$30 for $60 worth of food and drink at Grapeseed American Bistro and Wine Bar
Grapeseed in Bethesda has been on The Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurant list for the past 11 years—find out why for half off a $60 bill. Or use the voucher toward the restaurant’s new Saturday seminar and lunch series, where sommelier Ernest Brice guides participants through a three-course meal and winetasting.
$19 for an organic, in-home airbrushed tan from Bronzed Berry (a $44 value)
Bronzed Berry is a mobile tanning service that uses an organic DHA solution with an instant bronzer, which is custom-mixed to complement your skin tone. Bronzed Berry serves clients in DC and northern Virginia; achieve that sun-kissed glow for 56 percent off.
$9 for two sets of Tie Buddies shoe-tying aids for kids (an $18 value)
Tie Buddies are shoe-tying aids invented by a mother of two that use storytelling and fun characters to teach kids to tie their shoelaces. Try the system with your children with this two-for-one deal.
$19 for a subscription to live-chat bedtime story software from to A Story Before Bedtime (a $40 value)
A Story Before Bedtime is an online Web-cam service that allows parents to read computer-animated stories to their child from anywhere that has an Internet connection. You can also record yourself reading a story so your child can play it at any time; these recordings are accessible even when your subscription expires. This deal is for 53 percent off a “super subscription,” which gives you up to 50 books to choose from.
$70 for seven-weeks of children’s dance classes at Tiny Toes Dance Academy (a $140 value)
Tiny Toes Academy in South Riding and Leesburg teaches children ages 18 months through eight years dance basics, movement, listening, and rhythmic skills. Classes include ballet, tap, jazz, and jazz-hip-hop; enroll your child in seven weeks of classes for half off.
Deals for Deeds
$30 for $50 worth of food and drink at the Liberty Tree
The Liberty Tree on DC’s H Street, Northeast, serves New-England-style food such as lobster rolls and wood-oven pizzas crafted by Matchbox’s former executive chef. Have a $50 meal for a 40 percent discount. Proceeds from this deal go toward buying aprons and cookbooks for the graduating students of Brainfood, a nonprofit that uses culinary education to teach life skills and healthy living to DC youth.
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$875 for a five-day sustainable-cooking retreat with chef Joseph Gillard at Playa Viva, Mexico (a $1,010 value)
The retreat is March 2 through 6 at the private beachfront eco-luxury resort Playa Viva. Guests can pick their own food from the Playa Viva garden and learn sustainable-cooking techniques by practicing alongside chef Joseph Gillard of Napa Valley Grille. The retreat price includes all meals and nonalcoholic drinks, yoga classes, wi-fi, airport transportation, and opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of the island. Guests can pay $875 for a single-occupancy studio ($1,375 for double occupancy) or $1,775 for a double-occupancy deluxe suite ($2,300 for a triple).
$1,700 for a yoga-and-Ayurveda retreat in Kerala, India
The retreat is from March 23 to April 7 in Kerala, South India, which Lonely Planet and National Geographic rank as one of the must-see destinations in the world; it’s also one of India’s most developed states. This deal includes accommodations split among three hotels in three Kerala cities, one night in an air-conditioned houseboat on the backwaters of surrounding villages, some meals, entrance fees at monuments and attractions, cooking demos, and yoga sessions. You’ll need a tourist visa as well as a passport for this retreat. See all of MindBodyGreen’s yoga and wellness retreats.
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