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    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 www.localwineevents.com. 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 (www.Evite.com) 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 www.savorsipstyle.com.  

    Spotlight on Your Couple's Spa Getaway Options

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Getting away from it all is easier than you think when you book your stay with Turf Valley. While you’re here with us, you’ll experience world-class dining, incredible golfing, and a host of amenities to make your stay even more pleasant. Because a couple’s getaway wouldn’t be complete without a bit of pampering, Turf Valley offers a variety of spa packages for you and your sweetheart to enjoy. The Spa Romance Overnight Package affords you breakfast in bed in your Executive King Suite, followed by a one-hour massage for each of you in the Spa’s Couple’s Suite. You could also experience your relaxing massages from the comfort of your own room when you select the Spa Jacuzzi Escape Overnight Package or the Couple’s Spa Getaway.

    No matter which spa getaway option you choose, you’ll be happy you came to Turf Valley for your retreat. Contact us at (410) 465-1500 to learn more about the spa packages we offer for both couples and individuals. We are central Maryland’s premier destination for exquisite relaxation

    Great Ideas from Savor Sip Style: Spring-ify Your Backyard!

    Last updated 7 months ago

    With over 10 landscape vendors at Savor Sip Style, we were absolutely inspired to re-design and beautify our backyards. Especially with Spring fast-approaching, it’s a great idea to give your outdoor space a fresh look and style.

    Spring Clean Up

    One service that Rhine Landscaping specializes in is Spring Cleanup – very convenient! In addition to pruning trees and shrubs, fertilizing, and deadheading flowers, Rhine Landscaping also identifies potential problems to keep your outdoor living space beautiful and functional throughout the season. 

    Landscaping

    As Absolute Landscape & Turf Services says, landscaping is art. With each of their unique creations, they find the perfect balance of plants, shrubs, and trees to create a peaceful natural living space that will complement the beauty of your home. 

    Fresh Décor

    Give your patio a fresh look with accessories! Change out the pillows on your furniture with new patterns and vibrant colors.  You can even change the layout of your patio by rearranging sofas and chairs to make your outdoor space look new. 

    As the spot for backyard gatherings, barbecues, and mingling, giving your backyard a fresh look in time for Spring is a must. For a list of landscape vendors at Turf Valley’s Luxury Home Show to help recreate your backyard, visit www.savorsipstyle.com. Stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter for more Great Ideas from Savor Sip Style!

    Family-Friendly Activities in Downtown Baltimore

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Whether you are traveling for business or a relaxing vacation, you can bring the whole family along to experience the Baltimore area. Turf Valley is located just about 20 minutes away from downtown Baltimore, where you’ll find family-friendly activities that everyone will enjoy. While your kids might be excited to explore your hotel room and the rolling grounds of Turf Valley, you should also take advantage of the bustling nearby city for entertainment and enrichment. Read on to learn about some of the family-friendly activities in downtown Baltimore.

    National Aquarium
    The National Aquarium is one of Baltimore’s most-visited destinations, and for good reason. The Aquarium is home to creatures both local and exotic, from amphibians and fish to birds and underwater mammals. This living collection houses over 17,000 animals from over 750 species, all presented in natural habitats. Your kids will love seeing creatures like the blue poison dart frog, the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, and the golden lion tamarin. The National Aquarium is a must-visit destination for kids of all ages.

    Port Discovery Children’s Museum
    For the younger members of your family, be sure to pay a visit to the Port Discovery Children’s Museum. This Baltimore gem has been ranked among the top five children’s museums in the country, and offers interactive, educational exhibits and programs for children as old as 10. Be sure to check their calendar to see what special events are happening while you’re in town.

    B&O Railroad Museum
    Railroad lovers of all ages will appreciate visiting the B&O Railroad Museum, a historic national landmark. Take a ride aboard the Mile One Express, or go in circles on the kid-pleasing carousel. The B&O Railroad Museum offers a kids’ area called Choo Choo Blueville, where your little ones can take a train ride through a fictional town. With interactive exhibits and activities designed just for kids, your whole family will enjoy this classic train museum.

    A family vacation is easy to plan when you stay at a conveniently located hotel like Turf Valley. Feel free to ask our friendly front desk staff for recommendations of what to do and where to eat in the Baltimore area, and make this vacation one to remember. Call us at (410) 465-1500 or visit us online to book your stay at our beautiful resort.

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