In order that our staff can spend time with their families, the shop will be closed on Easter Sunday.

Easter is just around the corner and we have special chocolates and other candies in stock and others are on the way. The fabulous handmade fruits dipped in dark chocolate are here in three varieties – orange sections, figs and brandy soaked cherries. These are made in Valencia, Spain and are huge sellers. We have Jordan almonds, several varieties of top grade chocolate bars and Koppers cordials.

Caitlin McDaniel /Jorge Giovannini
Shannon Schalestock/Matt Friedman
Margy Eastham/Will Thomas

Rosé is the fastest growing wine category in the US. The 2017 are just arriving and we will be adding to our collection as they are released. Hugues has introduced us to “Las Casas de Vaqueria”, a new line of very reasonably priced wines from Chile. Anne and Robbie tasted the Lago Sur Gran Reserva Carmenere and loved it. We also brought in their Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Our sincere apologies for running out of the bellini from Harry’s Bar. A shipment arrived last Friday, just in time for Easter. Unorthodox, the Kosher wine from South Africa, has been a huge success, especially the Sauvignon Blanc. We are expecting a shipment this Friday, in time for Easter and Passover. The wine has received rave reviews and the label is a work of art! For those who love Governo, the wonderful Italian red, there is now another red from the same producer. It was recommended by one of our customers who bought it in Southern Virginia. Remember to pick up the shelf-stable clementine juice from Spain – it makes a fabulous Mimosa. The Ruby Red sparkling and still wines are in stock. They go perfectly with ham, quiche, omelets and other brunch fare and perfect for sipping.

Tickets for the 2018 Hunt Country House and Garden Tour, sponsored by the Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club and the Leesburg Garden Club, are now on sale at The Town Duck. The event takes place Sunday, April 22 and Monday, April 23. Advance tickets are $40.00 and go up to $50.00 (per person) on the day of the tour. Payment must be by check or cash. For information on lunch, please contact Mrs. Daphne Cheatham at [email protected] We have brochures and other material available in the shop.

Just arrived: a large shipment of mugs, trays and other items with whimsical birds and animals; DannyK handbags (made in America), intricately painted bowls from Turkey; table linens; candles in spring and summer colors, greeting cards, and much more.

Look for new items for Mother’s Day and Gold Cup. A new shipment of hand-painted crystal nail files just arrived. These are the best files and can be used on babies’ nails and the larger size is perfect for heels and toe nails.

Fish sales have been very good but the shad roe season has been ruined by the bad weather.

There are lots of the Ultimate Garden Brooms in stock – great for gardeners, if spring ever comes.

Happy Easter from all of us at The Town Duck.