Correction: An earlier version of the list of shops and restaurants accompanying this article gave a wrong address and phone number for the Haute Fabrics location in Fauquier County. The shop is at 8393 W. Main St., Marshall. The phone number is 540-364-1221. This version has been corrected.

The drive to Matthews House and Garden
from the District or inner suburbs is likely to take more than an hour, so why not make a day of it? The following are Wanda Crossley’s recommendations for other places to visit in her neck of the woods.

Where to shop

Haute Fabrics

Here, you’ll find room after room after room
of upholstery fabric bolts and trim. You have to be willing to hunt, but you can score incredible deals on high-end designer fabrics in the process. A second, smaller Haute outpost is
in Georgetown (2603 P St. NW, 202-965-1123). 8393 W. Main St., Marshall, Va. 540-3641221.

American in Paris Antiques

“A darling shop,” says Crossley. “They carry
a lot of primitive American antiques.”
694 Federal St., Paris. 540-592-9008.

Baileywyck Shoppes

The 4,000-square-foot barn is stocked with high-end antiques from around the world.

21197 St. Louis Rd., Middleburg. 540-687-6097.

Red Schoolhouse

The owners are based in Scotland and search all over Europe for antiques to bring back to their shop. Specialties include formal antiques, antique pine and French country. 1014 Bishop Meade Rd., Millwood, Va. 540-837-3033.

Where to stop for lunch

Ashby Inn and Restaurant

692 Federal St., Paris. 540-592-3900.

Hunter’s Head Tavern

9048 John Mosby Hwy., Upperville. 540-592-9020.

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