Paradise Springs

My friend Shannon and I went to a great little winery so close to DC! It is in Clifton and is called Paradise Springs. It was so quaint and quiet in the outskirts of Main Street, Clifton has such a small country town charm to it (but can be really overpriced) this place was great, affordable wine that was DELICIOUS. They give you the option to bring a picnic (or they have cheese/sandwhiches/meats) and the provide plenty of chairs and tables around the vineyard or out on the deck. It was raining when we went but the deck is covered so everything worked out great.

Every Friday they have live music and I think they are doing a free movies series out on the lawn Saturday nights. If you are looking for something near by and can’t stand the crowds at other wineries, this is the place to go!

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We found Him

So as a follow up to my post about the Searching for Sugar Man documentary, we found him…. Rodriguez came to DC! I am so selfish, I was secretly hoping no one else saw the film so we could have a private concert but it was so exciting to see it was sold out! There was such a great crowd there to support a really amazing person.

We were all ready with our tickets and cd!

We enjoyed a yummy dinner before the concert and even thought we had time for some fro-yo …. dummies, we walked up to 6th and I and to our surprise there was a line around the block!

We stayed all smiles while waiting in line, Migs is wearing a Duly’s shirt and strangers from Detroit were walking up and introducing themselves. Some guy graduated from Mig’s elementary school in the late 60s!

The concert was at the 6th and I synagogue so it had a really great vibe, very intimate and cozy. I absolutely loved it and am looking forward to more events here! Plus if you know me you know I am SUPER interested in Judaism.

The legend

It was so surreal to feel the crowd’s energy and we were in the front row! If you ever have a chance to see him you should jump on it. Also, I would love to hear about other artist/small venues, please recommend!

That cutie is in his 70s!!!!! Still has amazing finger dexterity… I need to start training 🙂