Calvert Rejuvenations

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Located past some winding road through trees (just kidding it wasn’t that dramatic) my sis Ashley and Tu went to have a spa day. We got Herbology Retexturizing Body Treatment. Which is basically an herbal scrub. The outside looked like a small medical office building, but inside was a lavendar little fairy land.

We were moved to a nice oasis room, where we were given tea and forms to fill out while our therapists were getting ready. Each of us were ushered into our own rooms. Here you can pick out your own aromatherapy scent. I chose peppermint.

Most of my body scrubs have been done on vacation as a treat yourself, but this place is really nice, and did a great job, so I might get another one at the start of spring! She was very good, and I love that the crystallized herbs soak into your skin so you don’t have to shower off the scrub before the moisturizing massage. It was a much needed “treat yo self” place.

Calvert Rejuvenations
485 CARLISLE DR.
HERNDON, VA 20170

Tuesday 10: Middle School Memories


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I was thinking about how I grew up the other day. Kids now a days have their own cell phones, tablets, personal computers. There is a lot of technology going on there. I wonder what would life would be like if I had all this at that age. So that of course made me flash back to my middle school days. And makes me want to see if you guys can relate/remember this stuff!

1. Do kids still write handwritten notes and fold them in cutesy shapes and pass them to each other in the hall/in each other’s locker? Or do you just text?

2. I remember waiting for dial up, and trying to sneak on at night and the LOUD noise it’d make.

3. My own phone line in my room with clear light up phone.

4. Xanga and LiveJournal…which isn’t very different from what I am doing now!

5. Pagers, and using pager codes, 823, 143 anyone?

6. AOL Instant Messenger was the old Google Chat

7. Walkmans, rewinding and fast forwarding to the song you wanted. The struggle.

8. Sanrio. There was more than just Hello Kitty.

9. Do kids still play M.A.S.H? No one wanted to live in a shack, but now I’m rethinking the simplicity of it all.

10. Are there still book fairs? Or do we just use Amazon now?

 

Life with Bawse: Hiking

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Okay, lets be honest. I don’t feel like what we did was really hiking, more like taking a stroll on rugged terrain. We were planning on going to the Shenandoahs this weekend but it was scheduled to rain. We still wanted to get out so we too the pup to Great Falls, VA.

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Bawse got a new backpack and we wanted to test it out. It’s perfect. He can carry his own water, bowl, treats, food, and poop bags now yay! And he walks pretty normal with it. We got him the Kurgo Wander Dog Pack and it’s perfect for our pitbull.

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Bawse was so excited, he basically pulled the whole time. Not fun for his daddy. For the most part he was good at ignoring the other dogs, unless he was allowed to meet them. He met a girl pitbull and he was totally smitten he didn’t wanna leave her to continue our walk.

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There was one weird guy with a labradoodle that kind of annoyed me though. We saw them coming, so we stepped off trail, and had Bawse sit and focus on me. He was doing really well, and all would have been fine if they guy kept walking past. But no, he just stopped in front of us with his dog.

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Like. Really bro, wtf. Keep it moving. He didn’t say anything he just stood in front of us. Bawse must have felt uncomfortable because after sitting for a little while and them not moving on Bawse went towards the other dog, who then tensed up and they lunged at each other. We decided to just start walking. That was weird. And annoying.

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Other than that he did pretty good, he just needs practice and desensitize from all the excitement of the sights (which I doubt will ever happen because nature is too exciting)!

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The best part is a worn out puppy afterwards!

Thunder Beast Root Beer

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I don’t drink anymore, so when I found out there was a brewery, that focuses on ROOT BEER, I was intrigued to know more. At the recent Yelp event, I got to meet Stephen Norborg and taste Thunder Beast root beer. Oh. My. Goodness. It was like nothing I’ve tasted before. Its smooth, with a hint of maple to start, sweet but not cloyingly so, and ends with a note of butterscotch. I’m not talking yellow wrapped grandma butterscotch candy, but like a smooth buttery one like a Werthers.

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It’s a small, locally operated company, which is fine by me, because I think that’s what makes it so great. After talking to him you can tell he’s got a great passion for his craft, and you can taste the love he puts into his product. Currently they only have their root beer by the bottle, but I hear there’s a delicious ginger beer that shows up at farmers markets and trade shows. I gotta figure out how to get my hands on one!

According to their site:

Our root brewskis of freedom are:

  • Caffeine Free
  • Corn Syrup Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Crafted With Passion and Care
  • Drank Heavily by Us
  • A Suspected Love Potion
  • Made With real American Thunder

I’m going to definitely need a keg of this in the near future. Maybe Mardi Gras!

Yelp’s Jet Set Fete

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In the 3 years that I have started this blog, I’ve been invited to many, many great food events. From huge events filled with local restaurants, to private charity events, to soft openings of new restaurants this little blog has tasted a lot. And I am so thankful for the opportunities to eat, meet and engage with awesome food enthused people!

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Last night I attended Yelp’s Jet Set Fete, which was an event to benefit the DC Central Kitchen, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing hunger with recycled food, training unemployed adults for culinary careers, serving healthy school meals, and rebuilding urban food systems through social enterprise.

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The theme of the event was retro-chic vintage, exotic travel. It had cultural demonstrations from China, Japan and Indonesia to name a few. That combined with a plethora of food and drinks from local vendors, I forget that I am there for a good cause and just there for a good time!

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Aside from the food, music, and flowing drinks, there was something for everyone. If you wanted a more mellow night, the other side included, painting, manicures, massages, and tarot card readings.

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I definitely recommend any yelp events that YelpDC hosts. Its a guaranteed good time!

 

 

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