Greetings from sunny Charleston, South Carolina, where I am recovering from last night’s drunken celebration of America’s birthday. There were hotdogs and plenty of libations. There were bombs bursting in air over Fort Sumter, but this time there was no War of Northern Aggression. I think I had a fifth for the Fourth, but I’ll be okay after this big steaming bowl of Shrimp & Grits. Luckily for me, the chef had enough sense to take the tails off first. 


It was a short week, therefore it’s a short Weekly Report.



Monday, July 1 – Love From The Bottom Of Their Hearts



Monday morning we got a surprise visit from HCB2 (Hitting Cancer Below the Belt) Founder/Executive Director Mindy Conklin and Board Member Roger Cassem. They dropped off a beautiful basket filled with Kombucha, sparkling water, oranges, and other gut-friendly goodies. (Kombucha, in case you were wondering, is a fermented, slightly alcoholic, lightly effervescent, sweetened tea drink. Think of it as healthy hippie juice). It was a kind thank you gift for helping with this year’s Boxer Brief 5K. The event was their biggest ever, thanks in part to a killer PR push by their fave agency. We love working with Mindy, Roger and everyone at HCB2. #AttitudeOfGratitude






Tuesday, July 2 – Congrats! It’s A Tom-Boy








On Tuesday we threw a baby shower for Chief Operating Officer Molly Whitfield. We devoured a delicious cake that Graphic Designer Erin Rebmann baked and decorated. We also made some future predictions about Molly’s baby girl #3 — we think this one will be the tom-boy. Art Director Carissa Ghaffari won the baby bottle beer chug-off.



Wednesday, July 3 – Holiday On The Brain



Some people take off early before a big holiday, but not us. The Madison+Main-iacs were hard at work on Wednesday…including one who was writing his weekly email. #ahem



Thursday, July 4 – Happy Birthday America!



Happy Birthday America!



Friday, July 5 – OOO








Today we let the Madison+Main-iacs spend the day with friends and family. Me? I did the most American thing ever. I went to CVS with 37 coupons. I got 4 bags of stuff and picked up a new scarf. #Capitalism



A Few of Our Favorite Events


Independence Day Steal the Pint

Bold Rock | Nellysford, VA

July 5, 2019 | 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.


Grab your friends and family and join us today to celebrate our freedom with this special Steal the Pint event. Bold Rock’s newest glass features a limited ‘Made with 100% American Apples’ design and is FREE with the purchase of any beverage! Limit one per guest — while supplies last! They’ll be featuring delicious eats from the Bold Rock kitchen and 106 Street Food, as well as live music from 6 – 9 p.m. courtesy of Jon Spear Band!

Got an upcoming event you want to share? Can we come? Send us the deets!



“I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name. It felt good to be out of the rain.”

— America