Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Birthdays: Perfect for Beer & Wine Tastings

Last week was my sister's birthday, she had a friend visiting so we decided to plan a fun day! First stop of the day was to Blue & Gray Brewing Co. in Fredericksburg. It was so delicious! I had the fish and chips and a cherry wheat beer, which was delicious (for someone who is not a beer person to say that definitely means something)! We tried seven of their beers on tap for a bit of a tasting. A must-go-to place for a delicious lunch or for a nice brew in the evening. It is a bit out of the way, but totally worth it! 

Our next stop was a return to The Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery. Colleen's friend Kristen had never been to a winery before so we figured this would be the perfect place to bring her to for her first time. We got the classic tasting and were able to try about 7 of their wines. They are great at giving you a nice overview of what you are tasting as well as the history of this magical place. After the tasting we all enjoyed a nice bottle on the rooftop terrace...which we quickly figured out was not the smartest idea, first clue was my face slowly melting under the heat of the midday sun. 




The amazing Jenna was also able to join us! 


top: Urban Outfitters; belt: BCBG MaxAzria; pants: Bar III via Macy's ; shoes: Talbots



The outfit I pulled together for this outing combined casual with a chic funky side. By chic funky I mean I added the leopard print belt (a definite go to accessory for me) to add a different pattern and texture to the outfit. The shoes added a more chic air to the outfit by sticking with the summer style of a strappy sandal but in a fall color with the little studs adorning them. By the way Talbots shoes are some of the most comfortable shoes in my closet along side my Coach pumps. They are worth the money I have paid for them! 


It was such a wonderful way to spend a day and I think my sister enjoyed it immensely as well as her treaties I got her from The Alchemy Shop. 

I recommend both of these places either for a date or a girls lunch/evening out! 


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