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Resort Wear 2011

Resort Wear 2011

It's hard to think about short sleeves, blouses, and sundresses while there is still snow on the ground, but the latest designer Resort Wear lines are now available. 

Resort Wear was originally marketed to people who were going to spend December and January traveling to warm, tropical climates. Now it is seen as a year-round look that is especially useful to those who live in sunny parts of the United States and abroad. 

As we sit in DC wrapped in layers of clothing and wearing accessories like mittens and faux fur hats, it's nice to take a break and imagine sunshine and mild breezes. 

Here's a look at one of my favorite pieces from the Alice + Olivia Resort line. It's called the Denim Roxanna Bustier Dress and it retails for $297. I love that bright green color on such a classic shape! 

Are you one of the lucky ones that will be traveling somewhere warm in the coming weeks? If so, do tell! 

This Saturday Is Small Business Saturday: Santa Says You Should Shop in Leesburg's Historic Downtown

This Saturday, November 27, is Small Business Saturday. It's dubbed "A BIG DAY for Small Business," and it's a day to come together in support of the small businesses we love.

Historic Downtown Leesburg is packed full of wonderful shops and restaurants that employ our neighbors and reinvest our money close to home. Many of these small businesses are members of the Leesburg Downtown Business Association, and they are also an important part of our community and local economy.

This holiday season, Historic Downtown Leesburg wants to earn your business. So start your holiday shopping off right by visiting "Leesburg's Original Town Center."

Artwork by Stilson Green.

This Saturday, Join Work It, Girl! Networking for its 1st Annual Gobble, Gobble, Giveathon!

Work It, Girl! Networking is hosting its 1st Annual Gobble, Gobble Giveathon!

Leesburg's Thomas Birkby House Featured as a Destination Wedding Locale by Martha Stewart Weddings

From the Town of Leesburg – The Thomas Birkby House, a wedding and special event venue located in Leesburg’s historic downtown, is featured on the Martha Stewart Weddings website, as one of “50 Ways to Wed in the United States.”  The website article lists one destination wedding site in each of the fifty states.

Testing One of the Latest, Greatest Innovations in Skincare Technology: The Vi Peel

Last week, I met with Dr. Peter Klainer, a board certified plastic surgeon with one primary goal: providing top-of-the-line patient care that produces stunning results.

Based in Sterling, Virginia, Dr. Klainer founded Chrysalis Plastic Surgery in 2000. He is the son of a doctor who specialized in infectious diseases and ultimately served in the military. Dr. Klainer graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. Thereafter, he completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Louis University, as well as a Fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery in Indianapolis.

I confess that, at first, I thought I'd come across a little known Northern Virginia secret, but I soon realized my error. Indeed, Dr. Klainer has been performing injections since 1997, and he was voted one of "America's Top Surgeons" by the Consumer's Research Council.

The Dandelion Patch Opens its Third Area Location at Village at Leesburg

The Dandelion Patch, a 16-year-old fine stationery store, announced the opening of its Leesburg location today. The Village at Leesburg locale is the fourth store in the company’s continued expansion, with its first locations in Vienna and Reston, Virginia and Georgetown in Washington DC, respectively.

In recent years, The Dandelion Patch has grown by more than 425%. In addition to offering fine stationery, custom invitations, and unique gifts for all occasions, the company has built a solid reputation for its exceptional service, attention to detail, and wedding expertise.

Friday's Business Feature: Little Gorilla Design

Shoes and jewelry are usually the first things we think of when you want to accessorize an outfit. But how about taking a step out of that norm and jazz up your wardrobe with a collection of very unique belts. Little Gorilla Design specializes in stylish belt buckles you won’t find elsewhere. These buckles are inspired by scrapbook paper and transformed into a beautiful work of art adorned with Swarvoski Crystals.

Let’s get to know a little bit about Little Gorilla Design and owner, Cindy Perkins: