With beautiful photography and sophistication, Northern Virginia Style & Living celebrates the good life, taste and trends for the region and people in Northern Virginia. We focus on food, wine, distilleries, beauty, fashion, places to visit, art and culture, as well as tourism in the region. Our magazine is intended for locals and the people who visit this beautiful region just outside of Washington, D.C.  Our publication celebrates Northern Virginia, its people and places and is interested in building its future. 

THE staff

Jessica Monte
Editor-in-Chief
Jessica is the Editor-in-Chief at Northern Virginia Style & Living. She has lived in Northern Virginia for 12 years, residing in Oakton, Reston, and Ashburn.  As a freelance photographer Jessica has had the opportunity to travel all over Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.  Her  client list includes athletes Kirk Cousins, Jordan Reed, and Darryl Tapp as well as Congresswoman Barbara Comstock.  Her portrait work is on display in thousands of homes in the Washington, D.C. metro area and she has been published in a number of magazines and newspapers nationally and internationally.

With a strong background in writing and art, Jessica decided to found a magazine that celebrates the beautiful place she gets to call home.  And it just so happened that there are so many great people in the region who want to help be a part of this publication.

Vincent Sales, Publisher

Vincent Sales is the lead designer for Northern Virginia Style & Living.  He holds a degree in Fine Art from James Madison University.   Originally from the Philippines, he spent much of his childhood in England and still loves to brew a good cup of tea.  On his days off, he likes to cook spaghetti, paint, and lounge with his cats Chester and Jimmy.

Sasha Creswick, Fashion Editor and Stylist

Sasha, an Australian native, graduated from La Trobe University with a degree in Fine Art.  She also holds a Cordon Bleu Diploma.  Her family owned a boutique in Australia that stroked her early interest in clothing and style.  Her smile and warmth are contagious as is her passion for fashion.  Sasha knows her way around a makeup counter, can identify the finest of fabrics, cuts, and style.  She is the granddaughter of Claudia Creswick and two time gold medal Olympian in equestrian.  Her grandfather was also a thoroughbred race horse breeder.  On her father’s side, her grandfather was the Chairman of the Victoria Racing Club and Master of The Melbourne Hunt Club.  Both of her grandfathers played polo for the Queen of England.  Sasha grew up in the horse world, bred thoroughbred horses and is now the proud mum of daughters who fox hunt and play polo.

Sasha has lived all over the world, including in Miami, Georgetown, Middleburg, and of course in both Sydney and Melbourne.

Sasha lives with her daughters and pups in Ashburn, Virginia.  She loves all things fashion, art and design.

Shelley GrandyExecutive Director

Shelley is all things innovative at Northern Virginia Style.  She has previously founded and developed several companies in various disciplines, including Satelles, Inc. Snapdata.io, xViridis, RheinTexas, Rhein Tech, and FamilyLink.   Her specialties include creating start-ups, business development, operations management, product design and development, business models, strategy, negotiation, deal structure, marketing, and brand development.  Shelley also serves on the Board  of the Herndon Economic Development Committee.

Shelley lives in Ashburn with her daughters and two dogs.  When she isn’t running several companies, she is literally running and competes in triathlons and organizes community events including the Clean Up Beaverdam Creek Reservoir project.

 

Willa Cahir, Director of Social Media

Willa understands that business relationships in the age of digital marketing is an opportunity to better serve the market place and build more human connections than ever before.  Her passion for fashion, fine cuisine, and the places to be seen at are channeled into thriving Instagram and Facebook accounts for Northern Virginia Style & Living.   When she isn’t out and about or gathering content for NVSL, Willa enjoys cooking gourmet meals, riding her horse and shopping with friends.

 

Northern Virginia Style & Living covers Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Fauquier County, Frederick County, King George‚Äôs County, Arlington County, Clarke County, Culpeper County,  Prince William County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, and Warren County, and the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Leesburg, Middleburg, Manassas and Manassas Park.

Please email us at style@northernvirginia.style for all inquiries.