Top 10 Most Expensive Homes Sold in Northern VA

Tysons Today Staff Features, Real Estate

Sold in September  2020 576 Innsbruck AveGreat Falls, VA Architecture: ColonialList Price: $7,999,000 Close price: $7,000,000 Inspired by the finest traditions of English architecture & design welcome to Alderley a magnificent, gated Cotswold Stone Manor in the heart of Great Falls on 5 private acres that are meticulously landscaped! This stunning residence captures the finest elements & amenities ideally suited for …

The Tents of Tysons’ Cool New Culinary Scene: L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques’ Brasserie

Allison Chase Sutherland Features, Taste of Tysons

Long-loved local restauranteurs are doing everything conceivable to respect social distancing guidelines and safety protocols so that they can continue to welcome guests and allow them to feel confident about dining – especially outdoors. Their creativity has been unleashed. Their imaginations are on fire. Peggy James, Executive Director of the Vienna Business Association (and the Greater Merrifield Business Association) expresses …

The Kitchen: Where to Begin the Remodeling Process?

Syntha Harris Interiors Features, Home & Design

Part 2: Appliances Kitchen remodeling may seem like a daunting task, and without the proper planning, guidance, and a well thought-out renovation process, it can be. With over two decades in the design business, I know the necessity of a well-laid plan. The ‘Kitchen Series’ is designed to help you start the process and enable better research when contemplating your …

New Orleans Celebrates 300 Years With a Melting Pot of Unforgettable Food

Renee Sklarew Features, Talk of Tysons

Originally published in the September-October 2018 issue of VivaTysons Magazine I’ve dreamed of visiting New Orleans for as long as I can remember. The city’s iconic dishes are arguably America’s most important cultural cuisine. Food like jambalaya, gumbo, crawfish etouffee, beignets, dirty rice, po’boys and chicory coffee are what makes this Louisiana city mythical in my mind. They held so much …

Hoppin Down Richmond’s Beer Trail

Renee Sklarew Features

Richmond Virginia has become the unofficial craft beer capital of the MidAtlantic and the easiest way to explore the landscape is by following the Richmond Beer Trail. During the last decade, new breweries have popped up across the city bringing vitality to neighborhoods that suffered from neglect or functioned exclusively as industrial areas. Scott’s Addition is one such example. This …

Stepping Back in Time

Renee Sklarew Features, Staff Picks

Originally published in the July-August 2017 issue of VivaTysons Magazine Three Nearby Destinations that Make History Come Alive Within two hours of Northern Virginia are three destinations that cater to history buffs. The recently renovated museums at Jamestown and Yorktown feature the English settlements in Virginia and the time period surrounding the American Revolution. St. Mary’s County in Maryland begins as …

Six Ways Gardeners Are Planting With A Purpose

Analiese Kreutzer Features, Home & Design

Originally published in the March-April 2018 issue of VivaTysons Magazine Mindfulness and Utility Shape 2018’s Gardening Trends In 2018, gardens will do much more than provide attractive accents around homes. Environmental concerns and awareness of the calming effects of nature are having a big impact on garden design and plant selection. People are turning to gardens to escape, unplug and …

The Jefferson Hotel Elegance of A Bygone Era

Allison Chase Sutherland Features, Travel

The graceful circular drive at the entrance to the historic Jefferson Hotel welcomes you to a most remarkable place. Attentive valets greet you with gracious efficacy, and you begin to experience the gentility that awaits you. The grand lobby, also known as Palm Court, with its imposing marble statue of Thomas Jefferson, is overseen by a magnificent Tiffany stained-glass ceiling, …

Want to Go Apple Picking?

Linda Barrett Features, Talk of Tysons

Is there anything more delightful than biting into an apple picked fresh from the tree? Crisp and juicy, tart or sweet, apples are one of the joys of the fall season. Luckily for us, we’re near the heart of apple country in Virginia, surrounded by pick-your-own orchards. Fun at the Farms Apple picking season is rife with fun activities for …