Wood’s Orchard

If you haven’t already, you HAVE to go to Woods Orchard in Hampton, Virginia! This family owned and operated farm offers some really great things.

1. PUMPKIN PICKING! Not only do you have the option to buy a pre-picked pumpkin, you also can grab a wagon and some pruning shears and explore their pumpkin fields and cut your own pumpkin off of its vine! They have every size available, white and orange colors, and multicolored ones! It’s a really awesome experience and a great outing for families, friends, or partners! Caution: prepare to get your hands a little dirty!

2. HAY RIDES! They offer hay rides on the weekends (and though I personally haven’t done it) it seems like it would be a nice ride!

3. FRESH PRODUCE! They offer a wide variety of food: apples, mangos, lemons, cabbage, zucchini, squash, peppers, and so much more!

4. STRAWBERRY PICKING! They have pre-picked, and strawberry picking available during the spring!

5. AND SO MUCH MORE! (Meat, fruit butters, dog food, etc.)

The pictures below show you the different sizes of pumpkins they have: tiny to ENORMOUS! And for all 5 of the pumpkins I purchased, I only paid $20 where more grocery stores charge nearly that per pumpkin! Pumpkin picking is a great fall experience, and something that’s an annual event for me. And if I were you, I would make it a tradition too. You HAVE to go to Woods Orchard!

http://www.woods-orchards.com | 183 E. Mercury Blvd., Hampton, VA 23669

 

Thank you guys, see you again next week!

Airbnb

Traveling and looking for a place to stay on a budget? How about a new, unique home that’s an adventure on its own? Looking for an experience, or something to do while in a new city? Looking for a reason to travel to a new city?

Wondering where to eat in a city you’ve never been to, or wanting to discover somewhere new in the city you live in?

Are you a savvy business person, or a creative entrepreneur who is looking for an outlet to sell your product, get your idea out there, or build on an already booming market?

You HAVE to go to Airbnb. This website answers all of those questions, and provides you with specific outlets for them all. 

Some of the prices may seem a bit steep, depending on what you’re looking for, but luckily I can help make it a bit better!

If you use my personal referral link, you automatically get a $40 credit. 

Let me repeat that. 

YOU automatically get a $40 credit! How awesome is that?! That’s a good chunk of money that can be used on your food, travel expenses, or whatever you choose because it’s still going to be yours!!

Just to give an example, check out the view from this awesome apartment I’m staying at in the HEART of Hollywood found through Airbnb. PLUS there was a discount from the referral link! Use the link below and discover everything it has to offer for yourself. You HAVE to go to Airbnb! 

http://www.airbnb.com/c/chelseac8113

The Bee and The Biscuit

This week, you HAVE to go to The Bee and The Biscuit! This brunch spot was created in a 1919 house, and has the charm and feel that only a home can create. This is a great location to take your family, friends, AND date to! The entire front lawn is covered in patio tables and chairs where you can lounge at, wait for your table at, or play some of the provided board games at! They also have a tent with a bar underneath that offers some AMAZING drinks (tip: get the manmosas if you’re looking for something strong and delicious). The drink menu changes, but I snapped a pic of the one for this week!

Seating is located in the attached backyard balcony, and all throughout the living room and dining room. This next question is my favorite: “What can I get you to drink?” To which my response is *drum rolls* the mimosa flight! This drink selection is generated randomly by whatever the flavors of the day are. I’ve received a regular orange juice, peach Bellini, prickly pear, blackberry, and cinnamon apple mimosa, ALL delicious! To those who enjoy caffeine drinks, they have an incredible espresso machine behind the bar that I’ve heard can’t be beat.

Next is “What can I get you to eat?” You can choose between breakfast or lunch, and you can’t go wrong with either choice. My mom turned me into a benedict fanatic, so I usually choose the JJ’s Eggs Benedict (pictured below). The Little Farm Truck is also pictured below, which is a classic choice.

No matter what food or drink you get, or what company you choose to keep, you HAVE to go to The Bee and The Biscuit!

beebiscuit.com | 1785 Princess Anne Rd Virginia Beach, VA

Thank you guys, and see you again next week!

California Burrito

The feature this week is California Burrito in Norfolk, Virginia. This restaurant is pretty unique, because not only is it a quick and delicious lunch/dinner restaurant, it’s also a bar and dancing spot! When you first walk in, it looks like a small little restaurant with seating for about 20-30 people, but if you follow the chalkboard that reads “Full bar in the back,” you’ll be taken down a hallway and to a back room with a full bar and an upstairs DJ.

Their food is delicious AND all of their ingredients are local and organic (as if you needed another reason to love the food.) We tried the carne asada burrito, and carne asada chimichanga (pictured above) and they were tasty!

Thursday nights are “Ladies Nights” where you can buy well drinks for .50 CENTS! This is not a joke!! Just make sure you get there between 8-10 for the deal.

Friday’s are “College Nights” for mingling and getting to know the college crowd.

Saturday’s are when the fun kicks into high gear: Saturday nights are “Latino Nights” where they have Latin music playing and the dancing goes all night (usually picking up around 11:30)!!

**Some cool features too: there is no cover charge despite the club feel at nights, AND they’re open until 2AM Friday’s and Saturday’s for those of you who are into the night life.**

Whether you want to go out to eat, grab a drink, or do some dancing, you HAVE to go to California Burrito!

319 Granby St. Norfolk, VA 23510 | https://californiaburritova.com

Thank you guys, and see you again next week!

Ocean View Fishing Pier

The Ocean View Fishing Pier in Norfolk, Virginia is a spot that only locals know about. OVFP is located right on the beach (more so over the ocean, past the sand of the beach), and is tucked away without any over-the-top advertising. In fact, the only reason I discovered this spot is because my curiosity is off the charts, and I may or may not have forced Jordan to walk there with me.

Regardless, the outcome was more than either of us were expecting. This is a fishing pier, bar, restaurant, and all-around beautiful hang out spot. They have a bar and restaurant downstairs, but the upstairs is where all of the magic is (at least that’s what I think.) The restaurant has something for everyone: kids menu, seafood, non-seafood items, appetizers, desserts, and a great drink menu. My entrée of choice was the Seafood Pasta with Alfredo sauce, DELICIOUS, and drink of choice, Sex on the Beach of course! Most nights they have a live band come out that plays a great selection of music. Overall great atmosphere, friendly people, and an incredible picture-friendly view.

**The BEST time to come in is around 6PM (before the dinner rush comes), so you can grab a great seat to watch the sunset (not that a restaurant surrounded by water has a bad seat). **

SO, if you haven’t had the pleasure of acquainting yourself with this spot, I highly recommend it. You HAVE to go to Ocean View Fishing Pier.

400 Ocean View Ave. Norfolk, VA | oceanviewfishingpier.com

Thank you guys, and see you again next week!