bandana neck scarf, shawl cardigan and skinny jeans

I’m so excited to share my latest post for Southern Living! My new post is all about my recent stay at Airlie, a beautiful, relaxing getaway spot about an hour outside of DC. This sprawling estate was a conference center for over 50 years that just recently opened as a weekend leisure destination. The rooms are very reasonably priced and there’s a ton to do here (archery, skeet shooting, on-premise pub, pool, etc.), so it’s a great spot for an impromptu family vacation, romantic getaway, or even a chill weekend with friends.

a weekend escape in Airlie, Virginia

We loved the farm-to-table dining, hiking trails, and readily available bikes parked throughout the grounds. They also focus heavily on green initiatives (and have for years) like fuel-efficient vehicles, LED lighting, an organic garden, and certified wildlife habitats. They also specialize in farm-to-table dining (hence the organic garden), which we were able to sample during our stay.

English garden at Airlie, Virginia
a green escape in Airlie, Virginia

Another plus is there’s a lot to take advantage of nearby. For starters, Great Meadow is just ten minutes down the road. This spot is probably best known as host to the Gold Cup Races, but you can also catch a game of twilight polo every Saturday night during the summer months. Airlie also lies right in the heart of Virginia wine country. You would be hard-pressed to find a bad view at any one of these scenic wineries, but make sure you check out Linden and Glen Manor Vineyards – two of our favorites!

a green escape in Airlie, Virginia
a green escape in Airlie, Virginia

cat eye sunglasses
bandana
Natasha Grasso necklace
Loomstate tank top
Joie cardigan
DL1961 denim
Stuart Weitzman flats

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it’s such a lovely area and so close to so many great outdoor adventures. i love twilight polo!

-Andréa

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nice staple striped cardigan!

Have a great week!
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Wow, it looks like a hidden paradise! I love the views and it looks so serene and relaxed there.

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What gorgeous photos as always! I love love LOVE your outfit–that neck tie/bandana is amazing! I have never been east of here in Colorado or in the true south and it is for sure something that I need to cross off of my bucket list! Especially when you make it look so lovely!

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Ooh it looks (and sounds) amazing!! And loving your outfit too. Perfect for a weekend getaway!
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Sounds like a lovely place. Definitely have to check it out!

~Whitney
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Really pretty neighbourhood! Love farm-to-table. There are so many in Toronto and many in Los Angeles too. Gotta love great food and fantastic company combined!

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Miki
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Beautiful pictures and what a nice look to enjoy the day out!
Have a nice week!
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Cardigan is so cute. The surroundings are so beautiful!

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What a wonderful getaway place. You look gorgeous in this relaxed yet chic look.
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Ramona

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This place is absolutely gorgeous!

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What a beautiful place! these pictures are so gorgeous, and you look so chic as always.

Amy Ann
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It sounds so nice and quiet for a relaxing time!

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Wow, these shots are so well done. Looks like super cute spot for a getaway . Awesome post doll

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Sounds like a fantastic stay! I’ve been deciding where to go for a relaxing country escape. We have a country home, but it’s really not as quiet as I thought it would be. The town is quite small and we hear the road nearby which passes through it. I love the nostalgia of sprawling estates and their green rolling hills.
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cute outfit ! 🙂

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Beautiful photographs !

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You look like an angel in this beautiful scenery.
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I love how this place has only recently opened for leisure on weekends, and the concept of farm-to-table dining is so special! The photos of you looking out over the lake are really lovely, by the way 🙂

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Love this post! I heard so many good things about DC! I need to come visit and you look so lovely too!

Happy Monday, love!
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Looks idyllic! Congrats on your collaboration with Southern Living 🙂

xx Yasmin
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You look fantastic! Love the photos! 🙂 x
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love the bandana touch!
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yes it so beautiful! love the picture of you standing against the lake!
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These pictures are like something out of a magazine! How cute is the “LOVE” in the background?!

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Queen in Garden. nice looking girl.
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