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    April Events at Turf Valley

    Last updated 7 months ago

    “Spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party!” In April, we’ll be celebrating warm weather, gorgeous scenery, and great causes at Turf Valley and Alexandra’s American Fusion. We hope to see you at one of these upcoming events!

    Pink Plate Specials | Entire Month of April

    During the blossoming season of Howard County's cherry trees each April, local restaurateurs think pink by adding Pink Plate Specials to their menus to help raise cancer awareness. For the fifth year, Alexandra's American Fusion will help create awareness for Blossoms of Hope and raise funds for the Claudia Mayer / Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center by dedicating a portion of their proceeds toward the effort. Call 410.480.2400 for more information.

    New Spa Therapy of the Month | Entire Month of April

    Treat yourself to Spring relaxation and renewal! With the beginning of each month, comes a new and rejuvenating Spa Therapy of the Month.  Enjoy 25 percent off any Day Spa package at the Spa at Turf Valley when you book your weekday April visit to the Spa.  Call 410.203.2755 to schedule your appointment.

    Pretty in Pink | Friday, April 4, 2014 | 11am-3pm

    Take the afternoon off for our Pretty in Pink Champagne Ladies’ Luncheon, an official Blossoms of Hope CHERRYBRATION DAYS event.  Enjoy retail therapy with over 40 vendors, a served luncheon, and a fashion show featuring several local boutiques. With unlimited pink champagne, you can drink, dine, and shop the afternoon away all for a good cause!

    You may also bring new or gently used handbags for your donation to Power of the Purse .  Pretty in Pink is sponsored by Blossoms of Hope, and proceeds from the event will be donated to the Claudia Mayer / Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center in Howard County.  Tickets are available by phone at 410.423.0812.

    Easter Buffet | Sunday, April 20, 2014 | 12pm-4pm

    Celebrate Easter with family and friends with a mouth-watering buffet in Turf Valley's Grand Ballroom. Enjoy Chef-carved prime rib, bourbon-glazed ham, baked tilapia and more, as well as traditional brunch favorites like a Chef-attended omelet station, pancakes and bacon. Don't forget to save room for dessert! Reservations are required; please call 410.423.0813.

    Flying Dog Beer Dinner | Saturday, April 24, 2014 | 6:30pm

    Flying Dog is one of Maryland’s best craft brewers, located right in Frederick. Join us in Alexandra's for an epic six-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Russell Svoboda, featuring and paired with Flying Dog brews. Reservations required; please call 410.480.2400.

    Turf Valley, located just outside of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, offers the perfect everyday getaway. Stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter for more events, news, and specials!

    How to Get the Most Out of Your Spa Experience

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Treat yourself to a day of relaxation and luxury by making the most of your upcoming spa experience. Use the following tips to optimize the way you feel the next time you go to the spa:

    Choose the Right Spa
    From massage therapy to facials, most spas offer a basic list of treatments that can help you settle into relaxation. Just because they offer the same services does not mean that they offer the same experiences, though. If you want to have a memorable spa day, you must decide on the right location. Ask around to see which local spas have the best reputations within the community.

    Make an Appointment
    Spas are popular locations that are almost always busy. Guarantee your spot by calling ahead to make a reservation. If you know when you are scheduled to go to the spa, you have time to choose the treatments that will make your experience the best one yet.

    Speak Up
    The spa experience is designed to make you feel as relaxed and as comfortable as possible. If you are receiving a treatment that feels awkward, say something about it. The massage therapists and skin experts are there to ensure that you have a memorable experience. If the massage starts to hurt, ask the therapist to try a lighter touch. The staff at a quality spa will most-likely ask how you are feeling, but you should not be afraid to speak up if something does not feel right.

    Turf Valley is one of the most luxurious hotels in the Baltimore or Washington D.C. area. Whether you want to come enjoy a day at the spa or stay in one of our beautiful rooms, suites, or villas, we offer some of the best amenities in Central Maryland. We also have hotel conference facilities to help meet all of your business needs. Call (410) 465-1500 to learn more about our spa or hotel halls.

    Planning a Getaway with Your Girlfriends

    Last updated 7 months ago

    When planning a getaway with your girls, you want to choose a location that is beautiful, comfortable, and entertaining. Come together to discuss possible locations and dates that work for everyone in your group.

    If you have to leave your kids to go away with your girlfriends, try to cook some of their favorite meals and keep them in the freezer so they still feel like you are there while you are gone. Check out this video to learn more about planning the ultimate girl’s getaway.

    Located between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Turf Valley provides the right venue for your upcoming trip. With beautiful rooms, a stunning property, and a luxurious spa, we help you plan the ultimate vacation. Call (410) 465-1500 to learn more.

    Pretty in Pink Supports Power of the Purse

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Take the afternoon off for Turf Valley’s Pretty in Pink Champagne Ladies’ Luncheon, an official Blossoms of Hope CHERRYBRATION DAYS event.  On Friday, April 4th from 11a.m.-3p.m., you can enjoy some retail therapy, a served luncheon, and fashion show.  

    During Pretty in Pink, Turf Valley will also proudly be a drop-off location for donations to the 3rd Annual Power of the Purse Silent Auction and Sale. The auction and sale to benefit Blossoms of Hope and the Business Women’s Network of Howard County Scholarship Foundation, Inc. will be held Tuesday, June 10th at the Fretz Kitchen in Columbia.

    New, gently, used, vintage and designer handbags filled with goodies are just one part of the Power of the Purse fundraiser event.  Chef Lewis will present a special cooking demonstration accompanied by a wine tasting from Iron Bridge Company. Please help raise funds and awareness for cancer research in support of this fun event by bringing your purse donation to Pretty in Pink.

    With unlimited pink champagne, you can drink, dine, and shop the afternoon away all for a good cause! Order Pretty in Pink tickets by phone at 410.423.0812. Pretty in Pink is sponsored by Blossoms of Hope, and proceeds from the event will be donated to the Claudia Mayer / Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center in Howard County.

    Great Ideas from Savor Sip Style: Sip, Savor, and Socialize!

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Originally posted by Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach

    Now that spring is [almost] in full gear it’s time to throw a wine tasting party. It is easier than you think, not to mention fun! Your guests can learn more about wine and each other. Take turns hosting tastings each month. There’s no better way to sip, savor, and socialize!

    Pick a party theme. Try wines from specific countries (Spanish wines), certain grape varietals (Sauvigon Blanc or Syrah), a price range (favorite wines under $20), or perhaps unusual labels—be creative! Looking for inspiration? Search the Internet to see what wine professionals are doing; try Don’t forget to ask the salesperson at your local wine store. He or she might have great ideas too. 

    Choose a format. Try a sit-down tasting with each person tasting wines side by side or one by one (the only constraint here may be the number of glasses you have combined with the number of friends you invite). Catering companies often rent wine glasses for reasonable rates. Try a blind tasting, where everyone tastes a series of wines without knowing what they are drinking, by covering the bottles with bags or aluminum foil. This is a great way to focus on the wine without preconceived notions.

    Invite friends. Sending invitations can be as easy as sending e-mail or using an online invitation service ( or try hand-writing beautiful invitations. Tell everyone the theme and ask that guests bring an appropriate bottle. Remember to make sure you have adequate room and glassware for your guests. Eight to twelve people is an optimal size for a home wine tasting party—enough people to be interesting, yet still manageable. Wine tasting parties are great places to make new friends. A great old proverb says “Over a bottle of wine many a friend is made.” You are guaranteed to see this the night of your tasting!  

    Continue reading more Spring wine tasting party tips from The Wine Coach on her blog!

    Laurie Forster brought her talents to Savor Sip Style 2014 – as she demystified wine, one glass at a time. Connect with Turf Valley on Facebook and Twitter! For a list of vendors that participated in our annual luxury home show event, visit  

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