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Where to Find Balance in DC

We all could benefit from bringing more balance into our lives. Our busy work and social calendars can burn us out and tire us out easily. That’s why we’re bringing you a series of recommendations for the best places to find disconnection and balance. We still believe leaving the city is the best way to recharge, but that’s not always possible, so it’s important to find sanctuaries even in the middle of our cities.

Here are some of our recommendations for our favorite places to find restoration in D.C.

For Meditation

Meditation

Get in your dose of deep breathing and relaxation at recharj in downtown D.C. With a goal of delivering “peace of mind in a noisy city,” this studio offers everything from meditation classes to power nap sessions. Join a class or schedule a private session and let your everyday stressors roll off your shoulders.

For Greenery

Trees

One way to relax is by making sure you get a healthy amount of nature and sunshine. Take a break from the city and stroll through part of this 1,754 acre park. Rock Creek Park was one of the first federally managed parks in the United States and it currently offers hikes, picnic spots, and even horseback riding.

For Yoga

Yoga

If you’re looking to disconnect by strengthening yourself and your body, book a class with Down Dog Yoga. With four locations in the D.C. area, this studio offers classes in Baptiste Power Yoga, blending “strength, sweat, and spirituality.”

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These are all great practices to build balance back into your routine. Sometimes nothing beats a quick and simple escape from the city.

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Give Back this MLK Day

This long weekend, consider spending doing something for your community. Ever since the 1980s, Martin Luther King Jr. Day has been marked a day of service and it now serves as an annual reminder to volunteer in the communities we live and work in.

We’ve picked one volunteer event in New York, DC, and Boston that you can sign up to participate in this Monday.

New York

Public parks are important – they serve as small gateways to the natural world within our cities, and we believe in keeping them clean. Join the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation for one of the cleanup projects happening in Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx.

Help keep the outdoors clean.

Boston

A collection of local volunteer organizations, including The Massachusetts Service Alliance and Mayor Walsh’s Senior Corps, are joining together to create care packages for homeless youth in Boston. Volunteers will work together and learn about youth homelessness.

D.C.

Lend a helping hand at the annual blanket and toiletry drive. Volunteers will help package and deliver 1,200 kits to people in need in DC, Prince George’s County, and Montgomery County. You can also donate blankets, shelf-stable snacks, and hygiene products.

The list doesn’t end there. There are plenty of places that still need volunteers for this Monday and many other ways to support local organizations, national parks, and more. Here at Getaway, we hope everyone has a happy MLK Day.

Features | Local Guides

Celebrating Small Businesses

In honor of Small Business Saturday, we wanted to recognize some of our favorite local business and restaurants around our Outposts.

Small Business Saturday near our NY Outpost

antiques

Homer & Langley’s Mystery Spot Antiques, 72 Main St, Phoenicia, NY 12464

Owner Laura Levine named her Catskills antique staple after the famous Collyer brothers, who were crushed under their joint accumulation of collectables, and her store is packed to the rafters with truly everything. Her “shrine to clutter” is full of quirky and enigmatic objects, from vinyls and fashion pieces to old cameras, dinnerware, radios, and photographs.

Rive Gauche Bistro, 7 2nd St, Athens, NY 12015

Rive Gauche Bistro feels like a little piece of France just off the Hudson River. Chef Joe Landa worked in NY fine dining before opening his restaurants in charming Athens with partner Brooke Lynski, who designed the restaurant. This little French bistro serves wonderful plates, from apps to dessert from brunch ‘til dinner and beyond. Weekend brunches fill up quickly for the coffee and baked goods and, later in the evening, a great wine menu. The French onion soup is, of course, one of the highlights.

Gracie’s, 969 Main St, Leeds, NY 12451

Sitting on a hill overlooking a creek and the Catskills, Gracie’s Luncheonette serves hot comfort food for not only lunch, but well into dinner and beyond. Culinary Institute of America graduates Allyson Merritt and Andrew Speilberg opened the space in 2015 as a commissary kitchen for their food truck, and it quickly became well-known for its American signatures. Meals are leisurely and delicious, and the plates that standout are the fresh donuts, homemade Italian sodas and ketchup, waffles and fried chicken with maple syrup, and their assortment of pies.

Small Business Saturday near our DC Outpost

beer brewery

Bald Top Brewing Co., 1830 Thrift Rd, Madison, VA 22727

Scottish immigrant and land owner John Henry Price began building the Manor House and Stone Kitchen that would become Bald Top Brewing Co. in 1805. He didn’t live to see its completion in 1814, and the 53-acre farming property changed hands five times before it was acquired by Dave Fulton and Julie Haines in 2012. The couple transformed the farm into a family brewery. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Bald Top Brewing Co. serves a diverse assemblage of ales and beers and live music on the weekends.

Bizou, 119 West Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Chefs and co-owners Vincent Derquenne and Timothy Burgess opened Bizou in 1996 with a commitment to local and sustainable food sourcing to cook up their classic VA creations prepared with French culinary techniques. Visitors can dine outside on the patio and people watch or inside in the restaurant’s vintage dining room that, complete with jukeboxes, old film posters, and classic booths, oozes an old-timey character and ambiance in this lively college town.

Bluegrass Grill & Bakery, 313 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

This brunch-obsessed restaurant opened its doors in 2001 and rolled out its American, Southern-style breakfast and brunch plates. All bread, biscuits, and pastries are homemade and the menu is vegetarian friendly, even though the owners admit to their obsession with bacon on everything. UVA students cite Bluegrass as a “before you graduate” staple, and the banana and red velvet pancakes will make you wish you lived closer to Charlottesville so you could eat here every weekend. Heads up: they are cash only, so come prepared.

Small Business Saturday near our Boston Outpost

crepe

The Little Crêperie, 138 N Main St, Concord, NH 03301

This adorable cafe opened in 2016 to serve breakfasts and lunches of sweet and savory crepes and waffles. Owners Melina Ambargis and Cristina Hoppe began The Little Crêperie together when they struggled to find good places to grab lunch while working office jobs. Their restaurant offers unique yet familiar tastes to Concord, such as the classic Nutella-banana crepe or a macaroni-and-cheese waffle. Alongside lemonade, cold brew, mimosas, coffee, and tea, fresh ingredients fill each pastry with plenty of vegan options. You can even create a custom crepe to try something different with every visit.

The Farmer’s Kitchen, 444 NH-11, Farmington, NH 03835

The Farmer’s Kitchen is the definition of a mom-and-pop eatery. Owner Duane White began cooking at age 4, and he returned to New Hampshire after restauranteering in the Midwest to open a cozy eatery, complete with a 1910 cook stove. It’s a must-stop for breakfast and lunch, serving up great food and big portions at a good price. Everything down to the coffee is delicious, and the gluten-free and vegetarian options are no exception. Approaching 10 years in operation, this restaurant treats everyone like family and is loved by locals and visitors alike.

Sweet Baby Vineyard, 260 Stage Rd, Hampstead, NH 03841

Lewis and Stacey Eaton began making wine in 2008 as a hobby, and it quickly grew into a family business. Growing up in New Hampshire instilled in them a love of fresh produce from the local orchards and farms, and the family decided to incorporate these tastes into their wines. Their 8-acre location in Hampstead hosts year-round tastings of their award-winning bouquets, reds, whites, and fruit wines.

Local Guides | Nature

Explore Our Favorite Hikes

Falling on November 17 this year, National Take a Hike Day is all about exploring the over 60,000 miles of trails throughout the United States. We’re sharing our favorite paths from each of our Outposts. Wear some sturdy shoes, pack extra water and snacks, and bring along a friend to celebrate with us.

Best Hike around DC

Hike

Hightop Mountain, around Mile 68 of Skyline Drive, VA

Hightop Mountain is a pleasant 3.2 mile round trip hike that offers a 180-degree southwest view of Shenandoah National Park. Follow the Appalachian Trail for a slow and steady climb with switchbacks that build anticipation until the end. Even in cloudy conditions, the view at the peak reveals layers of the Blue Ridge mountains extending into the distance. Especially beautiful during steamy sunrises or during autumn months, Hightop Mountain is one of those hikes that even the most experienced climbers return to over the years.

Best Hike around NY

Overlook Mountain hike

Overlook Mountain, 335 Meads Mountain Road, Woodstock, NY 12498

After a gradual 2.5-mile uphill trek, the skeletal ruins of an 1920s-era hotel await hikers before they continue towards the summit of Overlook Mountain. Breathtaking views of the Hudson River Valley and infinite swaths of foliage await. If you’ve got the energy and your quads aren’t burning too badly, climb the stairs to the top of the old fire tower for an unobstructed 360-degree perspective of the surrounding scenery.

Best Hike around Boston

Bear Brook hike

Bear Brook State Park, 61 Deerfield Road, Allenstown, NH 03275

As one of the largest developed parks in New Hampshire, Bear Brook State Park’s 10,000 acres contain over 40 miles of trails at varying difficulties for every kind of hiker. Many lead to quiet summits, marshes, bogs, and ponds, where you can fish, swim, or boat. Mountain bikers and equestrians are also welcome to practice their sport. Our favorite path is Catamount Trail, about 2.2 miles roundtrip. It’s a difficult uphill climb along a rocky and steep trail. However, after winding through a red pine forest, the reward is one of the best lookouts in the entire park.

Backpack packed and boots laced? Book a cabin and explore these local hikes.

Campfire Cooking

Campfire Cooking for Thanksgiving

The entire Getaway team spent two nights at our Outpost in Virginia and celebrated Thanksgiving a little early. It’s rare that the team is all together in one place, and we got to know each other a little better while huddling and laughing under the stars. We prepared our own Friendsgiving meal over the campfire. Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes.

Getaway Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipe Main: Steve’s Turkey Recipe

What you’ll need:

  • 1 12-lbs. fresh turkey
  • 1 handful of sage
  • 1 handful of rosemary
  • Butter

To prepare:

  1. Prepare a hot coal fire
  2. Stuff the turkey with rosemary and sage
  3. Cover the bird in butter
  4. Truss turkey and mount on spit
  5. Place the spit over fire
  6. Cook for about 4 ½ hours, turning every 15 minutes

Getaway Thanksgiving recipes

Thanksgiving Recipe Sides: Spinach Cheese Artichoke Dip

What you’ll need:

  • 1 (10 oz) package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 (14 oz) can of artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

To prepare:

  1. Mix all ingredients and spread in a 10-inch Dutch oven
  2. Cover with lid, place on campfire, and bake until heated through and slightly browned (pro tip: to brown the top, take hot coals and place on lid)
  3. Serve with sliced French baguette and/or crackers

Getaway Thanksgiving recipes

Thanksgiving Recipe Sides: Campfire Dutch Oven Bread

What you’ll need:

  • 3 ¼ cups unbleached bread flour
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cups warm water

To prepare:

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix or knead into a soft dough
  2. Place into a greased metal bowl and let rise for about an hour in a warm place
  3. After it’s risen, flatten the dough a bit and form into a ball
  4. Cover the dough with a greased piece of plastic wrap
  5. Preheat the Dutch oven for 30 minutes over coals
  6. Cut slashes into dough ball, coat Dutch oven with ½ tablespoon of olive oil, and place dough in Dutch oven on a piece of parchment paper
  7. Rotate Dutch oven and lid ¼ turn every 15 minutes, adjusting coals
  8. Bread is done when it reaches 200 degrees F

Getaway Thanksgiving recipes

Thanksgiving Recipe Sides: Campfire Stuffing

What you’ll need:

  • ½  lbs. of sweet sausage
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 cup diced celery (about 1 bunch)
  • ½ cup sage, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons thyme, chopped
  • 12 tablespoons butter
  • 14 oz bags of dried bread stuffing
  • 1 ½ cups of chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper

To prepare:

  1. Preheat Dutch oven, then add sweet sausage and mix to cook
  2. Add onion and cook until soft
  3. Add garlic, celery, sage, thyme, and 8 tablespoons of butter
  4. Cook for a few minutes, and then add dried bread stuffing, chicken stock, salt, and pepper. Mix well and top with 4 tablespoons of butter
  5. Cover Dutch oven and keep close to hot coals, turning every 15 minutes to cook evenly
  6. When it’s crispy and crunchy on the top and sides (45 min to an hour), it’s done

Getaway Thanksgiving recipes

Thanksgiving Recipe Sides: Truffle Mac ‘N Cheese

What you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ lbs. shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and caps sliced ½-inch
  • ½ lbs. cremini  mushrooms, stems removed and caps sliced ½-inch
  • 3 tablespoons cream sherry
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 lbs. pasta
  • 3 oz. white truffle butter
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 quart whole milk, scalded
  • 12 oz. Gruyere cheese, grated (about 4 cups)
  • 8 oz. extra-sharp cheddar, grated (2 ½ – 3 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley leaves
  • 1 ½ cups fresh white breadcrumbs

To prepare:

  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a large (12-inch) saute pan
  2. Add mushrooms and cook for 3-5 minutes until tender
  3. Add sherry, saute until absorbed, and set aside
  4. Boil large pot of water, add splash of olive oil, pinch of salt, and pasta. Cook for 6-8 minutes until al dente. Drain well
  5. Melt truffle butter in large (4-quart) saucepan and whisk in flour. Cook for 2 minutes over low heat, stirring with whisk
  6. Mix in hot milk and cook for 2 minutes, stirring with wooden spoon until white sauce is creamy
  7. Take off heat and add Gruyere, cheddar, 1 ½ tablespoons of salt, pepper, and nutmeg
  8. Combine pasta, sauce, and mushrooms in large bowl and pour into Dutch oven. Sprinkle breadcrumbs, garlic, and parsley over top
  9. Cover and bake for 35-45 minutes until sauce is bubbly and crumbs are golden brown

Getaway Thanksgiving recipes

Thanksgiving Recipe Sides: Sweet Potato Kebabs with Maple Glaze

What you’ll need:

  • 16 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 8 tablespoons 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper

To prepare:

  1. Slice potatoes into ½-inch thick rounds, tossing the ends
  2. Thread the slices sideways onto metal skewers
  3. In a small saucepan, melt the butter, then stir in brown sugar until dissolved. Mix in maple syrup and nutmeg, cooking until smooth. Set aside
  4. Lightly brush each sweet potato slice on both sides with olive oil and season with salt and pepper
  5. Grill potato skewers on campfire for approx. 15 minutes, flipping halfway through. Brush with brown sugar glaze during the last 2 minutes of grilling

Getaway Thanksgiving recipes

Thanksgiving Recipe Dessert: Campfire Skillet Cookie

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup milk chocolate chunks
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

To prepare:

  1. Add butter to a medium-sized skillet and place on the campfire, stirring butter begins to bubble
  2. Add the sugar and brown sugar, continuing to stir until smooth and glossy
  3. Take your skillet off the campfire and chill for 10-15 minutes, otherwise your eggs will scramble (as we learned the hard way)
  4. Add eggs and vanilla and stir well
  5. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt
  6. Mix in chocolate
  7. Place the lid onto the skillet and put it back onto campfire
  8. Check the cookie as infrequently as possible until the edges are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean from the center (the inside will still be gooey)
  9. Remove skillet from fire and let cool and set before cutting individual pieces

Getaway Thanksgiving recipes

We squeezed together on picnic tables covered in flowers, pumpkins, and pickles to feast on our dishes, almost all of which, as amateur camping chefs, turned out deliciously. Under the birch trees, we toasted to Getaway and to what we’re thankful for: tiny cabins in the woods, nature, and each other.


Have a simpler holiday. Take a few days with yourself or with loved ones this holiday season in a tiny cabin nestled in nature.

Washington, DC

What to do around Getaway DC

Your Getaway is about finding time to disconnect in order to reconnect—whether with family, friends, or nature. After a restful break at one of our cabins, there’s plenty to do on your way home to explore. From art museums to state parks, each of our Outposts is surrounded by plenty of relaxing and fun activities, whatever may pique your interest.

Here’s our DC Outpost guide to nearby attractions and things to do along the way:

Exploring Nearby
Spend your day further afield and come back to your cabin to relax after your adventures.

Skyline Drive – Shenandoah National Park
Just 15 minutes away from your tiny cabin is the Swift Run Gap entrance to Shenandoah National Park. Skyline Drive is a 105-mile National Scenic Byway through the park, and the entire length of the park takes around three hours, so it’s an excellent day of exploring. Stop at one of the many scenic overlooks for incredible views, and keep an eye out for wildlife, such as deer, black bears, and wild turkeys.

Luray Caverns
The largest caverns in the Eastern United States are less than an hour’s drive away. Feast your eyes on towering stone formations and amazing optical illusions on a guided tour offered about every 20 minutes. Purchase of admission also includes access to the Car & Carriage Caravan Museum, Toy Town Junction, and the Luray Valley Museum.

Walks in the Woods

Want to remove the walls between you and nature? Take a trip down one of these nearby hiking trails just a short drive away.

Hightop Mountain
Distance: 5.6 miles, about 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Dogs allowed on-leash
An easy hike up the highest peak in the South District of Shenandoah National Park, Hightop Mountain offers excellent view to the south and west from the second overlook.

White Oak Canyon Trail
Distance: 9.5 miles, about 4-5 hours
Difficulty: Hard
Dogs allowed on-leash
If you’re in search of waterfalls, head out on White Oak Canyon Trail. It can be a strenuous hike, but you can also adjust your mileage and make it shorter by skipping some of the sections.

Graves Mill Trail
Distance: 2.2 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Dogs allowed on-leash
For a hike along the Rapidan River, this is the perfect trail. This is a popular fishing spot as well, so you’re likely to spot a fisherman or two on your hike. This is a great trail for families as several trails connect, so if you get going and decide you’d like to go on a longer hike, you can do so—or you can return after the initial 2.2 miles if you’re ready to head back to your cabin.

South River Falls Trail
Distance: 4.6 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Dogs allowed on-leash
This trail features the South River Falls, which you’ll see for the first time only a mile into your hike. This gorgeous waterfall will really get you into the Getaway spirit, as its sound and beauty will welcome you into the nature offered by the Shenandoah Valley. This trail is best visited between April and October.

Old Rag Mountain
Distance: 9 miles
Difficulty: Hard
Dogs not allowed
The Old Rag Mountain trail is Shenandoah’s most popular—but also most dangerous—hike. Round trip this hike is almost nine miles long, with narrow passages, and even some rock scrambling. However, once you make it to the top, the views are worth the time and effort they take to see.

Blue Hole
Distance: 2.5 miles, about 1.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Dogs allowed on-leash
For even more water, hike Moorman’s Trail to Blue Hole and spend some time soaking in the swimming hole before heading back to your cabin.

Pro tip: download these maps ahead of time so you can go completely off grid.

Road Trip Curiosities
Start to disconnect from your daily life and explore something new before you even reach your tiny home by visiting these destinations along the way.

Yoder’s Country Market
2105 S. Seminole Tr., Madison, VA 22727
Whether you’d like to grab some soup or a sandwich from their café, explore their market and stock up for your Getaway, or spend some time meeting the animals housed in their petting zoo, Yoder’s Country Market has it all. Kids will love to pet the goats, sheep, and cows housed on Yoder’s farm, and you’re sure to get a laugh out of these fun moments.

Moo Thru
11402 James Madison Hwy, Remington, VA 22734
Stop by this barn in the middle of nowhere that serves excellent ice cream. Enjoy a cone of your favorite flavor to help fuel the rest of the drive to your cabin.

Bald Top Brewing Company
1830 Thrift Road Madison, VA 22727
You can stop at this great craft brewery for a pint or two just a couple of miles from your Getaway cabin. Bald Top Brewing Company is housed on Woodbourne Estate, a manor built between 1805-1814, for a Scottish immigrant named John Henry Prince. The owners of Bald Top Brewing Company even created a beer named Ghost Girl Pale Ale inspired by the his niece who is said to haunt the upper west bedroom of the manor. To appreciate the historic architecture and learn a bit more about the area, while enjoying some of their great brews this is a must-see location.

Greene Great Value and Feeding Greene
8271 Spotswood Trail, Stanardsville, VA 22973

To stock up on any food you haven’t already brought with you for your Getaway, you can make a pitstop at Greene Great Value to grab those last few items. Then, before you head home from your Getaway, you can also stop at the Feeding Greene food pantry, where you can donate any of the extra food you didn’t eat while on your Getaway to those in need.

Ready for a DC adventure? Book your Getaway now.

Local Guides | Washington, DC

Wifi Free Places To Unplug in DC

If you’re looking for wifi free places in the ever-connected DC, there are a few gems available. Even as schools close, Congress goes on recess, and things wind down for the summer, work in the capital can be hard to escape.

Here are a few places you can relax and enjoy yourself, laptop free.

 

THE BISHOP’S GARDEN, 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC
Open Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM; Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM; Sunday, 8 AM – 4 PM

Part of the National Cathedral grounds, this so-called secret garden is a picturesque place for quiet reflection.

THE WYDOWN, 1924 14th Street NW, Washington DC
Open Monday – Friday, 6:30 AM – 7 PM; Saturday – Sunday, 7 AM – 7 PM

There’s an outright ban on wifi at this busy café conveniently located next to Trader Joe’s. Also check out their sister coffee and cocktail bar on H Street.

IDLE TIME BOOKS, 2467 18th St NW, Washington DC
Open daily, 11 AM – 10 PM

Get lost in this multi-level Adams Morgan store specializing in used and out of print books.

 

BAKED AND WIRED, 1052 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington DC
Open Monday – Thursday, 7 AM – 8 PM; Friday, 7 AM – 9 PM; Saturday, 8 AM – 9 PM; Sunday, 8 AM – 8 PM

This family-owned bakery and coffee shop (hence the name) in Georgetown is known for its delicious cupcake and its wifi unfriendly policy.

Need more suggestions? Check out this list from the Washington Post or book one of our tiny cabins at our DC Outpost, wifi not included.

Features | Grandparent Stories | Reflections

Meet the Grandparent: Lenore Feldman

In the spirit of connecting back to what really matters, our tiny cabins are named after the grandparents of our team members or guests. We hope that our cabins can become a familiar space to which our guests look forward to coming back. From the Lorraine to the Sultan to the Ingeborg, each grandparent we’ve named our cabins after has a  fascinating story—we’ll be exploring their stories here in our Journal.

First up: meet Lenore ‘Grandy’ Feldman, whose namesake is The Lenore at our DC Outpost.

Lenore Feldman, (right) and Joan Green.

Lenore Feldman  (née Spiewak) was a passionate feminist and organizer, and ‘Grandy’ to Zach Feldman who leads the tech team at Getaway.

A child of immigrants from Russia and Poland to Brooklyn, Lenore grew up surrounded by her hard-working family and their business, I. Spiewak & Sons. The brand lives on in the Spiewak brand name today as manufacturers of coats, bags, and other products. Lenore was also the wife of George Feldman, a prominent Dentist and hobbyist welder.

Her own career included heavy involvement with the local Jewish community—she even served as the President of the National Council for Jewish Women and spoke at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in 1989 at the Mobilize for Women’s Rights Rally, on behalf of NCJW (scroll to 1:55:20):

One of Zach’s favorite memories of Lenore:

“Every time we had dinner with her as kids, she would enforce very strict table manners. She said, ‘you never know who you might be having dinner with, you need to be prepared!’ I later found out that she attended a dinner with the Secretary of Defense and the Prime Minister of Israel at the White House, which is where this habit came from!”

‘You never know who you might be having dinner with, you need to be prepared!’

Book a tiny cabin vacation at our DC Outpost and you might end up in the company of Lenore—but we promise we won’t enforce table manners around the campfire.