Montecito Hangs Tough to Protect Harry & Meghan 

August 19, 2021

 It’s been 13 months since Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan Markle with son Archie moved to Montecito – my home of 30 years next to Santa Barbara, California.  Their arrival caused a near […]

Annapolis: This Old Town Is Feeling Very New 

August 18, 2021

 If you think “been there, done that” at the thought of Annapolis for a getaway, think again. Perched on the edge of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland’s capital city may be […]

Staycations: Summer in the City

June 25, 2021

GOT PLANS? YOU DON’T HAVE TO LEAVE WASHINGTON TO ENJOY A CHANGE OF SCENE. Just open your eyes, strap on that fanny pack, charge up the phone and go full-on […]

Virginia Wine Country Goes All Out

May 13, 2021

Loudoun County is making its name known as a key county for production in the northern region. The county’s vineyard acreage has nearly doubled. 

In Middleburg: A One-Stop Shop for Pizza and Wine

March 13, 2021

Middleburg, Virginia, the escape just outside of D.C., is a great place to venture for a change of scenery or perhaps to stay awhile — or even forever, as many […]

Where to Ski Around D.C.

February 18, 2021

If there’s one activity that’s relatively safe these days, it’s skiing. The singular sport allows for social distancing. Here are some nearby resorts to head for.

Holiday Light Displays: A Cure for Cabin Fever

December 21, 2020

For a little holiday spirit, here are nine great light displays, in and just outside the District, to enjoy either socially distanced or from the comfort of your car.

Holiday Happenings on the Eastern Shore

November 5, 2020

Charming historic towns on Maryland’s Eastern Shore are offering creative ways to cheer even the most pandemic-weary.  

Georgetown’s Connections to Harry & Meghan’s Montecito

September 16, 2020

Montecito, California, is a great place for the famous and their families to live because, for the most part, they are traditionally, almost rigidly, ignored. They simply become part of village life.

Virginia’s Second-Home Market Is Hot, Hot, Hot … and Transformed

August 13, 2020

Instead of recreational purposes like horseback riding, hunting and gardening, what buyers now seek is refuge, a space to spread out and distance from their neighbors.