Creating Virginia’s Heritage

Linda Barrett Taste of Tysons Leave a Comment

400 years of Virginia winemaking commemorated in Virginia’s Heritage. In 1619, the first grapevines were brought to America from Europe with the intent to produce wine in Virginia. Four hundred years later, Virginia celebrates with a 400th Anniversary Project called Virginia’s Heritage. This October, just in time for Virginia Wine Month, Virginia’s Heritage will release a limited-edition commemorative wine to …

National Secrets

National Secrets

Analiese Kreutzer Talk of Tysons

The National Conference Center Reveals It’s More Than Just a Venue for Business Meetings The National Conference Center may be the biggest secret in Loudoun County. Although its been there for 40 years, is the largest hospitality employer in the county and hosts hundreds of events each year on its 65-acre campus, it seems many people don’t know about it …

Put Your Heart Into It

Fitness Together Fitness

If getting stronger, slimmer, and enjoying a higher level of energy weren’t reason enough to workout with your Fitness Together trainer on a regular basis, we have something else to add to your “why I pay to sweat” list. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for adults, and regular …

Helping Your Child Succeed: Is It Time to Experience the Montessori Difference?

Kathleen McDonough Education

With the rate of change in our world accelerating and all kinds of new opportunities being created by technological innovation, lifelong learning is now a necessity skill for keeping up-to-date, staying relevant and thriving. Yet despite a wide range of devices in the hands of students and educators, a recent global report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) suggests …

Switch Out Your Makeup for the Fall

Marta Bota Beauty

The days are shorter and you can feel the  chill in the air. The leaves will begin to turn brilliant colors as Autumn is quickly approaching! This is a favorite time of year for many, but that means it’s time to put away your cute summer sandals and little sundresses. For those of us who LOVE fall fashion that means …

Rock Bands, Fireworks, Carnival Lit Up the Nights at Celebrate Fairfax

Sharon Reed Around Town

Nightly fireworks lit up the sky at the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, held June 8th through 10th at the Fairfax County Government Center. Nearly 70,000 people attended the 37th annual event, which included carnival rides, interactive exhibits, food vendors, family programs, a 5K Race—and much more. Musicians performed 120 shows on the seven stages at the festival, including this year’s four …

Ask an Expert: Fall is the best time to repair sun damaged skin

Nuha Handoush Beauty

Can sunspots be removed? Sun spots, which include age spots, freckles, and other benign pigmented lesions resulting from sun-damage, can be removed from face and nearly any body area. Needling, Peels, Radio Frequency and Laser treatment removal of sun spots can significantly enhance your skin’s appearance. Is there a difference between freckles and sunspots? When there is no exposure to …

Keeping the Love Alive

Kathleen McDonough Education, Staff Picks

How The Nysmith School Keeps Students Passionate About Learning Most children can’t wait to start school and approach the beginning of their academic careers with breathless anticipation. Kindergartners and first- and second-graders, in particular, are known for their giddy excitement about what they learn and do in school.  Alarmingly, recent studies have shown that from third grade on a child’s …

Two Sun Design Projects Garner Chrysalis Kudos

John Byrd Home & Design

Firm Tops Category for Best Exterior, Master Bath The summer is shaping up nicely for Sun Design Remodeling. Last week, the full-service design/build remodeler won two coveted Chrysalis awards for excellence in home remodeling. The winning categories are “best exterior,” and “best bathroom over $75,000.” Founded in 1993, the Chrysalis has long been regarded as the remodeling industry’s most prestigious …

The Mather: At the Intersection of Wellness and Walkable

Kathleen McDonough Around Town

As Tysons Corner continues its transformation from a business district dominated by offices and shopping to a new identity as a community with an ever-expanding range of housing options and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, it finds itself intersecting with the wellness revolution now shaping adult and senior living and embracing the dramatic shifts in the housing targeted to older residents by capitalizing …