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Varekai by Cirque du Soleil

  Each time I see a Cirque du Soleil show, I’m transported. Cirque shows are truly magical experiences that can’t help but leave the viewer feeling a little bit transformed. So, I’m sure you can imagine how excited I was to be offered two free press tickets to the most recent Cirque show coming to Baltimore. (Excited is putting it mildly!) For those of you who’ve not yet experienced a Cirque du Soleil show, it can be a bit hard to define. Each performance tells a story through the combination of acrobatics, dance, music, lighting and elaborate costumes. Varekai, which is now playing at Royal Farms Arena, has been seen by nearly 10…

Date Night at The Tasting Room in Frederick, MD

  As impossible as it is to make happy hours happen as a full-grown “married with children” adult, having date nights – with friends! – seems to be even more difficult. We resort to copious amounts of texting back and forth, comparing calendars and kids’ schedules, wondering if the baby-sitter’s free on the ONE NIGHT in 30 that we’re all free. It’s exhausting, all the planning. But, when you do finally make it happen, all the planning’s worth it. The catching up – in person! The laughter! The conversation! For a recent it-took-three-weeks-of-texting-but-we-finally-found-a-day date night, we met a few friends at The Tasting…

Lemme ask you a question: Do you do date nights with your spouse or significant other? My husband and I have recently begun making a concerted effort to really set aside time to invest in unique experiences with each other. Because honestly, we’ve been together forever and HAVING CHILDREN IS EXHAUSTING. If we don’t create a plan for our time together, we’ll end up in a incoherent-zombie-like state until the kids turn 34. I’m not exaggerating. In the spirit of this effort, my husband and I have done all sorts of things together lately: Escape Rooms, dinner, drunken book store scavenger hunts (What? That’s not a thing in…

  On my most recent visit to Washington DC, I paid to spend an evening with five other people locked in a room under surveillance. No, it was not part of some crazy mid-life crisis scenario. (Mind out of the gutter, folks.) It was Escape Room DC. You. Must. Try. This. It is like nothing you’ve ever done before. Escape Room DC is the latest in a growing trend of places around the globe locking up civilians and forcing them to figure our how to escape their rooms. In a nutshell, these are fully-immersive live games in which small groups of people are given a series…