Honeymoon Locations in the South: Part 3

In Part 3 of my series, I will now take you Richmond, Virginia to stay at The Jefferson Hotel for your honeymoon!The Jefferson Hotel is a beautiful old hotel in downtown Richmond, Virginia. There are many elements in the Richmond area to take in, from the Cary Street shopping district, called Carytown,to the Museum of […]

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Honeymoon Locations in the South: Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of my series – Honeymoon Locations in the South! Next stop is a town to the north of my hometown: Staunton, Virginia (pronounced STAN-tuhn). Staunton has only one decent full-service hotel, the Stonewall Jackson Hotel! It underwent major renovations in 2005 to update its interior to a higher standard. It had […]

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Honeymoon Locations in the South: Part 1

I’m starting a new series this week – honeymoon locations in the south! [yes, I love the Disney movie Robin Hood. Sue me.]Today is Part 1, so we will start at a place near my hometown – the Homestead.The Homestead was founded in 1766 by Capt. Bullett and Andrew Lewis of the Virginia Militia. They […]

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Pints and Pinstripes

UPDATE: please see more dress ideas below! P & P, as it were, is happening in March (click on the image above to read the details). It is going to be quite the event at Silo Point, in Baltimore, MD (in the Penthouse no less): I love attending charity events – especially ones in places […]

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Ask Sydney

Students walking for Relay for Life A classmate of mine is not graduating this year. I would like to share you her story, which she included in a student-wide email. The next email after her story is about what Randolph-Macon College plans to do to help Sydney and people like her. Here is Sydney! “My […]

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Friendship and Blogs

I’ve recently called into question many people I am friends with. I realized that many people I am friends with on Facebook are not people that I’d tell I was getting married on a specific date… or eventually… if I got pregnant. So I deleted a lot of them. I don’t need them in my […]

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Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2011

Thanks to my BFF Muffy Martini for sharing with me the .pdf version of the latest Lilly Pulitzer catalog (Spring 2011)! As I sit inside at work on a cold, but cheery-sunny day, the bright pops of color on the models made me feel excited about Spring (and a lil’ out of shape, too). Here […]

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My Fave Super Bowl Ads

Here are my favorite Super Bowls ads from last night: Eminem’s Keep Detroit Beautiful ad for Chrysler: BMW’s Spartanburg, SC plant for the X3 is “Defying Logic”: I normally do not have all three of my fave spots end up as car manufacturers! However, this year I did and I found them all to be […]

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Kluge’s Magnificent Jewels

Patricia Kluge, probably before her $15 billion divorce settlement from John in the early 1990s. Formerly fabulous Patricia Kluge didn’t just lose her home and real estate this past year, she also lost a lot of beautiful jewels. Prior to her foreclosure issues, she claimed the sale was to “clean closet” of her home in […]

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An Auction, not Bonfire, of Vanities

I promised my readers last week that I would tell y’all the tragic tale of the former ‘Queen of Albemarle’ wineries. Ms. Patricia Kluge, ex-wife of the late philanthropist John Kluge (died Sept 2010 at age 95 and most famous for founding Metromedia), has been in financial hot water for the past year+ (at least […]

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