Celebrating the Good Life, Tastes and Trends in Northern Virginia

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Mindfulness in the Mountains

Mindfulness in the Mountains: ‘Healing by the Sea’ Comes to Virginia Reducing Stress Through Mindfulness If you are feeling overwhelmed by the holiday stress right now, you may want to head to the mountains for a mindfulness retreat. Mindfulness could be your answer to coping with long lines, holiday travel, shopping, or the perfect images… Keep Reading

Serve & Celebrate Northern Virginia

Generosity is Always in Fashion Celebrating the holiday  season with service, time, talent or monetary donations for those less fortunate, is a meaningful way to enjoy the holidays and region. Bringing Christmas and holiday cheer to others is fun and easy to do in Northern Virginia. We’ve put together this list of volunteering and giving opportunities for… Keep Reading

Holiday Gifts Ideas for Men

Military Themed Gift Ideas for Men With Christmas just around the corner, you may find yourself struggling to get the man of the house (who already has everything) something unique.  Here are some great military themed ideas that would make anyone, Veteran or not, happy this holiday season. Bottle Breacher – $24.00 Hand crafted 50… Keep Reading


  Tickets to the  Wolf Trap provide the chance to experience the talents of musical and dance legends, as well as the top artists from every genre—classical, pop, rock, jazz, opera, folk, and dance. Wolf Trap 1551 Trap Road Vienna,Virginia 22182   Adventure seekers and the people who love them can rest easy because Northern Virginia is now… Keep Reading

Food & Beverage Gift Guide 2017

    Middleburg Chocolates During the holiday season, you'll want to try the peppermint inspired indulgence:  peppermint straws, peppermint bark, and peppermint cookies.   Not a fan of peppermint?  Middleburg Chocolates helps you create a splendid chocolate assortment. Middleburg Chocolates 12 E. Washington St. Middleburg, VA 20117 (540) 687-5010   Donna Hay's Basics to Brilliance, available at Bard's Alley in Vienna.  … Keep Reading

Rainy Day Soups and Stews

Delicious soups and stews hit the spot when the weather turns cold.  Whether you dine in or dine out, these flavorful broths will warm you up.  What’s your favorite soup to savor when the cooler temps hit?  And where oh where do you love to nosh when a craving for soup hits?     Keep Reading

Cooler Temps Means Fun Fall Hats in Northern Virginia

The temperatures are dropping and it’s the perfect opportunity to pull out your wool knitted caps and update your style with a fun fur or faux fur puff hat or slouch beanies.  These are a few popular styles around Northern Virginia; the blue slouch beanie is a favorite look for fashion maven Meghan Markle. Keep Reading

Reston’s Used Book Shop: Where Books and People Meet

Reston’s Used Book Shop is the place “Where Books and People Meet.” Reston’s Used Book Shop on Lake Anne Plaza, which is has been operating as a community resource and business for close to 40 years, is everything that the avid reader looks for in a bookshop.   The bookshelves are packed with new titles, hard… Keep Reading

Shop Nostalgia for Quality and Style

“Everyone owns something that makes them feel good.” Understanding this all too well, Purcellville based vintage merchandiser and owner of Nostalgia Vintage Clothing and Antique Furniture,  Silas Redd has created a must visit shop for apparel and home goods in Northern Virginia. “I want to steer clients to select flattering pieces that remind them of another time,” he says.  The… Keep Reading

Beard Life in Northern Virginia

Living in Northern Virginia, there’s a good chance that you know someone who wears a beard.  Chris Little, owner of Duct Doctor an indoor air quality company, has worn a beard since 2008.  Below are a few of his thoughts on wearing a beard in this day and age in Northern Virginia. As told to… Keep Reading

Dana’s Tailoring

Most of us have a closet that includes a few pieces of clothing that makes us feel beautiful.  Dana of Dana’s Tailoring wants her customers to own a closet full of items that make them  feel beautiful. Dana, pronounced “Donna,” owns a tailoring shop in Sterling, Virginia tucked into a hidden shopping center that is right off… Keep Reading

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