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    Essential Suitcase Packing Tips

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Packing a suitcase and traveling light are both very important for reducing travel stress. Watch this video clip for tips on packing effectively for your next trip.

    Put the heaviest items in the suitcase first. If you are taking shoes, be sure to stuff them with socks first. Roll up your clothes for optimal space efficiency. Put liquids and accessories into plastic bags for easy access and organization. Sandwich your jackets and pants with plastic to protect them from becoming wrinkled. Place an identification card inside the suitcase, in case the card on the outside gets lost. Watch the video clip for more packing tips.

    If you are a frequent traveler in the Washington, D.C. or Baltimore area, Turf Valley Resort has the amenities you are looking for. Find out more about our spa, restaurant, golf course, and hotel by visiting our website. And for more information, call us at (410) 465-1500.

    What to Do After Attending a Wedding Show

    Last updated 10 months ago

    This past Friday, we hosted our 34th Annual Wedding Extravaganza! Our sold-out wedding show featured over 85 top-notch wedding service vendors, a  full-course dinner, and runway fashion show with women’s, men’s, and children’s wear.  With the plethora of vendors and information you received, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with information.  Here are some tips for what to after attending our wedding show!

    Wedding Email Address

    If you haven’t done this already, create a free email address to be used solely for wedding planning; Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail each provide free email accounts.  Use this new email address when contacting vendors to easily keep track of your wedding information, tasks, meetings, etc.


    Get help if you need to! Chances are, your goodie bag is full of pamphlets, business cards, and flyers.  Separate the information you received from wedding vendors into categories. Use Ziploc bags or folders to organize and store this information. Work on one category at a time, noting your favorite vendors.

    Contact Vendors Sooner than Later

    Contact your favorite wedding vendors as soon as possible – the earlier the better.  Check out their websites before emailing or calling them.  Websites will give you a feel of what to expect from the vendors, as they often have photographs on their sites.  After going through this, contact vendors you would love to help make your dream wedding possible.

    Write Everything Down

    This may be common-sense, but it’s so important! Write down your favorite vendors and when you contacted them, and keep record/notes of your discussions. This will ultimately keep your entire planning process organized and running smoothly.

    In case you missed anything, view our list of vendors at our 34th Annual Wedding Extravaganza here. Happy wedding planning!

    Turf Valley, located in Ellicott City, MD, is a premiere venue for gorgeous destination weddings.  Visit our website to learn about the venues and services we offer, and call us at (410) 465-1500 for more information.  Connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest for wedding tips, ideas, and photos!

    A Peek at the Wedding Extravaganza Fashion Show!

    Last updated 10 months ago

    About the Gown Shops

    Turf Valley is thrilled to host its 34th Annual Wedding Extravaganza this Friday. With over 85 wedding vendors, a seated dinner, and fashion show, our wedding show is like no other.  This year, we are pleased to announce that two new bridal shops will be joining The Bridal Boutique of Columbia in our fashion show! Also providing clothing this year will be Francesca’s Bridal and Hitched Salon.  Men’s and children’s wear will be provided by Hyatt & Co. and Pied Piper.

    The Bridal Boutique in Columbia 

    The Bridal Boutique is proud of its 20 year history as a full-service bridal salon.  They have helped thousands of couples look and feel beautiful as they begin their journey into marriage.

    Francesca’s Bridal

    Francesca’s Bridal is a luxury salon providing dresses and accessories for the bride and her party, special occasion dresses, and tuxedos by Sarno & Sons. Francesca, along with her daughters and staff, has assisted brides and their families for 13 years. 

    Hitched Salon

    Hitched brings a fresh face to the DC bridal experience. Tailored to meet the desires and tastes of today’s brides, Hitched carries a unique selection of gowns for brides and bridesmaids as well as many accessories.

    Come see gorgeous bridal gowns, handsome tuxedos, honeymoon wear, and more  at Turf Valley’s 34th Annual Wedding Extravaganza this Friday, January 24, 2014 from 4:30-10:30 pm. Purchase tickets online or call 410.423.0812 for tickets and overnight packages.

    Fitness Tips for Golfers

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Keeping up with fitness is an essential component of achieving if you want to improve the length of your golf swing. To learn about what you can do to build your fitness to enhance your golf swing, watch this video.

    The downswing pull, by cable or tubing, is a great exercise for golfers. Get into the golf swing position and do 12-15 for each side. It should work several golf-relevant muscles, including your triceps and latissimus dorsi. Watch the video to see a demonstration of more exercises that can improve your golf fitness.

    At Turf Valley Resort outside of Washington D.C. and Baltimore, we have the tools you need to become a better golfer. In addition to our two 18-hole golf courses, we have a golf school, a pro shop, and a fitness center. Call us at (410) 465-1500 or visit our website to learn more.

    Examining Some Current Trends in Spa Treatments

    Last updated 11 months ago

    Going to the spa is a healthy way to relax, de-stress, and rejuvenate your body and mind. Interestingly, the treatments that day spas are using to achieve this have changed over the years. Read on to learn more about the newest trends spa treatments.

    In ancient Rome, few things were more relaxing and luxurious than a long bath. Today, cutting-edge spas around the country are embracing the art of bathing. Dipping into warm water and enjoying an indulgent soak is a guaranteed way to promote relaxation and health.

    Healthy Hotels
    Going to a day spa for a few hours and then returning home is good for some occasions. But the current trend in spa treatments is to stay at a healthy hotel with an integrated spa. Staying at a hotel that offers a fitness center, a healthy restaurant, and a comfortable room will enhance your relaxation and healing process.

    All-Natural Treatments
    All-natural products have been popular for many years, but recently the trend has been evolving to new heights. Natural river rock massages, milk and honey scrubs, mineral salt massages, cocoa scrubs, and olive oil massages are just a few of the things you should look for the next time you visit a spa.

    Holistic Health
    The latest spa treatments begin with a full evaluation of the client’s health needs. Some spas will even swab the client’s inner cheeks to perform a chromosomal analysis before prescribing a spa treatment. Other spas will perform an initial consultation to find out what type of facial will be best for the client’s skin type and stress level.

    To experience some of the latest spa treatments in a relaxing resort and spa, come to Turf Valley Resort of central Maryland. Located close to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., our spa has cutting-edge massages, facials, and body treatments. Visit our website to see a menu of our spa services, and call us at (410) 465-1500.

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