Archive for April, 2010

Fan Woman’s Club Kitchen and Garden Tour May 2 2010

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

The Fan Woman’s Club presents its annual Kitchen and Garden Tour Sunday May 2, 2010 between 1 PM and 6 PM.  Eight  fabulous Fan District private homes are opening their doors and their gardens to tour ticket holders.  Tickets are available on line as well as at a few local commercial establishments.  Ticket info.  Advance tickets may be purchased on-line through 6 PM on Saturday, May 1, 2010.  A preview of homes including photos by local photographer, Tony Giammarino, are available as well as short descriptions of what to expect at each residence. Take a peek, whet your appetite for a glimpse into family life in the Fan, purchase a ticket or two, and make it a great Sunday afternoon.  One of the tour homes is just two blocks away from our B & B.

The Fan Woman’s Club Annual Kitchen and Garden Tour is another one of Richmond Virginia’s best kept secrets. Visit Richmond, stay at our downtown Richmond inn, and we’ll share the best of the best with you from dining options at neighborhood eateries, sights to see, things to do, and we’ll give you insight into living in Richmond’s premier neighborhood.  Our bed and breakfast features two classic, elegant guest rooms, each with a private en suite bath, high end bedding and luxurious linens, thick thirsty towels, high speed WiFi, cable equipped flat screen TV’s, a complimentary evening wine hour, and a hearty gourmet breakfast as well as a host of other amenities to make your stay memorable.  Don’t forget one of our rooms has a whirlpool tub in addition to a separate tiled shower.

We’re looking forward to your visit!

Adventure in Richmond’s Fan and Museum Districts

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Our Richmond bed and breakfast is in the middle of it all – mysterious maps, cryptic clues and hidden treasures!  The Fourth Annual Great Richmond Region Adventure on April 24 to celebrate National Tourism Week is brought to residents and visitors alike by the Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau and Ravenchase Adventures. Teams of up to 6 people can register for this challenging foot race through the Museum District and the Fan District using an adventure map and clues to decipher puzzles and crack codes to beat your opponents and take home a $1,700 prize. Race time is from 10 AM to 1 PM, with an after party and awards event between 1PM and 2PM. Registration is $35 a person.  It’s a fun and challenging way to spend a Saturday in April! The actual start location and logistical information is secret until you register for this Richmond version of a combination of The Amazing Race, National Treasure, and The Da Vinci Code.

And, to make sure you’ve had breakfast before the competition, stay at our Richmond lodging the night before, and you’ll be treated to a hearty, gourmet breakfast – that’s to die for!  Better yet stay Friday and Saturday nights, make it a unique weekend to remember!

Richmond’s Very Own Easter on Parade

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Sunday is the big day! A short walk from our Richmond Virginia bed and breakfast is Lee Circle, the start of Richmond’s very own Easter on Parade on Monument Avenue between Allen Avenue and Davis Street. Music, fun, food, vendors, jugglers, and other entertainment will make this Easter an extraordinary memory. Festivities start at 1 PM on Easter Sunday and the party goes on until 5 PM.  The free event is organized and produced by Venture Richmond, an organization that engages business and community leaders in partnering with the city to enhance the vitality of the community, particularly downtown, through economic development, marketing, promotion, advocacy and events.  Easter on Parade is sponsored by the Bon Secours Richmond Health System – check out photos #1, #2, and #12 from previous Easter on Parade events! Even Ronald McDonald was spotted among the people strolling Monument Avenue.

Richmond’s unique Easter celebration attracts tens of thousands of residents and visitors to these four blocks of Monument Avenue, who stroll the picturesque street in celebration of Spring’s arrival.  It is THE place to people-watch and to be seen! Yes, the attendees are the parade since most entertainment is stationary, taking up their stage on Monument Avenue resident’s porches; others rove through the crowd capturing attention as they proceed along.  The weather forecast for this year’s event is spectacular!  Highlights include a pet bonnet contest at 3 PM on the stage set up at the Lee Monument; a people bonnet contest takes place there at 4 PM.

Pick your room at our Richmond lodging and, after a hearty gourmet breakfast, stroll the few blocks to Lee Circle and join in the Easter festivities!