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Craft Beer Month
August 8, 2017
With more than 200 craft
breweries dotted throughout
the rolling hills of Virginia,
it’s safe to say this state is at
the forefront of the craft beer     
movement. Read more.       









 
Independence Day Fireworks
July 3, 2017
Independence Day is
undoubtedly the best time to be
in Washington, D.C. After all,
where better to celebrate our
nation’s independence than in
the capital city? Read more.       









 
Blue Crabs
June 21, 2017
Summer in the Chesapeake Bay
area means one thing: crabs.
Buckets of fresh, steamy blue
crabs doused in Old Bay
seasoning, dunked in melted       
butter... Read more.   
 
Taste of Reston
June 8, 2017
Treat dad a little early next
weekend by bringing him to
Taste of Reston, Northern
Virginia’s largest outdoor
food festival. Taste of Reston
has been voted... Read more.      
 
Tysons Summer Concerts 
June 1, 2017
In a fast-paced world Tysons is
all about gathering the
community in new and
innovative ways, bringing
people together to engage over
a shared interest... Read more.    
 
May is National BBQ Month
May 24, 2017
May is National BBQ Month, in
case anyone needed an excuse to
eat more ribs and cornbread…
or pulled pork… or brisket…
or jalapeno poppers. BBQ
conjures images of... Read more.
 
McLean Day
May 17, 2017
On the hunt for something fun
to do with the family ? Bring the
whole gang, including the littlest
ones, to McLean Day 2017. This
annual fun-filled festival
organized by the... Read more.     
 
Bike to Work Day 2017
May 12, 2017
On Friday, May 19, 2017, the
Washington DC metropolitan
area will celebrate Bike to Work
Day, promoting cycling as a
healthy, fun and green way to
travel to work... Read more.         
 
Farmers' Markets
May 5, 2017
Not much beats strolling through
a farmers’ market in the early
morning sunshine, sipping a
freshly roasted coffee, listening to
the idle chatter of songbirds,
taking in the... Read more
 
Ladurée Georgetown
April 26, 2017
Washington, DC is about to
become much more chic with the
opening of iconic French
patisserie, La Maison Ladurée 
on M Street in the heart of
Georgetown... Read more.             
 
True Food Kitchen
April 19, 2017
With spring in full gear, we find
ourselves over the heavy comfort
foods of winter, and craving
fresh, fresh ingredients. A stone’s
throw from Tysons is True Food    
Kitchen... Read more.
 
Earth Day
April 12, 2017
Dwel aims to be an eco-friendly
company. With Earth Day
coming up, this is a great time
to share how Dwel strives to make
our luxury residences as green as   
possible... Read more.
 
Visit a Park in NoVa
March 29, 2017
For those of us in Northern
Virginia, escaping to nature is even
easier than finding parking at
Tysons Corner on a Saturday,
with a plethora of incredible parks
right at our finger tips... Read more.
 
Spring at Nats Park
March 23, 2017
Springtime in DC can’t be beat.
Flowering trees, green grass,
longer hours of sunlight, upbeat
neighbors emerging from
hibernation, rooftop happy hour
…these are good times. Read more.
 
Lorton Workhouse Arts Center
March 16, 2017
The Workhouse Arts Center in
Lorton, VA, has a very unique
history- it used to be a prison! It
opened in 1910 as a workhouse for
misdemeanants, people who had
been charged with... Read more.     
 
Cherry Blossom Festival
March 9, 2017
Since Japan gifted the US with
3,000 cherry blossom trees in 1912,
the Cherry Blossom
Festival has been an annual
tradition, a celebration of the
relationship... Read more.
 
Happy Hour in Tysons
March 2, 2017
Tysons is growing rapidly. It was
just named the 4th largest CBD
on the East Coast after New York
City, Washington, DC and Boston,  
and ahead of major cities such as    
Philadelphia and... Read more.
 
Business Dinner Hotspots
February 24, 2017
Are you in town for a convention
or tradeshow, to invest in a new
development, or a political
meeting? There’s no doubt about it, 
Washington, DC is a town of
wheeling and dealing... Read more.
 
Alexandria Restaurant Week
February 15, 2017
Alexandria hosts its own Winter
Restaurant Week towards the end
of February. From February
17 - 26, over 70 restaurants in
Alexandria’s hottest neighborhoods
will have incredible... Read more.    
 
Chocolate Beer
February 8, 2017
It seems a new brewery opens
nearly every week in Northern
Virginia, and yet there is still space
on the market for more, as they each
have a distinct character that appeals
to a broad array of... Read more.
 
Bethany House 
February 3, 2017
Last week, we introduced you to 
Cameron’s Chocolates, a local cafe
that provides skilled, meaningful
work for adults with intellectual and
developmental disabilities, crafting
some of the most... Read more.          
 
Cameron's Coffee & Chocolates
January 25, 2017
In a little change of pace, we are
going to highlight two non-profit
organizations very close to our
hearts, whom we work with closely,
and who inspire us in their daily
missions. This week... Read more.     
 
Virginia Presidential Tour
January 18, 2017
Virginia is the birthplace of eight US
Presidents, more than any other state!
The birthplaces and residences of
most are open to the public, and
simply insightful and inspiring to
visit. All are within... Read more.
 
Dine in Tysons
January 11, 2017
Tysons is having a moment. New
buildings, restaurants, metro stops
and bike stations seems to pop up
every day. Okay, that may be a
slight exaggeration, but Tysons is
definitely seeing a... Read more.         
 
Indoor Winter Fun
January 4, 2017
Baby, it’s cold outside. Temperatures
are plummeting quickly, and
meteorologists are predicting snow.
A cozy day of hot chocolate and
movies is always a good idea, but
there are times when... Read more.     
 
New Year's Eve 2017
December 28, 2016
Just like that 2016 is nearly over and
it's time to ring in 2017. If you are
looking for an alternative to
those overpriced black tie galas, we
have a fun alternative for you - First
Night celebrations! Read more.           
 
Holiday Light Shows
December 21, 2016
One of the best ways to feel your
most festive during the holidays is
to visit a holiday lights show. The
Washington DC area has almost too
many to choose from, and they’re
all spectacular... Read more.                
 
Here we go a-wassailing
December 14, 2016
The holidays are truly a magical time
of year, but with that sense of wonder
often comes a sense of chaos. The
roads are more crowded than usual, a  
reservation at your favorite
restaurant is hard to... Read more
 
Holiday Markets
December 7, 2016
You’ve hung the ornaments and
lights on your freshly cut evergreen
tree, and placed a star on top, but
aren’t sure how to fill the space
underneath. This week, we are
covering some local... Read more.       
 
Christmas Tree Farms
November 30, 2016
Followers of our blog may have
noticed that while we are city
dwellers, we escape to the
countryside as often as possible.
There is nothing better for the soul
than a deep breath of... Read more.      








 
Give Back This Holiday Season
November 23, 2016
The holiday season is kicking off in
full-force this week with
Thanksgiving. This is a wonderful
time of year to celebrate with our
loved ones and to enjoy all the
festive events... Read more.                  








 
Get to Know Ballston
November 16, 2016
When one thinks of Ballston, one
tends to think of all the corporate
buildings that line its city streets and
its two metro stations. But look
beyond the glass high-rise office
buildings, and... Read more.                 
 
Old Town Alexandria
November 9, 2016
Amidst the hustle and bustle of
Northern Virginia, there is a quaint
oasis of a town on the waterfront,
beautifully preserved since the days
of our forefathers. Grab a spiced hot
drink and ... Read more.                        
 
Synthetic Transformations
November 2, 2016
The Greater Reston Arts Center
(GRACE) has been enriching the
regional community since its
founding over 40 years ago. Through
exhibitions, special events and
educational... Read more.                       
 
Historic Halloween
October 26, 2016
Halloween, that yearly ritual of
dressing up in costumes and
knocking on doors for candy, is upon
us. While trick-or-treating in the
neighborhood is all good and fun,
why not... Read more.                           








 
Apple Cider Donuts
October 19, 2016
Warm, sweet, covered in cinnamon
and sugar, there is nothing more
reminiscent of fall than the apple 
cider donut. So this week we’ve
covered some amazing spots
where you can... Read more.                  








 
Scenic Fall Vistas in Virginia
October 12, 2016
Virginia is one of the best places in
the country for scenic vistas any time
of year, but fall places a certain magic
on its rolling hills, serene valleys,
enchanting forests and sublime
mountains... Read more.                        
 
Culpeper Air Fest
October 5, 2016
Heads up, aviation enthusiasts! This
Saturday, October 8, a truly one of a
kind event will take place in Culpeper,
VA, just one hour from Northern
Virginia. The Culpeper Air Fest, in its
17th year... Read more.                            








 
Prost! Oktoberfest
September 28, 2016
Ready or not, fall is quickly settling in.
And with the promise of colorful
vistas and cooler days, comes the
excitement of seasonal celebrations.
This week we are highlighting an
international... Read more.                       








 
Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes
September 21, 2016
Fall is a wonderful time of year, the
holidays are looming ahead, leaves are
changing color, boots are breaking out of
the wardrobe and apple cider donuts are
back. If this is your first fall on the east
coast... Read more.
 
Tysons Burger Battle
September 14, 2016
Mosey on down to the Tysons Corner 
annual Burger Battle, this Saturday,
September 17, at 11:30 am at Tysons
Plaza. This is an event to relish, no bun
intended. Burgers from Gordon Biersch,
Shake Shack... Read more.                       
 
Vineyards to Visit in Virginia
September 7, 2016
One of our favorite ways to pass a
Saturday afternoon in autumn… or any
afternoon in any season… is to visit a
local vineyard. With nearly 100
vineyards in Northern Virginia, and over
250 across the state... Read more.             
 
How to Travel around Tysons
August 31, 2016
With a goal to turn Tysons into an urban
center by 2050, the area is under major
upheaval, and we are already starting to
see some of the changes, such as
improved transportation options.
Whether you prefer... Read more.             
  
End of Summer Fun
August 24, 2016
Though it certainly does not feel like it,
summer is quickly winding down.
Before the season of apple cider and
crisp, golden leaves starts, here are some
ways to enjoy the last days of summer in
the Washington, DC ... Read more.