Theater: The Wizard of Oz Is Great for Families

Posted May 6th, 2016 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

Theater: The Wizard of Oz Is Great for Families

There’s a great comfort in a good story well told, even if you know how it’s going to end.  “The Wizard of Oz,” now playing at the National Theatre now through May 15, 2016, combines that charm with great singing, dancing, and sets for a great night of theater.   The […]

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Mother’s Day Gift: Spa Treatment at Volta Esthetics

Posted April 27th, 2016 by Sandie in Beauty, Fashion, Health

Mother’s Day Gift: Spa Treatment at Volta Esthetics

If you’re anything like me, your husband could use some suggestions for what to get you for Mother’s Day. Or perhaps you have your own mom in town and would like to treat her to some pampering. Whatever the case, I highly recommend a gift certificate for a massage or facial at Volta Esthetics […]

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PBS Kids Programs to Celebrate Earth Day

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Sandie in Child, Entertainment, Parenting, Television

PBS Kids Programs to Celebrate Earth Day

Happy Earth Day, everyone! Today and this weekend there are plenty of environmentally friendly events and activities to do around town, from helping to clean local parks (like the annual Sweep the Creek here in Montgomery County), to seeing the new Beautiful Planet documentary narrated by Jennifer Lawrence at the […]

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Giveaway: The Wizard of Oz at National Theatre

Posted April 20th, 2016 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

Giveaway: The Wizard of Oz at National Theatre

Thanks to the generosity of Allied Live, we are giving away two tickets to see THE WIZARD OF OZ at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. next month! Enter now for your chance to win a pair of tickets. More about the show: MAY 3 – MAY 15, The National Theatre “We’re off […]

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What We’re Watching: Star Wars & Mockingjay

Posted April 15th, 2016 by Sandie in DVD, Entertainment, Movies

What We’re Watching: Star Wars & Mockingjay

We’re a pretty geeky family when it comes to movies, which is just the way it should be, considering I write movie reviews for a living. Recently two Blu-ray DVDs came out that have been on repeat on my house: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and THE HUNGER GAMES collection, […]

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Virginia Travel: Couples’ Getaway to Clifton Inn

Posted April 1st, 2016 by Sandie in Living, Travel

Virginia Travel: Couples’ Getaway to Clifton Inn

Earlier this month, my husband and I were invited to have a quick overnight at the Clifton Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our accommodations and meals were complimentary, but I will note that this is not our first time there, and all opinions are our own. This trip was magical for many […]

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Flash Giveaway: JERSEY BOYS at National Theatre

Posted March 31st, 2016 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

Flash Giveaway: JERSEY BOYS at National Theatre

When I was 11 years old, I saw the movie that became one of my enduring favorites of all time — DIRTY DANCING. And in DIRTY DANCING’s amazing soundtrack is the song “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” which as you probably know, is by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Since my mother was […]

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Theater Outing This Weekend: Annie for Kids

Posted March 17th, 2016 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

Theater Outing This Weekend: Annie for Kids

This review was written by my husband, who went to the show with our daughter and our best friend’s daughter. For the last 40 years, “Annie” has specialized in placing adorable kids with 1,000-watt smiles onstage to delight audiences with their spunkiness and enthusiasm.  The touring production of “Annie,” now […]

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Giveaway: Allegiant Swag & Movie Tickets

Posted March 14th, 2016 by Sandie in DVD, Entertainment, Giveaways, Movies

Giveaway: Allegiant Swag & Movie Tickets

This week, the third DIVERGENT film, ALLEGIANT, comes out in theaters. It may be the final book, but as is the norm with recent YA adaptations, there are two installments of the last book, and this is the first half. #ALLEGIANT stars the always talented Shailene Woodley as main character Tris, the […]

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