In Country

Paul Strand in Philadelphia

Two of the 20th century’s greatest photographers were born in 1890 and died in 1976: Man Ray and Paul ...

Annapolis Boat Show

On October 18 and 19, boaters from around the world gathered in the historic seaport of Annapolis, Maryland for the ...

A Museum for Pierre Salinger

I had the pleasure of meeting Poppy Nicole Salinger at a cocktail party at her Paris apartment several years ago ...

Time for Oysters

Oysters are best in the months with an “R” in them, so don’t miss your opportunity to eat them ...

Equestrian Season Starts

Get your fancy hats, bright sundresses and mint juleps ready for equestrian season in Virginia. Huge, international competitions are coming ...

Stomping through the Wineries

Two bags of Peanut M&Ms from the gas station, a shared bottle of Aquafina, a touring guide to Loudoun ...

Bunny Mellon’s Greatest Treasure: Oak Springs Farm in Upperville

Bunny Mellon’s expansive Oak Springs Farm just hit the market, listed by Washington Fine Properties. Rachel Lambert Mellon died ...

Blackberry Farm

“It’s like discovering a pearl in the wilderness,” says a Versace-clad woman to her dinner companions while I sip ...

Mixing Health and Hedonism: The Little Washington Spa

The mountains in the early summer light were luminescent. The wildflowers swayed in the morning breeze. And the sun cast ...

A Royal Sprint to New York and the Hamptons

My recent jaunt to New York City and the Hamptons started in splendid style aboard the Royal Sprinter, a recently ...

Hamptons Calendar

Through Aug. 4 Water Mill Post Office History Exhibit Free exhibit at the Water Mill Museum: learn more about the ...

Equestrian Summer in Upperville and Great Meadow

Summer’s coming up quickly here in the Virginia countryside. The last of the fox hunters have gone to ground ...

Return to Rehoboth Beach

Soaked in history and packed with energy, the small, seaside city of Rehoboth Beach, Del., has long been a Washington ...

Upcoming in the Country; May 2014

Middleburg

Home Farm Store – Friday night tastings featuring wine, ciders and beer, along with a showcase of local artisan food ...

Touring the Trails of Virginia Wine Country

An up and coming wine destination unlike any other, Virginia’s deep wine history dates back to Jamestown and the ...

Middleburg Spring Races 2014

was a perfectly precious afternoon in the country for the Middleburg Spring races on April 19--mostly blue skies, mild temperatures ...

Artisanal Foods and Products Await in Virginia

With its sprawling countryside and 46,000 farms, Virginia is home to dozens of shops filled with local and organic ...

Let’s Hear it for Norton, the All-American Wine

When Thomas Jefferson, America’s best known wine connoisseur, was Ambassador to France after the American Revolution he traveled extensively ...

Country Dream Homes for Any Lifestyle

Whether you are looking for easy-going year-round living or a vacation home to escape the hustle and bustle of the ...

Spa Treatments in the Country: Winter Getaways

What could be more “New Year, new you” than a spa visit? It’s time to plan your getaway for ...

One Stylish Weekend With Carleton Varney at The Greenbrier

Nestled safely within the Allegheny Mountains in the small community of White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., lies one of this ...

12 Ways of In Country Living

Middleburg, Va., has a quiet beauty. Driving down the winding farm roads outside of Washington, low-lying fences of stacked stone ...

It’s Christmastime, Not in the City Celebrating the Holidays Off the Beaten Path

The countryside surrounding Washington has long been revered and beloved as the heart of hunt and horse country, and the ...

A Countryside Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving brings together everything we love about the fall season, from the rich food and arboreal hues, to the cinnamon-flecked ...

Autumn in Charlottesville

A two hours’ drive from the Washington area, Charlottesville, Va., is a city that was founded 250 years ago along ...

Chefs Go Fresh 2013

On Monday, Sept. 30, the Georgetown Media Group hosted its third annual Chefs Go Fresh tour. Ever growing in popularity ...

Easton’s Waterfowl Festival: Tradition, Fun

Come rain or come shine, Easton, Md.’s annual Waterfowl Festival is on the horizon, Nov. 8 to 10. A ...

Shuckin’ for a Cause

Oysters are drenched in a rich history. From providing life during the Great Depression to the cause of death during ...

The Autumn of the Equestrian

Dry stacked stones run in walls along twisting roads that separate the chewed up asphalt from the rolling hillsides. Whitewashed ...

Benefit Polo Match

The National Sporting Library & Museum hosted the Benefit Polo Match and Luncheon on Sept. 15, a spectacular day at the ...

Sheila Johnson's Salamander Resort Opens in Middleburg

After years of work, design and determination, Salamander Resort & Spa has opened, giving Middleburg, Va., and the Washington region a unique destination.

Wandergolf

My arrivals to Scotland’s heralded eighteen hole tracts located within the towns of Carnoustie and St. Andrews could not ...

Stay Seaside Safe and Sound-side at Sanderling

Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound, Sanderling Resort in Duck, N.C., presents its new multi-million dollar ...

Carla’s Angels

It’s a drive and a time to get to Country Club Kennels and Training in Fauquier County, Virginia, a ...

Castleton Festival: A Musical Meeting of the Minds

Near the roaring Rappahannock River, the 2013 Castleton Festival, running through July 28, is making some noise of its own ...

Taste of Summer: How to Shop at a Farmers Market

From the spring through the early summer, farmers markets around the Washington area swell with the season’s bounty. From ...

Northern Neck, Full of Summer Surprises

Self-described as “the road less traveled,” Virginia’s Northern Neck is a premier destination for art and culture experiences outside ...

Virginia’s Northern Neck: Lively Mix of History and Recreation

A mere two hours or so from the nation’s capital is one of the most historic areas of America ...

Polo Is in!

The Oaks 8600 John Mosby Highway Upperville, Va. 20184 www.upperville.com

TWILIGHT POLO SATURDAYS:

Twilight Polo is back and ...

Hot Days and Nights Bring Beloved Traditional Summer Events

There are always options for events in the area when summer rolls around, the biggest problem is just deciding where ...

The Raspberry Experience

The increasingly familiar 37-minute drive from my home to the entrance of Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club in Leesburg, Va ...

Nyls & Kate: The Fork Advanced

In the May 8, 2013 issue, our In Country section featured Celebrating Equestrian Life which celebrated the equestrian lifestyle of ...

Celebrating Equestrian Life

Virginia is Horse Country. Plain and simple. Equestrian culture is the lifeblood of the Middleburg and Loudoun County areas, where ...

Wandergolf: Spring at Pinehurst

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separations is the only thing 
that I was really thinking
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The Very Thing, Haymarket’s Consignments

May I introduce you to The Very Thing...For Her?

Yes, that is the name of a new place to ...

Rhett Architects, Building on the Beauty of Virginia

John Rhett moved from Houston, Texas, to Charlottesville, Va., in 1981. He had a double degree in architecture and fine ...

Gems Along the Chesapeake Bay's Eastern Shore

We have all heard about the Eastern Shore. Area natives, especially, know it as a conglomeration of vacation destinations along ...

Featured Property

38012 Delta Farm Lane, Middleburg, Loudoun County, Virginia Price: $16,000,000

Located five miles from the town of Middleburg ...

Romantic Winter Getaways

With the first snow in what seems like well over a year, it is safe to say that we have ...

Warm Your Winter With Virginian Spirits

Many drinkers have yet to acclimate to the regional texture and character of East Coast libations. Our terroir—the flavor ...

A New Year’s Family Get-together at Sanibel Island

Do you want a summer vacation in the winter season? Go to Sanibel Island in Florida. I went with most ...

Holiday Photo Diary 2012: A Middleburg Christmas

Middleburg, Va., is revered and down Washington Street. Treading on the beloved as the heart of hunt and coattails of ...

Gift Guide: Georgetown

Seeing the joy in a person’s face when receiving a gift is one of the many pleasures of the ...

Charlottesville Wine & Dine

Two hundred and fifty years ago, a city was founded along a Virginia trade route that led from Richmond to ...

Beginner’s Luck: Cash in on Las Vegas Entertainment

The slogan, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” evokes images of late- night gambling, debauchery and escapades straight out ...

A Culinary Guide to a Countryside Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving brings together everything we love about the fall season—the food, the colors, the warmth and intimacy, the cinnamon-flecked ...

Kitty's Gift of Camelot

The scene looked very familiar.

There she was, biographer Kitty Kelley on NBC's "The Today Show," managing to look ...

Annual Waterfowl Festival Returns to Easton

s I write this column, Hurricane Sandy approaches our coast from the Atlantic. The eaves and branches outside my window ...

Get Shuckin’! Oyster Festivals Around the Region

Oysters occupy a unique intersection on the cultural and culinary map. The salty little pearls bring us together, bridging the gap between working class bar fare and high-society gastronomic opulence.

Polo Match Caps POLO! for Sporting Library

A polo match, a lunch with friends, plus a symposium -- quite the weekend in Upperville, Va., thanks to the National Sporting Library and Museum

The Blue Ridge, an Autumnal Escape in Virginia

“We need the tonic of wildness,” wrote Henry David Thoreau. “We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some ...

An Evening at Ayrshire Farm

Ayrshire Farm opened its doors for a unique event Sept. 15 that offered guest the chance not only to enjoy ...

Polo Benefit Promises 'Sporting' Good Time

The National Sporting Library in Upperville, Va., holds many events for the public.

Countryside Real Estate Roundup

Right now is an incredible confluence of events in the real estate world. Prices of homes seem to have bottomed ...

Something’s Brewing in Virginia

It’s hard to believe that summer is really winding down. One of the best things about summer dining is pairing a seasonal beer with seafood or barbecue.

Great Getaways to the Blue Ridge, Poconos or Golden Pond

As the summer winds down, there is still time for one last, luxurious vacation. Whether you are looking for a ...

Touting the Best of Maryland’s Farm

The goals of the Maryland’s Best Program -- now in its 11th year and run by the Maryland Department of ...

Shepherds Manor Creamery: A Whirlwind of Sheep Dairy

Nestled in the farmlands of New Windsor, Md., Shepherds Manor Creamery is the premiere destination for sheep cheese in the ...

Riding To Buy Fresh

In 2007, the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission started the Buy Local Challenge (BLC) to highlight the economic and environmental ...

Beat the Heat with Boats and Beaches

For the past few weeks, being out in the sun has been downright masochistic. Stepping outside, the pelting heat was ...

Chefs Go Fresh: The Stops Along the Route

With the 2nd Annual Chefs Go Fresh event on July 16, here is a closer look at some of the local country farms that will be participating.

Resorts, a Day Away

Washington is within reach of a handful of national resort destinations—many of which have garnered international recognition. From the ...

Taste, Tour and Explore the Eastern Shore

With summer upon us, many District dwellers will participate in their annual early summer excursions. On long weekends—such as ...

Embrace the Mini Vacation

We live in the age of the short, the small, the quick and fast, the compact, the time-saving, the quickie ...

The Grapes of Jefferson’s Dreams

When he planted a vineyard at his home in Monticello some 200 years ago, it was Thomas Jefferson’s dream that vineyards and wines from his native state would one day stand with the great wines of the Old World. In the 21st century his dream has become reality. Virginia wine country is now an international libation destination.

New England Island Love Affairs: Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket

When people talk about a luxurious New England summer getaway, there seem to be two categories: Martha’s Vineyard and ...

Newport, Rhode Island: A Fresh Sense of History

The city is known on the whole as a New England summer resort. It integrates the most desirable qualities of ...

79th Annual Historic Garden Week

This is for people who wake up, head outside, take a deep breath and say, “I love the smell of ...

Sisters’ Sojourn, Halfway Around the World

My sister Molly recently moved to Singapore from Sydney, and for me it proved a great excuse for a trip ...

Diamonds in the Real Estate: Weekend Homes

While it hasn’t been a brutal winter in the District this year, it doesn’t mean we don’t ...

A Locavore's Cheese Tasting Weekends

Regional cheesemakers have been taking home national and international awards, and are now on par with France, Vermont, Spain and Switzerland as world-class artisans and producers. For those interested, there are opportunities to get to know their local, cheese-producing community and experience the flavor sensation of locally made cheeses.

Gracious Weddings in the Virginia Countryside

Hidden in the foothills of Virginia are some of the most beautiful and luxurious wedding venues in the country. Say goodbye to destination weddings on beaches in the Caribbean, and say hello to the horses and historical mountain landscapes of the Virginia countryside.

Romantic Country Retreats

A February weekend is the perfect time to drop in on two of America’s grandest old ladies. They are the original spas, the ones who set the standard for American resorts, the Homestead and the Greenbrier.

Virginia Spirits: Distilleries, Ciders and Wines for Winter

Unlike many regions around the world, the East Coast offer us the opportunity to grow with the very drinks we sip. And, in Virginia, there is no better combination of beautiful countryside, dynamic beverage offerings and knowledgeable professionals to make a distillery or vineyard visit an unforgettable winter getaway. Or you could always just pick up a bottle of the good stuff at your local wine shop.

Where to Ski around D.C.

Throughout the post-holiday lull of January and February, as we try not to let our winter weight-gain springboard from the ...

Wine Away the Winter In Charlottesville

While new wineries continue to pop up across the East Coast from New York to North Carolina, there is no ...

Start of the Season: Q&A with Middleburg Christmas Parade Director Jim Herbert

No matter where you live, the season doesn’t feel complete without tuning in to see that annual Macy’s ...

In With the Old

The notion of "antiquing" in quaint outskirt towns might seem like a bit of a cliché. It does tend to ...

‘Fowl’ play in easton, Md.

Every year for the last four decades, a small town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore has opened its doors to ...

Oh Shucks: Best Oyster Bars and Festivals

For true Washingtonians, oysters are more than just a seasonal treat—they’re in your blood. Chesapeake Bay oysters have ...

Autumnal Romance: Plan Your Getaway to These Virginia Inns

Autumn is sneaking up on us. The nights are growing colder and the clouds are holding back the sun’s ...

The Magical Bond

On a cool fall morning last year, my daughter was out for a routine hack on her event horse when ...

Last Taste of Summer: Crabs

There really is no Delmarva summer experience as quintessential and satisfying as digging into your very own bucket of Chesapeake blue crabs. And these days, Ttere are enough authentic crab houses in the Metro area to satisfy even the most stringent crab purists.

A History of Luxury The Greenbrier Resort

In the small community of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, nestled safely within the Allegheny Mountains, lies one of this ...

Matha's Vineyard & Nantucket

Like Georgetown, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Island are two New England destinations where rich history, boutiques, food and culture ...

Newport Rhode Island, the Ocean State

It’s the middle of summer and the heat is rising. What is the best way to escape? Traveling north to Newport, Rhode Island. This coastal city, located in Aquidneck Island, is not just a relaxing getaway with resorts, restaurants and amusements, but also an area that is rich in history. Enter through Bellevue Avenue and you’ll instantly see how history effortlessly converges with the present.

Outer Banks, NC

Everything you need to know for a summer getaway in the Outer Banks.

Annapolis

Although Annapolis may be best known for being the home of the U.S. Naval Academy, the serene, bayside town is also the perfect location for a quick and easy getaway from the hustle and bustle of D.C. No more than an hour’s drive away (around 32 miles), this charming town is a mere hop, skip and jump from the city. Unique shops, restaurants and bars line the main street and quiet B & B’s are within walking distance, making it easy to enjoy the downtown social scene before escaping into the cozy solitude of a old-fashioned inn.

Lexington

Quaint shops, hotels and restaurants line the streets of downtown Lexington, which teems with local flavor and small-town charm.

The Northern Neck of Virginia

The birthplace of George Washington, James Madison, James Monroe and Robert E. Lee, Northern Neck lies between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers. Early in America's history, its plantation-owning society was a powerful leader with river transport so easily at hand but the peninsula was left behind by the railroad and the nation's expansion. Today, we benefit from this pause in time.

Orange County, Virginia

A short two-hour drive southwest of D.C. lays the hidden treasure of Orange County, Va., waiting for weekenders to enjoy the quietness of the hills and the warmth of the sun. Noted for quaint bed and breakfasts and scenic, historic sites, Orange County is a great local escape.

Be the Player at the Polo Match

With the summer season here, what better way to embrace the D.C. social scene than by attending a polo event? Never been? Well here is a quick how-to guide on breaking into the polo scene and becoming a polo-ite with ease and class.

Polo for a Purpose Van Metre Polo Cup

On June 18, Salvatore Ferragamo, (Grandson of the famed Italian designer), John Walsh of America's Most Wanted, and Tim Gannon, co-owner of Outback Steakhouse, and other polo greats, will play in the Van Metre Polo Cup. Inaugurated in 2007, the competition will benefit Capital Caring and the new Adler Center for Caring on the Van Metre Campus.

Rehoboth Dining

For years, Rehoboth Beach has been a signature summer getaway for Washingtonians. From the beaches, to the boardwalk, to Funland, Rehoboth Beach offers tons of options for families visiting “The Nation’s Summer Capital.”

Middleburg's National Sporting Library Shows Off in the Federal City

Horse and hunt country lovers traveled from as far as Middleburg, Va., as well as nearby Georgetown to the Kalorama townhouse of the Johnsons for a cocktail reception to benefit the National Sporting Library and Museum in Middleburg, May 19. The library's board chairman Manuel (Manley) Johnson and vice chairman Jacqueline Badger Mars served as event hosts.

The Upperville Horse Show

When Colonel Richard Henry Dulany organized the first Upperville Show in 1853, the program listed two classes: one for colts, the other for fillies. 158 years later, the Upperville Colt and Horse Show spans seven days and includes over two thousand horse and rider combinations, 28 awards and eight competitive events.

The National Sporting Library

Escape from the midday heat of the Upperville Horse Show and stop into the neighboring National Sporting Library.

Talbot County: A Sailor’s Paradise

Talbot County, Maryland is the only area with the charm, history and abundant seaside culture to suit everyone from weathered, Kennedyian sailors to eager day-trippers.

A Window Into the Wine of Charlottesville, Virginia

While new wineries continue to pop up across the East Coast from New York to North Carolina, there is no region gaining more ground in both quality and recognition than the greater Charlottesville wine region. Farmers over the past 200 years cultivated the soil for fruit crops like apples and peaches, which set an ideal stage for what is now known as the Monticello American Viticultural Area (AVA).

Georgetown Garden Tour is Living History

For a few hours in May, the Georgetown Garden Tour permits visitors to peek at the constantly evolving private gardens of the neighborhood. Saturday May 7th marks the 83rd annual tour, where large and small private gardens in both the East Village and the West Village will open their doors to visitors throughout the day.

Donald Trump Invests in Wine Country

Trump told the Washington Post he sees the purchase as a great real estate deal, but not as an opportunity to continue the wine making of previous owner of the vineyard, Patricia Kluge. “I’m really interested in good real estate, not so much in wine,” he said.

Spring is for Equestrians

Low-lying fences of dry, stacked stone run along the twisting roadsides, separating the asphalt from the rolling country beyond. What could be taken as a picturesque scene from an English painting is actually Virginia’s Loudoun County, the heart of America’s Horse Country.

Historic Garden Week in Virginia

The Garden Club of Virginia will continue to nurture Virginia’s deeply rooted history during Garden Week, April 16 – 23, showcasing some of the finest properties the state has to offer.

Celebrate Spring in Easton, Maryland

In the streets of Easton, Maryland, leaves are unfolding and residents and local businesses are warming up for spring, a ...

Loudoun Goes Fresh

The Piedmont Environmental Council has jumped on board with Buy Fresh Buy Local, a national non-profit organization and campaign dedicated to rebuilding local food systems. Chapters are developing all over the United States, promoting and connecting consumers with fresh produce from local farmers.

Weekend in Williamsburg

Williamsburg Va. is a historical and cultural getaway that is a breed above and miles apart from your standard colonial fair. It’s the home of living history, where modern luxuries and cherished customs combine in a melting pot of the young and the old, the contemporary and the traditional, casting a new light on the roots of the American experience.

The Romance and Wonder of Keswick Hall

Coming up the winding driveway, just across the railroad track and beyond a horse pasture, I was greeted by a ...

The Apple of Charlottesville’s Eye

In 1998, a great barn was built in Keswick, VA on the Castle Hill estate, just a stone’s throw from Charlottesville and Monticello. Architect John Rhett has turned it into The Barn at Castle Hill Cider, a two-in-one events space and traditional cidery.

A Beginner’s Guide to Loudoun’s Wine Country

Loudoun, VA is home to the wineries nearest the District. The wine culture is not as old as those further ...

The Fox's Den Tavern

There are countless, warm surprises at the Fox’s Den Tavern in Middleburg, VA, recently opened by Charlie Carroll and longtime companion Christie Knoff. If lighting is everything, this cute couple has brilliantly succeeded with a sophisticated ambiance worthy of any great dining establishment. And wait for us to get started on the food...

Patowmack Farm Offers Respite from the Holiday Madness

Thanksgiving is ancient history now. And as the trees shed those last few colorful stragglers refusing to join the pile ...

Christmas In Middleburg

Come December, more and more travelers fancy Christmas in a country village, and nowhere will you find a Christmas experience quite like Middleburg’s.

The Taste of Conservation: Cleo's Dinner Table Revolution

Walking around Cleo Braver’s backyard, looking out onto the Goldsborough Creek as hundreds of geese acclimated to their winter stead, it was easy to get lost in the crisp afternoon warmth. The East Coast and Bay area is a place of surprising beauty, even to those of us who have lived here all our lives. But it takes a certain kind of person to grow something out of that beauty. Leaving your job to start your own organic farm and promote Bay awareness and safe farming practices may not seem to be the most practical decision for most people, but for Braver, it was the only option.

Autumn in the Eastern shore

With November upon us, many living in the District will participate in the annual fall exodus. On the weekends, Washington residents retreat to their preferred autumnal sanctuaries. Resorts and B&Bs throughout Maryland and Virginia play host to those reveling in the year’s most mild and fleeting weather. Such traditional draws are a staple of the autumn spell.

A Journey through the Piedmont

On a leisurely two-hour drive from Washington DC through Piedmont wine country, past farms and orchards, we stopped for lunch in the one-light historic town of Madison at Susie’s Madison Inn. Its cheery and charming restaurant, with country French decor, served us a delicious lunch of wild mushroom soup, mountain trout, calves liver and bacon, and a mozzarella salad with heirloom tomatoes from nearby Shady Grove Gardens.

B&B Highlights: Maryland and Virginia

Washington residents have a variety of options when it comes to fall travel. From the colonial environment of Williamsburg to the bucolic feel of Middleburg, each place has a character all its own. Bed and breakfasts have a way of bottling their locale’s essence. All it takes is finding the one that piques your interests and heading out on the tree-lined road to get there. A visit to any of these remarkable destinations will make this autumn unforgettable.

Taking Flight from the Strip

Las Vegas, Nevada, is a blessing and a bet. Once a simple railroad stop with its underground springs and “meadows,” as its name means, the city sits at the intersection of America’s great deserts and west of one of this nation’s greatest natural wonders: the Grand Canyon. During the Great Depression and the construction of the Hoover Dam, Las Vegas decided to allow and profit from gambling and other sins. And it has not looked back much since . . . until now.

Sicily

Once called Trinacria, which roughly means the Triangle, Sicil is a three-cornered island at the edge of western Europe that tips towards North Africa and points at Greece, connecting East to West. Six thousand years and eleven periods of foreign domination have enriched the island’s architectural history along with its folklore and gastronomical traditions to create a social and cultural patrimony of great distinction. Over centuries, Phoenician, Greek, Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine, Moorish, Norman, Swabian, Angevin and Aragonese all arrived to enjoy Sicily, and all left their own mark on the island’s art, food, and culture.

Fall Foliage

It’s finally autumn. At least that’s what the calendar says. Despite our region’s exceedingly hot and dry weather, the days are shortening and the leaves have begun to change color. In fact, there are only a few weeks until the autumn foliage reaches its peak. This season, the peak is expected to be shorter than usual because of the dryness during the growing season. Hopefully our recent rains will plump up the leaves a bit.

Going Country

The National Sporting Library Benefit Polo Match and Luncheon on September 19, sponsored by The Georgetowner, was not only an incredible success, but a gorgeous event spectacle and a delightful afternoon. As the sun shown gently from above and the cool breeze whisked through the summer tent, guests and donors gathered around to take part in a silent auction of equestrian-themed merchandise, delicious food, fine company, and world-class polo at the Virginia International Polo Club, located at historic Llangollen in Upperville, Virginia.

The Washington International Horse Show

At this moment, equestrians worldwide eagerly await a letter bestowing the honor of competing in D.C.’s 52nd Annual Washington International Horse Show (WIHS). For many riders, the summons will not come. Yet, between October 26th and 31st, 500 elite-level riders will enter the ring at the Verizon Center, vying for prize and prominence.

My life on horseback

Sir Winston Churchill once said, “A polo handicap is a passport to the world.” In my opinion, it is a ...

Festivals In Fall

Can it get any better than illumined leaves, chilly evenings and harvest season on farm and vineyard alike? Actually, it ...

Plans Underway for 13th Taste of Rappahannock

Plans are underway for Headwaters Foundation’s 13th Annual Taste of Rappahannock, widely considered one of the county’s most popular fundraising events.

Man's Best Friend, Through the Ages

Just in time for summer’s proverbial dog days comes the National Sporting Library’s newest exhibit, “Lives of Dogs in Literature, Art and Ephemera,” a one-room shrine to man and, more importantly, man’s best friend.

Paws in the Plains

The July 24 “Dog Day in The Plains,” despite the oppressive heat and humidity, gave the Middleburg Human Foundation a chance to strut a number of its furry residents before the public.

Trip to the 'Hawaiian' Beach at Twilight Polo

At Twilight Polo events at Great Meadow, fans get more than just exciting sports matches. Attendees can expect theme nights, a mascot for kids and the option to tailgate.

Great Escapes

Summer is here, and for many, that means a much-needed break. Think fun in the sun, foreign flings, films, food and a chance for the exotic to become the exciting every day. Looking for a new destination? This summer, set your bearings for New England.

From Farm to Table

Farmers' markets: a congregation of local and regional farmers who harvest their produce at dawn, load it up in a pick-up, drive into town, and set up shop. Sounds just about perfect.

In Search of America

This spring, D.C. fashion photographer Yvonne Taylor drove across the country to her son's wedding in California. Let's just say she took the scenic route.

What's New In Wine Country?

Virginia now boasts about 160 wineries, with more on the way. Vintner Doug Fabbioli gives us an update on the latest vintage

The Upperville Colt & Horse Show

Kathy Corrigall visits Upperville, VA, to celebrate the oldest horse show in the United States.

From Stables to Strawberries

Kathy Corrigall has the scoop on hunt country hangouts over Memorial Day weekend.

The White Elephant

Every trip to the town of Middleburg, VA, warrants a visit to a special place: The White Elephant. Since my ...

Gardens of Hunt Country

Whether it’s Versailles or Georgetown, anyone who has spent time in a garden understands the positive impact such a space has on one’s overall attitude and well-being.

It's Steeplechase Season!

This year, more than twenty race meets and point-to-points will be run in Virginia, giving spectators ample opportunity to experience the exciting sport of steeplechase.

Steeplechase Races

Following is a sampling of the race meets and point-to-points scheduled for the spring of 2010. For a complete list ...

Wintry Weekends

With this surplus of residual snow comes a unique opportunity for those itching for a relaxing weekend getaway.

Farm Dogs

In the morning he would explode from the stable doors, a chaff-colored blur of lolling tongue and drumming footpads and ...

Debate ensues over winery noise levels

It’s a battle fought over noise, lighting, property and business rights, with outspoken and vehement players on both sides ...

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