Hey everyone, guest blogger here! My name is Shelby Stein, and I have had the pleasure of interning for Visit Loudoun. I have lived in Loudoun County my entire life, so getting to design my dream girls’ day in Loudoun was really fun, and I’m excited to be able to share it with you!

If you’re a Parks and Recreation Fan then you know, it’s the best day of the Year! It’s time to “Treat Yo Self!” If you have no idea what I’m talking about, turn on Netflix and binge watch Parks and Rec! I personally will take any excuse I can for a fun girls’ day spent relaxing, eating delicious food, shopping and looking beautiful- and you should too! So ladies, gather your friends, clear your schedule and let’s have the ultimate girls’ day in Loudoun County!

We’ll start the day off with the most important meal of the day. No, not breakfast, because we deserve to get our beauty rest, so let’s do brunch instead! Luckily, Magnolias at the Mill serves Brunchbrunch until 2:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Located in Purcellville, the restaurant features feature six different champagne cocktails and two different Bloody Mary recipes.  Make sure you try the Vanilla Malted Belgian Waffle topped with whipped cream and powdered sugar (OMG). For a more savory option, try the Mediterranean Egg White Frittata that has spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, feta cheese and olive tapenade. Both dishes are served with fresh fruit.

Credit: Rouge Spa and Boutique

Credit: Rouge Spa and Boutique

Now that our stomachs are happy, the next stop is Rouge Spa and Boutique in Historic Leesburg for some relaxation and pampering. Rouge has an adorable boutique in the front of the store where you can shop for scented candles, lotions, body scrubs, perfumes and more! Or, try one of the beauty day packages perfect for a Treat Yo Self kind of day. The Island Escape features  a deep cleansing European Facial, Eye treatment to minimize lines and help sinus congestion and a 30 minute Aromatherapy/Swedish Massage. Or, you can completely customize your experience by picking à la cart options for massages, facials and body wraps.

No girls’ day is complete without shopping for some cute clothes to add to your closet!  Take a break from the crazy mall scene and explore some unique clothing IMG_3133boutiques to suit any fashionista’s style! Browse the Jeans Whisperer in Historic Leesburg for jeans, dresses, tops, skirts and way more!

Practically right next door is another boutique called Madisonbelle. Try on a wide selection of contemporary clothing and accessories from designers like Free People and Citizens of Humanity.

Now it’s time for a night out in One Loudoun, Loudoun’s new downtown! There are exciting restaurants and activities for all ages.  The first stop in this walkable urban neighborhood is FLOW Blow Dry and Beauty Bar. FLOW is where glamour and wellness meet. Enjoy a high quality, organic blowout or meet with a makeup artist to get a glamorous evening look. Don’t forget to stop at the brow and lash bar for those important finishing touches!

Now that we’ve got a fabulous new look, it’s time to try the delicious restaurants and sip on some signature cocktails.

Matchbox- Cofounders Drew Kim, Mark Neal and Ty Neal treated this location as a dream restaurant and put all of their efforts into the design of the space. The restaurant has three outdoor patios and decks and an indoor/outdoor bar.

The drink to try: Patio Pounder Lemonade. A House Infused Watermelon vodka, lemonade and fresh watermelon.

The appetizer to try: Arancini

b One Loudoun: This restaurant strives to create a welcoming atmosphere that brings people together to enjoy delicious food that’s been sourced locally. If bourbon is your drink of choice, you can enjoy 50 different varieties along with delicious craft burgers and beer.

The drink to try: “Try a Threesome” Three different bourbons professionally selected for you.

The appetizer to try: Skip and go straight for the burgers!

Credit: Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

Credit: Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

Uncle Julio’s Rio Grande- This restaurant has fresh, made from scratch Mexican food!

The drink to try: The Swirl Margarita, which features frozen margarita layered with home-made frozen sangria.

The appetizer to try: Tableside Guacamole

World of Beer: World of Beer is the newest addition to the ever growing nightlife scene in Loudoun County. Try one of over 500 beers from 29 countries around the world, along with tavern fare!

Appetizer to try: Street Tacos, served two or three at a time!

Drink to try: You’re on your own with that one, too many to pick from!

 

Well ladies, I think we did it all! We brunched, relaxed, shopped and got all dolled up for a night out in the hottest place in Loudoun. Tom Haverford would be proud!