The Lodge At Woodloch

The Lodge At Woodloch

The minute I grasp the drumsticks — the percussion variety, not turkey — I am hooked. My inner rock star springs to ...

Pained By Spouse's Lack of Friends

Pained By Spouse's Lack of Friends

*My husband doesn’t have many friends. It is surprising to me, because I really enjoy spending time with him ...

Beasts Aplenty at Maryland State Fair (photos)

Beasts Aplenty at Maryland State Fair (photos)

Last Sunday, I went to the animal fair — the 135th Maryland State Fair, that is — and, just as the song ...

Jim Gilroy of Yates Goes the Distance

Jim Gilroy of Yates Goes the Distance

I didn’t think I’d stay 36 years,” says James Gilroy, director of Yates Memorial Field House, who has ...

Murphy’s Love: Advice on Intimacy and Relationships Withdrawers and Pursuers: Compatible?

Murphy’s Love: Advice on Intimacy and Relationships Withdrawers and Pursuers: Compatible?

Dear Stacy,

I am very much in love with my boyfriend and want to get married. We’ve been together ...

Heat Wave Fitness: Keep Your Summer Workout Safe

Heat Wave Fitness: Keep Your Summer Workout Safe

During the short days and cold of winter, we can’t wait for the warmth of summer to get outside ...

Murphy’s Love: Advice on Intimacy and Relationships Is the Missing Milk a Metaphor?

Murphy’s Love: Advice on Intimacy and Relationships Is the Missing Milk a Metaphor?

Dear Stacy,

My husband constantly forgets what I have told him, or have asked him to do, and then we ...

What’s New in Rehoboth

What’s New in Rehoboth

About 120 miles east of D.C. as the seagull flies, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, was founded in 1873 as the ...

Summer Day-cation Ideas

Summer Day-cation Ideas

When the stress of life reaches its brink, it’s nice to have a day away to clear your mind ...

The Real ‘One Weird Trick’ to Weight Loss

The Real ‘One Weird Trick’ to Weight Loss

We’ve all seen the “one weird trick to” lose 20 pounds, look like a fitness model or something else ...

Murphy’s Love: Advice on Intimacy and Relationships Everyone Needs Reassurance

Murphy’s Love: Advice on Intimacy and Relationships Everyone Needs Reassurance

Dear Stacy,

A volunteer job recently exposed my husband of 50 years to a number of single women working with ...

Water: Building Better Bodies Five Ways

Water: Building Better Bodies Five Ways

Drinking enough water is one of the simplest and easiest lifestyle changes you can make, helping you lose weight and ...

Books and Art on the (Hip?) Upper East Side

Books and Art on the (Hip?) Upper East Side

A National Historic Landmark, the Seventh Regiment Armory on Manhattan’s Upper East Side made an about-face in 2007. The ...

More Weight-Loss Myths

More Weight-Loss Myths

More exercise = more ice cream. Research indicates that there is actually an upper limit to the number of calories that ...

Spring Shows in Philadelphia

Spring Shows in Philadelphia

It happened in Philadelphia: 56 men in breeches created a nation.

Then, 51 years later, it happened again. This time ...

Resolutions: In One Year and  Out the Other

Resolutions: In One Year and Out the Other

The new year is great for my industry, because losing weight and/or getting fit is the number-one resolution in ...

Three Virginia Towns That Light Up for the Holidays

Three Virginia Towns That Light Up for the Holidays

In spite of its hectic pace, the holiday season can sometimes bring out a town’s sense of place. In ...

Holiday Fitness Gift Guide

Holiday Fitness Gift Guide

Remember: You can’t give the gift of fitness to someone who doesn’t want it. Giving a fitness gift ...

Work Out, Stay Well

Work Out, Stay Well

Did you know that the average American gets sick two to four times per year? And we tend to stay ...

General Assembly: Education for the 21st Century

General Assembly: Education for the 21st Century

What is deemed to be the conventional education route may not be for everyone, and adults are following a growing ...

Modern Luxury Meets Country Tradition at Hound Hall

Modern Luxury Meets Country Tradition at Hound Hall

With foxhunting season on the horizon, thoughts of tacked-up horses and stylish hunting parties, with all dressed in riding coats ...

Murphy’s Love: Advice on Intimacy and Relationships: It’s Not Too Late for You

Murphy’s Love: Advice on Intimacy and Relationships: It’s Not Too Late for You

Dear Stacy,

I am in my early 50s, a father to three sons and husband to a great wife. But ...

Projects and Passion: 4 D.C. Principals Usher in the School Year

Projects and Passion: 4 D.C. Principals Usher in the School Year

The waning days of summer have an intriguing ability to unearth youthful memories. This time of year reminds many of ...

Wandergolf: Touring South Africa with Pro Golf Safaris

Wandergolf: Touring South Africa with Pro Golf Safaris

While the flight was long and Table Mountain was huge, it wasn’t until a South African native waitress clicked ...

Yoga Fights Hunger in Africa

Yoga Fights Hunger in Africa

This summer, D.C.-area residents have the opportunity to try something new and help raise $10,000 for the ...

Fun and Fit: Keep Your Summer Body at Summer BBQs

Fun and Fit: Keep Your Summer Body at Summer BBQs

For many, an invitation to a summer BBQ can feel like a choice between having fun and staying fit. Luckily ...

Channel Your Youth at Georgetown Salon & Spa

Channel Your Youth at Georgetown Salon & Spa

Growing up, I never had a solid skincare routine. Simplicity has always been my mantra and I can count on ...

The Tastes of Summer

The Tastes of Summer

The tastes of summer reveal themselves in a number of ways, from the sugary juices of a watermelon to the ...

Murphy's Love: Breaking Through to Real Female Friendships

Murphy's Love: Breaking Through to Real Female Friendships

*Dear Stacy:

I am a 20-something professional woman and have a hard time making female friends. I work in an ...

Four Steps to Your Best Stair Workout Ever

Four Steps to Your Best Stair Workout Ever

With longer days and warmer weather, getting outside to run the stairs can be a great change of pace. Here ...

Retreat Into Nature

Retreat Into Nature

Since vacations are for taking a step back from day-to-day life, take advantage of your time off this summer and ...

New M Street Location for Nava

New M Street Location for Nava

Just south of Dupont Circle, Nava Health and Vitality Center’s new 1800 M St. NW location opened May 15 ...

Middleburg’s Magnetism

Middleburg’s Magnetism

Just 50 miles west of Washington, D.C., sits the historic town of Middleburg, Virginia, celebrated for its horse and ...

The Tower Club, Reinvented

The Tower Club, Reinvented

To experience the Tower Club Tysons Corner, go to the Towers Crescent building and take the elevator to the 14th ...

Don’t Show Your Age this Summer

Don’t Show Your Age this Summer

So here’s the good news: the weather is warming up, and we are showing more skin. The bad news ...

High-Intensity Fitness – A Good Idea Taken Too Far

High-Intensity Fitness – A Good Idea Taken Too Far

The shift toward more intense exercise began as a great idea for most people. It led people to realize that ...

Murphy's Love: Socializing – His and Hers

Murphy's Love: Socializing – His and Hers

Dear Stacy,

I have been married a little over two years, and have lived in D.C. since college. My ...

Young at Heart at Georgetown Senior Center

Young at Heart at Georgetown Senior Center

Anne Albert finds stability in the community at the Georgetown Senior Center, housed on Mondays and Fridays in St. John ...

Being Green: Building Museum Leeds The Way

Being Green: Building Museum Leeds The Way

Susan C. Piedmont-Palladino is an architect, a professor of architecture and a curator at the National Building Museum. Here she ...

On the Trail of the Grape

On the Trail of the Grape

As a barman, I do not get to travel for my wine-related work. Yet I'm often thinking of maps ...

Five Weight Loss Myths

Five Weight Loss Myths

With so many people saying so many things about weight loss, it can be very hard to separate fact from ...

A Hat for the Races

A Hat for the Races

With summer on its way, so is the equestrian season. Perhaps you want to buy a dramatic hat for the ...

Road to the Derby

Road to the Derby

Each year, horses have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to run in the Kentucky Derby. To earn a spot at the starting ...

Murphy’s Love: Advice on Intimacy and Relationships

Murphy’s Love: Advice on Intimacy and Relationships

Dear Stacy:

My boyfriend and I have been living together for three years. We are both in our early 30s ...

Spring Diet Cleanses: What You Need To Know

Spring Diet Cleanses: What You Need To Know

Thanks to warmer temperatures and the celebrity buzz, more and more people are thinking about losing weight and getting healthier ...

Flywheel Sports Opens First D.C. Location

Flywheel Sports Opens First D.C. Location

“We’re thrilled to open our largest studio yet in the heart of our nation’s capital,” announced Ruth Zukerman ...

Middleburg: Local-Food Capital

Middleburg: Local-Food Capital

District restaurants may boast menus featuring local, organic foods, but if you want the real thing, the freshest food out ...

Murphy’s Love: Getting Your Feelings – and Frustrations – on the Table

Murphy’s Love: Getting Your Feelings – and Frustrations – on the Table

Dear Stacy,

I am the person who wrote a month ago about my strained friendship with one of my best ...

Murphy’s Love: The Hard Work of Kindness

Murphy’s Love: The Hard Work of Kindness

Dear Stacy,

I have read online that being kind to one another is one of the hallmarks of a good ...

Septime Webre’s Cuban Dreams

Septime Webre’s Cuban Dreams

Back in December, when the Obama administration announced it would be normalizing relations with Fidel Castro’s Cuba after 50 ...

Back to the  Latin Playground?

Back to the Latin Playground?

Born March 2, 1917, Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III became the symbol of America’s love affair with ...

A Sunny Christmas in the Turks and Caicos Islands

A Sunny Christmas in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Famous for its salt production in the 1600s, now it’s the potcake-puppy culture, pirate shipwrecks, pink flamingos and Keith ...

Murphy’s Love: Advice on Intimacy and Relationships

Murphy’s Love: Advice on Intimacy and Relationships

Dear Stacy: My husband has a history of trauma. I won’t give specifics, but he had a rough childhood ...

You Haven’t Skied Until You’ve Skied Vail

You Haven’t Skied Until You’ve Skied Vail

Home to some of the most legendary back bowls in the United States, Vail, Colo., is a must-visit for the ...

Murphy’s Love:  When Did We Get So Boring?

Murphy’s Love: When Did We Get So Boring?

Dear Stacy:

I am in my early 40s and have several friends from college who still live in the area ...

Murphy's Love: Engagement Pressure

Murphy's Love: Engagement Pressure

Dear Stacy: My girlfriend and I have been dating since college and living together for a few years. She wants ...

International Gold Cup

International Gold Cup

The 77th International Gold Cup steeplechase races held October 25th in The Plains, Va. strive to keep the tradition of ...

Murphy's: Stop Texting Your Ex

Murphy's: Stop Texting Your Ex

Dear Stacy: I can't stop texting my ex. I know I need to stop, but I have a lot ...

Paul Strand in Philadelphia

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

Annapolis Boat Show

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

Murphy's Love: Advice on Intimacy and Relationships

Murphy's Love: Advice on Intimacy and Relationships

After this just-starting school year, my husband and I are facing an empty nest.

EverFi: Leading the Charge in Education Innovation  from Georgetown

EverFi: Leading the Charge in Education Innovation from Georgetown

EverFi’s office is out of place in traditionally buttoned-up Washington. The space is an open floor plan inhabited by ...

Tech Gadgets for Back to School

Tech Gadgets for Back to School

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker -- $199

This portable speaker is perfect for the new school year. Bose products are known ...

Wander Golf: Groundhog Day at Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Wander Golf: Groundhog Day at Pawleys Island, South Carolina

One way a truly exceptional golf course distinguishes itself from its rivals is through the quality of excuses it makes ...

Murphy’s Love:

Murphy’s Love:

Dear Stacy:

My sister-in-law and I are great friends. We live near one another and spend a lot of time ...

Healers Behind the Still Point Spas Host Toma Skin Therapies Pop-Up Party

Healers Behind the Still Point Spas Host Toma Skin Therapies Pop-Up Party

On Monday night, guests at Luxxery Express were treated to massages and skin care from the folk at Still Point Spas.

Pin Hunting on Penobscot Bay: Samoset Resort

Pin Hunting on Penobscot Bay: Samoset Resort

The analogies between bacon and golf might escape the neophyte leisurist, but any expert loafer in the wild at this ...

Murphy’s Love: More Is Not Always Merrier

Murphy’s Love: More Is Not Always Merrier

Dear Stacy:

My husband and I have been trying for baby #3 for about a year. We had quick pregnancies ...

Murphy’s Love: Her Therapy or Our Therapy?

Murphy’s Love: Her Therapy or Our Therapy?

Dear Stacy:

My wife reads your column, so I am hoping you and I can work together to convince her ...

In Brazil for the World Cup

In Brazil for the World Cup

We arrived in Sao Paulo at 8 a.m. to start our World Cup celebration. It’s the Brazilian winter ...

Mixing Health and Hedonism: The Little Washington Spa

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

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 ...

Mission Hills Resorts: Mainland China and Hainan Island

Mission Hills Resorts: Mainland China and Hainan Island

Whether your arrival is straight from a knee-crunching, 20-hour airline experience or a shuttle over the border from the space-starved ...

Murphy’s Love: When Venting Becomes Addictive

Murphy’s Love: When Venting Becomes Addictive

Dear Stacy:

My friend/coworker is going through a bad divorce. She was struggling for a long time before they ...

Upcoming in  the Country; May 2014

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

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 ...

 Wandergolf: Getting a Grip

Wandergolf: Getting a Grip

The last false start to the end of miserably wretched seasonal affectation disorders that have prohibited Washingtonians from golfing may ...

Murphy’s Love:  Advice on Intimacy and Relationships

Murphy’s Love: Advice on Intimacy and Relationships

Dear Stacy:

I’m a stay-at-home mother of three whose husband works a very busy, very “important” job. He is ...

Artisanal Foods and Products Await in Virginia

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

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 ...

Summer Camps of  the Day

Summer Camps of the Day

Ahhh, summer. My boys would spend the best time of the year playing “gear grinding game,” which isn’t its ...

Wandergolf

Wandergolf

Being the same age as former Dominican-born baseball star Sammy Sosa, I found it a bit painful that my knowledge ...

Wait, you can get married where!?

Wait, you can get married where!?

Washington offers many beautiful, historic sites for tourists and residents alike, several of which could also serve as the backdrop ...

With Warhol & Carnegie

With Warhol & Carnegie

Paul Warhola, Andy Warhol’s older brother, died last month at age 91.

On Pennsylvania Avenue in Pittsburgh, painted on ...

Spa Treatments in the Country: Winter Getaways

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

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 ...

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