Thursday, May 26, 2016

Up Close with MAX MAJOR - "THINK AGAIN" Event

Up Close with MAX MAJOR - "THINK AGAIN" Event
Western Loudoun's entertainment event of the year is coming to Franklin Parks Art Center with Max Major and his "Think Again" tour!!! Max Major is named DC’s “Best Performance Artist 2014” by the Washington City Paper, recognizing him as one of premier entertainers in the DC area. This performance and event is normally something you only find in the posh areas of DC or NY. NOW, for one night only on June 9th Max Major is now coming to Purcellville!! 

Staged in the intimate setting of the Franklin Park Arts Center, every patron will enjoy an up-close experience of Max Major's mystifying talent. His performances encompass magic, mentalism, and hypnosis. VIP ticket holders will top off their evening by enjoying a catered reception with Max Major! 

Not only will you enjoy a magical evening, but the proceeds of the show will help purchase chrome books that will benefit our children in learning through the BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) initiative with computers for our local middle school. Don't miss this chance to be a part of an event that your friends will be talking about all summer long!!


Don't miss this chance to be part of an event that your friends will be talking about all summer long and reserve your seats today!!
 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Beauty & Mixology Projecht Event

Projecht Event Design & Management has a new series they want to celebrate with beautiful you! This Projecht series is called "Beauty & the Lush" and will feature beautifying MUA professionals with top-notch mixologists to help you feel beautified and utterly relaxed. The next session starts May 31st...that is this week! At the event, You will learn how to make a cognac beverage and how to contour like a master. There will also be little bites on hand while you are sipping your cocktails.

Can't make it next week? No worries, There are many more sessions coming this month and in June! Be sure to check the Projecht calendar of events for more information.The next sessions in June  will feature hair and tequila! Seats are limited and will fill up quickly for this fun and unique series of events. Don't wait and reserve your spots now. Bringing a friend? Use promo code: PROJECHT for $10 your tickets. See you in Old Town Alexandria for some sipping and beautifying!

Monday, May 2, 2016

May is Mental Health Month

May is mental health month. Everyone knows someone close to them that has been affected by mental health. Suicide, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Post-Partum Depression, Schizophrenia, and even more disorders than this tiny list includes. If you are a sufferer or family of a sufferer, than you need not suffer alone. This post is genuine and written for free, because my entire family has been affected by mental illness my entire life. Friends of Loudoun Mental Health provides assistance, awareness, and advocacy for those effected with Mental Illness here in Loudoun County.

Want to show your support? Donate an online gift now. You can also show your support this Tuesday, May 10th at Travinia Italian Wine kitchen in Leesburg at 6 pm for the High Heeled Happy Hour! Here is your chance to network with other like-minded small business owners, have a cocktail, support a great local cause, and of course wear your most adorable heels for a chance to win some incredible door prizes. Below are the numbers to our local crisis centers if you or your loved one need help.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call
911 (local emergency services in Loudoun County)
(703) 777-0320 (Emergency Intervention Services, Loudoun County Mental Health)
(703) 547-4077 (Crisis Link Regional Hotline)
(800) 273-TALK (National Suicide Prevention Hotline)

Monday, March 14, 2016

Online-marketing strategy and consulting with Dagmara

Online-marketing strategy and consulting with Dagmara Postelle
Connect with Dagmara today on FB, Twitter, and Instagram!

Glamista Home is more than just a beautiful lifestyle blog that highlights inspirational home decor and online business tools for the small business owner. The proprietor, Dagmara Postelle, is also a well-qualified online marketing brand consultant and strategist. Dagmara has 10+ years of marketing experience as well as an MBA in marketing. She especially enjoys working with B2C businesses that need help with growth as well as small restaurants seeking a solid marketing approach. Let's talk about the "American Dream" for a minute, that is what all entrepreneurs here in the United States are after right? Miss Dagmara embodies the American Dream. Dagmara recalls,

I came to the states several years ago with one suitcase, $300 in my pocket, and big expectations for myself. I understood that being successful meant working hard, connecting with people and helping others. I love delivering results and helping other people realize their potential.  

Dagmara's brand-building and online marketing services focus on you and your business. She will work with you to establish a goal-oriented action plan to focus your efforts and help grow your business. A complementary strategy will be identified to increase your sales along with the implementation that needs to occur to make those sales happen!  Dagmara will also help you connect with your customer's through email newsletter campaigns as well as re-connecting to customers that have drifted off. She has so much more to offer based on your business's actual needs, but you need to take action and Schedule your complementary 30-minute consultation with Damara today! Get moving towards achieving your American Dream. 









Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Camden's Crusade: Fighting Pediatic Cancer

Camden's Crusade: Fighting Pediatic Cancer
Photography by Second Ave Photography

Camden's crusade. On September 29, 2015, 4 year old Camden was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Sometimes, there are no words. When you say "pediatric cancer" that should be enough. A child is going through something that no child should ever have to endure. However, there is a hidden rainbow I have discovered through my past profession as an ER pediatric registered nurse. The rainbow is: We have a choice. Through life and death(inevitably for all of us), we have a choice. We choose how we face our day and how we live our lives. None of us knows the length of our physical earthly existence, but the choice we have remains the same no matter the circumstances. Above all, we must choose to live.

After the storm, lies beauty unimaginable.

Fighting cancer is expensive for the affected families. There is extra time off from work, medical expenses, and other expenses that I cannot even fathom. We have so much, can we not GIVE just a little? A little gesture, a little food, a little smile, and yes a little money all goes such a long way. Hope, love, and always back to HOPE. Where there are people that care, we have hope. Hope lives where there are people willing to fight on behalf of such brave children. Children like Camden. Camden, we fight with you.

Recently, Camden's mother Jocelyn chose to shave her head along with her son. The ultimate love is a mother. With two boys of my own, I understand the love and sacrifice. The "whatever it takes" attitude that a mother must have. Jocelyn has that and so much more. Camden's family are supporters of the Stillbrave Childhood Cancer Foundation. Camden's mom tells me that the National Cancer Institute only allocates 4% of their funding to pediatrics. That is truly a shocking number as well as the statistic shown below.
 Photo from CureSearch for Children's Cancer Research + Education.

If you have a little to give, please visit Camden's Crusade to donate. Want to do even more? Camden has his very own "Crusading 4 Camden..." tee. You can buy this tee on behalf of all children who are fighting and have fought cancer. Hope is the only thing stronger than fear. Thank you for reading as well as your heart-felt donations for this local Northern Virginia family.
Visit Project Loudoun to see how bloggers are giving voice to humanitarian issues right here in Northern Virginia.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Fabbioli Cellars NEW Tasting Room

Photography courtesy of Second Ave Photography

Fabbioli Cellars has a stunning new tasting room! Myself and many friends of Project Loudoun got to experience the new tasting room for the very first time at their Grand Opening Saturday, February 6th. Fun Fact: Did you know? The owner Doug Fabbioli and members of his staff constructed the new tasting room. The magnificence of this new tasting room can be seen and felt right as you walk through the doors. The space is inviting with high ceilings, beautiful natural lighting, and lots of earthy elements to ensure an enjoyable and relaxing ambiance.

My favorite part of the new tasting room? The wine. Fabbioli's has the best wines in Northern Virginia. My personal recommendations? Something White, Cabernet Franc*reserve*, and their Raspberry Merlot. Feel free to skip the tasting and simply buy a bottle with some accoutrements for a leisurely afternoon with your friends. Fabbioli's has a fine selection of local meats, cheeses, chocolates, and bread.

When it comes to a wine tasting, you will not find a better curated tasting menu anywhere in Northern Virginia.  The sweet and savory pairings at Fabbioli's are carefully organized to go perfectly with each wine. These beautiful little bites also feature many local area businesses. The tasting guides are very knowledgeable about wine flavor profiles, Fabbioli history, and the little bites served with each Fabbioli wine. Local, fresh, and beautifully curated. What more could you ask for? Just look at that lighting!
A special thank you goes out to Blaire Ring of Second Ave Photography for the beautiful photos seen here. Also, a huge thank you to Taffy Floral for providing lovely floral for our tables and Pure Love Macaron by Kim Moehnke for providing a sweet French treat for everyone to eat. We hope to see Pure Love Macarons on the tasting menu really soon! I'm thinking a dark chocolate macaron with Fabbioli's Raspberry Merlot. The thought is mouthwatering!

Project Loudoun made its launch on Saturday, February 6th along with Fabbioli Cellars new tasting rooms. We are grateful to Doug Fabbioli and all the staff at Fabbioli's for their unwavering support. Project Loudoun is a blogger driven project. Bloggers are united in Northern Virginia for one common cause, "Community Love". We are dedicated to spreading the word about issues facing our area and non-profits that are making a difference. Non-profits like One.Love.Loudoun, who are setting the bar on how you "make a difference" one small step at a time. One.Love.Loudoun works with many members of our community including: politicians, small business owners, and other non-profits to raise money for a variety of charitable causes in Northern Virginia. It is my pleasure to recognize Second Ave Photography, The Marketing Management Group, One.Love.Loudoun, and Christy Jenkins Senior Photography as proud sponsors of Project Loudoun.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Charity Cornhole Tournament for Love Shack Dog Rescue

Charity Cornhole Tournament for Love Shack Dog Rescue
What difference do you want to make? If you are a dog lover, then you do not want to miss the opportunity to support Love Shack Dog Rescue who dedicates their lives to rescuing dogs that are marked to be "put down". Love Shack Dog Rescue has been saving dogs from kill shelters since May 2012. This very special non-profit just got a logo this year. Clearly, it is not about the money for owner Sabrina Droescher.

Charity Cornhole Tournament for Love Shack Dog Rescue
 *KK got adopted by this beautiful family. A very happy ending indeed.

Sabrina doesn't just rescue these beautiful dogs, she cares for them like family. She raises money for any medical expenses they might have, feeds them, and gives them some well deserved TLC. The ultimate goal? To adopt these deserving dogs to a loving home. To continue their mission, Love Shack Dog Rescue needs continual support, supplies, and monetary donations from regular folks like you and I. Can't make it to the event? Please mail Sabrina a check so she can buy the necessities for the dogs she rescues.

Where people can send monetary donation: 
---->PayPal is sdroescher@yahoo.com
Checks can be mailed to:
Love Shack Dog Rescue
P O Box 356
Capon Bridge, WV 26711
*Contributions are tax deductible.

Items that the Love Shack Dog Rescue needs:
Large Metal Dog Crates
Towels
Sheets
Paper towels
Spray bleach cleaner
Laundry detergent
Bleach
Dryer sheets
Large and  extra large dog cages
Stainless steel bowls
Stainless steel buckets
Disposable rubber gloves
Fish oil capsules
Benadryl
Dog treats
Rawhide/chewies
Flea and tick prevention
Charity Cornhole Tournament for Love Shack Dog Rescue
Thank you for your support and thank you to One.Love.Loudoun for their dedication and hard work within our community. Please come out to support their upcoming cornhole tournament benefiting Love Shack Dog Rescue. You can e-mail oneloveloudoun@gmail.com to reserve your spot for the cornhole tournament at Old Ox Brewery. One.Love.Loudoun works with and raises money for a variety of charities in Northern Virginia. The owner, Heather Elise, knows that "it takes a tribe" to make sure these charities have everything they need to continue making a difference in our communities! Virginia Bloggers Club is a proud One.Love.Loudoun sponsor.

Charity Cornhole Tournament for Love Shack Dog Rescue
Please visit our new blogger driven initiative Project Loudoun on FB for more information on how bloggers are getting involved and helping our communities...one post at a time.