Sunday, The Grand Duchess and I, took off for Middleburg, VA. "TGD", as she will further be known, is obsessed with horses - particularly hers, Chadwick - and has been riding for years. Middleburg is about an hour outside of DC and a world away. You almost don't even realize you have entered into tranquility until you realize there are no sirens, no buzz of the helicopters, no traffic due to motorcades. Just silence. And some of the most beautiful country you will ever see. Middleburg is the playground to some of the wealthiest familys in the area - Melons and Kennedys, real estate developers, old money - and is where the most serious of the horse people ride.
After watching TGD strut her stuff on Chaddy we went to the next town, Upperville, for a delicious British pub style lunch. We drove back to the burg for some shopping in some of their adorable shops. We just happened to stop into Lou Lou Too when I saw this...
|it looks amazing in person|
Much love to The Grand Dutchess for her friendship, her wisdom, her stubborness, and her "maternal" instinct.