Thursday, December 20, 2012

Richmond VA is for Moviegoers!

The Richmond, Virginia area is touting its role in the Steven Spielberg movie, "Lincoln," which has recently opened to widespread critical praise, big box office receipts, and Oscar buzz!  While much of the film takes place in Washington, D.C., many scenes were actually filmed right here in Richmond!

The Virginia Tourism Bureau now offers a self-guided movie trail at virginia.org/lincoln, which highlights film locations--including the Virginia State Capitol, which stands in for the United States Capitol in the movie, and nearby Petersburg, which was a stand in for Richmond! The trail is not just for history buffs. It also includes lists of restaurants, bars, and shops that Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and other members of the cast visited.

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument

Monday, December 17, 2012

Holiday Ice Rink Opens in Downtown Richmond!

Richmond's own "RVA on Ice" is now open for its third season! The ice skating rink is located on East Broad Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets next to the CenterStage Theatre.

The rink is scheduled to be open through January 31 and will include movies, holiday music, and a fire pit as well as arts and crafts sessions on weekends. Tickets are sold at the CenterStage box office: General Admission is $5; Seniors (60 and older) and military are $4; and children 10 and younger are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Skate rentals are $5 or $3 for children 10 and younger. Hours are Wednesdays through Fridays from 4 to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Christmas Trees are up!

We have four Christmas trees decorated at Maury Place at Monument. The largest tree is in the bay window of our front parlor. We decided to decorate it in silver, gold, and crystal ornaments this year. The next largest is the tree in the dining room, which has a woodland theme.
Finally we have two smaller trees. This year, we have a tree decorated with lights and small vintage candle ornaments displayed with my collection of vintage paper houses and trees.
The other small tree is in the library, and it is decorated with an array of Old World ornaments. My favorite is this larger glass ornament that belonged to my mother.