Paws in the Park


“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” ~Roger Caras Bring you pup, your family and your friends to the best dog walk festival in the DC area. The annual family, and canine, friendly event, Paws in the Park Dog Walk and Festival is one of the largest dog walks in […]

Gaithersburg’s Beauty Queen Is The Peony


The lovely, dreamy and luxurious peony is Gaithersburg’s beauty queen and City flower. These beautiful powder puff blossoms have been a coveted flower of emperors and artists for centuries. Kate Greenaway’s book The Language of Flowers ( refers to the peony as having the qualities of shame and bashfulness. Folklore says impish fairies were thought […]

7 Reasons Your House Isn’t Selling


Selling a house can’t be that hard, right? Especially if you hire a real estate agent who handles all the phone calls, showing appointments, negotiations, paperwork … Well, not so fast. Selling a house is a huge endeavor. Think about what it takes to sell a car: If you want to maximize the sale, then […]

First Time Home Buyer? 6 Things You Must Do.


Buying your first house can be scary. It’s a huge investment – quite possibly the biggest one you will ever make in your lifetime. And unless you grew up with parents who were real estate agents, you are probably a little intimidated by the whole process. How do you know if you are buying the […]

Bark! Local Pet Store


Eco-conscious pet owners will find a lot to love at Bark!, a chain of local pet stores. The store’s web site says it aims to partner “with you, your pet, and the planet to enrich the human and animal bond by providing products that are healthy, ecologically sustainable, and socially responsible.” All of the dog […]

Growlers in Olde Towne Has It All


Seeking a night out in Gaithersburg? Whether you’re seeking a family-friendly meal or a more wild time, Growlers, the oldest brewpub in Montgomery County, has it all. The two-story microbrewery is located in Olde Towne. There is a small bar near the entrance and a dining area on the first and second floors. If you’re […]

Kentlands Yoga Studios


Nestled in the heart of the Gaithersburg Kentlands community are two wonderful yoga studios. Yoga Bliss and Opus Yoga are just blocks apart in Main Street Village. Both are situated in warm, comfortable second floor spaces. While these studios are physically close, they each present some truly unique offerings. Full disclosure: I am a major […]