Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Raspberry Cheesecake Latte

As usual, I am late to the party but as I was skimming Pinterest tonight I came across the Starbucks Secret Menu website and salivated to this. 

Doesn't look amazing and full of calories and fat? Mmmmm.... just what I need. 

Here’s the recipe:

  • Starbucks latte flavored with:
  • Flan syrup (3 pumps tall, 4 grande, 5 venti)
  • Cinnamon Dolce syrup (1.5 pumps tall, 2 grande, 3 venti)
  • Raspberry syrup (1.5 pumps, 2 grande and venti)
  • Caramel whip on top, flan drizzle optional

Monday, October 27, 2014

Best Buffet in Williamsburg: Peking Mongolian Buffet

We don't normally eat at buffets because my husband likes to have a beer when we go out for dinner. His beer consumption has probably helped us not eat a bunch of calories like you do when you visit a buffet but here at Peking, they offer beer and a full bar!


I always feel like I have to get my money's worth and wind up feeling too full and miserable but Peking Mongolian Buffet is a must visit when you come to town. Like Sushi? Well it is here! The sushi train is ready for you to pop aboard!

Feel a bit overwhelmed when ordering from Chinese restaurants and always order the same thing because you don't want to get something you might not like? Here you can try all types of Chinese cuisines without making a large investment from your wallet. Japanese, Mongolian and Thai foods are also available! 


Don't not visit the Mongolian Grill because you are overwhelmed on what to do. Grab a bowl, fill it with all the items you want and wait until the chef prepares your food just for you. It's great! Not sure what sauces work well together? Try the garlic, sesame, tomato and sugar water.

Located at: 120 Waller Mill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Quirks of Art: Little Free Library


Have you seen the new addition to our store? The first of its kind established by a business in Williamsburg, Virginia, we are proud to unveil our Quirky Little Free Library! Take a book and/or leave a book and post a selfie with hashtag #quirksofart. Who says nothing in life is free?!? All we ask for is a smile P.S. No trees were harmed in the making of this Little Free Library...it is completely constructed of reclaimed and recycled materials.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Best Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg

As a Williamsburg local, I have heads up on the best tavern you can enjoy while visiting our Historic Triangle. Kings Arm is tasty, historic and usually very warm in the winter.

Jane Vobe opened the Kings Arm in 1772. It became the town's most respectable establishment and she was said to have described it as " where the best people gathered." You will understand why this was as soon as you step foot into the rooms of the Tavern. With the finest furnishings, perfect hosts and service and musical entertainment that brings you back to the magical times of Colonial Williamsburg.




Start:

Either the Champagne Cocktail with sugar cubes and bitters or if you are more of a beer drinker try Mr. Purdie's Home Brew.

Begin Your Meal:

Peanut Soupe: A specialty garnished with peanuts and snippets. You will be satisfied!

Eat:

Either the Norfolk Pottage Pye with tender chicken in a creamy soup with carrots and peas with a flaky crust that melts in your mouth or Mrs. Vobe's Southern Fried Chicken. Suburb fried and served alongside salty ham, boiled tomatoes and skillet fries. 

End: 

With Thomas Jefferson's Brandy Spiked Bread Pudding served with warm Vanilla Bean sauce. 


Don't Miss These Exciting Events Coming Soon!

Nov. 17th at 11:00 a.m.: Thanksgiving Dinner

Dec. 6th at 8:30 a.m.: Holiday Breakfast

Dec. 7th at 7: 30 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Wine Dinner

Dec. 7th at 4:15 Grand Illumination Dinner

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Homecoming Weekend One

Douglas was off and on the town this past Saturday. So wild when your kids start growing up, riding in cars with boys and getting caught sneaking a drink. They will, don't think they won't. Luckily this was not the occasion of drinks being consumed and a grounding had to be awarded. When kids are grounded, it is such a pain for the adults. The kids whine, are around all the time and want to fed more than ever. 

So Douglas went out in this dress (mine) and her gold heels. I think she looked pretty great. 








Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Words from Me


Weekends on Wednesday

We spent last weekend being "only" parents to Sage as Douglas stayed behind in Williamsburg for a volleyball tournament and Ava went along with her best-friends for a birthday weekend in D.C.





We attended Joe's cousin's wedding at the OBX. The ceremony was beautiful and the reception simple and fun. We were able to spend some time with Joe's dad, John and stepmom, Martha and his sister, Lindsey.




After the wedding we stayed with friends from Richmond down visiting for the week. Although we didn't need the eight bedroom home for the nine of us, it was nice having that much space to spread out. The pool was heated, the hot tub hot and the beach perfect for shredding some nar.