Village of 650 residents
noted for its local color and way of life
Va. Vicky Moon, author and equestrienne, invites you to journey
down the hidden dirt lanes surrounding the historic horse country
hamlet of Middleburg, Virginia just 50 miles west of Washington, D.C.
To the passerby this looks like another pretty country town,
with rolling fields and a quaint downtown, Moon says.
Her popular book THE MIDDLEBURG MYSTIQUE: A Peek Inside the
Gates of Middleburg, Virginia, chronicled the cast of colorful
characters including celebs Elizabeth Taylor and Robert Duvall along
with the more distinguished Kennedys, Mellons, Firestones and Harrimans.
THE MIDDLEBURG MYSTIQUE
VISIT is a three-hour/walk-drive peek at the people, places
and mystique that surround this horse-crazy Virginia village. I
often tell people that I have my finger on the pulse of Middleburg,
Moon says. From my second floor office on West Washington
Street, I can see the brick post office and the bank out my front
window. From the side window, I can see the liquor store. This is
the heartbeat of this town.
Moon relates tales of this rural community, which was permanently
put on the map with the arrival of President John F. Kennedy and his
horse-loving wife, Jackie in February 1961. She includes some of the
more scandalous stories of divorce, such as when actor Robert Duvalls
wife ran off with the hunky pool man; and murders among
the rich, like when arms heiress Susan Cummings shot her Argentinean
MIDDLEBURG MYSTIQUE VISIT includes the tender stories of other
less notorious, but still fascinating residents, such as 77-year-old
Anna Beavers, who spent her life collecting clothing for poor children,
namely the employees of wealthy farm owners. Then theres the
freelance bartender who drinks his own mistakesand often needs
a ride home. And the sage of the party hostess who refused to call
the rescue squad when her butler died just as the guests were arrivingthe
poor soul couldn't be helped anyway, so why ruin the festivities?
Her collection of stories
is not just about the wealthy and their quirks. There are recipes
for dishes served at traditional Middleburg events, such as the annual
Hunt Breakfast- as well as TV personality Willard Scotts famous
Strawberry Pie. You never know whom you may see walking down
the brick side walks here, says Moon, who has written about
Middleburg for People Magazine, The Washington Post, Town and Country,
Millionaire and Southern Accents magazines. Maybe youll
want to visit Linda Tripps new Christmas shop?"
visitor once asked, What is it about you people out there
in Middleburg? Is there something in the well water? To
which I say, "come find out what its all about.
THE MIDDLEBURG MYSTIQUE VISIT three- hour/walk drive visit includes
refreshments, goodie bag and copy of Vicky Moons book THE MIDDLEBURG
MYSTIQUE. The cost is $68 per person. Overnight lodging can also be
arranged. Contact email@example.com
or 540 687-6325. Also ask about; MIDDLEBURG ON HORSEBACK with the
publication of THE PRIVATE PASSION OF JACKIE KENNEDY ONASSIS: PORTRAIT
OF A RIDER