Photo: Courtesy of Cuppa Giddy Up.
Cuppa Giddy Up
Cozy cafe Cuppa Giddy Up pours fair-trade, organic espresso and coffee in a relaxed setting. For the caffeine-averse, there are real-fruit smoothies and blended or iced drinks in addition to bagels and baked goods. To indulge your inner oenophile, the shop also has a wine tasting room upstairs that serves reds and whites from Delaplane’s Barrel Oak Winery.Cuppa Giddy Up, 8 East Washington Street, Middleburg; 540-687-8122.The French Hound
Enjoy fine French food in a relaxed country setting at The French Hound. A stint in France gave the owner and chef de cuisine a flair for truly authentic cuisine, and guests can experience it via inspired salads, escargots, main plates like Boeuf Bourguignon, and traditional desserts, like vanilla crème brûlée. Like any reputable French eatery, the restaurant also has an extensive wine menu to complement the fare.The French Hound, 101 South Madison Street, Middleburg; 540-687-3018.
Crème de la Crème
Hunt down (or maybe just admire) specialty gifts and home accessories at Crème de la Crème. The boutique’s Middleburg location, one of three in Virginia, is stocked with French table linens, cutlery, and handmade pottery from France and Italy. From olive oil vessels to table runners, you can find what you need to throw a memorable — and downright gorgeous — dinner party.Crème de la Crème, 101 South King Street, Leesburg; 703-737-7702.