Field & Main Backyard Cabanas: Doable Distance Dining

Allison Chase Sutherland Taste of Tysons, Travel

September 1 marks a big milestone. The celebrated Field & Main restaurant in quaint nearby Marshall, Virginia turns four years old. Owners Neil and Star Wavra have brought forth their considerable combined experience and have continued to hone every aspect of their creation of a rustic-chic casual fine-dining establishment nestled in a newly renovated authentic 200-year-old home. This professional team …

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Renee Sklarew Travel

As we spend more time at home and in our yards, we have learned that the simple pleasures of nature. The slowly changing seasons have provided many of us with strength and joy. Watching the new buds on the trees, the emergence of daffodils and then peonies, visits from butterflies and then dragon flies, have made these challenging times a …

The Hope & Glory Inn: Chesapeake Haven

Allison Chase Sutherland Talk of Tysons, Travel

The fabled Hope & Glory Inn occupies a former schoolhouse built in 1890 in the quaint village of Irvington in Virginia’s Northern Neck of the Chesapeake Bay. A neat white picket fence encloses a botanical gardener’s dream, bursting with fuchsia peonies, where you will be met with many a whimsical word that remind you to relax and just breathe – …

The Inn at Huntingfield Creek – Invigorating to the Soul

Allison Chase Sutherland Travel

Originally published in the November-December 2016 issue of VivaTysons Magazine Rock Hall. 1707. Known as the Pearl of the Chesapeake, this precious little gem of a fishing village was also historically an important tobacco port-of-call, as well as a key ferry terminal for colonists crossing the Chesapeake Bay, including, of course, George Washington. Good call, George. Quaint and quiet Rock Hall and …

Gateway to Asia: The Journey Begins in Hong Kong

Renee Sklarew Travel

It was after midnight when my Asia Adventure began. Arriving at Washington Dulles Airport at 10 pm for my international flight, I watched as the normally frenetic airport quieted. Shops and food stalls began to close. My dream of one day visiting Southeast Asia was about to come true. How to Get There When Cathay Pacific debuted their nonstop flights …

Almost Heaven

Linda Barrett Travel

Experience a good old-fashioned family vacation at West Virginia’s Capon Springs & Farms’ all-inclusive resort. Remember the scene in the movie Brigadoon where the “blessed village rises out of the mists every hundred years for only a day?” That’s how I felt after ascending the winding road into the West Virginia mountains and entering Capon Springs & Farms. I wasn’t …

Rappahannock Roaming

Allison Chase Sutherland Talk of Tysons, Travel

Flint Hill Public House – Food. Spirit. Wine. Lodging. Public houses date back to Roman times, but we needn’t travel through time to reach one of the finest. Just jump on 66 W. to Marshall on route 17, take the meandering Virginia Scenic Byway of 647, also known as Crest Hill Road, to 522, take a right, and you’re there. …

The Jefferson Hotel Elegance of A Bygone Era

Allison Chase Sutherland Features, Travel

The graceful circular drive at the entrance to the historic Jefferson Hotel welcomes you to a most remarkable place. Attentive valets greet you with gracious efficacy, and you begin to experience the gentility that awaits you. The grand lobby, also known as Palm Court, with its imposing marble statue of Thomas Jefferson, is overseen by a magnificent Tiffany stained-glass ceiling, …

The Black Horse Inn

Allison Chase Sutherland Travel

The Ultimate Hunt Country Getaway The Black Horse Inn is—in a word—exquisite. A mere 40 miles from Tysons, The Black Horse Inn rests comfortably in the rolling, bucolic Virginia Hunt Country near Old Town Warrenton—a mecca for horse lovers—where the Warrenton Hunt was established in 1883 and the first running of the Gold Cup took place in 1922. Dating from …

Escape to Delaware’s Quaint Villages

Linda Barrett Travel

Located throughout Kent County, Delaware surrounding the state capital of Dover, are a number of small villages, each with its own special charm. Come stay a few days and capture the history of the area, or just lie back and relax in one of the elegant bed & breakfast hotels under the spell of small-town magic. Day One Stay overnight, …