Grape and Grain tours bestow imbibers with a whirlwind six hours to sip and savor a kaleidoscope of diverse beverages. A chauffeur from Prime Transportation begins the day by whisking patrons to a brewery, distillery, and winery, each of which grants samples of their unique brews and vintages while instilling educational tidbits about their creation. At the Mediterranean-style Potomac Point Winery, patrons explore the wine cave and tour the cellar, dining on a bistro lunch and stopping at the olive oil bar to tend jaws creaky from chewing. At Blue and Gray Brewing Company, samples of seasonal beers emerge straight from the tanks to wash down a complimentary dessert, and the tour of family-owned A. Smith Bowman Distillery—a Fredericksburg mainstay since 1934—imparts tricks of the brewing trade that toe the line between tradition and innovation. Discounts on return visits and gift-shop merchandise urge tours to return, and patrons depart with souvenir glasses from each venue that will always remind them not to drink out of the brewer's tank.
Short of creating physical clouds to hold people aloft, Mattress Warehouse stocks almost every imaginable furnishing to help customers catch a few Z’s. Rows of name-brand mattresses from Sealy, Simmons Beautyrest, Serta, and Tempur-Pedic entice customers to replace their worn pad for new bedding, such as a standard mattress, a fluffy pillowtop unit, or a memory foam piece that conforms to bodies. Beyond mattresses, the warehouse also carries an ample collection of box springs, full bed sets with rails and headboards, and even premium futon mattresses that revitalize foldable couches.
It's an hour before your dinner date, and you're staring down your closet, half the contents of which are now strewn frantically around the room. It seems that somehow, every piece of clothing you own is wrong—either outdated, ill-fitting, or boring.
Enter Danielle Williams, a professional wardrobe consultant known to her clients as The Goddess of Style. She works with people in their homes, analyzing the pieces they already own, or at stores, showing them how to work with their body type or even preselecting outfits for those uninterested in shopping. Whether clients are looking for a personal or professional makeover, Danielle can help. She's a devotee of fashion and all its trends—she currently serves as a fashion editor for JetsetDC.com, but she also spent 10 years in office-appropriate garb working on government IT projects. In addition to wardrobe consultation, she also plans single-occasion outfits, styles photo shoots, and organizes closets.