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And soon she’ll be Mrs.

I can’t believe it. My baby sister Jenny is finally getting married! We gathered to toast the bride-to-be at one of our favorite places.. Paradise Springs Winery. It was a perfect Fall day to raise a glass for our favorite cheer coach. There was live music, wine and cheese to feed an army and just wonderful spirits all around! Congratulations Jenny.. we can’t wait to watch you walk down the aisle. CHEERS TO YOU!


Filming at Paradise Springs Winery

We couldn’t have asked for a better day to head to Paradise Springs Winery. The weather was magnificent! I met my producer Jason Gittlen and intern Hillary on the grounds where we geared up to shoot a 30 minute Nonstop Scene DC Show. We walked the viewer through everything from the history of the place (It was built in the late 1700’s!) to the vineyard to production.
Extra sweet– a visit from my co-anchor Richard and weekend producer Charlitta! It was indeed a great day filled with fine wine and good friends. Tune in to our first show Monday November 19th at 10PM. Watch NBC Washington NonStop on Comcast 208,VZ FIOS 460 or COX 803.

At the entrance of Yates Ford Road in Clifton with owner Kirk Wiles.

Producer Jason in Action!

Three amigos!

The tanks where whites are fermented

The vineyard– the grapes have been harvested– but will be back in April!

Key to the Cure (and some good cuisine!)

The 2012 Key to the Cure Kick-off Event had Saks Fifth Avenue at Tysons Galleria hopping! The best of fashion, local food and wine got guests in the mood to mingle and make a difference. The event is benefited Inova’s Life with Cancer.

Windows Catering presented pretty in pink

Taste of VA on a roll! Ashburn’s Ford’s Fish Shack’s lobster rolls

Kirk Wiles brought his great vino from Paradise Springs Winery

Juliana Zoto Efessiou and Chris Efessiou

Kate Michael in blue dazzled in blue

Delicious strawberry tuna by Windows Catering

With pals Monika Samtani and Anjali Varma

Our favorite Georgetown Cupcake

Abbey Slitor and friend Terry

We tried Chima with help from our friend Christina Mohr

Thanks to all who are helping find a Key to the Cure!




Clifton’s best kept secret

What a wonderful world… out in the little town of Clifton in Northern Virginia. It’s called Paradise Springs.. a winery perfect for the family. I met up with some college gal pals and their hubbies. We all brought the kids and they had a fantastic time. There’s plenty of place for children to run free and burn energy. There’s live music too. You can bring your own food.. wine and cheese, etc. They do sell food along with a delicious selection of wine that they press themselves. In fact, we got a mini tour and chance to watch them press chardonnay grapes!

Cheers to dear friends and fun times!

Molley, Angie, Kere, Jess, Catherine, April and Carissa

Owner Kirk Wiles explains how the grapes go from this to fine wine!

Grapes before being pressed (behind me!)

Fan of the live music

Playing monkey in the middle

OMG 01/12/2010: Simon Says No, VA Winery Opens

OMG on WUSA January 12, 2010

Simon Cowell quits Idol and what he’ll do next, Jon Gosselin goes after his ex-girlfriend, DC women climb Kilimanjaro along celebrities like Jessica Biel, Paradise Springs Winery Opens and Ralph Fiennes visit DC’s Holocaust Museum.

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