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Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 5:12 PM

Paladar Latin Kitchen Celebrates Carnival

Paladar Latin Kitchen Celebrates Carnival

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar has two weeks of surprises waiting for you during their fourth annual celebration of Carnival. Read »

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 5:04 PM

A Chocolate Lover's Festival in Fairfax

A Chocolate Lover's Festival in Fairfax

The annual Fairfax Chocolate Festival is your chance to buy your sweetheart what ever chocolate goodies they desire. Read »

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 4:01 PM

Groundhog Day Parties: Yes, They're a Thing

Groundhog Day Parties: Yes, They're a Thing

OK, so Punxsutawney Phil's predictions aren't always accurate, but that doesn't stop celebrations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 11:29 AM

Roots & Blues Festival in Lancaster

Roots & Blues Festival in Lancaster

Join 50+ national music artists for the two-day Roots and Blues Festival in the national historic district of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 1:21 PM

Experience Winter Wildlife Via Sea

Experience Winter Wildlife Via Sea

Although it's winter, a trip to the beach can still be lots of fun. It is the perfect time to experience winter wildlife around Virginia Beach. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Restaurant Week in Alexandria

Restaurant Week in Alexandria

More than 60 restaurants are participating in the week of meal deals, which began Jan. 23 and continues through Sunday, Feb. 1. Read »

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 at 12:50 PM

Food, Art and Wine at the Virginia Beach Chill Fest

Food, Art and Wine at the Virginia Beach Chill Fest

The Virginia Beach Chill Fest has nothing to do with this week's miserable weather, and everything to do with fun. Bundle up and head south -- this fest features three big events (and yes, they're all indoors). Read »

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 1:51 PM
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By Margaret Voelzke

Educate Yourself: Chocolate & Wine Classes in Va.

Educate Yourself: Chocolate & Wine Classes in Va.

Artfully Chocolate in Alexandria offers several tasty classes for those interested in a hands-on experience (because who doesn't want more time with chocolate?). Read »

Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 at 3:47 PM

Wine Wednesday: Otium Cellars in Purcellville

Wine Wednesday: Otium Cellars in Purcellville

If you need a little German-inspired wine pick-me-up, then a trip to Loudoun County's Otium Cellars should be your next stop. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 at 3:48 PM
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By Carissa Dimargo

PHOTOS: Otium Cellars in Purcellville, Virginia

Veer off of Main Street in Purcellville, Virginia and take a drive down a short... See Full Gallery »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Photo. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: sarah (at) trueiconphoto (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.