In this issue: August 2021
Where To Eat Now
From Spanish-accented tapas served on the Potomac to all the carbs we've come to crave while shut up at home, we're vaxxed and ready to get out to a restaurant. Where to eat now? Try one of the eateries that follow, and don't forget that your old favorites can use some love, too.
Did you hear the one about Duncan Stevens?
Meet the Vienna man who's the reigning champ of The Washington Post's weekly humor contest.
Best Daycares and Preschools
Totally True Tales From Home Hunters In A Crazy, Mind-Numbing, Out-Of-Control Seller's Market
Bid way over list price? Ha! That's just the beginning of the frenzy when you're trying to buy a house in Northern Virginia right now.
Why now is the time to schedule that hospital visit you've been putting off, how to choose a hospital, and helping a loved one return home.
Symblic engravings, ancient technique, and legends of human sacrifice--the secrets of the only Korean bell garden in this hemisphere.
The average age of channel swimmers is 35, which makes what Denis Crean intends to do all the more impressive, or alarming, take your pick.
Not Your Garden-Variety Party
Trendy pop-ups around the DMV are laying out luxury picnics--just show up and eat.
On Our Radar
NoVA-related books, shows, and music that caught our eyes and ears.
Whether virtual on in person, these are the events and activities worth making time for this month.
The Good Life
Head to the new Whino in Ballston for custom collectibles that won't break the bank.
Break out your jodhpurs for a tour of the East Coast's equestrian capital.
Mix it Up
Dress these pretty mint-green pieces up or down.
Ice, Ice, Baby
Why people are sitting in freezing-cold baths for their health.
Home & Design
Back-to-school (or office!) supplies you'll want to steal from your kids.
A New Frontier
Two creatives joined forces for Wldwst, an immersive retail experience in downtown Leesburg.
Del Ray Darling
A thoughtful remodel transforms a choppy 1935 house into a functional home for the modern age.
Listings of the Month
Sheila C. Johnson
The billionaire businesswoman and owner of the Salamander Resort in Middleburg dishes on why she lives in NoVA, her favorite area haunts, and her advice to young entrepreneurs.