Archive for December, 2010

Lights: Tacky and Classy for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Lights, lights, and more lights! Light displays, both tacky and classy, abound in Richmond between Thanksgiving and the New Year.

Are these really Tacky Lights, or simply Christmas spirit?

Homeowners across the central Virginia’s  metropolitan area have decked their houses in holiday lights, blow-up decorations, store-bought decorations, home-made decorations – all vying to outdo each other with more, better, and over-the-top displays lighting up their homes with Christmas spirit beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving and ending with the New Year.

But homeowners are not the only ones who go “over the top.”  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens GardenFest of Lights provides a fantastic display, decorating each garden, water feature, and path with a myriad of lights.  The rose garden even has rose lights for the holiday season. And, The GradenFest of Lights will be on display until January 10th!

This fabulous peacock in lights inhabits the lawn below the conservatory at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens


One Fabulous Food of Winter

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

For several years now, we have been making peppermint bark for our friends and family for the Christmas holidays.  We send it to family far away – even my cousin when he was stationed in Iraq – as reminder of the love we have for them.  We give it to friends in appreciation of their friendship, camaraderie, and the laughs we share.  We also keep a supply on hand to take as hostess gifts for all those holiday parties.

Peppermint Bark - a holiday favorite from The William Miller House Bed and Breakfast

We have been getting rave reviews and comments on our version of peppermint bark and thought we would share our recipe as our gift to our blog and Facebook followers.


Fan District Holiday House Tour December 11 and 12

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Richmond’s Fan District is hosting its annual Holiday House Tour on December 11 and 12. During this 48th tour, eight homes near Meadow Park will be open both Saturday and Sunday from 1 PM to 5 PM.