Posts Written ByJennifer Gerlock

J Bar W Ranch in Frederick County, MD

  Summer’s here, and our minds have shifted to all the fun activities and Frederick summer experiences that we’ve been looking forward to since the first hint of spring. We’ve pulled together 11 of our favorites, but rest assured – Frederick County has SO many more. That’s why we love living and working here! Amanda’s Picks Rita’s: I’m pretty committed to sweet, cool goodness making an appearance as often as possible during my summer and the best place to snag that in Frederick is Rita’s. They may be the only fruit I get in my system between June and August other…

  It’s week two of the Pursuit of it All month long spoil-our-readers-into-submission spree. Last week we gave away a Downtown Frederick Gift Card and this week we’re setting the stage for major relaxation thanks to a little something we received from Whiskey Bottom Candle Company. We’re talking shut the door, dim the lights, bubble bath, wine and candles, relaxation. You’re welcome. This week we’re giving away Whiskey Bottom Candles! The Pursuit gals are gaga over the Whiskey Bottom Candle Company hand-poured soy candles. Made from recycled wine and whiskey bottles (collected from local businesses), they’re environmentally friendly, uber-unique and truly delicious. Like,…

The Scarlet Letter Society Visits Frederick, MD!

  Did you know that Downtown Frederick is the setting for a steamy 50 Shades-ish type of novel? Surprised? So was I. The book in question is called The Scarlet Letter Society and it centers around three women who live in Keytown (ahem) and gather together each month to discuss love, life, literature and their infidelities. Right?! The author of that naughty little ditty is Mary McCarthy, former Fredericktonian, lifelong writer/editor, professional blogger and friend to some of the Pursuit gals. Mary visited Frederick on her book tour and held a book signing at Curious Iguana, this girl’s favorite independent bookstore in the…

We're giving away a Downtown Frederick Gift Card on May 28, 2015!

  Who could use a little spoiling? Oh please. We see you over there. We know you’re over-worked, under-appreciated and could use a new pair of shoes, a night out on the town, and a decent margarita for Pete’s sake. We’re here for you. Like, really. That’s why every Saturday for the next month, we’ll be hosting giveaways of fantastic items for the sole purpose of spoiling our readers into submission. This week we’re giving away a $55.00 Downtown Frederick gift card! Because we’re shoppers! And eaters! And general lovers-of-all-things-cultured. So what better way to celebrate the town we live in, than to…

The Kitchen Studio in Frederick: We laughed. We chopped. We ate some damn good food. But most importantly, we're coming back.

  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…