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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: April 15-17
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It’s finally beginning to feel and look like Spring! Take full advantage of the beautiful upcoming weekend and enjoy great Loudoun events with some of our favorite wineries and restaurants. Don’t forget to share your experiences with us by using #LoveLoudoun   Budbreak Celebration and Rose’ Release – April 16 & 17 Celebrate the beginning of the 2016 growing season with Cana Vineyard and Winery...

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The Ultimate Girls’ Day!
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Hey everyone, guest blogger here! My name is Shelby Stein, and I have had the pleasure of interning for Visit Loudoun. I have lived in Loudoun County my entire life, so getting to design my dream girls’ day in Loudoun was really fun, and I’m excited to be able to share it with you! If you’re a Parks and Recreation Fan then you know,...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: April 1-3
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Happy April from Loudoun! Celebrate the first weekend of the month by attending the Shakespeare in the ‘Burg festival or Great Country Farms Egg Hunt and Marshmallow Harvest! Share your experiences with us by using #LoveLoudoun Shakespeare in the ‘Burg – April 2 & 3   Take a trip to Middleburg for the 3rd annual Shakespeare in the ‘Burg festival which marks the anniversary...

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An insider’s guide to Loudoun’s wine and equine
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Just outside Washington, DC lies Loudoun, Virginia where thousands of horses wander the countryside, sharing the rural landscape with vineyards and historic estates. It’s a place where thoroughbreds are raised, derby riders are born and Olympians are trained. It’s a place that serves as an idyllic country escape for Washington notables including the Obamas and Jackie Kennedy Onassis who spent countless hours riding horses...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: Easter Edition
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Families are coming together all over Loudoun for Easter weekend celebrations and we have some great events for you to enjoy: Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch – March 26 & 27 Lansdowne Resort invites you to join them for an Easter Day Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt this weekend. Celebrate the holiday with favorites created by their award-winning culinary team. Make sure to get your reservations!...

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The Guide to Loudoun’s Nightlife
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It’s a conversation we are all familiar with and one we have had one too many times. It’s 8 pm and nobody can decide what to do. We all know that it can go on forever and it eventually results in doing nothing. With this guide to Loudoun’s nightlife, you’ll always have a great idea of where to go:   Tally Ho Theatre A landmark in historic...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide : March 18-20
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Easter festivities kick off this weekend so bring the children out to the park for a hunt. Or,  spend some time at the wineries and restaurants indulging in delicious foods and Virginia vino. Be sure to share your weekend adventures with #LoveLoudoun Easter Egg Hunt at Ida Lee: March 19 Hop on down to Ida Lee Park for an egg-citing day of fun! Candy-filled eggs,...

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Introducing Grandale Vintner’s Table
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At the beginning of March, Grandale Restaurant became Grandale Vintner’s Table offering their guests a dynamic culinary experience in a cozy, casual atmosphere. Chef Author Clark is bringing an innovating new menu with twists, expanded wine and beer options and a new look to the restaurant. Maintaining the farm-to-fork philosophy, Grandale Vintner’s Table is also offering family-style dishes, creative weekly specials and small plates...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: March 11 – 13
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Great food, delicious brews and beautiful wedding venues is what Loudoun is all about this weekend. What’s not to love? We hope to see you out. Make sure to share your experiences with us by using #LoveLoudoun Northern Virginia Restaurant Week – March 7-14 Northern Virginia Restaurant Week is the perfect time to get out to all of the great local restaurants! With over 20 Loudoun...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: March 4-6
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Everyone is watching their weather app for the latest update on the snow coming in and while some people are jumping for joy at this news, I am going to blissfully ignore it because there are too many great winery events going on in Loudoun this weekend that I want to enjoy: Wine Dinner with Chef Oveysi – March 5 Help North Gate Vineyard...

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Top 5 Spring Break Ideas in Loudoun
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It’s about that time of year when everyone is planning spring break trips. The first idea that always comes up is heading to the beach, but as a fair-skinned redhead who can’t be outside for more than ten minutes without scrambling for sunscreen, I like to think beyond the beach, which always leads me to Loudoun. There are so many great activities in Loudoun...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: February 26-28
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The month of February is not the only thing coming to a close this weekend. The wait to open Sunset Hills Vineyard’s special vintages ends with a special event, FebREWAry will come to a close with a send off party and awards season finishes with the Oscars, which has a special connection to one local winery . Let’s celebrate: Open That Bottle Night –...

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Making the most of 24 extra hours in Loudoun
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As Roald Dahl said, “So much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.” We are always looking for more time- we need more hours in the day to finish work, more days in a week to see family and friends and more weeks in a year to travel and create lasting memories. Luckily, once every four years we get more time...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: February 19-21
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“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well” Virginia Woolf had the right idea which is why our Loudoun Weekend Guide is all about dining well and enjoying great food. From local sweets to fresh ingredients and a great experience, LoCo has great events that will let you dine well this weekend. Make sure to share your foodie experiences with...

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Loudoun’s Life in 10 Emojis
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I love emojis. I am a typical millennial who can carry on conversations with my friends and family without using any words. From the kissing cat face to the peace sign, I have my go-tos and I am not afraid to use them. While I have my personal favorites, in honor of the current Facebook and Twitter challenge where everyone is posting their most used...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: February 12-14
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With romantic B&Bs, cozy wineries and decadent food options, Loudoun is the perfect place to celebrate love year-round. For Valentine’s Day our wineries, restaurants and other attractions are raising the bar on romance, offering special events throughout the weekend. Here are just some ideas of how you can spend Valentine’s Day with your special someone: 5th Annual “My Funny Valentine” – February 12-14 Laughter...

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From the courts to the kitchen, the Madness of culinary competitions
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March Madness is one of my favorite times of the year as top teams crumble and Cinderella stories make small towns proud. It’s a time when colleagues, friends and family go head to head in bracket challenges, sports stores overcharge on college apparel and it is acceptable-in some places- to follow the big game in your workplace cube. But, before you get ready to...

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Celebrating Black History Month in Loudoun
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During the time of slavery, enslaved African Americans sought to gain their freedom through escape and flight. These Freedom Seekers were often assisted by others who were opposed to slavery. Often referred to as the Underground Railroad, there were numerous escape routes throughout the United States. Loudoun County was part of the routes to the north, west and east. Loudoun County is home to...

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Thai One Off in One Loudoun
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The following guest blog was written by Jeremy Ross, General Manager and Bartender Extraordinaire at Sense of Thai in One Loudoun. YOU WILL NEVER BE A CHEF HERE! This was repeatedly said to me while I worked as a server at 701 Restaurant in DC. I have always had a passion for food and I knew my next career move after Naval Intelligence would be...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: January 29-31
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It looks like a beautiful sunny weekend in Loudoun to combat the cabin fever we all suffered last weekend. After being stuck in the house, it sounds like the perfect time to get out and elevate some of our senses like sight, taste and hearing. Luckily, there are great events going on in LoCo to help you out: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Open House –...

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#Blizzard2016 Loves Loudoun
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#Blizzard2016 is finally over! While everyone is trying to shovel out cars and driveways, take a second to admire the beauty of the snow. Even  36+ inches of snow can turn our beautiful county into something more stunning. Here are just a few pictures to prove it. Share your favorites with us with #LoveLoudoun Share on...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: Sledding Edition
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#WinterStormJonas is coming and we are taking full advantage of it this weekend in Loudoun. With the projected snow accumulation rising and rising, it seems like the perfect time to go sledding! While you’re out at these top 3 places in Loudoun, don’t forget to share your photos with #LoveLoudoun. Ida Lee Park – A family fun recreation center with a 138-acre park for sledding    ...

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#LoveLoudoun Round 2
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After launching our new hashtag #LoveLoudoun, we were overwhelmed with the number of beautiful photos coming in from around LoCo. We shared some of our favorites in a July #LoveLoudoun blog and we also added#LoveLoudoun galleries to our website! Keep tagging your Instagram or Twitter photos with #LoveLoudoun or #LoCoAleTrail for our beer lovers and you might just see it pop up online. Here are some...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: January 15-17
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Celebrate the weekend in Loudoun at one of our great events from an ice carving competition to tasting some delicious wine and more! Make sure to share your memories with us by using #LoveLoudoun 3rd Annual Ice Fest – January 16 Bundle up and join the Village at Leesburg for the 3rd Annual Ice Fest! See ten world renowned ice carvers in action as they...

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Warm up with Loudoun Fireplaces
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Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fireplaces in Loudoun are so delightful. There’s nothing better during the cold weather season than sitting in front of a nice warm fireplace while enjoying a great meal, a glass of wine or beer with family and friends. Plan a day in Loudoun around some of our favorite fireplaces and fire-pits: Wineries: Fireplace: 8 Chains North Winery...

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What’s New in 2016
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“New Year, New Me” It is everyone’s saying for 2016 and, as cliche as it can be, it is the saying for Loudoun too! There are many new attractions, wineries, breweries, events and more coming to LoCo this year! Be on the look out for all of these great additions: Restaurants: West End Wine Bar: West End Wine Bar in Purcellville is officially open!...

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Loudoun Restaurants are Lucky for the New Year
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There are many traditions when celebrating New Year’s Eve, but one of the most popular is food (which is fine with me because I love to eat). What you eat on New Year’s Eve is believed to have an effect in the new year from good fortune to a long life. These traditions originated and are celebrated in different ways all over the world....

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