase their favorite Summer dishes […]

A Trail of Toleration

Explore the route of religious freedom on this National Scenic Byway No matter how long you’ve lived in the DMV area, I’ll bet you have neither heard or nor traveled Maryland’s Religious Freedom National Scenic Byway. I discovered it as part of my “what’s in your own backyard” explorations and, being a history buff, was […]

Explore the Middleburg AVA

Just 50 miles outside of our nation’s Capital is one of Virginia’s fastest-growing appellations, the Middleburg American Viticultural Area (AVA). But how much do you really know about this AVA and its history? The AVA Inception In 2006, Rachel E. Martin, then-executive vice president of Boxwood Estate Winery, began the process to establish the Middleburg […]