Bean Bar and Leesburg Farmer’s Market

I love visiting my family relatives in Virginia because they always make everything fun–they know the cool things to do, the places to visit, and the healthiest food to eat. One morning we had coffee at Bean Bar, a local cafe downtown with a killer European-themed atmosphere. My cousin Michelle pointed out that Bean Bar […]

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Leesburg, Day 5: A Visit to Middleburg

Middleburg is usually a twenty minute drive from Leesburg, but traffic extended the length of the trip.  The orange cones and tractors did not distract from the acres of farm land and horse stables. Older farm houses were close to the main road while the mansions from luxury developments spotted the hills in the distance. […]

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Leesburg, Day 3: Pinkberry and the Pool

Today was another busy day–more grocery shopping, more eating, and more exercise.  We went to the pool, which is only a two minute walk from the house. The girls had their Disney Princess floaties and loved swimming in the water. Afterwards, while everyone washed up from the pool, I drank several cups of green tea […]

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Leesburg, Day 2: Devil’s Food Cupcakes

Another pro for suburban sprawls is that the combined number of stores from each shopping center serve every convenience at a close distance. Most of the stores are chains–Target, Home Depot, Costco, etc.–so they are also found at home in New England, whereas further don the East Coast, different chains pop up. Thankfully, one of […]

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Leesburg, Day 1: Seeing Spider Man in Suburbia

Leesburg, Virginia. Named after General Robert E. Lee, the quaint, historical town has colonial Southern charm. Many of the original buildings still remain today and are occupied by modern retailers and cool cafes. Historical Leesburg, however, is surrounded by suburban sprawls of new developments and shopping centers. The new developments contrast the old brownstones in […]

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