Sunday, December 6, 2009

Weekend Retreat: Middleburg, VA

Bow Tie Guy and I ventured out to Middleburg, Virginia on this sublime Sunday. Situated in the heart of Virginia Hunt Country, Middleburg is a cozy hamlet comprised of custom clothiers, countless antiques shops, and enough small-town charm to make the Modern Traditionalist squeal in delight. Steeped in history, this village was established in 1787 by the American Revolutionary War Lieutenant Colonel, Levin Powell. He purchased the land at $2.50 per acre from George Washington’s first cousin. What truly won me over, though, was the way in which such a traditional town embraced the modern world. Take, for example, the sign posted in the window of a women’s clothing retailer:

Now this is a town after my own heart!


  1. Haha, that sign is amazing! We could use more.

  2. It is one of my favorite towns. I live 15 minutes from Middleburg and attempt to visit it as often as I can. Did you venture onward to Upperville?


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