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Tea with Mrs. B {DC/VA/MD}

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

The holidays are approaching — time to brush up on manners with a special pre-holiday “Tea with Mrs. B” this Sunday, November 11, at The Fairfax at Embassy Row. In this two-hour event, Mrs. B will offer holiday etiquette advice, while The Fairfax’s Chef Ferrier will share healthy holiday eating suggestions. There will be a full kid-friendly tea service and even a photographer on hand for family photos while everyone is dressed in their fancy tea attire.

Tea with Mrs. B

We had such a fun time at a “Tea with Mrs. B” event at the Morrison House in Old Town Alexandria last year. If you can’t make it to Sunday’s event, the Morrison will also host holiday story time teas on November 17 (Thanksgiving) and December 15 (Christmas/Hanukkah). Visit Mrs. B’s website for additional details.

Holiday Etiquette and Tea Party for the Entire Family
with Mrs. B
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Fairfax at Embassy Row
2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Adults: $49 per person; Children: $29 per person
Purchase tickets online here or call

Local Flavor – Festival Weekend + Fall Cupcakes

Friday, November 7th, 2008

There are big foodie events in Washington, DC, this weekend, with both the Green Festival and the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertainment Show taking place at the Washington Convention Center. Both have kids’ zones, and the Green Festival will offer eco-foodies natural, vegetarian dining and an organic beer garden. The Green Parent, Jenn Savedge, will be speaking Saturday at 2pm and Diane MacEachern, author of Big Green Purse, on Sunday at 5pm. At the Metropolitan show, Lauren DeSantis of Capital Cooking will be demonstrating Thanksgiving appetizers and her new apron line, so look for her at booth #404.

Alexandria Market Report: Del Ray Farmers Market officially ends the first weekend in December, but Smith Meadows, Toigo and Tom the Cheese Guy will be coming through the winter, as long as customers keep showing up. The Old Town Market is year round, and as Tiffany has reported, Bigg Riggs Farm will be bringing their frozen summer produce so you can enjoy it throughout the winter!

Alexandria Dining News: Also in Alexandria, dine for a good cause next Wednesday, November 12, at Indigo Landing, anytime between 5pm and 10pm, to support the Alexandria Community Trust. And I’d like to point out that while Georgetown Cupcakes may have won the hotly-contested Washington Post “Cupcake Wars” taste-off, Alexandria’s Buzz Bakery won the popular vote handily. Buzz currently features seasonal pumpkin, donnybrook chocolate stout, and the moistest caramel apple cake I’ve ever had (pictured), though the caramel frosting is ridiculously sweet.

Support your year-round markets and eat well this weekend!