Saturday, January 30, 2010

Maury Place Snow Day Getaway

Good afternoon from Maury Place!  Today is definitely a snow day!  It started snowing here in the wee hours of the morning and has not stopped yet at 2:00 p.m. as I write this!  It is looking like we will have at least 12 inches of snow on the ground when this storm ends.  It may be snowy and cold outside, but it is warm and cozy inside at Maury Place.  We have all of our downstairs fireplaces going, and I have just taken a batch of brownies out of the oven.  Something about snow always makes me want to bake!  We have guests lingering in the library enjoying our various books about Richmond history and another couple planning a game of backgammon upon their return from a stroll outside!  By the way, our guests this weekend are from Delaware, Indiana and Chile!  I think some might have been surprised by the severity of the storm, but they are happy to be snowbound at Maury Place!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Reel Pride Richmond: February 5 to 6, 2010 - Five great films to be shown at First Annual LGBT Film Festival

As most of my friends know, I am a movie freak, and I still enjoy going to an actual movie theatre to watch movies surrounded by a real audience. That is one reason we are so happy that Maury Place at Monument is a proud sponsor of Reel Pride Richmond, Richmond's "First Annual LGBT Film Festival"! The film festival is presented by ROSMY (Richmond Organization for Sexual Minority Youth) and will take place at the Firehouse Theatre at 1609 West Broad Street. The opening film on Friday, February 5 is Patrik 1.5 at 8:00 p.m. It will be preceded by a cocktail reception at 7:00 and followed by an after party at 9:30 with DJ. The opening night package is $45. Other films shown on Saturday, February 6 are Out in the Silence at 11:00 a.m.; Baby Formula at 2:30 p.m.; Breakfast with Scot at 4:30 p.m. and Edie and Thea, A Very Long Engagement at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 general admission and $5 for students. Out in the Silence on Saturday morning will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session with filmmaker Joe Wilson at 12 noon.  Our Belmont Suite is available for the entire weekend!  Mention the Reel Pride Richmond Film Festival, and book the Belmont Suite for the weekend at a special discounted rate of $150 per night!

Read more about the films selected for the First Annual LGBT Film Festival!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Richmond's VMFA "Art After Hours" now through February 2010

Stay at Maury Place and walk three blocks to the VMFA's Art After Hours Winter series in the Marble Hall Thursday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. through February. Enjoy live music, art tours, dancing, poetry readings, wine tastings, gourmet pizza, and specialty drinks. Bid on art by regional and national artists at the VMFA Friends of Art silent auction. Guests at the 2010 Art After Hours Winter series will be among the first to get a sneak peek at select VMFA galleries prior to the museum's May 2010 Grand Opening.

Book any Thursday night at Maury Place at our weekday rate plus a 10% winter discount through February.

Tickets to VMFA Art After Hours Winter

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Valentine's Day 2010 at Richmond's Maymont Mansion

“Swans, red roses, and costly indulgences” will abound at the Maymont Mansion on Valentine’s Day 2010, Sunday Feb. 14, Noon to 5 p.m. It's their Tour of Love. Hear Victorian-dressed ladies and gentlemen relate the details of the royal love story when Queen Victoria married her handsome Prince Charming in 1840, setting the romantic tone for the 19th century. Learn about the devotion of James Dooley to his wife Sallie, the original owners of the Maymont mansion and property left to the City of Richmond as a park and museum after Mrs. Dooley’s death. Reservations are suggested for the Tour of Love.

Time is of the essence! Book the Pathfinder Suite at Maury Place for Valentine's Day 2010

Check out the Romance Package at Maury Place.

For reservations to "Tour of Love" at the Maymont Mansion