Monday, November 23, 2009

Recent Article About Innkeepers' Suite in Small Room Decorating Magazine!

The current Winter Issue of Small Room Decorating magazine features an article about our Innkeepers' Suite on the third floor of Maury Place. Guests are often interested in hearing about where we stay in Maury Place. The article is on page 98 of the magazine, which is on newsstands now, or you may view the article on the press coverage page of our website. The article features great pictures of our suite and provides many details about how our vision came together.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Richmond is #2 in Men's Health Donation Nation Survey!

The December 2009 issue of Men's Health magazine contains an article entitled "Donation Nation" that ranks the charitable giving of America's cities. To assess which were "the most giving" cities, the magazine determined which cities made the largest charitable donation online during the holidays. They then calculated the number of donations given to Goodwill Industries International in the month of December and the amount collected by the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign. Finally, they looked at the number of toys donated to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Guess what?? The City of Richmond, Virginia was NUMBER 2!! Richmond was second only to Madison, Wisconsin. Interestingly, Norfolk, Virginia was Number 10 on the list. We are happy to be part of such a giving community as Richmond, Virginia!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Fall Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe!

We occasionally serve breakfast smoothies as a first course, and they have been a big hit with our guests! Very Berry Smoothies, Blueberry Pineapple Smoothies, and Melon Smoothies are just a few examples of guest favorites so far. They are tasty, quick to prepare, AND nutritious. In my previous life as an attorney, I would often make smoothies for a quick, nutritious breakfast that I could drink in the car on my way to the office. Of course, I no longer have a commute to worry about!! I have been on the look out recently for smoothie recipes for the fall and winter months. This morning, we tried the Fall Pumpkin Smoothie, and it was a hit with our guests!! I must admit that I was skeptical of a pumpkin smoothie, but if you like pumpkin pie, you will enjoy this smoothie!

Blend the following ingredients in a blender until creamy: 1 cup of canned pumpkin; 1/2 cup apricot preserves; 1 tablespoon sugar; 1 cup milk; 1 pinch of cinnamon; 1 pinch of nutmeg; 1 cup of ice. I doubled this recipe for four six ounce servings. It is filling, so smaller servings may be preferable if this is a prelude to a full breakfast. Also, the sweetness could be adjusted to taste by adding more or less sugar. Pumpkin Pie spice may be substituted for the nutmeg and cinnamon. This would be perfect for a breakfast on Thanksgiving morning!

Enjoy!! Let me know if you have any favorite smoothie recipes that you would like to share with us at Maury Place!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Maury Place November Newsletter Is Online

The November Newsletter is now available online. Check it out to learn about our latest Winter Specials and more! All of our past newsletters are available in our online newsletter archive.