Plum--Practically Perfect in Every Way

Posted by  | June 28, 2011  at 2:42 PM  

Saturday, June 18, marked the official opening of Plum's new location in Shepherdstown, WV at 108 East German Street.

Not only did the opening give shoppers a chance to check out the new space and ogle lots of gorgeous little things, but it also gave patrons a chance to meet several of Plum's talented artists including Plum proprietors Cari and David Rosen. Meghan Reed, the lovely lady behind the SquarePegMeg accessories, was also in attendance as Plum will house her new design studio. 

For those who worked up an appetite shopping, Jessica Carroll's Baby Cakes provided beautiful and v. tasty petite confections. I was especially fond of the lemon raspberry cupcakes, which were the pefect thing to pop while perusing some of Plum's newest lines like London-based Tatty Devine (Love!) and the super cute Pretty Little Fings by Shepherdstown's very own Pang Tubhirun

If you missed out on the grand opening festivities, don't fret--Plum is always a fun, fabulous place to visit. They'll also be offering jewelry making classes this summer, so be sure follow them on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop!

The Ladies of Plum
Katie Young, Cari Aliveto Rosen, Tyler Miller, and Lauren Rover

More pictures from the Plum Grand Opening after the Break!

Shepherdstown Street Fest this Saturday

Posted by  | June 23, 2011  at 8:40 PM  

The Shepherdstown Street Fest is back, and more amazing than ever! This year's fest will feature over 50 vendors, a beer garden (complete with Flying Dog!), and an amazing lineup of live music including two of my favorites The Fox Hunt and Holy Ghost Tent Revival. The best part? It's Free!
And if you're still looking to frolic about post Street Fest, you can head to after parties at The Mecklenburg Inn and/or Blue Moon Saloon for more good tunes and gallivanting.

What
Shepherdstown Street Fest

When
Saturday, June 25, 2011
10AM to 9PM

Where
German and King Streets
Shepherdstown, WV 24450

Cost
FREE

3rd Annual Big Bad Burger Contest

Posted by  | June 21, 2011  at 4:00 PM  

Dub V Pub's Grand Prize "Bada Bing" Burger
Saturday June 11, marked the 3rd Annual Big Bad Burger Contest in Martinsburg, WV. This year's contestants ranged from backyard bacon-decked favorites to gourmet bites complete with cucumber aioli from the Hollywood Casino.

"Medic Alert" Breakfast Burger
A sausage/beef combo sandwiched between two Krumpe's glazed donuts
In addition to being a scrumptious way to spend a Saturday afternoon, the Big Bad Burger Contest also doubles as a fundraiser for a local organization. The Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic was designated as the beneficiary for this year's event. So far they've received almost $5,000 and donations from the event are still coming in!

And because a cookout isn't complete without good tunes, the kiddos from Hagerstown Rock School, well, they rocked, a lot--not gonna lie, it almost made me wish I was 13 again. Following the HRS, several other local bands took to the stage later in the day, making for an overall awesome afternoon of burgers, beer, and bass lines.

More pictures and full results from the 3rd Annual Big Bad Burger Contest after the break!

Plum Grand Opening Celebration this Saturday!!!

Posted by  | June 17, 2011  at 10:11 AM  

Plum of Shepherdstown, WV, will be celebrating the opening of their incredible new space this Saturday, June 18 from 6PM to 9PM. Just a short jaunt from their old German Street locale, the new store--located at 108 East German Street.--is bigger, brighter, and filled with even more lovely little baubles!

Saturday's soirée will include sips, sweets, and some special new items that will make their debut that evening. As with all things Plum, this is sure to be one fun fête, and I promise that you will not leave this party empty-handed: I certainly won't!

For more details visit Plum on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @Plumwv

What
Plum Grand Opening Celebration

When
Saturday, June 18, 2011
6PM - 9PM

Where
108 East German Street
Shepherdstown, WV 24450

Battle of the Burgers this Saturday in Martinsburg at the 3rd Annual Big Bad Burger Contest

Posted by  | June 7, 2011  at 2:40 PM  


(Photo: Chefability.com)
Mark your calendar and loosen your belt--Saturday, June 11, is the 3rd Annual Big Bad Burger Contest in Martinsburg, WV. In 2009, Selina Meehleib of MSM Catering and Jason Roach, of Sunfire, Heath, Patio, and Spa, hosted the very first Big Bad Burger Contest. They wanted to create a family-friendly community event that showcased the best of both businesses, while giving back to the community, and so the Big Bad Burger contest was born.

Three years later, the contest is bigger and badder than ever. This year's event will feature 20 area chefs firing up their grills, an amateur band competition courtesy of 101.5 Bob Rocks and the Hagerstown School of Rock, as well as a beer garden for beverages to wash down those burgers.

One of the founding principles of this event, was giving back to the community, so every year a charity is selected to receive the funds raised by the event. This year's charity is the Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic, which provides medical care to the low income, uninsured residents who live in WV.  More specifically, this event will help raise funds to purchase diabetic testing supplies for the patients who are enrolled in the chronic disease management program.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the clinic (1212 North Mildred Street, Ranson, WV 25438) or at  Dub V Pub. Advance pricing is $7/adults & $2/children. Tickets at the gate are $10/adults & $5/children. Ticket holders will be able to sample all of the burgers in the contest. You will also receive 3 tickets to vote on your top 3 burgers. Additional vote tickets can be purchased for $1 each or 3 tickets for $5.

What
3rd Annual Big Bad Burger Contest

When
Saturday, June 11, 2011
10AM - 5PM

Where
Martinsburg Mall
(Parking Lot)
800 Foxcroft Avenue
Martinsburg, WV  25401

Cost
$7 in Advance
$10 at the Gate