GIRLS' DAY OUT
Grab a cup of coffee at Cuppa Giddy Up (8 E. Washington St.; 540-687-8122) before a day of antiquing. A few good stores to try: Hastening Antiques (7 E. Washington St.; 540-687-5664), Middleburg Antique Emporium (107 W. Washington St.; 540-687-8680), and the upscale furniture consignment store Four O’Clock Fox (15 E. Federal St.; 540-687-6160). After lunch at airy Market Salamander (200 W. Washington St.; 540-687-8011), stop in for an organic pumpkin peel at Middleburg Skin Care (5 N. Hamilton St.; 540-758-7546), a salon that specializes in facials.
Put together a picnic hamper at Home Farm Store (1 E. Washington St.; 540-687-8882), an organic market selling cheeses, meats, and produce, much of it from the owner’s Ayrshire Farm in neighboring Upperville. (Make sure to check out the authentic soda fountain upstairs.) Take it to Middleburg Polo Academy, nearby in The Plains (5403 O’Bannon Rd.; 571-438-3440), where kids and their parents can learn the sport of princes—no riding experience necessary—and picnic afterward on the grounds; reservations are required. Finish the day with a cone at Scruffy’s Ice Cream Parlor (6 W. Washington St.; 540-687-3766).
This article appears in the June 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.
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