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Archive for August 9th, 2013

Every once in a while, it is a good thing to check out other neighborhoods to see what’s new. Last weekend, I had a little time to return to some old haunts.

First stop, Martinsburg, WV, where I had to pick up some chocolate (deFluri’s) and sewing supplies (All About Fabric). They were out of their toffee crunch ;-(, but they had more than enough dark chocolate covered cranberries! All About Fabric has redesigned their space to accommodate more quilting supplies and is having an Open House this Saturday, August 10th from 10-5. There will be a knitting demo and quilt class!

One thing I love about Martinsburg is the architecture. I walked into a new (to me) bakery called “CakeFace” and met pastry chef, Amber Wallace Garrison. The space reflects Martinsburg history – the old time fixtures and seating are worth a visit!

Next stop, Washington, DC to attend my niece’s birthday party at Be with Me the Children’s Playseum. It was crazy! But the kids had a great time and there were cupcakes to be made.  I hadn’t been to that part of town in over 10 years, so it was a remarkable and eye opening experience. It is close to Eastern Market, if you are familiar with the area. Then a lime cookie from Ted’s Bulletin and down to The Sweet Lobby for dessert, two cupcakes and a six-pack of macarons. No, I didn’t eat all of it – I shared.

Then back to Harper’s Ferry! It was a great day! Good to see so many new places and revitalized neighborhoods.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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