It's was a bittersweet moment for me as I came into the last days of my 20s. Over the weekend, I turned the big 3-0. While I was originally dreading this moment, I look back on how many amazing events, opportunities, and people I've connected with to make a positive impact through Northern Virginia Housewives.
On Friday night, we took our son down to my parents house for the weekend -- so I knew that my boyfriend had to have something planned for my big day! I woke up Saturday morning to breakfast in bed and was told that I needed to be ready by 10 if we were going to make all of our stops during the day. When I came downstairs, I found my kitchen and dining room completely decorated with balloons and streamers - plus window coverings for the "birthday princess"!
After breakfast, we found ourselves at Breaux Vineyards overlooking the gorgeous mountains and changing leaves. We did a tasting and shared a bottle of wine under the heat lamps on the patio before we headed onto our next stop for lunch.
Have you ever heard of The Goodstone Inn? I never had (can you imagine how hard it is to surprise me with a new place to go?) - and what an amazing experience it was. Nestled in the heart of Middleburg's wine country is this amazing property with little boutique-looking private cabins and a gorgeous inn with a private dining room. We had the last reservation of the lunch hour which allowed us to have the entire dining room to ourselves while we did the Chef's four-course tasting menu. I actually didn't take any pictures of lunch because I really wanted to enjoy the experience. Sorry there are no photos to share! After lunch and more wine -- it was definitely time to go home and nap!
I had no idea that there was more to come when I was told that a Reston Limousine party bus would be picking us up with a group of friends to take us over to Bobby McKey's dueling piano bar in National Harbor to celebrate! Friends started arriving (with champagne bottles in hand!) to share my 30th with me. If you've never been to Bobby McKey's, you're totally missing out. And as Bobby himself says, it's definitely a "two day experience" - complete with glow sticks, dancing on stage, and syringes full of jello shots... and it left me remembering that I'm not 21 anymore ALL DAY LONG on Sunday.
I felt like the most special girl in the world thanks to my boyfriend and friends that shared my birthday with me! And thanks to you all, I'm lucky to be a part of this extraordinary community we've built together and I look forward to continuing to grow together. Cheers to the next 10 years!
Hi! my name is Andrea and I'm a not-so-average Northern Virginia blogger, mom, and transplant from the Midwest. I host Girls Night Out events, meet ups, and write about events and my adventures in the DC area. I love to travel, brunch, and drink wine with my neighbors! I'm known to live on the wild side and order Venti iced double shots at 5pm.
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